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Trans-American Adventure

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Price per person
from £3,157

Price based on
London Heathrow
26th Apr 2019 departure

Key inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • 25 days

  • USA

  • On the go pace

  • Cosmos escorted tours

Great value escorted tours in the world's most captivating places. No other travel company matches our expertise, on-trip experiences - with a great mix of included excursions and free time - and value.

From the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, this road trip of a lifetime takes in the treasures of this mighty continent, as we travel from cityscapes to prairielands and beyond. Beginning in New York, this cross-country adventure takes in America's must-see sights and cities, such as Niagara Falls, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone, Salt Lake City, Grand Canyon and Las Vegas finishing in Los Angeles where the world's capital of glamour, Hollywood, awaits.

At a glance

  • New York City Enjoy an energetic East Coast adventure in the ‘Big Apple’.
  • Washington DC Tour the neo-classical monuments of the nation’s political power base.
  • Niagara Falls Experience the full force of the falls up close on a sightseeing cruise.
  • Yellowstone National Park Explore a Wyoming wilderness of soaring forests, hot springs and geysers.
  • Las Vegas Experience the surreal delights of Nevada’s desert city.
  • Los Angeles Take a drive down Sunset Strip and discover Beverly Hills and Hollywood.

Extend your tour and see even more

  • 4 days: San Francisco stay

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

What's included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a tour director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Porterage
  • All airport taxes
Price match guarantee

With accommodation, transfers, excursions, selected meals, private VIP home pick-up and the services of an expert Tour Director all included in the price, our escorted tour holidays are highly rated by our customers. But should you find a like-for-like tour cheaper elsewhere, we will match its price and give you a further £100 reduction.

Private home pick-up service

Our private home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Read more about our private home pick-up service.

Single Share available

Our single share option will match you with a fellow solo traveller of the same gender in a twin room, so you don't have to pay a single supplement. If there's no one available to share with, you don't pay any additional single supplement. Please call us to book a single-share holiday.

Customer Reviews

Although we enjoyed our trip we were disappointed in the...

17th October 2017
Trusted Customer

Although we enjoyed our trip we were disappointed in the Grand Canyon part as was most of our group. The lack of facilities at the log cabins and the fact you couldn't, get a seat in the bar in the evening. We also thought we would drive along some more of the rim or even get the chance to walk and see it from a different perspective.

Too many long days on coach without interesting comfort stops...

20th June 2017
Trusted Customer

Too many long days on coach without interesting comfort stops

...

4th June 2017
Trusted Customer

The Trans America Tour with San Francisco extension was a...

27th May 2017
Mr Alan Jobling

The Trans America Tour with San Francisco extension was a brilliant holiday. It's a very busy, fully packed schedule (leave the hotels around 7:30 am), but the result is you get to see so much. The tour director, Todd and driver, John were great. Some of the hotels were not the best, but for one night it was OK. A perfect way to see pretty much all there is to see across the states. Well worth the money, especially with the range of extra excursions in each place.

Overview

From the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, this road trip of a lifetime takes in the treasures of this mighty continent, as we travel from cityscapes to prairielands and beyond. Beginning in New York, this cross-country adventure takes in America's must-see sights and cities, such as Niagara Falls, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone, Salt Lake City, Grand Canyon and Las Vegas finishing in Los Angeles where the world's capital of glamour, Hollywood, awaits.

Total meals included:

  • 5 breakfasts

UK - New York City

Day
1

Fly to New York where you will transfer to your hotel for two nights.

Welcome to the “Big Apple!” Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

New York City

Day
2

On today’s sightseeing tour, see New York City’s major attractions, including Broadway, the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, City Hall, Wall Street, and Trinity Church. Your afternoon is free.

New York City - Philadelphia - Washington DC area

Day
3

Head south through New Jersey to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States. During your free time, perhaps see Independence Hall and visit the Liberty Bell. On to Washington DC.

Washington DC area

Day
4

See the graves of American heroes, including those of John F. Kennedy and his brother Robert, in beautiful Arlington National Cemetery. The nation’s capital is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your half-day tour with a Local Guide features Capitol Hill, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery, National WWII Memorial, and other well-known sights. Stop for photos at the White House and Capitol Hill. As the remainder of the day is free, why not visit the Smithsonian museums?

Washington DC - Niagara Falls

Day
5

A scenic day as you head north through Pennsylvania Dutch Country, home of the Amish and Mennonite religious sects. Then, along the Susquehanna River to Williamsport, the birthplace of Little League baseball and site of the league’s annual “World Series.” Later, cross the Rainbow Bridge to Canada and arrive at Niagara Falls, Ontario, for your overnight stay.

Niagara Falls - Dearborn area

Day
6

This morning, board your Niagara Falls SIGHTSEEING CRUISE for amazing close-up views from the base of the falls. Then, travel the Niagara Parkway, admiring the sweeping landscapes of this scenic countryside. Head southwest and cross the farmlands and vineyards of Ontario.

Note: Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather and/or river conditions. If unfavourable conditions exist, a walking tour of the scenic tunnels will be substituted.

Dearborn area - Chicago

Day
7

Begin the day with a visit to the HENRY FORD MUSEUM. Reach Chicago, America’s third-largest city, in the late afternoon. City sightseeing includes all the major landmarks of the “Windy City.”

Chicago

Day
8

Today is free for independent activities. Perhaps take an optional cruise on Lake Michigan and through the locks of the Chicago River. As the evening is free, join the optional outing for a delicious dinner at a Chicago restaurant, followed by spectacular views of the city from atop 360 Chicago, formally the John Hancock Observatory.

Chicago - Madison - Minneapolis

Day
9

First stop today is Madison. A vibrant city, situated between two sparkling lakes. A photo stop at the capitol before making our way to Minnesota—the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” Enjoy an orientation tour of the bustling downtown area of Minneapolis before reaching your overnight hotel.

Minneapolis - Excursion to the Mall of America

Day
10

Today is about the MALL OF AMERICA, the largest shopping mall in the United States, featuring an extensive range of retail, restaurants, and entertainment.

Minneapolis - Mitchell - Pierre

Day
11

Into the rich farmlands of South Dakota, homeland of the great Sioux Indian Nation. Stop in Mitchell to see the CORN PALACE, a remarkable Moorish-style building where the interior and exterior are covered with designs of corn outlined with grasses and grain. Stay overnight in Pierre, the state’s capital.

Pierre - Badlands National Park - Mount Rushmore - Keystone

Day
12

First, a drive through Fort Pierre National Grassland to see the prairie as it once was when only buffalo and the Sioux Indians occupied the land. Next is BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK, where 37 million years of wind and water have carved a remarkably colourful sight. Then, head into the Black Hills and behold the granite faces of MOUNT RUSHMORE, a giant monument to four American presidents—Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Keystone - Cody

Day
13

Head through the rich, mountainous country past Buffalo, where open-range cattle kings made war on the sheep ranchers of the 1880s. Drive past Sheridan, the scene of many fierce battles between the U.S. Cavalry and the Sioux, Cheyenne, and Crow Indians. Then, climb over the Bighorn Mountains en route to the overnight stop in Buffalo Bill’s frontier town of Cody.

Cody - Yellowstone National Park - Yellowstone

Day
14

Through Shoshone National Forest to splendid YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK. Follow Grand Loop Road to Artist Point with magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon and the stupendous Lower Falls, nearly twice the height of Niagara. Yellowstone’s abundant and diverse wildlife are as famous as its geysers. It’s home to hundreds of animal species, including bears, wolves, bison, elk and antelope. As a visitor to the world’s first national park you may be lucky enough to encounter some of these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. Overnight in West Yellowstone, gateway to the geysers of Yellowstone National Park.

West Yellowstone - Excursion to Yellowstone National Park

Day
15

This morning, return to Yellowstone National Park and visit the bubbling mud paint pots, the reliable “blow” of Old Faithful, Yellowstone’s great geyser, and West Thumb geyser basin. Return to West Yellowstone and explore on your own.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

West Yellowstone - Jackson

Day
16

Travel south into the Wild West town of Jackson with its wooden sidewalks and swing-door saloons. The afternoon and evening are free to explore the shops and museums of historic downtown.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Jackson - Salt Lake City

Day
17

Today, drive to Salt Lake City, Utah’s vibrant capital. Set on the edge of Great Salt Lake Desert, this centre of the Mormon religion is where Brigham Young declared to his followers, “This is the place.” An included sightseeing tour shows you the capital of Utah, including Temple Square, the tabernacle, and the Beehive House.

Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon National Park - Cedar City

Day
18

Through the sagebrush landscape of southern Utah to BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK with its breathtaking sandstone and limestone cliffs and ever-changing colours. Head west through Dixie National Forest to Cedar City for your overnight.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Cedar City - Zion National Park - Grand Canyon National Park

Day
19

First stop is ZION NATIONAL PARK, a landscape that was carved out by rushing streams over a period of a million years. Through Kaibab National Forest to the less visited North Rim of GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, where you’ll marvel at the stunning views of the flame-coloured walls plunging 8,297 feet into the Colorado River. The evening is free.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Grand Canyon National Park - Las Vegas

Day
20

Head to the unique phenomenon of Las Vegas, where today’s fortune hunters try their luck at the 24-hour gambling tables of the “Strip.” An orientation tour upon arrival shows off many of the themed casino resorts along the colourful “Strip.” The afternoon is at leisure so you can explore the casinos.

Las Vegas

Day
21

A free day to explore Las Vegas. Your Tour Director can arrange an optional excursion to the Hoover Dam, and will have suggestions for the best shows to see this evening.

Las Vegas - Los Angeles

Day
22

Through the Mojave Desert and over the San Gabriel Mountains to Los Angeles.

Los Angeles

Day
23

Start the day with a sightseeing tour of Tinseltown. You’ll drive to Hollywood, including the footprints of the glamorous stars at the TCL Chinese Theatre, and famous Hollywood Bowl. Then, on to elegant Beverly Hills followed by a drive down the Sunset Strip.

Los Angeles

Day
24

Your holiday ends this morning. Alternatively, you can extend your holiday with extra nights and explore LA further, or catch a flight and spend your extra nights in San Francisco.

Home landing in the UK

Day
25

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Extend your tour and see even more

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

San Francisco

Transfer to the airport for your flight to San Francisco where on arrival you will transfer to your hotel for three nights.

San Francisco

Two days to discover the sights of San Francisco. There is plenty to see and do including the Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill and the infamous Alcatraz. Wander the crowded streets of Chinatown, a city within a city; head to Fisherman's Wharf to explore this colourful waterfront jammed with tempting seafood restaurants, cafes and souvenir stands.

San Francisco

Your tour extension ends today.

To book your holiday with an extension, call 0330 0588 237 or speak to your travel agent.

Things to note

The operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favourable weather and/or river conditions. When unfavourable conditions exist, a walking tour through the scenic tunnels will be offered

 

Hotels

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.

New York - Skyline Hotel

Located within walking distance to Times Square, the hotel has an indoor heated pool, fitness centre, concierge service, Internet access, gift shop, restaurant, and cocktail lounge. Guestrooms feature cable TV, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, refrigerator, and in-room safe.

  • Location

    725 10th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • In-room safe
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Pool

Washington DC - Holiday Inn Alexandria Carlyle

Guests Love this new Alexandria, VA Hotel's Central Location The Holiday Inn Alexandria at Carlyle welcomes each guest to its convenient location off the Capital Beltway / I-95. Our charming, full-service hotel is just a block from the Metro for fast & easy travel to Old Town Alexandria, Reagan International Airport (DCA) & the Washington, DC area.

  • Location

    2460 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Niagara Falls - Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel

This resort-style Niagara Falls hotel is just one and a quarter mile from one of the world's natural wonders-Niagara Falls and is central to the Niagara Falls Entertainment district.

  • Location

    6400 Lundy's Lane, L2G 1T6 Niagara Falls, Canada

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Dearborn - Best Western Greenfield Inn

Every spacious guest room has a 42" flat screen tv and wifi is available. The hotel also has indoor heated pool as well as a jacuzzi and sauna to help you completely relax.

  • Location

    3000 Enterprise Dr, Allen Park, MI 48101, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar Wifi available Room service available Indoor pool Jacuzzi

Chicago - Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza

This stunning hotel has updated rooms that have been redesigned for your ultimate comfort. This hotel has outstanding customer service as it has one awards. This hotel has extreme comfort as you can choice which pillows that you want for your stay.

  • Location

    Apparel Center, Drive, Chicago, IL 60654, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and Bar Free WiFi Room Service Outdoor Swimming Pool Fitness Centre

Minneapolis - Best Western Plus Normandy Inn

Relax in the indoor pool or sauna that are onsite to help you relax. Enjoy your spacious room plus a 32" tv with additional premium channels as well as an ensuite bathroom complete with free toiletries.

  • Location

    405 S 8th St, Minneapolis, MN 55404, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant and bar Wifi available Room service available Indoor Pool Sauna

Pierre - Days Inn Pierre

Relax in the hot tub or indoor pool. You could relax in the comfort of your room complete with a flat screen tv with premium channels as well as luxurious bedding to make you as comfortable as possible.

  • Location

    520 W Sioux Ave, Pierre, SD 57501, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi available Room service available Indoor pool Hot tub

Keystone - Ramada Mt. Rushmore

Located at the base of Mt. Rushmore, the Mt. Rushmore White House Resort is only minutes from Black Hills' major attractions. The hotel has an indoor pool, hot tub, and guest laundry. Guestrooms have cable TV, Internet access and a hairdryer.

  • Location

    115 Swanzey Street, Keystone, SD 57751, USA

  • Facilities

    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

Cody - Buffalo Bill Village

Located in downtown Cody at the historic Buffalo Bill Village, this hotel features 83 log cabins with a cowboy allure. The amenities include an outdoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and nearby shops.

  • Location

    1701 Sheridan Ave, Cody, WY 82414, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Pool

The entrance of Yellowstone National Park is just 2 blocks from this West Yellowstone, Montana hotel. Brandin' Iron Inn features a coffee bar, 2 hot tubs and rooms with free Wi-Fi.

  • Location

  • Facilities

    • Hot tub/jacuzzi Free WiFi Non-smoking rooms 24-hour front desk

Jackson - Mountain Modern Motel

The Painted Buffalo Inn stands out among Jackson for its first class service and ideal location. The hotel has an indoor pool, sauna, restaurant, and gift shop. Accommodations are spacious and relaxing and feature cable TV, a coffeemaker and Internet access.

  • Location

    400 W Broadway Jackson, WY USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant on site
    • Bar/lounge
    • Lifts
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Salt Lake City - Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites

Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites is conveniently located in downtown Salt Lake City, just one mile from Historic Temple Square and near a variety of restaurants and nightlife. Enjoy the unlimited shopping at the new City Creek Center, the Gateway and Trolley Square mall. The hotel has large rooms with microwaves and refrigerators in addition to standard amenities. Enjoy high speed internet access and breakfast daily.

  • Location

    230 W 500 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi
    • Lifts
    • Coffee maker in-room
    • Hairdryer
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Pool

Cedar City - Best Western Plus Town and Country Inn

Relax in the comfort of your spacious room that is complete with a flat screen tv plus a seating area. Enjoy the indoor heated swimming pool and spa to enhance your stay.

  • Location

    189 N Main St, Cedar City, UT 84720, USA

  • Facilities

    • Wifi available Room service available Indoor pool Hot tub Fitness Centre

Grand Canyon - Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge

When visiting the North Rim, enjoy the scenic views as well as the nature that is wrapped around this resort.

  • Location

    Arizona 67, North Rim, AZ 86052, USA

  • Facilities

    • Restaurant

Located in downtown Los Angeles, this luxurious design hotel is just a 4-minute walk from Pershing Square Subway Station. Millennium Biltmore Hotel provides on-site dining, an indoor pool, and rooms with satellite TV.

  • Location

    506 South Grand Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA

  • Facilities

    • Swimming pool Indoor pool (all year) Indoor pool Hot tub/jacuzzi Bar Restaurant ATM/cash machine on site Gift shop

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