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***NEW FOR 2016***

On all of our tours, we now offer a free chauffeur service to and from the airport in a luxury Limousine!

Also, we are currently offering a free upgrade for entry in to the departure lounge on departure

North America

New York • Philadelphia • Washington D.C. • Gettysburg • Niagara Falls • The Great Lakes • Detroit • Chicago

• Sioux City • Badlands NP • Mount Rushmore • Rapid City • Cody • Yellowstone NP • Grand Teton NP

Day 1: Arrive New York

Upon arrival in New York transfer independently to your hotel and then enjoy time at leisure. Overnight: Manhattan NYC - an Affinia hotel

Day 2: New York – Philadelphia – Washington D.C.

Depart New York for Philadelphia and spend the morning exploring the historic district of the “City of Brotherly Love”. See the Liberty Bell and stroll through Independence National Historic Park and Mall. Then continue to Washington, D.C. Overnight: Omni Shoreham (2 nights)

Day 3: Washington D.C.

During a city tour see highlights including the U.S. Capital Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the JFK Memorial. The rest of the day is free to perhaps visit one of the many museums of the Smithsonian Institute or explore the vibrant neighbourhoods including Georgetown or Adams Morgan.

Day 4: Washington D.C. – Gettysburg – Niagara Falls, Canada

Today, visit Gettysburg National Military Park, site of one of the most decisive battles during the American Civil War. Then travel through upstate New York to Buffalo and across the border into Canada, to the mighty Niagara Falls. Overnight:

Best Western Cairn Croft

Day 5: Niagara Falls – The Great Lakes - Detroit

Spend the morning sightseeing at Niagara Falls. In the late afternoon, return to the United States and head to a suburb of Detroit, known as “Motor City USA”. Evening at leisure. Overnight: Best Western Greenfield Inn

Day 6: Detroit - Chicago

Make an early start this morning to visit the facinating Henry Ford Museum and nearby Ford production plant. Leave the motor city behind you as you travel along Lake Michigan to Chicago. Overnight: Hilton Oakbrook Resort

Day 7: Chicago

After a city tour enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps embark on an optional Architectural River Cruise, the best way to see Chicago’s impressive and famous architecture.

Day 8: Chicago – Mississippi River Crossing – Sioux City

Travel through Midwest farm country abundant in corn fields, wheat fields and dairy farms. Then cross the mighty Mississippi River and travel into the state of Iowa to Sioux City. Overnight: Marina Inn & Suites

Day 9: Sioux City – Badlands National Park – Mt. Rushmore

Travel west through the grasslands of South Dakota and onwards to Badlands National Park filled with strange shaped and colourful rock formations. Then continue to the Black Hills and Mount Rushmore, the enormous monument of 4 great American presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt, before arriving in Rapid City for the evening. Overnight: Best Western Ramkota

Day 10: Rapid City – Bighorn Mountains - Cody

Enter the state of Wyoming, passing the Bighorn Mountains and continue to Cody for the night. Overnight: Buffalo Bill Village

Day 11: Cody – Yellowstone National Park

Head to Yellowstone, an immense geothermal wonderland filled with geysers, waterfalls, wildlife and canyons. Highlights will include Yellowstone Lake, Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone Canyon’s majestic falls, and the beautiful Hayden Valley. Overnight: Gray Wolf Inn or Brandin Iron Inn

Day 12: Yellowstone – Grand Teton National Park – Salt Lake City

Travel through Grand Teton National Park (weather permitting) and see towering mountain peaks towering over 13,000 ft. (4,000 meters) and continue to Salt Lake City. See the State Capitol building and visit famed Temple Square and the

Tabernacle before arriving at the hotel for the evening. Overnight: Red Lion Hotel

Salt Lake Downtown

Day 13: Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon National Park

Continue today to spectacular Bryce Canyon and take a tour through the sandstone spires and pinnacles known as “hoodoos”. Overnight: Bryce View Lodge.

Western USA

Day 14: Bryce – Lake Powell – Grand Canyon – Flagstaff

Depart Bryce Canyon this morning and journey to stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red rock canyon walls. Then visit colossal Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven great natural Wonders of the World. Stop at the Canyon rim to fully appreciate the mile-deep canyon’s plunging gorges, rising spires, extinct volcanoes and the winding Colorado River. This evening will be spent in Flagstaff. Overnight: Day’s Inn Route 66 Flagstaff

Day 15: Flagstaff – Seligman/Route 66 – Las Vegas

Travel through Seligman, a town built along the famed Route 66 that looks as if it were frozen in time 60 years ago before arriving in Las Vegas for time at leisure to explore the famous ‘Strip’. Overnight: Luxor Hotel

Day 16: Las Vegas – Mojave Desert – Beverly Hills – Los Angeles

Travel to Los Angeles via the Mojave Desert where clusters of Joshua trees dot the mountainous landscape. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, enjoy a city tour through Hollywood, Sunset Strip and parts of Beverly Hills. Tour ends at approximately 6pm

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Tour Details



• 15 nights’ accommodation in standard hotels as specified on a room only basis

• Touring by air-conditioned motorcoach as specified

• Services of a qualified English-speaking guide throughout

• Transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary (excl. ‘optional’ items)


Tour Style: Escorted Coach

Group Size: 32 Max.

Physical Demand: 2/5

Accommodation Level: 3 Stars

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard


 • Stays in New York, Washington D.C., Chicago and Las Vegas

• Exploring Yellowstone National Park

• Travelling through Seligman, a town frozen in time on the famous Route 66

• The mighty Niagara Falls

Optional Pre/Post Stay

Add-on nights are available in New York and Los Angeles. Please call for details.

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