On arrival into New York, transfer independently to your hotel.
Hotel: The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel
New York – Philadelphia – Washington, D.C.
Today you will depart from New York for Philadelphia, where you’ll spend the morning exploring the historic district of Brotherly Love and the National Constitutional Centre. You’ll see the Liberty Bell, the Independence National Historic Park and the Mall. Continue on to Washington D.C – the nation’s capital.
Hotel: Washington Hilton
Enjoy a city tour today with such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, the site of the John F.Kennedy Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute.
Hotel: Washington Hilton
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 and the place where Abraham Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863. You’ll then travel through upstate New York to Buffalo and finally cross the international border to Canada, where the thunderous sound and mist of Niagara Falls permeates the air.
Hotel: Best Western Cairn Croft
Niagara Falls – The Great Lakes – Detroit
Spend the morning sightseeing at Niagara Falls. Stroll along Table Rock and view the thundering waters of Horseshoe Falls. Travel onwards to Detroit, known as motor city USA. Detroit is home to the country’s automobile manufacturing centers. The evening is yours to spend at leisure.
Hotel: Best Western Greenfield Inn
Detroit – Chicago
Travel along Lake Michigan today as you leave Detroit. Continue on to Chicago, where you will enjoy a short tour of the city’s highlights including Lake Shore Drive, the Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier. The Windy City’s stunning high rise architecture and one of the world’s tallest buildings, the Sears Tower (admission not included), provide a dramatic backdrop for this cultural and financial centre.
Hotel: Best Western Grant Park
A full day at leisure in Chicago awaits you, giving you chance to explore the museums, architecture or perhaps take part in a river cruise (optional).
Chicago – Mississippi River Crossing - Sioux City
Travel through Midwest farm country abundant in corn fields, wheat fields and dairy farms. Then you’ll cross the mighty Mississippi River and travel into the state of Iowa to arrive just as Lewis and Clark did 200 years ago on the banks of the Missouri River where you’ll overnight in Sioux City.
Hotel: Marina Inn & Suites
Sioux City–Badlands National Park–Mt. Rushmore National Memorial-Deadwood/Rapid City
Travel westward through the grasslands of South Dakota and onwards to Badlands National Park, once home to the buffalo and antelope, and filled with strange shaped and colorful rock formations. Then you continue on to the Black Hills, sacred to the Indian Plains and home to Mount Rushmore, an enormous monument to four great American presidents – Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt.
Hotel: Best Western Ramkota
Deadwood/Rapid City – Bighorn Mountains – Cody
Enter the state of Wyoming, which has twelve mountain ranges intermixed with deserts and rolling grasslands, and continue to Cody for the night. (If overnight in Cody is not possible due to weather or adverse road conditions in Yellowstone, overnight will be in Billings/Livingston, Montana.)
Hotel: Buffalo Bill Village
Cody – Yellowstone National Park
Drive past the mountains in Wyoming to Yellowstone - America’s first National Park - and enjoy a sightseeing tour of this immense geothermal wonderland, including geysers, waterfalls, wildlife and canyons. Highlights of the park will include Yellowstone Lake, Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone Canyon’s majestic falls, and the beautiful Hayden Valley.
Hotel: Gray Wolf Inn or Brandin Iron Inn
Yellowstone National Park – Grand Teton National Park – Salt Lake City
Travel through Grand Teton National Park (weather permitting) and see awesome mountain peaks towering over 13,000 ft. Visit the Snake River Outlook and capture the stunning landscape made famous by Ansel Adam’s iconic shot. This prairie land is home to wild buffalo (Tatonka), moose and elk. Later, arrive in the Mormon State of Utah and take a short city tour of its capital, Salt Lake City. See the State Capitol building and visit famed Temple Square and the Tabernacle, before arriving at the hotel for the evening. Why not have dinner at the Rooftop Restaurant for panoramic views of Temple Square (optional).
Hotel: Red Lion Hotel Salt Lake Downtown
Salt Lake City – Bryce Canyon National Park
Continue to Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-coloured world of sandstone spires and pinnacles will dazzle the eye. This evening, weather permitting, be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparkling stars & brilliant constellations and the aroma of pinewood campfires.
Hotel: Bryce View Lodge
Bryce Canyon National Park – Lake Powell– Grand Canyon National Park – Flagstaff
Depart Bryce Canyon this morning and journey to stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls. Lake Powell is the second-largest man-made lake in America, and one in a series of lakes formed by the damming of the Colorado River. Then visit colossal Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven great natural wonders of the world. Stop at the Canyon rim to fully experience this mile-deep canyon’s plunging gorges, rising spires, extinct volcanoes and, below the rim, the winding Colorado River. Overnight in Flagstaff, a famed stop on historic Route 66.
Hotel: Days Hotel Flagstaff
Flagstaff – Seligman/Route 66 – Las Vegas
This morning, depart Flagstaff and travel on to Las Vegas, the dazzling 'Entertainment Capital of the World'. Along the way, pass through Seligman, a town built along the famed Route 66 that looks as if it were frozen in time sixty years ago. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to explore the famous Las Vegas strip.
Hotel: Luxor Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas – Mojave Desert - Beverly Hills - Los Angeles
Travel to Los Angeles through the Mojave Desert, where clusters of unique Joshua trees dot the mountainous landscape. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, you will enjoy a tour through the City of Angels including Hollywood, Sunset Strip and parts of Beverly Hills, before arriving at approximately 6.30pm.
Independent transfers back to the airport for your return flight.
If returning from Los Angeles today a late evening departure flight is required
Arrive back home.
Return scheduled transatlantic flights from the UK
Professional Tour Director Service
Deluxe air-conditioned Motorcoach Transportation throughout the tour
Hotel accommodation as per hotels listed above (or similar standard)
Porterage of one Bag per person
Washington D.C City Tour
Gettysburg National Military Park
Chicago City Tour
Badlands National Park
Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing Tour
Grand Teton National Park
Salt Lake City Tour
Grand Canyon National Park
Visit Las Vegas
Los Angeles City Tour
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