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The Grand American Journey

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A cross-country exploration of America, we head from Los Angeles to New York City, with every stop on our most comprehensive U.S. journey revealing more about its history, culture and beauty.

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    • Some departures run in reverse (New York City to Los Angeles) and can be found on this website under The Grand American Journey (NYC-LAX).
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    Los Angeles (CA), USA

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    New York City, USA

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      • Some departures run in reverse (New York City to Los Angeles) and can be found on this website under The Grand American Journey (NYC-LAX).
      • Note: For activities marked with an caret (^) in the day-by-day itinerary, participation is at your own risk and a signed liability waiver will be required.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      A cross-country exploration of America, we head from Los Angeles to New York City, with every stop on our most comprehensive U.S. journey revealing more about its history, culture and beauty.


      Trip type: CostSaver i

      Trip code: SAMR

      23 Nights

      accommodation

      10 Meals
      • 10 Breakfasts

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Badlands National Park
          Visit the rugged beauty of this National Park containing one of the world's richest fossil beds

        • Bryce Canyon
          See the stunning red hoodoos

        • Chicago
          Orientation tour and Iconic Breakfast at Lou Mitchell's where Presidents Obama and Bush have dined

        • Des Moines
          Visit Iowa's State Capitol building, the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum and a stop at John Deere Pavilion and World Headquarters

        • Gettysburg
          Visit the Gettysburg Battlefield with a Local Specialist

        • Grand Canyon
          Marvel at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World

        • Jackson
          Orientation of the historic town square and famed antler arches

        • Keystone
          See the massive Crazy Horse Memorial and the majestic Mount Rushmore

        • Los Angeles
          Orientation tour including Hollywood

        • New York
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist

        • Niagara Falls
          Embark on a cruise to the base of Horseshoe Falls

        • Sioux Falls
          See the waterfalls of Big Sioux River Falls Park

        • Washington, D.C.
          See many of the iconic buildings, monuments and memorials of D.C.

        • Yellowstone National Park
          Walk among the geysers, mudpots and hot springs

        • Zion National Park
          Marvel at gorgeous canyon country


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 Breakfasts


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

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        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • City orientation tours

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      The Grand American Journey

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Los Angeles

      Welcome to Los Angeles, the "City of Angels." Relax at your hotel before you meet with your Travel Director this afternoon.

      Hotel
      Hilton Los Angeles Airport

      2. Los Angeles – Las Vegas (2 Nights)

      Visit famous Hollywood sites like TCL Chinese Theatre and the Walk of Fame at Hollywood and Highland before travelling through Beverly Hills, where maybe you'll spot a celebrity. Then depart for Las Vegas, where your evening is at leisure. Consider joining an optional "sights and lights" excursion showcasing the glitz of the city.

      Hotel
      Circus Circus Las Vegas

      3. Las Vegas Free Time

      A free day to enjoy Las Vegas with many optional activities.

      4. Las Vegas – Grand Canyon – Williams

      Depart Las Vegas for the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon, a UNESCO site and explore the South Rim. While in the Grand Canyon, you can choose to see the majesty of the Canyon from flight in an optional flight seeing helicopter^ excursion.

      Hotel
      La Quinta Inn and Suites

      5. Williams – Zion National Park– Bryce Canyon National Park

      Depart Williams for the towering cliffs of Zion National Park. Then, on to Bryce Canyon, home to the world's largest concentration of hoodoos, tall limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn

      6. Bryce Canyon – Salt Lake City

      Leave the red rock canyons and travel north to Utah's capital. See the famed Temple Square, headquarters of the Mormon Church and home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

      Hotel
      Comfort Inn Downtown

      7. Salt Lake City – Jackson

      Head to Jackson, known for their famous antler arches. Spend the evening at leisure or choose to partake in an evening of excitement by joining a wild west covered wagon dinner and show as an optional experience.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Virginian Lodge

      8. Jackson – Yellowstone (2 Nights)

      This morning, choose to join an optional river float trip^ excursion while in Jackson. Then, set out for majestic Yellowstone, the world's first National Park. Upon arrival at the National Park, marvel at a hidden volcano's power as it rises to the surface in colorful hot springs, mud pots, and geysers.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Gray Wolf Inn

      9. Yellowstone Sightseeing

      Discover all the incredible features of Yellowstone with a full day of sightseeing. See the geysers, including famous Old Faithful, the thundering Yellowstone Falls, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and countless brilliantly coloured geothermal springs.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast

      10. Yellowstone – Cody – Sheridan

      Depart Yellowstone National Park for Cody where you will visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West with the world's largest collection of Western artefacts. This evening, arrive in Sheridan.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Best Western Sheridan Center

      11. Sheridan – Keystone (2 Nights)

      Head into the Black Hills of South Dakota to Devils Tower and the boomtown of Deadwood. Explore the town before the journey on to Keystone.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Ramada Keystone

      12. Black Hills Excursion

      Today, discover the massive Crazy Horse Memorial of the famed Lakota chief. Then, travel to the famous sculpture carved into the granite of Mount Rushmore, memorialising four of the U.S Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. For a truly memorable experience, consider an optional lighting ceremony of Mount Rushmore tonight.

      13. Keystone – Sioux Falls

      Travel through Badlands National Park on the way to Sioux Falls, stopping at two of America's most famous roadside attractions, Wall Drug and Corn Palace. See the waterfalls of Big Sioux River Falls Park.

      Hotel
      Best Western Plus Ramkota

      14. Sioux Falls – Des Moines

      Visit the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center before continuing to Winterset, home to the famed Bridges of Madison County.

      Hotel
      Holiday Inn Downtown at Mercy Campus

      15. Des Moines – Chicago (2 Nights)

      Today, visit Iowa's beautiful State Capitol Building, famous for its elaborate architecture and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum. Then it's on to Chicago with a stop at the John Deere Pavilion and World Headquarters.

      Hotel
      Claridge House

      16. Chicago Sightseeing

      Enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at Lou Mitchell's where everyone from US Presidents, athletes and actors have stopped to enjoy a meal. Embark on a sightseeing tour of Chicago, the birthplace of the skyscraper. Perhaps indulge in an optional architectural cruise on the Chicago River and visit the 360 Chicago Observation deck for unobstructed 360° views of the city.

      Meal(s)
      Iconic Breakfast

      17. Chicago – Cleveland

      Travel to Cleveland, home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

      Hotel
      Hampton Inn Downtown

      18. Cleveland – Niagara Falls, Canada (2 Nights)

      This morning, cross the border to incredible Niagara Falls.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Best Western Plus Cairn Croft

      19. Niagara Falls Sightseeing

      Embark on a boat cruise to the base of the awe-inspiring Horseshoe Falls and marvel at this natural wonder.

      20. Niagara Falls – Pittsburgh

      Continue to Pittsburgh, the second largest city in Pennsylvania.

      Hotel
      Cambria Hotel and Suites Pittsburg-Downtown

      21. Pittsburgh – Gettysburg – Washington, D.C. (2 Nights)

      On the way to Washington, D.C., visit the site of the Gettysburg Battlefield and learn about the pivotal turning point in the Civil War with a Local Specialist. Enjoy the evening at leisure.

      Hotel
      Courtyard Washington DC/US Capitol

      22. Washington, D.C. Sightseeing and Free Time

      Join a city tour of Washington, D.C. and discover amazing memorials and monuments in the nation's capital city. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast

      23. Washington, D.C. – Philadelphia – New York

      Make a stop in Philadelphia before arriving in dazzling New York City. While in New York, you could choose to visit the iconic Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center as an optional experience. This observation deck offers sweeping views of both Central Park and Manhattan's Midtown.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      The Paul Hotel, NYC

      24. Depart New York

      Embark on a city tour with a Local Specialist before saying goodbye to your Travel Director and newfound friends.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Badlands National Park
          Visit the rugged beauty of this National Park containing one of the world's richest fossil beds

        • Bryce Canyon
          See the stunning red hoodoos

        • Chicago
          Orientation tour and Iconic Breakfast at Lou Mitchell's where Presidents Obama and Bush have dined

        • Des Moines
          Visit Iowa's State Capitol building, the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum and a stop at John Deere Pavilion and World Headquarters

        • Gettysburg
          Visit the Gettysburg Battlefield with a Local Specialist

        • Grand Canyon
          Marvel at one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World

        • Jackson
          Orientation of the historic town square and famed antler arches

        • Keystone
          See the massive Crazy Horse Memorial and the majestic Mount Rushmore

        • Los Angeles
          Orientation tour including Hollywood

        • New York
          Sightseeing with a Local Specialist

        • Niagara Falls
          Embark on a cruise to the base of Horseshoe Falls

        • Sioux Falls
          See the waterfalls of Big Sioux River Falls Park

        • Washington, D.C.
          See many of the iconic buildings, monuments and memorials of D.C.

        • Yellowstone National Park
          Walk among the geysers, mudpots and hot springs

        • Zion National Park
          Marvel at gorgeous canyon country


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 10 Breakfasts


      AmericaFromHollywoodToBroadway DiningHighlight 588653038 GE Sept19 1200x800

      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

      AmericaFromHollywoodToBroadway TravelHighlight 588653038 GE Sept19 1200x800
        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • City orientation tours

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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