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The Grand American Journey Reverse

24 Days 2 Countries 19 Cities

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

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    New York City, USA

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      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • Some departures run from Los Angeles to New York City and can be found on this website under America - From Hollywood to Broadway.
      • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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 New York City to Los Angeles, with every stop on our most comprehensive U.S. journey revealing more about its history, culture, and beauty.


      Trip type: CostSaver i

      Trip code: SRMR

      23 Nights

      accommodation

      9 Meals
      • 9 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

        • 9 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 Reverse

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive New York

      Welcome to New York City, at 2:00 p.m. meet your Travel Director in your hotel lobby for a sightseeing tour with a Local Specialist. The evening is yours to explore the Big Apple.

      Hotel
      The Paul Hotel, NYC

      2. New York – Philadelphia – Washington, D.C. (2 Nights)

      Bid farewell to New York and stop in Philadelphia, the City of Brother Love, on the way to Washington D.C., the nation's Capital. The evening is yours to enjoy at leisure.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Courtyard Washington D.C. / U.S. Capitol

      3. 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

      4. Washington, D.C. – Gettysburg – Pittsburgh

      On the way to Pittsburgh, visit the Gettysburg Battlefield and learn about the pivotal turning point in the Civil War with a Local Specialist. Enjoy your evening at leisure.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Cambria Hotel and Suites, Pittsburgh Downtown

      5. Pittsburgh – Niagara Falls, Canada (2 Nights)

      This morning, cross the border to head to incredible Niagara Falls.

      Hotel
      Best Western Plus Cairn Croft

      6. Niagara Falls Sightseeing

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

      7. Niagara Falls, Canada – Cleveland

      Travel to Cleveland, birthplace of legendary actor and comedian Bob Hope.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Hampton Inn Downtown

      8. Cleveland – Chicago

      Say goodbye to Cleveland and head to Chicago, the Windy City. Tonight is yours to explore this Metropolitan City.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Claridge House

      9. Chicago Free Time

      Enjoy an Iconic Breakfast at Lou Mitchell's where everyone from US Presidents, athletes and actors have stopped to enjoy a meal. The rest of the day is yours to discover Chicago at your leisure. Browse the shops along the Magnificent Mile, visit the Field Museum or maybe take an optional visit to the 360 Chicago Observation deck for unobstructed 360° views of the city.

      Meal(s)
      Iconic Breakfast

      10. Chicago – Des Moines

      Travel to Des Moines, the State Capital of Iowa. On the way you will enjoy stops at the John Deere Pavilion and World Headquarters and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum.

      Hotel
      Holiday Inn Express Downtown Mercy Area

      11. Des Moines – Sioux Falls

      Today, visit Iowa's beautiful State Capitol Building - famous for its elaborate architecture. Later make a stop in Winterset, Iowa - home to the famed Bridges of Madison County as featured in the hit blockbuster film. Then, take some time to explore at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Best Western Plus Ramkota

      12. Sioux Falls – Keystone (2 Nights)

      This morning, see the waterfalls of Big Sioux River Falls Park. Then travel through Badlands National Park, stopping at two of America's most famous roadside attractions: Wall Drug and Corn Palace.

      Hotel
      Mt. Rushmore's White House Resort

      13. 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.

      14. Rapid City – Sheridan

      Head deeper into the Black Hills of South Dakota to explore the boomtown of Deadwood before travelling on to Wyoming to see Devils Tower. Watch the rolling hills of pass your window as you journey on to Sheridan.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Best Western Sheridan Center

      15. Sheridan – Cody – Yellowstone (2 Nights)

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

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Gray Wolf Inn

      16. 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

      17. Yellowstone – Grand Teton NP - Jackson

      Today it's off to Jackson, home to the famous antler arches in the historic town square. Spend the evening at leisure or enjoy an optional Chuckwagon dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Virginian Lodge

      18. Jackson – Salt Lake City

      Leave the quaint pioneer town and travel south to Utah's capital. See the famed Temple Square, headquarters to the Mormon Church and home to the renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Hampton Inn & Crystal Inn Hotel West Valley

      19. Salt Lake City – Bryce Canyon

      Today it is onward to Bryce Canyon, home to the world's largest concentration of hoodoos - tall, limestone spires that rise majestically from the desert floor.

      Hotel
      Best Western Plus Ruby's Inn

      20. Bryce Canyon – Zion National Park – Williams

      Depart Bryce Canyon for the towering cliffs of Zion National Park before heading to your hotel in Williams, Arizona.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      La Quinta Inn & Suites

      21. Williams – Grand Canyon – Las Vegas (2 Nights)

      Upon leaving Williams stop at the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Explore the Grand Canyon South Rim. Later, have the opportunity to take an optional helicopter flight for unique views above the Grand Canyon. This evening you will arrive in Las Vegas, with the evening at leisure.

      Hotel
      Circus Circus Las Vegas

      22. Las Vegas Free Time

      A full free day to take in all that Las Vegas has to offer. Perhaps spend your morning with an optional excursion to the Hoover Dam, or this evening watch the only show in Vegas, about Vegas - "Vegas, The Show".

      23. Las Vegas – Los Angeles

      This morning depart Las Vegas and head to Los Angeles. The evening is yours to explore at leisure.

      Hotel
      Hyatt Regency at Los Angeles Airport

      24. Depart Los Angeles

      Before you bid farewell to your newfound friends, join your Travel Director for a sightseeing tour of Los Angeles.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

      $name
        • 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

        • 9 Breakfasts


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      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


      Guest Reviews and Ratings

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