Want to go big? Then get going in the United States, a giant country with huge cities, massive natural wonders, and food that knows no limits. All your USA tour essentials will be taken care of by us, while you create the USA trip of your dreams as you choose from our optional experiences. Whether you want to roam through ancient national parks, soak up the glitzy Las Vegas lights, or get your kicks on Route 66, there are endless chances to get lost in the United States, but always your way.
We’ll show you all the must-see places in the USA from coast to coast, from the best New York museums to the bright lights of Hollywood, and all the incredible national parks in between.
GAZE AT THE FACES OF 4 US PRESIDENTS AT MT. RUSHMORE
You’ll feel like you’re walking through a real-life movie set when you join us on our USA sightseeing tour of Mount Rushmore, the largest statue-monument in the world. Where else can you see the faces of four of America’s most admired presidents carved 18 metres tall into a granite cliffside? Snap a selfie and soak up the history… this is definitely one for the USA bucket list.
SEE NATIVE AMERICAN DWELLINGS AT MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK
We’ll take you on a USA road trip to Mesa Verde, a UNESCO-listed national park that’s packed with ancient history. These lands have been home to the Pueblo peoples for over 700 years, and you’ll hear fascinating stories of how the Ancestral Puebloans carved out cliff dwellings from the sandstone canyon walls. From stunning lookouts to archaeological sites, this is one national park you won’t forget.
TAKE IN THE VALLEY FLOOR OF UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE, YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Want to see the best of nature when you visit the United States? Yosemite might just take the cake. It’s the third oldest national park in the country, and we’ll spend some time getting to know this spectacular place. Marvel at the cascading waterfalls, emerald valleys, and pine scented forests, while the iconic peak of El Capitan rises above it all.
UNITED STATES TAILORED BY YOU
Tailor your USA trip your way with our range of Optional Experiences. Choose from adventures like seeing the views from the Empire State Building on your trip to New York and taking a helicopter ride over the incredible Grand Canyon.
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SPEAKEASY BAR IN MANHATTAN
They're not easy to find, but our Local Specialists let us in on all the best hidden speakeasy bars in Manhattan. Once we got inside one of these tiny but charming bars, it felt like we got a small taste of what life was like during the Prohibition in New York. It was all about classy cocktails, jazz music and an intimate vibe where we could chill out all night.
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SEE THE ICONIC GRAND CANYON
Grand Canyon draws oohs and aahs from visitors perched at the edge of its towering cliffs. Carved by the copper-coloured Colorado River, the colourful rock layers record billions of years of history and hide many unique species. This place is guaranteed to amaze you.
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DINE AT GRAND CENTRAL OYSTER BAR & RESTAURANT
You can't miss the experience of dining in the Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant. Head down into the rabbit warrens of stunning Grand Central Station and you'll find yourself transported back to early 20th-century glamour.
WHAT TO EAT & DRINK IN UNITED STATES
With deep-dish pizza, tangy Buffalo wings, fresh lobster roll and all the hotdogs and burgers you can dream of… USA food is the gift that keeps on giving.
Forget everything you know about pizza and get ready for a whole new world of deep-dish pizza in Chicago. In this city it’s all about three-inch flakey and buttery crusts loaded with chunky red sauce and melted mozzarella cheese. These pizzas are so deliciously thick, you’ll need to eat them with a knife and fork!
So you’ve heard of chicken wings, now get ready for buffalo wings. These chicken wings aren’t breaded and instead are deep-fried and tossed in a sauce made from mild hot sauce and melted butter. Dip them in a blue cheese or ranch dressing and tuck right in.
If you like seafood on your sandwiches, you’re in for a real treat in the United States. The lobster roll is a specialty of the Northeast, where American lobster is pulled fresh from the ocean then loaded up on a grilled bun. Whether you like them served hot with butter or cold with mayonnaise, there’s no better way to eat it than with a beer and a view of the beach.
WHEN IS BEST TO VISIT THE USA
Summertime is a classic favourite in the USA but don’t forget about the gorgeous autumn and pretty spring - basically any time from April to November is a dream for a holiday in the USA.
BEST TIME TO VISIT THE UNITED STATE’S ICONIC CITIES
If you want the warmest weather to visit the best cities in the USA like New York and Los Angeles, go in the summer, or autumn and spring for milder weather and fewer crowds.
BEST TIME TO VISIT THE UNITED STATE’S NATIONAL PARKS
You’ll get the best of the parks from June to September, when the stunning trails are open and the weather is divine. If you want to spot bears, head to the parks from March to May.
BEST TIME TO VISIT THE UNITED STATE’S BEACHES
Kick up your heels on the California coast any time from May to October for blazing sunshine and sparkling beaches.
PACKING TIPS FOR UNITED STATES
Don’t forget to tip in the USA! You’ll be expected to tip around 15% (although 20-25% is appreciated), so keep your travel card stocked with US dollars.
Everything seems bigger in the USA, including the food. Prepare to loosen your belt as you feast on big portions with huge flavour and tons of love.
All climate clothing
You can go from blazing sunshine in the west to snowy magic in the east in one USA tour, so come prepared with layered clothes and versatile shoes.
HOW TO TRAVEL RESPONSIBLY IN UNITED STATES
Stay on track in the national parks
The USA is home to the world's best national parks, and it’s important to always read the signs and stay on the marked paths when walking in the USA to avoid injury or damage to the environment.
Learn the stories of Native Americans
When you visit the USA, it’s important to learn about the country’s indigenous peoples. Our Local Specialists will share the native history and stories behind the places you explore.
Watch wildlife with care
The USA is known for its beautiful animals from bears to beavers and it’s incredible to see them in the wild. Help take care of them by never feeding or approaching any wild animals.