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Trans American Grand Adventure 2015

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Rodeo Drive in Beverley Hills, USALincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., USAFabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, USACentral Park in New York City, USAYellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA
Rodeo Drive in Beverley Hills, USA
Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., USA
Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Central Park in New York City, USA
Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, USA
  • Duration: 27 Days
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  • Brochure: USA and Canada 2015
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  • Style: Discoveries
  • Description: 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. It's Insider moments like... sipping wine from nearby Madison County winery, as we enjoy a leisurely lunch with a local in Winterset, where the famous Clint Eastwood movie was filmed. A leading expert on its legendary bridges, they share stories of life here and proudly take you to some of the historic crossings. And it's exploring the bustling metropolises of Washington, D.C. and New York – meeting a local in each city who takes you beyond the city's landmarks to reveal a different side to the destinations and add personal stories along the way.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    ARRIVE LOS ANGELES (2 NIGHTS)

    Welcome to Los Angeles, the City of Angels! Enjoy some time to explore this vibrant city before gathering at the hotel at 6 p.m. with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.


    Meal(s): (Welcome Reception)

    Hotel: Millenium Biltmore Authentic Accommodation

    Hotels are subject to change.
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  • Day 2

    LOS ANGELES SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Join an orientation tour of L.A. and discover the highlights of the city. Enjoy a private tour of the Dolby Theatre, current home of the Oscars. This afternoon, follow the sleek, stylish Angelenos to beachside Santa Monica with its pedestrian-friendly Third Street Promenade and its iconic pier for lunch on your own. Visit the famous Getty Museum. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 3

    LOS ANGELES – LAS VEGAS (2 NIGHTS)

    Depart the City of Angels for Sin City, famous Las Vegas, the city that is unlike any other!


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Paris Las Vegas

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  • Day 4

    LAS VEGAS FREE TIME

    A full free day to take in all that Las Vegas has to offer; hit the casinos, do some shopping, or take in a show.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 5

    LAS VEGAS – GRAND CANYON

    Depart the glittering lights of Las Vegas for the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Meet a Local Expert who explains the history and geology of the national park.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: National Park Lodges

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  • Day 6

    GRAND CANYON – ZION NATIONAL PARK

    From one national park to another, today head to the otherworldly Zion National Park. On the way, visit the historic Cameron Trading Post, and see Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: BW Zion Park Inn

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  • Day 7

    ZION NATIONAL PARK – SALT LAKE CITY

    Before departing Zion, hop on board the park's tram for a ride through the amazing scenery. Then it's on to beautiful Salt Lake City.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Little America

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  • Day 8

    SALT LAKE CITY – JACKSON

    Today it's off to Jackson, home to the famous Antler Arch in the historic town square. Enjoy a Chuckwagon dinner with your travelling companions tonight.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Rustic Inn Creekside Resort and Spa

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  • Day 9

    JACKSON – YELLOWSTONE (2 NIGHTS)

    Embark on an optional float trip this morning down the Snake River (seasonal) before heading to Yellowstone, the world's first national park. Meet a Local Expert who takes you on a guided walk among the geysers, mudpots and hot springs, and learn about the park's geothermal activity.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: National Park Lodges

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  • Day 10

    YELLOWSTONE SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Discover all of 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 Yellowstone, and countless brilliantly coloured thermal springs.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

  • Day 11

    YELLOWSTONE – CODY – SHERIDAN

    Depart Yellowstone for Cody where you visit the Buffalo Bill Center of the West with the world's largest collection of Western artefacts. While here, a Local Expert reveals stories of this famous western icon. This evening, arrive in Sheridan.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: Holiday Inn

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  • Day 12

    SHERIDAN – RAPID CITY (2 NIGHTS)

    Head into the Black Hills of South Dakota and the boomtown of Deadwood. Explore the town before you journey on to Rapid City where you'll enjoy dinner this evening with your fellow travellers.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Adoba Hotel Rapid City

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  • Day 13

    BLACK HILLS EXCURSION

    Today, discover the massive Crazy Horse Memorial of the famed chief of the Lakota people before heading to the famous sculpture that is carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore. It memorialises four of the U.S Presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 14

    RAPID CITY – SIOUX FALLS

    Travel to Badlands National Park, stopping along the way at two of America's most famous roadside stops, Wall Drug and Corn Palace. See the waterfalls of Big Sioux Rivers Falls Park. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Sheraton Sioux Falls

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  • Day 15

    SIOUX FALLS – DES MOINES

    This morning visit the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center before continuing to Winterest, home to the famed Bridges of Madison County as featured in the hit blockbuster film. Enjoy a Be My Guest lunch hosted by a foremost expert on the history of the bridges as well as the Hollywood connection to them. Later, visit the John Wayne Birthplace Museum.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

    Hotel: Des Moines Marriott Downtown

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  • Day 16

    DES MOINES – CHICAGO (3 NIGHTS)

    Today, visit Iowa's beautiful State Capitol Building, famous for its elaborate architecture, and the Herbert Hoover Presidential Museum. Then it is on to Chicago with a stop at the John Deere Pavilion and World Headquarters. Enjoy a Regional Meal this evening and indulge in a local favourite, deep dish pizza.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Regional Meal)

    Hotel: The Palmer House Hilton Authentic Accommodation

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  • Day 17

    CHICAGO SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Embark on a sightseeing tour of Chicago, the birthplace of the skyscraper. Visit the observation deck of the 360 Chicago building and enjoy an architectural cruise on the Chicago River.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 18

    CHICAGO FREE TIME

    Today is yours to discover Chicago at your leisure. Browse the shops along Magnificent Mile, visit the Field Museum or walk the famous Navy Pier.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 19

    CHICAGO – CLEVELAND

    Travel to Cleveland where you'll visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum. Enjoy dinner tonight at a local restaurant.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Westin Cleveland Downtown

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  • Day 20

    CLEVELAND – NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA (2 NIGHTS)

    Cross the border and head to the incredible Niagara Falls where you'll enjoy a Be My Guest dinner at a local winery featuring ice wine, a speciality of the region.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Be My Guest Dining)

    Hotel: Hilton Hotel and Suites Niagara Falls Fallsview

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  • Day 21

    NIAGARA FALLS SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Embark on a boat cruise to the base of the awe-inspiring Horseshoe Falls and feel the power of this incredible natural wonder of the world. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 22

    NIAGARA FALLS – PITTSBURGH

    Continue on to Pittsburgh where you visit the Erie Maritime Museum and learn about one of the pivotal battles of the war of 1812. Enjoy dinner tonight with your fellow travellers at a local restaurant.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Dinner)

    Hotel: Omni William Penn

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  • Day 23

    PITTSBURGH – WASHINGTON, D.C. (2 NIGHTS)

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


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: TBD

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  • Day 24

    WASHINGTON, D.C. SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

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


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

  • Day 25

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – PHILADELPHIA – NEW YORK (2 NIGHTS)

    Bid farewell to D.C. and stop in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, on the way to the Big Apple, New York City.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

    Hotel: New York Marriott East Side

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  • Day 26

    NEW YORK SIGHTSEEING AND FREE TIME

    Embark on a city tour of New York with a Local Expert. Head to Rockefeller Center and climb to the top for the famous Top of the Rock view. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner tonight.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast / Farewell Dinner)

  • Day 27

    DEPART NEW YORK

    Your holiday ends with a transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in New York City.


    Meal(s): (Full Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Be My Guest Discover the beauty and charm of the bridges of Madison County during a Be My Guest lunch with a local host who is an expert on the bridges.
  • Be My Guest Enjoy dinner at a local winery and taste ice wine.
  • Local Expert Meet a geology expert at the Grand Canyon.
  • Local Expert For included sightseeing in Gettysburg, Washington, D.C. and New York City.
  • Local Expert Meet an expert on one of the West's most famous sons, Buffalo Bill, at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody.
  • Local Expert Discover Yellowstone National Park with an expert who tells you all about the features.
  • Authentic Accommodation Overnight at the Millenium Biltmore in Los Angeles, a popular location site for films, TV shows and commercials
  • Authentic Accommodation Stay at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, America's oldest continually operating hotel.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tours of Chicago, Washington, D.C. and New York City.
  • Orientation tours of Los Angeles and Salt Lake City.
  • Visit the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, five national parks including Grand Canyon, Zion, Yellowstone, Badlands and Gettysburg, the Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore in South Dakota's Black Hills, and the Bridges of Madison County in Winterest.
  • See Lake Powell.
  • Travel along the Chicago River during an architectural cruise.

Dining

  • Welcome Reception with light appetisers.
  • 26 full breakfasts.
  • Be My Guest lunch.
  • 11 dinners (including Be My Guest, Regional Meal, 8 three course dinners, and Farewell Dinner).

Travel Highlights

  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Airport transfers are provided on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • Audio Headsets are provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • 13 nights First Class accommodation

Airport Transfers

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Notes
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, 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. 
  • ^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.

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