"With 50 states to choose from, your US holiday can be anything you want it to be. I love showing our guests all sides of the country, from the beautiful national parks to the buzzing city streets".
Explore the neighbourhoods of New York
You’ll feel like you’re hopping between countries as you roam the streets of New York. Wander Central Park in Manhattan, experience the city’s cultural diversity in Chinatown and Little Italy, see some of the oldest architecture in the Historic District, and ‘Dive into Culture’ with a visit to Brooklyn’s vibrant hip hop scene.
Take in the beauty of the Grand Canyon
We’ll reveal the majesty of the Grand Canyon in ways you could never imagine, with our Local Specialists sharing a different story at every viewpoint. As you pause to soak up the sunset over one of the world’s seven natural wonders, watch how the light dances over the cascading cliffs - it’s a truly mesmerising experience.
Embark on a boat ride to the base of Niagara Falls
You have to see it to believe it, and we’ll take you up close to the mighty Niagara Falls, the biggest waterfall in North America. We’ll take you on a cruise to Horseshoe Falls where you can see both the American and Canadian sides, and watch over 680,000 gallons flow over the falls every second.
Visit Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco
Set on the scenic waterfront, Fisherman’s Wharf is filled with treasures. Stroll along Pier 39, sample fresh seafood like the famous Dungeness crab and clam chowder, watch the resident sea lion colony lounging on the docks, visit the quirky museums, or take a ride on the San Francisco Carousel.
Take a helicopter ride over Las Vegas
See Vegas in style with a dazzling helicopter ride at night. You’ll get a bird's eye view of the city illuminated in lights, with your pilot pointing out the iconic casinos and resorts along the Las Vegas Strip. You’ll also get an incredible view of the 1,1490-foot Stratosphere Tower and the Luxor space beam.
Our top 5 things to do in the United States
Our USA tour packages will show you all the iconic highlights plus the unexpected gems, from the streets of New York to the vast depths of the Grand Canyon.
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Known as ‘the Met’, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is the world’s third most-visited art museum and the biggest art museum in the United States. Founded in 1870, the Met houses over two million works, from antique weapons and ancient Egyptian art, to European sculptural masterpieces and contemporary American art.
Art Institute of Chicago
Founded in 1879 in Chicago’s Grant Park, the Art Institute of Chicago is one of the largest and oldest art museums in the United States. With a permanent collection of around 300,000 works, from Pablo Picasso’s The Old Guitarist to Grant Wood’s American Gothic, you can spend hours wandering the collections.
American Museum of Natural History
Located in Theodore Roosevelt Park across from Central Park in New York, the American Museum of Natural History is a massive display, with 45 exhibition halls, a planetarium and a library. The museum has over 33 million specimens, ranging from plants, animals, fossils and meteorites to human remains and cultural artefacts.
Best museums in the United States
When you tour the states with Trafalgar, we’ll show you the best museums and galleries across the country, from the famous ‘Met’ to the art of Chicago.
New York Bagels
Boiled then baked and fluffy yet dense, with a glossy, crunchy crust, the New York bagel has been perfected to an art. Our Local Specialists will take you to a 100-year old Jewish deli in the Upper West Side, where you can sample the best of these New York delicacies.
The American lobster is a species found on the Atlantic coast, with the state of Maine being the largest suppliers. The lobster is steamed or boiled and commonly served whole, and you’ll be given a lobster bib and a set of nutcrackers for your glorious lobster eating experience.
A juicy beef patty, served with cheese, onion, pickles, lettuce, tomato, and all the special sauces you could want for - burgers are the quintessential American dish. They’re big business in the United States, and we’ll show you where to find the best burgers in town.
Best food in the United States
With a blend of influences from the finest cuisines from all over the world, American food is absolutely yummy. We’ll show you our favourite places for a feast of classic burgers, bagels, peanut butter sandwiches, cakes and more.
What to pack for United States
From roaming the endless streets of New York, to exploring the Grand Canyon, you’ll need a sturdy pair of shoes on your adventures.
Tipping is customary in the United States, and you’ll be expected to tip at least 15% (although 20 - 25% is appreciated), so be sure to keep some US bills on hand.
The United States is the land of the supersized, and their diverse cuisine comes in big portions with big flavour and plenty of soul.
In the United States, the standard voltage is 120 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard frequency is 60 Hz.
From the snowy east to the sunny west, the United States experiences a myriad of seasons and climates, so come prepared with layered and versatile clothing.