Great American Road Trip
See the best of the USA on an epic road trip adventure!
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Group Size: Max 50.
Trip code: UHRTNL
Duration: 26 days
This incredible group tour takes you through 13 amazing US states and really is the ultimate American road trip! Beginning in the Hollywood glamour of Los Angeles, you’ll head for the Las Vegas strip, see the mighty Grand Canyon, check out Texas, head into the Deep South in New Orleans and Georgia, sun yourself and have theme-park fun in Florida, explore Washington DC and end your road trip in the Big Apple itself, New York. Discover the highlights of the US on this action-packed American road trip adventure!
Want to start things off in New York? This trip also runs in the reverse direction from New York to Los Angeles.
- Begin your 26 day Great American Road Trip in Los Angeles and party in a private party bus in lively Las Vegas!
- Enjoy the Great American outdoors: Be blown away by the Grand Canyon and take a tour of mighty Monument Valley with a Navajo guide
- Get a taste of the Deep South in Louisiana, and explore New Orleans’ famous French Quarter
- Have fun in Florida: Relax by the beach, hit Orlando’s theme parks and hang out in Miami
- See the White House in Washington DC, and end your road trip in the buzz of the Big Apple, New York
Conquer the United States on this epic cross-country road trip starting in Los Angeles!
Day 1: Los Angeles/Las Vegas. Kick off your Great American Road Trip in the bright lights of Los Angeles and travel on to dazzling Las Vegas. Get into the Vegas vibe on a private party bus and then hit the strip for a seriously epic night out! Dinner included.
Day 2: Las Vegas. This is a full free day of fun for you to experience Vegas at high volume. Try go-karting, take in a show or ride on a rollercoaster. What happens in Vegas...!
Day 3: Las Vegas/Grand Canyon. Leave the city lights behind and head along iconic Route 66 into Grand Canyon National Park. To get the ultimate bird’s eye view, why not take an optional helicopter flight over the canyon (extra cost).
Day 4: Grand Canyon/Durango. Your next stop is mighty Monument Valley. Climb in the back of a jeep with a Navajo guide and head out across the bumpy countryside. Spend the night in the old mining town of Durango.
Day 5: Durango. Enjoy a free day to get involved in optional adventure activities. join an optional white water rafting experience on the Animas River, or go hiking or mountain biking in this amazing area. Alternatively, hop on board the Silverton steam train through stunning scenery. .
Day 6: Durango/Albuquerque. Continue down Route 64 via Santa Fe and enter ‘Breaking Bad’ territory: Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Day 7: Albuquerque/Amarillo. Slap on your Stetson as you travel into Texas. Channel your creative side at Cadillac Ranch, where you’ll have the chance to graffiti a selection of classic American cars.
Day 8: Amarillo/Dallas. Step back in time today with a trip to the old wild west at Fort Worth. Channel your inner cowboy as you patrol the rustic corrals and old walkways.
Day 9: Dallas/Austin. Learn about the life of JFK at the Sixth Floor Museum, located at the very spot from which the president was assassinated in 1963. Then enjoy your first night in Austin with a driving tour.
Day 10: Austin. A free day to relax and explore Austin at your own pace. Wander through this unusual, laid-back city, sip drinks in cafes and bars, soak up the sun and don’t forget to catch some live music in the evening!
Day 11: Austin to Houston. This morning, we'll leave awesome Austin behind as we arrive in Texas' largest city- Houston. Have the rest of the day free to explore the city. Why not check out the world famous Space Center, the home of NASA?
Day 12: Lake Charles/New Orleans. Travel on to New Orleans today! It’s jazz and blues all the way as you roll into the Big Easy. Tonight, head to Bourbon Street with your group.
Day 13: New Orleans. Make the most of a full free day in this vibrant city. Sample tasty Creole cuisine, boogie along to live jazz bands or party in the French Quarter. You’ll soon fall in love with the unique American city.
Day 14: New Orleans/Panama City Beach. Leave New Orleans behind and seek out the beautiful white sand of Panama City Beach. Spend the afternoon shopping, paddling or relaxing on the beach.
Day 15: Panama City Beach/Florida Gulf Coast. The chill-out vibes continue today on the Florida Gulf Coast. Opt to watch the sun go down and then turn up the heat with a night out on the beachfront bars!
Day 16: Florida Gulf Coast/Miami. The road trip continues as you roll into magical Miami. Drink in this beautiful city of shining skyscrapers, spotless boulevards and golden beaches! Get your bearings with an included driving tour and prepare for a full free day here tomorrow!
Day 17: Miami. Enjoy a free day in Miami today. You can spend the day people-watching and chatting with your road trip mates, or alternatively you can opt for more beach time and soak up the sunshine.
Day 18: Miami/Orlando. Shoot across the water on an exhilarating Everglades airboat experience. Then unleash your inner kid as you head to the theme park capital of the world – Orlando, Florida!
Day 19: Orlando. Free day for theme park fun! Take your pick from water parks, luxury spas and theme parks galore! You’re spoilt for choice in Orlando!
Day 20: Orlando/Savannah. Savannah is a true Southern Belle of a town, grand and historic with an authentic air of gothic grandeur. Enjoy some free time in Savannah and immerse yourself in the Southern vibe.
Day 21: Savannah. Enjoy a relaxed day wandering the squares and parks of Savannah. Join an optional bike tour of the city (extra cost) or seek out the iconic bench where Forrest Gump was filmed.
Day 22: Savannah/Charlotte. Venture into North Carolina today and discover the easy boulevards, soaring skyscrapers and charming parks of this beautiful city. Go on a foodie hunt, check out the museums or discover the thrills and spills on the Charlotte Speedway.
Day 23: Charlotte/Washington, DC. Make for the nation’s capital and enjoy an inclusive illumination night tour of DC.
Day 24: Washington, DC. See all the outstanding memorials, monuments and museums Washington has to offer on this epic free day. See the city on two wheels with an optional segway tour (extra cost).
Day 25: Washington, D.C./New York City. Stop-off in Philadelphia en route to NYC and sample a tasty Philly Cheesesteak. See the sights on a driving tour of the city.
Day 26: New York. Your epic American road trip ends today in the buzzing Big Apple, New York!
This trip also runs in reverse from New York to Los Angeles. Please speak to a travel advisor for more information.
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Your tour begins at 8am in Los Angeles on day 1. Due to the early start, we recommend arriving in Los Angeles the day before and booking an extra night of accommodation at your own cost. This tour ends in New York City on day 26. You can depart at any time.
25 nights’ accommodation are included on this Great American Road Trip. Enjoy your road trip in style as you stay in comfortable hotels, motels & lodges along the route. This will usually be in twin-share accommodation. If you are travelling as a couple and wish to share a room, please let your travel advisor know at time of booking.
23 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 12 dinners are also included in this tour, and with the size of American portions you can be sure you're not going to go hungry!
You will need to be 18 in order to join this tour. Please note the legal drinking alcohol age in the USA is 21 years. If you are under 21, you will not be permitted into pubs, bars or casinos.
British Nationals visiting the USA will be able to travel (for tourism purposes) under the US Visa Waiver Programme for durations of up to 90 days. All travellers going to the United States will have to complete the ESTA form online for authorisation under the Visa Waiver Programme.
If you intend to stay for longer than 90 days, have ever been arrested or hold any criminal convictions you will need to apply for a visa. Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for the most up to date visa information.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.