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This journey from sea to shining sea connects the two major entertainment centers of the country, while providing an adventure worthy of a Hollywood movie.
Arrive in New York City and transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet with your Tour Director in the evening.
We depart New York for Philadelphia, where we spend the morning exploring the
historic district of the City of Brotherly Love and the birthplace of a Nation. See the Liberty Bell, and stroll through Independence National Historic Park and Mall. Then continue to the Nation’s capital, Washington, D.C
Enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the JFK Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute or stroll the banks of the Potomac River.
Today, visit Gettysburg National Military Park, site of one of the most decisive battles during the American Civil War, and the place where Abraham Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863. We then travel through upstate New York to Buffalo and finally cross the international border into Canada, where the thundering noise and mist of Niagara Falls permeates the air.
Spend the morning sightseeing at Niagara Falls. Stroll along Table Rock and view the thundering waters of Horseshoe Falls. In the late afternoon, return to the United States, crossing the border and continuing to your hotel in a suburb of Detroit, known as “Motor City USA”. Enjoy an evening at leisure.
This morning starts with first a visit to the Rouge Factory followed by the Henry Ford Museum. After time exploring the many exhibits of the museum we will visit the nearby Ford plant and watch a modern production vehicle roll off the
ever busy factory floor. We then leave the Motor City behind and travel inland to the south of Lake Michigan to reach Chicago for our overnight stay.
Today we will enjoy a short tour of the city’s highlights including Lake Shore Drive, the Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier. The Windy City’s stunning high rise architecture and one of the world’s tallest buildings, the Willis Tower (admission not included), provide a dramatic backdrop for this cultural and financial center. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Travel through Midwest farm country abundant in corn fields, wheat fields and dairy farms. Then we cross the mighty Mississippi River and travel into the state of Iowa to arrive just as Lewis & Clark did 200 years ago on the banks of the Missouri River. Overnight in Sioux Falls.
Travel westward through the grasslands of South Dakota and onwards to Badlands National Park, once home to the buffalo and antelope, and filled with strange shaped and colorful rock formations. Then we continue on to the Black
Hills, sacred to the Plains Indians and home to Mount Rushmore, an enormous monument to four great American presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt.
Enter the state of Wyoming, which has twelve mountain ranges intermixed with deserts and rolling grasslands, and continue to Cody for the night. If overnight in Cody is not possible due to weather or adverse road conditions in Yellowstone,
overnight will be in Billings/ Livingston, Montana.
Drive past the mountains in Wyoming to Yellowstone, America’s first National Park, and enjoy a sightseeing tour of this immense geothermal wonderland including: geysers, waterfalls, wildlife & canyons. Highlights will include Yellowstone Lake, Old Faithful, Yellowstone Canyon’s majestic falls, & the beautiful Hayden Valley
Travel through Grand Teton National Park (weather permitting) and see awesome mountain peaks towering over 13,000 ft. (4,000 meters). Visit the Snake River Outlook and try your eye at capturing the stunning landscape made famous
by Ansel Adam’s iconic shot. This prairie land is home to wild buffalo (Tatonka!), moose and elk. Later, arrive in Utah, known for the Mormon Community, and take a short tour of its capital, Salt Lake City. The followers of Brigham Young
built one of the best-planned cities in the country. See the State Capital building and visit famed Temple Square and the Tabernacle before arriving at the hotel for the evening. May we suggest dinner at the Rooftop Restaurant for panoramic
views of Temple Square (optional).
Continue today to spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-colored world of sandstone spires and pinnacles, “hoodoos”, will dazzle the eye. This evening, weather permitting, be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparkling stars & brilliant constellations.
Depart Bryce Canyon this morning and journey to stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls. Lake Powell is the second-largest man made lake in America, and one in a series of lakes formed by the damming of the Colorado River. Then visit colossal Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven great natural wonders of the world. Stop at the Canyon rim to fully experience this mile-deep canyon’s plunging gorges, rising spires, extinct volcanoes, and below the rim, the winding Colorado River. Overnight in Flagstaff, a famed stop on Historic Route 66.
This morning depart Flagstaff and travel on to Las Vegas, the dazzling “Entertainment Capital of the World”. Along the way, pass through Seligman, a town built along the famed Route 66 that looks as if it were frozen in time sixty years ago. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to explore the famous Las Vegas Strip.
Travel to Los Angeles via the Mojave Desert, home of the world’s tallest thermometer, at 134 feet (41 meters) high. Clusters of unique Joshua trees dot the mountainous landscape. Upon arrival in Los Angeles you will enjoy a tour
through the City of Angels including Hollywood, Sunset Strip and parts of Beverly Hills, after which your tour concludes.
Transfer independently to the airport for your return flight
+ 5 complimentary breakfasts*
+ Welcome Drink
+ Explore the birthplace of America: Philadelphia and visit the Liberty Bell
+ Grand city tour of Washington DC
+ Stroll the National Mall and its famous Memorials: Lincoln, Washington and more….
+ Experience Gettysburg: the most famous battle site in the American Civil War
+ Visit Niagara Falls and renown Floral Clock with Westminster Chimes
+ Visit the Henry Ford Museum and an automobile production plant
+ Orientation tour of downtown Chicago including Lake Shore Drive, Navy Pier
& the Magnificent Mile
+ See the famous carving of the 4 American Presidents’ faces: Washington, Jefferson,
Lincoln and Roosevelt at Mount Rushmore
+ Discover the world’s first National Park: Yellowstone
+ Tour Salt Lake City including Temple Square, home to the Mormon Tabernacle
+ Explore Bryce Canyon National Park + Travel the historic Route 66, stopping at
the iconic town of Seligman
+ Photo stop at the landmark “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign
+ Travel across the Mojave Desert and see its indigenous Joshua Trees
+ Orientation tour of Los Angeles including stops at some of its most famous spots
+ See Hollywood and its ‘Sidewalk of the Star's.
Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Any items not mentioned as included
New York City - Millennium Downtown New York
Washington, D.C. - Washington Hilton/Omni Shoreham Hotel
Niagara Falls - Niagara Riverside Resort,BW Premier Collection/Holiday Inn Niagara Falls-Scenic Downtown
Detroit - Best Western Greenfield Inn
Chicago - Hampton Inn Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile*
Sioux Falls - Comfort Suites Sioux City
Rapid City - Best Western Ramkota Hotel and Conference Center
Cody - Buffalo Bill Village/Holiday Inn Cody
Yellowstone - Kelly Inn West Yellowstone Hotel*
Salt Lake City - Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites*
Bryce Canyon - Bryce View Lodge*
Flagstaff Days - Hotel Flagstaff
Las Vegas - Luxor Las Vegas - Pyramid Rooms
Los Angeles - Sonesta Los Angeles Airport LAX
*Complimentary breakfast offered by a hotel may be discontinued at any time with or without notice.
ALL DEPARTURE DATES ARE GUARANTEED TO OPERATE.
EXPERIENCE MORE (OPTIONALS) Rates available on request
+ Washington Night Tour with dinner in fashionable Georgetown
+ Enjoy a river cruise in Chicago, seeing the works of famous American architects
+ Ride to the top of Willis Tower and enjoy the spectacular view (weather permitting)
+ Dinner and boot stompin’ fun to country music at Bryce Canyon
+ Grand Canyon helicopter flight
+ Fly over Lake Powell and enjoy a Monument Valley tour
+ Las Vegas evening Tour
IMPORTANT NOTE: This tour crosses the U.S./Canada border. Passengers should obtain relevant visas for both nations prior to travel where necessary