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22 Day Luxury America the Beautiful Reverse

Enjoy a 22 Day Trip the American way. with an incredible journey across the most diverse country in the world! Experience the dazzling lights of Vegas, Route 66, Dallas home of Cowboys and JFK, toe tapping Memphis, Graceland home of Elvis and the Blues, Atlanta world of Coca Cola, historic Washington, D.C. and amazing skylines of New York.

 

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Day by day

First Day Arrive in New York

Enjoy your complimentary private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. On arrival in New York, enjoy some time to explore this vibrant city. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.

Hotel:    New York Marriott Marquis

Second Day A Manhattan Masterpiece

Start the morning with a city tour revealing all of the amazing sites that make the city so famous. See the towering Empire State Building, the iconic Chrysler Building and expansive Central Park. Ascend to the “Top of the Rock,” the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Building, for a sprawling view of the booming island of Manhattan.

Hotel:     New York Marriott Marquis

Third Day Head to Washington D.C.

Hotel:     The Mayflower Renaissance

Fourth Day A Monumental Time in Washington D.C.

Join a city tour of Washington, D.C. with a local expert and discover all of the amazing memorials and monuments in the nation's capital city including the White House, Washington Monument and National Mall. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Hotel:      The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, D.C.

Fifth Day Visit the Tobacco Farms and the City of Oaks

Head to the other Carolina today, North Carolina that is! First stop at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, which takes you back in time to a simpler way of a life. In a genuine turn-of-the-century homestead, see how rural families lived, worked and cultivated one of the country's most important crops. Arrive in Raleigh, the 'City of Oaks' for tonight's Signature Dining Experience featuring North Carolina barbecue. Known locally as Pig Pickin' - it's not just a food, but an integral part of Carolina culture.

Hotel:      Hilton North Raleigh

Sixth Day See Charleston - Embodiment of the Old South

Discover Charleston, South Carolina's oldest city, during an historic tour featuring Rainbow Row, Antebellum Mansions, hidden gardens and courtyards, churches and elaborate graveyards. Visit Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and one of the oldest plantations in the south dating back to 1676.

Hotel:      The Mills House Hotel

Seventh Day enjoy Charming Charleston

Start the day with a journey into the heart of CNN Worldwide for an up-close look at global news in the making. An exclusive guided walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes with exclusive access to the working studios. Continue to Charleston where this evening's Highlight Dinner is an event in itself, prepared with perfection and served with Southern hospitality.

Hotel:       The Mills House Hotel

Eighth Day Travel to Atlanta, Cultural Capital of the New South

Travel from one amazing Southern city to another on your way to Atlanta today! Upon arrival, set out in search of the secret formula with a visit to the World of Coca Cola! Learn the history of one of the planet's best loved beverages and take your taste buds on a trip around the world with more than 100 different varieties of Coke products to sample. The evening is at leisure to relax or explore.

Hotel:       Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Ninth Day your off to Graceland and Everything Elvis

Today is dedicated to Graceland, home and final resting place of Elvis Presley. Enjoy the Platinum tour which includes an audio-guided tour of Graceland Mansion and grounds, a self-guided tour of Elvis' two custom air-planes, the Auto-mobile Museum and much more! This evening, soak up the atmosphere on famous Beale Street as you join your friends for drinks and a delicious Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel:       The Westin Memphis Beale Street

Tenth Day Journey to Memphis, Birthplace of the Blues

After breakfast this morning, visit the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum dedicated in 2004 to Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States. The museum features replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room and showcases a timeline and alcoves which highlight life at the White House. Then it's on to Memphis, legendary home of the Blues, barbecue and The King, Elvis Presley.

Hotel:      The Westin Memphis Beale Street

Eleventh Day A Taste of Bourbon in Little Rock

Bid farewell to Texas and travel to Little Rock for a private tour of Rock Town Distillery – sample Arkansas whiskey and learn about the production process, all the way from grain to glass. This evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner with your travelling companions.

Hotel:       Little Rock Marriott

Twelfth Day see Dallas, JFK and the Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are one of the country's richest sports franchises and football fans are in for a real treat this morning during a guided VIP tour of Cowboy Stadium. In a fascinating look behind the scenes, you are privy to places normally off limits during game days - the field, the media press box, the Cowboys and even the Cheerleaders locker rooms are all included. After free time for lunch, one of the pivotal moments in US history is brought to life during a visit to the JFK Sixth Floor Museum, the site of the President's assassination.

Hotel:        Hilton Fort Worth

Thirteenth Day go Deep in the Heart of Texas

Today, get out your dancin' shoes for a true Western experience – a private Country Western dance lesson! In Fort Worth, a professional dance instructor teaches you 3 basic dances at the world's largest Country Western bar! Later, visit the Stockyards National Historic District, established to preserve Fort Worth's livestock history, where they are working to promote the history of one of the greatest livestock and meatpacking industries in the world.

Hotel:        Hilton Fort Worth

Fourteenth Day Is This the Way to Amarillo

There is free time this morning to continue your exploration of Santa Fe on your own. Then, travel along Route 66 towards Amarillo; get those cameras out because you are in for a surprise. Yes, those are 10 classic Cadillacs buried nose down in the dirt at the famed Cadillac Ranch pop art installation! Tonight, you're in for a real Texas treat during a Highlight Dinner at a famous Route 66 Mainstay.

Hotel:        Holiday Inn West

Fifteenth Day Santa Fe - the City Different

Enjoy a photo stop in Winslow Arizona this morning to meet the 'Man Standin' on the Corner'! In homage to the Eagles song “Take It Easy”, the town has erected a giant mural and life-size bronze statue of, you guessed it, a man standing on a corner! Continue to Santa Fe where you will enjoy a guided trolley tour of the historic city discovering the local art colony, Pueblo traditions, architecture, the Palace of the Governors and the Loretto Chapel. The evening is at leisure.

Hotel:        The Inn and Spa at Loretto

Sixteenth Day Visit Mystical Sedona and Flagstaff

Leave the Grand Canyon behind and wind down stunning Oak Creek Canyon, one of Arizona's finest drives. Admire the red rock formations used as backdrops for many Western movies as you arrive in mystical Sedona. Here, there is free time to explore the town at your leisure, or perhaps join an optional jeep excursion through the superb landscape. Continue on to Flagstaff for the evening.

Hotel:        Little America Flagstaff

Seventeenth Day Get your Kicks and Grand Canyon Fix

Bid farewell to the neon lights of Vegas and head towards the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon. Travel along Route 66, stopping at the Americana hotspots Kingman and Seligman. Driving along these desert oases is like cruising back in time to see the classic motels, diners and gas stations of a simpler time. As the fading sun starts to turn up the technicolor, arrive at the majestic Grand Canyon for a Highlight Dinner designed to match the awe-inspiring landscape.

Hotel:       National Park Lodges

Eighteenth Day see the  Dazzling lights of Las Vegas

Today is yours to enjoy as you please. Relax by the swimming pool, try your luck at the casinos, or explore the famous Strip - look out for pirates sinking a galleon at Treasure Island and the musical water ballet of the Bellagio's fountains. Shoppers will enjoy browsing the Forum Shops at Caesars or the ultra-luxurious Crystals at the City Center featuring the world's most elite designers. For this evening's Dine Around experience, choose from three of Las Vegas' prized restaurants for your dining pleasure.

Hotel:        Caesars Palace

Nineteenth Day Free Time in Vegas

Maybe you'll find your fortune in Las Vegas, where the afternoon and evening are at leisure.

Hotel:        Caesars Palace

Twentieth Day Travel to Calico Ghost Town on route to L.A.

Depart the thriving metropolis of Los Angeles for the glittering lights of Las Vegas. En route, stop in Calico Ghost Town. Calico saw its glory days during California's largest silver strike, but turned into a tumble-weed town during the late 1880s when silver lost its value.

Hotel:        Hilton Checkers

Twenty-First Day Visit the City of Angels and Tinseltown

[Immerse yourself in Tinseltown today. See Grauman's Chinese Theater, spot the Hollywood sign and stroll along the Walk of Fame. Enjoy a private tour of the Dolby Theatre, current home of the Oscars. If all the sightseeing has made you hungry, you'll find plenty of choices to sate your appetite during a tour and tasting at the historic LA Farmer's Market with its colourful collection of restaurants and shops. This evening, set out for a popular local restaurant to enjoy a delicious Highlight Dinner.

Hotel:       Hilton Checkers

Twenty-Second Day Depart Los Angeles

Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Los Angeles. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet you and escort you to your waiting car for your return private V.I.P. door-to-door transfer home.

Whats included

Sightseeing Highlights

Los Angeles: Step beyond the red carpet! A behind-the-scenes look at the Oscars on a private tour of the Dolby Theatre. Visit a historic farmer's for a tour and tasting.

Santa Fe: With a local expert, tour historic Santa Fe on a guided trolley tour.

Fort Worth: Take your partners for a private Country Western dance lesson! Visit the Stockyards National Historic District.

Dallas: Enjoy a guided VIP tour at the home of one of the richest sports franchises in America - the Dallas Cowboys. Can you remember where you were when you heard? Experience a private tour at the site of JFK's assassination.

Little Rock: Learn the Whiskey making process with a private tour and tasting at the Rock Town Distillery. Visit the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum.

Memphis: Enjoy a Platinum tour of Graceland Mansion and grounds, final resting place of 'The King'!

Atlanta: Learn the history and sample the flavours at the World of Coca Cola. A guided walking tour of the Global Headquarters of CNN.

Charleston: Step back in time with a visit to the Magnolia Plantation. A historic tour of South Carolina's oldest city.

North Carolina: Takes a trip to a simpler way of a life at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum; learn about cultivating one of the most important crops in this part of the country.

New York: Enjoy sweeping skyline views, including some of the city's most prominent landmarks from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at the Rockefeller Centre. Enjoy a city tour.

Calico: Stop in this authentic silver mining ghost town.

Route 66: Stop in Kingman and Seligman.

Sedona: Spend time in this mystical town.

Winslow: Stop to pay homage to the 'Man Standin' on the Corner'!

Cadillac Ranch: See the 10 classic Cadillacs buried nose down in the dirt.

Richmond: Visit the capital city of Virginia.

Washington: Enjoy a city tour.

Dining

Los Angeles: Enjoy a delicious dinner in a popular local restaurant.

Las Vegas: Choose from a selection of local restaurants on your Dine-Around evening.

Grand Canyon: Enjoy a Highlight Dinner with your travelling companions.

Amarillo: You're in for a real Texas treat during a Highlight Dinner at famous Route 66 Mainstay.

Little Rock: Enjoy a fabulous Highlight Dinner.

Memphis: Head to famous Beale Street for a delicious Highlight Dinner.

Charleston: Highlight Dinner is served at a local restaurant.

Raleigh: Savour a BBQ Highlight Dinner, an integral part of Carolina culture.

Washington D.C.: Enjoy a Highlight Dinner at a local restaurant, in the nation's capital.

New York: Bid Farewell to your newfound friends at a lively Celebration Dinner.

Welcome Reception , 21 Full Breakfasts , 8 Highlight Dinners , 1 Dine-Around , 1 Celebration Dinner.

Highlight Hotels and Locations

Los Angeles: The unique and historic 1920s Hilton Checkers is perfectly located and offers an unrivalled level of personal service from their attentive staff.

Memphis: The Westin Memphis Beale Street Hotel connects you to the unmistakable sound, culture and history of the blues, whilst offering you a soothing and relaxing retreat.

Las Vegas: The iconic Caesars Palace really sets the standard for opulent detail, impeccable service and lavish accommodations, that will enhance your stay in this dazzling city.

Optional Extras

Most tours already include a host of bonus highlights and comprehensive sightseeing. There may also be an exciting array of Optional Experiences which will turn an already amazing experience into the trip of a lifetime! These are entirely optional and can be booked through your Tour Director/Local Representative at the commencement of your tour. Please note, many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers. The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.

North Canyon Helicopter Flight

Experience the magnitude of the Grand Canyon and its splendor of ever-changing color in a perspective incomparable to any other method of seeing this “Wonder of the World.” Your tour takes you over the Kaibab National Forest and into the deepest portion of the Grand Canyon, through the Dragon Corridor, and continues to the North Rim, where you view the incredible geological differences between the North and South Rims. During your return to the South Rim, enjoy breathtaking views of temples, shrines and rock formations sculpted by time while flying above the widest portion of the mighty Colorado River. Subject to weather conditions. (Prices include taxes and $6 local fees). Flight duration: 25-30 minutes. Total Duration: 2 hours.

Imperial Ecostar Helicopter Flight

Fly the EC 130, the “newest and quietest” helicopters in the Grand Canyon with larger windows, and all seats facing forward. Embark on this 45-50 minute tour of the Eastern Grand Canyon that combines with the renowned beauty of The North Canyon tour. Enjoy spectacular views of the Painted Desert and Colorado River. Subject to weather conditions. (Prices include taxes and $6 local fees). Flight duration: 40-50 minutes. Total Duration: 2 hours.

South Rim Airplane Tour - Fixed-Wing Aircraft Flight

The original air tour of the Grand Canyon and the best value! Board an ultra-quiet small aircraft for a 40-45 minute Grand Discovery flight over the Grand Canyon. This tour covers the most famous and beautiful parts of the Grand Canyon including the Eastern Zuni Corridor, the Confluence and the North Rim and returns through the Western Dragon Corridor. Subject to weather conditions. (Prices include taxes and $6 local fees). Flight duration: 40-50 minutes. Total Duration: 2 hours.

Las Vegas Sights and Lights

Join this exciting night on the town in the ‘City That Never Sleeps!’ You’ll be amazed by the brilliant Fremont Street Experience, see countless wedding chapels, and, of course, be awed by the most spectacular collection of casino hotels in the world. There will be plenty of stops along the way to see some of the most extravagant casinos and attractions, each trying to outdo the other. Be prepared for an evening that’s full of surprises! Tour length: 3.5 hours.

Hoover Dam and Boulder City Excursion

Depart Las Vegas with your Travel Director to one of the most famous Modern Marvels of our time, the Hoover Dam.  First view the dam from the newly completed Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, the largest concrete arch bridge in the Western Hemisphere just completed in 2010.  Stand 900 feet above the Colorado River and gaze in amazement at the largest dam of its time, holding back the United State’s largest man made reservoir, Lake Mead.  Enter the base of Hoover dam on a guided tour and hear the vibrating hums of rushing water and Hydroelectric Turbines.  Visit Boulder City, a town created just to support the building of the dam, including frontier style outdoor cafe's and unusual shops. Duration: 5.5 hours

Sun Records Studio + Rock N' Soul Museum

Experience a guided tour of the legendary Sun Records Studio, the “Most Famous Recording Studio in the World.” Learn how the blending of Blues and Country music came together in the Big Bang of Rock N’ Roll. Hear the outtakes from sessions, see loads of memorabilia, and re-live the history of the studio that launched the musical careers of Johnny Cash, B.B. King, Charlie Rich, Little Milton, Roy Orbison, Howlin’ Wolf, Carl Perkins, Rosco Gardon, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley and many other music legends! Go back further in time while exploring the birth of rock and soul music at the Memphis Rock N’ Soul Museum, where extensive exhibits detail the musical pioneers who put Memphis on the map. Your audio guide adds depth to the detailed displays, with more than 100 songs to make your toes tap as you take in the museum. Learn about blues, rock and soul music history as well as the development of Memphis itself as you dive into the fascinating stories that the museum brings to life. Tour length: 3 hours.

Soldiers Pass Trail

Only Red Rock Western Jeep Tours is permitted by the U.S. Forest Service to take you on this rugged and historical trail, the same one traveled by General George Crook, during the Apache campaign in 1871 – 72. Ride over, ‘round and up the Red Rocks with stops at Devil’s Kitchen and the Apache’s Seven Pools. Set foot on Teacup, Jordan or Thompson Trail and feel like a long ago Pioneer. An exciting 4x4 off-road experience! Duration: 90 minutes.

Easy on the Asphalt

For those who prefer not to go four-wheel-driving off road, this is a good alternative as you will still ride aboard open-air Jeeps, but only on surfaced public roads. This informative and relaxing excursion will give you a good snapshot of Sedona with great photo opportunities from some of Sedona's most magnificent overlooks, iincluding Cathedral Rock, one of the most photographed sites in all of Arizona and the Chapel of the Holy Cross perched high above Sedona. Duration: 90 minutes

Washington Illumination Tour

You’ll be wowed by this illuminated overview of the nation’s capital city at night! See the Capitol, the White House and the Jefferson Memorial. Visit the Kennedy Center for a rooftop walk and end the evening at the Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial. (Stops are subject to weather and local restrictions). Tour length: 2 hours. (Minimum: 20 guests).

Indian Country Adventure with Skywalk

Join this exciting night on the town in the ‘City That Never Sleeps!’ You’ll be amazed by the brilliant Fremont Street Experience, see countless wedding chapels, and, of course, be awed by the most spectacular collection of casino hotels in the world. There will be plenty of stops along the way to see some of the most extravagant casinos and attractions, each trying to outdo the other. Be prepared for an evening that’s full of surprises! Then, enjoy the "City of Lights" from the best view possible – the sky - aboard a helicopter flying over the megaresorts of the Las Vegas Strip from the New York-New York skyline to the Bellagio fountains and the never-fading light of the Luxor pyramid (Duration: 3.5 hours; flight time approximately 12-15 mins).

Enjoy the "City of Lights" from the best view possible – the sky - aboard a helicopter, flying over the megaresorts of the Las Vegas Strip from the New York-New York skyline to the Bellagio fountains and the never-fading light of the Luxor pyramid (Duration: 3.5 hours; flight time approximately 12-15 mins). You will be collected from your hotel to the Las Vegas heliport and returned to your hotel; prior to your departure from the Las Vegas heliport, you will be served champagne. Then, you will experience breathtaking sights from inside an ECO-Star helicopter, the "limousine of the sky."

 

Where you stay

All hotels included in your tour package are hand-picked, of an outstanding standard and far better value than if booked individually. Our valued travel partners who organise these tours also own the Red Carnation Hotel Group and where possible Red Carnation Hotels are used and please see our link for further details.

Travel Highlights

Guarantees, Bonds and Awards

  • This tour is run by our outstanding travel partners who are multi-award winning Globe Best Tour operator in the world 2013, 2014 and 2015.
  • Tours are fully bonded, protected and guaranteed and you pay the operator directly when booking.
  • ABTA, IATA and ATOL protected
  • Part of the Trade Right Foundation

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