Five Epic National Parks

Delve into the stories and natural splendour of the Old West, from the peaks of the Grand Tetons, the bubbling mudpots of Yellowstone, the eerie hoodoos of Bryce Canyon to Zion National Park.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Jackson

Your journey through the Old West and epic national landmarks begins in the intrepid adventurer’s town of Jackson. Check in to your hotel and enjoy an afternoon at leisure before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception this evening.

Hotel: Rustic Inn Creekside Resort, 2 nights

Day 2: Jackson Sightseeing

Begin your journey with breakfast in Jackson before you head out to your first national park. The dazzling natural wonders of the Grand Teton National Park take centre stage today as you float down the Snake River^. Keeping a keen eye out for moose and grizzly bears amidst the pine-clad river banks as well as the beautiful views the park has to offer. This evening, return back to Jackson and indulge in a Regional Dinner.

Day 3: Jackson – Grand Teton National Park – West Yellowstone

Explore the alpine landscapes of Grand Teton National Park keeping your camera at hand to capture the mountain meadows and towering peaks that provide a picturesque backdrop for today’s drive to West Yellowstone, the gateway to the world’s oldest national park and a boon for outdoors enthusiasts of all ages.

Hotel: Grey Wolf Inn & Suites, 2 nights

Day 4: Yellowstone National Park Sightseeing

Journey to Yellowstone, the America’s first national park, where you’ll encounter a geothermal wonderland of spouting geysers, bubbling mudpots and turquoise hot springs. Pay a visit to Old Faithful, watching as its waters arc high into the air, and try to spot the park’s resident bison, grizzlies and elk as you navigate passes and valleys during this full day of sightseeing.

Day 5: West Yellowstone – Salt Lake City

Travel south to Utah’s capital, the centre of the Mormon religion. Delve into history at the Salt Lake City Temple Square and take this time to explore at your leisure. This evening, join your fellow travellers at the Roof Restaurant to enjoy a regional dinner.

Hotel – Homewood Suites by Hilton Salt Lake City – Downtown

Day 6: Salt Lake City – Bryce Canyon National Park – Zion National Park

The eerie hoodoo landscapes of Bryce Canyon are our first stop today. Admire its fairytale castles, cathedrals and secret hideaways amidst an amphitheatre of rusty red limestone spires. We’ll continue to Zion National Park with its towering cream, pink and red cliffs and unusual biodiversity.

Hotel: La Quinta Inn & Suites at Zion Park/Springdale

Day 7: Zion National Park – Williams

Prior to starting your day, enjoy yourself breakfast at your hotel. Then, head on a tram ride through Zion Canyon, against the backdrop of soaring canyon walls and along the Virgin River, delving into some of the park’s most treasured spots. We continue to the historic railroad town of Williams, stopping en route at Cameron Trading Post to browse local Navajo handicrafts and perhaps taste some traditional fry bread.

Hotel: Grand Canyon Railway Hotel, 2 nights

Day 8: Grand Canyon National Park Sightseeing

Embark on the ride of a lifetime, boarding the Grand Canyon Railway from Williams to the South Rim of the UNESCO-listed Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Visit Grand Canyon National Park and learn how this extraordinary feat of nature developed over the past 40 million years. This evening, we return to Williams and enjoy a special ‘Be My Guest’ dinner at South Rims Beer & Wine. A former Route 66 service station featuring local craft beers, Arizona wines, and arguably the best food in Williams.

Day 9: Williams – Depart Las Vegas

Slice through desert landscapes bound for the desert playground of Las Vegas where you will be transferred to Las Vegas McCarran International Airport or consider extending your stay.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 09, 16,23$3,775.00$5,550.00
June: 06, 13$4,050.00$5,825.00
June: 20$4,075.00$5,850.00
June: 27$3,975.00$5,750.00
July: 04, 11, 18$3,925.00$5,700.00
July: 25$3,950.00$5,725.00
August: 22, 29$4,050.00$5,825.00
September: 12$3,995.00$5,770.00
September: 19$3,975.00$5,750.00
September: 26$3,775.00$5,550.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 8 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Cape Cod Delights

The windswept New England coastline serves as the picture-perfect backdrop for your memorable encounter with a pilgrimage past, sophisticated summer retreats and fresh seafood flavours.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Boston

The Cradle of Liberty is your gateway to an Atlantic adventure filled with quiet harbour towns, lighthouses and windswept coastlines. After check-in, enjoy free time to explore Boston, before joining your Travel Director and travel companions for a Welcome Reception this evening.

Hotel: W Boston, 2 nights

Day 2: Boston Sightseeing

Connect with the living history of Boston this morning, joining a Local Specialist for a leisurely walk along the city’s redbrick Freedom Trail. Next, brush shoulders with the intellectuals of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) touring the prestigious campus with a current student to gain insights into college life.

Day 3: Boston – Martha’s Vineyard

A quick ferry ride takes us “on island” to the summer retreat of the rich and famous, Martha’s Vineyard. Join your Travel Director for a guided sightseeing tour of the island – its brightly painted cottages, colourful farmers’ markets and quiet beaches, then indulge in a Regional Dinner at a local restaurant.

Hotel – Kelly House Hotel

Day 4: Martha’s Vineyard – Cape Cod

The bright blooms of lovely gardens beckon as we stroll through the Heritage Museum & Gardens of Sandwich, Cape Cod’s oldest town. Later, ‘Connect with Locals’, joining the owners of a local taphouse for a private ‘Be My Guest’ lunch. Savour tasty seafood flavours while you gain a deeper understanding of the thriving craft beer scene on Cape Cod.

Hotel: Hyannis Harbor Hotel, 2 nights

Day 5: Cape Cod Sightseeing

Visit the popular fishing port of Provincetown before embarking on a one-hour 4WD tour the sand dunes along the Cape Code National Sea Shore. Your sandy journey will take you past wispy beach grass and dune shacks where famous artists and writers were once inspired to create their art. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Perhaps take an optional whale watching cruise this afternoon or sample the local dishes of clam chowder or Portuguese kale soup for which the Cod area is so renowned.

Day 6: Cape Cod – Newport

Get your fill of cranberries as you explore the largest agricultural cooperative of cranberry growers in the world. Visit area cranberry bogs, some dating back the 1800’s. Explore the region’s whaling heritage and its connection to the local community next, joining a Local Specialist for an insightful visit to the New Bedford Whaling Museum. Spend the rest of the evening on your own, admiring the city’s beautiful colonial-era architecture and sophisticated style.

Hotel: Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina, 2 nights

Day 7: Newport Sightseeing

This morning, you’ll enjoy your choice sightseeing with a visit to one of Newport’s renowned landmarks-The Vanderbilt’s Breakers Mansion, a “summer cottage” called The Elms Mansion or the International Tennis Hall of Fame, which pays tribute to the players and contributors to this sport. This afternoon, perhaps join an optional sail around Newport Harbor. Our journey through the gateway of the New World almost at its end, we join our fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner.

Day 8: Newport – Depart Boston

Dive into Culture and tread in the footsteps of pilgrims and patriots, delving into the living history of Plimoth Plantation where you will gain insights into what life was like in the original 17th-century British settlement of Plymouth Colony. Continue to Boston where your transfer will take you to Boston Logan International Airport or consider extending your stay.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 15, 22$3,725.00$5,675.00
May: 29$3,895.00$5,845.00
June: 05$4,075.00$6,025.00
September: 04$4,095.00$6,045.00
September: 11$4,125.00$6,075.00
September: 18, 25$4,095.00$6,045.00
October: 02$4,095.00$6,045.00
October: 09$3,795.00$5,745.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Northern California

San Francisco, Monterey and the beauty of Big Sur, Yosemite and Lake Tahoe feature in this Regional Explorer trip. Wind your way through fresh California cityscapes and along the sun-kissed seaside cliffs of The Golden State, winding your way through Napa Valley wine country.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive San Francisco

From the iconic to the unexpected, the city of San Francisco never ceases to surprise. Kick-start your effortlessly delivered Northern California holiday in the cosmopolitan hills of ‘The City’. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at your hotel.

Hotel: Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel, 2 nights

Day 2: San Francisco Sightseeing

Admire the eclectic mix of architecture, culture and cuisines of one of the world’s most livable cities. Embark on a morning exploration that takes you from the lively tourist hotspot of Fisherman’s Wharf to Union Square, a historical landmark linked to the American Civil War. This afternoon, spend some time at leisure as you explore what else this wonderful city has to offer.

Day 3: San Francisco – Napa

Start off your day with breakfast in San Francisco before we head out to Napa Valley. Today, we’ll visit a local winery and enjoy a unique experience and exploration of wine with a tasting. Enjoy an included lunch this afternoon with fellow travellers.

Hotel: Embassy Suites Napa Valley

Day 4: Napa – Lake Tahoe

Travel through the scenic fertile Sacramento River Valley to find yourself in the alpine splendour of Lake Tahoe. Its clear blue waters surrounded by evergreen pines and rocky outcrops provides you with a picturesque scenery to behold. This evening, enjoy a your Regional Dinner as you cruise on the beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Hotel: Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel

Day 5: Lake Tahoe – Yosemite National Park

Touch the sky and embark on a scenic road-trip into the Sierra Nevada, winding along the Tioga Pass to California’s UNESCO-listed Yosemite National Park. (Weather conditions may cause the Tioga Pass to be closed to traffic, typically from mid October to the end of May. In this case, an alternate entry point to Yosemite will be used.) Marvel at the incredible natural beauty that inspired naturalist John Muir to dub Yosemite Valley the “Incomparable Valley”, passing the colossal granite faces of El Capitan and the misty splendour of Bridal Veil Fall. Tonight, our ‘Stay with a Story’ sees us overnight in the park, just a short stroll from Yosemite Falls.

Hotel: Yosemite Valley Lodge

Day 6: Yosemite National Park – Salinas Valley – Monterey

Tempt your taste-buds today with a visit to the Salinas Valley where you’ll join a Local Specialist for an agricultural education tour to learn about fruit and vegetable production and advanced farming techniques of the region that is known as the “Salad Bowl of the World”. Continue to Monterey where we’ll ‘Connect with Locals’ for a farm-to-table ‘Be My Guest’ dinner including the freshest local ingredients.

Hotel: Casa Munras Garden Hotel and Spa, 2 nights

Day 7: Monterey, Carmel and 17-Mile Drive

The pinch me moments continue as we follow the sun-kissed California coast, cruising scenic 17-Mile Drive. We return to Monterey for a visit of Cannery Row, immortalised in the John Steinbeck novel. The rest of the evening is yours to explore Monterey’s vibrant street life or guests can visit on their own the world-reowned Monterey Bay Aquarium. Tonight, we join our Travel Director and fellow travellers for a festive Farewell Dinner.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 11$3,575.00$5,470.00
May: 09$3,895.00$5,790.00
May: 16$3,995.00$5,890.00
June: 06, 27$4,125.00$6,020.00
July: 18, 25$4,125.00$6,020.00
August: 01$4,125.00$6,020.00
August: 22$4,075.00$5,970.00
September: 05$4,075.00$5,970.00
September: 19$3,995.00$5,890.00
October: 10$3,875.00$5,770.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Historic Highlights

Immerse yourself in American history on this Regional Explorer trip from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia. Explore a New World and young nation on this journey from Capitol Hill and the home of George Washington, to the bloody battlefields of Gettysburg and a haunted tavern.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Washington, D.C.

The political heart of America is your gateway to a memorable encounter with the Land of the Free and how it came to be so. After checking in to your hotel, enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore the museums, memorials and monuments of Washington, D.C. This evening, you’ll join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception to kick-start your journey.

Hotel: Yours Truly DC, 2 nights

Day 2: Washington, D.C. Monuments and Memorials

Roam the corridors of power, oak-lined avenues and noble tributes to America’s famous sons and daughters, as you explore the nation’s proud heritage today. View the White House, striking Washington Monument and National Mall, stretching from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol building. Reflect on the country’s darkest days at the Lincoln Memorial and somber memorials to World War II and the Vietnam War. The rest of the day is free to chart your own course through America’s capital city.

Day 3: Washington, D.C. – Mount Vernon – Yorktown – Williamsburg

Tread in the footsteps of America’s first president, visiting Mount Vernon, the former home of George Washington. Delve into the history of the American Revolution at the Yorktown Victory Center, experiencing first-hand the dramatic “Siege of Yorktown”. We’ll continue to Williamsburg, founded in 1638 as Middle Plantation, and the former capital of the Commonwealth of Virginia. This evening, we’ll enjoy a Regional Dinner.

Day 4: Jamestown – Colonial Williamsburg

Pay tribute to the brave men and women who gave up their homeland to establish a New World. This morning, we venture to Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in America, where we’ll gain insights into the trials that marked the lives of early 17th century colonists. Walk through the life-sized re-creations of the colonists’ crude fort, explore the mock-up of the Native American Powhatan village and climb aboard a replica of one of the three ships that sailed from England to Virginia. We fast forward a few centuries and spend the rest of the day in Colonial Williamsburg, once Britain’s largest colony in the New World. Chat with blacksmiths, admire a fife and drum parade, and perhaps even engage in some politicking with a costumed Federalist in the town square. This afternoon, we ‘Dive into Culture’ and meet Sylvia Tabb-Lee who will bring America’s slavery history to life.

Day 5: Williamsburg – Richmond – Monticello – Charlottesville

Visit St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia-the very spot where George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were inspired by Patrick Henry’s fiery “Give me liberty or give me death” speech. Continue to Charlottesville, where you’ll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Then, visit Monticello, the neoclassical Italian estate where Jefferson once sought a quieter existence. The rest of your day is free.

Hotel: Omni Charlottesville

Day 6: Charlottesville – Shenandoah National Park – Gettysburg

Journey through the rolling hills of the Shenandoah National Park en route to Gettysburg where we’ll delve into the devastation of a four-year civil war pitting North against South. We explore the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center, where our visit ‘Makes a Difference’ by contributing to their efforts to preserve the battlefield. This evening, indulge in a festive Regional Dinner at the “most haunted” 19th century Dobbin House, keeping an eye out for Uncle Abe who may grace the group with his presence.

Hotel: Wyndham Gettysburg

Day 7: Gettysburg – Philadelphia

Cast your mind back to the pivotal, yet tragic day on which Pickett led his charge on Gettysburg. Join a Local Specialist who will bring to life the events at Gettysburg which turned the tide in the Civil War. Just four months later, the battlefield served as the backdrop for Abraham Lincoln’s call for “a new birth of freedom” in his famed Gettysburg Address. We’ll journey to the City of Brotherly Love and site of the signing of the Declaration of Independence next. Stay in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic district, within walking distance of dozens of landmark buildings. This evening, we’ll join our Travel Director and fellow American history enthusiasts for a Farewell Dinner.

Hotel: Hilton at Penn’s Landing

Day 8: Philadelphia – Depart Washington, D.C.

Gain insights into the history of the U.S. Constitution and the effect it has had around the world during this morning’s tour through Philadelphia. We’ll explore the UNESCO-listed Independence National Historic Park and see its famous cracked bell whose inscription has inspired so many to “proclaim liberty”. The final stop on our journey is Washington, D.C., where we’ll transfer to either Dulles International Airport, Ronald Reagan National Airport or to the Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown for guests extending their stay.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 11$3,195.00$4,245.00
May: 02$3,225.00$4,275.00
May: 30$3,195.00$4,245.00
June: 06$3,225.00$4,275.00
June: 13, 20$3,275.00$4,325.00
September: 12, 19$3,275.00$4,325.00
October: 03$3,275.00$4,325.00
October: 10$3,225.00$4,275.00
October: 24$3,125.00$4,175.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Best of the Canyonlands

Take in the Mile High City of Denver and Canyonlands National Park on this Regional Explorer trip. Descend from the Mile High City, into the foothills of the Rockies and through the badlands, canyons and natural arches that rise up from the desert landscapes that shelter the Navajo.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Denver

Channel your inner pioneer as you embark on an epic encounter with the peaks, canyons and deserts of what was once the treacherous Wild West. We kick-start our expedition in Denver, exploring the Mile High City at your leisure before meeting our Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Welcome Reception this evening.

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Downtown

Day 2: Denver – Vail – Moab

Start off your trip with breakfast as you prepare for the day of exploration ahead. Descend into the foothills of the Rockies and cross the Continental Divide en route to the alluring alpine village of Vail. The launch-pad to powder days enjoyed within a world of startling white, Vail’s enchanting old-world feel will linger in your mind as you journey to Moab, whose rugged beauty was immortalised on the big screen by the legendary John Ford in the 1940s. Admire the blazing rocky red cliffs as the sun sets or explore this gateway to a myriad of adventures – tonight is yours to enjoy on your terms.

Hotel: BW Plus Canyonlands Inn, 2 nights

Day 3: Canyonlands and Arches National Parks Excursion

Tread lightly through the captivating landscapes of Utah’s Canyonlands and Arches as you explore Mother Nature’s profound mark on the surrounding geology. Deep canyons, towering spires and mesas give way to thousands of fiery sandstone arches during today’s encounter with two soul-stirring national parks. See iconic Delicate Arch and if you like, take a short hike to the view point for an up close look. Reconnect with nature and admire how the land has adapted to the ravages of wind, water and time. Then, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 4: Moab – Mesa Verde National Park – Monument Valley

This morning, we’ll arrive at the UNESCO-listed Mesa Verde National Park, we’ll enjoy a rare opportunity to delve into the history and culture of the once-flourishing community of the Ancestral Pueblo people. Explore their beautifully preserved dwellings hewn from the sandstone cliff centuries ago and look down at the massive Cliff Palace, the largest cliff dwelling in the world. This evening, we join our generous Navajo hosts for a traditional cookout Regional Dinner against the surreal backdrop of Monument Valley.

Hotel: Gouldings Lodge

Day 5: Monument Valley – Grand Canyon National Park

The arresting beauty of Monument Valley is ours to explore this morning as we join a Local Specialist for a drive in an open-air vehicle past its towering sandstone buttes and mesas that rise up from the barren landscape. We continue through the ancestral home of the Navajo, arriving at Cameron Trading Post for a quick shopping stop and perhaps a taste of traditional fry bread. Driving along the scenic Desert View Drive, we skirt the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and gaze into its mesmerising multi-coloured depths before meeting another Local Specialist to gain insights into its geologic life. Our grand adventure almost at its end, we join our fellow travellers for a Farewell Dinner to reminisce over the epic landscapes encountered along our journey.

Hotel: National Park Lodges

Day 6: Grand Canyon National Park – Las Vegas

Rise early to catch the first rays of light as they illuminate the canyon. Consider an optional helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft flightseeing trip to view this feat of nature from the sky or enjoy a leisurely morning, before we journey to Sin City. Desolation gives way to desert oases as we cruise back in time past motels, diners and gas stations towards the dazzling lights of Las Vegas.

Hotel: Harrah’s Las Vegas

Day 7: Depart Las Vegas

Our exhilarating adventure through the canyon lands has unfortunately come to an end. Grab some breakfast as you prepare to say farewell to your friends, then take your transfer to Las Vegas International Airport or consider extending your stay at Harrah’s.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
May: 23$2,795.00$4,090.00
May: 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30$2,825.00$4,120.00
June: 04, 05, 06, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27$2,825.00$4,120.00
July: 02, 03, 04, 18, 30$2,775.00$4,070.00
August: 11, 15, 18, 22, 27, 29$2,675.00$3,970.00
September: 01, 03$2,795.00$4,090.00
September: 05, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25$2,850.00$4,145.00
September: 26$2,825.00$4,120.00
October: 01, 02, 03, 08, 09, 10, 17, 20$2,795.00$4,090.00
October: 27$2,650.00$3,945.00
October: 31$2,625.00$3,920.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 6 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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San Francisco Explorer

Feel free in one of America’s hippest cities – a multi-cultural haven for artists, techies, entrepreneurs and innovators, which you’ll explore in-depth with a few ‘forbidden’ local surprises along the way.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive San Francisco

Connect with the invigorating spirit of San Francisco – your home for the next four nights and one of America’s most beloved cities. Your hotel and ‘Stay with Story’ is the celebrated Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel, the Grande Dame of San Francisco’s boutique hotels, a short 5-minute walk from Union Square. This evening join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception at your hotel.

Hotel: Kimpton Sir Francis Drake Hotel, 4 nights

Day 2: San Francisco Guided Sightseeing

Tap into San Francisco’s iconic locations as well as its nooks and crannies that only locals know. Stroll down Alamo Square, home to the famous “Painted Ladies” the famous “postcard row” of brightly painted Victorian houses. Then zigzag down charming flower-lined Lombard Street, known as the crookedest street in the world. Cross the famous Golden Gate Bridge and head north to Sonoma Valley, Wine Country. There is free time at historic Sonoma Plaza for lunch and browse the unique gift shops.

Your Choice of Dinner: Enjoy your choice of dinner this evening. A guided introduction to San Francisco’s Chinatown, a small but fascinating place full of alleys lined with temples, tongs, and shops; learn the colorful history of the oldest Chinatown in the US. Your tour ends with a Chinese feast at one of San Francisco’s favorite Chinese restaurants. For a totally different experience, enjoy a unique Off the Grid curated food experience. More dynamic than restaurants, Food Trucks or mobile food is fueled by diverse, enterprising small business owners who entice diners with a wide array of exciting food options. Your evening comes to a close in time to rest for the next day of sightseeing.

Day 3: San Francisco Your Choice Morning Sightseeing and Afternoon Free Time

This morning, visit one of America’s greatest farmer’s markets at the historic Ferry Building Marketplace. The market is widely acclaimed for both the quality and diversity of its fresh farm products, artisan products and prepared foods.

Your choice of Sightseeing: Enjoy your choice of sightseeing this morning. Head for San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate Park. Be ready for a different experience as you explore the park by electric Segway. After a quick lesson on how to operate your Segway, you will have a blast as you glide through landscaped trails, visit hidden sights, and learn the park’s historical transformation from bleak sand dunes to today’s lush landscape. Your second choice also takes you to Golden Gate Park and combines visits to two jewels in San Francisco’s museums crown: the 125-year old de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences. The de Young’s permanent collection spans the gamut from ancient artifacts, paintings, ancient textiles and contemporary gowns by famous designers such as Oscar de la Renta. The California Academy of Sciences, on the other hand, combines aquarium, planetarium, rainforest and Natural History Museum, all under one living roof. This afternoon and evening are free to enjoy the city on your terms. Your Travel Director will have options to help you plan the rest of your day.

Day 4: San Francisco Your Choice Morning Sightseeing and Afternoon Free Time

Your choice of Sightseeing: Enjoy your choice of sightseeing this morning. A trip to Muir Woods, a sanctuary for California’s giant redwoods. Venture over the Golden Gate Bridge to this isolated canyon filled with ancient coastal redwood trees, also known as Muir Woods National Monument. Enjoy solitude and peace, breathing the cool, moist air, as you wander along alleyways, surrounded by thousand-year-old trees. Or be tempted by guided walk across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and on to Sausalito, a quaint bayside town with great views of the San Francisco skyline. There is free time to wander around and explore the shops and art galleries before a bowl of chowder at a waterfront restaurant. Return to San Francisco’s Pier 41 at lively Fisherman’s Wharf by scenic ferry. Another afternoon to do as you please in San Francisco before getting together with your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a final Farewell Dinner with wine at celebrity chef Tyler Florence’s Wayfare Tavern, featuring authentic American dishes inspired by local cuisine at the turn of the 20th century.

Day 5: Depart San Francisco

Say goodbye to vibrant San Francisco and your newfound friends, then take a transfer to the airport or extend your stay.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 23$2,495.00$3,445.00
May: 14$2,495.00$3,445.00
June: 18, 25$2,495.00$3,445.00
July: 16$2,550.00$3,500.00
July: 23$2,595.00$3,545.00
August: 06, 20$2,595.00$3,545.00
September: 03$2,575.00$3,525.00
September: 10, 17, 24$2,595.00$3,545.00
October: 15$2,625.00$3,575.00
December: 10$2,495.00$3,445.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 4 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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New York Explorer

See how the dreams of immigrants laid the foundations for an iconic city which celebrates its cultural diversity and the pursuit of progress and prosperity, from its bustling boroughs to its towering skyline.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive New York City

Guests will have a New York frame of mind as they explore the city as the locals do. Look up and see the impressive skyline which will be your companion throughout this in-depth exploration of New York City, the city that never sleeps. Whether you walk, take the subway, hail a cab or grab a ride share, you’ll want to jump in immediately upon arrival. The first day is yours to explore to your heart’s content before joining your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for a rooftop Welcome Reception at your centrally located Midtown Manhattan hotel.

Hotel: Shelburne Hotel & Suites by Affinia, 4 nights

Day 2: New York City Guided Sightseeing

Start your day off with a sightseeing journey through the city. From the glamorous penthouses uptown, to the bright lights of Broadway, to the charming cafes downtown you’ll have front row seats as you begin to understand what makes this vibrant city tick. Continue to adventure through The Big Apple’s iconic sights before heading to Rockefeller Center, where you’ll ascend to the Top of The Rock for dramatic views of the Manhattan skyline. After some time for lunch, venture over to the Upper East Side where you’ll visit the iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art. The renowned museum is globally respected for its incredible curated collection of art and artifacts that span a 5,000 year history. You’ll have the opportunity to go on a tour led by a Local Specialist to get to know the secrets of the museum’s paintings, sculptures, architecture, and more. Just outside of the walls of The Met lies Central Park. Here you will enjoy a guided tour of New York’s favorite playground. Designed by famous landscape architect Frederick Olmsted, this beautiful spot for urban respite is often considered his greatest masterpiece – highlights include Tavern on the Green and the John Lennon Memorial at Strawberry Fields. This evening make sure to ask your Travel Director for recommendations on the city’s best eats.

Day 3: New York City Sightseeing and Free Time

We’ll make sure you start your day off as the locals do with breakfast at a NYC diner. Enjoy a short stack of pancakes or perhaps a local favorite – a bagel with lox, before embarking on a behind-the-scenes walking tour of Broadway. You will learn how a show is created from the first rehearsal to when the curtain rises and all the craziness in between. You’ll also have the chance to get up close and personal with a performer from a Broadway show. This afternoon you are free to experience the city on your own terms. You can also join in on an Optional activity to dive deeper into the life of a New Yorker: For example, you can take an in depth guided tour of Manhattan’s west side, from the historic Meatpacking District up to the growing Hudson Yards neighborhood via The High Line, an incredible park built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets of the city. Enjoy your choice of dinner this evening, NYC has a vibrant restaurant scene that is second to none. Pick one of two spots that are local favorites.

Day 4: New York City Sightseeing and Free Time

Today you’ll be able to discover what makes each pocket of this city unique. This morning you’ll have the opportunity to learn the poignant history of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. After learning how resilient and strong the city of New York truly is, you’ll have the afternoon to see the city in your own way or join in on one of Optionals curated by city experts. Opt for a view of the Statue of Liberty or a trip through the Lower East Side. One great option is a walking tour across the iconic Brooklyn Bridge. Once across you’ll arrive in the neighborhood of DUMBO where you can take in views of Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park before getting to know the charming cobblestone streets. Say farewell to your fellow New York Explorers over dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 5: Depart New York City

Say goodbye to energetic New York and your newfound friends, then take a transfer to the airport or extend your stay.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 23$2,695.00$3,990.00
May: 21$2,695.00$3,990.00
June: 11$2,695.00$3,990.00
July: 09$2,475.00$3,770.00
August: 27$2,475.00$3,770.00
September: 10, 24$2,795.00$4,090.00
October: 15, 29$2,795.00$4,090.00
November: 19$2,875.00$4,170.00
December: 03$2,895.00$4,190.00
December: 17$2,625.00$3,920.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 4 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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The Old South & Florida

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the South on this wondrous holiday through the heart of Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida. This southern U.S. tour starts with three nights in New Orleans and ends with one night in Orlando. In between, you’ll stay two nights in Memphis, Nashville, and Savannah, and one night each in Natchez, and Atlanta. You’ll also spend time in Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s capital; Chattanooga, home of the Chattanooga Choo Choo; and St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive New Orleans

Welcome to New Orleans! Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.

Hotel: Sheraton New Orleans, 3 nights

Day 2: New Orleans

The morning is dedicated to the sights and sounds of this Old –  World city with a guided tour. First, visit the French Quarter, including St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square. Next, learn about the city’s unique burial customs at an aboveground cemetery, followed by a leisurely drive down historic St. Charles Avenue to enjoy its stately mansions and clanging streetcars. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 3: New Orleans

A day to explore at your own pace. Stroll through the centuriesold French Quarter or take a carriage ride while listening to tales of voodoo queens and pirates. History enthusiasts can roam through sprawling Victorian mansions and celebrated museums, catching a glimpse of life the way it used to be in the Old South. Tonight, you might like to experience the city’s beauty and romance on a 2 – hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter.

Day 4: New Orleans – Baton Rouge – Natchez

Drive through the heart of Cajun Country to Baton Rouge for an orientation tour that features the Governor’s Mansion and the State Capitol. Next, on to elegant Natchez, a thriving port in the golden years of the cotton trade. Visit a gracious Pre – Civil War Home featuring fine collections of period furniture and paintings. In the evening, relax and perhaps sip a refreshing mint julep on our optional dinner.

Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites

Day 5: Natchez – Memphis

Drive through rural Mississippi to Memphis. On arrival, acquaint yourself with the town during an included orientation tour.

Hotel: Springhill Suites Memphis Downtown, 2 nights

Day 6: Memphis – Visit To Graceland

A trip to Memphis would not be complete without visiting Graceland, the palatial home of “The King,” Elvis Presley. Our guided audio tour focuses on the memorial garden and the opulent 4574 square metre (15,000 – square – foot) mansion. Afterward, if you haven’t done so already, get a taste of Memphis with some authentic southern barbecue or visit the National Civil Rights Museum. This evening, you may want to visit Beale Street and explore more of the melting pot that is of delta blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, R & B, and gospel.

Day 7: Memphis – Nashville

This morning, leave the “Home of the Blues” as you head for Nashville, the “Capital of Country Music.” Afternoon arrival in Nashville. This evening, you have reserved seating for an unforgettable show at the world – famous Grand Ole Opry, a mecca for country musicians since 1925.

Hotel: The Inn at Opryland, 2 nights

Day 8: Nashville

Its association with country music has made the name “Nashville” world famous, but it’s not just music fans who will find this charming Southern city a delight. Start your day with a visit to RCA Studio B, one of the country’s most revered, and Nashville’s oldest surviving recording studio. Afterward, sightseeing with a local guide includes the recording studios of Music Row, the State Capitol, and Bicentennial State Park. Then, visit the Country Music Hall Of Fame with its glittering costumes, rare instruments, and Elvis Presley’s “solid – gold” Cadillac.

Day 9: Nashville – Chattanooga – Atlanta

First stop today is Chattanooga, home of the Chattanooga Choo Choo. Then, enter the “Peach State” of Georgia and journey to its fast – growing metropolis, Atlanta, home of 1996 summer Olympics. Enjoy an orientation tour, followed by a short visit to the grave and eternal flame dedicated to preserving the legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Hotel: Quality Suites Buckhead Village

Day 10: Atlanta – Savannah

Head south through rich, rolling farmland to the historic seaport of Savannah for a 2 – night stay. On this afternoon’s Trolley Tour, you will see attractions like the City Market, Forsyth Park, Mercer House, Madison Square (where General Sherman concluded his “March to the Sea”), Colonial Park Cemetery, and the world – famous River Street. The evening is free to explore this charming city on your own.

Hotel: Best Western Savannah Historic District, 2 nights

Day 11: Savannah

A day at leisure. Shop on cobblestoned River Street or stroll among the many squares surrounded by elegant homes and gardens. Don’t miss the impressive Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum to learn about Savannah’s important role in maritime history.

Day 12: Savannah – St. Augustine – Orlando

Travel into the “Sunshine State” of Florida, stopping first at St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States. You will see the Government House and the Spanish fortress, Castillo de San Marcos, on your orientation tour. Then, drive to magical Orlando.

Day 13: Depart Orlando

Your holiday ends this morning. You can extend your holiday with extra nights and explore the “Sunshine State” further.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
March: 11, 18$3,149.00$4,535.00
April: 01, 15$3,149.00$4,535.00
May: 06, 13, 20$3,149.00$4,535.00
June: 03, 10, 17, 24$3,149.00$4,535.00
July: 15$3,149.00$4,535.00
August: 19, 26$3,149.00$4,535.00
September: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30$3,149.00$4,535.00
October: 07$3,149.00$4,535.00
November: 04$3,149.00$4,535.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 6 breakfasts
Transport: Deluxe air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 12 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Southern Charms

Experience the beautiful scenery, rich history, and vibrant cultures of the South on this southern U.S. tour that begins and ends in Atlanta with overnights also in Charleston and Savannah. Also enjoy time in St. Simons Island, with its unspoiled beauty and beaches, laid – back lifestyle, and charming communities.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive in Atlanta

Welcome to Atlanta and the Peach State! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming Southern adventure!

Hotel: Atlanta Buckhead, 2 nights

Day 2: Atlanta

Morning sightseeing includes Centennial Olympic Park, the historic Fox Theatre, and the Buckhead neighbourhood, often referred to as the “Beverly Hills of the South.” A visit is also made to the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, where you’ll learn more about the man and his legacy. During your free time this afternoon, you may wish to visit the Georgia Aquarium or the World of Coca – Cola. Dinner this evening is at Pittypat’s Porch, serving traditional Southern food since the 1960s.

Day 3: Atlanta – Columbia – Charleston

Depart Atlanta and head east across Georgia and South Carolina. Stop in Columbia, the state capital of South Carolina, rich with history and warm southern hospitality. After an orientation tour, enjoy free time to explore the charms of this warm community and see the stunning granite State House. Later, continue to Charleston, home to cobblestone streets, antebellum mansions, and low – country cuisine. This evening is free to explore on your own. You may wish to stroll the historic district, sample fresh seafood, or learn about Charleston’s colourful past on a ghost tour. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for dining this evening.

Hotel: Renaissance Charleston Historic District, 2 nights

Day 4: Charleston

Start the day with an orientation tour of Charleston before visiting America’s most photographed plantation, Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens. Tour the mansion with its beautiful gardens, and also the slave cabins there. Next, a special Gullah Luncheon, where you’ll enjoy a private performance highlighting the rich history of the Gullah people and their culture. The remainder of the day is at leisure. You may wish to shop for a favourite souvenir at historic City Market, where more than 50 artisans are on – site daily; take a relaxing and scenic cruise of Charleston Harbor; or try one of Charleston’s favourite dishes, such as She – crab Soup or Carolina Gold Rice.

Day 5: Charleston – Beaufort – Savannah

Depart Charleston for picturesque Beaufort, a town that has conserved much of its pre – revolutionary character. Enjoy a guided tour of the town by Horse – Drawn Carriage through narrow, oak – lined streets past the former homes of wealthy cotton growers. This afternoon, make your way to romantic Savannah, America’s first planned city. Upon arrival, visit the American Prohibition Museum, where there’s time to explore the various exhibits, interact with costumed guides, and enjoy a classic cocktail in the Speakeasy.

Hotel: Embassy Suites Historic Savannah, 3 nights

Day 6: Savannah

This morning, enjoy a Trolley Tour led by a Local Guide who will entertain you with stories of the city’s colourful characters and past. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore more of this beautiful city. We recommend strolling through Forsyth Park, spending time at the Telfair Museum of Art, window shopping on Broughton Street, or touring the Mercer Williams House Museum – made famous in the book and movie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Your Tour Director will have suggestions for additional shopping, sightseeing, and dining.

Day 7: Savannah – Excursion to Jekyll Island & St. Simons Island

Today, visit Jekyll Island for a guided Trolley Tour of the Club Historic District. A cluster of 19th – century mansions, this “club” was formed by some of America’s most prominent families. Your tour includes a visit to one of the most elaborate winter mansions, such as the Rockefellers’ Indian Mound. After the tour, your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell lunch at the Jekyll Island Club. Built in 1887, the Jekyll Island Club was the winter home of the Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, and Morgan families. Enjoy the atmosphere and superior service of this famous and historic location. The, visit nearby St. Simons Island, home to beautiful beaches and charming communities. Return to Savannah, where your evening is at leisure.

Day 8: Savannah – Depart Atlanta

This morning, travel back to Atlanta for your homebound flight. The tour ends at the Hartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Please schedule flights after 4 pm.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 10, 24$3,359.00Price on Application
May: 01, 22$3,359.00Price on Application
June: 05$3,339.00Price on Application
September: 04, 18$3,339.00Price on Application
October: 02, 16$3,359.00Price on Application
October: 30$3,339.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunch 1 dinners
Transport: Deluxe air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Canyon Country Adventure

On this popular National Parks tour, discover the unique landscapes of Arizona and Utah as you travel through four national parks—as well as Lake Powell and Monument Valley—and lots of beautiful scenery. Your tour begins in Scottsdale and ends in Las Vegas with overnights also in Grand Canyon National Park, Lake Powell, and Bryce Canyon.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive in Scottsdale

Welcome to sunny Scottsdale! At 6 pm, meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Hotel: Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountain

Day 2: Scottsdale – Sedona – Oak Creek Canyon – Grand Canyon National Park

Depart Scottsdale and travel north through cactus – studded scenery for an orientation tour of Sedona, “Arizona’s Scenic Sensation.” Then, set out for one of America’s most beautiful drives as you journey through Oak Creek Canyon, home to brilliantly hued cliffs and rugged spires of sandstone. Arrive this afternoon at Grand Canyon National Park, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The spectacular beauty of this famous attraction draws more than 5 million visitors a year from around the globe. Enjoy an orientation tour with a visit to Desert View before arriving at your hotel for a 2 – night stay. This evening, be sure to watch the spectacular sunset.

Hotel: Grand Canyon Lodges, 2 nights

Day 3: Grand Canyon National Park

If you missed the sunset, sunrise is just as impressive! After breakfast, you may want to enjoy optional flightseeing over the Grand Canyon – definitely the thrill of a lifetime. Later, set out to explore the Grand Canyon and learn about its geology and how the canyon was carved. Visit Mather Point and you may wish to take the popular Rim Walk. This afternoon, you are free to explore at your own pace. Perhaps venture down part of Bright Angel Trail or take a nature walk with a ranger to learn about the region’s native flora and fauna.

Day 4: Grand Canyon National Park – Monument Valley –  Lake Powell

This morning, head to Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park, where the weathering action of wind and water has carved the famous sandstone spires and towers that rise hundreds of feet above the valley floor. Enjoy a 4 – Wheel – Drive Tour of Monument Valley with a knowledgeable Navajo guide who shares his or her culture and how it is influenced by the area. Explore the area’s oddly shaped red – sandstone monoliths, buttes, and mesas – the setting for some of John Ford’s most memorable western films. On to Lake Powell for a 2 – night stay, with free time to relax or maybe stroll along Wahweap Marina.

Hotel: Lake Powell Resort, 2 nights

Day 5: Lake Powell                                   

This morning, explore Antelope Slot Canyon with a local Navajo guide. Be mesmerised by an amazing fantasy world of stone, created by wind and water. Learn the history of this amazing canyon and be sure to take advantage of the incredible photo opportunities. Later, enjoy time on Lake Powell, where sparkling blue water laps against towering red – rock canyon walls and sandy beaches. The majestic beauty of this vast manmade lake can be appreciated on the afternoon Cruise. See gigantic Glen Canyon Dam and the “tapestry” walls of Antelope Canyon.

Day 6: Lake Powell – Bryce Canyon National Park

Depart from the splendid views of Lake Powell and travel Utah’s scenic backroads. Hear the humorous stories of the local business owners while enjoying a local TREAT at the famous Thunderbird Restaurant. Then onto spectacular Bryce Canyon National Park. Drive through the park, with photo stops to capture the magnificent contrasts of bright red, yellow, and pink pillars called “hoodoos.” Years of erosion have carved colourful sandstone into thousands of spires, arches, and mazes for an unforgettable sight.

Hotel: Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

Day 7: Bryce Canyon National Park – Zion National Park – Las Vegas

Today, see nearby Zion National Park, a spectacle of massive stone formations whose colours change with the light of the day and the season. To the Mormon pioneers, it was a haven of beauty resembling natural temples and cathedrals. Continue to Las Vegas for a brief orientation tour. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner.

Day 8: Depart Las Vegas

The tour ends today with guests departing on individual schedules.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 24$3,479.00Price on Application
May: 05, 08, 15, 19, 22, 29$3,549.00Price on Application
June: 02, 05, 12, 19$3,549.00Price on Application
July: 17, 24$3,559.00Price on Application
August: 07, 11, 14, 25, 28$3,559.00Price on Application
September: 04, 08, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25$3,559.00Price on Application
October: 02, 06, 09$3,549.00Price on Application
October: 13$3,479.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners
Transport: Deluxe air-conditioned coach
Accommodation: 7 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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