Take advantage of the wide variety of direct flights to the USA and experience some of America’s iconic cities and breathtaking National Parks. Enjoy the security of a group tour with the freedom to explore on your own. Here are three American tours you need to take!
I have teamed up with American Sky who offer a wide selection of escorted tours, self drive itineraries and city breaks to America and Canada. I have chosen three iconic tours, that take in the some of America and Canada’s most remarkable cities, towns and National Parks. What I love about these tours is that you have free time to explore at your own pace. You can dine out where you like, when you like and add on nights at the start or end of the tour. However if you fancy a trip to Chicago instead of California or New Mexico instead of New York, American Sky can tailor make any itinerary to suit you. For a limited time, they are also offering ‘early booking’ savings of €100- €120 per person off many of their 2019 holidays!
Southern Explorer, New York to Miami, 12 nights 2018 & 13 Nights 2019, from €2,049 pp including flights.
This amazing tour combines America’s most iconic cities with the music and culture capitals of Virginia, Nashville, New Orleans and Memphis. Visit Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, marvel at the great monuments in Washington DC and hang out in South Beach, Miami. Music fans will loving checking out America’s music capital, Nashville, before ‘walking in Memphis’ and getting the opportunity to visit Graceland. This tour also includes a two-night stay in the food and festival city of New Orleans and a journey through the blue ridge mountains of Virginia. Your final destination is Florida where you will overnight in Orlando and visit the Kennedy Space Centre.
Price from €2,049 pp includes flights, hotels, internal travel by coach, city tours of Washington, Memphis and Bellingrath Home, admission to the Kennedy Space Centre and tour guide throughout.
Eastern Discovery, USA & Canada, 9 nights 2018 & 10 nights 2019 from €1,799 pp including flights.
New York, Niagara Falls, Washington and Quebec are just some of the highlights on this best of Eastern USA and Canada tour. Visit the 9/11 museum in New York, walk the Freedom Trail in Boston, marvel at the monuments in Washington and check out the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia – and that’s before you visit Canada! On the journey to Canada you will pass through pretty villages in Vermont and New Hampshire and on the return you can see the traditions of the Amish people and how they manage to live without electricity, in the Pennsylvania Dutch countryside. Niagara Falls is sure to take your breath away as will the old town of Quebec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you need any more convincing, this tour also includes visits to Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and the Gettysburg site.
Price from €1,799 pp includes flights, hotels, internal travel by coach, city tours of Washington, Philadelphia, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, walking tour of Boston and Old Quebec, visit to the Gettysburg site, admission to the Amish Museum and tour guide throughout.
Western Discovery, California Coast with Las Vegas, Canyons and National Parks, 14 nights from €2,359 pp including flights.
Many people travel the California Coast but don’t travel inland to see Arizona and the National Parks. I am guilty of this as I visited California a few years ago and didn’t venture off the Pacific Coast Highway. This tour manages to combine both and really is the ‘Best of the West’! It combines the iconic cities of LA, Las Vegas and San Francisco with America’s most famous National Parks. To see the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, Lake Powell, Death Valley and Yosemite National Park in one trip would be a dream come true for me! But it’s not all about the National Parks. You will enjoy a two-night stay in San Francisco where you can visit Alcatraz or bike the Golden Gate Bridge, which was one of my favourite things that I did in San Francisco, (additional charge applies). You will also spend two nights in Las Vegas and end your tour in Los Angeles, where you will enjoy a tour of Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
It is possible to add on many extras with this tour, including a breakfast plus package (€264) which includes 14 breakfasts, 1 all you can eat buffet in Las Vegas and a gondola ride (summer) or San Francisco Bay Cruise (winter). Why not scratch a few experiences off the bucket list and book a helicopter tour over the Grand Canyon ($199) take in dinner and show in Vegas ($95) or enjoy a Sonoma and Napa Valley wine tour from San Francisco ($85). Fancy some beach time at the end? Why not add on a few nights in San Diego or better still add on four nights in the iconic Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, from €799 per person including flights!
Price from €2359 pp includes flights, hotels, internal travel by coach, city tours of Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego; walk along the edge of Bryce Canyon National Park, drive through Oak Creek Canyon, Navajo Indian Reservation & visit Monument Valley, optional sunrise breakfast at the rim of the Grand Canyon, escorted walk to Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park, visits to Death Valley, Carmel, Monterey, and Santa Barbara. Tour guide throughout.
I have only listed three American tours above but there are many more on the American Sky website. Click here for more tours or call one of their dedicated sales consultants on 01-6649900 for more details. This post was sponsored by American Sky but all views, as always, are my own.