Did you know that Aer Lingus fly direct to fifteen different airports in North America? There has never been a better time to visit the USA! Check out my top 6 American holidays with direct flights from Ireland, and get planning your next trip Stateside!
I have teamed up with American Sky who offer a wide selection of city breaks, self drive itineraries and escorted tours, to America and Canada. I have chosen six of holiday options below, all with direct Aer Lingus flights included. Drive one of the world’s best road trips along the Pacific Coast Highway, combine the city of Seattle with an Alaska cruise or the sunshine state of Florida with a Caribbean cruise. American Sky also offer some great American tours so if you want to sit back, relax and let someone else do all the driving – I have some options there too!
Like all American Sky holidays you can choose to add on extra nights, make itineraries shorter or alternate cities to suit you. These are just some of the American holidays with direct flights from Ireland available, visit American Sky to see more or talk to their expert staff and they will tailor make any holiday to suit you.
Best of the West – 13 Night California & Las Vegas Self Drive, inc Flights & Hotels & Car hire, €1499!
The Best of the West road trip not only includes California and the iconic Pacific Coast Highway, but also Arizona and Nevada too. It combines the coastal towns of Santa Barbara and Monterrey with the jaw dropping cities of LA and San Francisco and the natural landscape of Death Valley with the dazzling lights of Las Vegas. Visit Alcatraz, cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge or hang out in Hollywood. You can go designer shopping in Palm Springs and take a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon. This trip also allows you to see the spectacular rock formations in Yosemite National Park.
Price from €1499 includes direct Aer Lingus flights, fully inclusive car hire, 2 nights Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and San Francisco, 1 night in Palm Springs, Phoenix, Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Yosemite, Monterey and Ventura. You will also receive a welcome kit with maps and a day-today itinerary.
Great Eastern Cities Tour, 7 Nights inc Flights, Hotels & Excursions, €1249
New York, Niagara Falls and Washington are just some of the highlights on this Great Eastern Cities tour. Visit the 9/11 museum in New York, marvel at the monuments in Washington and witness the site of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. As well as some of America’s great cities, you will also spend time in Amish Country and wonder how they manage to live without electricity, in the Pennsylvania Dutch countryside. Niagara Falls is sure to take your breath away as will the visit to the site of the Gettysburg Address.
Price from €1,249 pp includes direct Aer Lingus flights, hotels, internal travel by coach, city tours of New York, Washington and Philadelphia, wine tasting in the Finger Lakes District, Tour of Gettysburg National Military Park and tour guide throughout.
Western Caribbean Cruise & Miami: 7 nights, Flights, Hotel & Cruise €1435!
Fly direct from Dublin to Miami and spend two nights in glamorous South Beach, before cruising the Caribbean for five nights on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas. You will love all the facilities on board as well as the West End style shows and wide variety of dining options. This five night cruise combines stops in Nassau and Labadee with three days at sea to admire the Caribbean sea views and to enjoy all that this ship has to offer. You can also upgrade to an ocean-view stateroom for only €55!
Spend the day in the Bahamas and enjoy snorkelling in the crystal clear waters or lazing on a white sandy beach. If you fancy stepping outside your comfort zone try some of the adrenaline filled activities in the private paradise resort of Labadee. With jet boating, kayaking, parasailing and zip-lining all available, you will be spoilt for choice.
Price of €1435 includes direct Aer Lingus flights, two nights accommodation in the Albion Hotel, South Beach and a five night Western Caribbean cruise with all meals, taxes and gratuities.
Explore California & the Pacific Coast, Self-Drive, 11 Nights inc Flights, Hotels & Car hire, €2289
I drove the Pacific Coast Highway two years ago and loved it! It is one of the world’s best road trips and this 11 night itinerary will show you all the highlights from San Francisco all the way to San Diego. Fly direct to San Francisco with Aer Lingus and enjoy a three night stay in this iconic city. Visit Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge and check out its great nightlife. Follow that with a drive along the California Coast, through Monterey, the Big Sur, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles and finally to San Diego. You will be spoilt for choice for things to do, from wine tasting in Santa Barbara to celebrity spotting in Los Angeles. Finish off your trip with a relaxing few days in sunny San Diego.
Price from €2289 includes direct Aer Lingus flights, hotels, fully inclusive car hire, 3 nights San Francisco, 2 nights Monterey Peninsula, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and San Diego. You will also receive a welcome kit with a personalised road book.
Seattle & Alaska Cruise: Flights, 4 night stay in Seattle and 7 night All-Inclusive Alaska cruise, €2849
Fly direct with Aer Lingus to Seattle and enjoy four nights in the centrally located four star Kimpton Alexis Hotel, before setting off on a seven-night cruise through Alaska, on Norwegian Pearl. This ship was refurbished in 2017 and boasts sixteen dining options, fifteen bars and lounges, a spa, casino and west-end style shows! Meals, drinks and gratuities are included in the cost of your cruise so you will need very little spending money.
Visit the Icy Strait Point and go whale watching; stop at Skagway and witness its famous sunsets, and spend time at the World Heritage Site of Glacier Bay. Home to mountains, rainforests, fjords and wonderful wildlife, this will definitely be one of the highlights of your Alaskan adventure. Other cruise stops include Ketchikan and Victoria, the vibrant capital of British Columbia.
Price from €2849 includes direct Aer Lingus flights to Seattle, 4 nights hotel stay in Seattle and a seven night premium all-inclusive Alaska cruise.
Eastern Discovery Tour: 10 nights including flights, hotels & excursions, €1879
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 direct Aer lingus 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.
So whether you want to party all night in Las Vegas, drive Route 66, or go walking in Memphis, American Sky can organise it for you. They can tailor make many American holidays with direct flights from Ireland and guide you on the best hotels to suit your requirements.
Prices are correct at the time of publication but are subject to change. This post on American Holidays with direct flights from Ireland was sponsored by American Sky but all views, as always, are my own.