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Duration: 22 days Visiting: United States
Immerse yourself in the bright lights of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, historic Route 66, Dallas - the Texan star, Southern hospitality, toe-tapping Memphis, historic Washington, DC and cosmopolitan New York.Travelling from coast to coast you require an expertly planned itinerary - and this is one of the best. It moves along at a moderate pace in order to cover the necessary ground, yet includes relaxing two-night stays in key cities for your comfort so you won't miss out on seeing the sights.
Arrive in Los Angeles.
On arrival, your airport transfer takes you to your hotel. Enjoy some time to explore this vibrant city before joining your Tour Director, at 18:00, for a Welcome Dinner with drinks.
The City of Angels.
Immerse yourself in Tinseltown. See Grauman's Chinese Theater, spot the Hollywood sign and stroll along the Walk of Fame. Enjoy a private tour of the Dolby's Theatre, current home of the Oscars. If all this sightseeing makes you hungry, you'll find plenty of choices to satiate your appetite during a tour and tasting at the historic LA Farmers Market. In the evening, join your travelling companions for a Highlight Dinner with wine at a local restaurant.
From Los Angeles to Las Vegas.
(Relaxed Start) Leaving the thriving metropolis of Los Angeles behind, depart for the glittering lights of Las Vegas. Spend some time taking in the city's impressive bright lights and attractions.
Leisure Time in Sin City.
(Relaxed Start) The day is free for you to enjoy. Relax by the swimming pool, try your luck at the casinos, or explore the famous Strip, where you can see 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.
Get Your Kicks and the Grand Canyon.
Bid farewell to glittering Las Vegas, cruising back in time to see the classic motels, diners and gas stations of a simpler time. Continue along Route 66, stopping at the Americana hotspots Seligman and Kingman. Arrive at the Grand Canyon, where the beauty of one of the world's greatest natural wonders awaits. Learn all about the vibrantly coloured hues of the canyon from a geology lecturer, as you sip a glass of sparkling wine. In the evening, savour a Highlight Dinner with wine in the Thunderbird Room.
Mystical Sedona and Flagstaff.
(Relaxed Start) Before bidding farewell to the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon, perhaps choose to get a bird's eye view of the sweeping colours of the canyon aboard a helicopter for flightseeing. Journey along 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. Enjoy free time to explore the town at your leisure before continuing to Flagstaff for the evening.
From Flagstaff to Santa Fe.
Depart Flagstaff in the morning. Enjoy some time at a photo stop in Winslow, Arizona 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. Continue on to Santa Fe.
Is This the Way to Amarillo?
In the morning, take part in a guided trolley tour of the historic city of Santa Fe, discovering the local art colony, Pueblo traditions, architecture, the Palace of the Governors, and the Loretto Chapel with a Santa Fe specialist. Then it's off to Amarillo to be amazed by the 10 classic Cadillacs buried nose down in the dirt at the famed Cadillac Ranch pop art installation. In the evening you'll be in for a real Texan treat during dinner at the Big Texan.
Cattle and Country Western.
Say farewell to Amarillo as you make your way to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Visit the Stockyards National Historic District, established to preserve Fort Worth's livestock history, where they are working to promote the heritage of one of the greatest livestock and meatpacking industries in the world. Later, get out your dancing shoes for a true Western experience when you visit the world's largest Country Western bar.
Deep in the Heart of Texas.
(Relaxed Start) The Dallas Cowboys are one of the country's richest sports franchises and football fans will be in their element with a guided VIP tour of Cowboy Stadium (subject to availability). In a fascinating look behind the scenes, you will be privy to places normally off limits during game days; the field, the media press box, and even the cheerleaders' locker rooms are all included. In the evening, choose from a selection of restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening.
Big Texas to A Taste of Bourbon in Little Rock.
Head for Arkansas, and once in Little Rock, enjoy a private tour of Rock Town Distillery. Sample Arkansas whiskey and learn about the production process, all the way from grain to glass. At night, enjoy a Highlight Dinner with wine at Marlsgate Plantation, with its stately mansion shaded by ancient oak trees, overlooking the serene waters of Bearskin Lake. Majestically rising amid acres of rice, cotton and soybeans, Marlsgate is a reglection of the once opulent plantation era.
Memphis, Home of the Blues.
(Relaxed Start) Before leaving Little Rock, 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 highlights his life at the White House. Arrive in Memphis, 'Home of the Blues', and savour a Highlight Dinner with wine at a Beale Street speakeasy-style restaurant, located inside BB King's Blues Club.
Graceland and Everything Elvis.
(Relaxed Start) A day dedicated to Graceland; home and final resting place of Elvis Presley. Your exploration includes an interactive audio-guided tour of the Graceland Mansion and grounds. In the evening, soak up the atmosphere on famous Beale Street with an evening at leisure.
Atlanta, Cultural Capital of the New South.
Set off for Atlanta, Georgia, named in honour of railroad engineer, J. Edgar Thompson and his Atlantica-Pacifica railway. In the evening, your Highlight Dinner with wine, will be held at Mary Mac's - a Tea Room that has set the standard for Southern cooking for over 70 years.
Georgia's Capital and Southern Traditions.
In the morning, journey into the heart of CNN Worldwide for a close-up look at global news in the making. An exclusive guided tour will take you behind the scenes, including access to the working studios. Then it's off to South Carolina. The evening's Highlight Dinner at Poogan's Porch is an event in itself, prepared with perfection and served with wine and Southern hospitality.
(Relaxed Start) Discover Charleston, South Carolina's oldest city, during a historic carriage tour where you may catch a glimpse of Rainbow Row, Antebellum Mansions, hidden gardens and courtyards, churches and elaborate graveyards. Visit the 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.
The Carolinas and Tobacco Farms.
Set out for the other Carolina; North Carolina that is; and arrive in Raleigh, the 'City of Oaks'.
The City of Oaks to Monumental Washington, DC
Leaving behind Raleigh, begin your journey to the Capital. Along the way, stop at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, taking you back in time to a simpler way of a life. At a genuine turn-of-thecentury homestead, see how rural families lived, worked and cultivated one of the country's most important crops. After arriving in the nation's capital of Washington, DC, enjoy a dinner at Filomena Ristorante, receiving superb service alongside your Highlight Dinner of old-world Italian cuisine and wine.
Sightseeing in the Capital.
(Relaxed Start) Take a city tour of Washington, DC and discover all of the amazing memorials and monuments in the nation's capital, including the White House, Washington Monument, and National Mall. The rest of the day is at leisure.
New York, the City That Never Sleeps.
Travel from the capital city of Washington, DC to the city that never sleeps. Stroll around, taking in the majestic sights and lights of New York City.
A Manhattan Masterpiece.
(Relaxed Start) Start the morning with a city tour led by a local New York insider, 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. At night, join your Tour Director for a Celebration Dinner with wine at Bond 45, a typical NYC steak and seafood restaurant.
Depart New York.
(Relaxed Start) Transfer to JFK International, LaGuardia Airport or Newark Liberty International Airports for your flight home, or extend your stay in New York.
Most Insight trips 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 Travel Director/Local Representative at the commencement of your trips. Please note, many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Insight Vacations. The Optionals and pricing listed here are a guideline only and subject to change.
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 next. Be prepared for an evening that’s full of surprises! Approx. duration: 2.5 hours
Adult Price: USD 35.00
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. The Mob Museum showcases both sides of the notorious battle between organized crime and law enforcement. With high-tech theater presentations, iconic one-of-a-kind artifacts, and interactive exhibits, you can finally discover the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Approx. duration: 6 hours
Adult Price: USD 65.00
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. Approx. duration: 4 hours
Adult Price: USD 50.00
Come and experience what is hailed as the only show in Vegas, about Vegas! VEGAS! The Show will take you by the hand back in time to experience the iconic stars and personalities that helped to define the soul that created the Sin City we know today! Featuring some of the most beautiful showgirls in Vegas, and some of the best voices in the country, you can hear all of the hits from your favorite stars while witnessing the greatest moments that helped define Las Vegas as the Entertainment Capital of the World. From the crooners of the Rat Pack to Sonny & Cher, Elvis Presley and so many more. Experience the iconic personalities that helped shape the story of one of the greatest cities on Earth. Backed by a live big band orchestra, "Santa Fe and The Fat City Horns", this is the only production that will recreate the class, sass and excitement of old Las Vegas right before your eyes! Approx. duration: 3 hours
Adult Price: USD 85.00
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. Flight duration: 25-30 minutes.
Adult Price: USD 219.00
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. Duration: 25-30 minutes.
Adult Price: USD 219.00
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. Flight duration: 40-50 minutes.
Adult Price: USD 309.00
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. The Vistaliner airplanes feature oversize windows that make every seat the best seat and allows for post card quality pictures! 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. Flight duration: 40-50 minutes.
Adult Price: USD 159.00
A “Sedona snapshot” with great photo opportunities! Join us on this informative and relaxing, yet breathtaking tour of some of Sedona's most magnificent overlooks, including some of the most photographed sites in all of Arizona. On-road tour. The Chapel may be substituted during the busy season due to traffic. Approx. duration: 1.5 hours
Adult Price: USD 67.00
Your Red Rock Western Guide takes you through a scenic wonderland surrounded by seven majestic canyons into historic Dry Creek Basin. Relive early cowboy days in this fun outing in Sedona. Approx. duration: 90 minutes
Adult Price: USD 67.00
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. The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum’s exhibition about the birth of rock and soul music, created by the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of musical pioneers who, for the love of music, overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the entire world. 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. Approx. duration: 2 hours
Adult Price: USD 30.00
True fans of The King may want to upgrade their homage to Graceland with the Elvis Experience Tour. In addition to the interactive, audio guided tour of Elvis’ estate and final resting place the Elvis Experience pass will provide you with access to the brand new Visitor Entertainment Complex, tours of Elvis’ two custom, private jets – the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II, Elvis’ Car Museum, the Elvis: the Entertainment Career Showcase Museum, and the Elvis Discovery Exhibits.
Adult Price: USD 24.00
Die-hard fans will want to make the most of their visit to Graceland with this VIP Tour upgrade. In addition to all of the added features accessed with the Elvis Experience, VIP guests at Graceland will have access to an exclusive, VIP Exhibit, and front-of-the-line privileges for the Graceland Mansion tour which can be reused anytime during your stay.
Adult Price: USD 62.00
Enjoy a dinner cruise featuring live music on one Charleston Harbor, one of the most beautiful and historic bodies of water in America. Dine on a farm to table menu starting with traditional she-crab soup and a fresh salad, followed by entrees such as shrimp and grits or wood-fire grilled rib-eye steak. Finish it off with a premium dessert selection, and of course a cash bar is available for your pleasure. The views, the music, and dining will make your dinner cruise experience an evening to remember. Dress is casual. Cost includes all applicable taxes, mandatory gratuity, and dessert upgrade. Approx. duration: 2.5 hours
Adult Price: USD 78.00
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). Approx. duration: 2 hours
Adult Price: USD 39.00
Los Angeles (Central) - USA
Discover unparalleled luxury, style and convenience when you stay at the lavish JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. This 54-story Downtown LA hotel is within easy reach of some of the city's most popular attractions and a variety of restaurant cuisines. After an exhilarating day of exploring the city, unwind at the full-service spa, lounge at the spectacular rooftop pool. Or simply relax in your luxurious guest room, featuring contemporary decor, marble bathrooms, plush bedding and plasma TVs.
Las Vegas (Contemporary) - USA
Grand Canyon South Rim (Scenic) - USA
Grand Canyon National Park is home to the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon. And while most of the visitor’s leave the park at the end of the day and overnight outside the park – the saying goes “When you stay at Grand Canyon National Park Lodges, you’re not just close – you’re there!” Stay at well-appointed lodges that maintain the character of the Grand Canyon. All rooms feature air conditioning and television with dining options always nearby. And of course the rim of the grand canyon is never far away. A complimentary shuttle system is available to help get around to various points inside the national park.
Flagstaff (Traditional) - USA
The Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, Arizona is situated on 500 magnificent pine covered acres at the base of the San Francisco Peaks and surrounded by one of the world's greatest scenic and recreation areas. The careful planning that went into every stage of our development is evident everywhere the visitor looks. Exceptional accommodations, service, and hospitality are yours at Little America Hotel in Flagstaff, Arizona. The Little America Hotel features 240 luxurious guest rooms and 7 suites, designed with floor to ceiling windows, imported marble, spacious baths, and dressing areas for your enjoyment during your stay in Flagstaff.
Santa Fe (Traditional) - USA
Amarillo (Traditional) - USA
Fort Worth (Central) - USA
Hilton Fort Worth is located in downtown Fort Worth, TX. This elegant landmark hotel places guests just a few yards from Sundance Square. Stroll easily to seasonal outdoor concerts or a nearby restaurant and admire this well-kept neighborhood. Experience comfortable guest rooms at this Fort Worth hotel offering amenities such as a 42-inch flat-screen cable HDTV and complimentary premium channels.
Little Rock (Contemporary) - USA
Many popular attractions are within walking distance from the hotel, including the Old Statehouse Museum and many of downtown Little Rock's popular River Market District attractions. Indulge in a spot of history at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park, or explore downtown on the River Rail Trolley. All rooms feature stylish decor and modern amenities. Work out in our fitness center during your stay, or swim in the sparkling outdoor pool and relax on the sundeck. Enjoy a delicious meal at the Plaza Grille, or unwind in the Plaza Lounge with your favorite drink.
Memphis (Central) - USA
Located on Beale Street, this hotel connects you to the unmistakable sound of Memphis and immerses you into the culture and history of the blues. Along with numerous barbecue restaurants, there are countless things to do in Memphis. You’re steps away from FedEx Forum, Gibson Museum, Beale Street, and so much more! 203 beautiful guest rooms and suites, featuring Westin's plush Heavenly Bed®, promise restoration and relaxation. Thoughtful amenities such as radio alarm clocks with i-Pod docking stations, coffeemakers with Starbucks Coffee®, and signature bath amenities help make your stay enjoyable.
Atlanta (Contemporary) - USA
Experience the bustling energy and stylish vibe at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, one of the premier hotels in downtown Atlanta. This magnificent hotel is steps from the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, and close to CNN Center, GWCC, Georgia Dome and College Football Hall of Fame. The breathtaking atrium is marked by the 50-foot color changing sail of Pulse, a cool cocktail lounge and iconic symbol of this hotel in downtown Atlanta. Unique dining options include Sear, High Velocity, and Starbucks.
Charleston (Central) - USA
Renaissance Charleston Historic District.
Raleigh (Central) - USA
This North Raleigh, North Carolina hotel is within easy access to shopping, dining and nearby attractions including North Carolina Museum of Art, NC Symphony, PNC Arena, Harley Drag Racing Museum, Carter-Finley Stadium and NC State University and a range of golf courses. Rooms are designed with comfort and convenience in mind, providing a place to unwind. All guest rooms are 100% non-smoking and feature spacious bathrooms and the latest technology.
Washington D.C. (Central) - USA
The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection, Washington, D.C
New York (Contemporary) - USA
Surround yourself with the sights and sounds of the city at New York Marriott Marquis. Get relaxed and energized simultaneously as you step into some of the largest guest rooms in NYC, amid the hustle and bustle of famed Broadway. Nestled in the heart of Times Square, our Broadway hotel in New York gives you easy access to exciting shows. Located near Fifth Avenue shopping, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Lincoln Center and Madison Square Garden, our hotel puts travelers in the midst of popular NYC attractions and business destinations.