Coast to Coast USA Self Drive Holiday

Standard Package, Upgrade Package, Route 66, Historical and Cultural
From £1365 per person
01 Apr 2018 - 31 Oct 2018

Coast to Coast USA Tour Highlights

Delight in DC’s celebrated monuments and museums. Experience the passion of Gettysburg and the inspiration for the “Gettysburg Address”. Feel the thundering roar and tremendous power of Niagara Falls’ waters. Adventure awaits at Toronto’s CN Tower, Canada’s most recognizable and celebrated icon. Discover Detroit, the automobile capital of America. Gaze at Chicago’s Willis Tower, the tallest building in North America. Take a nostalgic ride along historic Route 66. Get a bird’s eye view of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. Lose yourself in the quiet beauty of Missouri’s Ozark Region. Experience the nation’s longest drivable stretch of Route 66 in Oklahoma. Pay a visit to Amarillo’s Cadillac Ranch, a ritual site for those who travel The Mother Road. Sample rich culture and the true Southwest in Albuquerque. Visit Santa Fe, a UNESCO designated City of Design, Crafts and Folk Art. Explore one of the best remnants of native Arizona grassland in Petrified Forest. View one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. Enjoy 24 Hour entertainment in glittering Las Vegas. Explore Calico Ghost Town. Pay a visit to Hoover Dam, the largest single public works project in the history of the U.S. Note: Admission fees not included.

Holiday Quick facts
Duration: 21 Days/20 Nights
Type: Classic Self Drive
Operator: North America Travel Shop
Grade: Standard or Upgrade options
Start/Finish: Washington D.C / Los Angeles

Coast to Coast USA Fly Drive Holiday Itinerary


DAY 01:
WASHINGTON, D.C. ARRIVAL
Today you will arrive in beautiful Washington, D.C. Transfer independently to your hotel by shuttle service or taxi.


DAY 02:
WASHINGTON, D.C.
Full day at leisure to explore the capital and its many historical landmarks. See the Capitol Building, the White House, Georgetown, the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial, and much more. Visit the Smithsonian’s complex of museums, a repository for the nation’s historic treasures, and Arlington Cemetery, which houses JFK’s grave site.


DAY 03: DRIVING DISTANCE: 90 MI / 150 KM
WASHINGTON, D.C. – GETTYSBURG
Collect your rental car this morning before starting out for Gettysburg National Military Park, site of the most famous battle of the American Civil War. There are excellent self-guided interpretive tours to help you understand the battlefields.


DAY 04: DRIVING DISTANCE: 360 MI / 580 KM
GETTYSBURG – NIAGARA FALLS
Travel through central Pennsylvania and upstate New York. Then cross the U.S. border to romantic Niagara Falls. We suggest dinner at the revolving Skylon Tower restaurant this evening.


DAY 05: DRIVING DISTANCE: 100 MI / 160 KM
NIAGARA FALLS – TORONTO
Spend the morning sightseeing at Niagara Falls. Why not venture to nearby Niagara on the Lake for wine tasting? In the afternoon travel to Toronto, the largest English-speaking city in Canada. Explore the city before arriving at your hotel.


DAY 06: DRIVING DISTANCE: 240 MI / 384 KM
TORONTO – DETROIT
Continue through the province of Ontario to Windsor. Then cross back over the border to
Detroit, America’s automobile manufacturing center. If time allows, a visit to the Henry Ford Museum is a must.


DAY 07: DRIVING DISTANCE: 280 MI / 450 KM
DETROIT – CHICAGO
Today travel across Michigan. Stop in Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, and Kalamazoo before reaching Lake Michigan and Chicago.


DAY 08:
CHICAGO
Enjoy a full day to explore The Windy City. The architecture of Chicago is truly remarkable. See some of the tallest buildings in the world. There are also many excellent museums in the area to visit at your leisure, as well as great shopping and dining opportunities.


DAY 09: DRIVING DISTANCE: 300 MI / 480 KM
CHICAGO – ST. LOUIS
This morning, continue your journey south along historic Route 66 as it winds out of Chicago and traverses Illinois farmland to St. Louis, Missouri.


DAY 10: DRIVING DISTANCE: 210 MI / 340 KM
ST. LOUIS – SPRINGFIELD
Leave the Mississippi River behind and travel along historic Route 66 through the scenic beauty of the Missouri Ozark region to Springfield.


DAY 11: DRIVING DISTANCE: 310 MI / 520 KM
SPRINGFIELD – TULSA – OKLAHOMA CITY
Nowhere is historic Route 66 more at home than in Oklahoma, where the pavement follows the contours of the land as though it has always been there. In the dust-bowl years of the 1930s, fifteen percent of Oklahoma’s population started out on Route 66 in cars or caravans, carrying all their belongings, children, hopes, and dreams with them. This section of your trip takes you through rolling countryside, once the haunt of Native Americans, later the territory of cowboys and outlaws, and part of the famous Cherokee Strip.


DAY 12: DRIVING DISTANCE: 260 MI / 420 KM
OKLAHOMA CITY – AMARILLO
Travel through the land where the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians lived and hunted buffalo. Enter the Texas Panhandle, the haven of cowboys, oil-field roughnecks, and self-made millionaires.


DAY 13: DRIVING DISTANCE: 290 MI / 450 KM
AMARILLO – ALBUQUERQUE
Before leaving Amarillo, make a visit to Cadillac Ranch where you will find ten tail-fin Cadillacs half buried in the sand. This is the land of tumbleweeds, cattle, cotton, and oil. Continue to New Mexico, driving through what once was the hunting ground of the Comanche Indians. Overnight in Albuquerque.


DAY 14:
ALBUQUERQUE
A full day in Albuquerque today. A visit to the historic artists community in the downtown area will allow you the chance to pick up a momento of the trip. Alternatively, venture out to nearby Taos Pueblo to uncover the traditions of Native American indigenous people.


DAY 15: DRIVING DISTANCE: 180 MI / 290 KM
ALBUQUERQUE – SANTA FE – ALBUQUERQUE
Enjoy the short drive today that brings you to Santa Fe, famous for its galleries and museums, and known as the art center of the Southwest.


DAY 16: DRIVING DISTANCE: 260 MI / 420 KM
ALBUQUERQUE – HOLBROOK
Today’s highlight is the Petrified Forest National Park to view its thousands of acres of petrified trees. Overnight in Holbrook, Arizona.


DAY 17: DRIVING DISTANCE: 180 MI / 290 KM
HOLBROOK – GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK – FLAGSTAFF
Travel through Navajo Indian Country toward today’s destination, the spectacular Grand Canyon National Park. A walk along the rim will provide you with memorable views of this stunning canyon. Continue to Flagstaff for your overnight.


DAY 18: DRIVING DISTANCE: 300 MI / 480 KM
FLAGSTAFF – LAS VEGAS
Today your drive takes you through Kingman to the Hoover Dam. Continue to Las Vegas, the glittering Entertainment Capital of the World, where your hotel is located on the famous Strip.


DAY 19:
LAS VEGAS
A full day at leisure in Las Vegas. Enjoy the shopping, dining and gaming that make Vegas the playground that never sleeps.


DAY 20: DRIVING DISTANCE: 290 MI / 470 KM
LAS VEGAS – SANTA MONICA – LOS ANGELES
Journey through the Mojave Desert today, stopping at the ghost town of Calico en route to Santa Monica and Los Angeles. Continue to your overnight hotel.


DAY 21:
LOS ANGELES DEPARTURE
Spend the morning relaxing in the California sunshine before returning your rental car at Los Angeles International Airport for your departure flight.

Accommodation


DAY CITY STANDARD UPGRADE
01-02 Washington DC Capitol Skyline Hotel Washington Hilton
03 Gettysburg Comfort Inn Riverfront Comfort Inn Riverfront
04 Niagara Falls Days Inn & Suites – Niagara Falls Centre St By the Falls Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel
05 Toronto Bond Place Hotel Bond Place Hotel
06 Detroit Best Western Greenfield Inn Crowne Plaza Detroit Downtown Riverfront
07-08 Chicago Chicago’s Essex Inn The Whitehall Chicago
09 St Louis Red Roof Plus St. Louis – Forest Park / Hampton Ave The Hotel Majestic St Louis
10 Springfield Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven
11 Oklahoma City Howard Johnson Inn Sheraton Oklahoma City Downtown Hotel
12 Amarillo Quality Inn Medical Center Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Amarillo
13-15 Albuquerque Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn
16 Holbrook Magnuson Adobe Inn Magnuson Adobe Inn
17 Flagstaff Days Inn Flagstaff – West Route 66 Little America Hotel
18-19 Las Vegas Excalibur Hotel & Casino Luxor Hotel & Casino
20 Los Angeles Holiday Inn Los Angeles Gateway – Torrance Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel

Hotels may be substituted with comparable standard hotels during high demand periods or for operational reasons.

Holiday Info & Extras


Travel may be any day of the week, subject to availability of all components of the program.
Package rates may not be applicable over special events and during Public Holidays – rates are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. Hotels may be substituted with comparable standard properties. Refer to our Booking Conditions for full details.

“Compulsory Daily Resort Fee” if applicable will be advised at time of booking. A resort fee is a mandatory nightly surcharge imposed by hotels, nominally to cover the cost of certain amenities. Unlike room rates, which vary hugely according to season, the resort fee is generally a fixed amount per night.

International Long-haul Flights; Special discounted fares available if booked as part of this package – ask our friendly team for a quote.

Tour Operates & Prices


Valid: 01 Apr 18 – 31 Oct 18

Standard Hotels
From £1365.00 Twin Share

Upgrade Hotels
From £1549.00 Twin Share

Rental Car Drop Fee: There is a mandatory one-way drop off fee USD 500 + tax payable locally to Alamo Rental Car.

  • Lead prices per person based on a Double/Twin Room.
  • Single & Triple/Quad Rates on request.
  • Children under 11 stay free with 2 paying adults with existing bedding.
  • Extensions of stay available, likewise Accommodation upgrades and Rental Car options.
  • Rates are subject to change at any time without notice.

Inclusions
  • Welcome kit with comprehensive maps and day-to-day itinerary.
  • Alamo Rental Car “Inclusive” x19 Days; Compact Vehicle including unlimited mileage, CDW (Collision Damage Waiver), $1 Million Liability Cover, Sales Tax, State Tax, Airport Fees, CFC (Customer Facility Charge – if applicable), Mechanical Assistance.
  • Accommodation x20 Nights including sales tax as specified.
Exclusions
  • International Long-haul Flights; Special discounted fares available if booked as part of this package – ask our friendly team for a quote.
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
  • Use of hotel rooms before / after normal check in / out times.
  • Admissions &/or optional tours unless mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Ferry crossings, car parking and tolls if applicable unless mentioned in the itinerary.
  • National Rental Car: Personal Accident Insurance, Parking Fines, Toll charges, congestion charges, key replacement, Delivery and Collection fees, One way rental charges – if applicable, Optional extras signed for locally, Roadside Plus
  • Compulsory Daily Resort Fee if applicable payable locally will be advised at time of booking.

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