The Great American CrossingReference WW63000
The Great American Crossing is an adventure of a lifetime. Crossing from New York, all the way to San Francisco, this tour covers it all. Visit some of America's greatest cities including Philadelphia, Washington D.C, Chicago, Las Vegas, LA & San Francisco and also taking in the bucket list destinations including Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore and The Grand Canyon. You'll also cross the border into Canada to see the magnificent Niagara Falls and take a drive along the beautiful Californian Pacific Coast.
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Fly this morning to New York.
Arrive at either JFK or Newark International Airport and transfer independently to your hotel.
Your Tour Director will meet you this evening.
Overnight in New York
You depart New York for Philadelphia, where you spend the morning exploring the historic district of the "City of Brotherly Love" and the birthplace of a nation.
See the Liberty Bell, and stroll through Independence National Historic Park and Mall.
Then continue to the nation's capital, Washington DC.
Overnight in Washington DC
Enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the U.S Capitol Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the JFK Memorial.
Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute or simply stroll the banks of the Potomac River.
Overnight in Washington DC
Today, visit Gettysburg National Military Park, site of one of the most decisive battles during the American Civil War, and the place where Abraham Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863.
You then travel through upstate New York to Buffalo and finally cross the international border into Canada, where the thundering noise and mist of Niagara Falls permeates the air.
Overnight at Niagara Falls
Spend the morning sightseeing at Niagara Falls.
Stroll along Table Rock and view the thundering waters of Horseshoe Falls.
In the late afternoon, return to the United States, crossing the border and continuing to your hotel in a suburb of Detroit, known as "Motor City USA".
Overnight in Detroit
This morning starts with first a visit to the Rouge Factory followed by the Henry Ford Museum.
After time exploring the many exhibits of the museum you will visit the nearby Ford plant and watch a modern production vehicle roll off the ever-busy factory floor.
You then leave the Motor City behind and travel inland to the south of Lake Michigan to reach Chicago for your overnight stay.
Overnight in Chicago
today you will enjoy a short tour of the city's highlights including Lake Shore Drive, the Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier.
The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Chicago.
Travel through Midwest farm country abundant in cornfields, wheat fields and dairy farms.
Then you cross the mighty Mississippi River and travel into the state of Iowa to arrive just as Lewis and Clark did 200 years ago on the banks of the Missouri River.
Overnight in Sioux City
Travel westward through the grasslands of South Dakota and onwards to Badlands National Park, once home to the buffalo and antelope, and filled with colourful rock formations.
Then you continue on to the Black Hills, sacred to the Plains Indians and home to Mount Rushmore.
Overnight in Rapid City
Enter the state of Wyoming, which has twelve mountain ranges intermixed with deserts and rolling grasslands, and continue to Cody for the night.
Overnight in Cody
Drive past the mountains in Wyoming to Yellowstone, America's first National Park, and enjoy a sightseeing tour of this immense geothermal wonderland including geysers, waterfalls, wildlife and canyons.
Highlights will include Yellowstone Lake, Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone Canyon's majestic falls and the beautiful Hayden Valley.
Overnight in Yellowstone
Travel through Grand Teton National Park (weather permitting) and see awesome mountain peaks towering over 13,000 ft.
Visit the Snake River Outlook and try your eye at capturing the stunning landscape made famous by Ansel Adam's iconic shot.
Later arrive in Utah, known for the Mormon Community, and take a short tour of it's capital, Salt Lake City.
The followers of Brigham Young built one of the best-planned cities in the country.
See the State Capital building and visit famed Temple Square and the Tabernacle before arriving at the hotel for the evening.
Overnight in Salt Lake City
Continue today to spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-coloured world of sandstone spires and pinnacles, "hoodoos", will dazzle the eye.
This evening, weather permitting, be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparkeling stars & brilliant constellations.
Overnight in Bryce Canyon.
Depart Bryce Canyon this morning and journey to stunning Lake Powell.
Lake Powell is the second-largest man-made lake in America, and one in a series of lakes formed by the damming of the Colorado River.
Then visit colossal Grand Canyon Natioanl Park, one of the seven great natural wonders of the world.
Stop at the Canyon rim to fully experience this mile-deep canyon's plunging gorges, rising spires, extinct volcanoes and, below the rim, the winding Colorado River.
Overnight in Flagstaff, a famed stop on Historic Route 66
This morning depart Flagstaff and travel on to Las Vegas, the dazzling "Entertainment Capital of the World".
Along the way, pass through Seligman, a town built along the famed Route 66 that looks as if it were frozen in time sixty years ago.
The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to explore the dazzling Las Vegas strip.
Overnight in Las Vegas
Travel to Los Angeles through the Mojave Desert, where clusters of unique Joshua trees dot the mountainous landscape.
Upon arrival in Los Angeles ou will enjoy a tour through the "City of Angels" including Hollywood, Sunset Strip and parts of Beverly Hills, before reaching your hotel.
Overnight in Los Angeles
Today we suggest an optional full-day tour visiting the world's largest movie studio and theme park: Universal Studios.
Get an inside look at the sets and uncover behind the scenes secrets of legendary films or perhaps, for the more adventurous, take one of the Studios' feature rides.
Overnight in Los Angeles
Leave Los Angeles in the morning and travel north through one of California's favourite vacation spots, Santa Barbara, where palm-lined walkways border white sandy beaches.
The city is famous for its mission and Spanish heritage.
Along the way, stop at an iconic California lifeguard tower made famous in "Baywatch".
Overnight in Central Coast
Today you make your way north to Carmel, home of actor/director Clint Eastwood.
Travelling further north, visit Monterey's Old Fisherman's Wharf.
Stroll the Pier to Cannery Row, brought to fame by John Steinbeck's novel.
In the afternoon pass the fertile valleys of Castroville and Santa Clara en route to San Francisco, the "City by the Bay".
Overnight in San Francisco.
Make your own way to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK