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AmericasNationalParksandDenver

America's National Parks & Denver

Experience the grandeur of the American West as you explore six fantastic National Parks on this exciting journey. Relish overnight stays in a lodge nestled in the heart of Yellowstone and in a National Historic Landmark inside the Grand Canyon. Enjoy a breakfast cruise on Lake Powell. Marvel at the magnitude and colour of Zion’s cliffs. Enjoy 2-night stays in Salt Lake City and Jackson Hole. Drive through the incredible Bighorn Mountains and the great Sioux Nations Territory before seeing Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument. Complete your adventure with a stay in Denver and a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park. Meet a local Lakota Native American at dinner and learn about their fascinating way of life, past and present.

Highlights Include

  • Stunning scenery at Sedona and Grand Canyon
  • The sandstone cliff of Zion National Park
  • Yellowstone, the oldest National Park in the US
  • Rapid City and the world famous Mt. Rushmore Monument

Itinerary

1

Scottsdale

Join us on a journey through six of America’s most splendid national parks. Your tour opens in Arizona where you will enjoy a stay in the world-famous resort town of Scottsdale. This evening, join your fellow travellers at a welcome dinner.

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Scottsdale - Sedona - Lake Powell

Begin the day with a visit to the artists' colony of Sedona where you will see the amazing rock formations change hue with each turn in the road. Later today you arrive at Lake Powell.

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Lake Powell - Grand Canyon

Embark on a delightful breakfast cruise on scenic Lake Powell. Next, travel to Carl Hayden Visitors Centre and look out over Glen Canyon Dam and see to the end of Lake Powell. Afterward, travel through Marble Canyon before arriving at the spectacular Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Upon arrival, relax at one of the many public seating areas overlooking the immense and colourful canyon. Take a moment to reflect as you stand in awe of this iconic natural treasure. Before dinner you may wish to take a short hike to explore the area. Tonight’s dinner takes place in the historic Grand Canyon Lodge which offers fine dining in a casual atmosphere with magnificent views overlooking the rim of the canyon.

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Grand Canyon - Bryce Canyon, Utah - Zion National Park

Travel to Bryce Canyon National Park,* truly one of the most spectacular scenic wonders of the world. The formations within the park, called Hoodoos, are the creation of wind and water erosion over eons of time. Iron oxidizing within the rock causes the natural orange and red hues that colour these formations. Your final destination for the day is the red and white sandstone cliffs of Zion National Park.* In sheer magnitude and colour, Zion is very likely one of the most awe-inspiring national parks in the world. Enjoy the view from the floor of the canyon as you ride along on the Zion tram.

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Zion National Park - Salt Lake City

A drive north takes you to Salt Lake City, the “City of the Saints,” for a 2night stay. Perhaps you will choose to explore Temple Square. This beautifully landscaped 10-acre plot of ground in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City is one of Utah's most visited attractions. The centre-piece of the square is the 6-spired granite Salt Lake Temple, and adjacent to this imposing edifice is the domed Tabernacle, home of the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the great Tabernacle organ.

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Salt Lake City

First, enjoy a tour of Salt Lake City featuring the Great Salt Lake, the State Capitol and the residential district. Then, take the rest of the day to relax or independently explore.

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Salt Lake City - Jackson Hole, Wyoming

En route to Wyoming you will see the majestic Bear Lake Summit. Later, you will arrive in the cowboy town of Jackson Hole.

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Jackson Hole

The day is yours to enjoy Jackson Hole. Optional activities include shopping, canoeing, hiking and river-rafting trips. Of course, your Tour Manager will be ready with suggestions. Tonight, experience a fun-filled evening of cowboy entertainment and a traditional chuck wagon** dinner.

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Jackson Hole - Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks

From Jackson Hole, pass through Grand Teton National Park. Towering more than a mile above the valley of Jackson Hole, the Grand Teton rises to 13,770 feet. Twelve Teton peaks reach above 12,000 feet and support a dozen mountain glaciers. The Teton Range is the youngest range in the Rockies and displays some of North America's oldest rocks. Later, arrive at the amazing Yellowstone National Park for an overnight stay at your lodge nestled in the heart of this magnificent park. Explore the incredible sights of Yellowstone with a local expert. One of the many highlights is the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser, a fountain of steam that rises more than 60 feet in the air.

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Yellowstone - Cody - Sheridan

A delightful day of sightseeing begins with a trip along Lake Yellowstone and over Sylvan Pass. From the mountains to the prairies, the scenery is simply amazing. As you pass through Cody, a stop will be made at the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West, a tribute to one of the most colourful figures of the Old West, Buffalo Bill Cody. Before turning in for the night in Sheridan, you drive through the incredible Bighorn Mountains and journey through the territory of the Great Sioux Nation.

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Sheridan - Rapid City, South Dakota

See one of the country’s most famous landmarks, Mount Rushmore, whose four figures carved in stone represent the first 150 years of American history. Later, visit Crazy Horse Memorial, a monument dedicated to the Native Americans of this great land. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Native American Cultural Centre to learn about their culture and customs. Here, Native Americans discuss the movements of their dances and the significance of wearing different feathers and clothes. At tonight’s farewell dinner you will meet a local Lakota Native American and learn all about their fascinating way of life, past and present.

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Rapid City - Denver, Colorado

Today's adventure takes us south into Wyoming and through Cheyenne, the state capital. Later in the day we arrive in Denver, Colorado — the “Mile High City.” Relax as you make yourself at home for the next two nights.

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Denver

Set out for spectacular Rocky Mountain National Park. Here, the beauty of the west is preserved and the term “sweeping vistas” takes on a whole new meaning as you experience incredible views. Return to Denver and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon to do as you please. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a farewell dinner.

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Denver

Your tour comes to a close as you join your overnight flight home.


What's included?

  • Professional tour manager for the duration of the trip
  • Standard accommodation throughout
  • International flights from London (please ask if regional airports are required)
  • Sightseeing as specified

How to book

Daily Departures 01 May to 20 October.

Please call us on (01892) 779900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your travel dates, and preferred standard of accommodation for a detailed & competitively priced quotation.

HawaiianDiscovery

Hawaiian Discovery

This 10-night Hawaiian itinerary takes in all four of the main islands – you really will be experiencing the best that Hawaii has to offer. From stunning beaches to awe-inspiring volcanoes; from the history of events surrounding Pearl Harbor to the fun and activity awaiting you on world-famous Waikiki Beach, there really is something here for everyone. Aloha!

Highlights Include

  • Honolulu
  • Pearl Harbor & Waikiki Beach
  • Kona
  • Volcanoes National Park
  • Maui
  • Kauai

Itinerary

1

Honolulu, Oahu - Waikiki

Welcome to Hawaii. In the traditional Aloha spirit, you'll be greeted at the airport with a flower lei. Explore your hotel in the heart of Waikiki Beach and spend the rest of the afternoon as you like: dive into the warm gentle waves of the Pacific or relax with a tropical drink poolside. At 6 p.m., gather for a Hawaiian-style Welcome Reception and dinner with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

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Pearl Harbor and Honolulu

Begin your exploration of the island Oahu. During a visit to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, you'll be moved by this moving tribute to the World War II military personnel still entombed in the ship's hull since the fatal attack in 1941. After a drive through the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Punchbowl Crater, return to Honolulu to see the splendid Iolani Palace, former home to Hawaii's last monarchs, and the iconic King Kamehameha I statue at Aliiolani Hale. View the current state capitol building, built in a Hawaiian version of modernist Bauhaus architecture. The rest of the afternoon is yours to spend relaxing on the beach, doing some shopping or just exploring.

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Oahu - Kona - Keauhou Bay

Your morning begins with a short, scenic flight to the Big Island of Hawaii. Upon arrival, enjoy an orientation tour of the lively seaside village of Kailua-Kona followed by time to explore the local shops in this quaint and bustling town. Join a Local Specialist at a local coffee plantation to learn more about one of the Big Island's most notable and fragrant crops. Later, check into your oceanfront resort and perhaps get a glimpse of the most famous guests on the property: the manta rays. Speaking of rays, enjoy rich island flavours at Rays on the Bay with views of these resident sea creatures.

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Kona

Wake to the sound of the sea and explore one of the most beautiful areas in the world on your own today. Options abound: don a snorkel and mask to see some of Hawaii's colourful and varied marine life, descend into the ocean depths on a submarine to explore a natural coral reef and its marine inhabitants, experience a spectacular helicopter flightseeing excursion over the Big Island, or just relax and enjoy the pool and other facilities at your oceanfront resort. At your hotel, meet a Local Specialist at the Manta Ray Learning Center for a presentation on this massive and unique animal of the sea. This evening, perhaps join an optional visit to a historic working ranch for dinner and entertainment.

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Keahou Bay - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park - Hilo - Maui

Make your way to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that's home to the world's largest volcanoes. On the way, see the immense stretches of black sand beaches that the island is known for and enjoy a stop at the southernmost bakery in the United States. Inside the park, learn about the fiery geology of the islands and walk through a real lava tube at an interpretive museum. Afterwards, enjoy a savoury lunch at The Rim restaurant, offering unparalleled views of the Kilauea caldera. Later, travel to Hilo where you board your flight to Maui, the Magic Isle. Formerly a royal retreat, magnificent Kaanapali Beach is often ranked as one of America's finest beaches. Check in to your beachfront resort and relax for the evening.

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Maui

This morning, set off for another of Hawaii's most famous volcanoes: Haleakala, which means "house of the sun". The volcano itself is the world's largest dormant volcano and the National Park is home to the island's highest peak at 10,023 feet (3,055 metres) above sea level. Travel into the countryside next to visit a local farm and learn about the sustainable agriculture on the islands. Then toast your host with a glass of wine and indulge in a Be My Guest lunch serving up delicious Hawaiian specialities made with the freshest local ingredients. After lunch, visit the lush emerald peaks of Iao Valley State Park. Join your travelling companions this evening for a luau Regional Meal, featuring a sumptuous buffet, tropical cocktails and the songs and dances of old Hawaii and the South Pacific.

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Maui

Enjoy a full day free in paradise as you chart your own course through Maui's tropical wonderlands. Spend some time along the majestic white-sand beaches. Explore the old whaling village of Lahaina with its trendy art galleries and welcoming cafés. Play 18 holes at a championship golf course overlooking the sea. Embark on a whale watching cruise or dip in the warm tropical waters to get an up close view of Maui's ocean flora and fauna on an optional snorkeling experience.

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Maui - Kauai

Enjoy a morning at leisure on Maui before a brief afternoon flight takes you to the Garden Isle of Kauai. Relax and get settled in at your hotel and joining an evening on your own.

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Kauai

Start your first day on Kauai with a visit to Grove Farm Estate, including a private tour of the home on this historic sugar cane plantation. Then set off for Waimea Canyon to view one of the most majestic geological wonders in Hawaii with its vibrantly colourful buttes and deep valley gorges.

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Kauai

Enjoy a full day at leisure on Kauai today, savouring its many natural wonders. Perhaps travel by helicopter to the Na Pali Coast, which offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the entire world. And don't forget to leave some time to enjoy the lovely pool at your resort, for no Hawaiian idyll is complete without some serious relaxation. On your final night on Kauai, join your Travel Director and travelling companions for a festive Farewell Dinner.

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Depart Kauai

A hui hou…until we meet again. Take your transfer to the airport or extend your stay in Kauai.


What's included?

  • Professional tour manager for the duration of the trip
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motor-coach with on-board restroom facilities
  • Standard accommodation throughout
  • International flights from London (please ask if regional airports are required)
  • Sightseeing as specified

How to book

Daily Departures 01 May to 20 October.

Please call us on (01892) 779900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your travel dates, and preferred standard of accommodation for a detailed & competitively priced quotation.

NewYorktoHollywood

New York to Hollywood

A fantastic opportunity to take in some of the best that the United States of America has to offer; beginning on the East Coast in the Big Apple, begin your journey across the continent to the West Coast, concluding your trip in Los Angeles. Along your journey, you will have the opportunity to visit the Capital, Washington D.C. and the breath-taking Niagara Falls, Chicago and the world famous Mt. Rushmore Monument to U.S President’s past. The tour also features Yellowstone, the oldest national park in the country and one of the greatest wonders of the natural world; Grand Canyon.

Highlights Include

  • The Big Apple itself; New York City
  • Washington D.C; the capital of the US
  • Niagara Falls
  • The Windy City; Chicago
  • The iconic Mt. Rushmore Monument
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Grand Canyon
  • The bright lights of Las Vegas and Los Angeles

Itinerary

1

New York - Philadelphia - Washington, D.C.

We depart New York for Philadelphia, where we 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, D.C.

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Washington, D.C.

Enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the U.S. Capital 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.

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Washington, D.C. - Gettysburg - Niagara Falls

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. We 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.

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Niagara Falls - The Great Lakes - Detroit

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". Enjoy an evening at leisure.

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Detroit - Chicago

This morning we make an early start to visit the fascinating Henry Ford Museum. After time exploring the many exhibits of the museum we will visit the nearby Ford plant and watch a modern production vehicle roll off the ever busy factory floor. We then leave Motor City behind and travel along Lake Michigan to Chicago for our overnight stay.

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Chicago

Today we will enjoy a short tour of the city's highlights including Lake Shore Drive, the Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier. The Windy City's stunning high rise architecture and one of the world's tallest buildings, the Willis Tower (admission not included), provide a dramatic backdrop for this cultural and financial center. The rest of the day is at leisure.

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Chicago - Mississippi River Crossing - Sioux City

Travel through Midwest farm country abundant in corn fields, wheat fields and dairy farms. Then we 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.

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Sioux City - Badlands - Mt. Rushmore - Deadwood/Rapid 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 strange shaped and colourful rock formations. Then we continue on to the Black Hills, sacred to the Plains Indians and home to Mount Rushmore, an enormous monument to four great American presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt.

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Deadwood/Rapid City - Bighorm Mountains - Cody

Enter the state of Wyoming, which has twelve mountain ranges intermixed with deserts and rolling grasslands, and continue to Cody for the night. **If overnight in Cody is not possible due to weather or adverse road conditions in Yellowstone, overnight will be in Billings/Livingston, Montana.

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Cody - Yellowstone

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.

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Yellowstone - Grand Teton - Salt Lake City

Travel through Grand Teton National Park (weather permitting) and see awesome mountain peaks towering over 13,000 ft. (4,000 meters). Visit the Snake River Outlook and try your eye at capturing the stunning landscape made famous by Ansel Adam's iconic shot. This prairie land is home to wild buffalo (Tatonka!), moose and elk. Later, arrive in the Mormon State of Utah and take a short city tour of its 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. May we suggest dinner at the Rooftop Restaurant for panoramic views of Temple Square (optional)?

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Salt Lake City - Bryce Canyon

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 sparkling stars and brilliant constellations and the aroma of pinewood campfires.

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Bryce Canyon - Lake Powell - Grand Canyon - Flagstaff

Depart Bryce Canyon this morning and journey to stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls. 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 National 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.

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Flagstaff - Seligman/Route 66 - Las Vegas

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 famous Las Vegas Strip.

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Las Vegas - Mojave Desert - Beverly Hills - Los Angeles

Travel to Los Angeles via the Mojave Desert, home of the world's tallest thermometer, at 134 feet (41 meters) high. Clusters of unique Joshua trees dot the mountainous landscape. Upon arrival in Los Angeles you will enjoy a tour through the City of Angels including Hollywood, Sunset Strip and parts of Beverly Hills, after which your tour concludes.


What's included?

  • Professional tour manager for the duration of the trip
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motor-coach with on-board restroom facilities
  • Standard accommodation throughout
  • International flights from London (please ask if regional airports are required)
  • Sightseeing as specified

How to book

Daily Departures 01 May to 20 October.

Please call us on (01892) 779900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your travel dates, and preferred standard of accommodation for a detailed & competitively priced quotation.

ColoursofNewEngland

Colours of New England

This tour allows you to experience the Fall Colours, a phenomenon of the New England landscape. Begin in Boston before continuing to take in the beauty of Acadia National Park and the coastal town of Bar Harbor. From here, you will continue into the true Mountains; exploring both the White and Green ranges; a fantastic place to view the colours in their full and uninterrupted glory. Your tour concludes in the coastal resort areas of Cape Cod – a real jewel in the crown of the region.

Highlights Include

  • Boston
  • The beautiful coastal towns of Kennebunkport and Newport
  • Bar Harbor and the stunning Acadia National Park
  • Salem; famous for its witch-hunting history
  • See the stunning colours of the Green & White Mountains
  • The quaint charm and beauty of Cape Cod


Itinerary

1

Boston Arrival

Welcome to Boston, the Cradle of American Liberty. Upon arrival at Logan International Airport, transfer independently to your hotel where will you will meet your Tour Director.

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Boston - Salem - Kennebunkport - Bar Harbor

Along the route north of Boston lies almost four centuries of history as well as some of the East Coast's finest beaches and seascapes. Your first stop today is Salem, the site of the infamous 17th century witch trials and birthplace of American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne. Continuing along the coast you'll stop to gaze at Cape Neddick "Nubble" Lighthouse, the most photographed lighthouse in America. Passing through Portsmouth, the oldest community in New Hampshire known for its thriving fishing community and historic buildings, your next stop will be Kennebunkport, home to the palatial summer estates of prominent politicians, including the 41st U.S. President, George Herbert Walker Bush. From Kennebunkport you'll pass through quaint villages where local fishermen mark their grounds with colourful bouys prior to arriving in Bar Harbor.

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Bar Harbour - Acadia National Park - Bar Harbor

Today, enjoy a full day exploring one of the oldest and most beautiful national parks in America. Discover soaring peaks, dramatic glacier-carved valleys, clear lakes, rugged shoreline, and the only true fjord on the Atlantic Coast. Witness outstanding views along Park Loop Road and climb to the summit of Cadillac Mountain. At 1,530 feet Cadillac Mountain is not only the tallest mountain in the park, but also the tallest mountain along the eastern seaboard. This evening, join us for a traditional lobster dinner (optional).

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Bar Harbor - White Mountains

Your journey today takes you inland towards the spectacular scenery of the White Mountains, the "rooftop of New England", whose landscape is dotted with enchanting covered bridges, picturesque towns and villages, and historic sites. En route experience breathtaking mountain vistas, pristine forestry and world renowned foliage.

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Wite Mountains - Stowe - Green Mountains

Today, traverse the White Mountains that divide the states of New Hampshire and Vermont to Stowe, a classic 200-year-old village nestled beside Vermont's highest peak, majestic Mt. Mansfield. Continue through Burlington on Lake Champlain and stunning views of open meadows, farmlands and forests to Vermont's Green Mountains. With their dense forests, the Green Mountains are home to bears, moose, wild turkey, and deer.

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Green Mountains - Newport

Leaving Vermont, you'll enter the smallest state in the Union, Rhode Island. Home to spectacular coastal scenery and awe-inspiring architecture, Newport is considered by many a shining gem in the coastal crown of New England. And nowhere is Newport's natural beauty more on display than on its Cliff Walk. Here, between the pounding surf of the Atlantic Ocean and sprawling lawns sit the famed Gilded Age mansions that once were the summer playgrounds for socialite families such as the Astor's and Vanderbilt's. Visit one of these opulent mansions for a glimpse into the lavish lifestyle of the privileged from a bygone era. This evening, a classic New England Clam Bake brings the shore to straight to your table (optional).

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Newport - Cape Cod

From the opulence of Newport you'll continue to the unspoiled natural beauty of Cape Cod where picturesque beaches with high sand dunes, never-ending sea, lighthouses rising along the coast, and gorgeous sunsets await.

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Cape Cod

A short 45 minute ferry ride from Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard is the jewel of New England. Spread over 100 square miles are six towns, each with its own proud history and unique character, historic sea captains' homes, charming gingerbread cottages, a quaint fishing village, five majestic lighthouses and the nation's oldest operating carousel. While exploring miles of pristine beaches, dramatic clay cliffs, rural landscapes and picturesque waterways you'll find Martha's Vineyard is more than just lobsters and clams.

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Cape Cod - Plymouth - Boston

Today begins with a visit to Plymouth, the town where English colonists first made a home in New England. See Plymouth Rock, where according to tradition, the passengers of the Mayflower first set foot in the "New World," views of Plymouth Harbor and the Mayflower II, a replica of the original Mayflower (onboard admission not included). Returning to Boston, you'll retrace the steps of the Freedom Trail, which may include a stroll beside Boston Common, King's Chapel, the Boston Massacre site, and numerous pubs and taverns where America's Founding Fathers toasted freedom. Enjoy lunch at one of Boston's many restaurants where you may wish to try a steaming hot cup of traditional New England Clam Chowder (not included). Afterward, explore Boston's first marketplace from the 1800's, Quincy Market, which today is home to boutiques, cafes and shops.

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Boston

Transfer independently to Logan International Airport for your departure flight.


What's included?

  • Professional tour manager for the duration of the trip
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motor-coach with on-board restroom facilities
  • Standard accommodation throughout
  • International flights from London (please ask if regional airports are required)
  • Sightseeing as specified

How to book

Daily Departures 01 May to 20 October.

Please call us on (01892) 779900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your travel dates, and preferred standard of accommodation for a detailed & competitively priced quotation.

PacificCoastExplorer

Pacific Coast Explorer

The Pacific Coast Explorer begins in the biggest of Canada’s cities, Vancouver, before journeying south down the famous Pacific Coast Highway. Explore Seattle, a coastal city that is flanked by the Olympic Mountains and towards Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens, both active volcanoes. Fabulous drives along the Oregon coastline and to its coastal towns of Newport and Coos Bay. The Redwood National Park, as you head further south, into California, still house five majestic trees larger than the Statue of Liberty. Conclude your trip sipping on local California wine among the vineyards of Sonoma and the cosmopolitan city of San Francisco.

Highlights Include

  • Vancouver
  • Seattle
  • Mt. Rainier and St. Helens; active volcanoes along the pacific coast
  • Redwood National Park
  • The coastal towns of Newport and Coos Bay
  • San Francisco

Itinerary

1

Vancouver Arrival

Welcome to Vancouver. Upon arrival at Vancouver International Airport, transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet your Tour Director.

2

Vancouver (Victoria Island optional)

A full day at leisure provides ample time to take in Vancouver's sights and attractions, or to take a ferry across the island-dotted Strait of Georgia to Victoria Island. The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is a unique blend of old world charm and new world experiences. Combined with the beauty of the Pacific Ocean and rainforests set against a backdrop of the Olympic Mountains, a visit to Victoria makes for the perfect day trip.

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Vancouver - Seattle

Today's journey takes you across the Canada/U.S. border to the jewel of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle. Set on the waterfront and framed by snowcapped mountains, Seattle is a sophisticated city that offers visitors a real sampling of Northwest life. The Downtown Seattle Waterfront is a great place to take in the views of Elliott Bay and the Olympic Mountains, and no visit would be complete without strolling through the grounds at the Seattle Centre and checking out the spectacular view from the Space Needle's 520-foot high observation deck.

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Seattle - Mt. Rainier - St. Helens - Portland

Depart this morning for Portland, Oregon's largest city and one of the world's best walking cities. En route, visit Mount Rainier National Park and Mount St. Helens, both active volcanoes and part of the Northwest's "ring of fire." Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level and often shrouded in clouds, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S. and stands as an icon in the Washington landscape.

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Portland - Newport - Oregon Dunes - Coos Bay

Today, enjoy a scenic drive along Oregon's coastline where spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding forests await. Travel south through Newport and the heart of the central coast to Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area. Extending for over 40 miles, Oregon Dunes features wind-sculpted sand dunes that tower up to 500 feet above sea level.

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Coos Bay - Redwood National Park - Eureka

Continuing south, the rugged Oregon coastline offers stunning views, endless beaches, crashing waves and beautiful lighthouses; while California's spectacular Redwood Coast offers sparkling beaches, cascading rivers, quiet countryside, historic communities and a forest as old as the dinosaurs. Nearly half of the remaining old growth redwoods can be found in Redwood National Park, including giants five stories’ taller than the Statue of Liberty.

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Eureka - Sonoma

Today, pass through the unbelievably picturesque Village of Mendocino, recently designated a Preserve America Community; where every structure speaks of history, en route to Northern California's Wine Country. Home to perfect grape-growing conditions, dazzling displays of colour as the seasons change and a Mediterranean climate, this region possess some of the most famous wineries in the world.

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Sonoma - San Francisco

This morning, cross the Golden Gate Bridge, an engineering marvel and one of the most beloved bridges in the world, before arriving in San Francisco.

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San Francisco

Enjoy free time to explore San Francisco before transferring independently to the airport for your departure flight.


What's included?

  • Professional tour manager for the duration of the trip
  • Deluxe air-conditioned motor-coach with on-board restroom facilities
  • Standard accommodation throughout
  • International flights from London (please ask if regional airports are required)
  • Sightseeing as specified

How to book

Daily Departures 01 May to 20 October.

Please call us on (01892) 779900 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating your travel dates, and preferred standard of accommodation for a detailed & competitively priced quotation.

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