The great american crossing

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The Great American Crossing

Tour Information
16nt Tour Begins New York, Ends Los Angeles: 1nt New York; 2nts Washington DC; 1nt Niagara Falls; 1nt Detroit; 2nts Chicago; 1nt Sioux City; 1nt Rapid City; 1nt Cody; 1nt Yellowstone National Park; 1nt Salt Lake City; 1nt Bryce Canyon National Park; 1nt Williams; 1nt Las Vegas; 1nt Los Angeles

See the best of the States in one tour, crossingfrom the east coast to the west. Start in New York and then head to Philadelphia, Washington DC and Gettysburg before dipping across the Canadian border to view the fantastic Niagara Falls. Back in the States you’ll see motor-city Detroit and Chicago before striking out west with a visit to Badlands National Park and Mount Rushmore. Explore the legends of the Old West at Deadwood and Cody thendiscover the geothermal wonders of Yellowstone National Park, including, of course, world-famous Old Faithful.

Head onwards through snowcapped Grand Teton National Park to Salt Lake City, then marvel at the incredible rock formations at Bryce Canyon National Park and Lake Powell before arriving at the Grand Canyon. After time to see this natural wonder you will head down part of Route 66 to arrivein glittering Las Vegas to stay at one of the huge luxury hotel’s on the city’s famous Strip. After the bright lights of the city drive across the Joshua-tree studded Mojave Desert to arrive in Los Angeles to end your grand tour.

Day 1
Fly from the UK – New York
On arrival in New York, transfer independently to your hotel.
Hotel: Doubletree Chelsea
Day 2
New York – Philadelphia –Washington, D.C.
We depart New York for Philadelphia, where we spend the morning exploring the historic district of Brotherly Love. Explore the National Constitutional Center, see the Liberty Bell, and stroll through Independence National Historic Park and Mall. Then continue to Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital.
Hotel: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
Day 3
Washington, D.C.
Enjoy a city tourwith such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetry, site of the John F.Kennedy Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute.
Hotel: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center
Day 4
Washington, D.C. – Gettysburg – Niagara Falls, Canada
today, visitsGettysburg 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 on our way to Niagara Falls.
Hotel: Best Western Cairn Croft
Day 5
Niagara Falls – Detroit
Spend the morning sightseeing at Niagara Falls. Stroll along Table Rock and viewthe thundering waters of Horseshoe Falls. Travel on to Detroit, known as motor city USA. Detroit is home to the country’s automobile manufacturing centers. Evening at leisure.
Hotel: Best Western Greenfield Inn
Day 6
Detroit – Chicago
Travel along Lake Michigan, leaving Detroit. Continue on to Chicago, where you will enjoy a short tour of the city’s highlights including Lake Shore Drive, theMagnificent Mile and Navy Pier. The Windy City’s stunning high rise architecture and one of the world’s tallest buildings, the Sears Tower (admission not included); provide a dramatic backdrop for this cultural and financial center.
Hotel: Chicago’s Essex Inn
Day 7
A full day at leisure in Chicago.
Hotel: Chicago’s Essex Inn
Day 8
Chicago – Sioux City
Travel through Midwest farmcountry 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 like Lewis & Clark did 200 years ago on the banks of the Missouri River when we overnight in Sioux City.
Hotel: Marina Inn & Suites
Day 9
Sioux City–Badlands National Park–Mt. Rushmore National Memorial-Deadwood/Rapid City