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US tours

The US is a vast and diverse place and getting your travel plans right can make a big difference to your trip. With so much to see and so many regions to choose from, it's worth thinking carefully about which route to take.

Whether it’s the history of the South or the canyons and vast wilderness of the West that appeal to you, we can offer suggestions about the best way to get around, how to explore the highlights and even suggest some sights you’re not likely to find in a guidebook. Our suggested tours are the product of extensive travel across the US and follow routes that work particularly well.

 

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Our recommended tours in the US

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in the US, and they showcase some of the routes that we’ve found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

  • Maine Coast USA

    Classic New England Self-Drive

    • Discover the revolutionary history of Boston on a guided tour of the Freedom Trail.

    • Explore the rugged coastline of Maine, dotted with lighthouses and quaint seaside towns.

    • Wander through the picturesque villages and rolling hills of Vermont.

    • Take in panoramic views from atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire's magnificent White Mountains.

    • Go whale watching off the waters of Cape Cod.

    13 days from CAD3,180pp

  • Whales, Hawaii

    Hawaii Highlights Self-Drive

    • Explore Maui's white-sand beaches.

    • Experience the heat of Kilauea Volcano.

    • Snorkel with sea turtles, whales and dolphins.

    • Between January and March you can also take a boat trip on the Pacific Ocean to see majestic humpback whales at sunrise.

    12 days from CAD4,995pp

  • Bison in Yellowstone in the winter

    Winter in Yellowstone National Park

    • Enjoy wildlife watching in Grand Teton National Park at sunrise with a naturalist guide.

    • Visit the Million Dollar Cowboy bar in Jackson.

    • Experience Yellowstone National Park as a winter wonderland and without the crowds.

    • Try your hand at cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in Yellowstone National Park.

    • Take a moon-lit sleigh ride to a remote cabin for dinner and live music at Lone Mountain Ranch.

    13 days from CAD9,525pp

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Beach tours with a touch of exploration

These tour ideas, from our Caribbean collection, are our answer if you’re looking to relax but still want to explore. Each tour combines time at one of our hand-picked beach properties with a few days spent discovering the local culture or hopping to the next beach. They’re only suggestions though, and your specialist will create a trip that’s built around your individual interests.

  • Beach, Carlisle Bay, Antigua

    Carlisle Bay and Miami

    Beach + Beach hopping

    Enjoy the art deco architecture and exciting atmosphere of Miami Beach before flying to Antigua’s stunning coastline and colonial history for a relaxing week at a luxurious beach resort.

    12 days from CAD3,920pp

    3 nights Miami, room only; 7 nights Carlisle Bay, including breakfast. The price below is per person, exclusive of international flights, and is intended as a broad indication of how much you should budget for your trip. We will tailor your itinerary to match your specific budget, dates and interests.

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Fall in the US beyond New England

While New England is known for its showstopping fall foliage, there are plenty of other places in the US that can rival the region’s autumnal beauty. Our specialists share worthy alternatives where you can make the most of the changing leaves.

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Walking in the southwest's national parks

The US's southwest region is home to some of the most iconic national parks in the country. Experience the visceral beauty of waterfalls cascading over the granite cliffs of Yosemite, the sun baked red-earthed canyons of Zion, or the mighty sequoia trees of Redwoods National Park on a walking trip.

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Experience Yellowstone National Park

Located in Wyoming and extending into Montana and Idaho, Yellowstone is America's oldest and largest national park. Here you can experience the world-famous geothermal features, abundant wildlife, lakes, rivers and canyons, as well as hiking and other outdoor activities.

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Where to go in the US by season

Whatever the time of year, there’s always somewhere in the US ripe for exploring. To help you decide where to go in spring, summer, autumn or winter, our specialists have chosen their top experiences and places to visit in the US by season.

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Route 66, Texas

Route 66 vacations

Known as the ‘Mother Road’, Route 66 helped open up America and shape its identity. Whether you choose to drive the whole route or just part of it, your road trip will showcase the country’s culture, history and landscapes.

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Grand Canyon National Park

Visiting the Grand Canyon: how to get the best experience

Everyone has heard of the Grand Canyon, but how can you get the most out of your visit? US specialist Ross provides advice and answers common questions about exploring the canyon, as well as sharing his own experiences.

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Yosemite National Park

Where to go in the US

The US is so huge that it can be hard to narrow down your options when you’re planning a trip. We’ve drawn up a guide to helping you decide which regions to visit, depending on your individual interests.

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Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park

Self-driving through Arizona & Utah in America’s Southwest

Our specialists will have traveled the routes we offer so you can rest assured that you'll get the most from your self-drive vacation in the US. They'll also plan the best places to stay, things to see and do, and even what car is most suited to your needs. In short, they make sure everything runs smoothly.

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Merced River & El Capitan, Yosemite National Park

Honeymoons in the USA

As a honeymoon destination, the United States has a lot to offer. US specialist, Carl, picks some of his top choices, from exploring San Francisco and driving the Pacific Coast Highway to staying on a ranch in the Rocky Mountain states and experiencing the swamplands and culture of Louisiana.

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Saint Paul skyline

Great Lakes

Relax on a lakeside beach or explore cities such as Chicago and Milwaukee. Go wildlife spotting for moose or take part in a range of outdoor activities, the Great Lakes region has plenty to offer visitors of all ages.

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