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  • Bixby Bridge on the Pacific Coast Highway at Big Sur, California

    Coastal California family road-trip

    • Go whale watching in Monterey, looking out for orcas and humpback whales.

    • Enjoy an action-packed day of family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood.

    • Relax and play on the endless stretches of sandy beach, in sunny San Diego.

    • Cycle around the bay in San Francisco and over the famed Golden Gate bridge with an experienced guide.

    • Drive along the Pacific Coast Highway, with its dramatic views of rugged coastline and the ocean.

    15 days from £3,195pp

  • Famous Fort Worth Cattle Drive

    Texas trails self-drive tour

    • Ride out along the trails and learn about the cowboy way of life on a Texan ranch.

    • Taste the state's culinary speciality, the Texas barbecue.

    • Visit San Antonio's famous Alamo, a shrine of Texan independence.

    • Enjoy live music at its best in the state capital, Austin.

    • Sample cowboy culture at Fort Worth's historic Stockyards district.

    14 days from £3,335pp

  • Oak Alley plantation, Mississippi

    Discovering the American South

    • Wander the streets of Nashville, lined with music venues that you can enjoy any time of the day.

    • Immerse yourself in US Civil Rights history in Memphis at the moving National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel.

    • Delve into the culinary history of New Orleans, learning how to cook gumbo and jambalaya.

    • Hear the poignant stories of those enslaved at the plantation homes that line the Mississippi River.

    14 days from £3,395pp

  • The Chromatic pool, Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone National Park discovered

    • Learn about the plethora of wildlife inhabiting Yellowstone National Park on a group tour.

    • Explore the geothermal activity of Yellowstone National Park.

    • Admire the mountains in Grand Teton National Park.

    • Visit the mountain town of Jackson Hole.

    11 days from £3,940pp

  • Abandon Crystal Mill near Aspen

    Colorado Rockies explored

    • Explore the foothills of the Rocky Mountains outside of Denver.

    • Visit the authentic mountain town of Breckenridge.

    • Enjoy a white-water rafting adventure on the Roaring Fork River outside of Aspen.

    • See wildlife such as moose and elk in Rocky Mountain National Park.

    15 days from £3,965pp

  • Aurora Borealis over Fairbanks, Alaska

    Alaska's northern lights by train

    • Stay in a glass-windowed dome in the Alaskan wilderness, while also keeping a watch for mesmerising northern lights.

    • Embark on an exhilarating winter wilderness activity: try your hand at dog-sledding and snowmobiling.

    • Admire the winter-wonderland scenery as you relax on a comfortable railway journey from Anchorage to Fairbanks.

    • Explore Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, perhaps try ice-skating and fat-biking, or visit some of the city’s museums.

    8 days from £4,275pp

  • Boston skyline

    Cities of the east by rail

    • Reduce the carbon footprint of your holiday, travelling by rail.

    • Explore Boston's rich history, including its role in the American Revolution.

    • Experience the bright lights of New York City, visiting the Statue of Liberty and Central Park.

    • See the Declaration of Independence and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.

    • Take a tour around the museums, monuments and memorials in Washington D.C.

    13 days from £4,340pp

  • Palm Springs

    Desert to coast: Southern California self-drive tour

    • Fly high above Las Vegas in a helicopter, before landing at the bottom of the mighty Grand Canyon.

    • Learn about the unique biology in Joshua Tree National Park on a guided hike and tour.

    • Relax under the swaying palm trees and the impressive mountain backdrop of Palm Springs.

    • Enjoy a coastal retreat in laid-back Orange County.

    • Spot humpback whales breaching onboard an America's Schooner Cup racing yacht.

    12 days from £4,380pp

  • North Cascades National Park, USA

    USA Pacific northwest self-drive tour

    • Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Pike's Place Market in Seattle.

    • See the iconic Haystack Rocks at Cannon Beach.

    • Explore the gorgeous Japanese and Rose gardens in Portland.

    • Walk the trails and explore the waterfalls around Hood River and Cascade Locks.

    • Explore alpine meadows around Mount Rainier.

    15 days from £4,520pp

  • Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo

    Complete Route 66 self-drive tour

    • Admire the beaches, architecture and nightlife of Chicago.

    • Marvel at the epic scenery of the Grand Canyon.

    • Enjoy a hike through the beautiful Petrified Forest National Park.

    • Experience the excitement and bright lights of Las Vegas.

    • Soak up the atmosphere, relax on the beach or go shopping in Los Angeles.

    18 days from £4,525pp

  • Redwood National Park

    Northern California: Exploring the great outdoors

    • Wander through Little Italy and North Beach on a guided food tour in San Francisco, enjoying homemade Italian coffee and treats.

    • Drive north on the Pacific Coast Highway, enjoying the rugged beauty and wide ocean views on this lesser-driven path.

    • Marvel at the mighty redwood trees and learn about their unique ecology, on a private guided tour in Redwood National Park.

    • Explore the geothermal wonderland of Lassen Volcanic National Park, one of the state's lesser well-known national parks.

    • Kayak across the vast waters of pristine Lake Tahoe in clear kayaks.

    15 days from £4,550pp

  • Fall foliage at Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire

    Classic New England fall foliage self-drive tour

    • Explore the best of New England in the fall with its attractive displays of autumn foliage.

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

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

    • Traverse the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire's White Mountains.

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

    14 days from £4,875pp

  • Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

    Boston & eastern Canada by cruise & train

    USA, Canada
    • Dive into the history of Boston, Montréal and Québec City on guided walking tours.

    • Explore the coastline of New England and Canada’s Maritime region from the comfort of your cruise ship.

    • Spot minke, humpback, blue and beluga whales from your ship’s deck in the St Lawrence River.

    • Relish the fresh seafood, berries and farm-to-fork flavours of New England and Québec.

    15 days from £5,425pp

  • Linn Cove Viaduct, Blue Ridge Parkway

    Exploring the great outdoors in the American South

    • Get off the beaten trail on a 4x4 tour in the Great Smoky Mountains.

    • Explore historic Charleston and visit Fort Sumter, where the Civil War's first shots were fired.

    • Enjoy a luxurious retreat at Montage Palmetto Bluff, surrounded by the natural beauty of South Carolina's Lowcountry.

    • Self-drive along the majestic Blue Ridge Parkway, stopping to take in the scenic vistas along the way.

    14 days from £5,735pp

  • Grand Canyon sunrise

    Best of the southwest

    • Explore the iconic Monument Valley for dramatic views over the other-worldly landscape and a rich history of the Navajo nation.

    • Soak up the electric atmosphere of Las Vegas and try some of the local cuisine on a downtown food tour.

    • Bike through the incredible geological formations in Zion National Park.

    • Finish your adventure by relaxing and unwinding in Sedona, the wellness capital of Arizona.

    • Soar over the rugged terrain and wide open landscapes, for a bird's eye view over the mighty Grand Canyon National Park.

    16 days from £5,960pp

  • The Chromatic pool, Yellowstone National Park

    The Great American West: self-drive through the USA Rockies

    • Explore South Dakota's amazing Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse national monuments.

    • Experience the geothermal wonderland of Yellowstone National Park on a tour with a naturalist guide.

    • Get up close with nature on a privately guided wildlife tour in Northern Yellowstone with a local expert.

    • Learn all about the native inhabitants of this region, as well as the cowboy way of life in Cody at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

    • Marvel at the majestic mountains in Glacier National Park during a private guided hike through the high mountain passes.

    17 days from £6,350pp

  • Napa Valley vineyard

    Active California: LA to San Francisco self-drive tour

    • Explore the mighty Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks with a knowledgeable naturalist guide.

    • In Northern California, spend time in the vineyards, tasting the different varietals grown in Napa Valley and Sonoma County.

    • At sunset, sail under the famous Golden Gate Bridge to conclude your epic California adventure.

    • Learn the basics of surfing with a private lesson, with a top surf instructor, on Santa Monica Beach.

    • A guided group adventure around iconic Yosemite National Park will allow you to explore the famed granite domes up close.

    16 days from £6,375pp

  • Dog-sledding, Alaska

    Luxury Alaska in the winter wilderness

    • Embark on exciting winter activities, including dog-sledding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.

    • Relax in the outdoor hot tub, admiring the view of the snowy Alaska Range.

    • Eat superb food created by the lodge's chef owner.

    • Enjoy yoga and stretching classes, and indulge in a range of spa treatments.

    • Explore the Alaskan city of Anchorage, trying out ice skating and fat-wheel cycling.

    • Travel to your wilderness lodge by ski-plane, landing on a frozen lake right in front of the property.

    7 days from £6,795pp

  • Grizzly bear, Denali National Park

    Alaska & Yukon explorer

    Alaska and Canada
    • Follow the gold rush trail of the Klondike gold rush in the Yukon cities of Whitehorse and Dawson.

    • Drive along the majestic edges of Kluane National Park mountain ranges.

    • Cruise across Prince William Sound, keeping your eyes open for icebergs and whales.

    • Visit the Kenai Fjords with towering cliffs and abundant wildlife.

    • Experience Denali National Park by air with a glacier landing.

    21 days from £6,950pp

  • Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

    Alaska cruise & Canadian Rockies by train

    Canada and Alaska
    • Learn the history and culture of Jasper from your First Nations guide as you search for wildlife.

    • Pass through the towering peaks of the Canadian Rockies on the Icefields Parkway.

    • Zoom along the open road to glittering lakes and stunning viewpoints on a traditional Harley-Davidson.

    • Travel in timeless style on the Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver.

    • Cruise through the Inside Passage to Alaska and experience the rich wildlife, gastronomy and culture.

    16 days from £7,680pp

  • Bison in Yellowstone in the winter

    Winter in Yellowstone and ranch stay

    • 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.

    14 days from £7,800pp

  • Seabourn Odyssey at Yakutat Bay, Alaska

    Fjords of Alaska: Luxury Inside Passage cruise

    Canada and Alaska
    • Taste the local flavours of Vancouver on a private guided tour of the Gastown district.

    • Enjoy a more intimate experience on an all-inclusive luxury Silversea cruise.

    • Spot whales and bears from included guided excursions in Ketchikan.

    • Take a journey into the mountains on the White Pass scenic railway from Skagway.

    • Take a scenic flight over the towering Mount Denali, the highest mountain peak in North America.

    13 days from £7,975pp

  • Whales, Hawaii

    Family self-drive tour of Hawaii's highlights

    California and Hawaii
    • Enjoy some family relaxation on Maui's white-sand beaches.

    • Greet the local marine life on a snorkel adventure.

    • Between January and March, experience the majesty of humpback whales at sunrise.

    • Sample roadside treats and explore the landscape on the Road to Hāna.

    • Access your family's adventurous side and experience the heat of Hawaii's legendary volcanoes.

    13 days from £8,980pp

  • Mount Denali

    Alaska explorer

    • Marvel at the grandeur of Wrangell-St Elias National Park while visiting Kennicott and McCarthy.

    • View the fjords and tidewater glaciers and wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park by boat.

    • Look for whales, porpoises, and sea otters while admiring the glaciers of Prince William Sound.

    • Experience Mount Denali by air with a thrilling glacier landing.

    19 days from £9,465pp


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