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  • Grapevine Hills, Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Texas trails self-drive tour

    USA
    • 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 £2,640pp

  • Oak Alley plantation, Mississippi

    Discovering the Deep South

    Deep 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.

    • Explore the grand antebellum homes and plantation mansions along the Mississippi.

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

    14 days from £2,955pp

  • The Chromatic pool, Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone National Park discovered

    USA
    • 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 £2,990pp

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

    Coastal California self-drive tour

    California
    • Tour Alcatraz and cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

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

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

    • Enjoy the sparkle of Hollywood and Beverly Hills in Los Angeles.

    10 days from £3,150pp

  • Aurora Borealis over Fairbanks, Alaska

    Alaska's northern lights by train

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

    • Embark on an exhilarating winter activity, choosing between dog-sledding and snowmobiling.

    • Admire the dramatic Alaskan winter scenery on a rail journey from Anchorage to Fairbanks.

    • Sleep in a dome in the Alaskan wilderness, keeping watch for the northern lights.

    7 days from £3,220pp

  • Maine Coast USA

    Classic New England self-drive tour

    New England
    • 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 £3,315pp

  • Boston skyline

    Cities of the east by rail

    New England
    • 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 £3,395pp

  • Abandon Crystal Mill near Aspen

    Colorado Rockies explored

    USA
    • 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 £3,445pp

  • Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

    Boston & eastern Canada by cruise & train

    Canada and New England
    • Explore historic Boston.

    • Cruise to Halifax, Sydney and Charlottetown in Atlantic Canada.

    • Enjoy a walking tour of historic Québec City.

    • Visit Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto and Niagara Falls.

    • Relax and enjoy the many facilities on board your cruise ship.

    17 days from £3,480pp

  • Beach, Carlisle Bay, Antigua

    Carlisle Bay & Miami

    Antigua and USA
    • 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 £3,920pp

  • North Cascades National Park, USA

    USA Pacific northwest self-drive tour

    USA
    • 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 £3,930pp

  • Redwood National Park

    Northern California self-drive tour

    California
    • Explore beautiful, cosmopolitan San Francisco.

    • Go wine tasting in the Sonoma Valley.

    • Go hiking at Mount Shasta.

    • Discover the beauty and tranquillity of Crater Lake National Park.

    • See the enormous redwood trees in Redwood National Park.

    14 days from £4,180pp

  • Napa Valley vineyard

    California explored

    California
    • Discover the lavish lifestyles of the rich and famous in Hollywood and Beverly Hills.

    • Explore the beaches and pretty towns along the Pacific coastline.

    • Watch for wildlife and get close to nature in Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks.

    • See the salt flats of Badwater in the desolate Death Valley National Park.

    • Enjoy wine tasting in the glorious vineyards of the Napa Valley.

    21 days from £4,535pp

  • Venice Beach, Los Angeles

    Best of the west

    California
    • Explore the glamour of Hollywood and chic Beverly Hills in Los Angeles.

    • Follow walking trails and see incredible geological formations in California and Arizona’s national parks.

    • Drive the iconic Pacific Coast Highway for dramatic views over the ocean and rugged coastline.

    • Soak up the electric atmosphere of Las Vegas.

    21 days from £4,970pp

  • Whales, Hawaii

    Hawaii highlights self-drive tour

    California and Hawaii
    • 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.

    13 days from £5,485pp

  • Hyde Street Cable Car, San Francisco

    California, Oregon & Washington state self-drive tour

    California
    • Explore the beautiful cities of San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.

    • Drive along the scenic coastal highways of California and Oregon.

    • See magnificent giant redwood trees in northern California.

    • At low tide walk to Haystack Rock at Oregon's Cannon Beach.

    • Hike around the temperate rainforests looking for wildlife in Olympic National Park.

    21 days from £5,725pp

  • Bison in Yellowstone in the winter

    Winter in Yellowstone & ranch stay

    USA
    • 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 £5,900pp

  • Views of Anchorage, Alaska

    Luxury Alaska in the winter wilderness

    Alaska
    • 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 £5,910pp

  • Landscape views from the Alaska Railroad

    Alaska by train & self-drive

    Alaska
    • Visit Denali National Park with its abundant wildlife and Mount Denali, the highest mountain in North America.

    • See grizzly bears on a light aircraft trip to Katmai National Park.

    • Cruise among the fjords and tidewater glaciers of Kenai Fjords National Park.

    13 days from £6,285pp

  • Grizzly bear at Mount Denali, Alaska

    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.

    • Visit Denali's Park Entrance and take a tour to have a chance of seeing its many bears and other wildlife as well as Mount Denali, the tallest mountain in North America.

    21 days from £6,320pp

  • Monument Valley

    National parks explored

    USA
    • Stay in the cosmopolitan city of Salt Lake City, discovering the Great Salt Lake itself and visiting the enormous Mormon temple.

    • Explore the geothermal wonderland and wildlife of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.

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

    • Visit the magnificent red rock mountains of Zion National Park.

    22 days from £7,340pp

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