America the Beautiful
22 days with Insight Vacations Rating:
Day 1 Arrive in Los Angeles.
On arrival, your airport transfer takes you to your hotel. Enjoy some time to explore this vibrant city before joining your Tour Director, at 18:00, for a Welcome Dinner with drinks. (Dinner with Wine)
Day 2 The City of Angels.
Immerse yourself in Tinseltown. See Grauman's Chinese Theater, spot the Hollywood sign and stroll along the Walk of Fame. Enjoy a private tour of the Dolby's Theatre, current home of the Oscars. If all this sightseeing makes you hungry, you'll find plenty of choices to satiate your appetite during a tour and tasting at the historic LA Farmers Market. In the evening, join your travelling companions for a Highlight Dinner with wine at a local restaurant. (Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 3 From Los Angeles to Las Vegas.
(Relaxed Start) Leaving the thriving metropolis of Los Angeles behind, depart for the glittering lights of Las Vegas. Spend some time taking in the city's impressive bright lights and attractions. (Full Breakfast)
Day 4 Leisure Time in Sin City.
(Relaxed Start) The day is free for you to enjoy. Relax by the swimming pool, try your luck at the casinos, or explore the famous Strip, where you can see the musical water ballet of the Bellagio's fountains. Shoppers will enjoy browsing the Forum Shops at Caesars or the ultra-luxurious Crystals at the City Center, featuring the world's most elite designers. (Full Breakfast)
Day 5 Get Your Kicks and the Grand Canyon.
Bid farewell to glittering Las Vegas, cruising back in time to see the classic motels, diners and gas stations of a simpler time. Continue along Route 66, stopping at the Americana hotspots Seligman and Kingman. Arrive at the Grand Canyon, where the beauty of one of the world's greatest natural wonders awaits. Learn all about the vibrantly coloured hues of the canyon from a geology lecturer, as you sip a glass of sparkling wine. In the evening, savour a Highlight Dinner with wine in the Thunderbird Room. (Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 6 Mystical Sedona and Flagstaff.
(Relaxed Start) Before bidding farewell to the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon, perhaps choose to get a bird's eye view of the sweeping colours of the canyon aboard a helicopter for flightseeing. Journey along stunning Oak Creek Canyon, one of Arizona's finest drives. Admire the red rock formations used as backdrops for many Western movies, as you arrive in mystical Sedona. Enjoy free time to explore the town at your leisure before continuing to Flagstaff for the evening. (Full Breakfast)
Day 7 From Flagstaff to Santa Fe.
Depart Flagstaff in the morning. Enjoy some time at a photo stop in Winslow, Arizona to meet the 'Man Standin' on the Corner. In homage to the Eagles song 'Take It Easy', the town has erected a giant mural and life-size bronze statue. Continue on to Santa Fe. (Full Breakfast)
Day 8 Is This the Way to Amarillo?
In the morning, take part in a guided trolley tour of the historic city of Santa Fe, discovering the local art colony, Pueblo traditions, architecture, the Palace of the Governors, and the Loretto Chapel with a Santa Fe specialist. Then it's off to Amarillo to be amazed by the 10 classic Cadillacs buried nose down in the dirt at the famed Cadillac Ranch pop art installation. In the evening you'll be in for a real Texan treat during dinner at the Big Texan. (Full Breakfast / Dinner)
Day 9 Cattle and Country Western.
Say farewell to Amarillo as you make your way to the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Visit the Stockyards National Historic District, established to preserve Fort Worth's livestock history, where they are working to promote the heritage of one of the greatest livestock and meatpacking industries in the world. Later, get out your dancing shoes for a true Western experience when you visit the world's largest Country Western bar. (Full Breakfast)
Day 10 Deep in the Heart of Texas.
(Relaxed Start) The Dallas Cowboys are one of the country's richest sports franchises and football fans will be in their element with a guided VIP tour of Cowboy Stadium (subject to availability). In a fascinating look behind the scenes, you will be privy to places normally off limits during game days; the field, the media press box, and even the cheerleaders' locker rooms are all included. In the evening, choose from a selection of restaurants on your Dine-Around Evening. (Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 11 Big Texas to A Taste of Bourbon in Little Rock.
Head for Arkansas, and once in Little Rock, enjoy a private tour of Rock Town Distillery. Sample Arkansas whiskey and learn about the production process, all the way from grain to glass. At night, enjoy a Highlight Dinner with wine at Marlsgate Plantation, with its stately mansion shaded by ancient oak trees, overlooking the serene waters of Bearskin Lake. Majestically rising amid acres of rice, cotton and soybeans, Marlsgate is a reglection of the once opulent plantation era. (Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 12 Memphis, Home of the Blues.
(Relaxed Start) Before leaving Little Rock, visit the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum dedicated in 2004 to Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States. The museum features replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room, and highlights his life at the White House. Arrive in Memphis, 'Home of the Blues', and savour a Highlight Dinner with wine at a Beale Street speakeasy-style restaurant, located inside BB King's Blues Club. (Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 13 Graceland and Everything Elvis.
(Relaxed Start) A day dedicated to Graceland; home and final resting place of Elvis Presley. Your exploration includes an interactive audio-guided tour of the Graceland Mansion and grounds. In the evening, soak up the atmosphere on famous Beale Street with an evening at leisure. (Full Breakfast)
Day 14 Atlanta, Cultural Capital of the New South.
Set off for Atlanta, Georgia, named in honour of railroad engineer, J. Edgar Thompson and his Atlantica-Pacifica railway. In the evening, your Highlight Dinner with wine, will be held at Mary Mac's - a Tea Room that has set the standard for Southern cooking for over 70 years. (Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 15 Georgia's Capital and Southern Traditions.
In the morning, journey into the heart of CNN Worldwide for a close-up look at global news in the making. An exclusive guided tour will take you behind the scenes, including access to the working studios. Then it's off to South Carolina. The evening's Highlight Dinner at Poogan's Porch is an event in itself, prepared with perfection and served with wine and Southern hospitality. (Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 16 Charming Charleston.
(Relaxed Start) Discover Charleston, South Carolina's oldest city, during a historic carriage tour where you may catch a glimpse of Rainbow Row, Antebellum Mansions, hidden gardens and courtyards, churches and elaborate graveyards. Visit the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and one of the oldest plantations in the South, dating back to 1676. (Full Breakfast)
Day 17 The Carolinas and Tobacco Farms.
Set out for the other Carolina; North Carolina that is; and arrive in Raleigh, the 'City of Oaks'. (Full Breakfast)
Day 18 The City of Oaks to Monumental Washington, DC
Leaving behind Raleigh, begin your journey to the Capital. Along the way, stop at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, taking you back in time to a simpler way of a life. At a genuine turn-of-thecentury homestead, see how rural families lived, worked and cultivated one of the country's most important crops. After arriving in the nation's capital of Washington, DC, enjoy a dinner at Filomena Ristorante, receiving superb service alongside your Highlight Dinner of old-world Italian cuisine and wine. (Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 19 Sightseeing in the Capital.
(Relaxed Start) Take a city tour of Washington, DC and discover all of the amazing memorials and monuments in the nation's capital, including the White House, Washington Monument, and National Mall. The rest of the day is at leisure. (Full Breakfast)
Day 20 New York, the City That Never Sleeps.
Travel from the capital city of Washington, DC to the city that never sleeps. Stroll around, taking in the majestic sights and lights of New York City. (Full Breakfast)
Day 21 A Manhattan Masterpiece.
(Relaxed Start) Start the morning with a city tour led by a local New York insider, revealing all of the amazing sites that make the city so famous. See the towering Empire State Building, the iconic Chrysler Building, and expansive Central Park. Ascend to the Top of the Rock; the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Building; for a sprawling view of the booming island of Manhattan. At night, join your Tour Director for a Celebration Dinner with wine at Bond 45, a typical NYC steak and seafood restaurant. (Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Day 22 Depart New York.
(Relaxed Start) Transfer to JFK International, LaGuardia Airport or Newark Liberty International Airports for your flight home, or extend your stay in New York. (Full Breakfast)
All This Included
Immerse yourself in the bright lights of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, historic Route 66, Dallas - the Texan star, Southern hospitality, toe-tapping Memphis, historic Washington, DC and cosmopolitan New York.
Authentic Regional Flavours
Los Angeles: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE.
Las Vegas: Aria Resort and Casino
Grand Canyon South Rim: National Park Lodges
Flagstaff: Little America Hotel
Santa Fe: Inn and Spa at Loretto
Amarillo: Embassy Suites Amarillo Downtown
For Worth: Hilton Fort Worth
Little Rock: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Little Rock
Memphis: The Westin Memphis Beale Street
Atlanta: Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Charleston: Renaissance Charleston Historic District
Raleigh: Hilton North Raleigh
Washington DC: The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection
New York: New York Marriott Marquis
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