With its world-renowned wide open spaces stunning scenery and rich cultural history, the USA is a great place to take a tour.
Popular tour choices include coast to coast rail journeys, guided coach tours of interesting areas or visitors can take advantage of the available rental cars and can enjoy their very own all American Road Trip along one of the popular tried and tested trails.
Best American Tours
With so much to see in the states, tour choices may depend on personal preference, the amount of travel time available and preferred means of transport. Independent travellers should plan their tour carefully in advance of arrival in order to have an achievable itinerary in place and ensure that they make the most of their time on tour. Guided choices may take the strain off of travellers with a limited budget as many elements are paid for in advance. Some of the most popular American Tours include:
Coast to Coast by Train – The American railway systems was hard won with the tracks to run from East to West representing the pioneers fight to tame the American wilds. Visitors wishing to explore not only the country itself but also the evolution of its culture will enjoy this exciting train tour from one side of the nation to the other. Great railway journeys on offer for those looking to coast to coast in comfort include the section from Washington DC to Charlottesville in the shadow of the famed Blue Ridge Mountains or the California Zephiris train taking in the Colorado Rockies en route for the Golden State.
New England in the Fall – the states of the Eastern seaboard are collectively known as the New England states, taking their name from the first English settlers in the region. With their temperate climate and dense forestation, places such as New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and Massachusetts offer a riot of colour that makes autumn time tours a truly memorable experience.
Route 66 – running between Los Angeles and Chicago, Route 66 is the stuff of folk legend and has of course been immortalised in song. The 2000 mile road is long past its heyday and modern highways mean this is no longer the main route between two points, but its place and folklore and legend mean that it retains its charm and its place as a focal point for all kinds of kitsch Americana. While a number of the traditional Route 66 roadside businesses and attractions have gone by the wayside, this route still offers glimpses of its glorious past, as well as taking travellers on a journey through the heart of America – past and present.
Las Vegas and the Nevada Dessert – this is a tour of contrasts, from the bustling 24 hour manmade hospitality culture of the country’s entertainment capital to the lonely desolate dessert spaces that surround it. Spend time in the Casinos on the strip, experience the isolation of the arid dessert plains or take the time to relax at one of the amazing dessert retreats on offer in the area.