America the Beautiful with Insight Vacations

Resort: America the Beautiful with Insight Vacations
Operator: Kuoni
Destination: United States Of America
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Overview

Experience an incredible journey across the most diverse country in the world. Immerse yourself in cosmopolitan New York, historic Washington, D.C., Southern hospitality, toe-tapping Memphis, Dallas—the Texan star, historic Route 66 and the bright lights of Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – WELCOME TO NEW YORK
Enjoy your complimentary private VIP door-to-door transfer to your UK departure airport. Enjoy some time to explore this vibrant city. At 18:00, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.

Stay: New York Marriott Marquis (2 nights)

Welcome Dinner

DAY 2 – A MANHATTAN MASTERPIECE
Start the morning with a tour revealing all of the amazing sites that make the city so famous. With your Local Expert, see the towering Empire State Building, the iconic Chrysler Building and expansive Central Park. s Ascend to the Top of the Rock, a the 70th floor of the Rockefeller Building, for a sprawling view of the booming island of Manhattan. In the evening, enjoy a delicious Highlight Dinner at Bond 45, a typical NYC steak and seafood restaurant, awarded a prestigious Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.
Stay: New York Marriott Marquis
Full Breakfast, Welcome Dinner

DAY 3 – ON TO THE CAPITAL
Travel from the city that never sleeps, to the capital city of Washington, D.C.
Stay: The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection, Washington, D.C.

Full Breakfast

DAY 4 – SIGHTSEEING IN THE CAPITAL
Join a city tour of Washington, D.C. with a Local Expert and discover all of the amazing memorials and monuments in the nation’s capital, s including the White House, Washington Monument and National Mall. The rest of the day is at leisure. Later, feast

like a king at Filomena Ristorante as you enjoy superb service alongside old world Italian

cuisine.
Stay: New York Marriott Marquis

Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5 – MONUMENTAL WASHINGTON, D.C. TO THE CITY OF OAKS
Leaving the Capital behind, begin your journey to Raleigh. En route visit Richmond, the capital city of Virginia. Arrive in Raleigh, the ‘City of Oaks’ for a Highlight Dinner at The Pit, a staple in North Carolina featuring some of the best barbecue cuisine in the state.
Stay: Hilton North Raleigh
Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6 – TOBACCO FARMS AND THE CAROLINAS
En route to Charleston, stop at the Tobacco Farm Life Museum, a taking you back in time to a simpler way of a life. In a genuine turn-of-the-century homestead, see how rural families lived, worked and cultivated one of the country’s most important crops. Then, head to the other Carolina, South Carolina that is. This evening’s Highlight Dinner is at Poogan’s Porch restaurant, s a favourite of well-known celebrities and locals who rave about this Southern institution.
Stay: The Mills House, Charleston

Full Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 – CHARMING CHARLESTON
Visit the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens s with a Local Expert, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and one of the oldest plantations in the South, dating back to 1676. Discover Charleston, South Carolina’s oldest city, during a historic carriage tour a where you may catch a glimpse of Rainbow Row, Antebellum Mansions, hidden gardens and courtyards, churches and elaborate graveyards.
Stay: The Mills House, Charleston

Full Breakfast

DAY 8 – ATLANTA, CULTURAL CAPITAL OF THE NEW SOUTH
Set off for Atlanta, Georgia. Journey into the heart of CNN Worldwide s for a close-up look at global news in the making. An exclusive guided walking tour takes you behind-the-scenes, including access to the working studios. Go in search of the secret formula with a visit to the World of Coca-Cola. a Learn the history of one of  the planet’s  best-loved beverages and take your taste buds on a trip around the world with more

than 100 different varieties of Coke products to sample. The evening is at leisure to relax or explore.
Stay: Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

DAY 9 – MEMPHIS, HOME OF THE BLUES
Travel from one amazing Southern city to another on your way to Memphis, legendary home of the Blues, barbecue and The King, Elvis Presley.
(FB) Hotel: The Westin Memphis Beale Street (2 nights)

DAY 10 – GRACELAND AND EVERYTHING ELVIS

A day dedicated to Graceland, a home and final resting place of Elvis Presley. Your Mansion tour includes an interactive audio-guided tour of the Graceland Mansion and grounds. In the evening, soak up the atmosphere on famous Beale Street as you join your friends for drinks and a delicious Highlight Dinner at a swanky, speakeasy style restaurant located inside BB Kings Blues Club. (FB,HD)

DAY 11 – A TASTE OF BOURBON IN LITTLE ROCK
Bid farewell to Memphis and travel to Little Rock for a private tour of Rock Town Distillery.

Sample Arkansas whiskey and learn about the production process, all the way from grain to glass. Then, visit the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum dedicated in 2004 to Bill Clinton, a the 42nd President of the United States. The museum features replicas of the Oval Office and the Cabinet Room and showcases a timeline and alcoves highlighting life at the White House. In Scott, enjoy a Highlight Dinner at Marlsgate Plantation with its stately mansion shaded by ancient oaks overlooking the serene waters of Bearskin Lake. Majestically rising amid acres of rice, cotton and soybeans, Marlsgate is a reflection of the opulent plantation era and the perfect Southern setting for the evening’s Highlight Dinner.

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Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Little Rock.

DAY 12 – DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS
Visit the Stockyards National Historic District, established to preserve Fort Worth’s livestock history a and promote the history of one of the greatest livestock and meatpacking industries in the world. Later, get out your dancin’ shoes for a true Western experience—a private Country Western dance lesson. In Fort Worth, a professional dance instructor will teach you three basic dances at the world’s largest Country Western bar.
(FB) Hotel: Hilton Fort Worth (2 nights)

DAY 13 – COWBOYS AND COUNTRY WESTERN

The Dallas Cowboys are one of the country’s richest sports franchises and football fans are in for a real treat with a guided VIP tour of Cowboy Stadium (subject to availability). In a fascinating look behind the scenes, you are privy to places normally off limits during game days—the field, the media press box, the Cowboys and even the Cheerleaders locker rooms are all included. Later, cast your mind back as one of the pivotal moments

in U.S. history is brought to life during a visit to the JFK Sixth Floor Museum, the site of the President’s assassination. Then, choose from a selection of restaurants on your Dine-Around evening. (FB,DA)

DAY 14 – IS THIS THE WAY TO AMARILLO?
After breakfast, get those cameras out and be amazed by the 10 classic Cadillacs buried nose down in the dirt at the famed Cadillac Ranch pop art installation. At tonight’s Highlight Dinner, take part in the “everything is bigger in Texas” persona that the state has at the Big Texan, an iconic Route 66 mainstay. (FB,HD)

Hotel: Holiday Inn West, Amarillo

DAY 15 – SANTA FE, THE CITY DIFFERENT

Travelling along Route 66, continue to Santa Fe for a guided trolley tour of the historic city discovering the local art colony, Pueblo traditions, architecture, the Palace of the Governors and the Loretto Chapel with a Santa Fe historian. The evening is at leisure. (FB)

Hotel: The Inn and Spa at Loretto, Santa Fe

DAY 16 – FROM SANTA FE TO FLAGSTAFF
During free time in the morning, continue your exploration of Santa Fe. Head toward Flagstaff for 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 of, you guessed it, a man standing on a corner. Continue on to Flagstaff for the evening. (FB)

Hotel: Little America Flagstaff.

DAY 17 – MYSTICAL SEDONA AND THE GRAND CANYON
Admire the red rock formations used as backdrops for many Western movies as you arrive in mystical Sedona. There is free time to explore at your leisure. Wind down  tunning Oak Creek Canyon, one of Arizona’s finest drives, before arriving at the majestic Grand Canyon. Learn all about the vibrantly coloured hues of the canyon from a geology lecturer while sipping on a glass of sparkling wine. Later, savour a Highlight Dinner in

the Thunderbird Room at your hotel, designed to match the awe-inspiring landscape. s (FB,HD)

Hotel: National Park Lodges, Grand Canyon

DAY 18 – GET YOUR KICKS AND VEGAS FIX
Bid farewell to the natural beauty of the Grand Canyon. Driving along these desert oases is like 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. Maybe you’ll find your fortune in Las Vegas, where the afternoon and evening are at leisure.
Stay: Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Full Breakfast

DAY 19 – LEISURE TIME IN SIN CITY
This is a free day to enjoy as you please. Relax by the swimming pool, try your luck at the casinos, or explore the famous Strip—look out for pirates sinking a galleon at Treasure Island and 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.
Stay: Caesars Palace Las Vegas

Full Breakfast

DAY 20 – SUNNY LOS ANGELES
Depart the glittering lights of Las Vegas for the thriving metropolis of Los Angeles, the City of Angels. Take some time to explore this vibrant city.
Stay: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Full Breakfast

DAY 21 – 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 Theatre, current home of the Oscars. If all the sightseeing makes you hungry, you’ll find plenty of

choices to sate your appetite during a tour and tasting at the historic LA Farmer’s Market, with its colourful collection of restaurants and shops. In the evening, join your Tour Director for a Celebration Dinner at a local restaurant.
Stay: JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE
Full Breakfast

DAY 22 – DEPART LOS ANGELES
Transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Los Angeles. On arrival at your UK airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your return private VIP transfer home.
Full Breakfast

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