Route 66 An American icon

Resort: Route 66 An American icon
Operator: Saga
Destination: United States Of America
Price From: £3449.00

From Chicago to LA, live the dream and travel the iconic Route 66 across America

Live the dream as you join us on Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles and experience one of America’s most iconic journeys. And, to further appeal to your spirit of adventure, we’ve left you free to dine independently, when and where you please…

Including…

16 nights in hotels and 1 in flight 

18 meals: 16 breakfasts (B) and 2 dinners (D)

  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Saga tour manager
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Porterage at all hotels

Excursions and visits

  • Guided city tour of Chicago
  • Route 66 Museum
  • River cruise along the Mississippi
  • Visit to the Museum of Transportation
  • Visit to the Fantastic Caverns
  • Visit Myriad Botanical Gardens
  • Visit to Palo Duro Canyon State Park
  • Stops at Cadillac Ranch and the ghost town of Glen Rio
  • The Petrified Forest National Park
  • The Grand Canyon
  • Las Vegas
  • Calico Ghost Town
  • Santa Monica Pier
  • Guided city tour of Los Angles

Itinerary

Day 1
UK-Chicago

After taking Saga’s included UK door-to-door travel service to Heathrow, depart on your flight to Chicago. On arrival transfer to the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza River North (4Q), where you’ll stay for two nights.

Day 2
Chicago

After breakfast, set off on a city tour of the ‘Windy City’, including a visit to the 360 chicago Observation Tower. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore the city where Route 66 begins. Look forward to an included welcome dinner this evening. B. D.

Day 3
Chicago-St Louis

Travel south along the Pontiac Trail to St. Louis, stopping en route at the Route 66 Museum in Pontiac. Spend two nights at the Drury Inn Union Station (3Q) in St Louis. B

Day 4
St Louis

Look forward to a morning cruise along the mighty Mississippi River, followed by an afternoon at leisure – perfect for exploring this famous city. B

Day 5
St Louis-Joplin

Today you’ll travel through beautiful countryside, stopping first at the Museum of Transportation. Later, enjoy a cave tour at Fantastic Caverns. Stay overnight at Drury Inn Suites Joplin (3Q). B

Day 6
Joplin-Oklahoma

Route 66 takes you into Kansas and on to Oklahoma state via Tulsa. Spend two nights in Oklahoma at the Hampton Inn & Suites (3Q). B

Day 7
Oklahoma

Stay off the road today. Visit the 15-acre Myriad Botanical Gardens & Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory, with the afternoon at leisure. B

Day 8
Oklahoma-Amarillo

Leave the Oklahoma plains for the Texas Panhandle, stopping off at the informative Route 66 Museum in Clinton. Stay tonight at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Amarillo (3Q). B

Day 9
Amarillo-Albuquerque

Cruise Route 66 to Alburquerque in New Mexico – “The Land of Enchantment” – today, passing the famous art installation ‘Cadillac Ranch and enjoying some free time in Tucumcari. Spend the next two nights at the Double Tree Albuquerque (3Q). B

Day 10
Albuquerque

Today is at leisure. Perhaps explore Albuquerque’s historic Old Town, museums and galleries. B

Day 11
Albuquerque-Flagstaff

As you travel further west, stop at the Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, which is also home to the ‘Painted Desert’. Continue to Flagstaff where you stay for two nights at the Little America Hotel (4Q). B

Day 12
Grand Canyon

Spend a full day at the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perhaps treat yourself to an optional helicopter ride over the canyon. B

Day 13
Flagstaff-Las Vegas

Head for Las Vegas today, pausing at the town of Williams, before continuing through Hualapai Indian country to Kingman and Las Vegas. Spend the next two nights at the Paris Hotel & Casino (4Q) on The Strip. B

Day 14
Las Vegas

Today is at leisure to explore the dazzling Strip, with its free shows, Mall and casinos. B

Day 15
Las Vegas-Los Angeles

Los Angeles beckons as you travel, pausing to visit Calico Ghost Town, then continuing through the San Bernardino Mountains to Los Angeles. Take in Santa Monica Boulevard to the pier – officially the end of Route 66. Spend two nights at the Four Points by Sheraton Los Angeles Westside Culver City (4Q). B

Day 16
Los Angeles

An included morning city tour of LA reveals highlights including Hollywood and Rodeo Drive. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the sights. Look forward to a farewell dinner this evening. B D

Day 17
Los Angeles-UK

Transfer to Los Angeles International airport for your overnight flight back to the UK. B

Day 18
UK

Arrive in the morning for your included UK VIP door-to-door travel service home.

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