Grand American Adventures – introduction

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Great experiences

Grand American Adventures specialises in tours to the Americas, with unrivalled knowledge and experience we are committed to bringing you the finest small group adventures available. No other region on earth offers the diversity you’ll discover in the Americas; spectacular natural sights, challenging and rewarding activities and encounters with some of the world’s most colourful cultures and wildlife. The possibilities are endless.

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Grand American Adventures

Destination specialists
Destination Specialists We offer the widest range of small group tours in North America.  With more than 60 exciting itineraries, you can experience epic journeys through the national parks of the west and northwest, celebrate the musical and historical regions of the south, delve into cowboy life on a traditional ranch stay, walk in the Canadian Rockies or raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

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Authentic travel experiences We believe in doing more than just visiting a place, we believe in really getting out there and having an adventure. It’s not just about where you go, it’s how you experience it. Our tours encompass the most exciting sights and highlights, visits to off-the-beaten-path locations which you wouldn’t find if travelling alone and a whole range of exciting activities. With itineraries designed to make the most of your time, all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the Americas for what they are; thrilling, fulfilling and simply stunning.

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Small groups of 13 passengers

Small groups
Small groups With a maximum group size of just 13 on most tours, it feels more like travelling with friends than being on an organised tour. Our groups are made up of singles, couples and friends from all around the world. You’ll meet like-minded people where everyone is guaranteed to share a passion for travel and discovery, and a small group will allow you to get further off the tourist trails for a more intimate experience.No single supplements: You won’t pay an additional supplement as a single traveller, you’ll share a room or tent with a fellow traveller of the same gender. If you’d prefer your own space you can choose our Optional Solo Sleeper and pay a little extra to have a room or tent to yourself.Highly trained & experienced tour leaders

Highly trained & experienced tour leaders
Our Tour Leaders are chosen for their professionalism, unbridled passion to explore and a desire to share in the experience. They have hiked hundreds of miles of national park trails, slept under the stars and done almost every activity there is, and are keen to introduce you to the places that they call home. Our Tour Leaders will get you from A to B, organise activities and no doubt show you secret spots along the way. Ultimately they are there to make sure you get the most out of your adventure. Find out more about our Tour Leaders or read their tales from the road on our official blog site.

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Cadillac Ranch – Route 66

Tours to suit you
Most of our tours include a mix of activities, culture, wildlife and sightseeing, so you get a little bit of everything, but we also offer a range of dedicated tours for those who want to focus on a particular activity. Specialist tour types include walking, family discovery, wildlife, rail journeys and rafting. You can also choose the comfort level for you, so it’s up to you whether you’d prefer to camp in the great outdoors or sleep with a roof over your head. Discover more about our different tour styles.

HOTEL BASED TOURS
Our hotel tours are designed for those of you who want a comfortable bed and a roof over your head. Our accommodation is primarily chosen for its close proximity to the highlights, but also for its good value and friendly atmosphere. Our main aim to be ensure you get the best out of the area you are visiting. Wherever you’re staying one thing is the same, once you’ve dropped off your bags you’re ready to explore.View all Hotel tours

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New Orleans

Where you’ll sleep
Where you’ll sleep On most of our tours you will spend the majority of nights in a combination of hotels, lodges, cabins and motels most suited to the individual areas visited. These will generally be clean and comfortable and of mid-range standard offering twin rooms and en-suite bathroom plus other basic amenities. However sometimes where’ll you’ll stay will offer you a different unique spot to rest your head for the night. You might find yourself staying in a wilderness lodge, in a simple Navajo Hogan or even a working ranch in the Desert Southwest. On some of our tours we also offer the chance to stay in historic and characterful cabins or lodges that lie within the National Parks themselves. Wherever you’re staying, one thing is the same once you’ve dropped off your bags you’re ready to explore.

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Grand American Adventures on Route 66

No Single Supplements and Optional Solo Sleepers
No Single Supplements and Optional Solo Sleepers.  All your accommodation is included in the price of the tour, and if you are travelling as a single traveller then you will share a room with another group member of the same gender.  There are no compulsory single supplements. However, if you would prefer your own room then we do offer an Optional Solo Sleeper, where you can pay a little extra to have your own room.

Meals and local cuisine
Meals and local cuisine On hotel tours, you’ll eat in café’s, diners and restaurants along the way. This is a great way to way to sample and enjoy some of the local specialities – Creole food, all-American burgers, fresh lobster or spicy hot Mexican!  Your Tour Leader may suggest an optional breakfast or lunch kitty to keep costs down, which has proven to be a popular alternative to eating out three meals a day.

 

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Just America features a small sample of Grand American Adventures hotel based tours, however we can provide prices and details of all GAA hotel and camping tours, just email: enquiries@justamerica.co.uk or phone: 01489 892329.  Just America can assist with transatlantic flights from the UK, pre and post tour accommodation and onward travel to other destinations in North America.

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Canyons and Indian Lands

Grand American Adventures

8-day/7-night Small group adventure tour

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Situated in some of the most spectacular settings in the Southwest, this popular tour provides fabulous walking and sightseeing opportunities across three national parks Grand American Adventure logoand breathtaking Monument Valley, not to mention the eclectic desert city of Las Vegas.  Enjoy the small group ambiance of a Grand American Adventures escorted tour and the services of a professional tour leader.

Essential Details – click here for information regarding your Grand American Adventures tour.

 

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  • Day 1. Arrive Las Vegas.
    Day 2. Las Vegas, Zion National Park.
    Day 3. Zion National Park.
    Day 4. Zion National Park, Bryce National Park.
    Day 5. Bryce National Park, Monument Valley.
    Day 6. Monument Valley, Grand Canyon National Park.
    Day 7. Grand Canyon National Park.
    Day 8. Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Depart Las Vegas.

    Tour Includes:

    √ Navajo guided backroads tour in Monument Valley.
    √ Grand Canyon IMAX Theater..
    √ Zion’s sandstone cliffs, canyons and valleys.
    √ Bryce Canyon’s rock spires.
    √ Visit Glen Canyon Dam.
    √ Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset.
    √ Travel along the iconic Route 66.
    √ Cruise the Las Vegas Strip.
    √ National parks and monuments: Zion, Bryce, Monument Valley and Grand Canyon.
    √ Scenic walks and inspiring hikes.
    √ Free Wi-Fi access available in your vehicle and in some hotels.
    √ Maximum group size 13.
    √ Dedicated services of the same professional Grand American Adventure Director/driver for the entire tour.

    OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION

    7 hotel nights.

  • Welcome Sign saying "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada"
    Welcome to Las Vegas!

    Day 1: Arrival day in Las Vegas. Welcome to the `Neon City’ in the Nevada desert, a place everyone should experience at least once in their life. The opportunities are endless here and you’ll have a full day to explore so why not try your luck on the tables, see one of the many world-class shows or sample an all-American buffet? Join us at 18:00 hrs for a welcome meeting with your group and tour leader. Afterwards you’re free to take in the cityscape at night; wander along the Strip and see the neon lights in all their colourful glory.  Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally.

    Day 2: Las Vegas to Zion National Park.  Zion effortlessly mixes peaceful beauty with powerful landscapes and the tree lined Virgin River supports fragile flora and fauna as it meanders below massive, cathedral-like sandstone walls.  Zion Canyon was named by the early Mormon settlers of Utah who thought of it as their `promised land’ and it offers some of the best hiking in the Southwest USA.  Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally.

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    Day 3: Zion National Park.  You have a full day to further explore the delights of Zion National Park. There are various hikes to choose from, ranging from easy to strenuous. Of all the walks within the park, one you simply must do is the famous and challenging hike to Angels Landing. Once you’ve conquered this epic trail you’ll be greeted with the most breathtaking panoramas you’ve ever laid eyes on. For a less strenuous walk take one of the short hikes from the valley floor to view the Lower Emerald Pools then continue on to the sparkling Upper Emerald Pools, passing a waterfall along the way to discover Zion’s `beach’. Cool off from the summer sun by exploring the Riverside Walk section of the Virgin River. If weather conditions permit, you may choose to hike deep into the Zion Narrows. Dry feet is not an option as you wade through the Virgin River between towering walls. The cool waters and the shadow of the canyon can provide a much needed respite from the scorching sun.  Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally.

    Bryce Canyon
    Bryce Canyon

    Day 4: Bryce Canyon National Park.  Leaving Zion National Park you climb in elevation to almost 8,296 feet and traverse a high plateau to Bryce Canyon National Park. “Mysterious”, “breathtaking” and “out of this world” are only a few of the descriptions offered by past visitors to describe this fascinating natural amphitheatre of pink, orange and white sandstone spires, known locally as hoodoos. There are a variety of scenic overlooks and trails that range from easy to moderate in difficulty. The Navajo or Peek-a-Boo Loop trails will enable you to hike right in amongst these unique rock formations. Wherever you walk, you’ll encounter a kaleidoscope of colours and a fantasy land of rock spires that’ll leave you mesmerised.  For the photographers amongst you, you may prefer to remain on the rim and photograph the ever-changing shadows and hues as the sun makes its way across the wide-open sky. This is the picture perfect moments you’ve been waiting for.  Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally.

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    Monument Valley – copyright Bob Burns

    Day 5: Monument Valley.  Today you travel south-east along the border of Utah and Arizona and make a stop at the immense Glen Canyon Dam en route to Monument Valley in the heart of the Navajo Nation. This is sacred land to those who call it home and the red sandstone monoliths and spectacular sunsets and sunrises have been the backdrop to countless Westerns. Explore the incredible array of rock formations on an included guided back roads tour and learn the magic and myth of the rich Native American culture.  Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally.

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    Grand Canyon National Park
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    Grand Canyon National Park

    Days 6-7: Grand Canyon National Park.  Continue south through the Navajo Reservation to the Cameron Trading Post to shop for local jewellery, crafts and cultural souvenirs. Traverse the eastern entrance of the mighty Grand Canyon where you’ll catch your first glimpse of it at Desert View. This incredible spectacle is difficult to comprehend, even as you stand at the rim or hike down into the canyon. Carved over several millennia, this massive wonder of nature is 277 miles (445km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide and over one mile (1.6km) deep. Snaking through the canyon floor is the mighty Colorado River, which runs 1450 miles (2330 km) through seven US states and two Mexican states. Your tour includes a session at the IMAX Theater, which’ll give you a good overview of the area and how it developed over time. In your free time, we highly recommend a scenic helicopter flight over the canyon, offering perspectives you simply can’t see by just visiting on foot.  Alternatively, stroll the easy meandering South Rim Trail, hike your way down the more challenging trail to Plateau Point, or simply relax at the canyon’s edge and enjoy a spectacular sunset over one of the world’s most fantastic natural wonders.   Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally.

    Day 8: Route 66 and Las Vegas.  From the epic Grand Canyon you’ll travel south to Williams and west to Seligman where you’ll stop for an optional lunch at the Snow Cap Diner along a section of the iconic Route 66. You’ll continue on, stopping for a view of the astounding Hoover Dam before you’re back in the land of the neon clad streets. Prepare to be dazzled all over again – Las Vegas sure does make for a memorable end to a fantastic eight days!  This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We recommend booking post-tour accommodation if time allows. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

    Just America can offer the full range of Grand American Adventures tours of the USA & Canada
    – please click here to view the PDF brochure

    Just America will be pleased to assist with transatlantic flights, additional pre and post tour accommodation and onward travel to other destinations within North America. Call Just America for tour availability on 01489 892329 or email enquiries@justamerica.co.uk

  • 8 Day/7 night escorted tour
    PCZ
    2017
    Tour prices in £’s per person based
    on two adults sharing a double room
    Double
    £
    12 Mar:  16 Apr:  16 Nov:  17 Dec 1169
    09 Jun: 09 Jul: 08 Aug: 10 Sep: 24 Sep: 15 Oct 1290
    Prices include:
    7 nights hotel accommodation, escorted tour transportation, excursions as per the itinerary.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    Optional Solo Sleeper from £265, subject to availability.

    Just America can offer the full range of Grand American Adventures tours of the USA & Canada
    – please click here to view the PDF brochure

    Just America will be pleased to assist with transatlantic flights, additional pre and post tour accommodation and onward travel to other destinations within North America. Call Just America for tour availability on 01489 892329 or email enquiries@justamerica.co.uk

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    Just America can offer the full range of Grand American Adventures tours of the USA & Canada
    – please click here to view the PDF brochure


Deep South and Delta Blues

Grand American Adventures

12-day/11-night small group escorted tour

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A journey through America’s cultural and musical heritage; from the beginning of country music to the birth of the blues, rock ‘n’ roll and jazz. Learn how these unique musical genres Grand American Adventure logosprang out of America’s past and how they still influence popular music today.  With Grand American Adventures’ expert planning, small group touring and highly trained tour leaders you can relax and enjoy this fabulous tour.

Essential Details – click here for information regarding your Grand American Adventures tour.

 

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  • Day 1. Arrive Atlanta.
    Day 2. Atlanta, Birmingham.
    Day 3. Birmingham, New Orleans.
    Day 4. New Orleans.
    Day 5. New Orleans.
    Day 6. New Orleans, Natchez.
    Day 7. Natchez, Clarksdale
    Day 8. Clarksdale, Tupelo, Memphis.
    Day 9. Memphis.
    Day 10. Memphis, Nashville.
    Day 11. Nashville.
    Day 12. Nashville, Lynchburg, Atlanta.  Depart Atlanta.

    Tour Includes:

    √ Tour Elvis’ Graceland mansion and visit his birthplace in Tupelo.
    √ Visit Houmas House Plantation and Gardens.
    √ Mississippi riverboat dinner cruise.
    √ Jack Daniel’s Distillery tour.
    √ Beale Street blues bars.
    √ New Orleans jazz clubs and Bourbon Street nightlife.
    √ Stay in a historic Natchez property.
    √ Free Wi-Fi access available in your vehicle and in some hotels.
    √ Maximum group size 13.
    √ Dedicated services of the same professional Grand American Adventure Director/driver for the entire tour.

    OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION

    10 hotel nights and 1 historic hotel night.

  • Day 1: Arrival day in Atlanta. Welcome to Atlanta and the Southern state of Georgia. The day is free for you to explore before an evening welcome meeting at 18:00 hrs in your hotel. A self-guided walking tour of downtown Atlanta is highly recommended and if you fancy a bite of Southern cuisine, stop by Empire State South.Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

    Day 2: Atlanta to Birmingham.  Head west into Alabama and to the state’s largest city – Birmingham. This city was the primary site of the Civil Rights Movement and where Dr Martin Luther King Jr. began his campaign of civil disobedience. Make a visit to the Civil Rights Institute for an excellent introduction to the region’s volatile history as you start your journey through the South.Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

    New Orleans French Quarter
    New Orleans French Quarter

    Day 3/5: New Orleans.  Welcome to the cultural melting pot of the Deep South, New Orleans. Otherwise known as the `Big Easy’, the eclectic mix of European, Creole and Cajun culture manifests in every aspect of the architecture, cuisine and musical scene. Take in the sights and sounds of Bourbon Street, relax in the Garden District and absorb the ambience of the French Quarter, known also as ‘The Quarter’. Founded by French traders in 1718, there are many layers of history in this city, and all its many attractions combined make it one of the most visited cities in the USA.Step back in time to when life was gracefully slow and enjoy an included Mississippi riverboat dinner cruise, dining on a delicious local cuisine buffet that is directly influenced by the myriad of cultures that together make up Louisiana. Your evenings in New Orleans will be easily spent as there is much to do, not least of all continuing your indulgence and appreciation of American music by enjoying some of the many live performances that take place nightly in this vibrant city. This includes the famous Preservation Hall where top-drawer jazz musicians play every evening to a small audience in an intimate space – but be prepared to queue! There will also be the chance to step out of the city and explore the wild river swamplands of Louisiana, where you can head out by boat beneath the cypress trees in search of wildlife.Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Dinner (x1) included

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    New Orleans

     

    Days 6: Houmas House Plantation and Gardens – Natchez.  This morning you enjoy an included visit to Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. This antebellum estate was completed in 1828 and with 38 lush acres of gardens, ponds and a majestic live oak alley, Houmas makes for a wonderful stop. Next you follow the river road north to the very first established settlement on the Mississippi River. The original capital of the Mississippi Territory, Natchez, was at the heart of the slave trade and is the birthplace of the Mississippi riverboat. Why not go on a self-guided walking tour through the streets of Natchez’ historic district with over 50 antebellum homes and historic churches. Worthy of a visit is the `Under the Hill’ area made famous by Mark Twain, or explore one of the most interesting cemeteries in the South. You’ll overnight in the historic Briars B&B which offers the charm of the ‘Old South’. Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally.

    Houmas Plantation
    Houmas Plantation

    Day 7: Clarskdale. Next it’s onto Clarksdale and the Hopson Plantation, which is the former home of legendary blues pianist Pinetop Perkins. It is also where they tested the International Harvester automated cotton picker. Your leader will give you some history including the system of sharecropping and the evolution of the cotton industry that shaped life for so many in this region. Clarksdale is also home to the infamous `Crossroads’, where legend has it that blues musician Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil. Within the town you’ll find the Delta Blues Museum, a literal blues shrine of artefacts and memorabilia, as well as actor Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues Club. Red’s is definitely worth a visit for live music – an authentic `juke joint’ where you’ll be transported to the real heart of the South! Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally.

     

    Day 8-9: Tupelo – Memphis.  See the humble beginnings of `The King’ with a visit to the birthplace of E

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    Great nightlife

    lvis in Tupelo, before crossing into Tennessee. Located near the Mississippi River, Memphis has a long and colourful past. Legendary forefathers such as Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters and the late B.B. King helped to put Beale Street on the musical map. A highlight of your stay in Memphis is an included excursion to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley, who influenced country, blues and rock ‘n’ roll music.You also have the chance to visit the iconic Sun Studio which opened in 1950 and is a place where many great names have passed through, from Howlin’ Wolf to Johnny Cash, and you may like to visit the Gibson guitar factory to completely immerse yourself in the fascinating musical heritage of this city. There’s also an opportunity to hear gospel music on Sunday morning. Outside of music, the National Civil Rights Museum located in the former Lorraine Hotel, at the site where Martin Luther King was assassinated, is well worth a visit. Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

     

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    Days 10 – 11:  Nashville.  From Memphis you make your way to Nashville – the undisputed capital of country music. Home to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the famous Wildhorse Saloon, Nashville offers the perfect opportunity to try some line dancing. Broadway is lined with honky-tonks and intimate live music venues playing not only country, but all genres of music.As well as its indelible country music links, Nashville is also the capital of Tennessee and the state’s second largest city after Memphis. Situated on the banks of the Cumberland River it was established as a major river port by settlers in 1779. Your time in Nashville is free for you to indulge in your choice of the many music and entertainment options available (entrance fees apply). The Grand Ole Opry is the world’s longest running radio show and a recommended highlight. You can enjoy performances at the famous Grand Ole Opry House located 24 km east of the city. Book before you arrive to avoid missing out as these shows are popular!Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally

     

    Day 12: Nashville to Atlanta.  Make your way towards Atlanta, stopping at Lynchburg where you can pay homage to Tennessee’s most famous drink by enjoying a tour of the Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Distillery for a serving of Southern hospitality.Your tour of the Deep South ends in the modern day metropolis of Atlanta, known as the New York of the South. If you’re staying on be sure to stop by Gladys Knight’s famous Chicken and Waffles restaurant.Meals: Breakfast included.

    This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We recommend booking post-tour accommodation if time allows. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

     

    Just America will be pleased to assist with transatlantic flights, additional pre and post tour accommodation and onward travel to other destinations within North America. Call Just America for tour availability on 01489 892329 or email enquiries@justamerica.co.uk

  • 12 Day/11 night escorted tour
    PDB
    2017
    Tour prices in £’s per person based
    on two adults sharing a double room
    Double
    £
    08 Apr: 10 Jun: 08 Jul: 1835
    26 Apr* 2075
    13 May 1755
    26 Aug:  09 Sep: 02 Oct, 21 Oct: 18 Nov: 23 Dec 1885
    Prices include:
    11-nights hotel accommodation, escorted tour transportation, excursions as per the itinerary.

    * Be in New Orleans for the Jazz and Heritage Festival.  The music encompasses every style associated with the city and the state from blues to bluegrass, and everything in between. A one-day ticket has been included in the price of the tour for you to enjoy the event (26 April departure only).

    PLEASE NOTE:

    Optional Solo Sleeper from £579, subject to availability.

    Just America can offer the full range of Grand American Adventures tours of the USA & Canada
    – please click here to view the PDF brochure

    Just America will be pleased to assist with transatlantic flights, additional pre and post tour accommodation and onward travel to other destinations within North America. Call Just America for tour availability on 01489 892329 or email enquiries@justamerica.co.uk

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    Just America can offer the full range of Grand American Adventures tours of the USA & Canada
    – please click here to view the PDF brochure


Historic Route 66 escorted tour

Grand American Adventures

14-day/13-night small group escorted tour

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Chicago to LA

 

In 1938, Route 66 became the first paved highway linking Chicago with the West.  It became an iconic symbol of the great American road trip.  On this exciting 14-day tour you’ll travelGrand American Adventure logo through eight states, visit many famous stops, the Grand Canyon, the desert city of Las Vegas and the back roads where time has stood still.

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Get your kicks on Route 66!

 Essential Details – click here for information regarding your Grand American Adventures tour.

 

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  • Day 1. Arrive Chicago.
    Day 2. Chicago, Springfield, IL
    Day 3. Springfield, St. Louis.
    Day 4. St. Louis, Branson.
    Day 5. Branson, Okahoma City
    Day 6. Oklahoma City
    Day 7. Oklahoma City, Amarillo.
    Day 8. Amarillo, Albuquerque.
    Day 9. Albuquerque, Gallup.
    Day 10. Gallup, Grand Canyon National Park.
    Day 11. Grand Canyon National Park.
    Day 12. Grand Canyon, Las Vegas.
    Day 13. Las Vegas.
    Day 14. Las Vegas, Los Angeles.  Depart Los Angeles.

     Tour Includes:

    √ Visit the Route 66 Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum.
    √ Visit the Coleman Theatre.
    √ Entry to Abraham Lincoln’s House & Museum.
    √ St. Louis Gateway Arch.
    √ Stay at the famous El Rancho Hotel.
    √ See the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo.
    √ View of the mighty Hoover Dam.
    √ Crossing the sprawling Great Plains.
    √ Cruise the Las Vegas Strip.
    √ Grand Canyon National Park.
    √ Visit the iconic Santa Monica Pier.
    √ Free Wi-Fi access available in your vehicle and in some hotels.
    √ Maximum group size 13.
    √ Dedicated services of the same professional Grand American Adventure Director/driver for the entire tour.

    OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION

    12 hotel nights and 1 historic hotel night.

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    Chicago

    Day 1: Arrival day in Chicago.  You’ve arrived in Chicago, the official start of Route 66. A welcome meeting will be held at 18:00 hrs in your hotel for you to meet you tour leader and fellow travelling companions with the remainder of the day free to explore. Grab yourself a slice of deep-dish pizza, venture up the Willis Tower or take to the streets for your very own walking tour along the shores of Lake Michigan. Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally.

    Day 2: Chicago to Springfield.  After leaving Chicago, you drive south to the first iconic Route 66 stop, Springfield, the capital of Illinois. Springfield’s favourite son was Abraham Lincoln and you’ll pay a visit to the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, which is the home that he lived in with his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, from 1844 until 1861 when he became US president. Springfield is also the birthplace of the corndog and drive-thru restaurants, so make sure you arrive with an empty stomach! Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally.

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    Grand American Adventures

    Day 3: St Louis.  From Springfield, Illinois, it’s only a couple of hours drive to St Louis, Missouri. St Louis is one of the largest cities in the USA with a metropolitan population of over 2.8 million. Founded in 1764 it became a major port on the Mississippi River and even hosted the Olympic Games in 1904. The Gateway Arch commemorates the settlement of America’s West and it was from here that countless pioneers set out to conquer the wild frontier. Stop at Ted Drewes, an Iconic Route 66 attraction, and try a ‘Concrete’, an extremely thick milkshake made from vanilla frozen custard. Spend the evening checking out the city’s vibrant nightlife at leisure.  Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally.

    Day 4: Branson.  Home to Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede and an alternative version of the Strip, country music is to Branson what gambling is to Las Vegas. With over 50 dinner theatres, shows and other entertainment oddities, Branson is where it’s at in Missouri. It unleashes a hefty dose of pure Americana and a wonderful playlist to enjoy it to.  Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally.

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    Fellow passengers

    Day 5-6: Oklahoma City.  Oklahoma, with more driveable miles of the old highway than any other state, is a mecca for fans of the `Mother Road’. Oklahoma City is the capital and the largest city in the state. You spend a couple of nights here and enjoy a full day discovering some of the city’s many cultural attractions. Visit the Route 66 Vintage Iron Motorcycle Museum and the Coleman Theatre – built in the late 1920’s, defining an era of vaudeville and silent films. Oklahoma is also the gateway to cowboy country so what could be a better introduction to the ‘Wild West’ than an optional visit to the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Originally established in 1955 as the Cowboy Hall of Fame and Museum, it has broadened its scope to encompass both Western and Native American artwork and artefacts as well as historic photographs.  Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally.

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    Cadillac Ranch

    Day 7: Amarillo.  Amarillo in the state of Texas is your destination for today. On the ‘Way to Amarillo’ and before you leave Oklahoma, you’ll visit the ‘official’ Route 66 Museum, where you learn about the legends surrounding the road you’re travelling on and a short stop at Lucille’s Service Station & Roadhouse. Then it’s on to Amarillo where you make your way to the Big Texan Steak Ranch for a steak meal (optional). If you can eat a 72 oz steak in less than one hour, you get it for free! This is man vs food for real!  Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals paid locally.

    Day 8: Albuquerque.  Your Route 66 road trip continues with a visit to the Cadillac Ranch, where 10 classic cars are buried nose-down in the dirt. The owners encourage graffiti so grab a spray can and leave your mark! After a short driving time you reach the Midpoint Café, the midway point between Chicago and Los Angeles, famous for hot coffee and rolls. Activities include driving through the Tijeras Canyon and stopping at Tucumcari Post and Curios.  Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally.

    Day 9: Gallup. Drive along the Rio Puerco Valley to Inscription Rock, a cliff face at El Morro National Monument where you can observe Native American Petroglyphs. Cross the Continental Divide en route to Gallup. Stay at the El Rancho Hotel, a little slice of history counting John Wayne and Katherine Hepburn amongst its famous guests.  Accommodation: Historic hotel included | Meals: Paid locally.

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    Grand Canyon – copyright Alex Easton

    Day 10-11: Grand Canyon National Park.  Stop at the Petrified Forest National Park to see the different colours of rock layered on top of each other. Pass through Winslow and see the location of the Eagles lyrics “standin’ on the corner in Winslow, Arizona”. It’s not on the original Route 66, but it’s so close it would be a crime to pass it by! The Grand Canyon is the ultimate symbol of the Desert Southwest and a spectacle not to be missed. This incredible natural wonder is difficult to comprehend. Once again, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to explore the park at your own pace. In your free time, we highly recommend a scenic helicopter flight over the canyon, which offers perspectives that you simply can’t see visiting on foot. Venture down the Bright Angel Trail to Plateau Point, or stroll along the more leisurely West Rim Trail and catch a shuttle bus out to Hermit’s Rest. Finish your day by watching the amazing IMAX film, ‘The Grand Canyon Experience’ and enjoy a spectacular sunset over one of the world’s natural wonders!  Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally.

    Welcome Sign saying "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Nevada"
    Welcome to Las Vegas!

    Day 12-13: Las Vegas.  The historic Route 66 town of Seligman and the Snow Cap Diner make for a quirky stop en route to the Hoover Dam before you reach Vegas. If it’s gambling you want, you have come to the right place as nowhere else in the world will you find so many casinos. In Las Vegas you’ll enjoy a city tour that takes you to some of the quirky things that epitomises this city, as well as learning about some of its colourful history. You also have time for some last minute shopping and have some time to relax by the pool before a night out on the town amidst the bright lights, casinos and world-class shows.  Accommodation: Hotel included | Meals: Paid locally.

    Day 14: Las Vegas to Los Angeles.  On your final day you have the endless sunshine of California in your sights, following the Route 66 across the great Mojave Desert to the city of Los Angeles. You’ll toast farewell to an epic road trip and to your new friends from the iconic Santa Monica Pier.This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

    Just America can offer the full range of Grand American Adventures tours of the USA & Canada
    – please click here to view the PDF brochure

    Just America will be pleased to assist with transatlantic flights, additional pre and post tour accommodation and onward travel to other destinations within North America. Call Just America for tour availability on 01489 892329 or email enquiries@justamerica.co.uk

  • 14 Day/13 night escorted tour
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    2017
    Tour prices in £’s per person based
    on two adults sharing a double room
    Double
    £
    01 Jul & 02 Sep 2015
     19 Aug 2149
    Prices include:
    13-nights hotel accommodation, escorted tour transportation, excursions as per the itinerary.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    Optional Solo Sleeper from £639, subject to availability.

    Just America can offer the full range of Grand American Adventures tours of the USA & Canada
    – please click here to view the PDF brochure

    Just America will be pleased to assist with transatlantic flights, additional pre and post tour accommodation and onward travel to other destinations within North America. Call Just America for tour availability on 01489 892329 or email enquiries@justamerica.co.uk

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    Just America can offer the full range of Grand American Adventures tours of the USA & Canada


New York City – Sightseeing & Excursions

New York City – Excursions & Sightseeing


Click here for an excellent guide to New York City

 

Gray Line CitySightseeing New York

2018 Prices in £’s

gl css logo_whitelines_NEWAs New York City’s leading sightseeing operator, Gray Line CitySightseeing New York provides a wide choice of sightseeing and extended day and overnight excursions.  Just America is pleased to be able to offer all of the tours operated by Gray Line CitySightseeing New York- full details available on request.

Here’s a sample of what Gray Line CitySightseeing New York can offer:

ALL AROUND TOWN All Loops Tour by Double-Decker 2-day pass.  This tour offers the best sights in Manhattan with hop-on, hop-off service at over 40 stops and connecting transfer points to switch from one tour loop to another. The ticket is valid for 2 consecutive days from the time of issue at the Gray Line Visitor Center.  Also included is admission to City Sightseeing Hop-On/Hop-Off Sightseeing Ferry; New York Historical Society Museum or Museum of the City Of New York, and value-added Eat & Play Card.    2-day Pass prices: £49.00 per adult / £43.00 per child (3-11 years inclusive).  Upgrade to a 3-day pass £60.00 per adult / £53.00 per child (3-11 yrs inclusive).

Click here to view  Gray Line CitySightseeing New York All-Loops map of New YorkBuses in T Square

The Uptown Loop (9am – 5pm): includes stops at Central Park, Lincoln Center, Theatre District, Rockefeller Plaza, Radio City, St Patrick’s Cathedral, American Museum of Natural History, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Apollo Theatre and Harlem neighborhoods, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim and other famous cultural attractions of Museum Mile.

The Downtown Loop (8am – 6pm): has stops at the Empire State Building, Greenwich Village, SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown, World Trade Center site, Battery Park (departure point for Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island ferry), South Street Seaport, Times Square, Rockefella Plaza, Radio City, United Nations Building, 5th Avenue, 42nd Street and more

Brooklyn Loop  (10.30am – 3.30pm): A hop-on/hop-off service will pass by Brooklyn Promenade / Cadman Plaza, view of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline, Brooklyn Museum Academy of Music, Atlantic Avenue, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Botanic Garden and Fulton Mall.

Night Tour 6.30pm (winter). 7pm, 7.30pm and 8pm Duration: approx 2 hours. Not Hop-On/Hop-Off:   Enjoy a magnificent display of neon spectacles through the heart of Times Square atop a double-decker bus!  Also marvel at the memorable views of Chinatown, Empire State Building, SoHo, Little Italy, Manhattan Bridge, Brooklyn Bridge and more!. This is the best way to get around Manhattan!

Bus at 29th and 5th Ave

ALL AROUND TOWN All-Loops tour plus one attraction 2-day All Loops pass (see above) plus a choice of a ticket for one of the following:   Prices £69.00 per adult / £63.00 per child (3-11 years inclusive).
* Central Park Sightseeing Walking Tour.
* 9/11 Tribute Center
* Empire State Building Observatory.
* Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.
* Top Of The Rock Observation Deck.
* Statue of Liberty Ferry.
* Metropolitan Museum of Art.
* One World Observatory.
* The TOUR.
* Museum of Modern Art (MOMA).
* Madame Tussauds New York.
* Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!  Times Square.
* Central Park Sightseeing Day-Pass bike rental.
* New York Historical Society Museum.
* Museum of the City Of New York.
* The Cloisters Museum.
* Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
* American Museum of Natural History.
* Bike & Roll 2hr Rental.
* Guggenheim Museum.
* Central Park Sightseeing Guided Bike Tour.

Sightseeing ferry

 

FreeStyle Pass  This amazing package includes a 3-consecutive day double-decker All Loops Tour (see above) plus a choice any three of the following and may include over 40 other choices!:

                 Cruises:    Ferry to the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island.

                 Attractions:  Empire State Building Observatory, Lincoln Center Tour, American Museum of Natural History, Metropolitan Museum of Art & Cloisters.

                 Dining:         Lunch at Little Italy or 7 other dining options).

One World Building

 Choice of attractions is subject to change without notice.
Prices £109.00 per adult / £96.00 per child (3 -11 years inclusive).  Freestyle plus any FIVE options £124.00 per adult / £109.00 per child (3 – 11 years inclusive).

Woodbury Common Factory Outlets.  Ticket includes round-trip bus ticket and VIP Coupon book for additional discounts.  Approx.1 hour’s drive from Manhattan, Woodbury Common is designed like a village with indoor stores and restaurants and outside walking areas.  Over 200 stores including Adidas, Banana Republic, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Coach, Donna Karan, Armani, Gucci, Timberland, Versace, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s and The Gap.  Prices £32.00 per adult / £19.00 per child (3-11 years inclusive).

Grand American Adventures

New York – Niagara Falls mini-tour.  Leave the bright lights of New York City behind and experience the thundering wonder of the incomparable Niagara Falls, and venture deep into ‘upstate’ New York with a night in the Finger Lakes with its many waterfalls and wineries.  Small group tour (max. 13 persons).

Day 1. New York area – Niagara Falls.  Head for the beautiful Delaware Water Gap on the famous Appalachian Trail.  After a stop for lunch at an All-American Diner, make your way to the spectacular Niagara Falls, where you can cross over the Rainbow Bridge into Canada for a stunning view of the Falls illuminated at night.

Day 2. Niagara Falls – Finger Lakes.  Get up close (and very wet!) on a Maid of the Mist included Cruise to the thundering base of Niagara Falls. Drive through wine country to the shores of the Finger Lakes, then head to Seneca Falls area this evening.

Day 3. Finger Lakes – New York area.  On your return south to the New York area, stop for a shopping spree at the Woodbury Common Premium Outlet Mall with its 228 department stores, shops, bars and restaurants.  What better way to round off your New York to Niagara Falls experience!

Tour includes: Professional tour leader, private transport, all accommodations, Maid of the Mist Cruise.     Departures Thursdays & Sundays, June-September.  Price: 3-day tour from £399 per person.



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