USA Organised Trips

“KÀ” Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas

Defying the laws of gravity and telling the tale of love and conflict, KÀ features jaw-dropping acrobatics, martial arts, Asian inspired choreography and exotic dance forms including the Capoeira dance from Brazil. Follow the cast of 80 performers as they bring to life the story of imperial twins who are forced to separate to take a passage to self-discovery. This lavish show takes place at the iconic Vegas hotel, the MGM Grand.

Start time: Dates on request

“O” Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas

Don’t leave Las Vegas without seeing one of the world’s glitziest shows – an incredible performance from Cirque du Soleil. Wonder at the theatrical romance and acrobatic feats of the water-based performance of “O” at the hotel Bellagio. A cast of fantastical characters, including synchronised swimmers and trapeze artists, pay homage to the beauty of theatre – from street art to sumptuous operas.

Start time: Dates available on request

Art Deco Segway tour

Zip around glamorous South Beach, known as the ‘American Riviera’, on a segway. Experience this beautiful tropical paradise in style as you master this unique way of getting around. You’ll head through the famous Art Deco District and visit legendary landmarks like the Versace Mansion and the vibrant Lincoln Road outdoor mall. During your journey you’ll enjoy a delightful glide through rich architecture, history, and culture.

Duration:

2 hours 50 minutes

Best of DC VIP Tour

Skip the queues for a guided tour of the US Capitol Building before boarding a shuttle for a guided tour of DC’s famous landmarks. Enjoy views of The White House and visit iconic sites including the Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Lincoln Memorial before a cruise on the Potomac River (Mar 15-Oct 16 only). Enjoy priority entrance into the National Archives Building to see the original Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and US Constitution.

Duration:

8 hours

Included/Excluded:

Includes: Entrance to US Capitol Building and the National Archives Building, guided tours, cruise on the Potomac River (Mar 15-Oct 16) and lunch.

NB Off-season (Oct 17 to Mar 16), in lieu of boat cruise, you will visit Pentagon City Mall.

Discover Nashville

Be led around Music City with a knowledgeable guide and uncover the fascinating history, unique culture and compelling music of Nashville. See Honky Tonk Row, the State Capitol, Bicentennial Mall and Farmers Market, the fascinating Parthenon, Music Row, and iconic Studio B, where Elvis recorded many of his hit records. You’ll then pay a visit to the Ryman Auditorium, home to the historic Grand Ole Opry, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

Duration:

3½ hours

Florida Keys & Key West experience

Drive down the Florida Keys, stopping for photos at Key Largo before crossing the Seven-Mile Bridge. On arrival, you'll have three hours to explore the charming and colourful Key West. You can even embark on an optional guided tour. Take in the relaxed Caribbean atmosphere and perhaps visit the Key West Aquarium, Shipwreck Treasures Museum, Ernest Hemingway House Museum (where he is rumoured to have written A Farewell to Arms), or the Butterfly & Nature Conservancy.

Duration:

Full day

Start time: 6am-7am
Included/Excluded:

Excluded: Guided tour in Key West, meals, entrance fees.

Other information:

Departs daily.
Pick-up from Miami Beach hotels.

French Quarter walking tour

Take a walking tour through the beautiful French Quarter, one of America’s oldest and most unique neighbourhoods. Your local expert will guide you through, following in the footsteps of historic figures and taking in the Mighty Mississippi, the French Market and Jackson Square. Founded in 1718 by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieur de Bienville, you’ll learn all about the city’s Creole heritage, its architecture, courtyards, gardens, food, music, and art.

Duration:

2 hours

Gettysburg Tour

Journey through Maryland’s countryside to the historic town of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. At Farnsworth House experience a taste of life as a soldier during the Civil War in an encampment as you prepare for a day of battle. Follow a soldier to the attic for a sharpshooter’s view of Cemetery Hill and see relics from the battlefield. Visit the museum and the cyclorama, a unique experience featuring a 360-degree painting of the battle’s third day, before a two-hour battlefield tour.

Duration:

10½ hours

Included/Excluded:

Includes: Guided tour

Golden Eagle air tour

This aerial tour takes you from the terminal at Boulder City (transfers included) over Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam to the Grand Canyon. Get a bird’s eye view of this natural wonder of world taking in the stunning rock formations and the Colorado River which has carved this giant canyon. The helicopter allows for 180 degree views allowing you to get a ringside seat as you soar over the canyon floor.

Duration:

3-5 hours (hotel to hotel)

Grand Canyon Deluxe air tour

Experience the epic vistas of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on this fixed-wing plane flight from Boulder City. Fly over Lake Mead and the Colorado River before landing at Grand Canyon airport. From here you’ll head into the National Park where you’ll have time to take a short walk along the rim trail, visit the shops in Grand Canyon Village or just relax on the canyon’s edge and enjoy the spectacular views. An upgrade to a helicopter flight is available.

Duration:

9½ hours (hotel to hotel)

Grand Canyon Smooth Water Bus Tour

Float at a leisurely pace along the calm waters of the Colorado River on this full day experience. Transfer by bus from the South Rim down to the river’s edge at historic Lee’s Ferry where you will board a motorised raft for the 9 mile trip up river through Glen Canyon and around Horseshoe Bend before stopping to take a short walk to witness ancient petroglyphs and returning to Lee’s Ferry.

Duration:

Full day

Grand Celebration air tour

Departing from Boulder City you will fly west over Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and the other worldly Great Wash Cliffs to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. Dip over 1000 metres below the rim and land on a private plateau close to the canyon’s floor where you will land and enjoy a Champagne picnic overlooking the Colorado River. Soak up the breathtaking views and enjoy this unique perspective of the nation’s most famous natural landscape.

Duration:

4-4½ hours (hotel to hotel)

Grand tour of Los Angeles

This half-day experience is a fantastic way of getting to know the city of Los Angeles and its surroundings. Pass sights such as the Chinese Theatre, the Walk of Fame, the Hollywood sign, Rodeo Drive and Sunset Strip. Visit The Grove at Farmers’ Market and Olvera Street, the oldest part of Downtown Los Angeles. The tour will also take in the eclectic Venice Beach boardwalk and the seaside community of Marina del Rey.

Duration:

Half day

Grand Voyager air tour

The Grand Voyager is the most comprehensive of our featured Grand Canyon tours. Fly by plane to the West Rim and board a helicopter which will take you down into the canyon, touching down close to the Colorado River. From here you can take a short boat ride to Quartermaster Point and back before flying back up to the canyon’s edge. You’ll then travel to Eagle Point (the setting of the Grand Canyon Skywalk; admission not included), a great spot to view the river below.

Helicopter flight over the Vegas Strip

Enjoy a different perspective of the Las Vegas Strip and Downtown during a narrated 10 to 12 minute helicopter flight. During the flight you will fly over the MGM Grand, the ‘Eiffel Tower’ of the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, the world famous fountains at Bellagio and the Stratosphere Tower. Look out for the skyline of New York and spot the gondolas at the Venetian before touching down.

Duration:

10-12 minutes

Imperial on Ecostar from Grand Canyon Airport

Enjoy a trip on board an ECOStar helicopter, a state-of-the-art aircraft with wraparound windows and theatre-like seating which allows for an enriched view experience. Leave from the South Rim and head to the eastern Grand Canyon – the widest and deepest areas of the canyon – to see the confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado Rivers, the North Rim of the canyon and the Dragon Corridor.

Indian Adventure air tour

Fly by plane from Boulder city to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon where you’ll land and enjoy some time at leisure to explore the ancient home of the Hualapai people.  On arrival at the canyon head out on a self-guided tour along the rim, enjoying the unique views each spot provides. A meal is included during your time at the canyon and you can also watch Hualapai performances and see hand-crafted art work. You can upgrade your tour with a visit to the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

Duration:

7 hours (hotel to hotel)

Miami City and boat tour experience

Explore Miami’s most famous neighbourhoods before heading out on a cruise of the bay. Discover why this vibrant city is known as the Magic City as your guide reveals the hidden corners of the city streets. Travel through Coconut Grove – one of Miami’s oldest neighbourhoods; vibrant Little Havana, home to many Cuban immigrants; bustling Downtown Miami; and the iconic South Beach before heading out on to Biscayne Bay for a different view of Miami’s skyline.

Duration:

Full day

Included/Excluded:

Included: Tour and cruise. Excluded: Tips for tour guide.

Other information:

Departs daily.

Monterey and Carmel, San Francisco

Head for Northern California’s coast and witness rugged landscapes and the wild waters of the Pacific Ocean. The tour will take you south along the beautiful Route 1 towards the town of Santa Cruz and the beautiful Monterey Peninsula beyond. Stop at scenic lookouts along the route, Monterey’s waterfront street of Cannery Row – which was made famous by author John Steinbeck – and the art gallery and restaurant district of the town of Carmel.

Duration:

Full day

Natchez Dinner Jazz Cruise, New Orleans

One of the most romantic ways to spend an evening in New Orleans is aboard the Steamboat Natchez, gliding along the Mississippi River beneath the illuminated skyline. Enjoy charming Southern hospitality, classical Southern cuisine and breathtaking views of the city. Sit back and relax as you sip on a drink accompanied by the world-renowned jazz band Dukes of Dixieland, providing the soundtrack to your evening, you can dance the night away as you cruise beneath the city’s famous bridges.

Duration:

3 hours

Navajo Monument Valley Air Tour

Witness a landscape that is legendary in the American West on this 1¼ hour fixed-wing flight. From Page you will fly over Lake Powell and continue west along the Utah and Arizona state line, past Navajo Mountain to the awe-inspiring Monument Valley which has been a star of the silver screen for decades. Here you will see the iconic mesas and buttes that rise up to 300 metres from the desert floor.

New York Helicopter tour

Soar over New York City on this thrilling helicopter flight. You’ll get a bird’s eye view of some of the city’s most iconic landmarks both new and old. From the Freedom Tower, see the Statue of Liberty via the Empire State Building and glide over Central Park to the George Washington Bridge, seeing the Big Apple from above is a memorable experience.

Duration:

20 minutes

Start time: AM

North Canyon Tour from Grand Ganyon airport

This 30 minute helicopter ride from the South Rim takes you over the central canyon towards the North Rim. Keep an eye out for the Colorado River, which along with the wind and rain sculpted the landscape you see today. You will also witness the pinnacle-like rock formation the Tower of Ra and the Vishnu Schist layer of rock close to the floor of the canyon before returning to the South Rim through the Dragon Corridor.

Duration:

30 minute flight

Oak Alley Plantation tour, New Orleans

You’ll step back in time as you experience a bygone era at the Oak Alley Plantation, built in 1839. Home to a quarter-mile-long alley of magnificent oak trees, each over two hundred and fifty years old, the plantation is famous for its role in Interview with a Vampire. Your professional guide will teach you all about the home and its history. En route, pass the beautiful cypress trees that line the Mississippi River and three other plantation homes, all with their own stories.

Duration:

Half day

Olympic Peninsula wilderness tour

Mountains, lakes, ancient rain forest and a beautiful Pacific coastline... the Olympic Peninsula has it all. This full day tour takes you from Seattle deep into the peninsula in the company of a naturalist guide. Visit the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, a spit on the northern coast of the peninsula. Next you will visit Olympic National Park, climbing up mountain roads to Hurricane Ridge where you can enjoy beautiful mountain scenery.

Duration:

Full day

Over the Rainbow, Page/Lake Powell

Departing from Page airport take to the skies for a breathtaking helicopter flight over Lake Powell and the sandstone arch Rainbow Bridge – one of the world’s largest natural stone arches. During the 30 to 40 minute flight you will have views over the lake, which was created when a series of striking canyons were flooded following the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam.

Duration:

30 minute flight

Redwoods and Wine Country Escape, San Francisco

Journey into the beautiful California wine country, which is located just an hour outside the city, and visit Muir Woods – a spectacular redwood forest. In Muir Woods spend an hour wandering beneath the towering redwoods before visiting a number of wineries on Sonoma County – the birthplace of Californian wine. Enjoy complimentary tastings and partake in a unique winery cave tour before returning to the city across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Duration:

Full day

Start time: 8am
End time: 5:30pm
Included/Excluded:

Included: Tour, wine tasting fees. Excluded: Muir Woods National Park entrance fee, meals, tips.

Other information:

Departures on request.
Pick up from San Francisco hotel in Downtown or Fisherman's Wharf area.
Those wishing to take part in the wine tasting must be 21 or over (ID required).

San Francisco Insider’s Tour

Depart from your downtown hotel or Fisherman's Wharf on this flexible and insightful tour which ventures off the beaten track and offers a fresh perspective of the city. Unlike traditional tours you will get to experience the iconic city from a local's perspective as you discover some of San Francisco's hidden gems. You can also request your favourite attractions, perhaps visiting Golden Gate Park or admiring the view from Telegraph Hill. Enjoy plenty of time to explore each sight and fabulous photo opportunities.

Duration:

Half day

Start time: 8am or 1pm
End time: 1pm or 6pm
Included/Excluded:

Includes: Return transfers from selected Downtown hotels. Excludes: Food, beverages, tips.

Other information:

Departs daily on request.

San Francisco Tour with Bay Cruise

Witness the key landmarks of the city on an introductory half day city tour. As well as seeing the sights, such as Union Square, Nob Hill, Fisherman’s Wharf and Golden Gate Park, you will stop for a photo opportunity on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and city and bay views from the lookout area of Twin Peaks. The tour is followed by a one hour cruise to view the ‘city on the bay’ from a different perspective.

Duration:

Half day

Included/Excluded:

Included: Half day coach tour, one hour bay cruise. Excluded: Food, beverages.

Other information:

Departs Sun-Fri 9:15am and daily at 11:15am.
Departs from Pier 43½ at Fisherman's Wharf.

San Francisco Tour with Bay Cruise

Witness the key landmarks of the city on an introductory half day city tour. As well as seeing the sights, such as Union Square, Nob Hill, Fisherman’s Wharf and Golden Gate Park, you will stop for a photo opportunity on the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and city and bay views from the lookout area of Twin Peaks.

Duration:

Half day

Included/Excluded:

Included: Half day coach tour, one hour bay cruise. Excluded: Food, beverages.

Other information:

Departs Sun-Fri 9:15am and daily at 11:15am.
Departs from Pier 43½ at Fisherman's Wharf.

Seattle harbour cruise

Experience Seattle from the water on this introductory cruise. Depart from the historic waterfront and enjoy a trip around the harbour, which is part of the beautiful Puget Sound. Witness the city skyline, including the iconic Space Needle, and the busy Port of Seattle. On a clear day you will also be able to see the snowcapped Mount Rainier and the Cascade and Olympic Mountain ranges. You may even spot some of the local marine wildlife.

Duration:

1 hour

Sex and the City New York tour

Follow in the footsteps of Carrie Bradshaw and her friends as you witness over 40 locations used in the show and subsequent movies. Enjoy cupcakes in Greenwich Village and perhaps treat yourself to a Cosmopolitan – at Scout, Steve and Aidan’s bar – on this unique and entertaining tour. Led by local actors, this tour departs from 5th Avenue and 58th Street, Manhattan 11am daily. NB: Children 12 and under are not permitted on this tour.

Duration:

3½ hours

South Rim Airplane Tour from Grand Canyon Airport

To make the most of your time in the Grand Canyon National Park and for the chance to witness a large section of this natural wonder we recommend taking an aeroplane tour from the South Rim. During the 40 to 50 minute flight you will have the opportunity to witness the Zuni Point Corridor, Point Imperial on the North Rim of the canyon and the confluence of the clear waters of the Colorado River and the light brown colour of the Little Colorado Rivers.

Duration:

40 minutes

South Rim Coach Tour

A trip to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon is the ultimate day trip from Las Vegas. En route to the canyon visit Hoover Dam Bridge where there will be a short photo stop before you cross the state line into Arizona. Upon entering the Grand Canyon National Park there will be time to take a walk along the canyon’s rim and enjoy the awe-inspiring views that change at every turn.

Duration:

Full day

Stars' Homes Warner Bros VIP Tour, Los Angeles

Step behind-the-scenes of your favourite television show and movies on this intimate tour of one of the world’s busiest studios. You will be transported by electric car between sets, discovering their history as you go. Learn how sound effects are created, enjoy a special effects demonstration and relax on the couch at Central Perk, the iconic Friends set. The tour also includes a visit to the Transportation Museum, which houses a collection of vehicles from films and television shows, and the Memorabilia Museum where the history of movie making is laid out using a variety of interesting mementos.

Your time at Warner Brothers is followed by a tour of the current and former homes of the rich and famous, both past and present. This narrated tour will whisk you through the exclusive neighbourhoods of Beverly Hills and Bel-Air.

Duration:

Half day

Start time: 9:30am
Included/Excluded:

Includes: Admission and tour at Warner Brothers, movie stars' homes tour, return transfers from select Los Angeles hotels on request. Excluded: Tips.

Taste of Little Havana tour

Experience a taste of America’s most Cuban-influenced city. Visit Marlins Park or the Freedom Tower and admire some art and architecture. Indulge in a Cuban pastry and espresso, and learn to roll your own cigar at the Gran Habano factory. Meet a historian and collector of Cuban artwork and sip mojitos as you learn about his work to preserve Cuban paintings and cultural history. See the Bay of Pigs monument en route to a juice bar and soak up the culture on SW 8th Street.

Duration:

Half day

Other information:

Departs daily.


Total Yosemite, San Francisco

Travel inland toward the Sierra Nevada mountain range to witness the spectacular landscapes of Yosemite National Park. Upon arrival in the park enjoy a two hour guided walking tour on which you will witness the Bridalveil Falls (spring and summer), El Capitan, Inspiration Point, Half Dome and the famous Yosemite Falls (spring and summer). Over lunch spend an hour exploring at leisure before visiting a grove of Giant Sequoia trees and returning to San Francisco.

Duration:

Full day.

Start time: 6am-7am
End time: 9pm
Included/Excluded:

Included: Park entrance fee, transfers. Excluded: Meals, tips.

Other information:

The route and itinerary is subject to to snow depth, road conditions, detours and roadworks.
The Giant Sequoia hike is dependent on snow levels and trail conditions from Oct-Apr.
Pick up from hotel in Downtown San Francisco or Fisherman's Wharf between 6 and 7am.

Tower Butte Landing Tour from Lake Powell

Spend some time on top of Tower Butte which sits at approximately 1500 metres above sea level. Departing from Page, you will take the short helicopter flight over the famous Antelope slot canyon to the butte before spending 20 minutes taking in the unique and panoramic views of Lake Powell, the Grand Staircase National Monument and Glen Canyon.

Duration:

35 minute flight

Universal Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles

Go behind the scenes on the world famous Studio Tour to explore where Hollywood movies are made, and then experience rides and shows that put you inside some of the world’s biggest movies. Upgrade to a Front of Line Pass and you’ll also receive one-time priority access to all attractions. Or enjoy a full day of moviemaking magic with a specially trained guide on the VIP Experience.

Duration:

Full day

Start time: Park opening times vary seasonally
Included/Excluded:

Includes: One day of admission, including all rides, shows and attractions.

Transport details:

Van or coach

Other information:

Universal Studios is open 365 days a year; to arrange your visit speak to a Personal Travel Expert.

Vegas Bright Lights Pink Jeep Tour

See the bright lights of Las Vegas from an open-air Jeep Wrangler. On this 3 hour tour of the city you will begin at the famous ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign and then travel with your chauffeur/ tour guide to Downtown Las Vegas. Here you will visit Fremont Street before driving along the Strip, passing all of the city’s iconic hotels. The tour concludes at the world-famous Bellagio fountains to see the water and music show.

Duration:

3 hours

Visionary air tour

A great-value option, the Visionary Air Tour provides a great introduction to the natural world beyond Las Vegas’ city limits. At Boulder City you’ll board a Twin Otter aeroplane and take off for your flight over the Mojave desert. En route to the canyon you’ll see Lake Mead, the O’Callaghan-Tillman Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge and the dam itself. The highlight of the tour is the flight over the West Rim – land that’s been home to the Hualapai Indian Tribe for centuries.

Duration:

4 hours (hotel to hotel)

Vista Grande Helicopter Tour, San Francisco

Enjoy a scenic ride to the heliport where you will board a Bell Jet helicopter for your thrilling tour of the city from the sky. Music will be played as you soar over the striking cityscape, renowned hills and Bay Area communities. Enjoy pilot commentary and have your camera at the ready as you spot famous landmarks such as the notorious Alcatraz Island and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. Fly north over the Marin Headlands, Angel Island and the artistic town of Sausalito before touching down.

Duration:

30 minutes

Start time: Daily departures on request
Included/Excluded:

Includes return transfers to the heliport.

What to take:

Comfy shoes, warm clothes and photo ID required.

West Rim Coach Experience

Head out of Vegas for the day with a full day visit to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon, which is the setting of the famous Grand Canyon Skywalk. This glass-floored walkway extends out over the edge of the canyon and allows for a unique perspective of this beautiful natural landscape. As well as stopping off at the viewpoints at Eagle and Guano Point, you will also visit the Hualapai Ranch western town.

Duration:

Full day

Whale Watching from Boston

Set out on a whale-watching adventure to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and witness some of the Atlantic’s most incredible residents. Board a high-speed catamaran and head north to attempt to spot a variety of whale species including humpback and finback, as well as the friendly dolphins. Find out about whale behaviour, migration patterns and conservation status from the on-board naturalists. Cruises are also available from Cape Cod.

Duration:

3 hours

Included/Excluded:

Excluded: food and beverages which are available to buy on board.

Other information:

Departure times vary depending on season, please speak to a Personal Travel Expert for details.
Departs from Long/Central Wharf.

Wine Lover’s Tour, San Francisco

Depart from your downtown hotel or Fisherman's Wharf to embark on a guided tour of America's best known wine-producing region. Enjoy the freedom to choose where you visit and how long you spend there as you drive through a stunning patchwork of vineyards, olive groves and rolling hills. Sonoma Valley is regarded as the birthplace of the California wine industry whilst Napa Valley is renowned for its award-winning wines. Visit several wineries and enjoy tastings whilst learning about the history of California wine-making.

Duration:

Full day

Start time: Departures on request
Included/Excluded:

Includes return transfers from selected Downtown hotels. Does not include meals.

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