Whether you’re in search of North America’s steep canyons and rushing rivers or bright lights and cityscapes, explore the amazing land of North America with an experienced travel guide on an American Holidays escorted tour.
The beauty of an escorted tour is that everything is organised for you. Designed for your convenience, these tours take the hassle out of finding and booking the best excursions and deciding which must-do activities you can make time for, and which ones you can skip. With a range of locations and options, an escorted tour can be suitable for travellers of all ages. So, what are you waiting for? Book the adventure of a lifetime with incredible escorted tour offers from American Holidays. Read on to find out more…
Canyons and Indian Lands Adventure
Looking to surround yourself by stunning scenery? Explore some of the best national parks and Native American lands that the Southwest USA has to offer in the Canyon and Indian Lands Adventure. This is a small group tour, which begins in Las Vegas, where, after meeting your fellow travellers, you can enjoy a night in the Entertainment Capital of the World. Spend your evening winning big in the casinos, dine while watching the Bellagio Fountain or catch a show in Viva Las Vegas!
After a night watching the bright lights, relax as you depart for Zion National Park, famed for its perfect combination of peaceful beauty and powerful landscapes. Here, you can stretch your legs and enjoy a range of hikes, with something to suit every fitness level. A trip to Zion National Park is not complete without trying the famous and challenging hike to Angels Landing. Once you’ve conquered this epic trail, you’ll be greeted with one of the most breathtaking panoramic views you’ve ever laid eyes on – don’t forget your camera!
From here, you’ll travel to Bryce Canyon National Park, renowned for its crimson-coloured sandstone spires, known as hoodoos. Next up is a visit to Monument Valley, one of the most majestic – and most photographed – places in the world, and an iconic symbol of the American West! Learn how the landscape shapes Native American myths and hear stories of Navajo legends as you and your fellow travellers enjoy a guided tour with a local guide. After your tour, you’ll travel through the Navajo Reservation to the Cameron Trading Post to shop for local jewellery, crafts and cultural souvenirs.
Your final stop on your U.S. adventure is to one of the world’s natural wonders, the iconic Grand Canyon. Not for the faint hearted, this incredible spectacle is difficult to comprehend, even as you stand at the rim or hike down into the canyon. From easy strolls, to strenuous hikes the Grand Canyon has incredible walking trails for all levels. After your time here, you and your fellow travellers will make the trip back to Las Vegas along part of the iconic Route 66.
Experience all this and more on your U.S adventure with American Holidays from €2,099pp.
Deep South and Delta Blues Adventure
Calling all music lovers! Trace the roots of American music in the Deep South and experience the unique cultural landscape and fascinating history that gave birth to the blues, jazz, country and rock ‘n’ roll on this Deep South and Delta Blues Grand American Adventure with American Holidays.
Your southern adventure begins in Atlanta, Georgia, where you can spend the day exploring at your leisure. Take a self-guided walking tour, shop ‘til you drop at Lenox Square or, enjoy dinner and a show at Fat Matt’s Rib Shack, hosting some of the city’s best live blues nights as well as some of the tastiest food. From here, you’ll travel 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 before setting off on your journey through the South.
Your next stop is New Orleans. Also known as the ‘Big Easy’, the eclectic mix of European, Creole and Cajun culture is found in every aspect of the architecture, cuisine and musical scene here. Take in the sights and sounds of Bourbon Street, relax in the Garden District and absorb the ambience of the French Quarter. Enjoy a visit to Jean Lafitte Nature Preserve for a guided walk around the swamp boardwalks. Spend your evenings enjoying some of the many live music performances that take place nightly in this vibrant city – you won’t be disappointed!
Next up is Clarksdale and the Hopson Plantation, which is the former home of legendary blues pianist, Pinetop Perkins. 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 itself you’ll find the Delta Blues Museum, a blues shrine of artefacts and memorabilia, as well as actor Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero Blues Club. See the humble beginnings of ‘The King’ with a visit to the birthplace of Elvis in Tupelo, before crossing into Memphis, Tennessee. Here, legendary forefathers such as Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters and the late B.B. King helped to put Beale Street on the musical map. Your trip to Memphis includes an excursion to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley. While you’re here, pay a visit to Sun Studio, established in 1950, it has welcomed many great names through its doors or, immerse yourself in the musical heritage of Memphis at the Gibson guitar factory.
The final stop of your Deep South adventure is Nashville, the undisputed capital of country music. Home to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the famous Wild Horse Saloon, Nashville is the perfect place to try some line dancing. Broadway is lined with lively honky-tonks and intimate live music venues playing not only country, but all genres of music. Your time in Nashville is free for you to indulge in your choice of the many music and entertainment options available. Take a visit to the Grand Ole Opry, the world’s longest running radio show. You can also enjoy performances at the famous Grand Ole Opry House located 24 km east of the city. From Nashville, you’ll travel back to the modern-day metropolis of Atlanta to finish your U.S. adventure.
Follow the music and visit the sights of Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama for yourself on a 12-day Southern adventure with American Holidays from €3,479pp.
Remember, this is just a selection of what’s on offer!
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