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Trafalgar Route 66 Summer 2018 (DRST)

15 Days from Chicago to Los Angeles (CA) Print
Tour Style: Discovery
USA and Canada 2018
Visits: Chicago, St Louis (MO), Branson, Oklahoma City, Clinton (OK), Amarillo, Albuquerque, Petrified Forest, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Los Angeles (CA), USA

Buckle up for an American road trip you'll never forget, tracing the famed Route 66 from Chicago to the City of Angels. From the world's tallest arch to high living in a desert oasis, tune in to the wild and welcoming spirit of The Main Street of America.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Scenic drive along Will Rogers Highway, Desert View Drive
  • Orientation of Chicago
  • View the outdoor installations at Cadillac Ranch, the Petrified Forest National Park
  • Visit the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, Meramec Caverns, Branson, Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Clinton, Albuquerque, Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas, Los Angeles

Dining Highlights

  • 14 full breakfasts
  • 5 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive Chicago
Welcome to the starting point of Route 66. At 6 p.m., gather with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception.Welcome Reception
Day: 2 Chicago – Pontiac – Springfield – St. Louis (2 Nights)
After an introduction to the Windy City, hit the road for a good, old-fashioned American road trip. Explore the history and cultural impact of America's Mother Road at the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame and Museum. Roll on to Springfield, on the way to St. Louis, where you learn to mix up your own dry rub and enjoy a rib-sticking Be My Guest barbecue dinner.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day: 3 St. Louis Sightseeing
Start the day with the view from atop the famed St. Louis Gateway Arch. Afterward, experience a Cultural Insight with a guided tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery-from the stables of the Clydesdales to the tasting room. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy. Full Breakfast
Day: 4 St. Louis – Meramec Caverns – Branson
Begin your day by going underground in Meramec Caverns, a former hideout of Jesse James. Then it's onward to the Ozarks and the lively American musical mecca of Branson to explore on your own.Full Breakfast
Day: 5 Branson – Claremore – Oklahoma City (2 Nights)
Roll into eastern Oklahoma via a scenic stretch of Will Rogers Highway. Stop to visit the Will Rogers Memorial Museum dedicated to the famous American humourist. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day: 6 Oklahoma City Sightseeing
Visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, honouring the 1995 bombing victims. Then, get a taste of the Old West at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The rest of the day is yours to explore.Full Breakfast
Day: 7 Oklahoma City – Route 66 Museum – Amarillo
In Clinton, explore a classic collection of Route 66 history, memorabilia and culture. Return to Old Route 66 for a scenic drive before stopping in Amarillo.Full Breakfast
Day: 8 Amarillo – Albuquerque (2 Nights)
See the famed Cadillac Ranch pop art installation just outside of Amarillo. Stop in Tucumcari, where a large number of the vintage motels and restaurants are still in existence. Travel on to Albuquerque for a dinner at the 66 Diner with its jukebox and blue-plate specials. Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 9 Albuquerque
While Albuquerque didn't boom until the creation of Route 66, the city has existed for more than 300 years. Enjoy the day exploring on your own.Full Breakfast
Day: 10 Albuquerque – Flagstaff
Cruise through Gallup this morning and see the historic El Rancho Hotel. Crossing into Arizona, watch the changing colours of the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park. See the Wigwam Motel and the Man Standing on the Corner before arriving in Flagstaff.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 11 Flagstaff – Cameron Trading Post – Grand Canyon National Park
Stop at Cameron Trading Post and browse through the shop for Navajo crafts. This afternoon, wind along scenic Desert View Drive before arriving at the Grand Canyon and spend the night inside the park.Full Breakfast
Day: 12 Grand Canyon National Park – Seligman – Las Vegas (2 Nights)
Hit the road again, passing through Seligman. Drive through a Route 66 ghost town along the original route to see the well-preserved motels, diners and gas stations of a simpler era. Then on to Las Vegas to enjoy some free time.Full Breakfast
Day: 13 Las Vegas
A full free day to take in all that Las Vegas has to offer. Full Breakfast
Day: 14 Las Vegas – Los Angeles
Travel from the desert of Las Vegas into Los Angeles. This evening, celebrate with a festive Farewell Dinner.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day: 15 Depart Los Angeles
Say goodbye to Route 66 with a trip to Santa Monica. Then take a transfer to Los Angeles International Airport or extend your stay in L.A.Full Breakfast

Available Room Types: Single, Twin, TwinShare, Triple

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05/06/2018 $3,795.00
05/13/2018 $3,895.00
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06/10/2018 $3,995.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/01/2018 $3,895.00
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