Never mind the minivans and cheesy tourist attractions – our 12-day trip across the western United States puts a whole new spin on ol’ America the Beautiful. Your family will breathe free in famous national parks (Zion & Bryce among them), stand in wonder at the Grand Canyon, and bunk at a cowboy camp. With a great mix of culture and activities, this is an ideal trip for families looking to see the USA in a new light.
Highlights: Hike in the natural splendour of Zion and Bryce national parks, learn horseback-riding at a cowboy ranch, visit Canyonlands National Park for sunset, marvel at the sight of the Grand Canyon.
Tour East Coast USA (NUEC)
From big city bustle in New York to anachronistic Amish communities in rural Pennsylvania, this 9-day trip captures the rollicking history and modern energy of the East Coast. Relive the revolution in Boston, explore the great museums of Washington DC and get soaked on the boat at Niagara Falls. You’ll travel by private van and stay in central hotels so that you’re always in the heart of the action. This trip is compact enough for those short on time but long enough to make some new friends while discovering America’s past.
Highlights: Sightsee in the Big Apple, meet an Amish community, taste Hershey's chocolate straight from the factory, experience the Great Lakes and powerful Niagara Falls, wander along the Freedom Trail in Boston
USA Hike, Bike & Raft (NUSA)
America’s national parks are a gift to the world. We wrapped up four of our favourites, mixed in some high-energy outdoor thrills, and put a nice little Sin City bow on them, just for you. Here, you’ll hike among the hoodoos in Bryce Canyon, refresh yourself with a river swim in Zion, marvel at the sandstone formations of Arches NP, raft the Colorado River, and gape at the awesome majesty of the Grand Canyon. Add in a little R&R (yeah, right) in Las Vegas to top it all off and you’ve got yourself the perfect mix of outdoor adrenaline and downtown glitz.
Highlights: Explore four of the United States' national parks and monuments, mountain-bike in Moab, raft the mighty Colorado River, go canyoneering in impressive Zion National Park
Can one 23-day trip define the elusive essence of a complex nation with centuries of incredible history? Probably not, but it’d be a blast to try, no? Designed specifically for curious travellers with a passion for real experiences and lots of time, this adventure takes you from the busy streets of NYC to the shores of San Francisco Bay, with just about every shade of Americana thrown in along the way: Philly steaks, Lincoln, Music City USA, the French Quarter, Tex-Mex, Yosemite, the Vegas Strip… forget e pluribus unum; America’s real motto is “go big or go home.”
Highlights: Getting wild in San Francisco and Las Vegas, embracing nature in Monument Valley, Yosemite and Mesa Verde, facing America’s history in Washington, DC, feeling the beat in Memphis and Nashville, watching bats at Carlsbad Caverns and the sunset at the Grand Canyon.
It is possible to capture the complex, diverse flavour of a country and its 300-million-strong people in a single trip? Short answer: Yup. This epic sojourn across America from sea to shining sea (and back again) is, quite possibly, the most ambitious road trip you’ll ever take. Wide-open spaces, iconic monuments, sprawling national parks, quirky local slang, regional delicacies and the incredible cities you’ve always wanted to visit. It’s all here. Welcome to the US of A, where the ‘A’ stands for ‘Amazing’.
Highlights: Looking for wildlife in Yellowstone and Yosemite and aliens in Roswell, learning about Navajo culture in the Southwest and the history of rock & roll in Memphis, following the trail of independence from Philadelphia to Washington DC, getting a taste of cowboy culture in Jackson.
From hip hop to country fiddles, Yankee accents to a western drawl, businessmen in power suits and ranchers in cowboy hats—the US is one heck of a country. And if you’ve got the time, this—our ultimate American tour—is the best way to explore the iconic cities and the legendary national parks, national monuments and wide-open spaces. Centrally located hotels in the cities and campsites in the wilderness keep you in the heart of the action no matter where you are.
Highlights: Watch bats take flight from the Carlsbad Caverns, break a sweat in Death Valley and cool off on the Maid of the Mist, search for aliens in Roswell, dance like a cowboy in Jackson, meet the Navajo in Monument Valley, hike in national parks.
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|Western USA Family Experience (NUWF)||12 days||Family||Camping||
|Tour East Coast USA (NUEC)||9 days||Classic||Standard||
|USA Hike, Bike & Raft (NUSA)||12 days||Active||Camping||
|Southern Cross Country Westbound (NUCW)||23 days||Yolo||Camping||
|Best of the USA Tour—San Fran to San Fran (NUFB)||44 days||Yolo||Camping||
|Best of the USA Tour - New York to New York (NUYY)||44 days||Yolo||Camping||