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This adventure through North America is so grand it's difficult to put into words. The eateries of Boston, the passion of Quebec, the multicultural mosaics of Toronto, the majesty of Niagara Falls, through Chicago, Mt Rushmore and multiple national parks, from canyon towns to glamping in Zion under a canvas of stars, before finishing up under the glittering lights of Las Vegas - there's only word word that does a road trip like this justice: epic.

  • Duration: 25 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Easy
  • Supplier Tour ID: 107.958/256549
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: New York City, United States
  • Finishes: Las Vegas, United States
  • Age requirement: 18 - 35
You will Visit
  • New York City
  • Boston
  • Quebec City
  • Montreal
  • Toronto
  • Cleveland
  • Chicago
  • Madison
  • Sioux Falls
  • Mt. Rushmore
  • Cody
  • Jackson Hole
  • Salt Lake City
  • Zion National Park
  • Las Vegas

Itinerary

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Day 1: New York to Boston

Welcome to the Big Apple! Today you'll meet your travel crew before we make tracks for Boston.Arriving in Boston, we won't waste a second with some city sightseeing, checking out the Old State House, exploring the Boston Public & Quincy Markets and stopping off at the famous bar from Cheers. This place has been an American cultural capital since the 19th century, and it shows.

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Day 2: Boston

Today is yours to explore this historical city. Opt to visit Harvard University, feast on some creamy chowder and oysters or take an urban bike adventure. This is essentially the oldest city in America and it's hard to walk its cobblestones without bumping into a historic site.

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Day 3: Boston to Quebec City

See ya, Boston, it's time to cross the border today and unearth the romantic cultural quirks of Canada's Quebec, taking a scenic drive through Maine along the way.Welcome to French Canada. This passionate place is a fascinating fusion of European and North American sensibilities. Today we'll take a walking tour of rustic Old Quebec, soaking up all that sophistication.

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Day 4: Quebec City

Today is yours to explore Quebec. Eat your way through the Parisian-style eateries, wander the dreamy cobblestoned streets or idle on the quaint river boardwalks. You're guaranteed to fall in love with the food here, if nothing else.

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Day 5: Quebec City to Montreal

Au revoir Québec, today we're heading to Montreal.Today we'll waste no time getting intimate with Montreal, visiting the Old Town, the Old Port & Mount Royal. This place is all about good food, good living and beautiful scenery. Opt for a jet-boat tour to explore the city in style.

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Day 6: Montreal

Today is yours to explore the sultry charms of Montreal. We're talking poutine by the water to the sweet sounds of live jazz. Opt for an axe throwing experience if you're looking to test your mettle.

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Day 7: Montreal to Toronto

Leaving Montreal today we'll head to the mesmerising melting pot of Toronto.The most multiculturally diverse city on the planet, Toronto is a mosaic of fascinating cultures and some of the world's finest restaurants. We'll get stuck in straight away today, exploring Berczy Park, the Hockey Hall of Fame and Union Station.

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Day 8: Toronto and Niagara Falls

Toronto's blazing energy has stolen our hearts, but today we're taking a break to witness one of the world's most iconic spectacles.Famed for its remarkable beauty and as a source of thundering hydroelectric power, Niagara Falls is a sight without comparison in the world, with over 168,000 cubic feet of water falling over the crest every minute. We'll be awed by the scenery on our very own Niagara Falls cruise, with the option to take a helicopter flight to see things from a peerless perspective.Back in Toronto, still buzzing from what we've just witnessed, we'll show each other our best snaps before retreating to our hotel for the night.

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Day 9: Toronto

Today is yours to explore this remarkable city. It's like walking through different nation every time you turn a corner, and once you've explored Greek Street and Chinatown, why not opt for a brewery tour?

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Day 10: Toronto to Cleveland

See ya Canada! Today we'll make our way back to the USA, onto Cleveland.This city has come a long way from its industrial roots, with iconic attractions like the Rock & Roll Hall of fame, which we'll visit upon arrival.

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Day 11: Cleveland to Chicago

Today we're off to the Windy City, which is guaranteed to blow us away.Welcome to the city of sports, deep dish pizza, sophisticated culture and amazing architecture. We'll get stuck in with some city sightseeing today.

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Day 12: Chicago

Today you can do your own thing, or opt for one of our incredible Free Time Add ons, including a segway tour, an architecture cruise or a Bike & Roll Chicago tour.

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Day 13: Chicago to Madison

Today we'll leave ChIcago in the rear view mirrors and drive through America's beautiful heartland, before arriving in Madison.Tonight we'll uncover Madison's trendy bars.

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Day 14: Madison to Sioux Falls

Today is abundant with natural beauty, as we swoon at the Minnesotan farmlands, the Kitschy SPAM museum and finally...Situated in rolling hills and along the banks of the Big Sioux River, South Dakota's largest city plummets through gorgeous rock faces, with a buzzing cityscape housing an incredible culinary scene.

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Day 15: Sioux Falls to Mt. Rushmore

Today we'll make our way through some gorgeous scenery towards one of America's most iconic sights.With included entry to Badlands National Park, we'll enjoy the dramatic landscapes, steep canyons and towering pines, as well as visiting the Corn Palace.

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Day 16: Mt.Rushmore

Completed in 1941, the Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a gargantuan sculpture carved into the mountain, depicting George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. We'll enjoy included entry to the memorial today, gawping at the largest piece of art you've ever seen, before heading onto the Crazy Horse Memorial and Custer State Park.

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Day 17: Mt Rushmore to Cody

Saying farewell to yet another American icon, we'll head to Cody.Opt to channel Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid at a seasonal rodeo, or visit the Buffalo Bill centre. As well as being a seriously cool town, Cody is a gateway to one of the most majestic National Parks in the world.

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Day 18: Yellowstone National Park

We've got included entry to Yellowstone today. Get ready to have your breath taken away.Today we'll explore the hydrothermal wonders of Yellowstone, the first National Park in the world. Comprising canyons, rivers and mountain ranges, the park is centred over the Yellowstone supervolcano. Today we'll visit the parks' centrepiece, it's epic Grand Canyon, check out the Old Faithful geyser and try and spot wildlife such as buffalo, elk and even bears - from a safe distance, of course.Back in Cody we'll trade tales about the amazing things we've just seen.

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Day 19: Cody to Jackson via Grand Teton National Park

Today we'll pass through the mountain ranges of Wyoming, before reaching Grand Teton National Park.Another day, another mind-blowing National Park. We'll take a trail ride and have a cookout, surrounded by towering Whitebark pines, before heading onto Jackson.Tonight we reach Jackson, a town in Wyoming's plummeting valley.

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Day 20: Jackson to Salt Lake City

Opt for some white-knuckle whitewater rafting today, before we hit up Salt Lake City.Sparkling with the rainbow colours of Utah, Salt Lake City is the perfect place to try some delicious regional food.

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Day 21: Salt Lake City to Zion National Park via Utah Lake

Leaving Salt Lake City, it's time for the trip's showstopper, but not before......we stop off for a picnic beside the glittering Utah lake.It's time to check out our amazing glamping digs skirting Zion National Park. Over the next few days we'll be getting up close and personal with Mother Nature.

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Day 22: Bryce Canyon National Park

Get your hiking boots on - today we have some jaw-dropping scenery to explore.You'll be familiar with this place from Pinterest or Instagram, but nothing can compare to the real thing. After seeing the 'hoodoo' canyons and twisting rock spires, we'll head back to our digs.After an afternoon of jaw-dropping scenery, we'll journey back to the campfire to swap stories about our day under a canvas of stars. S'mores anyone?

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Day 23: Zion National Park to Las Vegas

Cascading waterfalls & colourful mountains give us a taste of nature before we reach the shimmering lights of the city of sin.Tonight we'll take an evening tour of the famous Las Vegas strip, checking out some of the world's largest hotels and casinos. Opt for a Cirque du Soleil show or VIP club entry to make this night one to remember.

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Day 24-25: Las Vegas

This epic adventure has finally come to an end. Your travel friends have become like family, so don't forget to swap deets & start planning your next adventure.

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    • You can expect to refuel with hearty breakfasts and delicious dinners from us but we'll also give you the opportunity to sample some of the best local cuisine. You'll taste it all - from simple street eats to gourmet fare
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Tour Highlights:
  • Yellowstone: Entry into Yellowstone National Park,See the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone the famous 'Old Faithful' geyser, wildlife such as buffalo, elk & possibly bears
  • Jackson to Salt Lake City: Whitewater Rafting (seasonal)
  • Zion National Park to Las Vegas: Entry into Zion National Park,See the West Temple & Watchman