USA City Express
Live the American dream
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Group Size: Avg. 10-20
Trip code: UHDDLN
Duration: 12 days
Travel from West Coast to East on this all American group tour. Explore some of the USA’s most iconic cities over 12 amazing days. Kick off with fun in the sun in LA, cruise the neon-lit Vegas strip, soak up the Bayou charm of New Orleans and discover for yourself why New York is known as the ‘city that never sleeps’. With a tour guide and all your accommodation and on-trip transport included, all you’ve got to do is turn up and have fun!
- Take a VIP party bus down the Las Vegas strip
- Soak up the sun with the celebs in glamorous Los Angeles
- Tour the streets of Manhattan NYC with a local legend
- Join the non-stop jazz party in New Orleans
- Take an optional trip to the unforgettable Grand Canyon
Day 1: Los Angeles. Well hello California! Our trip kicks off in glitzy LA, where the sun always shines and it’s like being in a real-life movie set! Meet your guide and the rest of the group and head straight out for a full-day tour of the city highlights.
Day 2: Los Angeles. Enjoy the ‘City of Angels’ at your own pace today. Watch the world go by on Venice Beach, stroll the Walk of Fame, check out the street art in Santa Monica or join one of our optional trips to Disneyland and Universal Studios – wow!
Day 3: Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Vegas baby! Kick off your stay with a VIP party bus down the strip, then keep the good times rolling, with an optional nightclub entry pass. Remember, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas!
Days 4 -5: Las Vegas. With two free days in Vegas, there’s nothing but fun on the menu! Check out the ‘Eiffel Tower’, hit the tables in Caesar’s Palace and see an A-list show. Our cracking optional activities include a ride on the High Roller, a trip to the Grand Canyon and a heli-tour over the Vegas strip.
Day 6: Las Vegas to New Orleans. Next up, we’re off to the home of live jazz and Cajun food. Drop your bags and head out into the vibrant streets in search of food, music and adventure – we’re pretty sure you’ll find all three.
Days 7 – 8: New Orleans. You’ve got two free days in dreamy New Orleans! Wander the streets of the French Quarter, visit the eerie ‘City of the Dead’ and see some live music. We’ve got a cooking demo, swamp tour and a traditional paddle-boat cruise down the Mississippi on offer too.
Day 9: New Orleans to New York City. Hop on a flight to NYC. Check into your accommodation and head out to explore. With iconic sights on every corner, from the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building and the famous yellow taxis, your head will be spinning!
Days 10 – 11. New York City. Kick off on day 10 with a walking tour of Manhattan with a local legend. Then use your 7-day Metro Pass to explore as much of the city as you can! Round off on day 11 with an included dinner with your crew.
Day 12: Trip end. Our trip ends after breakfast on day 12. Say goodbye to your new friends and head to the airport or stick around for more good times in NYC!
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The trip begins at 8am in Los Angeles on day 1. We recommend that you arrive the night before the trip begins, or earlier. You’ll need to make your own way from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to your starting accommodation. You can take the bus, shuttle or a private taxi, which will take around 25 minutes, depending on traffic.
The trip finishes at 9am in New York on day 11. New York is served by three airports, but you’ll probably be flying from John F Kennedy (JFK). It takes about an hour to reach the airport by taxi, depending on traffic. You’ll need to arrange your own return transfer as well. Your tour guide can help you with this.
This trip includes 11 nights’ accommodation in a selection of hotels, motels and lodges. All accommodation is minimum 3* and all rooms are twin or double share with en suite facilities. If you’re travelling with a friend or partner, please let us know so we can be sure to accommodate you together. If you require any extra nights of accommodation pre or post trip, please speak to your travel advisor.
8 breakfasts and 4 dinners are included on this trip. You’ll need to buy all other meals, snacks and drinks yourself. Eating out in America is a real pleasure and you’ll find everything from traditional American diners and Cajun food to world cuisine as we travel across the country.
The minimum age to join this group tour is 18. Please note that the legal drinking age in the USA is 21. If you are under 21, you will not be allowed into bars or casinos.
British Nationals visiting the USA will be able to travel (for tourism purposes) under the US ESTA Visa Waiver Programme for durations of up to 90 days. If you intend to stay for longer than this, plan to work, have ever been arrested or hold any criminal convictions however, you will need to apply for a visa. Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for the most up to date visa information.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.