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Las Vegas to New York Plus

Make your way from the bright lights of Vegas to… even more bright lights in fabulous New York City! On this epic adventure, you’ll get to gaze upon the Grand Canyon, find wild West adventure at Monument Valley, get weird in Austin and soak up that famous Southern charm in Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans. It’s a big tour of a big country – so hop on board and enjoy the ride!

North America
  • Duration: 18 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Walking Tour, Sightseeing, Trekking
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: XVN/208525
  • Starts: Las Vegas, United States
  • Finishes: New York City, United States
You will Visit
  • Las Vegas
  • Monument Valley
  • Santa Fe
  • Amarillo
  • Austin
  • New Orleans
  • Memphis
  • Nashville
  • Chicago
  • Cleveland
  • New York City

Itinerary

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Day 1: Las Vegas

No words that you read here can truly do Las Vegas justice; you simply have to experience it for yourself. It's a world-famous hotspot for wild partying, a forest of flashing neon and pumping music, home of epic roller coasters, and a treasure trove of quality restaurants and massive shops. Your tour starts at 18:00 with a welcome meeting at the hotel bell desk (map in the Trek tips), but in the meantime, soak up Sin City!

Meals Included: Meals paid locally

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Day 2-3: Grand Canyon National Park

Shake off those Vegas hangovers with the open road, as you head for your first look at the Grand Canyon. This is one hole in the ground that you just have to see for yourself - and you'll definitely want to give Mother Nature a well-deserved high five! Active adventurers can hike deep into the canyon on the Bright Angel Trail or check out the aptly named ‘Ooh Aah Point’ on the South Kaibab Trail. Or if you just fancy stretching your legs with an incredible view, the rim trail offers stunning scenery and excellent photo ops. At sunset or sunrise, the views are particularly special and will leave you breathless!

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Helicopter flight US$254-$284
  • IMAX Theater US$15

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Day 4: Monument Valley

More red rock vistas are on the agenda, with Monument Valley your next stop! You'll no doubt have seen a million photographs of this stunning place, but there's nothing quite like seeing it with your own two eyes. Towering buttes and mesas can be seen for miles and set against the red desert, they really are striking. Immerse yourself in the native culture on an included guided jeep tour of the Navajo Reservation and backroads, hear your hosts speak in their native tongue and be blown away by their hospitality.

Meals Included: Breakfast included

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Day 5: Santa Fe

How does 325 days of sunshine per year plus some of the best Mexican food in the USA sound? Say hello to Santa Fe! Art lovers will rejoice in this creative city, where you can visit Canyon Road, home to art galleries, cultural treasures such as hand-woven Navajo rugs, historic adobe buildings and a vibrant restaurant scene. Make sure you grab yourself a burrito at Bumble Bee’s and head on out in the evening to sample some of the Santa Fe nightlife.

Meals Included: Breakfast included

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Day 6: Amarillo

Get arty at Texas talking point Cadillac Ranch – where you’ll find a line of Cadillacs half buried in the desert sands. Don’t worry – it’s art! Grab a can of spray paint and make your mark on this famous installation, before heading back on the road to experience real Texan countryside.

Meals Included: Breakfast included

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Day 7-8: Austin

Famous for its live music and quirky charms, take some time getting to know the state capital of Texas. Discover why locals ‘Keep Austin Weird’ in the coffee shops, eccentric stores, restaurants, food trucks, trailers and festivals of South Congress district. 

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Barton Springs US$4

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Day 9-10: New Orleans

This jazz-tastic town moves at its own pace and you'll find yourself embracing the laid-back vibes in no time. Music fills the air in New Orleans and you can't leave without spending an evening on Bourbon Street, legendary for its nightlife, or Frenchmen Street, famous for cool live music. For a really authentic Southern experience check out a `Voodoo and Graveyard' tour or brush up on your cooking skills at the New Orleans Cooking School so you can learn to make yourself a big ole' bowl of gumbo!

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Alligator swamp tour US$23-$40
  • Jazz clubs US$10-20
  • Mardi Gras World US$20
  • Mississippi steamboat ride US$30-$80
  • Preservation Hall US$15-$20
  • Scandalous Cocktails tour US$25
  • School of Cooking US$28-$150
  • Southern mansion tour US$20-$25
  • Voodoo & Graveyard tour US$20-$40

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Day 11-12: Memphis

Welcome to the birthplace of blues and rock 'n' roll! Make a pilgrimage to America's second-most visited private home after the White House, Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion, for a tour of his home and loads of other interesting exhibits. Sun Studio is another must for music fans as you walk in the footsteps of some true musical greats. And of course, no trip to Memphis is complete without a stroll down Beale Street, where lively music pours out of every neon-signed door in sight. Memphis isn't all about music though; brush up on an essential chapter in your American history with an optional visit to the Civil Rights Museum to learn all about the struggle to overcome slavery and oppression.

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Civil Rights Museum US$19
  • Gibson guitar factory US$10
  • Rock 'n' Soul Museum US$12
  • Stax Museum of American Soul Music US$12
  • Sun Studio US$14
  • Visit the Peabody Hotel FREE
  • Elvis Experience US$44
  • Graceland entrance only US$35

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Day 13-14: Nashville

With some awesome musical cities behind you, your toes will already be tapping as you arrive in 'Music City' itself. Now's the time to don your denim, grab a cowboy hat and learn how to line dance at the Wild Horse Saloon, or get your history fix at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, home to the largest collection of country music in the world. Nashville is famous for its fine music and even finer food, so try the local specialities including Hot Chicken and BBQ ribs.

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Country line dancing US$10
  • Country Music Hall of Fame US$25-$40
  • Country western saloons US$varies
  • Grand Ole Opry US$32-$90
  • Johnny Cash Museum US$19
  • Ryman Auditorium tour US$20-$30

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Day 15-16: Chicago

You're in the 'Windy City', the home of the Magnificent Mile, steely skyscrapers and North America's tallest building, the Willis Tower. The moment you arrive you'll be itching to explore and the best way to do it is on two wheels! We've included a 'Bobby's Bike Hike' tour so you can make sure you don't waste any time in seeing all the sights of this awesome city. Build up an appetite as Chicago's also the home of delicious deep-dish pizza – make sure you grab yourself a slice!

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

Optional Activities:

  • Baseball game from US$20
  • Blues clubs from US$6
  • Museums US$18-$50
  • Willis Tower US$23
  • Scenic helicopter flight for 15-17 minutes US$125

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Day 17: Cleveland

In Cleveland grit meets sophistication and here you'll find some top restaurants and great nightlife – see, not just a character from Family Guy! Make sure you check out the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, where you can learn about the evolution of a musical phenomenon - did we mention that you'll find Michael Jackson's sparkly glove inside? Awesome!

Meals Included: Breakfast (x2) included

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Day 18: New York City

On your final day, make your way to the city that never sleeps and say hello to the Big Apple! Your tour may be coming to an end, but why not book up some extra nights to explore Times Square, hip Brooklyn, Central Park and see the Statue of Liberty? Finish your day off sampling some of the famous New York street food - the NYC hot dog is one of the best!This tour ends at approximately 17:00. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00.

Meals Included: Breakfast included

Inclusions:
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader and driver
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi on board
  • All hotel accommodation included
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Budget Lodging: 2, Hotel: 15
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Tour Highlights:
  • 'Bobby’s Bike Hike’ tour in Chicago
  • Take in the famous scenery of Monument Valley on a Navajo guided tour
  • The sweet sounds of Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans & Austin
  • Awe-inspiring sunset / sunrise over the Grand Canyon
  • Spray your mark onto cars at the Cadillac Ranch
  • Admission to national parks & monuments – Yosemite, Monument Valley and Grand Canyon