There are so many reasons to visit the USA & Canada now!
FAMOUS CITIES & ICONIC LANDMARKS
Many of the world’s most exciting cities can be found in the USA, and each is famous in its own right and filled with iconic landmarks. Even if you’re visiting New York for the first time, sights such as the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty will be utterly familiar. And the neon-lit man-made wonderland that is Las Vegas is like nowhere else on earth. The sleek outline of the Golden Gate Bridge can only mean that you’re in City by the Bay, San Francisco, and the White House is the natural starting point on a visit to Washington DC. Soak up the sounds of jazz in New Orleans, visit thrilling theme parks in Los Angeles, or laze on white-sand beaches in Miami.
THE NATIONAL PARKS
Billed as America’s ‘best idea’, the USA’s national parks cover millions of miles and showcase some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet. The first-ever designated was Yellowstone, famous for its hot springs and spouting geysers, with Old Faithful the best known and most reliable, exploding into action every 60-90 minutes. Arches National Park is home to about 2,000 sandstone arches carved by the elements, while Sequoia boasts the largest living single-stem tree in the world, standing at approximately 84 metres tall. Of course, the Grand Canyon is top of the list for most travellers, with more than five million people visiting each year.
National parks aside, there’s even more to discover in North America’s great outdoors. Niagara Falls often tops polls as one of the places to visit before you die, and its splendour is more than matched by the beauty of the five Great Lakes. Discover miles of golden sand and rolling surf on the west coast, or head south for a tranquil ride back in time on a Mississippi River paddle steamer. For exceptional mountain scenery journey through the Rockies on board an iconic train, or why not explore the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Visit in the fall, and the colours of the foliage will take your breath away, and keep a lookout for wildlife too. You may be lucky enough to spot grizzly bears, bison and eagles, and in Churchill, you’ll even see polar bears and beluga whales!
FOOD & DRINK
European colonisation and an influx of immigrants from many nations have shaped the ingredients and the cooking styles you’ll find in North America today. Southern specialities include fried chicken and cornbread. Boston’s seafood is said to be among the best in the world, with New England clam chowder a must-try. And you simply have to smother your bacon with maple syrup in Canada. Bourbon is considered the USA’s national drink, California’s wines are world renowned and there are more than 3,000 breweries in the USA from industry giants to tiny microbreweries. From hamburgers, hot dogs and pizza to tacos, meatloaf and apple pie, if you want it, you’ll find it in America, and in huge portions too!
We pack as much as we can into your holiday price. Flights, transfers, accommodation, world-class Tour Managers and many guided local excursions are all a given. Your included meals give you a flavour of the local cuisine but we know you also like to explore for yourself, which is why we’re flexible.