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15 Day Route 66

Trafalgar Tour starting in Chicago and finishing in Los Angeles

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 15 Day Route 66. Buckle up for an American road trip you'll never forget, tracing the famed Route 66 from Chicago to the City of Angels. From the world's tallest arch to high living in a desert oasis, tune in to the wild and welcoming spirit of The Main Street of A...read more

Overview

Operator: Trafalgar
Type: Tour (Premium)
Style: Discoveries
Max Group Size: 51
Duration: 15 Days
From: Chicago to Los Angeles
Tour Code: DRST
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: USA
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$ 5,106
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Day By Day

1

Arrive Chicago

Welcome to the starting point of Route 66. At 6 pm, gather with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Stay: The Palmer House Hilton Authentic Accommodation
2

Chicago - Pontiac - Springfield - St. Louis (2 Nights)

After an introduction to the Windy City, hit the road for a good, old-fashioned American road trip. Explore the history and cultural impact of America's Mother Road at the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame and Museum. Roll on to Springfield, on the way to St. Louis, where you learn to mix up your own dry rub and enjoy a rib-sticking Be My Guest barbecue dinner. (FB/BMGD) Stay: Holiday Inn St. Louis Downtown
3

St. Louis Sightseeing

Start the day with the view from atop the famed St. Louis Gateway Arch. Afterward, experience a Cultural Insight with a guided tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery-from the stables of the Clydesdales to the tasting room. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy. (FB)
4

St. Louis - Meramec Caverns - Branson

Begin your day by going underground in Meramec Caverns, a former hideout of Jesse James. Then it's onward to the Ozarks and the lively American musical mecca of Branson to explore on your own. (FB) Stay: Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing
5

Branson - Claremore - Oklahoma City (2 Nights)

Roll into eastern Oklahoma via a scenic stretch of Will Rogers Highway. Stop to visit the Will Rogers Memorial Museum dedicated to the famous American humourist. Tonight, enjoy a Regional Meal. (FB/RM) Stay: Courtyard Oklahoma City Downtown
6

Oklahoma City Sightseeing

Visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum, honouring the 1995 bombing victims. Then, get a taste of the Old West at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The rest of the day is yours to explore. (FB)
7

Oklahoma City - Route 66 Museum - Amarillo

In Clinton, explore a classic collection of Route 66 history, memorabilia and culture. Return to Old Route 66 for a scenic drive before stopping in Amarillo. (FB) Stay: Embassy Suites Downtown
8

Amarillo - Albuquerque (2 Nights)

See the famed Cadillac Ranch pop art installation just outside of Amarillo. Stop in Tucumcari, where a large number of the vintage motels and restaurants are still in existence. Travel on to Albuquerque for a dinner at the 66 Diner with its jukebox and blue-plate specials. (FB/D) Stay: Albuquerque at Old Town
9

Albuquerque

While Albuquerque didn't boom until the creation of Route 66, the city has existed for more than 300 years. Enjoy the day exploring on your own. (FB)
10

Albuquerque - Flagstaff

Cruise through Gallup this morning and see the historic El Rancho Hotel. Crossing into Arizona, watch the changing colours of the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park. See the Wigwam Motel and the Man Standing on the Corner before arriving in Flagstaff. (FB/D) Stay: DoubleTree Flagstaff
11

Flagstaff - Cameron Trading Post - Grand Canyon National Park

Stop at Cameron Trading Post and browse through the shop for Navajo crafts. This afternoon, wind along scenic Desert View Drive before arriving at the Grand Canyon and spend the night inside the park. (FB) Stay: National Park Lodges
12

Grand Canyon National Park - Seligman - Las Vegas (2 Nights)

Hit the road again, passing through Seligman. Drive through a Route 66 ghost town along the original route to see the well-preserved motels, diners and gas stations of a simpler era. Then on to Las Vegas to enjoy some free time. (FB) Stay: Tropicana Las Vegas
13

Las Vegas

A full free day to take in all that Las Vegas has to offer. (FB)
14

Las Vegas - Los Angeles

Travel from the desert of Las Vegas into Los Angeles. This evening, celebrate with a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB/FD) Stay: Beverly Hills Marriott
15

Depart Los Angeles

Say goodbye to Route 66 with a trip to Santa Monica. Then take a transfer to Los Angeles International Airport or extend your stay in L.A. (FB)

Trip Inclusions

Insider Experiences with Trafalgar

  • Be My Guest Join owner and Pitmaster of Bootleggin' BBQ, Brenton Brown, for a culinary experience in traditional American barbecue including a trip out back to their charcoal grill for a demonstration on how St. Louis style ribs are smoked to perfection
  • Cultural Insight Explore the 150-year history of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis and sample its brews
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Scenic drive along Will Rogers Highway, Desert View Drive
  • Orientation of Chicago
  • View the outdoor installations at Cadillac Ranch, the Petrified Forest National Park
  • Visit the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, Meramec Caverns, Branson, Will Rogers Memorial Museum, Clinton, Albuquerque, Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas, Los Angeles

Dining Highlights

  • 14 full breakfasts
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

First Class Travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Authentic Accommodation

  • The Palmer House Hilton, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    The nation's oldest continuously operating hotel, an Authentic Accommodation, hosts you along with entertainers such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Judy Garland, who were guests when the hotel was an entertainment epicentre in the mid 1900s.

Trip Notes

Operator Details

Trafalgar Reviews: (668)
Tours on Sale: 231
Accommodation: 4-4.5 Star
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 49 & 26
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA'

Prices & Dates

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20 May 2018

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27 May 2018
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20 May 2018

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13 May 2018
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27 May 2018

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27 May 2018
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10 Jun 2018

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24 Jun 2018

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01 Jul 2018
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15 Jul 2018

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27 May 2018

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27 May 2018
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10 Jun 2018

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10 Jun 2018
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24 Jun 2018

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288

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01 Jul 2018
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15 Jul 2018

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06 May 2018
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20 May 2018

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13 May 2018
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27 May 2018

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396

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27 May 2018
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10 Jun 2018

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396

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8,528

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10 Jun 2018
Sunday
24 Jun 2018

8,924

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Incl.

396

solo traveller

8,528

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01 Jul 2018
Sunday
15 Jul 2018

8,924

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Incl.

396

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