Grand Northern

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Grand Northern

from £2,735
Duration: from 26 days
Countries: United States of America
Swing by 20 US States & two Canadian Provinces in 26 days. Cruise Niagara Falls, feast on deep-dish pizza in Chicago and visit the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Grand Northern

DAY 1: New York to Boston

Meet up with your Contiki Team in the one & only New York City. Take in the beauty of Rhode Island on our way to Boston.

DAY 2: Boston

Boston is a place at the forefront of American history & there’s plenty to do day & night in this bustling university town.

DAY 3: Boston to Quebec City

Today it’s on to the uniquely French-influenced Quebec City – a little piece of old world Europe in the middle of North America.

DAY 4: Quebec City

Experience the ‘joie de vivre’ of this city by strolling down cobblestone streets & stopping in cool, street side cafés & shops. With walled fortifications protecting ‘Old Quebec’, this stunning city has become a living museum.

DAY 5: Quebec City to Montreal

The multi-cultural theme continues through to our next stop, Montreal, where the French serve up great food & cutting-edge culture.

DAY 6: Montreal

You’ll love this city’s mix of Euro-charm & North American pizzazz. Head to one of the many great museums, try out an amazing range of food, shop in hip boutiques & later, party with the ‘oh so French’ Canadians.

DAY 7: Montreal to Toronto

Behold nature’s beauty as you drive through the Thousand Islands region en route to Canada’s largest city, Toronto.

DAY 8: Toronto

Toronto is another one of Canada’s multi-cultural hotspots. Maybe catch a baseball game, head to the top of the CN Tower, visit Gallery 44 or Toronto Park for people watching. Tonight, feel the global vibe of this city’s nightlife.

DAY 9: Toronto & Niagara Falls

Take a trip to mighty Niagara Falls & get soaked in its mist as it cascades between the Canadian/US border.

DAY 10: Toronto to Cleveland

Leave Canada behind & make a musical pilgrimage to the vibrant arts scene of Cleveland.

DAY 11: Cleveland to Chicago

Cross the Midwest as you road trip from one lake town to the next & arrive in busy Chicago.

DAY 12: Chicago

With a free day to explore, discover cutting-edge architecture, world-class museums, legendary blues music, fantastic dining & high-end shopping in the Windy City.

DAY 13: Chicago to Madison

Stop in Milwaukee & tour a brewery en route to the university town of Madison

DAY 14: Madison to Sioux

Falls. Catch the pulse of the true American Midwest on your way to Sioux Falls.

DAY 15: Sioux Falls to Mt. Rushmore

Journey through the unique, lunar-like landscape of Badlands National Park before arriving in the stomping grounds of the Wild West.

DAY 16: Mt. Rushmore

Marvel at the American presidents’ faces on iconic Mt. Rushmore & see the world’s largest mountain carving, Crazy Horse Memorial, honouring the famous Lakota Sioux warrior.

DAY 17: Mt. Rushmore to Cody

Today we continue west as we steer toward the cowboy town of Cody & the heart of the American West.

DAY 18: Yellowstone National Park

This morning we visit the world’s first national park – Yellowstone. Explore the crown jewel of America’s national parks. It’s a masterpiece of natural wonders & wildlife - a serious nature fix! This afternoon we head back to Cody.

DAY 19: Cody to Teton Valley

We head back into Yellowstone National Park for more exploring then set your sights on the towering spires of the Teton Range before arriving in our home for the night.

DAY 20: Teton Valley to Salt Lake City

Take in the views through Idaho before arriving in Salt Lake City famous for Temple Square & the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

DAY 21: Salt Lake City to Kanab via Bryce Canyon National Park

Get active & hike among the richly coloured rock formations of Bryce Canyon National Park on the road from Park City to Kanab.

DAY 22: Grand Canyon National Park.

Hike, walk or simply relax the way you want at this phenomenal natural wonder – just don’t forget your camera!

DAY 23: Kanab to Las Vegas via Zion National Park

Before partying like a rock star in Las Vegas, get close to nature in the dramatic landscapes of Zion National Park.

DAYS 24 - 25: Las Vegas

It’s all glitz & glamour as you hang out on ‘the Strip’, relax by the pool, or hit up Sin City’s party hot spots.

DAY 26: Las Vegas to Los Angeles

Leave the bling of Vegas behind & head through the vast Mojave Desert into California. Your US adventure wraps up when you arrive in Los Angeles where it’s time to say farewell to your new friends.

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What's Included

National park fees, local taxes & service charges
Sightseeing tours of all major cities plus orientation tours of all other destinations
Modern, air-conditioned coach with power & USB points for charging
An experienced & professional Trip Manager & Driver team

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