Highlights of the USA
13 days from £2,604 (was £2,965)
- Visit the iconic Statue of Liberty in buzzing New York City
- Dive into the kitsch and glitz of the Las Vegas Strip
- Soak up the Latin-Caribbean flavour of Miami’s Little Havana
- Get a thrilling view of LA from 70 floors up on the OUE SkySlide
- Have the ultimate theme park experience at Universal Studios or Disneyland
Nowhere does cities like the US. From the sun-soaked glamour of LA and the dazzling lights of the Vegas Strip, to the Latin-infused beachfront of Miami and the pulsing energy of the Big Apple, the four dazzling cities on this whirlwind trip will take even the most seasoned traveller’s breath away. Discover beautiful beaches, iconic landmarks, theme parks and the best nightlife in the world. Let’s go!
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Day 1: Los Angeles. Diverse, sun-soaked, beautiful – LA is an incredible place to kick off your trip! Take a city tour, including laid-back Santa Monica, quirky Venice Beach and Melrose Avenue. Take a turn on the Skyslide, hundreds of feet above the city, before an American-Asian fusion dinner and a night on the town.
Day 2: Los Angeles. Love a theme park? Sign up for an optional trip to Universal Studios or Disneyland. Or dig deeper in LA. Check out the beaches of Malibu, hike to the Hollywood sign from Griffith Park, take a tour of the Arts District or join our downtown LA food tour – yum!
Day 3: Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Big, bold, crazy – we’re heading to the bright lights of Vegas! Take a night-time tour of the mega-watt Strip, snap pics for your Insta at the Vegas sign, and see the iconic light and laser show on Fremont Street. Get ready for the night of your life – Vegas parties hard!
Day 4: Las Vegas. Spend the morning by the pool, recovering from the night before, then get out there! Ride a gondola in the Venetian, take a spin on the High Roller, hit the slot machines, or take the SkyJump, 829 feet above the Strip. Then prepare yourself for another wild night of Vegas fun!
Day 5: Las Vegas. It’s your last day, so make it count! Stake out the blackjack tables, marvel at the Bellagio Hotel’s fountains or splash out on a helicopter ride over the one-and-only Grand Canyon. When the sun goes down, you’ve got one more shot at those nightclubs!
Day 6: Las Vegas to Miami. Board the flight from Vegas to Miami. With beautiful beaches, Latin flavour and incredible nightlife, Miami is non-stop amazing. Visit the murals at Wynwood Walls, take a cruise round the bay or just soak up the sun on South Beach. The party starts after sundown!
Day 7: Miami. Get your Miami Vice on today with a Thriller speedboat tour of the bay. Then take a walking tour of Little Havana. Think chess games in the park, cigar-lounges and Cuban coffee bars. Tonight enjoy a Cuban feast, before a stroll down South Beach to see the Art Deco hotels.
Day 8: Miami. It’s another beautiful day in Miami. Give paddle-boarding a try on South Beach, check out the quirky lifeguard stands or explore the Everglades by boat. Head to Ocean Drive after sundown for another lively night out.
Day 9: Miami. It’s our last full day in Miami. Make sure you’ve seen all the sights you wanted to, take a selfie with a vintage car and pick up a fedora. We’ve also got an optional bike tour of South Beach on offer. Watch the sun go down and enjoy one more night on the margaritas.
Day 10: Miami to New York. Grab a Cuban coffee to go, before hopping on the short flight to NYC. We’ll take you on a sightseeing tour of some of the city’s highlights and set you up with a Metro pass. When the sun dips, and the skyscrapers light up, get ready for one of the nights of your life!
Day 11: New York. Get ready to tick that bucket-list – we’re off to the Statue of Liberty! Then the rest of the day is yours. Explore Central Park, walk the High Line, visit the Museum of Modern Art, and pick up an all-American hot-dog – delicious!
Day 12: New York. It’s your last full day and where better to spend it than New York City? Explore the cute side-walk cafes of Greenwich Village and the hip boutiques of Soho or take a guided bike tour of Central Park. Enjoy one last magical night with your new friends in the City That Never Sleeps.
Day 13: Trip end. It’s time to pack your bags, say your goodbyes and either head home or continue your travels around the States. See you again next time!
- 12 nights’ accommodation
- 7 breakfasts & 4 dinners
- Group leader
- All on-trip transport (inc. 2 internal flights)
- LA city tour
- Slip and Slide at OUE Skyspace
- Night-time tour of Vegas
- Walking tour of Little Havana, Miami
- New York sightseeing tour
- 7-day Metro Pass
- Statue of Liberty visit
- Help with onward travel
- 24 hour emergency support
- International flights
- Airport transfers
- Acitivites not listed in the inclusions (optional activities)
- Some meals
12 nights’ accommodation is included on this trip. All accommodation is in comfy, centrally located hotels on a twin-share basis. If you are travelling with a friend or partner, make sure you let us know so we can place you together.
7 breakfasts and 4 dinners are included. You’ll have to buy the rest of your meals yourself. This is a great opportunity to sample some of the local cuisine.
The trip kicks off on day 1 in Los Angeles. Arrive in Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and make your way to your starting hotel. Transport options include bus, metro or taxi. There are activities planned for day 1, so we suggest that you arrive the day before or earlier. We can book pre-trip accommodation for you (at an additional cost). Speak to your travel adviser for more information.
The trip ends on day 13 in New York. If you’re heading home, you’ll need to make your way to the airport. If you’re continuing your travels around the States, enjoy! The nearest international airport is John F Kennedy (JFK).
This trip is designed for 18-35 year olds.
British passport holders can enter the USA for up to 90 days without a visa. You’ll need to apply online for an Electronic System for Travel Authorisation (ESTA) though. Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay.
If you’re under 21, you won’t be able to enter bars, clubs or other establishments where alcohol is served. It’s recommended that even if you are over 21, you always carry a valid form of ID.
Please note: Visa and passport restrictions can be subject to change. Always check foreign travel advice before your trip.
Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:
Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.
Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.
Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.
Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.
Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.