TOUR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS: Welcome reception to meet your ATI Tour Director and fellow travelers • Tour Philadelphia and see the Liberty Bell • Half day city tour of Washington, D.C. and time to visit the museums • Tour Gettysburg National Military Park • Time to stroll the banks of Niagara Falls • City tour of Chicago including Lake Shore Drive, Navy Pier and the Magnificent Mile • Guided tour of Temple Square in Salt Lake City • Take a walk along the rim of Bryce Canyon National Park • Travel along Route 66 and stop in the historic town of Seligman • Enjoy a city tour of Los Angeles including a tour of the stars in the sidewalk (Walk of Fame)
OPTIONAL EXPERIENCES: Washington Monuments at night with dinner in fashionable D.C. • Maid of the Mist ride with lunch at Niagara Falls • Architectural river cruise in Chicago • Visit the Willis Skydeck • Santa Monica visit with dinner • “All-American” Picnic at a surprise destination en route
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Dag 1. ANKOMST NEW YORK
Arrive in New York City and transfer independently to your hotel where you will meet with your ATI Tour Director in the evening.
Dag 2. NEW YORK – PHILADELPHIA – WASHINGTON, D.C.
We depart New York for Philadelphia, where we spend the morning exploring the historic district of the City of Brotherly Love and the birthplace of a Nation. See the Liberty Bell, and stroll through Independence National Historic Park and Mall. Then continue to the Nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.
Dag 3. WASHINGTON, D.C.
Enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the U.S. Capital Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the JFK Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute or simply stroll the banks of the Potomac River.
Dag 4. WASHINGTON, D.C. – GETTYSBURG – NIAGARA FALLS
Today, visit Gettysburg National Military Park, site of one of the most decisive battles during the American Civil War, and the place where Abraham Lincoln gave his famous address in 1863. We then travel through upstate New York to Buffalo and finally cross the international border into Canada, where the thundering noise and mist of Niagara Falls permeates the air.
Dag 5. NIAGARA FALLS – THE GREAT LAKES – DETROIT
Spend the morning sightseeing at Niagara Falls. Stroll along Table Rock and view the thundering waters of Horseshoe Falls. In the late afternoon, return to the United States, crossing the border and continuing to your hotel in a suburb of Detroit, known as “Motor City USA”. Enjoy an evening at leisure.
Dag 6. DETROIT – CHICAGO
This morning we make an early start to visit the fascinating Henry Ford Museum. After time exploring the many exhibits of the museum we will visit the nearby Ford plant and watch a modern production vehicle roll off the ever busy factory floor. We then leave Motor City behind and travel along Lake Michigan to Chicago for our overnight stay.
Dag 7. CHICAGO
Today we will enjoy a short tour of the city’s highlights including Lake Shore Drive, the Magnificent Mile and Navy Pier. The Windy City’s stunning high rise architecture and one of the world’s tallest buildings, the Willis Tower (admission not included), provide a dramatic backdrop for this cultural and financial center. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Dag 8. CHICAGO – MISSISSIPPI RIVER CROSSING – SIOUX CITY
Travel through Midwest farm country abundant in corn fields, wheat fields and dairy farms. Then we cross the mighty Mississippi River and travel into the state of Iowa to arrive just as Lewis & Clark did 200 years ago on the banks of the Missouri River. Overnight in Sioux City.
Dag 9. SIOUX CITY – BADLANDS – MT. RUSHMORE – DEADWOOD/RAPID CITY
Travel westward through the grasslands of South Dakota and onwards to Badlands National Park, once home to the buffalo and antelope, and filled with strange shaped and colorful rock formations. Then we continue on to the Black Hills, sacred to the Plains Indians and home to Mount Rushmore, an enormous monument to four great American presidents: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt.
Dag 10. DEADWOOD/RAPID CITY – BIGHORN MOUNTAINS – CODY
Enter the state of Wyoming, which has twelve mountain ranges intermixed with deserts and rolling grasslands, and continue to Cody for the night.
If overnight in Cody is not possible due to weather or adverse road conditions in Yellowstone, overnight will be in Billings/ Livingston, Montana.
Dag 11. CODY – YELLOWSTONE
Drive past the mountains in Wyoming to Yellowstone, America’s first National Park, and enjoy a sightseeing tour of this immense geothermal wonderland including: geysers, waterfalls, wildlife & canyons. Highlights will include Yellowstone Lake, Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone Canyon’s majestic falls, & the beautiful Hayden Valley.
Dag 12. YELLOWSTONE – GRAND TETON – SALT LAKE CITY
Travel through Grand Teton National Park (weather permitting) and see awesome mountain peaks towering over 13,000 ft. (4,000 meters). Visit the Snake River Outlook and try your eye at capturing the stunning landscape made famous by Ansel Adam’s iconic shot. This prairie land is home to wild buffalo (Tatonka!), moose and elk. Later, arrive in the Mormon State of Utah and take a short city tour of its capital, Salt Lake City. The followers of Brigham Young built one of the best-planned cities in the country. See the State Capital building and visit famed Temple Square and the Tabernacle before arriving at the hotel for the evening. May we suggest dinner at the Rooftop Restaurant for panoramic views of Temple Square (optional)
Dag 13. SALT LAKE CITY – BRYCE CANYON
Continue today to spectacular Bryce Canyon, where a tour through a multi-colored world of sandstone spires and pinnacles, “hoodoos”, will dazzle the eye. This evening, weather permitting, be sure to gaze upon the spectacular night sky filled with sparkling stars & brilliant constellations and the aroma of pinewood campfires.
Dag 14. BRYCE CANYON- LAKE POWELL – GRAND CANYON – FLAGSTAFF
Depart Bryce Canyon this morning and journey to stunning Lake Powell, where crystal blue water laps against towering red-rock canyon walls. Lake Powell is the second-largest man made lake in America, and one in a series of lakes formed by the damming of the Colorado River. Then visit colossal Grand Canyon National Park, one of the seven great natural wonders of the world. Stop at the Canyon rim to fully experience this mile-deep canyon’s plunging gorges, rising spires, extinct volcanoes, and below the rim, the winding Colorado River. Overnight in Flagstaff, a famed stop on Historic Route 66.
Dag 15. FLAGSTAFF – SELIGMAN/ROUTE 66 – LAS VEGAS
This morning depart Flagstaff and travel on to Las Vegas, the dazzling “Entertainment Capital of the World”. Along the way, pass through Seligman, a town built along the famed Route 66 that looks as if it were frozen in time sixty years ago. The remainder of the day is at leisure for you to explore the famous Las Vegas Strip.
Dag 16. LAS VEGAS – MOJAVE DESERT – BEVERLY HILLS – LOS ANGELES
Travel to Los Angeles via the Mojave Desert, home of the world’s tallest thermometer, at 134 feet (41 meters) high. Clusters of unique Joshua trees dot the mountainous landscape. Upon arrival in Los Angeles you will enjoy a tour through the City of Angels including Hollywood, Sunset Strip and parts of Beverly Hills, after which your tour concludes.
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August: 10, 31