Historic Route 66 Escorted Tour

Chicago • Oklahoma • Amarillo • Albuquerque • Grand Canyon • Las Vegas • Los Angeles

Historic Route 66 Escorted Tour
13 Nights From
£3344pp

Embark on a Legendary Journey along Route 66

Experience the iconic allure of Route 66 on an unforgettable escorted tour from Chicago to Los Angeles. From the architectural wonders of Chicago to the vibrant streets of Los Angeles, immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of The Main Street of America. Explore charming towns, picturesque landscapes, and iconic landmarks as you journey through some of the USA’s most beautiful national parks and historic cities.

Unforgettable Stops and Experiences Along the Way

Your adventure begins in Chicago, where you’ll have the opportunity to explore the city before embarking on your road trip. Traverse Pontiac, St. Louis, and Branson, soaking in the sights and sounds of Route 66’s storied past. Indulge in Oklahoma’s cowboy culture and savor mouthwatering barbecue before continuing on to Amarillo and Albuquerque. Marvel at the Cadillac Ranch and enjoy scenic drives before reaching the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon. Conclude your journey in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, where you’ll have time to indulge and explore before bidding farewell to The Main Street of America.

What's included?

Travel
Flights

Flights to Chicago and return from Los Angeles

Flying with Aer Lingus
Flying from Dublin Airport

Baggage

1 checked bag per person roundtrip
Baggage Handling To and from your hotel room throughout your land tour for one piece of Checked Baggage per person

Escorted Tour

12 days coach tour
A professionally trained local tour director who is knowledgeable of the area and will provide you with a wealth of information. Their friendly service will make your trip a memorable experience

Accommodation
Where you'll stay

13 NIGHTS Accommodation
*Chicago
*St Louis
*Branson
*Oklahoma
*Amarillo
*Albuquerque
*Flagstaff
*Las Vegas
*Los Angeles

Included

Sightseeing tours in all locations

Meals: Daily Breakfast, 1 Lunch and 2 Dinners

Offer Details

Based on 2 adults sharing

This is an indicative price, please call us to quote you for your chosen date

Travel dates April, June, July & October

Popular tour with solo travellers. Call us to get quote!

13 Nights From
£3344pp
Quote Reference number: 53337310

Your Adventure

Arrive in Chicago
Chicago
St Louis
Branson
Oklahoma City
Amarillo
Albuquerque
Flagstaff
Flagstaff
Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Depart Los Angeles
  • Welcome to Chicago! A friendly YMT representative will greet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. Take a seat and enjoy an included pizza welcome feast. Connect with your new travel companions over big slices of Chicago’s famous deep-dish pizza at one of the Windy City’s pizza parlours.

  • This morning you will enjoy a panoramic city tour of Chicago and visit the intersection of E. Adams and S. Michigan in Downtown Chicago - the official starting point of Route 66.

  • Today you hit the open road. Travel west to Pontiac, home of the Route 66 Hall of Fame & Museum. Enjoy the nostalgic exhibits, then have lunch on your own. Next stop is Lincoln’s tomb, the resting place of the 16th President. Pull into St. Louis late this afternoon.

  • This morning you will ride a tram 630 feet up to the top of the St. Louis' Gateway Arch, located at Gateway Arch National Park, then set off for Branson, the “Live Music Capital of the Universe.”

  • Travel from Branson to Oklahoma City by way of Galena, Kansas. Route 66 goes right through Galena’s historic district. Oklahoma City, known locally as OKC, is renowned for its cowboy culture and excellent barbecue. Visit the Oklahoma City Memorial before checking into your hotel.

  • National Route 66 & Transportation Museum. Enjoy lunch on your own in the charming town, then pull into Amarillo, TX for an included dinner at The Big Texan Steak Ranch.

  • Stop by Cadillac Ranch, one of Route 66’s stranger art exhibits. Cadillac Ranch consists of ten graffiti-covered Cadillacs buried nose deep in the hard dirt. After a short pit stop in Adrian, Route 66’s halfway point, arrive in Tucumcari for lunch on your own, before heading to Albuquerque.

  • Enjoy lunch on your own in Gallup, home to the flamboyant Hotel El Rancho that hosted many Golden Age movie stars while they shot classic westerns in the surrounding desert. Continue to the Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park. The landscape is full of windswept buttes, barren mesas, and breathtaking vistas.

  • The beauty of the Grand Canyon is the complex and breathtaking result of billions of years of geographic tumult. It is a dramatic, dynamic display of earth’s power. Spend most of the day exploring the Grand Canyon on your own. Return to Flagstaff in the evening.

  • Your first stop today is Seligman, the “historic birthplace of Route 66." Kingman, Arizona, is full of murals dedicated to Route 66, and is a great place to grab lunch en route to Las Vegas. Arrive in Sin City this afternoon, and enjoy the evening at your leisure.

  • This morning enjoy a photo op at the Las Vegas sign followed by a tour of the Las Vegas Strip. Then, enjoy an optional tour or spend the day at your leisure. Perhaps explore the reinvigorated downtown, or spend some time at the world famous Strip.

  • After lunch in Barstow, visit Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch — one of Route 66’s quirkiest roadside attractions. Elmer Long created over 200 trees and cacti — artful eye-catching when illuminated by the hot desert sun.

  • Today we take a guided tour of Los Angeles and Hollywood, seeing many of the highlights of the City of Angels, including the Sunset Strip and Hollywood and Highland. Enjoy an included farewell lunch on the Santa Monica Pier, the end point of Route 66. Celebrate your trip by looking out at the ocean and up to the sign marked, “End of the Trail.”

  • Say goodbye to this incredible Route 66 Escorted Tour! Take a transfer to Los Angeles International Airport and enjoy your flight home.