Historic Route 66 Escorted Tour

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

Buckle up for an American escorted tour 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 America on one of our classic Route 66 coach holidays. You’ll visit some of the USA’s most beautiful national parks and historic cities!

The starting point of your Route 66 escorted tour is in Chicago, from here you’ll hit the road for a good old-fashioned American road trip. Roll into Springfield on the way to St. Louis, where you learn to mix up your own dry rub and enjoy a rib-sticking barbecue dinner. Carry on to Oklahoma via a scenic stretch of Will Rogers Highway. While in Oklahoma, get a taste of the Old West at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.

Get back on the road for a scenic drive to Amarillo and see the famed Cadillac Ranch pop art installation. Travel on to Albuquerque for a dinner at the 66 Diner with its jukebox and blue-plate specials.

Wind along scenic Desert View Drive before arriving at the Grand Canyon and exploring the vast park for the day. Then it’s on to Las Vegas for some free time to spoil yourself. You’ll make many other stops along the way, all within the comfort of an escorted tour with expert guides to inform and entertain.

From €4439pp

What's included?

Travel
Flights

Flights from Dublin to Chicago and return from Los Angeles.

Baggage

1 checked bag per person roundtrip

Escorted Tour

13 days coach tour
Tour manager, driver and guide will go along during the trip

Accommodation
Where you'll stay
15 NIGHTS Accommodation
*Chicago
*Springfield, Illinois
*St Louis
*Springfield, Missouri
*Oklahoma
*Amarillo
*Albuquerque
*Flagstaff
*Las Vegas
*Los Angeles
Offer Details

Based on 2 adults sharing

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

Travel dates in May, August and September

Quote Reference number: 52898129

Your Adventure...

Arrive in Chicago
Chicago
Springfield
Springfield - St. Louis
St Louis
St Louis - Springfield, Missouri
Oklahoma City
Amarillo
Amarillo - Albuquerque
Albuquerque
Flagstaff
Grand Canyon
Williams - Kingman - Las Vegas
Las Vegas
Las Vegas - Santa Monica - Redondo Beach
Depart Los Angeles
  • Welcome to the starting point of your Route 66 escorted tour. You'll arrive in Chicago and be transferred to the hotel you'll be staying for the next two nights.

  • A morning tour introduces us to this magnificent city constructed along the shores of Lake Michigan. The afternoon is free to explore the ‘Windy City’ and there’s so much to see, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
    Hotel: Claridge House

  • This morning we take our first steps along the ‘Mother Road’. We stop to visit the Route 66 Association of Illinois Hall of Fame & Museum, housing thousands of artefacts and memorabilia on this world-famous road. We continue south to the Springfield area, which President Lincoln called his home for so many years
    Hotel: Wyndham Springfield City Centre

  • Spend today learning about the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln. We’ll visit President Lincoln’s tomb and his home, a National Historic site. We’ll also travel to New Salem, where he lived and worked for six years in the 1830s. We’ll then head for St Louis, where you’ll have the evening free to explore.
    Hotel: Drury Inn Union Station

  • Today we take a trip to the top of the 630ft Gateway Arch, opened in 1965 to honour President Jefferson’s vision of the continental United States. At the top, take in the stunning views stretching up to 30 miles east and west. The rest of the day is free to discover all that St Louis has to offer!
    Hotel: Drury Inn Union Station

  • Our first stop today is at the Museum of Transportation. Take a few moments to picture yourself driving on a Route 66 road trip in years gone by as you see the large collection of classic motor vehicles, as well as over 20 classic locomotives. Later, we take a tour of the aptly named Fantastic Caverns to view the spectacular cave formations.
    Hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

  • After a lunch stop in Tulsa, we continue to Oklahoma - a city bursting with fascinating history! On arrival, we'll have a city tour before checking into our hotel.
    Hotel: Skirvin Hotel

  • We continue west, leaving the plains of Oklahoma for the oil-rich Texas Panhandle. We take time to view Palo Duro Canyon State Park, second largest in America and where spectacular vistas greet the eye. We continue to Amarillo for our overnight stay.
    Hotel: Embassy Suites Amarillo Downtown

  • See the famed Cadillac Ranch pop art installation just outside of Amarillo. Then we’ll head onward to New Mexico, known as ‘the Land of Enchantment’ and Albuquerque, a historic city dating back nearly 300 years. We take a brief orientation tour before checking into our hotel.
    Hotel: Best Western Rio Grande

  • Today is free to explore at your leisure. The charming historic Old Town is worthy of exploration with its winding brick pathways, fountains, and an abundance of restaurants where you can try out some New Mexican cuisine. There are also plenty of museums, galleries and walking trails to discover.
    Hotel: Best Western Rio Grande

  • Arizona greets us today as we make a visit to the enchanting Petrified Forest National Park - an almost otherwordly landscape. We continue west to Flagstaff - where we'll stay for the next two nights - a city situated at an elevation of almost 7,000 feet and surrounded by Ponderosa pines and national parks.
    Hotel: Little America Hotel

  • Our journey today takes us to a true world wonder - the Grand Canyon. The colossal size is difficult to comprehend! Most of the day is dedicated to exploring the canyon in different ways. After an enchanting day, we return to our hotel at Flagstaff.
    Hotel: Little America Hotel

  • Our scenic journey today takes us onwards for a brief stop at Williams, a town steeped in Route 66 history. Time to explore before travelling through Hualapai Indian country to Kingman. We continue to Las Vegas.
    Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas

  • Enjoy a whole day at leisure to explore the dizzying delights of Las Vegas.
    Hotel: Tropicana Las Vegas

  • Today we continue our journey west to Barstow and stop off for an intriguing visit to Calico ghost town, an old silver mining town. Taking Santa Monica Boulevard to the coast itself and the actual end of the road at the Pacific Ocean, our journey is now complete. For the last night of our adventure, we’ll stay in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles
    Hotel: Sonesto Redondo Beach & Marina

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

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