United States - Best Tours & Trips 2019

1,732 United States tours from 158 tour companies. 1,756 reviews. 4.6/5 avg rating.
Even many Americans don’t realize the wealth of attractions and activities the U.S. has to offer: national parks (and natural wonders) like Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite; world-class cities like New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and New Orleans; the Rocky Mountains, Florida Everglades, California redwoods, the coast of Maine, the wild rivers of Idaho and West Virginia, the history, museums and architecture of Boston ... Read More
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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

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Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Spotlight on New York City

Collette
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
5 days
$ 514 / day
$ 2,569
From : $ 3,160
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
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  • In the cultural treasure trove that is New York City, experience two Broadway shows.
  • Embark on a voyage to experience "Lady Liberty" up-close.
  • Join a local guide for a tour of New York City’s time-honored landmarks.
Visits:
United States
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Landscapes of Eastern Canada and USA end Boston S ...

Trafalgar
Preferred
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15 days
$ 141 / day
$ 2,120
From : $ 2,862
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Boston
  • Kingston
  • Lancaster
  • Montreal
  • New York
  • Niagara Falls
  • Ottawa
  • Quebec City
  • Quebec City
  • Toronto
  • Washington, D.C.
Visits:
Boston, Montreal, New York, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Philadelphia, Quebec, Toronto, Washington, York, Canada, United States
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Epic USA Road Trip

Intrepid Travel
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22 days
$ 145 / day
$ 3,183
From : $ 4,456
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
Highlights
  • Too young to hire a car? Worry not. This epic American road trip takes you from the national parks of the west to the musical cities of the south east. This is as much USA as you can fit into three weeks.
  • Music lovers will dig this itinerary. Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans are where it's at for music history and nightlife.
  • There's a lot to do in Washington DC. That's why this trip spends a full day there. The best part? Most activities there are free.
  • Granite cliffs, redwood forests, star-studded night skies, Instagram-smashing waterfalls... Yosemite National Park feels like utopia. There are two nights spent here, which means a full day to explore.
  • A trip like this means LOTS of different flavours. Sample traditional southwestern cuisine in New Mexico and steak that’s bigger than your face in Texas.
  • Monument Valley has provided many a backdrop for a classic Western film. Much cooler though is the Navajo history, which you learn all about from a Navajo guide on a 4WD adventure.
Visits:
Albuquerque, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, Sierra Nevada, Washington, Yosemite National Park, United States
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Yosemite Hiking & Camping Weekend

3 days
$ 332 / day
$ 995
From : $ 1,343
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Awesome thrilling trail offers spectacular views of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Sentinel Rock
  • Incredible postcard-worthy views of Yosemite Valley, Yosemite Falls, El Capitan
  • Enjoy hiking along The Merced River, we’ll take an incredible views of Upper Yosemite Falls
Visits:
Yosemite National Park, United States
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America's Canyonlands Express

G Adventures
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9 days
$ 169 / day
$ 1,439
From : $ 2,051
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Hike among zion national park's towering cliffs
  • Explore navajo tribal lands on a 4x4
  • Admire colourful wood in petrified forest national park
  • Take in sunset at the rim of the grand canyon
Visits:
Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Monument Valley, Petrified Forest, Zion National Park, United States
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Superstition Wilderness Guided Backpacking

3 days
$ 232 / day
$ 695
From : $ 938
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Incredible hiking trails that locals consider some of the best in the Sonoran Desert
  • Superstition Mountains Wilderness offers towering Saguaro cactus, boulder-filled canyons and soaring, jagged peaks
  • Awesome bustling Phoenix, the sixth largest city in the United States
Visits:
Arizona, United States
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Stars & Stripes

Topdeck
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12 days
$ 226 / day
$ 2,717
From : $ 3,668
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Chinatown cultural tour, San Francisco
  • Local Legend walking tour, New York City
  • Party bus, Las Vegas
Visits:
Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, New York, San Francisco, York, Venice, Yosemite National Park, United States
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Vegas to San Fran

Intrepid Travel
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5 days
$ 148 / day
$ 712
From : $ 1,039
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
Highlights
  • Experience some of the highlights of California and Nevada in a short period of time. Enjoy the freedom to discover cities and national parks at your own pace, while letting someone else drive you from A to B
  • Towering granite cliffs, cascading waterfalls, redwood forests and epic night skies - Yosemite National Park feels like utopia. While other tour groups breeze through in a day, you'll spend two nights in the park, allowing for a full day of hiking and exploring
  • For many, Death Valley conjures up images of a flat and barren wasteland. Be surprised by the park's ethereal landscapes of sand dunes, water-sculpted canyons, extinct volcanic craters and, in the spring, fields of wildflowers
  • All roads lead to California. Where better to end your adventure than in San Francisco, the eclectic, multicultural 'City by the Bay'? This city is perfect for relaxation and activity
Visits:
Death Valley, Sierra Nevada, Las Vegas, San Francisco, United States
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Alaska and The Yukon featuring the Yukon, Fairban ...

Collette
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13 days
$ 377 / day
$ 4,899
From : $ 6,026
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Savor a local salmon bake featuring delicious all-you-can-eat Alaskan salmon.
  • Enjoy dinner and a show at the Music of Denali Dinner Theater.
  • Enjoy breakfast aboard a deluxe dome railcar during your ride to Denali National Park.
  • Stop in the village of Carmacks to see the famous Five Finger Rapids.
  • Relax on a scenic sternwheeler cruise on the Chena River.
  • An expert guide takes you on a Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park.
  • Enjoy a scenic glacier cruise of Prince William Sound.
  • Marvel at the incredible views along the renowned Top of the World Highway.
Visits:
Anchorage, Fairbanks, Whitehorse
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Joshua Tree & Palm Springs

6 days
$ 558 / day
$ 3,345
From : $ 4,516
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Ride through the famous neighbourhood of Palm Springs
  • Experience Hike through Indian Canyons followed by Palm Canyon’s fan palm tree
  • Opportunity to ride through Anza Borrego State Park features palm canyons, cacti, and plentiful wildlife, including bighorn sheep
  • Hike along a boulder-strewn river bed to one of the region’s only native palm canyons
Visits:
California, United States
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Family Magic Rafting Trip

ROW Adventures
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
5 days
$ 297 / day
$ 1,485
From : $ 1,975
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges. Camping
Highlights
  • The Salmon River Canyons is a trip with “pool and drop” characteristics
  • Plenty of rapids, sun and dramatic scenery await you on an adventure-packed day of family white water rafting
  • Visit a Native American rock art site, left by the original inhabitants of this rugged land
  • We'll see the confluence of the Salmon and Snake Rivers
  • We'll see the original Nez Perce trail descending down the canyon to a ford used for centuries by the Nez Perce as they travelled east from the Wallowa Mountains
  • Visit our own River Dance Lodge, a beautiful log cabin adventure resort just two hours east. 
  • Horseback riding, hiking, fishing and biking are a few of the available activities
Visits:
Glacier National Park, Idaho, Lewiston, United States
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Wild Western(Twin Room,Start Los Angeles, End San ...

Contiki
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14 days
$ 159 / day
$ 2,375
From : $ 3,115
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
Highlights
  • Visit Mission Beach (weather permitting)
  • Go loco as you feast on traditional Mexican cuisine
  • Capture some incredible photos with a visit to a panoramic viewpoint
  • Hike along the Canyon's South Rim
  • Explore Chinatown and its hidden gems
  • Trace the steps of 75,000 hippies from the 1960s
  • See North Beach, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park, Haight-Ashbury & the city's iconic cable cars
  • Treat your tastebuds with a Chinatown dinner & tour in San Fran
  • Visit the Mission District
Visits:
Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, United States
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Yosemite Half Dome Guided Backpacking

4 days
$ 224 / day
$ 895
From : $ 1,208
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • See the Yosemite’s wilderness allow a clear picture of the hand that glaciers had in shaping Yosemite
  • Enjoy the epic views while your guide shares tips, tricks and interpretation
  • Visit  the world-famous naturalist John Muir became fascinated with glaciers when exploring Yosemite
  • Enjoy the summit Half Dome and stand in awe of the incredible view
Visits:
Yosemite National Park, United States
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Wonders of the American West (Summer 2019)

10 days
$ 350 / day
$ 3,495
From : $ 4,718
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : N/A
  • N/A
  • Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Monument Valley: Enjoy an authentic cookout and Highlight Lunch amid the majestic buttes and mesas of the surrounding landscape.
    • Moab: Chow down a traditional cowboy barbeque in a scenic alfresco setting at Red Cliffs Lodge.
    • Bryce Canyon National Park: Get together with your new friends for a memorable Celebration Dinner within the park’s beautiful surroundings.
    • Dining Summary: 9 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L) and 5 Dinners with wine (DW).
    • Las Vegas: Where else would you want to stay other than ARIA Resort and Casino? A modern, luxury, upscale resort, located right along the famed Las Vegas Strip.
    • Grand Canyon: Stay in rustic charm at the historic Grand Canyon Lodge.
    • Lake Powell: Relax and enjoy the superb views from your guaranteed Lake View Rooms at the Lake Powell Resort and Marinas.
    • Mesa Verde: Enjoy sweeping views of the National Park from the Far View Lodge.
    • Moab: Get a real taste of the West at the ranch-style Red Cliffs Lodge, situated under the fiery red cliffs of Moab.
    • Bryce Canyon: Located right inside the National Park, The Lodge at Bryce Canyon is a landmark property.
    • Mesa Verde: See the ancient pueblo cliff dwellings, known as the Cliff Palace.
    • Arches National Park: Enjoy views of the natural formations, including the iconic Delicate Arch.
    • Scenic Drives: Travel the Trail of the Ancients, through the Ute Reservation. Take the All-American Road Scenic Byway 12 through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Drive along Zion National Park Scenic Byway. Virgin River Gorge.
    Visits:
    Bryce Canyon National Park, Las Vegas, Mesa Verde, United States
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    Highlights of the US

    G Adventures
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    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    24 days
    $ 141 / day
    $ 2,924
    From : $ 4,488
    The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
    Travel Style : For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
    Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
    Lodging Level : Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges. Camping
    Highlights
    • Take in the iconic trees of joshua tree national park
    • Capture sunset at the grand canyon
    • Stroll along the boardwalk of santa cruz
    • Explore new york city's central park
    • Discover washington dc's monuments by moonlight
    Visits:
    California, Charleston, Death Valley, Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Monument Valley, New Orleans, New York, Panama City, San Francisco, Sierra Nevada, Washington, York, Yosemite National Park, United States
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    Top United States Experiences and Attractions

    Top United States Experiences

    Taking a history tour in Boston, along the Freedom Trail and visiting pre-revolutionary sights.

    Exploring the busy, vibrant streets of New York City

    Taking a small ship cruise in Alaska and admiring the beauty and abundant wildlife of America's "Last Frontier"

    Seeing the lush greenery of the Hawaiian Islands 

    Walking the boardwalks in Yellowstone National Park to view the geysers and boiling, hissing mudpots.

    Wine tasting in California and learning about how the wine industry began here

    Driving the Avenue of the Giants in northern California, in awe of the ancient redwoods, the tallest trees on earth.

    Attending a jazz or blues club in New Orleans or Memphis and discovering the roots of authentic American music.

    Standing on the rim of the Grand Canyon and peering into the depths of one of nature’s great wonders.

    Hiking to a waterfall in California’s Yosemite National Park, where it's easy to find stunning hikes no matter your physical level.

    Rafting the Salmon River in Idaho for whitewater thrills.

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    United States Trip Reviews

    1,756 United States Tour Reviews - Summary 95% Recommend

    4.6 out of 5
    Excellent 1,255
    Great 410
    Average 61
    Disappointing 19
    Terrible 11
    Value
    4.6
    Guide
    4.7
    Activities
    4.6
    Lodging
    4.6
    Transportation
    4.6
    Meals
    4.6

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    What fun to travel by rail and see the cascade mountains

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    What fun to travel by rail and see the cascade mountains going and coming back at different times of day. Then the Rockies in Montana on the opposite schedule

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    Operator Vacations By Rail

    They were all very attentive and pleasant

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    My wife and I very much enjoyed our tour of parts of Oregon and Washington with EPT in early October. With three staff for just two of us, we were well cared for! They were all very attentive and pleasant. The scenery was often stunning. We especially enjoyed the Columbia River Gorge, Canon Beach and Mt. St. Helens. On one day, the staff prepared a nice lunch for us overlooking Smith Rock State Park. On another day, we ate lunch they prepared for us overlooking the Deschutes River in the Tygh Valley. The lodging was mostly very good and often historic. The bus was comfortable and our guide’s stories were informative and entertaining. We definitely recommend this company to others interested in touring this region.

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    Operator Experience Park Tours

    Beautiful and Fun

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    Loved all the different scenery - rolling grassy hills, bayside towns, etc. The bikes were durable and smooth. Got some great speed!

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    Operator AmeriCan Cycling Adventures

    wonderful way to enjoy the scenery/landscape

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    We just took an Anniversary trip to Napa/Sonoma and had the BEST time! Biking was such a wonderful way to enjoy the scenery/landscape. Our guides were perfect- open and helpful communication without feeling intrusive. Maps and recommendations were a great framework to give us structure to our trip, while still giving us the flexibility to do what we please with our days. On our way home we started making plans to try Ireland for our next anniversary trip!

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    Operator LifeCycle Adventures

    Still Spellbound by the Grandeur of Alaska

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    Focused on the amazing wildness of Alaska without worrying about the mundane details. Expert, low-key tour director made everything look easy. Excursions enhanced appreciation for the history, terrain, wildlife, peoples, boom and bust cycles that make Alaska so unique. Clear view of Denali, great weather, days 'at sea' with binoculars in hand!

    Most Memorable Moment:
    Flightseeing, Tundra Wilderness tour (clear Denali, rare wolf sighting and grizzlies in distance), crossing Prince William Sound (sea-otters, orcas, stellar sea-lions, and more), Hubbard Glacier calving, Glacier Bay entire day, Whale Watching out of Juneau, and bald eagles everywhere!

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    Operator Tauck

    Breathtaking experience

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    Breathtaking experience, the hike down was beautiful and also challenging but the
    amazing waterfalls are the biggest rewards! Mooney Falls descent was very challenging
    for my husband who's scared of heights, but he's so happy he made it! Casey took us on
    the great hike to Beavers Falls and the lush vegetation was just very surprising to find
    that in the middle of the canyon.

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    Operator Arizona Outback Adventures

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    United States Attractions & Landmarks Guide

    The United States isn’t the largest country in the world -- it’s dwarfed by Russia -- but it packs in a lot of attractions per square mile. At the same time, especially in the western U.S. and Great Plains states, there are plenty of wide open spaces where the roads ahead seem almost endless, often framed by mountain ranges, deserts, fields of wheat and corn and, in the northern winter, fields of snow.

    Visitors from abroad (and many Americans, too) seek out the glitz of Las Vegas or the ever-popular family theme parks like Disney World in and around Orlando, Florida. Many want to see Los Angeles, California, with its Hollywood glamor and laid-back Southern California style. And they also head for the big city of New York, a world capital of finance, fashion, cuisine, and much more.

    Beyond the Marquee Attractions

    But even if Vegas, Disney World, Disneyland, Hollywood, and Times Square top your list of must-sees, there’s a perhaps romanticized but still genuine “real America” also waiting to be discovered.

    You may find it in a picturesque New England village, a boisterous college football game in Alabama, a small-town diner in Oklahoma, an artsy enclave like Santa Fe, New Mexico, or at 10,000 feet in the rarefied air of Leadville, Colorado. Even if your tour doesn’t take you to Leadville or Oklahoma, there’s much to be discovered within the union’s 50 states.

    California and the Southwest

    California alone could fill years of adventures. San Francisco and its nearby counties of Marin, Napa, and Sonoma form an unbeatable combo of urban delights, pastoral vineyards, and rugged coastlines. North of San Francisco are the redwoods, the world’s tallest trees, and in the central part of the state are the groves of Sequoias, the world’s largest living things, all protected in national parks. Highway 1, which runs along the coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles and then to San Diego, offers scenery equal to that of Europe’s most famous coastal drives. And the blazing hot desert park of Death Valley draws adventurers from around the world.

    The Southwest and Northwest

    Heading east from California, the deserts continue into the great Southwest, where you can hike in mountains and canyons (including the Grand Canyon in Arizona), relive the days of the Old West in cities like Tombstone, Arizona, and take week-long horseback treks through New Mexico’s Gila Wilderness. In southern Utah, you can go backpacking in Zion National Park and encounter otherworldly “hoodoos” (rock formations) in Bryce Canyon.

    North of California, the states of Oregon, Washington and Idaho beckon with magnificent coastlines, wild and scenic rivers, intriguing islands (the San Juans) and the inviting city of Seattle on Puget Sound. Just to the east, the state of Montana is the embodiment of wid3 open spaces, with expansive scenery to match.

    The Midwest and New England

    More than a thousand miles farther east, the Upper Midwest is one of the loveliest but perhaps least appreciated regions of the country. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, northern Illinois -- anchored by Chicago -- and Ohio all border the Great Lakes, as does upstate New York, another unheralded gem.

    New England is not to be missed. From the craggy shores of Maine to the green hills of Vermont, the winding roads of New Hampshire to the city of Boston, Massachusetts -- which played a pivotal role in American independence -- New England combines scenic beauty with history, atmospheric inns, tempting seafood, and plenty of opportunities for biking, hiking and skiing.

    Heading South

    South of New England and New York come Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where the U.S. Constitution was written, and Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital -- both must-sees for history, architecture, and modern-day vibrancy as well. Along with New York City, Washington offers the country’s top museums.

    Heading into the Deep South, the cities of Charleston, South Carolina, and Savannah, Georgia, are among the nation’s most alluring. Florida’s beaches are unsurpassed, with Miami and Key West providing a Caribbean vibe.

    Alaska and Hawaii

    The last two states admitted to the union couldn’t be more different geologically, but are among the nation’s biggest tourist draws despite being farthest away from the lower 48. Hawaii, a string of eight islands far out in the Pacific, is known for its beaches, warm breezes, Hula dancing and surfing. Far colder Alaska attracts visitors for its Inside Passage cruises, whale-watching, glaciers, snow-capped peaks and Denali National Park, home to the country’s highest mountain.

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