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We realise that everyone’s different – which is why our trips offer loads of free time to play, discover and channel your inner explorer. It’s your trip, your way. Hit the road in modern coaches, stay at unique, handpicked accommodation, get around in purpose-built transport and hang out with other young explorers bent on seeing the world. Keen to start ticking off your Bucket List? We hear you. Our trips include all the mustsee, must-do activities, with plenty of topnotch local fare to recharge your batteries in between stops – meaning you can spend your money where it matters, and focus on satisfying your thirst for adventure. After all, it’s a thirst for adventure that started it all. We had a group of mates, some wheels and enough wanderlust to make most mothers worried. More than forty years into this crazy ride and us Topdeckers are still discovering new places to see, and unforgettable experiences to make our trips that little bit more awesome. So that’s us, but this is about you. It’s time to live large, dream big and squeeze life for all it’s worth. The rest can wait. Ready to pack your bags? Let’s talk.


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Hit the strip like the rockstar you are on this two-hour private party tour of lavish Las Vegas. With drinks in tow (BYOB: score!) and a bevy of mates, you’ll experience the City of Sin in all its glory while aboard the nightclub-on-wheels complete with dance pole and disco lights, obvs.

Embark on a driving tour to rival all driving tours on this 17-mile cruise through some of the world’s most awe-inspiring geological sites. Accompanied by a private guide, you’ll have the chance to get snaphappy at Monument Valley’s finest scenic stops.

With nightly live music and a good serve of Southern hospitality, Prejean’s is everything a Cajun food experience should be and more. Seafood lovers will find a wellseasoned menu of crustaceans, while the white chocolate bread pudding is said to be the stuff of legends.

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Straddling the border between Canada and the US, Niagara Falls has long been recognised as one of the world’s greatest attractions. Get up close and personal with all three waterfalls – American, Bridal Veil and Canadian Horseshoe Falls – and experience the sheer power for yourself.

One World Observatory offers a unique interactive experience with multimedia displays, a high-tech elevator and 360° views that have to be seen to be believed. Soak up New York’s invincible spirit from the observation deck – complete with a swanky bar & café.

A treasure for Elvis admirers and music fans alike, a tour of this famed estate offers an intimate look at the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s life during the height of his career. Enjoy an audio tour of the famous Jungle Room, Meditation Garden and Trophy Building.

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Fit for couples and singles alike who are looking for creature comforts, our Hotel trips offer private ensuite twin-share/ double rooms with all the amenities you’ll need. A mix of hotels, motels and lodges which are centrally located or close to transport links, you can expect a little more ‘metime’ and space to spread out.

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Fit for couples and singles alike who are looking for creature comforts, our Hotel trips offer private ensuite twin-share/double rooms with all the amenities you’ll need. A mix of hotels, motels and lodges which are centrally located or close to transport links, you can expect a little more ‘metime’ and space to spread out. DAYS | TRIP NAME

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WHAT ARE SECTORS Sector trips offer you a great way to choose a departure city, set of experiences or journey length that best suits you. A Sector trip is part of a larger journey, meaning your new friends might continue on after you leave, or you might be joining a trip already in progress.

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All items listed within the Bucket list and More inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Assemble the wolf pack as we drive across the Mojave desert: first stop Vegas. Postcards home write of buffets, blackjack and the Bellagio, but few mention the ridiculous antics you can only get up to in Sin City. Fancy(er) than normal pools, 5am burgers in your hotel and party buses...we did say this was Vegas. Hit the Strip aboard our party bus and let Vegas show you its colours. DAY 2 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. G-rated Vegas sounds like an oxymoron, but there's plenty of family-friendly options from indoor skydiving to roller coasters atop needle-pin buildings. Have a go at carting, feel like Godzilla in a helicopter flight above the strip, or recline in your seat as you watch the world go by from the Observation Wheel. DAY 3 LAS VEGAS (DAY TRIP TO GRAND CANYON). Stay by the pool or live large—your choice, but a day trip to the Grand Canyon is included. The OMG view around the canyon rim or from the (optional) chopper is well worth the journey along Route 66. DAY 4 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION, CALIFORNIA. Lost track of time last night? Swap stories of your Vegas antics as we drive from the desert to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and our gateway to Yosemite National Park. (D) DAY 5 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. There aren't enough flowery adjectives to describe the beauty of Yosemite Valley. It doesn't have honey badgers, but it does have bears, coyotes and golden eagles that are badass in their own right. Hike to Vernal Falls, ride or take the free shuttle to explore the real-world equivalent of Narnia. There’s always the Ansel Adams Gallery if you need photography pointers. (B) DAY 6 YOSEMITE TO NAPA VALLEY. The home of Californian wine is well worth the ride—says 3.3 million people coming here every year. Luckily you’ve got an included wine tasting. The only question is Pinot or Sav Blanc? Your call. (B,D) DAY 7 NAPA VALLEY TO SAN FRANCISCO. Just like a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, the reward of walking on the Golden Gate bridge awaits us as we

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Grand Canyon Yosemite National Park Party bus in Las Vegas Wine tasting in the Napa Valley

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Las Vegas nightclub crawl ++ Las Vegas High Roller Observation Wheel ++ Grand Canyon helicopter tour START MEET AT 7:45AM IN LOS ANGELES. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN SAN FRANCISCO.

arrive in free-loving San Francisco. Stop in Sausalito en-route to SF before our city tour of heavyweights: Golden Gate Bridge, Haight-Ashbury, Painted Ladies, Chinatown, North Beach and Fisherman's Wharf. (B)

NOTE: IF YOU WANT A GET INTO JAIL PASS TO VISIT ALCATRAZ IN SAN FRANCISCO, DO THE CRIME (OF BOOKING) BEFORE YOU COME ON TOUR.


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DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY TO WASHINGTON, DC. Pose with Rocky Balboa (well, his statue) on a driving tour of Philadelphia. Tonight see Washington all lit up on an illumination tour. The White House has never looked brighter. (D) DAY 2 WASHINGTON, DC. DC is the land of memorials, museums and monuments. How many you can hit up? The optional hop on/off bus tour will see you tick off the lot. (B) DAY 3 WASHINGTON, DC. Get out and about on your free day. You could see the city at speed on a segway, or go for pedal-power with a bike tour. Just make sure there’s plenty of room on your camera roll. (B) DAY 4 WASHINGTON TO CLEVELAND, OHIO. Fancy yourself a music aficionado? Find out as you work your way through Bluegrass, Gospel, R’n’B, Rock ’n’ of course Roll, at Cleveland’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. (B) DAY 5 CLEVELAND TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, VIA AMISH COUNTRY, INDIANA. You can be forgiven for not knowing about Shipshewana. A stop here in Amish Country will show you what a quiet life really looks like. Then, get a head for heights at the 360 Chicago Tower Observatory. (D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Washington DC illumination tour ++ Cleveland Rock N Roll Hall of Fame ++ 360 Chicago Tower

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 5 breakfasts (B), 2 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

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7 DAYS FROM TOP OPTIONALS ++ Philadelphia One Liberty Tower Observation Deck ++ Chicago Wrigley Field baseball tour ++ Chicago jet boat tour START MEET AT 8 AM IN NEW YORK. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN CHICAGO.

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All items listed within the Bucket list and More inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 6 CHICAGO. Pick between pizza on a food tour, jet boating and the Wrigley Field tour. Go cubs go! (B)

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DAY 7 CHICAGO. Here we are, at the end of our trip. Will you stay on to see ‘da bears’, get your hands on some (surprisingly) moreish caramel and cheddar cheese popcorn and check yourself out at The Bean or say g’bye to the windy city? (B)


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DAY 1 LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Cocktails and craps. Bulldozers and buffets. Gondolas and guns. You're in Vegas, baby. Ease yourself into the action with a party bus tour of the strip tonight. DAY 2 LAS VEGAS. Gamble your time in Vegas away on the roulette of activities available at your doorstep: bet high with indoor skydiving, put everything on black or take your winnings straight to the skies with an optional helicopter flight. DAY 3 LAS VEGAS. Circle the globe without leaving the strip (Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Pyramids of Giza), take a leave pass to tour Hoover Dam or Death Valley, or go white-water rafting. Whichever way you choose, you’re winning. DAY 4 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION, CALIFORNIA. Lost track of time last night? Swap stories of your Vegas antics as we drive from the desert to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the gateway to Yosemite National Park. (D) DAY 5 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Want to walk in the footsteps of giants? Take a peek into their playground in Yosemite. Hike, bike or take the free shuttle to explore the real-world equivalent of Narnia. (B,D) DAY 6 YOSEMITE TO SAN FRANCISCO. Tick off SF’s best with Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown, the Painted Ladies and a walk on the Golden Gate Bridge. Then: sail into the sunset on our optional cruise. (B,D) DAY 7 SAN FRANCISCO. Free day suggestions: ogle the Painted Ladies and Cal Academy of Sciences. Act two: have a stairmaster workout up Lombard Street. Act three: finish with a tea tasting in the largest Chinatown outside Asia. DAY 8 SAN FRANCISCO OR LOS ANGELES. Our time together might be over, but we bet you’re not ready to say goodbye. Wrap up after breakfast or catch a lift with us back to LA. This is a section of the 14 Day Coast to the Bay trip. See full trip on p.30.

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Party bus in Las Vegas ++ Yosemite National Park or Lake Tahoe ++ Golden Gate Bridge

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 2 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) (3 breakfasts & 3 dinners from Dec to Mar) ++ 7 nights in hotels, motels & lodges ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ San Francisco sunset sailing ++ Las Vegas helicopter tour ++ Lake Tahoe ski/snowboard lift passes, lessons, gear rentals (winter only) START

MEET AT 6PM IN LAS VEGAS.

9AM IN SAN FRANCISCO FINISH APPROXIMATELY OR 5PM IN LOS ANGELES.

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DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. Know much about San Diego besides Ron Burgundy? Nope? That’s okay. Get acquainted on our city tour with beaches, San Diego Harbor and Downtown. Tonight, hit up Gaslamp Quarter or seek out rooftop bars for cocktails with a view. (D) DAY 2 SAN DIEGO. We suggest you keep today classy with a ride on a historic trolley, a jaunt through the Spanish-style Balboa Park and a visit to San Diego Zoo (one word: pandas). Or just get in on the sun and surf action along the 70 miles (112km) of beaches. (B) DAY 3 SAN DIEGO TO PRESCOTT, ARIZONA. Drive through the Joshua Tree-dotted landscape of the Mojave desert to Prescott, where cowboy hats are part of the local’s uniform and Whiskey Row is the place to be. (B) DAY 4 PRESCOTT TO GRAND CANYON REGION VIA SEDONA. Stretch your legs in Arizona’s ‘little Hollywood’, Sedona—a spiritual mecca in the desert (and set of many a John Wayne film). Say a few ‘oms’ amongst the red sandstone on the optional jeep tour before we travel towards the Grand Canyon. (B,D) DAY 5 GRAND CANYON. Ready to “go big or go home”? With a day at the Grand Canyon you can see billions of years of rock history from every angle, including a 360 panorama if you take the chopper. (B) DAY 6 GRAND CANYON TO ZION NATIONAL PARK REGION, UTAH. Urban hippies rejoice! The Cameron Native American Trading Post on our way will soothe twitching shopping withdrawals. Millions-year-old sweeping sandstone canyons, iridescent waterfalls and ethereal landscapes await in Zion tomorrow. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Grand Canyon ++ Zion National Park ++ Party bus in Las Vegas

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) (5 breakfasts & 3 dinners from Dec to Mar) ++ 9 nights in hotels, motels & lodges (8 nights from Dec to Mar) ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

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DAY 9 LAS VEGAS. Circle the globe without leaving the strip (Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Pyramids of Giza), take a leave pass to tour Hoover Dam or Death Valley, or go white-water rafting. Whichever way you choose, you’re winning.

DAY 7 ZION NP TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Strap on your hiking boots and challenge yourself to reach Angel's Landing. The views are so worth it. Then: a nightclub on wheels (and pockets full of casino chips?). (B)

DAY 10 LAS VEGAS. Vegas is cheesier than a stuffed crust pizza but that’s what’s so awesome about it. Our trip ends this morning—will you put everything on the line to stay a few more days?

DAY 8 LAS VEGAS. Gamble your time in Vegas away on the roulette of activities available at your doorstep: bet high with indoor skydiving, put everything on

This is a section of the 14 Day Coast to the Bay trip. See full trip on p.30.

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TOP OPTIONALS

START MEET AT 7:45AM IN LOS ANGELES. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN LAS VEGAS.

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DAY 2 WASHINGTON, DC. Speed demons could see the city by segway or bike, or take your time with a hop on/off bus tour. (B) DAY 3 WASHINGTON, DC TO WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA. Swap the capital for pretty beaches. We’ll see the historic side of Downtown Wilmington too.

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DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY TO WASHINGTON, DC VIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. Pose with Rocky Balboa (well, his statue) on a driving tour of Philadelphia. Tonight see Washington all lit up on an illumination tour. (D)

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ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Cuban dinner ++ Washington DC illumination tour ++ Everglades airboat experience

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 7 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

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DAY 5 SAVANNAH. You’re free to recreate that ‘life is like a box of chocolates’ scene on Forrest Gump’s bench, or really slow the pace with a Slow Ride bike crawl. (B)

++ Philadelphia One Liberty Tower Observation Deck ++ Orlando Disney World & Universal Studios ++ Miami nightclub crawl

DAY 6 SAVANNAH TO ORLANDO, FLORIDA. Roll into Orlando today, where there’s year-round sunshine and a certain friendly mouse reigns supreme. (B)

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DAY 7 ORLANDO. Spend the day rollercoastering your way around the theme park capital of the world or hit the Kennedy Space Center (optional). (B) DAY 8 ORLANDO TO MIAMI, FLORIDA. B’bye Magic Kingdom and mouse ears, we’re off for an Everglades airboat tour on the way to Miami. (B)

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DAY 9 MIAMI. Choose to start with a hop on/off bus tour or people watching. Finish the day with an authentic Cuban dinner, and if you’ve got the energy, sign up for the club crawl. (D)

All items listed within the Bucket list and More inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 10 MIAMI. The trip might be finishing up this morning, but are you finished with Miami? That South Beach street food isn’t going to eat itself. This is a section of the 27 Day Road Trip USA trip. See full trip on p.44.


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ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Party bus in Las Vegas ++ Grand Canyon ++ Yosemite National Park

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

3 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 9 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges National Park entry fees Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

TRIP CODE: UHDDLS START S TA R T

DAY 9-10 SAN FRANCISCO. Denim jeans, Tom Hanks and Mrs. Doubtfire. San Fran's claims to fame are as long as its list of 'things to do'. Back the Giants in a ball game (seasonal), trawl the museums or skateboard through Dolores Park, all at your leisure. As dusk falls, take the option to hit the high seas with a catamaran cruise in San Francisco Bay. Our time together might be over, but we're betting you're not ready to say goodbye. Free time in the city of 43 hills before boarding the homebound craft. This is a section of the 13 Day Stars & Stripes trip. See full trip on p.28.

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Painted Ladies and Cal Academy of Sciences. Act two: Have a stairmaster workout up Lombard Street. Act three: Finish with a tea tasting in the largest Chinatown outside Asia.

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STARTING FROM $ 196 / D AY

DAY 1-2 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. First day=sightseeing 101 as we pound the pavement on our guided tour along LA's most famous streets, including Rodeo Drive and Hollywood Boulevard. Visit the beaches at Venice and Santa Monica and keep your eyes peeled for celebs in their natural habitat. Day two calls for an optional excursion to add to your LA bucket list. Think: Universal Studios, Disneyland or celeb abode spotting. (D) (B)

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PHOTO: BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA, CANADA

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CALGARY FEATURE

The 7th July & 9th July 2017 departures follow a special 12-day itinerary including two nights in Calgary during the Calgary Stampede. Visit www.topdeck.travel for details.

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DAY 1 VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA TO KELOWNA. Kelowna is known for two things—golf and grapes. Take in the views as we drive through Fraser Valley, over the Coquihalla Pass and into the Okanagan Valley. Get to know the crew over dinner tonight. (D) DAY 2 KELOWNA TO GOLDEN. Glacier National Park has the quintessential mountain peaks and lush valleys of Maria's Alps, and we haven't even reached the Rockies yet. Stop at Rogers Pass en route to learn about Canadian history and the Park’s wildlife. (B,D) DAY 3-4 GOLDEN TO BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA. It's Louise vs Moraine in today's episode of Lake's Got Talent – you be the judge as we cross through Kicking Horse Pass and the Continental Divide into Banff, Alberta. Raise your pulse with optional white-water rafting on Kicking Horse River, mountain biking or horse riding. (B) DAY 5-6 BANFF TO JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Ice, ice baby! First, the world’s most scenic highway – the Icefields Parkway. Second, the Columbia Icefield – the largest ice cap south of the Arctic Circle. Third, a ‘Sno Coach’ tour of the Athabasca Glacier. Take it to the skies with the optional heli-flight, and then defrost in Jasper. With museums, horseback riding, canoeing, rock climbing and fishing, Jasper’s options are endless. (B) (B) DAY 7 JASPER TO KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA. At over 12,000 feet Mount Robson is the Rockies' highest peak. You'll have just enough time to selfie with a mountain goat statue and spot the moose near Moose Lake before we have a date with Kamloops.

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DAY 8 KAMLOOPS TO WHISTLER. Pass through the small towns and indigenous communities of British Columbia en route to Whistler. It's the holy grail of ski resorts, but you'll be surprised at how much more there is to do when the snow melts. (D) DAY 9-10 WHISTLER. Whistler is all about mountain biking, ziplining, or working on your tan at the beach (seriously) with the other off-season ski bunnies. Keep your eyes peeled for bears as you ride a gondola UP

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Sno-coach Glacier Adventure at the Athabasca Glacier ++ Banff & Jasper National Parks ++ Entry to Banff Upper Hot Springs

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 5 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) (7 breakfasts & 4 dinners on Calgary itinerary) ++ 10 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges (11 nights on Calgary itinerary) ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Whitewater rafting near Banff ++ Heli-flight over Columbia Icefield ++ Ziplining in Whistler START MEET AT 8AM IN VANCOUVER. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN VANCOUVER.

the mountains, canoe/kayak your way around or see the past Olympic sights.

DAY 11 WHISTLER TO VANCOUVER. Passing Brandywine and Shannon Falls, we'll wrap up our trip along the scenic Sea to Sky Highway to Vancity. Cue sad faces and goodbyes or head straight to one of the 40-plus brew houses in this craft-beer capital.


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PHOTO: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, USA

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DAY 2 WASHINGTON, DC. DC is the land of memorials, museums and monuments. How many can you hit up? (B) DAY 3 WASHINGTON, DC. At speed on a segway tour, or by pedal-power on a bike tour. You decide how to see the city. (B) DAY 4 WASHINGTON TO CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA. Petrol-heads prepare, you’ll stop off at the home of four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, before dinner in Charlotte. (B,D) DAY 5 CHARLOTTE TO ATLANTA, GEORGIA, VIA GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA. Explore Greenville before hitting ‘Hotlanta’, your home...and playground for the night. (B,D) DAY 6 ATLANTA. Into Zombies? Take an optional Walking Dead film sight tour. DAY 7 ATLANTA TO NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. Check out Chattanooga en route to Nashville, where you could walk the line to the Johnny Cash Museum, or hit up the Honky Tonk Highway bars. Be sure to stock up on Goo Goo Clusters. DAY 8 NASHVILLE. You could keep the country music ringing in your ears with a trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Maybe bar hop the music spots. Or do both. (B) DAY 9 NASHVILLE TO MEMPHIS. We stop at Casey Jones Village (great ice cream) before dinner in Memphis. Head for Beale Street to hunt down some live music. (B,D) DAY 10 MEMPHIS. You’ve just got to grace Graceland with your presence. The rest of the afternoon is yours to play with. Hint: Sun Studios is a good place to start. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Washington DC illumination tour ++ Elvis Experience at Graceland

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 11 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

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This is a section of the 26 Day Coast to Coast trip. See full trip on p.42.

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++ Philadelphia One Liberty Tower Observation Deck ++ Memphis Sun Studios tour ++ Atlanta movie & TV tours START

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DAY 1: NEW YORK CITY TO WASHINGTON, DC, VIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. Pose with Rocky Balboa (well, his statue) on a driving tour of Philadelphia. Tonight see Washington all lit up on an illumination tour. (D)

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DAY 5 LAS VEGAS (DAY TRIP TO GRAND CANYON). Take a daytrip to The Grand Canyon to soak in a few billion years of rock history. Get a 360° view of the grandest of canyons with an optional helicopter tour or stay grounded by hiking the rim. DAY 6 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION, CALIFORNIA. Lost track of time last night? Swap stories of your Vegas antics as we drive from the desert to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and our gateway to Yosemite National Park. (D) DAY 7 YOSEMITE TO SAN FRANCISCO. Hike or bike around Yosemite Falls and Mirror Lake, or watch for black bears, bobcats and deer. Then: it’s off to San Fran, aka the city of 43 hills and home to ‘The Rock’. (B,D) DAY 8 SAN FRANCISCO. Stroll the Golden Gate Bridge, spot ‘The Rock’ and hit up North Beach and Chinatown on a morning tour of SF.

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TRIP CODE: UHDDLN DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. The bling of Beverly Hills, bright colours of Santa Monica, plus the best darned people watching in Hollywood and Venice Beach - see the lot on a daylong sightseeing tour. (D)

DAY 3 LOS ANGELES TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Dodge the cacti as you cross the Mojave desert, bound for the glitz of Las Vegas. Arrive to a cruise of the Strip, then when sun sets, board the bus and do what Vegas does best — parties. (B)

DAY 2 LOS ANGELES. Whether you spend your day getting up close with the characters you loved as a kid at Disneyland, seeking thrills at Universal Studios, or spying on celebrity mega-mansions on a movie star homes tour, LA will leave you starry-eyed. (B)

DAY 4 LAS VEGAS. Go high with a heli-tour over the Strip or a ride on a big wheel. If you feel the need for speed, get your go-karting on. Just save some energy for an optional nightclub crawl.

DAY 10 SAN FRANCISCO TO NEW YORK CITY. Pack your bags, and don't leave anything in San Francisco (except your heart). You heard Alicia Keys and Jay Z, we’re headed for the concrete jungle where dreams are made of. Time is precious so we’re flying, not driving (lucky you!). DAY 11 NEW YORK CITY. We'll hook up with a human GPS to show us the best bits of Manhattan, then check out the views from One World Tower – the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere. For more glimpses of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, make like a local and jump on the Staten Island ferry. (B)


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DAY 13 NEW YORK CITY. Ready to move here permanently? Our trip ends after breakfast but if this New York Minute wasn’t quite long enough, stick around to see where your blossoming love affair takes you. (B) NOTE: IF YOU WANT A GET INTO JAIL PASS TO VISIT ALCATRAZ IN SAN FRANCISCO, DO THE CRIME (OF BOOKING) BEFORE YOU COME ON TOUR.

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++ 6 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 12 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges ++ Flights + airport transfers between San Francisco and NYC ++ 7 day NYC Metro Pass ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

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TRIP PRICE OF $3160 TRIP PRICE OF $3280 TRIP PRICE OF $3395 G = Guaranteed Departure N = New York New Year Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Universal Studios or Disneyland ++ San Francisco sunset sailing ++ Grand Canyon helicopter tour START MEET AT 9:15AM IN LOS ANGELES. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN NEW YORK.

13 DAYS FROM

$

3160

USD PER PERSON

All items listed within the Bucket list and More inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

STARTING FROM $ 244 / D AY

DAY 12 NEW YORK CITY. Explore and conquer with your included 7-day Metro Pass. You could go high with a heli-tour, stuff your face on a Brooklyn pizza tour or work it all off on a Central Park bike tour #bestdayever. (B,D)


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14 DAY | C O A S T T O T H E B A Y LOS ANGELES

SAN FRANCISCO OR LOS ANGELES

14

MEALS

4

STATES

PHOTO: MISSION BEACH, SAN DIEGO, CA, USA

FINISH IN SAN FRANCISCO OR LA

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sedona jeep tour ++ Grand Canyon helicopter tour ++ San Francisco sunset sailing

1 STOP & STAY

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TRIP PRICE OF $2495 TRIP PRICE OF $2595 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

14 DAYS FROM

$

2495

USD PER PERSON

STARTING FROM $ 179 / D AY

All items listed within the Bucket list and More inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA TO SAN DIEGO. Get acquainted on our city tour with beaches, San Diego Harbor and Downtown. Tonight, hit up Gaslamp Quarter or seek out rooftop bars for cocktails with a view. (D) DAY 2 SAN DIEGO. Today you could take a ride on a historic trolley, a jaunt through the Spanish-style Balboa Park and a visit to San Diego Zoo (one word: pandas). (B) DAY 3 SAN DIEGO TO PRESCOTT, ARIZONA. Drive through the Joshua Tree-dotted Mojave desert to Prescott, where Whiskey Row is the place to be. (B) DAY 4 PRESCOTT TO GRAND CANYON REGION. Stretch your legs in Arizona’s ‘little Hollywood’ and say a few ‘oms’ amongst the red sandstone on the optional jeep tour before we travel towards the Grand Canyon. (B,D) DAY 5 GRAND CANYON. Ready to “go big or go home”? With a day at the Grand Canyon you can see billions of years of rock history from every angle, including a 360 panorama if you take the chopper. (B) DAY 6 GRAND CANYON TO ZION NATIONAL PARK REGION, UTAH. A stop at The Cameron Native American Trading Post will soothe twitching shopping withdrawals. (B,D) DAY 7 ZION NP TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Strap on your hiking boots and challenge yourself to reach Angel's Landing. The views are so worth it. Then: a nightclub on wheels (and pockets full of casino chips?). (B) DAY 8 LAS VEGAS. Do Vegas your way. Go high with a heli-tour over the Strip, fast on the go-carts or ride on the big wheel. Just save some energy for the optional nightclub crawl. DAY 9 LAS VEGAS. Circle the globe without leaving the strip (Eiffel Tower, Statue of Liberty, Pyramids of Giza). DAY 10 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION, CALIFORNIA. Swap stories of your Vegas antics as we drive from the desert to gateway to Yosemite National Park. (D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++

Grand Canyon Party bus in Las Vegas Yosemite & Zion National Parks Golden Gate Bridge

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) ++ 13 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader START

MEET AT 7:45AM IN LOS ANGELES.

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN SAN FRANCISCO OR 5PM IN LOS ANGELES.

DAY 11 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Take a peek into their playground in Yosemite. Hike, bike or take the free shuttle to explore the real-world equivalent of Narnia. (B,D) DAY 12 YOSEMITE TO SAN FRANCISCO. Stroll the Golden Gate Bridge, spot ‘The Rock’ and hit up different neighbourhoods on a tour of SF. Round it all off with an optional sunset cruise. (B,D) DAY 13 SAN FRANCISCO. Today, you’re free to roam. Trolley rides, honking sea lions at Pier 39 and pitting yourself against the incline of Lombard Street would be our picks. DAY 14 SAN FRANCISCO OR LOS ANGELES. Our time together might be over, but we bet you’re not ready to say goodbye. Wrap up after breakfast or catch a lift with us back to LA. NOTE: IF YOU WANT A GET INTO JAIL PASS TO VISIT ALCATRAZ IN SAN FRANCISCO, DO THE CRIME (OF BOOKING) BEFORE YOU COME ON TOUR.


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SAN FRANCISCO OR LOS ANGELES

14

MEALS

4

HOTEL

14 DAY | R O A D T O L A K E T A H O E STATES

PHOTO: DIAMOND PEAK, LAKE TAHOE, CALIFORNIA CA, USA

FINISH IN SAN FRANCISCO OR LA

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sedona jeep tour ++ Grand Canyon helicopter tour ++ Lake Tahoe ski/snowboard lift passes, lessons, gear rentals

1

DAY 2 SAN DIEGO. Will it be bears (at the zoo), biking the boardwalk or another word starting with B? You're in the craft beer capital of California, home to 87 craft breweries and brewpubs. Also countless beards. (B) DAY 3 SAN DIEGO TO PRESCOTT, ARIZONA. Joshua trees are like a mutant cactus-cross-pandanus and you'll only spot them in Southwest USA. See how many you can count on our trip to Prescott—home of Whiskey Row and the world's oldest rodeo. (B) DAY 4 PRESCOTT TO GRAND CANYON REGION. Stretch your legs in Arizona’s ‘little Hollywood’, Sedona—a spiritual mecca in the desert (and set of many a John Wayne film). Say a few ‘oms’ amongst the red sandstone on the optional jeep tour before we travel towards the Grand Canyon. (B,D) DAY 5 GRAND CANYON. If there ever was a place to gain perspective, the Grand Canyon is right up there. Find a ranger and quiz them on geology or take an optional chopper ride. (B) DAY 6 GRAND CANYON TO ZION NATIONAL PARK REGION, UTAH. Urban hippies rejoice! The Cameron Native American Trading Post on our way will soothe twitching shopping withdrawals. Millions-year-old sweeping sandstone canyons, iridescent waterfalls and ethereal landscapes await in Zion tomorrow. (B,D) DAY 7 ZION NP TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Strap on your hiking boots and challenge yourself to reach Angel's Landing. The views are so worth it. Then: a nightclub on wheels (and pockets full of casino chips?). DAY 8 LAS VEGAS. Gamble your time in Vegas away on the roulette of activities available at your doorstep: bet high with indoor skydiving, put everything on black or take your winnings straight to the skies with a helicopter flight. DAY 9-11. Las Vegas to Lake Tahoe. Swap the towering high rises for some powder action in the

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++

Grand Canyon Party bus in Las Vegas Zion National Park & Lake Tahoe Golden Gate Bridge

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: UHSWLS/LL S TA R T

FINISH

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 8 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) ++ 13 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader START

MEET AT 7:45AM IN LOS ANGELES.

APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN SAN FRANCISCO FINISH OR 5PM IN LOS ANGELES.

Sierra Nevada Mountains, straddled across the border of California and Nevada. Lake Tahoe is one of the sunniest places on earth averaging 300 clear days and 12 metres of snow every year. Staying in the southern area of the lake also means some of the region's best slopes and après ski options ranging from hot chocolate to nightclubs. Have fun. (D) (B) (B,D)

TRIP PRICE OF $2260 G = Guaranteed Departure N = Las Vegas New Year Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

14 DAYS FROM

$

2260

USD PER PERSON

All items listed within the Bucket list and More inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 12 LAKE TAHOE TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. The reward of walking the Golden Gate bridge awaits us in free-loving San Fran. Ogle at SF’s best on our tour: Fisherman's Wharf, North Beach, Chinatown and the Painted Ladies. Then sail into the sunset on our optional cruise. (B,D) DAY 13 SAN FRANCISCO. Fortune cookies, Tom Hanks and Mrs Doubtfire, San Fran's claims to fame are as long as its list of 'things to do'. Jump on a cable car to see the sights/avoid the crazy, steep hills. DAY 14 SAN FRANCISCO OR LOS ANGELES. Speaking of Tom Hanks, it's time to run as we say goodbye this morning. Wrap up after breakfast or catch a lift with us back to LA.

STARTING FROM $ 162 / D AY

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA TO SAN DIEGO. Know much about San Diego besides Ron Burgundy? Nope? That’s okay. Get acquainted on our city tour with beaches, San Diego Harbor and Downtown, oh my! Oh and tonight’s optional club crawl. (D)

STOP & STAY

STOP & STAY 1 DAY STOP


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HOTEL

13 DAY | S U N S H I N E S T A T E S NEW YORK CITY

NEW ORLEANS

15

MEALS

8

STATES

PHOTO: MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, USA

START IN NYC OR NEW ORLEANS

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: UHRTNO/ON S TA R T

FINISH

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EX. NYC - UHRTNO - 2017 27

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TRIP PRICE OF $2260 TRIP PRICE OF $2295 TRIP PRICE OF $2335 G = Guaranteed Departure C = Savannah Christmas Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

13 DAYS FROM

STARTING FROM $ 174 / D AY

$

DAY 2 WASHINGTON, DC. Speed demons could see the city by segway or bike, or take your time with a hop on/off bus tour. (B) DAY 3 WASHINGTON, DC TO WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA. Swap the capital for pretty beaches. We’ll see the historic side of Downtown Wilmington too.

(B,D)

EX. NO - UHRTON - 2018 17

DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY TO WASHINGTON, DC, VIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. Pose with Rocky Balboa (well, his statue) on a driving tour of Philadelphia. Tonight see Washington all lit up on an illumination tour. (D)

2260

DAY 4 WILMINGTON TO SAVANNAH, GEORGIA VIA CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA. Sample the charm of Charleston, then ready yourself for tonight’s optional ghost tour (if you dare). (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Washington DC illumination tour ++ Cuban dinner ++ Everglades airboat experience

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 10 breakfasts (B), 5 dinners (D) ++ 12 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS

DAY 5 SAVANNAH. You’re free to recreate that ‘life is like a box of chocolates’ scene on Forrest Gump’s bench, or really slow the pace with a Slow Ride bike crawl. (B)

++ Philadelphia One Liberty Tower Observation Deck ++ Orlando Disney World & Universal Studios ++ Kennedy Space Center

DAY 6 SAVANNAH TO ORLANDO, FLORIDA. Roll into Orlando today, where there’s year-round sunshine and a certain friendly mouse reigns supreme. (B)

START

MEET AT 8 AM IN NEW YORK (UHRTNO) OR 6PM IN NEW ORLEANS (UHRTON).

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN NEW ORLEANS (UHRTNO) OR 5PM IN NEW YORK (UHRTON).

DAY 7 ORLANDO. Spend the day rollercoastering your way around the theme park capital of the world or hit the Kennedy Space Center (optional). (B) DAY 8 ORLANDO TO MIAMI, FLORIDA. B’bye Magic Kingdom and mouse ears, we’re off for an Everglades airboat tour on the way to Miami. (B)

USD PER PERSON

DAY 9 MIAMI. Choose to start with a hop on/off bus tour or people watching. Finish the day with an authentic Cuban dinner, and if you’ve got the energy, sign up for the club crawl. (D)

All items listed within the Bucket list and More inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 10 MIAMI TO FLORIDA GULF COAST. Ease into things in Florida’s Gulf Coast with an optional sunset cruise. (D) DAY 11 FLORIDA GULF COAST TO PANAMA CITY BEACH. Turquoise waters and sandy beaches. Perfect for exploring and/or sunbathing. (B,D)

DAY 12 PANAMA CITY BEACH TO NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA. Roll into New Orleans in time to bounce down Bourbon Street and get a taste of the nightlife. (B)

DAY 13 NEW ORLEANS. After breakfast, say goodbye to your coach mates. But if you want to stay on in the bayou, there are plenty of po-boys to sustain you and more live music than you can shake a tailfeather to. (B) This is a section of the 27 Day Road Trip USA trip. See full trip on p.44.


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LOS ANGELES

NEW ORLEANS

15

MEALS

8

HOTEL

15 DAY | S O U T H W E S T S T A T E S STATES

PHOTO: MONUMENT VALLEY, UTAH, USA

START IN LOS ANGELES OR NEW ORLEANS

1

DAY 2 LAS VEGAS. You could go high with a heli-tour over the Strip or a ride the High Roller Observation Wheel. Just save some energy for an optional nightclub crawl. DAY 3 LAS VEGAS TO GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA. From the Strip in Vegas, towards the red stripes of the Grand Canyon, via the oh-so-famous Route 66. (D) DAY 4 GRAND CANYON. Stay grounded (and feel smug) by hiking the rim or get a 360° view of the grandest of canyons on an optional helicopter tour. (B) DAY 5 GRAND CANYON TO DURANGO, COLORADO. Learn the stories of the mesas from our Navajo guide on today’s jeep tour of Monument Valley. (B) DAY 6 DURANGO. Hit the rapids on Animas River, hike, bike or zipline. Or take it easy and see the scenery from steam train in this gorgeous old mining town. DAY 7 DURANGO TO SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO. Get a feel for the mishmash of architecture on a walking tour of Santa Fe. (D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Grand Canyon ++ Party bus in Las Vegas ++ Monument Valley Navajo jeep tour

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 6 dinners (D) ++ 14 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

S TA R T

FINISH

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EX. NO - UHRTOL - 2018 G

G

EX. LA - UHRTLO - 2018 3

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TRIP PRICE OF $2490

++ Grand Canyon helicopter tour ++ New Orleans swamp tour ++ Durango horse riding START

TRIP PRICE OF $2685

MEET AT 7:45AM IN LOS ANGELES (UHRTLO) OR 6 PM IN NEW ORLEANS (UHRTOL).

APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN NEW ORLEANS (UHRTLO) FINISH OR 5PM IN LOS ANGELES (UHRTOL).

TRIP PRICE OF $2795 G = Guaranteed Departure Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double

DAY 13 LAFAYETTE TO NEW ORLEANS. Before bouncing around Bourbon Street, dip into an optional swamp tour. (B,D)

DAY 9 AMARILLO TO SAN ANTONIO. After a day on the road, stretch your legs with a wander along River Walk. Perfect for bar-hopping.

DAY 14 NEW ORLEANS. Drag yourself away from the po-boys and beignets to take to the water for an optional steamboat tour. (B)

DAY 10 SAN ANTONIO TO AUSTIN. After a visit to the Alamo Mission, it’s off to Austin, the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’. Barfly? Join the pub crawl. (B,D)

DAY 15 NEW ORLEANS. You can consider the southwest states ticked off your ‘to see’ list, it’s the end of the trip. But if you’re staying around town, the bayou has plenty more to offer. (B)

DAY 12 AUSTIN TO LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA. Prepare for spice, rice and all things nice at tonight’s Cajun dinner. (B,D)

TRIP CODE: UHRTLO/OL

TOP OPTIONALS

DAY 8 SANTA FE TO AMARILLO, TEXAS. Spray paint old Cadillacs and swim in a sapphire lake before drying off in Amarillo. (B,D)

DAY 11 AUSTIN. Thrift shopping, bat-watching and a cathedral of junk. Keep the ethos of Austin alive on your free day - ‘Keep Austin Weird’. (B)

DAY STOP

This is a section of the 27 Day Road Trip USA trip. See full trip on p.44.

TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

15 DAYS FROM

$

2490

USD PER PERSON

All items listed within the Bucket list and More inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

STARTING FROM $ 166 / D AY

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. After a drive through the Mojave desert, start your stay in Las Vegas with a cruise down the Strip. Then round things off with a party bus.

STOP & STAY

STOP & STAY 1 DAY STOP


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15 DAY | C O W B O Y S & C A R N I V A L S LOS ANGELES

NEW ORLEANS

17

MEALS

6

STATES

PHOTO: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, USA

START IN LA OR NEW ORLEANS

1 STOP & STAY

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: UHSTLO/OL S TA R T

FINISH

S TA R T

EX. LA - UHSTLO - 2017 G

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EX. NO - UHSTOL - 2017

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TRIP PRICE OF $2490 TRIP PRICE OF $2685 TRIP PRICE OF $2795 G = Guaranteed Departure N = New Orleans New Year Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

15 DAYS FROM

STARTING FROM $ 166 / D AY

$

2490

USD PER PERSON

All items listed within the Bucket list and More inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. After a drive through the Mojave desert, start your stay in Las Vegas with a cruise down the Strip. Take it all in before boarding the party bus. DAY 2 LAS VEGAS. Do Vegas your way. Go high with a heli-tour over the Strip, fast on the go-carts or ride the big wheel. Just save some energy for the nightclub crawl. DAY 3 LAS VEGAS TO GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA. From the Strip in Vegas, towards the red stripes of the Grand Canyon, via the oh-so-famous Route 66. (D) DAY 4 GRAND CANYON. Stay grounded (and feel smug) by hiking the rim or get a 360° view of the grandest of canyons on an optional helicopter tour. (B) DAY 5 GRAND CANYON TO ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO. Heisenberg fans rejoice, today is Breaking Bad driving tour day. (B,D) DAY 6 ALBUQUERQUE TO AMARILLO, TEXAS. Stop in Santa Fe for a walking tour and time to roam, then spray paint old Cadillacs at The Cadillac Ranch. (D) DAY 7 AMARILLO TO DALLAS/FORT WORTH. Forth Worth - ‘the best downtown in the nation’. Better get down to Downtown then. (D) DAY 8 DALLAS/FORT WORTH. Visit the JFK 6th Floor Museum to learn about the life and legacy of this late president, then head to the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. (B) DAY 9 DALLAS/FORT WORTH TO AUSTIN. We’re off to the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’. See Austin in all its awesomeness on the optional bar crawl tonight.

(B,D)

DAY 10 AUSTIN. Thrift shopping, bat-watching and a cathedral of junk. Keep the ethos of Austin alive on your free day - ‘Keep Austin Weird’. (B) DAY 11 AUSTIN TO HOUSTON. An afternoon in Houston is all yours. Be sure to get a photo in front of the Water Wall. (B) DAY 12 HOUSTON TO LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA. Visit the Space Center and NASA Tram tour before landing back on terra firma for a Cajun dinner in Lafayette. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Grand Canyon Party bus in Las Vegas Fort Worth Historic Stockyards Dallas 6th Floor Museum Space Center Houston

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

10 breakfasts (B), 7 dinners (D) 14 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges National Park entry fees Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Grand Canyon helicopter tour ++ Albuquerque hot air ballooning ++ New Orleans swamp tour START

MEET AT 7:45AM IN LOS ANGELES (UHSTLO) OR 6PM IN NEW ORLEANS (UHSTON).

9AM IN NEW ORLEANS (UHSTLO) FINISH APPROXIMATELY OR 5PM IN LOS ANGELES (UHSTON).

DAY 13 LAFAYETTE TO NEW ORLEANS. Dip into an optional swamp tour, then get ready for your first taste of New Orleans nightlife. (B,D) DAY 14 NEW ORLEANS. Drag yourself away from the po-boys and beignets to take to the water for an optional steamboat tour. (B) DAY 15 NEW ORLEANS. After breakfast, say goodbye to your coach mates. But if you want to stay on in the bayou, there are plenty of po-boys to sustain you and more live music than you can shake a tailfeather to. (B) This is a section of the 26 Day Coast to Coast trip. See full trip on p.42.


35

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MIAMI

21

MEALS

9

HOTEL

20 DAY | T H E B I G E A S Y STATES

PHOTO: MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, USA

START IN LA OR MIAMI

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Grand Canyon helicopter tour ++ New Orleans swamp tour ++ Gulf coast sunset cruise

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DAY 2 LAS VEGAS. You can go high with a heli-tour over the Strip, just come back down to earth to sign up for the nightclub crawl. DAY 3-4 LAS VEGAS TO GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA. Onwards, towards the Grand Canyon, via the oh-sofamous Route 66. Stay grounded by hiking the rim or get a 360° view on an optional helicopter tour. (D) (B) DAY 5 GRAND CANYON TO DURANGO, COLORADO. Learn the stories of the mesas from our Navajo guide on today’s jeep tour of Monument Valley. (B) DAY 6 DURANGO. Hit the rapids on Animas River, hike, bike or zipline. Or take it easy and see the scenery from steam train in this old mining town. DAY 7 DURANGO TO SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO. Get a feel for the mishmash of architecture on a walking tour of Santa Fe. (D) DAY 8 SANTA FE TO AMARILLO, TEXAS. Spray paint old Cadillacs and swim in a sapphire lake before drying off in Amarillo. (B,D) DAY 9 AMARILLO TO SAN ANTONIO. Stretch your legs with a wander along River Walk in San Antonio. DAY 10 SAN ANTONIO TO AUSTIN. After a visit to the Alamo Mission, it’s off to Austin, the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’. Barfly? Join the pub crawl. (B,D) DAY 11 AUSTIN. Thrift shopping, bat-watching and a cathedral of junk. Welcome to Austin! (B) DAY 12 AUSTIN TO LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA. Prepare for spice, rice and all things nice at tonight’s Cajun dinner. (B,D) DAY 13 LAFAYETTE TO NEW ORLEANS. Before bouncing around Bourbon Street, dip into an optional swamp tour. (B,D) DAY 14 NEW ORLEANS. Drag yourself away from the po-boys and beignets to take to the water for an optional steamboat tour. (B) DAY 15 NEW ORLEANS. Today’s the day to tick off any leftover items on your ‘things I MUST do in the bayou’ list. (B)

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Grand Canyon Party bus in Las Vegas Monument Valley Navajo jeep tour Cuban dinner

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 12 breakfasts (B), 9 dinners (D) ++ 19 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader START

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DAY 17 PANAMA CITY BEACH TO FLORIDA GULF COAST. Ease into things in Florida’s Gulf Coast with an optional sunset cruise. (B,D)

Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double

DAY 18 FLORIDA GULF COAST TO MIAMI. Bienvenido a Miami, where the weather is hot and the characters are colourful. (B)

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DAY 20 MIAMI. The trip might be finishing this morning, but are you finished with Miami? That South Beach street food isn’t going to eat itself. This is a section of the 27 Day Road Trip USA trip. See full trip on p.44.

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DAY 19 MIAMI. Choose to start with a hop on/off bus tour and finish with an authentic Cuban dinner. (D)

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DAY 16 NEW ORLEANS TO PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA. Turquoise waters and sandy beaches. Perfect for exploring or sunbathing. (B,D)

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DAY 1 LOS ANGELES TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Cruise down the Vegas Strip before boarding the party bus.

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DAY 7 MOUNT RUSHMORE TO CODY, WYOMING. Welcome to the rodeo capital of the world, where you’ll feel you’ve walked into a Western film. (B,D) DAY 8 CODY (DAY TRIP TO YELLOWSTONE NP). ‘Old Faithful’ geyser, bubbling mudpots, waterfalls, canyons and rainbow-making hot springs. See it all on today’s trip to Yellowstone National Park. DAY 9 CODY TO JACKSON HOLE. Yellowstone will have whet your appetite for Grand Teton National Park’s alpine terrain and pristine lakes. DAY 10 JACKSON HOLE. With whitewater rafting, horse riding, hiking, biking and paragliding to pick from this is not the place to sit still. (B) DAY 11 JACKSON HOLE TO SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up, it’s bobsled time! Explore the alpine activities in Park City. (B,D) DAY 12 SALT LAKE CITY TO MOAB. Start the morning with the Mormons of Temple Square. End 2000 feet above the Colorado River to see the Canyonlands slip from day to night. (B,D)

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DAY 13 MOAB. On foot, in a 4x4 or by parachute? Choose how you see some 2000 red rock arches at Arches National Park. (B)

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TRIP CODE: UHPPCS/CL DAY 1 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS. Meet your new coach mates at the welcome meeting, then post-dinner, get a head for heights at the 360 Chicago Tower Observatory. Brave the TILT experience if you dare.

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DAY 2 CHICAGO. Pick between pizza on a food tour, jet boating and the Wrigley Field tour. Go Cubs go! (B) DAY 3 CHICAGO TO MINNEAPOLIS/BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA. Hope you packed light. Today we visit Bloomington and the largest mall in America. (B)

DAY 4 MINNEAPOLIS TO MITCHELL, SOUTH DAKOTA. A trip to Mitchell and you can finally say that you’ve been to ‘The World’s Only Corn Palace’. (B,D)

DAY 14 MOAB TO GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA. We’ll stop in Monument Valley for the stunning Colorado Plateau scenery before spending the night in Flagstaff. The Grand Canyon is getting closer! (B,D)

DAY 5 MITCHELL TO MOUNT RUSHMORE. It’s all good in the Badlands National Park with striking sights and rugged panoramics. (B,D)

DAY 15 GRAND CANYON. Stay grounded by hiking the rim or get a 360° view of the grandest of canyons on an optional helicopter tour. (B)

DAY 6 MOUNT RUSHMORE. Get up close(ish) with the 60ft faces of four US presidents and hear the tales of Crazy Horse Memorial and Custer State Park. (B)

DAY 16 GRAND CANYON TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Swap the red stripes of the Grand Canyon with the Strip in Vegas. Big, brash and bursting with famous sights, take it all in before boarding the party bus. (B)


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DAY 18 LAS VEGAS TO LAKE TAHOE. Open desert to the Sierra Nevada Mountains to North America’s largest alpine lake. All before dinner. (D) DAY 19 LAKE TAHOE. You have the largest freshwater lake in the US as your playground. Get out on it with an optional boat tour. DAY 20 LAKE TAHOE TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. Stroll the Golden Gate Bridge, spot ‘The Rock’ and hit up different neighbourhoods on a tour of SF. Round it all off with an optional sunset cruise. (D) DAY 21 SAN FRANCISCO. Today, you’re free to roam. Trolley rides, honking sea lions at Pier 39 and pitting yourself against the incline of Lombard Street would be our picks. DAY 22 SAN FRANCISCO OR LOS ANGELES. Sad to say, it’s time to wrap things up. You can stay among the city’s 43 hills or catch a lift back with us to LA. This is a section of the 26 Day Presidents & Parks trip. See full trip on p.40.

NOTE: IF YOU WANT A GET INTO JAIL PASS TO VISIT ALCATRAZ IN SAN FRANCISCO, DO THE CRIME (OF BOOKING) BEFORE YOU COME ON TOUR.

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360 Chicago Tower Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse Memorials Yellowstone National Park Badlands & Grand Teton National Parks Grand Canyon & Monument Valley Party bus in Las Vegas

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 9 dinners (D) ++ 21 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Chicago Wrigley Field baseball tour ++ Jackson Hole paragliding ++ Moab canyoneering START

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STARTING FROM $ 195 / D AY

DAY 17 LAS VEGAS. Do Vegas your way. Go high with a heli-tour over the Strip, fast on the go-carts or ride on the big wheel. Just save some energy for the optional nightclub crawl.


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DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA TO SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA. Get acquainted with San Diego on our city tour. Tonight, take an optional nightclub crawl. (D)

DAY 11 YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK. Hike, bike or take the free shuttle to explore the real-world equivalent of Narnia. (B,D)

DAY 2 SAN DIEGO. Free to see the city your way. You could ride on a historic trolley, walk through Balboa Park or visit San Diego Zoo. (B)

DAY 12 YOSEMITE TO SAN FRANCISCO. Take a morning tour of SF to stroll the Golden Gate Bridge and spot ‘The Rock’. Then sail into the sunset on our optional cruise. (B,D)

DAY 3 SAN DIEGO TO PRESCOTT, ARIZONA. Drive through the Mojave Desert before hitting the bars of Prescott’s Whiskey Row. (B) DAY 4 PRESCOTT TO GRAND CANYON REGION VIA SEDONA. Say a few ‘oms’ amongst the red sandstone on the optional jeep tour of spiritual Sedona. (B,D) DAY 5 GRAND CANYON. See billions of years of rock history from every angle, including a 360° panorama if you take the chopper. (B) DAY 6 GRAND CANYON TO ZION NATIONAL PARK REGION, UTAH. Today a stop at The Cameron Native American Trading Post. Tomorrow, the ethereal landscapes of Zion await. (B,D) DAY 7 ZION NP TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Strap on your hiking boots at Angel's Landing. Then drive down the Strip in Vegas, before boarding the party bus. (B) DAY 8 LAS VEGAS. Do Vegas your way today. Just save some energy for the optional nightclub crawl.

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DAY 13 SAN FRANCISCO. Today you’re free to roam. Trolley rides or pitting yourself against the incline of Lombard Street? DAY 14 SAN FRANCISCO TO VANCOUVER, CANADA. Say hello to your new crew and head to the land of the maple leaf. Time is precious so we’re flying, not driving. DAY 15 VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA TO KELOWNA. Check out BC’s wine capital, Kelowna, after we take the (pretty epic) drive through Fraser Valley. (D) DAY 16 KELOWNA TO GOLDEN. See the mountain peaks and lush valleys of Glacier National Park, before a stop at Rogers Pass to learn about its history and wildlife. (B,D) DAY 17 GOLDEN TO BANFF NATIONAL PARK, ALBERTA. Straddle the Continental Divide as you saddle up for Kicking Horse Pass, before a pitstop at Lake Louise and Lake Moraine.

DAY 9 LAS VEGAS. Go high with a heli-tour over the Strip, fast on the go-carts, ride on the big wheel, or try your luck on the pokies. Whatever you do, you’re winning.

DAY 18 BANFF. Raise your pulse with optional whitewater rafting, mountain biking or horse riding. Then warm up in the hot springs tonight. (B)

DAY 10 LAS VEGAS TO YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK REGION, CALIFORNIA. From the desert to the Sierra Nevada Mountains, and on to the gateway to Yosemite National Park. (D)

DAY 19 BANFF TO JASPER NATIONAL PARK. Travel the world’s most scenic highway, jump on the ‘Sno Coach’ tour of the Athabasca Glacier and take to the skies with the optional heli-flight. (B)


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DAY 21 JASPER TO KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA. Look for moose near Moose Lake and see the Rockies' highest peak before we hit Kamloops. (B,D) DAY 22 KAMLOOPS TO WHISTLER. Before reaching the holy grail of ski resorts that is Whistler, there’s a super-scenic route through British Columbia. (D) DAY 23 WHISTLER. A free day to make your travel insurance work hard for you with mountain biking and ziplining. Or work on your tan at the beach (seriously).

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Grand Canyon Party bus in Las Vegas Yosemite & Zion National Parks Golden Gate Bridge Sno-coach Glacier Adventure at the Athabasca Glacier ++ Banff & Jasper National Parks ++ Entry to Banff Upper Hot Springs

DAY 25 WHISTLER TO VANCOUVER. Press nose to window as you pass through the ever-so-pretty Stanley Park in Vancouver. It’s the end of the trip... but you could stay on to try a tipple in this craft-beer capital. This is a combination of the 14 Day Coast to the Bay (see p.30) and the 11 Day Canadian Rockies (see p.26) trips.

TOP OPTIONALS

NOTE: IF YOU WANT A GET INTO JAIL PASS TO VISIT ALCATRAZ IN SAN FRANCISCO, DO THE CRIME (OF BOOKING) BEFORE YOU COME ON TOUR.

++ Grand Canyon helicopter tour ++ San Francisco sunset catamaran cruise ++ Whitewater rafting on the Kicking Horse River START MEET AT 7:45AM IN LOS ANGELES. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN VANCOUVER.

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DAY 24 WHISTLER. Five lakes to dip your toe in, a gondola lift to enjoy the view from and countless spas. Have fun.

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DAY 20 JASPER. Jasper's free day offerings are endless - the skytram, hiking, Spirit Island boat tour, canoeing. (B)

PHOTO FROM LEFT (CLOCKWISE): GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA AZ, USA | VEGAS| SAN FRAN | CANADA| BANFF

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DAY 7 CHICAGO TO MINNEAPOLIS/BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA. Hope you packed light. Today we visit Bloomington and the largest mall in America. (B) DAY 8 MINNEAPOLIS TO MITCHELL, SOUTH DAKOTA. A trip to Mitchell and you can finally say that you’ve been to ‘The World’s Only Corn Palace. (B,D) DAY 9 MITCHELL TO MOUNT RUSHMORE. It’s all good in the Badlands National Park with striking sights and rugged panoramics. (B,D) DAY 10 MOUNT RUSHMORE. Get up close(ish) with the 60ft faces of four US presidents and hear the tales of Crazy Horse Memorial and Custer State Park. (B) DAY 11 MOUNT RUSHMORE TO CODY, WYOMING. Welcome to the rodeo capital of the world, where you’ll feel you’ve walked into a Western film. (B,D) DAY 12 CODY (DAY TRIP TO YELLOWSTONE NP). ‘Old Faithful’ geyser, bubbling mudpots, waterfalls, canyons and rainbow-making hot springs. See it all on today’s trip to Yellowstone National Park.

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TRIP CODE: UHPPNS/NL DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY TO WASHINGTON, DC. Pose with Rocky Balboa (well, his statue) on a driving tour of Philadelphia. Tonight see Washington all lit up on an illumination tour. (D)

DAY 4 WASHINGTON TO CLEVELAND, OHIO. Work your way through Bluegrass, Gospel, R’n’B, Rock ’n’ of course Roll, at Cleveland’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. (B)

DAYS 2-3 WASHINGTON, DC. DC is the land of memorials, museums and monuments. See the city at speed on a segway, or go for pedal-power with a bike tour. (B) (B)

DAY 5 CLEVELAND TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, VIA AMISH COUNTRY, INDIANA. On we go to The Windy City where you’ll get a head for heights at the 360 Chicago Tower Observatory. (D) DAY 6 CHICAGO. Pick between pizza on a food tour, jet boating and the Wrigley Field tour. Go Cubs go! (B)

DAYS 13-14 CODY TO JACKSON HOLE. Yellowstone will have whet your appetite for Grand Teton National Park’s alpine terrain and pristine lakes. With whitewater rafting, horse riding, hiking, biking and paragliding to pick from, this is not the place to sit still. (B) DAY 15 JACKSON HOLE TO SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up, it’s bobsled time! Explore the alpine activities in Park City. (B,D) DAY 16 SALT LAKE CITY TO MOAB. Start the morning with the Mormons of Temple Square. End 2000 feet above the Colorado River to see the Canyonlands slip from day to night. (B,D)


PHOTO: MOUNT RUSHMORE, SOUTH DAKOTA, USA

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Chicago Wrigley Field baseball tour ++ Jackson Hole paragliding ++ Moab canyoneering

DAYS 18-19 MOAB TO GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA. We’ll stop in Monument Valley for the stunning Colorado Plateau scenery before spending the night in Flagstaff. The Grand Canyon is getting closer! Stay grounded by hiking the rim or get a 360° view on an optional helicopter tour. (B,D) (B) DAY 20 GRAND CANYON TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Swap the red stripes of the Grand Canyon with the Strip in Vegas. Big, brash and bursting with famous sights, take it all in before boarding the party bus. (B) DAY 21 LAS VEGAS. Do Vegas your way. Go high with a heli-tour over the Strip, fast on the go-carts or ride on the big wheel. Just save some energy for the optional nightclub crawl. DAY 22 LAS VEGAS TO LAKE TAHOE. Open desert to the Sierra Nevada Mountains to North America’s largest alpine lake. All before dinner. (D) DAY 23 LAKE TAHOE. You have the largest freshwater lake in the US as your playground. Get out on it with an optional boat tour. DAY 24 LAKE TAHOE TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. Stroll the Golden Gate Bridge, spot ‘The Rock’ and hit up different neighbourhoods on a tour of SF. Round it all off with an optional sunset cruise.

(D)

DAY 25 SAN FRANCISCO. Today, you’re free to roam. Trolley rides, honking sea lions at Pier 39 and pitting yourself against the incline of Lombard Street would be our picks. DAY 26 SAN FRANCISCO OR LOS ANGELES. Sad to say, it’s time to wrap things up. You can stay among the city’s 43 hills or catch a lift back with us to LA

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Washington DC illumination tour Cleveland Rock N Roll Hall of Fame 360 Chicago Tower Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse Memorials Yellowstone National Park Badlands & Grand Teton National Parks Grand Canyon & Monument Valley Party bus in Las Vegas

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 16 breakfasts (B), 10 dinners (D) ++ 25 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader START

MEET AT 8 AM IN NEW YORK.

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DAY 26 SAN FRANCISCO OR LOS ANGELES. Sad to say, it’s time to wrap things up. You can stay among the city’s 43 hills or catch a lift back with us to LA. NOTE: IF YOU WANT A GET INTO JAIL PASS TO VISIT ALCATRAZ IN SAN FRANCISCO, DO THE CRIME (OF BOOKING) BEFORE YOU COME ON TOUR.

STARTING FROM $ 190 / D AY

DAY 17 MOAB. On foot, in a 4x4 or by parachute? Choose how you see some 2000 red rock arches at Arches National Park. (B)


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DAY 7 ATLANTA TO NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. Check out Chattanooga en route to Nashville, where you could walk the line to the Johnny Cash Museum, or hit up the Honky Tonk Highway bars. Be sure to stock up on Goo Goo Clusters. DAY 8 NASHVILLE. You could keep the country music ringing in your ears with a trip to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Maybe bar hop the music spots. Or do both. (B) DAY 9 NASHVILLE TO MEMPHIS. We stop at Casey Jones Village (great ice cream) before dinner in Memphis. Head for Beale Street to hunt down some live music. (B,D) DAY 10 MEMPHIS. You’ve just got to grace Graceland with your presence. The rest of the afternoon is yours to play with. Hint: Sun Studios is a good place to start. (B) DAY 11 MEMPHIS TO NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, VIA JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI. Swap one musical city for another today, via Jackson, ‘the city of soul’. (B) DAY 12 NEW ORLEANS. Drag yourself away from the po-boys and beignets to take to the water for an optional steamboat tour. (B)

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DAY 13 NEW ORLEANS. Today’s the day to tick off any leftover items on your ‘things I MUST do in the bayou’ list. (B,D)

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TRIP CODE: UHSTNL/LN DAY 1: NEW YORK CITY TO WASHINGTON, DC, VIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. Pose with Rocky Balboa (well, his statue) on a driving tour of Philadelphia. Tonight see Washington all lit up on an illumination tour. (D) DAY 2 WASHINGTON, DC. DC is the land of memorials, museums and monuments. How many can you hit up? (B) DAY 3 WASHINGTON, DC. At speed on a segway tour, or by pedal-power on a bike tour. You decide how to see the city. (B)

DAY 4 WASHINGTON TO CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA. Petrol-heads prepare, you’ll stop off at the home of four NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, before dinner in Charlotte. (B,D) DAY 5 CHARLOTTE TO ATLANTA, GEORGIA, VIA GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA. Explore Greenville before hitting ‘Hotlanta’, your home...and playground for the night. (B,D) DAY 6 ATLANTA. Into Zombies? Take an optional Walking Dead film sight tour.

DAY 14 NEW ORLEANS TO LAFAYETTE. Prepare for spice, rice and all things nice at tonight’s Cajun dinner. Take the optional swamp tour to work up an appetite. (B,D) DAY 15 LAFAYETTE TO HOUSTON, TEXAS. An afternoon in Houston is all yours. Just make sure to get a photo in front of the Water Wall. (B) DAY 16 HOUSTON TO AUSTIN. Visit the Space Center and NASA Tram tour before landing back on terra firma and heading for the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’. Experience Austin’s awesome nightlife with an optional pub crawl. (B,D)


DAY 18 AUSTIN TO DALLAS/FORT WORTH. Fort Worth - ‘the best downtown in the nation’. Better get down to Downtown then. (B,D) DAY 19 DALLAS/FORT WORTH. Visit the JFK 6th Floor Museum to learn about the life and legacy of this late president, then head to the historic Fort Worth Stockyards. (B) DAY 20 DALLAS/FORT WORTH TO AMARILLO. Amarillo is a go big or go home kinda place. See someone take the 72oz. steak (2kg) challenge at Big Texan steakhouse for proof. (B,D) DAY 21 AMARILLO TO ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO. Spray paint old Cadillacs before a walking tour in Santa Fe and a Breaking Bad driving tour in Albuquerque. (D) DAY 22 ALBUQUERQUE TO GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA. There’s a chance to take to the skies with hot air ballooning in Albuquerque before heading off in search of that huge hole in the ground. (D) DAY 23 GRAND CANYON. Stay grounded (and feel smug) by hiking the rim or get a 360° view of the grandest of canyons on an optional helicopter tour. (B) DAY 24 GRAND CANYON TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Swap the red stripes of the Grand Canyon with the Strip in Vegas. Big, brash and bursting with famous sights, take it all in before boarding the party bus. (B) DAY 25: LAS VEGAS. Do Vegas your way. Go high with a heli-tour over the Strip, fast on the go-carts or ride on the big wheel. Just save some energy for the nightclub crawl. DAY 26 LAS VEGAS TO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. Wipe away the last traces of glitter, board the coach and head across the cactus-scattered Mojave desert to La La Land.

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Washington DC illumination tour Elvis Experience at Graceland Space Center Houston Dallas 6th Floor Museum Fort Worth Historic Stockyards Party bus in Las Vegas Grand Canyon

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++ Atlanta movie & TV tours ++ Albuquerque hot air ballooning ++ Grand Canyon helicopter tour START

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All items listed within the Bucket list and More inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

STARTING FROM $ 167 / D AY

DAY 17 AUSTIN. Thrift shopping, bat-watching and a cathedral of junk. Keep the ethos of Austin alive on your free day - ‘Keep Austin Weird’. (B)

PHOTO FROM LEFT (CLOCKWISE): LAS VEGAS | NEW YORK | VEGAS | WASHINGTON DC | TEXAS

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DAY 7 DURANGO TO SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO. Get a feel for the mishmash of architecture on a walking tour of Santa Fe. (D) DAY 8 SANTA FE TO AMARILLO, TEXAS. Spray paint old Cadillacs and swim in a sapphire lake before drying off in Amarillo. (B,D) DAY 9 AMARILLO TO SAN ANTONIO. After a day on the road, stretch your legs with a wander along River Walk. Perfect for bar-hopping. DAY 10 SAN ANTONIO TO AUSTIN. After a visit to the Alamo Mission, it’s off to Austin, the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’. Barfly? Join the pub crawl. (B,D) DAY 11 AUSTIN. Thrift shopping, bat-watching and a cathedral of junk. Keep the ethos of Austin alive on your free day - ‘Keep Austin Weird’. (B) DAY 12 AUSTIN TO LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA. Prepare for spice, rice and all things nice at tonight’s Cajun dinner. (B,D)

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TRIP CODE: UHRTLN/NL DAY 1 LOS ANGELES TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. After a drive through the Mojave desert, start your stay in Las Vegas with a cruise down the Strip. Then round things off with a party bus.

DAY 4 GRAND CANYON. Stay grounded (and feel smug) by hiking the rim or get a 360° view of the grandest of canyons on an optional helicopter tour. (B)

DAY 2 LAS VEGAS. You could go high with a heli-tour over the Strip or a ride the High Roller Observation Wheel. Just save some energy for an optional nightclub crawl.

DAY 5 GRAND CANYON TO DURANGO, COLORADO. Learn the stories of the mesas from our Navajo guide on today’s jeep tour of Monument Valley. (B)

DAY 3 LAS VEGAS TO GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA. From the Strip in Vegas, towards the red stripes of the Grand Canyon, via the oh-so-famous Route 66. (D)

DAY 6 DURANGO. Hit the rapids on Animas River, hike, bike or zipline. Or take it easy and see the scenery from steam train in this gorgeous old mining town.

DAY 14 NEW ORLEANS. Drag yourself away from the po-boys and beignets to take to the water for an optional steamboat tour. (B) DAY 15 NEW ORLEANS. Today’s the day to tick off any leftover items on your ‘things I MUST do in the bayou’ list. (B) DAY 16 NEW ORLEANS TO PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA. Turquoise waters and sandy beaches. Perfect for exploring or sunbathing. (B,D) DAY 17 PANAMA CITY BEACH TO FLORIDA GULF COAST. Ease into things in Florida’s Gulf Coast with an optional sunset cruise. (B,D)


DAY 19 MIAMI. Choose to start with a hop on/off bus tour and the eye-popping people watching. Finish the day with an authentic Cuban dinner and an optional club crawl. (D) DAY 20 MIAMI TO ORLANDO. After today's Everglades airboat tour, Mickey and friends will be just around the corner. DAY 21 ORLANDO. Spend the day rollercoastering your way around the theme park capital of the world or choose to explore Kennedy Space Center. (B) DAY 22 ORLANDO TO SAVANNAH, GEORGIA. Today we’ll take to the road, bound for Savannah. Tonight, it’s ghost tour time (if you dare). Savannah gets spooky after dark. (B) DAY 23 SAVANNAH. You’re free to recreate that ‘life is like a box of chocolates’ scene on Forrest Gump’s bench, or really slow the pace with a Slow Ride bike crawl. (B) DAY 24 SAVANNAH TO WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, VIA CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA. Sample the charm of Charleston before a tour of Downtown Wilmington to see the historic side of the city. (B,D) DAY 25 WILMINGTON TO WASHINGTON, DC. Swap pretty beaches for the well-lit landmarks. Tonight it’s all about an illuminated tour of the capital’s monuments. (B,D) DAY 26 WASHINGTON, DC. Speed demon? See the city by segway or bike. Or take your time with a hop on/ off bus tour. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Grand Canyon Party bus in Las Vegas Monument Valley Navajo jeep tour Everglades airboat experience Cuban dinner Washington DC illumination tour

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 19 breakfasts (B), 11 dinners (D) ++ 26 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

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DAY 27 WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY, VIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. With a pitstop in Philly you can pose with Rocky Balboa (well, his statue) on a driving tour of the city, before we push on to New York. And there marks the end of our trip. But you’ll be in NYC! The perfect place to start another adventure. (B)

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Grand Canyon helicopter tour ++ Kennedy Space Center ++ Gulf coast sunset cruise

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TRIP PRICE OF $4695 G = Guaranteed Departure C = Savannah Christmas Price based on USD Per Person twin-share/double TRAVELLED WITH US BEFORE? AW, SHUCKS! DON'T FORGET TO SCORE 5% OFF YOUR NEXT TRIP!

27 DAYS FROM

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All items listed within the Bucket list and More inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

STARTING FROM $ 166 / D AY

DAY 18 FLORIDA GULF COAST TO MIAMI. Bienvenido a Miami, where the weather is hot and the characters are colourful. (B)

PHOTO LEFT: LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA | PHOTO RIGHT: MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA, USA

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DAY 12 AUSTIN TO LAFAYETTE, LOUISIANA. Get your gumbo on at tonight’s Cajun dinner. (B,D) DAYS 13-15 LAFAYETTE TO NEW ORLEANS. Po-Boys. Beignets and a whole lot of music awaits in New Orleans. Spot ‘gators on an optional swamp tour. (B,D) (B) (B) DAY 16 NEW ORLEANS TO PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA. It’s all turquoise waters and sandy beaches.

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DAY 17 PANAMA CITY BEACH TO FLORIDA GULF COAST. Opt to cruise the coast at sunset. (B,D) DAYS 18-19 FLORIDA GULF COAST TO MIAMI. Hit up South Beach aka THE place for people-watching. (B) (D) DAYS 20-21 MIAMI TO ORLANDO. Shoot across the Everglades on an airboat and keep your eye out for the local residents. (B) DAYS 22-23 ORLANDO TO SAVANNAH, GEORGIA. Boo! It’s ghost tour time (optional) . (B) (B)

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DAY 24 SAVANNAH TO WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, VIA CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA. Be charmed by Charleston. (B,D)

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: UHABLS/LL DAY 1 LOS ANGELES TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Bring on the Strip and party bus.

DAY 7 DURANGO TO SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO. See the mishmash of architecture in Santa Fe. (D)

DAY 2 LAS VEGAS. See Vegas your way today.

DAY 8 SANTA FE TO AMARILLO, TEXAS. Spray paint old Cadillacs and swim in a sapphire lake. (B,D)

DAYS 3-4 LAS VEGAS TO GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA. It’s Route 66 to the grandest of canyons. (D) (B) DAYS 5-6 GRAND CANYON TO DURANGO, COLORADO. A Navajo jeep tour? Aoo'! (or yes!) And a free day. (B)

DAY 9 AMARILLO TO SAN ANTONIO. Bar-hop San Antonio’s River Walk. DAYS 10-11 SAN ANTONIO TO AUSTIN. On to the ‘Live Music Capital of the World’. (B,D) (B)

DAYS 25-26 WILMINGTON TO WASHINGTON, DC. See DC illuminated before exploring by segway or bike. (B,D) (B) DAY 27 WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY, VIA PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA. Pit stop in Philly before pushing on to NYC. (B) DAYS 28-29 NEW YORK CITY. Tick off all the big ticket landmarks of the Big Apple. (B) (B) DAY 30 NEW YORK CITY TO WASHINGTON, DC. Join your new coach mates today as the adventure continues to Washington. (B)


TOP OPTIONALS ++ Grand Canyon helicopter tour ++ Jackson Hole whitewater rafting ++ Sunset sailing in San Francisco Bay

DAYS 32-33 CLEVELAND TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, VIA AMISH COUNTRY, INDIANA. Get a head for heights at the 360 Chicago Tower Observatory. (D)

(B)

DAY 34 CHICAGO TO MINNEAPOLIS/ BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA. Shop hop the largest mall in America. (B) DAY 35 MINNEAPOLIS TO MITCHELL, SOUTH DAKOTA. Visit ‘The World’s Only Corn Palace’? Tick.

(B,D)

DAYS 36-37 MITCHELL TO MOUNT RUSHMORE. Get up close(ish) with the 60ft faces of four US presidents. (B,D) (B) DAY 38 MOUNT RUSHMORE TO CODY, WYOMING. Welcome to the rodeo capital of the world. (B,D) DAY 39 CODY (DAY TRIP TO YELLOWSTONE NP). Geysers, mudpots and waterfalls. DAYS 40-41 CODY TO JACKSON HOLE. Pretty as a picture. It’s Grand Teton National Park. (B) DAY 42 JACKSON HOLE TO SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. It’s bobsled time, if you want to try it at Park City. (B,D)

DAYS 43-44 SALT LAKE CITY TO MOAB. See sunset over the Canyonlands. (B,D) (B) DAYS 45-46 MOAB TO GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA. Get those cameras ready for the canyon. (B,D) (B) DAYS 47-48 GRAND CANYON TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Big and brash - we’re back in Vegas. (B) DAYS 49-50 LAS VEGAS TO LAKE TAHOE. Off to N.America’s largest alpine lake. Thanks nature. (D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Grand Canyon Party bus in Las Vegas Monument Valley Navajo jeep tour Everglades airboat experience Cuban dinner Washington DC illumination tour Cleveland Rock N Roll Hall of Fame 360 Chicago Tower Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse Memorials Yellowstone National Park Badlands & Grand Teton National Parks

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 36 breakfasts (B), 20 dinners (D) ++ 52 nights accommodation in hotels, motels & lodges ++ 7 day NYC Metro Pass ++ NYC 24 hour hop on/off pass ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader DAYS 51-52 LAKE TAHOE TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. Tour SF and spot ‘The Rock’. Free day tip: trolley ride to see the sea lions. (D) DAY 53 SAN FRANCISCO OR LOS ANGELES. 53 days and 21 States done. *Mic drop*. Relax in ‘Frisco or catch a lift back with us to LA. This trip is a combination of parts of the 27 Day Road Trip USA trip (p. 44) and 26 Day Presidents & Parks trip (p. 40). The 3 nights in New York City are without a Trip Leader.

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53 DAYS FROM

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10095

USD PER PERSON

All items listed within the Bucket list and More inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

START

MEET AT 7:45AM IN LOS ANGELES.

FINISH

APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN SAN FRANCISCO OR 5PM IN LOS ANGELES.

STARTING FROM $ 191 / D AY

DAY 31 WASHINGTON TO CLEVELAND, OHIO. Jitterbug through the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. (B)

PHOTO FROM LEFT (CLOCKWISE): MIAMI BEACH | SAN FRANCISCO | CHICAGO | NEW YORK | KENNEDY SPACE CENTER | GRAND CANYON | ARCHES

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Get the most out of your Topdeck trip, without breaking the bank. Enjoy modern, multi-share hostel rooms with like-minded explorers, with plenty of hotel upgrades to boot! Our most social trip style, Hostel Plus is perfect for fun-seeking travellers who are looking for a taste of adventure.

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WHAT ARE SECTORS Sector trips offer you a great way to choose a departure city, set of experiences or journey length that best suits you. A Sector trip is part of a larger journey, meaning your new friends might continue on after you leave, or you might be joining a trip already in progress.

ACCOMMODATION HOSTELS & 2-3 STAR HOTELS TRIP LENGTH 7-34 DAYS ROOM T YPES MULTI SHARE


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PHOTO: TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA

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DAY STOP DAY 1 TORONTO, ONTARIO. Meet and mingle with your new coach buddies this evening over a welcome dinner. Get excited for the road ahead. (D)

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7 DAYS FROM

$

1125

USD PER PERSON

STARTING FROM $ 161 / D AY

All items listed within the Bucket list and More inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 2 TORONTO. With 8000+ restaurants, this is a city for food lovers. Get a feel for the place with an optional walking tour. Exploring solo? Check out the CN Tower, Ice Hockey Hall of Fame and Kensington Market. (B) DAY 3 TORONTO TO NIAGARA FALLS. Stop for a tipple at a local winery, then it’s off to cruise by ‘The Falls’. Tonight we go for an illuminated look-see. (B,D) DAY 4 NIAGARA FALLS TO HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA. Harrisburg has plenty of museums to keep your heart warm, but if your ears need a good tuning, head downtown for a jazz festival. (B) DAY 5 HARRISBURG TO WASHINGTON, DC. Hang on to your horse and buggy, we’re in Amish country! Enjoy a delicious home-cooked lunch before we head to DC, and tonight’s illumination tour. (B,L,D) DAY 6 WASHINGTON, DC. DC is the land of memorials, museums and monuments. How many can you hit up? You can go by bike, segway or hop on/off bus. (B) DAY 7 WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY. Pose with Rocky Balboa (well, his statue) during a pitstop in Philly. For views of the city, take the optional trip up to the One Liberty Observation Deck. Then on to NYC where we’ll finish up. But this is New York, you’re spoilt for choice for your next adventure! Tag yourself in Times Square, fill up on pizza in Brooklyn, head to the Top of The Rock for views over Central Park, hang with the hipsters in Williamsburg. Catch you next time. (B) This is a section of the 12 Day USA & Canada Adventure trip. See full trip on p.54.

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++

Niagara Voyage to the Falls boat tour Niagara region wine tasting Amish farm experience Washington DC illumination tour

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 6 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 3 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights accommodation in hostels & 2 nights hotel upgrade ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Toronto walking tour ++ Washington DC bike & segway tours ++ Philadelphia One Liberty Tower Observation Deck START MEET AT 6PM IN TORONTO. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN NEW YORK.


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PHOTO: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, USA

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HOSTEL PLUS

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1 STOP & STAY DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY TO BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. Batter up! We're off to Boston. But first get your letterman jackets out and look smart for a stop in New Haven, home of Yale University. (D) DAY 2 BOSTON. It's your free day! Visit the home of the Red Sox on a Fenway Park tour, acquaint yourself with the beer-y goodness of Sam Adams on a brewery tour or get your boots on and trek the Freedom Trail. (B)

DAY 3 BOSTON TO QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC. Quebec City is old school Europe in the middle of North America. Tonight's ghost tour will unleash the darker side of this seemingly quaint city. (B,D) DAY 4 QUEBEC CITY TO MONTREAL. Get your last fix of Quebec this morning, because we’re Montrealbound after lunch. Tonight, get out and amongst the nightlife. (B) DAY 5 MONTREAL. Start with a walking tour to get your bearings, then it’s over to you. A food tour is an excellent way to get a taste of the city and see the place like a local. Thrill-seekers can take to the water on a jet boat. (B) DAY 6 MONTREAL TO TORONTO, ONTARIO. En route to Toronto we’ll stop in Ottawa. Walk by the National Parliament buildings and along Rideau Canal or head straight to Byward Market to release your inner foodie. Then we’re off through the Thousand Islands region, along Lake Ontario and on to Toronto. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Ghost tour of Quebec City

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

7 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) 7 nights accommodation in hostels Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach Guided tours of all major cities Awesome Trip Leader

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DAY 8 TORONTO. Have a last drizzle of maple syrup, because after breakfast it’s time to wrap things up, ‘eh? (B) This is a section of the 12 Day USA & Canada Adventure trip. See full trip on p.54.

STARTING FROM $ 157 / D AY

DAY 7 TORONTO. Join the walking tour and you’ll hear stories about the area and see the city sights. After the tour, you can go it alone and explore. Our tip: hit Kensington Market to hang with the hipsters. (B)


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PHOTO: WHISTLER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

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10 DAYS FROM

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STARTING FROM $ 140 / D AY

All items listed within the Bucket list and More inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

DAY 1 VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA TO WHISTLER. Press nose to window in the ever-sopretty Stanley Park, before taking the beautiful drive along the Sea to Sky Highway with a picture-perfect view of the mountains and Howe Sound. The Whistler nightlife will be waiting for you post-dinner. (D) DAYS 2-3 WHISTLER. Welcome to the holy grail of ski resorts. Pro-planker (skier) or complete beginner, you’ve got two days to show the slopes who’s boss. Then there’s the après-ski to wind down (or up) with. (B) (B) DAY 4 WHISTLER TO KELOWNA. From white, we go green with a scenic route through Fraser Valley, before climbing the Coquihalla Pass and dropping into British Columbia’s biggest wine region, Kelowna. Meaning “grizzly bear” in Salish, Kelowna is the largest city in BC’s Okanagan Valley and is often considered one of the most livable cities in Canada. (B,D) DAYS 5-6 KELOWNA/BIG WHITE. Big White is a big deal. There are snowmobile tours, tubing and ice skating, not to mention the skiing and snowboarding. And if the Kelowna Rockets ice hockey team are playing, there’s the chance to see them take to their skates. (B) (B) DAY 7 KELOWNA TO BANFF, ALBERTA. Straddle the Continental Divide as you saddle up for Kicking Horse Pass, before a pitstop at Lake Louise. Think soaring, glacier-clad peaks and stunning ice statues. (B,D) DAY 8 BANFF. New to the powder? Take a lesson to learn the slopes. Ready to ride? Three world-class ski resorts are yours to pick from. Then again, you could get some canine friends to do the hard work and see Banff by dogsled. (B) DAY 9 BANFF. Go at your own pace today before resting those muscles at tonight’s included trip to the hot springs. #bliss. (B,D) DAY 10 BANFF. After breakfast, take your last look at the Rocky Mountain-dominated skyline and put away your thermals, the time has come to bid farewell to your crew. Heading to Calgary airport? There’s an optional shuttle bus on hand. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ Sea to Sky Highway ++ Entry to Banff Upper Hot Springs ++ Banff National Park

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 6 nights accommodation in hostels & 3 nights hotel upgrade ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Skiing/snowboarding at Whistler, Big White and Banff ++ Big White snowmobile tour ++ Banff dogsledding START MEET AT 9AM IN VANCOUVER. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN BANFF.


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DAY 2 LOS ANGELES. Whether you spend your day getting up close with the characters you loved as a kid at Disneyland, seeking thrills at Universal Studios, or spying on celebrity mega-mansions on a movie star homes tour, LA will leave you starry-eyed. (B) DAY 3 LOS ANGELES TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Dodge the cacti as you cross the Mojave desert, bound for the glitz of Las Vegas. Arrive to a cruise of the Strip, then when sun sets, board the bus and do what Vegas does best — parties. (B) DAY 4 LAS VEGAS. Go high with a heli-tour over the Strip or a ride on a big wheel. If you feel the need for speed, get your go-karting on. Just save some energy for the optional nightclub crawl. DAY 5 LAS VEGAS. Take a daytrip to The Grand Canyon to soak in a few billion years of rock history. Get a 360° view of the grandest of canyons with an optional helicopter tour or stay grounded by hiking the rim. DAY 6 LAS VEGAS TO LAKE TAHOE. From open desert to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, to North America’s largest alpine lake, all before dinner. (D) DAY 7 LAKE TAHOE TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. Wake up to a morning at the lake. Swim in the summer, skate in the winter, or pick from a long list of activities available before we head off to San Francisco. (B,D) DAY 8 SAN FRANCISCO. Stroll the Golden Gate Bridge, spot ‘The Rock’ and hit up North Beach and Chinatown on a morning tour of SF. (B) DAY 9 SAN FRANCISCO. Today you’re free to roam. Trolley rides or pitting yourself against the incline of Lombard Street? At sunset we cruise on a catamaran. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++

Party bus in Las Vegas Sunset sailing in San Francisco Bay Grand Canyon Lake Tahoe

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 5 breakfasts (B), 3 dinners (D) ++ 5 nights accommodation in hostels & 4 nights hotel/suite upgrade ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TRIP CODE: UESBLS START S TA R T

START MEET AT 9:15AM IN LOS ANGELES. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN SAN FRANCISCO.

DAY 10 SAN FRANCISCO. All good things must come to an end, just like this trip. Time to leave the Painted Ladies and pier-side chowder behind and say goodbye to your coach mates.

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Universal Studios or Disneyland ++ Grand Canyon helicopter tour ++ Las Vegas High Roller Observation Wheel

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1765

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All items listed within the Bucket list and More inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

This is a section of the 14 Day Star Spangled Banner trip. See full trip on p.56.

NOTE: IF YOU WANT A GET INTO JAIL PASS TO VISIT ALCATRAZ IN SAN FRANCISCO, DO THE CRIME (OF BOOKING) BEFORE YOU COME ON TOUR.

STARTING FROM $ 177 / D AY

DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. The bling of Beverly Hills, bright colours of Santa Monica, plus the best darned people watching in Hollywood and Venice Beach - see the lot on a daylong sightseeing tour. (D)

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PHOTO: NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO, CANADA

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sam Adams brewery tour ++ Montreal jet boating ++ Washington DC hop on/off bus tour

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DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY TO BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. Batter up! We’re heading to a city immersed in the American Revolution and Independence movement. To sweeten the deal even more, we hear Boston cream pie is on the must-eat list. (D) DAY 2 BOSTON. Today is yours for exploring: the optional Fenway Park tour, Sam Adams brewery tour or Boston by bike should quench your thirst. (B) DAY 3 BOSTON TO QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC. Perched on a cliff that towers over the St Lawrence River, Quebec City is old school Europe in the middle of North America. With 400 years of spine-tingling history to draw upon, tonight’s ghost tour will unleash the darker side of this otherwise seemingly quaint city. (B,D) DAY 4 QUEBEC CITY TO MONTREAL. Get your last fix of Quebec this morning, we're out of here after lunch, and onto Montreal time. Did we mention it has a city underneath the city? Yeah, you read that right. Tonight check out Blvd St. Laurent for a taste of the famed nightlife. (B) DAY 5 MONTREAL. A walking tour to get your bearings before it's over to you. Hike up the mountain that gave Montreal its name or hit up the optional food and jet boating tours. (B)

STARTING FROM $ 165 / D AY

DAY 6 MONTREAL TO TORONTO, ONTARIO. A quick stop in the nation's capital. Next up: Toronto and breezy lakes in Canada's biggest city. Kensington is where the hipsters hang. (B,D) DAY 7 TORONTO. With 8000 restaurants and counting, it’s hard to imagine anything in Toronto that doesn’t involve food – but the Ice Hockey Hall of Fame, an optional walking tour and CN Tower will prove you wrong. (B) DAY 8 TORONTO TO NIAGARA FALLS. Stop for a tipple at a local winery—then it’s off to “The Falls”. Cruise past all 3 sets of falls on our boat tour. Tonight: we’ll let the thunder of four-million-cubic-feet of water per minute speak for us on our illuminated look-see. (B,D)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Niagara Voyage to the Falls boat tour Ghost tour of Quebec City Niagara region wine tasting Amish farm experience Washington DC illumination tour

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 11 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 5 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights accommodation in hostels & 2 nights hotel upgrade ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader START MEET AT 8AM IN NEW YORK. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 5PM IN NEW YORK.

DAY 9 NIAGARA FALLS TO HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA. With enough seaspray to last until the next encounter with Niagara Falls, we continue on to Pennsylvania. Harrisburg has plenty of museums to keep your heart warm, but if your ears need a good tuning head downtown for a jazz festival. (B) DAY 10 HARRISBURG TO WASHINGTON, DC. Hang on to your horse and buggy, we’re in Amish country! Welcome to the simple life, where you’ll enjoy a delicious home-cooked lunch at a traditional Amish farm before it’s off to DC, and tonight’s illumination tour. (B,L,D) DAY 11 WASHINGTON, DC. Be a mall rat of a different kind today, hanging out at the US Capitol Building, Reflecting Pool and War Memorials in National Mall. (B) DAY 12 WASHINGTON, DC TO NEW YORK CITY. After our driving tour through Philly, stopping to snap the Rocky statue and free time for lunch (cheesesteak recommended), we roll into the city that never gets a wink. Our trip might be over, but you’d be bananas for leaving the Big Apple. (B)


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PHOTO: BUCKINGHAM FOUNTAIN ,CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, USA

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sam Adams brewery tour ++ Montreal food tour ++ Chicago jet boat tour

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DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY TO BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. Batter up! We're off to Boston. But first look smart for a stop in New Haven, home of Yale University. (D) DAY 2 BOSTON. It's your free day! Visit the home of the Red Sox on a Fenway Park tour, acquaint yourself with Sam Adams beer on a brewery tour or trek the Freedom Trail. (B) DAY 3 BOSTON TO QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC. Quebec City is old school Europe in the middle of North America. Tonight's ghost tour will unleash the darker side of this seemingly quaint city. (B,D) DAY 4 QUEBEC CITY TO MONTREAL. Get your last fix of Quebec, we’re Montreal-bound after lunch. Tonight, get out and amongst the nightlife. (B) DAY 5 MONTREAL. Start with a walking tour, then it’s over to you. See the place like a local on a food tour. Thrill-seekers can take to the water on a jet boat. (B) DAY 6 MONTREAL TO TORONTO, ONTARIO. En route to Toronto we’ll stop in Ottawa. Take a walk or head straight to Byward Market to release your inner foodie. (B,D) DAY 7 TORONTO. Join the walking tour, then go it alone and explore. Our tip: hit Kensington Market to hang with the hipsters. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Niagara Voyage to the Falls boat tour Ghost tour of Quebec City Niagara region wine tasting Amish farm experience Washington DC illumination tour Cleveland Rock N Roll Hall of Fame 360 Chicago Tower

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 13 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 6 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights accommodation in hostels & 5 nights hotel upgrade ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

Price based on USD per person multi-share & twin-share/double

START MEET AT 8 AM IN NEW YORK. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN CHICAGO.

DAY 12 WASHINGTON TO CLEVELAND, OHIO. Join your new coach mates today as the adventure continues to Cleveland. Expand your music knowledge at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. (B) DAY 13 CLEVELAND TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, VIA AMISH COUNTRY, INDIANA. On we go to the Windy City where you can get a head for heights at the 360 Chicago Tower Observatory. (D)

DAY 9 NIAGARA FALLS TO HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA. Harrisburg has masses of museums and live music aplenty. (B)

DAY 14 CHICAGO. Pick between pizza on a food tour, jet boating and the Wrigley Field tour. Go Cubs go! (B)

DAY 11 WASHINGTON, DC. DC is the land of memorials, museums and monuments. How many can you hit up? (B)

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DAY 8 TORONTO TO NIAGARA FALLS. Stop for a tipple at a local winery, before cruising by ‘The Falls’. Tonight we go for an illuminated look-see. (B,D)

DAY 10 HARRISBURG TO WASHINGTON, DC. Today we’re in Amish country! Enjoy a home-cooked lunch before we head to DC, and tonight’s illumination tour. (B,L,D)

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STOP & STAY 1 DAY STOP

DAY 15 CHICAGO. It’s end of trip time. Will you say g’bye or stay on to see ‘da bears’ and check yourself out at The Bean? Tempting. (B) This trip is a combination of parts of the 12 Day USA & Canada Adventure trip (p. 54) and 26 Day Presidents & Parks trip (p. 40).

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All items listed within the Bucket list and More inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

STARTING FROM $ 187 / D AY

NEW YORK CITY

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14 DAY | S T A R S P A N G L E D B A N N E R LOS ANGELES

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DAY 5 LAS VEGAS. Take a daytrip to The Grand Canyon to soak in a few billion years of rock history. Get a 360° view of the grandest of canyons with an optional helicopter tour or stay grounded by hiking the rim. DAY 6 LAS VEGAS TO LAKE TAHOE. From open desert to the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, to North America’s largest alpine lake, all before dinner. (D) DAY 7 LAKE TAHOE TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. Wake up to a morning at the lake. Swim in the summer, skate in the winter, or pick from a long list of activities available before we head off to San Francisco. (B,D) DAY 8 SAN FRANCISCO. Stroll the Golden Gate Bridge, spot ‘The Rock’ and hit up North Beach and Chinatown on a morning tour of SF. (B) DAY 9 SAN FRANCISCO. Today you’re free to roam. Trolley rides or pitting yourself against the incline of Lombard Street? At sunset we cruise on a catamaran. (B)

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DAY 10 SAN FRANCISCO TO NEW YORK CITY. Leave the Painted Ladies and pier-side chowder behind to say ‘how you doin’?’ to The Big Apple.

DAY STOP

TRIP CODE: UESBLN DAY 1 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. The bling of Beverly Hills, bright colours of Santa Monica, plus the best darned people watching in Hollywood and Venice Beach - see the lot on a daylong sightseeing tour. (D)

DAY 3 LOS ANGELES TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Dodge the cacti as you cross the Mojave desert, bound for the glitz of Las Vegas. Arrive to a cruise of the Strip, then when sun sets, board the bus and do what Vegas does best — parties. (B)

DAY 2 LOS ANGELES. Whether you spend your day getting up close with the characters you loved as a kid at Disneyland, seeking thrills at Universal Studios, or spying on celebrity mega-mansions on a movie star homes tour, LA will leave you starry-eyed. (B)

DAY 4 LAS VEGAS. Go high with a heli-tour over the Strip or a ride on a big wheel. If you feel the need for speed, get your go-karting on. Just save some energy for an optional nightclub crawl.

DAY 11 NEW YORK CITY. See all the super-sized skyscrapers from the water on a harbour cruise and from an altogether different angle at the One World Tower. The rest of the day is yours to explore with an included 7-day metro pass. (B) DAYS 12-13 NEW YORK CITY. You’ve got two free days to play with. You could take advantage of the optional activities and hop on a bike tour, take to the air on a heli-tour or just grab a slice (or two) on a Brooklyn pizza tour. (B) (B,D)


PHOTO: NEW YORK, USA

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New York One World Tower New York harbour cruise Party bus in Las Vegas Sunset sailing in San Francisco Bay Grand Canyon Lake Tahoe

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Universal Studios or Disneyland ++ Grand Canyon helicopter tour ++ Central Park bike tour START MEET AT 9:15AM IN LOS ANGELES. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN NEW YORK.

NOTE: IF YOU WANT A GET INTO JAIL PASS TO VISIT ALCATRAZ IN SAN FRANCISCO, DO THE CRIME (OF BOOKING) BEFORE YOU COME ON TOUR.

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MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 9 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights accommodation in hostels & 4 nights hotel/suite upgrade ++ Flights + airport transfers between San Francisco and NYC ++ 7 day NYC Metro Pass ++ National Park entry fees ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

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STARTING FROM $ 186 / D AY

DAY 14 NEW YORK CITY. Prepare to pack up your I Heart NYC hoodies, after breakfast this tour is calling ‘it’s a wrap’. Then again, you’ve got three days left on that metro pass. Are you really ready to go? (B)


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Cleveland. Expand your music knowledge at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. (B)

DAYS 8-9 CLEVELAND TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, VIA AMISH COUNTRY, INDIANA. On we go to The Windy City where you’ll get a head for heights at the 360 Chicago Tower Observatory. (D) (B) DAY 10 CHICAGO TO MINNEAPOLIS/BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA. Hope you packed light. Today we visit Bloomington and the largest mall in America. (B) DAY 11 MINNEAPOLIS TO MITCHELL, SOUTH DAKOTA. A trip to Mitchell and you can finally say that you’ve been to ‘The World’s Only Corn Palace’. (B,D) DAYS 12-13 MITCHELL TO MOUNT RUSHMORE. It’s all good in the Badlands National Park. Tomorrow get up close(ish) with the 60ft faces of four US presidents at Mount Rushmore. (B,D) (B) DAY 14 MOUNT RUSHMORE TO CODY, WYOMING. Welcome to Cody, the rodeo capital of the world. (B,D)

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DAY 15 CODY (DAY TRIP TO YELLOWSTONE NP). ‘Old Faithful’ geyser, waterfalls, canyons and rainbowmaking hot springs. See it all on today’s trip to Yellowstone National Park.

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TRIP CODE: UEBPTL/TS DAY 1 TORONTO, ONTARIO. Meet your tripmates at the welcome meeting tonight. Then quiet night or trying out the Toronto nightlife? (D)

DAY 4 NIAGARA FALLS TO HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA. Harrisburg has masses of museums and live music aplenty. (B)

DAY 2 TORONTO. There’s an optional walking tour to start your day, or go solo. (Tip: Do the Edge Walk at CN Tower...if you dare.) (B)

DAYS 5-6 HARRISBURG TO WASHINGTON, DC. Enjoy a home-cooked lunch in Amish country before the illumination tour in DC. Tomorrow explore the city.

DAY 3 TORONTO TO NIAGARA FALLS. Stop for a tipple at a local winery, before cruising by ‘The Falls’. Tonight we go for an illuminated look-see. (B,D)

DAY 7 WASHINGTON TO CLEVELAND, OHIO. Join your new coach mates today as the adventure continues to

(B,L,D) (B)

DAYS 16-17 CODY TO JACKSON HOLE. Take in Grand Teton National Park’s alpine terrain and pristine lakes. Tomorrow try picking from whitewater rafting, hiking, biking and paragliding. (B) DAY 18 JACKSON HOLE TO SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up, it’s bobsled time! Explore the alpine activities in Park City. (B,D) DAYS 19-20 SALT LAKE CITY TO MOAB. Meet with the Mormons of Temple Square, then watch the Canyonlands slip from day to night. Welcome to Moab, the gateway to Arches NP. (B,D) (B)


DAYS 23-24 GRAND CANYON TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Swap the red stripes of the canyon with the Strip in Vegas. Take it all in before boarding the party bus. Go wild with a free day up your sleeve. (B) DAYS 25-26 LAS VEGAS TO LAKE TAHOE. Open desert to the Sierra Nevada Mountains to North America’s largest alpine lake. In the morning the lake is your playground. (D) DAYS 27-28 LAKE TAHOE TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. Stroll the Golden Gate Bridge and spot ‘The Rock’ on a tour of SF, before an optional sunset cruise. Tomorrow, you’re free to roam. (D) DAY 29 SAN FRANCISCO OR LOS ANGELES. Sad to say, it’s time to wrap things up. You can stay among the city’s 43 hills or catch a lift back with us to LA. This trip is a combination of parts of the 12 Day USA & Canada Adventure trip (p. 54) and 26 Day Presidents & Parks trip (p. 40)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++ ++

Niagara Voyage to the Falls boat tour Niagara region wine tasting Amish farm experience Washington DC illumination tour Cleveland Rock N Roll Hall of Fame 360 Chicago Tower Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse Memorials Yellowstone National Park Badlands & Grand Teton National Parks Grand Canyon & Monument Valley Party bus in Las Vegas

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 19 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 12 dinners (D) ++ 4 nights accommodation in hostels & 24 nights hotel upgrade ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

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29 DAYS FROM

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5395

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TOP OPTIONALS ++ Chicago Wrigley Field baseball tour ++ Jackson Hole horse riding ++ Moab canyoneering START

MEET AT 6PM IN TORONTO.

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APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN SAN FRANCISCO OR 5PM IN LOS ANGELES.

STARTING FROM $ 187 / D AY

DAYS 21-22 MOAB TO GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA. We’ll stop in Monument Valley for the stunning scenery before aiming for the grandest of canyons tomorrow. (B,D) (B)

PHOTO FROM LEFT (CLOCKWISE): SAN FRANCISCO | GRAND CANYON | YELLOWSTONE | NIAGARA WINE REGION | WASHINGTON DC | SAN FRANCISCO

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DAYS 10-11 HARRISBURG TO WASHINGTON, DC. Enjoy a home-cooked lunch in Amish country before the illumination tour in DC. Tomorrow explore the city. (B,L,D) (B) DAY 12 WASHINGTON TO CLEVELAND, OHIO. Join your new coach mates today as the adventure continues to Cleveland. Expand your music knowledge at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. (B) DAYS 13-14 CLEVELAND TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, VIA AMISH COUNTRY, INDIANA. On we go to The Windy City where you’ll get a head for heights at the 360 Chicago Tower Observatory. (D) (B) DAY 15 CHICAGO TO MINNEAPOLIS/BLOOMINGTON, MINNESOTA. Hope you packed light. Today we visit Bloomington and the largest mall in America. (B) DAY 16 MINNEAPOLIS TO MITCHELL, SOUTH DAKOTA. A trip to Mitchell and you can finally say that you’ve been to ‘The World’s Only Corn Palace’. (B,D)

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DAYS 17-18 MITCHELL TO MOUNT RUSHMORE. It’s all good in the Badlands National Park. Get up close(ish) with the 60ft faces of four US presidents at Mount Rushmore. (B,D) (B)

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DAY 19 MOUNT RUSHMORE TO CODY, WYOMING. Welcome to Cody, the rodeo capital of the world. (B,D)

TRIP CODE: UEBPNL/NS DAYS 1-2 NEW YORK CITY TO BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. Meet your tripmates and prepare to batter up for full free day. (D) (B) DAY 3 BOSTON TO QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC. Tonight's ghost tour of Quebec City will unleash the darker side of this seemingly quaint city. (B,D) DAYS 4-5 QUEBEC CITY TO MONTREAL. Get out amongst the nightlife of Montreal before a morning walking tour. Recover with an optional food tour. (B) (B)

DAYS 6-7 MONTREAL TO TORONTO, ONTARIO. We’ll stop in Ottawa to take a look around. Join the walking tour of Toronto and hang with hipsters at Kensington Market. (B,D) (B)

DAY 20 CODY (DAY TRIP TO YELLOWSTONE NP). ‘Old Faithful’ geyser, waterfalls, canyons and rainbowmaking hot springs. See it all on today’s trip to Yellowstone National Park.

DAY 8 TORONTO TO NIAGARA FALLS. Stop for a tipple at a local winery, before cruising by ‘The Falls’. Tonight we go for an illuminated look-see. (B,D)

DAYS 21-22 CODY TO JACKSON HOLE. Take in Grand Teton National Park’s alpine terrain and pristine lakes. Then try picking from whitewater rafting, hiking, biking and paragliding. (B)

DAY 9 NIAGARA FALLS TO HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA. Harrisburg has masses of museums and live music aplenty. (B)

DAY 23 JACKSON HOLE TO SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up, it’s


DAYS 24-25 SALT LAKE CITY TO MOAB. Meet with the Mormons of Temple Square, then watch the Canyonlands slip from day to night. Welcome to Moab, the gateway to Arches NP. (B,D) (B) DAYS 26-27 MOAB TO GRAND CANYON, ARIZONA. We’ll stop in Monument Valley for the stunning scenery before aiming for the grandest of canyons. (B,D) (B) DAYS 28-29 GRAND CANYON TO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA. Swap the red stripes of the canyon with the Strip in Vegas. Take it all in before boarding the party bus. Go wild with a free day up your sleeve. (B) DAYS 30-31 LAS VEGAS TO LAKE TAHOE. Open desert to the Sierra Nevada Mountains to North America’s largest alpine lake. In the morning the lake is your playground. (D) DAYS 32-33 LAKE TAHOE TO SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA. Stroll the Golden Gate Bridge and spot ‘The Rock’ on a tour of SF, before an optional sunset cruise. Tomorrow, you’re free to roam. (D) DAY 34 SAN FRANCISCO OR LOS ANGELES. Sad to say, it’s time to wrap things up. You can stay among the city’s 43 hills or catch a lift back with us to LA. This trip is a combination of the 12 Day USA & Canada Adventure trip (p. 54) and 26 Day Presidents & Parks trip (p. 40).

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Niagara Voyage to the Falls boat tour Ghost tour of Quebec City Niagara region wine tasting Amish farm experience Washington DC illumination tour Cleveland Rock N Roll Hall of Fame 360 Chicago Tower Mount Rushmore & Crazy Horse Memorials Yellowstone National Park Badlands & Grand Teton National Parks Grand Canyon & Monument Valley Party bus in Las Vegas

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 24 breakfasts (B), 1 lunch (L), 14 dinners (D) ++ 9 nights accommodation in hostels & 24 nights hotel upgrade ++ Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach ++ Guided tours of all major cities ++ Awesome Trip Leader

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All items listed within the Bucket list and More inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Sam Adams brewery tour ++ Jackson Hole whitewater rafting ++ Lake Tahoe boat tour START

MEET AT 8 AM IN NEW YORK. APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN SAN FRANCISCO FINISH OR 5PM IN LOS ANGELES.

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bobsled time! Explore the alpine activities in Park City. (B,D)

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City ap es Es c Whether you're en route to your next fabulous destination, looking to explore a city more in-depth, or simply have some time to kill pre or post adventure, these city escapes are where it’s at. Expect bucket loads of unique experiences and Instagram-worthy moments to get your travel juices flowing.

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ARE YOU OVER 21? Due to US drinking age restrictions you will have to be at least 21 years old to book this trip.

DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY. Anyone who's ever muttered the words, "New Year's is so overrated" has obviously never been to NYC. Say hello to the most insanely awesome (also densely populated) island on earth. Your only challenge will be trying to not get overexcited and peak too early. Tough gig, because once you get here, you won't be thinking about going to sleep anytime soon. Arrive any time today before meeting with your group tonight. Taxi! DAY 2 NEW YORK CITY. Keen for views sans the costs? Make like a local and board the Staten Island ferry for glimpses of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Then: time to explore the Big Apple. Armed with a 7-day Metro Pass, the city is your oyster. Go ice skating in Central Park, ponder at the Guggenheim or stroll the High Line. Tonight: It's the New Year's epicentre of the universe and you'll be front and centre at our NYE party! NYE dinner? Done. Nightclub entry? Sorted. Open bar? You're welcome. (B,D) DAY 3 NEW YORK CITY. Lift that weary head - Lady Liberty's not done with you yet! Will you high-tail it to Brooklyn for the optional pizza tour? Take a helicopter flight to feel like you're in the centre of King Kong? Try your hand at skating in Central Park? Or scope out the best food trucks? Tonight: gaze down upon the city and feel like Rockefeller himself atop the One World Observatory Tower—the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere. New York, we love you. (B)

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D )

TRIP CODE: USNYNY/NE

++ NYE Dinner ++ NYE Nightclub entry & open bar ++ New York One World Tower

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ 3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) ++ 3 nights twin-share hotel (USNYNY) or multishare hostel (USNYNE) accommodation ++ 7 day NYC Metro Pass ++ Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ Heli-tour of NYC ++ Brooklyn pizza tour START MEET AT 6PM IN NEW YORK. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN NEW YORK.

DAY 4 NEW YORK CITY. It’s a new year, and you’re in New York. What comes next? Only you can know! Our trip ends after breakfast but if it’s your resolution to stick around, we can help you make some plans. (B)

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DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY. There's more than a few reasons why 52 million visitors infiltrate the island of Manhattan each year and you're in the best position to find out what they are. Be warned: once you taste the Big Apple, you may be ruined for any other city for life. Arrive any time today then meet your fellow Topdeckers tonight. Taxi! DAY 2 NEW YORK CITY. We'll hook up with a human GPS to show us the best bits of Manhattan, then check out the views from One World Tower – the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere. For more glimpses of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, make like a local and jump on the Staten Island ferry. (B) DAY 3 NEW YORK CITY. You don't come to NYC for Times Square (not really, anyway). You come to feed your soul, your motivation, your creativity... and your insatiable appetite for bagels. Explore and conquer with your included 7-day Metro Pass (looking at you, MOMA), get the view-from-tv of the city from a helicopter, stuff your face on a Brooklyn pizza tour or work it all off on a Central Park bike tour #bestdayever. Debunk the concrete-eating worms myth with the crew over your included dinner. (B,D) DAY 4 NEW YORK CITY. Ready to move here permanently? Our trip ends after breakfast but if this New York Minute wasn’t quite long enough, stick around to see where your blossoming love affair takes you. (B)

USD PER PERSON This is a section of the 13 Day Stars & Stripes trip. See full trip on p.28.

STARTING FROM $ 198 / D AY

All items listed within the Bucket list and More inclusions are included within the price of your trip. Other activities mentioned are optional (and so may cost extra) but too awesome to miss out.

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ New York One World Tower ++ Manhattan walking tour with local guide

MORE INCLUSIONS ++ ++ ++ ++

3 breakfasts (B), 1 dinner (D) 3 nights accommodation in a hotel 7 day NYC Metro Pass Awesome Trip Leader

TOP OPTIONALS ++ New York helicopter tour ++ Central Park bike tour ++ Brooklyn pizza tour START MEET AT 7PM IN NEW YORK. FINISH APPROXIMATELY 9AM IN NEW YORK.


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DAY 2 NEW YORK CITY. New York will knock your socks off, whether you’re seeing it from land, water or air. See all the super-sized skyscrapers from the water on a NY harbour cruise and from an altogether different angle at the One World Tower. The rest of the day is yours to explore with an included 7-day Metro Pass. (B) DAYS 3 NEW YORK CITY. Riding the subway and wandering your way around the wildly different neighbourhoods of the city is a great way to see the place – the yellow cabs whizz by, the smell of the sidewalk pretzel stands waft your way and the whole place feels like one big movie set - but you can’t beat seeing NYC from the air. Take an optional heli-tour for the best photos and memories possible, or refuel on a Brooklyn pizza tour. (B) DAY 4 NEW YORK CITY. By now you’ll know that this truly is the city that doesn’t sleep, so you could slow the pace with an optional bike tour of Central Park. Or keep pounding the pavements to mingle with the hipsters in Williamsburg, kill it at karaoke in the East Village, take to the batting cages at Randall’s Island, tag yourself in Times Square...the list is limitless. (B,D) DAY 5 NEW YORK CITY. Prepare to pack up your I Heart NYC hoodies, after breakfast this tour is calling ‘it’s a wrap’. Then again, you’ve got three days left on that metro pass. Are you really ready to go? (B) This is a section of the 14 Day Star Spangled Banner trip. See full trip on p.56.

ON THE BUCKET LIST ( I N C L U D E D ) ++ New York One World Tower ++ New York harbour cruise

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DAY 1 NEW YORK CITY. Say ‘how you doin’?’ to your new tripmates at the welcome meeting. Like Alicia Keys and Jay Z said, you’re in the concrete jungle where dreams are made of. So start planning how to take a good chunk out of The Big Apple. We’ve got some great included activities to help you get your bearings and see some of those big-ticket landmarks, but this is one big, buzzing city that you can explore any which way.


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SHORT BREAKS Sometimes you just need a bit of space to breathe and reboot. We totally get it. Which is why these nifty little breaks offer the independent traveller the perfect amount of time to experience some of the world’s most iconic destinations. Be warned! The included excursions are not exclusive to Topdeck and you could be sitting next to an #oldie! #omg.

4 DAY N E W Y OR K SH OR T BR E A K

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3 breakfasts 3 nights accommodation in a hotel 7 day NYC Metro Pass 24 hour hop on, hop off sightseeing bus pass

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3 breakfasts 3 nights accommodation in a hotel 7 day LA Metro Pass 24 hour hop on, hop off sightseeing bus pass

Venice Beach is the place for people-spotting. Hollywood, Beverly Hills and the Walk of Fame will leave you starry-eyed. This beautifully bonkers city is yours to explore. T WIN FROM

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3 breakfasts + 3 nights accommodation in a hotel Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona and Honolulu city tour Flower lei ceremony on arrival in Honolulu Return airport transfers

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NEW YORK

Welcome to the concrete jungle where dreams are made. Jay Z may have rapped about it, but now it’s your chance to explore the city that never sleeps. Literally.

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The world’s northern-most Caribbean city is a cultural concoction of blues, gumbo and Creole delights. Eat your heart out.

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This is where Louis Vuitton meets 99-cent margaritas and happy hour is every hour. You don’t have to go into debt to do Vegas.

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Bringing you the iconic CN Tower, a killer ice hockey team and of course, Drake. Hip hop fans, rejoice. See also: crazy good food options.

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If you don’t drive a Lexus, you probably drive a Camaro. Welcome to the city of buff bodies, art deco neon and eternal sunshine.

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Robertson Boulevard is where it’s at for all you paparazzi. Then there’s Universal Studios, Beverly Hills and raw juice bars to suit even the pickiest celebrity.

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Mix stunning scenery and château-style bars with epic wildlife and alpine activities, and you’ve got yourself a winner. Cosy village vibes included.

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OUR TOP 5 TRIPS IN

North America

27 DAY ROAD TRIP USA

13 DAY STARS AND STRIPES

Life is a highway, so ride it all night long on this road trip to rival all road trips.

From L.A. to N.Y.C , this trip has more highlights than an In-N-Out Burger menu.

SEE HOTEL TRIP ON PAGE PG. 44

SEE HOTEL TRIP ON PAGE PG. 28

11 DAY CANADIAN ROCKIES O Canada! Celebrate this glorious land on a jaunt through Whistler and the Rocky Mountains. SEE HOTEL TRIP ON PAGE PG. 26

12 DAY USA & CANADA ADVENTURE

26 DAY PRESIDENTS & PARKS

This action-packed adventure guarantees an experience to write home about.

Take in the beauty of Mt. Rushmore and more on this trip of White House proportions.

SEE HOSTEL PLUS TRIP ON PAGE PG. 54

SEE HOTEL TRIP ON PAGE PG. 40


TERMS & CONDITIONS It is our intention to set out clearly and simply the responsibilities which we at Top Deck Tours Ltd, a company registered in the UK, (Company Registration number 04905253), hereafter referred to as “Topdeck, us or we” have to You, your heirs, executors and assigns and any member of your party and their heirs, executors and assigns (“You”) and which You, in turn, have to us when a contract is made between us. You should therefore read and understand the contents. All coach trips in this brochure are operated by Topdeck and Your contract for your trip will be with Top Deck as the operator. All Topdeck’s trips are sold subject to the following conditions (“these Conditions”). 1. (a) Please note that our trips are designed for young people between the ages of 18 to 39 years. We may in special circumstances approve persons outside this range. If You are 17 years of age and wish to book on one of our trips, please contact us before making a booking as we will require the written consent of your parent or guardian. We reserve the sole right to decline a booking request from You should we think our trips are not suited to You. Please note that legislation in North America may restrict persons under the age of 21 from participating in some aspects of the programmes. (b) A contract between You and us will exist as soon as we issue an invoice in response to your request for a booking and the deposit has been paid to your travel agent or us. BOOKING YOUR TRIP 2. Bookings can be made either through your local travel agent or with us direct and must be secured with a deposit of $200 per person paid at the time of booking. This deposit is non-refundable unless we cancel your trip. If You are making a booking within 42 days of departure, then full payment is required PROVIDED HOWEVER that if the trip comprises a special offer we may require full payment including any pre and post accommodation and sundry service charges to be paid at the time specified in the offer. Your booking is taken to be confirmed, and accepted when we issue an invoice. If your booking is made through a travel agent, we will address all correspondence to that travel agent. All monies paid by You to the travel agent will be held by them on behalf of Topdeck. If You arrange your trip direct with us, all correspondence and communications will be sent to your address in our booking file unless You specify otherwise. Balance of all payments is required at least 42 days prior to your trip departure date. If You do not pay within this period we may deem your booking cancelled and your deposit forfeited. 3. Alterations or cancellations by You after your booking has been accepted will be effected subject to the provisions of clauses 5, 6 and 7 of these Conditions. 4. Prices quoted in our brochures are calculated on costs and exchange rates at 01 June 2016. These prices may increase or decrease and we reserve the sole right to alter prices and other particulars contained in our brochures and on our website. Price changes in trips featured in subsequent brochure versions will supersede the prices in this brochure. (The version date is indicated on the back cover of this brochure). Before You make a booking we will provide You with details of the current price of your chosen trip. This will also be displayed on the website. Once You have accepted this price and your booking has been confirmed in accordance with clause 2 that price will remain fixed and will not be subject to surcharges. 5. You must clearly state all your requirements at the time of booking. Please note that any dietary requirements will be a request only. We cannot guarantee special dietary requirements nor will we assume any responsibility or liability if your special requirements cannot be fulfilled. If You want to change any aspect of your booking including but not limited to a change to a trip of shorter duration or different departure date You must notify us as soon as possible in writing. We will do our best to accommodate your requested changes but You will be required to pay an amendment fee of $60 per person per change. If a request is made less than 42 days before departure, normal cancellation fees will apply in accordance with clause 7 unless the transfer or change is to an earlier departure of the same trip. In the event of a request for a change to be made a new invoice will be issued by Topdeck and cancellation charges/amendment fees will be shown. All amendment fees are payable within 7 days of the issue of a new invoice or on the date of departure, whichever is the sooner. 6. If You are prevented from traveling as a result of illness, the death of an immediate family member, jury service, or other reason beyond your control which we consider significant, we will agree to your booking being transferred to another person who satisfies all the conditions applicable to the trip, subject to You and the other person accepting liability for full payment of the trip cost and any additional costs arising from the transfer PROVIDED THAT we must be given at least 21 days written notice of the proposed change. CANCELLATION BY YOU 7. Cancellation of a booking by You must be made in writing. We will not regard a booking as cancelled unless and until written notice is received by us. On cancellation the following charges will apply:

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a change of departure date, departure city or airport, or change of departure time of more than twelve hours, which would cause substantial inconvenience to You. We do not consider a change of accommodation, or transport style a material change. 10. We will endeavor not to materially modify or cancel the trip within 42 days of the date of the scheduled departure unless compelled to do so because of circumstances beyond our reasonable control. If a material modification or cancellation is made by us within six weeks of the scheduled departure date for reasons other than Force Majeure in accordance with clause 20 You will receive compensation as stated in the scale below. Period before scheduled departure date that we notify You or your travel agent together with the compensation offered. Over 42 days

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13. We reserve the right to alter or substitute the type of vehicle or style of transport mentioned in the brochure, depending on the number of passengers carried, which can vary from trip to trip. For group sizes of 13 or less we sometimes will use a minibus. Normally the maximum group size is 45 passengers. Please also note there are strict laws in North America governing driver’s hours and this may necessitate utilizing public transport in some cities. We STRONGLY URGE all passengers within our vehicles to wear seatbelts at all times while the vehicle is in motion. This requires cooperation and action on your part. Your safety is not only the responsibility of our Leaders, but yours too, as the driver cannot be expected to constantly check to make sure that all passengers have buckled their seatbelts. Please also note that US Law regulates the total number of hours that your Trip Leader is available to work. We have designed our trips to make the most of your time in the States, but please understand that there are certain times during each day that your leader will need to be off duty from work. This includes having meal and rest periods and personal time. Due to these restrictions, particularly after the longer driving days, your leader may not be able to join you on some of the daily activities or may need to tend to other work duties during this time.

29. In the event of You not making a claim before 5 working days of the maximum length of time permitted by your policy, You must assign, by letter sent by courier delivery to Topdeck not less than 5 working days prior to the said specified time, the benefit of the policy and give immediate notice of such an assignment to your insurer.

15. If You are killed, injured or become ill during or as a result of, carriage by ship, train or coach forming part of the trip in circumstances where such death, injury or illness is not caused by or contributed to by You our liability to pay damages and/ or the amount of compensation we will be liable to pay is limited in accordance with the liability of a carrier under any international Convention applicable to such events, including, but not limited to: • In respect of carriage by sea: the Athens Convention 1974; • In respect of carriage by rail, the Berne Convention 1961; and, * In respect of carriage by road, the Geneva Convention 1973. 16. The terms of these Conventions are incorporated into and form part of our contract with You. You should know that the carrier will rely upon its ‘conditions of carriage’ which may limit or remove the carrier’s liability to You and limit compensation under any international Conventions. 17. In the event that Topdeck (or its insurers) make any payment to You for death, personal injury or illness, You must give us or our insurers all and any rights You may have to take action against the party responsible for causing the death, personal injury or illness and You must co-operate fully with us in seeking recovery of any payment we may make from such party. 18. Your booking is accepted on the understanding that You appreciate the possible risks inherent in adventure travel and that You undertake the trips featured in this brochure of your own volition. Every effort will be made to operate all trips featured in this brochure but because of the number of places visited on trips there may be a necessity to vary the itinerary from that stated in the brochure. Delays may occur for a variety of reasons beyond our control, which may mean the changed itinerary may not be able to visit all places as shown in the original itinerary. The need for a flexible attitude to this type of travel is stressed in our publication. The final decision on the itinerary and the content of the trip will be taken by the Trip Leader, as appointed by us in the interest of the group as a whole. Please note that due to Public holidays or festivals some sights or activities may not be available on a particular trip.

Nil

Nil Nil

19. No refund will be made for services made available by Topdeck but which for whatever reason are not used by You once the trip has departed.

28-14 days

60%

60%

Nil

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS

13-7 days

80%

100%

Nil

6-3 days

90%

100%

100%

2-0 days

100%

100%

100%

20. During Your trip You will be offered the chance to purchase various optional excursions and activities. Topdeck does not own, operate or control any of the companies or individuals which provide the optional activities or excursions. Some of the optional activities and excursions, are inherently risky. If You want to take part in such optional activities or excursions You must be fit enough to do so and must follow all reasonable instructions. The standards of health and safety which will be adopted by the company or the individual providing the optional activity or excursion will be those of the country where the optional activity or excursion takes place. Please note that these standards may not be the same as You would find in Your home country. If You wish to book any optional excursion or activity, You may do so subject to the operator’s terms and conditions. Your contract will be with the operator of the activity or excursion and will be governed by local law. Topdeck acts only as their agent. Topdeck’s Trip Leader will have further details and additional information can be found on our website. Topdeck accepts no liability for any act or omission of any operator, its employees, agents or sub-contractors.

Any cancellation within 6 weeks which incurs more than deposit charge is not applicable to this offer. The Rolling Deposit Voucher (RDV) may only be used as a deposit on one future Topdeck trip 4 days of length or more. Only one Rolling Deposit may be applied per trip. The RDV has no expiry date, but the passenger must be aged between 18 to 39 years to travel as per our terms and condition. Only one RDV will be issued per person and once redeemed cannot be reissued in the event of cancellation of the new booking.

EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY – FORCE MAJEURE

The RDV will equate to the initial deposit amount paid. If redeeming against a trip with a lower deposit amount, the remainder of the voucher will be forfeited. If redeeming against a trip with a higher deposit amount the balance will be payable at time of booking. The RDV has no cash value and cannot be transferred to another customer.

CONTRAVENTION OF LAW

The RDV can only be combined with 1 other discount, either a standard Early Bird deal or standard brochure discount as long as applicable at time of booking. Rolling deposit vouchers cannot be requested or redeemed against African Safari trips.

HEALTH AND MEDICAL CONDITIONS

CANCELLATION OR MODIFICATION BY US 8. Every effort will be made to operate all trips as advertised but it must be remembered that our trips are planned up to eighteen months in advance. We therefore reserve the sole right, at our discretion, to modify or cancel any trip, accommodation or arrangement at any time. We will notify You as soon as possible of any changes and they will form part of our contract with You. In the case of any material modification or cancellation, we will, if possible, provide You with three alternatives: (1) a trip of an equivalent or closely similar standard and price, if available; (2) a trip of a lower standard together with a refund of the difference in price; or (3) cancellation with a full refund of all monies paid. 9. A material modification is one which has a serious effect on your trip and includes

26. You hereby indemnify us against all third-party actions taken against us for loss or damage caused by You or arising from your participation on the trip.

Where the failure to provide such trip is not caused by any fault of Topdeck, its agents or suppliers or is caused by or contributed to by You, Topdeck will not be liable to pay any compensation.

40%

ROLLING DEPOSIT VOUCHER

25. You must take out comprehensive travel insurance before You travel on your trip. Your insurance protection must include cover for cancellation, medical and repatriation expenses, personal injury and accident, death and loss of personal baggage and money and personal liability insurance. Evidence of such insurances must be produced to Topdeck on request, (normally on day one of your Trip). Insurance cover offered by credit card companies or reciprocal medical cover agreements are often not comprehensive.

28. In the event that You make a claim against us which is covered by your insurance policy, You agree to pursue the claim through your insurer either in addition to, or in substitution for, your claim against us (if any). We agree to indemnify You in respect of reasonable expenses incurred in successfully pursuing such a claim and acknowledge that any settlement made by the insurer shall not prejudice your rights against us.

Deposit

Less than 42 days: $60 plus any airline charges, which could be up to the full value of the ticket

INSURANCE

14. Save where the provisions of Force Majeure apply, in the event that the trip does not reasonably comply with the description in the brochure, Topdeck may compensate You to a maximum value equal to twice the price of the trip but excluding insurance premiums and amendment fees AND Topdeck will only be liable to pay the maximum amount of compensation where there has been a total failure of consideration for your payment.

40%

Up to 42 days before trip departure: Included in trip deposit loss

24. Please ensure You carefully read your invoice, tickets and all other documents we send to You as soon as You receive them, and contact your travel agent, or us immediately if any information appears to be incorrect. We will not accept any liability if You fail to notify us of any inaccuracy in any document within 14 days of us sending them to You or your agent. While we will do our best to rectify any changes made outside this time, it is your responsibility to meet any additional costs which may be involved, except in the case of an error made by Topdeck and where there is reasonable justification for You not contacting us within the specified time. You are responsible for ensuring that all necessary travel documents including, but not limited to, passports, visas and vaccination certificates are valid and subsisting. We strongly recommend that You verify current documentation requirements and all other relevant protocols and procedures associated with your trip with your travel agent or us. Please note requirements change and you must check with your Consulate for the most up to date information. Passports must have an expiry date of at least six months after completion of the trip.

OUR LIABILITY TO YOU

Over 42 days

Cancellation charges for the flight where the flight forms part of the trip package are:

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

27. In the event of You making a claim against Topdeck arising out of the trip, You hereby assign to us, any rights to take action against any third party supplier or any other person or party that Topdeck reasonably considers to be a party to the action and to co-operate fully with Topdeck should Topdeck or its insurers wish to enforce those rights which have been assigned to Topdeck.

42-29 days

FLIGHTS

action. We will have no obligation to arrange for your return to the point of the trip departure where your condition manifests itself after the trip departure. Further, if the trip involves travel by air, the captain of your aircraft can refuse to allow You to fly on the aircraft if he believes that You could be dangerous or disruptive to other passengers on the flight.

21. We do not accept liability for any loss, damage or expense resulting from war or terrorist activities threatened or actual, civil unrest, industrial action threatened or actual, weather conditions, fire, flood, drought, closures, unforeseen alterations to public transport schedules, rescheduling of aircraft or boats, epidemic or outbreaks of illness or any other event outside our control which either delays or extends or reduces the trip, or compels a change in the trip arrangements after departure.

COMPLAINTS 30. In the event of any dissatisfaction with the accommodation or any other service provided by Topdeck, You must report it immediately to the Trip Leader so that action can be taken to remedy the problem. Failure to notify the Trip Leader of any problem immediately may prejudice Topdeck and may result in your ability to claim compensation from us being extinguished or reduced. Any complaint made to Topdeck following the conclusion of the trip should be made in writing within 28 days of completion of the trip. In the event that You do not notify us in writing within 28 days, Topdeck’s ability to investigate the complaint may be prejudiced and may extinguish your claim. DATA PROTECTION 31. Topdeck has measures in place to protect the personal booking information held by it. However, in order to make your booking and ensure that your travel arrangements run smoothly, we need to use the information You provide and pass it on to other relevant suppliers who are responsible for parts of your travel arrangements. In making this booking, your consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons is deemed to be given unless You object and advise Topdeck of your objection at the time of booking. The information may also be provided to public authorities such as Customs or Immigration if required by them, or as required by law. This consent applies to any sensitive information that You give to us such as details of any disabilities or dietary/religious requirements. SMOKING 32. Topdeck operates a non-smoking policy on our coaches (although we make frequent stops for breaks), and in most of our accommodation. LUGGAGE 33. There are strict weight limits for coaches when fully loaded. Therefore You are only entitled to have one piece of main luggage of standard size (see the pre-departure information or our website for size limits), and not weighing more than 20kg. In addition You may bring a daypack. GENERAL 34. You understand that future Topdeck advertising and publicity material may include statements made by passengers, or their photographs, and You consent to such use of your comments or photographic/video likeness. 35. No servant, agent, employee or representative of the Company has any right to alter, vary or waive any of these Conditions, nor undertake any activity likely to lead to increased liability whatsoever on behalf of Topdeck unless such be in writing and signed by a duly authorised person. 36. All contracts for bookings made with Topdeck, for trips in this brochure, are governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts in the UK, should any dispute between us not be otherwise amicably agreed. 37. Interpretation • In these Conditions, any words importing the singular or plural numbers shall include the plural or singular number respectively or words importing a particular gender shall include all genders. • Notice required to be given in writing in these Conditions may be given by mail, facsimile transmission or email.

We will not be responsible for any loss or damage sustained by You as a result of a contravention of any law or regulation of any of the Countries or States visited while on the trip. 22. If You have a medical condition or disability which may affect your trip, we ask that You inform us in writing at the time of booking the trip of any special arrangements required by You so that we are able to advise as to the suitability of those arrangements. If we reasonably feel we are unable to satisfactorily accommodate your particular needs, we reserve the right to decline the booking or ask for You to be accompanied by a person who is able to provide full assistance to You throughout your trip. YOUR LIABILITY TO US 23. You will not be permitted to embark or continue on the trip if your mental or physical condition is, in the reasonable opinion of any representative of Topdeck, such as to render You incapable of caring for yourself, or whereby You become objectionable to other passengers, or You become a hazard to yourself or other passengers. We will not be responsible for expenses resulting in You being precluded from completing the trip for any reason, nor will we refund You any part of your trip cost. In all cases we will notify You of the reasons why we have taken this

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