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If visiting America is on your holiday wish list (and it should be) then this fantastic tour, encompassing Las Vegas, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, the Rockies, and Alaska, is definitely the best way to do this memorable trip. From the glittering majesty of Las Vegas to the epic, rugged beauty of the Rocky Mountains, this breathtaking America and Canada cruise will allow you to see them at their absolute finest. Encompassing both a glimpse of the glitter of modern day America and an insight into the rich heritage of this special continent, this is a guaranteed trip of a lifetime.
A Spectacular Cruise to Vegas, Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone National Park, the Canadian Rockies, and Alaska
This trip will transport you to some of the most amazing places on the North American continent, if not the world. Including all flights, three nights in the bustling hub of Las Vegas, followed by a nine-day guided tour of the highlights of America and a seven-night Alaskan cruise, the trip promises to be as relaxing as it is exciting. On the cruise around Alaska, you will find yourself in the lap of luxury, with all meals and entertainment provided for you to enjoy. What an amazing way to see some of the most spectacular natural beauty in the world.
Does this special holiday sound like the perfect way for you to treat yourself? Read on and take a closer look at some of the highlights you’ll experience as part of your trip to America.
Las Vegas has a reputation for being a city of fun, a glittering monument to gambling, girls and good times. The glitz and glamour of this tantalizing city can bewitch even the most cynical of visitors. Our three-day stopover is the perfect time to sample all that Vegas has to offer. If you like a little flutter on the tables, you’ll be able to indulge yourself in some of the best casinos in the world. If you like delicious food, some of the best restaurants in America can be found on Las Vegas’ bustling streets. For those of you that think this city is nothing but casinos and wedding temples, it may be worth looking into all the amazing things to do in Las Vegas. We’re going to Vegas Baby!
Mount Rushmore, and its looming, granite-faced American presidents, is a globally recognisable landmark. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln are carved into the rock of the mountain, 60 feet above the trees. The idea of carving the presidents into the rock was originally thought up by historian Doane Robinson, to encourage tourists to visit South Dakota. It worked, and now millions of people visit the monument every year.
More than just an impressive sculpture, Mount Rushmore is in a beautiful natural area where hiking and climbing are popular ways to enjoy the scenery. You will also have the chance to visit the Crazy Horse Memorial, a monument to the Sioux Lakota Indian leader. Native American artisans show their crafts here, and you can learn about the importance of the area to the Native Americans at the Indian Museum of North America.
Yellowstone National Park
The oldest national park in the world, and home to some amazing scenery, flora and fauna, Yellowstone National Park is loved by locals and travellers alike. The park covers some two million acres and is inhabited by all kinds of amazing animals, including bears, elks, moose, bison and wolves. The park also has around 500 active geysers every year and seeing one shooting enormous jets of water into the air is an amazing experience.
Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon is also part of the tour of the park, a breathtaking, twenty-mile-long gorge that can be seen from a variety of vantage points. Dusky Pink and lemony yellow mix in the rock of the canyon, caused by mineral stains from hot springs and steam vents, making for an absolutely beautiful view. This is added to by the blue-green river that runs along with it, plunging spectacularly 308 feet into the canyon below at the Lower Falls. Both the Upper and Lower Falls can be seen on the trip.
The Rocky Mountains
The Rocky Mountains have a variety of amazing things to see and do, from historical sites to lakes and ice fields. You will cross the US-Canadian border and travel north, visiting beautiful and interesting places along the way. See how indigenous people hunted Buffalo at the Head-Smashed-In buffalo jump, and learn how the meat was processed and what it meant for the tribe. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Icefield Parkway, considered the most beautiful drive in the world, with over 100 ancient glaciers, waterfalls, and glistening lakes set into the valley.
If this short list of the delights on offer from our amazing cruise trip across America has left you longing to see the beautiful places for yourself, why not book your place now? Departing on two different dates in May 2017, this once in a lifetime opportunity to see the natural majesty of American scenery, history and culture start at A$4,999 pp. You can find more information on our website, before booking your place online or calling our lovely cruise team on 1300 857 345.