USA tours

Best tours in USA

From road trips to coffee crawls, there’s a wild variety of USA tours to choose from. Whatever your interest – be it black heritage, rare wildlife, Art Deco – the USA spans such a huge expanse of land that you’re bound to find whatever type of tour it is you’re looking for. Booking onto organised guided tours is a great way to gain deeper insights into particular places, while self-guided tours give you the time and space to find your own pace during your holidays to the United States! The best thing about it is that, once the tour is over, you can revisit most spots and create your own journey.

  1. Road trip: Route 66
  2. New Orleans, Louisiana: French Quarter walking tour
  3. Miami, Florida: Art Deco tour
  4. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming: Nature tour
  5. Seattle, Washington: Coffee scene tour
  6. Augusta, Georgia: Augusta Black Heritage Trolley Tour

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1. Road trip: Route 66

This self-drive journey is one of the most iconic USA tours, perfectly suited for families, couples and groups of friends alike. Spanning 3000km, Route 66 covers Texas, New Mexico and California – and more. The best thing about this tour is that being behind the wheel means that you’re in charge of your itinerary: take lakeside strolls in Chicago, drive past the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo and try your hand at a game or two in Las Vegas. You can mix’n’match as much as you want, and the same goes for the length of your trip, too – to get the most out of your trip, aim for a couple of weeks to traverse this legendary USA road trip route.

Best for: Road trips.

Top tip: Don’t book all your accommodation ahead of your trip, in case you want to extend or reduce any of your stop-off points.

2. New Orleans, Louisiana: French Quarter walking tour

Now, New Orleans is one of the tastiest USA tours you can choose from. Sample the likes of cajun, creole and other creative cuisines on a guided walking tour in its French Quarter, an area that is home to a delectable array of restaurants and markets. The tours run daily and last around three hours or so; there’s plenty of walking in between stops so you’ll have enough room for your next bite to eat!

Best for: Foodies.

Top tip: Remember to advise your guide at the time of booking if you have any food allergies.

3. Miami, Florida: Art Deco tour

Take an official Art Deco tour with the Miami Design Preservation LeagueMiami Design Preservation League and uncover all kinds of stories and secrets about the South Beach region of Miami. With an expert guide, the tour snakes around the most iconic Art Deco hotels and buildings with its familiar pastel-coloured, symmetrical ‘A.B.A’ design. There’s also the opportunity to enter some of the hotel’s lobbies, so you can check out the slick interior and get some serious decor inspiration.

Best for: Art Deco overload.

Top tip: Check out the Art Deco Museum to gain a deeper understanding of the city’s heritage and community culture.

4. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming: Nature tour

There’s so much natural beauty to be seen in Yellowstone National Park, that an organised tour can help you make sure that you don’t miss a thing. Single- and multi-day hikes are available; to make the most, carve out a few days to appreciate the mountaintop vantage points, riverside views and secluded sections of the park. For those feeling more adventurous, you can go on a horse-riding tour or whitewater rafting down the Yellowstone River. However you choose to tour this famed National Park, there’s no missing the variety of wildlife here: bison, wolves, grizzly bears and eagles, just to name a few.

Best for: Wildlife lovers.

Top tip: Make sure you adhere to all safety rules, especially if you’re camping – you don’t want to attract any unwanted grizzly attention!

5. Seattle, Washington: Coffee scene tour

The birthplace of Starbucks, it goes without saying that Seattle’s coffee scene is one of the best in the USA. And what a fun tour it makes too: your coffee expert guide will lead the way of the best haunts in the city for a cup of joe, as well as gaining a deep insight into the process of making coffee, from bean to cup. This is a great tour to take to understand Seattle’s best-loved culture, and will leave you with a long list of roasteries, independent brewsters and cafes to choose from for the rest of your trip. Browsing cheap holidays to the USA? With such a strong coffee scene, some of the top ‘tourist attractions’ involve simply stopping at a cafe!

Best for: Caffeine fans.

Top tip: Bring a bottle of water so you don’t become too dehydrated. And maybe a pack of mints as well.

6. Augusta, Georgia: Augusta Black Heritage Trolley Tour

The Augusta Black Heritage Trolley Tour is a weather-safe tour of the city’s black heritage. Taking in over 25 locations in two hours, this tour tells you all about how the African American community shaped the city through its art, history and day-to-day lives. During the tour you’ll take in the likes of a James Brown statue and Silas X Floyd’s house, which was the residence of the writer who wrote for the Augusta Chronicle and co-founder of the Negro Press Association of Georgia. Once the trolley tour ends, you are then treated to a guided tour of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum, the former home of the woman who founded the first school for black children.

Best for: Learning more about America’s black heritage.

Top tip: If you want to visit the museum on a separate visit, make sure you book ahead of time.

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