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  • Jekyll Island Club Resort

    Jekyll Island Resort break

    Deep South
    • Standing on undisturbed Jekyll Island, this historic resort feels refined and exclusive.
    • Access to the Jekyll Ocean Club offers guests beach chairs, umbrellas and refreshments.
    • The island boasts 63 holes of golf and many more outdoor activities.
    • Dine at the Wharf restaurant, enjoying delicious Southern dishes while watching the sunset.

    7 days from £2,150pp

  • Cheshire Cat Facade

    Cheshire Cat Inn break

    California
    • The B&B has four private onsite cottages with fully equipped kitchens.
    • The inn is situated a short walk from the main retail district in Santa Barbara.
    • A huge variety of fresh, homemade dishes for breakfast.
    • An ideal location for exploring, only five minutes to the beach and 20 minutes to the Old Mission.
    • Each room is unique, with either views over mountains and beach or fireplaces and Jacuzzi baths.

    7 days from £2,350pp

  • Mist amid the hills of Shenandoah National Park

    Self-drive Journey through Virginia

    USA
    • Explore Williamsburg's historic colonial buildings and perhaps enjoy an alfresco lunch in Merchants Square.

    • Discover the history of quaint historic towns such as Charlottesville and Annapolis.

    • Drive the stunning Skyline Drive through the lush forest scenery of Shenandoah National Park.

    • Relax on the beautiful beaches of Virginia Beach.

    • Visit the White House, Capitol Building and national museums in Washington D.C.

    13 days from £2,575pp

  • Waterfront on Mackinac Island

    Explore Lake Michigan

    USA
    • Visit the Motown Museum to learn more about its important legacy.

    • Sample a number of craft beers from local breweries in Detroit.

    • Enjoy sweeping views of Lake Michigan from Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.

    • Climb the sand dunes in Sleeping Bear and photograph Glen Lake from the top.

    • Take a self-guided tour of historic Fort Mackinac.

    • Explore the walking trails of Mackinac Island to reach hidden caves and arch rock formations.

    10 days from £2,595pp

  • Grapevine Hills, Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Texas trails self-drive tour

    USA
    • Ride out along the trails and learn about the cowboy way of life on a Texan ranch.

    • Taste the state's culinary speciality, the Texas barbecue.

    • Visit San Antonio's famous Alamo, a shrine of Texan independence.

    • Enjoy live music at its best in the state capital, Austin.

    • Sample cowboy culture at Fort Worth's historic Stockyards district.

    14 days from £2,640pp

  • Desert, Saguaro Cactus, Southern Arizona

    Arizona & New Mexico discovered self-drive tour

    USA
    • Admire the cacti-studded scenery of southern Arizona, exploring Saguaro National Park.

    • Enjoy scenic drives through forests, deserts and mountains.

    • Learn all about the Ancestral Puebloan tribes with visits to their ancient cliff dwellings.

    • Discover the region's Spanish heritage in Santa Fe and visit old mining towns.

    14 days from £2,915pp

  • Oak Alley plantation, Mississippi

    Discovering the Deep South

    Deep South
    • Wander the streets of Nashville, lined with music venues that you can enjoy any time of the day.

    • Immerse yourself in US Civil Rights history in Memphis at the moving National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel.

    • Explore the grand antebellum homes and plantation mansions along the Mississippi.

    • Delve into the culinary history of New Orleans, learning how to cook gumbo and jambalaya.

    14 days from £2,955pp

  • The Chromatic pool, Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone National Park discovered

    USA
    • Learn about the plethora of wildlife inhabiting Yellowstone National Park on a group tour.

    • Explore the geothermal activity of Yellowstone National Park.

    • Admire the mountains in Grand Teton National Park.

    • Visit the mountain town of Jackson Hole.

    11 days from £2,990pp

  • Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo

    Complete Route 66 self-drive tour

    California
    • Admire the beaches, architecture and nightlife of Chicago.

    • Marvel at the epic scenery of the Grand Canyon.

    • Enjoy a hike through the beautiful Petrified Forest National Park.

    • Experience the excitement and bright lights of Las Vegas.

    • Soak up the atmosphere, relax on the beach or go shopping in Los Angeles.

    18 days from £2,995pp

  • Brooklyn Bridge sunset, Manhattan, New York

    New York State discovered self-drive tour

    USA
    • Experience the thundering cascades of Niagara Falls by boat or helicopter.

    • Go walking or canoeing in the Adirondack Mountains, looking out for moose, beavers and coyotes.

    • Sample wines from the beautiful vineyards of the Finger Lakes region.

    • Enjoy the multitude of shopping, sightseeing and dining options in New York City.

    15 days from £3,135pp

  • Bixby Bridge on the Pacific Coast Highway at Big Sur, California

    Coastal California self-drive tour

    California
    • Tour Alcatraz and cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

    • Go whale watching in Monterey, looking out for orcas and humpback whales.

    • Drive along the Pacific Coast Highway with its dramatic views of the rugged coastline and the ocean.

    • Enjoy the sparkle of Hollywood and Beverly Hills in Los Angeles.

    10 days from £3,150pp

  • Aurora Borealis over Fairbanks, Alaska

    Alaska's northern lights by train

    Alaska
    • Explore the Alaskan city of Anchorage, trying out ice skating and fat-biking.

    • Embark on an exhilarating winter activity, choosing between dog-sledding and snowmobiling.

    • Admire the dramatic Alaskan winter scenery on a rail journey from Anchorage to Fairbanks.

    • Sleep in a dome in the Alaskan wilderness, keeping watch for the northern lights.

    7 days from £3,220pp

  • Kentucky horses

    Highlights of Kentucky & Tennessee self-drive tour

    Deep South
    • Explore the magnificent scenery of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

    • Sample bourbon and go horse racing in Kentucky.

    • Go underground at Mammoth Cave National Park.

    • Discover the rich country music heritage of Nashville.

    • Learn about the South's fascinating, and turbulent, civil rights heritage.

    16 days from £3,270pp

  • Laura Plantation

    Exploring Cajun Country

    Deep South
    • Learn from a local about traditional Cajun cuisine in an open demonstration cooking class.

    • Explore a number of plantations to discover Louisiana's rich history.

    • Taste your way around Baton Rouge's many craft breweries.

    • Visit the country's largest river swamp and spot a bald eagle at the Atchafalaya Basin.

    11 days from £3,275pp

  • Maine Coast USA

    Classic New England self-drive tour

    New England
    • Discover the revolutionary history of Boston on a guided tour of the Freedom Trail.

    • Explore the rugged coastline of Maine, dotted with lighthouses and quaint seaside towns.

    • Wander through the picturesque villages and rolling hills of Vermont.

    • Take in panoramic views from atop Mount Washington in New Hampshire's magnificent White Mountains.

    • Go whale watching off the waters of Cape Cod.

    13 days from £3,315pp

  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Blue Ridge & Great Smoky Mountains self-drive tour

    Deep South
    • Soak up the scenery of Shenandoah and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks on ranger-led walks.

    • Look out for black bears in Shenandoah and salamanders in the Great Smoky Mountains.

    • Drive along the Skyline Drive and Blue Ridge Parkway scenic highways, stopping to explore towns and villages en route.

    • Visit Washington D.C.'s iconic monuments, memorials, museums and galleries.

    14 days from £3,360pp

  • Boston skyline

    Cities of the east by rail

    New England
    • Reduce the carbon footprint of your holiday, travelling by rail.

    • Explore Boston's rich history, including its role in the American Revolution.

    • Experience the bright lights of New York City, visiting the Statue of Liberty and Central Park.

    • See the Declaration of Independence and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.

    • Take a tour around the museums, monuments and memorials in Washington D.C.

    13 days from £3,395pp

  • Abandon Crystal Mill near Aspen

    Colorado Rockies explored

    USA
    • Explore the foothills of the Rocky Mountains outside of Denver.

    • Visit the authentic mountain town of Breckenridge.

    • Enjoy a white-water rafting adventure on the Roaring Fork River outside of Aspen.

    • See wildlife such as moose and elk in Rocky Mountain National Park.

    15 days from £3,445pp

  • Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia

    Boston & eastern Canada by cruise & train

    Canada and New England
    • Explore historic Boston.

    • Cruise to Halifax, Sydney and Charlottetown in Atlantic Canada.

    • Enjoy a walking tour of historic Québec City.

    • Visit Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto and Niagara Falls.

    • Relax and enjoy the many facilities on board your cruise ship.

    17 days from £3,480pp

  • Chicago

    The Great Lakes Trail self-drive tour

    USA
    • Visit the rejuvenated cities of Detroit and Minneapolis - St. Paul.

    • Explore the enormous sand dunes at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

    • Go walking and cycling in car-free Mackinac Island.

    • Relish the tranquillity and thriving wildlife in Isle Royale National Park.

    • Discover Wisconsin's pretty Apostle Islands.

    17 days from £3,845pp

  • Beach, Carlisle Bay, Antigua

    Carlisle Bay & Miami

    Antigua and USA
    • Enjoy the Art Deco architecture and exciting atmosphere of Miami Beach before flying to Antigua’s stunning coastline and colonial history for a relaxing week at a luxurious beach resort.

    12 days from £3,920pp

  • North Cascades National Park, USA

    USA Pacific northwest self-drive tour

    USA
    • Enjoy the hustle and bustle of Pike's Place Market in Seattle.

    • See the iconic Haystack Rocks at Cannon Beach.

    • Explore the gorgeous Japanese and Rose gardens in Portland.

    • Walk the trails and explore the waterfalls around Hood River and Cascade Locks.

    • Explore alpine meadows around Mount Rainier.

    15 days from £3,930pp

  • Bison in Yellowstone National Park

    On the trail of the Bison

    USA
    • Visit the magnificent Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

    • Marvel at the power of the geysers and look for wildlife in Yellowstone National Park.

    • Discover the beauty of Grand Teton National Park on a guided trip.

    • Explore charming Western towns such as Sheridan, Cody and Jackson.

    15 days from £3,995pp

  • Redwood National Park

    Northern California self-drive tour

    California
    • Explore beautiful, cosmopolitan San Francisco.

    • Go wine tasting in the Sonoma Valley.

    • Go hiking at Mount Shasta.

    • Discover the beauty and tranquillity of Crater Lake National Park.

    • See the enormous redwood trees in Redwood National Park.

    14 days from £4,180pp

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