NEW: Travel 'Route 66' America's most iconic road from Chicago to Los Angeles with Saga

Monday 14 November 2016

  • Visit nine states in 17 days travelling 2400 miles on this epic adventure
  • Fourteen included excursions and visits with a river cruise along the Mississippi, a stop at the Grand Canyon and a visit to the Las Vegas Strip

It’s time to go for it and experience one of Americas most iconic journeys travelling 2,400 miles diagonally across America from Chicago to Los Angles on Saga’s new and exclusive 17 night escorted tour ‘Route 66-An American Icon’.

Taking in nine states in total, the tour begins in Chicago Illinois, the ‘Windy City’ where an included visit to the 360 Chicago Observation Tower, offers stunning panoramic views across Lake Michigan.

The route then follows the Pontiac Trail into St Louis Missouri, a city on the banks of the Mississippi River or the ‘Gateway to the West’ a nickname stemming from the traffic that historically made its way up river. Next it heads through the Missouri Hills into Joplin before passing into Kansas and onto Oklahoma, which boasts approximately 400 miles of route 66 running through it.

The tour continues west heading for the Texas Panhandle before stopping for an overnight stay in Amarillo and two in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Next is Flagstaff, Nevada where a full day is spent exploring the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon.

The penultimate stop on this exclusive Saga tour visits Las Vegas, with a day at leisure to venture along the infamous strip, before the epic journey of a lifetime ends in Los Angeles, taking in the Santa Monica Boulevard to the Santa Monica Pier and officially the end of Route 66.

Chris Parker Saga’s expert Holiday Creator commented:

‘Our customers like to really go for it with their holidays and have been asking us to develop something that incorporated the iconic route 66. We wanted to offer customers an adventure that lived up to the iconic journey so I began my research. After a bit of exploration and a great deal of refining the itinerary this exciting new tour was born.  Travelling across nine states, visiting a total of ten cities, and with fourteen included excursions and visits, this tour really offers an experience our customers won’t forget’.   

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For details call free on 0800 414 383 or visit saga.co.uk/north-america/usa

17 nights from £3,199 departing London Heathrow, 26 May, 16 June, 8 and 22 September 2017, price based on 26 May or 16 June departure. Price includes VIP door-to-door chauffeur service, return flights, 16 nights in hotel and 1 in flight, 16 breakfasts and 2 dinners, porterage at hotels, tour manager, optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a discount if passenger has own insurance. 

Editors: Contact Press Officer Jessica Myers email jessica.myers@saga.co.uk or call 01303 776133

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