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Route 66

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

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Route 66

ROO-16

16 days/15 nights

From Chicago to Los Angeles

Visiting

Arizona, California, Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Holbrook, Kingman, Williams, Anaheim, Calico, Hollywood, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Chicago, Springfield, St. Louis, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Amarillo, Cadillac Ranch, Grand Canyon National Park, Hoover Dam, Mississippi River, Mojave Desert, Petrified Forest National Park, The Ozarks

Prices Per Person

Standard Rates Superior Rates
Daily Departures Category 1 Person
(1 Room)
Single
2 People
(1 Room)
Double
3 People
(1 Room)
Triple
4 People
(1 Room)
Quad
3 People
(2 Rooms)
Sgl & Dbl
4 People
(2 Rooms)
2 Dbls
01-Apr-2014 - 30-Jun-2014 Standard $2495 $1276 $928 $748 $1469 $1111
01-Jul-2014 - 31-Aug-2014 Standard $2548 $1312 $986 $760 $1578 $1193
01-Sep-2014 - 31-Oct-2014 Standard $2495 $1266 $922 $733 $1461 $1105
01-Apr-2014 - 30-Jun-2014 Superior $2836 $1448 $1039 $828 $1676 $1285
01-Jul-2014 - 31-Aug-2014 Superior $3056 $1542 $1113 $883 $1815 $1368
01-Sep-2014 - 31-Oct-2014 Superior $2830 $1428 $1031 $818 $1681 $1267

Your Tour Package Includes

15 Nights Hotel Accommodation as detailed in the Day by Day Itinerary as described below. All Hotel Taxes and Service Charges. 13 Days Hertz Compact Car, (Mid Size for Parties of 3 & 4) Including Unlimited Mileage, Loss Damage Waiver (LDW), Liability Insurance Supplement (LIS), Taxes, Surcharges & Fees. Maps, Information, Driving Instructions, Mileage, Sights to See and Detailed Directions to your Hotels.

(B) Compact 2 or 4 dr. - Ford Focus or Similar CCAR / CDAR

  • 2 Adults, 2 Children
  • 1 Large Suitcase,2 Small Suitcases
  • Air Conditioning
  • Duel Airbags
  • Standard for parties of 1 and 2
Upgrade to: Price per day
(C) Midsize, 2-4 Door, Automatic, Air - Mazda 6 or Similar ICAR / IDAR $5
(F) Full-Size, 2-4 Door, Automatic, Air - Chevrolet Impala or Similar FCAR $12
(E6) Hybrid Sedan or similar ICAH $12
(F6) Standard Automatic, Air - Toyota Camry or similar FSAR $20
(Q4) Midsize 4WD. SUV, Automatic, Air - Ford Escape or Similar IFAR $25
(G) Premium, 2-4 Door, Automatic, Air - Nissan Maxima or Similar PCAR $26
(L) Standard, 4WD. SUV, Automatic, Air - Chevrolet Equinox or Similar SFAR $42
(I) Luxury, 4 Door, Automatic, Air - Chrysler 300 or Similar LCAR $42
(R) Mini, Passenger Van, Automatic, Air - Dodge Grand Caravan 7 Psgr or Similar MVAR $42
(U) Standard Convertible, Automatic Air - Chrysler 200 or similar STAR $42
(T) Large 4WD SUV Chevrolet Tahoe or similar FFAR $125
(T6) Premium Extra Capacity 4WD/AWD SUV. GMC Yukon XL or similar PFAR $140
(P4) Mercedes C Class LDAR $196

Optional Inclusions

Rental Car Upgrades. Chose from a Convertible, Luxury Cars and from a Range of Vehicles with Off-Road Capability. Hertz Neverlost In-Car Navigation System. Extra Hotel Nights before and after your Tour, and en-route.

Not Included

Fuel and Parking Charges. Admissions to Parks and Attractions unless otherwise stated. One-way rental car drop-off charge of $500.00 to be paid to Hertz locally

Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrive Chicago, IL

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Arrive at the airport and transfer independently to your hotel.

Accommodation: (STD) Best Western Grant Park or similar (SUP) The Whitehall or similar (2 nights)

Day 2 | Chicago

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Step outside today and experience mile after magnificent mile of the Windy City. Stand on the corner of Michigan and Adams, marked as the
starting point of historic Route 66. Enjoy coffee and a big breakfast at Lou Mitchell’s, a Chicago institution since 1923 and a must for Route 66
travelers. Stroll the lakefront, peruse the shops, bike the parks, grab a Chicago Dog, or explore the city’s incredible sights and architectural
treasures including Willis Tower, North Americas tallest building.

St. Louis

St. Louis

Day 3 | Chicago - St. Louis, MO

300.00 miles / 482.8 km*

This morning, pick up your rental car and get ready for an unforgettable journey into the then and now of America along historic Route 66. This legendary old road passes through a variety of pure Americana landscapes and takes in some of the country’s biggest, oldest and most peculiar sites along the way. Begin your journey by following the traditional east-to-west path of Route 66 from Chicago
to St. Louis, Missouri, cruising through endless cornfields and flat prairies. En route, don’t miss Wilmington’s most photographed “citizen”, the larger-than-life green Gemini Giant, and Atlanta’s Bunyan Giant, a 19-foot statue of Paul Bunyan holding a giant hot dog. In Springfield, stop at the Cozy Dog Drive-In, the birthplace of the corn
dog, and explore the legacy of Abraham Lincoln with a visit to the Lincoln Home National Historic Site. Once in St. Louis, the largest city along Route 66, you can follow in the footsteps of legendary explorers by visiting the historic sites found throughout the city including the Gateway Arch, the nation’s tallest monument.

Accommodation: (STD) La Quinta or similar (SUP) Omni Majestic

Day 4 | St. Louis - Springfield, MO

210.00 miles / 337.96 km*

Continue through the Ozark Highlands of southern Missouri to Springfield, recognized as the birthplace of Route 66 in 1926. Be sure to stop at Meramec Caverns, Missouri’s buried treasure located in Stanton. These caverns are an extensive set of natural limestone
caves whose formations and colors are as unique as they are beautiful. Adding to the pleasure of exploring the caves is learning that Jesse James used them as a hideout and took advantage of the underground river to escape through the “back door”.

Accommodation: (STD & SUP) Best Western Route 66 Rail or similar

Pumpin Oil

Pumpin Oil

Day 5 | Springfield - Tulsa - Oklahoma City, OK

310.00 miles / 498.9 km*

This morning, cut through the southeastern corner of Kansas, the shortest stretch of Route 66’s eight-state run, on your way to Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma section of Route 66 contains more driveable miles than any other state as well as several miles of the original 9-foot road segment that served Oklahoman families headed
west in search of better opportunities during the 1930’s. En route to Oklahoma City, stop to view the beloved 20-foot tall cement Blue Whale in Catoosa, a landmark along Route 66, and the Cyrus Avery Route 66 Memorial Bridge in Tulsa, honoring the “Father of Route 66’s” memory and connection to the historic highway. Once in Oklahoma City, the state’s capital, be sure to check out the old Route 66 motels, gas stations and numerous vintage buildings.

Accommodation: (STD & SUP) Howard Johnson Express Inn or similar

Cattle Ranch

Cattle Ranch

Day 6 | Oklahoma City - Amarillo, TX.

260.00 miles / 418.43 km*

Continue through Oklahoma to Amarillo, located in the pancake-flat plains of the Texas Panhandle. This area of Texas was once the
buffalo-rich grasslands of the Great Plains, inhabited by bands of Kiowa and Comanche Indians. Stop en route at the Route 66 Museum in Clinton where you can experience six decades of Route 66 history, and at Shamrock’s Tower Station and U-Drop Inn Café, whose towering spire is still a reminder of the booming business it once saw. See the first restored Phillips 66 gas station in McLean, and two other eye-catching sights in Groom, the leaning water tower and a giant stainless steel cross that easily stands 150-feet tall. In Amarillo be sure to stop at Big Texas Steak Ranch where only the very hungry should attempt their 72oz. steak challenge.

Accommodation: (STD) La Quinta Amarillo or similar (SUP) Best Western Amarillo Inn or similar

Cadillac Ranch

Cadillac Ranch

Day 7 | Amarillo - Albuquerque, NM.

270.00 miles / 434.52 km*

Before leaving Amarillo be sure to visit Cadillac Ranch. Meant to represent the “Golden Age” of American-made automobiles, this unique display of art features a row of ten colorfully painted Cadillac cars buried grille first in the ground. Continue to the MidPoint Café in Adrian, ideally located at the halfway point of Route 66 and famous for its “ugly crust” pies. From Adrian you’ll follow Route 66 to Albuquerque, New Mexico for a great taste of the Land of Enchantment.

Accommodation: (STD & SUP) Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn or similar (3 nights)

Day 8 | Albuquerque

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Located approximately in the center of New Mexico, Albuquerque spreads north and south along the banks of the Rio Grande and is by far the state’s largest city. Spend the day exploring Downtown Albuquerque’s Central Avenue, a treasure trove of Route 66 landmarks and one of the original Route 66 towns. Historic Old Town offers a taste of New Mexico’s Spanish colonial past while the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, owned by the state’s 19 different Pueblo communities, traces the history of the region’s Native American cultures.

Day 9 | Albuquerque - Santa Fe - Albuquerque

116.00 miles / 186.68 km*

To get a true sense of the Old Route 66, today you will detour to New Mexico’s state capital, Santa Fe. Founded on the ruins of an abandoned Indian village and steeped in history, Santa Fe is the oldest Capital in the U.S., and although it lost its place on Route 66 in 1938, it remains one of the most picturesque cities in the state. At one time this was the end of the old Santa Fe Trail, the earliest trade route linking the American frontier back east with the far west. Plan to
visit one of Santa Fe’s famous art galleries, art markets, or museums full of traditional and contemporary art, including works by their own Georgia O’Keeffe, or shop for authentic creations you just won’t find anywhere else.

Petrified Forest Ntl. Park

Petrified Forest Ntl. Park

Day 10 | Albuquerque - Holbrook AZ

260.00 miles / 418.43 km*

This morning, the state of Arizona welcomes Route 66 travelers with an overwhelming displayof trading posts. View huge concrete tepees that stand at the foot of brilliant red-rock mesas en route to Petrified Forest National Park, the only park in the National Park System containing a section of Historic Route 66. Here you will come face-to-face with over 13,000 years of human history and one of the world’s largest and most colorful assemblies of petrified wood, historic
structures and archeological sites. Catch a sunset over the Painted Desert from the park’s Kachina Point before heading to Holbrook. Once in Holbrook, stop at the Wigwam Motel whose steel and concrete teepees featuring modern conveniences have welcomed guests since the 1950’s.

Accommodation: (STD & SUP) Best Western Adobe Inn or similar

Day 11 | Holbrook - Grand Canyon National Park, / Williams, AZ

180.00 miles / 289.68 km*

Continue to Meteor City, a true vintage trading post whose distinctive dome can be seen for miles along this stretch of Route 66. Pass
through Flagstaff and Williams en route to Grand Canyon National park, a natural wonder that you simply have to see to believe. Spend the day discovering the distinct South Rim of the Canyon. Stop at one of the numerous overlooks, walk part of the Rim Trail or along the historic Hermit Road. Visit a Photo Hot Spot, or climb to the top of a stone Watchtower for panoramic views that extend over 100 miles on clear days.

Accommodation: (STD) Holiday Inn Williams or similar (SUP) Holiday Inn Express or similar

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon

Day 12 | Grand Canyon National Park/Williams - Las Vegas, NV.

300.00 miles / 482.8 km*

Leave the pretty town of Williams and the Grand Canyon behind as you make your way to Seligman, the first stop heading west on the longest uninterrupted stretch of Route 66. Continue through Kingman whose old Route 66 cafés and motels still flourish, to one of Arizona’s hidden treasures, Hoover Dam. Considered the largest single public works project in the history of the U.S., The Hoover Dam straddles the mighty Colorado River, which forms the border between Nevada and Arizona and brings much-needed water and power to the
Southwest. Continue to Las Vegas, Nevada, a city that needs no introduction.

Accommodation: (STD) The Quad Hotel or similar (SUP) Harrahs Hotel & Casino or similar (2 nights)

Day 13 | Las Vegas

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Enjoy a full day Las Vegas style. Walk the famous Las Vegas Strip lined with mega-resorts and flashing neon lights, place a bet at one of the
many casinos, dine at world-class restaurants, catch the latest must-see show, shop designer boutiques, ride a rollercoaster, lay by the pool …
the list goes on. With so much to do, 24 hours in a day hardly seems like enough.

Mojave Desert

Mojave Desert

Day 14 | Las Vegas - Santa Monica/Los Angeles

290.00 miles / 466.71 km*

This morning, set out through the Mojave Desert for Calico Ghost Town, Yermo, California’s authentic silver mining town and one of the
few original mining camps of the Old West. Rejoin Route 66 in Barstow where a collection of historic photographs and artifacts related to Route 66 and the Mojave Desert Communities are on display at the Route 66 “Mother Road” Museum. Continue through Pasadena, Los Angeles, West Hollywood and Beverly Hills to Santa Monica for a true Hollywood ending to your cross-country journey. Park and venture the last few blocks on foot to view the “End of the Trail” sign on Santa Monica’s Pier. This sign officially marks the western end of historic Route 66.

Accommodation: (STD) Hacienda Hotel or similar (SUP) Crowne Plaza LAX or similar (2 nights)

Day 15 | Los Angeles.

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Santa Monica or browsing the adjacent indoor/ outdoor shops at Third Street Promenade. Or, further explore L.A.’s one-of-a-kind destinations,
playgrounds of the rich and famous and architectural gems. Universal Studios Hollywood and Anaheim’s original Disneyland Park are also
located within easy driving distance.

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Day 16 | Depart Los Angeles

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Spend your last morning relaxing in the California sunshine before returning your rental car at Los Angeles International Airport.

  1. * Mileage is approximate.
  2. ** Prices subject to change without notice. For up to date pricing, please submit a quote request.