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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Take a trip across America from sea to shining sea on a 24-day adventure to discover many of the iconic destinations of the United States. This affordable U.S. vacation begins in the Big Apple, New York City. Enjoy guided sightseeing of NYC’s famous attractions—Broadway, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and more. From New York, travel to the birthplace of Independence—Philadelphia, then to Washington DC, the nation’s capital. Your expert Local Guide will show you the historic sites, featuring the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, WWII Memorial, and Ford’s Theatre where President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. Stop for photos at the White House and Capitol Hill. Head north through the home of Little League Baseball in Williamsport, and onto the Rainbow Bridge to Canada for a stay at awe-inspiring Niagara Falls. Explore the falls via a sightseeing cruise and drive along Niagara Parkway, then cross the farmlands and vineyards of Ontario to arrive in Dearborn, Michigan. Visit the Henry Ford Museum in this Detroit suburb to learn about the history of the American automobile. Next, travel to Chicago, Illinois, for sightseeing in Lake Michigan’s “Windy City,” then on to Minneapolis, Minnesota—“Land of 10,000 Lakes.” Visit the largest shopping mall in the country, Mall of America, then venture through the farmlands of South Dakota and home of the Sioux Indian Nation. Visit Badlands National Park, with its dramatic landscape carved by wind and water into steep canyons and towering rock spires amid its vast grasslands. In the Black Hills of South Dakota, visit Mount Rushmore to see the granite monument to four American presidents—Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt. Traverse the legendary cattle ranchland and the Bighorn Mountains to Cody, Wyoming—home of Buffalo Bill. Visit Yellowstone National Park with stunning views of Yellowstone Canyon and magnificent Lower Falls in America’s first National Park. Take in the spectacular wilderness in Yellowstone, abundant wildlife, and amazing thermal features, including the famed Old Faithful geyser. Visit the Wild West town of Jackson at the foot of the Grand Tetons, then continue into Utah to visit Salt Lake City. Continue into breathtaking Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks, with sandstone and limestone cliffs of ever-changing colors. Experience one of the Natural Wonders of the World at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Take in the views from the canyon rim, then travel on to Las Vegas, Nevada, for an exciting visit to the “Vegas Strip”—lined with bright lights and casinos. Try your luck at blackjack or the “one-armed bandit” slot machines, then drive through the Mojave Desert and over the San Gabriel Mountains to Los Angeles, California. Enjoy sightseeing in the “The City of Angels,” with an included sightseeing tour of Tinseltown’s famous sites in Hollywood and Beverly Hills. From New York to L.A., and the historic frontiers in between, this affordable U.S. vacation is a trip for the history books!

  1. Day 1
    NEW YORK CITY
    Welcome to the “Big Apple!” Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
  2. Day 2
    NEW YORK CITY
    New York City is one of the world’s most exciting cities, buzzing with atmosphere and packed with fascinating sights. On today’s guided sightseeing tour, see the major attractions—Broadway, the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, and the 9/11 Memorial. Your afternoon is free.
  3. Day 3
    NEW YORK CITY–PHILADELPHIA– WASHINGTON DC AREA
    Head south through New Jersey to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States. During your free time, perhaps see Independence Hall and visit the Liberty Bell. On to Washington DC.
  4. Day 4
    WASHINGTON DC AREA
    The nation’s capital is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your half-day tour with a Local Guide features Capitol Hill, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, National WWII Memorial, and other well-known sights. Stop for photos at the White House and Capitol Hill. As the remainder of the day is free, perhaps visit one of the many Smithsonian museums. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  5. Day 5
    WASHINGTON DC–NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA
    A scenic day as you head north through Pennsylvania Dutch Country, home of the Amish and Mennonite religious sects. Then, along the Susquehanna River to Williamsport, the birthplace of Little League baseball and site of the league’s annual “World Series.” Later, cross the Rainbow Bridge to Canada and arrive at Niagara Falls, Ontario, for your overnight stay. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  6. Day 6
    NIAGARA FALLS, CANADA–DEARBORN
    This morning, board your Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise for amazing close-up views from the base of the falls. Then, travel the Niagara Parkway, admiring the sweeping landscapes of this scenic countryside. Head southwest and cross the farmlands and vineyards of Ontario, to Dearborn, a suburb of Detroit.

    NOTE:
    Operation of the Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise is subject to favorable weather and/or river conditions. If unfavorable conditions exist, a walking tour of the scenic tunnels will be substituted.
  7. Day 7
    DEARBORN–CHICAGO
    Begin the day with a visit to the Henry Ford Museum. Reach Chicago, America’s third-largest city, in the late afternoon. City sightseeing includes all the major landmarks of the “Windy City.” (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  8. Day 8
    CHICAGO
    Today is free for independent activities. Perhaps take an optional cruise on Lake Michigan and through the locks of the Chicago River.
  9. Day 9
    CHICAGO–MADISON–MINNEAPOLIS
    First stop today is Madison, a vibrant city situated between two sparkling lakes. A photo stop at the capitol before making our way to Minnesota—the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.”
  10. Day 10
    MINNEAPOLIS. EXCURSION TO THE MALL OF AMERICA
    Enjoy an orientation tour of the bustling downtown area of Minneapolis before reaching the Mall of America, the largest shopping mall in the United States, featuring an extensive range of retail shops, restaurants, and entertainment.
  11. Day 11
    MINNEAPOLIS–MITCHELL–OACOMA
    Into the rich farmlands of South Dakota, homeland of the great Sioux Indian Nation. Stop in Mitchell to see the Corn Palace, a remarkable Moorish-style building where the interior and exterior are covered with designs of corn outlined with grasses and grain. Stay overnight on the shores of the Missouri River in Oacoma.
  12. Day 12
    OACOMA–BADLANDS NATIONAL PARK–MOUNT RUSHMORE–CUSTER
    First, a drive through the prairie as it once was when only buffalo and the Sioux Indians occupied the land. Next is Badlands National Park, where 37 million years of wind and water have carved a remarkably colorful sight. Then, head into the Black Hills and behold the granite faces of Mount Rushmore, a giant monument to four American presidents—Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt.
  13. Day 13
    CUSTER–CODY
    Head through the rich, mountainous country where open-range cattle kings made war on the sheep ranchers of the 1880s. See Sheridan and then ascend into the alpine region of the Bighorn Mountains, and site of the Battle of Tongue River. Overnight in Buffalo Bill’s frontier town of Cody. (CB)
  14. Day 14
    CODY–YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK–WEST YELLOWSTONE
    Travel through Shoshone National Forest to splendid Yellowstone National Park. Follow Grand Loop Road to Artist Point with magnificent views of Yellowstone Canyon and the stupendous Lower Falls, nearly twice the height of Niagara. Yellowstone’s abundant and diverse wildlife are as famous as its geysers. It’s home to hundreds of animal species, including bears, wolves, bison, elk, and antelope. As a visitor to the world’s first national park, you may be lucky enough to encounter some of these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. Overnight in West Yellowstone, gateway to the geysers of Yellowstone National Park.
  15. Day 15
    WEST YELLOWSTONE. DAY EXCURSION TO YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
    This morning, return to Yellowstone National Park and visit the bubbling mud paint pots, the reliable “blow” of Old Faithful, Yellowstone’s great geyser, and West Thumb Geyser Basin. Return to West Yellowstone and explore on your own. (CB)
  16. Day 16
    WEST YELLOWSTONE–JACKSON
    Travel south through Idaho and into the Wild West town of Jackson. The afternoon and evening are free to explore the shops and art galleries of historic downtown. Be sure not to miss Town Square, flanked by massive arches made of elk antlers on each corner! (CB)
  17. Day 17
    JACKSON–SALT LAKE CITY
    Today, drive to Salt Lake City, Utah’s vibrant capital. Set on the edge of Great Salt Lake Desert, this center of the Mormon religion is where Brigham Young declared to his followers, “This is the place.” An included orientation tour shows you the Capitol Building, the Tabernacle, and other city highlights.
  18. Day 18
    SALT LAKE CITY–BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK–CEDAR CITY
    Travel through the sagebrush landscape of southern Utah to Bryce Canyon National Park with its breathtaking sandstone and limestone cliffs, unique formations called hoodoos, and ever-changing colors. Head west through Dixie National Forest to Cedar City for your overnight. (B)
    Meals:   Breakfast
  19. Day 19
    CEDAR CITY–ZION NATIONAL PARK–GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
    First stop is Zion National Park, a landscape that was carved out by rushing streams over a period of a million years. Through Kaibab National Forest to the less visited North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, where you’ll marvel at the stunning views of the flame-colored walls plunging 4,800 feet into the Colorado River. The evening is free. (B,L)
    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch
  20. Day 20
    GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK–LAS VEGAS
    Head to the unique phenomenon of Las Vegas, where today’s fortune hunters try their luck at the 24-hour gambling tables and slots. An orientation tour upon arrival shows off many of the themed casino resorts along the colorful “Strip.” Tonight, perhaps take a walk down the Strip and be amazed by the flashing lights and variety of nightlife.
  21. Day 21
    LAS VEGAS
    A free day to explore Las Vegas. Your Tour Director can arrange an optional excursion to the Hoover Dam and will have suggestions for the best shows to see this evening.
  22. Day 22
    LAS VEGAS–LOS ANGELES
    Travel through the Mojave Desert and over the San Gabriel Mountains to America’s second largest city, Los Angeles.
  23. Day 23
    LOS ANGELES
    Start the day with a sightseeing tour of Tinseltown. You’ll drive to Hollywood and see the footprints of the glamourous stars at the TCL Chinese Theatre, and famous Dolby Theater, home of the Oscars. Then, on to elegant Beverly Hills followed by a drive down the Sunset Strip. The rest of your afternoon and evening are free. Perhaps take an optional excursion to Warner Brothers Studio for a behind-the-scenes look at movie making.
  24. Day 24
    LOS ANGELES
    Your vacation ends this morning. You may choose to extend your vacation with extra nights and explore L.A. further.

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Inclusions

On vacations that include an overnight stay in Las Vegas, at least one member of the traveling party must be 21 years of age or older.

This itinerary enters both the US and Canada.

Maximum elevation on tour: 9,900 ft.
Meals:
7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch

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Accommodations

Gratuities for Tour Director and driver are available for pre-purchase.

New York City: New Yorker, a Wyndham Hotel
Washington DC: Sheraton Pentagon City
Niagara Falls: Days Inn Near the Falls
Dearborn: Best Western Greenfield Inn
Chicago: Courtyard Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
Minneapolis: Best Western Plus Normandy Inn & Suites
Oacoma: Arrowwood Resort & Conf Center at Cedar Shore
Custer: Econolodge of Custer
Cody: Buffalo Bill Village
West Yellowstone: Brandin Iron Inn
Jackson: Mountain Modern Motel
Salt Lake City: Crystal Inn & Suites
Cedar City: Best Western Town & Country Inn
Grand Canyon National Park: Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge
Las Vegas: Sahara Las Vegas
Los Angeles: Westin Bonaventure

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Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

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Cosmos Tours Customer Reviews

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3.9
Accommodations
3.5
Itinerary
4.2
Professional Staff
4.3
Repeat with Operator
4
Value for Money
3.8

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I have been with several Cosmos tours and will continue with Cosmos.

So far I've traveled with Cosmos 18 times!! That should say something!!

The experience with Affordabletours is amazing. It was more than it was as advertised. The guide is superb with her knowledge, courtesy and make the trip very interesting and valuable. The driver was so professional and very good that our trip was smooth and convenient. Next year, 2024 I look forward to book again with them and make referrals. Great company that you can trust.

Everything was great! Our tour guide and driver were top notch! Very knowledgeable and professional. Would definitely travel with Cosmos again!

My trip was great! Cosmos provided a great experience and I saw so much over the last two weeks! Very happy with the experience and what i paid for!

Great experience! Tour driver and guides are very professional, efficient, accommodating, and friendly. Visited places as advertised.

Very organized and when adjustments are needed all necessary arrangements are made. Well-educated and courteous tour guide and expert bus driver

Trip of a lifetime! Cosmos provides excellent service from the moment they pick you up at the airport until they drop you off when the tour is over. Their guides are professional, knowledgeable and extremely personable. I have booked cosmos tours four times and never been disappointed.

Affordable Tours has and will be our tour company in the future. 

I have taken about 18 wonderful tours with Cosmos. I am sold on Cosmos!

Excellent itinerary that matched the description. Knowledgeable, helpful, patient & courteous tour director, competent driver. Coach had ample leg room. Most hotel rooms were better than expected for this discount tour operator.

As always, COSMOS provided top level of service. Thank you

Our accommodations were above our expectations... the tour director was outstanding... very enjoyable vacation

It was an amazing trip the pick up and return to airport was taken care of the cosmos was really good. The tour director so kind, lots of knowledge and take a good care with the group. Overall tour was amazing and excellent.

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