Special Departures

If you want to make sure you're right in the heart of the action at the absolute best time to be there, why not book one of our Special Departures. These trips are planned to coincide with some of the most iconic events throughout the Americas. Imagine celebrating 4th of July in Washington DC, dressing up for Halloween in Las Vegas or visiting the world famous Calgary Stampede in Canada.

Below are our most popular special departures, check out the itinerary tab on individual tour pages for more!

We also offer special Christmas and New Year departures, so you could wake up to Christmas in the Grand Canyon or Yosemite's winter wonderland, or party your way into the New Year in New York or Las Vegas.

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  • Be in New Orleans for Mardi Gras

    21 days

    DEPARTS 02 FEB 2016

    A massive carnival of colourful costumes, proud parades and real southern hospitality, Mardi Gras in New Orleans is America's most eccentric party, and should be on everyone's 'to do' list.

    Highlights: Southern US Road Trip | City Thrills | Small Towns

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  • Be in New Orleans for Mardi Gras

    21 days

    DEPARTS 03 FEB 2016

    The excitement of New Orleans with its music, food and culture is year-round, but everyone needs to experience 'the greatest free show on Earth' at least once in their lifetime.

    Highlights: New Orleans | Memphis | Las Vegas

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  • Be in Panama City Beach for Spring Break!

    13 days

    DEPARTS 08 MAR 2016

    Experience an American tradition in one of the largest spring break destinations in the US. Get ready to party, party, party until the sun comes up!

    Highlights: Washington DC | New Orleans | Deep South | Florida Coast

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  • Be in Boston for St Patrick's Day

    9 days

    DEPARTS 09 MAR 2016

    Pour a Guinness and enjoy music, parades and Irish cheer in one of America's most Irish cities. However you choose to spend the day it's your opportunity to paint the town green!

    Highlights: Boston | Toronto | Montreal | Niagara Falls

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    New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

    63 days

    DEPARTS 04 APR 2016

    The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is a celebration of Louisiana Culture and a whole lot more. Offering great music from top international artists, delicious local foods as well as traditional crafts and culture, you can expect a great day out!

    Highlights: The Mother of all Road Trips | 29 States

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    New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

    63 days

    DEPARTS 09 APR 2016

    The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is a celebration of Louisiana Culture and a whole lot more. Offering great music from top international artists, delicious local foods as well as traditional crafts and culture, you can expect a great day out!

    Highlights: The Mother of all Road Trips | 29 States

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  • New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

    8 days

    DEPARTS 15 APR 2016

    The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is a celebration of Louisiana Culture and a whole lot more. Offering great music from top international artists, delicious local foods as well as traditional crafts and culture, you can expect a great day out!

    Highlights: Great Smoky Mountains | Nashville | Memphis

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  • Celebrate July 4th in Las Vegas!

    14 days

    DEPARTS 29 JUN 2016

    Celebrate American Independence Day on The Strip as it comes alive with fireworks and party all night long.

    Highlights: Grand Canyon | Las Vegas | LA | California Coast

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  • Celebrate July 4th in Nashville

    26 days from

    DEPARTS 30 JUN 2016

    Celebrate the Stars and Stripes in true Country style with live music and entertainment in Nashville!

    Highlights: Classic American Road Trip | Coast to Coast

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  • Celebrate July 4th in Washington DC

    21 days

    DEPARTS 03 JUL 2016

    The road from New York to LA promises awesome scenery, nightlife and everything in-between. Kick it all off with an epic celebration as you watch the fireworks over the capital's historic monuments.

    Highlights: Monument Valley | New Orleans | Grand Canyon

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  • Celebrate the July 4th in San Diego

    14 days

    DEPARTS 03 JUL 2016

    Celebrate American Independence Day in San Diego as it comes alive with fireworks and party all night long.

    Highlights: Grand Canyon | California Coast | San Francisco

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  • See the Calgary Stampede in Canada

    13 days

    DEPARTS 04 JUL 2016

    Rodeo shows, live music, roller coasters and and wacky food and drink (banana bacon ear, anyone?) ensure an unforgettable day! The world famous Calgary Stampede comes but once a year - don't miss out!

    Highlights: Spectacular Canadian Rockies | Hot Springs

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  • Celebrate Halloween in New Orleans

    21 days

    DEPARTS 17 OCT 2016

    Prepare to dress to impress in one of the biggest costume parties around. New Orleans is place to be as you party between haunted houses, street parades and live music!

    Highlights: New Orleans | Memphis | Las Vegas

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    Celebrate Halloween in Las Vegas

    13 days

    DEPARTS 23 OCT 2016

    Join the party in Las Vegas for Halloween! Choose to cruise the strip in a limo or head to a club for one of the biggest Vegas extravaganzas!

    Highlights: San Diego | Monument Valley | Las Vegas

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