Route 66

Visit Seven States on the Iconic Mother Road

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10 days | 9 nights • 18 meals
Starting at $2,667

Join us for the ultimate American road trip on U.S. Highway 66! Travel back in time as we visit historic places that evoke images of simpler times, mom and pop businesses, and the icons of a nation on the road. From St. Louis to Santa Monica Pier, travel this famous road and see the well-preserved diners, gas stations, and roadside attractions of a bygone era.

Get your kicks on Route 66! Arrive into St. Louis and get ready to depart in the morning for our first stop on the Mother Road. Tonight meet your fellow travelers during a welcome dinner. D

Our journey on the Main Street of America stops at the Rt 66 Rocker (formerly the World’s Largest Rocking Chair) in Cuba, MO. After a visit to the 163-foot wide waterfall at Grand Falls, arrive in Joplin for a guided tour of the town’s history, Route 66 Mural Park, and infamous outlaws Bonnie & Clyde’s hideout apartment. B, D

This morning we continue into Oklahoma for a day filled with more classic Route 66 roadside attractions. Stop in Chelsea to marvel at the World’ Largest Concrete Totem Pole before our visit to the Rt 66 Interpretive Center featuring artwork and local memorabilia. Later, we’ll learn about the life of humorist Will Rogers by visiting his memorial museum in Claremore. Take photos of the famed roadside wonder, The Blue Whale of Cartoosa and the Old Round Barn in Arcadia before arriving in Oklahoma City for dinner and an overnight stay. B, D

This morning, visit the National Route 66 Museum, the ultimate way to experience our nation’s most revered highway. Stop in Shamrock, TX to visit the U-Drop-Inn Café before learning about the history of barb wire at the Devil’s Rope Museum in McLean. Join a local guide for a tour of Amarillo, including the must-stop at Cadillac Ranch to see 10 Cadillacs buried nose down and covered in spray paint graffiti! B, D

You’ve reached the halfway point of Route 66! Stop in Adrian, TX for a photo at the iconic mid-point sign before continuing along the Mother Road to Albuquerque, NM. For lunch, enjoy a classic 50’s-style blue plate special at the 66 Diner, complete with their famous milkshake. Our afternoon is filled with a guided tour at the Unser Racing Museum. Unpack for a two-night stay at the historic El Rancho Hotel, which served as home base to movie stars who came to the desert for their films. B, L

Spend the day exploring the Petrified Forest National Park, the world’s largest and most colorful collection of petrified wood dating back 225 million years. After a stop at the Painted Desert Visitor Center and lunch on-your-own at the Painted Desert Diner, head out for a scenic drive through the park’s 28 miles, enjoying breathtaking views of the desert vistas and colorful badlands. B, D

Our tour continues west to Arizona, home to the longest original stretch of Route 66. Photo stops at the classic Jack Rabbit Trading Post and “Standing on the Corner in Winslow Arizona” before another diner-style lunch at Cruiser’s Route 66 Café. This evening, we visit the inspiration for the Pixar movie Cars, Peach Springs, before an overnight stay at the Route 66-themed Ramada Kingman in Kingman, AZ. B, L

This morning we explore Arizona’s Route 66 Museum, located on Andy Divine Road in historic Powerhouse before it’s full speed ahead to glittering Las Vegas. On our way, we’ll visit the Hoover Dam before free time to explore the Strip. Our overnight stay this evening is at the four-star Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino. B, D

The last leg of our journey includes a visit to the Mother Road Museum. Snap a picture at the official “End of the Trail” sign and visit the Last Stop Shop on iconic Santa Monica Pier. Enjoy breathtaking views, ocean breezes and amusement park fun! B, D

Fly home with treasured memories of Route 66. B

Quality Accommodations
Night 1: Sheraton Westport Plaza Hotel, St. Louis, MO
Night 2: Hampton Inn (or similar), Joplin, MO
Night 3: Hampton Inn (or similar), Oklahoma City, OK
Night 4: Big Texan Hotel, Amarillo, TX
Nights 5-6: El Rancho Hotel, Gallup, NM
Night 7: Ramada Kingman, Kingman, AZ
Night 8: Golden Nugget Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
Night 9: Renaissance Hotel (or similar), Los Angeles, CA

Sep 7-16, 2024
Sep 19-28, 2024

Price Per Person:
Double $2,667
Single $3,165

Pre-/Post Tour Hotel:

St. Louis, MO

Return flight from Los Angeles to St. Louis on Day 10
Free airport shuttle or hotel parking
Welcome Dinner and meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Fees and tips for included attractions and meals
Luggage handling at most hotels
Free bottled water on coach
24-hour emergency call service

Arrival Time
Our Welcome Dinner on Day 1 is at our hotel starting at 6:30 p.m. We recommend scheduling your
flight to arrive into St. Louis by 4:00 p.m.

Departure Time
Sep 7-16 departure-Schedule your flight home from St Louis on Day 10 anytime after 2:00 p.m.

Sep 19-28 departure-Schedule your flight home from St Louis on Day 10 anytime after 5:00 p.m.

Airport Transportation / Vehicle Parking
Our starting hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to/from the St. Louis Int’l Airport. If you are driving to the starting location, they also offer complimentary parking for the duration of the tour.

Walking Distance
Moderate walking is required to fully enjoy this tour. Some walking will also be on uneven paths. While walking canes are allowed, we are unable to accommodate travelers using other mobility devices, including walkers and wheelchairs.

Average Temps
June – high of 70°, low of 50°
September- high of 85°, low of 55°

Time Zone

Hotel Amenities
Each hotel has a hair dryer, iron, ironing boards, a coffee maker and complimentary WI-FI.

Additional Information
A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour, including information sent upon receipt of your reservation.

Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, visors, and comfortable walking shoes will add to your enjoyment of this tour.

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