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When it comes to the USA, our returning travellers' highlights come thick and fast: on a sunset horse ride in Arizona, trotted around a corner to find we'd arranged a desert 'cook out' with live band; an impromptu microbrewery tour in Oregon after our guide, Kieron, noted his group's interest in - there's no other way of saying this - enjoying a tipple; and snorkelling with manatee in Florida's Crystal River: "I was petrified at first, but when I calmed down, it was incredible".

How do you start to tackle the myriad charms, adventures and tastes of the USA? You're looking at a country with everything from tropical beaches kissed by awe-inspiring surf, empty arctic tundra and desert worthy of a Hollywood movie, along with some of the planet's most sophisticated cities.

The solution is to trust our superb, highly experienced North American team to inform and advise you, before drawing up a perfectly pitched, creative itinerary. With the very best guides and long-established contacts, we can arrange seamless travel across the vast country, highlighting its iconic sights and personal holiday priorities, while offering exclusive insider experiences: tours of private art collections, visits to civil war battlefields with renowned historians, wine tasting with owners of boutique vineyards, driving vintage Mustang convertibles on the Pacific Coastal Highway...

We'll help you discover New England's colonial architecture and beautiful coastal villages, Florida's white powder sand, laid-back Keys and sprawling Everglades - guests have emailed us about the thrill of feeding alligators from their airboats - and the Appalachian Trail's magnificent landscapes (we suggest a short hike rather than the entire 2,180 miles).

You'll find some of the world's most gorgeous national parks from the Great Smoky Mountains forests to Yellowstone's geysers and Canyonlands' mesas, to Yosemite's waterfalls. You can head west for Hawaii's legendary surf, south for Louisiana's bayous and north for Alaska's glaciers, volcanoes and bears. Link any of them together and you've a memorable holiday road trip including Highway One linking Los Angeles and San Francisco, Highway 61 between New Orleans and Minnesota - the 'Blues Highway' - and US1 from Miami to Key West.

And, of course, there are the cities: from New York's dynamism and Chicago's architecture to Portland's cafes and San Francisco's hills. We could go on, but as Americans say 'enough already'. It's all waiting for you and with A&K, it's all possible.

Talk to one of our experts today about our luxury and tailor made USA Holidays 2015, 2016.


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Best time to be there

At 38 times the size of the UK, there is always a part of the country having great weather. The peak season is from June to September.

Fly to

British Airways fly to all the major cities in the States.

Flying time

7-12 hours

Time difference

From -5 to -10 hours behind GMT

Visas

ESTA Visa required for UK Passport Holders

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Suggested itineraries in USA


Classic South West (USA)

Nights: 8 | from £2,990

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Visit the Grand Canyon with a private tour of the Canyon rim and see the incredible sites in Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks.


Family California: Sun and surf in Orange County

Nights: 7 | from £2,650

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Learning to surf is paradise for active kids. We can arrange surfing or stand up paddle board lessons with a pro, giving you some welcome peace and quiet!


Quintessential Grand Canyon and Neighbours

Nights: 11 | from £5,740

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This 11 night self-drive discovery of Arizona offers the added benefit of expert private guides around the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and the Navajo Nation.


Quintessential Pacific Northwest

Nights: 15 | from £3,695

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Seattle, San Juan Island, Portland and the beautiful Willamette Valley Wine Country are some of the highlights of this 15 night tour of the Pacific Northwest.


Quintessential New England

Nights: 14 | from £2,450

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This 14 night trip takes in the very best of New England’s spectacular scenery with excursions to Newport, Rhode Island, Boston and Woodstock.


Wildlife and Wonder – Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Nights: 7 | from £4,140

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A diverse 7 night journey to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks with private tours to see Moose, Elk, Beaver and Black Bears.


British Polo Day USA

Nights: 3 | from £880

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In California you can pioneer or pamper. The glitz and glamour of the cities, sun drenched coastline with its beaches and restaurants, and the clear lakes and fresh air of the mountains give California a clear advantage if you're looking for a trip that has everything.


Family Grand Canyon and Neighbours

Nights: 11 | from £4,855

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An 11 night action-packed family journey exploring the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Navajo cuisine and the stunning Monument Valley.


Contemporary & Cutting Edge California

Nights: 12 | from £6,450

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Insider fashion expert to help you hit the most iconic shops along Rodeo Drive, enjoy some of the best views over the Hollywood Hills and take private paddleboard lessons in the Pacific Ocean


Rhythm and Soul – The Deep South

Nights: 13 | from £2,350

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Pack your dancing shoes for this thrilling journey though America's musical heritage, including Chattanooga, Nashville and Atlanta where you'll learn about blues, soul, country, and rock.


Tropical breezes and Coconuts – Florida Keys

Nights: 7 | from £2,370

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The Florida Keys is a fantastic mix of relaxation and action with sailing, snorkeling and beach time in and around Key West.


Motorcycle Rentals

Nights: 7 |

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Go on a a great American Roadtrip to any destination of your choice on a rented classic Harley, a slick Honda or gorgeous BMW.


Islands, Savannas & the Amazon: Around the World by Private Jet

Nights: 25 | from £70,600

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An incredible around-the-world trip by private jet taking in spectacular destinations, like Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Bali, Sri Lanka, Kenya and Monaco over 25 nights.


California Family Fun

Nights: 10 | from £2,590

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A perfect 10 night family getaway hiking, biking and riding in California, enjoying the buzz of San Francisco and experiencing the Hollywood Hills .


California Family Culture

Nights: 9 | from £3,480

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Half-day guided tour of San Francisco and night-time tour of Alcatraz Island, tickets to visit the stunning, Disney-esque Hearst Castle, whale watching in Santa Barbara’s marine-rich waters


Insider Access – Private visits to Hearst Castle

Nights: 1 |

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A very special insider private tour of California's famous Hearst Castle with its pricelss tapestries, banqueting rooms, Grecian columns and pools.


Monuments & Mountains - Hidden Yellowstone and Teton

Nights: 10 | from £4,855

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An exciting 10 night trip discovering Yellowstone and Teton national parks, also private tours of Custer State Park and Badlands National Park.


Active Northern California

Nights: 10 | from £3,640

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An action-packed 10 night adventure through Northern California with private tours in Yosemite National Park and activities including hiking, river rafting and a marine wildlife cruise.


Highlights of Big Bend Marfa

Nights: 5 |

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Spend 5 days in Big Bend National Park, the Texan idea of heaven for nature lovers and for those with a true sense of adventure.


Louisiana Plantation Homes

Nights: 5 | from £1,025

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This 6 day itinerary is an unusual and enlightening trip into Louisiana's special plantation homes and the bygone era which still lives on in Baton Rouge and Lafayette.


Take to the Skies – Helicopter flights from Las Vegas

Nights: 1 |

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An exhilarating helicopter flight from Las Vegas over the Grand Canyon and the mighty Colorado River, with a glass of champagne in hand.


California – Science and Nature

Nights: 14 | from £4,690

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Enjoy a VIP group tour of the California Academy of Sciences, spend a full day exploring Yosemite with a driver and naturalist guide and take an eco-safari around Monterey Bay


A Touch of Southern Comfort – Charming Georgia & Carolinas’

Nights: 8 | from £2,150

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Discover the charms of America’s South as you visit Georgia and the Carolinas, stopping in quirky Atlanta, beautiful Charleston and historic Savannah.


Gourmet California

Nights: 10 | from £3,980

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A treat for gourmands and wine lovers, this 10 night trip through California offers private tastings and dining at the acclaimed Murray Circle.


Quintessential Deep South

Nights: 11 | from £2,195

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Cruise on a Mississippi steamboat, visit antebellum plantations, explore America’s musical hotspots, and walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther King Jr. and Elvis.


Legacy of Discovery – Columbia and Snake River, Oregon

Nights: 7 | from £3,860

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A 7 night adventure into the heart of Oregon, cruising the Columbia River Gorge as expert historians explain the legacy of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.


Urban Cowboy

Nights: 4 | from £2,365

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A 4 night trip into true Texan cowboy country staying on an authentic Texan ranch and visiting the vibrant city of Dallas.


Brew England – The art of the ‘Microbrewery’

Nights: 10 | from £2,780

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Spend 10 nights experiencing New England's microbreweries while taking in Acadia National Park, the scenic Mohawk Trail and the Old Sturbridge Village.


California: The Best Family Itinerary...Ever!

Nights: 14 | from £4,500

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Help captain an America’s Cup Yacht around San Francisco harbour, get up close and personal with dolphins and sea lions on Catalina Island and visit a giant redwood forest, home to 800 year old trees.


Hawaiian Seascapes

Nights: 1 |

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Snorkel with Giant Pacific Manta rays, learn about Polynesian culture and enjoy a jam session with Molokai locals on this 9 day Hawaiian adventure.


Quintessential California

Nights: 10 | from £2,955

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A quintessentially Californian road trip driving the dramatic coastal Highway 1, walking in Yosemite National Park and visiting Hollywood, Beverly Hills and San Francisco.


Martha’s Vineyard & The Southern Coast

Nights: 7 | from £2,550

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A scenic 7 night journey that includes time in luxurious Martha's Vineyard, beautiful Nantucket and a drive along Millionaire's Row in historic Newport.


Texas Hill Country

Nights: 7 | from £3,450

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A week-long self-drive journey into America's cowboy country stopping at the vibrant city of Dallas, Fort Worth's iconic bbq shacks and the Alamo.


South West National Parks

Nights: 8 | from £3,995

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This 8 night adventure through the USA's South West National Parks explores stunning Big Bend National Park, Joshua Tree National Park and Palm Springs.


Christies Art Journeys: New Yorks Contemporary Art Scene

Nights: 4 | from £3,195

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Tropics to the Arctic

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Highlights of the Pacific North West

Nights: 14 | from £2,995

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This 15 night Pacific Northwest tour highlights Seattle, San Juan Island, Portland and the beautiful Willamette Valley Wine Country.


Suggested accommodation in USA

Amagiri, Canyon Point, Utah

Canyon Point

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Mandarin Oriental, New York, New York

New York

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Pelican Hill, Newport Beach, California

Newport Beach

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Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California

Pacific Coast Highway

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The Resort at Paws Up, Greenough, Montana

Greenough, Montana

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Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Island, Florida

Duck Island

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Our top USA offers

Scottsdale, Arizona

Evason Ana Mandara, Vietnam

Save from £490pp on a 7 night stay from £569pp
Book a seven night stay at Evason Ana Mandara and pay for only five nights plus complimentary Half Board for two. Prices from £569pp when staying a Garden View Villa and includes airport transfers. Excludes international flights. Valid for travel 17th April to 31st October 2015. Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.

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California – Science and Nature

California – Science and Nature, USA

Upgrades worth £1,000
Book the California Science and Nature itinerary and we'll provide you with the following upgrades, worth £1,000: a small group VIP tour at the California Academy of Sciences; a full day adventure in Yosemite with a driver and naturalist guide; behind the scenes access at San Diego Zoo; a map of California to use (and keep!). All complimentary enhancements are subject to availability. It may be necessary from time to time to change the specific activity due to seasonality and age restrictions however we will ensure that the value is matched. All offers apply to new bookings only. Maximum four guests will benefit from these complimentary offers. Minimum of ten nights required. Book by the 31st March 2015 for travel on selected dates between now and the 31st December 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

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California: The Best Family Itinerary...Ever!

California: The Best Family Itinerary...Ever!

Upgrades worth £800
Book the Best Family Itinerary... EVER! and we'll provide you with the following upgrades, worth £800: a full day private guide to help you explore San Francisco's many neighbourhoods; tickets to see the San Francisco Giants (subject to season); upgrade to a family-sized SUV for comfort; bike hire and a private guide while in Santa Barbara; a map of California to use (and keep!). All complimentary enhancements are subject to availability. It may be necessary from time to time to change the specific activity due to seasonality and age restrictions however we will ensure that the value is matched. All offers apply to new bookings only. Maximum four guests will benefit from these complimentary offers. Minimum of ten nights required. Book by the 31st March 2015 for travel on selected dates between now and the 31st December 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

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Christies Art Journeys: New Yorks Contemporary Art Scene

4 nights from £2,845 saving £300pp
Book by the 31st March 2015 and take advantage of this launch offer. Join A&K and Christie's in New York for an exclusive insight into the city's established and emerging art scenes. Guests will enjoy exclusive out of hours tours of New York's iconic museums, meet up and coming artists and gain insider access to Christie's New York at the Rockefeller Centre. Valid for travel on the 22nd - 26th or 26th - 30th September 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

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Mandarin Oriental or Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, USA

Save up to £200pp
Experience the dazzling city of Las Vegas in spring and you'll find fewer crowds, great deals and even better weather. Stay at the chic Mandarin Oriental or ultra-cool Cosmopolitan and receive free tickets to one of the world-class Cirque du Soleil shows and a trip on the tallest observation wheel in the world, the High Roller. Save up to £200pp on new bookings valid on departure dates before 31st March 2015. Minimum of five nights required. Terms and conditions apply.

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California Family Fun

California Family Fun, USA

Upgrades worth £600
Book the California Family Fun itinerary and we'll provide you with the following upgrades, worth £600: upgrade to a family-sized SUV for comfort; a San Francisco city pass for the whole family; a complimentary day ticket to Universal Studios; a map of California to use (and keep!). All complimentary enhancements are subject to availability. It may be necessary from time to time to change the specific activity due to seasonality and age restrictions however we will ensure that the value is matched. All offers apply to new bookings only. Maximum four guests will benefit from these complimentary offers. Minimum of ten nights required. Book by the 31st March 2015 for travel on selected dates between now and the 31st December 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

SPEAK TO A TRAVEL CONSULTANT ON 01242 854 444


Gourmet California

Gourmet California, USA

Upgrade worth £800
Book the Gourmet California itinerary and we'll provide you with the following upgrades, worth £800: upgrade to a family-sized SUV for comfort; a San Francisco city pass for the whole family; a complimentary family wine/grape tasting (subject to availability/season); a map of California to use (and keep!). All complimentary enhancements are subject to availability. It may be necessary from time to time to change the specific activity due to seasonality and age restrictions however we will ensure that the value is matched. All offers apply to new bookings only. Maximum four guests will benefit from these complimentary offers. Minimum of ten nights required. Book by the 31st March 2015 for travel on selected dates between now and the 31st December 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

SPEAK TO A TRAVEL CONSULTANT ON 01242 854 444

Loews Miami Beach

Loews Miami Beach or Betsy Hotel, Miami, USA

Save up to £200pp
Beat the winter blues and head for sunnier climes in Miami, Florida. Enjoy lively beaches, an ever-growing night scene and a melange of cultures like nowhere else in the world. Stay at the resort-style Loews Miami Beach or the quirky Betsy Hotel and receive free tickets to one of Miami's night-time institutions, Mango's Tropical Café, where you can party the night away, plus enjoy a thrilling Everglades airboat adventure the next day. Save up to £200pp on new bookings valid on select departure dates before 31st March 2015. Minimum of six nights required. Terms and conditions apply.

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