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The United States of America epitomises glamour. Big, bold, unashamed glamour. Where else can you find some of the world's most exclusive restaurants, flamboyant hotels and iconic sporting events, laid out on a stage that's synonymous with the all-American image, from its plunging canyons and sweeping landscapes to its cosmopolitan cities and fashionable boutiques. Fast-paced, at once wild and refined, and with some of the most beautiful natural wonders on the planet, North America is abundant with once in a lifetime sights that create amazing journeys. The colossal Grand Canyon cuts a magnificent swathe down the west coast, cleaving desert from the verdant centre. In the south west the Florida Keys pepper the azure seas with palm-studded islets and creamy beaches, while the north is carpeted in savannah scenes that are straight out of Little House on the Prairie. And away from the natural beauty (and it is plentiful), you'll have access to some of the world's most mesmerising metropolises, from the political powerhouse that is Washington D.C to the incomparable splendour of New York with all its fascinating contrasts. It's also a fantastic beach destination: California is replete with surfing hotspots and the great serpent of Highway 1 that uncoils along the coastline. New England is perfectly preppy, Hawaii laid-back luau cool and the Carolinas unspoilt and packed with southern charm. Each of the 51 states is characterised by its own flavour, from grits in Texas to the famous New York hotdog, you can take your taste buds on an adventure of their own.

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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


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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Family California: Sun and surf in Orange County

Nights: 7 | from £2,650

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! Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Classic Pacific Northwest

Nights: 16 | from £5,350

Kayak the calm waters of Puget Sounds and explore the best of the Pacific Northwest’s national parks as you visit the vibrant cities and rugged coastline... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made Private set departure

Classic Journeys

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Classic New England

Nights: 14 | from £2,450

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

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Adventure & Culture

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Family Fun in Florida

Nights: 9 | from £3,600

See what treasures (pirate or otherwise!) the whole family can discover while exploring the gloriously sunny state of Florida. Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Wildlife and Wonder – Yellowstone and Grand Teton

Nights: 7 | from £4,140

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

Holiday type: Tailor-made

Safari & Wildlife | Adventure & Culture

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:


Canyon Point, Utah

As you approach the Amangiri, you'll notice that the resort is difficult to spot. Architecturally, it has been designed to blend into the landscape with...Find out more

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Adventure & Culture | Honeymoons

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Mandarin Oriental

New York, New York

Situated high above Columbus Circle, the hotel's central position means you are never far from the eclectic mix of culture and shopping that New York...Find out more

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Adventure & Culture

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The Resort at Pelican Hill

Newport Beach, California

The Resort at Pelican Hill is the perfect spot to choose for a family looking to explore Southern California from a relaxing base with the very best activities...Find out more

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Post Ranch Inn

Big Sur, California

The rustic elegance that forms The Post Ranch Inn (sister hotel to Cavello Point in Sausalito) comes with some of the best views in America. Two private...Find out more

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Adventure & Culture | Honeymoons

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The Resort at Paws Up

Greenough, Montana

Imagine being surrounded by pristine wilderness, breathtaking vistas hear only the hooves of horses and the cattle moving in the distance. Your private...Find out more

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Charlotte, Vicki, Heidi and Rod are experts in designing the perfect holiday in the USA and Canada to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of our hotels and resorts featured in our portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout the region, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

Read about our lastest experiences in North America in our Travel Blog pages.

To find out more about our North America team, click on the consultant links below or call them on 01242 547 717 or enquire online

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A winner will be selected at random at the end of each month. The winner will be notified within 10 days of being selected using the contact details supplied on the enquiry form. The winner will receive a £500 holiday voucher to use against travel with Abercrombie & Kent Limited in the UK. The voucher will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue. Entries are limited to one per household, not per enquiry. Prizes must not be sold or auctioned. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions or cash equivalents are permitted. The voucher can only be used against a new booking and cannot be used to amend or book additional tours or excursions on current bookings. Entrants must be aged 18 years or over. Prize winners are responsible for paying the outstanding amount of the booking within the usual booking terms and conditions. Abercrombie & Kent Limited reserve the right to withdraw or otherwise amend this promotion at our discretion.


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