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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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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 York's Contemporary Art Scene

Nights: 4 | from £3,195

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Tropics to the Arctic

Nights: 25 | from £93,000

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Take in the sultry tropical islands of the South Pacific and the vibrant culture of the Mongolia before concluding in the frozen north of Greenland on this 26-day private jet journey.

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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