The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately three hours.
When travelling to the USA, British citizens require passports with an integrated chip (shown on the front by a small rectangular symbol beneath the word PASSPORT), valid beyond the return date from the USA. Visas are not normally required for entry, but visitors must apply for an ESTA online with US Immigration at least 72 hours before departure at www.cbp.gov/esta . The current charge is $14 for British Citizens. British subjects and anyone who has a criminal record or has ever been arrested should consult the US Embassy as a visa may be required. Note too that if you have visited Iran, Iraq, Sudan, Syria, Libya, Somalia or Yemen since March 2011, or have dual nationality with any of these countries, you do require a US visa and cannot travel on the Visa Waiver Program.
All outbound flights depart and arrive on the same day. All return flights leave in the evening and land in the UK the next day. On-board meals will usually include lunch and a snack on outward flights, and dinner and breakfast on flight home. Soft drinks are complimentary, but some airlines will charge for alcoholic drinks.
You are permitted to take one suitcase per person on the aircraft, which should not exceed 23kg.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Gratuities are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. Customary gratuity to a coach driver and tour manager is about $5 per person per day; in a taxi or a restaurant leave 15-20 per cent of the bill and in a bar leave a dollar or so per drink. When on board your cruise, tips are included in the tour price. are a way of life in North America, and it is generally accepted that they form part of a person's earnings. Customary gratuity to a coach driver and tour manager is about $5 per person per day; in a taxi or a restaurant leave 15-20 per cent of the bill and in a bar leave a dollar or so per drink.
Smoking is not permitted on any coach forming part of your holiday; regular stops will be made though for your comfort en route. The majority of hotels in North America are non-smoking throughout including in all bedrooms. In general smoking outside is acceptable, but do look out for signs prohibiting this close to public entrances or bus stops.
Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in alternative hotels, of a similar standard, nearby. Full details of your hotels will be sent with your Final Travel Documents.
Standard hotel rooms in North America will contain one or two double- or queen-sized beds, and it is not possible to add extra beds to the room. Parties consisting of more than two travellers, but who have only booked one room, will be expected to make use of the two beds provided. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.
The hotels used on our tours will meet the standard of a good, three-star European hotel. Rooms will have private bathrooms, telephones and TV. The vast majority will also have tea- and coffee-making facilities, and there will always be a bar or restaurant on site or nearby. You will also enjoy seven nights on board the cruise ship Carnival Dream.
This renowned southern landmark was once the station from which the famous train ran, and is now a themed hotel. There are seven bars and restaurants to choose between, a small shopping arcade, two outdoor swimming pools and one indoor swimming pool. The rooms are set in buildings in the extensive gardens, and each has private facilities, TV, a radio, coffee-making facilities, a hairdryer, and an iron and ironing board.
The facilities at this impressive modern hotel include a restaurant, a pub and an indoor swimming pool. All the guest rooms have fridges and microwaves.
In downtown Memphis, about a 15-minute walk or a short trolley ride from Beale Street, this hotel has an outdoor swimming pool (open in the summer months only), a restaurant and a bar.
Inspired by Elvis s warm hospitality, this new hotel offers guests the chance to stay just a few steps from the gates of Graceland. Every aspect of the hotel is designed to reflect the King s personal style from the Southern Colonial exterior to the restaurants, bar, theatre and gift shop - and even the seasonal pool and pool bar. Each room is comfortably furnished and has a fridge, TV and tea-and coffee-making facilities. The hotel also runs a reasonably priced shuttle service to Beale Street.
Situated in or near the famous French Quarter, the hotels used include the Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter and the Hampton Inn Convention Centre, both of which offer dining in-house or close by.
A holiday destination in her own right, this well-appointed cruise ship boasts a host of facilities and comfortable cabins. Discover several restaurants, bars and lounges to suit all tastes and times of day. The ship has a resort-style swimming pool, a mini-golf course, a splash park with waterslides, a spa, a no-children retreat area and even an art gallery.
This casino hotel has various restaurants, including a large buffet, and several bars. It also offers an outdoor swimming pool and a spa.
Please note that local laws state that at least one person in each booked room must be aged 21 years or over. Those aged under 21 years may not enter casinos, including those in hotels, unless accompanied by an adult aged 21 years or over.
Should circumstances require, we reserve the right to accommodate you in conveniently located, alternative hotels of a similar standard.