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The America Heartland Fly Drive

Philadelphia * Pittsburgh * Cleveland * Indianapolis * Chicago * Springfield * Alton * Branson * Little Rock * Dallas

See the real America on the 15-day Fly Drive through the Heartlands from the Home of Independence, Philadelphia, to the city of the Texas Cowboys, Dallas.

15 days from £2,154 per person twin share + flights


Day 1 - UK to Philadelphia

Your holiday begins with scheduled flights with United Airlines from London Heathrow or Manchester. On arrival in Philadelphia, collect your rental car and make your way into the city. Why not visit Pat's King of Steaks or Geno's Steaks in the Italian District for the famous Philly Cheese steaks?

Overnights (2): Philadelphia - Marriott Downtown

Day 2 - Philadelphia

Visit Independence Hall this morning and view the Liberty Bell. One of Philadelphia’s most famous pieces of public art is a bigger-than-life boxer…literally. Originally created for the movie, Rocky III, the sculpture is now a real-life monument to a celluloid hero. The fictional Rocky Balboa of Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky movies was immortalized in bronze in 1980. After filming for the movie completed, Stallone donated the statue to the City of Philadelphia. If you are feeling fit - take a run up the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps for your own Rocky Balboa moment!

Day 3 - Philadelphia - Lancaster - Pittsburgh (319 miles)

On route to Pittsburgh today, travel through the Amish Countryside and visit the town of Lancaster. Visit an Amish farm or take a buddy ride through the town. Continue this afternoon to Pittsburgh which in 2016 is celebrating its 200th Anniversary. Visit the Andy Warhol Museum and Fallingwater, considered Frank Lloyds architectural masterpieces, this evening Drive up McArdle Roadway to Mt. Washington any evening to see why USA Weekend called this vantage point "one of the Top 10 most beautiful views in the country.

Overnight (1): Pittsburgh - The Priory

Day 4 - Pittsburgh - Cleveland (133 miles)

Travel to Cleveland today and visit the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame located on the shore of Lake Erie, you can view Janis Joplin's psychedelic Porsches and Michael Jackson's sparkly glove.

Overnight (1): Cleveland - Marriott Downtown Key Centre

Day 5 - Cleveland - Indianapolis (315 miles)

Take a tour of the Indianapolis Raceway, where the Indy 500 car race is held each year, this evening find a lively mix of bars and restaurants at Broad Ripple Village

Overnight (1): Indianapolis - Hampton Inn Downtown

Day 6 - Indianapolis - Chicago (182 miles)

Arrive midday and park your car as Chicago is an easy city to get around by foot. Take a tour of 360 Chicago which was formerly the John Hancock Observatory which is located a 1000ft about Michigan Avenue, walk along Navy Pier this evening for great entertainment and eateries.

Overnights (2): Chicago - Millennium Knickerbocker

Day 7 - Chicago

Take a cultural day today and visit the famous Museum Campus along Lake Michigan. Three world-renowned museums call it home: The Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, The Field Museum, and The Shedd Aquarium, and all are filled with opportunities to stretch your mind. This evening why not take in some sport and watch the Whites Sox or Cubs battle it out at Wrigley Field or Guaranteed Rate Field, take a seat in the bleachers with the obligatory hot dog and beer.

Day 8 - Chicago - Springfield (202 miles)

Tour major historical sites including Abraham Lincoln's Presidential Library Museum and Lincoln's Tomb in the city of Springfield.

Overnight (1): Springfield - State House Inn

Day 9 - Springfield - Alton (85 miles)

Visit sites along the Great River Road to Alton, the town is at the convergence of the Mississippi, Illinois and Missouri Rivers. why not take to the water on a canoe, kayak or raft before antiquing this afternoon in the town?

Overnight (1): Alton - Beall Mansion

Day 10 - Alton - St Louis - Branson (274 miles)

En route stop in the city of St Louis and take a trip to the top of the Gateway Arch overlooking the Mississippi River before continuing to the musical city of Branson which has 40 theatres featuring Country Music. Rock n' Roll, Musical Theatre, Gospel and more.

Overnights (2): Branson - Westgate Branson Woods Resort

Day 11 - Branson - Eureka Springs - Branson (103 miles)

Eureka Springs located in the Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas is a Victorian Village with Unique shops and hot springs. Why not relax and book yourself a spa therapy?

Day 12 - Branson - Little Rock (173 miles)

Visit the Clinton Presidential Library and explore nearby Civil War Sites.

Overnight (1): Little Rock - Best Western Premier - The Burgandy Hotel

Day 13 - Little Rock - Dallas Fort Worth (351 miles)

Head to Texas today and arrive in Dallas Fort Worth, spend your evening in the West End for great barbeque and Tex Mex Food.

Overnights (2): Dallas - Adolphus by Autograph

Day 14 - Dallas

Visit the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and learn about the assassination of one of America's most loved presidents, John F Kennedy who was shot while driving through Dealey Plaza in 1963. Then this afternoon take the Trinity Railway Express and take the short journey to Fort Worth and learn about Texas Cowboys and the Stockyard National Historic District

Day 15 - Dallas - UK

Time for some quick souvenir shopping before dropping your rental car of at Dallas Airport to check in for your flights home.

Day 16 - Arrive UK

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Tour Price Includes:

  • Scheduled flights with United Airlines from Heathrow or Manchester
  • Airport taxes Security charges and the Air Passenger Duty
  • 14 nights accommodation, room only
  • 14 days fully inclusive hire of an intermediate car with unlimited mileage, LDW, LIS, Sales Tax, Airport Fees, VLF and Local Surcharges
  • Itinerary, maps and detailed driving instructions

Not Included

  • Meals
  • Fuel for hire car
  • Airport transfers 
  • Road tolls if applicable
  • Hotel Parking charges if applicable
  • One way drop charge for Car Rental – approx. $500 plus tax payable locally 
  • Extra charge applies to renters under 25 years of age
  • Entrance fees to National Parks, attractions, activities and excursions
  • Weekend flight supplements Friday-Sunday £24 each way

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