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‘Wind Dancer’ Grand Canyon Excursion with Maverick Aviation 

Depart the Las Vegas Strip and start your journey to one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, the Grand Canyon. Soar over the iconic Hoover Dam while enjoying panoramic views of Lake Mead and the Mojave Desert. Enjoy intimate views of Temple Rock, a unique rock formation on the shoreline of Lake Mead and Fortification Hill, an extinct volcano.

The ground drops away as you enter the Grand Canyon, descend and land 3,500 feet below the rim at a private landing area on Hualapai Indian Territory. Champagne, beverages and a snack box are served approximately 300 feet above the mighty Colorado River. Witness the stunning red rock formation of the Bowl of Fire from the air as you return to Las Vegas.

Conclude your adventure with a breath-taking flight over the Las Vegas Strip and above the mega-resorts. The Wind Dancer is approximately 4 hours (hotel to hotel).

Plan Your Unforgettable Las Vegas, American Holiday – Silvija Travel Tips

Now is the perfect time to start planning your next America Holiday. Take the trip of a lifetime to the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas. Revel in the excitement of one of America’s best-loved cities, discover famous attractions, enjoy legendary food and of course, soak in the iconic atmosphere that Las Vegas is known for.

Silvija Zalepugiene, Silvija Travel Tips exploring Las Vegas

For this trip, I suggest a Vegas holiday with an Italian twist. 4 nights Las Vegas stay at The Venetian Resort, located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. It is the perfect location to start exploring this magical city. Discover the legendary city’s unique sights, shop ’til you drop on the Miracle Mile or travel from Paris to New York and right back to Roman Times as you wander through the city’s iconic hotels and casinos. When it comes to the evening time, Vegas has no shortage of things to do – win big at the blackjack table, dine while watching the Bellagio Fountains or catch a show in Viva Las Vegas.

Seeing the fantastic Vegas strip on foot is one thing, but why not go all out and experience the Las Vegas Night Strip Helicopter Trip, from just €95pp including Hotel Transfers.

Scattered throughout Vegas are some of the most exhilarating amusement rides in the U.S. Experience big drops, multiple loops and spectacular views on the big yellow roller coaster at New York, New York. Or pay a visit to the rooftop of the Stratosphere Hotel – standing over 1,100 feet tall, the tower has several heart-pounding rides not for the faint-hearted, including the Big Shot, Insanity, X Scream, and SkyJump.

Silvija Zalepugiene, Silvija Trravel Tips at Grand Canyon National Park, USA

Fancy something different? Las Vegas is a great starting point for several day trips. Travel outside of the city and discover one of the world’s seven natural wonders, the Grand Canyon. Las Vegas has several companies that provide excellent tours of the Grand Canyon from the city. Whether you choose a comfortable coach or an unforgettable helicopter tour, you’re guaranteed to enjoy some of the most magnificent views you have ever seen. If you’re short on time, pay a visit to Red Rock Canyon, located just a 30-minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip and offers plenty of adventure activities for outdoor lovers, from hiking to rock climbing.

If a 4-night stay in Los Vegas appeals to you, visit your local travel agent or contact American Holidays. Given the current covid situation, book through a travel agent or American Holiday giving a refund guarantee, up to 3 free amendments and free cancellation up 45 days before departure. should your holiday be affected by COVID-19. Terms apply. What’s included in the itinerary I outlined above, cost from €729pp:

  • Flights from Dublin to Las Vegas 
  • 4 nights Las Vegas, The Venetian Resort
  • Based on 2 adults sharing | Travelling October 2021
  • For American Holidays, Quote Ref 52554166
  • Las Vegas with American Holidays, from €729pp.
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Experience Las Vegas & Los Angeles in Luxury with American Holidays

Are you dreaming of a luxury escape? Start planning the holiday of a lifetime to two of America’s best-loved cities, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, with American Holidays. Revel in the excitement of these iconic destinations in style – discover famous attractions, enjoy legendary food and of course, soak in the iconic atmosphere that Las Vegas and L.A. are known for on a luxury 5-star twin-centre getaway with American Holidays, from €1,499pp.

With American Holidays you can book your luxury Las Vegas and L.A. holiday with peace of mind with the Book and Travel with Confidence promise. All new bookings come with a refund guarantee, up to 3 free amendments and free cancellation up 45 days before departure, should your holiday be affected by COVID-19. Terms apply.

What’s Included
Flights from Dublin to Las Vegas, return from Los Angeles
1 bag per person roundtrip
5 nights in Las Vegas, 5* The Venetian Resort Hotel
3 nights in Los Angeles, 5* London West Hollywood, breakfast included
Based on 2 Adults sharing | Travelling Nov 2021
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What To Look Forward To
Your holiday begins in the Entertainment Capital of the World, Las Vegas. Experience Vegas with an Italian twist as you spend four nights in the luxurious Venetian Resort, home to over 40 international restaurants, a state-of-the-art casino, 10 outdoor pools, a gym and spa. Located in the heart of the Strip, the Venetian Resort is the perfect location to start exploring this magical city.
Discover the unique sights of the legendary city, shop ‘til you drop on the Miracle Mile or travel from Paris to New York and right back to Roman Times as you wander through the city’s iconic hotels and casinos. When it comes to the evening time, Vegas has no shortage of things to do – win big at the blackjack table, dine while watching the Bellagio Fountain or catch a show in Viva Las Vegas.

Seeing the amazing Vegas strip on foot is one thing but why not go all out and ask American Holidays’ travel experts about the fantastic value offers on Las Vegas Night Strip Helicopter Trip, from just €95pp including hotel transfers.

Las Vegas is also the starting point for lots of great day trips. Take a drive to Hoover Dam, Lake Mead National Recreation Area or the Grand Canyon, or see it from above on a helicopter tour. Pay a visit to Red Rock Canyon, located a 30-minute drive from the Las Vegas Strip, which offers plenty of adventure activities for outdoor lovers, from hiking to rick climbing.

After living it up in Las Vegas, your next stop is Los Angeles, where you’ll spend three nights of luxury in London West Hollywood, Beverly Hills. As one of Hollywood’s best luxury hotel, the London West Hollywood offers impeccable service, exquisite food, a rooftop pool with unparalleled views and state-of-the-art fitness facility, making it the perfect option for your luxury getaway.

Los Angeles is one of the biggest cities in all of America, second only to New York City so, it’s no surprise that there’s no shortage of things to do here. Get your adrenaline pumping on the exciting rides and enjoy the entertaining shows at Disneyland and Universal Studios. Head to the bright lights of Hollywood and follow the stars down Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame, shop ‘til you drop on Rodeo Drive, spot celebrities in Beverly Hills or watch the sun go down over the city from the incredible grounds of the Getty Observatory. 

Known for it’s beaches, palm trees and year-round good weather, take time to soak up the sun on your L.A. holiday on the golden shores of Malibu. Spend time at Zuma Beach, one of Malibu’s top beaches, where you can relax and unwind in the sun, cool down in the sea or take a surf lesson from one of the beach’s many surf schools. 

No trip to L.A. is complete without a visit to Santa Monica Pier. Easily accessible from the city via metro, this legendary area is famous for its warm waters, golden sand, numerous eateries, and great entertainment! Stroll down Third Street Promenade. Enjoy the entertainment of street performers and shop ‘til you drop on this pedestrianised street, home to big-name brands and high-street favourites.

Experience all this and more on a luxury twin-centre holiday to Las Vegas and Los Angeles with American Holidays from €1,499pp.


Are you thinking of your next trip to the States but aren’t sure where to go!? We get how overwhelming planning a holiday can be, and with so many places to choose from, it’s hard to pick exactly where you’d like to go. But, that’s where Tour America come in! We’re Ireland’s experts in USA holidays and we’re here to inspire your choice and your planning! So whether it’s your first trip or your a regular visitor to the States we’ve compiled a list of 5 Top Destinations you must visit in 2018. Check it out!

There is no where else in the world quite like Las Vegas and with so much to do and see you’ll never get bored! One of the most popular attractions in Vegas is its incredible selection of live shows. Over the years Las Vegas has hosted some of the worlds biggest names in the entertainment industry, from Elvis to Celine Dion and now even Britney Spears. While there, taking in a show is a must!

Las Vegas has incredible dining options for every taste, weather your looking some traditional american options or something a bit fancy Vegas has you covered! Try something a bit different and go on an adventure find Vegas’s ‘secret pizza place’. We will give you a hint – head towards the Cosmopolitan Hotel!

Oh and of course Vegas has incredible shopping options for every budget from outlet malls to luxury brands. Add in high roller, bellagio fountains, trip to the grand canyon.

    With great weather all year round and Theme Parks that every member of the family will enjoy, a trip to Orlando will not disappoint! From Walt Disney World to Universal Orlando Resort and Seaworld both big and little kids will have a great time!
    In the evenings International Drive, otherwise known as iDrive, is a great place to spend an evening with all the family! Famous for its bars, restaurants and attractions like the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, the 400-foot tall observation wheel has breathtaking views of Central Florida. Enjoy the sights of downtown
    Orlando’s, theme parks, lakes and lush landscape, and on a clear day, views of Cape Canaveral on the east coast.
    But there’s more to Orlando than just theme parks. Orlando is home to some of the worlds best discount outlets as well as premium malls so make sure you schedule some retail therapy in your itinerary!

Washington, DC, the US capitol is the perfect place to discover the history behind one of the greatest countries in the world. Take some time exploring historical monuments like the Lincoln Memorial and museums like the National Museum of American History. If you feel like browsing the shops, Washington, DC is home to one of the biggest shopping malls in the states – Tysons Corner Center which has over 300 stores and restaurants. It’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy some retail therapy.

The Smithsonian Institution is the perfect place to pick up some souvenirs and there are loads of gifts shops as well, so you’re sure to find a unique souvenir to remember your trip to the capitol city!

New York isn’t called the city that doesn’t sleep for no reason! There is so much to see and do in New York City, from soaring over the city in a helicopter to boat rides to Coney Island and strolling along the Highline. Also, shopping is a must when in New York because It wouldn’t be an ultimate trip to New York if you didn’t do a little shopping! With a huge selection of high street, luxury and discount stores, the options are endless! Oh and make sure to visit Macy’s on Herald Square, it’s one of the biggest stores in the US and it offers discounts to Irish travellers! For the ultimate New York experience make sure to grab a bite to eat at a food truck! They are a New York institution.

Chicago has the perfect combination of impressive architecture and green spaces. There are so many different places to explore and attractions to see. Millenium Park is a must see, it’s a 24.5-acre park and the perfect place to hang out in the city.Make sure to also take a stroll along Chicago’s Riverwalk, which is a continuous walkway dotted with restaurants, bars and urban attractions at every turn. The public transport in Chicago is very reliable and it is easy to walk and find your way around the city so there is no need to rent a car. Chicago is also famous for it’s deep dish pizza, so make sure to grab a bite as your exploring to get the full ‘Windy City’ experience!

Source:  touramerica.ie

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The best places to visit on an Epic American Road Trip

America is famously a country of multitudes, a melting pot of cultures, and incredible geographic and human diversity. And one of the best, and most classic, ways to experience America as a whole is through a road trip. We’ve put together a bucket list itinerary of where you should stop on the ultimate American road trip.

New York City

New York City is one of the most international and culturally significant cities in the world. From learning about the city’s immigrant history at the Tenement Museum, to walking the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge, to checking out world-class art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the city that never sleeps has a little something for everyone.

Washington, D.C.

Just a four hour drive from New York is the seat of American political power: Washington, D.C. Politics isn’t all D.C. has to offer, though; once you’ve seen the White House, Congress, and the Supreme Court, walk the beautiful streets of Georgetown and check out one of D.C.’s best restaurants. World-renowned chef José Andres’ restaurant Oyamel is a favorite.

Las Vegas

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. The party capital of the United States offers ample opportunities to let loose, whether that’s in one of the city’s many famous clubs, at a top-notch restaurant, or by trying your hand at the slot machines.

Monument Valley

Monument Valley’s landscape is dotted with massive sandstone structures, giving the entire area an otherworldly feel. The Valley is home to around 200,000 Navajo Indians and has been the backdrop to countless Westerns. Don’t forget to take your camera here!

Grand Canyon

Another incredible natural landscape, and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Grand Canyon is a must on any travel buff or nature lover’s bucket list. The incredible 1.5-kilometer gorge is the result of six million years of erosion from the Colorado River. The area is great for hiking and you can even opt to take a helicopter ride over the Canyon to get a true sense of its immensity.

New Orleans

Head south from Memphis and you’ll find yourself in (arguably) America’s funnest city, New Orleans. A unique mix of European, Cajun, and Creole cultures, NoLA offers a seemingly endless array of activities. Visit the famous Café du Monde, have a drink on rowdy Bourbon Street, and take a stroll through the beautiful antebellum architecture of the Garden District.

Appalachian Mountains

The Appalachian Mountains offer stunningly beautiful nature, and have a rich cultural history and tradition for any visitor to explore. A drive around the crests of the region’s mountains is an unforgettable experience, as is pitching a tent in one of the area’s gorgeous forests.



Nashville may be the country music capital of the world, but that’s not all it is. This bustling city has become a foodie destination with standout restaurants like The Catbird Seat and Husk, and a has a spate of excellent boutiques, like Emerson Grace. Don’t miss the chance to line dance downtown.


Another musical city, Memphis was the home of American icon Elvis Presley. Graceland, where he resided, is a must-visit. Afterwards, make sure you try legendary Memphis barbecue before heading to Beale Street’s bars to listen to some of the best blues musicians in the world.


San Francisco

Your final road trip stop, and a must-visit on any trip to the States, is San Francisco. Although the Golden City has become synonymous with the technology industry, there is much more to the city than Twitter and Facebook. Walk the famous Golden Gate Bridge, take in the buzz at the Marina, and check out the residual hippie culture of the Haight-Ashbury district.

East Texas

East Texas is a remarkable stretch of desert and swamp. Seeing this entirely unique ecosystem is a must for understanding the full scope of the United States. Embrace the open road and keep an eye out for swamps to explore.

San Antonio

The Mexican influence is strong in San Antonio, not least because of the Alamo, the famous last battle between the United States and Mexico that resulted in Texas becoming a part of the former. After you’ve visited, stroll along the famous River Walk and have what’s sure to be an excellent meal at one of the city’s many Mexican eateries.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Explore the enormous Carlsbad Caverns National Park, which is one of the largest caverns in the world, and is still only partially explored. The Caverns are best explored right before sunset, when thousands of bats take flight from the roofs of the caves.

Source: theculturetrip.com

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