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  • Pennsylvania American History Trail

    YOUR COMPLETE TAILORED HOLIDAY INCLUDES:

    Scheduled flights | 14 nights accommodation | 14 days car rental | Exclusive travel information pack

    PRICES FROM £2499

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    YOUR COMPLETE TAILORED HOLIDAY INCLUDES:

    Scheduled flights | 14 nights accommodation | 14 days car rental | Exclusive travel information pack

    PRICES FROM £2499

Explore America’s history trails.

Pennsylvania, the Keystone State, was named for its role in the struggle for independence and in the unification of the states of America to form a new nation, and was the geographic centre of the thirteen original colonies. It occupied the position as a bridge across to the Appalachian Mountains, linking the East coast to Lake Erie and the Midwest.

Start your Pennsylvania adventure with two nights in the historic & vibrant city of Philadelphia – the birthplace of the USA. Pennsylvania not only offers nationally significant history but you will also find robust arts, wine trails, the gentle culture of the Amish and many other attractions that add to the richness of your visit. From liberty city to the simple life, from hills that resonate with history to revitalised sophisticated cities, plan to explore this State’s rich heritage and discover that America truly starts here!

DISCOVER PENNSYLVANIA YOUR WAY.

Take it as you see it or change it to suit. All C.N.A. holidays can be tailored to suit your own tastes & budget.

All our holidays offer complete financial protection and you will receive a uniquely personalised travelling pack to ensure you get the most from your adventure.


Day 1
Philadelphia Arrival

Depart London Heathrow – 12:45
Arrive Philadelphia – 15:35
Journey Time – 7 hours 50 minutes

Arrive into Philadelphia where you will pick up your rental vehicle and drive just 20 minutes to your downtown hotel. Here,  you’re just a few blocks from some of America’s most important landmarks.

Philadelphia, the birthplace of American Independence and home of the Liberty Bell, is full of history drawing millions of visitors every year to follow the walking trail through Independence National Historical Park. The city, also a major port, has many fine museums, parks and gardens and a lively cultural scene. You have a busy day ahead of you tomorrow!

Overnight  – Philadelphia


Day 2
Philadelphia

You have a full day in Philadelphia for seeing the sights. The City of Brotherly Love is the birthplace of the United States of America. Once you have seen the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, and Independence Hall, you can explore the city’s myriad artistic and cultural offerings. Museums, exhibits, and parks present everything from Rodin to Robert Indiana, and symphonies, dance companies, theatrical groups, and pro sports teams ensure there’s an activity to keep you busy. When it’s time for a bite – why not try a cheese steak, shop at the Italian Market, check out the funky scene along South Street, or visit one of Philadelphia’s many fine restaurants. This really is one of America’s great cities.  Enjoy the pace, the diversity, the food, neighbourhoods and the world renown attractions – it’s all here.

Overnight – Philadelphia


Day 3
Philadelphia to South Sterling (Pocono Mountains)
130 miles

On your way between Philadelphia and the Poconos, we suggest a trip through historic Bucks County, one of the oldest rural regions of America. Concentrate on the areas between New Hope and Lahaska – an area of farmlands, meandering lanes bordered with stone walls and historic wooden covered bridges. Make sure to stop and sample the regional food and even browse the antique shops.

From the building of the first boarding house hotel in 1829 that created a wildly successful resort industry, the Pocono Mountains have welcomed visitors from all walks of life.  Yet, today’s Pocono Mountains are constantly changing…  In each season of life, the destination has grown more gracious, incorporating heritage from the past into each succeeding decade, while retaining the outdoor recreation the region is so famous for.  You can enjoy the best of 2,400 square miles of playground teeming with activities and attractions.  Meandering scenic drives are enhanced with an unending parade of awesome natural environments.  Delving into fascinating history can be balanced with doing active things.  Natural beauty shines in no less than seven National Park Service affiliated locations. The arts are well represented too.

Shopping may not be top of your list but if you wish to pick up a designer bargain call into The Philadelphia Premium Outlet Mall at Limerick, PA.

Overnight – South Sterling


Day 4
South Sterling (Pocono Mountains)

For a look back in time at the Pocono Mountains, visit the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, where dressed “family” members reenact the life of the original Pennsylvania German family who lived on the farm from the 1760s to 1913.  The  Crossings Premium Outlets is a short drive from Stroudsburg. Lunch at Barley Creek Brewing is popular with locals and visitors alike. Evening entertainment at the Sherman Theatre or the Shawnee Playhouse will offer classic plays and live concerts year round.

One of the highlights of the Pocono Mountains, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area winds along 40 miles of the Pennsylvania/New Jersey  border.  This is some of the most pristine water in America. A tour on the Water Gap Trolley is a great way to learn about the area. Or head directly to the park headquarters for visitor information.  Make sure to visit the waterfalls at Bushkill Falls – “The Niagara of Pennsylvania.”

Overnight – South Sterling


Day 5
South Sterling to State College
170 miles

Also known as Happy Valley, State College is the home of the Pennsylvania State University and its beloved football team, the Nittany Lions. The quaint and quirky main street hosts a collection of shops, bakeries, coffeehouses, galleries, and restaurants. The famous University Creamery produces what some say is the best ice cream in the world and the town’s many inns provide comfort and luxury. In this region, you’ll discover inspired landscapes, historic architecture, traditional transportation and fine wines.  Unique caves, scenic roads and mountain landscapes traversed by country byways that refresh the spirit and soothe the soul.

Overnight – State College


Day 6
State College to Pittsburgh
136 miles

Pittsburgh, with its more industrial heritage, enjoys a beautiful location where two rivers meet to form the Ohio, attractions include many museums, the Science Centre, Pittsburgh Zoo, the National Aviary, river cruises and floating nightclubs.

After you arrive and get settled in “Steel City,” plan to take a ride on the Duquesne or Monongahela Incline to get a view of the entire area.  This perspective will let you appreciate the city’s unique topography and the confluence of the three rivers in the center of town. From the top, you’ll also see the Monongahela Bridge constructed by Pittsburgher John Roebling, who developed wire cable in 1840. Roebling is best known for his  Brooklyn Bridge, spanning the East River in New York. You’ll also be able to see the Westinghouse building in East Pittsburgh from which the first commercial radio signal was transmitted on Nov. 2, 1920.  This signified the birth of the first commercial radio station KDKA which continues to today.

Overnight – Pittsburgh


Day 7
Pittsburgh

Today, why not visit the ‘Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Centre’ – which brings Pittsburgh’s past to life – here you can also take a memorable visit to the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. Across the river on the North Shore is The National Aviary, with over 600 exotic birds seen in natural settings. With a view of Point State Park and downtown, Station Square features great restaurants, shopping, and more, including its unique Fountain at Bessemer Court.

Just a short drive east of downtown is the vibrant neighbourhood of Oakland. Experience The Nationality Rooms located in the inspiring Cathedral of Learning on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Each of the 26 rooms reflects the cultural heritage of Pittsburgh. The Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History combine two world-class museums into one unforgettable visit. Discover treasures of the ancient world, then marvel at the extensive collection of art, furniture and architecture. Spend the evening in the downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District. Choose from a variety of restaurants, and then sit back and enjoy a performance of drama, music, dance, or opera in one of five theaters in the district.

Overnight – Pittsburgh


Day 8
Pittsburgh to Uniontown (Laurel Highlands)
50 miles

Today, you’ll be travelling from one beautiful part of Pennsylvania to another. Uniontown is a good base from which to explore the lush scenery and attractions of the Laurel Highlands – you’ll find dramatic mountains, including the tallest in Pennsylvania, as well as the state’s deepest river gorge. The waters are a something-for-everyone collection of glassy ponds and lakes, clear, easy-flowing streams, majestic rivers… and the most challenging white water in the East.

The Laurel Highlands are home to not one but three houses by the great American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Be sure to arrive in the Highlands with enough time to tour Fallingwater, the best known of these houses, which is visually stunning, blended into the landscape and literally extended over a waterfall. But all three Wright homes reward your visits with fascinating features and highlights.

Overnight – Laurel Highlands


Days 9 & 10
Laurel Highlands to Bedford
90 miles

More scenic drives await today as you move from the Laurel Highlands to the Bedford – where you will spend the next two nights.

Thanks to your resort’s unprecedented $120 million facelift, you can enjoy Bedford Springs, where eight mineral springs became a famed Mecca of rejuvenation.  Take a guided hike at the resort, have a massage or other spa treatments, or just relax and enjoy the environment. During a leisurely afternoon, plan a visit to the Briar Valley Vineyard and Winery, which styles its wines after classic European varieties.  Enjoy a sumptuous Pennsylvania meal in the resort’s 1796 Room.
Overnight – Bedford


Days 11 & 12
Bedford to Gettysburg
86 miles

Gettysburg is famous as the site of the biggest battle of the Civil War – it was here that Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address and generations of schoolchildren have grown up learning the significance of this small Pennsylvania town.

You can almost hear the drums of war beating within the stilling silence of the land at Gettysburg where the fate of America was changed forever. The landscape has been preserved to tell the story of war, yet honour the soldiers who fought valiantly for their cause.  It was at Gettysburg that the leaders of both the Union and Confederate armies who would ultimately play out the Civil War to its end, first met in gigantic and carefully strategised battles.  All seemed to understand that the outcome of the war would be determined on these grounds. Whoever prevailed would be likely to conquer.  In a bold attempt to invade Washington, DC from the north, the Confederate army amassed thousands of troops ready to take DC. The Union understood that the ground had to be held at whatever cost. The totally new visitors centre tells the story with a dramatic crescendo.

Within all of its important history, Gettysburg is more than just about battles.  Founded in 1797, more than 60 years before the Civil War, the town was settled by Scots-Irish settlers on their way to the Shenandoah Valley. Original buildings from this era still stand on Lincoln Square.

Gettysburg today is heaven for history buffs, but shoppers, antique collectors, outdoors enthusiasts, and railway enthusiasts can find plenty to do here as well. Walking tours give the visitor an up-close view of “the most famous small town in America.”

Overnight – Gettysburg


Day 13
Gettysburg to Lancaster
67 miles

The Red Rose City of Lancaster, in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch country, enjoys a long and rich history. In 1777, the city was briefly the capital of the American colonies and also served as Pennsylvania’s capital from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster is known as the home of the Amish, a religious group that eschews the hustle and bustle of modernity in favour of seclusion and simple living. The traditions of the Amish in Lancaster County date back to the 1720s when the Old Order Amish, the “Plain People” fled religious persecution in Europe.  Holding dear traditional values, they stress humility, family, community and separation from the world.  Not actually stuck in history, the Amish do change – they just examine it carefully before they accept it. Hearty Amish cooking and traditional crafts are popular with tourists, and the surrounding countryside is an antique-lover’s paradise.

Explore the true byways and backroads that illustrate the most authentic and traditional way of life. You’ll enjoy the quiet serenity of these crisp, immaculately kept areas, and an opportunity to leave the region refreshed and renewed in spirit.  Plan to enjoy the unique food of the Amish, the culture and quaint villages. There’s also antique shopping, craft displays and heritage centres.

Overnight – Lancaster


Day 14
Lancaster

Gather some travel tips at the PA Dutch Visitors Center and then depart for a journey to four historic covered bridges, meandering through the charming town of Lititz and the surrounding area. Finish up in the town itself and explore its rich culture, unique shops and boutiques. Stop and savor the sweets of Cafe Chocolate of Lititz, which features a cariety of soups, salads, sandwiches, specialty drinks and – of course – chocolates. That’s just the beginning of sweet-and-salty attractions in this Foodie Town. Visits Wilbur Chocolate Factory Store to learn the  history of this favorite local confection, or Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery for a hands-on pretzel twisting history lesson. Lots of samples and goodies to take home at both!for a delicious lunch, gallery strolling and lots of sweet and salty treats!

Overnight – Lancaster


Day 15
Depart Philadelphia

As you return to Philadelphia Airport, drop off your car rental before checking in for your return flight home. Rest assured that you have had the journey of a lifetime through this very unique and historic region.

Depart Philadelphia – 18:15
Arrive London Heathrow – 06:20 (Next Day)
Journey time – 7 hours 5 minutes

Note: ‘From’ prices are per person based on 2 people sharing one room travelling in low season and are subject to availability. Click the ‘Book It’ tab above or call us today on 0115 9610590 for an instant price based on your specific travel dates / travel party requirements

No. of Nights Location Accommodation
2 Philadelphia, PA Omni Independence Park
2 Pocono Mountains, PA French Manor Inn & Spa
1 State College, PA Big Hollow B & B
2 Pittsburgh, PA Inn on the Mexican War Streets
1 Laurel Highlands, PA Inne at Watson’s Choice
2 Bedford Springs, PA Omni Bedford Springs
2 Gettysburg, PA Lightner Farmhouse B&B
2 Lancaster, PA Fulton Steamboat Inn

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  • Accommodation – 14 nights as mentioned or similar.
  • Compact car rental based on Alamo ‘Gold Rate’ – 14 day rental.
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This is essential and not included. Should you need to purchase cover, we offer comprehensive cover at an additional cost. Please contact us for details.

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Our holidays are completely tailored to suit you. We would be happy to help you choose from a vast array of additional experiences that will enhance your North America holiday adventure.

These might include:

  • City tours
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  • Sporting event tickets
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • Restaurant reservations

There are many more, often quite unique to your chosen destination so please do ask.

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We prepare every travel pack individually. We want this to be the perfect travelling companion for your adventure and to offer you all the information you need. Your personally prepared ring-bound travel itinerary booklet is detailed and is designed to serve as a wonderful reminder of your experiences for years to come when you return.

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New York, Niagara & Pennsylvania

PRICES FROM £2890

Enjoy the best of New York City and Philadelphia, discover some of the hidden gems of Pennsylvania & New York State and visit the spectacular Niagara Falls.

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Historic Eastern Highlights

PRICES FROM £2499

Packed with famous sights, free attractions and some of the best known museums and galleries in the world – this is the perfect trip for an amazing, in depth look into the historic region of Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington DC.

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Washington DC & The Southern USA

PRICES FROM £1988

A tour that takes you back to the very beginnings of the nation, from colonial times and the revolution, through the Civil War years, right up to 21st century.

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In most circumstances, no visa is required for travel to the USA for any British Citizen passport holder and many other European passport holders, whose countries qualify for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This program permits entry for up to 90 days for business or leisure purposes. Everyone must apply to use the VWP via the online Electronic System of Travel Authorization (ESTA).  Advice states this should be done online at least 72 hours prior to departure. On payment of the $14 fee this system usually issues an electronic confirmation within minutes but this is not guaranteed and there are certain criteria travellers must consider before applying via ESTA to use the Visa Waiver Program. Once granted the VWP authorization is valid for 2 years.

It is essential that everyone who plans to travel to the United States reads the information contained on the following page – Visa Waiver Program

Please note : From 21st January 2016 The United States implemented changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) as part of the Terrorist Travel Protection Act of 2015. One of the major changes implemented in January excludes any British National who has travelled to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen since March 01st 2011 from using the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Full details are contained on the above link but those affected will need to apply for a Visitor Visa with the U.S. Embassy before booking their travel arrangements.

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Complete North America Limited cannot be held responsible for cancellation charges incurred by travellers who have booked travel and are subsequently unable to travel as part of the VWP or who are unable to obtain a Visitor Visa. If you have any questions after reading the information supplied above please speak to a member of our team.

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Start your Pennsylvania adventure with two nights in the historic & vibrant city of Philadelphia – the birthplace of the USA. Pennsylvania not only offers nationally significant history but you will also find robust arts, wine trails, the gentle culture of the Amish and many other attractions that add to the richness of your visit. From liberty city to the simple life, from hills that resonate with history to revitalised sophisticated cities, plan to explore this State’s rich heritage and discover that America truly starts here!

Day 1
Philadelphia Arrival

Depart London Heathrow – 12:45
Arrive Philadelphia – 15:35
Journey Time – 7 hours 50 minutes

Arrive into Philadelphia where you will pick up your rental vehicle and drive just 20 minutes to your downtown hotel. Here,  you’re just a few blocks from some of America’s most important landmarks.

Philadelphia, the birthplace of American Independence and home of the Liberty Bell, is full of history drawing millions of visitors every year to follow the walking trail through Independence National Historical Park. The city, also a major port, has many fine museums, parks and gardens and a lively cultural scene. You have a busy day ahead of you tomorrow!

Overnight  – Philadelphia


Day 2
Philadelphia

You have a full day in Philadelphia for seeing the sights. The City of Brotherly Love is the birthplace of the United States of America. Once you have seen the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, and Independence Hall, you can explore the city’s myriad artistic and cultural offerings. Museums, exhibits, and parks present everything from Rodin to Robert Indiana, and symphonies, dance companies, theatrical groups, and pro sports teams ensure there’s an activity to keep you busy. When it’s time for a bite – why not try a cheese steak, shop at the Italian Market, check out the funky scene along South Street, or visit one of Philadelphia’s many fine restaurants. This really is one of America’s great cities.  Enjoy the pace, the diversity, the food, neighbourhoods and the world renown attractions – it’s all here.

Overnight – Philadelphia


Day 3
Philadelphia to South Sterling (Pocono Mountains)
130 miles

On your way between Philadelphia and the Poconos, we suggest a trip through historic Bucks County, one of the oldest rural regions of America. Concentrate on the areas between New Hope and Lahaska – an area of farmlands, meandering lanes bordered with stone walls and historic wooden covered bridges. Make sure to stop and sample the regional food and even browse the antique shops.

From the building of the first boarding house hotel in 1829 that created a wildly successful resort industry, the Pocono Mountains have welcomed visitors from all walks of life.  Yet, today’s Pocono Mountains are constantly changing…  In each season of life, the destination has grown more gracious, incorporating heritage from the past into each succeeding decade, while retaining the outdoor recreation the region is so famous for.  You can enjoy the best of 2,400 square miles of playground teeming with activities and attractions.  Meandering scenic drives are enhanced with an unending parade of awesome natural environments.  Delving into fascinating history can be balanced with doing active things.  Natural beauty shines in no less than seven National Park Service affiliated locations. The arts are well represented too.

Shopping may not be top of your list but if you wish to pick up a designer bargain call into The Philadelphia Premium Outlet Mall at Limerick, PA.

Overnight – South Sterling


Day 4
South Sterling (Pocono Mountains)

For a look back in time at the Pocono Mountains, visit the Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, where dressed “family” members reenact the life of the original Pennsylvania German family who lived on the farm from the 1760s to 1913.  The  Crossings Premium Outlets is a short drive from Stroudsburg. Lunch at Barley Creek Brewing is popular with locals and visitors alike. Evening entertainment at the Sherman Theatre or the Shawnee Playhouse will offer classic plays and live concerts year round.

One of the highlights of the Pocono Mountains, the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area winds along 40 miles of the Pennsylvania/New Jersey  border.  This is some of the most pristine water in America. A tour on the Water Gap Trolley is a great way to learn about the area. Or head directly to the park headquarters for visitor information.  Make sure to visit the waterfalls at Bushkill Falls – “The Niagara of Pennsylvania.”

Overnight – South Sterling


Day 5
South Sterling to State College
170 miles

Also known as Happy Valley, State College is the home of the Pennsylvania State University and its beloved football team, the Nittany Lions. The quaint and quirky main street hosts a collection of shops, bakeries, coffeehouses, galleries, and restaurants. The famous University Creamery produces what some say is the best ice cream in the world and the town’s many inns provide comfort and luxury. In this region, you’ll discover inspired landscapes, historic architecture, traditional transportation and fine wines.  Unique caves, scenic roads and mountain landscapes traversed by country byways that refresh the spirit and soothe the soul.

Overnight – State College


Day 6
State College to Pittsburgh
136 miles

Pittsburgh, with its more industrial heritage, enjoys a beautiful location where two rivers meet to form the Ohio, attractions include many museums, the Science Centre, Pittsburgh Zoo, the National Aviary, river cruises and floating nightclubs.

After you arrive and get settled in “Steel City,” plan to take a ride on the Duquesne or Monongahela Incline to get a view of the entire area.  This perspective will let you appreciate the city’s unique topography and the confluence of the three rivers in the center of town. From the top, you’ll also see the Monongahela Bridge constructed by Pittsburgher John Roebling, who developed wire cable in 1840. Roebling is best known for his  Brooklyn Bridge, spanning the East River in New York. You’ll also be able to see the Westinghouse building in East Pittsburgh from which the first commercial radio signal was transmitted on Nov. 2, 1920.  This signified the birth of the first commercial radio station KDKA which continues to today.

Overnight – Pittsburgh


Day 7
Pittsburgh

Today, why not visit the ‘Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Centre’ – which brings Pittsburgh’s past to life – here you can also take a memorable visit to the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum. Across the river on the North Shore is The National Aviary, with over 600 exotic birds seen in natural settings. With a view of Point State Park and downtown, Station Square features great restaurants, shopping, and more, including its unique Fountain at Bessemer Court.

Just a short drive east of downtown is the vibrant neighbourhood of Oakland. Experience The Nationality Rooms located in the inspiring Cathedral of Learning on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Each of the 26 rooms reflects the cultural heritage of Pittsburgh. The Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History combine two world-class museums into one unforgettable visit. Discover treasures of the ancient world, then marvel at the extensive collection of art, furniture and architecture. Spend the evening in the downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District. Choose from a variety of restaurants, and then sit back and enjoy a performance of drama, music, dance, or opera in one of five theaters in the district.

Overnight – Pittsburgh


Day 8
Pittsburgh to Uniontown (Laurel Highlands)
50 miles

Today, you’ll be travelling from one beautiful part of Pennsylvania to another. Uniontown is a good base from which to explore the lush scenery and attractions of the Laurel Highlands – you’ll find dramatic mountains, including the tallest in Pennsylvania, as well as the state’s deepest river gorge. The waters are a something-for-everyone collection of glassy ponds and lakes, clear, easy-flowing streams, majestic rivers… and the most challenging white water in the East.

The Laurel Highlands are home to not one but three houses by the great American architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Be sure to arrive in the Highlands with enough time to tour Fallingwater, the best known of these houses, which is visually stunning, blended into the landscape and literally extended over a waterfall. But all three Wright homes reward your visits with fascinating features and highlights.

Overnight – Laurel Highlands


Days 9 & 10
Laurel Highlands to Bedford
90 miles

More scenic drives await today as you move from the Laurel Highlands to the Bedford – where you will spend the next two nights.

Thanks to your resort’s unprecedented $120 million facelift, you can enjoy Bedford Springs, where eight mineral springs became a famed Mecca of rejuvenation.  Take a guided hike at the resort, have a massage or other spa treatments, or just relax and enjoy the environment. During a leisurely afternoon, plan a visit to the Briar Valley Vineyard and Winery, which styles its wines after classic European varieties.  Enjoy a sumptuous Pennsylvania meal in the resort’s 1796 Room.
Overnight – Bedford


Days 11 & 12
Bedford to Gettysburg
86 miles

Gettysburg is famous as the site of the biggest battle of the Civil War – it was here that Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg Address and generations of schoolchildren have grown up learning the significance of this small Pennsylvania town.

You can almost hear the drums of war beating within the stilling silence of the land at Gettysburg where the fate of America was changed forever. The landscape has been preserved to tell the story of war, yet honour the soldiers who fought valiantly for their cause.  It was at Gettysburg that the leaders of both the Union and Confederate armies who would ultimately play out the Civil War to its end, first met in gigantic and carefully strategised battles.  All seemed to understand that the outcome of the war would be determined on these grounds. Whoever prevailed would be likely to conquer.  In a bold attempt to invade Washington, DC from the north, the Confederate army amassed thousands of troops ready to take DC. The Union understood that the ground had to be held at whatever cost. The totally new visitors centre tells the story with a dramatic crescendo.

Within all of its important history, Gettysburg is more than just about battles.  Founded in 1797, more than 60 years before the Civil War, the town was settled by Scots-Irish settlers on their way to the Shenandoah Valley. Original buildings from this era still stand on Lincoln Square.

Gettysburg today is heaven for history buffs, but shoppers, antique collectors, outdoors enthusiasts, and railway enthusiasts can find plenty to do here as well. Walking tours give the visitor an up-close view of “the most famous small town in America.”

Overnight – Gettysburg


Day 13
Gettysburg to Lancaster
67 miles

The Red Rose City of Lancaster, in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch country, enjoys a long and rich history. In 1777, the city was briefly the capital of the American colonies and also served as Pennsylvania’s capital from 1799 to 1812. Today, Lancaster is known as the home of the Amish, a religious group that eschews the hustle and bustle of modernity in favour of seclusion and simple living. The traditions of the Amish in Lancaster County date back to the 1720s when the Old Order Amish, the “Plain People” fled religious persecution in Europe.  Holding dear traditional values, they stress humility, family, community and separation from the world.  Not actually stuck in history, the Amish do change – they just examine it carefully before they accept it. Hearty Amish cooking and traditional crafts are popular with tourists, and the surrounding countryside is an antique-lover’s paradise.

Explore the true byways and backroads that illustrate the most authentic and traditional way of life. You’ll enjoy the quiet serenity of these crisp, immaculately kept areas, and an opportunity to leave the region refreshed and renewed in spirit.  Plan to enjoy the unique food of the Amish, the culture and quaint villages. There’s also antique shopping, craft displays and heritage centres.

Overnight – Lancaster


Day 14
Lancaster

Gather some travel tips at the PA Dutch Visitors Center and then depart for a journey to four historic covered bridges, meandering through the charming town of Lititz and the surrounding area. Finish up in the town itself and explore its rich culture, unique shops and boutiques. Stop and savor the sweets of Cafe Chocolate of Lititz, which features a cariety of soups, salads, sandwiches, specialty drinks and – of course – chocolates. That’s just the beginning of sweet-and-salty attractions in this Foodie Town. Visits Wilbur Chocolate Factory Store to learn the  history of this favorite local confection, or Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery for a hands-on pretzel twisting history lesson. Lots of samples and goodies to take home at both!for a delicious lunch, gallery strolling and lots of sweet and salty treats!

Overnight – Lancaster


Day 15
Depart Philadelphia

As you return to Philadelphia Airport, drop off your car rental before checking in for your return flight home. Rest assured that you have had the journey of a lifetime through this very unique and historic region.

Depart Philadelphia – 18:15
Arrive London Heathrow – 06:20 (Next Day)
Journey time – 7 hours 5 minutes

Note: ‘From’ prices are per person based on 2 people sharing one room travelling in low season and are subject to availability. Click the ‘Book It’ tab above or call us today on 0115 9610590 for an instant price based on your specific travel dates / travel party requirements

No. of Nights Location Accommodation
2 Philadelphia, PA Omni Independence Park
2 Pocono Mountains, PA French Manor Inn & Spa
1 State College, PA Big Hollow B & B
2 Pittsburgh, PA Inn on the Mexican War Streets
1 Laurel Highlands, PA Inne at Watson’s Choice
2 Bedford Springs, PA Omni Bedford Springs
2 Gettysburg, PA Lightner Farmhouse B&B
2 Lancaster, PA Fulton Steamboat Inn

Your holiday includes

  • Scheduled Flights
  • UK & US Airport taxes
  • Accommodation – 14 nights as mentioned or similar.
  • Compact car rental based on Alamo ‘Gold Rate’ – 14 day rental.
  • Exclusive travel documentation portfolio including personalised maps, itinerary and driver directions along with all applicable tickets and vouchers

Travel Insurance

This is essential and not included. Should you need to purchase cover, we offer comprehensive cover at an additional cost. Please contact us for details.

Additional Experiences

Our holidays are completely tailored to suit you. We would be happy to help you choose from a vast array of additional experiences that will enhance your North America holiday adventure.

These might include:

  • City tours
  • Helicopter flights
  • Sporting event tickets
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • Restaurant reservations

There are many more, often quite unique to your chosen destination so please do ask.

Personalised Documentation

We prepare every travel pack individually. We want this to be the perfect travelling companion for your adventure and to offer you all the information you need. Your personally prepared ring-bound travel itinerary booklet is detailed and is designed to serve as a wonderful reminder of your experiences for years to come when you return.

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New York, Niagara & Pennsylvania

PRICES FROM £2890

Enjoy the best of New York City and Philadelphia, discover some of the hidden gems of Pennsylvania & New York State and visit the spectacular Niagara Falls.

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Historic Eastern Highlights

PRICES FROM £2499

Packed with famous sights, free attractions and some of the best known museums and galleries in the world – this is the perfect trip for an amazing, in depth look into the historic region of Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington DC.

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Washington DC & The Southern USA

PRICES FROM £1988

A tour that takes you back to the very beginnings of the nation, from colonial times and the revolution, through the Civil War years, right up to 21st century.

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Do I need a visa to travel to the usa?

In most circumstances, no visa is required for travel to the USA for any British Citizen passport holder and many other European passport holders, whose countries qualify for the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). This program permits entry for up to 90 days for business or leisure purposes. Everyone must apply to use the VWP via the online Electronic System of Travel Authorization (ESTA).  Advice states this should be done online at least 72 hours prior to departure. On payment of the $14 fee this system usually issues an electronic confirmation within minutes but this is not guaranteed and there are certain criteria travellers must consider before applying via ESTA to use the Visa Waiver Program. Once granted the VWP authorization is valid for 2 years.

It is essential that everyone who plans to travel to the United States reads the information contained on the following page – Visa Waiver Program

Please note : From 21st January 2016 The United States implemented changes to the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) as part of the Terrorist Travel Protection Act of 2015. One of the major changes implemented in January excludes any British National who has travelled to Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen since March 01st 2011 from using the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Full details are contained on the above link but those affected will need to apply for a Visitor Visa with the U.S. Embassy before booking their travel arrangements.

You are advised to complete your ESTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

To use ESTA now please only use the following website – Official ESTA Website

Complete North America Limited cannot be held responsible for cancellation charges incurred by travellers who have booked travel and are subsequently unable to travel as part of the VWP or who are unable to obtain a Visitor Visa. If you have any questions after reading the information supplied above please speak to a member of our team.

Do I need a visa to travel to Canada?

British Nationals and travellers from other European countries can enjoy visa-exempt travel to and via Canada but must first use the online Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) at a cost of CA$7.00 per person. Most online applications are approved with minutes by email but the process can take longer particularly if supporting documentation is requested. An eTA is valid for 5 years and allows you to travel for up to 6 months on any one visit.

You are advised to apply for your eTA prior to confirming any travel arrangements.

For applications and full information on the scheme please only visit – Official Canadian Government eTA Website

Complete North America Limited cannot be held responsible for cancellation charges incurred by travellers who have booked travel and are subsequently unable to travel as part of the eTA scheme or who are unable to obtain a Visitor Visa. If you have any questions after reading the information supplied above please speak to a member of our team.

Our holidays are too personalised and hand-crafted to book online. Please call during our office hours or provide us with some information below and we will get right on it so we can help you discover your next adventure.

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Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: Closed

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This was to be a once-in-a-lifetime holiday. It was memorable for the range of new experiences, the lovely places we stayed, your kind gift of the Boston excursions card and the matchless hospitality of the Liberty Inn at Yarmouth

Chisholm Party (New England) -

I just wanted to thank you once again for all the planning, booking and organising that you did on our behalf. Each of the hotels were great and the hotel in Niagara had the best view of any hotel I’ve stayed in around the world

Watts Party (New England & Eastern Canada) -

The Autumn colours were magnificent and we really enjoyed seeing the Pumpkin Festival celebrations in New England and then when we crossed the border, the Farmers markets and preparations for Thanksgiving in Canada.

Bartlett Party (New England & Canada) -

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