Route 66 - The Mother Road

Hackberry General Store on Route 66, Arizona

Self-drive Holidays

After kicking up your heels in Chicago for a couple of days, you’ll pick up a rental car and head south through Illinois and down into Missouri. By now you’ll be feeling the freedom of the open road as you pull into small towns and stop for the night at a series of hand-picked hotels. This is what makes a self-drive holiday; the freedom to please yourselves during the day but with the convenience of knowing where you’ll be staying each night. Once you arrive in Oklahoma, you’ll get a real sense of what the Mother Road is all about. This is the start of the trail that took the Dust Bowl farmers of America’s Midwest to the sunny state of California in search for work. You’ll find out more as you experience Amarillo and Albuquerque as well as learning about the Native American Pueblo people and the Spanish colonial history of New Mexico. From neon-lit motels and dusty gas stations to vintage cars and legendary tales, this is going to be one heck of a ride and right here’s where you buckle up and hit the road. There’s no better way to experience Route 66 other than to live it from start to finish, and this 18-day epic road trip really does let you do just that.

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17 nights in hotels

Excursions and visits

  • Admire the skyscrapers and lakeshore parks in Chicago
  • Visit St. Louis to see its impressive Gateway Arch
  • Discover gas stations, museums, diners and vintage car exhibits
  • Find the way to Amarillo, Holbrook, and Flagstaff
  • Detour off Route 66 to explore Santa Fe and the Grand Canyon
  • Drive by the Hoover Dam before hitting Las Vegas
  • Kick back with beach time in Santa Monica

Not included

  • International flights
  • Visas (if required)
  • Activities, sightseeing and attraction entrance fees
  • National Parks Pass (or entry fees)
  • Resort Fees (if required by any of your chosen hotels)


Economy car rental (16 days) with unlimited mileage, third party insurance and CDW – please ask for vehicle upgrades and full terms & conditions

Personalised digital destination guide & driving instructions (accessed via online/mobile app, and printable at home)


  • 17 nights

  • North America . USA . Arizona . Flagstaff . Holbrook . California . Los Angeles . Illinois . Chicago . Nevada . Las Vegas . Grand Canyon & more

  • International flights not included

From £1,849 per person

Mon - Fri: 9am - 8pm

Saturday: 9am - 6pm

Sunday: 10am - 4pm


Duration: 18 days


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