ROUTE 66 DRIVING TOUR - Gourmety Tours: Route 66 trips and Food Travel

ROUTE 66 SELF DRIVING TOUR

TOUR ALONG THE LEGENDARY ROUTE 66 BY RENTAL CAR

Drive Experience

Self-Drive. Route 66 by car trip

All year round

Recommended: April to November

USA

From Chicago to Los Angeles

Route 66, known as the “Mainstreet of America” or “Mother Road”, is 2400 miles long from Chicago to Los Angeles, crosses three time zones and 8 States: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California.

 

DAY 1 Europe/Chicago
DAY 2 Chicago
DAY 3 Chicago/Springfield, IL
DAY 4 Springfield, IL/St. Louis
DAY 5 St. Louis/Springfield, MO
DAY 6 Springfield, MO/Tulsa
DAY 7 Tulsa/Oklahoma City
DAY 8 Oklahoma City/Amarillo
DAY 9 Amarillo/Albuquerque or Santa Fe
DAY 10 Albuquerque/Santa Fe/Holbrook
DAY 11 Holbrook/Flagstaff/ Grand Canyon
DAY 12 Grand Canyon/Las Vegas
DAY 13 Las Vegas
DAY 14 Las Vegas/Los Angeles/Santa Mónica
DAY 15 Los Angeles
DAY 16 Los Angeles/Europe
DAY17 Europe

 

Included:

  • International flights to Chicago and return flights from Los Angeles in Tourist Class (all taxes included)
  • Accommodation at the indicated hotels or the same price class
  • Breakfast in the arranged hotels of Route 66. Except Chicago and Las Vegas
  • Transfer in Chicago
  • Rented Car as Chrysler or Chevrolet or similar 5-doors (check another models) with unlimited mileage, all risk insurance, anti-collision and anti-theft insurance, supplementary civil response insurance (LIS).
  • Travel insurance with medical cover.
  • All Risk Insurance without Franchise (CDV Full). In case of accident, insurance Franchise is € 0 (100% safeguarded against damage)
  • Route 66 Travel Guide – The Mother Road Atlas
  • 24 hours assistance  by Gourmety Tours Personnel.
  • Possibility of Change to a Superior Class Hotel (check charges)
  • One driver per car included. Additional drivers postage due.

 

Not Included:

  • Food or drink not specified.
  • Charges of using the rented car: fuel, tolls, parking, etc.
  • Tickets for Natural Parks or attractions during the tour
  • All that not indicated specifically in “Price includes”
  • Drop Off Charge for return of the vehicle in a different location (500 USD TAX payable at the arrival for the car). The fee must be paid per vehicle and not per person. And $30 per room and day by the use of the Casino in Las Vegas (resort fee).
  • VIP insurance and/or cancellation insurance.

Route 66 crosses United States from Chicago to Los Angeles. Enjoy this fantastic travel around the United States. And, if you want to start route 66 by car in another city to make a shorter travel, sent a message to us with all your preferences.

 

Day 1.- EUROPE – CHICAGO
Departure from your hometown, in a scheduled flight, destination Chicago. Arrival and transfer to the hotel in the centre of Chicago and pick-up the rented car the 3rd day.

 

Day 2.- CHICAGO
Chicago is a great city with its towering skyscrapers and its Loop, the city centre has the name of the station on high. Visit the Grant Park – the green area between the Loop and Lake Michigan – with the Buckingham Fountain and the Millenium Park where the sculpture “The Bean” stands, which reflects the profile of the city, Michigan Avenue, the elegant Avenue that constitutes the central avenue of the city. Free afternoon to relax and to explore the city. Accommodation at the hotel.

 

Day 3.- CHICAGO – SPRINGFIELD (IL)
Pick-up of the rented car (office next to the hotel). Departure destination Springfield, Illinois, passing through the “mother of all American streets”, the legendary Route 66, which connects Chicago to Santa Monica beach in California. In Springfield is located the Lincoln Home that hosted to Abraham and Mary Lincoln from 1844 until 1861, date of his transfer to the White House. Accommodation at chosen hotel.

 

Day 4.- SPRINGFIELD – ST. LOUIS (MO)
Breakfast at the hotel. today we head towards St. Louis. We will stay primarily on the 2-lane sections of the Mother Road, traversing cornfields and small towns that represent the heartland of America. Our arrival into St. Louis will be over the Chain of Rocks Bridge, the original bridge where RT 66 crossed the Mississippi River.

 

Day 5.- ST. LOUIS – SPRINGFIELD (MO)
Breakfast included. In the morning, continue the trip towards Springfield, Missouri, a city renowned as birthplace of Route 66, where past and future are. Accommodation at the selected hotel.

 

Día 6.- SPRINGFIELD – TULSA
Breakfast and continuation of the route to Tulsa, in the State of Oklahoma. The town centre has buildings in art-deco style, among the best known, Philcade Building and Boston Avenue, United Methodist Church, buildings of great importance. Accommodation at the selected hotel.

 

Day 7.- TULSA – OKLAHOMA CITY
Breakfast. Today we head towards Oklahoma City, an interesting stage of Route 66, where the fantastic National Cowboy & Westerns Heritage Museum is, where you can find cowboys’ hats and boots. Check-in and accommodation at the chosen hotel.

 

Day 8.- OKLAHOMA CITY – AMARILLO
Breakfast at Hotel. Route must be continued destination Amarillo, in the State of Texas. You can’t miss Cadillac Ranch, a sculpture composed by 10 broken Cadillac forming a plant on the floor. Arrival at accommodation at the chosen hotel.

 

Day 9.- AMARILLO – ALBURQUERQUE 
Breakfast. You will reach the New Mexico State, where you will find evidences of dominant cultures of the Country: natives, Hispanic and English. Arrival at Alburquerque with its old houses in the lively centre of the city: Old Town. Check-in and accommodation at the hotel.

 

Day 10.- ALBUERQUERQUE  – HOLBROOK
Breakfast and departure to Santa Fe, capital of the State, city in connection to arts. There many writers, painters and photographers live; there are lots of art and museums, where Indian Market is located. Even is Santa Fe isn’t big, is a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city. Continuation to Holbrook. Arrival at the hotel and accommodation.

 

Day 11.- HOLBROOK  – FLAGSTAFF / GRAND CANYON
Breakfast included. You continue to the State of Arizona to reach Flagstaff, classic stage of Route 66, meeting point and trade between the Navajo and the Zuni, these latest are famous for his works of artisanship in silver. Continue to the chosen hotel in Grand Canyon. Accommodation.

 

Day 12.- GRAND CANYON – LAS VEGAS
Breakfast and Check-out. Today you will enjoy the landscape of the Grand Canyon in Colorado. Continue to the incredible Las Vegas, the only place in the world where you can find hieroglyphic, the Brooklyn Bridge and the canals of Venice, reproductions situated side by side. Accommodation at the chosen hotel.

 

Day 13.- LAS VEGAS
Free day to enjoy the city that never sleeps, its spectacles, its contrasts, its casinos, its lights… Accommodation at the chosen hotel.

 

Day 14.- LAS VEGAS – SANTA MONICA (Los Angeles)
Departure from Las Vegas to Santa Monica, occidental part of Route 66. Queen of Californian beaches and elegant city of the famous beach because of the “Third Street Promenade”, the liveliest zone close to the traffic and Santa Monica Pier, with his panoramic Ferris wheel of 39 metres high in addition to other attractions. Free afternoon to go for a walk or to relax. Accommodation at the hotel.

 

Day 15.- SANTA MONICA
Breakfast included. Free time where you can make a tour around the city (the famous Walk of Fame, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, La Marina, Disneyland, etc.) or you can enjoy the beach close to your hotel. Accommodation.

 

Day 16.- LOS ANGELES – EUROPE
Free time until the time to take the transfer to the airport. Arrival at the Airport and return the rented car. Management of flight departure to your hometown (night on board)

 

Day 17.- EUROPE
End of the Trip.

 

Available Cars:

 

1. Standard: Chrysler 200, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion 5 doors or similar
2. Plus: Chevrolet Impala, Nissan Maxima, Dodge Grand Caravan or similar
3. SUV: Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Tahoe or similar
4. Privilege: Mercedes Clase C, Mercedes GL450
5. Muscle Car from LA to Chicago: Mustang or Camaro 

Standard Cars hasn’t additional charges and you must check the additional charges for the rest of classes.

go site Tour can be modified and everyone can make it on his own, except if you engage a private guide.

Chicago – Travelodge Downtown, Congress Plaza or similar  (2 nights)
Springfield, IL – Comfort Inn, Sleep Inn or similar (1 night)
St. Louis, MO – S8 St Louis Fairviews Heights, S8 St Louis or similar (1 night)
Springfield, MO – Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven or similar (1 night)
Tulsa – Best Western Tulsa Air, Sleep Inn Central or similar (1 night)
Oklahoma City – Sleep Inn & Suites Downtown, Comfort Inn at Founders or similar (1 night)
Amarillo – Quality Inn & Suites West, Comfort Inn & Suites, Baymont East or similar (1 night)
Alburquerque – Comfort Inn Central, Econo Lodge Old Town or similar (1 night)
Holbrook – Comfort Inn Holbrook, Travelodge Holbrook or similar (1 night)
Grand Canyon – Travelodge 66 Flagstaff, Econo Lodge Williams, Econo Lodge University o similar (1 night)
Las Vegas – Excalibur Hotel & Casino, Luxor Hotel & Casino, Flamingo Hotel & Casino,Tropicana, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino or similar (2 nights)
 Los Angeles –  Quality Inn & Suites Hermosa Beach, S8 Near Venice Beach or similar  (2 nights)

 

http://liveforyounow.com/blog/the-benefits-of-vitamin-b/?replytǚ,_474,_respond,_521_) Superior Class Hotels (Extra Charge):

Chicago – Allegro Hotel, Hilton Downtown or similar  (2 nights)
Springfield, IL – Hampton Inn by Hilton or similar (1 night)
St. Louis, MO – Hampton Inn, Crowne Plaza or similar (1 night)
Springfield, MO – DoubleTree By Hilton or similar (1 night)
Tulsa – DoubleTree By Hilton o rsimilar (1 night)
Oklahoma City – Homewood Suites by Hilton or similar (1 night)
Amarillo – Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton or similar (1 night)
Alburquerque /Santa Fe – Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn, Hilton Santa Fe o similar (1 night)
Holbrook – Travelodge Holbrook (1 night)
Grand Canyon – Flagstaff Hilton Garden Inn or similar (1 night)
Las Vegas – Bellagio, Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino Planet Hollywood or similar (2 nights)
Santa Mónica – Los Angeles – Double Tree Santa Monica or similar (2 nights)

  • Triple and quadruple rooms, two beds to share.
  • Prices applied to transatlantic flights of American American Airlines, Iberia and British Airways. Transfer cars, if necessaries, not included.
  • Must have valid driving license which must have been held for at least one year .
  • It is possible to hire Travel Cancellation Insurance with an extra charge of €75 (Travel Cancellation Insurance and Medical attention included).
  • Must have a valid credit card on primary driver’s name (one-way fee is paid by renter at rental location)
  • If you pay the flight with the reservation, you can modify it with an extra charge. Cancellations are allowed in Business Class or hiring a Travel Cancellation Insurance (meeting cancellation conditions).
  • A main driver included.

 

http://tonovconstruction.com/interior-painting/img_1453/ Rental conditions:

  • Driver’s age: must be 25+, there is no upper age limit
  • Name change is not permitted once rental booked
  • U.S. or Canada drivers licenses please contact us for local rates

An international driving license is required if the license is printed with non Roman Alphabet

  • Passengers of european nationality don’t need visa but it is required readable passport valid for a minimum of 6 months after flight departure. 
  • It is recommended to take International Driving Licence,
  • For safety reasons, every passenger who enters to the United States must have ESTA visa (authorisation for placing).

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