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Destination guide

United States

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real United States in a way like no other. Supersized and wildly diverse, the United States does everything in epic proportions and leaves no one indifferent. With a mix of seasons, landscapes and cultures, you can experience a new adventure each day as you tour the states. Our holidays in the US will take you from the East Coast, where you can roam the eclectic neighbourhoods and museums of New York and take a boat ride under Niagara Falls, to the West Coast, where you’ll find a new story. Explore the mighty depths of the Grand Canyon, see the glittering lights of Las Vegas, and savour fresh seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. From Washington to the Wild West, from Detroit Motown to New Orleans jazz, from the Texan cowboys to the Inuits of Alaska, and with all the spectacular mountains, forests, beaches and desert in between, the United States is an endless playground. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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With 50 states to choose from, your US holiday can be anything you want it to be. I love showing our guests all sides of the country, from the beautiful national parks to the buzzing city streets.
Travel Director
United States at a glance
From the Grand Canyon to glittering Las Vegas, from Washington to the Wild West, from Detroit Motown to the Alaskan Inuits, and with all the mountains, beaches and desert in between, the United States is an endless playground. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and experience a new adventure each day.
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Washington D.C.
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What to pack for United States

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Comfortable shoes

From roaming the endless streets of New York, to exploring the Grand Canyon, you’ll need a sturdy pair of shoes on your adventures.

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Dollar bills

Tipping is customary in the United States, and you’ll be expected to tip at least 15% (although 20 - 25% is appreciated), so be sure to keep some US bills on hand.

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Big appetite

The United States is the land of the supersized, and their diverse cuisine comes in big portions with big flavour and plenty of soul.

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Adaptor plug

In the United States, the standard voltage is 120 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type A and B. The standard frequency is 60 Hz.

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Layered clothing

From the snowy east to the sunny west, the United States experiences a myriad of seasons and climates, so come prepared with layered and versatile clothing.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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