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Rental Car Tour
Route 66 Dream
USA / America
Always from East to West = the Historical Direction!
Your dreams will come true on the legendary Route 66 across the USA. You will start your 15 day adventure in the city of Chicago, where you will pick up your rental car to drive through the state of Illinois to Springfield. You can slowly become accustomed to the leisure speed on the US Highways, of which the maximum speed limits are 105 km/h, (65 miles per hour) and sometimes even racy 75 mph (120 km/h). On the second day of your round trip on the Route 66 you will reach St. Louis at the Mississippi whose gateway is well known as the "McDonalds Arch" The arch refers symbolically to the past of the city as a gate to the Wild West. Actually you are now in the middle west and cross the states Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma where you will spend the night in Oklahoma City. As a side trip, a visit to the Meramec Caves is worthwhile, in which in earlier time’s bandits such as Jesse James hid themselves in order to escape the law. A popular objective of photographers is the bridge over the Canadian River with its 38 metal arches in the west of Oklahoma. You will drive over it on your way to Clinton where a visit to the Route 66 museum is worth your while. A last stopover is the famous Cadillac Ranch, your next overnight stop. The trip continues on into the deep Wild West to Santa Fe and into the unique desert landscape of New Mexico. A special overnight stay in Gallup awaits you: The El Rancho hotel, in that once stars such as Humphrey Bogart and John Wayne stayed when they shot a western film in the area. On the next two days famous natural wonders such as Monument Valley, the "Petrified Forest" and the so-called “Painted Desert" await you, as well as an exciting overnight stay in the reservation of the Navajo Indians in Chinle. After a visit to the Grand Canyon where you have the possibility to go on a helicopter flight, you will arrive in the gambling metropolis Vegas where you will spend the night in the legendary "The Mirage" hotel directly on The Strip. Your round trip on the Route 66 finally ends at the Pacific in the well known swim resort Santa Monica in Los Angeles, where you will drop of your rental car and can continue your vacation in California or head back home from Los Angeles.
Day 1: Chicago > Springfield, IL
On your very first day, you will pick up our rental car. Just a few more miles and you will spot the first Route 66 signs. From Joliet, you will continue to the Launching Pad in Wilmington – a real Route 66 original, where you will stop for a delicious meal. Before arriving in Springfield, Illinois, where Abraham Lincoln once lived, stopping at Dixie Truckers Home is a must.
Day 2: Springfield, IL > St. Louis
Today, you will explore St. Louis, the "Gateway to the West." The 190-meter Gateway Arch makes for the perfect holiday photo op. Roam the streets of this beautiful city before having a delicious meal at Hanngean's for dinner.
Day 3: St. Louis > Springfied, Mo
Today, you continue along Route 66. Meramec Caverns will be the highlight of the day. You are headed straight for the famous caves with your rental car. This is where Jesse James once hid from his pursuers.
Day 4: Springfield, Mo > Oklahoma City
On your rental car drive, you will cross three states today: Missouri, Kansas and finally Oklahoma. Oklahoma is especially known for its vast expanses and its long route 66 sections.
Day 5: Oklahoma City > Amarillo
At the start of your day, you will drive your rental car across a huge bridge with 38 arches. The Route 66 Museum, which is located in Clinton, is the next hotspot. But above all, the Big Texan Steak Ranch, where you will spend the night in Amarillo, is what makes this day so special.
Day 6: Amarillo > Santa Fe
The legendary Cadillac Ranch awaits you next. The 10 Cadillacs, which are forever stuck in the soil, are doomed to a rather bleak existence and are meant to remind you of the golden days of the Route 66. In Adrian, you will pass the old geo-mathematical center of Route 66.
Day 7: Santa Fe
This day of your rental car trip is all about relaxation. Shop to it and stroll through the streets of Santa Fe. A little sightseeing should also be on the agenda - we recommend St. Francis Cathedral.
Day 8: Santa Fe > Gallup
Your journey takes you to Madrid, where the cult movie "Wild Hogs" was once filmed. Spanish influences cannot be denied throughout your rental car journey and you will even stop at a famous mission church before you spend the night in Gallup at the El Rancho Hotel.
Day 9: Gallup > Chinle
You will take your rental car along the old Route 66 to the north, where you will cross into the stunningly beautiful Navajo land. It’s 95 miles to Four Corners, where 4 states meet. Here, you can be in New Mexico, Utah, Arizona and Colorado all at once.
Day 10: Chinle > Flagstaff
One of the most eventful days is upon you at Petrified Forest National Park and the Painted Desert. You will leave these natural wonders behind to make it to Flagstaff in Arizona, your final destination for the day.
Day 11: Flagstaff > Seligman
The absolute highlight of your rental car tour is your stop at Grand Canyon. The helicopter tour promises a thrilling adventure before you make your way along Route 66 in the direction of the Californian border.
Day 12: Seligman > Las Vegas
German emigrants have fulfilled one of their dreams by opening Westside Lilo's Cafe on Route 66, which is why you will come here for breakfast. The legendary Mirage is your starting point for exploring Sin City.
Day 13: Las Vegas > Barstow
Today, you will take your rental car on a desert tour. One of the most beautiful stretches of Route 66 is waiting for you Near your final destination, Barstow, the spectacular Mojave Desert is a real sight for sore eyes.
Day 14: Barstow > Santa Monica
Unfortunately, your stunningly beautiful Route 66 tour is now coming to an end. But the last day of your tour will be filled with just as many great memories thanks to the beauty of Santa Monica Pier.
Learn more about this dream tour:
Individual Adventure > Self Drive Tour
* The Original Tour - developed and organised by Reuthers
* Rental Car - compact class - for the Tour including comprehensive Insurance
* 14x Accommodation Middleclass Hotels/Motels in shared Double Room (1 common bed)
* Reuthers Secured Payment Certificate (Sicherungsschein)
* Reuthers Tour Book with Itineraries and Tips
* Reuthers Travel Lecture Route 66
* Reuthers Rewards Points
* GPS navigation device for Rental Car
* Higher class for Rental Car
* Individual flight
Please feel free to tell us your individual date!
Driver Rental Car = USD 4495
Passenger = USD 1565
Single Room extra charge = USD 1365
Twin Room (2 getrennte Betten) extra charge = USD 195
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All pricing payable in US Dollar.
3% "Early Bird Discount" (booking more than 12 months prior tour start)
2% "Golden Ager Discount" (age min 60 years prior tour start)
10% "Group Discount" (from 8 participants, all registrations within one week, common Payment of Balance by Bank Transfer)
Please note: Total Discount max. 10% for Deposit by Credit Card and Payment of Balance by Bank Transfer. No Discount for Deposit and Payment of Balance by Credit Card or by PayPal.
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