USA Day Tours, Attractions & Excursions

The United States is one of the top three international travel destinations in the world, welcoming nearly 80 million visitors a year. With so many incredible places to visit and so many fantastic US tour options, it’s not surprising that so many put the ‘Land of Opportunity’ at the top of their travel bucket list.

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USA Tour Destinations

The United States is a very large country and is home to many diverse cultures and destinations. Depending on what route you take, a road trip across America can range between 2,500 and 3,500 miles.

The size of the United States makes it very tricky to discuss the weather, seasons and things to do because the details range so vastly from state to state. On the bright side, you can be certain that there are many different tours of the USA to meet your needs – whatever they are.

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If you’re looking for an escape to gorgeous, sandy beaches and long days in the sun, then touring Miami may be the best bet for you. The area is also very well known as a diver’s paradise, and its festive street life.

If you’re more of a cultural traveler and are curious about America’s complex history, then a trip to New Orleans could be just what you need. The music scene and culture in the southern city in the state of Louisiana has a rich history just waiting to be discovered.

Does the constant buzz of activity get you excited? New York City is the ultimate travel destination for city slickers and promises to be an eye-opening experience.  The ‘Big Apple’ beautifully blends pop culture and modern life with a distinctly American flare.

Popular USA Tours

With so many exciting places to see and things to do, it’s very easy to become overwhelmed with choice. One of the best ways to overcome this is to pick a destination that suits your pace and travel preferences and book one of the many US tours available.

Niagra Falls from Boston

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast with some time on your hands, then you can take your pick from the American tours or day trips that bring you close to nature. Boston’s day trip to Niagara Falls is an incredible waterfall experience. Not only are the views magnificent, but travelers can also explore the history of the area.

Speaking of history, there are plenty of history-focused tour packages in the USA. One of the most popular ones is the carriage tour in New Orleans which guides travelers through the French Quarter on a horse-drawn carriage.

For those travelers more interested in pop culture, you’ll be pleased to know that a tour of the USA can tick your boxes too! For example, New York City’s Gossip Girl tour brings the popular show to life by taking travelers to key landmarks that are featured in the highly-rated television series.

dolby theatre in los angeles

Theatre-lovers can indulge in a show as well as a tour of the Dolby Theatre, one of the most iconic theatres in Los Angeles. A guided walking tour gives guests special glimpses behind the scenes of the famed stage.

FAQs About USA Holiday Tours

Now that your interest in America is piqued, you may have a few logistical questions. We’ve answered a few of them here to get you started.

What Do You Need to Visit the USA?

Enjoying these amazing tours in the US is only possible if you have the right paperwork to enter the country.  Certain countries are exempt from needing a visa for a stay of fewer than 90 days (there are 39 countries on the visa waiver program). However, other countries need a tourist visa.

When Is The Best Time to Visit America?

As mentioned, the diverse regions in the United States mean that you can experience different climates in different states, at different times of the year. To be safe, it’s more affordable and temperate to travel in the shoulder seasons (spring and autumn).

Is It Safe to Travel to The United States?

The United States is ranked as the 51st safest country in the world. While generally considered a safe country for tourists, it’s important to remain vigilant (especially in certain areas) and take care of public announcements.

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Immerse yourself in conspiracy theories and alien fun! See the infamous Area 51, the Extraterrestrial Highway, desolate Nevada desert, and ancient Indian petroglyphs that look suspiciously alien! ...

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  • Fun and interesting
  • Great way to explore the area
  • Your guide can fill in all the details and answer your burning questions
  • Everything is provided
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  • does not cater to disabled people
  • It’s a long tour for small children or people with illnesses and back problems
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Step back in time and enjoy the Holy Land Experience! With award-winning live performances, a Scriptorium museum, and lots of fun activities, it’s great family fun. ...

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  • Fun and family-friendly
  • Entertaining and educational for everyone
  • Well-maintained and good staff
  • Operates in all weather conditions so you won’t miss out
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  • Transport is not included
  • More enjoyable for the religiously-minded
  • Food and drink is not included in the ticket price
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Explore one of the oldest plantations in the lower Mississippi Valley and ride in a Louisiana swamp boat. Step back in time and experience the antebellum south, this 5-hour tour combines two famous Louisiana attractions into one trip! ...

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  • Tour the oldest plantation along the lower Mississippi Valley
  • This tour is well organized, your whole trip will be narrated by a local guide
  • Vehicles have air conditioning
  • The boat you will ride in will be open-sided and covered
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  • A minimum of 10 participants are required for this tour to operate
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Enjoy a professional and passionately guided walking tour of the famous Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Be guided to some of the places where history was made and your favourite celebrities achieved greatness. The Dolby Theatre has hosted The Daytime Emmy Awards, America's Got Talent, Victoria Secret shows and so much more! ...

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The Dolby Theatre tour is a fantastic way to learn more about one of the world biggest and most iconic theatres. You can walk where your favorite celebrities have walked before, and even get a chance to step up on stage. This is a short and engaging tour, and you are provided a chance to gain insight into the history of some of the most prevalent events.
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  • Short duration
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Tour New Orleans oldest cemetery and find out why the graves of the deceased are built above ground. Hear tales of the past and witness these old and crackling tombs up-close! ...

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This tour is a great way to learn about New Orleans' unique history. Guests will learn about everything from Voodoo to New Orleans' elite.
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The New York Botanical Garden, fondly known as the Bronx Botanical Garden, is one of New York City’s top tourist attractions. Expanding over 250 acres, and boasting a variety of different gardens and collections, a visit to NYBG is an outstanding day out for the whole family, and are easily the best botanical gardens in NYC. ...

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The New York Botanical Garden offers a magical experience to those who visit. They're some of the finest of their kind on the planet, and are well worth exploring during a trip to New York!
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  • Explore the various gardens and collections at the iconic NYBG
  • Admission into special exhibitions is included
  • The perfect outing for the whole family
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The swamps are largely untouched and house an abundance of wildlife, both beneath the water and above the woody vegetation. Airboats are your best bet to view all the wildlife and Louisiana’s wetlands which span over three million acres. ...

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Swamp tours in New Orleans and around it are the ideal way to break away from the city’s commotion. Although the swamp is eroding, wildlife freely roam here and live in harmony with the Cajun community. This is a unique tour that can only be experienced here, you have to do it!
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Learn the real history of New Orleans voodoo on a fun and informative walking tour. Follow your local guide through the streets of New Orleans and visit iconic places associated with New Orleans voodoo culture. ...

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You won't find this type of tour anywhere else. A New Orleans voodoo tour will teach you the history of this fascinating religion and clear up any misconceptions you may have.
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Take a journey back in time as you step into the pages of John Berendt’s best-selling novel Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Visit the buildings and landmarks where pivotal events in the book unfold, and gain an insider’s perspective with a guided ...

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This tour is a thrill for fans of the book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, set in historic Savannah, Georgia! Guided tours are interactive and engaging, and group sizes are kept small to ensure an intimate experience.
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  • Guided tour of the city
  • Great insight into historical Savannah and the book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
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The beautiful, blue Lake Michigan, Chicago’s famous lake, is one of the city’s top attractions - and for good reason. As a top bucket-list item, a lot of travellers walk along the edges of the lake to marvel at its tranquil beauty and tick it off of their list. However, one of the best ways to experience the lakeside is through a classic lake tour. ...

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Regardless of whether you are pressed for time and want to pack in the sights, or want to freeze time on a luxurious dinner cruise, there is the perfect Lake Michigan tour available for you.
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  • A unique vantage point of Chicago
  • Tour available for any time of day
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There's no better way to see Miami than on the water. This 90-minute city sightseeing cruise lets you do just that, in order for you to really experience all that this vibrant city has to offer. ...

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This tour will go on for 90 minutes and is ideal for anyone wanting to add an enjoyable experience to their visit to Miami. The tour is well suited to families, couples, and anyone interested in Miami, celebrities, and fun boat rides.
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  • A 90-minute boat tour along Biscayne Bay
  • Access to a cash bar
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  • Multilingual expert guide
  • See celebrity homes and private islands
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Take a walk down the New York City Freedom Trail as you discover the trials and tribulations of the forging of this sub terrain network. Now known as the Underground Railroad New York. ...

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This walking tour is a great way to experience the past of Lower Manhattan, and discover all the tales hiding in the underground railroad of NYC. Learn all about the history of slavery and the brave men and women who made New York into what it has become today.
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  • Informative local guide
  • Short and interesting
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