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Discover America & Canada, your way

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Banff National Park

Lake Tahoe

Welcome... Happy New Year! It’s time to book your North America adventure and we have plenty of ideas to get you inspired. Our travel experts have had a busy year travelling to the places we feature, exploring national parks, gorgeous coastal resorts and vibrant cities so that they can draw from their experiences and help you create your own bespoke holiday to America or Canada. Whether you’re looking for a fun road trip through California, an unforgettable escorted tour of New England, a coast-to-coast rail tour or a wildlife adventure in Canada, our team will tailor-make your perfect holiday.

Terms and Conditions All prices quoted are correct at the date of printing (03/12/2019). Prices shown are per person based on two adults sharing a room and the lowest flight class available. Prices exclude travel over peak travel periods, unless specified (Christmas, New Year & Easter). All holidays are subject to availability and prices could change – please check our website or call us for the latest price on your preferred departure date and holiday. Savings shown are included in the prices promoted and special offers may have date and other restrictions. Standard booking terms and conditions apply.

Kathryn Glover Programme Director for American Sky and Canadian Sky

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Family fun in Florida

Clearwater Beach

The Grove Resort & Spa

We recommend: The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando 7 Nights Self-Catering from €639pp Save up to €530 per family Book by 31 Jan 20

Our web manager, Rachel, went on holiday to Florida with her husband and two daughters aged 10 and 8. Here’s what she has to say about their trip.

We had an amazing family holiday to Florida staying at the Grove Resort & Spa. This was a great base for Orlando because it was apartment style accommodation within a lovely hotel resort with lots of facilities, including an amazing water park which the kids loved. Our 3-bedroom apartment was huge with a full-size kitchen (plus a very handy laundry). It can be quite expensive to go out for three meals a day - plus all the snacks, drinks and ice creams young kids demand! So it was great that we could prepare

packed lunches and easy meals, or just chill out with a takeaway and a bottle of wine when we returned (absolutely shattered!) from the parks. There was a free shuttle bus service to the Disney parks, which we used. But if the timings didn’t suit then sometimes we drove or got an Uber. After nine nights at the Grove we then drove to Clearwater to chill on the beach for five nights, which was the perfect relaxing end to a fun packed time in Florida.

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Holidays to Florida

Universal Orlando ® Resort

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

We recommend: Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort  7 Nights from €589pp Save up to €250 per family. Book by 31 Jan 20 Hard Rock Hotel ® at Universal Orlando ®  7 Nights from €799pp Save up to €250 per family. Book by 31 Jan 20

Whether you’re looking for a family villa with a private pool, an apartment right in the middle of International Drive, or a resort with its own waterpark, we’ve got the perfect Florida holiday for you. Staying at a Universal on-site hotel gives you a great range of benefits. If you stay at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort you get to experience the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Volcano Bay an hour before the park actually opens. If you choose the Hard Rock Hotel then you can skip the regular park queues with an Express Unlimited pass.

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Florida villas and homes

We have a fantastic range of villas with a private pool throughout Florida, located a short drive from the theme parks and attractions. These home-away-from homes allow you your own space to relax, whether it’s TV and dinner in the lounge, sun bathing by your own pool or letting Dad win in the games room. You can choose from a good value home with the location allocated when you arrive, or a specific community such as our recommendation of Championsgate Resort Homes below. We can even select a specific villa for you so that you know the exact address and exactly what rooms and facilities that villa has.

Disney Area Executive Plus Homes 7 Nights Self-Catering from €569pp Save up to €250 per family. Book by 31 Jan 20

Championsgate Resort Homes 7 Nights Self-Catering from €749pp Save up to €500 per family. Book by 31 Jan 20

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Orlando hotels in the heart of the action

International Drive is the place to stay if you want to be at the centre of the action in Orlando. There is every kind of family-friendly restaurant, lively bars, shopping malls and entertainment venues the length of I-Drive. It’s all walkable, but after a day in the parks you might prefer to travel on the I-Ride Trolley, hopping on and off wherever you like.

Sonesta ES Suites  7 Nights Self-Catering from €649pp Save up to €430 per family. Book by 31 Jan 20

Westgate Palace Resort  7 Nights Self-Catering from €769pp Save up to €500 per family. Book by 31 Jan 20

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Cruise from New York to Nova Scotia

Fly via Heathrowwith British Airways to enjoy complimentary meals and bar service, plus personal flat screen TV’s with inflight entertainment system. Upgrade to World Traveller Plus for wider seats and extra leg room, amenity kits and noise cancelling headphones. In Club World enjoy a fully lie-flat bed, delicious food and drink, plus White Company bedding and amenity kits. Fly to America from Dublin on American Airlines with complimentary meals and bar service. Upgrade to Premium Economy to enjoy premium dining, spacious seating, noise cancelling headphones, and upgrade to Business for lie-flat seats with all aisle access.

Atlantic Canada Cruise & New York Stay 7 Nights from €1,739pp Fly to New York with American Airlines or British Airways to enjoy a couple of nights in the Big Apple then embark on a five-night cruise onboard the brand new Sky Princess. Ports of call include the charming city of Halifax Nova Scotia and lovely Saint John in the Bay of Fundy.

World Traveller Plus

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Explore the USA’s beautiful west coast

San Francisco skyline

It might be a cliché to call California the Golden State, but the weather, the beaches and the wine certainly add up to our top three golden hues. Add in the quirkiness of San Francisco plus the glamour of LA and you’ve some pretty compelling reasons to explore this particular state. Drive inland and you’ll discover the jaw-dropping Grand Canyon, the vistas of Death Valley and the unashamed fun of Las Vegas. Mix in the deserts of Arizona and the result is a perfect road trip. We recommend: Best of the West 13 Nights Self-Drive Tour from €1,839pp Save up to €150pp. Book by 31 Jan 20

Yosemite National Park

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A look into Santa Monica’s charming lifestyle

Cycling the Marvin Braude Bike Trail in Santa Monica

“I spent a wonderful Sunday strolling around Santa Monica, through Pallisades Park overlooking the ocean and then onto the pier for an obligatory selfie by the “Route 66 End of the Trail” sign and to enjoy the retro amusements. Then we walked along the beautiful sandy beach until the shops of Santa Monica Place beckoned – a lovely outdoor mall with plenty of places to stop for coffee, ice- cream or a chilled glass of Californian white”. Kathryn, Programme Director American Sky We recommend: Enjoy Santa Monica and the beaches of Southern California 10 Nights Self-Drive Tour from €1,829pp Save up to €150pp. Book by 31 Jan 20

Santa Monica beach

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Experience a USA road trip adventure

There is something unique about a USA road trip, and at American Sky we all have our own personal favourites. Whether it’s a loop of New England taking in gorgeous coastline and quaint towns or that iconic swoop down the Pacific Coast of California, we will build a tailor-made itinerary just for you. Our recommendation below is an incredible tour of Utah’s five national parks Zion, Bryce, Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands plus Monument Valley, and if you want to add a few days of fun in Las Vegas then just let us know and we can pick the right hotel for you.

Zion National Park

We recommend: Experience the Utah Mighty Five ® and Monument Valley 10 Nights Self-Drive Tour from €1,389pp Save up to €120pp. Book by 31 Jan 20

Arches National Park

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Discover more of the USA with a rail tour

A tailor-made rail tour is the perfect holiday for those who want to travel independently but would prefer not to drive.

California Zephyr Train

Great American Majestic Landscapes 11 Nights Independent Rail Tour from €2,849pp

American Heritage 9 Nights Independent Rail Tour from €2,799pp

An American adventure travelling coast to coast by train, from New York to San Francisco. A great experience with three nights on board the train and hotel stays in New York, Chicago, Denver and San Francisco, which we can extend or upgrade as you like. You’ll travel through the Sierra Nevada, tour the Rocky Mountains and experience the wines of the Napa Valley. Save up to €150pp. Book by 31 Jan 20

Explore America’s heritage in the great cities of the east coast by rail on this nine-night itinerary. You will visit Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC letting the train transport you between these terrific destinations. The holiday includes sightseeing tours, entrance into a wide variety of attractions and museums and we can customise all of this for you. Save up to €150pp. Book by 31 Jan 20

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USA Escorted Tours

We’ve specially selected these escorted tours for their great itineraries and unique experiences, all led by an expert Tour Director.

Nashville

Niagara Falls

Book and pay for these tours by 27 Feb 20 and save up to €280pp

Tastes & Sounds of the South 9 Nights Escorted Tour from €2,429pp

East Coast USA & Canada 13 Nights Escorted Tour from €3,459pp

Explore the fabulous music street trio of Broadway Nashville, Bourbon St New Orleans and Beale St Memphis. Enjoy a private performance of Johnny Cash tunes in Nashville and a live performance by a member of the family at the Grand Ole Opry. Feast on some hearty Deep South home cooking in a historic Mississippi mansion and a Creole cooking demo and dinner in New Orleans. You will truly savour the tastes and sounds of the Deep South.

From experiencing the simple life in an Amish Community to witnessing the thunder of Niagara Falls, this trip will take you through the great cities and spectacular scenery of the east coast of North America. Discover the beautiful White Mountains of New England, explore the charming city of Boston and savour maple syrup in an authentic sugar shack in Quebec.

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Lake Moraine, Canadian Rockies

Boston

Book and pay for these tours by 27 Feb 20 and save up to €500pp

New England’s Fall Foliage 7 Nights Escorted Tour from €2,879pp

Majesty of the Rockies 13 Nights Escorted Tour from €5,269pp

One of our favourite tours delighting in the myriad of autumn colours in New England. Stay at the real-life Von Trapp family home, enjoy panoramic views on the aerial tramway of Franconia Notch in the White Mountains and learn about the wildlife and ecology of the North Woods with an expert naturalist. Savour regional dinners, take stunning photos and enjoy talks from local experts.

The ultimate tour of Western Canada, staying in luxury hotels, paired with exceptional dining and VIP experiences. With an expert Travelling Concierge, you will explore the national parks of the Rockies, enjoy a private meeting with a retired Royal Canadian Mountie, sample wine in the Okanagan Valley and stay at the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

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Jenn O’Neill is one of our North America Specialists and enjoyed a tour of western Canada earlier this year, including a two day Rocky Mountaineer rail journey: “The journey from Kamloops to Banff on a Rocky Mountaineer train in early May was an amazing day. There were phenomenal views through the Hoodoos and up through the Columbia Valley, especially climbing up to the Continental Divide and down into a snowy Banff. It wasn’t just the sights that were amazing, the food was so good that I ate way too much, but I just couldn’t help myself!” We recommend: Journey through the Clouds at Leisure 9 Nights Independent Tour from €3,889pp A relaxed and scenic tour including Banff National Park, iconic Lake Louise, the Icefields Parkway and Athabasca Glacier. The highlight will be two days onboard a Rocky Mountaineer train heading through the Rockies for sensational views as you travel in style. Add a seven-night cruise to Alaska, visiting spectacular Glacier Bay and cruising along the stunning coastline from €999pp.

Rocky Mountaineer travelling along the Sea-to-Sky Corridor

For a truly unforgettable experience, add a seven-night cruise to Alaska from €999pp

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Journey from Canada’s east to west

The vastness of Canada may be daunting, but it is possible to capture many different parts in one single holiday, encapsulating its contrasting characters. A couple of days in the cities of Montreal and Quebec will introduce you to its French-speaking heart. A visit to Niagara Falls will tick a natural wonder of the world off your list. Venture into a national park and discover the beauty of Banff. Sample poutine (chips topped with gravy and cheese curds), washed down with a Caesar cocktail or wine from Okanagan. It’s easy to see why this is one of our favourite countries. We recommend: The Canadiana 20 Nights Escorted Tour from €4,949pp Save up to €150pp. Book by 31 Jan 20 Experience the natural wonders of Canada from east to west. You’ll see spectacular scenery at every turn, from rolling hillsides and ranchlands to rugged mountain ranges and national parks. You’ll travel past glaciers which have survived for centuries, the majestic Niagara Falls and the wildlife of Ontario and British Columbia. This tour also includes visits to some of the most popular cities in Canada, such as historic Quebec City, sophisticated Montreal, cosmopolitan Toronto and vibrant Vancouver.

Jasper National Park

Toronto

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Maligne Lake, Jasper National Park

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