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Listed below are a small example of holidays currently appearing in the national press. All offers are fully tailor-made, please do call for further details.

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American Duchess as featured in The Sunday Times Best 100 Holidays of 2017

The American Duchess, the first all-suite paddle wheeler on US rivers which will be launched in June 2017 by the American Steamboat Company.

This floating boutique cruiser - created from a 1995 hull - will carry up to 166 guests in luxury and will follow itineraries of her sister vessel, The American Queen, along the Lower Mississippi from Memphis to New Orleans.   In a new move for the cruise line, the ship will also offer stays in port, notably in the heart of Nashville. 

Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady of the river epitomizes the grace and grandeur that has made River Cruising a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries. One voyage and you’ll see why.

Lead in prices start at £4595 per person (twin share) for an 11-night holiday which include return flights from Heathrow, transfers on arrival, two nights in the historic Peabody Hotel in Memphis prior to cruise and seven nights’ full-board five-star accommodation – with gourmet meals - in an interior suite cabin. The holiday ends with two nights at The Montelone Hotel in the historic French Quarter of in New Orleans. Private transfers and tours in both Memphis and New Orleans are also include. 

 Also included is 24-hour room service, complimentary wine and beer with dinner (plus soft drinks throughout the voyage), excursions to riverside towns of note, daily lectures by a Riverlorian (an onboard history and culture expert) plus city tours in Memphis and New Orleans. For further details call the experts at Bon Voyage on 0800 316 0194, to order a brochure click here.  

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California Family Fun Adventure - featured in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine 2017

This 13-night California Family Fun Adventure will suit everyone in the family. From biking the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco to camping under the stars in awesome Yosemite National Park. From whale watching along the scenic California coast to the thrilling theme park rides of southern California. For tailor made holidays to California call the experts at Bon Voyage.  

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Half-Term California Family Holiday - As Featured In the Sunday Times  

Bon Voyage is highlighting its family-friendly Pacific Coast Highway itinerary for a February half-term getaway when, after two nights checking out San Francisco, families pick up a motorhome and travel along the most scenic part of the Highway – the Big Sur. It is a 250 mile journey between San Francisco and Los Angeles, so it’s a very leisurely trip which offers whale watching in towns such as Monterey and Santa Barbara (boat trips can be pre-booked), seaside towns such as Santa Cruz, Pismo Beach and Carmel by the Sea.  The tour can be ended with time in Universal Studios or Disneyland (Bon Voyage can pre-book tickets here too).

This seven-night holiday departs Heathrow on 11 February and costs £869 per adult and £765 per child (aged between two-11 years). This price is based on two adults and two youngsters travelling together and includes return flights, two nights’ room-only at the four-star Prescott Hotel and five nights’ motorhome rental. Other dates/durations are available. Please call Bon Voyage for further details on 0800 316 0194. 

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As featured in the Daily Telegraph -  “50 Great things to do in America - 2017”

The Kentucky Derby, Louisville

Nicknamed the “Run for the Roses” or the “Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”, the Blue Riband of American thoroughbred racing dates back to 1875. Run in early May, this 1¼ mile flat race combines the excitement of Epsom with the fashions of Ascot. On Bon Voyage’s five-day Kentucky Derby extravaganza, you get VIP treatment and watch from the exclusive Stakes Room Balcony overlooking the finish line. From £7,465 per person. Call 0800 316 0194 for further details.

Route 33!

Route 66 is no longer an official highway, but it continues to loom large in the American psyche. You can still follow the original road, with its diners and gas stations – but driving the entire 2,448 miles takes weeks. So, Bon Voyage has a new holiday, called ‘Route 33’, that covers half the Mother Road. Start in Oklahoma City and 11 nights later, you are gazing over the Pacific in Santa Monica. From £1,795 per person. Call0800 316 0194 for further details.  

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All That Jazz - Featured in the Saturday Times, article by Aaron Miller

Bon Voyage has a five-night trip to New Orleans, including flights from the UK, three nights at the boutique Pontchartrian Hotel, near the historic French Quarter, two nights in a cottage in the the ground of Oak Alley Plantation Home. Tours of the home and New Orleans, plus car hire are also included. Prices from £1495 per person. All Bon Voyage holidays are tailor-made, please call the experts on 0800 316 0194 for further details. 
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Winter Sun in The Florida Keys

The Florida Keys are the ideal destination for a winter sun road trip. Travel down through the sub-tropical paradise along the iconic Overseas Highway and across Seven Mile Bridge passing through the key districts of Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine Key and Key West. Activities available include snorkelling and diving, paddle boarding and kayaking, a visit to the Turtle Hospital in Marathon and a stop at Bahia Honda State Park where the beach has been voted one of America's Top 10 beaches. 

On arrival in Key West, start exploring the historic town on an Old Town Trolley Tour then watch the sunset celebrations at Mallory Square. Don't miss a stop at Kermit's Key West Key Lime Shoppe for some authentic Key lime pie. Nature enthusiasts can also enjoy trips to the Florida Keys' two water-based National Parks: Dry Tortugas and The Everglades.

Bon Voyage (0800 316 0194 ) offers 10 nights in The Florida Keys & Key West from £1,955 per person for travel in February 2017. The price includes direct American Airlines flights from LHR to Miami, convertible car hire for the duration and 10 nights' room only accommodation at newly opened properties (five nights at Key West's Oceans Edge Resort & Spa and five nights at Key Largo's Playa Largo Resort and Spa). The price is based on two adults travelling and sharing accommodation. Average February Temperature in the Keys: 22°C 

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Riding the Outlaw Trail with Butch Cassidy in Utah - featured in the Daily Telegraph

“One of the biggest names of the Old West, Butch Cassidy remains a legend in his home state of Utah, where he was born 150 years ago. From his birthplace in in the little town of Beaver and his childhood in pretty Circleville - where he grew up with his British parents and 12 siblings - to his infamous mountain hideout at Robbers Roost on the edge of magnificent Canyonlands National Park, you can now retrace the steps of the gentleman outlaw who pulled off some of America's most audacious robberies, but never killed a man. The itinerary takes in two new Cassidy museums in Southern Utah, finishing at Robert Redford's luxurious Sundance Ranch near Provo, a treasure trove of memorabilia relating to Cassidy and his most famous sidekick, the Sundance Kid. The ranch is also home to the restored Owl Bar, where the two drank with other members of the Wild Bunch and plotted their most famous heists" - by kind permission of Jonathan Thompson, Daily Telegraph.

Bon Voyage offers an eight-night Butch Cassidy Trail fly-drive from £1595 per person. The price includes flights to Salt Lake City with Delta Airlines, car hire, accommodation in the Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, Butch Cassidy Hideout Cafe and Motel in Circleville, Torrey School House B&B, Whispering Pines Motel in Hanksville, Ramada Hotel in Price and Sundance Resort Mountain Resort in Sundance. For further details call 0800 316 0194.

For holidays to Utah click here.

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Valentine Wedding in Vegas, Baby!

FROM £1095: Vegas for Valentine’s – For glamour, glitz and the chance to get married in one of the famous wedding chapels, check out this deal from USA specialist Bon Voyage
Fly from Heathrow, Manchester or Glasgow on 11 February for a whirlwind Valentine’s break. Includes champagne limo transfers, five nights in a suite at the five-star MGM Hotel AND – if lady luck smiles and your partner says Yes – a wedding ceremony on 14 February at A Special Memory Wedding Chapel on the Vegas Strip. Traditional it aint, memorable it certainly will be!  Other durations and hotels are available. Want to include a visit to the Grand Canyon too...not a problem. All Bon Voyage holidays are tailor-made, call 0800 316 0194 for further details.i 
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New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise 

£1495 (saving 385): New Orleans/Caribbean cruise duo– for an 11-night wintersun holiday – combining four nights in the ‘Big Easy’ with a seven-night cruise on board the Norwegian Dawn cruising the Caribbean – with Bon Voyage. This twin share price, for departures between 1 December and 30 March (excluding the festive period), includes return Heathrow, Manchester or Glasgow flights, four nights’ room-only at the four-star Hilton Riverside in New Orleans (plus city tour) and a seven-night full-board cruise with beverage and gratuity package. Call 0800 316 0194 for further details. 

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Winter Wonderland in Alberta

£1395 (saving £125): Winter Wonderland break in Canada – for a six-night break in the mountain resort resort of Banff – packed full of extras such as a horse drawn sleigh ride, a tour of Lake Louise, a Johnston Canyon Icewalk tour, dog sledding and a Marble Canyon snowshoe tour – with Bon Voyage. This twin share price, for departures in January and February includes return flights from Heathrow, transfers, room-only accommodation at the Banff Caribou Lodge and excursions as above Call 0800 316 0194 for further details, please quote Winter Wonderland. 
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New York & The Bahamas

£1995 (saving £1185): New York/Bahamas duo – is the bargain deal on a 10-night holiday - combining a winter break in frosty New York with seven nights of sunshine in the Bahamas – with Bon Voyage. This twin share price, for departures in  January and March, includes return Heathrow, Manchester or Glasgow flights, internal flight, three nights’ room-only at the five-star Edition Hotel in  NY and seven nights on an all-inclusive basis at the Breezes Superclubs Hotel in the Bahamas.  Call 0800 316 0194 for further details, please quote New York/Breezes. 
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Graceland, Memphis

£1125 (saving £125): The Guest House at Graceland opened at the end of October; the most anticipated hotel opening of the year – be one of the first to enjoy a stay at this luxurious new four-star hotel set in the grounds of Elvis’ beloved Graceland in Memphis – with US specialist, Bon Voyage. This twin share price, for departures between 29 October and 31 March (excluding the festive season), includes return Heathrow, Manchester or Glasgow fights, five nights’ room-only accommodation and a Memphis attraction pass which includes a VIP tour of Graceland, plus entrance into Sun Studios, the Stax Museum and the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum. Call 0800 316 0194 for further details, please quote Guesthouse Graceland. 

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Get Your Kicks on R66

America's legendary Route 66 - known as The Mother Road - is 90 years old this November 2016.
This iconic journey of 2,448 miles from Chicago to Los Angeles is 'Bucket List' stuff!
Bon Voyage's 14-night Get Your Kitsch on Route 66 features stays in original hotels, motels and historic lodges. Starting at £1925 per person and departing from Manchester, Heathrow and Glasgow, this includes flights, car hire, accommodation and a personalised day-to-day road book with full driving instructions and things to see on the way. For further details call 0800 316 1094 or visit the website.
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Free Weddings!

£1595 (saving £359): All-inclusive Bahamas – for seven nights of sunshine at the prestigious Breezes Resort – situated on Cable Beach – with Bon Voyage. This twin share price, for departures between 1 January and 31 March - includes return Heathrow flights and all-inclusive accommodation. As a bonus, for those planning to ‘tie the knot’ this price also includes a free wedding ceremony! Call 0800 316 0194 for further details.


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Little Palm Island, Florida

On offer with US specialist, Bon Voyage, is Little Palm Island Resort and Spa, an exclusive five- star retreat only accessible by boat and seaplane. Set three miles out to sea in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, this small tropical island is a world away from the hub bub of lively Key West. Think South Pacific rather than South Florida.

A wealth of luxury pampering treatments are available at SpaTerre, along with healing classes ranging from yoga to reiki. There’s also a freshwater lagoon pool, library, meditative garden, plus watersports such as diving, kayaking and sailing.  Dining options include candle lit restaurants and tables on the terrace overlooking the beach. 

A seven-night holiday starts from £2235 per person (based on two people sharing) including return flights from Heathrow to Key West, boat transfers and room-only accommodation in a beachside bungalow. For further details call Bon Voyage on 0800 316 0194. 

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