Self Guided Tours

18 days driving Route 66!


per person

* ADD 2 nights in Fabulous Las Vegas, for just US$195pp! 

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Drive Route 66 for yourself!

If our 26-day tour of the ‘Mother Road’ just isn’t an option for you – don’t worry!

Our 18-day, (or 20 if you choose to add Las Vegas)‘Self-drive’ tour is designed for guests who prefer to travel Route 66 unaccompanied, or cannot make our ‘Official Tour’.

You just choose the departure date from Chicago – and we provide everything you need to travel across Route 66 on your self-drive odyssey from Chicago to Los Angeles.

On departure day from Chicago, you will be collected around 8:30am and taken to collect your rental car – an icon of the American motor industry: The Ford Mustang. *Insurance and one-way fees are INCLUDED!

You’ll absorb the history of a bygone era whilst enjoying all the modern creature comforts: Bluetooth, Cruise Control, set amongst a modern, powerful drivetrain.                               

Despite being a 2 door, the Mustang has a relatively spacious boot/trunk, capable of fitting 2 large suitcases and a couple of small carry-on type bags. There is also back seat space for cameras, cooler etc.

With a Gilligan’s ‘Self Drive’ tour you can be assured to see the best of Route 66, travelling the original road without the hassle of stopping to check road names, unravelling armful’s of maps, or trying to plan your vacation using a pile of confusing books and guides.

With the use of our turn by turn GPS and Route Book, we detail each and every day of the journey.                         

Most days are planned around an 8:45am departure, which sees guests arrive at the end of each day around 4:30pm.       

We do all the hard work and you just enjoy each day as It happens!

18 Day Self Drive Tour Prices

  • 1 Mustang, 2 people (twin-share): US$4,995pp
  • 1 Mustang, 2 people (2 rooms): US$6,295pp

  • Add 2 additional nights in Las Vegas for just US$ 195pp!

What’s included

  • Quality accommodation – including hotel breakfasts 
  • One nights accommodation in Chicago (prior to departure)
  • Car hire: Drive a late model Mustang (inclusive of Insurances and ‘One-Way’ fees)
  • Gilligans’ exclusive ‘turn by turn’ navigation programme across Route 66
  • Gilligans’ comprehensive Route Book with over 130 pages of town by town notes for your journey!
  • Pre-paid cellphone with unlimited international calls & texts!


  • Airfares to Chicago, and home from LA 
  • Add 2 nights in fabulous Las Vegas for just US$195pp! (breakfasts not included in Las Vegas)


  • Driver/s must be over the age of 25 and hold a valid full driver’s license from your home country
  • All participants must have relevant travel insurance for the USA
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