Group Tours

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26-days Route 66 – WITH FLIGHTS!

NZ$11,995

per person

AU$11,395

per person

All pricing is based on TWIN SHARE

Prices* INCLUDE economy airfares from:

  • Auckland
  • Sydney/Brisbane

To: Chicago – returning from Los Angeles.

(*pricing subject to change)

Gilligans

26-Day, Guided Group Tour

“Gilligans provides the BEST tour of Route 66”

We’re not being boastful – that’s what many of the business owners along Route 66 tell our guests. Why?

Simply because we work hard to offer a unique insight into this old highway. Route 66 is more than tail-fins and chrome, or burgers and drive thru’s. Much more…

Our fully guided ‘Official Tour’ provides guests with a comprehensive 26-day tour of Route 66.

We include flights to Chicago (returning from LA) from major cities across the world!

Following 3 nights in Chicago, you will be allocated your trusty stead: An iconic Ford Mustang rental car for each couple as standard, along with a well detailed Route book and navigational technology that’s produced by Gilligans, exclusively for our guests.

 

 TOUR FORMAT:

Following breakfast, your day usually starts with a morning briefing to outline the day ahead, give an overview about the areas visited and to answer questions.

The group generally departs around 8:30am, and often arrives at the hotel at about 4:30 each afternoon. Some days are shorter – others slightly longer. Time spent driving is approx 2.5-3hrs per day, which allows more time to see what you came to see: Route 66!

Along the way, guests use our GPS platform and extensive Route Book to learn about towns and notable sites as you drive.

We travel as a group – although not in a ‘convoy’ as such – giving guests more freedom to stop for more or less time (dependent on interests) at the places we visit.

Your guide/s also have a few stops planned each day of the tour that really will add value to your Route 66 experience!

 

2024 Tour Dates:

Spring Tour departs:  April 17th – ON SALE NOW!

Fall Tour departs:  September 20th – ON SALE NOW!

 

Check out our “OFFICIAL TOUR” below!

What’s included

  • Return Economy airfares to the USA (not included in Self-Drive Tours)
  • Quality accommodation – including breakfasts (except for Las Vegas)
  • Car hire: Drive a late model Mustang (inclusive of Insurances and ‘One-Way’ fees)
  • Your own GPS unit – fully programmed with Gilligans’ exclusive ‘turn by turn’ programme
  • Welcome dinner in Chicago & Farewell dinner in LA
  • Additional Tours: Route 66 in Chicago, Abraham Lincoln’s home, plus a tour the Budweiser factory in St Louis!
  • USA mobile phone with unlimited international calls & texts!
  • Hand-held radios for communication between cars
  • Comprehensive Travel pack with Gilligans’ extensive Route Book  – Yours to keep!

Conditions

  • 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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