September 8 - 22, 2019

Tour Escort:
Jim West
Jim West

Package Price:
$4,378.00

(per person, based on double occupancy)
Land only rates are available at request.

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This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Private deluxe motor coach traveling from Chicago to Los Angeles.
  • Staying at a variety of hotel accommodations from first-class to nostalgic.
  • Admission to attractions that are part of our adventure.
  • An overnight stay in Branson, Missouri.
  • Craft workshops with master artisans.
  • Commemorative souvenir gifts.
  • Two nights stay in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Breakfast daily and many meals at nostalgic dinners and restaurants.
  • Visit historic locations in Springfield, Illinois, including the museum of President Abraham Lincoln.
  • A stop at the Cahokia Mound, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • A ride to the top of the famous St. Louis Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Photograph opportunities of famous Route 66 iconic structures including the World's Largest Catsup Bottle and the famous Cadillac Ranch.
  • Visiting local craft shops and markets along our route.
  • A stop for sweet treats at the iconic Ted Drewes Frozen Custard Shop.
  • Tour of the Meramec Caverns, one of the locations used as a hideout by the infamous Jesse James.
  • Visit the Cherokee Heritage Center in Oklahoma City.
  • A viewing of the classic movie, The Grapes of Wrath.
  • A stop at the extraordinary Grand Canyon.
  • A surprise celebrity guest luncheon in Los Angeles.
  • Special welcome dinner in Chicago, Illinois.
  • Daily information about the places we will visit.
  • Drive through the Petrified Forest National Park.
  • End our adventure at the Santa Monica Pier in California.
  • Visit historic Route 66 attractions and museums.
  • Personally escorted by Craftours founder and Destination Craft host, Jim West!


TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR PAST ROUTE 66 TOUR:

Marge Geary, Williston Park, NY -"LOVED the Route 66 trip, it was very well planned and when things did not go according to plan, the plans were changed easily. I also like that it included the history of the places."
Margorie Sellers , Beaverton, OR- "I took this trip to meet new people, and see the mid-section of the US. Both were accomplished."
Cathy Climpson , Sharon, Ontario- "Great trip to see the nostalgia of this part of America!"
Jane Sheppard , Saint Joseph, MO- "Great tour, great company. Well worth the price of the trip!"
Sandra Geho , Marietta, NY- "I don’t know any other trip where you can see natural wonders, man made wonders, beautiful scenery and learn so much about our history."
Karen Oertel , Camillus, NY- "I decided that I wanted to see more of our country and this seemed like a great way to experience it. The group was a perfect size for this trip. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the activities and places we stopped at."
Kathy Alexander , Eugene, OR- "Fantastic, exciting, educational, heartfelt, a trip of a lifetime!"
Lee Buhr , Cedar Rapids, IA- "The trip was wonderful. It was what I had hoped for, fun, quirky, awe inspiring and spontaneous. What inspired me the most was the wonderful group of fellow travelers."
Bobbie Dewees , Springfield, VA- "I thought the Route 66 trip was the BEST bus-based guided tour I had ever taken. The bus was not crowded, the leader and driver were both exceptional. I was most pleased that the agenda had enough wiggle-room that we could go off script and see some of the kitchy Route 66 sights which is what I was expecting."
Susan Tischler , Woodstock, GA- "My goal was to see more of America and this trip met that goal . The experience was Extraordinary!"
Don Chudzy , Calgary, Canada- "The tour met all of my expectations. It had the proper level of structure combined with the flexibility to react to situations as they arose. The tour did cover a great distance but as the weather was outstanding, there was always something to see and enjoy. Rest stops to eat and stretch were never a problem and made the days go by quickly. Hotels were excellent as was the transportation. The driver had very good knowledge of the areas and was entertaining."
Diane Green , Newark, OH- "This was a great trip with wonderful new friends and lots of nostalgia."