8 Best Tours In USA For An Eccentric And Exciting Escape - Updated 2024

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A melting pot made up of diverse people and dynamic places, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in the United States of America. It doesn’t matter if you’re going there alone or with family or friends. From coast to coast and border to border, the USA is packed with friendly locals who are always smiling, fun attractions that are just begging to be visited, and unforgettable activities that are waiting to become life-long memories.

That’s why the USA is the perfect place to go when you want an eccentric and exciting escape from the day-to-day. In fact, these eight best tours in the USA will make you want to pack your bags and get on a plane today. Afterwards, you just might want to stay!

1. Memphis Coach Tour with a stop by Rock and Soul Museum (from USD 38.0)

A knowledgeable tour guide will take you on an unforgettable adventure through the hustling and bustling streets and historical spots of downtown Memphis, where music was and always will be king. It all begins at BB King’s Blues Club on beloved Beale Street. Further into the tour you will get to explore the likes of Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream came to an end as he was assassinated.

Afterwards, stop by Lansky Brothers where some of the greatest musicians of all time began: B.B. King, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley and more. When the sights and sounds fade away as your stomach starts to grumble, Central BBQ will satisfy your appetite. A real treat, it will keep you going as you explore the rest of Memphis’ attractions, including the must-see Rock and Soul Museum.

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Memphis Discovery Tour including Rock and Soul Museum

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

579 reviews

2. New York day trip (from USD 99.0)

Go on a guided sight-seeing tour and discover the best of New York in just one day. Your day starts with a small bus ride. As you step off the bus with a courtesy cold bottle of water in your hand, you will find yourself feeling both lost and found in New York as a knowledgeable tour guide takes you from attraction to attraction. See everything from Wall Street to the 9/11 Memorial to South Street Seaport for yourself.

Afterwards, go on a cruise and see the sights from the waterways of New York as you smell the ocean air. Don’t miss this chance to see the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the beautiful city skyline and so much more in just 24 hours!

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New York City Sightseeing Bus Tour from Manhattan

Duration: 6 hours

8875 reviews

3. New England Coastal tour by way of Boston

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This terrific tour starts in the beautiful city of Boston and takes you through the best states in New England: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine. You won’t have to walk, either. Put your feet up and lean back as you stare out the front window and see the villages by the sea, or roll down the side windows and stretch your hand outside, feeling the wind blowing across the coastline as you drive and drive.

You will get a chance to step out and stretch your legs on a delicious lunch break. You will also get to visit the historical town Kennebunkport, a presidential home belonging to George H.W. Bush and a lighthouse that goes by the name of Nubble Light.

New England Coastal Tour from Boston

Address: Boston, Massachusetts


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4. Philadelphia sightseeing tour (from USD 36.0)

Take a trip to Philadelphia and choose to experience the sights and sounds of this city for one, two or three days. Each pass comes with all access to a hop-on, hop-off bus with stops at 27 different locations, including Betsy Ross House, Chinatown, the Philadelphia Zoo, and more!

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Philadelphia City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Duration: 30 to 60 minutes

148 reviews

5. Monterey and Carmel drive and day trip by way of San Francisco (from USD 120.0)

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As you leave San Francisco behind, you will start a 17 mile (27 km) drive down roads leading to the lovely locations of Monterey and Carmel. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the blue Pacific Ocean as a skilled driver helps you escape from it all, stopping only to grab lunch or shop. Mansions, ocean vistas and more man-made structures meet those made by nature as you continue to drive down the coast.

The community of Carmel-by-the-Sea serves as another stop where you can visit the Spanish mansions that still remain. Pick up and drop off at your hotel of choice is included, making this a comfortable, convenient, and luxurious one-day getaway.

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Monterey, Carmel & 17-Mile Drive Day Trip from San Francisco

Duration: 12 hours

1888 reviews

6. Niagara Falls and Underground Railroad Heritage Tour (from USD 91.0)

After being picked up at your hotel of choice in Niagara Falls, New York, you will be conveniently and comfortably taken to the Niagara Falls. Your adventure will begin by traveling back in time with tour guides dressed as if they were in the 19th-century, bringing the history and heritage of the Underground Railroad alive through their fashion. You will get to find out what part the Niagara Falls played in the Underground Railroad as abolitionists and allies alike carried out their mission, helping African-American slaves start over in Canada as free men and women, boys and girls.

From the barns nearby where slaves were hidden to the suspension bridge they crossed to the mighty falls below that threatened them, you will get to see the Niagara Falls and its connection to the Underground Railroad, as shown by the tour guides. They will also have stories to tell, making for an informational and inspirational tour and tale of freedom.

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Niagara Falls and Underground Railroad Heritage History Tour

Duration: 3 hours

51 reviews

7. Medieval tour in Maryland (from USD 62.0)

Time traveling isn’t a piece of fiction. This medieval tour will throw you back into the past as you step into a castle reminiscent of a time gone by. Jousting tournaments and sword fights will have you on your feet, cheering for your favorite knight and feeling as if you really are a part of the past.

Afterwards, you will get to enjoy a delicious banquet dinner with four courses. Vegetarian options are available.

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Viator: Medieval Tours Dinner & Tournament Admission Ticket in Maryland

Duration: 2 hours

3 reviews

8. Bootleg Canyon Zipline Tour (from USD 161.0)

Bootleg Canyon, located in Boulder City, is one big, bad adventure for the brave-hearted. At speeds of up to 50 miles (80 km), you will soar over Red Mountain. Safe and secure in the sky, you will get to look up, down, and all around as you fly over everywhere from Las Vegas to Lake Mead to the Eldorado Valley.

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Bootleg Canyon Zipline Tour

Duration: 4 hours

10 reviews

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Ready to escape? Take a tour in the USA. A number of incredible and intriguing adventures await you as soon as you are ready to say goodbye to your daily routine and hello to one, two or three days of good old American-fashioned fun.

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