New rail and sail from Fred. Holidays

by Charlotte Flach

Fred. Holidays is offering two brand new trips: a 3,000-mile coast-to-coast rail journey from San Francisco to New York and a complete Mississippi cruise from Louisiana to Minnesota.

The 15-day coast-to-coast rail journey onboard Amtrak travels from the West Coast to the East Coast via five major American cities – San Francisco, Los Angeles, Flagstaff, Chicago and New York – and also includes visits to Alcatraz and the Grand Canyon.

Prices start from £3,429pp, based on two adults sharing and departing November 3 2022. Includes return economy flights from London, 10 nights’ room only hotel accommodation, day rail from San Francisco to Los Angeles, three nights’ sleeper class accommodation with meals and selected drinks, a half-day tour of San Francisco including ferry and entrance to Alcatraz and excursion to the Grand Canyon.

The 22-day complete Mississippi river cruise with American Cruise Lines travels from Louisiana to Minnesota and features 22 ports of call in ten US states. Travellers will visit the Civil War battlefields of the Lower Mississippi; explore Memphis, the birthplace of Jazz, Blues, and Rock–n-Roll; take a trolley ride through Hannibal, hometown of Mark Twain; and witness the wildlife of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

There are four departures on June 10, July 20 and September 10 2022 and June 9 2023 with prices from £8,106pp for the 22-day cruise with all meals, shore excursions and gratuities.

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