For those of you not on top of your US topography, Route 66 is the legendary highway that winds from Chicago to L.A. stretching right across America, travelling through Springfield, Oklahoma City, Amarillo and ending at the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica, Los Angeles.
If you've ever dreamed of hitting the highway on an epic road trip in your own buddy movie this really is without doubt the daddy of all road trips. Our fantastic Route 66 Stag Party experience will see you do it in style aboard an all American RV (Recreational Vehicle). Yep, things are going to get a little bit Hollywood, so shades on, buckle up and hit the road for the adventure of a lifetime!
We have a variety of additional activities to make the trip even more memorable from Target Shooting to Helicopter Tours, Track Days to Paintball.
Please ask our team for more details.
Get your motor running and head out on the highway to Illinois' State Capital Springfield (doh!). The first leg of this amazing journey gives you a chance to pay your respects at Lincoln's Tomb and visit New Salam State Historic Site where costumed characters recreate the old Wild West. You can also find shops, motorcycle races, antique car rallies and a drive-in diner where you can go all U S of A and order “…eggs over easy and a side order of grits.” (nope, we’ve no idea what that is either).
Milometer: 200 miles Drive Time: 4 hours
The day’s drive will see you cross the mighty Mississippi River before heading to St Louis, home of the Cardinals. You’ll also be crossing your first state line as you enter Missouri (FYI if you happen to be running from the cops, crossing a state line makes it a Federal Offence). Places worthy of a visit are the Six Flags theme park and the town named 'Eureka' before camping out near Beaver Lake.
Milometer: 124 miles Drive Time: 2-3 hours
Don't worry, you're not going round in circles, your final destination this time is Springfield Missouri, another town that lays claim to being the home of The Simpsons. Widely considered to be one of the most stunning stretches of what The Lonely Planet Guide considers "The world’s greatest road trip" you can stop off at the spectacular Lone Elf Park. Covering 546 acres, the park's home to bison, wild turkeys, elk and deer. This stunning setting is ideal to share some quality ‘man time’ on your memorable adventure.
Milometer: 148 miles Drive Time: 3 hours
You’ll be only 24 hours from Tulsa and about to cross another state line, this time entering Oklahoma ('Yeehaw!'), following in the tire tracks of Bonnie and Clyde who were forced to leave the nearby town of Joplin in a bit of a hurry. Many consider this the real heart of the American West and Oklahoma really is 'Cowboy Country' as well as having been at the centre of the American oil boom.
Milometer: 246 miles Drive Time: 4-5 hours
How could you set off on this leg of the journey and not sing the song?!? Yep, it turns out this is 'the way to Amarillo' and the sites keep getting better. One absolute must see is the famous Cadillac Ranch (where cars appear to be growing out of the ground). As well as being the tourist centre for Route 66 fans with shops, boutiques and diners, this is also Indian territory where you can drop in at Palo Duro Canton (America’s second biggest) and walk on trails used by Apache and Comanche Indians.
Milometer: 326 miles Drive Time: 4-5 hours
Another day another dollar… or state line, this time entering New Mexico, the scenery around these parts is particularly rugged with cactus trees growing along the roadside. The area is dusty, arid and quite simply beautiful. It’s definitely a great stretch to get some photos and after so many miles on the road it might also be time to give the iPods a bit of a shuffle. Despite being termed a ‘city’, the day’s final stop of Tucumcari has a population of less than 6,000 people.
Milometer: 162 miles Drive Time: 3 hours
Just south of the Sante Fe National Forest this next part of your journey reveals a little of America’s history, flat roofed adobe buildings, desert, volcanos, this is the forgotten America and something most tourists never get to see. At times breathtakingly awesome, it's one of the most photogenic legs of a journey and is truly a stag party like no other. The day will end in the more populated city of Albuquerque which has some great bars and clubs (but remember one of you will need to take the wheel in the morning).
Milometer: 185 miles Drive Time: 3-4 hours
The eighth day will see your band of brothers enter Arizona, famous for its spectacular mountains and scenery. It’s also the centre of the Native American Lands where many tribes still leave, so if you wanted to pick up a teepee or headdress this is definitely the day to do it (perhaps a suitable present for the groom to acknowledge his soon-to-be married status of ‘Big Chief Not-In-Charge’). You'll finish the day in Flagstaff, ‘Gateway to the Grand Canyon’.
Milometer: 311 miles Drive Time: 4-5 hours
After all those miles of hard driving you get to reward yourselves with a visit to see one of the wonders of the world. And to celebrate your monumental journey we’ll lay on a helicopter tour. You’ll swap road miles for air miles as you fly to, over and into the Grand Canyon itself on what is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip. It’s also the shortest time spent driving of any of the legs.
Milometer: 73 miles Drive Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
While some stretches of the original Route 66 have been converted to interstate highways there are still many miles that retain the old charm of a road that has been celebrated in songs, poems, books and movies. This is one of those strips and a fantastic part of the journey where you can get a bit Jack Kerouac and ponder some of life's great questions. Or if you’re not feeling philosophical you could just find a great diner and tuck into some hearty American grub.
Milometer: 191 miles Drive Time: 3 hours
Welcome to California! There is so much to see and do in this amazing state from visiting the Mojave Desert to a pilgrimage to the famous Joshua Tree forests. Another stop you really should make time for at this point on your journey is the Route 66 Mother Road Museum, as with the finish line in sight you will soon be part of a very special club.
Milometer: 211 miles Drive Time: 4 hours
Sadly it's time to return your RV but seeing as this is 'La La Land' we’re going to give you some star treatment and a stay in your very own Hotel California. You can hit the tourist spots of Santa Monica Boulevard and the Hollywood Hills. Or enjoy the sites of the California Girls on the beaches of Santa Monica while gazing out at the Pacific Ocean and contemplate 12 incredible days and a road trip you'll probably never do again but will certainly never forget.
Milometer: 135 miles Drive Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
Length: 31-32ft Width: 6ft 8in Height: 8ft
Camping grounds will be suggested along the route. Details will be supplied at time of booking.
This package also includes one night's stay in a Chicago hotel, a chance to channel your inner Blues Brothers.
Flights are also included;
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