INSPIRATION #1 - LIVING THE DREAM for three months
DURATION: 3 months
GENERAL INFO: Couple, 64 & 65 years old
TRAVEL PROFILE: After long careers, making their dreams come true of sailing to New York on a cargo ship, driving down the famous Route 66, crossing the equator on a cruise ship from Hawaii to Tahiti and taking the Trans-Siberian Railway
Element 1 (16 days: Transatlantic travel)
Days 1-16: Travel via cargo ship from Germany to New York.
Element 2 (13 days: East Coast, USA)
Days 17-29: A rental car allows easy and convenient traveling around and along the East Coast of the U.S. starting with 8 days in New York including a day trip to Boston. Slowly head south with stops in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Gettysburg and Washington, D.C.
Element 3 (22 days: Route 66 and the western U.S.)
Days 29-51: Head west on Route 66 from Chicago, stopping in St. Louis, Amarillo and St. Rosa - embrace the wide open spaces and the feeling of freedom! Continue on to see the breathtaking landscapes and the West Coast city highlights including Mesa Verde, Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Las Vegas, Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks all the way to San Francisco.
Element 4 (20 days: Hawaii and Tahiti)
Days 51-71: Hawaii to Tahiti. After a lot of moving around, it's time to relax on the island of Oahu and parts of Honolulu with a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii to explore these volcanic worlds.
Take a cruise ship across the equator from Hawaii to Tahiti and enjoy a three day island stop to see where French painter Paul Gauguin lived and found much of his inspiration.
Element 5 (10 days: Japan)
Days 71-81: From Tokyo to Hiroshima on the Shinkansen (bullet train).
Day trip to Nikko National Park. Head through Hakone to Kyoto with a breathtaking view of Mt. Fuji. Continue on from Osaka to Hiroshima, stopping at Peace Park and the idyllic island of Miyajima.
Element 6 (16 days: Russia)
Days 81-97: Take the Trans-Siberian Railway from Vladivostok to Moscow.
Travel first class in a private compartment along this one of a kind historical train routes. Stops in Khabarovsk, Irkutsk and Lake Baikal are planned to take the opportunity to become more acquainted with Russia's fascinating landscape and culture.
The itinerary above included economy class tickets, an ocean view room on the cruise, Trans-Siberian Railway tickets, compact rental car, and mid-range hotels. Contact WELTREISE-TRAUM for a quote about investing in your DREAM VACATION.