The sights and sounds of vehicles rumbling down America’s mother road invokes a sense of nostalgia and wonder. Book a tour on Route 66 and experience the road trip that has fascinated car enthusiasts and adventure seekers worldwide.
What can I expect to see on America’s Main Street?
Muscle car engines roaring. The smell of rubber on hot asphalt. The throttle hum of a big-bodied Harleys cruising along a sun-soaked desert highway. Route 66 is one of the few roads in the world that are associated with sensory overload. From breath taking views to museums filled with classic cars made by auto kings like Chevrolet and Ford, there’s plenty to take in on a voyage down the Mother Road.
Whether taking in the open air from the passenger seat of a convertible or cranking the AC in a luxurious SUV, there’s no wrong way to experience the sights and sounds of Route 66.
A tour down America’s Main Street showcases the splendour of the open road, including the freedom so synonymous with the Route 66 mystique. Since the classic route ceased to appear on most maps in 1985, guides play a vital role in ensuring all of the landmarks and vistas are seen along the way.
This important distinction allows you to enjoy the open road without the worry of making a wrong turn. Open the throttle or set the cruise control (as long as you’re respecting the speed limit) there is no measured velocity to follow. You’re free to take in everything this majestic stretch of road has to offer, with our guides directing your one-of-a-kind adventure.
Boasting classic car museums in Springfield, Missouri and Santa Rosa, New Mexico, it is not uncommon to see American muscle cars rumbling to and from the map-circled destinations that have thrilled wandering travellers for decades. By foregoing the bus tours and drive paths of bigger tours, the Route 66 Tours experience allows you to ride alongside Harleys and street rods with the assistance of guides who know every mile of these historic landscapes.
Grab the wheel and take the tour into your own hands.
170 miles of freedom
Intimate and experienced. Guided and collaborative. Our Route 66 guides steer away from the crowd mentality and focus on giving you and your party the attention you deserve. By keeping the tour personalized, you can hit the road the way you want to. With a daily itinerary of roughly 170 miles, you’ll have plenty of time to take in the sights and sounds. Our schedule allows time to enjoy your evenings. From desert sky dinners to nightcaps at nostalgia-filled bars, there’s plenty to do once the day’s driving is done.
A care-free cadence is perfect for enjoying events like The Historic Route 66 Association of Arizona’s “3 Day Fun Run.” Hosted as part of our Spring 2023 Tour, this annual ride sees over 800 of the coolest bikes, hot rods and classic cars cruise the desert in style. Invoke the 1950’s heyday of the Mother Road and trip along with a convoy of like-minded thrill seekers and car buffs.
The Summer 2022 tour showcases an exclusive hot rod workshop, a trip featuring lunch around the beautiful Grand Canyon Caverns and a stop to see classic and vintage cars at the Volvo Automotive Museum.
Rounding out the schedule, our Fall Tour is packed with stops designed to display the wonder of Americana in autumn. Stops include the world-famous Harley Davidson museum and a 90-minute walking tour of Acoma Sky City Indian Village.
See the United States the way countless movies, television programs and documentaries have showcased it. Breathe in the desert air and hear the wind roar in your ears. Take in stunning landscapes, and feel the historic roadway rolling underfoot as you embark on your Route 66 adventure. Whether you’re riding by car, motorcycle or from the comfort of your guide-driven SUV, there’s no wrong way to take in the sights.
Why you should tour Route 66 with Route 66 Tours
Have you ever wanted to pull up to a ‘50s-style diner and look out at a sea of cruisers, muscle cars and hot rods? There may be no better place on Earth to time travel than Route 66. As one of the longest (the route spans eight states), most beautiful and most geographically diverse regions in the United States, the Mother Road constantly offers something new.
Prefer to take the road on yourself? Take the wheel or grab the handlebars and indulge in the freedom of traversing America’s first all-weather highway the way countless others have. With time and consideration built in to master the learning curve of ‘driving on the wrong side of the road,’ our gentle guidance will ensure you’re ready for whatever the adventure has in store.
For those who crave that foot-on-the-accelerator thrill, enjoy winding long stretches of open road with nothing but the big sky in front of you. For those who prefer the ability to take in the awe of the Las Vegas desert, unencumbered by attention to the road ahead, we’ve got that covered too.
Head over to our testimonials page to get a sense of the sentiment only the Great American Road Trip can evoke. We’re proud to showcase the feedback Aussies and international enthusiasts have shared from their time on the road. Whether you prefer the back of a bike or the seat right behind the wheel, our guides ensure your slice of Americana-infused nostalgia is a memorable one. You’ll see classic cars, throaty hogs and a heap of the country so famously depicted in the music, television and movies that shaped our imagination of what the road west could be.
Don’t miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime. Our Spring, Summer, and Fall Tour packages are booking fast! Whether you’re a car lover, bike enthusiast, or just looking to hit the open road, head over to our contact page to get started on the ride of your dreams.