• TOUR PACKAGE
  • PART ONE
  • PART TWO
  • TESTIMONIALS
"Culinary" ROUTE 66 Adventure in 2022!
April 5-20, 2023
I have to say, of all the places I have traveled, the Route 66 adventure ranks high on my favorites list. It’s a relaxing experience, even though we are moving from one place to another, and the things we see and do are not only a flashback to a simpler time in history, but it is a reminder of what America was like back in the 1940’s and 50’s. It has been called the Mother Road, Main Street USA and the Will Rogers Highway, but most of us know it as Route 66. I promise you, this will be a great experience unlike anything you have ever had, so if you want to see a part of America you have never seen before, don’t miss this opportunity to let your nostalgic travel soul sing and dance. It’s an experience that delivers far beyond any expectations you can possibly imagine. Space is limited to only 20 people, so don’t miss out, call today!
If a road trip deserves to be called “iconic,” this is it! The historic Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles is filled with all kinds of things to see, do and taste! As a chef, I am intrigued with the variety of different types of food that we will taste and learn about during this trip. I am happy to not only be your personal Craftours escort, but also provide some culinary workshops of my own that are sure to have your tastebuds dancing and appetite quenched. Without doubt, this adventure will fuel your nostalgia, create new memories, and let loose your childlike glee. C’mon! Join us…… you know you want to!
16-day PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Deluxe private motor coach and professional driver the entire time.
  • Hotel accommodations in a variety of different hotels, from first-class to nostalgic, in Chicago, Springfield, St. Louis, Joplin, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Amarillo, Santa Fe, Gallup, the Grand Canyon, Barstow, and Los Angeles.
  • Special welcome dinner, orientation meeting, introductions and welcome gift.
  • Most meals including daily breakfast and at least one lunch or dinner per day.
  • An Italian cooking lesson in the “little Italy” neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Tour of the famous Meramec Caverns, one of the hideouts of Jesse James.
  • Culinary demonstrations and hands-on cooking classes throughout our journey.
  • A visit to the iconic Blue Whale in the town of Catoosa.
  • A special Craftours Route 66 passport and certificate.
  • Special photo opportunities daily on the iconic Route 66.
  • A tour of the Will Rogers Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma.
  • Free time to explore the “Soulard,” the oldest public market in the U. S. west of the Mississippi.
  • The services of our Craftours escort Chef Danny Kling the entire time.
  • Photo opportunity at the sign where Route 66 begins in Chicago, Illinois.
  • An opportunity (for a minimal cost) to ride to the top of the famous arch in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • A special culinary journal to preserve memories of your trip.
  • Admission to all attractions included in our day to day itinerary.
  • A stop for sweet treats at the iconic Ted Drewes Frozen Custard Shop.
  • An opportunity to sample iconic Route 66 foods from diners to desserts.
  • Visiting the “Route 66 Museum” in Pontiac, Illinois.
  • Photo stop at the iconic Route 66 giant “ketchup bottle.”
  • Tour of the Oklahoma City Memorial site with a local professional guide.
  • Photo opportunity and brief stop at the Continental Divide location.
  • Special mid-point dinner at our hotel in Oklahoma City.
  • Lunch at the iconic Slice of Pie Café with over 25 varieties of pie to choose as your dessert.
  • Tour of the President Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois.
  • Visit to the tomb of President Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois.
  • A visit and tour of the Cherokee Heritage Museum.
  • A hands-on Native American "basket weaving" workshop.
  • A special presentation on the history of “Native American” cuisine.
  • Photo opportunity and stop at the iconic Blue Swallow Hotel.
  • Free time to photograph and enjoy the extraordinary Grand Canyon.
  • Stop at the iconic Totem Curios gift shop.
  • Cooking demonstration making “homemade tortillas” from masa with Chef Danny.
  • Hands-on "Southwest" cooking lesson with a professional chef in Santa Fe.
  • A hands-on "French" cooking lesson and lunch at a professional cooking school.
  • Special lunch and presentation with the legendary actor Darryl Hickman.
  • An afternoon presentation with the legendary actress Angela Cartwright.
  • A panoramic tour of Hollywood with a local professional guide.
  • A photo and spray paint stop at the iconic Cadillac Ranch.
  • A “caramel-making” demonstration with Chef Danny.
  • Special meal at the iconic Big Texan Steakhouse, home of the 72 oz. steak.
  • 2-night stay in the beautiful city of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Photo opportunity as you “Stand on the corner” in Winslow, Arizona.
  • A stop at the Route 66 Museum and Visitor's Center in Barstow.
  • Drive through the Petrified Forest National Park.
  • Photo opportunity at the Santa Monica Pier, the final stop of Route 66.
  • A Craftours lanyard, luggage identifier and backpack.
  • All taxes are included in this package and insurance is highly recommended.
If you do not have the budget or the time to participate in this entire 16-day experience, please look on our website and join us at the start or middle of this adventure.

Total cost of this 16-day Route 66 Culinary Adventure is:

$5,487.00
This is an early booking discount price!
Space is limited to 20 people only!

Reserve your Space Now!
Call Toll-Free 877-887-1188
Any questions please e-mail: [email protected]

Space is based on first-come/first-served. Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Land only and single rates are available upon request. Please consult our Terms & Conditions as they apply once your first deposit is made. A 3% discount is offered if the expedition is paid in full by check within 7 business days of the invoice date.


Chicago to Oklahoma City:

April 5-12, 2023

$2,697.63

8-day PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Deluxe private motor coach and professional driver the entire time.
  • Hotel accommodations in a variety of different hotels, from first-class to nostalgic, in Chicago, Springfield, St. Louis, Joplin, Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
  • Special welcome dinner, orientation meeting, introductions and welcome gift.
  • An Italian cooking lesson in the “little Italy” neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Tour of the famous Meramec Caverns, one of the hideouts of Jesse James.
  • Culinary demonstrations and hands-on cooking classes throughout our journey.
  • A visit to the iconic Blue Whale in the town of Catoosa.
  • A special Craftours Route 66 passport and certificate.
  • Special photo opportunities daily on the iconic Route 66.
  • A tour of the Will Rogers Museum in Claremore, Oklahoma.
  • Free time to explore the “Soulard,” the oldest public market in the U. S. west of the Mississippi.
  • The services of our Craftours escort Chef Danny Kling the entire time.
  • Photo opportunity at the sign where Route 66 begins in Chicago, Illinois.
  • An opportunity (for a minimal cost) to ride to the top of the famous arch in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • A special culinary journal to preserve memories of your trip.
  • A visit and tour of the Cherokee Heritage Museum.
  • A hands-on Native American "basket weaving" workshop.
  • Tour of the President Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois.
  • Visit to the tomb of President Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois.
  • A special presentation on the history of “Native American” cuisine.
  • Admission to all attractions included in our day to day itinerary.
  • A stop for sweet treats at the iconic Ted Drewes Frozen Custard Shop.
  • An opportunity to sample iconic Route 66 foods from diners to desserts.
  • Visiting the “Route 66 Museum” in Pontiac, Illinois.
  • Photo stop at the iconic Route 66 giant “ketchup bottle”.
  • Lunch at the iconic Slice of Pie Café with over 25 varieties of pie to choose as your dessert.
  • Tour of the President Abraham Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois.
  • Visit to the tomb of President Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, Illinois.
  • A hands-on "French" cooking lesson and lunch at a professional cooking school.
  • A “caramel-making” demonstration with Chef Danny.
  • A Craftours lanyard, luggage identifier and backpack.
  • All taxes are included in this package and insurance is highly recommended.


Oklahoma City to Los Angeles:

April 12-20, 2023

$2,986.43

9-day PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Deluxe private motor coach and professional driver the entire time.
  • Hotel accommodations in a variety of different hotels, from first-class to nostalgic, in Oklahoma City, Amarillo, Santa Fe, Gallup, the Grand Canyon, Barstow, and Los Angeles.
  • Culinary demonstrations and hands-on cooking classes throughout our journey.
  • A special Craftours Route 66 passport and certificate.
  • Special photo opportunities daily on the iconic Route 66.
  • The services of our Craftours escort Chef Danny Kling the entire time.
  • Admission to all attractions included in our day to day itinerary.
  • An opportunity to sample iconic Route 66 foods from diners to desserts.
  • Photo opportunity and brief stop at the Continental Divide location.
  • Special mid-point dinner at our hotel in Oklahoma City.
  • Cooking demonstration making “homemade tortillas” from masa with Chef Danny.
  • Hands-on "Southwest" cooking lesson with a professional chef in Santa Fe.
  • Special lunch and presentation with the legendary actor Darryl Hickman.
  • An afternoon presentation with the legendary actress Angela Cartwright.
  • A panoramic tour of Hollywood with a local professional guide.
  • A photo and spray paint stop at the iconic Cadillac Ranch.
  • Tour of the Oklahoma City Memorial site with a local professional guide.
  • Photo opportunity and stop at the iconic Blue Swallow Hotel.
  • Free time to photograph and enjoy the extraordinary Grand Canyon.
  • Special meal at the iconic Big Texan Steakhouse, home of the 72 oz. steak.
  • 2-night stay in the beautiful city of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Photo opportunity as you “Stand on the corner” in Winslow, Arizona.
  • A stop at the Route 66 Museum and Visitor's Center in Barstow.
  • Drive through the Petrified Forest National Park.
  • Photo opportunity at the Santa Monica Pier, the final stop of Route 66.
  • Stop at the iconic Totem Curios gift shop.
  • A Craftours lanyard, luggage identifier and backpack.
  • All taxes are included in this package and insurance is highly recommended.


TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR PAST ROUTE 66 TOUR:

Marge Geary, Williston Park, NY -"LOVED the Route 66 trip, it was very well planned and when things did not go according to plan, the plans were changed easily. I also like that it included the history of the places."
Margorie Sellers , Beaverton, OR- "I took this trip to meet new people, and see the mid-section of the US. Both were accomplished."
Cathy Climpson , Sharon, Ontario- "Great trip to see the nostalgia of this part of America!"
Jane Sheppard , Saint Joseph, MO- "Great tour, great company. Well worth the price of the trip!"
Sandra Geho , Marietta, NY- "I don’t know any other trip where you can see natural wonders, man made wonders, beautiful scenery and learn so much about our history."
Karen Oertel , Camillus, NY- "I decided that I wanted to see more of our country and this seemed like a great way to experience it. The group was a perfect size for this trip. I thoroughly enjoyed all of the activities and places we stopped at."
Kathy Alexander , Eugene, OR- "Fantastic, exciting, educational, heartfelt, a trip of a lifetime!"
Lee Buhr , Cedar Rapids, IA- "The trip was wonderful. It was what I had hoped for, fun, quirky, awe inspiring and spontaneous. What inspired me the most was the wonderful group of fellow travelers."
Bobbie Dewees , Springfield, VA- "I thought the Route 66 trip was the BEST bus-based guided tour I had ever taken. The bus was not crowded, the leader and driver were both exceptional. I was most pleased that the agenda had enough wiggle-room that we could go off script and see some of the kitchy Route 66 sights which is what I was expecting."
Susan Tischler , Woodstock, GA- "My goal was to see more of America and this trip met that goal. The experience was Extraordinary!"
Don Chudzy , Calgary, Canada- "The tour met all of my expectations. It had the proper level of structure combined with the flexibility to react to situations as they arose. The tour did cover a great distance but as the weather was outstanding, there was always something to see and enjoy. Rest stops to eat and stretch were never a problem and made the days go by quickly. Hotels were excellent as was the transportation. The driver had very good knowledge of the areas and was entertaining."
Diane Green , Newark, OH- "This was a great trip with wonderful new friends and lots of nostalgia."


Full Package Price:
$5,487.00

Chicago to Oklahoma City:
$2,697.63

Oklahoma City to Los Angeles:
$2,986.43


Early booking discount.

(per person, based on double occupancy)

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Reservations
To make your reservations call us at +1-815-663-4046 or Toll-Free at: +1-877-887-1188 - USA, Canada or Spain, 001-882-887-1188 - Mexico, 0808 134 9500 - UK, 18 0010 6424 - Australia, or submit your reservations online.

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This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.