Best time to visit

Unsure when to visit America? Our travel experts at First Class share the best times to go depending on your interests.

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Where to go

There's so much to see in America. Embark on a musical journey of the Deep South, take a New England self-drive and more.

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Explore the expansive country of America and experience the friendliness of the locals, the glitz and glamour of the cities, the eclectic culture throughout the states and the stunning landscapes it has to offer.

Passports & Visas:

  • All visitors to the USA must have a validity of 6 months on their passports. 
  • Travellers from the UK must have a valid Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). This ESTA costs 14 USD and can be applied for here.
  • If you are unsure if you can apply for an ESTA please check here.

Language & Culture:

  • English is the official language here in America with there also being a significant Spanish speaking population. 

Food & Drink in America:

  • Restaurants and dining are varied in the USA, it can range from upmarket celebrity restaurants to casual fast food diners. With the range of cultures within the country, it is easy to access most kinds of cuisine imaginable. 
  • American specialities include Hamburgers, fried chicken and apple pie. 
  • Tipping is a common practice in America, suggested tips for restaurants are around 15-20% for a sit-down meal; 10% for a buffet, a service charge may be added automatically for parties of six or more. 

Money & Expenses: 

  • All major credit cards are accepted, however, some independent retailer may not accept card payments. 
  • Good and service tax varies from state to state. They usually range from 3 - 7.5%.  States such as Alaska and New Hampshire do not charge a sales tax and are popular shopping areas. 

Government Travel Advice for America:

  • For the latest information on the country's safety, visit the official government website here.

Time Zones

Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT -5)

Central Standard Time (CST) (GMT -6)

Mountain Standard Time (MST) (GMT -7)

Pacific Standard Time (PST) (GMT -8) 

Alaska Standard Time (AKST) (GMT -9)

HawaiI Standard Time (HST)  (GMT-10) 


Flight Time
From 8 hours to 13 hours

US Dollar $

Recommended Airlines
British Airways
United Airways
Virgin Atlantic


Our Awards

We are very proud that our personal, friendly service and attention to detail has led to us becoming an industry leader in providing tailor-made holidays. We have been recognised throughout the years by winning a number of prestigious awards from within and outside of the travel industry. We won the "Best Operator to Canada" award at the 2017 British Annual Canada Travel Awards for a record 15th time.

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