Why should you travel to the USA with us?

Get the insider’s take on the world’s most diverse and energetic country.

Since 2005, we’ve helped our clients discover life-changing experiences across the vastness of America. From the beaches of New England to the parks of California, this is a vast country. With a dedicated team working from the US, this is a country we know and understand like our own backyard. And it’s our job to help you find your perfect piece of it. 

As a Virtuoso member, we’ve earned a reputation for creating unbeatable bespoke trips and experiences. We have the access, knowledge, and insight to cut the queues and to get you on the list. Throughout your Black Tomato trip, you’ll benefit from our Travel Expert’s insider knowledge. But you’ll also receive a truly personalized itinerary, 24/7 support, special relationships with hotels, and award-winning experiences. So let’s get out there. 

Key facts

  • Population Population 328,000,000
  • Capital Capital Washington DC
  • Currency Currency US Dollar
  • Language Language English
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT - 5 to - 8
  • Best time Best time Apr - Oct

Example Itineraries

These are simply suggestions for the kind of holiday you might have. Yours will be tailored, altered, and refined until it matches you completely.

Alaska & Hawaii: An Ice & Fire Adventure

One of the greatest joys of travelling through the United States is the variety of landscapes you encounter along the way - and the pace at which they change. We've travelled from north to south and east to west to take ...

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Wyoming: Wild West Adventures in Yellowstone & Grand Teton

River rafting, hiking and horseback exploration through the heart of the Wild West Step back in time and experience true American history in Wyoming. Home to Yellowstone and the rugged mountains of Grand Teton National ...

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Alaska: An Adventurous Luxury Holiday in the Wilderness

No matter where you go in Alaska, you can guarantee it will be jaw-droppingly scenic. Towering mountain ranges, plunging river canyons and expansive ice fields; everything here is on a grander scale. And that extends to ...

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Maui and Kauai: A Luxury Holiday in Hawaii

The original island paradise, there's something just so enchanting about Hawaii. Peppering the Pacific Ocean with emerald-hued isles that simultaneously boast wild coastlines with fiery volcanoes and pristine beaches fri...

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Utah, Colorado & Wyoming: A Wild West Road Trip

Embark on the drive of a lifetime through the heart of Western USA with Black Tomato and discover the freedom of the open road and some of our favourite luxury lodges. You’ll start this epic 13 night trip in the iconic...

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Utah: A Luxury Adventure in the American Southwest

Contrary to their common perception, adventures need not require you to travel to far-flung places and take weeks off work. No, some of the best adventures are those that are that bit closer to home. Those that don't req...

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Kentucky & Tennessee: The Complete Deep South Experience

It’s time to unveil our take on an area of the USA full of hidden wonder and no-holds-barred-fun, the Deep South. To really get under the skin of Kentucky and Tennessee we’ve met with Bulleit Bourbon and George Dicke...

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Napa & Sonoma: A Luxury Holiday in Northern California

Nothing says the weekend like indulging in some gourmet cuisine. Saturday night reservations at your favourite restaurant, what could be better? How about packing a bag and heading up to Northern California to the undisp...

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New Orleans to Charleston: A Luxury Holiday of Music in the South

For a taste of the true Deep South, immerse yourself in our 13-night musical road trip curated by our USA travel experts. On this luxury holiday packed full of fascinating experiences, you'll cruise from city to city wit...

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California to Hawaii: City Soul to Island Bliss

This luxury, action-packed 15 night holiday to California and Hawaii will take you from the rolling vineyards of Napa Valley to the urban hub of San Francisco and beyond to the dramatic volcanic peaks of Hawaii - all wit...

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Alaska: Explore the Last Frontier

Not for the faint hearted, our action-packed Alaskan adventure will show you the best of this wintry domain, as you scale icy titans and snowy summits, fly over pristine rivers and discover the state’s prolific wildlif...

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Charleston: a charming cultural journey

Discover the magic of South Carolina as we lead you on a five-night jaunt around Charleston. Rich in food, history, art and nature - around every corner Charleston has a story to discover. From horse-drawn carriages to s...

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L.A., Santa Barbara & Palm Springs: A Luxury Holiday in Southern California

A patchwork quilt of neighbourhoods, beaches, highways and cities; as Jack Kerouac once said, LA is ‘a jungle’. As you’ll agree, it’s a jungle most people have traversed and one whose tourist hot spots are heavin...

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Oregon: Whales, Wine and Coastal Wanderings

A state famous for its dramatic coastal scenery and quirky cities, we cannot get enough of Oregon right now. Packed full of those extra-special, extra-exclusive Black Tomato experiences that you know and love, our US tra...

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California to Bora Bora: A Luxury Honeymoon

A luxury honeymoon to california This dreamy trip takes you from the culture and natural wonders of California to pure island bliss in French Polynesia, checking in at a combination of our favourite luxury hotels along ...

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Utah & Arizona: Canyons & Cowboys in the Wild West

Embark on our all-American adventure to the heartland of the south-west. On your self drive sojourn you will have the opportunity to explore one of the remotest, most stunning corners of the US at your own pace. So hop i...

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California:The Ultimate Luxury West Coast Discovery

We’re big fans of iconic road trips, and when we think of California, we can’t help but picture ourselves cruising along Highway One, seeing the sunset in the wing-mirror, humming along to The Beach Boys. Sound like ...

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Hawaii & French Polynesia: A Luxury Honeymoon of Pacific Island Hopping

Perfectly formed, volcanic specks in the ocean, so remote you could easily skip over them on a scan of the map, the Pacific Islands embody escapism unlike anywhere else. Cut off from the rest of the world, there's no pla...

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EATER Journeys: East Village, NYC

As luxury travel experts, we know a thing or two about getting around the world in style. That's why we've combined our round-the-world travel expertise with the culinary insight of Eater. This slice-by-slice tour of Ne...

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New England: A Coastal Adventure for all the Family

From the gateway city of Boston to the mountains of Maine, the sugar-white sand beaches of Nantucket Island and the deep American history of Newport; New England has no shortage of charm. Six states, each with their ow...

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New England: A Gourmet-Fuelled Road Trip

In no other country but the US can you travel so extensively, and all without a passport. New England, tucked away up in the northeast of America, is our go-to getaway for the ultimate foodie road trip. Our in-house USA ...

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Miami: An Exclusive Escape to Soho Beach House

A city that swings to its own rhythm and never fails to make its way onto our summer holiday hot list, a visit to Miami promises to refresh and rejuvenate no matter how you spend your time. We've been refining our trips ...

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Twin Peaks: Washington State

One for fans new and old, what better way to immerse yourself in the world of Twin Peaks than an open-road adventure through the Evergreen State that the show calls home? Discover sleepless Seattle and its sky-high skyli...

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Westworld: Utah

Here at Black Tomato, we were hooked on the sci-fi thriller Westworld and, if you've ever seen the show, we think you’ll agree that all that stunning scenery is enough to send your wanderlust into overdrive. Luckily, ...

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Florida: A Sun-Kissed Miami Road Trip

Road trips are quite the favourite here at Black Tomato, and our travel experts know exactly how to create the perfect one. You’ll start things off in glam Miami before cruising up the coast to the natural beauty of Fl...

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Scottsdale: Where Culture Meets the Ranch

Scottsdale is one of the USA’s hidden gems. A hot bed for the arts, a playground for the adventurous, and a haven for those in search of pampering and culinary excellence, it really hits the mark as an indulgent getawa...

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Texas: Ranches and Rock'n'Roll

Naturally, we want you to see the very best of this fiercely independent destination, so we've put together an all-encompassing itinerary to ensure you get right under the skin of one of the most diverse states in Americ...

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Aspen: A Winter Family Getaway

Touch town at Denver’s International Airport, and allow yourself to be whisked off into the mountains for the first three nights of your family winter adventure, starting at The Little Nell. It’s one of our ultimate ...

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San Francisco, Oakland & Sonoma: A Gourmet Escape

Gateway to Northern California (call it 'NorCal' if you want to blend in), San Francisco is the perfect starting point to your road trip up to wine country. You'll be enamoured by the charm of this diverse city and, with...

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Breaking Bad: New Mexico

At a cultural crossroads, New Mexico is fast becoming a must-visit destination in the south west of the USA, thanks to its Hispanic influences, outlawed and rugged landscapes, and of course home of the Grammy-award winni...

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Mad Men: New York

Transport yourself back to the sleek and intriguing world of 1960’s New York, portrayed with pure style and seduction in the scenes of Mad Men. Black Tomato’s bespoke holiday will guide you round the hidden gems of t...

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Alaska: Experience the Iditarod

Far from being a just a barren, frozen wilderness, Alaska’s snow-strewn winter plains are the perfect location for an unforgettable luxury adventure holiday. The frozen rivers that snake through the Alaska Range and th...

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Palm Springs: A Hollywood Weekender

A few days in Palm Springs and it’s as if you are caught in a time warp between '70s retro-chic and old Hollywood glamour, which leaves it all too easy to fall in love with. So here's our five-night trip which showcase...

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Washington State: Natural Beauty & City Slicking

Hear that? It’s the Emerald City calling your name. The entirety of Seattle and its surrounding areas are filled with greenery, giving it its well-deserved nickname. 6,000 acres of parks are found within the city limit...

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Colorado: Cowboys and Rolling Mountains

Think Colorado, think rolling mountains and colonial cowboy culture. As the locals themselves confess, if an invitation says dress smart they iron their jeans and scrape the mud off their boots, which says it all about t...

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California: Learn to Surf Like a Pro

Surfing is so synonymous with California that it’s hard not to hum a Beach Boys track when you picture those rolling Pacific waves. For the ultimate salty adventure, who better to take your cue from than Johnny Utah? F...

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Hollywood: A Luxury Escape Fit for the Stars

West Hollywood is a city of glamour, class and fun. It exudes the perfect combination of exclusivity and let-your-hair-down vibes, so whichever trip you’re looking for, chances are WeHo will be able to provide it. Just...

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New York, Chicago & L.A.: City Hopping Across the USA

For years, popular culture has celebrated the cities of the US as some of the most iconic and magical metropolises in the world, and for good reason. From the soaring skyscrapers of New York, to the gourmet greats of Chi...

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USA, Canada & Japan: Ski the Northern Hemisphere

We asked our travel experts what their ultimate bucket-list ski experience would be, and decided that sometimes one country just simply isn't enough. On this intrepid ski adventure, we'll take you to some of our team's f...

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What to see & do in The USA

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Ride out in the High Rockies

Evocative and dramatic, Dunton Hot Springs is a romantic 1800s ghost town of renovated cabins set in its own alpine vall...

Evocative and dramatic, Dunton Hot Springs is a romantic 1800s ghost town of renovated cabins set in its own alpine valley. From here, you can enjoy some of the most dramatic horse riding in America. Explore snow-dusted tracks. Ford tumbling rivers. Experience the west in all its majesty and freedom. 

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SNORKEL FOR MANTAS IN HAWAII

By night, the warm waters off Keauhou Bay come alive with a mass of graceful manta rays. With some of the creatures ...

By night, the warm waters off Keauhou Bay come alive with a mass of graceful manta rays. With some of the creatures growing up to 16ft in length, you’ll join certified guides and crew to experience this truly spectacular nocturnal ballet – witnessing some of nature’s most stunning creatures in their own underwater realm. 

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TRAVERSE RANCH COUNTRY

Here, at Paws Up Ranch, you’ll encounter 37,000 acres of pristine wilderness and parkland. Only it’s private. Loca...

Here, at Paws Up Ranch, you’ll encounter 37,000 acres of pristine wilderness and parkland. Only it’s private. Located in vast tracts of jaw-dropping scenery, you can experience everything from white-water rafting and horseback trails to fly fishing and clay shooting. A true taste of old America wrapped up with unbeatable modern luxury. 

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CULTURE AND INDULGENCE IN THE 'HOLY CITY'

The so-called ‘Holy City’ offers a true taste of the new old America. Its charming colonial architecture and cob...

The so-called ‘Holy City’ offers a true taste of the new old America. Its charming colonial architecture and cobbled streets are properly thronged with on-trend wine bars, distilleries, retail and restaurants. Plantation gardens, Louisiana grill, oysters and antebellum charm. We’ll introduce you to the pick of the bunch. 

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SAIL THE WATERS OF LAKE POWELL

Travel by speedboat across one of the world’s greatest and largest lakes. Framed by towering buttes and ochre massifs,...

Travel by speedboat across one of the world’s greatest and largest lakes. Framed by towering buttes and ochre massifs, the region has, since 1869, drawn adventurous sailors and adventurers to its iconic landscapes – including photogenic Antelope Canyon to the Rainbow Bridge National Monument.  

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Napa Valley, USA

VINEYARDS OF NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

Enjoy simple pleasures done differently. You don’t need to visit Napa Valley to drink its legendary Cabernet Sauvignon...

Enjoy simple pleasures done differently. You don’t need to visit Napa Valley to drink its legendary Cabernet Sauvignon, but it does taste better when sipped amongst its sweeping vineyards with your own personal sommelier. Jump the waiting list to score the best seat in the house at Yountville’s celebrated three-Michelin-starred restaurant, The French Laundry, where Thomas Keller’s signature oysters and pearls will take you to gastronomical paradise.

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Humpback whales in Alaska

EXPLORE THE WILDERNESS OF ALASKA

Immerse yourself in the rawness of Alaska where wilderness means uncharted territory and mountains with no name. Feel re...

Immerse yourself in the rawness of Alaska where wilderness means uncharted territory and mountains with no name. Feel reborn as you hike the mysterious terrain surrounding Ultima Thule Lodge with a local expert. Marvel the neon green aurora from a bespoke luxury Blink campsite or take in the world-class view of the Don Sheldon Amphitheatre from the exclusive Sheldon Chalet which can accommodate just 10 people at a time. Our Alaska experience will fuel conversation for a lifetime of dinner parties.

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HIKE THE NARROWS

The towering red walls of Zion National Park are the stuff of legend. On this thrilling hike, you’ll traverse the cour...

The towering red walls of Zion National Park are the stuff of legend. On this thrilling hike, you’ll traverse the course of the North Fork river; a stunning gorge of monumental sandstone, smudged in trails of orange, purple, and black. The full route can take two days, seeing you camp within the bounds of its ancient embrace. 

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CAMP OUT IN ZION

If we do one thing, it’s that we do things differently. With Black Tomato’s luxury camping service Blink, we can se...

If we do one thing, it’s that we do things differently. With Black Tomato’s luxury camping service Blink, we can set up a luxurious, all-inclusive amp within the bounds of this most majestic of National Parksincluding at the quiet north rim of the Grand Canyon itself. Check out our award-winning Blink service for more. 

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Sheldon Chalet, Alaska

Sheldon Chalet, Alaska

Privacy is taken to new heights at the 6,000ft high Sheldon Chalet in Alaska. Sitting pretty above the snow-capped panor...

Privacy is taken to new heights at the 6,000ft high Sheldon Chalet in Alaska. Sitting pretty above the snow-capped panorama of Denali National Park, this luxury chalet features just five guest rooms, all geared towards first-class service. Whether you seek adventure or disconnection, you’ll find it all amongst the pristine wilderness. Once back, expect gourmet dinners comprising of locally sourced produce and world-beating wines, before retiring to the comforts of your room where fur throws and contemplative views of the vast snowy tundra come as standard.

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With our award-winning Blink service, we can create luxurious, all-inclusive camps in some of America’s most dramatic and majestic landscapes. From Utah’s Moab — with rafting and riverside relaxation — to the fringes of Zion, with its colossal and breathtaking canyons. Enquire today, and we’ll create your own piece of serenity and seclusion in the great American outdoors.

 

Top Locations in The USA

If we were forced to choose, that is.

California

Live it up in Hollywood. Pair things down in Napa.

We’ve sunk deep roots on the sunshine coast – a Black Tomato favourite. A client obsession. We can organise everything from private tours of iconic Kunde Winery, set up a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the Napa Valley, set you up with an expert Conservancy Ranger in Yosemite, and see you off whale watching in Monterey with your private Zodiac boat. One of our private drivers will help you to connect the dots. Breathe deep. 

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

The West

Lose yourself in America’s iconic heartlands

Rugged, independent, and remote. Embark on an expertly curated journey through the very heart of the USA. Stay at the incomparable Amangiri or newly opened (and adjacent) Camp Sarika. Walk the footsteps of the Navajo in Monument Valley. Trek the stately Colorado Rockies. And live out your western fantasies at the renovated ghost town of Dunton Hot Springs. This is where real life begins.

Colonial street in Charleston

Charleston

Explore the ‘new, old’ heart of antebellum America

It’s historic, yes – and charming. But this South Carolina city is fit to bursting with on-trend eateries, award-winning wineries, mouth-watering distilleries and world-class hotels. Shake the trail-dust off and indulge yourself on gourmet dining, historic antebellum gardens, easygoing café culture and world-class bars. We’ll ensure you always have a seat at the table. 

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