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An Eastern delight! The bustling excitement of the New York area and Washington DC, the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the Southern gems of Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans, plus the golden sands of Florida's beaches. This adventure travels a land rich in scenery, history, culture and music.

North America
  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Walking Tour, Sightseeing
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 80.0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: ANB/208580
  • Starts: New York Area, United States
  • Finishes: Miami, United States
You will Visit
  • New York Area
  • Washington
  • DC
  • Virginia
  • Nashville
  • Memphis
  • New Orleans
  • Destin Beach
  • Orlando
  • Miami

Itinerary

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Day 1-2: New York Area - Washington, DC

Leave the New York area and travel to Philadelphia where you can climb the famous 'Rocky' steps for your own movie moment! See the iconic symbol of American independence, the Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall before heading to Reading Terminal Market. Visit on an empty stomach and be prepared to be overwhelmed with delicious smells and flavours. Something you have to try is the famous Philly cheesesteak lunch! Then it's onto Washington DC for an introduction to the political, social and cultural history of the USA. A great way to pack in all of the city highlights is by renting a bike and riding around at your own pace. Take time to explore the very best of America's capital city by people watching in one of the many green parks or explore the largest museum complex in the world - the Smithsonian National Museums. To discover the treasures of this town by night as well as day, hit the bars and clubs of Georgetown.

Meals Included: All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities:

  • Philly cheesesteak US$10
  • Bike rental US$16-$75
  • Smithsonian National Museums FREE

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Day 3: Virginia

From the moment you reach the Appalachian Mountains you'll be amazed at just how beautiful and huge this range is. This supersized mountain chain is around 2,400km (1,500 miles) long and stretches all the way from Canada to Alabama. Enjoy some epic road trip scenery as you drive along and on your short walk, and keep an eye out for wildlife including the American Black Bear.

Meals Included: All meals to be paid locally

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Day 4-5: Nashville

Say hello to the 'Home of Country Music', a place that everyone falls in love with, even if they aren't originally a fan of country music! Grab your Stetson and head out to the Wild Horse Saloon for live music and line dancing, then get your history fix at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, home to the largest collection of country music in the world. Nashville is famous for its fine music and even finer food, so try the local specialities including hot chicken and BBQ ribs before relaxing in one the city's many beautiful parks.

Meals Included: All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities:

  • Country line dancing US$10
  • Country Music Hall of Fame US$25-$40
  • Johnny Cash Museum US$19
  • Ryman Auditorium tour US$20-$30
  • Country western saloons US$varies
  • Grand Ole Opry US$32-$90

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Day 6-7: Memphis

Next you're off to Memphis, located by the Mississippi River, which has a long and colourful past. Make sure you take part in an optional visit to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley - the second-most visited private home in the USA after the White House! This city has a rich musical history, so you'll also see where the likes of BB King and Johnny Cash recorded some of their famous hits with an included tour of iconic Sun Studio. In the evening, dance the night away in the bars and blues clubs of Beale Street.

Meals Included: All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities:

  • Civil Rights Museum US$19
  • Rock 'n' Soul Museum US$12
  • Stax Museum of American Soul Music US$12
  • Gibson guitar factory US$10
  • Visit the Peabody Hotel FREE
  • Elvis Experience US$44
  • Graceland entrance only US$35

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Day 8-9: New Orleans

Now we're talking all that jazz! Hear the real deal at Preservation Hall or do the Huckleberry Finn thing as you chug along the Mississippi River on a steamboat ride. New Orleans simmers with Deep South charm so grab a po-boy, a bowl of gumbo or some home-cooked jambalaya and pull up a chair in the French Quarter to watch the world go by. Why not see New Orleans in a very different way by opting for a 'Voodoo and Graveyard' tour with a visit to Marie Laveau's Voodoo shop? By night, explore the bars in Frenchman Street for live music and dancing without the crowds.

Meals Included: All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities:

  • Alligator swamp tour US$23-$40
  • Mississippi steamboat ride US$30-$80
  • Preservation Hall US$15-$20
  • Jazz clubs US$10-20
  • Voodoo & Graveyard tour US$20-$40
  • School of Cooking US$28-$150
  • Southern mansion tour US$20-$25

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Day 10: Destin Beach

Next, you head to the stunning beaches of Florida's Emerald Coast. An early start will ensure you some well earnt beach time. In the evening, the party spirit simmers into the small hours at the beachfront clubs!

Meals Included: All meals to be paid locally

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Day 11-12: Orlando

No matter what your age, Disney World makes a kid of all of us and with two days here you'll have more than enough time for thrills to shake a stick at. Meet your childhood hero, Mickey Mouse, or if that isn't your thing then battle Voldemort at Universal Studios' Harry Potter World. If you choose to cross the final frontier at Kennedy Space Center, you can get up close and personal to NASA's launch and landing facilities and enjoy interactive simulators. Whatever you decide to do there is definitely no growing up allowed!

Meals Included: All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities:

  • Disney World US$119
  • Universal Studios US$105
  • Kennedy Space Center US$50
  • EPCOT Center US$94

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Day 13: Orlando - Miami

The wonderful city of Miami beckons with miles of golden sand beaches and palm trees; it's easy to see why people flock here. Seek out SoBe (aka South Beach) and stroll along the art deco seafront or pose with the beautiful people on sugary sand and in ultra-cool nightspots as you celebrate a fantastic trip with your new-found Trek buddies!This tour ends at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

Meals Included: All meals to be paid locally

Inclusions:
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation
  • Accommodation: Budget Lodging, Budget Lodging: 4, Hotel: 8
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Tour Highlights:
  • Bike and Roll tour of Washington DC monuments
  • Tour the famous Sun Studio in Memphis
  • Visit Philadelphia's 'Rocky' steps & Liberty Bell
  • Enjoy lush Appalachian Mountain scenery
  • Listen to live country, blues and jazz in the Deep South
  • Experience the legendary Bourbon Street, New Orleans
  • Kick back in paradise on Florida's white sand beaches


Reviews (1)
Emma McL. Posted on: 

Went on this tour in October 2016. I was nervous as I had never travelled alone, but that quickly disappeared as our tour group Leader Glen was amazing and everyone got on really from the moment we all met. There is a lot of opportunities to drink on this tour but if you want to there is no pressure to do so. Day 1: You don't see New York so if you want to see New York, I'd fly out a few days before the tour starts. We left the hotel and set off for Philly. our tour guide was from Philly so he knew a lot about the city.

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