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Coast to Coast Express

We've got the best of the East and West all wrapped up in one action-packed 15 day adventure! Experience the East, from its famous cities to its charming small towns and the incredible Niagara Falls. Then, fly across the continent to taste Western USA's top spots including the most loved national parks of California and Arizona - beautiful Yosemite and the epic Grand Canyon. Add the bright lights of the incomparable desert city of Las Vegas, all sandwiched between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and you've got yourself one amazing adventure!

North America
  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Walking Tour, Sightseeing, Trekking, Parks & Nature Reserves
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: CCE/208567
  • Starts: New York Area, United States
  • Finishes: San Francisco, United States
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • New York Area
  • Philadelphia
  • Washington
  • DC
  • Lancaster
  • Niagara Falls
  • Boston
  • Los Angeles
  • Colorado River
  • Las Vegas
  • Yosemite National Park
  • San Francisco

Itinerary

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

First stop is Philadelphia, or 'Philly' if you want to be down with the locals. Check out the Liberty Bell, eat a famous Philly cheesesteak sandwich and climb the steps from the movie 'Rocky'! Cast your eyes on Independence Hall where brave men gathered at the Pennsylvania State House and defied the King of England, an event which helped shape the US Constitution. You may want to head down to Reading Terminal Market for local mouth-watering aromas and flavours. Then head to the nation’s capital, Washington DC. When it comes to DC's museums 'Land of the Free' is spot on and the sensational Smithsonian Museums are well worth a visit for all the culture vultures amongst you. Hiring a bike is a great way to get around the city.

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities:

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

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Day 3: Lancaster

Turn up the music and enjoy the scenic drive through countryside. Enjoy an included visit to an Amish community where a local guide will show you a unique way of life on an included buggy tour. Be prepared to feel completely humbled as you see a community who lives for family life and keeps things simple with no mod-cons. Yep that's right, no mobile phones here! Tonight, your home is under a million stars in Pennsylvania, where you'll really start to settle into a simple life of your very own.

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities:

  • Amish museums US$10-$30

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Day 4: Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is three waterfalls all rolled into one, so you can only imagine how epic it will be to witness this natural wonder with your own eyes. From the edge of Lake Ontario you'll see the crashing water is stupendous and the noise just as immense. For the ultimate front row seat, hop aboard your included 'Maid of the Mist' boat tour and get up close to the majestic falls...  just be prepared to get a little wet!

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities:

  • Cave of the Winds tour US$17

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Day 5-6: Boston

With two nights in ‘Bean Town’ you’ll have plenty of time to explore! Walk the Freedom Trail and relive the revolution, visiting historical sites that uncover America's significant past. Lounge on Boston Common or enjoy a local tipple at Trillium’s beer garden on the green way. For a delicious array of food stalls, Pop across to Faneuil Hall or Quincy Market. Boston is famous for its baseball and football teams, so sports fans can try to catch the Red Sox or New England Patriots in action!

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities:

  • Walk the Freedom Trail  FREE
  • Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market FREE
  • Baseball game from US$20
  • Visit the famous 'Cheers' bar FREE

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Day 7: New York Area

We head back to the 'Garden State' of New Jersey, where our adventure began, and the remainder of the evening is free for you to explore before you fly to the West Coast tomorrow. This is a great opportunity to head into the city and see neon New York at night, watch a Broadway show or hit the clubs.

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities:

  • Walk the Brooklyn Bridge FREE

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Day 8: Los Angeles

Transfer to the airport and after a flight with the other Trekkers on your tour to the cosmopolitan city of Los Angeles, it's time to meet your West Coast tour leader and head to the hotel where the remainder of the day is yours to relax. If you're ready for action, venture out and explore Venice Beach for some eclectic people watching and try some surfing or simply soak up the Californian sunshine!Please note: your group will not be accompanied on your flight, but will be met in Los Angeles by a new tour leader.

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

07

Day 9: Colorado River

After a short tour of Hollywood and the Walk of Fame, you'll leave city life behind you and travel through California to the vast cactus-prickled desert of Arizona. Take a dip in the Colorado River and spend the evening in nearby Laughlin. Get that campfire roaring and the s'mores toasting!

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

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Day 10: Grand Canyon National Park

It's time to head to America's premier national park, the epic Grand Canyon. You'll soon see why this natural wonder attracts tons of visitors each year. Keep your feet firmly on the ground or soar above the stunning landscape on an optional helicopter flight. One thing's for sure, this place looks incredible from any angle. To see it in all its majestic glory, head to the South Rim and watch the sunset. Trust us when we say you'll never have seen anything so beautiful!

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities:

  • Helicopter flight US$254-$284
  • IMAX Theater US$15

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Day 11-12: Route 66 - Las Vegas

Today you drive along a section of the original route 66 to Seligman. A town frozen in time and a great place to pick up some fab Route 66 memorabilia for your friends and family back home. Treat yourself to a shake that’s as thick as they come at the Snow Cap Diner too! Once you've had your fill of pure Americana, next up is Las Vegas for the ultimate party pit stop! The Strip, the shows, the over the top hotels; Sin City's glitziest and hottest spots are sure to impress as you cruise the The Strip on an included party bus! If heights don't scare you, head to the top of the Stratosphere to ride some of the world's highest roller coasters or take a helicopter flight down The Strip and see this neon city from the sky. It's also possible to get married in Vegas…don't worry, it's not legally binding - unless you want it to be!

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities:

  • Clubs & casino shows from US$10
  • Roller coasters US$25-$40
  • Helicopter flight US$124
  • Go karting US$45
  • Gun range US$20-$100
  • Get married in Las Vegas (not legally binding) US$220
  • VIP club tour (includes 4 clubs & limo) US$100

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Day 13-14: Yosemite National Park

Leave the desert behind you and head west through the beautiful Californian countryside, eventually arriving in Yosemite National Park. Here you'll get the opportunity to hike or bike through the extraordinary landscape of glacier-carved granite monoliths and spectacular waterfalls. Once you hit the trails, you may be lucky enough to enjoy incredible wildlife sightings. Bear often frequent the area, and when the sun goes down, listen out for coyotes howling amidst the pines and Giant Sequoias. This is a paradise for any lover of the outdoors and whatever activities you get up to in Yosemite, you're sure to have a blast.

Meals Included: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities:

  • Bike rental US$12-$34
  • Float trip on the Merced River US$31

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Day 15: Yosemite National Park - San Francisco

Today is the final day of your Trek adventure, but that doesn't mean the fun is over, oh no! The end of your tour brings you to the awesome city of San Francisco. Famous for its waterfront full of tasty seafood, and what is probably one of the world's most iconic landmarks, the Golden Gate Bridge. If you have extra time here, explore the quirky bars and cafes where the beatnik generation hung out, or grab a bite to eat in Chinatown. You'll never be bored in San Francisco!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: Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Inclusions:
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • 1 flight included in the itinerary (New York to Los Angeles)
  • All accommodation, camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)
  • Accommodation: Camping 8, Budget Lodging: 2, Hotel: 4
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Tour Highlights:
  • Encounter Niagara Falls up close on the 'Maid of the Mist' boat
  • Party bus tour under the neon lights of Las Vegas
  • Take an Amish buggy tour in Pennsylvania
  • Climb Philadelphia's famous 'Rocky' steps & visit the Liberty Bell
  • Walk the revolutionary Freedom Trail through Boston
  • Explore Hollywood Boulevard
  • Take a dip in the cool waters of the Colorado River
  • Experience an awe-inspiring Grand Canyon sunrise or sunset
  • Get your kicks on the original Route 66, stopping in Seligman
  • Hike amongst towering granite peaks & Giant Sequoias in Yosemite
  • Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco
  • Admission to incredible national parks - Yosemite & Grand Canyon
  • Flight from New York to Los Angeles (Day 8)