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Music, Mountains & Monuments Eastbound
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From the Big Easy to the Big Apple, this roadtrip swings north along the East Coast and captures the best cities, historical monuments, and beautiful scenery from New Orleans to New York and everything in between. Embrace big city beats, Nashville grooves, and the traditional twang of the Appalachian Mountains. As always, centrally located hostels in the cities and campsites in the wilderness keep you in the heart of the action. Skip flying and discover country roots and the earthly delights that come with staying grounded.

North America

Duration: 8 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Physical rating: Light
Accommodation standard:   Not Rated% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 142390
Starts: New Orleans, USA Finishes: Brooklyn, USA
You will Visit
  • New Orleans
  • New York City

Itinerary

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Day 1: New Orleans

For the night in New Orleans, we stay in a hotel close to the city centre with multi-share accommodation. If you would like to see all of the popular sites of this vibrant city, we recommend you book pre-tour accommodation.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: New Orleans/Memphis (1B, 1L)

Explore the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll, the Home of Blues, and the starting point of soul. Music legends, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and B.B. King, made their marks on Memphis. Optional activities include visiting the National Civil Rights Museum (located where the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr took place in 1968) or visiting the Rock ‘n' Soul Museum.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 640km)

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Day 3: Memphis/Nashville (1B, 1L, 1D)

In the morning, opt to walk in the footsteps of the King of Rock ‘n' Roll at Elvis Presley's home, Graceland. If Graceland is not for you, enjoy the time to explore more of Memphis on your own. Travel to Nashville in time to check out the nightlife and visit a real country cowboy bar.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 380km)

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Day 4: Nashville/Appalachia (1B, 1L, 1D)

Experience the Appalachian Mountains on the drive. The mountains are a perfect place to relax and to enjoy the fresh, clean air and see the true beauty of North America.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 575km)

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Day 5: Appalachia/Washington DC (1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue on the Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park, a truly beautiful, historic national treasure. Standing on top of the peaks of Shenandoah National Park, gaze across the silent mountains. It's hard to believe Washington DC is just a short distance away.

Included Activities:
Arlington Cemetery Visit
Monuments by Moonlight

Transport:
Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 480km)

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Day 6: Washington DC (1B)

There is so much to see and do in Washington DC that you can't see it all in one day. Take your time and spend a full day exploring this fascinating city.

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Day 7: Washington DC/New York City (1B, 1L)

Dive into the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. Opt to visit Times Square, stroll Central Park or check out Greenwich Village. Experience the famous nightlife of New York.

Additional Notes:
For our time in NYC, we stay close to the action in a hostel near the city centre.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk

Transport:
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 375km)

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Day 8: New York City

From the Statue of Liberty to Ground Zero to Chinatown, New York City is full of things to do and see. We recommend spending extra time here; please speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Entrance fees to all national parks and national monuments with hiking and walking excursions
    • Arlington Cemetery visit
    • Orientation to Washington DC
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/hostels (2 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (5 nts)
    • 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size
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Tour Highlights:
  • Feel the beat in Memphis and New Orleans
  • Drive through the Appalachian Mountains
  • Learn about American history in Washington DC
  • Party it up in New York.