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New York to Orlando Road Trip

An epic East Coast experience awaits on this fourteen-day tour through bustling cities and stunning landscapes. Feel the mist of Niagara Falls on your face as you get up close to this natural wonder, and indulge in barbecue eats in Memphis. Head South to New Orleans where jazz rings out onto the streets, and then venture east to Florida's sand and sunshine. You'll do it all with a knowledgeable Chief Experience Officer (CEO) by your sides and travelmates that are as enthusiastic as you are to soak in the splendour of the United States.

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Supplier Tour ID: NUEO/257733
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: New York City, United States
  • Finishes: Orlando, United States
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • New York City
  • Niagara Falls
  • Detroit
  • Chicago
  • Louisville
  • Nashville
  • Memphis
  • New Orleans
  • Panama City Beach
  • Orlando

Itinerary

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Day 1: New York City

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: New York City/Niagara Falls

Depart early to beat the traffic out of the city. Drive across the state, and watch as the city turns to the rolling hills of Upstate New York. Arrive in Niagara and feel the rushing waters of the falls splashing you on the famous Maid of the Mist boat tour. Return after darkness settles over the Niagara region and witness the Falls illuminated in a rainbow of colour!

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Day 3: Niagara Falls/Detroit

Drive along Lake Erie, through the city of Cleveland before continuing on to Detroit. Detroit is having a resurgence and is quickly transforming with new markets, distilleries, art galleries, and restaurants popping up. Stop at The Heidelberg Project to see some of this community development in action. Enjoy a free evening to explore this up-and-coming destination.

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Day 4: Detroit/Chicago

Continue west to Chicago. Enjoy a walking tour of some of the best highlights of the city, ending at one of the best pizza joints in town. No trip to Chicago is complete without their signature deep dish pizza. Dive into this specialty with an included group dinner.

There's tons to do in the Windy City – walk along the river to Millennium Park, enjoy dazzling music, and stroll the boardwalk of the Navy Pier. Opt to ride to the top of the Willis Tower, or hit the town for a night out with the group.

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Day 5: Chicago

Enjoy a free day to explore Chicago.

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Day 6: Chicago/Louisville

Follow the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to Louisville. Home of the Kentucky Derby, this city is a foodie haven filled with lively bars and farm-to-table restaurants. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore, and don't forget to indulge in some BBQ and bourbon.

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Day 7: Louisville/Nashville

Travel to the country music capital of the world. Stroll the streets of Nashville and check out what the city's known for: live music, line dancing, and cowboy nightlife. Keep your eyes peeled for some of country music's biggest stars.

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Day 8: Nashville

Enjoy a free day in Nashville. Opt to visit the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, Johnny Cash Museum, or take in live music along the "Honky Tonk Highway".

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Day 9: Nashville/Memphis

Travel south through Tennessee to explore the vibrant cultural and musical melting pot of Memphis. Take an optional tour of Graceland, opt to relive history at the National Civil Rights Museum, or tour the Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Head to Beale Street at night for great food and live music. Music legends, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and B.B. King, made their marks on Memphis.

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Day 10: Memphis

Enjoy a free day in Memphis: Home of Blues, Soul & Rock 'N' Roll.

Opt to check out Sun Studios, Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and the National Civil Rights Museum, located where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. Opt to walk in the footsteps of the King of Rock ‘n' Roll at Elvis Presley's home, Graceland. See how the legend lived and discover videos, pictures, stage costumes, and much more.

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Day 11: Memphis/New Orleans

Drive through the bayous, crank up the jazz and head into the Big Easy. Home of Mardi Gras, explore the French Quarter, and join the revellers on Bourbon Street till the early hours.

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Day 12: New Orleans

Enjoy a free day to explore New Orleans. Opt to take part in a creole cooking demonstration, take a biking tour around the city, eat beignets at Café du Monde, or wander the streets soaking up the music and culture around town.

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Day 13: New Orleans/Panama City Beach

Cross the state line into Florida and travel to Panama City Beach. This coastal town is surrounded by 27 miles of white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy an afternoon on the beach and opt to hit the town this evening.

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Day 14: Panama City Beach/Orlando

Travel to the home of 'The Most Magical Place on Earth', Orlando. With great shopping, nightlife, and famous amusement parks like Disney World and Universal Studios, let your inner kid run wild!
Tour ends on arrival in Orlando.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Your Foodie Moment: Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Dinner, Chicago Your Discover Moment: Chicago Your Discover Moment: Nashville Your Foodie Moment: Central BBQ Lunch, Memphis Your Discover Moment: Memphis Your Discover Moment: New Orleans
    • Maid of the Mist Tour
    • The Heidelberg Project Visit
    • Chicago Walking Tour
    • Nashville Night Out
    • Memphis Night Out
    • New Orleans Night Out
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/hostels (7 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (6 nts)
    • 13 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 4 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:
  • See Canada from Niagara Falls
  • Witness Detroit's thriving art scene
  • Get blown away by the Windy City
  • Follow Kentucky's Bourbon Trail
  • Experience cowboy nightlife in Nashville
  • Listen to the Blues and Rock of Memphis
  • Explore New Orleans' French Quarter
  • Lounge on the white sands of Panama City Beach