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Big city hearts and spirits swell on this 20-day road trip through America's East Coast. You'll hit bustling metropolises and experience cultural traditions you might have only seen in the movies. Witness the resurgence of Detroit's arts scene, follow Kentucky's Bourbon Trail, and explore the home of Mardi Gras: New Orleans. With free time and flexibility along the way, you can customize this tour so it's right up your alley.

North America
  • Duration: 20 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Physical rating: Average
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: NUEL/224037
  • Starts: New York, United States
  • Finishes: New York, United States
  • Age requirement: 18 - 39
You will Visit
  • New York
  • Finger Lakes
  • Niagara Falls
  • Detroit
  • Chicago
  • Louisville
  • Nashville
  • Memphis
  • New Orleans
  • Panama City Beach
  • Orlando
  • Savannah
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Washington D.C.

Itinerary

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Day 1: New York

Arrive at any time.

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Day 2: New York/Finger Lakes

Enjoy a free morning in the Big Apple. Travel to the Finger Lakes region, and take in the natural beauty of the area. Opt to cool off in the lake, or sample wine from a local winery.
Take a hike to explore this beautiful Finger Lakes region on foot, rent a kayak or paddleboard, or just relax by the lake. Opt to taste wine from one of the local vineyards.

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Day 3: Finger Lakes/Niagara Falls

Visit towering Taughannock Falls, before travelling to Niagara Falls. Get wet on the Maid of the Mist boat tour and be sure to check out the falls illuminated in the evening.
An exciting adventure awaits in Niagara Falls. Feel the rushing waters of the falls taking 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 4: Niagara Falls/Detroit

Stop in 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. Enjoy a free afternoon to explore this up-and-coming destination.

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Day 5: Detroit/Chicago

Continue west to Chicago. 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 6: Chicago

Enjoy a free day to explore Chicago.

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Day 7: 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 8: Louisville/Nashville

Travel to the country music capital of the world. Opt to head out for live music and cowboy nightlife tonight.

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Day 9: Nashville

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

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Day 10: Nashville/Memphis

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.
In the afternoon, 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. Then hear the music in Memphis, Tennessee! Explore the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll, 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.

Opt to check out the National Civil Rights Museum, located where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated.

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Day 11: Memphis/New Orleans

Crank up the jazz and drive into the home of Mardi Gras. Explore the French Quarter, and join the revellers on Bourbon Street 'til the early hours.
The CEO will point out a few things on the drive in, then get out and experience the city at its best. Enjoy a night out with the group.

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Day 12: New Orleans

Enjoy a free day to explore New Orleans.
New travellers may join you today for the rest of the adventure. You are welcome to join them at a group meeting this evening, followed by an optional dinner.

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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!

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Day 15: Orlando

Enjoy a full free day in Orlando. Opt to meet Mickey Mouse at Disney World or discover the magical world of Harry Potter at Universal Studios.

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Day 16: St. Augustine/Savannah

Head to historic Savannah, stopping en route in the oldest city in America, St. Augustine. Opt for a walk around the Bonaventure Cemetery and historic district of Savannah, or stroll through town admiring the architecture and oak trees covered in Spanish moss.

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Day 17: Charleston/Myrtle Beach

Travel to the city of Charleston, known for its historic, romantic charm. Enjoy a few hours to explore the city before heading to Myrtle Beach for the night.

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Day 18: Myrtle Beach/Washington D.C.

Travel to the US capital and wander the monuments by moonlight.

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Day 19: Washington D.C.

Enjoy free time to explore.
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 20: Washington D.C./New York

Travel to New York, stopping in Philadelphia en route. Trip ends on arrival to New York. Opt to visit Times Square, stroll Central Park, check out Greenwich Village, or experience the famous nightlife of New York.
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.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Carte Blanche: Chicago Carte Blanche: New Orleans Carte Blanche: Washington D
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    • Taughannock Falls visit
    • Maid of the Mist tour
    • Cleveland stop
    • St Augustine visit
    • Charleston visit
    • Monuments by Moonlight (Washington DC)
    • Philadelphia stop
    • Free time in Detroit, Chicago, Louisville, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Panama City Beach, Orlando, Savannah, and Washington DC
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/hostels (5 nts, multi-share), participation camping (14 nts)
    • 15 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 7 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 mist of Niagara Falls
  • Feel the beat in the country music capital of Nashville
  • Say hi to Mickey Mouse in Orlando
  • Be charmed by Charleston's history and romance
  • Wander New York City's bustling streets