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Eastern Discovery

This trip is for anyone who has the words of Biggie ringing in their ears: "If I got to choose a coast I choose East." Here on the East Coast you'll get to experience all things all-American, exploring art deco architecture in sun-kissed Miami and quaint mountain vistas in Asheville, relaxing on world topping beaches & finally landing in the political epicentre of the world.

  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure:
  • Physical rating: Easy
  • Supplier Tour ID: 54.658/250519
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: New Orleans, United States Of America
  • Finishes: New York City, United States Of America
  • Age requirement: 18 - 35
You will Visit
  • New Orleans
  • Panama City Beach
  • Orlando
  • Miami
  • St Augustine
  • Savannah
  • Asheville
  • Richmond
  • Washington DC
  • New York City

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive New Orleans

Welcome to the first day of what might just be the best two weeks of your life. It's time to fully immerse yourself in New Orleans with a whole day to yourself. Start out at Cafe Du Monde for a tasty beignet, and pick up some treasures at the French Market. This diverse city has so much going on; visit the Garden District, spend a few hours in the soul kitchens and jazz clubs of the French Quarter or even hang out in Jackson Square with the musicians, artists and fortunetellers. There's a cooking school on offer for those keen to whip up some Gumbo, jambalaya and creole creations.

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Day 2: New Orleans to Panama City Beach via Mobile

There's some coach relaxation time today, which means we're on the road again. We will be travelling though Southern Mississippi and onto Panama City Beach. Hello coastal views...Arriving in to the heat of Florida today we soak up some sun with an overnight stop at one of "The World's Most Beautiful Beaches" - Panama City Beach, testing out the hype with a dip in the clear blue waters.

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Day 3: Panama City Beach to Orlando

With its white sand and aqua blue water, this beach is popular all year round with just about everyone from families to spring breakers. But all good things must come to an end, so onwards we go.Orlando was once a farming town but has since undergone a transformation into the most visited place in Florida. It is now home to the happiest place on earth, Disney World. Walt Disney’s imagination was instrumental in turning this place into the fun, fantasy and amusement-loving spot that it is today. Savvy shoppers, this place has many an outlet mall just waiting for you to flex your credit card in - think rock-bottom prices on Nike, Ray-Ban, Lululemon and more - so prepare to do some serious bank balance damage.

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Day 4: Orlando

How you spend today is entirely up to you. Will you be downing butterbeer in the Three Broomsticks at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter? Straining your vocal chords on slides with gradients that shouldn't be legal at a water park? Or cuddling up to childhood friends like Minnie and Mickey at one of Disney World's four parks? Whatever your choice, it's sure to be a ripper of a day, and seeing as most parks also offer themed bars and clubs, it techically doesn't have to end.

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Day 5: Orlando to Miami

We’ll bid adieu to the happy times had in Orlando with many fun memories and Mickey Mouse memorabilia as we move onto the sweet, sweet heat of marvellous Miami.Hot, loud and fabulously flashy, Miami will knock your socks off. This character driven place has so many diverse neighbourhoods, each with their own unique culture. We'll cruise downtown, taking in the Miami Heat basketball arena and the outdoor shopping mecca, Bayside Marketplace. Why not go a little Miami Vice on a Thriller speedboat tour of the bay? After experiencing a slice of the city's Cuban side with a mouthwatering dinner tonight (on us), take a stroll down the super cool South Beach and peruse the art deco buildings and bright neon lights, finishing up with a night of dancing amidst Miami's uber fun club scene. Want to make it a night to really remember? Opt for our boat party and cruise around Miami harbour, spending your evening like a celebrity.

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Day 6: Miami

You’ll discover energetic Miami today with free time to do as you please. This urban tropical paradise is a fabulous place to people watch, so head down to Ocean Avenue and drink it all in. Swimming, bike riding tours or museum visits are also on the cards this afternoon. Little Havana is a must see with Cuban flavours to taste, dominoes to be played and salsa music to be danced to. Tonight, get into the nighttime vibes once again, because well, why not?

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Day 7: Miami to St Augustine

Today we leave the glitz of Miami behind & head north......to the quaint beaches & quiet allure of America's oldest inhabited city. As romantic as it is charming, we'll head across the cobblestone streets of St Augustine to the Old Spanish Quarter, and visit the iconic Castillo de San Marcos, a 300 year old fortress.

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Day 8: St Augustine to Savannah

...to the quaint beaches & quiet allure of America's oldest inhabited city. As romantic as it is charming, we'll head across the cobblestone streets of St Augustine to the Old Spanish Quarter, and visit the iconic Castillo de San Marcos, a 300 year old fortress.Oak trees & tropical plants line the landscape here, as we head to the riverfront to enjoy the nightlife. We'll soak it all in, including River Street and the City Market.

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Day 9: Savannah to Asheville

Savannah, you've been good to us, but North Carolina beckons.We leave the coast behind and head to the hip mountain town of Asheville, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Known for its vibrant arts scene, foodie culture and historic architecture we have two days to explore. Today we'll cruise through the Blue Ridge Mountains, check out the downtown, the Montford District and the Thomas Wolfe district and more.

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Day 10: Asheville

Today we'll take a delectable foodie tour of Asheville, home to a rich culinary scene and heaps of breweries. After that, the day is all yours to explore the beauty of Asheville. Opt for an Electric Bike Tour, hop aboard some segways or even a paddleboard down the French Broad River.

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Day 11: Asheville to Richmond

Leaving the mountains behind, we're off to Richmond aka RVACapital of the commonwealth of Virginia & home to the iconic University of Virginia Richmond is one of America's quintessential college towns - all pretty brick row houses, a buzzing street art scene and nitro-fuelled nightlife. We'll spend the day sightseeing, checking out the State Capital, historic Monument Avenue and the Poe museum, before hitting the town if you're in the mood.

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Day 12: Richmond to Washington DC

Leaving Richmond behind, it’s a short drive to the Nation’s capital.Jam-packed with museums & monuments, we'll all but conquer the galleries, tasty eats & historical sites that frame this amazing city, starting with the Arlington Cemetery and Washington Mall.

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Day 13: Washington DC

Today we'll get stuck into DC, visiting the world famous Smithsonian museums and soaking up a fascinating all-American story.

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Day 14: Washington to New York

We don't know what's more exciting: the two days we just spent in D.C or the fact that The Big Apple lies ahead.Paying a visit to Philadelphia for some irresistible cheese-steak sandwiches, we'll wrap up this epic tour in stylish New York. Want to spend more time NYC? Why not jump on our New York Explorer trip?

Inclusions:
      Food
    • We'll get 17 of your meals and you get the rest. You can refuel over breakfast and grab some authentic American dinners from us but you'll also get an opportunity to sample some of this country's cuisine. You'll taste it all - from greasy burgers to gourmet fare
      Staff
    • A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do
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Tour Highlights:
  • Miami: Wander through vibrant Art Deco period architecture & party like a rockstar in a city famous for it's nightlife
  • Asheville: Asheville Food Tour