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Epic East Coast Road Trip

Ready to cross a whackload of items off your must-see list? This 21-day circuit through the east coast of the United States leaves no stone unturned. Feel the thunderous roar of Niagara Falls on a Maid of the Mist boat tour, dig into deep dish pizza in Chicago, and explore the Home of Blues, Soul & Rock 'N' Roll with a free day in Memphis. And since this tour starts and ends in New York City, it's easy to plan for additional time to explore the city that never sleeps.

  • Duration: 21 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Supplier Tour ID: NUEE/257622
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: New York City, United States
  • Finishes: New York City, 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
  • Savannah
  • Charleston
  • Richmond
  • Washington DC

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!

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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: Orlando/Savannah

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

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Day 17: Savannah/Charleston

Travel to the city of Charleston, known for its historic, romantic charm. Enjoy a free afternoon in this southern charmed city.

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Day 18: Charleston/Richmond

Head to one of the oldest cities in the US, Richmond, the capital of Virginia. Home to the famous quote “Give me liberty or give me death” this city played a large part in the US Civil War.

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Day 19: Richmond/Washington DC

Travel to the US capital and enjoy time to explore Georgetown, one of the oldest districts in DC. In the evening, enjoy a tour of the monuments by moonlight.

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Day 20: Washington DC

Enjoy free time to explore.

There is so much to see and do in Washington DC. Head to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave to see where the President lives, tour the Capitol Building, explore the Smithsonian Museums, wander the monuments, or take a trolley tour.

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Day 21: Washington DC/New York City

Travel to New York, stopping in Philadelphia en route to see the Liberty Bell and opt to try a famous Philly Cheesesteak. Continue to New York City, where the trip ends on arrival. 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
    • 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 Your Discover Moment: Washington DC
    • Maid of the Mist Tour
    • Chicago Walking Tour
    • Nashville Night Out
    • Memphis Night Out
    • New Orleans Night Out
    • St Augustine visit
    • Monuments by Moonlight, Washington DC
    • Liberty Bell Visit, Philadelphia
    • Free time in Detroit, Chicago, Louisville, Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans, Panama City Beach, Orlando, Savannah, Charleston, and Washington DC
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels/hostels (9 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (11 nts)
    • 20 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 6 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:
  • Experience Detroit's cultural resurgence first-hand
  • Indulge in barbecue and bourbon in Kentucky
  • Join revellers on New Orleans' bustling Bourbon Street
  • Stroll around the historic Savannah riverfront
  • See Washington's monuments by moonlight