ATLANTIC DREAM

14 days from

Atlantic Dream
DEPARTS NEW YORK AREA to MIAMI
Trek Code:
AN
Destination:
USA East
Departs:
May-Sep
Accommodation:
Camping
Age Range:
18-38
Best of Trek:
  • > Party in New Orleans' Bourbon Street
  • > Spot alligators on an included swamp tour
  • > Enjoy the thrills of Disney World
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Tour Overview

An East Coast delight...from the bustling excitement of the big cities to the fun and sun of Florida's beaches and everything in between. Visit historical Philadelphia and Washington DC, walk a section of the lush Appalachian Mountains, become a big kid in DisneyWorld Florida (with an included ticket, of course) and hit the white water rapids of the Ocoee River for some high-adrenaline fun. Then take it down a gear with some to live music in The Deep South and sunbathing on Florida's sparkling white sands. It's no coincidence that this is one of our most popular trips!

Included Highlights
  • Spot alligator on a guided swamp tour
  • New Orleans' Bourbon Street
  • Camp by white sand beaches in Florida
  • Visit Philadelphia's Liberty Bell and famous 'Rocky' steps
  • Walk in the Appalachian Mountains
  • See live country, jazz and blues in Nashville & Memphis
  • Soak up the Deep South culture
  • Full day admission to Disney World or other top theme park
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation - 11 camping & 2 hotel nights.
  • All camping equipment (except sleeping bag)
Free Wi-Fi on the road
Wi-Fi Enabled

You can now check your email and update Facebook, Twitter and TrekAmerica Live while on the road with our wi-fi enabled vehicles. (Maximum 5 users at a time. Fair usage restrictions may apply. Only available in USA & Alaska).

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Flexible Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local conditions and passenger requests vary, no two trips will ever be the same. With the guidance of your Trek Leader you may modify certain night stops and highlights to give a truly unique experience!

Optional Activities (paid locally)

There are loads of exciting optional activities for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. Below are the main optional activities for this trip, these can be arranged once you are on tour via your Tour Leader and are paid for locally.

  • > Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River US$36-$119
  • > Theme Parks in Orlando US$50-$100
  • > New Orleans jazz clubs US$10-$20
  • > Mississippi riverboat cruise US$60-$70
  • > Smithsonian National Museums US$FREE
  • > Tour of Elvis' Graceland in Memphis US$33-$70
  • > Grand Ole Opry, Nashville US$19-$90
  • > Sun Studios in Memphis US$12
  • > New Orleans Preservation Hall US$15
  • > New Orleans Voodoo & Graveyard tour US$20
  • > Bike rental in Washington DC US$15-$35
  • > New Orleans School of Cooking US$25
  • > Civil Rights Museum in Memphis US$10
  • > Country Line Dancing in Nashville US$10
  • > Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville US$24-$35
  • > Florida natural hot springs US$25
  • > Florida Coast snorkelling US$45
  • > Sunset cruise at Panama City Beach US$50
  • > River tubing, Florida Coast US$10
  • > Johnny Cash Museum, Nashville US$14
Special Departures

If you want to make sure you're right in the heart of the action at the absolute best time to be there, then why not book one of our Special Departures.

Celebrate Independence Day
  • Celebrate the Fourth of July in Washington DC!
  • Join the celebration on Independence Day with amazing fireworks over the capital's historic monuments.

    Book 4th July 2014 departure


Tour Itinerary

As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request hotel details at the time of booking.

  • Day 1-2: New York Area, Philadelphia & Washington DC

    Heading out of the New York area, the first stop is Philadelphia to check out the Liberty Bell, Independence Halls and the famous steps which Rocky climbed, so grab your camera and recreate a piece of movie history! If all that running has got you hungry, you can hit the Reading Terminal Market to bargain for local treats or grab yourself a Philly Cheese Steak - one of the many famous local specialities and not to be missed! Washington DC is next on the agenda and we recommend heading into the centre as the sun sets for an illuminated view of the monuments. It makes for a spectacular first evening and a perfect introduction to the grandeur of the nation's capital. Explore the best of this historic city the next day - the monuments, the parks, and the history; there's so much to see and so little time! Why not hire a bike to cover more ground and then take advantage of the great nightlife in Georgetown by night.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 3: Appalachian Mountains

    From the Shenandoah to the lush, natural beauty of the Appalachians - this super-sized, 1500 mile mountain chain is also home to the American black bear and former haunt of the Cherokee Indians! Although today is primarily a long drive day, you are rewarded by views of the Appalachian Mountains and dense greenery that this area is so well-known for. There is time for a short walk in the Appalachians to show you the reason why thousands flock here every year.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 4: Tennessee

    Welcome to the Deep South. Time for some excitement! Are you ready to take on the waters of the World Class Olympic white water course? Choose to don a lifejacket, grip a paddle and bounce along a churning stretch of white water for pure adrenalin on the actual course used during the Centennial Olympic Games in 1996. Then head through Mississippi and tune in to local radio stations for a foot-tapping southern soundtrack of rhythm and blues!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 5: Nashville

    You're in `Music City', so tune in to local radio to experience some the best rock, blues and most of all country music in the world. Hot foot it down to one of the live music events which come alive nightly. From Honky Tonk bars to The Grand Ole Opry, they don't call it the `centre of the music world' for nothing!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 6: Memphis

    Located near the Mississippi River, Memphis has a long and colourful past. Why not visit Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley and influence on country, blues and rock & roll music as well as the second-most visited private home in the USA after the White House! We also have the chance to visit Sun Studio which opened in 1950 and a place where many great names have passed through. Outside of music, you may also like to pay a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum located in the former Lorraine Hotel, where Martin Luther King was assassinated. Legendary forefathers such as Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters and B.B. King helped to put the famous Beale Street on the musical map. This evening we can enjoy street music as well as checking out some blues music in the blues bars.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 7-8: New Orleans

    Now we're talking all that jazz! Hear the real deal at Preservation Hall, do the Huckleberry Finn thing as you chug along the Mississippi River or spot gators on the included Louisiana swamp tour. New Orleans simmers with Deep South charm so grab a Po-Boy, a bowl of Gumbo or some home cooked Jambalaya and pull up a chair in the French Quarter to watch the world go by. By night, explore the bars in Frenchman Street for live music and dancing without the crowds.
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 9-10: Panama City Beach

    Then on to the Gulf of Mexico's 'Southern Riviera' - Panama City. Dream of lazy beach days and sunset cruises. Pack dancing shoes with your flip-flops as the party spirit simmers into the small hours at the famous beach front clubs of the Gulf Coast. Tomorrow may be the perfect day to recover on the beach and soak up the sun.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 11: Florida Coast & Natural Springs

    We head further along the Florida Coast keeping our eyes peeled for that perfect beach stop. Another day in paradise to work on your tan in the Sunshine State, or try snorkelling or tubing in of Florida's many crystal clear natural springs.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 12-13: Orlando

    Forget your age, especially in Orlando which makes a big kid of one and all. Especially with your entrance to Disney World included so let yourself go and really get into the swing of things. With two nights here, fitting in extra thrills and spills is a piece of cake. But if meeting Mickey isn't your thing, slip-slide around Wet `n Wild, battle Voldemort at Universal Studios' Harry Potter World or cross the final frontier at Kennedy Space Center. Who wants to grow up anyhow?
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 14: Miami

    Seek out SoBe (aka South Beach) and stroll the art deco seafront, or if you're staying on for another night pose with the beautiful people in ultra-cool nightspots as you celebrate a fantastic trip. Be sure to spend a few extra days in this sun-soaked city to mingle with the locals and salsa the night away!

    This tour ends at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post-tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

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  • > Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
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  • > Prices below are land only. Call us on 0844 576 1400 for a flight inclusive quote

Essential Information

  • We run a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute US$10 a day which covers all your meals whilst camping.
  • You will need adequate travel insurance to join this trip. Download our insurance tips pdf for more information.

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Private Departures

Why not arrange your own TrekAmerica departure? For groups of 8 or more, we can offer private departures on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our classic "Trek" style of travel at special rates. Although tours will run as per our standard itinerary shown here, slight modifications may be considered and dates can be chosen to suit your needs. (Subject to seasonal/operational restrictions). So contact us today and start planning your own adventure.

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Tour Extras

We've offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from city sightseeing, additional hotel nights, insurance and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Hotels Before and After your tour

Wherever you start or finish your trek you won't want to miss the chance to sample some city life. Our hotels make excellent bases for sightseeing or exploring the nightlife, as well as being right at your trek departure point. Solo travellers booking a twin share room will share with a fellow trekker of the same gender.

Thunderbird Beach Resort Hotel

MIAMI - THUNDERBIRD BEACH RESORT HOTEL
A great gateway in the sun with pool, beachside Tiki bar and hot tub. Rooms are equipped with refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers.

  • Twin share: per person per night
      Matched with another traveller of the same sex.
       
    Full room: per room per night
      Single or double room for travellers on the same booking.

 

Crowne Plaza Newark

NEW YORK AREA - CROWNE PLAZA NEWARK
The Crown Plaza offers a free airport shuttle to Newark Airport and boasts a fully equipped gym, indoor pool and on-site 24 hour dining.

  • Twin share: per person per night
      Matched with another traveller of the same sex.
       
    Full room: per room per night
      Single or double room for travellers on the same booking.

 

Book Flights

TrekAmerica's specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations. We are also ATOL protected and IATA licensed.

Book Flights

Special offers are regularly available, so call us now on 0208 682 8920 or click below to request a flight quote by email.

We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry.

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Mini Adventures

Our range of 3 - 4 day Mini Adventures are just the ticket for extending your tour and experiencing North America's most incredible 'must see' highlights. Check out the following adventures relevant to this tour.

New York to Niagara Falls

NEW YORK NIAGARA MINI (HOTEL)

> Scenic Drive through the Delaware Water Gap/Poconos
> Finger Lakes hiking & swimming
> Niagara Falls and the Maid of the Mist scenic boat cruise
> College town of Ithaca, NY
> Woodbury Common Outlet Mall
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City Tours

If you are spending extra time in our gateway cities, you can now plan in advance by pre-booking unique city sightseeing day tours in addition to your TrekAmerica trip.

New York City Tours
  • MIAMI & NEW YORK
  • All city day tours are operated by local experts who are dedicated to take you behind the scenes so you know it like a local! When booking your TrekAmerica trip, simply select your chosen city tour from the Tour Extras section on the online booking form.

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