7 days from
- Trek Code:
- USA East
- Age Range:
- > Visit the Amish community in Pennsylvania
- > Washington DC's history and Boston's nightlife
- > Get soaked on a Niagara Falls boat cruise!
For those who are short on time, this tour offers the highlights of America's east, from famous cities and Amish communities to scenic Appalachian forests and mountains. Experience charming small-town flavour and the power of Niagara Falls. Relive the rich history and experience the modern excitement and gentle beauty of this fascinating region.
- Get drenched on a Niagara Falls 'Maid of the Mist' Cruise
- Philadelphia famous 'Rocky' steps and Liberty Bell
- Visit a tradition Amish community in Lancaster
- Take time to relax in charming New England
- Walk Boston's historic Freedom Trail
- Finish up in the Big Apple... New York, New York!
- Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
- Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
- All accommodation - 5 camping & 1 hostel nights
- All camping equipment (except sleeping bag)
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Our Freedom Trail Trek Tips include all you need to know about this Trek. They contain all the trip details, plus information on everything from visas to spending money and what to pack.
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Our tours are aimed at young international travellers from around the world, aged 18 to 38, all with a sense of fun and a keen desire to explore. If you're travelling alone, don't worry... over 70% of our passengers are solo travellers and you'll soon be surrounded with like-minded people of a similar age who will quickly become your new best mates. Plus there are no single supplements.
Our tour price includes your own tour leader plus all transport and accommodation, so all you have to pay for are food, drinks and optional activities. Take a moment to add up all the costs of doing it yourself, and it soon becomes clear that a TrekAmerica trip offers fantastic value for money!
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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!
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.
- > Smithsonian National Museums US$FREE
- > Walking the Freedom Trail in Boston US$FREE
- > Cave of the Winds tour at Niagara US$14
- > Visit the famous 'Cheers' bar in Boston US$FREE
- > Bike rental in Washington DC US$16-$75
- > Baseball Game in Boston from US$20
- > Lancaster - Amish Museums US$10-$30
As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request hotel details at the time of booking.
For 2016 the Freedom Trail will be a 8 day tour with an additional day in Boston.
Day 1-2: New York Area, Philadelphia & Washington DC
First stop is Philadelphia, or 'Philly' if you want to be down with the locals. Check out the Liberty Bell, eat a famous and oh so delicious Philly Cheese Sandwich and climb the steps from the movie 'Rocky'! Cast your eyes on Independence Hall where brave men gathered at the Pennsylvania State House and defied the King of England, an event which helped shape the U.S. Constitution. You may want to head down to Reading Terminal Market for local mouth-watering aromas and local flavours. As the day starts to turn to night, why not hit the city for an evening illuminated view of the famous icons such as the White House, Jefferson Monument and Capitol Hill. When it comes to DC's museums 'Land of the Free' is spot on and the sensational Smithsonian is well worth a visit. For the sport fans amongst you, why not take an optional trip to a baseball game (in season) to ensure day two is full to bursting.
Accommodation: Camping included
Day 3: Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Turn up the music and enjoy the scenic drive through a countryside that inspired a nation to fight for its freedom. Stop by an Amish community and experience a way of life that has changed in over 200 years, Be prepared to feel completely humbled as you see these people who live for family life and keep things simple with no mod-cons. Tonight, your home is under a million stars, and this is where you really start to settle in to a simple life of your very own.
Accommodation: Camping included
Day 4: Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is three waterfalls all rolled into one, so you can only manage how epic it will be to witness this natural wonder with your own two eyes. From the edge of Lake Ontario you'll see the sensation of crashing water is stupendous and the noise just as immense, Niagara Falls really is one of America's greatest national attractions. For the ultimate front row seat hop aboard the Maid of the Mist cruise and get up close to the majestic falls, just prepared to get a little wet.
Accommodation: Camping included
Day 5: The Berkshires
City folk can't resist hiding out here in the summer months and you'll soon figure out why. With forested hills, quaint farmyards and colourful meadows aplenty, it would be rude not to hit some of the beautiful trails here, for a lovely evening stroll. This is 100% New England and you're sure to be impressed with this little country getaway.
Day 6: Boston
Boston or Bean Town as the locals call it is the home to the Freedom Trail. Relive the Revolution as you walk around this exciting city visiting historical sites that uncover America's significant past and let the Faneuil Hall's street performers, stores and eateries tell their own Bostonian tale. Lounge and watch the locals from the lawns of Boston Common, then pop across to the famous "Cheers" bar for a cheeky beverage. To top off a great day in Boston, why not try the local taste sensation 'Daddy's Dough'? A fried dough delicacy which the locals swear by and so do we!
Accommodation: Hostel included in tour price
Please note for 2016 this tour will be 8 days in duration with an extra day spent in Boston.
Day 7: Boston to New York Area
From one great city to another, make sure you give yourself an extra day or two before or after the tour to explore the sights and sounds of New York City. From the bright lights of Times Square to the quirky borough of Brooklyn, this city has so much to offer everyone. Splurge along Fifth Ave, hit the top of the Empire State Building, or soak up the trendy, laidback vibe of Greenwich Village before heading home. For the ultimate slice of New York, jump on an Urban Adventure or even take a helicopter flight for an aerial view of the city.
This tour ends at our gateway hotel 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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- > You only need to pay a deposit
- > Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
- > We are an ABTA and ATOL operator offering financial security for our inclusive tours.
- > If you prefer to book by telephone please contact our UK sales office
- > Prices below are land only. Call us on 0844 576 1400 for a flight inclusive quote
- 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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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.
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.
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.
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- 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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