ATLANTIC BLT

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DEPARTS MIAMI to NEW YORK AREA
Trek Code:
AFB
Destination:
USA East
Departs:
Mar-Dec
Accommodation:
Budget Lodging
Age Range:
18-38
Best of Trek:
  • > Chill out on Florida's beaches
  • > Party in New Orleans, Memphis & Nashville
  • > Experience charm & nightlife of the Southern states
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Tour Overview

An eastern delight! The bustling excitement of the New York area and Washington DC, the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the Southern gems of New Orleans, Mississippi and Nashville and the golden sands of Florida's beaches. This adventure travels a land rich in scenery, culture, history and innovation.

Included Highlights
  • Admission to the Elvis' Graceland & Sun Studio, Memphis
  • Party the night away in tropical Miami
  • Behave like a big kid in fun filled Orlando
  • Kick back in paradise on Florida's beaches
  • Tune in to all that jazz in New Orleans
  • Visit the home of country music, Nashville
  • Spot wildlife in Appalachian Mountains
  • Visit Philadelphia's 'Rocky' steps & Liberty Bell
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation - 8 hotel & 4 hostel nights
BLT Accommodation

We use a combination of hostels, hotels and cabins on the Atlantic BLT. Most cabins are multi-share rooms sleeping 4 to 6 people with shared facilities and hostel nights are generally arranged on a single sex, multi-share basis, subject to availability. Where possible we will keep the group together and try to accommodate couples; however twin rooms cannot be guaranteed and any additional upgrade costs for a private room will need to be covered by the passenger/s en route. A sleeping bag is not required on this trip.

Free Wi-Fi on the road

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).

Download Trek Tips for this tour (2016 departures)

Our Atlantic BLT 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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Who travels with TrekAmerica?
Who travels with TrekAmerica

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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Flexible Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best overnight stops, highlights and included experiences, with plenty of optional activities to choose from. No two Trek trips are the same, with stops at some of your tour leader's favourite places and occasional changes to the itinerary, so get ready for one awesome adventure!

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 most popular activities for this trip which can be arranged via your tour leader and paid for locally. Please note all costs are subject to change. Please note that not all optional activities may available on every tour and prices are subject to change.

  • > Jazz clubs - New Orleans US$10-$20
  • > Mississippi steamboat ride - New Orleans US$30-$80
  • > Smithsonian National Museums - Washington DC US$FREE
  • > Disney World - Orlando US$110
  • > Grand Ole Opry - Nashville US$19-$90
  • > Mardi Gras World - New Orleans US$20
  • > Voodoo & Graveyard tour - New Orleans US$20
  • > Bike rental - Washington DC US$16-$75
  • > School of Cooking - New Orleans US$28-$150
  • > Civil Rights Museum - Memphis US$13
  • > Country line dancing - Nashville US$10
  • > Country Music Hall of Fame - Nashville US$25-$40
  • > Country Western saloons - Nashville US$varies
  • > Kennedy Space Center - Orlando US$50
  • > Universal Studios - Orlando US$102
  • > Wet n' Wild - Orlando US$57
  • > Alligator swamp tour - New Orleans US$23-$49
  • > Johnny Cash Museum - Nashville US$14
  • > Rock'n'Soul Museum - Memphis US$11
  • > Stax Museum of American Soul Music - Memphis US$12
  • > Southern mansion tour - New Orleans US$20-$25
Tour Itinerary

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

This tour also departs from New York area >

  • Day 1-2: Miami & Orlando

    Home to miles of golden sandy beaches and palm trees, Miami is the perfect place to kick-start your American adventure, before heading off to Orlando. Hit Disney World and embrace your inner child as you get your thrills from Wet `n' Wild or explore the final frontier at the Kennedy Space Center. The Kennedy Space Center is seriously out of this world, built on a wildlife refuge eight times the size of Manhattan, there sure are lots of things to see and do here.
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 3: Destin Beach, Florida

    Next you head to the stunning beaches of Florida's Emerald Coast. The best beach this side of paradise, Destin Beach offers miles of stunning golden sand, emerald waters and enjoyment both above and below the water line. Experience lazy days by the beach or if you are feeling more energetic, why not try your hand at windsurfing? You definitely need to make sure you've packed your flip-flops, this is beach life at its very best!
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 4-5: New Orleans

    Are you ready for rhythm and blues? After reaching New Orleans you head through the incredible French Quarter to marvel at this amazing city. Hear the real deal at Preservation Hall, echoing with smooth trumpet and sexy sax. Hear the stories of the life of Huckleberry Finn on an optional cruise as you chug along the Mississippi River. Don your explorers cap as you go on a search for gators on a Louisiana swamp tour through the mysterious Cajun country. Why not see New Orleans in a different way by opting to do the `Voodoo and Graveyard' tour with an included visit to Marie Laveau's House of Voodoo where you can pick up some unusual souvenirs?
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 6-7: Memphis

    Next you're off to Memphis located near the Mississippi River which has a long and colourful past. The highlight of your stop in Memphis is the included visit to 'Graceland', the home of Elvis Presley and the second-most visited private home in the USA after the White House! See where the likes of BB King and Johnny Cash recorded some of their most famous hits with an included tour of iconic Sun Studio. In the evening dance the night away in the bars and blues clubs of Beale Street.
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 8-9: Nashville

    Say hello to the `Home of Country Music', a place that everyone falls in love with - you don't even need to be a fan of country music! Grab your Stetson and head out to the Wild Horse Saloon for live music and line dancing or get your history fix at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, home to the largest collection of country music in the world. Music put Nashville on the tourist map, but that's not all that is great about this southern city, it's also home to delicious food including local specialities including hot chicken and BBQ ribs as well as an extensive park system.
    Accommodation: Hostel included

  • Day 10: Appalachian Mountains

    From the moment you reach the Appalachian Mountains you'll be amazed at just how beautiful and huge this place really is. This super-sized mountain chain is 1,500 miles long and attracts travellers and hikers every year making it one of the most visited national parks in America. The mountains are also home to some incredible wildlife so when you're out on your short walk or cruising through in the van, keep an eye out for wildlife including the American Black Bear.
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 11-12: Washington DC

    Washington DC is the ideal mix of political and social history and is jam-packed with American culture. Explore the best of America's capital - from the Smithsonian National Museums to an evening view of DC's illuminated monuments. During the day the city is awash with greenery so once you're done with sightseeing, go people watching in the parks. Later, switch from culture to clubbing in the oh-so-cool lounges around DuPont Circle and Georgetown. Washington is a great build up to the end of your American journey, but you're not there yet! A great way to explore this city is by renting a bike and riding around at your own pace.
    Accommodation: Hostel included

  • Day 13: Philadelphia & New York Area

    We head back to the Garden State via Pennsylvania and visit Philadelphia where there's time to climb the famous 'Rocky' steps, see the iconic symbol of American independence, the Liberty Bell, and then grab yourself a cheeky Philly cheese steak lunch, yum! From here it's onto the New York area where you might want to spend an extra couple of days and head into the city. Explore the wonderful sights and sounds of the Big Apple on your own and 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.

    Why not book our New York to Niagara Falls 3 day Mini Adventure also stopping at the Finger Lakes?

    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.

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.

Halloween limo tour
  • Celebrate Halloween in Destin Beach
  • Get dressed up and hit the streets the way the folks in Florida do for Halloween!

    Book 28th October 2016 departure


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Pay in monthly instalments

  • Book your tour with a 10% deposit per person (no hidden fees)
  • Pay your balance in instalments over the phone or via the website
  • Pay your final balance 8 weeks before departure
  • No additional fees if you choose to pay by credit card
  • We hold ABTA & ATOL licenses offering financial security for your tour

Essential Information

  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote.
  • We highly recommend you book this trip at least 60 days prior to departure. Reservations received within 30 days will be on request and subject to availability of en-route accommodation.
  • If your chosen date is not available, this tour also departs from New York area


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Private Departures

For 8 or more travellers, we can organise a totally private departure just for you and your group. We can offer you a departure date of your choice on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our classic 'Trek' style of travel. Can't find a trip that suits your needs exactly? Let us tailor one of our traditional trips, or even create a bespoke itinerary. We will work with you to plan your adventure and with the benefit of our in depth knowledge we can build you a unique experience within your budgets and bucket lists!

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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

Tours begin and end at designated hotels in the departure and arrival cities, starting at 7.30am (check your tour voucher for exact details) and finishing at around 5pm, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. You can book hotels either online when you book your tour or by call our sales team.

Hilton Newark Airport

NEW YORK AREA - HILTON NEWARK AIRPORT
The 4 star hotel offers free airport shuttle and many onsite amenities including fitness room, indoor pool, spa.

  • 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.

 

The Clay Hotel, Miami

MIAMI - THE CLAY HOTEL
Originally built in 1925, this hotel offers free WiFi in all rooms. It provides bell hop service, a 24-hour reception, laundry and ATM facilities.

  • 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.

Book Flights

We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. We are also ATOL protected and IATA licensed.

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

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Travel Insurance

We recommend you take out travel insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed.

Travel insurance

TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.

See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.


Mini Adventures

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

New York to Niagara Falls

NEW YORK TO NIAGARA

> 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're spending extra nights in our gateway cities before or after your trip, then make the most of your time by pre-booking a unique city sightseeing tours or experience before you go.

New York City Tours
  • NEW YORK
  • Choose from unique city tours led by local experts who are dedicated to taking you behind the scenes, flexible hop on hop off bus tours or a range of unique city experiences.

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