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
  • > Explore Washington DC's Monuments
  • > Enjoy the thrills of Disney World
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Tour Overview

Cram a huge helping of virtually everything into two fantastic weeks, from the bustling excitement of the big cities to the fun and sun of Florida's beaches and everything else in between. Visit historical Philadelphia and Washington DC, walk a section of the famous Appalachian Mountains and embrace your inner child at DisneyWorld, Florida. For the more extreme amongst you hit the white water rapids of the Ocoee River for some high-adrenaline fun. Then take it down a gear with some live music in the Deep South, before topping up your tan on some of Florida's sparkling white sandy beaches, there is no surprise that this tour is one of our favs.

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Included Highlights
  • Full day admission to Disney World or other theme park
  • 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
  • Spot alligator on a guided swamp tour (2014 only)
  • Guided cycling tour of the Washington DC Monuments (2015 only)
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation - 2014: 11 camping & 2 hotel nights. 2015: 10 camping nights & 3 hostel 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).

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 night stops, highlights, and included experiences, but with lots of optional activities to choose from, stops at some of your leaders favourite places and occasional changes in local conditions no two Trek trips are ever the same so come ready for a unique 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 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
  • > New Orleans jazz clubs US$10-$20
  • > Mississippi steamboat ride 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 snorkeling US$45
  • > Sunset cruise at Panama City Beach US$50
  • > Alligator swamp tour, New Orleans US$23-$49
  • > River tubing, Florida Coast US$10
  • > Johnny Cash Museum, Nashville US$14
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 with an included bike tour (2015 dates only) then take advantage of the great nightlife in picturesque Georgetown.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 3: Appalachian Mountains

    It's time to be awe-struck as you enter the Appalachian Mountains a place full of natural beauty. This super-sized, 1,500 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, so get out and stretch those legs in some of America's most beautiful scenery, you'll soon realise why people flock here in their thousands every year.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 4: Tennessee

    It's time for some excitement as you enter the vibrant and eclectic Deep South. This is the home of country music so make sure you get your vocals at the ready because you'll be singing along in no time. Want more action? Don a lifejacket, grip a paddle and bounce along a churning stretch of white water for pure adrenalin down the Ocoee River, which is 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

    From Honky Tonk bars to The Grand Ole Opry, they don't call Nashville the `centre of the music world' for nothing! This place is full life and you'll be hot footing your way from one country bar to the next. Find out all about the history of music at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, home to the largest collection of country music in the world. Before you know it you'll be telling the whole world how much you love country music.
    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 who had a huge influence on country, blues and rock & roll music as well as being the second-most visited private home in the USA after the White House? Visit the home of Rock N' Roll with a visit to Sun Studios which opened in 1950, a place where many great names have passed through. There is more to Memphis than just music, pay a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum located in the former Lorraine Hotel and see the place where Martin Luther King was assassinated. In the evening head over to the legendary Beale Street which really comes alive at night with neon-lit signs, live street performers and soul and blues music at every turn.
    2014 Accommodation: Camping included
    2015 Accommodation: Hostel included

  • Day 7-8: New Orleans

    Now we're talking all that jazz! Hear the real deal at Preservation Hall or do the Huckleberry Finn thing as you chug along the Mississippi River. 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. If the food of the Deep South gets your mouth watering why not join a cookery course at the New Orleans School of Cookery. By night, explore the bars in Frenchman Street for live music and dancing without the crowds.
    Accommodation: Hotel included

    Note: On 2014 departures you'll spot gators on an included Louisiana swamp tour. For 2015 this will be offered as an optional activity.

  • Day 9-10: Panama City Beach

    Get your first taste of American beach life at the Gulf of Mexico's 'Southern Riviera' - Panama City. If you've been dreaming of lazy beach days and sunset cruises, then you'll fall head over heels for this place. Pull out your dancing shoes 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 in a hammock.perfection!
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 11: Florida & Natural Springs

    You're in the Sunshine State so why not make the most of it and head to the beach and top up that tan of yours? You might as well make the most of your time in paradise. If you've had enough of lazing about on the sandy beaches, grab your snorkel and head to one of Florida's many crystal clear natural springs or better yet hop on a tube and just float around this unbelievable place.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 12-13: Orlando

    Embrace your inner kid with an included visit to DisneyWorld. Meet your childhood hero, Mickey Mouse or if that isn't your thing battle Voldemort at Universal Studios' Harry Potter World or cross the final frontier at Kennedy Space Center, both of which are out of this world. Orlando is one big playground and after a full day satisfying your thirst for fun, you'll sleep like a baby.
    Accommodation: Camping included

  • Day 14: Orlando & Miami

    Before you head home, make sure you get your last fix of sandy beaches and glorious sunshine down at SoBe (aka South Beach). 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.

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 July 4th in Washington DC!
  • Join the celebration on Independence Day with amazing fireworks over the capital's historic monuments.

    Book 3rd July 2015 departure


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  • We run a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute US$10 a day which covers all your meals whilst camping.


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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.

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.

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

Before you join your tour you must be covered by adequate travel insurance.

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 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'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
  • MIAMI & 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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