ATLANTIC BLT

13 days from

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DEPARTS NEW YORK AREA to MIAMI
Trek Code:
ANB
Destination:
USA East
Departs:
Feb-Dec
Accommodation:
Budget Lodging
Age Range:
18-38
Best of Trek:
  • > Party in New Orleans' Bourbon Street
  • > Chill out on Panama City beaches
  • > Experience the southern states and Appalachians
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Tour Overview

An Eastern delight! The bustling excitement of New York's big apple and Washington DC, the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the southern gems of Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama and the golden sands of Florida's beaches. Experience the variety of New Orleans - Bourbon Street, Cajun food and all that jazz! This adventure travels a land rich in scenery, culture, history and invention.

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Included Highlights
  • New Orleans' Bourbon Street
  • Tanning time on Florida's white sand beaches
  • Two nights in Orlando
  • Tour of Elvis' Graceland
  • Experience the hospitality of the southern states
  • Walk in the lush Appalachian Mountains
  • Enjoy the beats of Memphis & Nashville
  • Tour of Philadelphia's highlights
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. A sleeping bag is not required on this trip.

Free Wi-Fi on the road
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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).

Who travels with TrekAmerica?
Who travels with TrekAmerica

Our tours are aimed at young international travellers 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.

  • > New Orleans jazz clubs US$10-$20
  • > Mississippi riverboat cruise US$60-$70
  • > Smithsonian National Museums US$FREE
  • > Disney World, Orlando US$95
  • > Sun Studios in Memphis US$12
  • > Mardi Gras World in New Orleans US$20
  • > New Orleans Voodoo & Graveyard tour US$20
  • > Bike rental in Washington DC US$15-$35
  • > New Orleans School of Cooking US$25
  • > Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville US$24-$35
  • > Country Western Saloons in Nashville US$varies
  • > Kennedy Space Center in Orlando US$50
  • > Universal Studios, Orlando US$92
  • > Wet n' Wild, Orlando US$55
  • > Alligator swamp tour, New Orleans US$23-$49
  • > 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.

This tour also departs from Miami

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

    We leave the New York area and travel to Philadelphia where there is time to climb the famous 'Rocky' steps, see the iconic symbol of American independence the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, explore Reading Terminal Market or wrap your mouth around an early Philly cheese steak lunch. Then it's onto Washington DC which gives you the ideal introduction to the political, social and cultural history of the United States of America. Take time to explore the very best of America's capital city by people watching in one of the many parks as DC is awash with greenery, exploring the Smithsonian or gazing upon DC's illuminated monuments at night. Why not hit the bars and clubs of Georgetown and discover not only the treasures of this town by day, but also by night. A great way to explore this city is by renting a bike and riding around at your own pace. You are sure to love this city!
    Accommodation: Hostel included

  • Day 3: Appalachian Mountains

    From the Shenandoah to the rugged natural beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, this elongated expanse of wonderful forest covers a huge, almost unbroken area, over 1500 miles long and often a couple hundred miles wide. It attracts travellers and hikers every year to pound the trails and enjoy the natural views, an awesome contrast to the cities you just came from. The mountains are also home to the American black bear and former haunt of the Cherokee Indians! There is time for a short walk in the Appalachians to show you the reason why thousands flock here every year.
    Accommodation: Hostel included

  • Day 4: Nashville

    As well as its indelible country music links, Nashville is also the capital of Tennessee and the state's second largest city after Memphis. Situated on the banks of the Cumberland River it was established as a major river port by settlers in 1779. Our time in Nashville is free to explore and in the evening you may want to head out to the Wild Horse Saloon to strap on your Stetson, sample some local live music and try line dancing.
    Accommodation: Hostel included

  • Day 5-6: Memphis

    Next we head off to Memphis located near the Mississippi River which has a long and colourful past. The highlight of our stop in Memphis is the included visit of '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! Memphis is a great place to sample live music and helps you understand how some of the most famous musicians have either originated from Memphis, or made the pilgrimage through here.
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 7-8: New Orleans

    Now we're talking all that jazz! We make our way out to the renowned French Quarter of New Orleans! Hear the real deal at Preservation Hall, echoing with chirpy trumpet and smooth sax or sample a Hurricane at Pat O'Brien's! Along with being famous for an exciting nightlife of food, drink and music, you can also experience the life of Huckleberry Finn as you chug along the Mississippi River or search for gators on a Louisiana swamp tour through the mysterious bayous of Cajun country. Why not see New Orleans in a very different way by opting for the Voodoo and Graveyard tour with a visit to Marie Laveau's Voodoo shop?
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 9-10: Panama City Beach

    Next you head to the Gulf of Mexico's 'Southern Riviera' - Panama City. Home to the finest beach this side of paradise, Panama City Beach Florida offers 27 miles of stunning white sand, crystal clear waters and guaranteed enjoyment in, on or under the water. Enjoy lazy beach days or try your hand at windsurfing or jet skiing the afternoon away. As well as packing your flip-flops, you should also bring your dancing shoes as you hit the hottest haunts all hours at the hippest haunts on the Gulf Coast. You can enjoy some serious beach time to swim and relax in the sun.
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 11-12: Orlando

    No matter what age you are, Disneyworld makes a kid of each of one and all. You have two nights here to pack in as many rides, thrills and fun as possible. Slip-slide around Wet 'n' Wild or cross the final frontier at Kennedy Space Center. Get up close to NASA's launch and landing facilities, enjoy interactive simulators, enjoy live shows and have jaw-dropping encounters with massive rockets and the possibility to meet a real life veteran astronaut.
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 13: Miami

    The wonderful city of Miami beckons with miles of golden sand beaches and palm trees; it is easy to see why people flock here every year. Check into one of the cafes and enjoy a spot of people watching, or pre book one of our hop on/hop off bus experiences, which you can pre-book before departure for the best way to make your way around this city. Seek out SoBe (aka South Beach) to stroll along the art deco seafront or pose with the beautiful people on sugary sand and in ultra-cool nightspots as you celebrate a fantastic trip.

    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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Essential Information

  • 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 Miami


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Private Departures

For groups of 8 or more, we can offer a totally private departure just for you and your group. We can offer you a date of your choice on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our classic "Trek" style of travel. Tours will generally run as per our standard itinerary shown here, small changes can be considered. (Choice of date is subject to any seasonal or 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

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
  • 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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