ATLANTIC BLT

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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 Nashville , Memphis & New Orleans
  • > Chill out on Florida's beaches
  • > Experience the 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 Nashville, Mississippi and New Orleans plus the golden sands of Florida's beaches. This adventure travels a land rich in scenery, culture, history and innovation.

IT'S TIME TO GO - BOOK NOW & SAVE UP TO 20%

For a limited time only we're offering 20% off selected dates of the Atlantic BLT. Book by Friday 27th May and make the most of these super savings! Seats are limited, so make sure you guarantee your chosen departure at the discounted price and book your dream trip today with a low deposit. See "Dates and Prices" tab for all discounts (discount applies to new bookings only and cannot be combined with any other promotional offer except "Frequent Trekkers Club" discounts).

Included Highlights
  • Admission to the Elvis' Graceland Sun Studio, Memphis
  • Visit Philadelphia's 'Rocky' steps & Liberty Bell
  • Spot wildlife in the Appalachian Mountains
  • Visit the home of country music, Nashville
  • Tune in to all that jazz in New Orleans
  • Kick back in paradise on Florida's beaches
  • Behave like a big kid in fun filled Orlando
  • Party the night away in tropical Miami
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.

  • > EPCOT Center - Orlando US$93
  • > 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 Miami >

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

    Leave the New York area and travel to Philadelphia where you can climb the famous 'Rocky' steps for your own movie moment. See the iconic symbol of American independence, the Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall before heading to Reading Terminal Market. Visit on an empty stomach and be prepared to be overwhelmed with delicious smells and flavours, one you have to try is the famous Philly cheese steak lunch! Then it's onto Washington DC for an introduction to the political, social and cultural history of the USA. Take time to explore the very best of America's capital city by people watching in one of the many green parks or explore the Smithsonian National Museum, the largest museum complex in the world. 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 pack in all of the city highlights is by renting a bike and riding around at your own pace.
    Accommodation: Hostel nights included

  • Day 3: Appalachian Mountains area

    From the moment you reach the Appalachian Mountains you'll be amazed at just how beautiful and huge this place is. This super-sized mountain chain is 1,500 miles long and attracts travellers and hikers every year and is 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 hike and enjoying the natural views as you drive along, keep an eye out for wildlife including the American Black Bear.
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 4-5: Nashville

    Say hello to the `Home of Country Music' a place that everyone falls in love with, even if they aren't a fan of country music. Grab your Stetson and head out to the Wild Horse Saloon for live music and line dancing then get your history fix at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, home to the largest collection of country music in the world. Nashville is famous for its fine music and even finer food, so try the local specialities including hot chicken and BBQ ribs before relaxing in one the cities many beautiful parks.
    Accommodation: Hostel nights 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 of '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 famous hits with an included tour of the iconic Sun Studio. In the evening dance the night away in the bars and blues club of Beale Street.
    Accommodation: Hotel nights included

  • Day 8-9: 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. By night, explore the bars in Frenchman Street for live music and dancing without the crowds. 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 nights included

  • Day 10: 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're 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 11-12: Orlando

    No matter what your age, Disney World makes a kid of all of us and with two days here you'll have more than enough thrills to shake a stick at. Slip-slide around Wet 'n' Wild or cross the final frontier at Kennedy Space Center, where you can get up close and personal to NASA's launch and landing facilities and enjoy interactive simulators. Meet your childhood hero, Mickey Mouse or if that isn't your thing battle Voldemort at Universal Studios' Harry Potter World. Whatever you decide to do there is definitely no growing up allowed!
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 13: Orlando & Miami

    The wonderful city of Miami beckons with miles of golden sand beaches and palm trees; it's easy to see why people flock here every year. Seek out SoBe (aka South Beach) and 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 with your new found Trek buddies!

    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.

Miami City Tours
  • Celebrate July 4th in Miami
  • Celebrate Independence Day on the golden sands of South Beach in Miami!

    Book 22nd June 2016 departure


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  • 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 Miami
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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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