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, charming small-town flavour to wondrous Niagara Falls grandeur. Relive the rich history and experience the modern excitement and gentle beauty of this fascinating region.
- Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist Cruise
- Sightseeing in Washington DC
- Philadelphia's Liberty Bell and famous 'Rocky' steps
- Visit an Amish community in Lancaster
- Rolling New England scenery
- Relive the revolution in Boston's historic neighbourhoods
- 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)
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).
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, 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.
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$11
- > Visit the famous 'Cheers' bar in Boston US$FREE
- > Bike rental in Washington DC US$15-$35
- > Baseball Game in Boston US$15-$40
- > Lancaster - Amish Museums US$10-$30
- > Paddleboats in Boston US$25 per hour
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
First stop is Philadelphia, or 'Philly' as the locals call it, to see the Liberty Bell, eat a delicious local cheese steak 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 and eventually created one unified nation. You may want to head down to Reading Terminal Market and fill your nose with local mouth-watering aromas and local flavours. Head to the nation's capital where America's leaders shape the country's future. 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: barely any of them, sensational Smithsonian included, will cost you a dime. 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, stopping by an Amish community. The Amish haven't changed their way of living in over 200 years and it's a really humbling experience, seeing 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
From the edge of Lake Ontario, the sensation of crashing water is stupendous, the noise immense from one of America's greatest national attractions, Niagara Falls. Wait 'til you're down on the water aboard the included 'Maid of the Mist', where the cascades pound, churn and foam right before your eyes. That's what you call a front row seat!
Accommodation: Camping included
Day 5: The Berkshires
City folk can't resist hiding out here in summer and you'll soon figure out why. Trails snake through forested hills and meadows skirt quaint clapboard farms. This is 100% New England! Why not head out for a short forested stroll this evening?
Day 6: Boston
Welcome to Bean Town! Relive the Revolution along the Freedom Trail or let 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. Why not try the local taste sensation 'Daddy's Dough', a fried dough delicacy which the locals swear by.
Accommodation: Hostel included in tour price
Day 7: Boston to New York Area
We head back to the Garden State where our adventure began. This tour is not scheduled to spend any time in New York City so make sure you book extra hotel nights and explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple on your own. 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.
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.
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 the Fourth of July in Boston!
Watch the skies light up with spectacular fireworks and celebrate in one of the oldest cities in the USA
Book 29 June 2014 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
- You must have adequate travel insurance to join this trip. See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.
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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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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.
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.
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.
TrekAmerica's specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations.
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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Before you join your tour you must be covered by adequate 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.
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.
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- 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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