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- Trek Code:
- USA East
- Age Range:
- > Check out the lively nightlife of Boston
- > Tick off Washington DC's historic icons
- > Get soaked on a Niagara Falls boat cruise!
Tour the highlights of America's east, from famous cities and American Civil War battlegrounds 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.
Save on selected Freedom Trail trips departing between June and September. See dates & prices tab for all savings.
- > Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist Cruise
- > Evening illumination visit to Washington DC Monuments
- > Sightseeing in Boston and Washington DC
- > Visit the town American Civil War battle town of Gettysburg
- > Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
- > All transportation by private adventure vehicle
- > 5 nights 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).
- > Smithsonian National Museums US$FREE
- > Baseball Game US$15-$40
- > Outlet shopping: US$your credit limit!
- > Freedom Trail Walk in Boston US$FREE
- > Cave of the Winds tour, Niagara US$10
- > Hiking US$FREE
- > Visit the famous 'Cheers' bar US$FREE
- > Guide at Gettysburg US$50-60 (per group)
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 in Washington DC
Join in the celebrations on Independence Day, with spectacular firework displays bursting over the capital's historic monuments.
> Book tour departing 03 July 2013
If you are spending extra time in our gateway cities, you can now plan in advance by pre-booking unique city sightseeing day tours in addition to your TrekAmerica trip.
- NEW YORK
- All city day tours are operated by local experts who are dedicated to take you behind the scenes so you know it like a local! When booking your TrekAmerica trip, simply select your chosen city tour from the Tour Extras section on the online booking form.
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Why not arrange your own TrekAmerica departure? For groups of 8 or more, we can offer private departures on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our classic "Trek" style of travel at special rates. Although tours will run as per our standard itinerary shown here, slight modifications may be considered and dates can be chosen to suit your needs. (Subject to seasonal/operational restrictions). So contact us today and start planning your own adventure.
Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local conditions and passenger requests vary, no two trips will ever be the same. With the guidance of your Trek Leader you may modify certain night stops and highlights to give a truly unique experience!
As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request hotel details at the time of booking.
Local Payments - Food Kitty: US$10 per day. En-route Hostels: Approx US$45 x 1 night
Important: You will need adequate travel insurance to join this trip. Download our insurance tips pdf for more information.
Day 1-2: New York Area to Washington DC
Head out from New York State and see where America's leaders shape the country's future. Washington's illuminated monuments make for a spectacular first evening and a perfect introduction to the grandeur of the nations capitol. An evening tour shows off the seat of US power, awash with icons like 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: Pennsylvania
Turn up the music and enjoy the scenic drive through a countryside that inspired a nation to fight for its freedom. Here is Pennsylvania there are more black bears per square mile than anywhere else in the States and you are rewarded with stunning views along the way. You visit the battle site of Gettysburg which was a turning point in the Civil War. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion", Gettysburg was the war's bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties. It was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address". From here continue onto your campsite for the night.
Accommodation: Camping included
Day 4: Niagara Falls
From the edge of Lake Ontario, the sensation of crashing water is stupendous, the noise immense from America's greatest national attractions, Niagara Falls. Wait 'til you're down on the water aboard the '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! There may be time to walk a trail near to the campsite.
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.
Accommodation: En-route hostel paid locally
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.
Book Your Trip Online
You can easily book your trek online using our secure booking engine. You only need to pay a 10% deposit or (whichever is greatest) with full payment due 8 weeks before departure. We are members of ABTA (Association of British Travel Agents) and are fully financially bonded so your money is 100% safe and protected at all times whether you pay by debit, bank or credit card. If you prefer to book by telephone, please contact our sales office and speak to one our friendly travel consultants.
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