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Atlantic Dream

  • Code #AN
  • 14 Days
Duration
14 Days
/13 Nights
Availability
May,2017-Sep,2018
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
New York Area
Ends in: 
Miami
Accommodation
Camping

Trip 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, Washington DC and Shenandoah National Park but don't forget the option to embrace your inner child at Disney World, 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's no surprise that this tour is one of our favs!

Included Highlights 
  • Guided bike tour of Washington DC's monuments
  • Spot alligators on a guided swamp tour
  • Visit Philadelphia's Liberty Bell & famous 'Rocky' steps
  • Get back to nature in Shenandoah National Park
  • Listen to live country, jazz & blues music
  • Enjoy nightlife on Bourbon Street, New Orleans
  • Soak up the Deep South culture
  • Camp near white sand beaches in Florida
Treknical Details

Interests

Beaches
Cities
National Parks
Small Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
Camping
11 Nights
Hotel
2 Nights

Food & Meals

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

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation, camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)

Essential Information

  • Prices quoted are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight quote (UK only).

Resources

Atlantic Dream
Download Trek Tips
New York
Download City Guide
Miami
Download City Guide

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!

As this tour departs at 07:30 hrs we recommend that you book pre tour accommodation. Please request further details at time of booking.

Heading out of the New York area, your first stop is Philadelphia to check out the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the famous ‘Rocky’ steps. 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 for local treats or grab yourself a Philly cheesesteak - a famous local specialty and not to be missed! Arrive in the nation's capital an explore the best of this historic city with an included bike tour, then take advantage of the great nightlife in picturesque Georgetown.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Philly cheesesteak US$10
Smithsonian National Museums FREE

It's time to be awestruck as you drive towards Shenandoah National Park today. The drive is beautiful and you’ll soon understand why this place is a popular thoroughfare for travellers and locals alike. Depending on the pace of the day there may be time for a walk en route or once you reach the campsite.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

It's time for some excitement as you enter the vibrant and eclectic Deep South. Tennessee is the home of country music so make sure your vocals are at the ready because you'll be singing along in no time. Want more action? For pure adrenaline don a lifejacket, grip a paddle and bounce along a churning stretch of white water down the Ocoee River, which was the actual course used during the Centennial Olympic Games in 1996.

 

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

White water rafting US$40-$60

From honky-tonk bars to The Grand Ole Opry, they don't call Nashville the 'centre of the music world' for nothing! 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. This place is full of life and you'll be hotfooting your way from one bar to the next checking out the live music. Before you know it you'll be telling the whole world how much you love country music!
 

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Grand Ole Opry backstage tour US$24
Grand Ole Opry show US$37-$77
Ryman Auditorium tour US$20-$30
Country Music Hall of Fame US$25-$40
Johnny Cash Museum US$14
Country line dancing US$10
Country western saloons US$varies

Located on the Mississippi River, Memphis has a long and colourful past. Why not visit Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley? Elvis had a huge influence on country, blues and rock ‘n’ roll music, and his former home is the second-most visited private home in the USA after the White House. Visit Sun Studio, where famous blues and rock 'n' roll tracks have been laid down since 1950, a place many a great name has passed through. There's more to Memphis than just music, and you can pay a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum located in the former Lorraine Hotel to see the place where Martin Luther King was assassinated. In the evening, head over to legendary Beale Street which really comes alive with neon-lit signs, live street performers and blues music playing at every turn.

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Tour of Graceland US$35-$70
Sun Studio US$12
Civil Rights Museum US$15
Rock 'n' Soul Museum US$12
Stax Museum of American Soul Music US$12
Gibson guitar factory US$10

You've arrived in the legendary 'Big Easy'. Enjoy an included airboat ride through the Louisiana swamps in search of gators! Back in the city, why not take a slow steamboat ride along the Mississippi River, Huckleberry Finn style? New Orleans simmers with Deep South charm and the food here is some of the tastiest around 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 class at the New Orleans School of Cookery? By night, explore the bars in Frenchman Street for live music and dancing without the crowds, or head to the iconic Preservation Hall for world-class live jazz almost every evening.

Accommodation

Apartment included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Mississippi steamboat ride US$30-$80
Jazz clubs US$10-20
Preservation Hall US$15-$20
School of Cooking US$28-$150
Voodoo & Graveyard tour US$20

Get your first taste of American beach life as you hit Destin Beach on Florida's Emerald Coast. If you've been dreaming of lazy beach days, 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 beachfront clubs!

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

You're in the ‘Sunshine State’ so why not make the most of it. Head to one of Florida's many crystal clear natural springs, paradise!

Accommodation

Camping included

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Natural springs US$14

Embrace your inner kid with an optional visit to Disney World. Meet your childhood hero, Mickey Mouse, or if that isn't your thing then you could 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

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Disney World US$114
Universal Studios US$105
Kennedy Space Center US$50

Before you head home, arrive in Miami and make sure you get your last fix of sandy beaches and glorious sunshine at SoBe (aka South Beach). Stroll the art deco seafront, or if you're staying on for another night after the tour ends, pose with the beautiful people in ultra-cool nightspots as you celebrate a fantastic trip. Stay longer 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.

Accommodation

None included. Tour ends at 17:00hrs

Meals Included

Camping food kitty applies to this tour
We offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from additional hotel nights, travel insurance, city sightseeing and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

NEW YORK AREA - HILTON NEWARK AIRPORT

1170 Spring St, Elizabeth, NJ 07201

The 4 star hotel offers free airport shuttle and many onsite amenities including fitness room, indoor pool, spa.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £76 | US$108 | Eur91 | AU$136 | NZ$143
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £132 | US$189 | Eur159 | AU$238 | NZ$250
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION - NEWARK AIRPORT

Transportation from Newark International Airport is the cheapest and most convenient. From Baggage Claim at the airport, take the AIRTRAIN to station P4 and wait for the Hilton Newark Airport Complimentary Shuttle. This will bring you directly to the Hotel and a shuttle arrives/departs every 15-20 minutes. The journey will take approximately 10mins, depending on traffic. It is customary to tip the driver who helps you with your bag ($1-$2 per bag).

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION - JFK & LA GUARDIA AIRPORTS

From both JFK and La Guardia airports you must first transfer to New York Penn Station located at 31st and 7th Streets in Midtown Manhattan and then take another transfer to Newark International Airport. 

1). To transfer from the airport to New York Penn Station: 
By Shuttle: You can pre-book your transfer on the Super Shuttle website by searching for "Penn Station" landmark when prompted. A shared transfer service costs US$19 plus tip. 

By Bus: The most convenient service is the "New York Airport Express Service Bus". This bus departs from both airports every 20-30 minutes (7am- midnight) and stops are located at the 'Express Bus Stop' at each airport terminal. Cost is US$15. For reservations or for more info call (718) 875-8200 or visit their website at www.nyairportservice.com/. Use taxis for transport during the hours of midnight-7am. 

2). To transfer from NY Penn Station to Newark Liberty International Airport Train Station: 
Trains depart New York Penn Station every 10-15 minutes to Newark Airport. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket window for approx. $12.50 and wait until the train board displays your track. ALL trains that go to Newark Liberty International Airport Train Station are displayed as "EWR." The train ride to the airport station is about 25 minutes and you will be asked to show you ticket while on the train. 

3.) To transfer from Newark Liberty International Train Station to the Hilton Newark Airport: 
After exiting the train follow the signs for the "AIRTRAIN". Take the AIRTRAIN to station P4 and wait for the Hilton Newark Airport Complimentary Shuttle. This will bring you directly to the Hotel and a shuttle arrives/departs every 15-20 minutes. It is customary to tip the driver who helps you with your bag ($1-$2 per bag). 

Our tours usually depart at 07:30am and finish around 5:00pm at designated hotels in our gateway cities, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. It's also worth staying extra nights to explore the city more. You must book these hotels in advance either online with your tour or by contacting our friendly sales team.

 

MIAMI - COURTYARD MIAMI SOUTH BEACH

1530 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Centrally located in the South Beach Art Deco district of Miami Beach, this hotel offers rooftop outdoor pool, gym and free Wi-Fi.

 

Twin share (With a trekker of the same sex)
From £94 | US$134 | Eur113 | AU$170 | NZ$178
Price per person per night

Full room (Your own single or double room)
From £164 | US$234 | Eur197 | AU$296 | NZ$310
Price per room per night

 

AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION

If you are flying into Miami, take a Super Shuttle service for approximately US$22 per person which operates 24 hours a day. You can pre-book your transfer on the Super Shuttle website by searching for the "Courtyard Miami Beach South Beach" as your drop off point. If you wish to take a taxi, you can find one outside the terminal and should cost approximately US$35 and take 35 minutes depending on traffic. 

Booking our 3 day New York to Niagara mini adventure is a perfect way to extend your adventure. Leaving the bright lights and crazy nights of New York area behind, venture deep into 'up state' New York to the thundering wonder of the incomparable Niagara Falls before a night on the shore of the Finger Lakes with it's many waterfalls and wineries.

New York Mini Adventure Highlights

  • Drive through the Delaware Water Gap
  • Visit the stunning Finger Lakes town of Seneca Falls
  • Niagara Falls & the Maid of the Mist cruise
  • Woodbury Common Outlet Mall

Book your Niagara Mini Adventure here or call us to add to your booking.

Our 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. 

Why Book Your Flights with Trek?

  • Secure your flight with a deposit of only £125 per person
  • Date changes free of charge (subject to terms)
  • We are ATOL protected and IATA licensed
  • Personal service - you're more than just a number

Call us now on 0208 682 8920 for today's special offers or

Request a flight quote

At TrekAmerica we believe that your safety and enjoyment are the most important parts of your holiday. That's why we recommend you take out insurance as soon as your booking is confirmed. 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.

If you do not take our policy, you must ensure that the policy you do take offers an equivalent level of protection and covers you for the activities involved - be aware that some policies do not include, or restrict, coverage for this type of travel. ​

See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.

There are loads of exciting optional activities available 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. A list of optional activities and approximate costs are shown at the end of each day by day itinerary descriptions above.

Your tour leader will arrange your chosen activities during the tour so no need to pre-book. You'll also pay for these locally so ensure you budget for the bucket list items!

As local weather conditions and seasonality can change not all optional activities may be available on your trip and prices can be subject to change.

Reviews

What our trekkers say

4.8 out of 5
Past Trekkers Review

Experience of a lifetime

Reviewed April 2016
It was the best decision I made to book this experience with trek america!! I would recommend it to everyone and especially this trek, every stop was amazing!!
Past Trekkers Review

A totally unforgettable experience!

Reviewed September 2015
This was my first tour with Trek America and it won't be my last! Our tour leader was fantastic and enthusiastic. He has set the bar high for any future leaders that I may have! :) It was great to see many places of the East Coast that you wouldn't normally go to. White water rafting in Tenn...
Past Trekkers Review

A Definite Unforgettable Experience !

Reviewed October 2015
The Friends I have made on these two weeks were the best! If it were not for Clayton (Our Trek Leader), I'm sure we would not have gotten so close. The Tour overall was well organised and carefully set out, I enjoyed the trip immensely and loved Clayton's enthusiasm through out the trip . Cl...
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