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Atlantic BLT from New York

  • Code #ANB
  • 13 Days
Duration
13 Days
/12 Nights
Availability
Dec,2016-Dec,2018
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
New York Area
Ends in: 
Miami
Accommodation
Budget Lodging

Trip 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, Memphis and New Orleans, plus the golden sands of Florida's beaches. This adventure travels a land rich in scenery, history, culture and music.

Included Highlights 
  • Visit Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion
  • Tour the famous Sun Studio in Memphis
  • Visit Philadelphia's 'Rocky' steps & Liberty Bell
  • Enjoy lush Appalachian Mountain scenery
  • Listen to live country, blues and jazz in the Deep South
  • Experience the legendary Bourbon Street, New Orleans
  • Kick back in paradise on Florida's white sand beaches
Treknical Details

Interests

Beaches
Cities
Small Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
Budget Lodging
5 Nights
Hotel
7 Nights

Food & Meals

  • All meals to be paid locally

Other Inclusions

  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation

Essential Information

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

Resources

Atlantic BLT
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.

Also departs from Miami

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. Something you have to try is the famous Philly cheesesteak lunch! Then it's onto Washington DC for an introduction to the political, social and cultural history of the USA. A great way to pack in all of the city highlights is by renting a bike and riding around at your own pace. 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 largest museum complex in the world - the Smithsonian National Museums. To discover the treasures of this town by night as well as day, hit the bars and clubs of Georgetown.

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Philly cheesesteak US$10
Bike rental US$16-$75
Smithsonian National Museums FREE

From the moment you reach the Appalachian Mountains you'll be amazed at just how beautiful and huge this range is. This supersized mountain chain is around 2,400km (1,500 miles) long and stretches all the way from Canada to Alabama. Enjoy some epic road trip scenery as you drive along and on your short walk, and keep an eye out for wildlife including the American Black Bear.

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

Say hello to the 'Home of Country Music', a place that everyone falls in love with, even if they aren't originally 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 city's many beautiful parks.

For those travelling on the 18th August, 2017 departure, you'll join millions of people around the United States to see nature's grandest show, a total eclipse of the sun. This is a rare opportunity to view this celestial wonder. Nashville is one of the best places to witness this event so it's a good thing that you'll be there on this day! The eclipse is a certainty but weather is a factor and despite advertising a suggested itinerary for the day prior to the eclipse, it is important this be used as a guideline only in order to pick a site with a greater chance of visibility.

Accommodation

Hostel included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

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

Next you're off to Memphis, located by the Mississippi River, which has a long and colourful past. The highlight of your stop in Memphis is an included visit to 'Graceland', the home of Elvis Presley and the second-most visited private home in the USA after the White House! This city has a rich musical history, so you'll also see where the likes of BB King and Johnny Cash recorded some of their famous hits with an included tour of iconic Sun Studio. In the evening, dance the night away in the bars and blues clubs of Beale Street.

Accommodation

Motel included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Civil Rights Museum US$15
Rock 'n' Soul Museum US$12
Stax Museum of American Soul Music US$12
Gibson guitar factory US$10

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 on a steamboat ride. 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. Why not see New Orleans in a very different way by opting for a 'Voodoo and Graveyard' tour with a visit to Marie Laveau's Voodoo shop? By night, explore the bars in Frenchman Street for live music and dancing without the crowds.

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Alligator swamp tour US$23-$40
Mississippi steamboat ride US$30-$80
Preservation Hall US$15-$20
Jazz clubs US$10-20
Voodoo & Graveyard tour US$20
School of Cooking US$28-$150
Southern mansion tour US$20-$25
Mardi Gras World US$20

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 and emerald waters. Experience lazy days by the beach or if you're feeling more energetic, hit the water. You definitely need to make sure you've packed your flip-flops, as this is beach life at its very best!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

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 time for thrills to shake a stick at. Meet your childhood hero, Mickey Mouse, or if that isn't your thing then battle Voldemort at Universal Studios' Harry Potter World. If you choose to cross the final frontier at Kennedy Space Center, you can get up close and personal to NASA's launch and landing facilities and enjoy interactive simulators. Whatever you decide to do there is definitely no growing up allowed!

Accommodation

Hotel included

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally

Optional Activities

Disney World US$114
Universal Studios US$105
Kennedy Space Center US$50
EPCOT Center US$94

The wonderful city of Miami beckons with miles of golden sand beaches and palm trees; it's easy to see why people flock here. 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.

Accommodation

None included. Tour ends at 17:00hrs

Meals Included

All meals to be paid locally
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

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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

Trek America - Atlantic BLT

Past Trekkers Review

Amazing! Unexpected! 11 States! Love the East/South :-)

Reviewed December 2015
This was actually my 2nd trip with Trek america, in March this year I actually did the Westerner2BLT which i absolutely loved, and found myself very fortunate to be able to do the Atlantic BLT in October.I was apprehensive about doing another, would it be as good/how would this group be- turns out i...
Past Trekkers Review

Music, friends, food and ducks!

Reviewed September 2015
From the first day there was hardly any awkward conversations. Instead, immediately we became friends! Tammy our tour leader was the BEST! On this tour you will see amazing highlights from DC to Orlando. We even went to this Foamhenge thing in the middle of nowhere! No, not Stonehenge. Not only tha...
Past Trekkers Review

Best time!!!

Reviewed September 2015
If your thinking of doing this trek...do it!!! I honestly had the most amazing time of my life! The trek itself was incredible we saw some of the best places to see in America...Nashville, Memphis, New Orleans. Not only this but I got to spend two weeks with some amazing people that will remain frie...
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