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Freedom Trail

  • Code #FT
  • 7 Days
7 Days
/6 Nights
May 2021 - Aug 2021
Group Size
Max 13
Departure City: 
New York Area
Ends in: 
New York Area
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Trip Overview

For those who are short on time, this trip offers a whole heap of must-see East Coast sights in just seven days. From big-hitting cities to a unique Amish community, and all the way to the unmissable Niagara Falls, this tour has it all! Relive rich history and experience the modern excitement and beauty of this fascinating region.



Included Highlights 
  • Get drenched on a Niagara Falls 'Maid of the Mist' boat
  • Tour an Amish community with a local guide
  • Philadelphia's famous 'Rocky' steps & Liberty Bell
  • Washington DC museums and monuments
  • Walk Boston's historic Freedom Trail & experience the city's nightlife
Treknical Details


Small Group

Accommodation & Transportation

Group Size
Max 13
4 Nights
Budget Lodging
2 Nights

Food & Meals

  • We operate a Food Kitty on this trip - you have the option to contribute US$10 a day which will cover 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).
  • This tour requires a minimum number of five to operate. On rare occasions we may run with lower numbers.
  • This tour is designed for travellers aged 18-38


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Trek Leader

My name is Mike "Grizzly" Harding and I've been working for Trek America for over a decade. It is both an honor and a privilege to show people around the incredible, diverse, fascinating country I call home.

Fave Treat: 
Homemade ice cream sandwiches
Fave Song: 
Mrs. Potter's Lullaby by Counting Crows
Fave Place: 
Yosemite National Park but Wrangell-St. Elias is a very close 2nd

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.

2020 Itinerary

First stop is Philadelphia, or 'Philly' if you want to be down with the locals. Check out the Liberty Bell, eat a famous Philly cheesesteak sandwich 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 US Constitution. You may want to head down to Reading Terminal Market for a bite to eat – including THAT famous cheesesteak! Then head to the nation’s capital, Washington DC. When it comes to DC's museums 'Land of the Free' is spot on and the sensational Smithsonian Museums are well worth a visit for all the culture vultures amongst you. Hiring a bike is a great way to get around the city and see all its wonderful buildings and monuments.


Camping included


Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

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

Visit an Amish community where you’ll join a buggy farm tour. Here a local will show you a unique way of life which hasn’t changed in over 200 years. Be prepared to feel completely humbled as you see people who live for family life and keep things simple with no mod-cons; there's no Wi-Fi here! Return to modern life via a scenic drive through the rolling countryside that inspired a nation to fight for its freedom. Tonight, your home is under a million stars, where you can settle in to a simple life of your very own.


Camping included


Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Amish museums US$10-$30

Niagara Falls is three waterfalls all rolled into one, so you can only imagine how epic it will be to witness this natural wonder with your own eyes. From the edge of Lake Ontario you'll see the crashing water is stupendous and the noise just as immense. For the ultimate front row seat, hop aboard your included 'Maid of the Mist' boat tour and get up close to the majestic falls... just be prepared to get a little wet!


Camping included


Camping food kitty applies to this tour

Optional Activities

Cave of the Winds tour US$17

With two nights in ‘Bean Town’ you’ll have plenty of time to explore! Walk the Freedom Trail and relive the revolution, visiting historical sites that uncover America's significant past. Lounge on Boston Common or enjoy a local tipple at Trillium’s beer garden on the green way. For a delicious array of food stalls, pop across to Faneuil Hall or Quincy Market. Boston is famous for its baseball and football teams, so sports fans can try to catch the Red Sox or New England Patriots in action.


Hostel included (multi-share)


Meals paid locally

Optional Activities

Walk the Freedom Trail  FREE
Faneuil Hall & Quincy Market FREE
Baseball game from US$15
Visit the famous Cheers bar FREE

From one great city to another, make sure you give yourself an extra day or two after the tour to head into New York City and explore the sights and sounds. From the bright lights of Times Square to the quirky neighbourhoods of Brooklyn, this city has so much to offer everyone. Splurge along Fifth Avenue, hit the top of the Empire State Building or soak up the trendy, laid-back vibe of Greenwich Village before heading home. For the ultimate slice of New York, take a locally-guided city tour, jump on a bike tour through Central Park or head to the skies on an incredible helicopter flight for an aerial view of the city.

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.


None included. Tour ends at 17:00 hrs


Camping food kitty applies to this tour


What our trekkers say

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7 days of amazingness!

Reviewed August 2019

This trek was so fun! I was lucky I was with a group of only 9 people so it wasn't too big. Our trek leader Sam was so funny and chill and got along well with all of us which was great. We crammed in a lot of sight seeing in all the places we went to and I think it was enough time in each place to get a good insight of the cities. The bus trips were either a good place to catch up on naps or where we just chatted which was good. Honestly my favourite nights were when we set up camp and cooked dinner together and played games and had a few drinks.

Past Trekkers Review

An amazing experience

Reviewed September 2015

this trip was the best holiday I've ever been on. I went by myself and I'm glad I did. this is defiantly a trek for some one who hasn't done any thing like this before. our trek leader was Anne and she was very helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and fun to be round. the first day we went t...

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.



60 S 31st St, Kenilworth, NJ 07033, United States

Close to Newark Liberty International Airport, this boutique hotel offers air conditioning, flat screen TVs and free WiFi in every room.


Please contact our Sales Team for a quote.



Transportation from Newark International Airport is the cheapest and most convenient. The hotel offers a free shuttle bus that can be arranged by calling the hotel on +1 908-241-4100 upon arrival.



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 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 Kenilworth: 
The hotel offers a free shuttle bus that can be arranged by calling the hotel on +1 908-241-4100 upon arrival.

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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 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.

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