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Discover the bustling excitement of Washington DC, the beauty of the Carolinas, the Southern gems of New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville, plus stunning Niagara Falls. Throw in the awesome cities of Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia to make one heck of a road trip.
- Washington DC bike tour of the monuments
- Visit the home of Elvis Presley
- Soak up the Deep South in New Orleans
- Nashville’s famous country music scene
- ‘Maid of the Mist’ at Niagara Falls
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Your 18 - 38 Adventure
Day 1 & 2: New York – Washington DC
This 21 day epic road trip kicks off with some of the East Coast's most thrilling cities giving you your first taste of the good ‘ole US of A! Grab yourself a delicious Philly cheesesteak sandwich and hit the famous 'Rocky' steps to enjoy your own movie moment! Next it's on to the capital. A great way to discover the city’s hidden gems is to jump on a bike on our included tour, where you'll see some of Washington's most iconic monuments. Be sure to get a snap of the White House and check out the Smithsonian National Museums.
Day 3: Raleigh
North Carolina's one heck of a beautiful state and as you make your way to the state capital, Raleigh, you'll drive past some amazing scenery. Once in town take a scenic stroll down the Neuse River Trail and keep an eye out for local wildlife. Raleigh is also known for having the best darned hot dogs on the planet, so why not treat yourself to one? When in Raleigh, right?
Day 4 & 5: Charleston
This place is a feast for the senses from the beautiful Antebellum mansions to the fresh sea breeze and the flavours of the South, including the Charleston Nasty Biscuit: a biscuit (which is actually more like a scone) covered in gravy. It might sound nasty but we promise you it’s divine!
Day 6: Atlanta
The so-called 'Capital of the South' is rich in history, a buzzing metropolis just waiting for you to explore. See how Coca-Cola is made at the World of Coca-Cola and get your free bottle for the road. As well as all of the awesome city attractions there are plenty of hiking trails and shopping malls for you to make the most of.
Day 7: Birmingham
With the beautiful Appalachian Mountains as the city's backdrop, Birmingham has a lot to offer all who visit. Make sure you take time to learn all about Dr Martin Luther King and his fight for equality with the Civil Rights Movement before listening to some awesome live music in the evening. Most departures will be in Birmingham on a Saturday night where it’s possible to visit Gip’s Place – one of the few remaining genuine juke joints. You’ll need to take a taxi there as your leader will be driving the following morning, but it’s a real taste of southern hospitality!
Day 8 & 9: New Orleans
Head into the enchanting French Quarter with your tour leader, and take the chance to tuck into some classic and delicious Southern cuisine. Join a 'Voodoo and Graveyard' tour if you want to see another side to the city or jump aboard an optional steamboat ride on the Mississippi River. After a day of exploring, head for the legendary nightlife of Bourbon Street, where almost anything goes, or to Preservation Hall for world-class jazz up close and personal.
Day 10 & 11: Memphis
Memphis is the birthplace of rock 'n' roll, and you won't want to miss out on a visit to Sun Studio where the likes of Johnny Cash and BB King recorded some of their most famous records. Head on down to Beale Street where music is literally playing around every corner. Of course you can't go home without an included trip to the former home of 'The King' Elvis Presley in Graceland. There's more to Memphis than just music though; pay a visit to the National Civil Rights Museum located in the former Lorraine Hotel and see the place where Martin Luther King was assassinated.
Day 12 & 13: Nashville
You've heard of the TV show, now it's time to experience the real thing! From top nosh to a toe-tapping music scene, Nashville is one of those cities you'll instantly fall in love with. For the ultimate country experience try your hand at line dancing or listen to music at the legendary Grand Ole Opry. Learn about the history of country music at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, home to the largest collection of country music in the world. One thing's for sure, it's not called 'Music City' for nothing!
Day 14 & 15: Chicago
Make sure you arrive in Chicago with an empty stomach and make a beeline for the nearest pizza joint to treat yourself to the scrumptious feast that is a Chicago deep-dish pizza - you won't be disappointed! The legendary city bike tours, the incredible views from the top of the Willis Tower and the blues clubs are just a few other things that make the 'Windy City' an awesome place to be.
Day 16: Detroit
With art projects popping up around the city and markets full of delicious wares, Detroit is urban life at its very best. The city offers countless things to see and do and is full of historic charm with its world-class museums and galleries and some fabulous 1920s architecture.
Day 17: Cedar Point
The highlight of any trip to Ohio has to be a sunset roller coaster ride at Cedar Park Amusement Park. Don't miss out on the Millennium Force - the greatest roller coaster in the world! If the thrill of the ride gets too much for you then you can relax by Lake Erie, one of the Great Lakes of America, where you'll be camping for the night.
Day 18: Niagara Falls
It's on to one of America's greatest natural attractions, Niagara Falls. Experience the full force of the falls as you don your blue poncho and hop aboard an included 'Maid of the Mist' cruise; just prepare to get a little wet as you get up close and personal with a serious amount of water. For the ultimate show, head to the falls at night and see them lit up in all their glory.
Day 19 & 20: Boston
A city that offers a great mix of the old and the new. Learn about the country's history with a self-guided walk along the Freedom Trail. Boston isn't all about the history, though: why not check out Harvard University to see the brains of America hard at work? Check out the food stalls at Quincy Market for tasty treats or head to one of the many Italian trattorias or an Irish pub.
Day 21: Boston – New York
From a slice of history to a slice of the 'Big Apple', your last day on the road leaves you in the New York area. Make sure you add a couple of days on to the end of your road trip to explore all that is awesome about NYC! Splash the last of your holiday cash down Fifth Avenue or, for the ultimate New York experience, visit the top of the Empire State Building for some truly sweet views of this amazing city.
This tour ends at approximately 17:00 hrs (flights to depart after 21:00).
21 Day Adventure NOW - from £1,799
with flights from £2,219
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*Offer - Save 10% on 18-38 Adventures on new bookings only until 21st January 2019. Valid for travel until 31st December 2019. Subject to availability, seasonal variations may apply.
All prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room, and include meals where shown - (B)reakfast, (L)unch (D)inner. Call Freedom America for departure dates and availability. Seasonal variations may apply - call 0333 234 0922 or enquire now for more details** Note: Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1st April 2018 onwards.
Your Touring Experience
First class 18 – 38 touring with the company of others. Our experienced guides will make sure you don’t miss a thing.
Your guided tour includes:
- Superb sightseeing and activities
- Air-conditioned travel
- 12 nights camping
- 7 nights in budget lodging
- 1 nights hotel accommodation
- Professional tour leader