ATLANTIC BLT

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DEPARTS MIAMI to NEW YORK AREA
Trek Code:
AFB
Destination:
USA East
Departs:
Mar-Dec
Accommodation:
Budget Lodging
Age Range:
18-38
Best of Trek:
  • > Chill out on Panama City beaches
  • > Party in New Orleans' Bourbon Street
  • > Experience the southern states and Appalachians
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Tour Overview

An Eastern delight! From the golden sands of Florida's beaches, southern gems of Tennessee, Mississippi and Alabama to the lush beauty of the Appalachian Mountains. Topped with the wonders of Washington DC this tour really has it all, exploding with variety. Experience the diversity of New Orleans - Bourbon Street, Cajun food and all that jazz! This adventure travels a land rich in scenery, culture, history and invention.

Included Highlights
  • New Orleans' Bourbon Street
  • Tanning time on Florida's white sand beaches
  • Tour of Elvis' Graceland
  • Enjoy the beats of Memphis & Nashville
  • Walk in the lush Appalachian Mountains
  • Experience the hospitality of the southern states
  • Tour of Philadelphia's highlights
Plus you get...
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation - 8 hotel & 4 hostel nights.
BLT Accommodation

We use a combination of hostels, hotels and cabins on the Atlantic BLT. Most cabins are multi-share rooms sleeping 4 to 6 people with shared facilities and hostel nights are generally arranged on a single sex, multi-share basis, subject to availability. Where possible we will keep the group together and try to accommodate couples; however twin rooms cannot be guaranteed. A sleeping bag is not required on this trip.

Free Wi-Fi on the road
Wi-Fi Enabled

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).

Who travels with TrekAmerica?
Who travels with TrekAmerica

Our tours are aimed at young international travellers from around the world, aged 18 to 38, all with a sense of fun and a keen desire to explore. If you're travelling alone, don't worry... over 70% of our passengers are solo travellers and you'll soon be surrounded with like-minded people of a similar age who will quickly become your new best mates. Plus there are no single supplements.

Our tour price includes your own tour leader plus all transport and accommodation, so all you have to pay for are food, drinks and optional activities. Take a moment to add up all the costs of doing it yourself, and it soon becomes clear that a TrekAmerica trip offers fantastic value for money!

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Flexible Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops, highlights, and included experiences, but with lots of optional activities to choose from, stops at some of your leaders favourite places and occasional changes in local conditions no two Trek trips are ever the same so come ready for a unique adventure.

Optional Activities (paid locally)

There are loads of exciting optional activities 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. Below are the main optional activities for this trip, these can be arranged once you are on tour via your Tour Leader and are paid for locally.

  • > EPCOT Center in Orlando US$89
  • > New Orleans jazz clubs US$10-$20
  • > Mississippi riverboat cruise US$60-$70
  • > Smithsonian National Museums US$FREE
  • > Disney World, Orlando US$95
  • > Sun Studios in Memphis US$12
  • > Mardi Gras World in New Orleans US$20
  • > New Orleans Voodoo & Graveyard tour US$20
  • > Bike rental in Washington DC US$15-$35
  • > New Orleans School of Cooking US$25
  • > Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville US$24-$35
  • > Country Western Saloons in Nashville US$varies
  • > Kennedy Space Center in Orlando US$50
  • > Universal Studios, Orlando US$92
  • > Wet n' Wild, Orlando US$55
  • > Alligator swamp tour, New Orleans US$23-$49
  • > Johnny Cash Museum, Nashville US$14
Tour Itinerary

As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request hotel details at the time of booking.

This tour also departs from New York area

  • Day 1-2: Miami & Orlando

    You begin in wonderful Miami, home to miles of golden sand beaches and palm trees before heading off to Orlando. It doesn't matter what age you are, Disneyworld makes a big kid of one and all of us. With two nights here, fitting in fun filled, adventure packed thrills and spills is a piece of cake. Slip-slide around Wet 'n' Wild, or explore the final frontier at the Kennedy Space Center. Plan on a full day to explore NASA Kennedy Space Center launch headquarters, located on a wildlife refuge eight times the size of Manhattan. You can hear about NASA's launch and landing facilities, enjoy interactive simulators, enjoy live shows and have jaw-dropping encounters with massive rockets and the opportunity to meet a real life veteran astronaut.
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 3-4: Panama City Beach

    Next you head onto the Gulf of Mexico's 'Southern Riviera' - Panama City. The best beach this side of paradise, Panama City Beach Florida offers 27 miles of stunning golden sand, emerald waters and enjoyment both above and below the water line. Experience lazy days by the beach or if you are feeling more energetic, why not try windsurfing or jet-skiing your afternoon away. As well as packing your flip-flops for the beach, don't forget your dancing shoes as your throw shapes far into the small hours at the hippest, hottest haunts of the Gulf Coast. Tomorrow may be the perfect day to recover on the beach and soak up the sun.
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 5-6: New Orleans

    Are you ready for rhythm and blues? After reaching New Orleans you head through the incredible French Quarter to marvel at this incredible city. Hear the real deal at Preservation Hall, echoing with smooth trumpet and whispering sax; or sample a Hurricane at Pat O'Brien's! Of course, New Orleans is famous for more than food, drink and music, it also tells stories rich with the life of Huckleberry Finn as you chug along the Mississippi River or search for gators on a Louisiana swamp tour through the mysterious bayous of Cajun country. Why not see New Orleans in a very different way by opting for the Voodoo and Graveyard tour with a visit to Marie Laveau's Voodoo shop?
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 7-8: Memphis

    Memphis is located near the Mississippi River and has a long and colourful past. The highlight of our stop in Memphis is the included visit of 'Graceland', the home of Elvis Presley and influence on country, blues and rock & roll music as well as the second-most visited private home in the USA after the White House! Memphis is a great place to sample live music and helps you understand how some of the most famous musicians have either originated from Memphis, or made the pilgrimage through here.
    Accommodation: Hotel included

  • Day 9: Nashville

    Next we head off to Nashville, the capital of Tennessee and the state's second largest city after Memphis. Situated on the banks of the Cumberland River it was established as a major river port by settlers in 1779. Our time in Nashville is free to explore and in the evening you may want to head out to the Wild Horse Saloon to strap on your Stetson, sample some local live music and try line dancing.
    Accommodation: Hostel included

  • Day 10: Appalachian Mountains

    From the Shenandoah to the natural beauty of the Appalachians, this massive, 1500 mile mountain chain draws in visitors every year for the views and trails and makes for some incredible driving scenery as you travel through lush forests and mountain woodlands. If you like diversity when you travel, this is it! Also home to the American black bear and former haunt of the Cherokee Indians! There is time for a short walk in the Appalachians to show you why thousands flock here every year.
    Accommodation: Hostel included

  • Day 11-12: Washington DC

    Washington DC, the ideal mix of political, historical and social history and flavour of the United States. Explore the best of America's Capitol - from the Smithsonian to DC's illuminated monuments. During the day the city is awash with greenery so once you're done with sightseeing, go people watching in the parks. Later, switch from culture to clubbing in the oh-so-cool lounges around DuPont Circle and Georgetown. Washington is a great build up to the end of your American journey, but you're not there yet! A great way to explore this city is by renting a bike and riding around at your own pace.
    Accommodation: Hostel included

  • Day 13: Philadelphia & New York Area

    We head back to the Garden State via Pennsylvania and visit Philadelphia where there is time to climb the famous 'Rocky' steps, see the iconic symbol of American independence the Liberty Bell, visit Independence Hall and the chance to wrap your mouth around an early Philly cheese steak lunch. From here it's onto New York City where the tour is not scheduled to spend any time in New York City so you may want to 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.

    Why not book our New York to Niagara Falls 3 day Mini Adventure also stopping at the Finger Lakes.

    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.

Special Departures

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.

New Orleans masks
  • Celebrate New Year's Eve in New Orleans!
  • See in the New Year in the Big Easy - soak up the southern vibe, creole flavours and party in the jazz capital.

    Book 25 December 2013 or 26 December 2014 departure



Cancun Spring Break
  • Be in Panama City Beach for Spring Break!
  • Experience an American tradition in one of the largest spring break destinations in the US. Get ready to party, party, party until the sun comes up!

    Book 11 March 2014 departure



Celebrate Independence Day
  • Celebrate Fourth of July in Memphis!
  • Party in the town that gave the world blues, soul and rock'n'roll and see the spectacular independence day fireworks.

    Book 27th June 2014 departure


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Essential Information

  • 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 en-route accommodation.
  • If your chosen date is not available, this tour also departs from New York area


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Private Departures

For 8 or more travellers, we can organise a totally private departure just for you and your group. We can offer you a departure date of your choice on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our classic 'Trek' style of travel. Can't find a trip that suits your needs exactly? Let us tailor one of our traditional trips, or even create a bespoke itinerary. We will work with you to plan your adventure and with the benefit of our in depth knowledge we can build you a unique experience within your budgets and bucket lists!

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Tour Extras

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

Hotels Before and After your tour

Tours begin and end at designated hotels in the departure and arrival cities, starting at 7.30am (check your tour voucher for exact details) and finishing at around 5pm, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. You can book hotels either online when you book your tour or by call our sales team.

Thunderbird Beach Resort Hotel

MIAMI - THUNDERBIRD BEACH RESORT HOTEL
A great gateway in the sun with pool, beachside Tiki bar and hot tub. Rooms are equipped with refrigerators, coffee makers, hair dryers.

  • Twin share: per person per night
      Matched with another traveller of the same sex.
       
    Full room: per room per night
      Single or double room for travellers on the same booking.

 

Crowne Plaza Newark

NEW YORK AREA - CROWNE PLAZA NEWARK
The Crown Plaza offers a free airport shuttle to Newark Airport and boasts a fully equipped gym, indoor pool and on-site 24 hour dining.

  • Twin share: per person per night
      Matched with another traveller of the same sex.
       
    Full room: per room per night
      Single or double room for travellers on the same booking.

 

Book Flights

TrekAmerica's specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations.

Book Flights

We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. We are also ATOL protected and IATA licensed.

Special offers are regularly available, so call us now on 0208 682 8920 or click below to request a flight quote by email.

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Travel Insurance

Before you join your tour you must be covered by adequate travel insurance.

Travel insurance

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.

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


Mini Adventures

Our range of 3 - 4 day Mini Adventures are perfect for extending your tour and experiencing a few more of North America's most incredible 'must see' highlights. Check out the following adventures relevant to this tour.

New York to Niagara Falls

NEW YORK NIAGARA MINI (HOTEL)

> Scenic Drive through the Delaware Water Gap/Poconos
> Finger Lakes hiking & swimming
> Niagara Falls and the Maid of the Mist scenic boat cruise
> College town of Ithaca, NY
> Woodbury Common Outlet Mall
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City Tours

If you're spending extra nights in our gateway cities before or after your trip, then make the most of your time by pre-booking a unique city sightseeing tours or experience before you go.

New York City Tours
  • NEW YORK
  • Choose from unique city tours led by local experts who are dedicated to taking you behind the scenes, flexible hop on hop off bus tours or a range of unique city experiences.

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