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TrekAmerica Best of the East

Trip Operator: TrekAmerica
Trip Price: from £969
Trip Type: Small Group Adventure
Trip Style: Adventure/Outdoors
Accommodation: Camping, Budget Hotel
Departs From: New York
Returns to: New York
Tour duration: 14 days

Experience the best of the East's cities, national parks, attractions and culture, and get "off the beaten track" to the lesser known special places and people that make up this fascinating region of America. From the scenic national parks of the Appalachian Mountains to the big-city sights and sounds of Chicago, the 18th century world of Amish country to the slow-paced life of the rural South.

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local conditions and passenger requests vary, no two trips will ever be the same. With the guidance of your Trek Leader you may modify certain nightstops and highlights to give a truly unique experience!

Local Payments - Food Kitty: US$10 per day. En-route Hostels: Approx US$40 x 2 nights

Day: 1-2 New York Area & Washington DC
Washington D.C. is the perfect introduction to the social, cultural and political history of the United States. Explore D.C.'s parks by day and monuments by night. From the impressive Smithsonian Museum to the White House, to Georgetown's trendy bars, the capital has something for everyone.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 3 Shenandoah National Park
Follow the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park for stunning views across the Valley. The Appalachian Trail puts earth under your boots, great oaks overhead and huge scenery every which way you look. Enjoy this amazing hike!
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 4 West Virginia
The Mountain State should be called the Whitewater State: feed the rafting bug with an optional blast rafting some of the best whitewater in America or try your hand at zip lining through the trees.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 5-6 Great Smoky Mountains
Known to the Cherokee people as the 'Place of Blue Smoke', the valleys offer great walking trails to explore. Keep your eyes peeled, this is the home of the American black bear!
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 7 Nashville
Leaving the Appalachians we head to the center of American country music in Nashville, Tennessee. Expect a big slice of Southern charm where country and western fills foot-tapping live venues - then satisfy your urge for thumping bass, rock anthems or whatever gets you on the dance floor.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 8 Indiana
Hit the Kentucky Bourbon Trail en route to the birthplace of the deep dish pizza, sweet home Chicago.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 9-10 Chicago
Travel out of the woods and into the wildlife, Chicago that is! The nation's third largest city, home to North America's tallest building, the Willis Tower, boasts incredible nightlife. Hit all the highlights on Bobby's Bike Hike tour of Chicago, including views of the Willis Tower and Navy Pier, then browse hip blues joints on soulful Halsted Street.
Accommodation: 2 nights en-route hotel paid locally

Day: 11-12 Ohio & Niagara Falls
Cross the midwest to Cedar Point Amusement Park - home of the Millenium Force - the greatest roller coaster in the world! Then it's on to one of America's greatest natural attractions, Niagara Falls. By day, get as close as you dare on the "Maid of the Mist" boat trip where a serious amount of water crashes only feet from you, and at night see them lit up in all their glory.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 13-14 Finger Lakes & New York Area
A last stop in the lovely and rural Finger Lake region of New York State, before returning back to the Garden State where the adventure began. This tour is not scheduled to spend any time in New York City so make sure you book extra hotel nights and explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple on your own before heading home.
Accommodation: Camping included

Tours ends at approx 17:00 hrs in New York Area on day 14.

02 Jun 13 - 15 Jun 13
16 Jun 13 - 29 Jun 13
30 Jun 13 - 13 Jul 13
14 Jul 13 - 27 Jul 13
21 Jul 13 - 03 Aug 13
28 Jul 13 - 10 Aug 13
01 Aug 13 - 14 Aug 13
04 Aug 13 - 17 Aug 13
11 Aug 13 - 24 Aug 13
15 Aug 13 - 28 Aug 13
18 Aug 13 - 31 Aug 13
22 Aug 13 - 04 Sep 13
25 Aug 13 - 07 Sep 13
29 Aug 13 - 11 Sep 13
01 Sep 13 - 14 Sep 13
08 Sep 13 - 21 Sep 13

01 Jun 14 - 14 Jun 14
15 Jun 14 - 28 Jun 14
29 Jun 14 - 12 Jul 14
13 Jul 14 - 26 Jul 14
20 Jul 14 - 02 Aug 14
27 Jul 14 - 09 Aug 14
31 Jul 14 - 13 Aug 14
03 Aug 14 - 16 Aug 14
10 Aug 14 - 23 Aug 14
14 Aug 14 - 27 Aug 14
17 Aug 14 - 30 Aug 14
21 Aug 14 - 03 Sep 14
24 Aug 14 - 06 Sep 14
28 Aug 14 - 10 Sep 14
31 Aug 14 - 13 Sep 14
07 Sep 14 - 20 Sep 14

Tour Inclusions:
> Guided Chicago Bike Tour
> Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist cruise
> Evening illumination visit to Washington DC monuments
> Scenic walks and hikes
> Shenandoah and the Great Smoky Mountains National Parks
> Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
> All transportation by private adventure vehicle
> 11 nights camping & equipment (except sleeping bag)
Tour Exclusions:
> Whitewater rafting (in season) US$30-$175
> Great National Park hikes US$FREE
> Mountain biking US$45-$95
> Smithsonian National Museums US$FREE
> Horseback riding US$55-$95
> Blues Clubs US$10-$20
> Country Western saloons US$5-$20
> Baseball Game (in season) US$15-$40
> Great shopping: US$your credit limit!
> Wineries US$12-$35
> Cedar Point amusement park (in season) US$45
> Tree Canopy Zip Lining US$80
> River Tubing US$15

What to Bring:
Sleeping Bag

What NOT to Bring
Tent and camping equipment

Terms & Conditions
See website for full details

Phone: 44 (0) 208 682 8920
TrekAmerica Travel Ltd
16/17 Grange Mills
Weir Road, London SW12 0NE
United Kingdom
Email: info@trekamerica.co.uk
Web: http://www.trekamerica.com

TrekAmerica's distinctive style of travel offers something different to your ordinary guided tour or package holiday. Now in our fourth decade of discovery, we have the knowledge and experience to share with you the old favourites and a few of our secret spots you won't find on a map.

But even after almost 40 years, the mystery of the open road beckons as strong as ever. Staying true to our mantra of "fun, freedom & flexibility", you never know what you'll find around the corner. Inviting the unknown, welcoming the unexpected and creating the unimaginable is what TrekAmerica is all about.

Booking & More Info

Phone: 44 (0) 208 682 8920
Email: info@trekamerica.co.uk
Web: http://www.trekamerica.com/tours/be.html

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Tour Highlights

  • Enjoy the big cities of Chicago & Washington DC
  • Get soaked on a Niagara Falls boat cruise!
  • Experience some real southern country and blues

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