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TrekAmerica Freedom Trail

Trip Operator: Trek America
Trip Price: from £549
Trip Type: Small Group Adventure
Trip Style: Adventure/Outdoors
Accommodation: Hostels/Camping
Departs From: New York area
Returns to: New York area
Tour duration: 7 days

Tour the highlights of America's east, from famous cities to scenic Appalachian forests and mountains, charming small-town flavour to wondrous Niagara Falls grandeur. Relive the rich history and experience the modern excitement and gentle beauty of this fascinating region.

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$45 x 1 night

Day: 1-2 New York Area to Washington DC
Head out from New York State and see where America's leaders shape the country's future. An evening tour shows off the seat of US power, awash with icons like the White House, Jefferson Monument and Capitol Hill. When it comes to DC's museums 'Land of the Free' is spot on: barely any of them, sensational Smithsonian included, will cost you a dime. Later, switch from culture to clubbing in the oh-so-cool lounges around DuPont Circle and Georgetown.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 3 Pennsylvania
Turn up the music and enjoy the scenic drive through a countryside that inspired a nation to fight for its freedom. Here is Pennsylvania there are more black bears per square mile than anywhere else in the States and you are rewarded with stunning views along the way. You visit the battle site of Gettysburg which was a turning point in the Civil War. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion", Gettysburg was the war's bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties. It was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address". From here continue onto your campsite for the night.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 4 Niagara Falls
From the edge of Lake Ontario, the sensation of crashing water is stupendous, the noise immense from America's greatest national attractions, Niagara Falls. Wait 'til you're down on the water aboard 'Maid of the Mist', where the cascades pound, churn and foam right before your eyes. That's what you call a front row seat!
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 4 Berkshire Mountains
City folk just can't resist hiding out here in summer and you'll soon figure why. Trails snake through forested hills and meadow walks skirt clapboard farms. This is 100% New England.
Accommodation: Camping

Day: 6 Boston
Welcome to Bean Town! Relive the Revolution along the Freedom Trail or let Faneuil Hall's street performers, stores and eateries tell their own Bostonian tale. Lounge and watch the locals from the lawns of Boston Common, then pop across to the famous "Cheers" bar.
Accommodation: En-route hostel paid locally

Day: 7 New York Area
We head back to the Garden State where our 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. 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.

Tour ends at approx 17:00 hrs in New York Area on day 7.

05 May 13 - 11 May 13
19 May 13 - 25 May 13
02 Jun 13 - 08 Jun 13
16 Jun 13 - 22 Jun 13
03 Jul 13 - 09 Jul 13
21 Jul 13 - 27 Jul 13
28 Jul 13 - 03 Aug 13
31 Jul 13 - 06 Aug 13
04 Aug 13 - 10 Aug 13
07 Aug 13 - 13 Aug 13
11 Aug 13 - 17 Aug 13
14 Aug 13 - 20 Aug 13
18 Aug 13 - 24 Aug 13
21 Aug 13 - 27 Aug 13
25 Aug 13 - 31 Aug 13
28 Aug 13 - 03 Sep 13
01 Sep 13 - 07 Sep 13
08 Sep 13 - 14 Sep 13
15 Sep 13 - 21 Sep 13
22 Sep 13 - 28 Sep 13
29 Sep 13 - 05 Oct 13

04 May 14 - 10 May 14
18 May 14 - 24 May 14
01 Jun 14 - 07 Jun 14
15 Jun 14 - 21 Jun 14
03 Jul 14 - 09 Jul 14
20 Jul 14 - 26 Jul 14
27 Jul 14 - 02 Aug 14
30 Jul 14 - 05 Aug 14
03 Aug 14 - 09 Aug 14
06 Aug 14 - 12 Aug 14
10 Aug 14 - 16 Aug 14
13 Aug 14 - 19 Aug 14
17 Aug 14 - 23 Aug 14

Tour Inclusions:
> Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist Cruise
> Visit the town American Civil War battle town of Gettysburg
> Evening illumination visit to Washington DC monuments
> Sightseeing in Boston and Washington DC
> Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
> All transportation by private adventure vehicle
> 5 nights camping & equipment (except sleeping bag)

Tour Exclusions:
> Smithsonian National Museums US$FREE
> Great shopping: US$your credit limit!
> Freedom Trail Walk in Boston US$FREE
> Cave of the Winds Tour, Niagara US$10
> Hiking US$FREE
> Baseball Game US$15-$40
> Visit the famous 'Cheers' bar US$FREE
> Guide at Gettysburg US$50-60 (per group)

What to Bring:
Sleeping Bag
Warm Clothing
Torch (flashlight)
Walking Shoes
Waterproof Jacket

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/ft.html

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Tour Highlights

  • Check out the lively nightlife of Boston
  • Tick off Washington DC's historic icons 
  • Get soaked on a Niagara Falls boat cruise!

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