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Music, Mountains & Monuments Westbound
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Until Dec 17 From Jan 18

Culture vultures, get ready to take flight on an incredible tour of American capitals – business, political, and musical. From Manhattan, follow the trail of independence to Washington, DC. And we dare you to try to stop your boots from shufflin' in the music meccas of Memphis, Nashville, and New Orleans.

North America
  • Duration: 7 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: NUNN.B/201704
  • Starts: New York, United States
  • Finishes: Memphis, United States
You will Visit
  • New York City
  • Washington DC
  • Appalachia
  • Nashville
  • Memphis
  • New Orleans

Itinerary

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Day 1: New York

Arrive at any time. Consider arriving a few days early to see more of this famous city.
Arrive to the joining hostel at any time. Welcome meeting at 7:00pm.

From the Statue of Liberty to Ground Zero to Chinatown, New York City is full of things to do and see. We recommend spending extra time here; please speak to your sales agent to book pre-trip accommodation.

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Day 2: New York/Washington DC

Spend the morning exploring one of the Big Apple, then arrive to the US capital in time to wander the monuments by moonlight.
Dive into the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple on a brief orientation to the city with the CEO. Arrive at the capital of the USA, Washington DC, in the late afternoon.

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Day 3: Washington DC

Enjoy a free day to explore.
Today is all about the capital of the United States. There is so much to see and do in Washington DC that you can't see it all in one day. Take your time spending a full day exploring this fascinating city.

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Day 4: Washington DC/Appalachia

Continue through Shenandoah National Park, a truly beautiful, historic national treasure.
Standing on top of the peaks of Shenandoah National Park while gazing across the silent mountains, it's hard to believe Washington DC is just a short distance away.

Opt to take a short hike on the many trails throughout the park.


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Day 5: Appalachia/Nashville

Drive through the Appalachian Mountains. Travel to the country music capital of the world.
Continue through the Appalachian Mountains, a perfect place to relax. Enjoy the fresh, clean air and see the true beauty of North America. Travel to the country music capital of the world, and be immersed in the local music scene in downtown Nashville at night.

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Day 6: Nashville/Memphis

Explore the vibrant cultural and musical melting pot of Memphis. Take an optional tour of Graceland, opt to relive history at the National Civil Rights Museum, or tour the Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Head to Beale Street at night for great food and live music.
In the afternoon, opt to walk in the footsteps of the King of Rock ‘n' Roll at Elvis Presley's home, Graceland. See how the legend lived and discover videos, pictures, stage costumes, and much more. Then hear the music in Memphis, Tennessee! Explore the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll, Home of Blues, and the starting point of soul. Music legends, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and B.B. King, made their marks on Memphis.

Opt to check out the National Civil Rights Museum, located where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated.

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Day 7: Memphis/New Orleans

Crank up the jazz and drive into the home of Mardi Gras. Trip ends upon arrival to New Orleans. Opt to explore the French Quarter, and join the revellers on Bourbon Street till the early hours.
We recommend spending extra time here if you'd like to check out all of New Orleans' sights and sounds; speak to your sales agent to book extra accommodation.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Entrance fees to all national parks and national monuments with hiking and walking excursions
    • Orientation to Washington DC
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hostel (1 nt, multi-share), participation camping (5 nts)
    • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size
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Tour Highlights:
  • Feel the beat in Memphis and Nashville
  • Drive through the picturesque Appalachian Mountains
  • Explore monuments in Washington DC
  • See the sights of New York City