Music, Mountains & Monuments Westbound
SAVE UP TO 25% on this tour

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. Just try to prevent your boots from shufflin' in the music meccas of Memphis, Nashville, and New Orleans.

North America
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of:
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 127199
  • Starts: New York City,
  • Finishes: New Orleans, United States
You will Visit
  • New York City
  • New Orleans



Day 1: New York 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.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting


Day 2: New York City/Washington DC (1L, 1D)

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.

Additional Notes:
This tour departs New York City mid-day on Day 2.

Included Activities:
Orientation Walk
Monuments by Moonlight

Private Vehicle (7.00 hour(s), 375km)


Day 3: Washington DC (1B)

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.


Day 4: Washington DC/Appalachia (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Included Activities:
Arlington Cemetery Visit

Private Vehicle (9.00 hour(s), 480km)


Day 5: Appalachia/Nashville (1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 575km)


Day 6: Nashville/Memphis (1B, 1L)

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.

Private Vehicle (5.00 hour(s), 380km)


Day 7: Memphis/New Orleans (1B, 1L)

The CEO will point out a few things on the drive in, then get out and experience the city at its best. Enjoy a night out with the group.

Additional Notes:
For our time in New Orleans, we stay close to the action in a hotel in the city centre (multi-share accommodation).

Private Vehicle (8.00 hour(s), 640km)


Day 8: New Orleans (1B)

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.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

    • Entrance fees to all national parks and national monuments with hiking and walking excursions
    • Orientation to Washington DC
    • Visit to Arlington Cemetery
    • Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    • Hostels (2 nts, multi-share), participation camping (5 nts)
    • 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle, walking
    Group Leader
    • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size
Why book with us?

Trusted by travellers since 1979

We guarantee to beat any price

Low deposits, Book now. Pay later.

24/7/365 Help on the road

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