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New York City to New Orleans
7 days
Tour code: NUNN


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

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.

What's included?

Staff & experts

1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size.


5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners


Air-conditioned private vehicle, walking.


Hostel (1 nt, multi-share), participation camping (5 nts).

Included activities

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. 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.


Day 1
New York City
Arrive at any time. Consider arriving a few days early to see more of this famous city.

Included activities: Meet Your CEO and Group

Optional activities:

  • Empire State Building Visit
  • Central Park Visit
  • Times Square Visit
  • 9/11 Memorial Visit and One World Trade Center Observation Deck
  • Staten Island Ferry
  • Statue of Liberty Visit
  • Brooklyn Bridge Visit
  • Top of the Rock
Day 2
New York City - 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. This tour departs New York City mid-day on Day 2.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Orientation Walk, Monuments by Moonlight

Optional activities:

  • Chinatown Visit
  • Brooklyn Bridge Visit

Meals: dinner

Day 3
Washington DC
Enjoy a free day to explore.

Optional activities:

  • Lincoln Memorial Visit
  • National Mall Visit
  • White House Visit (Outside)
  • Washington Monument Visit
  • Reflecting Pool and National Mall Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 4
Washington DC - Appalachia
Continue through Shenandoah National Park, a truly beautiful, historic national treasure.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Optional activities:

  • Hike through Shenandoah National Park
  • Arlington Cemetery Visit

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 5
Appalachia - Nashville
Drive through the Appalachian Mountains. Travel to the country music capital of the world.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Optional activities:

  • Cowboy Bar Visit
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Johnny Cash Museum

Meals: breakfastlunch

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.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Optional activities:

  • Rock & Soul Museum Visit
  • National Civil Rights Museum
  • Graceland visit
  • Sun Studio Visit

Meals: breakfastlunch

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. Please note this trip ends on arrival to New Orleans. If you wish to spend the night in the city, speak to your sales agent about booking post-accommodation.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Departure Day (Activities)

Optional activities:

  • Mississippi River Steam Boat Ride
  • Creole Cooking Class
  • French Quarter and Bourbon St Visit
  • Historical Tours
  • Ghost Tour
  • Café du Monde Visit

Meals: breakfastlunch

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