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Music City to The Big Apple – Eastern US Road Trip

Nashville to New York City
14 days
Tour code: NUTY

Highlights

Listen to live music on Beale Street in Memphis, Crank up the jazz in New Orleans, Be charmed by historic Savannah, Take free time to explore Washington's museums, Stop in Philadelphia for a Philly Cheesesteak

This 14-day road trip is a feast for the eyes, the ears, and the soul. From viewing charming historic districts in Savannah and Charleston, to taking in live jazz in bustling New Orleans, you'll find moments of inspiration at every turn. And, don't worry, we haven't left out your appetite either with stops to sample the iconic Philly Cheesesteak in its hometown and dig into a barbecue feast in Memphis.

What's included?

Meals

13 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport

Air-conditioned private vehicle, walking.

Accommodation

Hotels/hostels (5 nts, some multi-share), participation camping (8 nts).

Included activities

Your Foodie Moment: Central BBQ Lunch, Memphis Your Discover Moment: Memphis Your Discover Moment: New Orleans Your Discover Moment: Washington DC. Memphis Night Out. New Orleans Night Out. St Augustine visit. Monuments by Moonlight, Washington DC. Liberty Bell Visit, Philadelphia. Free time in Memphis, New Orleans, Panama City Beach, Orlando, Savannah, Charleston, and Washington DC. Self-inflating mattresses and dome tents while camping. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Itinerary

Day 1
Nashville
Arrive at any time. After the welcome meeting, opt to check out the music scene on Broadway in a city that knows how to have fun. Please note this trip leaves the city first thing the following morning. If you wish to spend time in Nashville, speak to your sales agent about booking pre-accommodation.

Included activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Optional activities:

  • Cowboy Bar Visit
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Johnny Cash Museum
Day 2
Nashville - Memphis
Travel south through Tennessee to 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. Music legends, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and B.B. King, made their marks on Memphis. Entry into bars in the US is 21 years and over. There is still a live music to be heard on Beale Street at a couple of locations that allow 18 and over. Speak with your CEO for more information.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Central BBQ Lunch, Memphis Night Out

Optional activities:

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

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 3
Memphis
Enjoy a free day in Memphis: Home of Blues, Soul & Rock 'N' Roll. Opt to check out Sun Studios, Rock 'n' Soul Museum, and the National Civil Rights Museum, located where Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated. 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.

Optional activities:

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

Meals: breakfastdinner

Day 4
Memphis - New Orleans
Drive through the bayous, crank up the jazz and head into the Big Easy. Home of Mardi Gras, explore the French Quarter, and join the revellers on Bourbon Street till the early hours.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: New Orleans Night Out

Optional activities:

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

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 5
New Orleans
Enjoy a free day to explore New Orleans. Opt to take part in a creole cooking demonstration, take a biking tour around the city, eat beignets at Café du Monde, or wander the streets soaking up the music and culture around town.

Optional activities:

  • Café du Monde Visit
  • Historical Tours
  • Creole Cooking Class
  • Ghost Tour
  • French Quarter and Bourbon St Visit

Meals: breakfast

Day 6
New Orleans - Panama City Beach
Cross the state line into Florida and travel to Panama City Beach. This coastal town is surrounded by 27 miles of white sand beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Enjoy an afternoon on the beach and opt to hit the town this evening.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 7
Panama City Beach - Orlando
Travel to the home of 'The Most Magical Place on Earth', Orlando. With great shopping, nightlife, and famous amusement parks like Disney World and Universal Studios, let your inner kid run wild!

Transport: Private Vehicle

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 8
Orlando
Enjoy a full free day in Orlando. Opt to meet Mickey Mouse at Disney World or discover the magical world of Harry Potter at Universal Studios.

Meals: breakfast

Day 9
Orlando - Savannah
Head to historic Savannah, stopping en route in the oldest city in America, St. Augustine. Opt for a walk around the historic riverfront of Savannah, stroll through town admiring the architecture and oak trees covered in Spanish moss, or head out to Bonaventure Cemetery.

Transport: Private Vehicle, Private Vehicle

Optional activities:

  • Bonaventure Cemetery and Historic District Tour
  • Savannah City Market
  • Savannah Historic Walking Tour

Meals: breakfastlunch

Day 10
Savannah - Charleston
Travel to the city of Charleston, known for its historic, romantic charm. Enjoy a free afternoon in this southern charmed city.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Optional activities:

  • Charleston Historic Homes Tour
  • Charleston Harbor Tour

Meals: breakfast

Day 11
Charleston - Richmond
Head to one of the oldest cities in the US, Richmond, the capital of Virginia. Home to the famous quote “Give me liberty or give me death” this city played a large part in the US Civil War.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 12
Richmond - Washington DC
Travel to the US capital and enjoy time to explore Georgetown, one of the oldest districts in DC. In the evening, enjoy a tour of the monuments by moonlight.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Georgetown District Visit, Monuments by Moonlight

Optional activities:

  • National Mall Visit
  • White House Visit (Outside)
  • Smithsonian Museums
  • Washington Monument Visit

Meals: breakfastlunchdinner

Day 13
Washington DC
Enjoy free time to explore. There is so much to see and do in Washington DC. Head to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave to see where the President lives, tour the Capitol Building, explore the Smithsonian Museums, wander the monuments, or take a trolley tour.

Optional activities:

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

Meals: breakfast

Day 14
Washington DC - New York City
Travel to New York, stopping in Philadelphia en route to see the Liberty Bell and opt to try a famous Philly Cheesesteak. Continue to New York City, where the trip ends on arrival. Opt to visit Times Square, stroll Central Park, check out Greenwich Village, or experience the famous nightlife of New York.

Transport: Private Vehicle

Included activities: Liberty Bell Visit, Departure Day

Meals: breakfast

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