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highlights
  • Locally guided bike tour of Chicago's highlights
  • Thrilling Niagara Falls 'Maid of the Mist' boat tour
  • Visit the caves in Mammoth Cave National Park
  • Hike in the Great Smoky Mountains
The Best of the East tour starts and ends in New York. The Best of the East is a City Sightseeing tour that takes 13 days taking you through New York, USA and other destinations in the USA.

It's time to get cultural as you experience the best of the East Coast. Explore the fast-paced cities of Washington DC and Chicago and get your nature fix in Mammoth Cave and Great Smoky Mountains National Parks. Hear the rhythm and blues in Nashville and relive America's history in Philadelphia. This tour from New York does exactly what it says on the tin and there's no doubt that you'll definitely see the best of the East!
Strap on your boxing gloves and head for Philadelphia's famous 'Rocky' steps to recreate a piece of movie history. Cast your eyes on Independence Hall where brave men gathered at the Pennsylvania State House and defied the King of England to help shape US Constitution. Peruse the Reading Terminal Market and if all this action has got you hungry, grab yourself an iconic Philly cheesesteak, one of the many famous local specialties not to be missed! Washington DC is next on the agenda and you'll really enjoy the grandeur of the nation's capital. From the impressive Smithsonian Museums to the White House and the city's trendy bars, the capital has something for everyone. Why not hire a bike to cover more ground and then take advantage of the great night life in Georgetown?
Meals
  • Camping food kitty applies to this tour
Optional Activities
  • Philly cheesesteak US$10
  • Smithsonian National Museums FREE
  • Bike rental US$16-$75
West Virginia is famous for its mountain scenery and there's heaps to do, but for all the adventure junkies out there an optional white water rafting trip is guaranteed to lift your heart rate. If you want to stay on dry land but still want in on all the action, try your hand at zip lining through the trees for an awesome bird's-eye view of this beautiful ‘Mountain State’.
Meals
  • Camping food kitty applies to this tour
Optional Activities
  • White water rafting on New River US$75-$90
  • Tree canopy zip lining US$80
You'll have no problem understanding why this is the most visited national park in America, it's simply stunning. Known to the Cherokee people as the ‘Place of Blue Smoke’, the valleys offer great walking trails for you to explore. As you hike the amazing trails, keep your eyes peeled for the American Black Bear and the native White-Tailed Deer that also roam the trails.
Meals
  • Camping food kitty applies to this tour
Optional Activities
  • Distillery moonshine tasting US$5
  • River tubing US$11
Leaving the Smokies, you and your fellow Trekkers head to the centre of American country music in Nashville, Tennessee. Expect a big slice of Southern charm where music fills the air. You can't come all the way to 'Music City USA' without paying a visit to the Jonny Cash Museum or the Country Music Hall of Fame, where you can learn all about the history and tradition of country music. We're pretty sure you'll be an expert in all things country before you leave!
Meals
  • Camping food kitty applies to this tour
Optional Activities
  • Johnny Cash Museum US$19
  • Country Music Hall of Fame US$25-$40
  • Country line dancing US$10
  • Ryman Auditorium tour US$20-$30
  • Country western saloons US$varies
  • Grand Ole Opry US$32-$90
Enjoy an awesome stop at Mammoth Cave National Park and feel like an explorer as you delve deep into the cave in search of stalagmites and stalactites. Then follow the Kentucky Bourbon Trail to Indiana (with optional tasting). You're sure to be blown away by the superb scenery as you enter the land of the ‘Great Lakes’. With a capital full of culture, amazing nightlife and a wide mix of culinary delights, you're bound to be more than impressed.
Meals
  • Camping food kitty applies to this tour
Optional Activities
  • Bourbon tasting US$15
Chicago is awesome! Home to North America's tallest building, the Willis Tower helps make up an incredible skyline that towers over the sandy shoreline of Lake Michigan. Hit the city's highlights on an included 'Bobby's Bike Hike' tour of Chicago, which includes views of the Willis Tower and Navy Pier. Exploring the city on two wheels is a sure-fire way to work up an appetite for a slice of Chicago's famous deep-dish pizza. Listen out for the city's unofficial anthem ‘Sweet Home Chicago’, ringing out from the hip blues joints on soulful Halsted Street.
Meals
  • Meals paid locally
Optional Activities
  • Willis Tower US$23
  • Blues clubs from US$6
  • Museums US$18-$50
  • Baseball game from US$20
  • Scenic helicopter flight for 15-17 minutes US$125
Cross the Midwest to Cedar Point Amusement Park - home of Millennium Force - the greatest roller coaster in the world! If the thrill of the ride gets too much for you, head to Lake Erie for some chill-out time around a roaring campfire. You won’t arrive until the afternoon when you can buy a ‘Twilight Pass’, but there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the rides!Please note: Cedar Point in Ohio is open all of June, July and August and on certain days during May, September and October. It may not always be possible to visit Cedar Point Amusement park.
Meals
  • Camping food kitty applies to this tour
Optional Activities
  • Cedar Point Amusement Park (evening 'Twilight Pass') US$40-$50
Experience the full force of the Niagara Falls as you wear your waterproof blue poncho and hop aboard an included ‘Maid of the Mist’ boat tour. Prepare to get a little wet as you get up close and personal to a serious amount of water! For the ultimate show, head to the falls at night and see them lit up in all their glory.
Meals
  • Camping food kitty applies to this tour
It’s time to head back in to the New York area, but be sure to leave yourself a day or two to experience the excitement of the ‘Big Apple’. Why not add a city tour and have the ease of being guided to the city’s hotspots by a local New Yorker?This tour ends at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.  
Meals
  • Camping food kitty applies to this tour
what’s included
Accommodation
  • 10 Nights Camping, All accommodation, camping fees & equipment (except sleeping bag)
Meals
  • We operate a Food Kitty on this trip - you will need to contribute US$10 a day which covers all your meals whilst camping
Transport
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
Others
  • Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to/from New York are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Best of the East tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 13 days
Tour Type Group Tour - Max 13 participants
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends New York, USA/ New York, USA
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A deposit of 150 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 25 June 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Best of the East tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Best of the East tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of the East tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.
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