Music, Mountains & Monuments Eastbound
Day 1 New Orleans
Arrive to our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening. For our night in New Orleans, we stay in a hotel close to the city centre with multi-share accommodation. If you would like to see all of the popular sites of this vibrant city, we recommend you book pre-tour accommodation.
Day 2 Memphis(1L)
Hear the beat 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. Optional activities include visiting the National Civil Rights Museum (located where the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr took place in 1968) or visitng the Rock & Soul Museum. In the evening stroll one of America's most famous streets: Beale Street with it's live entertainment! Approximate Distance: 640 km Estimated Travel Time: 8 hrs (including stops)
Day 3 Memphis/Nashville (1B,1L,1D)
In the morning walk in the footsteps of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll at Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland (optional). See how the legend lived and discover videos, pictures, stage costumes and much more. If Graceland is not for you, enjoy the time to explore more of Memphis on your own. Travel to Nashville in time to check out the nightlife and visit a real country cowboy bar. Approximate Distance: 380 km Estimated Travel Time: 5 hrs (including stops)
Day 4 Appalachia (1B,1L,1D)
Experience the Appalachian Mountains on today's drive. See remains of the settlements along the Parkway, learn their history as we take our time exploring this fabulous drive. The Mountains are a perfect place to relax and to enjoy the fresh, clean air and see the true beauty of North America. Optional short hikes on the many trails throughout the park. Approximate Distance: 575 km Estimated Travel Time: 8 hrs (including stops)
Day 5-6 Shenandoah National Park/Washington DC (2B,1L,1D)
Continue on the Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park, a truly beautiful, historic national treasure. Standing on top of the peaks of Shenandoah National Park, gazing across the silent mountains, it's hard to believe we are just a short distance away from Washington DC. Approximate Distance: 480 km Estimated Travel Time: 7 hrs (including stops)
Day 7 New York City (1B,1L)
Visit the eternal flame of John F Kennedy's grave at the Arlington Cemetery and pay respect to the many other fallen soldiers around you. Then continue on to the capital city 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 as you spend a full day exploring this fascinating city. Tour the National Monuments and Memorials including the White House, Washington Monument, Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial. Visit the National Mall that includes 15 museums such as the Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of Natural History.
Day 8 New York City
Dive into the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple. Opt to visit Times Square, stroll Central Park or check out Greenwich Village. Enjoy a last dinner with your group before saying goodbye. For our night in NYC, we stay close to the action in a hostel near the city centre. Approximate Distance to NYC: 375 km Estimated Travel Time to NYC: 6 hrs (including stops)