Music, Mountains & Monuments Westbound

8 days,New York to New Orleans

Feel the beat in Memphis and Nashville, drive through the picturesque Appalachian Mountains, explore monuments in Washington DC, see the sites in New York City

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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.

What's Included

Free Wi-FiThis adventure boasts vans fitted with wi-fi for up to five users at a time. Check your email, upload a photo to Facebook, or send a tweet to your friends.
  • Entrance fees to all national parks and national monuments with hiking and walking excursions. Orientation to Washington DC. Visit to Arlington Cemetery. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners. (Allow USD75-100 for meals not included.)
  • Centrally located hotel (1 nt), hostel (1 nt), participation camping (5 nts).
  • Air conditioned private touring van
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 13, avg 10.
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Places Visited

Reverse Itinerary

This trip also runs in reverse from New Orleans to New York. See Music, Mountains & Monuments Eastbound

Day 1 New York City

Arrive at any time. We recommended arriving a day or two early to fully explore this city.

Day 2-3 Washington DC (1B,1L,1D)

Dive into the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple on a brief orientation to the city with your CEO, then depart for the nation's capital. Free day in Washington to tour the monuments and free museums.

Day 4 Appalachia (1B,1L,1D)

Pass through Shenandoah and admire the ancient Appalachian Mountains.

Day 5-6 Nashville/Memphis (2B,2L,1D)

In Nashville, immerse yourself in country music at one of the local hangouts. Choose to relive history at the National Civil Rights Museum or take an optional tour of the Rock & Soul Museum. Travel to Memphis opt to tour Elvis' Graceland, and see a live show on Beale Street at night.

Day 7 New Orleans (1B,1L)

Crank up the jazz on the drive into the home of Mardi Gras. Explore the French Quarter, and join the revelers on Bourbon Street.

Day 8 New Orleans

Depart at any time.

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