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 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. 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
  • 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners. (Allow USD75-100 for meals not included.)
  • Air-conditioned private touring van
  • 1 or 2 Chief Experience Officers (CEOs) throughout, depending on group size.
  • Small group experience; Max 22, avg 16.
  • Hostels (2 nts, multi-share), participation camping (5 nts).
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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 1New York City

Arrive at any time. Consider arriving a few days early to see more of this famous city.

Day 2New York City/Washington DC(1L, 1D)

Spend the morning exploring one of the best cities in the world, then arrive to the US capitol in time to wander the monuments by moonlight.

Day 3Washington DC(1B)

Enjoy free time to explore.

Day 4Washington DC/Appalachia(1B, 1L, 1D)

Visit Arlington Cemetery before continuing on the Skyline Drive through Shenandoah NP, a truly beautiful, historic national treasure.

Day 5Appalachia/Nashville(1B, 1L, 1D)

Continue through the Appalachian Mountains. Travel to the country music capital of the world.

Day 6Nashville/Memphis(1B, 1L)

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.

Day 7Memphis/New Orleans(1B, 1L)

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

Day 8New Orleans(1B)

Depart at any time.

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23 days
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