The Big Apple

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7 days from $829

Destination: USA East, New York City / DEPARTS NEW YORK AREA to NEW YORK AREA /
Departs: May-Oct
Accommodation: Hostels
Age Range: 18-38

Tour Overview

Tour the highlights of America's east, from famous cities to scenic Appalachian forests and mountains, charming small-town flavour to wondrous Niagara Falls grandeur. Relive the rich history and experience the modern excitement and gentle beauty of this fascinating region.

Tour Detailed Daily Description and Schedule:

Day: 1 New York Area & Boston

Welcome to Bean Town! Relive the Revolution along the Freedom Trail or let Faneuil Hall's street performers, stores and eateries tell their own Bostonian tale. Lounge and watch the locals from the lawns of Boston Common, then pop across to the famous "Cheers" bar.
Accommodation: En-route hostel paid locally

Day: 2 Berkshire Mountains

City folk just can't resist hiding out here in summer and you'll soon figure why. Trails snake through forested hills and meadow walks skirt clapboard farms. This is 100% New England.
Accommodation: Camping

Day: 3 Niagara Falls

From the edge of Lake Ontario, the sensation of crashing water is stupendous, the noise immense from America's greatest national attractions, Niagara Falls. Wait 'til you're down on the water aboard 'Maid of the Mist', where the cascades pound, churn and foam right before your eyes. That's what you call a front row seat!
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 4 Bear Country

Here in Pennsylvania, there are more black bears per square mile than anywhere else in the States. Keep your cameras on standby, folks!
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 5-6 Washington DC

See where America's leaders shape the country's future. An evening tour shows off the seat of US power, awash with icons like the White House, Jefferson Monument and Capitol Hill. When it comes to DC's museums 'Land of the Free' is spot on: barely any of them, sensational Smithsonian included, will cost you a dime. Later, switch from culture to clubbing in the oh-so-cool lounges around DuPont Circle and Georgetown.
Accommodation: Camping included

Day: 7 New York Area

We head back to the Garden State via Pennsylvania where our adventure began. This tour is not scheduled to spend any time in New York City so make sure you book extra hotel nights and explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple on your own. Splurge along Fifth Ave, hit the top of the Empire State Building, or soak up the trendy, laidback vibe of Greenwich Village before heading home.

Tour ends at approx 17:00 hrs in New York Area on day 7.

Included Highlights

> Niagara Falls Maid of the Mist Cruise
> Evening illumination visit to Washington DC monuments
> Sightseeing in Boston and Washington DC
> All transportation by private adventure vehicle

Optional Activities (paid locally)

> Canoeing US$25-US$75
> Smithsonian National Museums US$FREE
> Mountain biking US$45-$95
> Great shopping: US$your credit limit!
> Jetboat Ride US$55
> Freedom Trail Walk in Boston US$FREE
> Cave of the Winds Tour, Niagara US$10
> Hiking US$FREE

Trek Notes

This tour may operate in either direction.

Private Departures

Why not arrange your own TrekAmerica departure? For groups of 8 or more, we can offer private departures on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our classic "Trek" style of travel at special rates. Although tours will run as per our standard itinerary shown here, slight modifications may be considered and dates can be chosen to suit your needs. (Subject to seasonal/operational restrictions). So contact us today and start planning your own adventure.