Follow the American Pioneers via New York, Chicago and Boston.

New York, United States
New York, United States
United States
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 12
Group size
Min 1 Max 13
Carbon offset
1 015kg pp per trip


  • Mingle with New Yorkers in Manhattan
  • See the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia
  • Experience the best hikes in Shenandoah National Park
  • Be awed by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Visit the Oconaluftee Indian Village
  • Creep into Mammoth Caves
  • Visit Kentucky and follow the Urban Bourbon Trail
  • Explore an Amish township's flea market
  • Hear the roar of Niagara Falls
  • Catch a Red Sox game in the city of Boston


Grab a slice of pizza and explore Manhattan by foot, subway or yellow cab. Make time to stroll through leafy Central Park, home to both a castle and a zoo!
Discover Philadelphia, a city rich in US history, then venture on to DC. After soaking up the monuments surrounding the National Mall, why not head to Georgetown for some happening nightlife.
Travel through thick forest and past spectacular vistas in Shenandoah National Park, one of the highest and most scenic parts of the Appalachian Mountains.
Venture into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and hike through one of the oldest uplands on Earth.
Continue onward to Nashville where you can opt to tour the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Explore Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest cave system in the world, before stopping overnight in Louisville.
See Chicago's iconic skyscrapers from another angle on an architectural boat cruise or visit Willis Tower, one of the world's tallest buildings.
Stop at the Indiana Dunes on beautiful Lake Michigan before visiting Shipshewana, home to one of America's largest Amish communities. Overnight in scenic Lake Erie.
The beauty of these falls can be viewed from many vantage points, but nothing beats the thrilling experience of an optional 'Maid of the Mist' boat ride.
Reach Finger Lakes, where there are plenty of opportunities to go swimming or hiking.
Call into Albany, the capital of New York state, before reaching the sports-mad city of Boston. Take the freedom trail through Boston’s must-see historical sights or see one the cities famous sports teams in action.
Complete this American pioneer journey in the city that never sleeps.
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Private vehicle
Cabin (5 nights), Hostel (8 nights), Hotel (1 night)
Included activities
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Mammoth Cave National Park cave tour
  • Niagara Falls
  • Shenandoah National Park


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Important notes

This trip is discontinued for 2013. Please consider SSOB - USA & Canada Express or the SSRZ - New York, DC and Niagara as alternatives.

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