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

Follow in the footsteps of the American Pioneers on an adventure trip through some of the most iconic cities of the United States. Tour through New York, Washington DC, Nashville, Chicago and Boston. Cruise down the East Coast, through the stomping ground of the forefathers - Philly and DC - and into the ancient peaks of Shenandoah National Park and the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Stop by the Oconaluftee Indian Village and the Amish community in Shipshewana. Be thrilled by the thunder of Niagara Falls, swim in the beautiful Finger Lakes, gaze up at skyscrapers in Chicago and try deep-dish pizza in Boston. All in all, this is one exciting ride - so what are you waiting for? Make tracks and experience the best of America's East Coast.

Start
New York, United States
Finish
New York, United States
Countries
United States
Themes
Overland
Code
SSRP
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 13
Carbon offset
1 015kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • 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

Itinerary

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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Inclusions

Meals
n/a
Transport
Private vehicle
Accommodation
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.

Trip notes

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