Great Cities of America Overview

Toronto, Boston, New York, New Orleans, Nashville and more – discover the diverse treasures of the USA and Canada.

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      USD $7,495
      CAD $7,595
      AUD $7,890
      EUR €5,330
      GBP £4,720
      NZD $9,350
      ZAR R71,815
      CHF FR6,570
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Great Cities of America.

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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Travel around the best cities of the USA and Canada

Dive in to American culture and history on an energetic, city-hopping adventure. Experience the diverse treasures of Canada and the USA’s east coast, south and Midwest. From the astonishing Niagara Falls to showstopping New York City, the grungy heart of New Orleans and the country twang of Nashville, fall in love with the rich array of local scenes and iconic sights at each stop along the way. Uncover fascinating pieces of history at monuments, museums and historic sites and get immersed in the rhythms of jazz, blues, country and rock ‘n’ roll. Every stop promises a unique American experience.

  • Bask in a New Orleans jazz bar
  • Be mesmerized by the plunging Niagara Falls
  • Delve into the quirky urban pockets of New York
  • Dip into Nashville’s country music scene
  • Explore the biggest and boldest city in the Midwest
  • Gaze across Toronto from the top of the CN Tower
  • Get a rich American history lesson in the old and new capitals
  • Go right to the heart of rock ‘n’ roll in Memphis

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Chicago, United States
  • Finish:

    Chicago, United States
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (24 nts), Motel (4 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Plane, Taxi, Train
  • Included activities:

    Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Museum, Charlotte Urban Adventure, Kensington Market Urban Adventure, Niagara Falls, Philadelphia Urban Adventure, Sun Studio

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1309kg pp per trip
  • Total price from

    USD $7,495
    CAD $7,595
    AUD $7,890
    EUR €5,330
    GBP £4,720
    NZD $9,350
    ZAR R71,815
    CHF FR6,570
    *
    Price information
  • Per day from:

    USD $258
    CAD $261
    AUD $272
    EUR €183
    GBP £162
    NZD $322
    ZAR R2,476
    CHF FR226
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Days 1-2 Chicago

Begin the adventure in the biggest and boldest city in the Midwest – Chicago. The third most populous city in the United States, and definitely one of the friendliest, Chicago is known for its vibrant urban culture, lakeside walking trails and some seriously stunning architecture.

Days 3-4 Toronto/Niagara Falls

Cross the border into Canada and perhaps head up the giant CN tower for a look at this ultra-cool, ultra-clean capital, or see it from the ground on an optional bike tour. The next day, get a dose of one of North America’s most iconic marvels on a daytrip to the rampaging waters of Niagara falls. If it’s not too cold, don a raincoat and head out on the waters for a Maid of the Mist boat tour.

Days 5-6 Montreal

Brush up on your French and discover a city that wears its European heritage right on its sleeve. Home to more than 80 ethnic communities, Montreal is known for its fantastic food and atmospheric streets and neighbourhoods.

Days 7-8 Boston

Swap French patisseries for Guinness on tap, and discover the fighting Irish spirit of a town that has been dubbed ‘The Athens of America’. Get caught up in the scholarly history of Boston with a trip to Cambridge, explore the Italian district or walk the Freedom Trail to learn about America’s founding fathers.

Days 9-10 New York

From the moment you spot the looming towers of New York on the horizon, it’s hard not to get caught up in the sheer size of this mega metropolis. From Times Square, Broadway, Central Park and the Empire State Building, there’s so much to do here, you could spend months just ticking off your to-do list.

Day 11 Philadelphia

Come for the Rocky Steps, stay for the history – Philadelphia rocks. Take some time to get acquainted with ‘The City of Brotherly Love’ before enjoying a walking tour of its historic sites, including the Liberty Bell, Benjamin Franklin’s house and Independence Hall.

Days 12-13 Washington DC

Swap the former capital for the current one and be amazed by the sheer amount of things to see and do among the whitewashed monuments of Washington, DC. Head out on foot and feel like you’re walking through the set of a political drama, taking in the White House, Capitol Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and the many museums in between.

Days 14-15 Charlotte

Queen City, as it’s known, is a sprawling, financial centre, which has got everything from a thriving food scene to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Take the opportunity to try some traditional Southern cuisine with a bike ride through some of the city’s tastiest neighbourhoods.

Days 16-17 Atlanta

Often referred to as the ‘New York of the South’, Atlanta is big city with a wide range of parks, museums, restaurants and bars to explore. Enjoy some free time to check out the World of Coca Cola, CNN Center, the Martin Luther King Jr Historic Site, and the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum.

Day 18 Birmingham

Hop aboard a train and head further into Dixie, arriving in Birmingham just in time to check out one of the centres of the Civil Rights Movement.

Days 19-21 New Orleans

Take stock of the ‘Big Easy’, a jazzy, multicultural city that is pretty hard to pin down in one sentence. From the European-inspired French Quarter to the Cajun cuisine, this is one of the country's – if not the world’s – most unique cities.

Days 22-23 Memphis

Enjoy a tour of Sun Studios in Memphis, a place that many consider to be the home of rock 'n' roll. There's also the opportunity to visit Graceland or catch a live blues show in this music-mecca.

Days 24-25 Nashville

Get ready for some more music in the country-rock town of Nashville. Take a stroll down Music Row, where more than 50 record studios and 200 music publishing houses are located, and stop by the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Days 26-27 Louisville

Cruise to Louisville, home of the the Kentucky Derby, the largest collection of Victorian-era homes and, to top it all off, the final resting place of Colonel Sanders. Perhaps take some time out to follow the Bourbon Trail, learning about the history of the beverage, or sample the cuisine of Louisville's up-and-coming food scene.

Days 28-29 Chicago

End the adventure on the shores of the Great Lakes, among the towering skyscrapers of Chicago. Enjoy free time to tackle the many walking trails and parks, head out for some deep-dish pizza or get a bird's-eye view from Willis Tower – the tallest building in the United States.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $7,495
      CAD $7,595
      AUD $7,890
      EUR €5,330
      GBP £4,720
      NZD $9,350
      ZAR R71,815
      CHF FR6,570
      *
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