East Coast Loop Overview

From New York to New Orleans, Toronto to Montreal, get a fresh and diverse taste of North America on a vibrant, city-hopping trip.

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      USD $7,865
      CAD $8,115
      AUD $7,960
      EUR €5,885
      GBP £4,600
      NZD $8,860
      ZAR R79,645
      CHF FR7,125
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There is an earlier version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2014 to Dec 31, 2014. View earlier East Coast Loop.

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  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Discover the great cities of Canada and the USA's east coast

Relish the diverse colors and flavors of life in the USA and Canada on a vibrant, city-hopping tour. Start in the frenetic hub of New York City, then follow a loop all the way down the east coast of the USA. After a taste of the south, head up to Canada to explore two of the county’s most thriving cities. Each stop on this trip reveals a new city with a unique personality, and there is no shortage of treasures to uncover. From the rampaging Niagara Falls to the historical sites of Boston to Nashville’s country music scene, this trip is full of experiences that ignite all the senses.

  • Get swept up in New York City’s frenetic energy
  • Delve into American history at iconic monuments, museums and historical sites
  • Experience a music infusion in the centres of rock ‘n’ roll and country
  • Plunge into Dixie and feast on Southern food
  • Get a taste of the Midwest in its boldest and biggest city
  • Bear witness to the astonishing Niagara Falls
  • Discover French Canadian life and culture

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    New York, United States
  • Finish:

    New York, United States
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    No meals included
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (26 nts), Motel (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Plane, Taxi, Train
  • Included activities:

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

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1309kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. A single supplement is available on this trip. 2. Full passport details are required at time of booking.

  • Total price from

    USD $7,865
    CAD $8,115
    AUD $7,960
    EUR €5,885
    GBP £4,600
    NZD $8,860
    ZAR R79,645
    CHF FR7,125
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $271
    CAD $279
    AUD $274
    EUR €202
    GBP £158
    NZD $305
    ZAR R2,746
    CHF FR245
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Day 1 New York

You’ve dreamed about it, seen it in movies and probably already know that iconic skyline like the back of your hand. But nothing can ever prepare you for the moment you step foot in Manhattan, a city that feels like it is well and truly at the centre of the universe. Take in all the must-see sites or head off to explore some of the quirky, lesser-known neighbourhoods.

Day 2 Philadelphia

Come for the Rocky Steps, stay for the history. 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 3-4 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 5-6 Savannah

The oldest city in the state of Georgia, Savannah is characterised by its impressive antebellum architecture and playful roughish air. Incredibly, despite its love of cocktails, partying and public shenanigans, Savannah was the birthplace of Juliette Low – founder of the US Girl Scouts. Explore the town, wander along the Savannah River or sit and relax under the enormous canopy of one of the city’s beautiful oak trees. Or hit the town with the locals.

Days 7-8 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 9 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 10-12 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 world’s most unique cities.

Days 13-14 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 15-16 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 17-18 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 19-21 Chicago

Tackle some of the city’s many walking trails, try some deep-dish pizza or get a bird's-eye view from Willis Tower – the second tallest building in the United States.

Days 22-23 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 24-25 Montreal

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

Days 26-27 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 28-29 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 see you could spend months just ticking off your to-do list.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $7,865
      CAD $8,115
      AUD $7,960
      EUR €5,885
      GBP £4,600
      NZD $8,860
      ZAR R79,645
      CHF FR7,125
      *
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