Real Big Apple to Big Easy

10 Days | Take a musical trip from New York to New Orleans

18 to 35s
CHF  2,130
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This trip is for the 18 to 35 year olds

If you’re looking for a 10-day adventure from New York to New Orleans, this one’s for you. Starting in trendy Brooklyn, you’ll head south to explore the nation’s capital in Washington DC, take a breath of fresh air with a day and night in Shenandoah National Park (look out for deer, squirrels and a pretty impressive starry night sky), suss some live music in the country capital of Nashville, find hotspots in the birthplace of rock n’ roll in Memphis, then end it all in New Orleans where you’ve got loads of free time to explore the highlights and a knowledgeable local leader to point you in the right direction.

Trip overview

Map of Real Big Apple To Big Easy including United States Of America
New York, United States
New Orleans, United States
18 to 35s
United States
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Min 18 - Max 35
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Min 1 - Max 12
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Walk through Brooklyn, New York – a vibrant neighbourhood full of restaurants, parks, cafes and plenty of trendy spots. Enjoy views of the Brooklyn Bridge and explore Little Italy and Chinatown.
  • Learn how to line dance in Nashville, Tennessee – the home of country music in the USA – then tuck into a Meat and Three lunch of fried chicken and sides (a southern classic).
  • Discover the many free monuments and world-class museums in Washington DC – the capital city of the USA – and climb the famed Rocky Steps.
  • Take in the incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains at Shenandoah National Park and look out for deer, birdlife, squirrels and the elusive black bear.
  • Stroll down Beale Street in Memphis, Tennesse – famous for its blues clubs and as the birthplace of rock n’ roll.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, the Grand Canyon Conservancy. Donations help them protect Grand Canyon National Park and support trail restoration, conservation of native plants and wildlife, and educational programs. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip is for travellers who appreciate a bit of independence. You'll get plenty of free time in each location to make your own choices and do your own activities and eat where you like. Your leader is always there to give you tips and suggestions.
  • This trip includes time spent travelling in a private vehicle with your group. Extra space can be tight, and conditions may feel a little cramped. It’s all part of the adventure and a great way to get to know your fellow travellers. Please read the itinerary carefully for travel time estimates.
  • The South gets mighty steamy in the summertime. Pack appropriately, drink plenty of water and you might even grow to love it. September through to November is hurricane season, so if you’re travelling over this period you should pack a rain jacket and waterproof shoes.
  • You're in the Deep South of the USA, so expect a lot of (delicious) fried food and barbecue. Vegetarians may have fewer options, as a lot of southern cuisine is meat-based.


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2 dinners


Private vehicle


Hostel (multishare) 6 nights, Cabin (with shared facilities) 3 nights

  • New York City - Greenwich Village & The Highline Leader-led Walk
  • Philadelphia - City highlights stop
  • Washington DC - Leader-led walking tour
  • Shenandoah National Park
  • Nashville - Meat & Three Dinner
  • Nashville - Leader-led orientation walk
  • Nashville - Wildhorse Saloon & line dancing
  • Memphis - Leader-led orientation walk
  • New Orleans - Po'Boy dinner
  • New Orleans - Leader-led French Quarter orientation walk
Add on activities
  • Washington DC - National Gallery of Art - Free
  • Washington DC - National Museum of American History - Free
  • Washington DC - National Museum of Natural History - Free
  • Washington DC - National Air & Space Museum - Free
  • Arlington - National Cemetery DC - Free
  • Washington DC - Bike and Roll Tour - USD45
  • Washington DC - International Spy Museum - USD21
  • Washington DC - National Museum of Crime and Punishment - Free
  • Washington DC - Newseum - USD22
  • Nashville - Country Music Hall of Fame - Free
  • Nashville - Johnny Cash Museum - USD17
  • Nashville – Backstage Tour of the Grand Ole Opry - Free
  • Nashville - Ryman Auditorium Tour - USD14
  • Memphis - Graceland, The Home of Elvis Presley - USD45
  • Memphis - National Civil Rights Museum - USD20
  • Memphis - Peabody Hotel Duck March - Free
  • Memphis - Stax Museum of American Soul Music - USD13
  • New Orleans - Mardi Gras World - USD23
  • New Orleans - Leader-led walk in the Garden District - Free
  • New Orleans - Voodoo Museum - USD7
  • New Orleans - Swamp Tour - USD30
  • New Orleans - Mississippi River Steamboat Jazz Dinner Cruise - USD85
  • New Orleans - Cemetery Tour - USD25
  • New Orleans - Bourbon Street - Free

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Important notes

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 10am on Day 1 in Brooklyn, New York City and finishes upon check out in New Orleans on Day 10.
2. On nights 1, 2, 3, 7, 8 and 9 the group will be in 8 and 6 person hostel dorms, with shared bathrooms. The hostels will do their best to separate the group by gender, but it's not guaranteed. On nights 4, 5 and 6 the group will be in group cabins. We will do our best to separate the group by gender, but it is not guaranteed.
3. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip however excludes night 1 (Brooklyn) where single rooms are not available.
4. Please note that the legal drinking age in the US is 21.

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Real Big Apple to Big Easy
CHF  2,130