From the Big Apple to the Big Easy, follow a historical and musical trail of the USA.
Take a bite out of the Big Apple and boogie on down in the Big Easy on this historical, scenic and musical pilgrimage from New York to New Orleans. Admire the profound monuments of the USA’s capital, wind through the jaw-dropping Appalachian Mountains, hit up the live music along Honky-Tonk Highway, perfect your best ‘Elvis’ in the birth place of Rock and Roll, cruise the murky swamplands of the Mississippi and toast to your adventure with some Creole cuisine and round-the-clock nightlife on buzzing Bourbon Street. This carefully designed route encompasses everything from political history to musical legacies – and with less drive time and more jive time, you’re guaranteed to maximise your experiences in the essential destinations.
Take a bite out of the big apple and you kick-start your musical adventure with big city beats in the city that never sleeps – New York!
Discover the museums, memorials and monuments along the American History trail – from the small-town charms of Philadelphia to the capital-city icons of Washington DC.
Pump up your camping experience in the jaw-dropping Appalachian Mountains. Share stories around the campfire as you make s’mores (a traditional night-time campfire treat in North America) with your fellow travellers.
Choose to cruise the murky marshlands of Honey Island and spot resident alligators in what’s considered to be one of the most natural and unspoiled river swamps in the country.
Get into the groove of Memphis and indulge in the kitschy glamour and over-the-top Southern charisma of this musical metropolis.
Less time spent in a vehicle; more time to explore each destination. This trip has been carefully designed to give you the best experience of a region by reducing the number of one-night-only stops, giving you extra time in the places that matter.
This trip involves either a partial or full camping experience, giving you access to more remote destinations at close proximity, and the joy of camping under the night skies and beside a campfire. This is a participatory trip – a fancy way of saying you’re not just along for the ride, but you are part of a team! Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and help out with camp activities like food prep and washing up. It’s all about giving your new travel mates a hand, and everyone knows there’s nothing worse than trying to put up a tent on your own!
Although our private vehicles do have air conditioning, it has to work pretty hard to keep a full group cool. Expect to feel hot during summer and cold at other times of the year, especially at night. Please consider the season and research the weather conditions to determine the best time to travel for you. Remember to come prepared with adequate clothing.
If you wish to spend more time in New York and New Orleans, we'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Essential New York to New Orleans trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
CAMPING: As this is a camping trip please bring with you a sleeping bag, pillow and towel.
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: is available on this trip, please speak to your booking agent for more details.
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