Hit the road on this eastern USA adventure
Hit the road on a trip like no other through the eastern USA, where each city is a culture unto itself. One day you’re in Nashville munching Southern-style biscuits for breakfast, the next you’re wandering around the iconic buildings of Chicago. This 18-29s tour is full of flexibility, making it perfect for the independent traveller who wants to see as much of this part of the country as possible in a short amount of time. The Victorian-era homes of Louisville, the winding Shenandoah River, thundering Niagara Falls and a sunset over Lake Erie – this is a real east USA adventure.
With two whole days in Chicago, you’ll have plenty of time to take in the living history, stunning monuments and eclectic nightlife the city has in spades.
Feel the almighty roar of Niagara Falls. These three waterfalls are just as spectacular as you’ve heard.
Eat like a local with buttery breakfast biscuits in Nashville and deep-dish pizza in Chicago.
From the bustle of Washington DC to the rural charms of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this trip offers slices of both city and country life.
See the neon guitars and cowboy boots that announce the presence of the world’s greatest honky-tonks in Nashville.
In order to see as much as possible on this trip, there will be plenty of 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.
This trip involves camping, giving you access to more remote destinations at 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 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!
That teamwork also extends to our optional food kitty of approximately USD 10 per day to cover the cost of meals. This means you don’t have to worry about stuff like where to get food or what exactly sales tax is, and it helps keep your costs down. Instead of paying individually as you go, it means we can bulk purchase items and cook our own food – though there’s always the chance to use it for the occasional pizza night or s’mores by the campfire! The kitty is optional and for your convenience, so if you've got specific dietary requirements you can opt out to purchase (and cook) your own food.
The diversity of the seasons here makes for incredible scenery, but the weather in this region can be unpredictable. It’s best to wear layers at all times of the year in case conditions change during the day. At night the temperature can really drop, so bring your warm clothes. Camping can be especially cold at the start and end of the season. Even in the warmer months the temperature can be low in the mountains.
There’s so much to see and do in the cities and towns we visit on this trip. The tour is designed with plenty of free time, with optional activities on offer in most destinations. Because of this it’s important to budget carefully before you leave, so you can be sure you’ve got enough to do everything you’d like to on your adventure.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Real East USA Adventure trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip however excludes nights 8 & 9 (Chicago) where you will be in shared accommodation.
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