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Eastern Discovery 2020-2021 (Start New York City)

14 days with Contiki   Rating: Budget
Restricted to Ages 18-35

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Itinerary
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Day 1 New York City to Washington DC via Philadelphia
Welcome to The Big Apple! Here in stylish New York, we'll do our meet 'n greets before heading to the Nation's capital.We couldn't swing by Philly without stopping for some quintessential cheesesteak sandwiches on the way.Take it all in as we touch down in the beating heart of this great nation. Jam-packed with museums & monuments, we'll all but conquer the endless galleries, tasty eats & historical sites in this amazing city. (Dinner)

Day 2 Washington DC
Today we'll get stuck into DC, visiting the world famous Smithsonian museums and soaking up a fascinating all-American story. (Breakfast)

Day 3 Washington DC to Richmond
Leaving DC behind, we're off to Richmond, aka RVA.Capital of the commonwealth of Virginia & home to the iconic University of Virginia Richmond is one of America's quintessential college towns - all pretty brick row houses, a buzzing street art scene and nitro-fuelled nightlife. We'll spend the day sightseeing, checking out the State Capital, historic Monument Avenue and the Poe museum, before hitting the town if you feel like it. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4 Richmond to Asheville
Richmond, you've been good to us, but North Carolina beckons.We'll leave Richmond behind and head to the hip mountain town of Asheville, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Known for its vibrant arts scene, foodie culture and historic architecture we have two days to explore. Today we'll cruise through the Blue Ridge Mountains, check out the downtown, the Montford District and the Thomas Wolfe district and more. (Breakfast)

Day 5 Asheville
Today we'll take a delectable foodie tour of Asheville, home to a rich culinary scene and heaps of breweries. After that, the day is all yours to explore the beauty of Asheville. Opt for an Electric Bike Tour, hop aboard some segways or even a paddleboard down the French Broad River. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 6 Asheville to Savannah
Leaving the mountains behind we venture to Savannah for a little Southern hospitality.Oak trees & tropical plants line the landscape here, as we head to the riverfront to enjoy the nightlife. We'll soak it all in, including River Street and the City Market.

Day 7 Savannah to St Augustine
See ya Savannah! St Augustine beckons.Welcome to the quaint beaches & quiet allure of America's oldest inhabited city. As romantic as it is charming, we'll head across the cobblestone streets of St Augustine to the Old Spanish Quarter, and visit the iconic Castillo de San Marcos, a 300 year old fortress. (Breakfast)

Day 8 St Augustine to Miami
Today we leave the quiet charm of St Augustine behind and head to the glitz and glamour of Miami.A little mouthwatering Cuban cuisine will get us in the mood with a delicious regional group meal setting the scene for two full days of art deco & celeb-spotting in this tropical paradise. For anyone looking for an adrenaline rush, the option is there for a Thriller Speedboat across the bay. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 9 Miami
It's time for some magical Miami sightseeing today. We'll head downtown, hit the Bayside Marketplace, Wynwood Walls and of course the South Beach. Options for a bike down the beach or a Party Boat adventure are on the cards for anyone who wants to party in the city where the heat is on.

Day 10 Miami to Orlando
Moving on from Miami, there are exciting times ahead...We arrive in Orlando today with a trip to Universal Studios on the cards. We hope you budgeted for butterbeer.

Day 11 Orlando
Today is your opportunity to visit the epic Universal Studios, where you can visit Diagon Alley, splash around in the vast water park or visit the islands of adventure. There's something for everyone in this dizzying spectacle of rides, film and entertainment.

Day 12 Orlando to Panama City Beach
Leaving Orlando behind won't be easy, but knowing we're about to experience one of the world's most beautiful beaches isn't so bad...There's only one way to test the rumours, so we'll take a dip in the crystal clear waters and kick back on the pure white sands of Panama City Beach. (Breakfast)

Day 13 Panama City Beach to New Orleans
Tear yourself away from the beach - a feast of music, food and culture awaits!The love-child of French & Caribbean culture, New Orleans will steal our hearts as soon as we arrive. We'll kick off the festivities today with a swoon-worthy walking tour of the French quarter, jamming in Jackson Square before sampling beignets & marveling at Antebellum mansions, all to the sweet sounds of Southern jazz, of course. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 14 Depart New Orleans
It is true, it’s over. We finish of this truly spectacular trip this morning, where it’s time to say goodbye to your new friends. Many a teary hug will be had with the people you have made unforgettable memories with. What a truly once in a lifetime opportunity for adventure. (Breakfast)

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All This Included
This trip is for anyone who has the words of Biggie ringing in their ears: "If I got to choose a coast I choose East." Here on the East Coast you'll get to experience all things all-American, exploring art deco architecture in sun-kissed Miami, quaint mountain vistas in Asheville, relaxing on world topping beaches & finally landing in the BIg Apple itself.

Food

  • We'll get 17 of your meals and you get the rest. You can refuel over breakfast and grab some authentic American dinners from us but you'll also get an opportunity to sample some of this country's cuisine. You'll taste it all - from greasy burgers to gourmet fare.

Staff

  • A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.
Highlights

Asheville

  • Asheville Food Tour

Miami

  • See the famous Art Deco architecture
  • Cuban meal group dinner

Orlando

  • One-way transfers to the amusement parks
Accommodations
Hotels (13 nights)
Notes
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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