New York to New Orleans

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Departs from
New York
Hotel, Motel
Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Bus, Taxi, Train


Tick off the iconic sights of New York, Get a dose of American history in Philadelphia, Walk the hallowed halls of Washington, DC, Get a mouthful of Southern cuisine in Charlotte, Experience the big city vibes of Atlanta, Ride the rails south to Birmingham, Dance the night away in New Orleans

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From one mega city to another, take in the best the US's east coast has to offer on a journey south from New York to New Orleans. See the fascinating neighbourhoods of New York, explore the nation’s former capital, Philadelphia, and stroll the hallowed streets of its world-shaping modern equivalent – Washington. From there, it’s down to Charlotte and Atlanta, two up-and-comers among the United States’ never-ending list of must-see cities. After a quick stop in Alabama, wind up in New Orleans and get a taste of Creole cuisine, wander the vibrant French Quarter and, of course, witness the legendary craziness of Bourbon Street. For an adventure that’s filled with big sites and even bigger characters – the New York to New Orleans adventure ticks all the boxes.


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 Charlotte
Queen City, as it’s known, is a sprawling financial centre, which has got everything from a thriving food scene to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Take the opportunity to try some traditional Southern cuisine during a bike ride through some of the city’s tastiest neighbourhoods.
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 10-11 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 and a great place to end this exploration of the United States.