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Historic Trails of the East

See historical treasures in 12 days on your tour from New York to Atlanta. Visit Philadelphia, Gettysburg & Washington DC, key cities in America's history.

12 Day
From (AUD)
$ 7,425
  • 2018 New York City > Atlanta

    Great historic spots

    There’s nothing like a journey through history to give you a fresh perspective on the here and now. If you’re looking to gain a greater understanding of this important region, here’s an itinerary that will help you to make huge inroads.

    From exciting New York to Atlanta, this itinerary has been devised for those with an abiding interest in America’s East Coast, both North and South. From Philadelphia, where the nation’s Founding Fathers first gathered, to Gettysburg, the scene of one of the great turning points in the American Civil War, you’ll be spirited through some of the most historical points on the North American map. Washington D.C., Charleston and Savannah – enjoy stops at great cities and towns that exemplify key moments in the American story, from its early colonial history, to struggles for freedom and independence.

    Tour Code:

    HEUS

    Duration:

    12 Days

    Departure City:

    New York City

    Return City:

    Atlanta

  • 12 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - New York
      Highlights:
      Welcome to the USA

      Your journey into America’s East begins in the ‘city that never sleeps’ with a two night stay at the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel, right in the heart of exciting New York.

    • Day 2 - New York
      Highlights:
      Hop-on-hop-off bus, Enrich - Broadway show

      Take a bite out of the ‘Big Apple’ and discover New York at your own pace on a hop-on-hop-off double decker bus. View famous iconic sites such as Fifth Avenue, The Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, Madison Square Garden and the Statue of Liberty. Tonight, get to know your Tour Director and travelling companions over a ‘welcome to the USA’ dinner.

      Enrich

      Get to see a spectacular Broadway production, a must-see in New York City. After all, no place on Earth exemplifies the magic of theatre more.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Philadelphia > Lancaster
      Highlights:
      Philadelphia city tour, Amish dinner

      Enjoy a tour through the ‘city of brotherly love’. See the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, the very spot where John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson signed the Declaration of Independence, where George Washington took office and where the US Constitution was ratified. Afterwards, continue to the Amish community of Lancaster, where you’ll stay overnight at Lancaster Arts Hotel. This evening, you’ll get to immerse yourself in a community completely separate from the modern industrialised world, as you enjoy a family-style Amish feast.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Lancaster > Gettysburg
      Highlights:
      Amish farm, Enrich - Abraham Lincoln presentation, Gettysburg National Military Park

      Visit an Amish farm and house as a local guide explains the culture, faith and way of life that excludes the use of modern conveniences such as electricity or telephones. Later, follow the trail of history to Gettysburg for an overnight stay at the elegant Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel.

      Enrich

      Gain an insight into the American Civil War during a guided tour of Gettysburg National Military Park. The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War and was the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln’s immortal ‘Gettysburg Address’.

      Enrich

      Following dinner, watch on in wonder as Abraham Lincoln is brought to life in an exclusive, informative and entertaining living history presentation.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Mount Vernon > Washington D.C.
      Highlights:
      Enrich - Mount Vernon Estate
      Enrich

      Visit Mount Vernon Estate where the first US President, George Washington, and his wife Martha lived for over 40 years. The mansion is set on over 50 acres of Washington’s extensive plantation.

      Continue to Washington D.C., the capital of The United States of America, and settle into the luxurious Fairmont Washington D.C. for a two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Washington D.C.
      Highlights:
      City tour

      Delve into US history on a tour of Washington D.C. that includes the White House, Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial. This afternoon will be yours to spend as you wish, and you may choose to discover the wonders on display in one of the plethora of exceptional Smithsonian museums.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 7 - Washington D.C. > Williamsburg
      Highlights:
      Historic Williamsburg dinner

      Continue your journey to Williamsburg, a city shaped by history. The 18th century capital city of Virginia is a must see. Tour Colonial Williamsburg, a living history museum and enjoy dinner before spending the night at the Williamsburg Inn or similar.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Williamsburg > Charleston:
      Highlights:
      Charleston city tour, Freechoice Dining

      Explore South Carolina’s oldest and most charming city, Charleston, on a tour through the quaint cobblestone streets. Later, begin your two night stay at the charming French Quarter Inn.

      FreechoiceDining

      Experience the South’s legendary food and hospitality at your choice restaurant tonight.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Charleston
      Highlights:
      Scenic Freechoice
      Freechoice

      Today, take your pick of activities. Inhale the exotic aromas of the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens or discover the beauty and history of Charleston’s harbour on board a sightseeing cruise. Alternatively, take a horse and carriage ride through the quaint streets of this historical city.

      The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 10 - Charleston > Savannah
      Highlights:
      Hop-on-hop-off trolley tour

      Continue to the seaport town of Savannah, situated on the border of South Carolina and Georgia. Learn the history on a hop-on-hop-off trolley tour and experience the southern hospitality that Savannah is famous for. Tonight, you can look forward to an overnight stay at Mansion on Forsyth Park, where you’ll enjoy a sumptuous dinner with your fellow travellers.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Savannah > Atlanta
      Highlights:
      Atlanta, the capital of Georgia

      Continue your journey through America’s south to the capital of Georgia, Atlanta, for your overnight stay at the Grand Hyatt.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Atlanta
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      It’s time to say goodbye after a wonder-filled journey and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 4 exclusive Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 6 Freechoice activities and dining
    • 19 meals - 11 breakfasts and 8 dinners