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Historic Trails of the East

From New York City to Atlanta, discover the Historic Trails of the East over 12 days. Visit Washington D.C., Lancaster & the charming city of Charleston.

12 Day
From (AUD)
$ 8,995
  • 2019 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:



    12 Days

    Departure City:

    New York City

    Return City:


  • 12 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - New York City
      Welcome to the USA

      Your wonderful journey through America’s east begins with a two night stay at the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel, right in the heart of pulsating New York City.

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

      Take a bite out of the Big Apple and discover New York City at your own pace on board a hop-on-hop-off double decker bus. View iconic sites such as Fifth Avenue, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, Madison Square Garden and the Statue
      of Liberty.

      Tonight, become acquainted with your Tour Director and travelling companions over a ‘welcome to the USA’ dinner.


      Be entertained by 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
      Philadelphia city tour, Amish dinner

      Travel to Philadelphia and 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. Later, continue to the Amish community of Lancaster, where you’ll enjoy an overnight stay at Lancaster Arts Hotel. This evening, immerse yourself in a community completely separate from the modern industrialised world, as you enjoy a traditional family-style Amish feast.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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

      Start your day with a visit to an Amish farm and house as a local guide explains their culture, faith and way of life, which excludes modern conveniences such as electricity or telephones. Later, take the historic trail to Gettysburg for your overnight stay at the splendid Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel.


      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’.


      Following dinner, be fascinated 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
      Enrich - Mount Vernon Estate

      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.
      City tour

      Today, delve into US history on a tour of Washington D.C., featuring the White House, Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial. The afternoon will be yours to spend as you wish. You may choose to visit one of the plethora of exceptional Smithsonian Museums.

      Meals included: Breakfast

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

      Continue your journey to Williamsburg, a city shaped by history. This 18th century capital city of Virginia is a must see. Tour Colonial Williamsburg, a living history museum, then enjoy a lively dinner. Tonight your overnight stay will be at the Williamsburg Lodge.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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

      Travel to South Carolina’s oldest and most enchanting city, Charleston. Stay two nights at the charming French Quarter Inn.

      Meals included: Breakfast

    • Day 9 - Charleston
      Scenic Freechoice

      Explore Charleston on a tour through the picturesque cobblestone streets.


      Choose from a diverse range of activities today. 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.

      Freechoice Dining

      Tonight, experience southern food and hospitality at your choice of restaurant.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 10 - Charleston > Savannah
      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. You’ll spend the night at the historic Mansion on Forsyth Park.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

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

      Leave the small town charm of Savannah behind and head to the bustling metropolis that is Atlanta. Check in at the Grand Hyatt for your overnight stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 12 - Atlanta

      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

    5-star luxury inclusions
    • The intimacy of small group touring – a maximum of 40 guests
    • 4 exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences
    • Your choice of 6 Scenic Freechoice activities and dining
    • 19 meals – 11 breakfasts (B) and 8 dinners (D)
    • Fully escorted by expert local Tour Directors
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi at selected hotels
    • All tipping and gratuities