Southern Explorer

from€2769
for 13 nights

Forests, swamps and bayous, combined with high mountain peaks, exciting Cajun-style cities and the laid-back relaxation of South Florida make this a very well-rounded tour.

What's Included
  • Flight Dublin to New York
  • Transfers on luxury coaches throughout
  • 13 nights accommodation, staying in centrally located hotels
  • Room only basis
  • Tours each day, outlined in the itinerary
  • Daily Excursions
  • Services of guide and local representatives
  • Flight from Miami to Dublin
  • One 20kg check in bag per person

Visit the great East Coast cities of New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C., the colonial towns of Williamsburg and Roanoke before you discover the breathtaking scenery of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains as you head towards the enigmatic Southern States. Explore the “Music City USA”, Nashville before touring Memphis, the home of the Blues. Travel through Mississippi before you reach the infamous Big Easy, New Orleans. Travel along the Gulf Coast to Pensacola in Florida before a stay in Orlando. You’ll visit the Kennedy Space Centre before you reach your final stop in Miami.

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Eleanor M
Eleanor M
Booking Remarks
Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Single room supplement from €1040
Non-refundable or transferable booking deposit 10% per person
Full payment due on confirmation
Optional Insurance available (call for details)
Taxes, charges or compulsory charges introduced after publication are not included in the above price
Itinerary
Day 1

New York, United States of America.

Welcome to New York City. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel where will you will meet your Travel Escapes escort.

Day 2

New York, United States of America.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Washington D.C, United States of America.

Today our journey begins by leaving the city of Manhattan and travel to Washington, D.C. via Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation, where you will stop to see Independence Mall and Liberty Bell.

Day 3

Washington D.C, United States of America.

Enjoy a city tour with such highlights as the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the JFK Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute or stroll the banks of the Potomac River.

Day 4

Washington D.C, United States of America.

Williamsburg, Virginia

Roanoke, Virginia

Depart this morning for Williamsburg, Virginia’s colonial capital. Walk along the Duke of Gloucester Street to visit some of the impressive public buildings, colonial houses and the College of William and Mary (admissions not included).

Day 5

Roanoke, Virginia

Blue Ridge Parkway

Great Smoky Mountains

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Travel along portions of the Blue Ridge Parkway/Mountains before entering the breathtaking scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains and National Park, before arriving in Gatlinburg in the afternoon and explore some of the unique restaurants on main-street, during this evening leisure time.

Day 6

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Nashville, Tennessee

Continue today through Knoxville, the state’s third largest city before you arrive in the early afternoon in Music City USA, Nashville.

Day 7

Nashville, Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

Travel across the countryside and arrive in Memphis, the city known for blues music, cotton and home of Sun Records. Take a city tour including Beale Street, the heart of the blues music scene. This afternoon, fans of “The King of Rock and Roll” have the opportunity to tour Graceland, former home of Elvis Presley (optional).

Day 8

Memphis, Tennessee

Jackson, Mississippi

New Orleans, Louisiana

Today’s tour takes you to Mississippi, the Magnolia State. Pass through Jackson, the state capital, and continue to Louisiana and New Orleans, the home of the infamous Mardi Gras celebrations. Tonight, immerse yourself in Creole culture on board an authentic Mississippi Riverboat dinner cruise and enjoy the rhythms of a Dixieland jazz band (optional).

Day 9

New Orleans, Louisiana

A full day at leisure to take in the French flavor and grandeur of New Orleans. Explore the French Quarter with its trademark wrought iron balconies overlooking the narrow cobblestone streets. Stand atop one of the infamous New Orleans levees and gain the perspective of how these unique feats of architecture guard the city.

Day 10

New Orleans, Louisiana

Pensacola, Florida

Travel along the Mississippi Gulf Coast through Mobile, AL to the city of Pensacola. Visit one of the top 10 rose gardens in America at the Bellingrath Home (admission included). While visiting Pensacola Beach, walk along side the swaying sea oats, dipping your toes in the warm waters of the emerald green Gulf of Mexico.

Day 11

Pensacola, Florida

Orlando, Florida

Travel along the Florida panhandle to Ocala, known for thoroughbred horse ranches. Continue through central Florida, heart of America’s citrus industry, and on to Orlando for an evening arrival at your hotel.

Day 12

Orlando, Florida

Day at leisure. Revitalize by the pool or visit one of Orlando’s attractions: such as Disney World, SeaWorld, or Universal Studios (admissions not included).

Day 13

Orlando, Florida

Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Miami, Florida

Visit Kennedy Space Center, home of America’s space program (admission included). Continue to the cultural melting pot of Miami Beach.

Day 14

Miami, Florida

You will be transferred from the hotel to the airport for your flight back to Dublin.

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