16 days New Orleans to Boston
South to East USA Combo Tour
Move from the rich culture of America's Deep South to the bustling metropolises of the East Coast on our whirlwind 16-day South to East USA Combo Tour adventure. We'll take you through the foodie heaven of New Orleans, historical Montgomery and Atlanta, and the musical paradise of Nashville. Then, get into a New York state of mind before you head to the nation's capital, through Philly, and onto Boston.
The South to East USA Combo Tour collects everything that’s great about America – the food, the music, the sights and the sounds. We’ll take you on a Mississippi River cruise in New Orleans and get you honky-tonking in Nashville, experience the finest jazz in Washington DC and walk the Freedom Trail in Boston. You’ll get a glimpse of everything, from the natural world of Louisiana to the architectural prowess of the White House – all in one action-packed adventure.
Including hostels and hotels
Local Adventure Leaders across the whole trip
All transport on this trip, including buses, street cars, and river cruises!
South to East USA Combo Tour Stops
South to East USA Combo Tour
Day 1: New Orleans
Meet the group at midday day at our accommodation in the heart of New Orleans. You’ll kick off your amazing South to East USA Combo Tour by sampling a killer po’boy for lunch! We’ll then step into the French Quarter and discover more about this aspect of the city.
This action-packed day continues with a Steamboat Jazz Cruise on the Mississippi before bar-hopping your way down Bourbon Street.
Day 2: New Orleans
A classic New Orleans experience awaits with a fresh beignet followed by riding in style on an antique street car! We’ll then explore the enchanting Garden district before visiting our favourite Creole spot: Joey K’s.
That evening, enjoy the musical delights of Frenchmen Street!
Day 3: New Orleans
You’ve got a full day out today at the Swamp and Plantation tour. Experience the magic of the surroundings with an expert guide and learn about the rich history of the local communities and how the natural splendour is preserved.
Day 4: New Orleans to Montgomery
Hop on the bus to Montgomery and enjoy some Southern vistas as you watch the world go by outside the window. Arrive in the afternoon and enjoy a free evening in the capital of Alabama.
Day 5: Montgomery to Atlanta
Today, focus on the fascinating history of this town with a stroll through key historical sites on the “Capital of Contradictions” walking tour. It’s then time to check out the Legacy Museum, before sampling some delicious Soul Food at Pannie-George’s.
Bid farewell to Alabama, and then get Georgia on your mind with a trip to Atlanta.
Day 6: Atlanta to Nashville
Start the day with the “Steps of Giants” tour, where we’ll visit the grave of Martin Luther King, as well as a whole host of other key spots in the fight for civil rights.
You’ll chill out in Centennial Park before making our way to Music City! It’s time to enjoy the delights of the iconic city of Nashville.
Day 7: Nashville
Discover the city on a food and art tour, before cutting a rug with a Country Line Dance class.
Then, line your stomach in the best possible way at Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, before hitting the Honky Tonk Highway. This centre for music lovers plays host to a range of bar pumping out classic tunes all day and all night long!
Day 8: Nashville to NYC
Fly to New York in the morning – this flight is included in the tour but you’ll make your own way to and from the airports to the included accommodation in NYC.
Enjoy an afternoon in the Big Apple as you adjust from the South to the magic of NYC!
Day 9: New York
The second leg of your South to East Combo Tour kicks off today! The buzzing metropolis of NYC has been the inspiration for so much, and our Adventure Leaders will enable you to unlock the magic of The Big Apple.
We’ll all take the ferry over to one of the city’s famous attractions: The Statue of Liberty. Marvel at the grandeur of this American symbol – and grab the obligatory photo.
Uncover the recent tragic events of 9/11 and admire the resilient spirit of the locals with a trip to the Freedom Tower and 9/11 Memorial. Wander across the striking Brooklyn Bridge before an evening bar-hopping through one of Brooklyn’s hippest districts: Williamsburg.
Day 10: New York
Start the day by walking the High Line, then savour the flavours of the Chelsea Market.
Feel like a true New Yorker as you explore the buzzing Bushwick, exploring everything it’s got to offer on a street art walking tour. Explore the vintage stores and indie cafes as you go.
Tonight, enjoy a free night in the city.
Day 11: Washington D.C.
Bid farewell to NYC as we head over to the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. Arriving there just in time for lunch, savour a delicious chill bowl at Obama’s favourite spot: Ben’s!
Explore the historic and picturesque Georgetown, or go visit the Arlington National Cemetery.
Day 12: Washington D.C.
We’ll guide you through the “Washington Revelations” tour and a treasure trove of stellar sights, taking in the White House, Capitol Hill and the National Mall. There’s also a chance to check out the city’s museums, including the African American History Museum, or a visit to the Martin Luther King Memorial.
After a busy day of walking, we’ll relax in the park before an evening at a local jazz bar – or join our hostel’s board game night.
Day 13: Philadelphia
This morning, we’ll take the short train ride to Philadelphia.
No trip to Philly would be complete without sampling the legendary Philly Cheesesteaks – and our favourite spot will not disappoint. Burn off those calories by doing the Rocky – run up the steps of the Museum of Art to see the world-renowned Liberty Bell.
This evening we’ll head over to Fishtown, where we’ll admire the urban art and take part in another quintessentially American activity: beer pong!
Day 14: Boston
Head up the coast towards Boston – a city packed with history, culture and great coffee!
That evening, walk across the Boston Common to the North End (also known as Little Italy) for dinner, and to try a world-famous cannoli from Mike’s Pastry. If you want, you can also catch a baseball game at iconic and historic Fenway Park, the home of the Boston Red Sox.
Day 15: Boston
Today, head out to the ocean for a spot of whale-watching. Try and spot these impressive sea creatures if you can, with awesome views of the harbour on your return to Boston.
Having feasted your eyes on the ocean, now satisfy your taste buds with Lobster rolls in the heart of the city. Then, we’ll visit Harvard, America’s oldest university, before we gather for a group dinner.
Day 16: Farewell!
Today marks the end of your South to East USA Combo Tour. However, let us know if you’d like to extend your stay in Boston!
Included Activities on our South to East USA Combo Tour
- French Quarter Adventure
- Steamboat Jazz Cruise
- Beignet tasting
- Garden District tour
- Frenchmen Street live music pub crawl
- Swamp and Plantation tour
- “Capital of Contradictions” History tour
- Legacy Museum
- Steps of Giants Tour
- Nashville food and art tour
- Country line dance class
- ‘The Beast’ Speed Boat to the Statue of Liberty
- ICONYC walking tour of NYC
- One World Trade Centre Observatory
- Bushwick Street Art Walking Tour
- “Washington Revelations” Walking Tour
- Whale watching
- Freedom Trail tour in Boston
A deposit is required to make a reservation on our South to East USA Combo Tour, with the balance due 70 days prior to departure (unless booking with one of our promotions, for which specific balance due dates may apply).
The deposit is 10% of the group tour price (unless stated otherwise). If you book on to our tours less than 70 days prior to departure, the full balance will be due within 3 days of booking.
The price of a single room upgrade for the South to East USA Combo Tour is £2,045. The price of a twin/double room upgrade is £555 per person. We can arrange any pre-trip nights of accommodation in New Orleans and any post-trip nights in Boston. Please let us know at least 5 working days before the trip starts if you would like any of these extras adding onto your booking.