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Coast to Coast (ex. New York) 2018/19 (24 Days, New York to Los Angeles)

An unmissable treat for music lovers and sightseers alike, the Coast to Coast adventure brings the best of the U.S to the table in style. Experience country and western in Nashville, rock 'n' roll in Memphis, the bayou beats of New Orleans and the electric vibes in Austin (the "live music capital of the world"). From the landmarks of Washington DC and the awe inspiring sights of the Grand Canyon, to the wackiness of Vegas and the languid ways of L.A, this trip packs a mighty punch. Are you ready for it?

Inclusions

Las Vegas party bus
Spray paint cadillacs at the Cadillac Ranch outside Amarillo
Visit an authentic Bayou Rum distillery
Washington DC Night Illumination Tour
Entry to 360 Chicago Tower incl. TILT experience
Jeep tour of Monument Valley with Navajo guide
Visit Fort Worth Historic Stockyards
Entry to Monument Valley Tribal Park
Driving tour of the Las Vegas Strip
Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park
Visit the Space Center Houston (home of NASA)
Driving tour of Philadelphia
Visit the famed Sun Studios
Entry to The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas
20 Breakfasts
20 Lunches
20 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
24
Price From
AUD $5,609
Start Location
New York City, USA
End Location
New York City, USA
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
18-39
Physical Rating
Mild
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
26 Jan 201918 Feb 201930AUD $5,609
ItineraryExpand
Day 1: New York City to Washington, District of Columbia, via Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Get to know the wolfpack on the journey to Philadelphia before we reach DC. Take a driving tour of Philadelphia to see the sights - you'll channel your inner champ at the Rocky statue, and feel the love as you swing by the Love statue. For a bird's eye view of the city, you can choose to head to the One Liberty Observation Deck. Enjoy an illuminated tour of the capital's monuments when you hit Washington tonight. Included today: -Driving tour of Philadelphia -Washington DC Night Illumination Tour Meals: -Dinner
Day 2: Washington, D.C.
Snap yourself in front of some of the US's most iconic buildings, recreate famous movie moments or spot a senator - today you can get a real feel for the powerhouse that is DC. Get your bearings and tick off all the must-see places and most of the museums are free, so get hopping and make the most of them. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Bike & segway tour of Washington D.C.
Day 3: Washington, D.C. to Cleveland, Ohio
Work your way through Blues and Bluegrass, Gospel and more in the home of music. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 4: Cleveland to Chicago, Illinois
Stop via a local Amish farm before we step foot in the Windy City. Meals: -Dinner
Day 5: Chicago
Take your pick from an optional heli-tour, architecture cruise, an adrenaline-fuelled jet boat ride or reach new heights at the 360 Chicago for a panoramic view of the city. Included today: -Entry to 360 Chicago Tower incl. TILT experience Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Jet boat ride -Chicago city architecture cruise -Heli-tour over Chicago
Day 6: Chicago to Nashville, Tennessee
Once in Nashville, you've got the afternoon to yourselves after a driving tour to get your bearings. Walk the line to the Johnny Cash Museum, or weave your way through the Honky Tonk Highway bars. Be sure to stock up on Goo Goo Clusters. Included today: -Driving tour of Nashville Meals: -Breakfast
Day 7: Nashville
To keep the country music ringing in your ears, you could take a backstage tour of the Grand Ole Opry (the famous concert hall - book in advance), a self-guided tour of Ryman Auditorium, or hit up the Country Music Hall of Fame. Head downtown to bar hop and hear live music in practically every place. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 8: Nashville to Memphis
Anyone going from Nashville to Memphis knows that Casey Jones Village is the place for a pitstop. Pop in to the old school ice cream parlour and fill your boots in the 'Fudge Shoppe'. Head on inside to learn about historic Southwest Tennessee. After dinner in Memphis, head for Beale Street to hunt down some live music. You won't have to look hard. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 9: Memphis
We head off for the Sun Studios Tour - the birthplace of Rock 'n' Roll - or switch things up a bit at the Rock 'n' Soul Museum. Later, you could grace Graceland with your presence and take the Elvis Experience Tour. Also, the National Civil Rights Museum totally deserves a visit too. Included today: -Tour of the famed Sun Studios Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Elvis Experience Tour of Graceland
Day 10: Memphis to New Orleans, Louisiana
Swap one musical city for another today. Tonight in New Orleans there's only one thing to do, check out the nightlife. Music-lovers are spoilt for choice with all the jazz clubs and cajun dancing spots. A good bet is to just hit up Bourbon Street or Frenchmen Street for live music every night of the week. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 11: New Orleans
Time to get under the skin of this city. You could take to the water and see New Orleans from a swamp boat tour. On dry land you get your hands dirty at the School of Cooking or you could browse the shops and stalls of the French Market, peruse the art and antiques on Royal and Chartres Streets and learn about the local brewing scene in NOLA. All of free. Be sure to try the food - gumbos, po-boys, jambalaya, muffulettas, beignets and Bananas Foster. Good luck trying them all. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Swamp tour -Cooking demonstration in New Orleans
Day 22: Grand Canyon to Las Vegas, Nevada
From the red stripes of the Grand Canyon to the Strip in Vegas, via the oh-so-famous Route 66. Arrive to a driving tour of the Strip and go around the world Vegas-style, to see the Eiffel Tower, an Egyptian pyramid, the New York City skyline and Venice's St. Mark's Square. Then when the sun sets, board the bus and do what Vegas ds best - parties. Included today: -Day trip to Grand Canyon National Park -Driving tour of The Strip Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Heli-tour over the Grand Canyon
Day 21: Durango to Grand Canyon Region, Arizona (via Monument Valley)
Jump in a Jeep for a tour through Monument Valley before we hit the Grand Canyon tonight. This is going to be one of those once-in-a-lifetime-type experiences, so prepare for an epic day. Included today: -Entry to Monument Valley Tribal Park -Jeep tour of Monument Valley with Navajo guide Meals: -Breakfast -Lunch -Dinner
Day 20: Durango
A free day to hit the rapids on Animas River, hike, bike or zipline. Or take it easy and see the scenery from steam train in this gorgeous old mining town. The views? OMG. Meals: -Breakfast Optional activities: -Horse riding -Whitewater rafting -Ziplining -Chuckwagon Dinner Show
Day 19: Albuquerque to Durango, Colorado (via Santa Fe)
There's a chance to take to the skies with hot air ballooning in Albuquerque before taking to the road to Durango. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner Optional activities: -Hot air balloon ride
Day 18: Amarillo to Albuquerque, New Mexico
Channel Banksy at Cadillac Ranch on Route 66 - an art installation of half-buried Cadillacs - where you'll get to crack out the spray paint and get creative on the tailfins of these all-American automobiles. Later, check out Alberquerque. Included today: -Spray paint cadillacs at the Cadillac Ranch outside Amarillo Meals: -Breakfast
Day 12: New Orleans
Today's the day to tick off any leftover items on your 'things I MUST do in the bayou'. Swing dance in NOLA, creep yourself out in one of the 'Cities of the Dead', (find out what one is and) listen out for a Steam Calliope, or just have a last taste of true New Orleans crawfish. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 16: Austin to Dallas/Fort Worth
Visit the JFK 6th Floor Museum to learn about his life and legacy and later we visit Fort Worth - the city of 'cowboys and culture'! Watch the Texas longhorn cattle drive at the Fort Worth Historic Stockyards, and explore its Western heritage by checking out the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, shops, restaurants, and saloons. Tonight, we highly recommend Billy Bob's Texas - the World's Largest Honky Tonk. This 127,000 square feet (nearly 12,000 square metres) dancehall is outfitted with over 30 bar stations and can hold up to 6,000 people! Time to get your two step on. Included today: -Entry to The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas -Visit Fort Worth Historic Stockyards Meals: -Breakfast
Day 15: Austin
You'll have the entire day to eat, explore and more. Hello thrift shopping, Airstream cuisine (cooler than regular food trucks) and the ethos “Keep Austin Weird”. Need more? Nudists, boot scooters, cheese makers and a cathedral of junk - just a few of the things you might see on your free day in Austin. And when you're done with the weird, there's Zilker Park and SoCo to see. But be sure to hit 6th Street tonight for a live music smorgasbord. Meals: -Breakfast
Day 14: Lake Charles to Austin, Texas (via Houston Space Center)
Reawaken those childhood dreams of riding in a rocket at the Space Center Houston before we rock up in Austin. Tonight: feast on a Texan BBQ. Included today: -Driving tour of Austin -Visit the Space Center Houston (home of NASA) Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 13: New Orleans to Lake Charles, Louisiana (via Baton Rouge)
With a trip to the Bayou Rum Distillery and an orientation tour through Baton Rouge, you won't be short of totally awesome things to see. Included today: -Visit an authentic Bayou Rum distillery -Orientation tour of Baton Rouge Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 23: Las Vegas
Anything gs in Vegas. You could go high with a heli-tour over The Strip or ride the High Roller Observation Wheel. Just remember to save some energy for a night out amongst the bright lights and sights. Meals: -Dinner Optional activities: -Heli-tour over the Las Vegas Strip -Entry to the High Roller Observation Wheel
Day 17: Dallas/Fort Worth to Amarillo
Amarillo is a go big or go home kinda place. See someone take the 72oz. steak (2kg) challenge at a Texan steakhouse for proof. Meals: -Breakfast -Dinner
Day 24: Las Vegas to Los Angeles, California
Wipe away the last traces of glitter, board the coach and head across the cactus-scattered Mojave desert to La La Land.