Tour the highlights of America's east, from famous cities to scenic Appalachian forests and mountains, charming small-town flavour to wondrous Niagara Falls grandeur. Relive the rich history and experience the modern excitement and gentle beauty of this fascinating region.
Day 1-2, New York Area to Washington DC
Head out from New York State and see where America's leaders shape the country's future. An evening tour shows off the seat of US power, awash with icons like the White House, Jefferson Monument and Capitol Hill. When it comes to DC's museums 'Land of the Free' is spot on: barely any of them, sensational Smithsonian included, will cost you a dime. Later, switch from culture to clubbing in the oh-so-cool lounges around DuPont Circle and Georgetown. Accommodation: Camping included
Day 3, Bear Country
Here in Pennsylvania, there are more black bears per square mile than anywhere else in the States. Keep your cameras on standby, folks! Accommodation: Camping included
Day 4, Niagara Falls
From the edge of Lake Ontario, the sensation of crashing water is stupendous, the noise immense from America's greatest national attractions, Niagara Falls. Wait 'til you're down on the water aboard 'Maid of the Mist', where the cascades pound, churn and foam right before your eyes. That's what you call a front row seat! Accommodation: Camping included
Day 4, Berkshire Mountains
City folk just can't resist hiding out here in summer and you'll soon figure why. Trails snake through forested hills and meadow walks skirt clapboard farms. This is 100% New England. Accommodation: Camping
Day 6, Boston
Welcome to Bean Town! Relive the Revolution along the Freedom Trail or let Faneuil Hall's street performers, stores and eateries tell their own Bostonian tale. Lounge and watch the locals from the lawns of Boston Common, then pop across to the famous "Cheers" bar. Accommodation: En-route hostel paid locally
Day 7, New York Area
We head back to the Garden State where our adventure began. This tour is not scheduled to spend any time in New York City so make sure you book extra hotel nights and explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple on your own. Splurge along Fifth Ave, hit the top of the Empire State Building, or soak up the trendy, laidback vibe of Greenwich Village before heading home. Tour ends at approx 17:00 hrs in New York Area on day 7.