Leave the New York area and travel to Philadelphia where you can climb the famous 'Rocky' steps for your own movie moment! See the iconic symbol of American independence, the Liberty Bell, and Independence Hall before heading to Reading Terminal Market. Visit on an empty stomach and be prepared to be overwhelmed with delicious smells and flavours. Something you have to try is the famous Philly cheesesteak lunch! Then it's onto Washington DC for an introduction to the political, social and cultural history of the USA. A great way to pack in all of the city highlights is by renting a bike and riding around at your own pace. Take time to explore the very best of America's capital city by people watching in one of the many green parks or explore the largest museum complex in the world - the Smithsonian National Museums. To discover the treasures of this town by night as well as day, hit the bars and clubs of Georgetown.
From the moment you reach the Appalachian Mountains you'll be amazed at just how beautiful and huge this range is. This supersized mountain chain is around 2,400km (1,500 miles) long and stretches all the way from Canada to Alabama. Enjoy some epic road trip scenery as you drive along and on your short walk, and keep an eye out for wildlife including the American Black Bear.
Say hello to the 'Home of Country Music', a place that everyone falls in love with, even if they aren't originally a fan of country music! Grab your Stetson and head out to the Wild Horse Saloon for live music and line dancing, then get your history fix at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, home to the largest collection of country music in the world. Nashville is famous for its fine music and even finer food, so try the local specialities including hot chicken and BBQ ribs before relaxing in one the city's many beautiful parks.
Next you're off to Memphis, located by the Mississippi River, which has a long and colourful past. Make sure you take part in an optional visit to Graceland, the home of Elvis Presley - the second-most visited private home in the USA after the White House! This city has a rich musical history, so make sure to see where the likes of BB King and Johnny Cash recorded some of their famous hits at the iconic Sun Studio. In the evening, dance the night away in the bars and blues clubs of Beale Street.
Search for gators and other wildlife on an included Louisiana swamp tour, where you'll slowly drift past ancient Indian burial mounds and fishing villages while taking in the unique scenery of the mysterious bayous of Cajun country. Then we're talking all that jazz! Hear the real deal at Preservation Hall or do the Huckleberry Finn thing as you chug along the Mississippi River on a steamboat ride. New Orleans simmers with Deep South charm so grab a po-boy, a bowl of gumbo or some home-cooked jambalaya and pull up a chair in the French Quarter to watch the world go by. Why not see New Orleans in a very different way by opting for a 'Voodoo and Graveyard' tour with a visit to Marie Laveau's Voodoo shop? By night, explore the bars in Frenchman Street for live music and dancing without the crowds.
Next, you head to the stunning beaches of Florida's Emerald Coast. An early start will ensure you some well earnt beach time. In the evening, the party spirit simmers into the small hours at the beachfront clubs!
No matter what your age, Disney World makes a kid of all of us and with two days here you'll have more than enough time for thrills to shake a stick at. Meet your childhood hero, Mickey Mouse, or if that isn't your thing then battle Voldemort at Universal Studios' Harry Potter World. If you choose to cross the final frontier at Kennedy Space Center, you can get up close and personal to NASA's launch and landing facilities and enjoy interactive simulators. Whatever you decide to do there is definitely no growing up allowed!
The wonderful city of Miami beckons with miles of golden sand beaches and palm trees; it's easy to see why people flock here. Seek out SoBe (aka South Beach) and stroll along the art deco seafront or pose with the beautiful people on sugary sand and in ultra-cool nightspots as you celebrate a fantastic trip with your new-found Trek buddies!This tour ends at approximately 17:00 hrs. We can book you post tour accommodation at our gateway hotel if required. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.