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Historic Trails of the East

13 Day
Between New York City and Atlanta
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Step into the corridors of history and experience heritage sites integral to the formation of modern America. Crafted by our expert Journey Designers, this 13-day itinerary between New York City and Atlanta pieces together the landmarks of a nation, telling the fascinating story of the United States from north to south.

Experience the timeless bustle of New York City at your own pace during a hop-on-hop-off city tour. From the Chrysler Building and Times Square to Central Park and Madison Square Garden, the city is yours to explore at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy front row seats at a spectacular Broadway production, courtesy of Scenic Enrich.

Next comes Philadelphia, a beautiful, elegant metropolis home to heritage highlights aplenty. See the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, and stand at the spot where John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

One of the highlights of the itinerary is the visit to Gettysburg. This is the site where Abraham Lincoln delivered his immortal Gettysburg Address, and you’ll gain insight into the former president’s famous speech during an immersive history presentation.

Then it is on to Washington DC, the nation’s capital and one of the world centres of political power. Catch a glimpse of The White House and head over to the Lincoln Memorial – two of the USA’s most powerful and iconic sites. 

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* From price is for a 23 April 2018 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in GBP, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

Fly from London Heathrow with British Airways or from one of five regional airports from £95 per person.
Your journey into America’s East begins in the ‘city that never sleeps’ with a two night stay at the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel, right in the heart of exciting New York.

Day 2
New York
Highlights: Hop-on-hop-off bus, Enrich - Broadway show

Take a bite out of the ‘Big Apple’ and discover New York at your own pace on a hop-on-hop-off double decker bus. View famous iconic sites such as Fifth Avenue, The Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, Madison Square Garden and the Statue of Liberty. Tonight, get to know your Tour Director and travelling companions over a ‘welcome to the USA’ dinner.


Get to see a spectacular Broadway production, a must-see in New York City. After all, no place on Earth exemplifies the magic of theatre more.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3
Philadelphia > Lancaster
Highlights: Philadelphia city tour, Amish dinner

Enjoy a tour through the ‘city of brotherly love’. See the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, the very spot where John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson signed the Declaration of Independence, where George Washington took office and where the US Constitution was ratified. Afterwards, continue to the Amish community of Lancaster, where you’ll stay overnight at Lancaster Arts Hotel. This evening, you’ll get to immerse yourself in a community completely separate from the modern industrialised world, as you enjoy a family-style Amish feast.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Lancaster > Gettysburg

Visit an Amish farm and house as a local guide explains the culture, faith and way of life that excludes the use of modern conveniences such as electricity or telephones. Later, follow the trail of history to Gettysburg for an overnight stay at the elegant Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel.


Gain an insight into the American Civil War during a guided tour of Gettysburg National Military Park. The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War and was the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln’s immortal ‘Gettysburg Address’.


Following dinner, watch on in wonder as Abraham Lincoln is brought to life in an exclusive, informative and entertaining living history presentation.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Mount Vernon > Washington D.C.

Continue to Washington D.C., the capital of The United States of America, and settle into the luxurious Fairmont Washington D.C. for a two night stay.


Visit Mount Vernon Estate where the first US President, George Washington, and his wife Martha lived for over 40 years. The mansion is set on over 50 acres of Washington’s extensive plantation.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6
Washington D.C.

Delve into US history on a tour of Washington D.C. that includes the White House, Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial. This afternoon will be yours to spend as you wish, and you may choose to discover the wonders on display in one of the plethora of exceptional Smithsonian museums.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 7
Washington D.C. > Williamsburg

Continue your journey to Williamsburg, a city shaped by history. The 18th century capital city of Virginia is a must see. Tour Colonial Williamsburg, a living history museum and enjoy dinner before spending the night at the Williamsburg Inn or similar.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8
Williamsburg > Charleston:
Highlights: Charleston city tour, Freechoice Dining

Explore South Carolina’s oldest and most charming city, Charleston, on a tour through the quaint cobblestone streets. Later, begin your two night stay at the charming French Quarter Inn.

Experience the South’s legendary food and hospitality at your choice restaurant tonight.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9
Highlights: Scenic Freechoice

The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure.


Today, take your pick of activities. Inhale the exotic aromas of the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens or discover the beauty and history of Charleston’s harbour on board a sightseeing cruise. Alternatively, take a horse and carriage ride through the quaint streets of this historical city.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 10
Charleston > Savannah
Highlights: Hop-on-hop-off trolley tour

Continue to the seaport town of Savannah, situated on the border of South Carolina and Georgia. Learn the history on a hop-on-hop-off trolley tour and experience the southern hospitality that Savannah is famous for. Tonight, you can look forward to an overnight stay at Mansion on Forsyth Park, where you’ll enjoy a sumptuous dinner with your fellow travellers.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11
Savannah > Atlanta
Highlights: Atlanta, the capital of Georgia

Continue your journey through America’s south to the capital of Georgia, Atlanta, for your overnight stay at the Grand Hyatt.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12
Atlanta > UK

It’s time to say goodbye after a wonder-filled journey and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 13
Arrive UK

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