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19 Day Fly /Tour from NY, Washington DC, Niagara Falls, Chicago, Louisville, Nashville, Memphis to New Orleans

  • Low Deposit $499* pp
  • Bonus Savings | $4900
  • Travel in May 25 - Oct 25

Book By 30 June 2024

Select Dates 16 May 25 – 03 Oct 25

Product Code: MT 1613

19 DAY NEW YORK TO NEW ORLEANS TOUR

19 Day Fly /Tour from NY, Washington DC, Niagara Falls, Chicago, Louisville, Nashville, Memphis to New Orleans

  • Low Deposit $499* pp
  • Bonus Savings | $4900
  • Travel in May 25 - Oct 25

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International flights to New York returning from New Orleans

Get ready for an epic adventure filled with music, history, and Southern hospitality from the Big Apple to the Big Easy.   

Highlights on Tour  

  • Explore the big cities of New York and Chicago  
  • Follow the American history trail from Philly to the iconic capital, DC. 
  • Admire the mighty Niagara Falls on a boat cruise 
  • Discover the spirit of American innovation at the Henry Ford Museum 
  • Savour Kentucky’s bourbon heritage and southern charm 
  • Immerse yourself in the country music capital of Nashville  
  • Experience the legendary rock n roll scene of Memphis.  
  • Visit Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate 
  • Soak in the soulful sounds of jazz clubs & savour the creole cuisine  
  • Free day in the French Quarter and city of New Orleans

Inclusions

  • International flights to New York returning from New Orleans
  • 18 Nights hand selected 3+ star hotels & 7 breakfasts
  • Private deluxe coach & Cosmos tour leader 

 

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New York City, NY

Welcome to the “Big Apple!” Your Tour Leader is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions. New York City is one of the world’s most exciting cities, buzzing with atmosphere and packed with fascinating sights, so enjoy the evening to take it all in.   

 
New York – Philadelphia, PA

This morning you’ll enjoy a guided sightseeing tour by coach of NYC, including key sites such as Broadway, Rockefeller, China town and other neighbourhoodsFrom there, head south through New Jersey to Philadelphia, the birthplace of the United States. After an orientation tour of the “City of Brotherly Love” which is steeped in history, you’ll have free time. Consider a visit to America’s, most historic square mile, and see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell or visit Reading Terminal Market, one of the nation’s oldest public markets dating back to 1893.    

 
Philadelphia – Annapolis - Washington DC

Depart for Washington DC, making a stop enroute to the charming town of Annapolis, which sits along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. It is the state capital of Maryland and is also home to the U.S. Naval Academy. Time for a scatter lunch where you may want to sample Maryland crabThen travel a short distance to Washington DC for a two-night stay

Breakfast is included.

 
Washington DC

The nation’s capital is a sightseeing treasure trove, and your half-day tour with a local guide features Capitol Hill, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, National WWII Memorial, and other well-known sights. Stop for photos at the White House and Capitol Hill. As the remainder of the day is free, perhaps visit one of the many Smithsonian museumsThis evening consider joining the optional Washington Monuments Illumination tour and dinner.

Breakfast is included.

 
Washington DC – Niagara Falls, ON (Canada)

Travel along the Susquehanna River to Williamsport, the birthplace of Little League baseball and site of the league’s annual “World Series.” Later, cross the Rainbow Bridge to Canada and arrive at Niagara Falls, Ontario, for your overnight stay.

Breakfast is included.

 
Niagara Falls, ON (Canada)

This morning, board your Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise for amazing close-up views from the base of the falls. This afternoon is free for independent activities. Perhaps take an optional helicopter sightseeing tour over the Falls or a trip to nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake, often described as the prettiest town in Ontario. 

 
Niagara Falls – Dearborn, MI

This morning travel to Dearborn, where you’ll visit the Henry Ford Museum. Here you’ll experience the spirit of American innovation, see a world-famous collection of automobiles, and view American artifacts like the presidential limo in which President John F. Kennedy was killed.    

 
Dearborn – Chicago, IL

Travel to Chicago, America’s third-largest city, known for its renowned architecture, skyscrapers, and museumsArriving early afternoon sightseeing includes all the major landmarks of the “Windy City.”

Breakfast is included.

 
Chicago, IL

Included sightseeing shows off the city’s landmarks, then an afternoon at leisure. Maybe visit Skydeck at the top of Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower), the second-tallest building in the or stroll along Michigan Avenue, better known as the Magnificent Mile. In the evening, perhaps enjoy one of Chicago’s legendary blues clubs.

 
Chicago – St. Louis, MO

Travel across the fertile Illinois farmlands to St. Louis, “Gateway to the West.”  After an orientation tour, you’ll have the afternoon at leisure to exploreConsider joining an optional excursion to the top of Gateway Arch National Park, which commemorates the city’s key role in westward expansion, then visit the museum under the Arch, celebrating Lewis & Clark’s famous expedition 200 years ago

Breakfast is included.

 
St. Louis – Louisville, KY

This morning, depart for Louisville, located along the Ohio River and known as the ‘Gateway to the South’ as well as the official starting point to the Kentucky Bourbon TrailThis evening stroll along Fourth Street Live or historic Main Street, named “One of the Best Main Streets in America.

 
Louisville, KY

Today you have time to discover the many attractions in downtown Louisville, including the Muhammad Ali Center, the Louisville Slugger Museum or take a cruise along the Ohio RiverYou may also choose to join the optional excursion to explore the Bourbon Trail, visiting several local distilleries including tastings and time to discover the Kentucky countryside

 
Louisville, KY – Nashville, TN 

Depart mid-morning for Music City, NashvilleUpon arrival take a guided sightseeing tour of Nashville’s famous landmarks and the Music Row recording studiosThis evening you have the option of joining a night out with music, dancing, and dining.

Breakfast is included.

 
Nashville, TN

Today you have time at leisure to explore downtown Nashville or consider joining an optional excursion to the Country Music Hall of Fame and historic RCA Studio B, cradle of the 1960s “Nashville Sound” where stars such as Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Eddy Arnold, Willie Nelson, and the Everly Brothers recorded many of their biggest hitsConsider visiting the Ryman Auditorium or Johnny Cash MuseumTonight, consider a visit to the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, a mecca for country music. 

 
Nashville – Memphis 

This morning cross Tennessee to Memphis, “Home of the Blues” and a city with a distinct Southern flavour. Enjoy an orientation tour on arrival and see where scenes from the Johnny Cash biographical film ‘Walk the Line’ were filmed. Consider the optional excursion to Sun Studio, where rock ‘n’ roll was first recorded, followed by dinner at a local restaurant. 

 
Memphis – Excursion to Graceland

A good portion of the day is devoted to your included visit to Graceland, Elvis Presley’s beautiful estate. Your guided audio tour focuses on the opulent 15,000-square-foot mansion and the Meditation Garden where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest. You’ll also see Elvis’ custom jets and his favorite automobiles! Return to Memphis mid-afternoon and, if you haven’t done so already, get a taste of Memphis with some southern barbecue or visit the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum near historic Beale Street. 

 
Memphis – New Orleans, LA

Arrive late afternoon in New Orleans and discover the sights and sounds of the city on a guided tour that includes the French Quarter landmarks, St. Louis Cathedral and Jackson Square, and a visit to a unique above-ground cemetery.   Enjoy a free evening to explore the French Quarter.  

 
New Orleans

A full day to explore the city and surroundings of New OrleansConsider an optional tour of one of the many plantation homes in southern Louisiana. The architecture and beauty of these homes alone is impressive and the stories that go with them are even better. This evening, perhaps join an optional Mississippi River dinner cruise, with live jazz—the perfect finale to a memorable touring adventure of the South. 

 
Depart New Orleans

Your holiday ends this morning. You may choose to extend with extra nights and explore the “Big Easy” further. 

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Important Info Open All

Price based on tour starting 8 August 2025

Extra charges apply for:

  • 16 May 2025 ($100pp)
  • 6 June 2025 ($200pp)
  • 12 September 2025 ($200pp)
  • 3 October 2025 ($600pp)

Price based on departing from Melbourne, Sydney

Extra charges apply for:

  • Brisbane ($300pp)
  • Adelaide ($400pp)
  • Perth ($500pp)

The pace of this tour is fast and lively. The on-the-go nature rewards you with maximum sightseeing opportunities but involves some early starts and a couple of long travel days, with one or two nights in each destination Scheduled free days allow some downtime, or you have the flexibility to explore further and book optional tours (extra expense). 

Hotel names referenced are to be used as an indicative guide for the standard of accommodation to expect. Actual hotels may differ and will be confirmed on your final documentation.  

 

New York City: Holiday Inn New York City Lower East Side or similar 

Philadelphia: Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District or similar 

Washington DC Area: Sonesta Select Arlington or similar 

Niagara Falls: Days Inn Near the Falls or similar 

Dearborn: Best Western Greenfield Inn or similar 

Chicago Area: Comfort Inn O’Hare or similar 

St. Louis: Pear Tree Inn Union Station St. Louis Downtown or similar 

Louisville KY: Hampton Inn Louisville Downtown or similar 

Nashville: The Inn at Opryland or similar 

Memphis: Holiday Inn Memphis Downtown or similar 

New Orleans: Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter or similar 

Important Information 

Exclusions 

Flights, airport transfers, meals not stated, drinks on meals, optional programs, visas (if required), travel insurance (strongly recommended), tipping, personal expenses and anything not explicitly specified are at your own expense. 

Payment 

A first deposit from $499 per person is required to secure your booking. A second deposit (partial payment) is due 10 months before departure – the amount to be advised at the time of booking. The final balance will be due 5 months before departure. Full payment is due at the time of booking for departures within 5 months. 

Fitness 

A moderate level of fitness is required. You are required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off buses, walking in big cities, up and down stairs. You will be required to carry your own bags to and from hotels, train stations and terminals. This trip is not suitable for people requiring wheelchair, mobility scooters or facilities for disabled guests. Other walking aids may be permitted if you are able move about unassisted at the required pace. For advice on whether this trip is suitable for you, you are required to disclose physical ailments at the time of booking. 

Pace 

The pace of this tour is fast and lively. The on-the-go nature rewards you with maximum sightseeing opportunities but involves some early starts and a couple of long travel days, with one or two nights in each destination.  Scheduled free days allow some downtime, or you have the flexibility to explore further and book optional tours (extra expense)  

Solo Occupancy 

A single supplement from $2600 per person is payable in addition to the twin share price for solo occupancy. 

Triple Share 

Triple share is not available. 

Extra Accommodation 

Extra nights in New York and New Orelans, in the same tour hotel or similar area, can be added with rates from $xxx per room per night, subject to availability.  Transfers to and from the hotel and airports are not included 

Child 

This tour is best enjoyed by adults and is not suitable for children under 12 years of age. Children 12 years and above are subject to the adult price and must be accompanied by an adult. 

Price 

Surcharges may apply for select travel periods and departure cities. Prices are correct at time of publication and are subject to availability, change, cancellation, or withdrawal without notice. All prices are in Australian dollars per person twin share unless stated otherwise. 

Amendment 

Each amendment is subject to a non-refundable fee – from $75 per person. Additional fees and fare differences from third-party suppliers including air, tour, cruise, and accommodation providers may apply. 

Cancellation 

Cancellation at any time is subject to a non-refundable fee – from $550 per person. Additional fees and fare differences from third-party suppliers including air, tour, cruise, and accommodation providers may apply. 

Deviation 

Any request to deviate from the original dates or routing, including early arrival and stay behind, is subject to a flight deviation fee from $150 per person plus applicable airfare and tax difference. Packaged tour extensions are not subject to the deviation fee (applicable airfare and tax difference may still apply) if booked according to the original advertised dates and routing. 

Passport 

For international travel, each customer must provide a copy of the passport photo page at the time of booking. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure all names are full names matched to the passport with six months validity beyond trip completion. The customer is liable for all fees due to incorrect names, invalid passport information and expired passports. 

Visa 

A visa is required for Australian passport holders visiting the USA for the purpose of short-term tourism.  Apply online prior to leaving for a visa  https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov/isa  Requirements for each origin and destination country are the responsibility of the customer to check and obtain (if required) with the local consulate or embassy. The customer is liable for all visa application costs and fees due to the failure to obtain the required travel documents. 

Health 

It is the responsibility of the customer to check and comply with the health, vaccination, COVID-19 and immigration requirements of each origin and destination country, and health requirements imposed by air, tour, cruise, and accommodation providers. Vaccinations, testing, and quarantine costs are the expense of the customer. Comprehensive travel insurance with COVID-19 coverage is strongly recommended. 

Baggage 

Each person is entitled to a strict maximum of one bag not exceeding 20kg on the coach tour, superseding any other baggage allowance. Excess baggage is not permitted. You are strongly encouraged to pack lightly. A light day bag or backpack is permitted on the coach. A carry-on bag with wheels is not considered hand luggage on motorcoaches. Porterage is not included, and you are required to carry your own bags. Luggage and personal effects are your own risk, and we hold no liability for lost or damaged belongings. 

Meals 

Please notify us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements and allergies. We will pass on your requirements but cannot guarantee that they can be met as certain choices may be limited or not catered for. You are encouraged to reconfirm requirements with your tour leader whilst on tour. 

Accommodation 

Accommodation names referenced are to be used as an indicative guide for the standard of accommodation to expect. Actual accommodation names may differ and will be confirmed on your final documentation. All hotel ratings are local or self-ratings provided by the supplier. All rooms are lead-in category or run of house unless otherwise specified. The standard check-in time is after 3pm and check-out is before 10am – actual times may vary. 

Tipping 

Tipping in the USA is part of their culture at restaurants, hotels, taxis, spa treatments & hairdressers.  

Tipping for the tour leader and driver is recommended as a gesture of appreciation for the service provided at the end of the tour.  The suggested amount is USD 8 to 10 per day for the tour leader and USD 5 to 7 per day for the driver.  

Tipping is generally 15-20% of the restaurant bill (before tax) and is considered standard for good service. Some restaurants may automatically add gratuity, so check your bill carefully. 

You don’t have to tip at fast food places or coffee shops with counter service. 

Flights 

The outbound flight may depart one day prior to day 1 shown on the itinerary. The inbound flight may arrive one day after the final day shown on the itinerary. Flights are booked about 8 to 10 months before departure. The flights included in your package are based on a specific predetermined airfare allowance. Should there be a significant increase in airfares, fuel levies, taxes or government fees at the time of booking flights, then an airfare supplement may be imposed. The flights team will discuss options with you prior to ticketing, should this situation arise. Flights may not operate daily or directly to your destination. No show of any flight sectors will result in the automatic cancellation of all onward flights by the airline. 

Fuel 

In the unlikely event of a significant increase in fuel costs levied by third-party air, land and cruise transportation operators before travel, a fuel supplement may be passed on to the customer. 

Transfers 

Airport transfers are not included. 

Group Size 

The maximum number is 45 people on tour.  If the trip does not operate, you will be offered a credit.  

Optional Tours 

Optional tours are available to purchase on tour and paid to the local guide in USD.  

They may require minimum numbers to operate. 

Itinerary 

The operating schedule and itinerary may be impacted without notice by adverse weather, seasonal factors, closures, local conditions, COVID-19 or other factors beyond our control including force majeure. If attractions are not available due to reasons beyond our control such as closures or adverse weather, alternatives will be provided where possible. The itinerary and its order, sightseeing and transportation may be adjusted as deemed appropriate by the operator for optimum safety, enjoyment, and operation. Any reference to ‘optional’, ‘not included’ or ‘exclusions/excluded’ means at your own expense. 

Breakaway 

Customers must always remain with the tour group and must not leave the tour unless written approval is provided before departure. 

Documentation 

Final documentation will be emailed within two weeks of departure. For packages consisting of multiple tours or countries, documentation will be emailed individually within two weeks of departure of each respective tour. 

Travel Insurance 

Travel insurance is not included and is strongly recommended. Ask our holiday experts for great coverage options. 

Force Majeure 

Force majeure means any natural disaster, accident, fire, act of God, act of war, terrorism, legally binding judgment, injunction, action of a court or other relevant authority, emergency, unplanned repairs, maintenance, strike, industrial dispute, work ban, blockade or picketing, travel ban, pandemic, epidemic or outbreak of infectious disease, or other event beyond our reasonable direct or indirect control. In case of force majeure or other extraordinary event that prevents safe travel, the supplier reserves the right to adjust, postpone or cancel the trip. 

 

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