Historic Trails, Southern Belles & the Caribbean

29 Day Guided Tour & Cruise from New York to Fort Lauderdale with Scenic

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 29 Day Historic Trails, Southern Belles & the Caribbean. In the United States, the North-South divide is more than historical, or geographical, it is also spiritual and psychological. Get to see how both halves live, dividing your time in locales that are remarkably diverse,...read more

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Guided Tour & Cruise Starts In
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New York
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Fort Lauderdale
4.5 - 5 Star
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Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
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Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
USA, Bahamas, Mexico, Honduras
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1 New York City
Your wonderful journey through America’s east begins with a two night stay at the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel, right in the heart of pulsating New York City.
2 New York City
Take a bite out of the Big Apple and discover New York City at your own pace on board a hop-on-hop-off double decker bus. View iconic sites such as Fifth Avenue, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, Madison Square Garden and the Statue of Liberty. Tonight, become acquainted with your Tour Director and travelling companions over a ‘welcome to the USA’ dinner. Enrich: Be entertained by a spectacular Broadway production, a must-see in New York City. After all, no place on Earth exemplifies the magic of theatre more. (B/D)
3 Philadelphia - Lancaster
Travel to Philadelphia and 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. Later, continue to the Amish community of Lancaster, where you’ll enjoy an overnight stay at Lancaster Arts Hotel. This evening, immerse yourself in a community completely separate from the modern industrialised world, as you enjoy a traditional family-style Amish feast. (B/D)
4 Lancaster - Gettysburg
Start your day with a visit to an Amish farm and house as a local guide explains their culture, faith and way of life, which excludes modern conveniences such as electricity or telephones. Later, take the historic trail to Gettysburg for your overnight stay at the splendid Wyndham Gettysburg Hotel. Enrich: 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’. Enrich: Following dinner, be fascinated as Abraham Lincoln is brought to life in an exclusive, informative and entertaining living history presentation. (B/D)
5 Mount Vernon - Washington D.C
Enrich: 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. 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. (B/D)
6 Washington D.C.
Today, delve into US history on a tour of Washington D. C., featuring the White House, Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial. The afternoon will be yours to spend as you wish. You may choose to visit one of the plethora of exceptional Smithsonian Museums. (B)
7 Washington D.C. - Williamsburg
Continue your journey to Williamsburg, a city shaped by history. This 18th century capital city of Virginia is a must see. Tour Colonial Williamsburg, a living history museum, then enjoy a lively dinner. Tonight your overnight stay will be at the Williamsburg Lodge. (B/D)
8 Williamsburg - Charleston
Travel to South Carolina’s oldest and most charming city, Charleston. Spend two nights at the charming French Quarter Inn. (B)
9 Charleston
Explore Charleston a tour through the quaint cobblestone streets. Freechoice: Choose from a diverse range of activities today. 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. Freechoice Dining: Tonight, experience southern food and hospitality at your choice of restaurant. (B/D)
10 Charleston - Savannah
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. You’ll spend the night at the historic Mansion on Forsyth Park. (B/D)
11 Savannah - Atlanta
Leave the small town charm of Savannah behind and head to the bustling metropolis that is Atlanta. Check in at the Grand Hyatt for your overnight stay. (B/D)
12 Atlanta - Nashville
Enrich: Record a song at Nashville’s Studio B, arranged exclusively for Scenic guests. . Stay two nights at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel or similar. (B)
13 Nashville
Enrich: See an exclusive musical performance at the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum. Enrich: Enjoy an evening performance at Nashville’s famous Grand Ole Opry, with backstage access. (B/L)
14 Nashville - Memphis
Discover Graceland, the famous home of Elvis Presley and enjoy a night out at BB King’s. Stay for two nights at Westin Memphis or similar. (B/D)
15 Memphis
Visit the Civil Rights Museum on a self-guided tour. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. (B)
16 Memphis - Natchez
Savour a Special Stay at Monmouth Historic Inn and Gardens tonight. (B/D)
17 Natchez - Baton Rouge
Explore Louisiana’s bayous. Overnight at the Hilton Baton Rouge. Enrich: Celebrate at a Cajun-style Bal de Maison house party. (B/D)
18 Baton Rouge - New Orleans
Discover New Orleans and experience southern hospitality for the next three nights at Hotel Monteleone. Freechoice Dining: Tonight, select your dining venue. (B/D)
19 New Orleans
Enjoy a cruise down the Mississippi River. (B/L)
20 New Orleans
Freechoice: Choose an activity for today. Enjoy a night of dinner and dancing to a local jazz band. (B/D)
21 New Orleans - Fort Lauderdale
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (flight included in tour price) for an overnight stay at The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. (B)
22 Caribbean Cruise
Transfer to Fort Lauderdale’s pier. Step on board your luxurious cruise ship and settle into your verandah stateroom with Royal Caribbean International for a seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise. Your Tour Director will escort your cruise. (B/D)
23 Scenic Cruising
Relax and enjoy your cruise. (B/L/D)
24 Scenic Cruising
Continue relaxing on another fun day of cruising. (B/L/D)
25 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Philipsburg is a jewel of the Caribbean. Visit one of the many trendy restaurants, shop for a bargain in the duty free stores or relax at one of the white sand beaches. (B/L/D)
26 San Juan, Puerto Rico
The capital of Puerto Rico charms with old world elegance. Cobblestone streets can be found in Old San Juan, mingling with world class beaches of New San Juan. (B/L/D)
27 Labadee®, Haiti
Royal Caribbean’s private paradise on the north coast of Hispaniola, and surrounded by beautiful mountain slopes and exotic foliage. (B/L/D)
28 Scenic Cruising
Simply enjoy your cruise today. (B/L/D)
29 Fort Lauderdale
Sadly, your wondrous journey comes to an end this morning as you disembark and transfer to Fort Lauderdale airport. (B)

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