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Eastern Discovery

(Start Dallas/Fort Worth - From Feb 2021)

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The one that takes you from the melodic streets of Memphis & New Orleans to the paradise beaches of Miami

Duration
10 Days
Places
7 places

Visiting Dallas/Fort Worth, Memphis, New Orleans, Panama City Beach, Orlando, Miami, Mobile

Is this trip for me?

Travel Style

Discoverer

Group Size

Maximum 54 people

Transport Style

Coach

  • Only $200 deposit to book
  • Pay over time, interest free
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  • No booking fee, no change fees
  • Financing available with UpLift

What's included?

9 nights accommodation

9 nights in Hotel

9 Meals

7 Breakfast, 2 Dinner

We'll get 17 of your meals and you get the rest. You can refuel over breakfast and grab some authentic American dinners from us but you'll also get an opportunity to sample some of this country's cuisine. You'll taste it all - from greasy burgers to gourmet fare.

Team

Expert Trip Manager and Driver team

A highly trained Trip Manager who brings your adventure to life. An expert driver who knows foreign roads better than Google Maps. Local Guides who make tourist traps a thing of the past. This is your team. Smart, friendly, fun, and integral to everything we do.

Transport

All transport included during the trip

On this trip you'll be cruising in style across some sweeping scenery on one of our comfy air-conditioned private coaches.

Experiences

8 included, 9 optional that you can add

TOP EXPERIENCES ON THIS TRIP:

  • Visit Beale Street, home of Blues music in Memphis
  • See the Civil Rights Museum in Memphis
  • Visit the legendary Sun Studios, home of coutry music in Memphis
  • Visit Graceland, the home of the King in Memphis *
  • Take a city orientation tour of melodic Memphis
  • Walking tour of New Orleans French Quarter with tasting of pralines & beignets
  • Learn how to cook Creole cuisine at a cooking demonstration in New Orleans *
  • Hit up Universal Studios in Orlando *
  • See the famous Art Deco architecture in Miami
  • Feel the thrill of a speed boat tour in Miami *
  • Check out Wynwood Walls and Little Havana in Miami
  • Clear water kayaking in Miami for all kinds of views *

* This experience is a Free Time Add-on and not included in the trip price

This All-American adventure kicks off in Dallas - the land where bigger is always better – before heading through melodic Memphis, sultry New Orleans and finishing up on Miami’s sun-kissed coast. Along the way you can expect plenty of musical heritage, world-famous theme parks (Disneyland, anyone?) and plenty of delicious food. By the end of these 10 unforgettable days you’ll have experienced the very best of the US.

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Eastern Discovery (Start Dallas/Fort Worth - From Feb 2021)

8 Inclusions

Experiences that are included with your trip

  • Visit Beale Street, home of Blues music
  • See the Staxx Records Soul Museum
  • Visit Graceland
  • Walking Tour of the French Quarter with tasting of pralines & beignets
  • Enjoy the nightlife of Bourbon Street
  • Cuban feast
  • See Downtown Miami
  • Wander through vibrant Art Deco period architecture & party like a rockstar in a city famous for it's nightlife

9 Free Time Add-Ons

Optional experiences that you can choose from and pay for on your trip

  • Visit the legendary Sun Studios USD $12.00
  • Rock & Soul Museum USD $10.00
  • Taste of New Orleans USD $33.00
  • New Orleans School of Cooking Demo & dinner
  • Airboat Swamp Tour USD $60.00
  • Universal Studios USD $179.00
  • Thriller speed boat ride in Miami USD $33.00
  • Miami Party Cruise USD $60.00
  • Bike tour of South Beach USD $35.00

Itinerary

Nights spent per location

  1. Dallas/Fort Worth

  2. 2 2 nights

    Memphis

  3. 2 2 nights

    New Orleans

  4. via via

    Mobile

  5. 1 1 night

    Panama City Beach

  6. 2 2 nights

    Orlando

  7. 2 2 nights

    Miami

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What documents do I need to travel?

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• Visas can take up to six weeks and a fee is normally charged
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What are the luggage restrictions?

On our American trips you can bring one bag or suitcase of 73 x 50 x 25 cm (or 29” x 20” x 10”), with a max weight of 20 kg (44 lbs) & one piece of hand luggage.

What do the Contiki team do?

People are at the heart of everything we do, and our team is what makes our trips the best. Our worldwide On-Road Team, locally based staff & network of Local Guides are all extensively trained & widely travelled, & are the best in the business. But we know it’s not just about training, it’s about passion & our team have it in their blood. Their passion for getting you in the know on every single detail of America is what makes our travellers walk away from their experience knowing that they made every moment count. Your Trip Manager is like your walking, talking guidebook – just for you. They plan your itinerary every day, organise your food and accomodation and book your Free Time Add ons, and because they know everything about where you’re going, you will too. Your Drivers are the experts on getting you from A to B efficiently and safely in North America. They know their way around like the back of their hands & they’ll drop you at your door & unload your bags for you. Local guides provide specialist knowledge when you need it and will always help you avoid the tourist traps.

What's not included that I should budget for?

Aside from essentials like flights, how much spending money you’ll need will depend on the duration of the trip and how much you anticipate spending on personal expenses like alcohol or shopping. Before you travel, it’s also a good idea to read up on and get an idea of the Free Time Add-Ons you think you’ll want to do on trip, as these will form part of your overall budget. We’d advise doing some research on your chosen destinations beforehand, looking at things like:
 
- Cost of a local lunch
 
- Cost of a local dinner
 
- Cost of a bottle of water
 
- Cost of entry to a sightseeing spot
 
Tipping is customary in North America. It is an accepted practice in all areas of the service industry, & particularly in restaurants, bars, hotels & taxis. It’s common practice to tip if you feel that the service provided has been excellent.
The same goes for your Contiki Team. If you feel that your Trip Manager & Driver’s service has been exceptional, then feel free to tip them if you feel they’ve done a great job. If you choose to tip, we recommend around US$3 per person per day, however whether or not you choose to tip (& how much) is up to you.

Will I be able to access WiFi on my trip?

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What are Contiki’s sustainability credentials?

We believe that travelling sustainably and consciously, matters. Contiki Cares is our commitment to protecting the communities we visit, the wildlife we interact with, and the planet we all share. Our founding partner, the TreadRight Foundation was established 10 years ago as a not-for-profit organisation focused on promoting sustainable tourism within The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. In the USA & Canada we have programmes such as our Wheels For Change program, FareStart’s flagship restaurant in Seattle, and the Manitobah Mukluks Storyboot in Toronto. To find out more about our conscious travel experiences in North America, visit Contiki.com/about/contikicares.

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