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TREK VS FOOD

10 days from NEW YORK AREA

DEPARTS NEW YORK AREA to NEW ORLEANS

If you live, breathe and dream about food, then is the tour for you. Packed to the brim with awesome places to explore and eateries 'As Seen on TV' you'll have the chance to take part in food challenges or simply treat your taste buds to some of America's foodie delights. Along the way you'll be travelling through some of America's cultural and historical hotspots to learn about this fascinating part of the world. If all that isn't enough, as you make your way from New York City to New Orleans you'll witness some amazing scenery as you prepare yourself for your next culinary pit stop.

Prices below are land only, let us know if you require a flight inclusive quote.

Apr-Jun from £1099

Price of tour vary depending on date of departure.

If you require further information please fill in the Query form below, also detailing the dates you would like to depart.

As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request hotel details at the time of booking.

Day 1: New York Area & Philadelphia New York City is a food lover's paradise, with delicious restaurants and street stalls around every corner, why not spend a few days here before the tour starts to really get to the heart of this culinary city and see the iconic sights? Before you know it you're making your way down to Philadelphia, the home of the delicious Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich, we hear Tony Luke's is the best in town. If you're a movie fan then you can follow in the footsteps of Sylvester Stallone, up the 'Rocky' steps, for that all important photo and you'll want to be working off that sandwich you had earlier too. Accommodation: Budget Lodging included

 

Day 2-3: Washington DC This historical city has something for everyone, from the impressive Smithsonian Museum to the White House and tons of trendy bars just waiting for you to explore. Why not rent a bike and see the city from the comfort of your saddle? Now it wouldn't be a foodie tour without a stop at Ben's Chili Bowl, which is a landmark restaurant in the city - you'll be hard pushed to find a local who hasn't eaten there. Even the President himself is a regular! Finish your time in Washington DC with a trip to Georgetown to see the beautiful architecture and to experience the famous nightlife. Accommodation: Budget Lodging included

 

Day 4: Raleigh State capital of North Carolina, Raleigh is known as the 'City of Oaks' thanks to the trees that line the streets through the heart of the city. If you're a fan of hot dogs, then you might want to visit 'The Roast Grill' which has been said to serve 'the best darned Hot Dogs on the planet'! Afterwards, walk off that 'dog with a stroll down the Neuse River Trail, a scenic trail with loads of wildlife viewing opportunities. Accommodation: Budget Lodging included

 

Day 5: Charleston The oldest city in South Carolina, this places just oozes character and what better way to experience it than with an optional visit to an Antebellum Mansion and an authentic Plantation? Stroll along the coast and take photos of the Morris Island Lighthouse that stands several hundred feet offshore or jump aboard an optional Charleston water taxi, where you could spot some interesting wildlife. Experience the ultimate taste of the south with a Charleston Nasty Biscuit; a chicken biscuit (which is actually more like a scone) covered in gravy. Sounds gross, right? But, it's totally delicious and a favourite with the locals. Accommodation: Budget Lodging included

 

Day 6-7: Savannah Pay a visit to the hauntingly beautiful Bonaventure Cemetery, a place which has captured the imaginations of filmmakers and poets alike. Savannah is rich in culture and heritage and a stroll down River Street with its boutique shops, galleries and pubs is a great introduction to this side of the city. Get your music fix in the Bay Street Blues Bar and finish your day off at either the 'Old Pink House' for the best shrimps and grits around or Angels BBQ for the Voodoo Juice challenge - 'Victory today, tomorrow hell to pay'. Accommodation: Budget Lodging included

 

Day 8: Atlanta Known as the New York of the South, this buzzing metropolis is home to Gladys Knight's famous Chicken and Waffles restaurant. If you're feeling a little thirsty why not head to the World of Coca-Cola where you can sample over 100 different flavours of everyone's favourite beverage? Accommodation: Budget Lodging included

 

Day 9-10: Birmingham & New Orleans Whilst in the 'Heart of Dixie' you can visit Birmingham's Civil Rights Institute and listen to some of the best blues and country tunes around. Visit 'Little Donkey', a fab Mexican restaurant where the corn tortillas are freshly made in-house and the tacos are out of this world. End the tour in the jazz-tastic city of New Orleans where you can party till the sun comes up on the world famous Bourbon Street. Jazz music is literally flowing out of every bar you come across but, before you head home be sure to sample some gumbo and jambalaya, it's southern cuisine at its best. 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 22:00 hrs.

Activities

Visit local eateries as featured in the T.V series Man vs Food (food not included)

Climb the famous Rocky Steps

Visit Philadelphia & Washington DC

Explore Skidaway Island State Park

Visit the Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham

Iconic Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah

Driving tour of Raleigh

Explore Drayton Hall Plantation

 

Plus you get...

Services of a TrekAmerica tour leader

Private transportation with free Wi-Fi

All accommodation - 6 hostels, 3 hotels.

There are loads of exciting optional activities for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. Below are the main optional activities for this trip, these can be arranged once you are on tour via your Tour Leader and are paid for locally.

> Smithsonian National Museums US$FREE

> Bike rental in Washington DC US$15-$35

> Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, Alabama US$12

> Food challenges - can you eat the biggest, hottest or `nastiest' food? US$your choice

> Philly cheesesteaks US$10

> Charleston watertaxi US$10

> Charleston Rickshaw company US$6

> Ghosts of the South tour US$15

> Magnolia Garden US$15

> Mavericks Kitchen Store (cookery lesson) US$60-$80

> Historic Savannah Theatre US$35

> East Africa Baptists Church US$free

> World of Coca-Cola-Atlanta US$16

You only need to pay a 10% deposit

Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure

You must have adequate travel insurance to join this trip.

BLT Accommodation

We use a combination of hostels, hotels and cabins on the Trek vs Food BLT. Most cabins are multi-share rooms sleeping 4 to 6 people with shared facilities and hostel nights are arranged on a single sex multi-share dorm basis, subject to availability. Where possible we will keep the group together and try to accommodate couples; however twin rooms cannot be guaranteed. A sleeping bag is not required on this trip.

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