Great Southern Explorer - New York to Miami

15 days from £2,229pp.


Visit: Miami, USA

Washington DC

Visit: Washington DC, USA

Great Smoky Mountains

Visit: Great Smoky Mountains, USA

New Orleans

Visit: New Orleans, USA


Visit: Memphis, USA

About the Tour

Fly to New York and embark on a truly diverse tour of the USA featuring the glitz and glamour of New York, the music sounds of New Orleans in the Deep South and the golden beaches of Miami. This ‘Great Southern Explorer’ holiday also covers the highlights of Washington D.C, the colonial capital of Williamsburg, the Great Smoky Mountains, and, Elvis Presley’s Memphis – it really is an American adventure not to be missed!

Tour Includes

  • 13 nights hotel
  • Return flights to New York and from Miami
  • Airport transfers in the USA
  • Fully escorted in the USA by a Tour Manager
  • Air-conditioned coach travel
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

    Visa/ESTA is required prior to travelling. Please call for more details.

    Fly to New York, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.



    Transfer from New York to Washington, D.C. via Philadelphia, the birthplace of the nation, where you will stop to see Independence Hall and Liberty Bell.

    The White House

    The White House

    Enjoy a city tour with highlights such as the U.S. Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, the F.B.I. Building, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery, site of the JFK Memorial. Spend the remainder of the day exploring some of the many museums comprising the Smithsonian Institute or stroll the banks of the Potomac River.



    Depart this morning for Williamsburg, Virginia’s colonial capital. Walk along the Duke of Gloucester Street to visit some of the impressive public buildings, colonial houses and the College of William and Mary (admissions not included).

    Blue Ridge

    Blue Ridge

    Travel along portions of Blue Ridge Parkway before an afternoon arrival in Gatlinburg, nicknamed 'the Heart of the Smokies'.

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Enjoy the breathtaking scenery as you visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Stop at the Mountain Farm and Museum to explore the life of an Appalachian farmer. Continue through Knoxville to Nashville, capital of Tennessee and home to country music. Join your fellow travellers in an optional visit to the Wild Horse Salon, where you can kick up your heels and give line dancing a go.



    Travel across the countryside and arrive in Memphis, the city known for blues music, cotton and home of Sun Records. Take a city tour including Beale Street, the heart of the blues music scene. This afternoon, fans of The King of Rock 'n' Roll have the opportunity to join an optional tour Graceland, former home of Elvis Presley.

    New Orleans

    New Orleans

    Today’s tour takes you to Mississippi, the Magnolia State. Pass through Jackson, the state capital, and continue to Louisiana and New Orleans, the home of the famous Mardi Gras celebrations. Tonight, join an optional trip and immerse yourself in Creole culture on board an authentic Mississippi Riverboat dinner cruise and enjoy the rhythms of a Dixieland jazz band.

    French Quarter

    French Quarter

    A full day at leisure to take in the French flavour and grandeur of New Orleans. Explore the French Quarter with its trademark wrought iron balconies overlooking the narrow cobblestone streets. Stand at the top of one of the infamous New Orleans levees and gain the perspective of how these unique feats of architecture guard the city.

    Bellingrath Home

    Bellingrath Home

    Travel along the Mississippi Gulf Coast through Mobile, Alabama to the city of Pensacola. Visit one of the top 10 rose gardens in America at the Bellingrath Home (admission included). While visiting Pensacola Beach, walk alongside the swaying sea oats, dipping your toes in the warm waters of the emerald green Gulf of Mexico.

    Travel along the Florida panhandle to Ocala, known for thoroughbred horse ranches. Continue through central Florida, heart of America’s citrus industry, and on to Orlando for an evening arrival at your hotel.



    Day at leisure. Revitalize by the pool, take a hot air balloon flight or visit one of Orlando’s attractions, such as Disney World, Sea World, or Universal Studios (admissions are at extra cost).

    Kennedy Space Centre

    Kennedy Space Centre

    Visit Kennedy Space Centre, home of America’s space program (admission included). Continue to the cultural melting pot of Miami Beach.



    Spend time in Miami before we transfer to the airport for the return overnight flight to the U.K.

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Washington D.C. City Tour
    • Lincoln Memorial
    • Great Smoky Mountains
    • Tour of Nashville
    • Memphis City Tour
    • Bellingrath
    • Kennedy Space Centre

    Optional Excursions & Visits

    • Washington monuments at night with dinner in D.C.
    • Elvis Presley’s Graceland
    • New Orleans Plantation & Jazz Brunch
    • Universal Studios in Orlando



    Single Room Supplement from £600.00 (15 days).

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    • You will stay at hotels such as:

    • • Lexington Hotel, New York 
    • • Washington Hilton, Washington D.C.
    • • Holiday Inn Tanglewood, Roanoke
    • • Edgewater Inn Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg
    • • Clarion Nashville Downtown, Nashville
    • • Guest House at Graceland, Memphis
    • • Staybridge Suites, New Orleans
    • • Hampton Inn Cordova Mall/Courtyard by Marriott, Pensacola
    • • Radisson Celebration Resort, Orlando
    • • The Hall Miami Beach, Miami 

    • All hotels are of a minimum European 3-star standard.

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.

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