7 Must-see Destinations on East Coast Tours
The East Coast of the United States is a captivating tapestry of history, culture, and natural wonders. We want to invite you to explore the iconic East Coast with our stress-free, guided 15-day tour, experiencing the vibrant jazz scene of New Orleans, the famous skyline of New York City, the majestic Niagara Falls, and many more breathtaking and unforgettable destinations. Ideal for residents of Rio Grande Valley and McAllen, Texas, to take your seat on our luxury-chartered bus and enjoy the journey. Read about the seven exceptional places you can visit on this tour.
The 7 Must-see Places
We leave on our luxury charter bus at 11 p.m. on the first day. While you relax and sleep comfortably, we travel 700 miles to arrive the next morning in New Orleans. The exciting historical tour of New Orleans follows, where you can experience the unique architecture gardens and get the details from an experienced guide. After lunch, you can unpack and shower at the luxurious Courtyard New Orleans Downtown/Convention Center.
Then, the French Quarter awaits at 6 p.m. Talented street performers, mouthwatering Creole cuisine, and vibrant jazz will mesmerize you. At your leisure, you can stroll through the Garden District, the numerous streets with cafes and museums, until we return to the hotel for a well-deserved sleep. The few hours in New Orleans will give you time to immerse yourself in this energetic city’s rich history and culture, with much to offer.
On the second day, we depart at 9:30 on the 7-hour trip to Atlanta, with two stops for breakfast and lunch. On arrival in Atlanta at 3:30, we prepare to go on the city tour of Atlanta to experience Southern charm and modern sophistication. Then, it is time to enjoy some authentic Southern food, with the Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta ready to accommodate you for a night of rest.
The following day, the Georgia Aquarium is on the list to visit, where we witness this vast and fascinating facility with over 120,000 animals like whale sharks. With several captivating exhibits, such as the Cold-Water Quest, Ocean Voyager, Aquanaut Adventure, and Tropical Diver, you get to learn about the ocean and its exciting species.
After a delicious lunch at the aquarium, we leave for the World of Coca-Cola. At Coca-Cola, there is a World of experience about the beverage’s history, with more than 135 Coca-Cola memories and 30 different countries displayed in The Loft. The mural spans 35 feet of wall space, showing Coca-Cola becoming a Pop Culture in its own right. You can watch a six-minute film at the Coca-Cola Theatre celebrating life’s most memorable moments and share your own World of Coca-Cola Moments using #WorldofCoca-Cola. Follow an eccentric scientist searching for the secret formula in the 3-D movie theatre, explore scents of taste, meet the famous Coca-Cola polar bear that debuted in the 1922 advertisement, and learn many more intriguing details about this world-famous beverage.
At 3:30 p.m., we depart to the next exciting stop: Washington, DC. This 10-hour trip on the charter bus, with a stop for dinner, will give you time to relax and view the scenery on the way.
At 1:30 a.m., we book into the Hilton Garden Inn Arlington Courthouse Plaza, and you can rest for the next day’s adventure in Washington, DC.
Washington, DC, the nation’s capital, is a city steeped in history and political significance. There are many top places to explore and visit. Stroll along the National Mall, where iconic monuments such as the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial stand. The Museums are all free to visit. You cannot miss the National Gallery of Art or the Freer Sackler Galleries at The Smithsonian National Museum, where you can view a premier collection of Asian art. There are objects dating from Neolithic times to the early 20th century. The historical displays of the Holocaust Museum, The National Museum of American History, the National Museum of African American History, the National Museum of American Indian, the National Museum of African Art and Culture and the National Archives Museum will give you an insight into the rich cultural and historical development of the United States. At the United States Botanic Garden and the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, you can view contemporary sculptures or appreciate and study plants for conservation. There is a section for children to use their imaginations and develop a life-long affection for the natural world.
After a culturally enriched day, you would wish for another day. And that is what is happening the following day when you will be taken on a guided tour from 8:30 to visit the
White House, World War II Memorial, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, District Wharf, Historic Fish Market, Korean Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and Vietnam Memorial. At 4:30 p.m., you will return to your hotel and can spend the evening leisurely. Stay in, or head out later to try the famous half-smoked jot dogs with mumbo sauce or Chesapeake blue crabs; whatever your taste and desire will be available for a lovely meal in the city’s vibrant neighborhoods.
The next exciting stop is an hour away. Baltimore has a maritime heritage, historical attractions, and urban delights. You can experience all this on a Historical Baltimore Tour. Baltimore is filled with beauty and a rich history, being the birthplace of the national anthem. The Inner Harbor, a historic seaport in the downtown centre, is worth visiting. For lunch, you can try any famous food Baltimore is known for, like the Maryland Blue Crab, Crab Cakes, steamed crab or Berger Cookies. Then, it is a relaxing 4-hour trip to Manhattan, NY, where you will check in at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel for the night.
New York City
For the next two days, you will have all the time to explore the city that never sleeps. The 48-hour Hop On Hop Off tours with the Big Bus will take you all over New York City, including the famous downtown and uptown loop. These separate loops last about two hours, and with views of the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Times Square and Central Park, on the uptown loop, you will not miss a thing. The downtown loop takes you through Chinatown, One World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty and the 0/11 Memorial. You can hop on and off as you wish to go exploring or shopping for souvenirs. Stop for lunch at any of the many restaurants in Central Park and resume your tour later. On this narrated Hop On Hop Off tour, you will learn all about the city’s exciting history, activities, and famous landmarks. There are also bike rentals available if you want to travel into the city surroundings, or you can visit Ellis Island on the Ferry.
After spending two days in the hustle and bustle of New York, you will have 7 hours the next day to sleep, relax and admire the scenery travelling on the bus to Niagara Falls. Breakfast and lunch will be enjoyed at two stops on the way. Arrival at 4:00 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn Niagara On the Lake will give you time to settle in and enjoy the beautiful views, relax in the hotel’s pool or dine at the Garden Grille and Bar in the peaceful garden.
The next day, an exciting natural wonder awaits as you depart from the hotel at 8:00 a.m. to spend the day at Niagara Falls. With the power and beauty of millions of water cascading over the cliffs, this mesmerizing natural wonder will leave you in awe. You will witness the Maid of Mist, the iconic Niagara Falls boat tour, and the thrilling walk to the Cave of Winds on Niagara Falls’ wild side that takes you into a stormy mist zone. From the Observation Tower, a panoramic view of all three falls: the Horseshoe Falls, American Falls, and the Bridal Veil Falls, is visible. The Niagara Whirlpool Rapids, caused by the upstream erosion in the Niagara Escarpment, becomes the Giant Whirlpool before flowing into Lake Ontario can be observed.
You will experience a tour of The Ontario Power Generation Stations, the Sir Adam Beck Generation Stations, generating about 12,300 gigawatt-hours of energy and is a worthwhile visit. The Floral Clock is just north of the generating station, based on the famous clock built in Edinburgh and is an exquisite showpiece. After the informative and exciting tour, you will enjoy lunch in Canada, departing for Columbus, OH, at 6 p.m. and arriving at 1:00 a.m. At the Sheraton Columbus Hotel Capitol Square. You can enjoy a good night’s rest and leave the next morning on a Columbus City Tour.
Columbus Central City tour offers diverse experiences and cultural experiences. You will experience the city’s rich history and creativity. The stately Ohio Statehouse will be a culturally rich experience followed by a trip through German Village. The old-world charm of this part will enthral you with historic brick homes. Then there is the riverside oasis, The Scioto Mile, and the Columbus Museum for the art collectors, or the Victorian elegance of Kelton. The National Veterans Memorial & Museum pays homage. The King Art Complex celebrates African-American creativity, and the Long Street Cultural Wall and Topiary Garden leave an everlasting impression. After an enriching time in Columbus, it is time for lunch at 2 p.m. and the departure to Nashville.
This tour takes you further south to Tennessee for a historic time and lunch. Then it is Nashville, Memphis and Dallas to experience the heart of American music and culture. Get the Elvis experience in Graceland, visit the Victorian Village in downtown Memphis, and, of course, the Dallas Stadium for a guided tour. After lunch, visit Fort Worth Stockyards, where you will witness the cattle drive and rodeo; it is time to head back to Edinburg at 6:30 p.m.
Don’t miss this East Coast Tour
This East Coast Tour offers much more to see, experience and learn. A time to relax and get to know your country, history, and culture. Excellent accommodation, luxury transport, guided tours, and a tour where you can explore! See RGV Tours to learn what more you will experience on this East Coast Tours, and contact Contact RGV Tours and let us help you to experience the East Coast like never before.