Mark is host of Wide World of Sports on Radio 2GB, Monday to Friday 6pm to 7pm. Each day, Mark Levy is joined by some of the biggest names to have taken to the sporting field. Mark is also part of The Continuous Call Team, which brings you all the action from the NRL. Before making the move to radio, Mark Levy started his career in television as a producer and presenter at Sky Racing (previously Sky Channel). Mark is excited to share is passion for sport on this amazing tour of USA.VIEW ITINERARY
DAY 1 Friday November 1, 2024 Houston, Texas
Depart Australian on our flights to Houston, arriving the same day. Overnight: Greenway DoubleTree Houston.
DAY 2 Saturday November 2, 2024 Lafayette, Western Louisiana
Morning: Travel to Lafayette, Louisiana. Nearby, visit the charming town of Breaux Bridge, in the heart of western Louisiana’s swamp country. Enjoy a swamp tour, by boat. See amazing wildlife (alligators, turtles, birdlife) and distinctive swamp vegetation. Evening: Enjoy welcome dinner and live music at a Cajun restaurant/ dance hall. Overnight: DoubleTree by Hilton Lafayette. (B,D)
New Orleans Saints (American Football) are named after the jazz music heritage of New Orleans and the spiritual hymn “When the Saints Go Marching In”. Their greatest success to date came in the 2009 season, when they won Super Bowl XLIV over the favoured Indianapolis Colts, the team’s first and only Super Bowl appearance so far.
New Orleans Pelicans (Basketball) were established as the New Orleans Hornets in the 2002–03 season when George Shinn, then owner of the Charlotte Hornets, relocated the franchise to New Orleans. In 2013, the Hornets announced that they would change their name to the New Orleans Pelicans after the 2012–13 season. Number one pick Zion Williamson plays for the Pelicans.
DAY 3 Sunday November 3, 2024 New Orleans, Louisiana
Today we travel to New Orleans for hopefully our first game of NFL to watch the New Orleans Saints (subject to schedule). Overnight: Wyndham Hotel French Quarter. (B)
DAY 4 Monday November 4, 2024 New Orleans
This morning we enjoy a sightseeing coach tour of New Orleans with local guide. Visit an above ground cemetery, see the mansions on St Charles Avenue and visit areas ravaged by Hurricane Katrina (2005). This evening we will enjoy a fabulous dinner/jazz cruise on a majestic Mississippi paddle wheeler. (B,D)
DAY 5 Tuesday November 5, 2024 New Orleans
A free day in New Orleans. Tonight we hope to watch Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans for our first game of NBA (subject to schedule). (B)
DAY 6 Wednesday November 6, 2024 Indianola, Mississippi
Morning: Depart New Orleans and drive to Baton Rouge, the capital of Louisiana. We continue north on Highway 61, towards the historic town of Natchez, Mississippi. We will visit Frogmore Cotton Plantation, where you will be taken on a guided delta heritage tour. You will learn about the lifestyle that existed during slavery. We then travel to Indianola, the home of famous Blues musician BB King. Overnight: Hampton Inn Indianola. (B)
Memphis Grizzles (Basketball) team was originally established as the Vancouver Grizzlies in the city of Vancouver, Canada, an expansion team that joined the NBA for the 1995–96 season. After the 2000–01 season concluded, the Grizzlies left Vancouver and moved to Memphis.
DAY 7 Thursday November 7, 2024 Memphis
Travel through Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee, home of the blues and the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll. Some of today’s trip will be on historic Highway 61, in the Mississippi delta region where blues music emerged. Visit the Delta Blues Museum, in Clarksdale, before continuing on to Memphis. Evening: Visit Beale Street, colourful entertainment precinct, including live music venues such as B.B.King’s, and the Rum Boogie Café. Tonight we hope to watch the Memphis Grizzles (subject to schedule). Overnight: Holiday Inn Downtown Memphis. (B)
DAY 8 Friday November 8, 2024 Memphis
Visit Graceland, Elvis Presley’s famous mansion. Our Experience Tour tickets allow admission to all the main attractions at Graceland, including the mansion, grave site, Automobile Museum, Elvis’s custom airplanes, etc. Afternoon: Visit the excellent National Civil Rights Museum (the motel – now museum – where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated). (B)
Tennessee Titans (American Football). In 1997, the Houston Oilers relocated to Nashville, Tennessee. For the first two seasons, the team was known as the Tennessee Oilers, but it changed its name to the Titans for the 1999 season.
DAY 9 Saturday November 9, 2024 Nashville
Travel to Nashville, the home of country music. On arrival we will enjoy a sightseeing coach tour of Nashville, with local guide, including the downtown area, Music Row area (recording and publishing companies), and exclusive residential area (see homes of the rich and famous). We then visit the beautiful and historic Ryman Auditorium (Grand Ole Opry venue 1943-1974), for a fascinating tour. Overnight: Embassy Suites Hotel, Nashville. (B)
DAY 10 Sunday November 10, 2024 Nashville
Today, we hope to watch our second NFL game, featuring the Tennessee Titans (subject to schedule). (B)
DAY 11 Monday November 11, 2024 Nashville
This morning we will visit the Johnny Cash Museum and the outstanding Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. The afternoon will visit the Jack Daniel’s Distillery. The Jack Daniel’s Distillery, located in Lynchburg, Tennessee, is famous for producing the renowned Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. Founded in 1866, the distillery offers informative tours showcasing its whiskey-making process, rich history, and the iconic charcoal mellowing technique. You can explore the picturesque grounds and enjoy whiskey tastings. (B)
Washington Wizards (Basketball). In 1973, the team moved to the Washington metropolitan area and changed its name first to the Capital Bullets, then the following season to Washington Bullets. In 1997, they rebranded themselves as the Wizards.
Washington Capitals (Ice Hockey) The Capitals were founded in 1974 as an expansion franchise and have reached the Stanley Cup Finals in 1998 and 2018, winning in the latter.
Washington Commanders (American Football) The franchise was founded by George Preston Marshall as the Boston Braves in 1932. The team changed its name to the Redskins the following year before moving to Washington in 1937. Since their last Super Bowl victory in 1991, they have won the NFC East four times with only seven postseason appearances.
DAY 12 Tuesday November 12, 2024 Washington D.C.
Today we fly to Washington D.C. Afternoon: Arrive in Washington D.C. Tonight we hope to attend one of Washington’s NBA (Basketball) or NHL (Ice Hockey) teams(subject to schedule). Overnight: Holiday Inn Washington DC Central. (B)
DAY 13 Wednesday November 13, 2024 Washington D.C.
Morning: Comprehensive coach tour of Washington D.C. with local guide. Visit Arlington National Cemetery (see President Kennedy’s grave), the Lincoln Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. See the White House, the Washington Monument, the Capitol and many other famous landmarks. Afternoon: Free time. You may wish to join Mark Levy on a visit to some of the wonderful Smithsonian museums, including the Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of American History (see the original Star-Spangled Banner), and the National Museum of the American Indian. Evening: Another chance to attend a Washington basketball or Ice Hockey game (subject to schedule). (B)
New York Giants (America Football). The Giants were one of five teams that joined the NFL in 1925, and they are the only one of that group still existing. They have won 4 Super Bowl championships.
New York Jets (American football). The team was founded in 1959 as the Titans of New York, an original member of the American Football League (AFL).
New York Knicks (Basketball). The team, established by Ned Irish in 1946, was one of the founding members of the Basketball Association of America (BAA), which became the NBA after merging with the rival National Basketball League (NBL) in 1949.
New York Rangers (Ice hockey). Founded in 1926, the Rangers are one of the Original Six teams that competed in the NHL before its 1967 expansion.
Brooklyn Nets (Basketball). They are one of two NBA teams located in New York City, originally based in New Jersey
DAY 14 Thursday November 14, 2024 New York
Morning: Visit the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum to explore the life of the legendary baseball player. Continue onto New York. Afternoon: Sightseeing Coach Tour of New York, with local guide. Visit Midtown area, Central Park, Wall Street financial district and 9/11 Memorial. Tonight we hope to attend a basketball or Ice Hockey game (subject to schedule). Overnight: Hotel Edison, New York. (B)
DAY 15 Friday November 15, 2024 New York
Morning: Enjoy a cruise on New York Harbor, aboard the famous Staten Island Ferry. See the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (historic immigrant processing facility). Afternoon: Enjoy a Yankee Stadium Tour to experience the history and iconic moments of the New York Yankees, one of baseball’s most legendary teams. Tonight we hope to attend a basketball or Ice Hockey game (subject to schedule). (B)
DAY 16 Saturday November 16, 2024 New York
Today we visit the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to celebrate the sport’s greats, explore its history, and witness the remarkable achievements of basketball legends. A must-see for any basketball enthusiast. Tonight we hope to attend a basketball or Ice Hockey game (subject to schedule). (B)
DAY 17 Sunday November 17, 2024 New York
Free time. You may wish to ‘take in’ spectacular views of New York from the top of the Empire State Building or the Top of the Rock Observation Deck, at Rockefeller Plaza (both optional). Alternatively, you may like to go shopping. New York is a shoppers’ paradise; in addition to famous department stores, like Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, and Saks Fifth Avenue, the ‘Big Apple’ has every kind of shopping experience you could imagine. Afternoon: We will have our End-of-Tour Dinner to celebrate out time in America. (B,D)
DAY 18 Monday November 18, 2024 Depart New York
Free time for shopping and packing. Mid-Afternoon: Transfer to airport, to commence return trip to Australia. (B)
DAY 19 Tuesday November 19, 2024 In flight
DAY 20 Wednesday November 20, 2024 Arrive back in Australia
Arrive back in Australia and the tour concludes.
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International touring can involve a considerable amount of walking and stair climbing in the places visited and it is important that all tour participants have a level of physical fitness that allows them to take part in this activity without the need of assistance from others.
Travelrite International Pty Ltd. A.C.N. 005 817 0781 (Travelrite International) is the tour operator.
The tour’s costs are based on transport, accommodation costs, entrance costs and exchange rate at 1 November 2023. Travelrite reserves the right to alter the costs if any of these factors change, giving any passenger that has booked the right to withdraw with full refund of monies paid or modify arrangements. No alterations to costings will be made within 60 days prior to departure.
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“The golf courses were all amazing. Robert has a great ability to organise people with minimum fuss. He was an excellent guide and golf coach and created a wonderful atmosphere. We has a fabulous time.”
“Keep up the great work. The tour was fabulous and we would highly recommend it to anyone. Robert was the perfect host. Great charm & English wit.”