This nine-day rail journey is perfect for music lovers! Launch your vacation in Chicago and explore its famous blues scene and all the popular sights. Then, enjoy a relaxing train ride as you head to Memphis, Birthplace of Rock ‘N’ Roll. Don’t forget to soak in the lovely landscape along the way.
See all Memphis has to offer, including Elvis’s birthplace, Graceland. Your last stop is New Orleans, Birthplace of Jazz. Treat your ears and palate with a jazz brunch at the famous Court of Two Sisters restaurant. Take in the picturesque sights of New Orleans and the French Quarter from the deck of an old-fashioned paddlewheel boat. This trip is a truly music lover’s dream come true!
Chicago > Memphis > New Orleans (9 Days, 8 Nights)
• Explore Chicago on a multi-day hop-on / hop-off sightseeing tour
• Enjoy Memphis on a platinum tour including Graceland
• Enjoy a Battlefield Cruise in New Orleans aboard a paddlewheel boat
• Experience the sights and excitement of New Orleans on a city tour
Package Also Includes:
• One-way Amtrak® from Chicago to Memphis; Memphis to New Orleans in Coach accommodations on the City of New Orleans
• 7 nights hotel accommodations; one night on board Amtrak
• 3 meals included (1 dinner in Chicago, 1 dinner in Memphis, 1 brunch in New Orleans*)
* Dinner at a popular restaurant substituted when brunch in New Orleans is unavailable
DAY 1 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN CHICAGO
Welcome to Chicago! Enjoy a hop-on / hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago covering 13 magnificent miles of the city making it the best way to visit all the top attractions and destinations. We encourage you to take your time and hop-on and hop-off all day with your multi-day pass. Later in the day, take a walk down Magnificent Mile for world-class shopping, dinner and attractions. (Overnight in Chicago)
DAY 2 CHICAGO
Continue your sightseeing tour with your multi-day pass. Be sure to explore the city and stop at one of the most iconic stops like the Skydeck Chicago, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, 360 Chicago, and much more. Dinner this evening at a popular restaurant in Chicago is included. (Overnight in Chicago)
Dinner is included.
DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ABOARD AMTRAK®(Train departs from Chicago at 20:05)
Transfer on your own and board Amtrak to Memphis for a relaxing overnight trip to the South in your Coach accommodations. Your journey on the City of New Orleans takes you through the heart of our nation’s musical heritage – from Chicago with its world-class Chicago Symphony Orchestra and still vibrant electric blues scene, to Beale Street in Memphis. (Overnight on the train)
DAY 4 MEMPHIS (Train arrives in Memphis at 07:27)
You’ll arrive in Memphis in the early morning. Transfer on your own to your hotel in the heart of downtown Memphis. Today you’ll have some free time to explore the sights and sounds of Memphis. Be sure to check out Beale Street or see the Peabody Hotel ducks! (Overnight in Memphis)
DAY 5 MEMPHIS
Today, enjoy a platinum tour of Memphis including Graceland. On the city tour, an experienced tour lecturer will help you discover places like downtown, the Mighty Mississippi, Beale Street, Peabody Hotel, Sun Studio, and more! On the Graceland tour, get up close to the things Elvis cherished and get a taste of his life at Graceland. Plus, stop in the Meditation Garden to see the final resting place of Elvis and his parents. This evening, enjoy your included dinner at a popular Memphis restaurant. (Overnight in Memphis)
Dinner is included.
DAY 6 MEMPHIS TO NEW ORLEANS (Train departs from Memphis at 06:50 and arrives into New Orleans at 15:52)
Transfer on your own and board Amtrak to New Orleans. Travel the history-laden musical crossroads of Mississippi to New Orleans – the birthplace of jazz. Upon arrival, you will transfer to your hotel in the “Big Easy”. (Overnight in New Orleans)
DAY 7 NEW ORLEANS
Start the day with a jazz brunch at the famous Court of Two Sisters restaurant (dinner at a popular restaurant included when brunch is unavailable). After brunch, enjoy your included New Orleans city tour. Absorb the sights & sounds of the world famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square, and visit one of the historic cemeteries, referred to as “Cities of the Dead.” Marvel at stories of voodoo and piracy on Bayou St. John, the waterway used by Jean Lafitte and his band of pirates, view the longest bridge over water in the world, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway and much more. (Overnight in New Orleans)
Brunch is included.
DAY 8 NEW ORLEANS
Enjoy a Battlefield Cruise and take in the picturesque sights of New Orleans and the French Quarter from a unique vantage point – the outside deck of an old-fashioned paddlewheel boat! You’ll view the French Quarter and the Port of New Orleans from the river as the Captain entertains you with a detailed narration of New Orleans landmarks, history, vessel information, and river lore. Disembark at the site of the 1815 Battle of New Orleans, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, where you can tour the Chalmette Battlefield including the Malus-Beauregard House and the Chalmette Monument. (Overnight in New Orleans)
DAY 9 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN NEW ORLEANS
You rail tour finishes once you check out of your Hotel accommodation in New Orleans.
Chicago: Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza.
Memphis: The Crowne Plaza Memphis.
New Orleans: Wyndham French Quarter New Orleans
PRICE = £1175 per person (based on two sharing)
This tour operates on a regular basis throughout the year, please contact us to check availability on 0191 246 0708
Train Upgrade Price:
Upgrade is per person in double
Roomette = £75 per person
Bedroom = £150 per person
This great tour can be book now for a deposit of just £99 per person – however please remember deposits are Non Refundable
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