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Jazz, Blues and Rock 'N' Roll Escorted

8 Days

Chicago > Memphis > New Orleans

 

Celebrate American rhythm on a eight-day rail journey through three cities pulsing with legendary music. Launch your vacation in Muddy Waters' Chicago. Sample the city's sounds and the fare at the Italian Village. Then move on to Memphis, the birthplace of Rock ‘N' Roll. While there, tour Graceland®, and visit the world-famous Sun Studios. Rejoin Amtrak, and ride to New Orleans. Savor a jazz brunch and feel the beat of Bourbon Street. Trace the story of three musical genres rooted to three heartland cities.

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Highlights:

    • Chicago city tour and cruise
    • Memphis Tour including Graceland
    • Admission to Sun Studios, Staxx Museum, and Rock 'n' Soul Museum 
    • Dinner cruise in New Orleans aboard the Steamboat Nachez

     

     

     

    Package Also Includes:

    • One-way Amtrak from Chicago to Memphis; Memphis to New Orleans in Roomette accommodations; meals included in Dining car
    • 6 nights' hotel accommodations; one night's sleeping accommodations on board Amtrak®
    • 12 meals (6 breakfasts, 1, brunch, 1 lunch, 4 dinners)
    • Wine and cheese welcome reception in Chicago 
    • Evening activity in Chicago
    • New Orleans Area Tour
    • Meal gratuities included with all meals except on board the Amtrak® train
    • Services of an Amtrak Vacations Tour Escort for the duration of journey

Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Package prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach or Roomette accommodations as noted in trip itinerary. Upgrades to Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Alternate hotels may be used on some dates. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

DAY 1 YOUR ESCORTED JOURNEY BEGINS IN CHICAGO
Welcome to Chicago, known as the “Windy City”. Meet your tour escort and the rest of the group at a wine and cheese reception. (Overnight in Chicago)


DAY 2 CHICAGO
This morning have breakfast at the hotel before you begin your morning tour of Chicago. This afternoon you will have some free time to explore or enjoy some shopping on the Magnificent Mile. Dinner and an evening activity are also included. (Overnight in Chicago) B, D


DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ABOARD AMTRAK®
Today you will enjoy unparalleled views of Chicago's world renowned architecture as you are guided on a cruise along the Chicago River. Dinner at a popular restaurant in Chicago is included. This evening, transfer to Amtrak and board the train to Memphis. (Overnight on the train) B, D


DAY 4 MEMPHIS
Your arrival in Memphis will be very early in the morning. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy breakfast before your tour of Graceland. This tour of Elvis's home will kick off your stay in Memphis. (Overnight in Memphis) B


DAY 5 MEMPHIS
Wake up refreshed and ready to see Memphis. A fun city tour is included for today with musicians onboard and audience participation. Admission to Sun Studios, the Staxx Museum and Rock ‘n' Soul Museum are also included. Dinner tonight will be at a popular Memphis restaurant. (Overnight in Memphis) B, D


DAY 6 MEMPHIS TO NEW ORLEANS
Transfer to Amtrak and board the train to the “Big Easy”. Upon arrival, you will transfer to your New Orleans hotel for a good night's rest. (Overnight in New Orleans) B, L


DAY 7 NEW ORLEANS
Today you will start the day with a jazz brunch at The Court of Two Sisters, just a short walk away. You'll be serenaded with more jazz music as you dine. Following brunch you will enjoy a tour of New Orleans and see the Garden District and the French Quarter. Enjoy your finale dinner aboard the Steamboat Natchez. (Overnight in New Orleans) BR, D


DAY 8 YOUR ESCORTED JOURNEY ENDS IN NEW ORLEANS
Bid farewell to the birthplace of jazz. B


Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. Package prices do not include rail from your hometown. Please call for pricing. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Amtrak travel is for Coach or Roomette accommodations as noted in trip itinerary. Upgrades to Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call for pricing. Other restrictions may apply. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Alternate hotels may be used on some dates. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

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