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Jazz Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll

9 Days from

$1349

Chicago Memphis New Orleans

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Jazz Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Reservations:
1 (800) 268-7252
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from your Amtrak Station:
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Trip Overview

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 head to Memphis, the birthplace of Rock ‘N' Roll. 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!

Highlights

  • 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.

Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. 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 accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or 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. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

DAY 1 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN CHICAGO
Welcome to Chicago! Explore the Windy City on a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour covering 13 magnificent miles of this amazing city, making it the best way to visit all the top attractions and destinations. Hop-off at any of the stops along the tour to enjoy the sights at your leisure. Later in the day, scope out the city on your own. We suggest taking a walk down Magnificent Mile, which offers world-class shopping, fine dining, and lots of other attractions. (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 2 CHICAGO
Continue your sightseeing tour with your multi-day pass. Be sure to stop by the iconic attractions Chicago has to offer, 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) D

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ABOARD AMTRAK®
Transfer on your own to the station and board Amtrak's City of New Orleans® for a relaxing overnight trip down South to Memphis in your coach accommodations. Your journey on this train route 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
You'll arrive in Memphis early in the morning. Transfer on your own to your hotel, which is located in the heart of downtown. Today, you'll have some free time to explore the sights and sounds of this musical city. If you're looking for places to go, check out Beale Street or head to the Peabody Hotel to see the famous ducks. (Overnight in Memphis)

DAY 5 MEMPHIS
Today, enjoy a platinum tour of Memphis, including the iconic Graceland. This narrated tour will help you discover downtown, the Mighty Mississippi, Beale Street, Peabody Hotel, Sun Studio, and many more wonderful attractions! On your Graceland tour, you'll get up close and personal to the things Elvis cherished most in the world and truly get a glimpse of his life at Graceland. 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) D

DAY 6 MEMPHIS TO NEW ORLEANS
Travel on your own to the station and board Amtrak to New Orleans. Take in the Southern scenery as you travel the history-laden musical roads of Mississippi to New Orleans - the birthplace of jazz. Upon your arrival, you will travel to your hotel, where you can settle in for the night or start exploring this lovely city. (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 is included when brunch is unavailable.) After a leisurely morning, you'll set off for your included New Orleans city tour. Absorb the sights and sounds of the world famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square. Explore the historic cemeteries, often referred to as "Cities of the Dead." Marvel at the fascinating 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) BR

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! Take in the amazing views of the French Quarter and the Port of New Orleans from the river as the boat's captain entertains you with a detailed narration of New Orleans landmarks, history 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

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

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza

Located in the center of downtown Chicago’s exciting River North area and minutes from the Loop and Michigan Ave the contemporary Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza offers exceptional views of the Chicago River and the Chicago skyline. Our recent $20 million redesign is apparent in every aspect of the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, from our stunning atrium lobby to our 521 comfortable and contemporary guest rooms and suites.

Palmer House Hilton

Welcome to The Palmer House®: a Hilton Hotel - an iconic, world-class downtown Chicago hotel and gateway to Chicago's rejuvenated Loop scene. A modern Chicago grand hotel, the Palmer House is a lively destination within walking distance of the best attractions the city of Chicago has to offer like Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the theater district. The guest rooms and suites match the hotel's French Baroque styling with metropolitan flair.

The Westin Michigan Avenue

The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago Hotel, which is located on Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile, is steps from Lake Michigan, Michigan Avenue restaurants and premier Michigan Avenue shopping.

Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown

Enjoy your visit to the "Birthplace of Rock n' Roll" with our contemporary guest rooms that are ideal for business or leisure. We offer complimentary Wi-Fi and top amenities like an outdoor pool, professional meeting space and an onsite restaurant and lounge. Our prime location gives you close proximity to Downtown Memphis and popular attractions.

Sheraton Memphis

Perfect for conventions or conferences, this hotel in Memphis, TN is connected by skywalk to the 300,000 square foot Memphis-Cook Convention Center.
Enjoy upgraded amenities at this Memphis, TN hotel including our renovated fitness center and convenient UPS Store for travelers on the go.

Peabody Memphis Hotel

In the heart of "Blues City," you'll find The Peabody Memphis, a magnificent hotel. Our convenient downtown location is just blocks from Beale Street, the Memphis Rock N Soul Museum, Gibson Guitar Factory, Fed-Ex Forum, National Civil Rights Museum, Sun Studio, Orpheum Theatre, and the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter

Enjoy the best of the past and present in a single location at the Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans hotel. Only steps away from top attractions in the Big Easy, this hotel in the Warehouse District of New Orleans pairs historic features like original exposed brick and plantation shutters with modern touches.

Holiday Inn Superdome

The Holiday Inn® New Orleans Downtown Superdome hotel's outstanding location and amenities promise to make your New Orleans vacation a dream come true. You can enjoy all the legendary sights and sounds of this world-class city when you stay at one of the best New Orleans, LA hotels. Sample and savor the revelry of the French Quarter or test Lady Luck at Harrah's Casino. The allure of stunning museums of the Arts District are easily reached via our free shuttle.

Hotel Monteleone

It's been said that the French Quarter begins in the lobby of the Hotel Monteleone. In fact, this venerable establishment sits majestically at the foot of Royal Street. giving guests the best point of departure for all things New Orleans. This historic landmark is a member of Historic Hotels of America. The hotel boasts 25 meeting and reception rooms, 600 newly renovated rooms and suites, two award-winning restaurants, the famous Carousel Bar, Logo Shop, and heated rooftop pool.

New Orleans Marriott

Discover a riverfront New Orleans Hotel in the energetic Arts District, minutes away from the area’s top attractions such as the French Quarter, Harrah’s Casino, Cruise Port and a multitude of dining & entertainment options. Plan your next stay at the Marriott, a premier hotel near the New Orleans convention center featuring impeccable service in a welcoming atmosphere.

Residence Inn New Orleans Convention Center

Whether traveling for a quick getaway or looking for a temporary place to call home, the Residence Inn New Orleans Downtown is ideally located in the historic Warehouse District. Located minutes from the Outlet Collection at Riverwalk, House of Blues, National World War II Museum, Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and the Port of New Orleans. Stay cozy and connected in spacious suites with complimentary Wi-Fi access and fully equipped kitchens, and take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool after a routine workout in our state-of-the-art fitness center.

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel

Welcome to the four-diamond Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, a center for all the radiance that makes New Orleans shine. Located on the historic Canal Street streetcar line adjacent to the French Quarter, the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel is a short walk to Bourbon Street, Mardi Gras parades, and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Work, play or simply relax within an atmosphere of endless excitement from the heart of one of the world's greatest cities.

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For more information or to make a reservation, call our rail vacation experts at:
1 (800) 268-7252

Disclaimer:

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, tax included. 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 accommodations unless otherwise noted. Upgrades to Roomette or 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. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports (if applicable): Passports are required when crossing the Canadian border. Amtrak and Amtrak Vacations are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

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