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New Orleans Ultimate Getaway Roundtrip from Chicago

6 Days from

$919

Chicago New Orleans Chicago

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New Orleans Ultimate Getaway Roundtrip from Chicago

Reservations:
1 (800) 268-7252
Request a Quote
from your Amtrak Station:
Click Here

Trip Overview

New Orleans is full of mystic voodoo folklore, tasty Creole cuisine, and stunning historic architecture. Explore the French Quarter and let the festive jazz music serenade you. Take a scenic cruise on the Mississippi aboard a classic steamboat and experience the timeless beauty of Southern Louisiana on a swamp boat. New Orleans offers a fascinating blend of history, culture, and entertainment. The New Orleans Ultimate Getaway is the perfect way to explore all the “Crescent City” has to offer!

Highlights

  • 3 nights' hotel accommodations
  • Dinner at a popular restaurant
  • New Orleans VISITicket Multi-Day PowerPass*
  • Choice of Swamp and Bayou Tour, Hurricane Katrina Tour or Steamboat Natchez Evening Jazz Cruise
  • Roundtrip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago, IL on the City of New Orleans®

*New Orleans VISITicket 2 Day Power Pass includes admission to 20+ attractions including a New Orleans Bus Tour, Cajun Pride Swamp Tour by Boat, Paddlewheeler Creole Queen, New Orleans Audubon Aquarium, New Orleans Audubon Zoo, Mardi Gras World and more!


Personalize your trip:

  • Museum Admissions, such as the National World War II Museum and Mardi Gras World
  • Dining Options in the French Quarter
  • Tour historic homes such as the Laura Plantation or Oak Alley Plantation

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 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Today you will board Amtrak's City of New Orleans® train in Chicago to begin your trip! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 2 NEW ORLEANS
Welcome to New Orleans! Upon your arrival, check-in to your hotel and begin exploring the famous French Quarter! Known for its eclectic shops, sights and sounds, there's no shortage of things to do and see! Your dinner tonight is included in the French Quarter. (Overnight in New Orleans) D

DAY 3 NEW ORLEANS?
Continue exploring the city famous for its French Quarter and voodoo magic with your multi-day New Orleans VISITicket Power Pass! Get access to the New Orleans Aquarium, experience a cooking class, take a cruise on the Mississippi on board a paddle wheeler, and more! The sky's the limit with your VISITicket Power Pass! (Overnight in New Orleans)

DAY 4 NEW ORLEANS
The city awaits as you continue using your pass to take in the New Orleans at your own pace! You can experience the timeless beauty of Southern Louisiana in a custom built swamp boat as you travel through part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park - Barataria Preserve. Maybe you'd rather travel back in time and learn the history of Hurricane Katrina as you experience and drive past an actual levee that "breached" as a result of Hurricane Katrina and see the resulting devastation that displaced hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents. And if you'd like to ride on an authentic steamboat while listening to jazz then we've got just the activity for you! One thing is for sure - you won't run out of fun things to do today in New Orleans, the “Big Easy”! (Overnight in New Orleans)

DAY 5 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
This afternoon head over to the Amtrak station to board the train back to Chicago. As the train winds north, reflect on your wonderful experiences in New Orleans. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 6 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN CHICAGO

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

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.

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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