This eleven-day roundtrip rail journey is perfect for anyone who loves music! After traveling from Boston, take in Chicago and explore its famous blues clubs. Then, enjoy a leisurely train ride as you head down to Memphis, where you will visit Graceland the home of Elvis the “King of Rock & Roll”! You will then journey to New Orleans, “the City that Care Forgot” where jazz was born. Stroll the exciting streets of the French Quarter and enjoy the laid-back, musically oriented New Orleans culture. Your musical journey awaits!
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* Dinner at a popular restaurant substituted when brunch in New Orleans is unavailable.
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 board Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited in Boston for your trip to Chicago! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)
DAY 2 CHICAGO
Welcome to Chicago! Explore the Windy City on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of the city. This is a fun and convenient way to visit Chicago's top attractions and destinations. Hop off at any of the stops along the tour to enjoy the sights at your leisure. (Overnight in Chicago)
DAY 3 CHICAGO
Continue your Chicago sightseeing experience. Be sure to stop by the iconic attractions Chicago has to offer, like the Shedd Aquarium, Millennium Park, and Chicago's Navy Pier. Dinner this evening at a popular restaurant in Chicago is included. (Overnight in Chicago) D
DAY 4 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Travel to Chicago's Union Station and board Amtrak's City of New Orleans for a relaxing overnight trip down to Memphis. 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 and the home of Elvis, the King of Rock N Roll. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)
DAY 5 MEMPHIS
After arriving in Memphis this morning, travel to your hotel and check in. 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 the music scene on Beale Street or head to the Peabody Hotel to see the famous ducks do their little parade. (Overnight in Memphis)
DAY 6 MEMPHIS
Today, enjoy a tour of Memphis, including the iconic Graceland. This narrated tour will help you discover downtown, the Mighty Mississippi, Beale Street, Sun Studios, 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. Stop in the Meditation Garden to see the final resting place of Elvis and his family. (Overnight in Memphis)
DAY 7 MEMPHIS > 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 8 NEW ORLEANS
Start the day with a jazz brunch at a famous French Quarter Restaurant. After a leisurely morning, you'll set off for your sightseeing tour of New Orleans. Absorb the sights and sounds of historic Jackson Square. Explore the eerie 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. A true New Orleans experience awaits you! (Overnight in New Orleans) BR or D
DAY 9 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. (Overnight in New Orleans)
DAY 10 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Today you will board Amtrak for your trip back to Boston. As you travel north, reflect upon the wonderful experiences you had on your Jazz, Blues, and Rock ‘n' Roll journey! (Overnight onboard Amtrak)
DAY 11 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN BOSTON
Legend for meals: B - Breakfast, BR - Brunch, L - Lunch, D - Dinner
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