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Jazz Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll Roundtrip from Boston

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Trip Overview

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!

Highlights

  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Sightseeing city tour of Memphis with admission to Graceland
  • Battlefield Cruise in New Orleans
  • Sightseeing city tour of New Orleans




Package Also Includes:

  • Roundtrip Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Boston to Chicago; Chicago to Memphis; Memphis to New Orleans; and New Orleans to Boston on the Lake Shore Limited®, City of New Orleans®, Crescent®, and Northeast Regional® trains
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodations; 3 nights' onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals included (1 dinner, 1 brunch*)

* Dinner at a popular restaurant substituted when brunch in New Orleans is unavailable.

Trip Map

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 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

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.

JW Marriott Chicago

The JW Marriott Chicago is a luxurious and majestic Chicago Loop hotel. This luxury hotel in downtown Chicago is located near State Street, Millennium Park, Magnificent Mile and historic Chicago museums.

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.

Sheraton Grand Chicago

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, is ideally situated on the Chicago River, within walking distance of Navy Pier, Magnificent Mile shopping, Millennium Park, the Loop business district and all of the other local favorites that make Chicago a one of a kind destination.

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

Stay in the heart of historical Memphis traditions at the fully renovated Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown. Fresh from a multi-million-dollar renovation, with no detail overlooked, our hotel is within minutes of famed Barbeque and Blues. Situated between the Memphis Cook Convention Center and Beale Street, the Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown is the ideal location for those in town for business and pleasure

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 Downtown 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

Located on the historic Canal Street streetcar line adjacent to the French Quarter, the 4 –diamond, dog-friendly Sheraton New Orleans is in the heart of the all the best the Big Easy has to offer. Walk out of our front doors and onto the most celebrated parade route in the world. Cross the street and you’re in the legendary French Quarter.

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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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