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Jazz Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll Roundtrip from New York

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Jazz Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll Roundtrip from New York

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Trip Overview

New York City > Chicago > Memphis > New Orleans > New York City

This eleven-day roundtrip rail journey is perfect for music lovers! After traveling from New York, take in Chicago and explore its famous blues scene and popular culture. Then, enjoy a leisurely train ride as you head to Memphis, famous for Beale Street and the many blues and jazz clubs. Experience Memphis's top attractions including Elvis's famous mansion, Graceland. You will then head down to New Orleans, where jazz is king! Treat your ears and palate with a jazz brunch at a popular French Quarter restaurant. Take in the beautiful sights of the city from an authentic paddlewheel cruise! This trip is perfect for any music enthusiast.

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 aboard a paddlewheel boat
  • Guided sightseeing city tour New Orleans


Package Also Includes:

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

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

Trip Map

Why Not?

Extend your trip or try this package in reverse. Call a Rail Expert for details.

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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.

DAY 1 NEW YORK
Today board Amtrak's Lake Shore Limited in New York Penn Station for your trip to Chicago! Sit back and relax you're your journey to “The Windy City”. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 2 CHICAGO?
Welcome to Chicago! Explore the Windy City on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour that will guide you throughout the city. This is a perfect way to experience Chicago's top attractions. Hop off at any of the stops along the tour to enjoy the sights at your leisure. Later in the day, adventure throughout the city on your own. We suggest that you explore Chicago's River North neighborhood, home to many shops, restaurants, and night-life! (Overnight in Chicago)

?DAY 3 CHICAGO?
Continue your sightseeing tour with your multi-day hop-on, hop-off tour. Be sure to visit Chicago's popular attractions such as the Skydeck Chicago, Navy Pier, and the Magnificent Mile. This evening enjoy dinner at a popular Chicago restaurant. (Overnight in Chicago) D

?DAY 4 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK®?
Today you will board Amtrak's City of New Orleans for an overnight trip down to Memphis. As the train winds its way South through the heart of the country, prepare yourself for a wonderful time in Memphis. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAY 5 MEMPHIS?
After arriving in Memphis this morning travel to your hotel in downtown Memphis. 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 iconic ducks do their march through the lobby. (Overnight in Memphis)

DAY 6 MEMPHIS?
Today, enjoy a tour of Memphis, including the famous Graceland. This narrated tour will help you discover all that Memphis has to offer, from the Mighty Mississippi, Sun Studio, the statues of the two kings (B.B. King and Elvis the “King of Rock & Roll), and many more exciting attractions! On your Graceland tour, you'll get up close and personal to everything Elvis. As you walk through the mansion you will be in awe of the many collections of platinum records, concert outfits, and Elvis memorabilia. (Overnight in Memphis)

DAY 7 MEMPHIS > NEW ORLEANS?
This morning board Amtrak to New Orleans. Upon your arrival, you will travel to your hotel, where you can settle in for the night or start exploring the “Crescent City”. (Overnight in New Orleans)

DAY 8 NEW ORLEANS?
Start the day with a jazz brunch at a popular French Quarter restaurant. After brunch, you'll set off for your guided sightseeing tour of the city. Absorb the sights and culture of the French Quarter and the historic Jackson Square. Explore the cemeteries, known as the "Cities of the Dead." And enjoy the fascinating stories of voodoo and piracy on Bayou St. John. There is plenty to do and see in the “City that Care Forgot”. (Overnight in New Orleans) BR

DAY 9 NEW ORLEANS?
Today you will enjoy a cruise on an authentic 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 history of New Orleans landmarks, and river lore. (Overnight in New Orleans)

?DAY 10 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Today you will board Amtrak for your trip back to New York. 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 NEW YORK

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 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

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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