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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 sites. Then, enjoy a relaxing train ride as you head to Memphis, the birthplace of rock ‘n' roll. Don’t forget to soak in the lovely landscape along the way. See all Memphis has to offer, including Elvis’s famous mansion, Graceland. Your last stop is New Orleans, the 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 truly a music lover’s dream come true!

Highlights

  • Multi-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of Chicago
  • Sightseeing city tour of Memphis including admission to Graceland
  • Battlefield Cruise in New Orleans aboard a paddlewheel boat
  • Sightseeing city tour of New Orleans

Package Also Includes:

  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Memphis and Memphis to New Orleans onboard the City of New Orleans®
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodations; 1 night onboard Amtrak
  • 2 meals included (1 dinner, 1 brunch)
  • Jazz brunch at the Court of Two Sisters


Trip Map

Why Not...

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

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

DAYS 1-2 CHICAGO
Welcome to Chicago! Explore the Windy City on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour, which covers 13 magnificent miles. Hop-off at any of the stops along the tour to enjoy the sights at your leisure. Later in the day, enjoy your included dinner at a popular restaurant. On day 2, continue exploring on your multi-day sightseeing tour. Be sure to stop by the iconic attractions Chicago has to offer, like the Skydeck. (Overnight in Chicago) D

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ONBOARD AMTRAK
Travel to the station and board Amtrak's City of New Orleans for a relaxing overnight trip down South to Memphis. (Overnight onboard Amtrak)

DAYS 4-5 MEMPHIS
You'll arrive in Memphis early in the morning. Today, you'll have some free time to explore the sights and sounds of the city. Check out the music scene on Beale Street or head to the Peabody Hotel to see the famous ducks. On day 5, enjoy a tour of Memphis, including the iconic Graceland, where you'll get up close and personal to the things Elvis cherished most in the world. (Overnight in Memphis)

DAY 6 MEMPHIS 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, check into your hotel and start exploring this lovely city. (Overnight in New Orleans)

DAYS 7-8 NEW ORLEANS
Start the day with a jazz brunch at the famous Court of Two Sisters restaurant then set off on your included New Orleans city tour. Absorb the sights and sounds of the world-famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square. On day 8, you will 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! (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.

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

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.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person and subject to availability, based on two people sharing a standard twin or double room. Prices are subject to change. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travellers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards.

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