Jazz Blues And Rock ’N’ Roll

  • Chicago + 7 more
  • Independent Rail Tours, Rail Tours, USA Rail Tours,
  • 10
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Introduction

This ten-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!

 

Please note: – This is a suggested itinerary only and is intended to give an overview of what is possible. All of our holiday itineraries are fully customisable and can be tailor-made to suit your own individual requirements.  If you would like to start in a different destination, use specific hotel accommodation, include an extra night here, a side-trip there and/or include tickets to an event please let your Discover North America travel specialist know. They’ll also book you the best value flights to ensure a seamless holiday experience.

 

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Itinerary

DAY 1 ARRIVE CHICAGO

Welcome to Chicago! Upon arrival, explore the Windy City on a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour covering 13 magnificent miles of this amazing city, making it the best way to visit all the top attractions and destinations. Hop-off at any of the stops along the tour to enjoy the sights at your leisure. Later in the day, explore the city on your own. We suggest taking a walk down Magnificent Mile. (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 2 CHICAGO

Continue your sightseeing tour on your multi-day tour. Be sure to stop by the iconic attractions Chicago has to offer, like the Skydeck Chicago, Navy Pier, Millennium Park, 360 Chicago, and much more. (Overnight in Chicago)

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. 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 4 MEMPHIS

You'll arrive in Memphis early in the morning. Travel on your own to your hotel, which is located in the heart of downtown. 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. (Overnight in Memphis)

DAY 5 MEMPHIS

Today, enjoy a tour of Memphis, including the iconic Graceland. This narrated tour will help you discover downtown, the Mighty Mississippi, Beale Street, Peabody Hotel, Sun Studio, 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 at Graceland. Stop in the Meditation Garden to see the final resting place of Elvis and his parents. (Overnight in Memphis)

DAY 6 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 7 NEW ORLEANS

After a leisurely morning, you'll set off for your included New Orleans city tour. Absorb the sights and sounds of the world-famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square. Explore the historic 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. View the longest bridge over water in the world, the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway and much more. (Overnight in New Orleans)

DAY 8 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 9

Discover North America can arrange extra nights in New Orleans and trip extensions. Please call us for more details.