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Jazz, Blues and Rock ‘n Roll by Rail - 8 Day Tour
Celebrate the music genres that have made America famous on this 8-day escorted rail tour through three iconic cities. Your musical discovery begins in Muddy Waters' Chicago and continues on to Memphis, the birthplace of Rock 'n Roll and home to Graceland and the world-famous Sun Studios, and New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz.
- One-way rail transportation aboard Amtrak's City of New Orleans from Chicago to Memphis in Roomette sleeping accommodation
- One-way rail transportation aboard Amtrak's City of New Orleans from Memphis to New Orleans in Coach accommodations
- Hotel accommodations for 6 nights
- 11 meals (7 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 3 dinners)
- Sightseeing and scenic excursions per itinerary (admission to all attractions included in tour price)
- Services of a professional tour manager
- Meal gratuities for all meals except those served on Amtrak
- Sun Studios
- Staxx Museum
- Rock 'n Soul Museum
- Beale Street
- Bourbon Street
- Garden District
Day 1 - Arrive in Chicago
Welcome to the Windy City! Check into your hotel with the remainder of the day at your leisure. This evening meet your tour manager and fellow travelers at a wine and cheese reception. Overnight Chicago.
Day 2 - Chicago Sightseeing
Start your morning with a tour of Chicago. This afternoon is at your leisure to explore on your own or enjoy some shopping along the Magnificent Mile. Dinner and an evening activity are also included. Overnight Chicago. (B, D)
Day 3 - Memphis-Bound on the City of New Orleans
Today you'll enjoy unparalleled views of Chicago's renowned architecture on a guided cruise on the Chicago River. Dinner at a popular restaurant in Chicago is included. This evening, transfer to historic Union Station and board Amtrak's City of New Orleans train for your journey south to Memphis. Overnight train. (B, D)
Day 4 - Arrive in Memphis
The City of New Orleans arrives in Memphis early this morning. Transfer to your hotel and check your luggage with the bell desk before starting your Memphis sightseeing. A tour of Graceland, Elvis's home, will kick off your stay. Overnight Memphis. (B)
Day 5 - Explore Memphis
A fun city tour of Memphis complete with musicians onboard and audience participation is on the day's agenda. Highlights of the sightseeing tour include visits to Sun Studios, the Staxx Museum and the Rock 'n Soul Museum. Dinner tonight will be at a popular Memphis restaurant. Overnight Memphis. (B. D)
Day 6 - Memphis to New Orleans
Transfer to the train station this morning and board the City of New Orleans for the 400-mile journey to the Big Easy. Upon arrival in New Orleans, transfer to your hotel with the evening at your leisure. Overnight New Orleans. (B, D)
Day 7 - New Orleans Sightseeing
Start the day with a jazz brunch at the Court of Two Sisters. You'll be serenaded with more jazz music as you dine. Following breakfast, embark on a tour of the city including the Garden District and the French Latin Quarter. Dinner tonight is aboard the Steamboat Natchez. Overnight New Orleans. (B, D)
Day 8 - Tour Concludes
Bid farewell to the birthplace of jazz this morning when your American music tour comes to a close.
Prices are land-only, per person based on double occupancy. Single pricing is available upon request. Prices are are correct at the time of this web page going live; however, are subject to confirmation at time of booking.
Call 877-929-7245 today to book your Jazz, Blues and Rock 'n Roll by Rail vacation.