Vintage New Orleans - 6 Day Tour
Step back into the Golden Era of rail travel with a deluxe rail journey from Chicago to New Orleans aboard restored Pullman cars. This premier 6-day rail vacation includes overnight train travel including private Pullman sleeping compartment and access to all Observation, Lounge, and Dining cars, sophisticated hotel stays, and comprehensive sightseeing to create a truly one-of-a-kind train vacation.
Day 1 - Arrive in Chicago
Arrive in Chicago and transfer on your own to your centrally-located hotel near popular attractions, shopping, and dining. Overnight Chicago.
Day 2 - Chicago Sightseeing / Pullman to New Orleans
Spend the day visiting Chicagoís top attractions aboard a hop on/hop off sightseeing tour of the city. Sights include Millennium Park, the Magnificent Mile, Willis Tower, the Art Institute, and more. Early this evening, transfer to historic Union Station and board your vintage Pullman train car for an 8:00 pm departure south. Overnight train. (D)
Day 3 - En Route to New Orleans
Spend the better part of the day enjoying the trainís amenities. Drink in the views from the Pullman Observation Car, take delicious meals in the Dining Car, and enjoy beverages and good company in the Lounge Car. Youíre scheduled to arrive in New Orleans at 3:32 pm. Transfer on your own to your hotel, located in the heart of the French Quarter. The evening is at your leisure. Overnight New Orleans. (B, L)
Day 4 - Experience New Orleans
Embark on a hop on/hop off sightseeing tour of New Orleans. Sights include Jackson Square, St. Louis Cemetery, the shops along Magazine Street, the Garden District, and more. This evening enjoy a dinner Jazz Cruise aboard the Steamboat Natchez, including live entertainment with views of the New Orleans skyline as your backdrop. Overnight New Orleans. (D)
Day 5 - Excursion to Oak Alley Plantation
Set off on a half-day tour to Oak Alley Plantation. Built in 1839, it is one of the most photographed plantations of the Old South. Your guided tour will reveal fascinating stories of the home and its history. Return to New Orleans with the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight New Orleans.
Day 6 - Return Home
Your vintage New Orleans rail vacation comes to an end today.
Prices are land-only, per person. Prices are correct at the time this web page is published; however, are subject to change.
Premium pricing will apply for travel between May 1-7 and July 2-9, 2013.