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Jazz, Blues und Rock’n’Roll

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 sights. Then head to Memphis, the birthplace of Rock ‘N‘ Roll. See all Memphis has to offer, including Elvis’s birthplace, Graceland. Your last stop is New Orleans, 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 a truly music lover’s dream come true!

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Chicago -> Memphis -> New Orleans

Highlights:

  • Explore Chicago on a multi-day hop-on / hop-off sightseeing tour
  • Enjoy Memphis on a platinum tour including Graceland
  • Enjoy a Battlefield Cruise in New Orleans aboard a paddlewheel boat
  • Experience the sights and excitement of New Orleans on a city tour
  • One-way Amtrak® from Chicago to Memphis; Memphis to New Orleans in Coach accommodations on the City of New Orleans
  • 7 nights‘ hotel accommodations; one night on board Amtrak
  • 3 meals included (1 dinner in Chicago, 1 dinner in Memphis, 1 brunch in New Orleans*)

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

Reiseverlauf:

DAY 1 YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS IN CHICAGO

Welcome to Chicago! 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, scope out the city on your own. We suggest taking a walk down Magnificent Mile, which offers world-class shopping, fine dining, and lots of other attractions. (Overnight in Chicago)

DAY 2 CHICAGO

Continue your sightseeing tour with your multi-day pass. 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. Dinner this evening at a popular restaurant in Chicago is included. (Overnight in Chicago) 

Chicago

DAY 3 OVERNIGHT ABOARD AMTRAK®

Transfer on your own to the station and board Amtrak’s City of New Orleans® for a relaxing overnight trip down South to Memphis in your coach accommodations. 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. (Overnight on the train)

DAY 4 MEMPHIS

You’ll arrive in Memphis early in the morning. Transfer 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 Beale Street or head to the Peabody Hotel to see the famous ducks. (Overnight in Memphis)

Memphis Graceland

DAY 5 MEMPHIS

Today, enjoy a platinum 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. This evening, enjoy your included dinner at a popular Memphis restaurant. (Overnight in Memphis) 

Mississippi-Dampfer

DAY 6 MEMPHIS TO 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)

New Orleans - French Quarter

DAY 7 NEW ORLEANS

Start the day with a jazz brunch at the famous Court of Two Sisters restaurant. (Dinner at a popular restaurant is included when brunch is unavailable.) 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)

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, Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, where you can tour the Chalmette Battlefield, including the Malus-Beauregard House and the Chalmette Monument. (Overnight in New Orleans)

DAY 9 YOUR JOURNEY ENDS IN NEW ORLEANS

Heute endet Ihrer eindrucksvolle Tour von Nord nach Süd. Gern beraten wir Sie für Ihren Anschlußaufenthalt z.B. in Florida.

 

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