Jazz Blues & Rock ‘N’ Roll
9 Day Rail Holiday - from £949
This nine-day rail journey is a music lover’s dream come true! Start your holiday in Chicago and exploring its famous blues scene before enjoying a relaxing train ride to Memphis, the birthplace of Rock ‘N’ Roll. Your last stop is New Orleans, the home of Jazz.
- Discover the Blues scene of Chicago
- Tour of Elvis’ Mansion, Graceland
- Explore New Orleans’ French Quarter
- Cruise the Mississippi on a paddlewheeler
- Overnight on the City of New Orleans Train
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Your Rail Holiday
Day 1: 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.
Hotel:Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza (2 nights)
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. Dinner this evening at a popular restaurant in Chicago is included. D
Day 3: Onboard the City of New Orleans (Train)
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 the jazz clubs of New Orleans.
Hotel:Overnight on the Train
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.
Hotel:The Crowne Plaza Memphis (2 nights)
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. This evening, enjoy your included dinner at a popular Memphis restaurant. D.
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.
Hotel:Wyndham New Orleans - French Quarter (3 nights)
Day 7: New Orleans
Start the day with a jazz brunch at the famous Court of Two Sisters restaurant. 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. B.
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.
Day 9: Depart New Orleans
Choose to stay longer in the wonderful city of New Orleans, move on to your next destination or say a fond farewell to America and head to the airport for your flight home.
9 Day Rail Holiday - from £949
with flights from £1,495
Upgrade to a Roomette – from £10
Upgrade to a Bedroom – from £100
Save £150 per couple when upgrading to a Roomette
Save £250 per couple when upgrading to a Bedroom
*Offer - £150 discount per couple when upgrading to a Roomette or £250 off when upgrading to a Bedroom. Offer valid on new bookings only including three components or more, until 3rd August 2019 for travel anytime in 2019 and 2020. Subject to availability, seasonal variations may apply.
Prices are per person, based on 2 sharing a twin room and include meals where shown. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Amtrak travel is for Coach Accommodations unless otherwise stated. Upgrades to Roomette or Bedroom accommodations on board Amtrak are available. Call Freedom America for departure dates and availability Seasonal variations may apply - call 0333 234 0922 or enquire now for more details. Note: Itineraries may vary for tours departing from 1st April 2020 onwards.
Your Rail Holiday
Discover America on an exciting independent rail adventure. All rail explorers can be booked as they are or you can choose to add extra days to extend your stay in the USA.
Your rail holiday includes:
- Superb sightseeing and activities
- Comfortable travel by rail journey
- 7 nights hotel accommodation
- 1 nights onboard the train
- Meals as shown
- Option to add extra nights