Dixieland & Rhythms

Day 1 - Chicago. Welcome to the "Windy City." Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
Day 2 - Chicago. Included sightseeing shows off the city's landmarks, then an afternoon at leisure. Maybe ride the elevator to the top of Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, stroll in Grant Park, or cruise on the Chicago River. Tonight, how about dinner on Navy Pier with its delightful shops and restaurants?
Day 3 - Chicago - St. Louis. Travel across the fertile Illinois farmlands to St. Louis, "Gateway to the West." An orientation tour includes a trip to the top of the [FP] GATEWAY ARCH, which commemorates the city's key role in westward expansion. Visit the museum under the Arch, celebrating Lewis & Clark's famous expedition 200 years ago.
Day 4 - St. Louis - Nashville. Recross the Mississippi River today and roll southeast to Paducah on the Ohio River. Late-afternoon arrival in Nashville. (CB)
Day 5 - Nashville. Start the day with a sightseeing tour of Nashville's famous landmarks and the Music Row recording studios. Tour historic RCA STUDIO B, cradle of the "Nashville Sound" in the 1960s and where stars such as Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Eddy Arnold, Willie Nelson, and the Everly Brothers recorded many of their biggest hits. Afterward, visit the COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME with its glittering costumes, rare instruments, and Elvis' "solid-gold" Cadillac! Tonight, enjoy reserved premier seating for a show at the world-famous GRAND OLE OPRY, a mecca for country musicians.
Day 6 - Nashville - Memphis. Cross Tennessee to Memphis, "Home of the Blues" and a city with a distinct Southern flavor. Enjoy an orientation tour on arrival. Join the optional excursion to Sun Studio, where rock "n' roll was first recorded, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 7 - Memphis. Visit to Graceland. A good portion of the day is devoted to GRACELAND, Elvis Presley's beautiful estate. Your platinum audio tour focuses on the splendid garden, and the opulent 15,000-square-foot mansion. Return to Memphis mid-afternoon. Tonight you may want to visit a blues club on famous Beale Street.
Day 8 - Memphis - Amtrak City of New Orleans Train - Hammond - Lafayette. Providing the locomotion for today's journey through the state of Mississippi and into the Mississippi River Delta is the CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, the famous train of story and song. Pass cotton fields and catfish ponds as the train enters Louisiana. In Hammond, leave the train and board a motorcoach for the short drive into the heart of Cajun Country to Lafayette, first settled by French-Acadian farmers expelled from Nova Scotia by the British in the 1700s.
Day 9 - Lafayette - New Orleans.On to St. Martinville to see the famous oak tree from Longfellow's poem, Evangeline, then CRUISE the swampy waterways of the Atchafalaya Basin. Watch for alligators basking on the banks. Cross Bayou Country to New Orleans. (CB)
Day 10 - New Orleans. A full morning dedicated to the sights and sounds of New Orleans, with a guided tour that includes the French Quarter landmarks, St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and a visit to a unique above-ground cemetery. The rest of the day is free.
Day 11 - New Orleans. The trip ends today with guests departing on individual schedules. Transfers to the New Orleans International Airport are included.

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  Tour Name   Dixieland & Rhythms
  Tour Code  
8240
  Tour Duration    11 Days
  Start City:   Chicago
  End City:   New Orleans
  Price From   USD $1,849.00   See in Cart
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2016-10-31 USD $1,849.00 See in Cart
2017-03-14 USD $1,899.00 See in Cart
2017-03-28 USD $1,899.00 See in Cart
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2017-05-16 USD $1,989.00 See in Cart
2017-05-19 USD $1,989.00 See in Cart
2017-06-06 USD $1,989.00 See in Cart
    Prices based on double room occupancy.

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    $635

    Triple Room Reduction per person:
    $155

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Features

  • City Highlights
  • Sightseeing:
    In Chicago, Nashville, and New Orleans; orientation tours in St. Louis and Memphis; Gateway Arch, RCA Studios Country Music Hall of Fame, reserved premier seating at the Grand Ole Opry, Graceland, and boat cruise through the Atchafalaya Basin. Inside visits as shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • Guides
  • Services of a professional Tour Director; Local Guide for sightseeing in New Orleans.
  • Launch Date
  • 09/15/15 8:00pm
  • Meals
  • 2 continental breakfasts
  • Scenic Highlights
  • Scenic Highlights:
    Mississippi River, Cajun Country, and Louisiana Bayou Country.
  • Title
  • Dixieland & Rhythms
  • Transportation
  • Transportation:
    AMTRAK® City of New Orleans train from Memphis to Hammond; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
 

Hotels

    CHICAGO Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza (F)
    ST. LOUIS Pear Tree Inn Union Station (TC)
    NASHVILLE The Inn at Opryland (MF)
    MEMPHIS Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown (MF)
    LAFAYETTE Ramada Lafayette Conference Center (F)
    NEW ORLEANS Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter (MF)
 
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