Dixieland & Rhythms with New Orleans Jazz Fest
About St. Louis, Missouri
The South comes alive on this exciting journey. Start in Chicago and spend leisure time getting to know the city. See the famous Chicago landmarks on an included sightseeing tour before heading south to St. Louis, Missouri, the “Gateway to the West.” On your St. Louis tour, take a trip to the top of the towering Gateway Arch. Next, cross the Mississippi River to Nashville, Tennessee, home of country music! A sightseeing tour shows you Nashville’s most famous sites, including the recording studios on Music Row, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and legendary RCA Studio B, once the recording home of Elvis Presley. No vacation to Nashville is complete without a visit to the Grand Ole Opry, and you have reserved premier seating for a Grand Ole Opry show! Travel to Memphis, “Home of the Blues,” and visit Graceland, Elvis Presley’s grand estate. On to New Orleans for a guided tour that includes the French Quarter landmarks, St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and a visit to a unique above-ground cemetery. You’ll also receive a pass and round-trip transportation to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Hop on the AMTRAK City of New Orleans train, and pass cotton fields and catfish ponds on the way to Louisiana. Cruise through the waterways of Atchafalaya Basin, where you may spot alligators, before arriving in New Orleans, where your adventure comes to an end.
Sightseeing:In Chicago, Nashville, New Orleans; orientation tours in St. Louis and Memphis, Gateway Arch, Country Music Hall of Fame, RCA Studios, reserved premier seating at the Grand Ole Opry, Graceland, and boat cruise through the Atchafalaya Basin.
CHICAGO Essex Inn (MF)ST. LOUIS Drury Inn Union Station (ST)NASHVILLE The Inn at Opryland Gaylord Hotel (MF)MEMPHIS Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown (MF)LAFAYETTE Ramada Lafayette Conference Center (F)NEW ORLEANS Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter (MF)
1 breakfast (B), 1 continental breakfast (CB)
NOTE:A 1-day pass with roundtrip transportation to the Jazz Fest grounds is included.
Transportation:AMTRAK® City of New Orleans train from Memphis to Hammond; private, deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.