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The Blues Highway from Chicago to New Orleans

11 Days 1 Country 5 Cities

Embark upon a journey of musical discovery, contrasting cultures, tastes, sights and sounds as you travel from Chicago through Bluegrass Country to the heart of the Deep South.

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The Blues Highway from Chicago to New Orleans

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      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

      About this trip

      Embark upon a journey of musical discovery, contrasting cultures, tastes, sights and sounds as you travel from Chicago through Bluegrass Country to the heart of the Deep South. From BBQ, Bourbon, Blues and Jazz to Country and Rock n Roll, add a touch of Cajun and this trip is a recipe for success.


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      Trip code: SNOW

      10 Nights

      accommodation

      5 Meals
      • 5 Breakfasts

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Chicago
          See famous Michigan Avenue, the "Magnificent Mile," the Wrigley Building and Millennium Park

        • Indianola
          Visit the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta

        • Frankfort
          Visit a Bourbon distillery and indulge in a tasting

        • Memphis
          Stroll through the halls of Graceland, home of the great Elvis Presley

        • Memphis
          Enjoy an Iconic Breakfast of Southern fare served family-style at one of the oldest cafes in town

        • Nashville
          Explore the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Elvis' "solid gold" Cadillac, Studio B, and Grand Ole Opry

        • New Orleans
          See Charles Avenue, stately mansions, above-ground cemeteries, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral and the backwater bayous


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 5 Breakfasts


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      Unbeatable Features

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        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • City orientation tours

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


       

      The Blues Highway from Chicago to New Orleans

      Your Itinerary

      1. Arrive Chicago (2 Nights)

      Welcome to Chicago, the "Windy City." Settle in at your hotel before meeting with your Travel Director this afternoon.

      Hotel
      Claridge House

      2. Chicago Sightseeing and Free Time

      This morning's sightseeing tour includes famous Michigan Avenue, the "Magnificent Mile," the Wrigley Building, the Loop, the Lakefront and Millennium Park. The afternoon is at leisure for optional activities. This evening, perhaps try Chicago's famous deep dish pizza.

      3. Chicago – Louisville

      Travel to Louisville, with free time to pursue your own interests. Perhaps visit the famous Churchill Downs, home of The Kentucky Derby since 1875 or the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. You could also visit the Muhammad Ali Center, a tribute to the Louisville native.

      Hotel
      Drury Inn and Suites Louisville North

      4. Louisville – Nashville (2 Nights)

      This morning, visit a Bourbon distillery in Frankfort and discover the South's signature spirit before a tasting. Travel to Hodgenville. Visit the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park and the Abraham Lincoln Boyhood Home at Knob Creek. Continue south toward Nashville. This evening, head to the world-famous Grand Old Opry and enjoy a live country-music concert.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Clarion Nashville Downtown-Stadium

      5. Nashville Sightseeing and Free Time

      Enjoy an orientation tour of Nashville, viewing the city's famous landmarks and Music Row recording studios. Visit historic RCA's Studio B, one of the world's most successful recording studios, where Dolly Parton and Elvis Presley recorded their iconic voices. Afterward, explore the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum to see memorabilia from Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn and Garth Brooks. Walk next to glittering costumes and Elvis' "solid gold" Cadillac. The afternoon is free.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast

      6. Nashville – Memphis (2 Nights)

      Hit the highway to Memphis, "Home of the Blues." On arrival, enjoy an orientation tour and see the Memphis Pyramid and National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Pass famous Beale Street, blues clubs, restaurants and much more. This evening, you may want to try some Memphis-style barbecue ribs.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      The Guest House at Graceland

      7. Graceland Visit and Free Time

      In the morning, you can choose to visit the landmark Sun Studios, an optional activity. Graceland is as much an object of pilgrimage as an opulent museum dedicated to the late, great Elvis Presley. Marvel at the famous Jungle Room, stroll the grounds and see the Memorial Garden. This evening, you may want to visit one of the many blues clubs.

      8. Memphis – Clarksdale – Indianola

      Enjoy an Iconic Breakfast of Southern fare served family-style at one of the oldest cafés in Memphis. Then, travel deep into the heart of the Mississippi Delta, "Birthplace of the Blues." From the cotton fields of the Mississippi Delta came a new kind of music-the blues. Visit the Delta Blues Museum, the state's oldest music museum, dedicated to exploring the history of this uniquely American musical form. Continue south to Indianola where you'll visit the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta.

      Meal(s)
      Iconic Breakfast
      Hotel
      Hampton Inn Indianola

      9. Indianola – New Orleans (2 Nights)

      Head south to New Orleans, the "Crescent City." Get to know the city up close with a Local Specialist. Visit one of the unique above-ground cemeteries followed by a drive along historic Charles Avenue, bordered by stately mansions and see Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral. The rest of the day is at leisure.

      Meal(s)
      Continental Breakfast
      Hotel
      Wyndham New Orleans-French Quarter

      10. New Orleans Sightseeing and Free Time

      This morning, revel in the history and culture of the Cajun people as you make your way to a swamp tour. Be on the lookout for distinctive wildlife and learn the secrets of local alligator hunters, fur trappers and fishermen aboard a guided boat tour of the swamps and backwater bayous of Louisiana. Back in New Orleans, the rest of the day is yours.

      11. Depart New Orleans

      Bid farewell to your Travel Director and newfound friends as your tour comes to an end or extend your stay at the Wyndham in New Orleans.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • Chicago
          See famous Michigan Avenue, the "Magnificent Mile," the Wrigley Building and Millennium Park

        • Indianola
          Visit the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta

        • Frankfort
          Visit a Bourbon distillery and indulge in a tasting

        • Memphis
          Stroll through the halls of Graceland, home of the great Elvis Presley

        • Memphis
          Enjoy an Iconic Breakfast of Southern fare served family-style at one of the oldest cafes in town

        • Nashville
          Explore the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Elvis' "solid gold" Cadillac, Studio B, and Grand Ole Opry

        • New Orleans
          See Charles Avenue, stately mansions, above-ground cemeteries, Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral and the backwater bayous


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 5 Breakfasts


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      What's Included

      Unbeatable Features

      $name
        • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Variety of Optional Experiences

        • City orientation tours

        • An expert Travel Director and separate driver

        • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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