Chicago, New Orleans, Washington DC, New York City - Westbound
Combine travel aboard 3 renowned rail routes with visits to New York City, Washington DC, New Orleans and Chicago for a truly memorable holiday.
Combine three superb rail journeys with stays in four of America’s top cities for a fantastic train holiday. Begin in New York City where highlights include visits to the Statute of Liberty, the September 11 Memorial and Empire State Building. Board Amtrak’s Northeast Regional Service for the trip to the USA’s Capital, Washington, DC. Visit the nation’s important monuments, memorials and museums during your stay. Your travels continue south as you board the Crescent for the overnight journey to New Orleans, where the lively French Quarter and the outlying swamps and bayous add extra spice to your stay. Conclude your holiday with the overnight train journey from New Orleans to Chicago, where highlights include the picture-perfect lakefront and great cultural activities amongst the towering skyscrapers.
Highlights and Inclusions
- Rail transportation on Amtrak (2 nights on train)
- Hotel accommodations for 9 nights
- New Orleans Swamp & Bayou tour
- 48 hour New York City VIP Hop On/Hop Off Pass
- Chicago hop-on/hop-off tour
- Washington, DC Old Town trolley tour
Day 1- New York City
Arrive in New York City and spend the exploring “The Big Apple.” Take a bicycle ride through Central Park, visit the Museum of Modern Art, or enjoy a musical at the theatre. There are so many things to do in New York. Overnight New York City.
Day 2 - Experience New York
Spend the day visiting more than 30 of Manhattan's must-see sights on a Hop On/Hop Off double-decker bus tour. Highlights include Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Greenwich Village, Battery Park and more. Overnight New York City. Overnight New York City.
Day 3 - Train to Washington DC
Transfer on your own to the train station for a 9:35 am train to DC. Arrive in the U.S. Capital around 1:00 pm. You will have the rest of the afternoon to explore the city. Visit the White House, Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall, the Capitol Building, the Washington Monument, Lincoln's Memorial, there are many sights to see in Washington DC. Overnight DC.
Day 4 - Washington DC Sightseeing
Take a trip on the Old Town Trolley, and see all of the best sights in the city including acclaimed monuments, museums and Arlington National Cemetery. Spend the rest of the day admiring the Beaux Arts Architecture of DC. Overnight DC.
Day 5- Train to New Orleans
Spend your last day in DC taking in any sights you may have missed. Late this afternoon, make your way to the train station for your 6:30 pm departure aboard Amtrak's Crescent to New Orleans. Relax on the train and take in the evening views. Overnight train. (D Sleeping Car passengers only)
Day 6 - New Orleans
You have a full day on the train to admire the changing landscapes as the Crescent makes its way to New Orleans for an evening arrival. Transfer on your own to your hotel, conveniently located in the French Quarter. Overnight New Orleans. (B, L Sleeping Car passengers only)
Day 7- Explore New Orleans
The day starts with a Swamp and Bayou tour. Keep your eyes peeled for snakes and gators floating down the Bayou as you embark on a guided swamp and bayou tour. In addition to an up-close look at Louisiana's wildlife, learn about local Cajun culture and mysteries of the area. Next, take a guided walking tour of the French Quarter. Your knowledgeable guide will introduce you to the history, cuisine, and architecture of the Big Easy. Overnight New Orleans.
Day 8- New Orleans
The morning is yours to explore New Orleans at leisure. Take a streetcar to Riverwalk Marketplace for some shopping. Visit the Mardi Gras Museum. Explore the Garden District and admire the antebellum homes. This afternoon you will learn the magic behind Creole cuisine during a cooking demonstration at the New Orleans School of Cooking. Spend your last night enjoying the beauty of New Orleans. Overnight New Orleans.
Day 9- Train to Chicago
Take your last morning in New Orleans to revisit your favourite sights, then independently transfer to the train station for your 1:45 pm departure to Chicago aboard the City of New Orleans. Recall all the fun you had in New Orleans on this overnight train to Chicago. Overnight train. (D Sleeping Car passengers only)
Day 10- Sightseeing Chicago
Arrive in the “Second City” and get a lay of the land with a hop-on/hop-off tour of Chicago. Tease your taste buds with a five-star meal at one of the many world-class restaurants or try a local favourite, Chicago style deep-dish pizza. Enjoy a night at the Opera or a Broadway play at one of Chicago's historic theatres. Overnight Chicago.
Day 11- Chicago
You're off on your own to explore this magnificent city. Visit the museums, Navy Pier, take a ride down Lake Shore Drive, shop the Magnificent Mile, and experience the art and architecture of the birthplace of the skyscraper. Overnight Chicago.
Day 12 - Chicago
Your adventure ends with an independent departure home.
Train and Hotel Accommodations
Hotels are the Palmer House Hilton, Hotel Monteleone, Sheraton Washington DC and Sheraton Times Square.
Amtrak accommodations are available in Coach class, Roomette and Bedroom. Coach accommodations include a reclining seat with leg rest. Roomette accommodations include a private cabin that features two comfortable seats beside a picture window during the day, which converts to an upper and lower berth at night. Bedroom accommodations feature a sofa and chair by day and upper and lower berth by night. Bedroom accommodations also include a sink and self-enclosed toilet and shower.
Hotel accommodations are based on availability; substitutes will be similar in quality and amenities.
Dates & Prices
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|Departs Daily between 16th March 2019 and 31st October 2019||£1,819||
|Departs Daily between 16th March 2019 and 31st October 2019||£2,111||
|Departs Daily between 16th March 2019 and 31st October 2019||£2,261||
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Coach: Departs daily between 16th March 2019 and 31st October 2019 from £1,819
Roomette: Departs daily between 16th March 2019 and 31st October 2019 from £2,111
Bedroom: Departs daily between 16th March 2019 and 31st October 2019 from £2,261
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During Festival time such as Mardi Gras and Jazz festivals, certain sightseeing is not available. Swamp and Bayou tour in New Orleans is seasonal operating from March 1-October 31.
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