Dixieland & Rhythms

10 Day Guided Tour from Chicago to New Orleans with Cosmos

Read 17 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Cosmos 10 Day Dixieland & Rhythms. The beautiful South comes alive on this wonderful vacation featuring locations that have played a role in the evolution of American music. This southern U.S. tour starts with two nights in...read more

     
10
Days
Chicago
New Orleans
Special Interest Tour
Affordable
50
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Countries Explored:
USA
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Trip Reviews:
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17 Reviews
Trip Code:
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Itinerary

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1 Chicago
Welcome to the "Windy City." Your Tour Director is on hand late this afternoon to answer any questions.
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.
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 GATEWAY ARCH National Park, 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.
4 St Louis - Nashville
Recross the Mississippi River today and roll southeast to Paducah on the Ohio River. Late-afternoon arrival in Nashville. (CB)
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' "solidgold" Cadillac! Tonight, enjoy reserved seating for a show at the world-famous GRAND OLE OPRY, a mecca for country musicians.
6 Nashville - Memphis
Cross Tennessee to Memphis, "Home of the Blues" and a city with a distinct Southern flavour. Enjoy an orientation tour on arrival and see where the film, Walk the Line was filmed. Join the optional excursion to Sun Studio, where rock `n' roll was first recorded, followed by dinner at a local restaurant.
7 Memphis Visit To Graceland
A good portion of the day is devoted to GRACELAND/ Elvis Presley's beautiful estate. Your guided audio tour focuses on the memorial garden, and the opulent 15,000-square-foot (4572 metre) mansion. Return to Memphis mid-afternoon and if you haven't done so already, get a taste of Memphis with some southern barbecue at Central BBQ. Perhaps stop by the Gibson Guitar Factory for a tour or visit the National Civil Rights Museum. This evening, you may want to visit famous Beale Street, and explore the melting pot of delta blues, jazz, rock `n' roll, R & B/ and gospel.
8 Memphis - Amtrak City Of New Orleans Train - New Orleans
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. Cotton fields and catfish ponds slide past on the way to New Orleans. The evening is free to begin exploring this lively city.
9 New Orleans
A full morning is dedicated to the sights and sounds of New Orleans, featuring a guided tour that includes the French Quarter landmarks, St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, and a visit to a unique above-ground cemetery. This afternoon, join an optional cruise through the winding, waterways of Louisiana's swamp lands. For shoppers, Canal Street and the French Quarter offer an array of specialty shops and boutiques. This evening, perhaps join an optional Mississippi River dinner cruise aboard an authentic steamboat to enjoy a delightful buffet dinner, complete with live jazz-the perfect finale to a memorable touring adventure of the South.
10 New Orleans
Your holiday ends this morning.

Cosmos Inclusions

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Trip Inclusions
  • CHICAGO: Sightseeing.
  • ST. LOUIS: Orientation tour; visit the Gateway Arch National Park.
  • NASHVILLE: Sightseeing; tour RCA Studio B; visit Country Music Hall of Fame; reserved seating at Grand Ole Opry.
  • MEMPHIS: Orientation tour; guided audio tour of Graceland.
  • MEMPHIS-NEW ORLEANS. Journey aboard AMTRAK City of New Orleans train.
  • NEW ORLEANS: Sightseeing with Local Guide.
  • INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR
  • TRANSPORTATION: Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring.
  • HOTELS: Includes rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, service charges, and tips for baggage handling.
  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary.
Included Meals
  • 1 Breakfasts
Accommodation
  • Hotel Classifications: Moderate First Class (MF)
  • Chicago Inn of Chicago (MF), St. Louis Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Convention Center (MF), Nashville The Inn at Opryland (MF), Memphis Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown (MF), New Orleans Wyndham New Orleans French Quarter (MF)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

Reviews (17)

10 Day Dixieland & Rhythms reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

“Great trip if you love music.”
- NSW, Australia Sep 2017 4 Helpful Votes

If you love music then this holiday is for you. Hotels were comfortable and the upgrade to the Graceland Guest House was perfect, Cosmos should offer more music options in Chicago as there are many blues related facilities which were never mentioned and we discovered by ourselves. Recommend additional days to explore....read more

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“Wonderful for Elvis fans, like myself!”
- WA, Australia Jun 2017 5 Helpful Votes View Photo

This tour is an excellent one for lovers of country music, rock, rhythm & blues and jazz. It's especially wonderful for Elvis fans, like myself! The pace is not an easy one; for example you have to negotiate many steps at the Gateway Arch, so a good level of fitness is required. Most of the people on this tour were in their 50s, 60s and early 70s. At 73 years, I was the second oldest. Consider myself reasonably active but don't think I would want to have done this tour in say, a couple of years from now. Some days, particularly those in Nashville and Memphis, were rather tiring, especially if you were doing the optional tours as well. ...read more

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“Dixieland Tour”
- Qld, Australia Oct 2016 2 Helpful Votes

Peter was likely the best tour guide we've ever had. His initiative and genuine commitment to ensuring our enjoyment, including extensive knowledge, stories, music and even costumes were first class. Only criticism is the over the top preamble speech that Cosmos makes all their tour guides give re tipping.

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“Fantastic and stress free trip through the middle of the USA”
- QLD, Australia Jul 2016 3 Helpful Votes

This was our third tour with Cosmos and it definitely met all expectations. We had a great tour group with a good mix of nationalities and made lasting friendships. Our tour guide Brenda was very informative and our driver John was extremely professional. I have already recommended this tour to friends at home. Highlights were Nashville and the honky tonk bars and Graceland. Would definitely use Global Journeys again. Thanks Yvonne.

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“Grest trip through middle USA”
- VIC, Australia Nov 2015 2 Helpful Votes

Had a great time travelling with Cosmos on the Dixie Land Rhythm tour. Chicago was amazing and the tour guide Kristen and bus driver Rick really eager to help and really nice people. Loved the tours of RCA and Sun recording studios and anybody who lived through the music of the 60's will find the tour amazing. A great trip to see more of the USA other than the big cities. Highly recommended and thanks to Georgia for all her help in booking this trip. A big thanks to Global Journeys....read more

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