BBQ & Blues

11 Day Guided Tour from New Orleans to Chicago with Topdeck

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Topdeck's 11 Day BBQ & Blues. Kick things off with Bayou beats and Cajun treats in New Orleans, then prepare to tap those toes as we get bluesy in Chicago, have a fling with country and western in Nashville and rock 'n' roll our cares away in Memphis. Bonus: these trips coincide...read more

     
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Guided Tour Starts In
Starts In
New Orleans
Guided Tour Ends In
Ends In
Chicago
Accomodation
Accomodation
2.5 - 3.5 Star
50
Max Group Size
50
Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
18 - 30's
Trip Style
18 - 30's
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
USA
Trip Operated By:
Topdeck
Topdeck
28 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
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Trip Code:
ULBBOC

Itinerary

2019 Season (To Oct 2019)2020 Season (From Apr 2020)

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1 New Orleans, Louisiana
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Bayou! Get excited: you're in the home of jazz music AND finger-lickin' Cajun food. What better way to get acquainted with the city (and your fellow Topdeckers) than by getting down with the legendary party vibes of Bourbon Street? Make sure you grab a Hand Grenade cocktail – they're the bomb. (D)
2 New Orleans
Po'boys, gumbo, jambalaya… just how do they get Cajun food to taste so damn good? Learn the secrets behind New Orleans' tastiest treats with an optional cooking demonstration. Not your thing? You could always go party-hunting around town. There's bound to be a festival going on somewhere! (B)
3 New Orleans
Feeling the after-effects of last night? No worries. Today you're free to chill. If you fancy seeing another side to New Orleans, why not hop on an optional swamp tour and check out the alligators? If you'd rather steer clear of swamp monsters, there's also an optional paddleboat cruise down the Mississippi to get on board with. How civilised! (B)
4 New Orleans to Memphis, Tennessee
Do your best jazz hands as we wave goodbye to New Orleans today – we're rockin' and rollin' into Memphis, the city Elvis Presley called home. If that's not enough to get you thrusting, this place is also renowned for its ah-mazing BBQ food. You'll see why at dinner. (B/D)
5 Memphis
We're not going to lie – today's got a pretty strong musical theme. Kick things off with a visit to Sun Studio (the ‘Birthplace of Rock N' Roll') to whet your appetite for all things tuneful, then take your pick between today's optionals: a visit to the Memphis Rock ‘n' Soul Museum OR the one and only Graceland. Wowee. (B)
6 Memphis to Nashville
See ya later, rock and roll. Hello, country and western! Zip up those cowboy boots and get ready to scoot, ‘cause we're on our way to Nashville. First up: we'll take you around the city's main sights on a driving tour. Tonight, we'll sit down to some good old fashioned eats at our included dinner. (B/D)
7 Nashville
You've got a free day to see all this lively city has to offer. Centennial Park, Belle Meade Plantation and the Parthenon (spoiler alert: it's a replica) await, so get cracking. Got a hankering for some more country music? Then the optional visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame has your name written all over it. (B)
8 Nashville to Chicago, Illinois
If you've got the blues because we're leaving Nashville, we're going to the perfect place for you to express them: Chicago. Get to know the Windy City on a driving tour, then gather with the group for a trip to the top of the 360 Chicago tower. If you thought the views couldn't get any better, wait for the TILT experience to kick in. Note: don't forget to pack your head for heights. (B/D)
9 Chicago
Today is all about Chicago's awesome optionals. Pedal your way around on a bike ride, take to the water on an architecture cruise, go up, up, and away on a helicopter tour over the city, or get shady with a gangster tour and see what Chicago was like during the 20s and 30s. (B)
10 Chicago
Wow, time flies – it's your last full day in Chicago! What you do with it is your call, but we recommend that you get your fill of exploring while you still can. Or, if you're here for the food, make sure you get your fill of deep-dish pizza. Either way, you do you. (B)
11 Chicago (Drop Off)
Today, our BBQ & Blues trips sings its swan song – time to say goodbye. If you're not ready to go home, an encore could be in order… (B)
1 New Orleans, Louisiana
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the Bayou! Get excited: you're in the home of jazz music AND finger-lickin' Cajun food. What better way to get acquainted with the city (and your fellow Topdeckers) than by getting down with the legendary party vibes of Bourbon Street? Make sure you grab a Hand Grenade cocktail ! they're the bomb. (D)
2 New Orleans
Po'boys, gumbo, jambalaya... just how do they get Cajun food to taste so damn good? Learn the secrets behind New Orleans' tastiest treats with an optional cooking demonstration. Not your thing? You could always go party-hunting around town. There's bound to be a festival going on somewhere! (B)
3 New Orleans
Feeling the after-effects of last night? No worries. Today you're free to chill. If you fancy seeing another side to New Orleans, why not hop on an optional swamp tour and check out the alligators? If you'd rather steer clear of swamp monsters, there's also an optional paddleboat cruise down the Mississippi to get on board with. How civilised! (B)
4 New Orleans to Memphis, Tennessee 
Do your best jazz hands as we wave goodbye to New Orleans today - we're rockin' and rollin' into Memphis, the city Elvis Presley called home. If that's not enough to get you thrusting, this place is also renowned for its ah-mazing BBQ food. You'll see why at dinner. (B/D)
5 Memphis
We're not going to lie - today's got a pretty strong musical theme. Kick things off with a visit to Sun Studio (the ‘Birthplace of Rock N' Roll') to whet your appetite for all things tuneful, then take your pick between today's optionals: a visit to the Memphis Rock ‘n' Soul Museum OR the one and only Graceland. Wowee. (B)
6 Memphis to Nashville
See ya later, rock and roll. Hello, country and western! Zip up those cowboy boots and get ready to scoot, ‘cause we're on our way to Nashville. First up: we'll take you around the city's main sights on a driving tour. Tonight, we'll sit down to some good old fashioned eats at our included dinner. (B/D)
7 Nashville
You've got a free day to see all this lively city has to offer. Centennial Park, Belle Meade Plantation and the Parthenon (spoiler alert: it's a replica) await, so get cracking. Got a hankering for some more country music? Then the optional visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame has your name written all over it. (B)
8 Nashville to Chicago, Illinois
If you've got the blues because we're leaving Nashville, we're going to the perfect place for you to express them: Chicago. Get to know the Windy City on a driving tour, then gather with the group for a trip to the top of the 360 Chicago tower. If you thought the views couldn't get any better, wait for the TILT experience to kick in. Note: don't forget to pack your head for heights. (B/D)
9 Chicago
Today is all about Chicago's awesome optionals. Pedal your way around on a bike ride, take to the water on an architecture cruise, go up, up, and away on a helicopter tour over the city, or get shady with a gangster tour and see what Chicago was like during the 20s and 30s. (B)
10 Chicago
Wow, time flies - it's your last full day in Chicago! What you do with it is your call, but we recommend that you get your fill of exploring while you still can. Or, if you're here for the food, make sure you get your fill of deep-dish pizza. Either way, you do you. (B)
11 Chicago 
Today, our BBQ & Blues trips sings its swan song - time to say goodbye. If you're not ready to go home, an encore could be in order... (B)

Topdeck Inclusions

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Sightseeing Highlights
  • Driving tour of Chicago
  • Sun Studio tour, Memphis
  • 360 Tower with TILT experience, Chicago
  • Driving tour of Nashville
Trip Inclusions
  • 10 breakfasts (B), 4 dinners (D)
  • 10 nights in hotels
  • Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach
  • Guided tours of all major destinations
  • Awesome Trip Leader
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Sightseeing Highlights
  • Sun Studio tour
  • Driving tour of Nashville
  • Driving tour of Chicago
  • 360 Chicago Tower with TILT experience
Trip Inclusions
  • 10 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners
  • 10 nights in hotels
  • Modern air-conditioned coach/mini-coach
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

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Friday 26 Jul 2019 Monday 05 Aug 2019 739per person 2,560per person Enquire
Tuesday 08 Oct 2019 Friday 18 Oct 2019 112per person 2,697per person Enquire
Friday 26 Jul 2019 Monday 05 Aug 2019 171per person 4,115per person Enquire
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Friday 24 Jul 2020 Monday 03 Aug 2020 686per person 4,713per person Enquire
Tuesday 06 Oct 2020 Friday 16 Oct 2020 571per person 3,928per person Enquire
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