TRIP ROUTE 61 - MUSIC ROUTE BY CAR

TRIP ROUTE 61 – MUSIC ROUTE BY CAR

Drive Experience

Blues & Jazz driving Tour

All year round

Recommeded: March to November

USA

From Chicago to New Orleans

Fly & Drive car tour through the music route of the United States. It takes you to the main cities of Jazz, Blues, Country and Rock of the United States visiting places as emblematic as Graceland (Elvis’ house) and zones of Route 66.

DAY 1 Europe/Chicago
DAY 2, 3 Chicago
DAY 4 Chicago/St. Louis
DAY 5 St. Louis/Nashville
DAY 6 Nashville
DAY 7 Nashville/Memphis
DAY 8, 9 Memphis
DAY 10 Memphis/Vicksburg
DAY 11 Vicksburg/New Orleans
DAY 12, 13 New Orleans
DAY 14 New Orleans/Europe
DAY 15 Europe

Included:

  • International flights to Chicago and return flights from New Orleans in Economy Class (all taxes included)
  • Stay of 13 nights in the indicated Superior Hotels or others similar (you can demand Standard Hotels).
  • Pick-up the car in Chicago Downtown and return in New Orleans.
  • Breakfast in the arranged hotels of Route 61. Except Main Cities.
  • Rented Car as Chrysler or Chevrolet or similar 5-doors (check another models) with unlimited mileage, all risk insurance, anti-collision and anti-theft insurance (CDW Full), supplementary civil response insurance (LIS).
  • Travel insurance with medical cover.
  • All Risk Insurance without Franchise (CDV Full). In case of accident, insurance Franchise is € 0 (100% safeguarded against damage)
  • 24 hours assistance  by Gourmety Tours Personnel.
  • One driver per car included. Additional drivers postage due.
  • Transfer to the hotel in Chicago and New Orleans.
  • Chicago travel Guide

 

Not Included:

  • Food or drink not specified.
  • Charges of using the rented car: fuel, tolls, parking, etc.
  • All that not indicated specifically in “Price includes”
  • Drop Off Charge for return of the vehicle in a different location (250 USD TAX payable at the arrival for the car). The fee must be paid per vehicle and not per person.
  • VIP insurance and/or cancellation insurance.

 

Reservation will be confirmed after paying the corresponding to those flights that have Travel Cancellation Charges of 100%

Day 1.- EUROPE – CHICAGO
Departure from your hometown, in a scheduled flight, destination Chicago. Arrival and transfer to the hotel in the centre of Chicago and pick-up the rented car the 3rd day.

Day 2 – 3 .- CHICAGO 
Chicago is a great city with its towering skyscrapers and its Loop, the city centre has the name of the station on high. Visit the Grant Park – the green area between the Loop and Lake Michigan – with the Buckingham Fountain and the Millenium Park where the sculpture “The Bean” stands, which reflects the profile of the city, Michigan Avenue, the elegant Avenue that constitutes the central avenue of the city. Free afternoon to relax and to explore the city. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 4 .- CHICAGO – ST LOUIS
Pick-up of the rented car (office next to the hotel). Departure destination Springfield, Illinois, passing through the “mother of all American streets”, the legendary Route 66, which connects Chicago to Santa Monica beach in California. In Springfield is located the Lincoln Home that hosted to Abraham and Mary Lincoln from 1844 until 1861, date of his transfer to the White House.

After visiting Springfield go ahead to St. Louis. Accommodation at chosen hotel.

Day 5 .-ST. LOUIS – NASHVILLE (495 Km)
Before leaving don’t forget to make a photo of The Gateway Arch, the monument symbolizing the West expansion of the United States. It cross the State of Tennessee until Nashville. Called the “Music City”, Nashville is the capital of country music. Go visiting Grand Ole Opry, base of the world oldest radio program that make came into fashion country music. Have a quick look at Ryman Auditorium program, scene of the most known stars of this music gender. Accommodation at the chosen hotel.

Day 6 .-NASHVILLE
Visit the museum of the music stars; go for a walk around Wall of Music Fame and around the historical RCA Study, where stars as Chet Atkins, Dolly Parton, Everly Brothers, Elvis and many others recorded their hits. During the night, go dancing in the typical country bars is a good choice.

Day 7 .-NASHVILLE -MEMPHIS (340 Km)
Continue to the South destination Memphis. Discover the birthplace of Blues, the Beale Street, the main street filled of clubs to enjoy another night with live music. Accommodation.

Day 8-9 .-MEMPHIS 
Start the day with a visit to Graceland, Elvis’ famous mansion. In the afternoon, you can visit Sun Studio, where Elvis, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee and Johnny Cash recorded their first hits. You can continue with music history at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

Day 10 .MEMPHIS – VICKSBURG (360 Km)
Today the route travels around the Mississippi Delta. Make a stop at Clarksdale at the Delta Blues Museum that displays a collection of B.B. King and Muddy Waters’ objects. Continue on to Vicksburg MS, as known as “the South Key”. You will discover the strategic importance of Vicksburg during World War II visiting the National Army Park. In the night, you can try your luck at the floating casinos. Accommodation.

Day 11 . VICKSBURG – NEW ORLEANS (333 Km).
Today you will enter to the State of Louisiana. Along Mississippi River, you must make a stop at historic plants growing as Nottoway or Oak Alley. Then continue on to New Orleans, the birthplace of Jazz. Don’t miss live concerts in Preservation Hall on in some Jazz Club of Burbon Street. Accommodation.

Car must be left at downtown office the arrival day and you must take a taxi (less than 1 mile to the hotel).

Day 12 -13 . NEW ORLEANS
Start in the morning with French brioches and “café au lait” at the famous Café du Monde. Enjoy a walk around the French Quarter and discover the typical French market in Canal Street. In the afternoon or evening take a cruise or go shopping to Magazine Street. The tour to New Orleans is not perfect if you don’t try the local food, or cajún.

Day 14 . NEW ORLEANS – EUROPE.
Free time for the last walk or for shopping souvenirs before taking the home flight (night on board).

Day 15.- EUROPE
End of the Trip.

Chicago –  Hampton Inn Magnificent Mile, Best Western River North or similar (3 nights)
St. Louis MO – DoubleTree By Hilton St Louis Union Station or similar (1 night)
Nashville – Best Wester Plus Music Row or similar (2 nights)
Memphis – Comfort Inn Downtown Memphis or similar (3 nights)
Vicksburg – Best Western Vicksburg, Comfort Inn or similar (1 night)
New Orleans – Maison Dupuy French Quarter, AC New Orleans, Four Points French Quarter, Royal Sonesta en el French Quarter o similar (3 nights)

*Luxury Hotels Available – Ask for Extra Charge

  • Triple and quadruple rooms, two beds to share.
  • Prices applied to transatlantic flights of American American Airlines, Iberia and British Airways. Transfer cars, if necessaries, not included.
  • Must have valid driving license which must have been held for at least one year .
  • It is possible to hire Travel Cancellation Insurance with an extra charge of €75 (Travel Cancellation Insurance and Medical attention included).
  • Must have a valid credit card on primary driver’s name (one-way fee is paid by renter at rental location)
  • If you pay the flight with the reservation, you can modify it with an extra charge. Cancellations are allowed in Business Class or hiring a Travel Cancellation Insurance (meeting cancellation conditions).
  • A main driver included.

 

Rental conditions:

  • Driver’s age: must be 25+, there is no upper age limit
  • Name change is not permitted once rental booked
  • U.S. or Canada drivers licenses please contact us for local rates

An international driving license is required if the license is printed with non Roman Alphabet

  • Passengers of european nationality don’t need visa but it is required readable passport valid for a minimum of 6 months after flight departure. 
  • It is recommended to take International Driving Licence,
  • For safety reasons, every passenger who enters to the United States must have ESTA visa (authorisation for placing).

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