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Amtrak City of New Orleans Adventure

Amtrak City of New Orleans Adventure

Board the train that has become an American icon - "City of New Orleans."

OCTOBER 19 - 24, 2019

 

DEPARTURE CITIES Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont & Sioux City

Call for air from your home city.

 

PHOTO ID REQUIRED

 

ALLIED’S TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cabin accommodations on Amtrak

  • Breakfast and Lunch on the train

  • John Hancock Tower

  • French Quarter accommodations for 4 nights

  • Steamboat Natchez lunch cruise

  • National WWII Museum

  • Wetlands and Coastal Environment Tour

  • Dinner at Court of Two Sisters

  • Whitney Plantation

  • Evening Culinary and Nightlife Tour

  • Mardi Gras World

  • 11 Meals: 5 Breakfasts (B), 3 Lunches (L), 3 Dinners (D)

 

Tour Director: Eileen Toussaint

 

FEATURED HOTELS

  • Amtrak Accommodations

  • New Orleans French Quarter (4) – Hotel Provincial

 

PRICING PER PERSON

$2,689 Roomette, Double, per person

$2,748 Bedroom, Double, per person

$3,194 Roomette, Single

 

PAY-BY-CHECK SAVINGS: $90 per person

Book by May 12 and save $75! per person

Day 1

Fly to Chicago/John Hancock Tower

Board the train that has become an American icon - "City of New Orleans." This Amtrak route takes you through the heart of the Mississippi Delta to one of the most exciting cities in the country - New Orleans. Your journey begins in Chicago when you travel high atop the John Hancock Tower 1,000 feet above the famed "Magnificent Mile." Experience the one-of-akind "Tilt" where you're extended 30 degrees over the Magnificent Mile in secure glass housing. Enjoy dinner at a Chicago restaurant before boarding Amtrak's City of New Orleans Train in your own private compartment.

Overnight Amtrak

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Day 2

Amtrak through the Mississippi Delta/Evening at leisure

"Good morning America, how are you? Don't you know me I'm your native son; I'm the train they call the City of New Orleans, I'll be gone 500 miles when the day is done." Sit back, relax and let the scenery of the Mississippi Delta pass by your private compartment on your Amtrak sleeper car. Enjoy breakfast and lunch in the dining car as part of your tour and just relax as you hear the "wheels rumbling beneath the floor." By mid-afternoon arrive in New Orleans. Transfer to your French Quarter hotel where you'll spend four nights in the heart and excitement of New Orleans. The evening is yours at leisure.

Overnight (4) New Orleans, LA

B, L

Day 3

New Orleans City Tour/Steamboat Natchez Lunch Cruise/National WW II Museum/ Evening at Leisure

This morning your local guide will take you on a narrated historical city tour to include an above ground cemetery. Step back in time when you board an authentic steam paddle wheeler - The Natchez, for a cruise on the Mississippi River with a delicious lunch. This afternoon visit the National WW II Museum which tells the story of the American experience in the war that changed the world - why it was fought, how it was won, and what it means today. Included is the documentary film Beyond all Boundaries, narrated by Tom Hanks. It is a 4-D journey through the war that changed the world. Enjoy another evening at leisure - free to explore the French Quarter just as you choose.

B, L

Day 4

Louisiana Wetland and Coastal Environment Tour

There are so many interesting things that you'll see and do today that will put you in touch with the "natural side" of Southern Louisiana. Visit the Golden Medal Historical Center which offers an excellent overview of life in the golden meadow with a focus on the region's shrimping and oyster industries. Make your own shrimp and oyster net at Chine's Cajun Net Shop. It doesn't get any more experiential than this when you shuck oysters at Collins Oyster Company and learn how oyster and oyster pearls are formed. Enjoy lunch at Cher-Amie's Seafood Restaurant. Stop at the Crab Station to see first-hand how live Louisiana blue crabs are processed for shipment throughout the United States. Learn about the lost art of time-honored boat building through a hands-on learning experience at the Center for Traditional Louisiana Boat Building. Finally, take a swamp tour with Captain Clyde McCully while cruising the bayou des allemandes. Head back to New Orleans to "wash up" after your day's experiences before an evening at the elegant Court of Two Sisters restaurant.

B, L, D

Day 5

Lake Pontchartrain/Whitney Plantation/ Evening Culinary and Nightlife Tour

This morning drive over the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway which spans almost 24 miles across the vast Lake Pontchartrain. Visit the Whitney Plantation; the only plantation that tells the story of slaves in first person narrative with restored buildings, memorial artwork, and museum exhibits. Next head back to New Orleans to get primed for a fun evening ahead. On a walking tour with your expert guide stop at three "local cafés" each with a different sampling of Cajun and creole cuisine. Finish the night at the Palm Court Jazz Café housed in a fully restored early 19th century historic building in the French Quarter. The décor and theme of the jazz café reflects the elegance of old New Orleans. Musicians appearing at the Palm Court include some of the legends of New Orleans traditional jazz and you'll be a part of it.

B, D

Day 6

Mardi Gras World/Fly Home

This morning get an up-close and personal look at what it takes to bring Mardi Gras to life year after year at Mardi Gras World. See artists that build the floats from the ground up, the costumes that are so colorful, and learn the history of the unique festive tradition and much more. Then head home with fond memories of your trip.

B

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

This tour includes moderate physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances.

 

SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 7, 2019

 

DEPARTURE CITIES Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont & Sioux City

 

Included in the vacation package:

 

  • All attractions listed under Tour Highlights 

  • RT Transportation aboard our Ultra Coach as stated in the itinerary

  • Luggage handling at hotels

  • Hotel accommodations as listed in itinerary

  • All admissions and meals per itinerary 

  • All taxes for included items 

  • Gratuities to step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals) 

  • Refreshments & entertainment on coach

 

TOUR DIRECTOR: Verla Youngquist

 

Not Included are meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours, optional travel insurance, room incidentals, alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature, gratuities for tour director or driver, possible  fuel surcharges.

 

Deposit: To confirm your reservation, a $300 per person deposit is required within 7 days after you make your reservation. Your final payment date is listed on your deposit statement.

 

Final Payment Due July 3, 2019, or as stated on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

 

Cancellation Policy:

Days to Departure..............Cancellation Fee

46 Days or More ............... Full Refund

45 to 31 Days ...................30% of the Tour Cost

30 to 16 Days .................. 70% of the Tour Cost

15 Days or Less ................ No Refund

 

Travel Insurance We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your deposits from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting and it's the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation fees. Contact Allied Tours for travel insurance information.

 

Changes in Tour Price Tour prices in this publication are effective as of September 15, 2018 and subject to fluctuation due to the U.S dollar exchange rates and energy rates. Our best effort has been made to publish this information as accurately as possible. The right is reserved to change tour rates as deemed necessary by current currency and fuel price conditions. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tour utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing.

 

Changes in Itinerary

The order of events and hotels scheduled in your tour are subject to change. Every effort will be made to preserve the original quality of attractions and hotels when circumstances necessitate a substitution.

 

Baggage Allowance

Portage for one suitcase (per person) is included in the tour price. Due to limited motor coach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30" x 21" x 11" and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Small carry-on bags are allowed and are your responsibility.

 

Special Needs

Travelers needing special assistance must notify Allied Tours at the time of booking. Persons requiring assistance must be accompanied by a companion who can help with these special needs as tour directors and drivers have obligations to the whole group. See your current tour book for details of customer responsibility.

 

Church and Faith

We encourage you to attend the church of your choice while on tours if conditions allow. Unfortunately, we are unable to make any special provisions or transportation to attend church. Many tour directors share "Thoughts of the Day" verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.

 

Tour Provided by Allied Tours.

 

RESPONSIBILITY: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as an agent for suppliers. AT is not responsible for acts or omissions of the suppliers or their failure to provide services or adhere to their own schedules and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, and can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in bus or other services, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine, terrorism or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger. The right is reserved to accept or withdraw any tour if circumstances require it. AT reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary to the benefit of the tour and/or tour members. All rates are subject to change and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of September 15, 2018. All baggage is at owner's risk. The purchase of baggage and travel insurance covering cancellation, interruption, medical, baggage, etc., is recommended. The issuance and acceptance of tickets/vouchers or the payment of the required deposit or any partial or full payment for reservations on these trips shall be deemed to be consent to the above conditions. No refund of unused portions of the tour can be made unless agreed to prior to the departure of the tour. The usual contract in use by the airlines and other transportation companies when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the purchaser of the tour and/or the passenger. The services of any ARC and/or IATAN carrier may be used on this program. AT has no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the suppliers or unsafe conditions at locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s), and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest at such destination(s). Passengers hereby release AT from all claims arising out of any problem covered in these paragraphs and agree that the courts in Madison Co., NE will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or AT.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Chicago - Midway Airport Chicago Midway Airport, 5700 S. Cicero Avenue
Chicago, IL 60638 773-838-0600
Columbus Hy-Vee Columbus Hy-Vee
3010 - 23rd St * please park SE corner of Lot
Council Bluffs-Pilot Pilot * 2647 South 24th - Council Bluffs
Fremont Walmart Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Grand Island Bosselman Bosselman * 3335 West Wood River Road Parking in
Gravel lot by Motel 6. Meet bus at gravel lot entr
Lincoln-Best Western Plus Lincoln-Best Western Plus
I-80, Exit 403, 27th Street Exit, South
Norfolk Allied Office Allied Tour Office - 720 East Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines
4220 South 52nd St.
Omaha - Eppley Omaha - Eppley Airfield
4501 Abbott Dr * 402-661-8000
Sioux City New Victorian Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
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