Blues & Booze Fly Drive

Chicago • Indianapolis • Louisville • Nashville • Memphis • New Orleans

This fly drive begins in the Windy City with a day to explore Chicago with its magnificent location on the shores of Lake Michigan. Then it’s time to hit the road and drive through the historic city of Indianapolis on your way to Louisville. This Kentucky city, the famous home to the iconic Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby is also one of the biggest producers of bourbon in the world. Visit and taste along Whiskey Row in Louisville and take in some stops along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.

From here travel to Nashville, Tennessee, known as Music City USA. Visit and tour the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Honky Tonks along Broadway and 2nd Avenue offer great live music venues. The music continues in your next stop Memphis, where no trip is complete without taking in a tour of Graceland, the home to the legend, Elvis Presley. We would also recommend a visit to Sun Studio, Rock n’Soul and the Stax Museum.

Travel along the Mississippi river through the city of Vicksburg, famous for its Civil War battlefields at the National Military Park before reaching New Orleans, your final stop on this fly drive. . Delight in a walking tour or a food tour in the historical French Quarter. Take in a Paddlewheel dinner cruise on the Mississippi River and enjoy the entertainment of Bourbon Street at night

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What's Included

  • Flights from Dublin to Chicago and return from New Orleans
  • 13 NIGHTS hotel accommodation
  • 12 days compact car rental with fully inclusive insurance
  • Quote Ref 1572314

Staff Tips

Chicago-Head to the underwater viewing area to catch a glimpse of swimming sea lions or take a guided tour of the hundreds of species on view at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Admission to the zoo is free seven days a week.

Adrienne Keogh

General Manager Reservations and Operations

Nashville-Mingle with locals and catch some lives performances by great names in music at the 3rd and Lindsey.

Terry Sheehan

Reservations Manager

Your Adventure...

Chicago Arrival
Chicago
Chicago to Indianapolis (Indiana) 295KM
Indianapolis to Louisville 183KM
Louisville
Louisville to Nashville (Tennessee) 280KM
Nashville
Nashville - Memphis 341KM
Memphis
Memphis to Vicksburg (Mississippi) 333KM
Vicksburg – New Orleans (Louisiana) 333KM
New Orleans
New Orleans
  • Day 1 Chicago Arrival

    Arrive Chicago, pick up your hired car and transfer independently to hotel.
    Overnight: Chicago, Raffaello Hotel or similar

  • Day 2 Chicago

    A day to explore this city with its magnificent location on the shores of Lake Michigan. Famed for its bold architecture punctuated by skyscrapers such as the iconic John Hancock Centre. The city is renowned for its museums and has lots of amenities to offer visitors. Why not take in an architectural river cruise, get a selfie in front of “The Bean” at Millennium Park or if Music is your passion, then you will be spoilt for choice for live music between Jazz, Blues or Rock n Roll!
    Overnight: Chicago, Raffaello Hotel or similar

  • Day 3 Chicago to Indianapolis (Indiana) 295KM

    Today you commence your journey to Indianapolis where you can explore the historic Fountain Square or dine in the trendy Wholesale District. Why not visit the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, known as the Greatest Race Course in the World!
    Overnight: Indianapolis, Hampton Inn downtown or similar

  • Day 4 Indianapolis to Louisville 183KM

    Louisville is home to the iconic Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby and is also one of the biggest producers of Bourbon in the World. Why not visit and taste along Whiskey Row in Louisville and take in some stops along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
    Overnight: Louisville, The Brown Hotel or similar

  • Day 5 Louisville

    A Free day to explore the delights of Louisville.
    Overnight: Louisville, The Brown Hotel or similar

  • Day 6 Louisville to Nashville (Tennessee) 280KM

    Known as Music City USA, Nashville is all about Music. Visit and tour the Country Music Hall of Fame. The Honky Tonks along Broadway and 2nd Avenue offer great live music venues.
    Overnight: Nashville, The Millennium Hotel or similar

  • Day 7 Nashville

    Tour the Ryman Auditorium or take in a show at the Grand Ole Opry.
    Overnight: Nashville, The Millennium Hotel or similar

  • Day 8 Nashville - Memphis 341KM

    Visit Belle Meade Plantation en-route. In the evening take in the live entertainment along Beale Street.
    Overnight: Memphis, The Comfort Inn or similar

  • Day 9 Memphis

    No visit to Memphis would be complete without taking in a tour of Graceland, the home to the legend, Elvis Presley. We would also recommend a visit to Sun Studio, Rock n’Soul and the Stax Museum.
    Overnight: Memphis, The Comfort Inn or similar

  • Day 10 Memphis to Vicksburg (Mississippi) 333KM

    Take in the Civil War battlefield at the National Military Park. Plenty of splendid early southern manor homes still remain in Vicksburg. Several of these historic homes are thought to have ghosts. Tour the McRaven House, residents of Mississippi’s most haunted.
    Overnight: Vicksburg The Courtyard or similar

  • Day 11 Vicksburg – New Orleans (Louisiana) 333KM

    Travel through plantation country and tour some amazing plantations along the Mississippi River.
    Overnight: New Orleans, The Royal St.Charles or similar

  • Day 12 New Orleans

    Tour the Garden district and the arts district. . Delight in a walking tour or a food tour in the historical French Quarter. Take in a Paddlewheel dinner cruise on the Mississippi River and enjoy the entertainment of Bourbon Street at night
    Overnight: New Orleans, The Royal St.Charles or similar

  • Day 13 New Orleans

    Enjoy a traditional Louisiana Creole Jazz Brunch before heading back to the Airport to drop off your car and check in for your flight home.

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