Vintage Pullman Train to New Orleans

Chicago to New Orleans by Deluxe Streamliner Train

May 8-12, 2014

Thu / Mon - 5 Days

All aboard for an elegant getaway that includes one of the greatest cities in the country, lively New Orleans, along with grand dining, unique sightseeing and a classic Pullman Streamliner train, the City of New Orleans. Travel by train from the Windy City to the Crescent City over the storied Illinois Central Railroad, the "Main Line of Mid America" as the ads used to put it, "down the great Mississippi River Delta."

Embark on an overnight journey all guests enjoy Pullman sleeping car accommodations. All meals, wines and spirits are included as you enjoy a 1940’s vintage era train. Begin with a champagne reception before dinner and then relax with after-dinner drinks in the lounge.

Spend two nights in New Orleans at the Prince Conti Hotel, conveniently located in the French Quarter and one block from Bourbon Street. Ride around the city by streetcar, take in the many unique mansions of St. Charles Avenue in the Garden District, and discover the delights of the French Quarter, including world-class dining.

Itinerary Hotel

Thu, May 8: Depart Indianapolis for Chicago. Enjoy some free time in the Windy City before an evening departure from Union Station on the City of New Orleans with a boarding time of 7:30 p.m. bound for New Orleans. Cocktails are served followed by a sumptuous dinner as you leave the exciting Chicago skyline behind. (Meals: Dinner)

Fri, May 9: En route to New Orleans, Louisiana. You’ll have all day to enjoy classic train travel of a style that has all but vanished. Enjoy a New Orleans Brunch while traveling south through the great Mississippi River Delta. This afternoon the train skirts Lake Ponchartrain and arrives in the Crescent City with a short transfer to the hotel. (B, L)

Sat, May 10: New Orleans. With a full day in New Orleans, you’ll have time to dine in local restaurants (be sure to stop at the Café du Monde for beignets and café au lait), shop boutiques and antique shops, and explore the city. You may wish to see the sights in the French Quarter, take a river cruise or book an optional swamp boat tour (this can be booked while on the trip).

Sun, May 11: En route to Chicago. This morning is free to do any last minute sightseeing or local dining before returning to the train station at 1:30 p.m. for the private train departure for Chicago. Tonight, dine under the glass dome on the way north to Chicago. (D)

Mon,May 12: Enjoy an amazing Pullman breakfast before arriving into Union Station in Chicago at 9:00 a.m. Return to Indianapolis. (B)

Prince Conti Hotel, New Orleans
Located in the heart of the colorful French, this small, locally owned hotel is set in a 19th-century brick structure, and steps away from Bourbon Street. Highlights: guestrooms with antique reproduction furnishings • in-room coffee makers • complimentary high-speed and WiFi Internet access • restaurant • bar • café (open for breakfast and lunch).

Vintage Pullman Train to New Orleans Pricing

Per Person*

Dble Berth Trad. Pullman (Upper/Lower, no toilet)

Dble Bedroom (Upper/Lower Berths with toilet)

Two Roomettes (Lower Berths, Basins & Toilets)

Single Roomette (Lower Berth, Basin & Toilet)

From Chicago Only

Double P/P





less $200 per person each category






Ambassadair Trip #6017

Dining on the City of New Orleans Photo: ©2012 Pullman Sleeping Car Company, LLC

Highlights Include

  • Private classic train travel roundtrip from Chicago to New Orleans with deluxe sleeping car accommodations
  • All meals, wines and spirits aboard the train
  • Two nights in New Orleans at the Hilton Riverside

Package Includes

  • R/T transportation from Indianapolis to Chicago
  • 2 nights accommodations in Private Pullman Rail cars
  • 2 nights hotel accommodations
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch, 2 dinners
  • Transfers
  • Escorted from Indianapolis

New date!

This itinerary replaces the one found in the latest Trips magazine (trip #5987).

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