STEAM BOATING ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER CRUISE

Join us Aboard THE graceful “American Queen” Riverboat sailing from new Orleans to Memphis, TN

$150PP SAVINGS IF BOOKED BY 5/31/21

American Queen Riverboat (1)
Package includes:
  • 24 Meals - 9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches & 8 Dinners 
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 1 Night in New Orleans
  • Narrated tour of New Orleans 
  • Nottoway Plantation
  • Lunch at the New Orleans School of Cooking
  • Visit town of St. Francisville - Beautiful Plantation home & over 140 buildings on the National Register
  • Visit Natchez, MS - The Red Carpet of the South
  • Historic Greenville Mississippi Delta Region
  • 7 Nights Steam Boating aboard the American Queen 
  • 1 Night in Memphis, TN  Tour of Elvis Presley home,   garden and car museum – Graceland Estate      

 

Itinerary:

DAY 1 Arrive in Louisiana: Arrive in New Orleans, Louisiana today and transfer to your hotel. Meet your Tour Manager and travelling companions at 6:00 p.m. for a welcome orientation.

DAY 2 New Orleans Touring and Board the American Queen: This morning a local guide conducts a tour of “The Big Easy”. You’ll see historic Jackson Square, featuring St. Louis Cathedral, the French Quarter as well as the Garden District. Then visit the New Orleans School of Cooking. Enjoy lunch and learn about Cajun cooking in a fun and informative atmosphere. Later, board the incredible American Queen, your home for the next seven nights. Tonight, you are welcomed aboard with a fabulous dinner. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 3 Nottoway Plantation, Louisiana: Stop at the exclusive port of Nottoway to visit the historic sugarcane estate. This 1859 Greek Revival and Italianate-style mansion, which is the largest antebellum plantation house in the South. Original furnishings mingle with era-appropriate antiques to create atmosphere that does justice to the home’s original ambiance, an experience that you will not want to pass up. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 4 St. Francisville, Louisiana: Today, continue down the
Mississippi River to the quaint town of St. Francisville. With over 140 buildings on the National Register, beautiful plantation homes nestled in the rolling countryside, bustling Main Street Shops and an ideal location on the bluffs above the Mississippi, St. Francisville is your window to the past. Your included tour features Grandmother’s Buttons, a Victorian button museum and jewelry boutique, Grace Episcopal Church and the West Feliciana Historical Society Museum. Once you are refreshed, hop aboard the “Steamcoach” which will take you back to the ship. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 5 Natchez, Mississippi: Enjoy a “Hop On Hop Off” day to explore Natchez, Mississippi, the center of the Antebellum South. Your included transportation allows you to hop off at the Old South Trading Post for some shopping and three of Natchez’s grandest Antebellum mansions, Stanton Hall, Rosalie and Magnolia Hall. You may also visit the Museum of African American History and Culture and explore the quaint downtown shops. One of the optional tours offered here explores the cotton fields and cotton gin of Frogmore Plantation and a visit to beautiful Longwood Mansion. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 6 Vicksburg, Mississippi: Known as the “Red Carpet City of the South”, Vicksburg, Mississippi perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern-day attractions. Your “Hop On Hop Off” day here features Anchuca Mansion, the Old Courthouse Museum, the Old Depot Museum and Bierdenham Coca Cola Museum. Optional tour here is to the Vicksburg National Military Park site of the “Siege of Vicksburg” which President Lincoln called “the key to victory” for the union army. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 7 Greenville, Mississippi: The Mississippi Delta is more than a geographical region, it is a way of life. Your “Hop On Hop Off” options today include Greenville History Museum and the Hebrew Union Temple. Also visit the 1927 Flood Museum and the E. E. Bass Cultural Center home to the 1901 Stream Carousel. Take the optional tour today to visit the B.B. King Museum which honors of the “King of the Blues” as well as the Grammy Museum which spans all genres of music. Meals: B, L, D

DAY 8 Steam Boating on the Mighty Mississippi: Today is a
full day of leisurely steam boating along the mighty Mississippi. Settle yourself into a comfortable rocking chair and just let the picturesque scenery glide by. Or join in the fun of the numerous activities onboard the American Queen. Meals: B, L, D