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Memphis to New Orleans on the Mississippi River - 9 day(s), North America, Southern US

Overview

Experience stories and surprises around every lazy bend of the mighty Mississippi River on this ladies vacation aboard the American Queen. You’ll embark from Memphis for a nine-day journey on the lower Mississippi River, gaining a unique perspective on America’s history. Enjoy remarkable ports of call along the way, including Vicksburg and Baton Rouge. Finish your voyage in the city famous for its good food and good times – New Orleans.

What’s Included

  • Complimentary shore excursions in every port
  • Complimentary overnight stay in a select luxury hotel before your voyage – includes breakfast, taxes, porterage, and transfers to the American Queen
  • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner as well as cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, bottled water, and soft drinks throughout your voyage
  • Casual elegance abounds, no formal attire required

Ports of Call:

Memphis, Tennessee; Helena, Arkansas; Vicksburg and Natchez, Mississippi; St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, Houmas House, and New Orleans, Louisiana

Dates and Pricing

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Start date:
5/16/14
End date:
5/24/14
Duration: 9 Days
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Start date:
5/30/14
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6/7/14
Duration: 9 Days
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Start date:
11/7/14
End date:
11/15/14
Duration: 9 Days
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Start date:
11/21/14
End date:
11/29/14
Duration: 9 Days
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Start date:
12/5/14
End date:
12/13/14
Duration: 9 Days
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Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive Memphis
Your journey begins with a deluxe hotel stay in Memphis. Tomorrow, you will board the American Queen.
Day 2 – Memphis
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Memphis today. This afternoon, you will board the American Queen to begin your voyage.
Day 3 – Scenic River Cruising
Enjoy the sights and sounds of river cruising as the you spend a leisurely day onboard.
Day 4 – Vicksburg
Discover a unique blend of old and new in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Take in the diversity from National Historic Landmarks to the Waterways Experiment Station. Billed as the “Red Carpet City of the South,” Southern hospitality is alive and well and awaiting your arrival.
Day 5 – Natchez
Step into the plantation lifestyle of the antebellum south in Natchez, site of numerous restored mansions. Visit historic Jefferson College, or just amble down the Natchez Trace.
Day 6 – St. Francisville
This quaint town located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River is your window to the past. With over 140 buildings on the National Register, beautiful plantation homes nestled in the rolling countryside, and bustling Main Street shops, you’ll find plenty to keep you on the go in St. Francisville.
Day 7 – Baton Rouge
The capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge is the center of all the great things the state has to offer—visitors delight in the seamless blend of past and present experiencing authentic Louisiana at every turn. With its semi-tropical climate, the outdoors is tempting and the attractions abound. No wonder this is one of the south’s fastest growing cities.
Day 8 – Plantation Road
Enjoy an included tour of Nottoway Plantation, the South’s largest remaining antebellum mansion. This stunning historical plantation lies between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and offers a view of a truly grand plantation. Enjoy a guided tour of an American Castle as we explore within the pristine walls of Nottoway followed by a stroll through the lush grounds and gardens.
Day 9 – Disembark in New Orleans
Tie up in New Orleans, La., near historic Jackson Square and bid your steamboat adieu. But give in to the temptation to hang around and explore.

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Tour Code:
AQSCMN
Main Activity:
Cruising
Other Activities:
Sightseeing
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