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Steam Boating on the American Queen 2022 and 2023
From New Orleans to Memphis
 10 Days • 24 Meals
Experience the grand old days of river cruising aboard the majestic American Queen. Enjoy overnights in the “The Big Easy,” New Orleans and the “The Blues City’” Memphis. Enjoy seven glorious days cruising the “Mighty Mississippi” aboard one of the nation’s finest paddle wheel steam boats, the American Queen while exploring the towns that made the river famous.

 Highlights
  • 24 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend one night in New Orleans, “The Big Easy”
  • Narrated city tour of New Orleans including St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square and the Garden District
  • Lunch at the New Orleans School of Cooking and learn about Cajun cooking in a fun and informative atmosphere
  • Tour the 1859 Greek Revival and Italianate-style mansion, Nottoway Plantation, the largest antebellum plantation house in the South
  • Call at the quaint town of St. Francisville, with over 140 buildings on the National Register and beautiful plantation homes nestled in the rolling countryside
  • Visit Natchez, Mississippi, the center of the Antebellum South and home to restored mansions Stanton Hall and Longwood, the largest octagonal house in the U.S.
  • Call at Vicksburg, Mississippi, the “Red Carpet City of the South”, blending Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern-day attractions
  • Visit historic Greenville Mississippi Delta region, the inspiration of authors, musicians and artists for centuries
  • Experience the nostalgic days of Steam Boating along the Mississippi River aboard the beautifully restored American Queen
  • Spend one night in Memphis and visit the 14-acre Graceland Estate of Elvis Presley including the home tour, meditation garden and car museum
  • $50 in Mayflower Money

 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  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  Port of the Mississippi Delta, 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
Day 9  Disembark in Memphis and Graceland
The American Queen docks in Memphis where a local guide conducts a panoramic tour of the musical city. The afternoon is devoted to Elvis Presley’s Graceland. You will tour the mansion, the heart of the 14-acre estate and see the living rooms, music room and “jungle” den. You will also see the meditation garden where “The King” is laid to rest. See Elvis’ two custom airplanes, tour the Car Museum, The Entertainer Career Showcase Museum as well as the new state-of-the-art Visitor Entertainment Complex. Tonight, enjoy some of Memphis’ famous bar-be-que. Meals: B, D
Day 10  Travel Home
After breakfast a group transfer is available to the Memphis International Airport for flights out after 12:00 p.m. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 1  Hilton Riverside, New Orleans, Louisiana
Days 2-8  Steam Boating aboard the American Queen
Days 9  Guest House at Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
 

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 Dates and Rates
Departure Date Stateroom Category Per Person twin Single Room
March 27, 2022* Deluxe Outside Stateroom CAT A $4,399 + $2,859
Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda CAT B $4,279 + $2,779
Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda CAT C $3,829 + $2,489
Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Bay Window CAT D $3,599 + $2,339
Inside Stateroom CAT E $2,929 + $1,909
September 25, 2022 Deluxe Outside Stateroom CAT A $6,599 + $4,289
Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda CAT B $5,749 + $3,739
Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda CAT C $5,389 + $3,499
Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Bay Window CAT D $5,019 + $3,269
March 19, 2023* Deluxe Outside Stateroom CAT A $4,699 + $3,059
Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda CAT B $4,559 + $2,969
Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda CAT C $4,199 + $2,739
Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Bay Window CAT D $3,829 + $2,499
Inside Stateroom CAT E $3,099 + $2,029
March 26, 2023 Deluxe Outside Stateroom CAT A $4,699 + $3,059
Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda CAT B $4,559 + $2,969
Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda CAT C $4,199 + $2,739
Deluxe Outside Stateroom with Bay Window CAT D $3,829 + $2,499
Inside Stateroom CAT E $3,099 + $2,029
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*These departures operate in the opposite direction.

Add $199 for port charges, government taxes and fees, which are subject to change.

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