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Explore the Lower Mississippi River aboard the American Queen steamboat with the Memphis to New Orleans, 9-Day Journey. Enjoy historic ports of call along the way with stops in Mississippi and Louisiana before finishing the voyage in the city famous for its good food and good times - New Orleans.

Journey Dates & Themes

2015
November 7 - November 15 Southern Culture
November 21 - November 29 Thanksgiving Festival
December 5 - December 13 Elvis®
December 19 - December 29 Old-Fashioned Holidays
2016
March 6 - March 14 Civil War
March 20 - March 28 Antebellum South
April 3 - April 11 Antebellum South
April 17 - April 25 Antebellum South
May 1 - May 9 Antebellum South
May 22 - May 30 Antebellum South
June 5 - June 13 Antebellum South
June 19 - June 27 Antebellum South
August 28 - September 5 Antebellum South
October 30 - November 7 Antebellum South
November 13 - November 21 Antebellum South
November 27 - December 5 Elvis®
December 11 - December 19 Holiday - Christmas Markets
December 25 - January 2, 2017 New Year's Celebrations

To book a journey please contact our tour VIP desk at +1 202 772 8000 or scalhoun@historichotels.org.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hotel Stay - Memphis, TN
Guests will enjoy a one-night luxury hotel in Memphis before boarding the American Queen the following evening.

Day 2: Memphis, TN | Departure 5:00 p.m.
Explore the vibrant offerings of Memphis and take in the sights and sounds of the city. In the afternoon, guests will board the American Queen to being the voyage down the Mississippi River.

Day 3: Greenville, MS
The charming town of Greenville is located at the heart of the Mississippi Delta, along the banks of Lake Fergusson. Guests will discover the rich history of this area during their tour which includes a visit to the Greenville History Museum, the E.E. Bas Auditorium & Cultural Center, the Washington County Courthouse, and the Hebrew Union Congregation.

Day 4: Vicksburg, MS
Coined the "Red Carpet of the South," Vicksburg is a diverse town blending its historic Southern setting with exciting modern attractions. Guests will tour through the shopping district and stop at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Southern Cultural Heritage Center, Pemberton's Headquarters, and the Old Courthouse Museum before returning to the downtown area. Back downtown, guests will have the chance for more shopping on Washington Street or discover other enchanting museums, including the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum, Yesterday’s Children Antique Doll and Toy Museum, the Old Depot Museum, and Lower Mississippi River Museum.

Day 5: Natchez, MS
Affording authentic antebellum charm, Natchez boasts numerous restored mansions, the historic Jefferson College, and the quaint Natchez Trace. Before drinking in the beauty of the grand plantations, including Stanton Hall, Magnolia Hall, Rosalie Mansion, and the William Johnson House, guests are encouraged to stop at the Natchez Visitor Center to peruse the gift shop or view exhibits and films illustrating the rich heritage of the town.

Day 6: St. Francisville, MS
Home to over 140 buildings listed on the National Register and beautiful plantation homes along the rolling countryside, St. Francisville is a quaint town with a rich historic significance. Aboard the hop on-hop off steamcoach, guests can visit Royal Street, the Victorian button museum and jewelry boutique Grandmother's Buttons, the West Florida Republic Park, or the Old Market Hall for art, jewelry, handmade items, and music. Guests will have a chance for refreshments at Commerce Street before heading for shopping at the Spring Creek Shopping Center and exploring the West Feliciana Historical Society Museum and the Grace Episcopal Church.

Day 7: Baton Rouge, LA
The capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge is a melting pot of the state's unique attractions and culture. Guests will begin their day by exploring the city's military and political history at the USS Kidd, a WWII Fletcher-class destroyer, Veterans Memorial Museum, and the Old Governor's Mansion. On Main Street Market, a bounty of dining options will fuel guests for the rest of their tour which includes stops at the beautiful St. Joseph Cathedral, Capitol Lake, Old Arsenal Museum, LSU Museum of Art, and the Louisiana State Capital building for a bird's eye view of the city and river from the 27th floor observation deck. With diverse cultural offerings, Baton Rouge boasts exciting options for every visitor.

Day 8: Nottoway, LA
Explore the South’s largest remaining antebellum mansion, the Nottoway Plantation. This beautifully appointed home, nicknamed “The White Castle of Louisiana”, features 64-bedrooms, 22 white square columns, and the stunning White Ballroom.

Day 9: New Orleans, LA | Disembark 8:00 a.m.
After breakfast, the American Queen Steamboat will dock near the historic Jackson Square to bid adieu to guests.

Voyage Fares

2015 Journeys
Cabin Type Fares
LS Luxury Suite $5,799 - $8,499
AAA Suite $4,799 - $6,999
AA Superior Veranda $4,699 - $6,799
A Deluxe Veranda $4,599 - $6,699
B Veranda $3,399 - $4,899
C Veranda $3,299 - $4,799
D Veranda $3,099 - $4,599
E Deluxe Window $2,999 - $4,399
SO Single Veranda $3,999 - $5,799
F Inside $2,899 - $4,199
G Inside $2,699 - $3,999
SI Single Inside $3,199 - $4,699
Port Charges: $129
2016 Journeys
Cabin Type Fares
LS Luxury Suite $6,799 - $7,999
AAA Suite $4,769 - $5,599
AA Superior Veranda $4,399 - $5,199
A Deluxe Veranda $4,249 - $4,999
B Veranda $3,849 - $4,499
C Veranda $3,499 - $4,099
D Veranda $3,399 - $3,999
E Deluxe Window $2,799 - $3,299
SO Single Veranda $4,499 - $5,299
F Inside $2,149 - $2,499
G Inside $2,149 - $2,499
SI Single Inside $3,649 - $4,299
Port Charges: $149

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To book a journey please contact our tour VIP desk at +1 202 772 8000 or scalhoun@historichotels.org.

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