Tour code PREM2016AQ
American Queen Steamboat River Cruise and Stay – starting with 2 nights in New Orleans then 7 nights on the American Queen and ending with 2 nights in Memphis
Price from £3045 pp – please call for departure dates, availability and prices
The American Queen paddle steamer is the perfect way to cruise the Mississippi in style for that memorable holiday. All cabins have en suite facilities with TV. The are six decks and a host of facilities on board including a swimming pool, gym, spa. bars and restaurants.
Example itinerary below call for other dates and durations
Flights from the UK
2 Nights in New Orleans 4 Star hotel
7 Nights in an inside cabin on the American Queen Steamboat – Full board with wine and beer at dinner
2 Nights post cruise in Memphis 4 Star hotel
Shore excursions in every port
Pre and post cruise excursions
Day 1 – Flight from UK to New Orleans with transfer to hotel
Day 2 – New Orleans – visit to Mardi Gras to learn about the event with the rest of the day at leisure followed by evening jazz diner in the French Quarter in the “Court of Two Sisters” restaurant
Day 3 – Tour of New Orleans with its rich cultural and historic past. Also hear about the challenges for residents of New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina. Then embark on the American Queen for an evening departure.
Day 4 – Louisiana – Oak Alley – Guided tour of plantation, antebellum house and gardens with 300 year old oak trees..
Day 5 – Louisiana – Francisville – Visit the historical town with its wealth of beautiful plantation homes – hop on hop off bus tour included
Day 6 – Natchez – Visit to the 1830’s antebellum home of famous Chef Regina Charboneau (culinary director of the American Queen) for a Champagne buffet
Day 7 – Vicksburg – The town offers a combination of old Historic landmarks such as the Old Court House Museum as well as modern attractions like the Waterways Experiment Station. Hop on hop off tour bus included.
Day 8 – Day at leisure on board the American Queen
Day 9 – Greenville – In the land of Cotton and Blues you can learn about the Blues Trail and also about Native American history
Day 10 – Memphis – Disembark and take a Platinum tour of Elvis’ Graceland then transfer to hotel for 2 nights in Memphis. 2 day trolley bus pass included
Day 11 – Memphis – Independent travel to Rock n Soul Museum and Sun Studios.
Day 12 – Memphis – final sightseeing and shopping before transfer to airport for flight back to the UK