Tour the deep South aboard the largest steamboat ever built—American Queen.
Kick off your trip with an overnight in Memphis, also known as “Home of the Blues.” Stroll Beale Street, tour the National Civil Rights Museum, or pay a visit to Graceland.
Cruising down the Mississippi River, your first stop is in Helena. Here, you’ll learn about the history of the Arkansas Delta and King Biscuit Time—the nation’s longest running blues radio program.
Next, travel to Vicksburg, the “Red Carpet City of the South,” which radiates southern hospitality and was the site of a dramatic siege in the Civil War. On a premium excursion, survey the ironclad riverboat USS Cairo and pay your respects at the Vicksburg National Cemetery.
In Natchez, a quintessential southern town full of antebellum architecture, see one of the oldest post-European settlements in the Lower Mississippi River valley.
Then, visit St. Francisville—celebrated for its 140 buildings and plantation homes on the National Register of Historic Places.
In Baton Rouge, walk the pathways of Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center and tour the Nottoway Plantation just outside the city.
Before disembarking in New Orleans, swing by Oak Alley—a historic sugar cane plantation just off the Mississippi. Another must-see is the Whitney Plantation, just down the street from Oak Alley, that has only been open to the public since 2014.
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Trip Name: Southern Grandeur
Date: March 29–April 6, 2020
Tour Operator: GO NEXT
Price: From $2,399 per person, based on double occupancy, airfare not included.