Jewels of the Mississippi
with American Queen Steamboat
- Includes return economy flights from Perth
- Includes 2 nights pre & post in Memphis & New Orleans
- Solo prices available
Explore the land of bawdy blues and Southern belles. This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi River. From Memphis to New Orleans, the river rolls slowly and expansively, smooth as a southern drawl. The bayous and woodlands along the shore create dramatic landscapes that are virtually unchanged since the days of the French fur traders. Gracious towns with palatial mansions and tree-lined streets abound. History is everywhere - in silent Civil War cemeteries and virtually everywhere you turn in Memphis, best known for jazz, barbecue, and of course The King of Rock and Roll and his home at Graceland.
- Return economy airfares departing from Perth
- 3 nights pre-cruise accommodation at Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel
- Graceland tour with Elvis Entourage VIP tour and Rock'n'Soul Museum
- 7 night cruising from Memphis to New Orleans aboard American Queen
- 2 nights post-cruise accommodation at Le Meridien, New Orleans
- Jazz brunch at The Court of Two Sisters Restaurant
- Private car transfers between airport, hotel and port throughout
- All port charges, government fees & air taxes
Memphis:Graceland Tour with Elvis Entourage VIP Tour -
Step inside Graceland Mansion and follow in the same steps as Elvis himself as you enjoy an audio-guided tour featuring commentary and stories by Elvis and his daughter Lisa Marie.See where Elvis lived, relaxed and spent time with his friends and family. The Graceland Mansion Tour includes Elvis' living room, music room, parents' bedroom, dining room, kitchen, TV room, pool room and the famous Jungle Room. Tour other great parts of the 14-acre estate, and finish the tour at the Meditation Garden where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest.Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum’s exhibition about the birth of rock and soul music, created by the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of musical pioneers who, for the love of music, overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the entire world.
Located at the FedEx Forum, the museum offers a comprehensive Memphis music experience from the rural field hollers and sharecroppers of the 1930s, through the explosion of Sun, Stax and Hi Records and Memphis’ musical heyday in the 70s, to its global musical influence. The museum’s digital audio tour guide is packed with over 300 minutes of information, including over 100 songs, and takes visitors through seven galleries featuring 3 audio visual programs, more than 30 instruments, 40 costumes and other musical treasures.
Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern attractions. Described as the key to the South by President Abraham Lincoln, this Southern town carries a history unlike any other Civil War city. Vicksburg was founded in 1811 and grew as a vital river port city. It was a major component to the Civil War and carries much of the history within the town. Today, Vicksburg is a popular spot for tourists to learn about the battles of the city, taste the cuisine, visit the many museums and pick out the perfect souvenir.
This charming river town was founded in 1716, making it the oldest city on the Mississippi. The city is known for its elegance, hospitality and impressive preservation of history – found on every street corner. Enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums and historical homes, all of which contribute to Hugh Bayless’ book “The 100 Best Towns in America.”
Named by French explorer, Sieur D’Iberville after a reddish pole marking two separate tribal hunting grounds, Baton Rouge, the Capital of Louisiana has rich cultural history. The city is home to Louisiana’s capitol building which is the tallest in the United States. Spend the day exploring all that Baton Rouge has to offer, from the museums and the architecture to the shops and the cuisine – everyone will enjoy an exciting, busy day!
Established in 1809, St. Francisville is the oldest town in the Florida Parishes. Below where St. Francisville is located currently, was a settlement called Bayou Sara in the 1790’s. When this settlement was destroyed by flooding and fires, many of the structures and artifacts were hauled up the bluff into St. Francisville where they are still standing. The town is referred to as “two miles long and two yards wide,” but that definitely doesn’t mean they have nothing to offer! With over 140 buildings on the National Register, beautiful plantation homes nestled in the rolling countryside and bustling Main Street shops, this quaint town situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi River has a style all its own.
Nottoway is the South’s largest, most glorious remaining antebellum mansion, with a rich history dating back to 1859. In a fabulous location along the Great River Road, this White Castle of the South transports visitors back to an era of glory and grandeur. Set among a natural backdrop of vibrant gardens and 200-year-old oak trees, the mansion boasts three floors and 64 bedrooms, and flaunts an incredible 22 white square columns. The most popular room among guests is the White Ballroom, which is painted entirely in white with elaborate gold décor throughout. Rooms are trimmed in custom plaster frieze made from Spanish moss, clay, plaster and mud, and are all original to the house. And as if that weren’t enough, this immaculate mansion was constructed with 365 openings – one for each day of the year. Nottoway Plantation captivates all with a brilliant blend of true Southern hospitality, history and mystery.
Discover the very stuff the city of New Orleans is made of with this visit to a world-famous live jazz brunch buffet. And this thrilling show doesn’t take place in any old venue; it is located in the largest courtyard in the heart of the exciting French Quarter.
8 November 2019
|Inside||from $7,179* per person|
|Outside||from $9,559* per person|
|Balcony||from $9,999* per person|
Prices above are from prices, per person in twin share accommodation. Prices are strictly subject to availability at time of booking
- Prices are correct as of 17 June 2019 and are based on per person, twin share
- All prices are deals are strictly subject to availability and can change at any time without any given notice
- Flights are subject to availability and change
- Cruiseco & American Queen Steamboat Company terms and conditions apply
- For further information, please speak with your RAC Travel consultant
*Terms and conditions apply: see RAC Travel general terms and conditions