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Lower Mississippi on the American Queen
American Steam Boat Company | American Queen | February - December 2019 departures | 13 Nights

Highlights: Memphis (Tennessee), Memphis Attraction pass, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge (the Capital of Louisiana) & New Orleans.

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Explore the land of bawdt 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 bound.

History is everywhere - in silent Civil War cemetries 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 flights from London
  • Private transfers
  • 3-night stay at 4* hotel in Memphis
  • Memphis Attraction Pass with VIP upgrade
  • 7-night cruise aboard American Queen
  • 2-nights stay at 4* hotel in New Orleans


Day Itinerary
1 Fly from London to Memphis. Transfer on arrival to your 4* hotel. Overnight Memphis
2 Memphis Attraction Pass with VIP upgrade. Overnight, Memphis
3 Day at leisure. Overnight, Memphis.
4 Transfer to the American Queen - Depart 5:00pm
5 There is always plenty to do between dawn and dusk on the river and today is the perfect day to enjoy the many public spaces and activities that are available to you onboard. Consider booking an indulgent, stress-relieving massage in the American Queen's spa. Browse The Emporium gift shop for that perfect keepsake, or take the time to mingle with fellow guests.
6 Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern-day attractions. Described as the "Key to the South" by 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.
7 This charming river town was first inhabited by Natchez Indians and French explorers who shared the land. It 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 throughout Natchez. Guests will enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums, and historical houses located in Natchez, as they explore the beautiful downtown areas.
8 Baton Rouge, the Capital of Louisiana, has a deep culture and rich history. Named by French explorer, Sieur D'Iberville after a reddish pole marking two separate tribal hunting grounds, Baton Rouge has transformed into a rich cultural city. Locals speak a specific version of French in their everyday language. The city is home to Louisiana's capitol building which is the largest in the United States, as well as the Old State Capitol - a Gothic architectural monument located on the bluffs overlooking the Mighty Mississippi. 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!
9 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! Stop in at one of the unique shops, historical homes, beautiful churches, or breathtaking parks and you will agree with that! Spanish moss trees grow throughout the town, lending a beautiful southern comfort to the atmosphere
10 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 overlooking the grand Mississippi River, this "White Castle" of the South transports visitors back to an era of glory and grandeur. Set amongst a natural backdrop of vibrant gardens and two hundred-year-old oak trees, Nottoway Plantation captivates all with a brilliant blend of true Southern hospitality, history and mystery.
11 Disembark in New Orleans. Enjoy New Orleans at your leisure. Transfer to your 4* hotel. Overnight, New Orleans
12 Day at leisure. Overnight, New Orleans
13 Private transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to London.
14 Arrive in London.


Our Exclusive Cruise & Stay Packages are based on twin occupancy. Fares for singles, children and 3rd & 4th berths are available on request. 

Date Route Inside Outside Balcony
16/02/2019 New Orleans to Memphis £3,339 £4,359 £4,629
22/02/2019 Memphis to New Orleans £3,349 £4,369 £4,639
02/03/2019 New Orleans to Memphis £3,259 £4,629 £5,499
08/03/2019 Memphis to New Orleans £3,399 £4,949 £4,959
16/03/2019 New Orleans to Memphis £2,999 £4,749 £4,749
22/03/2019 Memphis to New Orleans £3,569 £5,099 £5,099
30/03/2019 New Orleans to Memphis £3,679 £5,049 £5,939
05/04/2019 Memphis to New Orleans £3,739 £5,359 £5,999
13/04/2019 New Orleans to Memphis £3,469 £4,899 £4,929
19/04/2019 Memphis to New Orleans £3,549 £4,999 £4,999
27/04/2019 New Orleans to Memphis £3,629 £4,999 £5,879
03/05/2019 Memphis to New Orleans £3,749 £5,369 £5,999
11/05/2019 New Orleans to Memphis £3,639 £4,999 £5,899
17/05/2019 Memphis to New Orleans £3,799 £5,439 £6,069
25/05/2019 New Orleans to Memphis £3,669 £5,039 £5,939
31/05/2019 Memphis to New Orleans £3,859 £5,479 £6,099
08/06/2019 New Orleans to Memphis £3,669 £5,039 £5,939
14/06/2019 Memphis to New Orleans £3,859 £5,479 £6,099
24/08/2019 New Orleans to Memphis £3,669 £5,039 £5,939
30/08/2019 Memphis to New Orleans £3,739 £5,359 £5,999
07/09/2019 New Orleans to Memphis £3,669 £5,039 £5,939
13/09/2019 Memphis to New Orleans £3,739 £5,359 £5,999
21/09/2019 New Orleans to Memphis £3,669 £5,039 £5,939
27/09/2019 Memphis to New Orleans £3,739 £5,359 £5,999
05/10/2019 New Orleans to Memphis £3,669 £5,039 £5,939
11/10/2019 Memphis to New Orleans £3,739 £5,359 £5,999
19/10/2019 New Orleans to Memphis £3,669 £5,039 £5,939
08/11/2019 Memphis to New Orleans £3,759 £5,389 £5,999
16/11/2019 New Orleans to Memphis £3,669 £5,039 £5,939
22/11/2019 Memphis to New Orleans £3,599 £4,599 £4,879
30/11/2019 New Orleans to Memphis £3,499 £4,539 £4,789
06/12/2019 Memphis to New Orleans £3,599 £4,599 £4,879
14/12/2019 New Orleans to Memphis £3,499 £4,529 £4,789
20/12/2019 Memphis to New Orleans £3,799 £4,829 £5,099

Terms & Conditions: Exclusive Holiday Directions packages are solely organised by Holiday Direction Ltd a fully bonded member of the Global Travel Group (ATOL 3973). Prices shown are per person in £ sterling based on two adults sharing and are subject to availability. Fares and other information are correct at the time of going to issue. The holiday is subject to Holiday Direction booking conditions. Visa and vaccinations may be required. Hotel accommodation is on a room only basis. Travel insurance is at an additional cost. Elements of this package holiday are non-escorted, personal transfers may need to be arranged, please contact our sales team for further information. E&OE.

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