Journey on the Mighty Mississippi
|Resort:||Journey on the Mighty Mississippi|
|Destination:||United States Of America|
Experience the laid-back world of Mark Twains riverside America. Travelling by steamboat offers a wonderful new perspective from which to view the mighty Mississippi cruise and its riverside inhabitants. Join us on Americas only authentic overnight paddlewheel steamboat – the American Queen – as we sail from Memphis to New Orleans (with excursions included in every port of call). Well combine our cruise with stays in the music meccas of Nashville and Memphis, and finish up with a few days in the seductive southern city of New Orleans.
11 excursions and visits
Day 1 Memphis – Mississippi Cruise
This morning you are free to further explore the city of Memphis; perhaps visit the Memphis Rock n Soul Museum or take a tour of the Gibson guitar factory. This afternoon, we embark the American Queen, to begin our voyage along the mighty Mississippi. We set sail this evening.
Day 2 Mississippi (Greenville/Terrene Landing)
Enjoy the sights and sounds as we sail down Ol Man River. Well make a stop along the way at a port in the Mississippi Delta – Greenville or Terrene Landing.
Day 3 Mississippi (Vicksburg)
We arrive in Vicksburg, Mississippi, a city that blends modern elements with the charm and elegance associated with the Old South. As you disembark here, join a narrated Hop-On Hop-Off Steamcoach Tour of this city bursting with character. See the shopping district, The Church of the Holy Trinity, the Southern Cultural Heritage Center, Pembertons Headquarters and the Old Courthouse Museum – home to thousands of artefacts dating from pre-Columbian times to the Civil War. The last stop is Washington Street, for shopping or visiting the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum and the Lower Mississippi River Museum.
Day 4 Mississippi (Natchez)
Named for the Natchez tribe of Native Americans, this charming city is proud of its rich, vibrant history. The starting point for the Natchez Trace, it became home to many antebellum homes and today numerous restored mansions are the highlight of this part of the South. On a Hop-On Hop-Off Steamcoach Tour, visit some of these grand homes, including Stanton Hall, built in 1857 and considered the grandest of the Natchez mansions.
Day 5 Mississippi (Baton Rouge)
We cross into Louisiana and its capital, Baton Rouge. Join another Hop-On Hop-Off Steamcoach Tour, including the USS KIDD and Veterans Memorial – the WWII Fletcher-class destroyer and the museums historic exhibits are a must for any military enthusiast. Louisianas White House – The Old Governors Mansion is the next stop. The Main Street Market has many lunch options before continuing to Capitol Lake and the Louisiana State Capitol building. Take the lift up to the 27th floor for wonderful views over the city and the Mississippi. The last stop is Louisianas 160-year-old, Old State Capitol building.
Day 6 Mississippi (St Francisville)
Today we stop in the quaint town of St Francisville, located on a narrow ridge overlooking the Mississippi River. Todays Hop-On Hop-Off Steamcoach Tour makes stops at Grandmothers Buttons or the West Florida Republic Park. Perhaps visit the Old Market Hall, Commerce Street or the Spring Creek Shopping Center, before you re-board the vessel.
Day 7 Mississippi (Nottoway)
Imagine life on a cotton plantation as you explore the largest remaining antebellum mansion of the Deep South. Within a great white faade of massive columns and grand balconies, enormous 11ft doors lead you in to rooms with exquisite plaster friezes and hand-carved marble fireplaces. The ballroom is the epitome of elegance in pure white.