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New Orleans to Memphis with American Queen

11 NIGHTS FROM £5,189 per person

Let us introduce you to the American South and show you all the great sights and port cities as you cruise the legendary Mississippi River between New Orleans and Memphis. A new chapter awaits as you cruise around each river bend. Enjoy a captivating journey on an authentic paddle steamboat which includes full board, selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, hop-on and hop-off bus excursions plus a guide in each port.


place DAYS 1 - 2 - New Orleans

New Orleans

Arrive into the American South and wander the streets in picturesque New Orleans. The Creole, Cajun and other diverse cultures merge with amazing art, cuisine and music unlike any other city in the United States. Uncover the treasures of New Orleans as you explore the unique sites and attractions lining the historic streets of the famous French Quarter or admire the architecture of the stunning Garden District.

place DAY 3 - Board the American Queen

Board the American Queen

Board the American Queen vessel for your seven night cruise departing late afternoon. 

place DAY 4 - Nottoway


During your time onboard the American Queen steamboat delight in cruising down the famous Mississippi River stopping at interesting sights as you travel. First stop is Nottoway Resort where you will enjoy a tour of the South’s largest remaining antebellum mansion. This stunning historical plantation lies between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and offers a view of a truly grand plantation.

place DAY 5 - St Francisville

St Francisville

This charming town is full of unique shops, historical homes, beautiful churches and pretty parks. A stroll through its historic centre awakens a sense of place and an awareness of two centuries of architecture and lifestyles.

place DAY 6 - Natchez


Natchez is known for its elegance, hospitality, and impressive preservation of historic homes, which can be found on every street corner. The oldest city on the Mississippi, originating in 1716, it seems as if history fell asleep and awoke unscathed by the changing of times in this magical port. Learn about plantation life with a narrated tour of the city and admission to some spectacular mansions.

place DAY 7 - Vicksburg


Vicksburg perfectly blends southern culture and heritage with exciting modern attractions. As a major battle site during the Civil War, this port carries a history unlike any other. Learn about the significant conflicts of the city, taste its cuisine, visit the many museums, and pick out the perfect souvenir. Take time to visit the fascinating Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum which was previously a candy company and a shoe store.

place DAY 8 -  Greenville


Greenville is a wellspring of music, literature, adventure, imagination, and history. Located on the banks of Lake Fergusson and known as the heart and soul of the Mississippi Delta. Enjoy a hop-on hop-off tour to explore this beautiful town filled with southern charm and plenty of musical history. Greenville has inspired greatness from Pulitzer-Prize winners to Civil Rights leaders, musicians, poets, and inventors. 

place DAY 9 - Greenville - Memphis

Greenville - Memphis

Watch small river towns and lush landscapes slowly become lost in the horizon as sunlight plays upon the deck. Take hold of a literary classic, curl up on a plush chair in a cozy corner and relish a moment of tranquility. Today you get to truly experience the leisurely pace of life that river cruising offers.

place DAYS 10 - 11 - Memphis


Disembark in Memphis and spend two nights exploring the home of the blues and the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Elvis fans will be excited to take a trip to the musician's former home, Graceland. You’ll also find lively nightlife with live music available at every turn, along with the famous Sun Studios. Memphis is also the place where Martin Luther King was assassinated in the turbulent days of the Civil Rights Movement so be sure to leave time to discover the rich history and culture the city has to offer as well. 

DAY 12 - Depart Memphis

Depart Memphis


11 NIGHTS FROM £5,189 per person

Price includes international economy flights, terms & conditions apply.

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