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Explore the Lower Mississippi River aboard the American Queen Steamboat with the Memphis to New Orleans - 8-Day Journey. Enjoy historic ports of call along the way with stops in Mississippi and Louisiana before finishing the voyage in the city famous for its good food and good times - New Orleans.

Dates Theme
April 5-12 Southern Culture

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Day 1: Hotel Stay - Memphis, TN
Guests will enjoy a one-night luxury hotel stay at The Memphis Marriott Downtown before boarding the American Queen Steamboat the following evening.

Day 2: Embark - Memphis, TN
Explore the vibrant offerings of Memphis and take in the sights and sounds of the city. In the afternoon, guests will board the American Queen Steamboat to being the voyage and kick off the festivities with a Welcome Aboard Dinner.

Day 3: Helena, AR/Greenville, MS
A soulful town filled with beautiful gospel voices and hearty cuisine, Helena is filled with historic treasures. Aboard the deluxe steamcoach, guests will being their tour of the city at the Cherry Street Historic District where they will discover the Malco Theater and amazing boutiques, including the Delta Gypsy Caravan, the Handworks Boutique, the Cotton and Kudzu Mall, and the Gist Music Company for rare collectibles. At the historic downtown of Helena, the tour offers stops at two museum sites, Bubba's Blues Corner, Biscuit Row, and the Pillow Thompson House. Civil War buffs will enjoy visits to the Helena Museum, Moore-Hornor House, and Fort Curtis.

Day 4: Grand Gulf, MS/Natchez, MS

Day 5: Natchez, MS
Affording authentic antebellum charm, Natchez boasts numerous restored mansions, the historic Jefferson College, and the quaint Natchez Trace. Before drinking in the beauty of the grand plantations, including Stanton Hall, Magnolia Hall, Rosalie Mansion, and William Johnson House, guests are encouraged to stop at the Natchez Visitor Center to peruse the gift shop or view exhibits and films illustrating the rich heritage of the town. Also included on the tour is a stop at the Eola Hotel for shopping and a special visit to Twin Oaks, the antebellum mansion of Regina Charboneau, the Chef de Cuisine of the American Queen Steamboat.

Day 6: Angola, LA/St. Francisville, MS
Home to over 140 buildings listed on the National Register and beautiful plantation homes along the rolling countryside, St. Francisville is a quaint town with a rich historic significance. Aboard the hop on-hop off steamcoach, guests can visit Royal Street, the Victorian button museum and jewelry boutique Grandmother's Buttons, the West Florida Republic Park, or the Old Market Hall for art, jewelry, handmade items, and music. Guests will have a chance for refreshments at Commerce Street before heading for shopping at the Spring Creek Shopping Center and exploring the West Feliciana Historical Society Museum and the Grace Episcopal Church.

Day 7: Plantation Road, LA
The historic splendor of the Houmas House Plantation Gardens features attractions beyond an exciting tour of the grand antebellum estate. Boasting 16 rooms adorned with period antiques and Louisiana art, "The Sugar Palace" greets visitors with 16 acres of vibrant gardens, whimsical fountains, and moss-draped oaks that have witnessed the extraordinary events of the beautiful Southern home. Nestled beside a garden path, Turtle Bar is a cool respite to try a Mint Julep, the famous bourbon cocktail that was first concocted at Houmas House.

Day 8: Disembark - New Orleans, LA
After breakfast, the American Queen Steamboat will dock near the historic Jackson Square to bid adieu to guests.

To book a journey please contact our tour VIP desk at +1 202 772 8000 or

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