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Join the American Queen Steamboat on this New Orleans Roundtrip - 6-Day Journey to discover the most exciting southern locales. Steamboating the Lower Mississippi River, the voyage will explore the exciting port cities of Oak Alley, Baton Rouge, and Plantation Road.

2014 Journeys

Dates Theme
April 21-26 Southern Culture

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


Day 1: Hotel Stay - New Orleans, LA
Guests will enjoy a one-night luxury hotel stay at either The Westin New Orleans Canal Place or Hilton New Orleans Riverside before boarding the American Queen Steamboat the following evening.

Day 2: Embark - New Orleans, LA
Explore the vibrant offerings of New Orleans 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: Oak Alley, LA
A popular plantation in the Saint James Parish, Oak Alley blends historic architectural magnificence with the natural wonder of 300 year old oak trees flourishing on the southern estate. Known as the 'Grand Dame of the Great River Road', Oak Alley Plantation is lined by a quarter-mile canopy of giant oak trees forming a stately pathway that leads to the iconic Greek revival antebellum home.

Day 4: Baton Rouge, LA
The capital of Louisiana, Baton Rouge is a melting pot of the state's unique attractions and culture. Guests will begin their day by exploring the city's military and political history at the USS Kidd, a WWII Fletcher-class destroyer, Veterans Memorial Museum, and the Old Governor's Mansion. On Main Street Market, a bounty of dining options will fuel guests for the rest of their tour which includes stops at the beautiful St. Joseph Cathedral, Capitol Lake, Old Arsenal Museum, LSU Museum of Art, and the Louisiana State Capital building for a bird's eye view of the city and river from the 27th floor observation deck. With diverse cultural offerings, Baton Rouge boasts exciting options for every visitor.

Day 5: Plantation Road, LA
Experience living history through romantic antebellum mansions of the deep south.

Day 6: 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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