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Join the American Queen steamboat on their New Orleans Roundtrip, 9-Day Journey to discover the most exciting southern locales. While on this historic steamboat, guests will explore Louisiana and Mississippi favorites like Oak Alley Plantation, the charming towns of St. Francisville and Natchez, the battlefields of Vicksburg, and Baton Rouge.

Voyage Dates & Themes

December 26 - January 3, 2016 New Year's Celebration
February 21 - February 29 Big Bang Swing
May 8 - May 16 Antebellum South

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 in New Orleans before boarding the American Queen the following evening.

Day 2: New Orleans, LA | Departure 5:00 p.m.
Explore the vibrant offerings of New Orleans by taking in the sights and sounds of the city. In the afternoon, guests will board the American Queen to being their voyage.

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: St. Francisville, LA
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 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 the 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.

Day 6: Vicksburg, MS
Coined the "Red Carpet of the South," Vicksburg is a diverse town blending its historic Southern setting with exciting modern attractions. Guests will tour through the shopping district and stop at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Southern Cultural Heritage Center, Pemberton's Headquarters, and the Old Courthouse Museum before returning to the downtown area. In downtown guests will have the chance to discover other enchanting museums, including the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum, the Old Depot Museum, and Lower Mississippi River Museum.

Day 7: 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 DD-61, the Veterans Memorial Museum, and the Old Governor's Mansion. Additional stops on the tour include 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.

Day 8: Nottoway, LA
Explore the South's largest remaining antebellum mansion, the Nottoway Plantation. This beautifully appointed home, nicknamed "The White Castle of Louisiana," features 64-bedrooms, 22 white square columns, and the stunning White Ballroom.

Day 9: New Orleans, LA | Disembark 8:00 a.m.
After breakfast, the American Queen will dock near the historic Jackson Square to bid adieu to guests.

Voyage Fares

2015 Journeys
Cabin Type Fares
LS Luxury Suite $5,799
AAA Suite $4,799
AA Superior Veranda $4,699
A Deluxe Veranda $4,599
B Veranda $3,399
C Veranda $3,299
D Veranda $3,099
E Deluxe Window $2,999
SO Single Veranda $3,999
F Inside $2,899
G Inside $2,699
SI Single Inside/td> $3,699
Port Charges: $129
2016 Journeys
Cabin Type Fares
LS Luxury Suite $6,799 - $7,999
AAA Suite $4,769 - $5,599
AA Superior Veranda $4,399 - $5,199
A Deluxe Veranda $4,249 - $4,999
B Veranda $3,849 - $4,499
C Veranda $3,499 - $4,099
D Veranda $3,399 - $3,999
E Deluxe Window $2,799 - $3,299
SO Single Veranda $4,499 - $5,299
F Inside $2,149 - $2,499
G Inside $2,149 - $2,499
SI Single Inside $3,649 - $4,299
Port Charges: $149

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

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