MISSISSIPPI RIVER CRUISE & MUSIC OF THE USA

AIRFARES FROM AUSTRALIA INCLUDED *
Destinations:

Canada, Alaska & USA

$8,169.00 per person, twin share Inside Cabin (member)

$8,415.00 per person, twin share Inside Cabin (non-member)

$11,306.00 per person, twin share Outside Cabin (member)

$11,649.00 per person, twin share Outside Cabin (non-member)

Other Departure Dates

19/09/2017

14/11/2017

Includes

  • Economy class airfares from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane to Chicago via Vancouver & Toronto and return from New Orleans via Toronto & Vancouver with Air Canada
  • 7 Night cruise on American Queen from Memphis to New Orleans including daily shore excursions, complimentary beer and wine with dinner and complimentary coffee, water and soft drinks while onboard
  • Accommodation, touring, meals and transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Airport taxes

Take a musical journey through America's heartland and discover the world of Mark Twain's revered memoir 'Life on the Mississippi' from the vantage point of the American Queen. Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Country and Folk all found their origins in this part of the United States.

Itinerary Details

Day 1

Fly Australia to Chicago via Vancouver & Toronto Arrive in Chicago and own arrangements for transfer to the hotel for a 2 night stay Double Tree Chicago Magnificent Mile, Chicago

Day 2

Chicago A full day at leisure to explore your choice of Chicago's must see attractions at your own pace. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner and some soulful sounds at a legendary jazz club. (B,D)

Day 3

Chicago - Springfield - St Louis Depart Chicago and cruise through endless fields of corn enroute to Springfield, hometown of Abraham Lincoln. Continue to St Louis gateway to the West. Transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. Westin St Louis

Day 4

St Louis - Nashville This morning it's on to Southern hospitality in Music City - Nashville for a 2 night stay. This evening enjoy an optional show at the Grand Ole Opry, the home of American music The Inn at Opryland, Nashville (B)

Day 5

Nashville A full day at leisure to explore Nashville's must see attractions. (B)

Day 6

Nashville - Memphis Today's destination is the Birthplace of Rock n Roll and the starting point of soul and blues - Memphis. Tour Beale Street for an authentic look at Memphis and its music before visiting the private world of Elvis Presley at Graceland Mansion. Sheraton Memphis, Memphis (B)

Day 7

Memphis Time spent at leisure to explore Memphis at your own pace. This afternoon board the grandest riverboat afloat, the American Queen. Experience authentic Southern culture as the boat journeys through living history along the Lower Mississippi. American Queen (B,D)

Day 8

Greenville Visit Greenville which is at the very heart and soul of the Mississippi and the birthplace of BB King and many other blues singers. American Queen (B,D)

Day 9

Vicksburg Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with the modern day. Abraham Lincoln described Vicksburg as the 'Key to the South' with the town carrying a history unlike any other Civil War city. American Queen (B,D)

Day 10

Natchez The oldest city on the Mississippi, Natchez is a charming river town known for its elegance, hospitality and impressive preservation of history which can be found on every street corner throughout the city. American Queen (B,D)

Day 11

St Francisville The historical town of St Francisville has much to offer with its many unique shops, beautiful churches, breathtaking parks and historical homes. American Queen (B,D)

Day 12

Baton Rouge Enjoy an exciting day visiting all that Baton Rouge has to offer from museums and architecture to shops and creole cooking. American Queen (B,D)

Day 13

Nottoway Experience living history with a visit to the largest antebellum mansion of the Deep South, the Nottoway Plantation. American Queen (B,D)

Day 14

New Orleans Disembark the ship in New Orleans. This is one of the world's most fascinating cities and the birthplace of jazz. New Orleans is alive with tradition and home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food and music. AC Hotel French Quarter, New Orleans (B)

Day 15

New Orleans - Vancouver - Australia Check out of the hotel and own arrangements for transfer to the airport for the flight to Australia, via Toronto and Vancouver

Day 16

Inflight

Day 17

Arrive Australia

Price is based on 5 September 2017 departure in a twin share Inside cabin. The prices, dates and information supplied are valid at the time of the web page going live, however prices and itinerary are subject to change or may be withdrawn at any time. Prices are subject to availability, currency fluctuations, and surcharges, and are only guaranteed when paid in full. Included airfares are from either Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane. Please confirm all details and final cost with your consultant at the time of booking. Product is supplied by Adventure Destinations. For full terms and conditions please contact your travel consultant or refer to the terms and conditions on the supplier’s website.