Southern Belles & Mississippi Cruise

Resort: Southern Belles & Mississippi Cruise
Operator: Scenic
Destination: United States Of America
Price From: £11395.00

Overview

America’s South is truly distinctive in its cultural appeal. Float, taste and dance your way from Atlanta to New Orleans on this 15 day experience.

Itinerary

Day 1: Atlanta

Welcome to America’s South, a region full of wonder just waiting to be discovered. Arrive in Atlanta for your overnight stay at Grand Hyatt. Please book your flight to arrive prior to 5pm. Join your Tour Director and travel companions in celebrating your impending adventures over a welcome dinner.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Atlanta > Nashville

Today, travel to Nashville, the home of country music.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Nashville

Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum and learn of the fascinating country music culture in Tennessee, with an exclusive performance by an acclaimed musician.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch

Day 4: Nashville > Memphis

Make the ultimate Rock ‘n’ Roll pilgrimage and delight in a tour of Graceland, the famous home of Elvis Presley. Tonight, dine in the original BB King’s and revel in live blues tunes. Overnight, you’ll stay at the Westin Memphis.

Meals included: Breakfast,Dinner

Day 5: Memphis > American Queen

This afternoon experience the history, heritage and culture of America’s heartland on board the American Queen, an authentic steam-powered paddlewheel riverboat. Check in to your Deluxe Outside Stateroom with private verandah for a seven night Mississippi River cruise. Immerse yourself in the literature, music and culture of the South, as well as its traditions, history and cuisine. A ‘Riverlorian’, a historian of the river, will share fascinating tales of days gone as you discover the adventurous spirit and charm of the mighty Mississippi depicted in Mark Twain’s novels. Each evening enjoy included drinks with dinner. Your Tour Director will escort your cruise.

Meals included: Breakfast,Dinner

Day 6: Greenville

Exclusive to Scenic, your luxury coach will travel alongside your steamboat, greeting you at each port and enabling you to take private shore excursions to discover the local culture.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 7: Vicksburg

Your local guide will reveal a unique blend of old and new attractions, including the site of the American Civil War Battle of Vicksburg. This afternoon, explore Vicksburg at your leisure on your hop-on-hop-off tour.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 8: Natchez

Discover the lifestyle of the antebellum South during a tour of restored mansions, such as Rosalie Mansion. Learn about the history during a film at the Natchez Visitor’s Centre and, if you wish, you can choose to meander down the Natchez Trace.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 9: St. Francisville

St. Francisville, located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, has over 140 buildings on the National Register. Discover these and more on your guided coach and walking tour. This afternoon, explore this quaint little town at your leisure on a hop-on-hop-off tour.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 10: Baton Rouge

Look out for alligators and other wildlife on an exclusive swamp boat tour.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 11: Plantation Road

Experience the wonder of times gone by at historic Nottoway Plantation. After your tour, a special treat exclusive to Scenic guests awaits when you get to savour southern delicacies and mint juleps.

Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 12: New Orleans

You’ll be amazed by the culture of New Orleans. Explore this vibrant city and witness how the magic of the annual grand spectacular, the Mardi Gras, is created. See the ongoing recovery in the city since it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

Meals included: Breakfast,Dinner

Day 13: New Orleans

Enjoy a day at leisure in the ‘Big Easy.’

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 14: New Orleans

The choice is yours today. Take a Cajun cooking class, a New Orleans movie tour, or a quaint horse and carriage ride. Alternatively visit The National World War II Museum.

Meals included: Breakfast,Dinner

Day 15: New Orleans

Today, it’s time to bid farewell as your wonderful discovery of America’s South concludes. However, we hope to see you again, on another journey into wonder.

Meals included: Breakfast

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