Embark on an unforgettable 7-night Mississippi River Cruise aboard a charming paddle wheeler, sailing between the vibrant cities of Memphis and New Orleans. Begin your adventure with a 2-night stay at the Guest House at Graceland, complete with VIP Graceland tickets for an exclusive glimpse into the life of the King of Rock 'n' Roll. 
On your river cruise, you'll explore the historic and picturesque towns of Natchez, Vicksburg, Baton Rouge, Houmas House, and Oak Alley. Enjoy exceptional service from our All American crew, and indulge in all-inclusive drinks and gourmet dining that showcases the best of regional cuisine. Savour Creole and Cajun specialties, including Louisiana shrimp, jumbo sea scallops, gumbo, peach & blackberry cobbler and bourbon pecan pie. 
Conclude your journey with a 2-night stay in the culturally rich and lively city of New Orleans. This unique holiday offers a perfect blend of music, history, and Southern hospitality, promising a truly memorable experience
Day by Day Itinerary 
1-2 Graceland 
Begin your holiday with a flight across the Atlantic to Memphis, Tennessee where you have a private transfer to the Guest House at Graceland - your home for the next 2 nights.Wake up on your first morning in Memphis and enjoy a delicious all-American breakfast, included with your stay. It's then straight into some sightseeing with the complete Elvis experience - a VIP tour of Elvis' mansion and grounds with front of the line access. Explore Graceland, the Elvis Car Museum, airplanes, entertainment complex, Elvis Career Museum, estate grounds and Elvis grave site. You'll also enjoy authentic Memphis cuisine with an included lunch at your choice of one of the themed restaurants on the property. 
3 Memphis 
Memphis is a vibrant city with deep roots in cotton and music. After breakfast at your hotel enjoy an included city tour - relax and let your guide show the highlights, including Cotton Row, the National Civil Rights Museum and The Pinch District.After your tour embark your magnificent American Cruise Lines paddle-wheel river cruise ship for a 7 night Mississippi cruise to New Orleans. 
Cruising the Mississippi 
Bask in the warmth of the Mississippi River sun as we cruise from Memphis to Vicksburg. Relax in one of the many spacious lounges or enjoy a gentle breeze on the sun deck.There are a variety of activities scheduled on board when the ship is underway, which vary depending on the itinerary and scheduled date. Enjoy destination-focused enrichment programs with special guest speakers who present topics related to the region and ports of call, including Art Classes, Cooking Demonstrations, Mixology, Trivia, Game Shows, and more. 
5 Vicksburg 
The city of Vicksburg served as a pivotal turning point during the American Civil War. An informative historian will leads you through the National Military Park, commemorating the campaign, siege, and defense of Vicksburg. The expert guides and park rangers will take you to battlefields, the USS Cairo gunboat and the most significant historic places.Also on offer are excursions to the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum, the Old Depot Museum or the Old Courthouse Museum. 
6 Natchez 
Settled in 1716, Natchez is rich in history and southern hospitality. Enjoy a guided exploration of this fascinating city which has retained its antebellum charm since its surrender during the Civil War. Visit Frogmore, a historic cotton plantation still in use today.Alternatively join an excursion to the Longwood mansion or Monmouth Historic inn & Gardens. 
7 St. Francisville 
This southern town charms with simple pleasures and unique treasures. Located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River, St, Francisville has has been described as one of the most beautiful small towns in America. Take a stroll through its historic centre where two centuries of architecture and lifestyle are on display. Enjoy free time here or take an included visit to the Greenwood Estate, Rosedown & Garden, the Myrtles Plantation or the Audubon Historic site. 
8 Baton Rouge 
Baton Rouge features all the history and wonder you would expect in a state capitol, but with an added down-home flavour that makes it truly unique. You local expert guide will take you on a tour of the cities most famous attractions including the old and new state capitols and the interactive Louisiana State Museum. 
9 Houmas House 
Houmas House and Gardens is a historic plantation complex established in the late 1700s, with the main house completed in 1840. Once the home of a wealthy sugar baron, this "Sugar Palace" features 16 rooms filled with period antiques and Louisiana artwork. Alternatively you can visit the impressive Oak Alley Plantation with it's stunning tree lined drive, and immerse yourself in its rich history and the beauty of the surrounding gardens. 
10 New Orleans 
Today disembark the incredible paddle-wheel river cruise ship and transfer to your hotel to check in for a 2 night stay. Afterwards take a guided walking tour of the French Quarter of New Orleans. 
11 New Orleans 
New Orleans is famous for it's delicious and diverse cuisine such as jambalaya, muffaletta, creole cuisine, po-boys and hand-made candies. Immerse yourself in the food, history, architecture and culture of this wonderful city during your free time, or book an optional New Orleans Food Tour. 
Check-out of your hotel and enjoy some free time before transferring to the airport for your overnight flight home, arriving the following day. 
From £ 5699.00 per person based on 2 people travelling 
What's Included ... 
All meals on board ship 
2 nights' accommodation in New Orleans 
2 nights' accommodation at Guest House at Graceland with breakfast 
7 nights' paddle wheeler river cruise on the Mississippi 
All inclusive drinks onboard ship 
VIP "Skip-The-Line" Tickets to Graceland 
International flights from London, regional flights available on request 
Airport Transfers 
All activities, visits and excursions as detailed in the itinerary 
ABTA and ATOL bonded for your financial protection 
This itinerary can be tailor made quote on request with frequent and flexible departures. Get in touch to discuss your requirements for you personalised quote. Prices listed are intended as a guide. The exact price will be subject to your chosen departure date. 
This holiday can be taken in 2024 or 2025 as well as 2026, prices on request. 
Why not add on some car hire either before or after to explore on your own! 
For your personal quotation contact Cruise River @ Travelfox on 01347 822541 or email enquiries@cruiseriver.co.uk 

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