2017 Southern Grandeur

April 30 – May 8, 2017 – Waitlist only
GASC Antebellum South APR 19_13Tour Operator: Go Next
Price: From $2,699 (Air not included)
Tour Length: 9 days
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Experience the unique grandeur of the American South as you cruise the Mississippi River aboard the majestic American Queen. Begin your adventure in New Orleans, where the well-preserved French Quarter offers an enchanting backdrop. Then board the American Queen, the largest and most opulent riverboat in the world, and cruise to picturesque cities in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee. Admire the elegant Greek Revival–style mansion at Oak Alley Plantation; explore the lovely town of St. Francisville, home to over 140 historic buildings on the National Register; and visit the oldest settlement on the Mississippi, Natchez, graced with stunning gardens and palatial mansions. Browse Vicksburg’s delightful antique shops and intriguing museums, or step back in time at the renowned Vicksburg National Military Park. Before your seven-night cruise concludes in Memphis, delve into Helena’s rich blues music heritage at the Delta Cultural Center.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart for New Orleans
  • Day 2 : New Orleans / Embark on The American Queen
  • Day 3 : Oak Alley
  • Day 4 : St. Francisville
  • Day 5 : Natchez
  • Day 6 : Vicksburg
  • Day 7 : River Crusing
  • Day 8 : Helena
  • Day 9 : Memphis / Disembark

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All 2017 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.