April 19-27, 2020
Experience Southern Grandeur with Flying Jayhawks as you take in the history and hospitality of the South on the American Queen during your journey from New Orleans to Memphis.
First, begin your voyage in New Orleans with an included overnight hotel stay. Experience the knotted oaks and Spanish moss of City Park or try out some traditional southern cuisine in the legendary French Quarter.
Then sail to Oak Alley, known for its eponymous plantation. Or choose to visit the Slavery Exhibit and the Blacksmith shop.
Next, travel to St. Francisville, a quaint, influential town celebrated for its 140+ buildings and plantation homes on the National Register of Historic Places.
In Natchez, a quintessential southern town full of antebellum architecture, you’ll see one of the oldest post-European settlements in the Lower Mississippi River Valley.
Then, discover Vicksburg—the “Red-Carpet City of the South”—which radiates southern hospitality. Vicksburg was the site of a dramatic siege during the Civil War.
Finally, before ending your trip in Memphis, cruise the famed Mississippi to Helena to tour the Delta Cultural Center or take in its nineteenth-century architecture from before and after the legendary battle of Helena.
Destination: Mississippi River from Memphis to New Orleans
Provider: Go Next
Trip Type: River Cruise