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Mississippi River Cruise

11 Days • Full Board

What better way to see the Mississippi than from an authentic paddle-wheeler, the Queen of the Mississippi vessel forms part of the American Cruise Line fleet with stateroom accommodation complete with private balcony. Begin with a premium hotel stay at your starting location, which for your group happens to be none-other-than New Orleans. Its flair found in its Creole cuisine, Latin architecture and jazzy musical beats which waft, stand out and flow from its streets, especially in the French Quarter. Further discovery of Louisiana’s Baton Rouge; Natchez and its antebellum mansions and plantations, Memphis blues and rock 'n’ roll before finishing at St Louis with its Gateway Arch, the nation’s tallest man-made monument.

From price is based on the sample itinerary mentioned below.

Package Includes

  • Full Board service (breakfast, lunch and dinner) each day
  • Some of our river cruise partners offer all inclusive cruises
  • Welcome Drinks Reception on arrival
  • Gala Dinner on one night of your river cruise
  • Evening entertainment with some daytime entertainment
  • Some river cruises will also offer complimentary use of the bikes onboard. 

Gateway to the Mississippi

  1. Pre-Cruise New Orleans Day at leisure / Hotel stay
  2. Day 1 New Orleans French Quarter
  3. Day 2 Baton Rouge Baton Rouge tour / Rosedown Plantation
  4. Day 3 Natchez Historic Longwood Exploration
  5. Day 4 Vicksburg Vicksburg National Military Park
  6. Day 5 Day of Cruising Enjoy views of Mississippi River from your private balcony
  7. Day 6 Memphis Memphis city experience
  8. Day 7 New Madrid Trail of Tears / Veterans Park
  9. Day 8 Paducah River Discovery Centre
  10. Day 9 Day of Cruising Enjoy the sounds of the Paddle Steamer as it makes its way down the Ohio River
  11. Day 10 St. Louis Discover St Louis tour
  12. Day 11 St. Louis Missouri Botanical Gardens
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