Tour Departs: 03 June 2021
Tour Length: 26 Days.
America is a large country and at its heart is the Mississippi River. The river has made a unique contribution to the history, literature and music of the country as it meanders virtually the whole length of the country from north to south. After an initial break in Houston, we fly to
St Louis Missouri and focus on the lower Mississippi which for so long was the highway for the renowned steamboats and “palaces on paddle-wheels” that so fired the public imagination and gave rise to the great stories of writers like Mark Twain. In Tennessee we enjoy stays in the home of country music, Nashville, before continuing to Memphis, another mecca for musical pilgrims before embarking on a 7 night luxury cruise down the river to New Orleans. To conclude the tour with something different, we enjoy time in Las Vegas, an oasis of attractions and entertainment.
Houston, Texas for a 2-night stay
St Louis, Missouri for a 2-night stay
Nashville, Tennessee for a 3 night stay
Memphis, Tennessee for a 2 night stay
New Orleans for a 2-night stay
Las Vegas for a 3-night stay
Los Angeles for a 2 night stay
MISSISSIPPI RIVER CRUISE:
Our home for the 7 nights cruising down the Mississippi River from Memphis to New Orleans is the very grand riverboat “Queen Of The Mississippi”. Launched only in 2015 but in the style and reflecting the grandeur of riverboats past, the ship carries just 150 passengers in elegant yet casual luxury. The spacious staterooms have private balconies from which you can enjoy the passing river scenery or you can relax in one of the many lounges or well-stocked library. Enjoy complimentary cocktails before dinner and wine and beer with lunch and dinner along with exquisite cuisine reflecting the diverse regional flavours from Cajun to Creole. Guest speakers bring local history, nature and culture alive with their knowledge and passion for American heritage. En route and at the ports-of-call, soak up the atmosphere and history, both glorious and tragic, that is evident on every bend in the river. “Let the Good Times Roll”.