American Queen Mississippi River Cruise

American Queen Mississippi River Cruise

Join us for a Mississippi River Cruise - The lower stretch of the Mississippi, from vibrant Memphis to carefree New Orleans, is the river of legends!

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Join us for a Mississippi River Cruise - The lower stretch of the Mississippi, from vibrant Memphis to carefree New Orleans, is the river of legends!

 

 

Mississippi River Cruise

From Memphis to New Orleans

By Gunther Motor Coach &

American Queen Steamboat

 

The lower stretch of the Mississippi, from vibrant Memphis to carefree New Orleans, is the river of legends.  It is the river of centuries-old shaded oak trees, elegant antebellum plantations, cobblestone streets and Victorian mansions.  Hear the river’s music in blues, jazz, zydeco and rock and roll and savor its diversity with a host of distinctive Creole and Cajun culinary delights.  The world of Mark Twain’s revered book Life on the Mississippi is best experienced from the vantage point of the graceful American Queen, the most opulent riverboat in the world!  Don’t miss this tour!  Book early!

Day 1

Welcome Aboard! Enjoy the breathtaking fall foliage scenery along every turn of the highway as we begin our journey to the "Birthplace of Rock and Roll," Memphis, Tennessee. Before checking into the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Knoxville, Tennessee for the night, we conclude our travel day with a delicious dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 2

After a deluxe continental breakfast we depart for Memphis, Tennessee our port of departure. After checking into our hotel for the night, the evening is yours to venture out and explore the city's famed eateries, unique boutiques, and the lively arts and entertainment scene. Dinner is on your own at the hotel's restaurant or at one of the many restaurants that are within walking distance of the hotel.

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Day 3

After breakfast we meet our step-on guide, and depart for a tour of Memphis. Highlights of our tour include photo-stops along the Mississippi River and Mud Island River Park, (a public park and a recreational area created as a tribute to the mighty Mississippi River) and the March of the famous Peabody Ducks. After our tour it's time to board the "American Queen", to begin our Memphis to New Orleans Mississippi River Cruise (The Lower Mississippi River). Depart 5:00 PM

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Day 4

Greenville, Mississippi - Discover the town's interesting history in its many museums, spend a fun time at the new Trop Casino for a day of gaming, or venture out on a Premium Shore Excursion to B.B. King's hometown of Indianola.

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Day 5

Vicksburg, Mississippi - Described as the "Key to the South" by Abraham Lincoln, this Southern gem delivers a rich history unlike any other Civil War city.

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Day 6

Natchez, Mississippi - This oldest city on the Mississippi will captivate you with tours of lovingly restored mansions such as Rosalie, Magnolia Hall and Stanton Hall.

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Day 7

St. Francisville, Louisiana - Tour iconic locations such as Old Market Hall and Royal Street or experience life inside Angola Prison on our award-winning Premium Shore Excursion: Redemption & Rehabilitation at Angola Penitentiary.

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Day 8

Baton Rouge, Louisiana - From the museums and architecture to the shops and local cuisine, you will thoroughly enjoy a day of exploration in this amazing city.

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Day 9

Nottoway, Louisiana - Tour Nottoway Plantation, the South's largest, most glorious remaining antebellum mansion with a rich history.

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Day 10

New Orleans, Louisiana - After breakfast and a wonderful cruise, we disembark and meet our step-on guide, and depart for a tour of New Orleans. Absorb the sights and sounds of the world famous French Quarter and historic Jackson Square, and follow the path of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar, the oldest continuously operating passenger railway system in the world, (until service was disrupted by Hurricane Katrina), as we tour the "Big Easy". See the homes of former Kings and Queens of Mardi Gras, stately mansions and the world-famous, exclusive Garden District. View Tulane and Loyola Universities across from Audubon Park, and the home of the Audubon Zoo, one of the nation's top five zoos. We conclude our morning of touring with a visit to one of the historic cemeteries, referred to as "Cities of the Dead," and learn about this unique above ground burial system. Our accommodations for the next two nights are at the Drury Inn & Suites, a perennial favorite of Gunther Tours. The hotel is located four blocks from the world famous French Quarter, and is adjacent to the St. Charles streetcar. A refrigerator and microwave are provide in your hotel room. Each evening from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M., the Drury Inn & Suites hosts a Manager's Reception with free hot food & cold beverages for guests, including beer, wine and mixed drinks.

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Day 11

After a deluxe continental breakfast you are free to design the rest of your day and do as you wish! Experience the attractions, entertainment, restaurants, local stores, shops, and museums all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel. Tonight, enjoy the Manager's Reception or dinner on your own at a restaurant conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

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Day 12

After a deluxe continental breakfast we say goodbye to New Orleans as we depart for our overnight accommodations in Knoxville, Tennessee at the Fairfield Inn & Suites. A dinner stop will be made en route to Knoxville.

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Day 13

After a deluxe continental breakfast we depart for home having enjoyed the fellowship of friends old and new on our 2017 American Queen Mississippi River Cruise. We return home taking with us many wonderful memories, pictures and souvenirs that will last a lifetime.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D =Dinner

Included:

  • Gunther Motor Coach to Memphis / return from New Orleans

  • 5 nights hotel accommodations, including: 2 en route/ 3 returning

  • 12 breakfasts

  • 6 lunches

  • 11 dinners

  • 7 nights Stateroom accommodations

  • Ports of Call, including:

    • Greenville, Mississippi
    • Vicksburg, Mississippi
    • Natchez, Mississippi
    • St. Francisville, Louisiana
    • Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    • Nottoway, Louisiana
  • All Meals on-board "American Queen"

  • Signature Hop-On Hop-Off Shore Excursions
  • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner

  • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, bottled water and soft drinks

  • Daily lectures by the Riverlorian

  • Nightly entertainment

  • Guided Tours in Memphis, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Driver, Escort, Step-on Guides and Pier Porter Gratuities

  • Excludes $16.50 per person/per day ship hotel & dining gratuities
  • Excludes Cancellation Insurance

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Carney Park & Ride Carney Park & Ride - 2980 Jomat Ave. Parkville, MD
Exit 31B (Harford Rd north) off Route 695
Gunther Charters Gunther's - 7443 Shipley Ave. Harmans, MD (GPS)
Lot C off of Shipley Ave.
Woodbine Woodbine Park & Ride 704 Lisbon Center Dr.
Woodbine, MD - I-70 West to Exit 73

There are currently no departures available on this tour.

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