Cincinnati to Memphis (8 nights / 9 days)

Day 1 – Arrive Cincinnati, USA

Fly from London to Cincinnati, USA. Private transfer to a Premium Hotel for a night stay.

Day 2 – Cincinnati, Ohio

Take a stroll through Cincinnati – the birthplace of baseball and its own distinctive chili recipe. The city is filled with downtown destinations that flaunt shops and amenities. Bound by the many parks; each district has its own personality, and you can meet them all – because the city’s compact downtown is anchored to the river, where our guests meet the shore. New hotspots and long-lasting classics give this oasis of commerce its colourful character. Seize the day in this old-fashioned urban jewel on the Ohio. 

Day 3 – Madison, Indiana

Tucked away between Cincinnati and Louisville is Madison, a quaint river town rich in character. This charismatic port flaunts its personality throughout the streets, where a 130-block historic district showcases its collection of classic architectural artistry. Admire the antique machinery at the Schroeder House, or an example of fine craftsmanship at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site. The downtown shopping district is a unique showcase of unbeatable hospitality, with each shop locally owned and operated. Madison’s heritage is woven into every stop, ensuring a glimpse of beauty and history. Join us to discover all the hidden treasures of Madison.

Day 4 – Brandenburg, Kentucky

The essence of Kentucky radiates, from its bourbon traditions to a tableau of rolling farmland. Soul-stirring river views and Southern warmth welcome those who pursue relaxation. Mysteries of the Civil War enlist lifelong learners on the battlefield while sprawling parks and trails make way for recreation. The grass is bluer in Brandenburg and all the surrounding areas. 

Day 5 – Owensboro, Kentucky

The exuberance that pervades the sounds of folk music flows through the community of Owensboro. Each of its spaces is a lovely ballad that tugs at the heartstrings of visitors – from the notes of bourbon distilleries to bumbling butterflies in the botanical garden. The tawny banks of this river jewel extend a warm welcome, and invite you to experience the beauty in bluegrass. 

Day 6 - Henderson, Kentucky

Capture your inner artisan in the home of James Audubon and W.C Handy. Hospitality flows freely through a vibrant downtown that kisses the rolling river. Wide streets welcome guests and showcase historic preservation that awakens a classic ambiance in storefronts and homes. Discover nature fingerprinted with humanity in the many parks and trials that showcase artistry throughout the town. Greetings from Henderson – a walkable community wrapped in warmth. 

Day 7 – Paducah, Kentucky

In the hands of artists, modern Paducah was thrown into form. Fingertips muddied with passion and eased by the vision of river water glided along the surface to pull up the community and create the National Quilt Museum. Residents backstitch past into present, then bind appreciation for culture – ensuring that the seams of history will not soon come undone. The people of Paducah have taken great care to orchestrate every crevice of its community into a symphony of craft and color. Life is a work of art, and the town of Paducah certainly is alive and well. Feast in this foodies’ fantasy. Uncover mastership. Catch a glimpse of Paducah. 

Day 8 – New Madrid, Missouri

New Madrid is known for being near the military engagement the Battle of Island Number Ten during the Civil War. The city is also famous for being the site of a series of more than 1,000 earthquakes in 1811 and 1812, caused by what is called the New Madrid Seismic Zone. Explore the history of earthquakes, documented with seismographic recordings, in addition to Native American artifacts, Civil War artifacts and family life in New Madrid during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Day 9 – Memphis, Tennessee

As the journey concludes, there are other opportunities for you to take in the town. Enjoy the city at your leisure, or consider an airport transfer.

Memphis - The Complete Memphis Experience 2 Night City Stay Package

This is the most inclusive music experience ever offered by the American Queen Steamboat Company. These three days are jam packed with all of the highlights that this hot bed of music can offer. From the iconic home of the King of Rock n Roll, Elvis Presley, with the final stop and show on “Country’s most famous stage”, the Grand Ole Opry. This package is highly inclusive with deluxe accommodations, transportation, lunches and breakfasts, and American Queen staff to guide you through the experience.

The American Queen exclusive Post Cruise The Elvis Experience Premium Tour with transfer to the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel
One night at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel including American Breakfast
Transfer to Nashville
One night at The Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville including American Breakfast
Music City USA Nashville City Tour including the Country Music Hall of Fame
Included Grand Ole Opry Show in Nashville
Local American Queen Steamboat Company representative to answer questions
Luggage Handling
Transfer from the Gaylord Opryland Resort to Nashville International Airport.

Prices

Inside Stateroom (Category E) Cabin/Observation Decks
From £2499 per person

Outside Stateroom with Open Veranda (Category B) Observation Deck
From £4660 per person

Memphis - City Stay Package - Double Occupancy
From £665 per person

Please call for more details.

Cruise Prices

Guide Prices are per person based on 2 persons sharing a cabin include:

  • Return scheduled flights (Economy Class) from London UK
  • One night pre-cruise stay at a Premium Hotel including Full American Breakfast
  • Seven nights luxury cruise on board the American Countess including all meals, beer and wine with dinner, complimentary coffees, bottled water, soft drinks and ice cream included throughout the voyage
  • On board 'showboat' entertainment each evening and daily lectures from the resident Riverlorians relevant to the cruise and history of the river
  • New Orleans City Highlights Premium Excursion on Disembarkation day and complimentary shore excursions in each Port on the 'Hop On Hop Off'  coaches
  • Transfers to and from airports and shared transfer from hotel to boat
  • Onboard WiFi
  • Gratuities
  • All Port Charges
  • Full ATOL financial protection

Additional Charges

  • Additional Premium shore excursions
  • Alcoholic drinks not listed above (Unlimited Beverage Package available for pre purchase)
  • Club/Premium Class Flight Upgrades (prices on request)

For more information call: 01223 568904 or email: sales@lightbluetravel.co.uk

 

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