Memphis to New Orleans (10 nights / 11 days)
This tailor-made itinerary takes you on a magical voyage from the ‘Big Easy’ to the ‘Blues City’… journey downstream through the southern states and experience the culture, the music, the food, America’s Civil War and antebellum history along with the true hospitality of the Deep South.
Music is the heart and soul of Memphis and is home to many artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, BB King, Otis Redding and, of course, Elvis who has solidified it’s reputation as a musical Mecca – the association is close with Priscilla Presley being Godmother to the American Queen Steamboat!
In New Orleans take in the ambience of the fine restaurants and cafes in the French Quarter, the Jazz Clubs in Bourbon Street and the strolling musicians in Jackson Square.
Your journey will take you to Louisiana favourites Nottoway and St Francisville and in Mississippi, enjoy the historic towns of Vicksburg and Natchez. In between you will find traditional plantations, elegant antebellum homes, magnificent gardens and oak trees taking you back to an era of hoop skirts and cotton fields. This is the real soul of the Mississippi River sit back in a rocking chair and watch it unfold before you..