Departure Dates

20192020
24 August*
7, 21 September*
5, 19 October*
16, 30 November*
14 December*
22 February
7, 21 March
4,18 April
2, 16, 30May
13, 27 June
11 July
29 August
12, 26 September
10, 24 October
7, 21 November
5 December

The River of Legends

New Orleans to Memphis (10 nights / 11 days)

This tailor-made itinerary takes you on a magical voyage from the ‘Blues City’ to the ‘Big Easy’ … journey upstream 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. 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. 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!

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 in a rocking chair on the American Queen’s Front Porch and watch it unfold before you.

Departure Dates

20192020
31 August
14, 28 September*
12 October*
9, 23 November*
7, 21 December*
29 February
14, 28 March
11, 25 April
9, 23 May
6, 20 June
4 July
5, 19 September
3, 17, 31 October
14, 28 November
12 December

The Deep South

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 in a rocking chair on the American Queen’s Front Porch and watch it unfold before you.

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Departure Dates


2020

16 August (15 nts)


The Mighty Mississippi

Red Wing to New Orleans (15 nights / 16 days)

Have you ever wondered what this country looked like to its early explorers and pioneers? Traveling on the Mississippi and its tributaries aboard the elegant American Queen, you will be transported back in time to an era of leisurely and romantic travel. Storybook American towns and vibrant, bustling cities combine with the sweeping panoramas and deep blue lakes which inspired the works of Mark Twain. Authentic America is out there just waiting to be explored and after two weeks cruising amidst the Antebellum charms and gracious style of the American Queen, you will forever be changed.

This tailor-made itinerary takes you on a magical voyage from Red Wing to New Orleans journey 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 between these magnificent cities you will find quaint American towns, traditional plantations, elegant antebellum homes, magnificent gardens and oak trees taking you back to an era of hoop skirts and cotton fields. You will experience the real soul of the Mississippi River..sit in a rocking chair on the American Queen’s Front Porch and watch it unfold before you.

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

 

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