The Best of the Mississippi River: Voyage Into Southern Heritage

Explore the Mississippi River aboard a paddlewheel riverboat, attending jazz performances, learning about Civil War history and enjoying three nights in New Orleans!
Rating (5)
Program No. 20994RJ
11 days
Starts at
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27 Meals
9 Breakfasts
1 Brunch
8 Lunches
9 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Mar 05, 2021 - Mar 15, 2021 (New Orleans, Louisiana to Departure)
  • Mar 05, 2021 - Mar 15, 2021 (New Orleans, Louisiana to Departure)
  • Mar 18, 2021 - Mar 28, 2021 (New Orleans, Louisiana to Departure)
  • Apr 29, 2021 - May 09, 2021 (New Orleans, Louisiana to Departure)
  • May 13, 2021 - May 23, 2021 (New Orleans, Louisiana to Departure)
  • Sep 17, 2021 - Sep 27, 2021 (New Orleans, Louisiana to Departure)
  • Oct 01, 2021 - Oct 11, 2021 (New Orleans, Louisiana to Departure)
  • Oct 15, 2021 - Oct 25, 2021 (New Orleans, Louisiana to Departure)
  • Oct 21, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 (New Orleans, Louisiana to Departure)
3 nights
New Orleans
Hotel Monteleone is a historic landmark and a member of Historic Hotels of America built in Beaux-Arts architectural style with an eclectic flair This luxe grande dame with an opulent lobby is a block from Bourbon Street and a 9-minute walk from Jackson Square. Family owned and operated by 5 generations since 1886 Plush rooms feature traditional décor. The upscale restaurant serves seasonal Louisiana cuisine. A gilded piano bar overlooks Royal Street and serves guests on a grand revolving 25-seat circus-themed Merry-Go-Round. ADA HANDICAPPED ROOMS AVAILABLE: Some of these rooms offer roll-in showers. These rooms are available on request. Shower chairs are also available upon request. Please include request on your Participant Information Form.
7 nights
New Orleans,
American Queen Steamboat Company’s American Queen is the world’s largest river steamboat and a reconstruction of a classic Mississippi riverboat with hardwood details, grand furnishings and fresh flowers. Built in 1995 and fully refurbished in 2013, the six-deck ship can accommodate 436 guests in 222 cabins, each with en suite bathrooms, a flat-screen TV and ample storage space. Enjoy your time on board in the library, two-story Grand Saloon, Broadway-caliber entertainment, regionally inspired dining with complimentary wine and beer during dinner and American Queen Steamboat Company’s renowned Riverlorians.
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