20994
Mississippi River
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 (4.95)
Program No. 20994RJ
Length
11 days
Starts at
3,795
Special Offer
Flights start at
FREE
Getting There
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At a Glance

Board a magnificent paddlewheel riverboat for a classic Mississippi River voyage. Experience the music, food, natural beauty and architectural grandeur of Dixie in lively Memphis, historic Natchez and Vicksburg and small river towns. Plus spend three days exploring incomparable New Orleans in depth.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Please note that this program may require embarking and disembarking from the boat up and down steep embankments. Assistance is available if needed in each port. The ability to stand for up to an hour during field trips may be required.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Go back in time to the antebellum South at sprawling riverside plantations.
  • Learn about the Siege of Vicksburg at the fascinating Vicksburg National Military Park.
  • Experience the music, food and architecture of New Orleans with a local expert and enjoy a jazz show at Fritzel's Jazz Club.

General Notes

Please note: In 2017 the December 3 dates operate from Memphis to New Orleans and include one night before the cruise in Memphis. In 2017, the December 3 date will include extra holiday activities including opportunities to shop at unique holiday markets and a special holiday ball.
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Brian Altobello
Brian is a native of New Orleans with a master’s in U.S. History and 29 years of experience teaching at the high school level. He is a U.S. Army veteran and author of two books: “New Orleans Goes to War” and “Into the Shadows Furious,” a narrative on the U.S. invasion of New Georgia Island. Currently, Brian is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Social Studies at Renew Schools, a five-school charter organization in New Orleans. He is married to a travel-writing English teacher.
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