The American South: New Orleans to Nashville

Sep 23-30, 2016 / 8 DAYS

Travel along the Mississippi River to see the best of the South.

Experience the diverse landscapes, welcoming people and robust flavors of the deep South. You’ll start in colorful New Orleans, which bursts with life…

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    **Tour pace:** This tour involves a moderate level of walking, sometimes on uneven terrain or uphill.

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    Map of the United States South

    New Orleans, Louisiana / 2 NIGHTS

    Sep 23: Arrival in New Orleans

    Included meals: Dinner

    Welcome to Louisiana! Arrive in New Orleans and transfer to your hotel. Then, meet your fellow travelers at an included welcome dinner.

    Sep 24: Sightseeing tour of New Orleans

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Experience the unique history and vibrant Creole culture of New Orleans on a guided tour. • Pass historic mansions and stately homes in the Garden District and stop at Saint Louis Cemetery • Stop at Jackson Square in the heart of the city to view St. Louis Cathedral  • Pass the Presbytère and 1850 House, two of the Louisiana State Museums • Walk through the French Quarter and enter the lavish Hermann-Grima House, built in the early 1800s during the city’s Golden Age • End your tour at Café du Monde, where you can sample a famous beignet Enjoy a free evening in New Orleans or add an excursion.

    Natchez, Mississippi / 1 NIGHT

    Sep 25: Natchez via Baton Rouge

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Travel north past Lake Pontchartrain to Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s capital city. • Enter the LSU Rural Life Museum, where a guide introduces you to life as it was in the lower Mississippi River Valley during the 18th and 19th centuries • Pass the Old State Capitol, the Louisiana State Capitol building and the Old Governor’s Mansion on the way out of town Then, cross into Mississippi and arrive in Natchez, where your Tour Director introduces you to the city. • Explore the beautifully preserved antebellum buildings   • Enter Melrose, a historic mansion

    Memphis, Tennessee / 2 NIGHTS

    Sep 26: Memphis via Vicksburg

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Continue along the Mississippi River to Memphis, stopping  for a guided tour of Vicksburg en route. • Pass by the Old Court House Museum and U.S.S. Cairo • Visit the Vicksburg National Military Park, site of the Battle of Vicksburg, a turning point during the Civil War • See the Shirley House and the Vicksburg National Monument

    Sep 27: Sightseeing tour of Memphis

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Enjoy a free morning in Memphis or add an excursion. This afternoon, get to know Memphis, a city known for its rich cultural and musical heritage, from the blues to rock ‘n’ roll.  • Pass Sun Studio, the Orpheum Theatre and Elmwood Cemetery • Board a historic paddlewheeler on the Mississippi, getting a comprehensive narrative of past and present life along the river as you cruise

    Nashville, Tennessee / 2 NIGHTS

    Sep 28: Travel to Nashville

    Included meals: Breakfast

    This morning, visit the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis before journeying on to lively Nashville, the legendary home of country music.  Enjoy a free evening in Nashville or add an excursion.

    Sep 29: Sightseeing tour of Nashville

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Set out on a guided tour of “Music City” today. • Enter President Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage Mansion • Pass the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Ryman Auditorium and Johnny Cash Museum • Make photo stops at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park and the Parthenon Spend a free afternoon in Nashville or add an excursion.

    Sep 30: Departure

    Included meals: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

    Transfer to the airport for your flight home or continue to Louisville on the tour extension.

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