Rock ‘n’ Rollin' on the River

16 day Holiday Idea - from £2335

Music, food and fun on the Mississippi River, what more could you ask for in a great American holiday? This wonderful holiday combines two great music cities with an exciting paddleboat cruise on the Mississippi River ending in New Orleans.


  • Walk down America’s most iconic street, Beale Street
  • Tour the once home of Elvis Presley, Graceland
  • Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Travel on an authentic Paddlewheel Riverboat

Your Holiday Includes:

  • 8 day river cruise – Jewels of the Mississippi
  • 3 nights in Nashville
  • 3 nights in Memphis
  • 2 nights in New Orleans
  • Activities and excursions
  • Optional UK flights
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Your Itinerary

Day 1 to 3 - Nashville

Arrive into Nashville on your scheduled flight, for a three night stay in the Country Music capital of the World. Once you’ve checked into your chosen Nashville hotel, it’ll be time to get out and start exploring this wonderfully musical city. To help you feel the ‘beat’, we’ve included tickets to the Country Music Hall of Fame, RCA Studio B and an evening at America’s longest running radio show, the brilliant Grand Ole Opry.

Day 4 to 5 - Memphis

Make your way today to Nashville airport for your onward flight to Memphis, the next stop on this magical music tour. Check into your chosen Memphis hotel when you arrive and then get out to enjoy the sights and sounds of this great city.

There’s lots to see and do in Memphis and a great place to start is famous Beale Street. Over the next couple of days you can spend your time here listening to live music, visiting the wonderful museums and trying some of the best barbecue in the country. An essential for all visitors to Memphis is a visit the home of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll himself, Elvis Presley’s Graceland Mansion. We’ve included a VIP ticket to ensure you get the chance to visit this iconic attraction.

Day 6 - Memphis

Enjoy a final night in downtown Memphis before your cruise embarks tomorrow. A cruise representative, as well as a local representative, will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment and sight-seeing suggestions so that you can maximise your last hours in Memphis.

7 to 13 - River Cruise

Today marks the start of you Jewels of the Lower Mississippi Cruise. After checking out of your hotel, there will be a transfer waiting to get you to the paddle boat. This 8 day Mississippi Cruise includes visits to:

  • Memphis
  • Vicksburg
  • Natchez
  • Baton Rouge
  • Francisville
  • Nottoway Plantation
  • New Orleans

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Day 14 to 15 - New Orleans

The Mississippi Cruise ends in New Orleans. Disembark the paddle boat and make your way into the city to check in to your final hotel in New Orleans’ French Quarter.

To get acclimatised with the area, we’ve included a French Quarter Walking Tour. A local expert will unravel the mysteries of America’s oldest and most unique living neighbourhood on this two hour guided tour.

Day 16 - Depart New Orleans

Today is your final day in New Orleans. After enjoying some final exploration time in the city it’ll be time to say farewell to the ‘Big Easy’ and head to the airport for your scheduled flight back to the UK.

16 day Holiday Idea - from £2335

With flights from £2885


  • Add extra nights in Nashville from £62
  • Add extra nights in Memphis from £69
  • Add extra nights in New Orleans from £64
  • Choose to fly economy, premium economy or business class

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Prices are per person, based on 2 sharing. Flights, hotels and tours are subject to availability and seasonal variations may apply. Call Freedom Destinations for details.

HOLIDAY IDEAS to inspire you

We hope this Holiday Idea will inspire you. We have combined:

  • City stays in Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans
  • A Mississippi River Cruise including
    – river view ensuite cabin
    – daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
    – entertainment and on shore excursions
  • Experiences and activities

You can book this holiday idea as it is or we can tailor it to suit what you want to do. Or ask our team to design a holiday just for YOU anywhere in America.

Call 0333 234 0922 today to talk with an America expert.

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For advice or to start planning your holiday

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So you can enjoy these low rates without risk, we have introduced a Price & Cancellation Guarantee. On all new bookings from 14th March 2020 we are offering:

Full Refund or Free Re-Booking - if you have to cancel your holiday or part of it due to UK government recommendation not to travel.

Free Change of Date or Destination - if foreign government action prevents access to their country or region.*

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* Changes must be booked with same airline if flights have been paid. All changes subject to availability and seasonal surcharges and standard terms and conditions apply.