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Broadway, Nashville
Graceland Mansion, Memphis
Memphis at Night
Memphis, Tennessee
Vicksburg Bridge, Mississippi River
American Queen Cruise, theatre
american queen cruise, bedroom,
Mississippi River Cruises
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
French Quarter, New Orleans

Rock ‘n’ Rollin on the River

16 day Holiday Idea – from £3779

With flights from £4329

Music, food and fun on the Mississippi River! This wonderful holiday combines time in the great music cities of Nashville and Memphis with an exciting eight day paddleboat cruise to New Orleans.

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

Your Itinerary

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You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do

Broadway, Nashville

Day 1 to 3 – Welcome to Nashville

Arrive in Nashville on your scheduled flight, for a three-night stay in the Country Music Capital…

Arrive in 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 and RCA Studio B which became known as the birthplace for the ‘Nashville Sound,’ a style characterized by background vocals and strings that helped establish Nashville as an international recording centre.

    Nashville hotel

Broadway, Nashville
Graceland Mansion, Memphis

Day 4 to 5 – Memphis

Make your way today to Nashville airport to pick up your hire car to drive onto…

Make your way today to Nashville airport to pick up your hire car to drive onto 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.

    Memphis hotel

Graceland Mansion, Memphis
Memphis at Night

Day 6 – Memphis

Enjoy a final night in downtown Memphis before your cruise embarks tomorrow. A cruise representative, as…

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.

Memphis at Night
Memphis, Tennessee

Day 7 – Depart Memphis

Today is the day you’ve been waiting for! Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through…

Today is the day you’ve been waiting for! Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through history.

If you haven’t had your full dose of Memphis yet, visit the hospitality desk in the morning for ideas about how to spend your day. The official Voyage Check-In will be open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. During this time, representatives will arrange for your transfer to the vessel and answer any questions you might have. The process is simple and will have you back to exploring in no time. If you have any additional questions, the hospitality desk will be at your service until the complimentary transfers begin at 3:00 pm.  

    Breakfast, dinner
Memphis, Tennessee
Vicksburg Bridge, Mississippi River

Day 8 – Mississippi Delta

The Mississippi Delta is more than a geographical region. It’s a way of life – a…

The Mississippi Delta is more than a geographical region. It’s a way of life – a true cultural experience based around agriculture, music and history. These small river towns have been the inspiration for authors, musicians and artists for centuries. Lower Mississippi River voyages include a unique glimpse into a Port of the Mississippi Delta.

    Breakfast, dinner
Vicksburg Bridge, Mississippi River
American Queen Cruise, theatre

Day 9 – Vicksburg

Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern attractions. Described as the key to…

Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern attractions. Described as the key to the South by President Abraham Lincoln, this Southern town carries a history unlike any other Civil War city. Vicksburg was founded in 1811 and grew as a vital river port city. It was a major component to the Civil War and carries much of the history within the town. Today, Vicksburg is a popular spot for tourists to learn about the battles of the city, taste the cuisine, visit the many museums and pick out the perfect souvenir.

    Breakfast, dinner
American Queen Cruise, theatre
american queen cruise, bedroom,

Day 10 – Natchez

This charming river town was founded in 1716, making it the oldest city on the Mississippi….

This charming river town was founded in 1716, making it the oldest city on the Mississippi. The city is known for its elegance, hospitality and impressive preservation of history – found on every street corner. Enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums and historical homes, all of which contribute to Hugh Bayless’ book ‘The 100 Best Towns in America’.

    Breakfast, dinner
american queen cruise, bedroom,
Mississippi River Cruises

Day 11 – St. Francisville

Established in 1809, St. Francisville is the oldest town in the Florida Parishes. Below where St….

Established in 1809, St. Francisville is the oldest town in the Florida Parishes. Below where St. Francisville is located currently, was a settlement called Bayou Sara in the 1790s. When this settlement was destroyed by flooding and fires, many of the structures and artefacts were hauled up the bluff into St. Francisville where they still stand today. The town is referred to as ‘two miles long and two yards wide’, but that doesn’t mean they have nothing to offer! With over 140 buildings on the National Register, beautiful plantation homes nestled in the rolling countryside and bustling Main Street shops, this quaint town situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi River has a style all its own.

    Breakfast, dinner
Mississippi River Cruises
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Day 12 – Baton Rouge

Named by French explorer, Sieur D’Iberville after a reddish pole marking two separate tribal hunting grounds,…

Named by French explorer, Sieur D’Iberville after a reddish pole marking two separate tribal hunting grounds, Baton Rouge, the Capital of Louisiana, has a rich cultural history. The city is home to Louisiana’s capitol building which is the tallest in the United States. Spend the day exploring all that Baton Rouge has to offer, from the museums and the architecture to the shops and wonderful cuisine – everyone will enjoy an exciting, busy day!

    Breakfast, dinner
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
American-Queen cruise in New_Orleans

Day 14 to 15 – New Orleans

The Mississippi Cruise ends in New Orleans. Disembark the paddle boat and make your way into…

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, unravel the mysteries of America’s oldest and most unique living neighbourhood by.

    New Orleans hotel

American-Queen cruise in New_Orleans
French Quarter, New Orleans

Day 16 – Farewell from New Orleans

Today is your final day in New Orleans. After enjoying some final exploration time in the…

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.

French Quarter, New Orleans

Your Itinerary

You can customise your holiday by adding extra nights or destinations. Just let us know what you would like to do

Day 1 to 3

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Welcome to Nashville

Arrive in 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 and RCA Studio B which became known as the birthplace for the ‘Nashville Sound,’ a style characterized by background vocals and strings that helped establish Nashville as an international recording centre.

    Nashville hotel

Broadway, Nashville

Day 4 to 5

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Memphis

Make your way today to Nashville airport to pick up your hire car to drive onto 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.

    Memphis hotel

Graceland Mansion, Memphis

Day 6

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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.

Memphis at Night

Day 7

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Depart Memphis

Today is the day you’ve been waiting for! Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through history.

If you haven’t had your full dose of Memphis yet, visit the hospitality desk in the morning for ideas about how to spend your day. The official Voyage Check-In will be open from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. During this time, representatives will arrange for your transfer to the vessel and answer any questions you might have. The process is simple and will have you back to exploring in no time. If you have any additional questions, the hospitality desk will be at your service until the complimentary transfers begin at 3:00 pm.  

    Breakfast, dinner
Memphis, Tennessee

Day 8

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Mississippi Delta

The Mississippi Delta is more than a geographical region. It’s a way of life – a true cultural experience based around agriculture, music and history. These small river towns have been the inspiration for authors, musicians and artists for centuries. Lower Mississippi River voyages include a unique glimpse into a Port of the Mississippi Delta.

    Breakfast, dinner
Vicksburg Bridge, Mississippi River

Day 9

|

Vicksburg

Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern attractions. Described as the key to the South by President Abraham Lincoln, this Southern town carries a history unlike any other Civil War city. Vicksburg was founded in 1811 and grew as a vital river port city. It was a major component to the Civil War and carries much of the history within the town. Today, Vicksburg is a popular spot for tourists to learn about the battles of the city, taste the cuisine, visit the many museums and pick out the perfect souvenir.

    Breakfast, dinner
American Queen Cruise, theatre

Day 10

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Natchez

This charming river town was founded in 1716, making it the oldest city on the Mississippi. The city is known for its elegance, hospitality and impressive preservation of history – found on every street corner. Enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums and historical homes, all of which contribute to Hugh Bayless’ book ‘The 100 Best Towns in America’.

    Breakfast, dinner
american queen cruise, bedroom,

Day 11

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St. Francisville

Established in 1809, St. Francisville is the oldest town in the Florida Parishes. Below where St. Francisville is located currently, was a settlement called Bayou Sara in the 1790s. When this settlement was destroyed by flooding and fires, many of the structures and artefacts were hauled up the bluff into St. Francisville where they still stand today. The town is referred to as ‘two miles long and two yards wide’, but that doesn’t mean they have nothing to offer! With over 140 buildings on the National Register, beautiful plantation homes nestled in the rolling countryside and bustling Main Street shops, this quaint town situated on the bluffs of the Mississippi River has a style all its own.

    Breakfast, dinner
Mississippi River Cruises

Day 12

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Baton Rouge

Named by French explorer, Sieur D’Iberville after a reddish pole marking two separate tribal hunting grounds, Baton Rouge, the Capital of Louisiana, has a rich cultural history. The city is home to Louisiana’s capitol building which is the tallest in the United States. Spend the day exploring all that Baton Rouge has to offer, from the museums and the architecture to the shops and wonderful cuisine – everyone will enjoy an exciting, busy day!

    Breakfast, dinner
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Day 14 to 15

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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, unravel the mysteries of America’s oldest and most unique living neighbourhood by.

    New Orleans hotel

American-Queen cruise in New_Orleans

Day 16

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Farewell from 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.

French Quarter, New Orleans

This Holiday Includes

8 nights hotel accommodation
7 nights cruise
Activities and experiences as detailed in the itinerary
Meals as detailed in the itinerary

Flights & More

Ask your FREEDOM Consultant to include Economy, Premium or Business Class flights for a complete ABTA and ATOL protected package.

They can also add extra nights and experiences in places you choose, to create the exact holiday you are looking for. Popular options include:

  • Extra nights in Nashville, Memphis or New Orleans

Next Step

Please get in touch with our America Experts to start planning your holiday. You’ll have a single point of contact from your first enquiry through booking.

Rock ‘n’ Rollin on the River

16 day Holiday Idea – from £3779

With flights from £4329

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a double or twin room. Flights, hotels and tours are subject to availability and seasonal variations may apply.

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