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with Nashville and Memphis

16 days from £4,900 per person

Experience the laid-back world of Mark Twain’s riverside America. Travelling by steamboat offers a wonderful new perspective from which to view the mighty Mississippi and its riverside inhabitants. Join us on America’s only authentic overnight paddlewheel steamboat - the American Queen - as we sail from Memphis to New Orleans (with excursions included in every port of call). We’ll combine our cruise with stays in the music meccas of Nashville and Memphis, and finish up with a few days in the seductive southern city of New Orleans.

11 included excursions and visits

  • Tours of Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans
  • Visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Entrance to Studio B and Graceland
  • Complimentary shore excursions in every port on the cruise
  • ‘Hop-On Hop-Off’ coaches in Vicksburg, Natchez, St Francisville, and Baton Rouge

Including...

  • 7 nights in hotels, 7 nights cruise on American Queen and 1 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar)
  • 22 meals: 9 breakfasts (days 5-13) 6 lunches (days 7-12) 7 dinners (days 6-12)
  • Complimentary coffee, bottled water and soft drinks, plus wine and beer with dinner, throughout the cruise

Plus all these benefits

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Services of a Titan tour manager
  • International flights (prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports)
  • Best available coaches (with Wi-Fi) with experienced drivers
  • Porterage
  • All airport/port taxes and duties

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VIP Outbound5

UK - Nashville

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Nashville.

Opryland Resort, Nashville (4T) or Renaissance Nashville Hotel (4T)


Nashville

Today we enjoy an orientation tour of Nashville and visit Studio B - where Elvis, Roy Orbison, Jim Reeves, Dolly Parton and many other celebrated stars recorded their first or early records - a real trip down memory lane. We continue to the Country Music Hall of Fame - packed full with little-known information and memorabilia and then we’ll explore more of the city known as the ‘Athens of the South’, for its full-scale replica of the Greek Parthenon. The remainder of the day is free.


Nashville

Today is at leisure to explore. There are so many fabulous museums to discover including the Musicians Hall of Fame and the Johnny Cash Museum. This evening you may wish to take an optional excursion to the mecca of Country and Western Music, The Grand Ole Opry, which is America’s longest running scheduled show. This excursion is bookable prior to departure (subject to availability).


Nashville - Memphis

From Nashville we head to another music mecca, Memphis. We visit Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the mansion he purchased at the age of 22. A guided tour shows how it has been preserved in the decorated style in which he left it. There are many other fascinating displays including the Entertainer Career Museum, Automobile Museum and Elvis Discovery Exhibits.

Sheraton Memphis Downtown (3T+) or Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown (3T+)


Memphis

A short orientation tour shows us the city that’s also the infamous location for the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr in 1968. The rest of the day is free.


Day 6 - Memphis - Mississippi Cruise

This morning you are free to further explore the city of Memphis; perhaps visit the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum or take a tour of the Gibson guitar factory. This afternoon, we embark the American Queen, to begin our voyage along the mighty Mississippi. We set sail this evening.

American Queen (5T)

Day 7 - Cruising the Mississippi

Enjoy the sights and sounds as we spend the entire day sailing down ‘Ol’ Man River’.

American Queen (5T)

Day 8 - Mississippi (Vicksburg)

We arrive in Vicksburg, Mississippi, a city that blends modern elements with the charm and elegance associated with the Old South. As you disembark here, join a narrated ‘Hop-On Hop-Off Steamcoach Tour’ of this city bursting with character. See the shopping district, The Church of the Holy Trinity, the Southern Cultural Heritage Center, Pemberton’s Headquarters and the Old Courthouse Museum - home to thousands of artefacts dating from pre-Columbian times to the Civil War. The last stop is Washington Street, for shopping or visiting the Biedenharn Coca-Cola Museum and the Lower Mississippi River Museum.

American Queen (5T)

Day 9 - Mississippi (Natchez)

Named for the Natchez tribe of Native Americans, this charming city is proud of its rich, vibrant history. The starting point for the Natchez Trace, it became home to many antebellum homes and today numerous restored mansions are the highlight of this part of the South. On a ‘Hop-On Hop-Off Steamcoach Tour’, visit some of these grand homes, including Stanton Hall, built in 1857 and considered the grandest of the Natchez mansions.

American Queen (5T)

Day 10 - Mississippi (Baton Rouge)

We cross into Louisiana and its capital, Baton Rouge. Join another ‘Hop-On Hop-Off Steamcoach Tour’, including the USS KIDD and Veterans Memorial - the WWII Fletcher-class destroyer and the museum’s historic exhibits are a must for any military enthusiast. ‘Louisiana’s White House’ - The Old Governor’s Mansion is the next stop. The Main Street Market has many lunch options before continuing to Capitol Lake and the Louisiana State Capitol building. Take the lift up to the 27th floor for wonderful views over the city and the Mississippi. The last stop is Louisiana’s 160-year-old, Old State Capitol building.

American Queen (5T)

Day 11 - Mississippi (St Francisville)

Today we stop in the quaint town of St Francisville, located on a narrow ridge overlooking the Mississippi River. Today’s ‘Hop-On Hop-Off Steamcoach Tour’ makes stops at Grandmother’s Buttons or the West Florida Republic Park. Perhaps visit the Old Market Hall, Commerce Street or the Spring Creek Shopping Center, before you re-board the vessel.

American Queen (5T)

Day 12 - Mississippi (Nottoway)

Imagine life on a cotton plantation as you explore the largest remaining antebellum mansion of the Deep South. Within a great white façade of massive columns and grand balconies, enormous 11ft doors lead you in to rooms with exquisite plaster friezes and hand-carved marble fireplaces. The ballroom is the epitome of elegance in pure white.

American Queen (5T)

New Orleans

This morning we arrive into our final port of call, New Orleans, and disembark near historic Jackson Square. We’ll take a tour around the city, before checking in to our hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to perhaps stroll around the French Quarter, the perfect place to dine al fresco and absorb the character and atmosphere of this multi-cultured city.

Sheraton New Orleans (4T) or Maison Dupuy Hotel (3T+)


New Orleans

Today is also free in this lively bohemian city. Visit the Jackson Square Katrina Museums, or take a ride on the famous St Charles Streetcar. In the evening, venture to Bourbon Street to sample Creole and Cajun cuisine in one of the many restaurants, or stop in a bar and listen to live jazz.


Day 15 New Orleans - In flight

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

In flight


VIP Inbound

Day 16 UK

Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

Arrive Home


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Important information about your destination

Visa is not included, please call for details Please note: November & December 2019 departures are 15 days in duration, and don’t include a day at leisure in Nashville. You will be able to book the Grand Ole Opry excursion for day 2 instead. The deposit due for this holiday is £600pp

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Journey on the Mighty Mississippi

with Nashville and Memphis

16 days from £4,900) per person