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Jewels of the Lower Mississippi - 12 Night Fly, Stay, Cruise Package (ASQ7555)

Jewels of the Lower Mississippi - 12 Night Fly, Stay, Cruise Package - Memphis to New Orleans (ASQ7555)

Tour Departure: Nov 8, 2019


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Inside A$7062
Outside A$9442
Balcony A$9881


12 Night Package Includes:
  • Economy Class airfare from Australia to Memphis, returning from New Orleans
  • 3 nights pre cruise hotel stay at Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel, room only
  • Graceland tour with the Elvis Entourage VIP tour and Rock'n'Soul Museum
  • 7 nights cruising from Memphis to New Orleans aboard American Queen
  • 2 nights post cruise hotel stay at Le Meridien New Orleans, room only
  • Jazz brunch at The Court of Two Sisters Restaurant
  • Private car transfers between airport, hotel and port throughout 
  • Port charges, government fees and air taxes


Day 1: Qantas

Depart from either: Sydney Melbourne Brisbane

To: North America


SALES VALIDITY: Until further notice

FARE TYPE: Economy Booking Class Q

CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS/FEES: For further information refer to the Terms & Conditions located on our website.


Fri 8 Nov 2019
Day 1: Private transfer from airport to hotel
Fri 8 Nov 2019
Day 1 - 3: Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel

Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel is in a great location, within walking distance of legendary Beale Street, five blocks from the city's riverfront attractions and close to Graceland. Large rooms boast complimentary Wi-Fi and many offer views of the Mississippi River. 

Fri 8 Nov 2019
4:00 PM to 11:00 AM
Day 2: Graceland Tour with Elvis Entourage VIP tour

Make the ultimate rock ‘n’ roll pilgrimage to Graceland – the home to the one and only Elvis. Embark on an unforgettable journey that shows you just how Elvis is still the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.


- Explore Elvis’ home 

- The perfect day for Elvis fans 

- Enjoy an audio-guided tour 

Step inside Graceland Mansion and follow in the same steps as Elvis himself as you enjoy an audio-guided tour featuring commentary and stories by Elvis and his daughter Lisa Marie.See where Elvis lived, relaxed and spent time with his friends and family. The Graceland Mansion Tour includes Elvis' living room, music room, parents' bedroom, dining room, kitchen, TV room, pool room and the famous Jungle Room. Tour other great parts of the 14-acre estate, and finish the tour at the Meditation Garden where Elvis and members of his family have been laid to rest.

?The VIP tour includes:

• Graceland Mansion Audio-Guided Tour with New Orientation Film

• Full Access to State-of-the-Art Visitor Entertainment Complex –NEW

• Elvis’ Two Custom Airplanes

• Elvis Presley Car Museum – ALL NEW, EXPANDED

• Elvis: The Entertainer Career Showcase Museum – NEW

• Elvis Discovery Exhibits – NEW

• Exclusive VIP Exhibit

• Front-of-the-line Mansion Access

• Keepsake Backstage Pass

Sat 9 Nov 2019
Day 3: Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Musuem

The Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum’s exhibition about the birth of rock and soul music, created by the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of musical pioneers who, for the love of music, overcame racial and socio-economic barriers to create the music that shook the entire world. 

Located at the FedEx Forum, the museum offers a comprehensive Memphis music experience from the rural field hollers and sharecroppers of the 1930s, through the explosion of Sun, Stax and Hi Records and Memphis’ musical heyday in the 70s, to its global musical influence. The museum’s digital audio tour guide is packed with over 300 minutes of information, including over 100 songs, and takes visitors through seven galleries featuring 3 audio visual programs, more than 30 instruments, 40 costumes and other musical treasures. 

Sun 10 Nov 2019
Day 3: Memphis, Tn
Sun 10 Nov 2019
Day 4: Memphis, Tn
Mon 11 Nov 2019
Day 5: River Cruising
Tue 12 Nov 2019
Day 6: Vicksburg, Ms
Wed 13 Nov 2019
Day 7: Natchez, Ms
Thu 14 Nov 2019
Day 8: Baton Rouge, La
Fri 15 Nov 2019
Day 9: St. Francisville, La
Sat 16 Nov 2019
Day 10: Nottoway Plantation, La
Sun 17 Nov 2019
Day 11: New Orleans, La
Mon 18 Nov 2019
Day 11: Private transfer port to hotel
Mon 18 Nov 2019
Day 11 - 13: Le Meridien New Orleans

Le Meridien New Orleans is in a quieter section of New Orleans' vibrant downtown district, steps away from the legendary French Quarter and near the Arts District. Within the art-infused hotel, the soothingly appointed rooms and suites feature boutique furnishings, lush bedding and unique touches.

Mon 18 Nov 2019
3:00 PM to 12:00 PM
Day 12: The Court of Two Sisters Restaurant Jazz Brunch

Discover the very stuff the city of New Orleans is made of with this visit to a world-famous live jazz brunch buffet. And this thrilling show doesn’t take place in any old venue; it is located in the largest courtyard in the heart of the exciting French Quarter.

Brunch is the ideal meal for any visitor. It gives you the opportunity to go out until late and then not have to worry about waking up early to reach the hotel buffet before closing time. Therefore, this tour invites you, even encourages you, to spend a lazy morning however most pleases you before coming along to the lively streets of the French Quarter.

New Orleans is renowned around the globe for being a melting pot of cultures that brought forth a huge variety of styles into the musical world. Influences from sources as varied as Europe, the Caribbean and even Africa blend and come together in this cradle of harmony.

And of course, of the many tunes that blare out of New Orleans windows, the most characteristic ones are the sensuous melodies of jazz. On this Jazz Brunch Buffet you can enjoy top quality jingles while feasting on a true king’s breakfast. Savour more than 80 different items, from eggs Benedict to spicy oysters Bienville, all freshly made.

Tue 19 Nov 2019
Day 13: Private transfer hotel to airport
Wed 20 Nov 2019
Ports of Call may vary by departure date and subject to weather and other conditions.