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The Antebellum Blues

Tour Highlights / Inclusions  (Inclusions subject to change)

* New Orleans City Tour

* French Quarter Walking Tour

* St. Louis Cathedral

* Mardi Gras World

* Tour of Frogmore Cotton Plantation

* Delta Music Museum

* Tour the Linden House & Meet the Mistress of Linden

* Half Day Tour of Natchez Antebellum Homes

* 6 Nights First Class Lodging

* 6 Hotel Breakfasts  

* Four Dinners

       Dixieland Jazz Dinner Cruise

       Dinner & Dancing at Mulates

       Dinner at The Pilot House

       Dinner at The Carriage House

* Luggage handling

* Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation 

* Tour Protection Coverage Available Upon RequestDepartures:

- Mid-American Coaches, Washington, MO - Depart: 8:00 AM / Return 5:30 PM

- Lowe’s, Kirkwood, MO - Depart 9:00 AM / Return 4:30 PM

Sunday, April 26 - Depart Missouri and begin your journey southward for some “Southern Charm.”  Overnight at the Drury Inn Memphis South.  Drury Inn offers their “5:30pm Kickback” as a dinner option.  Chicken fingers, baked potatoes, char broiled meatballs, soup and more.  (D)

Monday, April 27 - Two Night Lodging - Holiday Inn Downtown

Smiling faces exuding warm southern hospitality eagerly await your arrival in New Orleans, LA. For the experience of a lifetime, look no further than the Holiday Inn Downtown Superdome for a 2 night stay. Tonight you enjoy a great Dixieland Jazz Dinner Cruise. Sailing onboard an authentic paddlewheel boat down the Mississippi with a Dixieland Jazz band playing into the night. (B/D)

Tuesday, April 28 - Step-on Guided City Tour

Meet your local step-on guide for a city tour. On this driving tour you will see the elegant homes of the Garden District, the super dome and neighborhoods that were destroyed by Katrina and above ground cemetery. Guided walking tour of the French Quarter location and explore the boundaries of this historic neighborhood, including St. Louis Cathedral, the mighty Mississippi, Jackson Square, and waterside French Market. Also included today is a visit to Mardi Gras World where you see the floats and learn the history of this famous event. Plus you'll have time to explore the shops and boutiques near your hotel. 

Dinner tonight is at Mulates, the King of Cajun Dine & Dance Halls. Featuring live Cajun Music and Dancing, Mulates is where Cajuns come to celebrate their heritage and the world comes to help them celebrate. (B/D)

Wednesday, April 29 -  Tour of Frogmore Plantation and Wedding

Today you travel to Natchez, MS for a tour of the Frogmore Plantation. While here, you will enjoy a musical presentation and participate in a Slave Wedding. Your next stop is the Delta Music Museum where you will learn how and why music interplayed daily in the lives of the slaves and sharecroppers. Discover how earlier music transformed into Rhythm and Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Listen to intimate stories about Jerry Lee Lewis, Mickey Gilley, Aaron Neville, Conway Twitty, Percy Sledge and other Ferriday native musicians. You also have a chance to hear their music.

Come perch with us on the bluff of the Mississippi River in Natchez, MS at Hotel Vue. You can rest assured you'll receive comfort, amenities, and charm. Hotel Vue's history lends itself to a perfect dose of Southern hospitality while its modern vibe ushers guests into the “new” Natchez. At Hotel Vue. Here you can enjoy majestic river views, and a piping hot breakfast served with a side of Mississippi warmth.

Buffet dinner this evening will be at Hotel Vue Natchez restaurant, The Pilot House. The Pilot House pays homage to its bluff-top views and was inspired by Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi.   (B/D)

Thursday, April 30 - Tour of Linden House

Today, tour Natchez's Antebellum Homes. You will feel like you stepped into the history books as you see some of Mississippi’s best preserved homes. This morning you will tour the Linden Home. The Conner/Feltus Family has owned Linden, one of the oldest antebellum homes in Natchez, for six generations-one of the few remaining long-term family owned in the area. It is said that the design of the front door was the inspiration for Tara in Gone With The Wind. The main part of the house was built in 1790, with the east wing addition in 1818 and the west wing addition in 1849.

This afternoon meet your local step-on guide who will share the History & Highlights of Natchez, MS the oldest settlement on the Mississippi River and the terminus of the Natchez Trace. Natchez played a key role in the economic, social, cultural and political development of the United States. Dinner at the Carriage House Stanton Hall, also known as Belfast, is an Antebellum Classical Revival mansion in Natchez, Mississippi. Built in the 1850s, it is one of the most opulent antebellum mansions to survive in the southeastern United States. It is now operated as a historic house museum by the Pilgrimage Garden Club. (B/D)

Friday, May 1- Overnight at the Drury Inn Memphis South, “5:30pm Kickback” will be available. (B/D)

Saturday, May 2 - Depart for home this morning. (B)

Tour Cost:

$1,900.00 per person - Double Room

$2,500.00 per person - Single Room

$1,700.00 per person - Triple Room

Deposit of $300.00 due upon reserving  

Balance due by March 20, 2020

Earlier Event: April 23
Dine Around - Historic Cahokia
Later Event: May 12
Missouri Star Quilt Tour