American Queen Steamboat
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Travel 05 Dec 2021 - 05 Dec 2021
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- 1 nt The Peabody Memphis, Memphis - Room only
- 7 nt American Queen Steamboat, - Category C Outside Stateroom Full board
- 3 nt Historic French Market Inn, New Orleans - Room only
- Departing Heathrow. Manchester, Belfast, Edinburgh +£200. Price is per person based on 2 adults sharing. Subject to availability at the time of booking. Terms and conditions apply.
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With a style and tradition befitting one of Memphis' grandest, most legendary hotels, The Peabody Memphis offers a magnificent bridge between the "Blues City's" celebrated past and cosmopolitan present.
Category C Outside Stateroom Full board
The French Market Inn, one of the best hotels in New Orleans, Louisiana, is tucked away on the banks of the Mississippi River in the centre of the French Quarter of New Orleans. This French Quarter hotel on Decatur is within six blocks of renowned New Orleans attractions like Jackson Square, the French Market, Aquarium of the Americas, Bourbon Street, and Harrah’s New Orleans Casino.
Departing Heathrow. Manchester, Belfast, Edinburgh +£200. Price is per person based on 2 adults sharing. Subject to availability at the time of booking. Terms and conditions apply.
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing (unless stated otherwise). Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply.
Perched above the mighty Mississippi, Memphis bustles with excitement and energy. It's full of fun and unique things to do, see, taste and experience however, what's sure to move your soul like few other places can is the city's rich history and incredible musical heritage.
At the heart of this musically rich city is iconic Beale Street, the birthplace of the blues, where artists like WC Handy and BB King began performing. Today the music and entertainment still pulse with three blocks of nightclubs, speciality shops, galleries and restaurants. At nearby Sun Studio, you can take a guided tour and discover where a veritable roll call of music royalty began their recording careers, including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison. You can also learn about music pioneers at Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum while at Stax Museum of American Soul Music, see where greats such as Otis Redding and Isaac Hayes launched their careers.
Be sure not to leave Memphis without seeing Graceland, home of Elvis Presley and the most famous rock 'n' roll residence in the world. See the Jungle Room, the Pool Room and TV Room; see an amazing array of his stage clothes and Grammy awards; and learn how his revolutionary style and unique sound changed the face of popular music and culture forever.
At the National Civil Rights Museum, which is located at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, exhibits include the room in which Dr Martin Luther King Jr resided and where in 1968 he was assassinated. At the historic Peabody Hotel in downtown Memphis, don't miss the daily ritual of the marching ducks, while at Mud Island River Park you can explore the Mississippi River Museum.
When it comes to dining in Memphis, the speciality is barbecue with more than 100 restaurants to tempt you, but there's also comfort to be found in Southern-style soul food, authentic Italian and Mexican cuisine, burger joints, breweries and bars.
Premier Holidays offer a fantastic selection of hotels in Memphis, see our brochure for further details.
Category C Outside Stateroom Full board
No city in the USA can compete with New Orleans when it comes to culture, food, historic architecture and joie de vivre. In the birthplace of jazz, music is everywhere, particularly around the historic French Quarter with its stunning architecture, intricate balconies and flower-filled courtyards.
The original settlement of New Orleans is the beautiful French Quarter, or Vieux Carre as it is sometimes known. Established by the French in 1718, the district is a National Historic Landmark and boasts stunning architecture adorned by cast-iron balconies and with hidden courtyards filled with lush greenery. At just thirteen blocks wide, it's easily walkable and is a wonderful place to simply wander and soak up the atmosphere, be it the boisterous party vibe of Bourbon Street or the bohemian elegance of Royal Street.
Life in the Quarter centres around New Orleans' most famous landmark, Jackson Square, which is flanked by historic structures such as the St Louis Cathedral, the Presbytere and Cabildo, which house the Louisiana State Museums. Walk the beautiful gardens inside the square, admire the works peddled by artists and enjoy the local street performers as they entertain and fill the air with culture and magic.
Two miles upriver from the French Quarter is the equally historic Garden District with its well-preserved collection of antebellum mansions, pristine gardens and southern charm. While most visit to admire the architecture, the area also offers shopping, cafes, delicious restaurants, cocktail bars and pubs.
Other notable city attractions include the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, City Park, New Orleans Museum of Art and the New Orleans Streetcars, which date from the 1920s and are beloved by locals and tourists alike. Perhaps only in New Orleans could cemeteries – or 'Cities of the Dead' - be regarded as a major attraction! With spooky history and unique elaborate tombs and mausoleums sited above ground, due to the city's location on a swamp, don't miss a guided tour of either St Louis or Lafayette Cemetery.
New Orleans is also renowned for its music, particularly jazz. It's also a mecca for gospel and R&B, with music flowing readily day and night on street corners and in all manner of venues from swanky lounges to tiny honky tonks. The city really comes alive during carnival season, which runs from 6th January to Ash Wednesday and culminates in Mardi Gras, a whirl of parades, parties and masked balls. Let's not forget the cuisine. Southern, Cajin, Creole and French fares are much in evidence, and each restaurant puts its own spin on traditional favourites, or why not visit a cooking school and learn how to cook jambalaya?
Premier Holidays offer a fantastic selection of hotels in New Orleans, see our brochure for further details.