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Land Journey

Life on the Mississippi

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Days
11
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$7,490 AUD
Journey Type
Land
Time of Year
Aug - Nov
Cities & Landmarks
New Orleans, Preservation Hall, Nottoway, Memphis, Natchez, National Civil Rights Museum, Vicksburg
Life on the Mississippi
American Duchess Mississippi River

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Uniquely Tauck

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – private jazz performance in New Orleans’ Preservation Hall, treasured for its local music and culture

 

 

Two nights each in premier hotels in Memphis and New Orleans, centrally located  and acclaimed for their service and hospitality

 

 

A private cooking demonstration and lunch at the New Orleans School of Cooking

 

SEE WHAT YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES

Activity

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

Pace

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Legendary Journeys and Adventures

Channel your inner Huckleberry Finn as you cruise along the Mississippi River aboard a modern-day paddle wheeler that caters to your comfort with some of the largest accommodations on the river. Visit places immortalized in American history and song from the Big Easy in New Orleans to the Blue City of Memphis as you explore the sights with local experts and savor multi-cultural culinary traditions along the way.

Cast off for a storied adventure as iconic as America itself as you explore daily life along the great Mississippi River on this new-for-2021 Tauck journey. This 11-day adventure includes 7 nights aboard American Duchess; overnight stays at premier hotels in Memphis and New Orleans bookend a 7-night river cruise aboard the boutique-styled paddle wheeler American Duchess, evoking the graceful traditions of the era of steamboat travel with a modern-day flair. Discover the inspiration behind the Blues in Memphis, the Delta blues in Helena, Civil War struggles at Vicksburg National Battlefield and history in Natchez. Immerse in the multi-layered cultural traditions of the Louisiana bayou, the politics of Huey Long in Baton Rouge, the mansions of Nottoway and all that jazz in New Orleans, enjoying behind the scenes privileges for Tauck guests only.

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New Orleans School of Cooking

Discover the art of Cajun / Creole cooking

Exclusively for Tauck guests, prepare to watch, learn and eat! Sit back and enjoy watching the skilled, entertaining chefs at the New Orleans School of Cooking prepare a classic Cajun / Creole meal while learning about the vibrant history of New Orleans cuisine, followed by lunch. It's the basics of Louisiana Cooking in a way you’ll never forget, where fun is a primary ingredient in the kitchen. Since 1980, the school has introduced countless visitors to the wonderful food and rich culture of New Orleans and Louisiana with cooking classes in a renovated molasses warehouse built in the early 1800s in the heart of the French Quarter.

Tauck Exclusive – Private Preservation Hall performance

A Tauck Exclusive, private performance for our guests only at New Orleans' legendary Preservation Hall

Situated in the heart of the French Quarter on St. Peter Street in New Orleans, Preservation Hall was established in 1961 to honor one of America’s truest art forms – traditional New Orleans Jazz. Operating as a music venue, a touring band, and a non-profit organization, Preservation Hall continues its mission today as a cornerstone of New Orleans music and culture – presenting intimate, acoustic traditional jazz concerts over 350 nights a year, featuring ensembles of local master musicians. And on "New Orleans and Mississippi River Plantation Country," you’ll enjoy the rare privilege of a private performance for our guests only at legendary Preservation Hall, in the heart of the "Birthplace of Jazz."

The American Duchess

Graceful traditions of the era of steamboat travel with modern-day flair

Spacious luxury awaits aboard the American Duchess, a boutique-style riverboat that combines modern day amenities with a nod to the graceful era of steamboat travel. With some of the largest accommodations on the Mississippi River, the ship is home to 83 comfortable staterooms and balconied suites ranging from 180 to 550 square feet. Unique to the American Duchess are her Loft Suites, which feature two stories enhanced by floor-to-ceiling windows, two full bathrooms, a comfortable dining area, a beautiful lounge with a queen sofa-bed, a private balcony and an upstairs bedroom.

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Deck Plans

Welcome Aboard

Deck 4 - Sun Deck

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Deck 3 - Cabin Deck

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Owner's Suite

with Private Balcony

Deluxe Suite

Veranda Suite

with Private Balcony

Deck 2 - Observation Deck

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Loft Suite

Veranda Suite

with Private Balcony

Deck 1 - Main Deck

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2021 Flexible Payment Terms At-A-Glance

More Time – For all 2021 bookings, final payment will not be due until 60 days prior to departure – giving you more time and flexibility should your plans change.

No change fees – Any Tauck, any time. If your 2021 plans do change any time up until the day of departure, your full deposit (or tour payment) can be applied to a future Tauck journey of your choice.

Book with peace of mind, assured that you’ll also have choices in the event Tauck is unable to operate your journey’s departure date. We’ll give you flexible options to travel on another 2021 or 2022 date – or, if you wish, on a different journey. And if you decide that the time is not right for you to travel, we’ll refund your full tour cost.

Please note: These flexible payment terms apply to 2021 journeys only; deposit must be made at time of booking (does not apply to air travel and Tauck protection plans). Ask for complete details.

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