The Antebellum Blues

Natchez & New Orleans

5 Days

Starting At $729.00
This historical combo-tour of Natchez and New Orleans is filled with music, antebellum sightseeing and history. You'll have a walking tour of the French Quarter, visit the Frogmore Plantation and the Historic Homes in Natchez. You'll hear music on a Dixieland Jazz Dinner Cruise. Then at a Cajun Dance Hall, a Slave Wedding and the Delta Blues Museum. This is Best scheduled in the Spring and Fall.

The Antebellum Blues

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  • Sightseeing in New Orleans:
    • New Orleans Driving Tour
    • French Quarter Walking Tour
    • St. Louis Cathedral
    • Mardi Gras World
    • Dixieland Jazz Dinner Cruise
    • Dinner & Dancing at Mulates
  • Sightseeing in Natchez:
    • Tour of Frogmore Cotton Plantation
    • Half Day Tour Natchez Antebellum Homes
    • Meet the Mistress of Linden
    • Delta Music Museum
  • Four Nights First Class Lodging:
  • Two Nights French Quarter
  • Two Nights in Natchez
  • Four Hotel Breakfasts
  • Four Dinners
  • All Taxes, Tips and Luggage Handling
  • One Free With Every 16 Paid
 

Per Person Prices From :

$729 Double

$629 Triple . . . $569 Quad . . . $1,079 Single

Prices can vary depending on local events and demand in Natchez and New Orleans

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Day 1: New Orleans – Dixieland Jazz Cruise

Travel to New Orleans for a two night stay in the French Quarter. This evening you enjoy a Dixieland Jazz Dinner Cruise a great welcome to the city.  Savor the beauty and romance of the New Orleans skyline aboard the last authentic steamboat on the Mississippi River.  (D)

Day 2:  New Orleans – French Quarter

Your day begins with a morning stroll through the French Quarter. Take in the sights with a French Quarter Walking Tour that includes everything from Bourbon Street to Jackson Square and the St. Louis Cathederal.

Next, on a driving tour of the City you’ll see the elegant homes of the Garden District, the Super Dome, neighborhoods that were destroyed by Katrina, above ground cemeteries and much more.

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 explore the shops and boutiques near your hotel. Later this evening you visit famous Mulates Restaurant for Dinner & Cajun Dance Lessons. (B,D)

Day 3:  Natchez – Frogmore Plantation

Depart New Orleans in the morning and follow the Mississippi River north to Natchez, where you tour the Natchez townhouse Linden. Here you discuss plantation life with the mistress of the house in the morning.  The Linden house is one of the oldest, most historic antebellum homes on tour in Natchez. The design of the front door was copied for Tara’s front door in Gone With The Wind and many articles have been written about the in Southern Living, Colonial Homes, and  Reader’s Digest.

The afternoon feature is a tour of the Frogmore Plantation. It is an antebellum and modern, working cotton plantation with twenty historic buildings, including a steam cotton gin and computerized gin. While here, you will enjoy a musical presentation and participate in a Slave Wedding.

Then you visit the Delta Music Museum where local guides will discuss the Music of the Delta including Blues, Jazz and Rock. Dinner tonight is at a popular local restaurant. Check into your local hotel for a two night stay.  (B,D)

Day 4:  Natchez – Antebellum Homes 

This day feature tours of two Natchez Antebellum Homes. You will feel like you stepped into the history books as you see some of Mississippi’s best preserved homes. As 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 US. As one of the wealthiest cities in antebellum America, it is a treasure trove of extravagant architecture and interiors.  Dinner tonight is at a nice local restaurant. (B,D)

Day 5: Tour Ends

Depart for Home. (B)