Experience the history and hospitality of the South on the American Queen as you journey from New Orleans to Memphis. Begin with an included overnight hotel stay and an exclusive tour of New Orleans. Experience the knotted oaks and Spanish moss of City Park or delight in some traditional southern cuisine in the city’s legendary French Quarter. Then sail to Oak Alley, known for its eponymous plantation. Next, travel to St. Francisville, a quaint, influential town celebrated for its more than 140 buildings and plantation homes on the National Register of Historic Places. In Natchez, a quintessential southern town full of antebellum architecture, see one of the oldest post-European settlements in the Lower Mississippi River Valley. Then, discover Vicksburg — the “Red-Carpet City of the South” — which radiates southern hospitality and was the site of a dramatic siege during the Civil War. Before ending your trip in Memphis, cruise the famed Mississippi to Helena to tour the Delta Cultural Center or take in its nineteenth-century architecture from before and after the legendary battle of Helena.