Southern Grandeur

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APR. 22-30, 2018 From $1,699
Memphis, Helena, Vicksburg, Natchez, Oak Alley, New Orleans
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Southern Grandeur

APR. 22-30, 2018
Memphis, Helena, Vicksburg, Natchez, Oak Alley, New Orleans
Aboard American Queen

Relax into the heat, history, and hospitality of the Southern Mississippi on this week-long riverboating experience. Spend your first night dancing around Memphis, Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock and Roll, before embarking on the luxurious and stately American Queen. In Arkansas, explore the legendary Battle of Helena; or just sit back and take in an installment of King Biscuit Time, the nation’s longest-running blues radio program. Vicksburg, the “Red Carpet City of the South,” offers up a unique combination of old and new; while a rich, multicultural heritage defines Mississippi’s former capital city of Natchez, one of the oldest European settlements in the area. Wander among the 140-plus historically registered buildings in St. Francisville and the 300-year-old oak trees in the Oak Alley plantation before disembarking the American Queen in the historic and wonderful city of New Orleans.

Cost: From $1,699
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Activity Level: Mild Activity

UCLA Faculty on Tour

Professor Thomas Wortham
Department of English
Thomas Wortham, Professor Emeritus of American literature and culture and former chair of the Department of English at UCLA, has written extensively on the nineteenth-century American literary landscape, including such major figures as Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Dean Howells, and Mark Twain. Except for a year as Visiting Professor of American Literature at the University of Warsaw (Poland) and a year as a Senior Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, Professor Wortham’s entire 40-year academic career was spent at UCLA. He now lives in rural Ohio.

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Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

Enclose a check or provide credit card information for $950 per person, per tour, as a deposit for the selected tour. Make check payable to Go Next. Deposits are provisional and fully refundable pending your acceptance of final brochure terms.

Mail completed reservation form and your deposit to:
UCLA Alumni Association
Attn: Alumni Travel
James West Alumni Center
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1397

A brochure will be mailed to you as soon as it is available.