Southern Grandeur

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APR. 7-15, 2019 From $2,599
Memphis, Oak Alley, Natchez, Vicksburg, Helena, New Orleans
Aboard American Queen Activity Level: Mild Hide This
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Southern Grandeur

APR. 7-15, 2019
Memphis, Oak Alley, Natchez, Vicksburg, Helena, New Orleans
Aboard American Queen

Sail along the Mississippi from Memphis to New Orleans and glimpse the tumultuous and
haunting history of the south—an anguish that gave life to the heartfelt chords of blues, jazz,
and rock and roll. The lower Mississippi delta region, considered the birthplace of the blues,
compels music connoisseurs and fans alike to pay homage to the history and legends that
shaped American music.

Before embarking on the American Queen, spend the night in Memphis, a vibrant city with a
rich musical heritage, and home to Sun Studio and Elvis Presley’s Graceland. Then voyage to
Vicksburg, the site of a dramatic siege that became a critical turning point to end the chasm
of a once divided country. Now a vibrant center of Southern hospitality, Vicksburg is a unique
blend of old and new, displaying its heritage with tremendous pride.

Next travel to Natchez, the oldest city on the Mississippi, graced with stunning gardens and
palatial mansions, and then to Baton Rouge. This capital city’s unique political history is
reflected in a collection of memorable landmarks, from the elegantly furnished Old Governor’s
Mansion to the imposing neo-Gothic Old State Capitol. Continue to St. Francisville, a town with
unique shops and historic homes to discover. Before disembarking in New Orleans, journey to
 Nottoway and explore the impressive halls of the largest plantation house in the South.

Cost: From $2,599
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Activity Level: Mild
Easy Pace, little walking and stair climbing

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STEP 1
Download the tour Reservation Form here. This tour is booked quickly, so sign up early to reserve space.

STEP 2
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.

STEP 3
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.