1Embark in New Orleans
Welcome aboard the Viking Mississippi!
You'll fall in love with the Lower Mississippi today, a scenic place with large, historic mansions sitting on gorgeous properties. Included today is an excursion to Houmas House, a late 18th-century, Greek Revival style house, known as the "Sugar Palace."
Other options include Oak Alley, an iconic home with 28 large oak trees used to bring in cool air from the river to the home, the Laura Plantation, the Whitney and St Joseph homes, or the Cajun Swamp Experience.
3Baton Rouge, Louisiana
The included tour today is the Baton Rouge Panorama tour, visiting important sites in the city as well as the Old and New State Capitols.
Other options include the WW2 Fletcher Class Destroyer the USS Kidd, the Cajun Heritage Tour, Atchafalaya Basin by Boat or Canoe.
Head to the Rosedown Estate, a tour we highly recommend for the beauty of the house and the beautiful gardens. You could also go swamp kayaking, visit the Louisiana State Penitentiary Museum, the Oakley and Greenwood Estates, the Myrtles and Catalpa Estates, or get outside for a waterfall hike!
Natchez has over 500 historic buildings with 200 preserved homes, making it a great destination to explore. Take a town tour and see The Best of Natchez and see two homes, or enjoy the Historic Homes and Chef-Hosted Lunch.
The Vicksburg National Military Park is a must-see destination for anyone interested in the Civil War or American history. When the Union won the battle at Vicksburg it turned the tide of the war in the Unions favor, and you'll be fascinated by the historic trenches and monuments.
If the battlefield isn't for you today, enjoy a walking tour or a Vicksburg Behind the Scenes tour.
There's plenty to do onboard today, whether you'd like to socialize with new friends at a cooking demonstration, attend a lecture, read a book in the library, book an appointment for the spa, or sit on the deck and watch the scenic shores.
8Disembark in Memphis, TN
Disembark and return home on your flight, or consider extending your stay with a Memphis hotel stay!