Spend two nights at the charming Chateau Saint Denis Hotel, steps away from historic downtown and nestled above the beautifully decorated waterfront. Enjoy the Night of Lights celebration including 300,000 Christmas lights in downtown Natchitoches and fireworks over Cane River Lake. On the way, discover Delta Spirit while overnighting at Mississippi’s most celebrated hotel, The Alluvian. In quaint Natchez, the jewel and oldest city on the Mississippi, walk in the footsteps of Southern belles and cotton barons to discover how life in the South was during the antebellum years.
- 2-night stay at Mississippi’s most celebrated hotel, The Alluvian
- BB King Museum
- Viking Cooking School demonstration and lunch
- Tour Greenwood with local guide
- Guided tour of Vicksburg National Military Park
- Visit beautiful Windsor Ruins, Mississippi’s most iconic site
- Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins tour
- Attend 96th Annual Natchitoches Christmas Festival and Fireworks
- Cane River Cruise in Natchitoches
DAY 1: GREENWOOD, MS
Travel south to quaint Greenwood, MS and unpack for a 2-night stay at Mississippi’s most celebrated hotel, The Alluvian. Enjoy southern cuisine and hospitality at a local favorite. D
DAY 2: INDIANOLA AND GREENWOOD, MS
Learn the inspiring story of a beloved music icon at the amazing BB King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center in Indianola, MS. where American music began. At the original Viking Cooking School have fun enjoying a fabulous lunch prepared during a one-hour cooking demonstration. Discover the Delta spirit exploring historic Greenwood with our local guide; see locations where Academy Award winning movie The Help was filmed and where Billy Joe McCallister jumped off the Tallahatchie Bridge! B, L
DAY 3: VICKSBURG AND NATCHITOCHES
Arrive at Vicksburg National Military Park for a guided tour with a Licensed Battle Guide; learn the importance of Vicksburg which according to President Abraham Lincoln “the fate of the Confederacy lay largely with the fate of Vicksburg.” In Natchitoches, board the Cane River Queen Riverboat and cruise the Cane River to see the Christmas Festival of Lights after checking into the charming and historic Chateau St Denis Hotel. B, D
DAY 4: NATCHITOCHES CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL AND FIREWORKS
Take a guided tour of historical Fort St. Jean Baptiste before free time to explore downtown Natchitoches on your own. Try one of their famous meat pies! Spend the afternoon at the Christmas Festival featuring arts and crafts, live musical entertainment, local food vendors and so much more. This evening, enjoy magnificent fireworks choreographed to holiday music over the riverbank of Cane River Lake. B
DAY 5: FROGMORE PLANTATION AND NATCHEZ
Be fascinated at Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins; the only cotton plantation in the South offering a comprehensive guided tour that fully explains a working cotton plantation from the 1700’s through today. Learn about the slave culture and see authentic buildings, equipment and artifacts from a bygone era. Check into the exquisite Natchez Grand Hotel before dinner at the elegant Sunnyside B & B. B,D
DAY 6: WINDSOR RUINS AND ROWAN OAK
Visit the hauntingly beautiful Windsor Ruins, Mississippi’s most iconic site. Once Mississippi’s largest antebellum mansion, Windsor plantation was destroyed by fire in 1890 and only its 23 columns remain. In Oxford, MS, tour Rowan Oak, the home and inspiration for William Faulkner, Nobel Prize winning author and American treasure. B,D
DAY 7: RETURN HOME B ✹
- Departure: December 7, 2022
- Return: December 13, 2022
- Double: $1,959
- Triple/Quad: $1,669
- Single: $2,739
*Price per person
Orange luggage tags are provided and are to be placed on your “checked luggage” (large bag). You do not need a tag for your carry-on bag, for which you will be responsible for taking on and off the coach. There is limited space in the cabin of the coach, so unless you require your carry-on bag while traveling, we will stow it in the luggage compartment.
New reservations will require a $250 per person deposit unless otherwise noted. As always, your deposit is still fully refundable for any reason until final payment. We are happy to accept cash, check (preferred) or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) for your deposit.
Throughout 2021 we limited capacity on all our tours. This policy was so overwhelmingly popular by Sunrise travelers, we have made it permanent. In 2022 and beyond, we will limit the capacity on our motorcoaches to 80%. Most Sunrise Tours travel on 50-seat coaches with extra legroom, which means guests will enjoy extra legroom AND at least 6-8 empty seats. In the rare cases when we charter a 55-seat coach, there will be at least 10 open seats on the bus.
Our popular on-board refreshment service on travel days will feature a variety of soda, beer, wine spritzers, juices and sparkling water choices served in recyclable aluminum cans. This is a safe and eco-conscious way for us to deliver the ever-popular Sunrise Tours “happy hour” on tour. We do not typically serve bottled water and ask that while on tour you be responsible for your own hydration and consider the Sunrise Tours drink service a welcome refreshment.
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