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7-Day Mid-South Mississippi Tour from Chicago

  • Tour code: 855-6413
  • Available: Thu
  • Depart from: Chicago, IL
  • Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights
From USD$675 Save: 15%

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Highlights:

Visit Austin, TX, Houston, TX, Memphis, TN, New Orleans, LA, San Antonio, TX, Springfield, IL, St. Louis, MO.

Pricing Details

Single: $1012
Double (/Person): $675
Third Person Adult: $251
Child : $251
Fourth Person Adult: $447
Child : $447

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  • Buy 2 Get 3rd Discounted: (1) Cancellation of discounted passenger must be made at least 7 days before departure. (2) No-show or late cancellation incurs a $525 penalty fee for the reserved bus seat.
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Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 Chicago - Springfield - St. Louis(298 miles)
  • Day 2 St. Louis - Memphis - Jackson
  • Day 3 Jackson - New Orleans(162 miles)
  • Day 4 New Orleans - Houston(317 miles)
  • Day 5 Houston - Austin - San Antonio(225 miles)
  • Day 6 San Antonio - Houston(189 miles)
  • Day 7 Houston
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Day 1 Chicago - Springfield - St. Louis(298 miles)

After guests have been picked up from the specified departure location in Chicago, we will begin this tour. In the morning, we will drive to Springfield, the capital of Illinois, where we will visit the Lincoln Home National Historic Site and the Old Illinois State Capital Building. Then, we will head to St. Louis to see the Gateway Arch and the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.

Springfield is the capital of the U.S. state of Illinois. It is the largest city in central Illinois. The city lies on a mostly flat plain that encompasses much of the surrounding countryside. And The city is governed by a mayor-council form of government.

  • Always Visit
    This historic location, a house and the surrounding four blocks, was the home of President Abraham Lincoln from 1844 to 1861, when he left for the White House in Washington. It was the only home he ever owned.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Always Visit
    This historic site served as the state capitol building for the state of Illinois from 1840 to 1876. Built in the Greek Revival Style, both Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama announced their candidacy for president here.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm

St. Louis is a city and port in the U.S. state of Missouri. The city developed along the western bank of the Mississippi River, which forms Missouri's border. The economy of St. Louis relies on service, manufacturing, trade, transportation of goods, and tourism.

  • Always Visit
    This iconic stainless-steel monument in St. Louis is the tallest arch in the world. It was built as a homage to the westward expansion of the United States and sits on the site of St. Louis' founding.
  • Always Visit
    Located in the central West End of St. Louis, this Roman Catholic cathedral was designed in a mix of Neo-Byzantine and Romanesque Revival architectural styles. It was consecrated on June 29, 1926.
Standard Hotel: Comfort Inn or equivalent

Day 2 St. Louis - Memphis - Jackson

From St. Louis, we will head to Memphis, TN, where we will visit Graceland, the former estate of Elvis Presley. We will got to Jackson, MS for the night.

Memphis is a city in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Tennessee. And it is the youngest of Tennessee's major cities, founded in 1819 as a planned city by a group of wealthy Americans including judge John Overton and future president Andrew Jackson.

  • Always Visit
    This massive, opulent mansion in Memphis, Tennessee was the home of Elvis Presley. It is a National Historic Landmark and today serves as a museum. Guests can visit the site of Elvis' grave and tour the thirteen-acre estate.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $39; Child (7-12 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $35
Standard Hotel: Ramada Pearl/Jackson Airport or equivalent

Day 3 Jackson - New Orleans(162 miles)

We will make our way from Jackson into Louisiana, where we will have the chance to take a Swamp Tour on a riverboat that will bring us closer to the unique nature of the South. From there, we will head to New Orleans, LA, stopping along the way at the Oak Alley Plantation. There is an optional Night Tour of New Orleans available.

The city known as the "Big Easy" is most famous for its colorful and exciting Mardi Gras celebration. Visitors will marvel at its distinctive Cajun culture and cuisine that is unlike anything else in the world.

  • Always Visit
    This historic plantation on the Mississippi River in southeastern Louisiana is a National Historic Landmark. In addition to its function as a museum, the Oak Alley Plantation has served as a set for films and TV shows.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (6-12 yrs) $7; Child (13-18 yrs) $10; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22.50|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Always Visit
    Get up close and personal with the bayou! These tours take guests into protected swamps to see some of the South's unique indigenous wildlife. Guests may even meet an alligator! These guided tours are fun and informative.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $27; Child (3-12 yrs) $16; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $27
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    This walking tour of New Orleans is one of the best ways to explore the city after dark. It is dramatic, historic, and entertaining, providing you with anecdotes detailing some of the darker parts of local history.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-12 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $25
Standard Hotel: Wingate by Wyndham Slidell/New Orleans East Area or equivalent

Day 4 New Orleans - Houston(317 miles)

In the morning, we will visit the National World War II Memorial. Around noon, we will take a Mississippi Steamboat Jazz Cruise that leaves from the heart of the French Quarter.Later, we will return to Houston.

The city known as the "Big Easy" is most famous for its colorful and exciting Mardi Gras celebration. Visitors will marvel at its distinctive Cajun culture and cuisine that is unlike anything else in the world.

  • Always Visit
    The National WWII Museum, formerly known as the D-Day Museum, is a military history museum located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana, on Andrew Higgins Drive between Camp Street and Magazine Street. The museum focuses on the contribution made by the United States to Allied victory in World War II.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $27; Child (Under 12 yrs) $17.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $23.50
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    The two-hour cruise from the heart of the French Quarter shows you why the city was founded on the beautiful crescent of the lower Mississippi River. New Orleans is well-known as the birthplace of jazz. The live Jazz performance on the steamboat will make you an unforgettable trip.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $46; Child (6-12 yrs) $23; Child (2-5 yrs) $9.50; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $46; including lunch
Standard Hotel: Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land or equivalent

Day 5 Houston - Austin - San Antonio(225 miles)

Today, we will travel to Austin, the capital of Texas, where we will have the chance to tour the State Capitol Building. Next, we will visit the campus of the University of Texas. Afterwards, we will pass by the Hope Outdoor Gallery before heading to San Antonio. We can take a night tour of the city when we arrive.

Nicknamed the "Live Music Capital of the World," Austin is the capital of Texas. Located in the center of the state, it is the fastest growing major city in the U.S. The popular slogan among locals is "Keep Austin Weird."

  • Always Visit
    Situated in downtown Austin, Texas' capitol building was completed in 1888 in an Italian Renaissance Revival style. Covering over 51 acres, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
    Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 7:00am - 10:00pm, Sat - Sun 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Always Visit
    The University of Texas at Austin, informally UT Austin, UT, University of Texas, or Texas in sports contexts, is a public research university and the flagship institution of the University of Texas System.
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    A museum about the history of Texas' militia, volunteer forces and Texas Military Forces from 1823 to the present and is located in Austin, Texas.

San Antonio is the 7th most populated city in the U.S. and the 2nd most in Texas. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. It is famous for being the home of the Alamo.

  • Always Available
    Take the river walk cruise for night view of San Antonio.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $35; Child (2-11 yrs) $25; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $30
Standard Hotel: Best Western Plus Fiesta San Antonio or equivalent

Day 6 San Antonio - Houston(189 miles)

In the morning, we will go to the Alamo Mission. Next, the Buckhorn Museum features wildlife from all over the world. At Historic Market Square we will have a chance to explore over 100 locally owned shops and stalls. Also, we will go to the 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas provides guests the most spectacular view of the Alamo City.

San Antonio is the 7th most populated city in the U.S. and the 2nd most in Texas. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. It is famous for being the home of the Alamo.

  • Always Visit
    The Alamo, originally a Roman Catholic mission, was the site of a famous historic battle in 1836 in which the Mexican army laid siege to the building that was defended by a small group of Texans.
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    Located right in the heart of downtown San Antonio, we are two blocks from the Alamo and one block from the Riverwalk. For over 131 years, The Buckhorn Saloon has been known as a gathering place for good conversation, great food and spectacular wildlife exhibits. Today, the saloon houses a Café, Gift Shop, Shooting Gallery and our two museums, the Buckhorn Museum and the Texas Ranger Museum.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $22; Child (3-11 yrs) $17; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $22|Opening Hours: 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Always Visit
    The Tower of the Americas is a 750-foot (230-meter) observation tower-restaurant located in the Hemisfair district on the southeastern portion of Downtown San Antonio, Texas, United States. The tower was designed by San Antonio architect O'Neil Ford and was built as the theme structure of the 1968 World's Fair, HemisFair '68.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $12; Child (4-12 yrs) $9; Senior (Over 65 yrs) $10
Standard Hotel: Crowne Plaza Near Sugar Land or equivalent

Day 7 Houston

After breakfast, we will visit the Houston Museum of Natural Science and the campus of Rice University. Furthermore, we will stop by Toyota Center, an indoor arena famous of the Houston Rockets. Afternoon we will go to Outlets.

Houston is a large metropolis in Texas. It has become a major center of industry and development. It is home to some fascinating museums in it Museum District, including Houston Museum of Natural Science.

  • Always Visit
    Founded in 1909, the HMNS is one of the top 5 most popular museums in the United States. In addition to its halls and exhibits, it is home to a planetarium, a giant scree theater, and a butterfly garden.
    Admission (Optional): Adult $25; Child (3-11 yrs) $15; Senior (Over 62 yrs) $15|Opening Hours: Mon - Sun 9:00am - 5:00pm, Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Always Visit
    Rice University is a private research university located on a 295-acre (1.19 km2) campus in Houston, Texas, United States. The university is situated near the Houston Museum District and is adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. Rice is generally considered the top university and the most selective institute of higher education in the state of Texas.
  • Outside Visit
    (Outside Visit) Toyota Center is an indoor arena located in downtown Houston, Texas. It is named after the Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota. The arena is home to the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association, the principal users of the building, and the former home of the Houston Aeros of the American Hockey League.
  • Always Visit
    Located in northwest Houston—off of U.S. Highway 290 West in Cypress—Houston Premium Outlets offers upscale outlet shopping at a savings of 25 to 65 percent every day.

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