Fred Holidays has introduced new rail and self-drive packages around a paddle wheel cruise in Mississippi.
The operator said the new packages were in response to customer demand. They combine an existing trip on American Cruise Lines’ Mississippi paddle wheel cruise from Memphis to New Orleans with stays in Chicago, Nashville or Houston.
The core, existing package includes includes two nights at The Guest House at Graceland; two nights in New Orleans; seven nights on the paddle wheel cruise from Memphis to New Orleans; a VIP Graceland experience; Memphis city tour; New Orleans city tour and New Orleans food tour. It costs from £4,895.
The new extended packages allow clients to stay longer in the US on a rail or self-drive holiday.
The Mississippi Paddle Wheeler Cruise & Texas by Rail (Houston) package offers an Amtrak rail journey to Houston, two nights in Houston and a visit to the NASA Space Centre, from £5,495.
America’s Music Cities & Mississippi Paddle Wheeler Cruise (Nashville) has three nights in Nashville, admission to the RCA Studio B & Country Music Hall of Fame and a drinks reception at The Guest House at Graceland. Prices from £5,795 per person.
Also new are Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans & Mississippi Paddle Wheeler Cruise (Chicago) with three nights in Chicago, Amtrak rail journey to Memphis, and drinks reception at The Guest House at Graceland, from £5,495 per person; and Self-drive Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans & Mississippi Paddle Wheeler Cruise (Chicago) with three nights in Chicago, car hire for travel from Chicago to St Louis and from St Louis to Memphis, two nights in St Louis, and drinks reception at The Guest House at Graceland, from £5,495.