25-day tour – FLIGHTS INCLUDED!
All pricing is based on TWIN SHARE
Prices* INCLUDE economy airfares from:
To: Chicago – returning from Los Angeles.
(*pricing subject to change)
Outstanding 25-day tour from Minneapolis to New Orleans via some ‘roads less travelled’
Like Route 66, our tour down the Mississippi is a driving tour for the adventuresome. Unlike Route 66 though – this has more than one common theme.
Starting in Minneapolis, Minnesota – we traverse lesser known highways and trails, taking guests on an enjoyable adventure back in time as you drive yourself through some unique towns and villages.
- Fur Trading and European battles with native Americans
- Plantations, slavery, the birth of the Blues and subsequent Roll n Roll
- 2 x nights in Memphis including ‘Graceland tour’
- 2 x brilliant nights in Nashville
- Drive old roads, across farmlands and through forests
- Visit plantations and enjoy the vast stories & history of the Mississippi delta!
- Finish in New Orleans
Following breakfast, the day usually starts with a morning briefing to outline the day ahead, give an overview about what the day entails and to answer any questions.
The group generally departs around 8:30am, and often arrives at the hotel by 4:30pm each afternoon. Some days are shorter – others slightly longer. Time spent driving is approx 2.5- 3hrs per day, which allows plenty of time to explore the stops, chat with locals and see things that interest YOU!
Along the way, guests use our turn-by-turn navigation via the iPhone supplied to you and, with the extensive Route Book you’ll discover roads, trails and places others simply wouldn’t see.
Your guide/s also have a few stops planned each day of the tour that really will add value to your adventure – along with some suprises to keep everyone smiling…
This is a tour for those who love a good old fashioned road-trip. A road-trip that provides an amazing discovery of American history, set amongst some stunning scenery, great accommodation and many dinners with new friends.
2024 Tour Departs: May 5th
HURRY! Space for just 2 more couples!
Dates: May 5th – May 27th, 2024
Take a look at some highlights from our past tours!
- Economy airfares to Minneapolis (via Houston) returning from New Orleans (via LA or Houston)
- Quality accommodation, with multiple, two-night stays throughout the journey
- Car hire: Drive a late model, small SUV – perfect for where we go! (inclusive of all Insurance and ‘One-Way’ fees)
- Welcome dinner in Minneapolis & Farewell dinner in New Orleans
- Visit Graceland, Sun Studios, the Grand Ol’ Opry plus MORE!
- Hand-held radios for communication between cars
- Gilligan’s iPhone provided – with unlimited international calls & texts with our own ‘turn by turn’ navigation each day
- Comprehensive Travel pack with Gilligans’ extensive Route Book used in conjunction with the iPhone (which is yours to keep!)
- Driver/s must be over the age of 25 and hold a valid full driver’s license from your home country
- All participants must have relevant travel insurance for the USA