Museum of the Bible & Dinner at Mountain Gate Family Restaurant





Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global & educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the history, narrative and impact of the Bible, throughout the world.             

    This is not your typical museum, you’ll be immersed from the very first steps!   

Nearly a decade in the making, the doors are finally open!



From the very first steps, visitors are welcomed through two 40-foot high bronze panels surrounded by an architectural re-creation of the printing bed of the first pages of Genesis in Latin from the Gutenberg Bible.

Within the walls of this engaging world-class museum, experience the saga of a family as told through time, generations, and covenants, as you take a Hebrew Bible Walk-Through.  Next, Jesus’ disciples recount the story of how a community, connected by faith in Jesus, began and spread, with their growth, being fueled by a belief that God is leading people, from all ethnicities, home through Jesus, in the New Testament Theater. Be inspired by the Bible stories that you grew up listening to and how it connects to us still today!

From its Narrative Floor to the History and Impact Floors, using the most advanced interactive technologies, this is a museum like no other in the world!

Lunch, on your own, is available at two unique restaurant choices, inspired by flavors of the Mediterranean, Manna or Milk + Honey Café.

On the way home, we’ll enjoy an included dinner stop at Mountain Gate Family Restaurant. 



Trip Includes:

  • Roundtrip Motor Coach from Carlisle   –  (Depart Carlisle 8:30am | Return approximately 8:00pm)

            ~ Only 1 pickup location! ~

  • Museum of the Bible Admission
  • Dinner at Mountain Gate Family Restaurant
  • Taxes & Gratuities
  • Journease Travel Group Leader


$ 87 per person  |  Children (6-11) $58  Not recommended for children under 6


American Queen_9002-63057Explore the land of bawdy blues and Southern belles, as we travel along the Lower Mississippi River, aboard the AMERICAN QUEEN!  

This journey showcases the diversity and drama of the Lower Mississippi River.  From Memphis to New Orleans, the river rolls slowly and expansively, smooth as a southern drawl.  The bayous and woodlands along the shore create dramatic landscapes that are virtually unchanged since the days of  French fur traders. Gracious towns with palatial mansions and tree-lined streets abound. History is everywhere – in silent Civil War cemeteries and virtually everywhere in Memphis, best known for jazz, barbecue, and of course The King of Rock & Roll, Elvis, and his home at Graceland.


Day 1 – Hotel Stay in Memphis, TN       

Welcome to the Home of the Blues, the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll, and exactly the place you want to be! Venture out into the streets of Memphis at your leisure to enjoy the city’s scrumptious eateries, unique boutiques and shops, and the lively entertainment scene. The day is in your own hands, while you are here, don’t forget to experience some of the city’s most historic attractions including Beale Street, Graceland, and Sun Studio!

And if you don’t know where to start – a quick stop to the Hospitality Desk can help! The desk will be located in the official Pre-Cruise Hotel and open for your convenience between 1:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Here, an AQSC representative, with the help of a local Memphis representative, will happily provide you with dining, entertainment, and sight-seeing suggestions to help you make the best of your time in Memphis. While here, discover everything you need to know about your upcoming voyage. Our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions to reserving shore excursions.

Day 2: Memphis, TN

     Departure 5:00 PM

Today is the day you have been waiting for! Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey down America’s largest and most historical river.

Day 3: Greenville, MS

Greenville is at the very heart and soul of Mississippi Delta. Located on the banks of Lake Fergusson, Greenville is a short drive to Indianola, the birthplace of B.B. King and many other blues singers, so naturally Greenville has its fair share of Blues integrated into its culture. Many authors and writers were born or reside in the small town of Greenville; local legend says that the Greenville water grows writers. The author of the Muppets actually got started here along with a long list of other impressive, renowned writers! The town is also known for their gardening, which they were recognized for growing the largest carpet plant in the nation; and museums of which the town has one for practically everything! This beautiful town is sure to win your heart with its southern charm and soul!

Day 4: Vicksburg, MS

Vicksburg perfectly blends Southern culture and heritage with exciting modern-day attractions. Described as the “Key to the South” by Abraham Lincoln, this southern town carries a history unlike any other Civil War city. Vicksburg was founded in 1811 and grew as a vital river port city. It was a major component to the Civil War and carries much of the history within the town. Today, Vicksburg is a popular spot for tourists to learn about the battles of the city, taste the cuisine, visit the many museums, and pick out the perfect souvenir. 

Day 5: Natchez, MS

This charming river town was first inhabited by Natchez Indians and French explorers who shared the land. It was founded in 1716, making it the oldest city on the Mississippi. The city is known for its elegance, hospitality, and impressive preservation of history – found on every street corner throughout Natchez. Guests enjoy the unique shops, restaurants, museums, and historical homes located in Natchez, all of which contribute to Hugh Bayless’ book, “The 100 Best Towns in America.”

Day 6: Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge, the Capital of Louisiana, has a deep culture and rich history. Named by French explorer, Sieur D’Iberville after a reddish pole marking two separate tribal hunting grounds, Baton Rouge has transformed into a rich cultural city. Locals speak a specific version of French in their everyday language. The city is home to Louisiana’s capitol building which is the largest in the United States, as well as the Old State Capitol – a Gothic architectural monument located on the bluffs overlooking the Mighty Mississippi. Spend the day exploring all that Baton Rouge has to offer, from the museums and the architecture, to the shops and the cuisine – everyone will enjoy an exciting, busy day!

Day 7: St. Francisville, LA

Established in 1809, St. Francisville is the oldest town in the Florida Parishes. Below where St. Francisville is located currently, was a settlement called Bayou Sara in the 1790’s. When this settlement was destroyed by flooding and fires, many of the structures and artifacts were hauled up the bluff into St. Francisville, where they are still standing. The town is referred to as “two miles long and two yards wide,” but that definitely doesn’t mean they have nothing to offer! Stop in at one of the unique shops, historical homes, beautiful churches, or breathtaking parks and you will agree with that! Spanish moss trees grow throughout the town, which creates a beautiful southern comfort to the atmosphere.

Day 8: Nottoway, LA

Nottoway is the South’s largest, most glorious remaining Antebellum mansion with a rich history dating back to 1859. In a fabulous location along the great River Road overlooking the grand Mississippi River, this “White Castle” of the South transports visitors back to an era of glory and grandeur. Set amongst a natural backdrop of vibrant gardens and two hundred-year-old oak trees, Nottoway Plantation captivates all with a brilliant blend of  true Southern hospitality, history and mystery.

Day 9: New Orleans, LA

Arrival 8:00 AM


  • 1 pre-night stay in Memphis                                                                                               
  • Full American Breakfast at hotels
  • 7 Day Voyage aboard the American Queen
  • All meals onboard cruise
  • Coffee, tea, soda, bottled water
  • Select beer & wine with dinner
  • Las Vegas-style shows nightly
  • Resident Riverlorian provides lectures throughout the sailing
  • Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions
  • Complimentary internet
  • Port charges
  • Luggage Assistance

Rates starting at $1878 per person



             EXTEND YOUR TRIP!  by adding pre-night and/or post-night CITY STAY…


Music is the heart and soul of the city of Memphis. Begin your American Queen journey with our “American Music” City Stay and enjoy an additional three days and two nights to explore the musical roots of this Southern Belle. Our Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel, your deluxe accommodation, is just a short trolley ride from Beale Street, home to such musical genres as Rock and Roll, Jazz, Soul and the Blues. Visit the Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum before heading to the legendary Sun Studio. This special package also includes a visit to the Historic Peabody Hotel to see the world famous Peabody Duck Parade



Immerse yourself in Southern Culture as you enjoy an additional three days and two nights in New Orleans. Unwind in the 4-star New Orleans Intercontinental Hotel located in the fabulous French Quarter which has everything you need to make your stay as enjoyable as your voyage on the American Queen. Imagine, located just a short stroll from your door is everything that makes this city famous; The French QuarterJackson SquareHarrah’s CasinoThe Central Business District and New Orleans’ legendary Bourbon Street.


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On December 4, 1956, history was made when four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis and an extraordinary twist of fate would become one of the greatest impromptu jam sessions ever.  Million Dollar Quartet brings that legendary December night to life with an irresistible tale of broken promises, secrets, betrayal and celebrations that is both poignant and funny; a night when Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash came together to make music and ending up making history!

The day will begin leaving Carlisle at 10:00 am, with a delicious lunch stop at HICKORY BRIDGE FARM, with their famous oven fried chicken on the menu!  This unique country retreat tucked away in Adams County has been serving their abundant family-style meals from the charm of a 165 year old barn, and using only fresh ingredients and local wines, since 1977.
Following lunch, it’s just a short drive to the TOTEM POLE PLAYHOUSE, where we’ll be taken back in time to a day when history was made in the music world!

$83 per person

Includes:  Roundtrip transportation from Carlisle, Family-Style Lunch, Show Performance, Journease Travel Leader, Taxes & Gratuities












At first, all you hear is the clip clop of a team of horses; then, it all comes into view – passing through is the Caisson Platoon of the 3rd Infantry Regiment, a.k.a. the Old Guard, the oldest infantry unit in the United States Army.  A team of horses, either black or white, and several specially selected servicemen comprise this particular group; the Soldiers that ensure a service personnel’s final resting place is held in the highest regard.

This day at Arlington will be spent touring Arlington National Cemetery, with a private talk with a Tomb Sentinel, followed by a tour of the Caisson Platoon Barn, learning about the daily care of these special horses and how one becomes selected for this elite team.  Before heading home for the evening, we’ll be entertained with the Twilight Tattoo, an hour-long, live-action military pageant featuring Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Regiment, a.k.a. The Old Guard, The U.S. Army Band, The U.S. Army Blues, The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, and The U.S. Army Drill Team.




$78 Per Person


virginia-international-tattooThe Call Of The Trumpets, The Beat Of The Drums, The Pipes … The Mighty Sounds of THE VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO FESTIVAL!

A centuries-old Scottish tradition with a 21st century American soul, The Tattoo will thrill with MUSIC, MAJESTY and MIGHT!

An extraordinary cast of performers from around the world, including all-time favorites like “The Band of His Majesty: The Kings’ Guard” from Norway, the Swiss drum corps “Top Secret”, and the United States “Quantico Marine Corps Band”, along with first time performers from France, UK and the Far East…just to name a few!





The term “tattoo” derives from the cries of the 17th and 18th century Dutch innkeepers, who, as the fifes and drums of the local regiment signaled that it was time to return to quarters, would cry “Doe den tap toe!” (meaning “turn off the taps!).  The sound of the “taps” caused the innkeeper’s customers to depart and return to their barracks.  The word “tattoo” evolved over time, and today refers to what developed as a ceremonial performance of military music by massed bands.

The Virginia International Tattoo incorporates groups from around the world including acrobats, choral groups and precision military drill teams.  Presented annually, the Virginia International Tattoo is an exhibition of military bands, massed pipes and drums, military drill teams, gymnasts, Scottish dancers, and choirs. It is presented in cooperation with NATO and the Norfolk NATO Festival.  The Virginia International Tattoo has been elected as one of seven “founding members” of the International Association of Tattoo Organizers (IATO).

It is the largest show of its kind in the United States, involving a cast of over 800 artists from many different countries, and has over 28,000 people attending every year!  The Virginia International Tattoo has been elected as one of seven “founding members” of the International Association of Tattoo Organizers (IATO).

While The Tattoo Is The Main Attraction, The Entertainment & Fun Doesn’t Stop There!


From the Scope Arena to the USS Battleship Wisconsin, Nauticus, the Douglas MacArthur Memorial, to a guided tour of Naval Station Norfolk to the Victory Rover Harbor Cruise & Fort Monroe (Freedom’s Fortress), we’ll take in many historical and military points of interest in this exciting itinerary!

We’ll visit the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, enjoy Virginia’s Historic Garden Tour, the Chrysler Museum of Art & the Hermitage Foundation Museum.

All this while leaving time to grab an ice cream treat at Doumar’s Ice Cream … Home of the Waffle Cone!



  • Roundtrip Motorcoach Transportation from Carlisle
  • 3 Night’s Accommodations in the Center of it ALL! at the SHERATON NORFOLK WATERSIDE
  • Premium Reserved Seats to the Virginia International Tattoo
  • Services of a Local Tour Guide Throughout our stay
  • Three Dinners (including “Taste of Tattoo”, with entertainment!); Two Lunches
  • All Admissions & Attractions (as listed above), Taxes & Gratuities
  • Journease Travel Club Group Leader

$ 935 Per Person -Double Occupancy

$1235 Per Person -Single Occupancy


Itinerary subject to change.  Journease Travel is not responsible for change in performance line-up or itinerary changes deemed necessary.