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Trevor McDonald Travelled The Mighty Mississippi – You Can Too

The Mighty Mississippi hit our TV screens this month, presented by the legend that it Sir Trevor McDonald on ITV.

For those of you interested in following Sir Trevor to one of the most exciting areas of the USA,  Funway Holidays has put together a special new package to New Orleans.

New Orleans
The French Quarter in New Orleans with its famous architecture, live music and energy.

You will stay at the four-star Hilton New Orleans Riverside for four nights with flights from British Airways.

Prices are from £759 per person (based on two adults sharing) including one night free. This price is based on travel departing on 12th May but other dates are available.

Trevor McDonald’s The Mighty Mississippi charts the veteran newsreaders’ epic journey through the heartland of America following the course of the famous river. The programme focuses on the history and changing lives of people living near the 2,320-mile river, the longest in the USA.

Trevor McDonald presenting News at Ten, 1996. ...
Trevor McDonald presenting News at Ten, 1996. The bulletin made him one of the most recognisable faces of British television news (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The first episode saw Sir Trevor visit the vibrant city of New Orleans, where he headed for the Garden District to see its impressive collection of mansions, some of which have been in the same family for generations. In contrast to the Garden District, Trevor also visited the Third Ward of the city, where most of the inhabitants are descendants of slaves.

He attended a jazz funeral; a music and dance parade to see off one of the much-loved members of the community. And he of course headed to downtown New Orleans where jazz began and stopped by the Howling Wolf Club to listen to the music and join in the dancing.

Funway Holidays’ USA product manager, Casey Hurford, says: “We are seeing encouraging sales to New Orleans returning since the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina. As a result of heavy investment into the hotel and tourism industry, New Orleans is attracting back visitors with excellent tactical rates and offers. It is hoped this new TV show will boost sales even further.”

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