Explore Mississippi through a new lens. With the presence and knowledge of a guide, tours of some of the most historic, naturally beautiful, and fascinating spots in the state become more exciting. Take a romantic horse-drawn carriage tour with the one you love, a train tour of Biloxi, or a tour of an old brewery. Your experience will be enhanced by the guide of an expert. Here are the 10 best guided tours in the state.
At Eco Tours of South Mississippi, choose between a two-hour, four-hour, or full-day tour. You'll travel via kayak, pontoon, or speedboat down the Pascagoula River, learning about the river, marshes, and swamplands along the way. Discover plants and wildlife you've never seen before as you explore this unique habitat.
Horse-drawn carriage rides are a romantic and memorable way to tour downtown Natchez. This riverside city is packed with history, and the tour travels through the oldest part of town. The tour guides are charming and knowledgeable, the scenery is beautiful, and even the horses' personalities add to the experience. This is a tour you won't want to miss!
Biloxi is a beautiful city with a rich history, and this tour will help you to understand what this seaside town is all about. Board the Shrimp Train at the iconic Biloxi Lighthouse, and learn all about the rich heritage of the people who built Biloxi. The tours are conducted most days by Ms. Carla, whose legendary passion for her city makes this trip a real treat.
Kids and adults alike will be thrilled at taking an airboat tour through swampy South Mississippi. The airboats have flat bottoms and use above-the-water propellers to push through the marshes, allowing you to travel through even the shallowest areas with ease. Get up close and personal with the wildlife—including gators, of course!
The Mississippi Delta is the home of blues music, and the Trail of Blues Tour will take you on a three-and-a-half tour through some noteworthy locations. You'll learn about the history of the area, and how being poor in material goods but rich in spirit led to the musical development of Robert Johnson, Eddie "Guitar" Slim, and more.
Karla Brown is a lady who knows all about touring the country—in 2001 she hiked from Seattle to Washington D.C. and back again! Now she's settled in the beautiful city of Natchez, where she offers a variety of different tours, all delivered with her flair for storytelling. Choose from a tour of antebellum homes, a blues tour, a ghost tour, and more!
Vicksburg National Military Park is an important monument in American history. Over the course of this two-hour tour, guides will discuss the importance of the battle at Vicksburg during the Civil War. The park guides are licensed by the National Park Service, so you can be sure you're getting the most expert knowledge available.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be on a shrimping boat? This tour takes a quick trip into the Mississippi Sound while the captain explains the basics of the shrimping and fishing industry. It's more than just a talking tour, though, as the boat drops its nets on the way out, so you get to see and even handle live shrimp, crabs, fish, and more when the captain pulls his nets back in!
Lazy Magnolia is Mississippi's oldest brewery, and they know how to conduct a beer tour. Learn about the process of making some of your favorite brews, including Southern Pecan and Jefferson Stout. You'll receive a souvenir pint glass with the basic tour and even more fun goodies with the deluxe tour! And of course, part of the fun is getting to taste the beer!
The Natchez Trace is roughly 450 miles and covers three states, following the rough path of an old Indian trail. The Natchez Trace Bike Vacation from VBT Tours doesn't cover the whole Trace, of course, but this five-day trip along this famous path will allow you to experience nature and history all at once. Enjoy tours of historical sites such as Windsor Ruins along the way, as well as overnight stays in antebellum inns.