The Mighty Mississippi

Aug. 5-20, 2018 [waitlist only]

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$3,099 [and up]
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Tour Description 
  • Experience the unique grandeur of America’s most iconic river as you cruise the vast Mississippi from Minneapolis to New Orleans aboard the majestic American Queen, the largest and most opulent riverboat in the world
  • Enjoy a variety of unique included features: complimentary Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions with a dedicated fleet of luxury coaches; delicious Southern cuisine prepared by an awarding-winning culinary team; complimentary wine and beer with dinner; daily lectures from the onboard Riverlorian, your history and culture expert; and professional showboat-style entertainment
  • Begin your adventure with a one-night hotel stay in Minneapolis, with theaters, museums, clubs, and restaurants that have built the city a reputation as the artistic and cultural hub of the Upper Midwest
  • Spend your first week on the upper Mississippi, immersing yourself into the quaint, small-town charm of Mark Twain’s America. See breathtaking bluffs in Red Wing and La Crosse, tour the National Mississippi River Museum in Dubuque, and explore Mark Twain’s hometown of Hannibal
  • Take a day to tour the vibrant and exciting city of St. Louis. Explore the city’s beautiful urban parks and barbecue joints, and see the iconic Gateway Arch, the tallest man-made monument in the Western Hemisphere
  • Breathe in the unique culture of America’s heartland in the scenic town of Cape Girardeau, the artistic vibrancy of Paducah, and the Civil War history at Fort Donelson in Dover
  • Music is in the air during a full day tour of Memphis, where you can walk down the blues-filled Beale Street; see the birthplace of Rock and Roll at Sun Studios; and even see Elvis Presley’s iconic home, Graceland
  • Relax into the antebellum splendor of the Deep South during your final days on the river. See the Mississippi’s oldest settlement, Natchez; see St. Francisville’s 140-plus historically registered buildings; explore Louisiana’s capital city of Baton Rouge; and tour the historic Nottoway Plantation before disembarking in the joyous city of New Orleans
  • Space is limited, so reserve now for the opportunity to delve into the history, culture, and grandeur of the Mississippi River on this iconic riverboating journey

Date, itinerary, and price are subject to change.