Aug. 5-20, 2018
Experience the full grandeur of the Mississippi River aboard the iconic and stately American Queen riverboat. Put yourself in a Mississippi state of mind with an overnight stay in the thriving arts and cultural hub of Minneapolis before embarking on the American Queen in historic Red Wing. Stroll through lovely La Crosse, Dubuque’s National Mississippi River Museum, and Mark Twain’s hometown of Hannibal; before taking a tour of St. Louis, known as the “Gateway to the West.” Victorian heritage surrounds you in Cape Girardeau, an abundance of art awaits in Paducah, a stop in Dover lets you tour Civil War history at Fort Donelson, and the blues and barbecue abound in Memphis. Tour lovingly restored mansions in Natchez before crossing over into Louisiana where you’ll explore stops in St. Francisville, Baton Rouge, and Nottoway; and finally bid farewell to the American Queen in the wild and wonderful city of New Orleans.
Priced from $3,599
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