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Autumn Colors Aboard the American Queen

Rates & Dates:

Trip Length: 9 Days/ 8 Nights

Prices from: $2,499 pp/do*

Single Price: $4,299 pp

2016 Dates:

Sept 25; Oct 2, 9

2017 Dates: Oct 22nd

Ships: American Queen

Notes: Port charges $149 per person.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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Cruising in Autumn is magic! As you roll down the river, watch the colors change across the landscape. Glimpse the white steeples peeking up through the leaves, and the colors run up and over hills and down right to the river. Enjoy the fruits of the harvest as you visit locals and enjoy regional treats onboard the American Queen

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Fares will include:

  • Complimentary shore excursions in every port
  • Complimentary overnight stay in a select luxury hotel before your voyage – includes breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the American Queen
  • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
  • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
  • The family recipes of acclaimed Southern chef Regina Charboneau
  • The only steamboat with multiple specialty dining options, all at no additional charge
  • Gracious service from a friendly all-American staff
  • Casual elegance abounds, no formal wear required
  • Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, our onboard historian
  • Professional showboat-style entertainment and dancing nightly
  • Our own dedicated fleet of Steamcoaches
  • The most all-inclusive American river voyage
  • The only authentic steam-powered overnight paddlewheel riverboat in America
  • The greatest vacation value in America

2016 St. Paul to St. Louis Departures:

 

July 31st (Mark Twain)

Fares start at $2249 pp/do ($3899 single)

 

August 14th (Music of the 50’s and 60’s)

Fares start at $2249 pp/do ($3899 single)

 

September 25th and October 9th (Autumn Colors)

Fares start at $2499 pp/do ($4299 single)

 

DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Deluxe Hotel Stay in St. Paul, MN

Day 2: Embark in Red Wing, MN

We’ll transfer to the American Queen this afternoon.

Day 3: Red Wing, MN

Listed as a National Geographic Traveler’s Most Historic Places in the World, Red Wing was built on a thriving pottery industry. You can still admire the craftsmanship at the Red Wing Pottery Showroom and the Pottery Museum of Red Wing.

Day 4: La Crosse, WI

This city on the river was originally built for the lumber industry, but found new life in beer. Today, the architecture, statues and views of the river make it an artist’s dream.

Day 5: Dubuque, IA

Iowa’s oldest city, and one of the oldest settlements on the west side of the Mississippi River, French-Canadian fur trader Julien Dubuque arrived in the area in 1785. This ‘All-American City’ has been home to many waves of immigrants, especially Irish and German, creating a thriving downtown and unique Historic Districts.

Day 6: Quad Cities, IA

The Quad Cities is the merging point of Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa and Rock Island, Moline, and East Moline, Illinois. Its the midway point between Minneapolis and St. Louis (north to south) and Chicago and Des Moines (east to west).

Day 7: Burlington, IA

Explore the history of the Sauk Indians, Heritage Hill and Snake Alley.

Day 8: Hannibal, MO

Hometown of Samual Langhorne Clemens (‘Mark Twain’), this quirky river town has been a popular riverboat port for many years. Visit Mark Twain’s Boyhood Home and Museum, or the Big River Train Town Model Train Museum. If art is more your style, visit Ayers Pottery.

Day 9: Disembark in Alton, MO

 

 

2016 St. Louis to St. Paul Departures:

 

July 24th (Life on the Mississippi)

Fares start at $2149 pp/do ($3649 single)

 

August 7th (Life on the Mississippi)

Fares start at $2249 pp/do ($3899 single)

 

September 18th & October 2nd (Autumn Colors)

Fares start at $2499 pp/do ($4299 single)

 

DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Deluxe Hotel Stay in St. Louis, MO

Day 2: Embark in Alton, IL

Just across the river from St. Louis, board the American Queen before out 5:00 pm steamboat departure.

 

Day 3: Hannibal, MO

Hometown of Samual Langhorne Clemens (‘Mark Twain’), this quirky river town has been a popular riverboat port for many years. Visit Mark Twain’s Boyhood Home and Museum, or the Big River Train Town Model Train Museum. If art is more your style, visit Ayers Pottery.

Day 4: River Cruising

Listen to tales of the river and local history from the Riverlorian while you watch the Mississippi River float by. Watch for bald eagles on the bluffs.

Day 5: Clinton, IA

At one time the lumber capital of the nation, Clinton has a history with stone-ground flour and a landscape of sawmills. Take the Hop-On Hop-Off Tour to visit the Windmill Cultural Center and Dutch Windmill, as well as the Sawmill Museum and George M. Curtis Mansion.

Day 6: Dubuque, IA

Iowa’s oldest city, and one of the oldest settlements on the west side of the Mississippi River, French-Canadian fur trader Julien Dubuque arrived in the area in 1785. This ‘All-American City’ has been home to many waves of immigrants, especially Irish and German, creating a thriving downtown and unique Historic Districts.

Day 7: La Crosse, WI

This city on the river was originally built for the lumber industry, but found new life in beer. Today, the architecture, statues and views of the river make it an artist’s dream.

Day 8: Red Wing, MN

Listed as a National Geographic Traveler’s Most Historic Places in the World, Red Wing was built on a thriving pottery industry. You can still admire the craftsmanship at the Red Wing Pottery Showroom and the Pottery Museum of Red Wing.

Day 9: Disembark in Red Wing, MN

 

Photo Credit: American Queen Steamboat Company