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Mark Twain

Rates & Dates:

Trip Length: 9 Days/ 8 Nights

Prices from: $1,799 pp/do*

Single Price: $2,699 pp

2017 Dates: July 23

Ships: American Queen

Notes: Port charges of $169 per person not included in fare.
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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Mark TwainThere is nothing more synonymous with the Mississippi River than Mark Twain. Originally born Samuel Longhorne Clemens in Hannibal, Missouri, Mark Twain’s writings will forever influence Americana. Daily presentations from guest speakers will bring the life and works of Mark Twain to life onboard the American Queen. Perhaps you’ll even get to take a picture with the man (or at least someone who looks very similar). The trip highlight will be a visit to Twain’s hometown of Hannibal. You’ll find the stories of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn all around you in this small rivertown.

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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

2017 St. Louis to Minneapolis Departures:

July 23rd (Mark Twain)

Fares start at $1799 pp/do ($2699 single)

 

DAILY ITINERARY

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

Day 2: Embark in Alton, IL

We’ll transfer to the American Queen this afternoon.

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 Cruises

Day 5: Clinton, IA

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