1Hotel Stay in Minneapolis, MN
2Embark in Red Wing, MN
Board the American Queen this morning before our 5pm departure.
Winona is a stunning, 'Island City,' built upon a large sand bar sitting beneath the limestone river bluffs of the Mississippi!
4La 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.
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.
Quad Cities is made of 5 neighboring towns and offers Civil War history as well as a blend of communities. A variety of shore excursions is offered at this port, including the Quad City Botanical Center.
Spend a day wandering through the scenic streets of Burlington, visiting the local cultural centers and museums.
Hometown of Samuel 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.
During a guided tour of Memphis, see it's popular attractions, including Beale Street, the Peabody Hotel. the Sun Studio, and the National Civil Rights Museum.
Enjoy the mighty Mississippi! Visit with friends over drinks, or learn about life on the river from the Riverlorian!
12Port of the Mississippi Delta
Greenville, MS has been an important port along the Mississippi for generations, which you can learn about at the Greenville History Museum. Take a spin on the oldest fully functioning Armitage carousel at the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center, and learn about the owner who refused to segregate carousel use. Examine two early 20th century religious buildings: the Hebrew Union Temple built in 1906 and St. Joseph's Catholic Church built in 1907. Plus there's so much more to explore and do in Greenville.
Civil War history is alive in Vicksburg, Lincoln’s ‘Key to the South.’ This vital river port city has since become a rich historical visit for tourists who want to learn about the battles of Vicksburg, as well as visit their museums.
Natchez Indians and the first French explorers shared this beautiful piece of the river for many years. Officially founded in 1716, Natchez is the oldest city on the Mississippi River. Wherever you go, you’ll experience another piece of history, including unique shops, restaurants, museums and the historic homes of Natchez.
Explore the largest remaining antebellum deep south mansion in this included tour of Nottoway Plantation. This mansion is three floors, 64-bedrooms, and has 22 white square columns, contributing to its nickname, "The White Castle of Louisiana”.
16Disembark in New Orleans, LA
Ask about extending your stay in New Orleans, or booking a post-cruise city tour before heading home.