1Boutique Hotel Stay in Minneapolis, MN
2Embark in Red Wing, MN
Welcome aboard the American Duchess!
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.
3Prairie du Chien, WI
After you learn how to properly pronounce Prairie du Chien, spend time exploring the local history, including a visit to Villa Louis Residence and Grounds, a Victorian estate originally built in the 1840’s.
4Quad Cities, IA
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.
The hometown of Samuel Clemens, Hannibal has brought the stories of Mark Twain to life for you to explore around town. Visit his boyhood home, now a museum, as well as the caves explored by Tom and Huck and the homes of Becky Thatcher and Huckleberry Finn. Hannibal is also home to the Big River Train Town Model Train Museum and Ayers Pottery.
7St. Louis, MO
Take a complimentary city tour of the Gateway City and learn it's importance as the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
8Leisurely River Cruising
Spend a relaxing day on board the American Duchess, enjoying the ship's many amenities.
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.
Helena became the center of the booming popularity of Blues music in the 1940's with their radio show called King Biscuit Time, the longest running daily broadcast in American history.
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.
13Baton Rouge, LA
See the largest capital building in the United States, as well as Louisiana's Old State Capitol that overlooks the Mississippi River. Tour the USS Kidd, a WWII destroyer that received 12 Battle Stars, and now serves as a floating museum.
14St. Francisville, LA
Sitting on the bluffs of the Mississippi, St. Francisville is a historic town with over 140 buildings on the National Register. Walk through Old Market Hall or Royal Street. Or purchase the optional tour of Angola Prison.
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
You’ll bid the steamboat adieu, but perhaps you’ll want to stay in the Big Easy? Talk to our agents about extending your cruise with a New Orleans package.