1Hotel Stay In New Orleans, LA
Enjoy a complimentary stay in New Orleans.
2New Orleans, LA
All aboard the American Duchess!
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”.
4St. 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.
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.
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.
7Leisurely River Cruising
Spend a relaxing day on board the American Duchess, enjoying the ship's many amenities.
8Port of the Mississippi Delta
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.
10Leisurely River Cruising
Spend a relaxing day aboard the American Duchess.
11New Madrid, MO
Now that we’re on the Mississippi River, head to the New Madrid Historical Museum to learn more about the history of the river and this river town.
Lowertown Arts District is a great area of Paducah to explore, including the National Quilt Museum – 13,000 sq ft of display space! What American treasures will you find in this small river town?
13Cape Girardeau, MO
This small town in the river was the inspiration for Mark Twain’s Life on the Mississippi. When you explore, be sure to visit the Cape River Heritage Museum. It’s a great snapshot at the history of the region, the river, and Missouri. Photo Op: Take a picture of yourself in the model steamboat or the tall-ladder fire truck! (Your grandkids will be so jealous!)
The home town of Elzie Crisler Segar, Chester is known as the Home of Popeye. Spot Popeye statues through streets as you make your way to the only Popeye museum in America.
15St. Louis, MO
Welcome to the Gateway City! Take a driving tour of St. Louis that includes a stop at the Gateway Arch. There's an optional premium excursion today, The Lewis and Clark Gateway to the West St. Louis City Tour.
The industrial city of Alton was once larger than Chicago, and is a product of the Steamboat Era, when it relied heavily on the river for its economy.
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.
18Leisurely River Cruising
Spend the day on the American Duchess enjoying our onboard entertainment and cocktails.
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.
21La 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.
22Red 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.
23Disembark in Minneapolis, MN
Take our transfer to the airport or extend your stay in the "Twin Cities".