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Explore blues and barbecue, cherished Southern staples, as the American Empress navigates the upper Mississippi River on the Memphis to St. Louis, 9-Day Journey.

Journey Dates & Themes

2016
July 3 - July 11 Fourth of July Celebration
September 11 - September 19 Big Band Swing


To book a journey please contact our tour VIP desk at +1 202 772 8000 or scalhoun@historichotels.org.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hotel Stay - Memphis, TN
Enjoy a one-night luxury hotel stay in Memphis.

Day 2: Memphis, TN | Departure 5:00 p.m.
Spend the day exploring Memphis, the "Home of the Blues," and sampling their world-renowned barbecue before boarding the American Queen in the afternoon.

Day 3: River Cruising
Relax and take in the view of the river or join in a variety of onboard activities while the American Queen glides through beautiful American landscape.

Day 4: New Madrid, MO
Relive the battle and siege of New Madrid through the eyes of local soldiers with a visit and presentation at the Hunter-Dawson Historic Site. The tour also include stops to Veteran’s Park, the New Madrid County Courthouse, the cypress-framed antebellum mansion of the Hunter-Dawson State Historical Society, and the oldest house in New Madrid, the Hart-Stepp House Art Gallery.

Day 5: Paducah, KY
Known as the city of art, rhythm, and rivers, Paducah is a lovely city boasting 19th century architecture, specialty shops, and one-of-a-kind eateries. The tour stops include the National Quilt Museum, the River Discovery Center, Paducah Railroad Museum, Paducah Civil War, and William Clark Market House Museum.

Day 6: Paducah, KY
Known as the city of art, rhythm, and rivers, Paducah is a lovely city boasting 19th century architecture, specialty shops, and one-of-a-kind eateries. The tour stops include the National Quilt Museum, the River Discovery Center, Paducah Railroad Museum, Paducah Civil War, and William Clark Market House Museum.

Day 7: Cape Girardeau, MO
Cover the Cape Girardeau's history with a tour of the city, including stops to the Riverfront Murals, Red House Interpretive Center, Old St. Vincent's Church, Glenn House, and Red House Interpretive Center. The tour will also explore the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University, Old Bridge Overlook and Park, the Crisp Museum, and the Cape River Heritage Museum.

Day 8: Chester, IL
Known as the “Home of Popeye” because its creator and write Elzie Crisler Segar was born in the charming city of Chester. Guests will be able to spend the day exploring the city’s history with tours of beautiful homes, historical buildings, and museums.

Day 9: Alton, IL | Disembark 8:00 a.m.
After breakfast, disembark the American Queen and begin the journey home, or continue to explore nearby St. Louis.

Voyage Fares

Cabin Type Fares
LS Luxury Suite $6,799 - $7,999
AAA Suite $4,749 - $5,599
AA Superior Verandaa $4,399 - $5,199
A Deluxe Veranda $4,249 - $4,999
B Veranda $3,849 - $4,499
C Deluxe Veranda $3,499 - $4,099
Cabin Type Fares
D Deluxe $3,399 - $3,999
E Deluxe Bay $2,799 - $3,299
SO Open Veranda $4,499 - $5,299
F & G Inside $2,149 - $2,499
SI Single Outside $3,649 - $4,299
2016 Port Charges: $149

To book a journey please contact our tour VIP desk at +1 202 772 8000 or scalhoun@historichotels.org.

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