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Uncover the region that spawned country music with the Nashville to Chattanooga - 9-Day Journey aboard the American Queen Steamboat. Beginning from Music City, home of the Grand Ole Opry and historic Ryman Auditorium, explore the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers with stops at exciting ports that will reveal rich history and sincere hospitality.

Journey Dates and Themes

2014
October 24 - November 1 Country Music Cruise
2015
October 17-25 Civil War

 

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

Itinerary

Day 1: Hotel Stay - Nashville, TN
Enjoy a one-night luxury hotel stay in Nashville before boarding the American Queen Steamboat the following day.

Day 2: Embark - Nashville, TN
Embark the American Queen Steamboat and kick off the start of the journey with a festive Welcome Aboard Dinner.

Day 3: Dover, TN
Explore the vibrant history of Dover with visits though Fort Donelson National Battlefield and National Cemetery and learn of the city's importance during the Civil War, controlling access to the Cumberland River supply route. The capture of Fort Donelson by Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant was a major victory for the Union Army, and Grant’s first step toward gaining the fame that would eventually lead him to command the entire Union Army. The Dover Hotel still stands just as it did when General Buckner surrendered his Confederate forces to Grant there on February 16, 1862.

Day 4: 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. Once aboard the hop on-hop off deluxe Steamcoach, guests will stop at various cultural and historic attractions, many dedicated to preserving the heritage of the river, railroad and highlights of western Kentucky role in the War Between the States. Tour stops include the National Quilt Museum, the River Discovery Center, Paducah Railroad Museum, Paducah Civil War, and William Clark Market House Museum, which narrates the history of Paducah’s growth.

Day 5: Savannah, TN
Trace the story of Corinth in the Civil War from secession through reconstruction at the Shiloh National Military Park, which displays interactive interpretive exhibits, stunning bronze work, and two state-of-the-art films on Shiloh and Corinth. Be sure to make a stop at the Shiloh Indian Mounds, a National Historic Landmark, and the national cemetery within the park, the last resting place to 4,000 soldiers and their family members.

Day 6: Florence, AL
Uncover the historic landmarks of Florence, starting from the town's oldest structure, Pope's Tavern Museum, which has been used as a stagecoach stop, tavern, and inn, and hospital for both Confederate and Union forces during Civil War. From there, explore the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, Frank Lloyd Wright Rosenbaum House, the highest platform mount in the Tennessee Valley region, the Florence Indian Mound & Museum, and the modest cabin of the "Father of the Blues," William Christopher Handy, that exhibits a large collection of his personal papers, memorabilia, and artifacts.

Day 7: Decatur, AL
Board the deluxe hop on-hop-off steamcoach and explore the Carnegie Visual Arts Center, which features visual art from every medium, and the Old State Bank Building, built over 170 years ago, which stands as a reminder of Decatur's rich history. Other Decatur highlights include the North Alabama Birding Trail, the Carnegie Visual Arts Center, the Princess Theatre Center for the Performing Arts, Riverwalk Marina, Wheeler Wildlife Refuge, two historic districts, and unique shopping and dining experiences. Be sure to visit the family-friendly St. John's Episcopal Church and the Blue and Gray Museum for a collection of firearms, swords, and other Civil War artifacts.

Day 8: River Cruising
Enjoy onboard activities and refined dining aboard the American Queen while taking in the panoramic views of America's great landscape.

Day 9: Disembark - Chattanooga, TN
After breakfast, disembark the American Queen Steamboat and begin your journey home or continue the adventure and explore the exciting offerings of Chattanooga.

Fares

2014 Journeys
Cabin Type Fares
LS Luxury Suite $7,099
AAA Suite $6,499
AA Superior Veranda $6,199
A Deluxe Veranda $5,999
B Veranda $4,599
C Veranda $4,099
D Veranda $3,899
E Deluxe Window $3,799
SO Single Veranda $5,199
F Inside $3,449
G Inside $3,049
H Inside $2,949
I Inside $2,549
SI Single Inside $3,699
Port Charges: $109
2015 Journeys
Cabin Type Fares
LS Luxury Suite $5,799
AAA Suite $4,799
AA Superior Veranda $4,699
A Deluxe Veranda $4,599
B Veranda $3,399
C Veranda $3,299
D Veranda $3,099
E Deluxe Window $2,999
SO Single Veranda $3,999
F Inside $2,899
G Inside $2,699
SI Single Inside $3,199
Port Charges: $129

 

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

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