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Adventures Afloat: History Along the Mississippi: A Riverboat Voyage from Chattanooga to St. Louis

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10 Days | 9 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Flowing through centuries of American history, the Mississippi River has been a key landmark in the expansion of the U.S., the battles of the Civil War and the saga of the Native American. During this autumn riverboat journey along the Mighty Mississippi and the Tennessee River, join historians as they offer their expertise and lead field trips to the sites of some of our nation’s greatest victories and tragedies.


• Attend insightful lectures by historia and author Steven Woodworth, and delight in the beautiful autumn foliage as you journey along the Mississippi and Tennessee Rivers.
• Explore the historic sites of St. Louis, including the Soulard District, Forest Park — site of the 1904 World’s Fair, and the Museum of Westward Expansion.
• Consider the legacy of the Trail of Tears National Park as historians offer insight into one of America’s greatest tragedies.

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Walking up to one-half mile over flat terrain.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Chattanooga, Tenn., 1 night; embark American Queen, 7 nights (ports of call include Florence, Ala., Savannah, Tenn., Paducah, Ky., Cape Girardeau, Mo., Chester, Ill.); disembark St. Louis, Mo., 1 night; departure.

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9 nights of accommodations
26 meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips


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