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TENNESSEE / KENTUCKY / ALABAMA

Adventures Afloat: Civil War Sesquicentennial: The Battles for Tennessee & the Confederacy’s Last Hurrah

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Program #21289RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Join Robert Hicks, best-selling author of the historical novels “The Widow of the South” and “A Separate Country,” on a classic river voyage that immerses you in the story of America’s Civil War. On expert-led field trips and during presentations aboard the steamboat, you’ll delve into the political and strategic aspects of the war but also the personal side, learning what it was like to live in a nation at war with itself.


Highlights

• Journey to Shiloh National Military Park, site of one of the Civil War’s most dramatic, deadly battles.
• Discover lovely Carnton Plantation and learn its story from Robert Hicks, who used it as the setting for his best-selling novel.
• Visit the childhood homes of Helen Keller and “Father of the Blues” W.C. Handy.


Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile per day. Flat terrain with some occasional stairs, ramps are available at most locations.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Nashville, Tenn., 2 nights; embark American Queen, 7 nights (ports of call include Dover, Paducah, Ky., Savannah, Tenn., Florence, Ala., Decatur); disembark Chattanooga, Tenn., departure.

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Special Offer: Free round-trip air from many cities is included in the program price! [Call an Advisor toll free at (877) 426-8056 for more information.] Please note free airfare may be limited. We suggest enrolling as soon as possible to ensure availability.

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Included
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10 nights of accommodations
24 meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 7 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips

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