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Adventures Afloat: Mighty Mississippi: Bridging America

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Program #20726RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
Discover the Upper Mississippi River aboard the magnificent American Queen, an authentic paddlewheel steamboat that recalls the romance and adventure of the past. Absorb the river’s natural beauty, learn about America’s expansion across the continent and hear the stories of characters like Mark Twain and Zebulon Pike. Throughout your adventure, enjoy insights from Mississippi River steamboat historian Jerry Sutphin.


Highlights

• Explore Hannibal, Missouri, and learn how it inspired the work of its most famous son, Mark Twain.
• Uncover the roots of Zebulon Pike’s famous Mississippi River expedition in Burlington, Iowa.
• Try your hand at piloting a towboat in the simulator at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one mile per day.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival St. Paul, Minn., 1 night; embark American Queen, 7 nights (ports of call include Red Wing, La Crosse, Wis., Dubuque, Iowa, Davenport, Burlington, Hannibal, Mo.); disembark St. Louis, departure.

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Sep 5 — Sep 13, 2015 $4799  
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Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
8 nights of accommodations
22 meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
5 Performances

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4.7
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