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Adventures Afloat: Silver Screen on the American Queen: A Cinematic Voyage From Cincinnati to St. Louis

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Program #21752RJ
9 Days | 8 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.
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In 1966, actors Sidney Poitier and Rod Steiger turned a sleepy hamlet near the Mississippi River all abuzz. Fifty years later, the clock turns back on Sparta, Illinois — site of Academy Award-winning film “In the Heat of the Night” — as movie lovers experience famous Midwest movie locations and survey the history of American film. Lazing along the Ohio River and Mighty Miss on the American Queen — the world’s largest paddlewheel steamboat — learn of a special love story behind “Gone With the Wind,” weigh Thomas Edison’s and silent film director D.W. Griffith’s role in the medium, and trace A-lister Jennifer Lawrence’s hunger for stardom.


Highlights

• During a field trip to Sparta, Illinois, see film sites from “In the Heat of the Night,” including the old GM&O Train Depot, now a museum with a section devoted to the film.
• In the Mississippi River town of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, explore film locations for the 2009 movie “Killshot” starring Diane Lane, as well as 2014’s “Gone Girl,” starring Ben Affleck.
• At each stop on the river, explore sites such as the John J. Audubon Museum, learn the riverboat’s impact on U.S. history, how river locks work, and onboard the elegant American Queen, take in a nightly show before bedtime.

Activity Notes

Walking up to one-half mile, flat terrain, some stairs.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Cincinnati, Ohio, 1 night; embark American Queen, 12 nights (ports of call include Louisville, Ky., Henderson, Paducah, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Chester, Ill.); disembark St. Louis, Mo., departure.

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Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Jul 11 — Jul 19, 2015 $4199
Reduced prices starting at $3949
$3949

Special Offer: Enroll by March 2, 2015 and save $250 off the original program price (the prices shown have already been reduced). Free round-trip airfare is included in the program price, and there is no additional cost for a single room.

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Included
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9 nights of accommodations
26 meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
7 Performances

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