22501
Mississippi River
Steamboat Adventure: Voyage the Length of the Mississippi
Voyage the length of the Mississippi River aboard an elegant river vessel on this extraordinary 23-night learning adventure.
Rating (5)
Program No. 22501RJ
Length
24 days
Starts at
9,999
Special Offer
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Flights start at
FREE
24 days
23 nights
69 meals
24B 22L 23D
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Minneapolis, MN
Minneapolis, MN
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Saint Paul, MN
Saint Paul, MN
4
Red Wing, MN
Red Wing, MN
6
Dubuque, IA
Dubuque, IA
7
Bettendorf, IA
Bettendorf, IA
8
Burlington, IA
Burlington, IA
9
Hannibal, MO
Hannibal, MO
10
Alton, IL
Alton, IL
11
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis, Missouri
12
Chester, IL
Chester, IL
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Cape Girardeau, MO
Cape Girardeau, MO
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Paducah, KY
Paducah, KY
15
New Madrid, MO
New Madrid, MO
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River Cruising
Cruising the Mississippi River
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Memphis, TN
Memphis, TN
18
Helena, AR
Helena, AR
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Vicksburg, MS
Vicksburg, MS
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Baton Rouge, LA
Baton Rouge, LA
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At a Glance

Voyage back through time to an America seen through the eyes of pioneers on this extraordinary 23-night Mississippi River learning adventure. Starting in New Orleans, travel the length of the Mighty Mississippi aboard an elegant river vessel. Go ashore to learn about American heritage in small towns and vibrant cities, experiencing history and modern life at pivotal Civil War sites, cultural landmarks and on the main streets of America’s heartland.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile on flat terrain. Participants must be able to embark and disembark the riverboat up and down steep embankments.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experience authentic America along the river, from jazz in New Orleans to the boyhood home of Mark Twain in Hannibal, Missouri.
  • Learn from top instructors during Road Scholar exclusive lectures on topics including southern culture, the Civil War and steamboat history.
  • Explore the site of St. Louis's original settlement, Leclede's Landing, with a local expert before visiting the Cathedral Basilica's world-class collection of mosaics.

General Notes

Please note that some dates of this program runs in reverse.
Featured Expert
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Robert Hicks
Robert Hicks is the author of the New York Times bestselling novels, “A Separate Country,” and “The Widow of the South.” His passion for history and stories have followed him through many roles, as a collector and later a curator of the exhibition, “Art of Tennessee” at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville. In the field of historic preservation, he has served on the boards of the Tennessee State Museum, The Williamson County Historical Society, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Robert also headed up Franklin's Charge: A Vision and Campaign for the Preservation of Historic Open Space, an initiative that seeks to secure and preserve battlefields in Williamson County. In a previous career, Robert worked as a music publisher and artist manager in both country and rock music, and was a partner in the B.B. King’s Blues Clubs.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Robert Hicks
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Richard McMurry
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Charlene Corris
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