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 25-night learning adventure.
Rating (5)
Program No. 22501RJ
Length
26 days
Starts at
10,699
Special Offer
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Flights start at
FREE
26 days
25 nights
74 meals
25B 24L 25D
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New Orleans, LA
New Orleans, LA
3
New Orleans, LA
5
St. Francisville
St. Francisville, LA
6
Natchez, MS
Natchez, MS
7
Vicksburg, MS
Vicksburg, MS
8
River Cruising
Cruising the Mississippi River
9
Port of the Mississippi Delta
Cruising the Mississippi River
10
Memphis, TN
Memphis, TN
11
River Cruising
Cruising the Mississippi River
12
New Madrid, MO
New Madrid, MO
13
Paducah, KY
Paducah, KY
14
Cape Girardeau, MO
Cape Girardeau, MO
15
Chester, IL
Chester, IL
16
Saint Louis, MO
St. Louis, Missouri
18
Hannibal, MO
Hannibal, MO
19
River Cruising
Cruising the Mississippi River
20
Bettendorf, IA
Bettendorf, IA
21
Dubuque, IA
Dubuque, IA
22
La Crosse, WI
La Crosse, WI
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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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Barbara Barnes Sims
Barbara Barnes Sims is the author of the book, “The Next Elvis-- Searching for Stardom at Sun Records” and a renowned lecturer known for her knowledge of American Music. At Memphis’ Sun Record Company, she worked as a one-woman publicity and sales promotion department. Barbara later joined the faculty of Louisiana State University, where she taught writing, and American and English literature and culture. She retired from LSU after 36 years to teach technical and professional writing for major corporations, and the State of Louisiana.

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

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Charlene Corris
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Mallory Howard
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Barbara Barnes Sims
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Mary Sward
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