From Pittsburgh to Louisville: Sailing the Ohio River

Sail along the Ohio River to small towns as you immerse yourself in local history before journeying to exciting cities to learn just how far America has come over the last 150 years.
Program No. 23591RJ
12 days
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12 days
11 nights
32 meals
11B 10L 11D
Explore Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA
Wheeling, WV
Wheeling, WV
Marietta, OH
Marietta, OH
Huntington, WV
Huntington, West Virginia
Augusta, KY
Augusta, KY
Cincinnati, OH
Cincinnati, OH
Madison, IN
Madison, IN
Louisville, KY
Louisville, KY
Louisville, KY
Louisville, KY
Program Concludes
Louisville, KY
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At a Glance

"The Ohio is the most beautiful river on earth. Its current gentle, waters clear, and bosom smooth and unbroken by rocks and rapids..." Learn what inspired Thomas Jefferson’s love of the Ohio River as you sail its cool waters from Pittsburgh to Louisville. Along the way, discover sleepy towns and bustling cities, each with a fascinating story to tell. With our local experts, step back to the days of Carnegie as you explore the historic houses and landmarks that each passing port displays with pride. Delve deep into the steel and coal mining industries and learn how they led to the economic boom of the 1920s as you explore the parts of America where history was made.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking and standing for up to an hour at a time during field trips. Embarking and disembarking from the boat up and down steep gangways.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn the real story behind the Rosa Parks and the Underground Railroad at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati.
  • Explore the childhood home of Rosemary Clooney with a local expert who will teach you about her fascinating music career.
  • Learn how the “City of Steel” got its name from a local expert before embarking on your beautiful journey along the Ohio River.

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