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America's Heartland - St. Louis, Missouri to Twin Cities, Minnesota - 2024

From St. Louis, MO, United States to St. Paul, MN, United States
Length: 12 Days - Departs: Thu, Aug 22, 2024
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Aug 22, 2024
Arrival
Sep 02, 2024

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River Cruise Itinerary

  1. Day 1
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Thu, Aug 22, 2024

    During the 19th century, St. Louis was a gateway into the Louisiana Territory. In 1904, the city gained recognition as host of a world's fair (officially called the Louisiana Purchase Exposition), whereby some accounts the ice-cream cone was introduced. Today, it is home to rich architectural treasures-among them, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, with its 41-million-piece mosaic; the Renaissance Revival City Hall; the 19th-century Old Courthouse; and the Gateway Arch, standing along the Mississippi as a monument to westward expansion.

  2. Day 2
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Fri, Aug 23, 2024

    During the 19th century, St. Louis was a gateway into the Louisiana Territory. In 1904, the city gained recognition as host of a world's fair (officially called the Louisiana Purchase Exposition), whereby some accounts the ice-cream cone was introduced. Today, it is home to rich architectural treasures-among them, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, with its 41-million-piece mosaic; the Renaissance Revival City Hall; the 19th-century Old Courthouse; and the Gateway Arch, standing along the Mississippi as a monument to westward expansion.

  3. Day 4
    Hannibal, Missouri
    Sun, Aug 25, 2024

    Hannibal is the childhood home of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, or Mark Twain, and the inspiration for his beloved stories of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Prior to the 1803 Louisiana Purchase and arrival of European settlers, a variety of indigenous Native American tribes called the area home. Hannibal grew into the primary port for steamboats and flatboats traveling the Upper Mississippi. “The Unsinkable Molly Brown,” the early 20th-century socialite, philanthropist and survivor of the Titanic tragedy, was also born here.

  4. Day 5
    Burlington, Iowa
    Mon, Aug 26, 2024

    The US flag was first raised over Iowa in Burlington—in 1805—by Lieutenant Zebulon Pike during his Mississippi explorations. Later, it became an outpost for the American Fur Company, a trading enterprise founded by John Jacob Astor. In 1834, it took its present name after the Vermont birthplace of its first settler, John Gray. During the steamboat era, it was a major port along the river. Today, the city is home to many magnificent buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, including the art deco Capitol Theater and the Gothic Revival St. Paul’s Church.

  5. Day 6
    Quad Cities, Iowa
    Tue, Aug 27, 2024

    Straddling the confluence of the Mississippi and Rock Rivers, the Quad Cities area comprises Davenport and Bettendorf, Iowa, and Rock Island, Moline and East Moline, Illinois. As the only section of the Mississippi that flows from east to west, it is geographically unique. Its tightly knit riverside towns thrived due to thoughtful planning and effective leadership. Today, the Quad Cities rest amid the fertile farmland known as “America’s Breadbasket”—the nation’s most expansive and scenic agricultural region—and is home to agribusiness giants including John Deere.

  6. Day 7
    Dubuque, Iowa
    Wed, Aug 28, 2024

    One of Iowa’s few cities laid out among rolling bluffs, Dubuque is called the “Masterpiece on the Mississippi” for its 19th-century ingenuity and modern-day cultural evolution. Timber and boatbuilding were central to the city’s growth, with wood harvested in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The spirit of this river town lives on in the Cathedral Historic District, dotted with well-preserved buildings and authentic period lampposts. Today, the city is praised for its livability and for its riverside developments, including a museum and aquarium dedicated to the Mississippi River.

  7. Day 8
    La Crosse, Wisconsin
    Thu, Aug 29, 2024

    La Crosse has a deep connection to the towering bluffs and rolling farmland of the Norskedalen, or "Norwegian Valley.” Here, a Norwegian immigrant population has created a unique culture over generations. Historic immigrant villages dot the valley still, a collection of preserved homesteads reflecting a frontier way of life. Today, La Crosse boasts numerous sites on the National Register of Historic Places. Its important architectural landmarks, along with an array of engaging statues along the riverfront, make La Crosse feel like a vast open air museum.

  8. Day 9
    Red Wing, Minnesota
    Fri, Aug 30, 2024

    Red Wing is known for its Red Wing Shoes, which produced footwear for soldiers in both world wars. The city was named after a Sioux chief whose red-dyed swan wing indicated his rank. The first settlers—many from New England—arrived in the mid-1800s. German, Irish and Scandinavian immigrants followed, bringing skills in tanning, shoemaking, pottery and more. The city boasts a diversity of legacies including Red Wing Stoneware and Pottery, founded in 1877 as the nation’s first commercial potter. Today, Red Wing enjoys a place in the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

  9. Day 11
    Twin Cities, Minnesota
    Sun, Sep 01, 2024

    Minnesota's two largest cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul, are located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers. Known as the "Twin Cities,” they are independent municipalities with distinct characters. Minneapolis, occupying the western side of the Mississippi, is known for its thriving arts scene and cosmopolitan vibe, with sleek skyscrapers and contemporary architecture. On the eastern bank, state capital St. Paul sits on a series of bluffs overlooking the river, exuding a quaint charm and boasting a collection of well-preserved Victorian-era buildings.

  10. Day 12
    Twin Cities, Minnesota
    Mon, Sep 02, 2024

    Minnesota's two largest cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul, are located near the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers. Known as the "Twin Cities,” they are independent municipalities with distinct characters. Minneapolis, occupying the western side of the Mississippi, is known for its thriving arts scene and cosmopolitan vibe, with sleek skyscrapers and contemporary architecture. On the eastern bank, state capital St. Paul sits on a series of bluffs overlooking the river, exuding a quaint charm and boasting a collection of well-preserved Victorian-era buildings.

Countries Visited

United States

Rivers Visited

Mississippi

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Inclusions

12 Days 9 Guided Tours / 1 Countries

Daily Shore Excursions: 9 included guided tours
Port Charges: Included on all itineraires

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4
Accommodations
4.7
Itinerary
4.7
Professional Staff
3.9
Repeat with Operator
3.6
Value for Money
3

Ratings based off 7 reviews - currently showing 3 reviews with comments only

Viking Mississippi very disappointed there were no swimming pool, just infinity plunger pool and no casino due small ship very good food served. Thrilled to meet Steve Azar, famous music like Elvis Presley.

Wished we could have experienced a stay at the Peabody hotel in Memphis. Was told this was not possible. Was not true. Needed more time at Graceland. All other aspects were great!

Super cruse. Only thing we had an issue with was the breakfast hours was to short forcing us to hurry or miss breakfast.

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