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Upper Mississippi Explorer Viking River Cruise – Free Airfare and Category Upgrade

Embark on a voyage along the Upper Mississippi with Viking River Cruises and delve into the fascinating culture and history of this iconic American waterway. Beginning in the birthplace of Memphis blues in Memphis, Tennessee, you'll glide along the mighty Mississippi River, uncovering its enigmatic treasures, quaint towns, and awe-inspiring landscapes. Prepare to be enchanted by the remarkable sights, sounds, and flavors as you journey through the heartland of America on this exceptional adventure of a lifetime. Includes roundtrip airfare and a complimentary upgrade to a deluxe veranda stateroom.

Upper Mississippi Explorer Viking River Cruise – Free Airfare and Category Upgrade

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DEPARTURE DATE: August 3, 2024
Countries Visited: United States
Departure Port:Memphis, Tennessee

OVERVIEW

Enchanting America’s heartland
Be captivated by fascinating stories as you walk in the footsteps of the early pioneers of the Upper Mississippi. Discover towns and cities that are rich in history and culture, and savor their delicious cuisine, from mouthwatering stews to the famed Mississippi mud pie. Journey to the gateway of America's Wild West as you call on St. Louis, and in Hannibal, delight in exploring the world which provided the inspiration for Mark Twain’s novels.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
August 3, 2024from $6,299 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • FREE round trip air from Calgary
  • 14 night Mississippi river cruise from Memphis Tennessee to St. Paul Minnesota in upgrade to Deluxe Veranda
  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call
  • Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water
  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • Transfers
  • Taxes and port charges

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Sat Aug 3Memphis, Tennessee, United States
2Sun Aug 4Scenic Sailing: Mississippi River
3Mon Aug 5Paducah, Kentucky, United States
4Tue Aug 6Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
5Wed Aug 7St. Louis, Missouri, United States
6Thu Aug 8Alton, Illinois, United States
7Fri Aug 9Hannibal, Missouri, United States
8Sat Aug 10Burlington, Iowa, United States
9Sun Aug 11Quad Cities, Iowa, United States
10Mon Aug 12Dubuque, Iowa, United States
11Tue Aug 13La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
12Wed Aug 14La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
13Thu Aug 15Red Wing, Minnesota, United States
14Fri Aug 16St. Paul, Minnesota, United States
15Sat Aug 17St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

Day 1 – Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Discover Memphis, the birthplace of Memphis blues and a center of civil rights history.

Day 2 – Scenic Sailing: Mississippi River

Sail along the Mississippi River, an important region with diverse wildlife and ecosystems.

Day 3 – Paducah, Kentucky, United States

Explore Downtown Paducah, a UNESCO Creative City, and admire its preserved architecture.

Day 4 – Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States

See a well-preserved fort and uncover this riverside city’s importance during the Civil War.

Day 5 – St. Louis, Missouri, United States

Discover historic St. Louis and its iconic Gateway Arch, a monument to westward expansion.

Day 6 – Alton, Illinois, United States

Witness the bucolic landscapes of the Mississippi at the Meeting of the Great Rivers.

Day 7 – Hannibal, Missouri, United States

Discover charming Hannibal, Mark Twain’s childhood home and the inspiration for his stories.

Day 8 – Burlington, Iowa, United States

Explore magnificent historic buildings, including the Capitol Theater and St. Paul’s Church.

Day 9 – Quad Cities, Iowa, United States

Explore “America’s Breadbasket,” the nation’s most expansive and scenic agricultural region.

Day 10 – Dubuque, Iowa, United States

Visit Dubuque’s famed Cathedral Historic District, dotted with authentic period lampposts.

Day 11 – La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States

Learn about La Crosse’s Norwegian immigrant past, including its cheese making tradition.

Day 12 – La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States

Delve into the culinary traditions of La Crosse, including its famous cheese curds.

Day 13 – Red Wing, Minnesota, United States

Explore the heritage of ingenuity in Red Wing, from its sturdy shoes to its distinct pottery.

Day 14 – St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

Explore St. Paul’s historic districts graced with late 19th- and early 20th-century mansions.

Day 15 – St. Paul, Minnesota, United States

Admire sweeping views over the Mississippi River from the bluff-top setting of St. Paul.

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