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Join us on a cruise down the iconic Mississippi River in September 2024 with Adventure Life's 8 unique tours. Experience the history, natural beauty, and diverse regional cultures of America's great river, from bustling St. Paul to vibrant New Orleans. Explore St. Louis' arts scene, delve into American music styles, and learn about Civil War history along the way. Immerse yourself in New Orleans' rich culture, visit the Quad Cities, and enjoy a relaxed journey filled with archaeological site visits and village encounters. With activities suitable for all levels, from exploring river towns to admiring local artisan work, this 15-day adventure offers a deeper understanding of this legendary river's significance. Starting at $4,530 to $30,999, this trip promises unforgettable memories and a unique perspective on the heart of America. To craft your own seamless journey down the Mississippi River, contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for expert assistance in planning your dream trip.
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View the iconic arch when you visit St. Louis, gateway to the west
$12,999
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America’s Great River

St. Paul to New Orleans - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi
  • Explore St. Louis' arts scene
  • Enjoy American music styles
  • Learn Civil War history
  • Experience New Orleans' culture
  • Visit the Quad Cities
Starts / Ends:
St. Paul / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
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Discover the history, natural beauty, and distinctive regional cultures of America's great river, the mighty Mississippi, on this 15-day cruise aboard Viking Mississippi. Set sail from St. Paul, Minnesota, and venture south toward New Orleans, Louisiana. Along the way, visit small towns and …
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The upper Mississippi region
$7,499
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America’s Heartland

St. Louis to St. Paul - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi
  • Discover history of the Mississippi
  • Explore Dubuque, Iowa
  • Experience Mississippi river towns
  • Admire local artisan work
Starts / Ends:
St. Louis / St. Paul
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
On this enlightening journey on the Upper Mississippi, hear stories of pioneers and the Lewis and Clark Expedition; walk in the footsteps of Mark Twain; and learn about the Norwegian migration. Enjoy the view as your ship navigates through the river’s intricate lock system. Experience the …
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Memphis, Tennesse, USA downtown cityscape at dusk over Beale Street
$5,900
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Lower Mississippi River Cruise

Memphis - New Orleans - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Melody
  • Admire the diversity of New Orleans
  • Discover the cultures of the delta
  • Learn the history of Vicksburg
  • Enjoy the music of Memphis
Starts / Ends:
Memphis / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a captivating 9-day cruise aboard the American Melodyfrom Memphis to New Orleans, navigating the mighty Mississippi River. Explore Memphis' musical legacy and vibrant culture before cruising through days of enchanting river views. Vicksburg unfolds its Civil War history, Natchez …
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Visit Louisiana's capital city of Baton Rouge
$4,835
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Lower Mississippi River Cruise

Memphis - New Orleans - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Heritage
  • Admire the diversity of New Orleans
  • Discover the cultures of the delta
  • Learn the history of Vicksburg
  • Enjoy the music of Memphis
Starts / Ends:
Memphis / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a captivating 9-day cruise aboard the American Heritagefrom Memphis to New Orleans, navigating the mighty Mississippi River. Explore Memphis' musical legacy and vibrant culture before cruising through days of enchanting river views. Vicksburg unfolds its Civil War history, Natchez …
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Visit Louisiana's capital city of Baton Rouge
$4,835
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Lower Mississippi River Cruise

New Orleans - Memphis - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Heritage
  • Admire the diversity of New Orleans
  • Discover the cultures of the delta
  • Learn the history of Vicksburg
  • Enjoy the music of Memphis
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / Memphis
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 9-day cruise aboard the American Heritage from New Orleans to Memphis. Explore New Orleans with its culinary delights, music, and culture. Sail the Mississippi River, visit historic sites, and enjoy onboard entertainment. Explore plantations, museums, swamps, and antebellum homes. …
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Visit historic Memphis, Tennessee
$12,945
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Grand Heartland Cruise

Minnesota - Louisiana - 16 Day Itinerary aboard American Serenade
  • Visit mansions and art galleries
  • See the Gateway Arch and St. Louis
  • Visit Natchez’s antebellum homes
  • Experience Memphis' musical legacy
Starts / Ends:
St. Paul / New Orleans
Activities:
Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 16-day cruise aboard American Serenade and begin by exploring St. Paul's art galleries and historic Summit Avenue. In La Crosse, enjoy Riverside Park and panoramic views from Grand Dad’s Bluff. Discover Dubuque, with its Victorian mansions and the Mississippi River Museum …
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Explore beautiful Nashville
$5,715
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Music Cities Cruise

Memphis, TN to Nashville, TN - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Melody
  • Explore Memphis
  • Discover Paducah
  • Experience Lake Barkley
  • Enjoy Nashville
Starts / Ends:
Memphis / Nashville
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 9-day cruise from Memphis to Nashville aboard the American Melody. Traverse the mighty Mississippi, majestic Ohio, and scenic Cumberland rivers. Experience the charm of historic towns, immerse yourself in local music culture, and enjoy nightly entertainment onboard. Relax and take in …
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Mississippi River, St. Paul Minnesota
$6,530
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Upper Mississippi River

St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Symphony
  • Explore the culture of St. Louis
  • See Mark Twain's hometown, Hannibal
  • Witness wildlife and nature
  • Admire local artwork in Red Wing
Starts / Ends:
St. Louis / Red Wing
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a cruise along the Upper Mississippi River, exploring St. Louis, Alton, Hannibal, Muscatine, Dubuque, Winona, and Red Wing. Visit Mark Twain's home, witness diverse landscapes, and enjoy expert-guided tours. Adapt to the river's character as you relax on lounges, decks, or …
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