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Embark on a journey through time with our 20 North American tours that offer an array of archaeological site visits for 2024. These excursions are meticulously designed to connect you with the continent's rich historical tapestry, from the vibrant cultural crossroads of New Orleans to the ancient Viking settlements in Newfoundland. Over various day ranges and starting at just $3,999 to $198,200, immerse yourself in diverse experiences including river cruises along the storied Mississippi, wildlife viewing amidst rugged natural landscapes, and urban explorations that reveal layers of history and heritage. Whether it's tracing Civil War history or relishing Cajun cuisine against a backdrop of jazz, these tours provide insight into civilizations past and present. To weave your own narrative into this grand historical mosaic, contact one of Adventure Life's tour specialists for help planning your next seamless 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
Activity Level:
Relaxed
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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Polar Bear viewing in the lodge
$14,634
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Arctic Safari

9 Day Itinerary
  • Discover Canadian Arctic region
  • Experience camping in barren lands
  • See Arctic wildlife
  • Enjoy nature trekking with expert
  • See the aurora borealis at night
  • Visit Churchill and iconic landmark
  • Learn from an expert photographer
Starts / Ends:
Winnipeg / Winnipeg
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Camping, Hiking, Northern Lights, Photography Seminars, Village Visits, Wilderness Lodge Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend your week on this 9-day Arctic Safari tour, a uniquely Canadian Arctic adventure, as you explore camping in the vast Barren Lands on a private expedition. Experience the remote wilderness near Tundra Camp, including camping in the Barren Lands, exploring the ancient caribou migration grounds, …
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Visit historic Memphis, Tennessee
$5,499
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Heart of the Delta

New Orleans to Memphis - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi
  • Enjoy the music of Memphis
  • Get a taste of Cajun cuisine
  • Discover Civil War history
  • See the historic homes of Natchez
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / Memphis
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Immerse yourself in the history and heritage of the Mississippi River on this 12-day voyage from New Orleans to Memphis. Soak up the rich French and Acadian cultures that infuse the Lower Mississippi, and be inspired by the stories of famed musicians and Civil Rights heroes. Savor delicious Cajun …
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Wander through the historic French Quarter
$3,999
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New Orleans & Southern Charms

8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi
  • Enjoy Cajun and Creole cuisine
  • Indulge in New Orleans' music
  • Learn the history of Vicksburg
  • See the historic homes of Natchez
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
The Lower Mississippi overflows with charm, history and hospitality. Wander historic estates, and visit notable Civil War sites. Explore the bustling French-influenced port cities of New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Sway to the tempos of Dixieland jazz, gospel and blues. Savor gourmet Cajun and Creole …
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Beautiful artic mountains at sunset.
$8,995
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Greenland & Wild Labrador

15 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Cross the Arctic Circle by sea
  • Visit the capital Nuuk
  • Hike Torngat Mtns National Park
  • Search for polar bears & eagles
Starts / Ends:
Kangerlussuaq / St. John's
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This extraordinary 15-day sailing trip showcases staggering geographic diversity. Set out along the western coast of Greenland, calling at Nuuk, one of the world’s northernmost capital cities, and exploring the many fjords for which the area is famed. Across the Davis Strait in Canada, visit …
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Viking settlement, Anse-aux-Meadows
$6,695
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Newfoundland Circumnavigation

12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Visit Newfoundland´s remote reaches
  • Hike phenomenal landscapes
  • Travel with naturalists & musicians
  • Visit an antique Viking settelement
Starts / Ends:
St. John's / St. John's
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the lively culture and dramatic scenery of Newfoundland on this 11-day cruise starting and ending in historic St. John´s. Enjoy daily expedition stops and community visits, stop at Red Bay's Basque Whaling Station, learn about the Viking history, and enjoy a taste of the …
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The upper Mississippi region
$6,999
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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:
Relaxed
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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Visit historic Memphis, Tennessee
$5,190
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Lower Mississippi River Cruise

Memphis - New Orleans - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Symphony
  • 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 Symphonyfrom 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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Memphis, Tennesse, USA downtown cityscape at dusk over Beale Street
$5,190
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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
$4,530
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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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Mississippi River, St. Paul Minnesota
$5,545
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Upper Mississippi River

St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Melody
  • 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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Visit Louisiana's capital city of Baton Rouge
$4,530
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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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Beautiful seascapes in Maine
$6,640
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Maine Coast & Harbors Cruise

Roundtrip Portland - 8 Day Itinerary aboard American Glory
  • Visit Bucksport
  • Visit Camden in Maine
  • Visit Bar Harbor
  • Visit Cape Elizabeth
Starts / Ends:
Portland / Portland
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
On this 8-day Maine Coast & Harbors Cruise roundtrip Portland aboard the American Glory, explore Maine's breathtaking coastline, framed by a backdrop of mountains teeming with native wildlife. Immerse in the region's maritime heritage in a trip past the grand homes of sea captains and …
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Walruses huddled together on the ice
$36,960
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Northwest Passage

Greenland to Alaska - 22 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Glide between soaring icebergs
  • Observe Arctic wildlife
  • Explore incredible landscapes
  • Meet Indigenous communities
Starts / Ends:
Kangerlussuaq / Nome
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
For centuries the search for the Northwest Passage lured the most intrepid explorers, but it wasn’t until 1906 that Roald Amundsen finally completed the first sea voyage across the Arctic Archipelago. Aboard theNational Geographic Resolution,discover the otherworldly icescapes of the …
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Explore beautiful Nashville
$5,190
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Tennessee Rivers Cruise

Chattanooga to Nashville - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Melody
  • Visit Old Decatur Historic District
  • Visit downtown Florence, Alabama
  • Visit Paducah
  • Experience country music scene
Starts / Ends:
Chattanooga / Nashville
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Local Market Visits, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 9-day Tennessee River cruise from Chattanooga to Nashville aboard American Melody. Begin with a relaxing hotel stay in Chattanooga, then cruise through the Appalachian Mountains, enjoying breathtaking landscapes. Explore Decatur's historic charm and Florence's vibrant music …
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Amazing blue water and ice in Greenland
$50,900
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Arctic - Kangerlussuaq to Nome, Alaska

Kangerlussuaq to Nome, Alaska - 26 Day Itinerary aboard Silver Wind
  • Explore Uummannaq's community
  • See some artifacts in Pond Inlet
  • Visit the memorial to Franklin
  • Watch for wildlife
  • Explore Kangerlussuaq's wildlife
  • Explore Kangaamiut
Starts / Ends:
Montreal / Nome
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Variable
Embark on a 26-day voyage aboard Silver Wind from Montreal to Greenland's captivating landscapes. Depart from Kangerlussuaq and explore charming towns like Kangaamiut and Maniitsoq, with their local traditions and stunning fjords. Visit Sisimiut, a vibrant Arctic metropolis filled with art and …
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Bears at Shiretoko National Park, located on the Shiretoko Peninsula in eastern Hokkaido, Japan.
$28,850
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A Journey from Nome to Tokyo: Ring of Fire to Ainu Culture

20 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • See Pribilof Islands
  • Experience untamed Baby Islands
  • Hunt with the Aleuts
  • See Pacific Ring of Fire's wildlife
  • Tour Shitsugen National Park
  • See mirror-like lakes
Starts / Ends:
Anchorage / United States
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire from Alaska to Japan. Explore the untamed islands of the Bering Sea and marvel at the millions of seabirds, northern fur seals, and bears in the Pribilof and Aleutian Islands. Watch towering volcanic cones on the rugged shores of Hokkaido, home to more …
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The edge of Greenland's ice cap
$9,352
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Wild Greenland Escape

Kangerlussuaq Roundtrip - 7 Day Itinerary aboard National Geographic Resolution
  • Explore Greenland's coastline
  • Delve into culture and history
  • Hike the Sermermiut Valley
  • Visit Qilakitsoq
Starts / Ends:
Boston / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Variable
Venture to the fjord-laced coast of western Greenland, where hardy Inuit communities perched at the edge of the Greenland ice cap carry on their timeless way of life. Explore archaeological sites and vibrant modern-day villages and glide into breathtaking fjords by Zodiac or kayak as you explore …
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