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Embark on a journey through time with our selection of archaeological site visits in the United States, where history is etched into the very landscape. Over 8 to 26 days, delve into America's rich tapestry on river cruises that meander along storied waterways like the mighty Mississippi. From New Orleans' vibrant jazz scene to Memphis' soulful rhythms, uncover layers of cultural heritage at Civil War battlefields and antebellum homes. Prices beginning at $3,999 to $94,731 invite you to explore these narratives that have shaped a nation, offering more than just sightseeing but an immersive educational experience for all ages this 2024. Whether it's tracing the legacy from Minneapolis to Louisiana or soaking in Southern charms roundtrip from New Orleans, each tour promises relaxation and enlightenment in equal measure. To weave your own story into America’s historical fabric, 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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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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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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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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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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Glacier streams wind across the Alaskan landscape
$41,850
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Arctic - 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
Starts / Ends:
Kangerlussuaq / Nome
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Follow in the footsteps of explorers seeking the Northwest Passage, beginning with Frobisher in the 1570s and ending with the world's most important modern-day explorer: you. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned veteran of the region, you can count on the raw beauty to …
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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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Mississippi River, St. Paul Minnesota
$4,530
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Upper Mississippi River

St. Louis, MO to St. Paul, MN - 9 Day Itinerary aboard American Heritage
  • 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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