Where Are We Going?
Thursday, June 30 - ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA (Overnight)
Spend a day in St. Paul, to explore the enchanting art galleries, world-class museums, and enjoy world-class live entertainment. History buffs will enjoy a walking tour of Summit Avenue, which showcases gorgeous historic mansions built in the late 1800s. End the day by visiting Mounds Park, where visitors are treated to a beautiful panoramic view of the city.
Friday, July 1 - ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA (EMBARKATION)
In the morning, we will meet in the hotel lobby after breakfast and will be transported to Red Wing, Minnesota, and embark on the ship to begin our cruise.
Saturday, July 2 - RED WING, MINNESOTA
Nestled among the scenic bluffs of the upper Mississippi River, Red Wing beauty has inspired artists, writers, and musicians for over 150 years, delivering a diverse blend of arts, entertainment, and activities for your pleasure. Enjoy a show at the historic Sheldon Performing Arts Theatre or observe the beauty of nature at one of Red Win's 38 parks.
Sunday, July 3 - WINONA, MINNESOTA
Step into 19th-century America in Winona, Minnesota, located in the picturesque bluff country on the Mississippi River. Explore this vibrant small town with the perfect blend of urban edge and old-world charm. From rolling fields of prairie flowers to some of the most architecturally important buildings in Minnesota, enjoy all there is to see and do here.
Monday, July 4 - DUBUQUE, IOWA
A "Masterpiece on the Mississippi," Dubuque is among the oldest settlements west of the Mississippi River. Take a ride on the Fenelon Place Elevator, the world's shortest and steepest scenic railway, or try your luck in one of Dubuque's state-of-the-art casinos. View colorful Victorian mansions, stroll through the whimsical downtown area, and visit the national Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.
Tuesday, July 5 - DAVENPORT, IOWA
Voted one of the Most Livable Small Cities in America, Davenport is often described as a lively, active city with a hometown feel and features the largest agricultural exhibit in the world. Music enthusiasts will enjoy Davenport's many music festivals, including the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, The Mississippi Valley Fair, and the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, which is dedicated to native Jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke.
Wednesday, July 6 - FORT MADISON, IOWA
Founded as an active military outpost in 1808, Fort Madison was one of three posts established by the U.S. Army to maintain control over the newly acquired Louisiana Territory. Today, Fort Madison offers visitors a vibrant cultural scene, bucolic landscapes, and an active agri-tourism industry that celebrates the American heartland. Explore its many historic districts, where you can admire the well-preserved Victorian and Post Renaissance architecture. Enjoy the area's museums, unique boutiques, antique shops, as well as local breweries and wineries.
Thursday, July 7 - HANNIBAL, MISSOURI
Explore Hannibal, "America's Hometown," and experience the boyhood adventures of Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn come to life in this charming Missouri town, where you can run your hand along Aunt Polly's fence, explore Injun Joe's Cave, and get reacquainted with one of the world's most beloved authors. The downtown area is a thriving haven for artisans filled with specialty shops unique to Hannibal.
Friday, July 8 - ALTON, ILLINOIS/ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Alton is an idyllic town known for its scenic limestone bluffs along the river and its rich Civil War history. The National Great Rivers Museum, located at the Melvin Price Lock and Dam, tells the stories of the Mississippi River's history, the people that rely on the River, and its many ecosystems. Hometown of jazz musician Miles Davis and Robert Wadlow, the tallest known person in history (8'11"), Alton is an inspiring and picturesque destination and the perfect place to end your Upper Mississippi journey.
We will then transfer to St. Louis for your flight home.