Celebrate classic country and blues music on a unique voyage aboard the American Queen. Experience the magic of river cruising—a true American pastime—while exploring beautifully preserved monuments and picturesque towns in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Missouri.
OCT 29: NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
Begin with a one-night stay at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Featuring a unique selection of dining, shopping, and entertainment options, this inviting resort offers guests a memorable stay in Music City.
OCT 30: NASHVILLE/CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE
Spend the morning at leisure. Transfer to Clarksville and embark the graceful American Queen. Overnight on riverboat in Clarksville
OCT 31: CLARKSVILLE, TENNESSEE
Situated near the confluence of the Cumberland and Red Rivers, Clarksville is renowned for its lively downtown district, where you’ll find local boutiques, restaurants, and the beautiful Customs House Museum and Cultural Center. INCLUDED EXCURSION The Hop-On Hop-Off coach tour takes you to the city’s premier attractions, including the majestic Smith-Trahern Mansion, built in 1858 by wealthy tobacconist Christopher Smith; the Montgomery County Courthouse; the Customs House Museum and Cultural Center; Trinity Episcopal Parish; and Fort Defiance Civil War Park and Interpretive Center.
NOV 01: DOVER, TENNESSEE
Arrive 8AM–Depart 5PM
Discover the laid-back, small-town charm of Dover, where rich Civil War history comes alive at Fort Donelson National Battlefield, site of one of the first significant Union victories. INCLUDED EXCURSION Traveling by deluxe motor coach, stop at Fort Donelson for a tour of the historic battlefield and cemetery. Gain insight into local history at the Stewart County Historical Museum, the restored Dover Hotel, and the Stewart County Visitor Center.
NOV 02: SCENIC RIVER CRUISING
NOV 03: SAVANNAH, TENNESSEE
Arrive 8AM–Depart 1PM
Set on the banks of the Tennessee River, Savannah invites visitors to explore its well-preserved heritage and collection of splendid homes and trails. Shiloh National Military Park, site of the Civil War’s largest engagement in the Mississippi Valley, sits just outside of town. INCLUDED EXCURSION Delve into the fascinating history of the Lower Tennessee River Valley at the Tennessee River Museum; take a scenic drive through the Savannah Historic District, where more than forty opulent homes are on display; explore the Cherry Museum; and relax at Riverside City Park.
NOV 04: PADUCAH, KENTUCKY
Arrive 12PM–Depart 5PM
Founded by William Clark following his westward journey with Meriwether Lewis, Paducah bears the name of an Indian chief and the legacy of a Union supply hub on the Tennessee and Ohio Rivers during the Civil War. INCLUDED EXCURSION A tour of Paducah brings you to the National Quilt Museum, the Lower Town Arts District, the Lloyd Tilghman House and Civil War Museum, the Paducah Railroad Museum, and the River Discovery Center.
NOV 05: NEW MADRID, MISSOURI
Arrive 8AM–Depart 12PM
New Madrid, the oldest city west of the Mississippi, is famous for enduring powerful earthquakes in the early 1800s and for the Civil War’s Battle of Island Number Ten. Boasting a storied past, this Missouri city retains the Southern charm it’s held since the last days of the 1700s. INCLUDED EXCURSION Stop at the Mississippi River Observation Deck; the New Madrid Historical Museum; the New Madrid County Courthouse; the Hunter- Dawson State Historic Site; the primitive Higgerson
School Historic Site; and the River Walk Gallery in the Hart-Stepp House, New Madrid’s oldest home.
NOV 06: MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
Disembark in the morning and bid farewell to the American Queen. Note: Return flights should be scheduled to depart after 10:30am. If you are interested in an optional Premium Choice Tour of Memphis, your return flight should be scheduled to depart after 2pm. Premium Choice Tours will also be offered in many ports of call for an additional charge. All port times are approximate. Itinerary, hotel, and shore excursions are subject to change.
PRE- & POST-CRUISE PROGRAMS
NASHVILLE PRE-CRUISE PROGRAM
$579 per person, double occupancy
• 2 nights at 4-star Gaylord Opryland Resort or similar accommodation, with breakfast
• Full-day Nashville excursion
– Visits to iconic Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
– Panoramic tour highlighting Music Row, Second Avenue, Broadway, and the Tennessee State Capitol
• Half-day tour of The Hermitage, the opulent former home of President Andrew Jackson
MEMPHIS POST-CRUISE PROGRAM
$299 per person, double occupancy
• 1 night at 4-star Sheraton Memphis Downtown Hotel or similar accommodation, with breakfast
• Half-day Memphis excursion – Platinum-ticket admission to Graceland, the former home of rock-and-roll legend Elvis Presley
– Panoramic tour highlighting Sun Studio, The Peabody Memphis hotel, the Gibson guitar factory, and the iconic attractions along Beale Street