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Ohio River Cruise
(St. Louis to Pittsburgh)

11 days with American Cruise Lines  Rating: Deluxe

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Offers subject to change or withdrawal, availability is limited. Some discounts are not combinable.

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 St. Louis, MO
Begin your journey in St. Louis. Visit the Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the world’s most popular public gardens.

Day 2 St. Louis, MO
St. Louis is sure to win you over. Take in the Gateway Arch Riverfront, highlighted by the majestic Gateway Arch, which is the largest man-made monument in the U.S. Enjoy St. Louis’ many world-class, free attractions, including the Art Museum, Science Center, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, and the Missouri History Museum. End your day by relaxing at the Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the world’s top public gardens.

Day 3 Cape Girardeau, MO
Enjoy the charming features of this historic town that was once a French trading post and lively river port in the late 1800s. Today it boasts Civil War sites and a tranquil setting commemorating the Cherokee Trail of Tears. Marvel at the outdoor murals reflecting the area's rich heritage and enjoy shore excursions to Cape River Heritage Museum and the Red House Interpretive Center.

Day 4 Paducah, KY
Residing at the confluence of the Tennessee River and the Ohio River, Paducah will have you feeling as if you stepped back in time as you walk the streets of this Chicasaw village site. Discover Paducah’s rich history by exploring the Wall to Wall mural program, a collection of over 50 murals that covers a number of subjects including Native American history, the Civil War and area landmarks such as the old Carnegie Library.

Day 5 Henderson, KY
You won’t miss the presence of notable resident, John James Audubon, whose “Birds of America” paintings are recreated in bronze statues located throughout Henderson. Named after Washington’s home on the Potomac, this bucolic river town is steeped in fascinating lore. A private guide will

Day 6 Louisville, KY
Named after King Louis XVI of France, Kentucky was originally a part of Virginia, becoming the 15th state to join the Union in 1792. Louisville is best known for the famed Kentucky Derby, the first leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, and the oldest continuously held horse race in the country.

Discover why Louisville is often referred to as either the northernmost southern city or the southernmost northern city in the United States.

Day 7 Louisville, KY
Spend another day in Kentucky, known as the "Bluegrass State," due to the bluegrass found in many of its pastures because of the fertile soil. Admire the city's architecture which is a blend of old and new. Explore the Old Louisville neighborhood, the largest historic preservation district in the U.S., solely featuring Victorian homes and buildings.

Day 8 Cincinnati, OH
Enjoy a visit to Cincinnati, a vibrant city and cultural center which boasts two major sports franchises, a zoo and botanical garden, and numerous theaters and museums. Stroll along its picturesque streets, abounding in eclectic architecture and shop at the famous Findlay Market, a longtime gathering place for vendors to sell local goods, meats, and fresh produce.

Day 9 Maysville, KY
Maysville is a quaint town with a rich history. An important stop on the Underground Railroad, Maysville was host to Harriet Beecher Stowe in 1883. Your stop will include idyllic country scenery and the native sounds of original bluegrass country music.

Day 10 Marietta, OH
The second-largest city in the Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna West Virginia-Ohio metropolitan area, Marietta was named in honor of Marie Antionette. The town saw booming times during the 18th and 19th centuries as its location on the Ohio River made it an attractive stop for commercial steamboats and travelers.

Day 11 Pittsburgh, PA
End your journey in the "steel city", Pittsburgh, PA. Long known for it steel manufacturing, Pittsburgh was an essential stop along the Ohio River for national and international commerce becoming a wealthy town in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Tour Map
All This Included
Experience the picturesque waterways of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers aboard the magnificent Queen of the Mississippi. Step back in time to the grand era of paddlewheels as we explore the heartland of America. While the churn of the paddlewheel blends with the sounds of the river, you’ll rediscover the America of the pioneers, boundless optimism and unlimited possibilities.
  • Dining service, snacks and complimentary cocktail parties.
  • Entertainment aboard the ship.
  • Gratuities aboard the ship.
  • Oversized staterooms – largest in industry.
  • Most with private balconies.
  • Flat screen satellite TV and DVD players in all staterooms.
  • Wireless internet access shipwide.
  • Hairdryers in all staterooms.
  • Individual climate control in all staterooms.
Accommodations on this Tour
Category A cabin onboard the Queen of the Mississippi

  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Itinerary is subject to change.
  • Fares do not include port charges of $330 per person.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.

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