Cumberland River Cruise (Fall Foliage, St. Louis to Nashville)
8 days with American Cruise Lines Rating: Deluxe
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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 St. Louis, MO
This “Gateway to the West” was the epicenter for exploration following the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Now, it is the largest city visited during the cruise and has a distinct metropolitan culture. Take the elevator to the top of the Gateway Arch, which stands 630 feet over the Mississippi River.
Day 2 Chester, IL
Chester is a beautiful region of Illinois located on the bluffs of the Mississippi River. This city has a diverse and storied history, beginning with the establishment of a ferry system by Jane Thomas in the early 1800s. Chester is home to Popeye's creator Elzie C. Segar and you may see the Sailor Man's likeness in the town's own six-foot-tall bronze metal statue.
Day 3 Cape Girardeau, MO
Just thirty miles from the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, this river town became an important trading post in the 1800s. Visited by Lewis and Clark, Cape Girardeau has a storied history that resonates throughout the town, from the Trail of Tears State Park to the many outdoor murals reflecting the area's rich history.
Day 4 Paducah, KY
Found by William Clark (Lewis and Clark), Paducah is known as a National Heritage Destination with many talented culinary artists, painters, potters and jewelers creating and displaying their works there. Also known as “Quilt City,” there is plenty to do in Paducah from shopping, to visiting one the many fine museums, to participating in a hands-on creative workshop at a local art gallery.
Day 5 Cruising Lake Barkley
Located in Western Kentucky, explore Lake Barkley with a relaxing day of cruising. Take in the view of the beautiful shoreline from one of the Queen of the Mississippi's spacious, comfortable lounges while enjoying the company of other guests.
Day 6 Dover, TN
In 1862, General Simon Buckner surrendered his Rebel forces to General Ulysses S. Grant at Fort Donelson, marking the first major Union victory. Tour this battlefield and learn about the surrender that took place in Dover, and the ramifications it had on the War Between the States.
Day 7 Clarksville, TN
Established in 1785, Clarksville is named for General George Rogers Clark, a frontier fighter, Revolutionary War hero, and brother of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Learn from local experts and museum exhibits how Clarksville rose as a major tobacco port during the 1800s. While visiting, you may want to tour the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum which houses military memorabilia or explore Dunbar Cave, one of the largest caves in the county.
Day 8 Nashville, TN
From the legendary Grand Ole Opry to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville is the official headquarters of country music. The lively streets are lined with art galleries and unique shops that welcome you at every turn. Consider touring The Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson, the gardens of Cheekwood where more than 55,000 tulips bloom in the spring, or Gaylord Opryland's nine acres of indoor gardens and waterfalls.
All This Included
Cruise from Nashville to St. Louis, following the Cumberland and Mississippi Rivers on a route of adventure and captivating history. Visit the legendary Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Travel to Dover and explore the historic battleground where Ulysses Grant won his first major Union victory. Stop at Paducah, also known as “Quilt City,” and be led by our expert guide through the world's largest museum devoted to quilt and fiber art. The evening before arriving in Cape Girardeau, your onboard historian will paint a vivid picture of the Cherokee peoples’ tragic crossing of the Mississippi River also known as the Trail of Tears.
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
Pre and Post Add-ons
Pre-Cruise Complimentary Package
Each Mississippi itinerary comes complete with a Complimentary Pre-Cruise Package, providing you with a seamless way to board the ship and explore the local area. Arrive the day before your scheduled cruise date and American Cruise Lines will handle the rest. The package includes a premium hotel stay, where you can enjoy the city at your leisure. On the morning of the cruise, meet in the hotel lobby after breakfast and we will transport you to the ship to begin your cruise. All luggage will be brought directly from the hotel and placed in your stateroom aboard the ship.
Pre-Cruise Packages must be reserved at least 30 days before your cruise date.
Cabin upgrades are available.
Itinerary is subject to change.
Fares do not include port charges.
Please ask your Vacations To Go travel 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.