7-night America's Heartland River Cruise
St. Louis's "gateway to the west", the Gateway Arch, is a nationally recognized site as it stands over 630 feet above the Mississippi River. Although the arch is a great site, visit some other St. Louis attractions including: historic landmarks, museums, sightseeing, shopping, and accommodations to fit every budget. St. Louis has attractions and activities for a family on vacation, someone visiting for business, or a couple searching for romance. Boating tours, museums, historic sites such as the village where Daniel Boon lived, shopping, fine dinging, and educational attractions are all within minutes from anywhere in the city. St. Louis offers culture, sophistication, old world charm, and fantastic architecture.
Hannibal is a wonderful place to enjoy the natural beauty of this beautiful river town. Boaters will find easy access to the Mississippi, as well as local lakes. Hannibal was home to Mark Twain, and visitors can take a self guided tour of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Properties to learn more about this great American author. Hannibal has grown into an inspirational home for artisans, and is included in the famous 50 Miles of Art. 50 Miles of Art is a scenic drive on Highway 79 and focuses on the growing art communities of Hannibal, Louisiana and Clarksville. Each year there are two studio tours (one in the Spring, and one in the Fall) that highlight artists and their studios.
Burlington is a Mississippi River town rich in cultural history. Marina's offer supplies for fishing and boating for trips along the river. For outdoor activities, area parks offer camping, hiking, caving, and golfing. At Fun City, an amusement and water park, families can enjoy go-karts, laser tag, and restaurants. Families will also enjoy Burlington's Summer festivals featuring outdoor performances by top musical groups, art, crafts, and delicious food.
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Dubuque certainly has a variety of attractions and beautiful surrounding to keep visitors busy. Visitors can spend their day hiking, biking, or snowboarding, or casino hopping. There is also museums, boutiques, and delicious award wining restaurants that capture the authentic taste of Mississippi River cuisine. Dubuque also has an array of local wineries and breweries to satisfy an array of tastes.
La Crosse's business district includes almost one hundred nationally registered historic buildings displaying a variety of architectural styles from Greek revival to Neo-Classical. Visitors can also take a riverboat cruise on a late 19th century steamboat complete with dining options. Shoppers will find a nice selection of unique boutiques in historic downtown to before heading over to one of the many unique restaurants and pubs.
Red Wing has been ranked amongst the top historic destinations in the United States. View examples of historical buildings at the Sheldon Theatre or the 135 year old St. James Hotel. Stroll this small town's rows of galleries, antique shops and picturesque store fronts before visiting the Red Wing Collectors society or the Red Wing Pottery Museum - documenting the important history of Red Wing pottery - or to the Goodhue County Historical Society to explore their research library and exhibitions. Go horseback riding along the Hay Creek Trail, or venture a little further afield to hike, bike, skate or ski at the Cannon Valley Trail, which offers nearly 20 miles of trail from Red wing to Cannon Falls. Experience paddle-boating as it was in the 19th century with a visit to Lake Pepin, or explore the lake by sailboat. Round out your day at one of the many restaurants or cafes, or meander along the marina to watch the boats come in.
St. Paul has historic landmarks, museums, sightseeing, shopping, and accommodations to fit every budget. The casinos bring Las Vegas thrill, and the rugged mountains cater to the outdoor enthusiast. St. Paul has attractions and activities for a family on vacation, someone visiting for business, or a couple searching for romance. Amusement parks, museums, historic sites, shopping, fine dinging, and educational attractions including: The Science Museum of Minnesota, Historic Lowertown and the Valleyfair Family Amusement Park are all within minutes from anywhere in St. Paul.
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- 193 comfortable all outside staterooms (128 Veranda & Deluxe Veranda Staterooms, 8 French Balcony Staterooms, 24 Penthouse Veranda Staterooms, 16 Penthouse Junior Suites, 7 Terrace Suites, 10 Explorer Suites)
- All suites feature two full-size rooms with large veranda
- Sun Terrace with Infinity Plunge Pool
- Aquavit Terrace, a revolutionary indoor/outdoor viewing area for al fresco dining or an American barbecue experience
- Stroll the full 360-degree promenade deck for views of scenic landscapes and regional wildlife
- River Café, a new way to dine featuring American classics and Mamsen's Norwegian specialties
- The Explorers' Lounge and Bar with two-story panoramic views of the Mississippi
- The Bow, a quiet sitting area at the front of the ship
- Elevators throughout the ship
- Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary)
- Self-service launderettes and laundry service
- Intelligent energy-efficient propulsion systems produce less vibrations for a smoother ride
- 42" flat-screen, interactive LCD TV with intuitive remote & complimentary Movies On Demand
- Optional air add-ons are available from Viking River Cruises' designated gateway cities in the U.S. and Canada, and include all government fees and taxes.
- Pre- or Post- cruise hotel stay
- Optional shore excursions
All fares and offers are for new bookings only, as of May 1, 2014, are subject to availability, may not be combinable with other offers except Viking Explorer Society Travel Credit and Referral Rewards Credit, are capacity-controlled and may be withdra
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