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+44 1756 706500

Upper Mississippi

Explore the rich history of the cities lining the Mississippi River banks and admire the magnificent scenery that inspired the country’s most legendary writers and artists on this 7-night Upper Mississippi River cruise

Cruise Only
7 nights from £3070pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Davenport
  • Dubuque
  • Mark Twain
  • Queen of the Mississippi
  • St Paul, Minnesota
  • Mark Twain Boyhood Home
  • Mississippi River Scenery
  • St Louis
  • St Paul

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Upper Mississippi Special Offer

Join the ship in St Louis and admire the pretty scenic riverfront which is highlighted by the majestic Gateway Arch. Discover Hannibal, the childhood city of famous author Mark Twain and see where the literary great used the scenery as a background for many of his iconic stories including Huckleberry Finn.

Explore the lively city of Davenport and visit the fascinating Black Hawk State Historic Site which celebrates the story of the Sauk and Meskwaki Indians. See the colourful Victorian Mansions of Dubuque and learn about the city's mining heritage during a tour of Bevens Lead Mine.

Stroll through the beautiful gardens of Riverside Park in La Crosse and marvel at the beauty of Red Wing, which has inspired artists, writers and musicians for over 150 years. Enjoy a show at the historic Sheldon Performing Arts Theatre before cruising to St Paul where this wonderful river cruise comes to an end.

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Upper Mississippi

Day 1 - St. Louis (Missouri)

Embark your ship in St Louis, a major city lying on the west banks of Mississippi River. Enjoy a welcome reception this evening.

Day 2 - Hannibal

Enjoy a trolley tour of Hannibal and explore the impressive Rockcliffe Mansion. Hannibal is the city where author Mark Twain grew up and was the setting for some of his including his classics about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Visit the authors childhood home and museum.

Day 3 - Mississippi River

Spend the day cruising the Mississippi River.

Day 4 - Davenport (Iowa)

Davenport was once the homeland of the Sauk and Mesquakie tribes but was sold to a fur company headed by Colonel George Davenport following the Black Hawk Treaty of 1831. Today, Davenport is one of America's most renowned farming cities. Enjoy a tour of Davenport city and explore the Black Hawk State Historic Site which celebrates the story of the Sauk and Meskwaki Indians.

Day 5 - Dubuque

Dubuque is the oldest permanent settlement and largest city in the state, its charming downtown features many colourful Victorian mansions. The city's Old Shot Tower dates back to 1856 and is a testament to the city's mining heritage. Today, enjoy a tour of the Bevens Lead mine and Platteville Mining Museum. Alternatively, visit the National Mississippi River Museum and the aquarium.

Day 6 - La Crosse (Wisconsin)

The romantic river town of La Crosse has an interesting history revolving around the steam boat era. Enjoy a tour of La Crosse and ascent 540ft Grandad Bluff to admire the amazing views of the three states. Wander through Riverside park which boasts an array of beautiful gardens and an outdoor performance centre.

Day 7 - Red Wing (Minnesota)

Red Wing showcases impressive architecture and an enviable natural environment which has lead to the city being added to the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Visit the Prairie Island Indian Reservation to explore the city's rich history, enjoy a city tour and a visit to the pottery museum or visit the National Eagle Centre to witness a variety of Bald Eagle nests.

Day 8 - St. Paul

Disembark the ship in St. Paul, Minnesota.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-nights full board cruise
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Complimentary wine and beer served with lunch and dinner
  • Pre-dinner cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
  • Open seat dining
  • Lectures and evening entertainment
  • Use of on-board library
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the ship

Price Does Not Include

  • Flights, hotels and transfers - we can arrange these to suit your requirements
  • Gratuities (payable at time of booking)
  • Port charges and fees
  • Travel insurance and personal expenses
  • Beverages outside of complimentary cocktail hour

Additional Information

  • Excursions Available:
  • Hannibal - Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum (Complimentary excursion)
  • Hannibal - Rockcliffe Mansion and Trolley Tour
  • Davenport - John Deere Pavilion and Davenport City Tour (Complimentary excursion)
  • Davenport - Black Hawk State Historic Site (Complimentary excursion)
  • Dubuque - Delight in Dubuque
  • Dubuque - National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium (Complimentary excursion)
  • La Crosse - Hixon House and La Crosse City Tour
  • La Crosse - La Cross Queen Eco Cruise
  • Red Wing - Red Wing City Tour and Pottery Museum (Complimentary excursion)
  • Red Wing - National Eagle Center (Complimentary excursion)

Special Features

  • Music Theme Cruises: 20 and 27 Sept 2020
  • Mark Twain Theme Cruises: 17, 24 Sept and 1 Oct 2019; 29 Aug and 3 Oct 2020
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • August
    • Aug 4th - St Louis to St Paul - Sailing on: Queen of the Mississippi From: £3230
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    • Aug 11th - St Paul to St Louis - Sailing on: Queen of the Mississippi From: £3230
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      Blue Water price from: £3230 Blue Water price from: £3655 Blue Water price from: £3970 Blue Water price from: £4160 Blue Water price from: £4465 Blue Water price from: £5385 Blue Water price from: £4150 Blue Water price from: £4585
    • Aug 24th - St Louis to St Paul - Sailing on: Queen of the Mississippi From: £3230
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Suite Single Window Cabin Single Balcony Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water price from: £3230 Blue Water price from: £3655 Blue Water price from: £3970 Blue Water price from: £4160 Blue Water price from: £4465 Blue Water price from: £5385 Blue Water price from: £4150 Blue Water price from: £4585
    • Aug 31st - St Paul to St Louis - Sailing on: Queen of the Mississippi From: £3230
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Suite Single Window Cabin Single Balcony Balcony Cabin
      Blue Water price from: £3230 Blue Water price from: £3655 Blue Water price from: £3970 Blue Water price from: £4160 Blue Water price from: £4465 Blue Water price from: £5385 Blue Water price from: £4150 Blue Water price from: £4585
  • September
    • Sep 12th - St Louis to St Paul - Sailing on: America From: £3455
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    • Sep 24th - St Paul to St Louis - Sailing on: America From: £3455
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  • October
    • Oct 1st - St Louis to St Paul - Sailing on: America From: £3455
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    • Oct 5th - St Louis to St Paul - Sailing on: Queen of the Mississippi From: £3455
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Suite Single Window Cabin Single Balcony Balcony Cabin
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • August
    • Aug 21st - St Paul to St Louis - Sailing on: American Harmony From: £4150
      Cat AAR Cat AAL Cat AAC Cat AAM Veranda Suite Owners Suite Grand Suite Single
      Brochure price from: £3655 Brochure price from: £3970 Brochure price from: £4160 Brochure price from: £4465 Brochure price from: £4965 Brochure price from: £5385 Brochure price from: £6460 Brochure price from: £4150
      Blue Water price from: £3495 Blue Water price from: £3810 Blue Water price from: £4000 Blue Water price from: £4305 Blue Water price from: £4805 Blue Water price from: £5225 Blue Water price from: £6300
    • Aug 22nd - St Louis to St Paul - Sailing on: Queen of the Mississippi From: £4150
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Suite Single Window Cabin Single Balcony Balcony Cabin
      Brochure price from: £3230 Brochure price from: £3655 Brochure price from: £3970 Brochure price from: £4160 Brochure price from: £4465 Brochure price from: £5385 Brochure price from: £4150 Brochure price from: £4585
      Blue Water price from: £3070 Blue Water price from: £3495 Blue Water price from: £3810 Blue Water price from: £4000 Blue Water price from: £4305 Blue Water price from: £5225
    • Aug 28th - St Louis to St Paul - Sailing on: American Harmony From: £4150
      Cat AAR Cat AAL Cat AAC Cat AAM Veranda Suite Owners Suite Grand Suite Single
      Brochure price from: £3655 Brochure price from: £3970 Brochure price from: £4160 Brochure price from: £4465 Brochure price from: £4965 Brochure price from: £5385 Brochure price from: £6460 Brochure price from: £4150
      Blue Water price from: £3495 Blue Water price from: £3810 Blue Water price from: £4000 Blue Water price from: £4305 Blue Water price from: £4805 Blue Water price from: £5225 Blue Water price from: £6300
    • Aug 29th - St Paul to St Louis - Sailing on: Queen of the Mississippi From: £4150
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Suite Single Window Cabin Single Balcony Balcony Cabin
      Brochure price from: £3230 Brochure price from: £3655 Brochure price from: £3970 Brochure price from: £4160 Brochure price from: £4465 Brochure price from: £5385 Brochure price from: £4150 Brochure price from: £4585
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  • September
    • Sep 20th - St Louis to St Paul - Sailing on: America From: £3295
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Cabin Single Window Cabin Single Balcony Balcony Cabin
      Brochure price from: £3455 Brochure price from: £3900 Brochure price from: £4245 Brochure price from: £4445 Brochure price from: £4775 Brochure price from: £5745 Brochure price from: £4435 Brochure price from: £4900
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    • Sep 27th - St Paul to St Louis - Sailing on: America From: £3295
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Cabin Single Window Cabin Single Balcony Balcony Cabin
      Brochure price from: £3455 Brochure price from: £3900 Brochure price from: £4245 Brochure price from: £4445 Brochure price from: £4775 Brochure price from: £5745 Brochure price from: £4435 Brochure price from: £4900
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  • October
    • Oct 3rd - St Louis to St Paul - Sailing on: Queen of the Mississippi From: £4435
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Suite Single Window Cabin Single Balcony Balcony Cabin
      Brochure price from: £3455 Brochure price from: £3900 Brochure price from: £4245 Brochure price from: £4445 Brochure price from: £4775 Brochure price from: £5745 Brochure price from: £4435 Brochure price from: £4900
      Blue Water price from: £3295 Blue Water price from: £3740 Blue Water price from: £4085 Blue Water price from: £4285 Blue Water price from: £4615 Blue Water price from: £5585
    • Oct 4th - St Louis to St Paul - Sailing on: America From: £3295
      Cat A Window Cabin Cat AAR Balcony Cabin Cat AAL Balcony Cabin Cat AAC Balcony Cabin Cat AAM Balcony Cabin Owners Suite Balcony Cabin Single Window Cabin Single Balcony Balcony Cabin
      Brochure price from: £3455 Brochure price from: £3900 Brochure price from: £4245 Brochure price from: £4445 Brochure price from: £4775 Brochure price from: £5745 Brochure price from: £4435 Brochure price from: £4900
      Blue Water price from: £3295 Blue Water price from: £3740 Blue Water price from: £4085 Blue Water price from: £4285 Blue Water price from: £4615 Blue Water price from: £5585 Blue Water price from: £4435 Blue Water price from: £4900
Map for Upper Mississippi