CIVIL WAR & CHEROKEE - AMERICAN QUEEN 11/14/14-11/22/14
From $2,549 per person, double occupancy (Airfare is additional)
Delve into the history and magnitude of the American Civil War and learn about the Cherokee Trail of Tears while cruising the Tennessee and Mississippi Rivers, aboard the grand American Queen, an authentic paddlewheel steamboat. Begin your journey in vibrant Chattanooga, the Civil War battle center turned colorful river town, before cruising to Decatur, where the Confederates planned the Battle of Shiloh. Fascinating Civil War relics abound in Savannah, including the Cherry Mansion, which General Grant used as a Union Headquarters, and the nearby Shiloh National Military Park, honoring the epic1862 battle in Tennessee. Continue to Paducah, a river town established by William Clark in 1827, alive with bright murals and the Hotel Metropolitan, saluting jazz legends of the past. Take in amazing vistas, sprawling murals and architectural splendors in Cape Girardeau, home of Trail of Tears State Park, memorializing a heartbreaking chapter in American history. Then sail to the oldest city west of the Mississippi, New Madrid, famous for enduring powerful earthquakes in the early 1800sLet poignant Civil War landmarks, Trail of Tears history and the onboard Riverlorian transport you back to the 19th century, before concluding your voyage in Memphis.