American Queen Steamboat Company

Shore Excursions Department

701 Uhler Rd.

Easton, Pa 18040

1-888-966-0938

© 2017 SHORE EXCURSIONS OF AMERICA

Red Wing, Minnesota (St. Paul)

Today, discover the rich history of Minnesota’s bustling, energetic capital, St. Paul. Uncover some of the city’s many mysteries as you learn why the city has been divided into two cities. Explore the scenic beauty and history of this city and enjoy a visit to beautiful Minnehaha Falls, the Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge at St. Anthony Falls and the recently restored Harriet Island off the Mississippi River with its fleet of paddle wheel boats.

  • NARRATED CITY TOUR OF ST PAUL

  • A STOP AT MINNEHAHA FALLS, THE MINNEAPOLIS STONE ARCH BRIDGE & HARRIET ISLAND

  • A GUIDED TOUR OF THE WABASHA STREET CAVES AND “THE CASTLE ROYAL”

  • FREE TIME TO ENJOY LUNCH AT ONE OF ST. PAUL’S DINING STOPS

  • TOUR ENDS AT THE OFFICIAL AMERICAN DUCHESS POST-CRUISE HOTEL, LOEWS MINNEAPOLIS WITH TRANSFER TO KELLY INN

  • DURATION OF EXCURSION IS 5 HOURS


AN ADVENTURE ON THE CHESTER CHARLES II
Guest will board a 141-passenger vessell that will transport our group across the waters of Lake Itasca. Listen as our expert guide explains the importance of this freshwater lake that feeds into one of America’s most historic and powerful rivers. As the vessel glides across the glacial lake, images come to mind of Native Americans paddling in birchbark canoes.


ITASCA STATE PARK TOUR
Enjoy the ride as we explore Lake Itasca, discovering the historical significance and changes within the park through the years. Brief stops at Preachers Grove and Peace Pipe Vista afford picturesque views of the lake through 100-year-old-pines and hardwood trees, including Minnesota’s largest white pine tree, measuring a staggering 55 feet in diameter!

POST-CRUISE

Memphis, Tennessee

THE ELVIS EXPERIENCE
Continue your journey along the Mississippi River with a king’s treatment as we depart the American Duchess and weave our way through the streets of Memphis towards its’ heart and soul – Beale Street. The journey continues with Beale Street in our rearview and the home of The King himself ahead – Graceland Mansion! Custom crafted and state-of-the art iPads will help guide your way through each room, providing thoughtful narration by actor and Elvis enthusiast, John Stamos as well as personal commentary by Elvis’ daughter, Lisa Marie Presley. This platinum experience will include all of the most sought-after exhibits!

 

  • WALKING BEALE STREET TOUR

  • SELF-GUIDED IPAD TOUR THROUGH GRACELAND MANSION

  • GRACELAND PLATINUM TICKET, A SELF-GUIDED TICKET THAT INCLUDES:

GRACELAND MANSION AUDIO-GUIDED TOUR WITH NEW ORIENTATION FILM
FULL ACCESS TO STATE-OF-THE-ART VISITOR ENTERTAINMENT COMLPEX
ELVIS’ TWO CUSTOM AIRPLANES
ELVIS PRESLEY CAR MUSEUM
ELVIS: THE ENTERTAINER CAREER SHOWCASE MUSEUM
ELVIS DISCOVER EXHIBITS

  • TOUR ENDS AT THE CITY STAY POST-CRUISE HOTEL, THE HISTORIC PEABODY MEMPHIS

 

ATTRACTION PASS DETAILS
Guests can choose their own path in Memphis with an American Duchess Exclusive Attraction Pass with admission to numerous attractions throughout Memphis:

  • LEGENDARY SUN STUDIO - Visit the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll & learn the history about one of the world’s most famous music studios

  • THE ROCK ‘N’ SOUL MUSEUM - Created by the Smithsonian Institution, the museum will take you on a musical journey through the decades

  • THE NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM - Traces the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. from the 17th century to present day

POST-CRUISE

New Orleans, Louisiana

Join us for a 4 hour American Duchess Exclusive excursion and experience New Orleans’ rich historic past, its electic beauty, and its return to glory after a devastating hurricane. Upon disembarkation from the American Duchess, our Luxury Motorcoaches will transport guests and their luggage, on a guided tour exploring this great city dubbed “The Big Easy.”

  • DRIVING TOUR WITH VIEWS OF THE FRENCH QUARTER, JACKSON SQUARE, GARDEN DISTRICT, ST. CHARLES AVENUE & CITY PARK

  • A STOP AT CITY PARK FOR AN INCLUDED BEIGNET, COFFEE AND RESTROOM BREAK

  • A STOP AT ST. LOUIS CEMETERY #3 TO SEE THE ORNATE TOMBS

  • TOUR ENDS AT THE NEW ORLEANS LE MERIDIEN HOTEL

  • DURATION OF EXCURSION IS 4 HOURS


ATTRACTION PASS DETAILS
Guests can choose their own path in New Orleans with an American Duchess Exclusive Attraction Pass with admission to seven different attractions throughout New Orleans:

 

  • MARDI GRAS WORLD - Experience a behind the scene’s glimpse into this infamous New Orleans festival

  • THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM - This award winning museum exhibits the epic and global scale of the war that changed the world

  • AUDUBON ZOO - Located in the historic section, this zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe

  • TREME WALKING TOUR - This award winning tour showcases architecture, music history, Mardi Gras history & more!

  • OLD US MINT - Built in 1835, the Old U.S. Mint is the only building in America to serve both as a U.S. & Confederate Mint

  • CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL HALL MUSEUM - Known as the “Battle Abbey of the South” due to its elaborate architecture

  • LONGUE VUE HOUSE & GARDENS - Enjoy a guided tour of this unique three story home and pristine gardens


TRADITONAL NEW ORLEANS FLARE
Guests will receive a voucher for a traditional dining experience at Brennan’s New Orleans in the heart of the French Quarter.

POST-CRUISE

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, a bustling city on the banks of Lake Michigan, is one of America’s largest cities. Framed in stunning architecture with a skyline that is quintessential to the city. Travel through some of the most prominent and well known areas of the city and uncover some of the hidden history and gems that Chicago has to offer. See highlights such as Lincoln Park, iconic museums and breathtaking views throughout the city on this American Duchess Pre-Cruise Excursion!


ATTRACTION DETAILS
Guests can spend their time in navigating Chicago on the Hop On Hop Off system with a two day pass. Their package also includes admission to The Field Museum.

 

  • HOP ON HOP OFF TOUR - Explore Chicago at your own pace with various stops throughout the city

  • THE FIELD MUSEUM - The Field Museum of Natural History holds one of the largest collections of science & natural history topics in the world


DINNER DETAILS
Guests can expand their taste buds for a complete Chicago experience with an included meal at one of the various locations of the famous Harry Caray’s in downtown Chicago.

PRE-CRUISE

New Orleans, Louisiana

Embark on an adventure through a city radiating an eccentric and authentic atmosphere and filled to the brim with history and culture close to the heart of America. On an exclusive New Orleans narrated driving tour, experience the city from an intimate first-person perspective. Relax in the comfort of our motorcoach as we glide past some of the most iconic attractions in the city! In Jackson Square, grab a bite to eat at one of the many authentic eateries. Enjoy a stop to City Park where you will be served Morning Call coffee and beignets before concluding the day in St. Louis Cemetery #3!

  • DRIVING TOUR WITH VIEWS OF THE FRENCH QUARTER, JACKSON SQUARE, GARDEN DISTRICT, ST. CHARLES AVENUE & CITY PARK

  • A STOP AT CITY PARK FOR AN INCLUDED BEIGNET, COFFEE AND RESTROOM BREAK

  • A STOP AT ST. LOUIS CEMETERY #3 TO SEE THE ORNATE TOMBS

  • TOUR ENDS AT THE DOCK OF THE AMERICAN DUCHESS

  • DURATION OF EXCURSION IS 4 HOURS


ATTRACTION PASS DETAILS
Guests can choose their own path in New Orleans with an American Duchess Exclusive Attraction Pass with admission to seven different attractions throughout New Orleans:

 

  • MARDI GRAS WORLD - Experience a behind the scene’s glimpse into this infamous New Orleans festival

  • THE NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM - This award winning museum exhibits the epic and global scale of the war that changed the world

  • AUDUBON ZOO - Located in the historic section, this zoo offers an exotic mix of animals from around the globe

  • TREME WALKING TOUR - This award winning tour showcases architecture, music history, Mardi Gras history & more!

  • OLD US MINT - Built in 1835, the Old U.S. Mint is the only building in America to serve both as a U.S. & Confederate Mint

  • CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL HALL MUSEUM - Known as the “Battle Abbey of the South” due to its elaborate architecture

  • LONGUE VUE HOUSE & GARDENS - Enjoy a guided tour of this unique three story home and pristine gardens


TRADITONAL NEW ORLEANS FLARE
Guests will receive a voucher for a traditional dining experience at Brennan’s New Orleans in the heart of the French Quarter.

PRE-CRUISE

Red Wing, Minnesota (St. Paul)

Today, discover the rich history of Minnesota’s bustling, energetic capital, St. Paul. Uncover some of the city’s many mysteries as you learn why the city has been divided into two cities. Explore the scenic beauty and history of this city and enjoy a visit to beautiful Minnehaha Falls, the Minneapolis Stone Arch Bridge at St. Anthony Falls and the recently restored Harriet Island off the Mississippi River with its fleet of paddle wheel boats.

  • NARRATED CITY TOUR OF ST PAUL

  • A STOP AT MINNEHAHA FALLS, THE MINNEAPOLIS STONE ARCH BRIDGE & HARRIET ISLAND

  • A GUIDED TOUR OF THE WABASHA STREET CAVES AND “THE CASTLE ROYAL”

  • FREE TIME TO ENJOY LUNCH AT ONE OF ST. PAUL’S DINING STOPS

  • TOUR ENDS AT THE AMERICAN DUCHESS DOCK IN RED WING, MN

  • DURATION OF EXCURSION IS 61/2 HOURS


AN ADVENTURE ON THE CHESTER CHARLES II
Guest will board a 141-passenger vessell that will transport our group across the waters of Lake Itasca. Listen as our expert guide explains the importance of this freshwater lake that feeds into one of America’s most historic and powerful rivers. As the vessel glides across the glacial lake, images come to mind of Native Americans paddling in birchbark canoes.


ITASCA STATE PARK TOUR
Enjoy the ride as we explore Lake Itasca, discovering the historical significance and changes within the park through the years. Brief stops at Preachers Grove and Peace Pipe Vista afford picturesque views of the lake through 100-year-old-pines and hardwood trees, including Minnesota’s largest white pine tree, measuring a staggering 55 feet in diameter!

PRE-CRUISE

Memphis, Tennessee

THE ELVIS EXPERIENCE
Continue your journey along the Mississippi River with a king’s treatment as we depart the American Duchess and weave our way through the streets of Memphis towards its’ heart and soul – Beale Street. The journey continues with Beale Street in our rearview and the home of The King himself ahead – Graceland Mansion! Custom crafted and state-of-the art iPads will help guide your way through each room, providing thoughtful narration by actor and Elvis enthusiast, John Stamos as well as personal commentary by Elvis’ daughter, Lisa Marie Presley. This platinum experience will include all of the most sought-after exhibits!

 

  • WALKING BEALE STREET TOUR

  • SELF-GUIDED IPAD TOUR THROUGH GRACELAND MANSION

  • GRACELAND PLATINUM TICKET, A SELF-GUIDED TICKET THAT INCLUDES:

GRACELAND MANSION AUDIO-GUIDED TOUR WITH NEW ORIENTATION FILM
FULL ACCESS TO STATE-OF-THE-ART VISITOR ENTERTAINMENT COMLPEX
ELVIS’ TWO CUSTOM AIRPLANES
ELVIS PRESLEY CAR MUSEUM
ELVIS: THE ENTERTAINER CAREER SHOWCASE MUSEUM
ELVIS DISCOVER EXHIBITS

  • TOUR ENDS AT THE DOCK OF THE AMERICAN DUCHESS

 

ATTRACTION PASS DETAILS
Guests can choose their own path in Memphis with an American Duchess Exclusive Attraction Pass with admission to numerous attractions throughout Memphis:

  • LEGENDARY SUN STUDIO - Visit the birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll & learn the history about one of the world’s most famous music studios

  • THE ROCK ‘N’ SOUL MUSEUM - Created by the Smithsonian Institution, the museum will take you on a musical journey through the decades

  • THE NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM - Traces the history of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. from the 17th century to present day

PRE-CRUISE

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, a bustling city on the banks of Lake Michigan, is one of America’s largest cities. Framed in stunning architecture with a skyline that is quintessential to the city. Travel through some of the most prominent and well known areas of the city and uncover some of the hidden history and gems that Chicago has to offer. See highlights such as Lincoln Park, iconic museums and breathtaking views throughout the city on this American Duchess Post-Cruise Excursion!


ATTRACTION DETAILS
Guests can spend their time in navigating Chicago on the Hop On Hop Off system with a two day pass. Their package also includes admission to The Field Museum.

 

  • HOP ON HOP OFF TOUR - Explore Chicago at your own pace with various stops throughout the city

  • THE FIELD MUSEUM - The Field Museum of Natural History holds one of the largest collections of science & natural history topics in the world


DINNER DETAILS
Guests can expand their taste buds for a complete Chicago experience with an included meal at one of the various locations of the famous Harry Caray’s in downtown Chicago.

POST-CRUISE

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