• $2,599
  • $950
  • Go Next
  • Low
  • Cruise + Land

Discover how the Mississippi River shaped America’s heartland on this paddle wheel riverboat journey through the Upper Mississippi’s autumn landscape. Enjoy a one-night hotel stay in St. Louis, Missouri, the “Gateway City,” and then embark in Alton, Illinois. Set sail for Hannibal, Missouri—this town offers interpretive exhibits that celebrate its favorite son, Samuel Clemens (a.k.a., Mark Twain), as well as beautifully preserved buildings showcasing small-town living of days gone by. Continue to Clinton, Iowa. Once regarded as the nation’s lumber capital, the town illustrates its story at the popular Sawmill Museum and offers access to the region’s Windmill Cultural Center, highlighting midwestern Dutch heritage. Spend a day exploring Dubuque, Iowa’s vibrant riverfront and enjoy breathtaking views atop the historic Fenelon Place Elevator. Take in the fall colors along the bluffs of the bustling city of La Crosse, Wisconsin. Seek out the renowned brewing establishments here, or spend time discovering this former lumber boomtown’s history in its engaging museums and nineteenth-century buildings. Before bidding farewell to the American Countess, cruise to Red Wing, Minnesota and spend a day exploring the museums and galleries that preserve the story emblematic of the ingenuity and potential of small-town America.


*One-night pre-cruise hotel stay in St. Louis—with breakfast, coverage of taxes, porterage, and transfers to the American Countess
*Seven-night voyage aboard the American Countess, with all meals included
*$300 early booking savings per person
*Private Go Next reception including hot and cold canapés, wine, beer, and soft drinks
*Services of an experienced on-site Go Next Program Manager
*Complimentary Hop-On Hop-Off shore excursions aboard a dedicated fleet of deluxe motor coaches in every port of call
*Exquisite regional dishes prepared by an award-winning culinary team
*Two distinct dining options, all at no additional charge
*Complimentary specialty coffees, filtered water, and soft drinks
*Smart-casual attire throughout your voyage; no formal wear required
*Lectures by a Riverlorian, your onboard river historian
*Professional showboat-style entertainment
*Nightly dancing to swing, big-band, and Dixieland jazz music


October 2: St. Louis, Missouri
October 3: St. Louis, Missouri/Alton, Illinois
October 4: Hannibal, Missouri
October 5: River Cruising
October 6: Clinton, Iowa
October 7: Dubuque, Iowa
October 8: La Crosse, Wisconsin
October 9: Red Wing, Minnesota
October 10: Red Wing, Minnesota
*Date, price, and itinerary are subject to change.