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2018

SHORE EXCURSIONS RED WING (ST. PAUL) - ALTON (ST. LOUIS)

American Duchess

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Contents Shore Excursions Information............................... 3

Hop-on Hop-off Information................................... 6

Pre-Cruise Port of call................................................. 10

Red Wing (St. Paul)............................................. 11

Ports of call........................................................................ 14

Red Wing................................................................. 15

Winona.................................................................... 21

Bettendorf............................................................. 25

Nauvoo..................................................................... 31

Hannibal................................................................. 33

Post-Cruise Port of call............................................. 37

Alton (St. Louis).................................................. 38

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SHORE EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS PRE-BOOKING PREMIUM EXCURSIONS If

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e xc ur sions, ple ase visit o ur website www.re servemye xcur sions.com or C all 1-888 -966 -0938 G uests also have the op tion to wait to Reserve premium e xc ur sions until the y arrive onboard, bu t ple ase note that e xc ur sions are c apacit y contr olled and are subject to avail abilit y.

Online Pre-Booked reservations will be available for guests until 11:00 AM EST, the Wednesday prior to embarkation.

Most of the stops listed for each port’s included Hop-On Hop-Off tour have included admission to all those attractions.

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SHORE EXCURSIONEssentials INCLUDED EXCURSIONS

Offered at e very port Includes A dmission to Select at tr a ctions Completely at yo ur leisure Unlimited C apa cit y Freed om to cr af t yo ur own E xperience

Why our guests love it : “L O V ED T H AT WE WER EN ’ T J U S T S T U CK O N A BU S F OR A F O UR HO UR TO UR .” -Donnie P. “I T WA S GR E AT TO E X PL OR E T H E SE LI T T LE TO W NS ! ” -Sharon W. “ T H E HOP - O N HOP - OFF WA S V ER Y E A S Y. WE L O V ED E X PL OR I N G AT O UR O W N PA CE.” -Karen T.

“AMERICAN SELECT” PREMIUM EXCURSIONS Op tional in-dep th e xperiences C ustomized to appe al to different interests c ultur ally enhancing itiner aries C apacit y contr olled* A dvanced reservations req uired

Why our guests love it :

“L O C A L GUI DE S WER E S O K N O WLED GE A BLE. I LE A R NED S O MU CH ! ” -Linda R. “I N CR EDI BLE E X PER I EN CE - O N CE I N A LI FE T I ME! ” -Phillip S. “MY H U SB A ND A ND I C O ULD B O T H FI ND TO UR S TO FI T O UR I N T ER E S T S.” -Morgan S.

Premium Shore Excursion Reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to the tour departure time in order to recieve a full refund.

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THE SHORE EXCURSIONPromise HIGHEST QUALIT Y PR OMISE

American Duchess Steamboat Company prides itself on the satisfaction of our guests.We constantly strive to surpass your expectations. We promise to always provide you with our best! If there is anything that did not meet your highest expectations, we will make it right!

B E S T VA L U E AVA I L A B L E

With all of the options and competition in today’s age, it is human nature to search for the best value. We understand you worked hard in your profession and are appreciative that you spend your time with us! We vow to provide you with our best selection, for the best value, every time!

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HOW TO “HOP-ON HOP-OFF” STEP 1 PRINT YOUR TICKET

Kiosk is located between the Shore Excursions and Purser’s desks. Departure tickets can be printed each night, beginning at 5:00 PM.

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WAKE IT UP !

Tap anywhere on the screen to remove the screen saver.

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WHAT TIME ?

Choose your desired included tour departure time.

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PRINT !

Catch passes as they fall from below the screen.

Select number of guests in your party by selecting + or -

STEP 2 BRING YOUR TICKET & HOP-ON! MEET OUTSIDE !

About 15 minutes before your chosen departure time, please gather by the River Coach near the dock! BOARD THE RIVER COACH

Hand your tickets to the Shore Excursion Specialist as you board the River Coach.

EXPLORE AT YOUR LEISURE !

“Hop-Off ” wherever you wish - and “Hop-On” again whenever you feel ready! The River Coach will depart approximately every 15-30 minutes.

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HOP-ON HOP-OFF MAPS DELI V ER ED TO YO UR S TATER O O M !

Each evening, the Hop-On Hop-Off map for the following day will be placed in your stateroom during turndown ser vice. Use this helpful tool to get the most of your next day’s experience in port!

A CLOSER LOOK INCLUDED STOPS BUS ROUTE

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

FEATURED RESTAURANTS

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S UPPORT ING L O CA L B USI NE SSES

American Duchess Shore Excursions is proud to contribute to the growth of small American towns. Unlike other cruiselines, we do not partner with local businesses for commission or kickbacks. Our support and suggestions are purely to benefit the local businesses and local economies. These authentic American towns do not often feature the ritzy shops and cafés frequently visited on European river cruises. Instead, local, hardworking business owners present their piece of the American dream in towns whose glory days are long gone, but their spirits remain. Please remember that these independently owned businesses that create their own hours to fit their schedules and may not always be open during their advertised times. When possible, we include stops near local pharmacies, so our guests can refill prescriptions or purchase any necessary supplies. Thank you for supporting these local towns by taking advantage of the unique shopping opportunities. DAILY SHOPPING OPPORTUNITIES

Keep your eye open for this shopping bag icon throughout the brochure. It will point out where shopping oppor tunities are highlighted for each por t. This infor mation can also be found along the bottom of the Hop-On Hop-Off maps Welcome to delivered onboard. ST. FRANCISVILLE

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5689 Commerce St | (225) 635-6528 | Closest Stop: #4 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM In the same outdoor strip-mall as the fourth stop

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Birdman Coffee & books

5687 Commerce St. | (225) 635-3665 | Closest Stop: #4 | 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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57143 US-61 | (225) 635-5446 | Closest Stop: #7 | 7:00AM–2:00PM

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S HORE EXCUR SI O N GUI D E S

The American Duchess Shore Excursions staff strives to capture the true essence of each port we visit to give you the most authentic immersion into the region. We are constantly working to find the best local guides and historians to share the story of their beloved cities. These independent, local guides will join us on both our Hop-On Hop-Off Tours and Premium Excursions. They will share their knowledge of the port’s history, weaving in their own personal stories and personalities, allowing for an intimate, sometimes unedited, glimpse into the culture and charm of their town. Because these local guides are hired independently, and are not employees of American Duchess Shore Excursions, they will not be included in your voyage gratuities. If you believe your guide did a superb job, please feel free to extend a token of your gratitude.

LO C A L GUI DE S & GR AT UI TI E S

AQSC works with many local historians, civic leaders, and tourism professionals to create the most rewarding premium experiences on America’s Rivers. These local guides take pride in their community and are independent par tners of the AQSC Shore Excursions’ staff and drivers. Often times, our staff is asked for guidelines in regards to rewarding (tipping) of local Premium Tour guides. These local guides are not included in your daily gratuity charges. INDUSTRY GRATUITY GUIDELINE: $1.00 / person - Half Day Excursions $2.00 / person - Full Day Excursions Please note that gratuities are never expected, yet are greatly appreciated, and shall never be solicited by our par tners. Generosity is solely at your own discretion.

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PRE-CRUISE PORT OF CALL

Red Wing, Minnesota (St. Paul, Minnesota) Pages 11 - 13

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Red Wing, Minnesota Pre-Cruise Am erican Select P r em i u m Exc u rs i o n Red Wing, Minnesota was included on National Geographic Traveler’s list of most historic places in the world. Discovered in the early 1850’s, the lands were used mostly for harvesting wheat that would be transported up the river. Later in Red Wing’s history the economy began to flourish on the pottery industry, which became a main source of income between 1877 and 1967. Today, the city offers endless opportunities to travel back in time and learn about settlers and travelers that occupied the land before today, or to admire the craftsmanship and creativity of local artisans of both the present and the past.

Docking Dates D at e o f V i s i t

August 6th, 2018 Be certain to check online at www.reservemyexcursions. com for the most up-to-date information for your voyage.

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PRE-Cruise tour

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Pre-Cruise St. Paul City Tour 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.

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Pre-Cruise St. Paul City tour N a r r at e d j o u r n e y t h r o u g h t h e " T w i n C i t i e s "

Watch the city unfold through the windows of the motorcoach as we pass some of the most historical treasures of the city! Our local guide will narrate our journey through St. Paul.

Lunch stop After your driving tour we will stop at West 7th Street where you can enjoy lunch on your own at one of the many St. Paul local eateries.

A r r i v e at M i n n e h a h a Fa l l s

At Minnehaha Falls, breathe in the fresh air as the breeze blows a shimmering mist across your cheeks. Watch the fresh water pour off the slick sheets of rock at the top of the cliffs, powerfully funneling into the small body of water located below.

Continue driving through the "twin Cities" As we continue our driving tour we will pass by sites like Fort Snelling, St. Paul Cathedral, the Minnesota State Capitol building, the new Guthrie Theater, and Historic Summit Avenue lined in pristine Victorian architecture.

D e pa rt fo r t h e A m er i ca n D u c h e ss We will make our way to the American Duchess for embarkation.

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$ 6 9 p e r g u e st D e pa rt s : 1 0: 0 0 A M

R et u r n s: 3 : 4 5 P M

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PORTS OF CALL

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INCLUDED TOUR

Red Wing, Minnesota

Red Wing, Minnesota was included on National Geographic Traveler’s list of most historic places in the world. Discovered in the early 1850’s, the lands were used mostly for harvesting wheat that would be transported on the river. Later in Red Wing’s history the economy began to flourish with the pottery industry, which became a main source of income between 1877 and 1967. Today, the city offers endless opportunities to travel back in time and learn about settlers and travelers that occupied the land before today, or to admire the craftsmanship and creativity of local artisans of both the present and the past.

Docking Dates Dat e o f V i s i t August 7th, 2018 Be certain to check online at www.reservemyexcursions. com for the most up-to-date information for your voyage.

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Included Red Wing Hop-On Hop-Off A l i v e o M i l i ta ry M u s e u m The Aliveo Military Museum has a significant collection of military artifacts such as edged weapons, flags, badges and much more! They have a vast collection that includes artifacts and relics from all major wars from the Revolutionary War to the modern day Middle-East Wars. They believe in education about military history through preservation and presentation of the military artifacts themselves. Approximate time: 30 Minutes - 1 Hour

R e d W i n g M a r i n e M u s eu m

The Red Wing Marine Museum is in one of the city’s historical venues along the river near boathouse village and depicts one of the oldest manufacturing industries, the boat and motor businesses. It sits very near the site of the original factory where Red Wing-made boats and motors were made and launched. The museum exhibits include more than 30 restored Red Wing marine engines, outboard motors and a display of fishing tackle, photographs, documents and other riverrelated items. Approximate time: 30 Minutes - 1 Hour

P ot t e ry M u s e u m o f r e d w i n g

Nearly 6000 unique pieces of stoneware, art pottery, and dinnerware await you at the Pottery Museum of Red Wing. Spanning 90 years of production, from 1877-1967, these artifacts tell the dynamic and colorful story of this Mississippi River town. Using nature’s elements of earth, fire, and water, the pottery artisans created a local legacy known throughout the world. Come and view nearly 100 years of history and tradition, beautifully displayed for your enjoyment. Approximate time: 30 - 45 Minutes

S t. Ja m es H ot el

This beautiful and historic hotel opened on Thanksgiving Day in 1875, drawing in many businessmen who wished for firstclass lodging in the wheat-trading center of the world. The St. James Hotel became an immediate sensation, cementing its name as the hub of activity in Red Wing nearly overnight. Located just a few steps from the Red Wing train depot and steam boating docks, St. James was booked to full apacity each night. Inside, wealthy travelers and businessmen alike marveled at the stunning four-story Italianate structure filled with elegant furnishings, Brussels carpets, English velvet carpets, steam heat, hot and cold running water, gas on every floor, and a stateof-the-art kitchen! Approximate time: 15 - 30 Minutes F E AT U R E D S H O P P I N G O P PO RT U N I T I ES: Robin’s Rustic Nest Uffda Shop The Pottery Place Mall Fair Trade Books Red Wing Red Wing Shoe Store

C o m p l e t e L o o p D r i v i n g T i m e: 4 5 M i n u t e s

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P r em i u m exc u rs i o n

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On Eagle’s Wings Wind through the streets of this iconic river town as our local guide explains the history of Red Wing while guests have the opportunity to see some of key sites throughout the port. Then, we will travel to Wabasha, Minnesota, the oldest city on the upper Mississippi River. Here we’ll visit the National Eagle Center for an unforgettable “nose to beak” experience with America’s National Symbol of Freedom— the American bald eagle.

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On Eagle’s Wings R ed W i n g D r i v i n g C i ty To u r

Set out for the oldest city along the Upper Mississippi River, Wabasha, Minnesota, first winding through the streets of an iconic river town, Red Wing. Admire the rustic brick buildings, daunting bluffs opening up the Mississippi River, and quirky artwork that lines the streets along the way. Notice the buildings along the road aging as we enter Wabasha, overflowing with history and culture.

A r r i v e at t h e N at i o n a l Eag le C en t er

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable “nose to beak” experience as we arrive at the National Eagle Center. Spend the day discovering the US national symbol of freedom – the American bald eagle! Get up close and personal to these regal creatures unlike ever before as trained professionals supervise a room full of golden eagles.

To u r t h e N at i o n a l Ea g l e C e n t e r Explore the National Eagle Center and follow the majestic creatures outside to learn why this area is known as America’s Eagle Destination, as you search the horizon for eagles in their natural setting atop the observation deck above the Mississippi River. The overlook is the perfect location for bird watching and when you finally catch sight of these incredible and powerful birds soaring over the currents of the Mighty Mississippi River, you will truly understand the meaning and beauty of the Freedom it proudly represents!

d e pa rt T h e N at i o n a l Eag l e C e n t e r Reboard the River Coach as we make our way back to the American Duchess.

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$ 6 9 p e r g u e st R e t u r n s: 1 2 : 3 0 P M

D e pa rt s : 8: 3 0 A M

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P r em i u m exc u rs i o n

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Hidden Waters of the Mississippi: A Scenic Kayak Tour Take to the waters as we embark on an adventure along the winding waters, into the vibrant heart of the natural and rich ecosystem of the Mississippi River Valley. Nature will be at our fingertips as we glide by waving green banks, beneath the swooping wings of eagles, and atop sky blue waters in your personal kayak. Paddle under the legendary and towering Barn Bluff, through twisted and secretive waters hidden from the main channel and to the views of Lake Pepin, the largest lake on the Mississippi River. Overflowing with biodiversity, this kayak adventure is a chance to engage in conversation about the river’s ecosystem, the wildlife along its banks, in the trees, and in the waters beneath our kayaks.

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Hidden Waters of the Mississippi: A Scenic Kayak Tour A r r i v e at t h e M i ss M a r i n a C o lv i ll Pa r k

On this exclusive American Duchess scenic experience, we will take to the waters as we embark on an adventure along the winding waters, into the vibrant heart of the natural and rich ecosystem of the Mississippi River Valley.

G ea r-u p! Get ready for your Mississippi adventure as we gear up to board our kayaks! Life jackets, personal kayaks, and paddles will all be provided.

P u s h o f f o n to t h e M i s s i ss i p p i R i v e r Our journey will begin as we push off the banks of the Ole Miss Marina Colvill Park into the smooth currents of the Mississippi River. Guided by a team of talented naturalists and expert kayak navigators, we will begin on a leisurely paddle tour through the hidden and scenic waters of the river. Enjoy narrations and insight about the surrounding landscapes and take in the views of the river from a fresh perspective.

Kaya k t h e wat ers Continue paddling in the shadows of the legendary and towering Barn Bluff, an impressive 400foot cliff which has served as a visual reference for river explorers throughout history. We will then travel away from the main channel, along twisted and secretive waters, until the monumental views of Lake Pepin, the largest lake on the Mississippi River come into sight.

D e pa rt t h e M i ss M a r i n a C o lv i ll Pa r k Reboard the River Coach as we make our way back to the American Duchess. Be certain to check online for the most up-to-date information for your voyage. Please note: There is a maximum weight limit of 300 pounds.

$ 9 9 p e r g u est R e t u r n s: 1 1 : 1 5 A M

D e pa rt s : 8: 1 5 A M

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INCLUDED TOUR

Winona, Minnesota

Explore Winona, Minnesota, one of the most beautiful places in the country. The city is referred to as the “Island City” by locals because of the large sand bar it was built upon. Evidence suggests that the land’s history reaches back as early as 9500 B.C., while present-day Winona was founded as the small village of Keoxa in 1851. Nestled between the covered limestone river bluffs of the Mississippi River, this small town is full of culture and small town Americana. Enjoy stunning views of the rolling bluffs as they plummet to the mighty Mississippi below in this beautiful and historic city, filled with incredible museums, galleries, and parks.

Docking Dates Dat e o f V i s i t

August 8th, 2018 Be certain to check online at www.reservemyexcursions. com for the most up-to-date information for your voyage.

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Included Winona Hop-On Hop-Off M i n n e s o ta M a r i n e A r t M u s e u m

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum engages visitors through education and exhibitions that explore the ongoing and historic human relationship with water. Along with galleries highlighting artwork by contemporary artists, this fine art museum features extensive American and European collections by such masters as Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet, Vincent Van Gogh, and Georgia O’Keefe, as well as Emmanuel Leutze’s iconic Washington Crossing the Delaware. Approximate time: 30 Minutes - 1 Hour

W i n o n a C o u n t y H i s t o ry Center

Founded in 1935, the Winona County Historical Society (WCHS) operates three museums. The Historic Bunnell House just south of Winona in Homer, the Rural Heritage Museum on the Winona County Fairgrounds in St. Charles, and their main museum and headquarters, the History Center. The building is made up of Winona’s 1915 Armory and the contemporary 2010 Laird Norton addition. You will find three floors of exhibits; the Laird Lucas library and archives; a large Museum Shop with many locally created gifts from artists and artisans; plus many WCHS and community programs and events are held here. Explore Winona’s storied past and learn about this city’s history and heritage in a breathtaking environment! Approximate time: 15 - 30 Minutes

P o l i s h C u lt u r a l I n s t i t u t e

Artifacts of early Polish culture are displayed in the old Laird Norton Lumber Company building that employed thousands of Polish men working in riverfront sawmills. Explore the collections dating from the 1850s depicting the lives of these early settlers. A must see is a historic Solidarity banner with signatures of world leaders. The gift shop has Lubiana pottery exclusive to North America. Approximate time: 45 Minutes - 1 Hour

Wat k i n s M u s e u m & S t o r e This Winona landmark is clad inside and out with regal finishes, with a marble rotunda, Tiffany-style glass and a freestanding dome covered with 24-karat gold leaf. Watkin’s company began in 1894 selling products such as J.R. Watkins Liniment, which was their very first and most popular. The company was noted as the very first business in America to offer the famous, “money back guarantee” in 1869 as Watkins made most of his sales door-to-door. Explore the Watkins’ museum and store and get a glimpse of the history from the company’s perspective spanning more than 140 years. Walk around and discover photographs, articles, artifacts, and memorabilia before strolling through their gift shop offering more than 350 unique Watkin’s products that have stood the test of time. Approximate time: 15 - 30 Minutes F E AT U R E D S H O P P I N G O P PO RT U N I T I ES: The Rusty Bucket Heart ’s Desire Kate + Bella Bluff Country Co-Op Goltz Pharmacy

C o m p l e t e l o o p D r i v i n g t i m e : 4 5 M i n u t es

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P r em i u m exc u rs i o n

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Into the Mississippi on the Winona Tour Boat Discover a new aspect of the region with an intimate river experience on a narrated sightseeing tour onboard the Winona Tour Boat. Experience the Mississippi River, as the USCG-licensed captain covers river refuge history, aquatic life, and the river’s local environmental impacts, making sure to point out native wildlife, including eagles in their natural habitat! We will also discover the history of Winona, and the importance of the Mississippi River throughout its history.

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Into the Mississippi on the Winona Tour Boat A r r i v e at W i n o n a R i v er B oat To u rs Today, prepare to discover the Upper Mississippi River region from a rare, interactive perspective. Discover a new aspect of the region with an intimate river experience on a narrated sightseeing tour onboard the Winona Tour Boat.

S i g h ts eei n g B oat To u r

Experience the Mississippi River, as the USCG-licensed captain covers river refuge history, aquatic life, and the river’s local environmental impacts, making sure to point out native wildlife, including eagles in their natural habitat! We will also discover the history of Winona, and the importance of the Mississippi River throughout its history. Soak in the beauty of the river from a closer perspective. Appreciate the simplicity of nature within the Mississippi River and along the river banks, a refreshing contrast to the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

d epa rt W i n o n a r i v er b o at t o u rs Reboard the River Coach as we make our way back to the American Duchess.

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$ 3 9 p e r g u est R e t u r n s: 3 : 3 0 P M

D e pa rt s : 1: 0 0 P M

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INCLUDED TOUR

Bettendorf, Iowa

The modern history of Bettendorf, Iowa began about 180 years ago, when Dr. John Emerson, a U.S. Army surgeon at Fort Armstrong in Rock Island, purchased a 320 acre section of land within present day city limits and built a cabin on the property. Dr. Emerson owned a black slave, Dred Scott, who later sued for his freedom in federal court and whose case became a defining moment in the struggle to end slavery in the United States. By the early 1850’s, a man named Lillienthal settled near State and 13th, built a home, and opened a business. Other settlers followed. The settlement became known as Lilienthal and later merged with Gilbert to become Bettendorf.

Docking Dates Dat e o f V i s i t August 10th, 2018 Be certain to check online for the most up-to-date information for your voyage.

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Included Bettendorf Hop-On Hop-Off I sa b e l B l o o m S t u d i o & D e m o n s t r at i o n Enjoy a one-hour-and-fifteen-minute guided tour, here you will see behind-the-scenes access to every step in the making of each Isabel Bloom sculpture. During the tour, discover how this company maintains the legacy of artist Isabel Bloom. Get a glimpse of some of her original art and photos and learn how her innovations still influence what we do today. As a remembrance of the tour, shop the gift shop where you can purchase exclusive sculptures available only to tour guests. Approximate time: 30 Minutes - 1 Hour

F i g g e A rt M u s eu m

This gigantic glass building on the banks of the Mississippi, designed by British architect David Chipperfield, is home to one of the Midwest’s finest art collections, and hosts worldclass traveling exhibitions. Its studios, auditorium and spacious lobby are alive with art classes, lectures and special events that attract visitors of all ages. Tour the facility touching in nearly every style of art, spanning across the world, from classical to modern. Approximate time: 45 Minutes - 1 Hour

R i v er M u s i c Ex p er i en c e

Founded in 2004, the River Music Experience began primarily as a museum celebrating the roots of music and the Quad-Cities’ musical heritage. The program was so successful that the museum now hosts more live music and offers more opportunities for local musicians to perform. Explore the history of music in the Quad Cities and then stop in the Redstone Room to listen to live music as you snack on a delicious treat offered from the restaurant and bar inside. Approximate time: 30 - 45 Minutes

G er m a n A m e r i ca n H er i tag e C e n t e r Founded on August 1, 1994 as a private, not-for-profit organization, the German American Heritage Center (GAHC) seeks to preserve the heritage of German speaking ancestors for present and future generations and to enrich the knowledge of the German immigrant experience. Today, the heritage center has evolved into a museum that includes a large permanent exhibit and two rotating special exhibits. Within the permanent exhibit, visitors enjoy an orientation theater, six education stations, and two restored hotel rooms. Guests enjoy an interactive experience as they learn about immigrants’ journey by sea, train and foot, to their final destination at the German American Heritage Center building, which was originally a very busy hotel for thousands of immigrants in the1860s. Approximate time: 30 - 45 Minutes

Q u a d C i ty B ota n i ca l C en t er

Explore this award-winning Sun Garden with blooms of exotic tropical flowers, a 14-foot waterfall, and reflecting pools. Outdoor gardens feature magnificent conifer collections, thousands of spring bulbs, colorful and rareperennials. This stunning botanical center hosts extravagent festivals, parties, and events. Be certain to explore the gift shop before you depart. Approximate time: 15 - 30 Minutes

F E AT U R E D S H O P P I N G O P PO RT U N I T I ES: Abernathy’s Bayer Gallery Vintage Depot Sis International Shop

C o m p l e t e L o o p D r i v i n g T i m e: 1 H o u r & 5 M i n u t e s

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The John Deere Experience

Discover a true American success story as you learn the legacy behind one of America’s agricultural giants. Spend the day at the John Deere Pavilion where we will see machines displayed in their working environments, hear stories about owners and operators as they describe a typical workday, and then get a closer look as you climb in!

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The John Deere Experience A r r i v e at t h e J o h n D eer e H a rv est er Wo r ks Facto ry Discover a true American success story as you learn the legacy behind one of America’s agricultural giants. We’ll begin the tour with a trip to the John Deere Factory.

G u i d e d J o h n D eer e Fa ct o ry To u r This experience will be a favorite for guests of all interests! Learn how John Deere has adapted to the agricultural and economical changes to remain a main producer in the industry. Gaze in awe at the gargantuan machinery as a guide explains each one’s purpose and its evolution while navigating through the factory in the comfort of a tram.

A r r i v e at t h e J o h n D eer e Pav i li o n a n d t h e C o m m o n s Before concluding our day we will head to the John Deere Pavilion where we will see both modern-day and concept machines displayed in their working environments, hear stories about owners and operators as they describe a typical workday and learn about how John Deere equipment has changed their work and helped shape the land. We will also have the opporunity to feel the power of a John Deere in actions as excavators crawl through simulators in this full sensory tour experience.

d e pa rt J o h n D eer e Pav i l i o n Reboard the River Coach as we make our way back to the American Duchess. Be certain to check online for the most up-to-date information for your voyage. Note: Please keep in mind that due to changes in the factory’s schedules, tours are subject to change which might result in cancellation.

$ 6 9 p e r g u e st R e t u r n s: 4 : 0 0 P M

D e pa rt s : 1 2 : 0 0 P M

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Uncovering the Hidden Treasures of Le Claire, Iowa Perfectly situated along the bend of the Mighty Mississippi River, the city of LeClaire is one of Iowa’s most beautiful hidden treasures. Begin with a narrated city tour through the beautiful streets before uncovering LeClaire’s most prized possessions, the Lone Star Wooden Hull Steam-Powered Paddle Wheel, the very first licensed pilot on the Mississippi! Continue the adventure at the Antique Archaeology Shop located just downtown, better known as the home base location for History Channel sensation, American Pickers!

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Uncovering the Hidden Treasures of Le Claire, IA D r i v i n g to u r o f Le C la i r e Begin with a journey through the charming streets of this river town and uncover the history and culture intertwined as our local expert sheds light on the most iconic buildings and attractions LeClaire has to offer.

M u s eu m V i s i t w i t h s o m e fr ee t i m e Then we’ll uncover one of LeClaire’s most prized possessions, the Lone Star Wooden Hull Steam-Powered Paddle Wheel, the very first licensed riverboat pilot on the Mississippi which has been dry docked and displayed directly in the center of a two-story museum for guests to explore from the inside out! Then, explore even more hidden treasures held within the Buffalo Bill Museum or weave your way in and out of unique boutiques and shops in downtown Le Claire.

A r r i va l at A n t i q u e A rc h a eo l o gy Continue your adventure at the Antique Archaeology Shop located just downtown, better known as the home base location for History Channel sensation, “American Pickers.” Browse the impressive selection of quirky and original merchandise and even make an offer!

d e pa rt A n t i q u e A r c h eo l o gy Reboard the River Coach as we make our way back to the American Duchess. Be certain to check online for the most up-to-date information for your voyage.

$ 4 9 p er g u e st R et u r n s: 4 : 3 0 P M

D e pa rt s : 1: 0 0 P M

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INCLUDED TOUR

Nauvoo, Illinois

Enjoy an included tour of Nauvoo, Illinois, a city established by many different people in many different ways. At the Nauvoo Visitors’ Center, watch the “Remembering Nauvoo” film that gives a background on Nauvoo’s history. Then, head outside to the Monument to Women Memorial Garden. Tour this garden with its 13 life-sized sculptures and beautiful flowers and trees. Today’s tour will also stop in the Historic District, where you can explore the many different buildings such as the Family Living Center where you learn about the life of the early Saints, sample bread, or learn to make rope. Or visit the blacksmith shop for a demonstration on horseshoe making. No trip to Nauvoo would be complete without a stop to the Joseph Smith Historic Site, which features a visitor center, the Smith Family Homestead, Mansion House, Red Brick Store, Nauvoo House, and the Smith Family Cemetery. Here, explore at your own pace while guides answer any questions you might have. Before returning to the dock our local guide will lead us on a driving tour of Nauvoo, with a stop at the Nauvoo Temple for a photo opportunity.

Docking Dates Dat e o f V i s i t August 11th, 2018 Be certain to check online at www.reservemyexcursions. com for the most up-to-date information for your voyage.

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Hannibal, Missouri

Hannibal, Missouri has a rich history, diverse industrial economy, and truly remarkable arts. The city was founded in 1819 by Moses D. Bates and became a popular stop along the river for many steamboats traveling up the Mississippi River. Hannibal offers more parks per citizens than most towns in the Midwest and was included in the famous “50 Miles of Art.” Today, the most popular draw of this quirky town is Hannibal’s very own, Samuel Langhorne Clemens, recognized world-wide as Mark Twain. Many of the popular characters featured in Twain’s novels were based on people Clemens had known while growing up in Hannibal. Many of the characters and influences of this American icon are weaved into the streets, shops, restaurants, and museums of Hannibal waiting to be uncovered.

Docking Dates Dat e o f V i s i t

August 12th, 2018 Be certain to check online at www.reservemyexcursions. com for the most up-to-date information for your voyage.

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Included Hannibal Hop-On Hop-Off B i g R i v er T r a i n T ow n

This Hannibal gem is packed with more toy trains than you have probably ever seen. Enjoy authentic replicas as they move swiftly along the tracks or learn the history of the models and the trains they are made after. As you walk around, relive your childhood and learn the stories of the railways’ past as you view some authentic memorabilia. Approximate time: 30 Minutes - 1 Hour

M a r k Twa i n B oy h o o d H o m e a n d M u s e u m

This included tour visits seven buildings, five of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and two that are highly interactive museums showcasing fifteen original Norman Rockwell paintings! Learn about the Hannibal of Samuel Clemens’s childhood and explore the stories created through the powerful imagination of American icon, Mark Twain. Approximate time: 1 - 2 Hours

T r i n i ty Ep i s c o pa l C H u r c h

For more than 150 years, the Sanctuary of Trinity Episcopal Church, designed by architect Joseph A. Miller, has stood the test of time. With an interior consisting of a deeply arched heavy wooden beamed ceiling, beautiful bronze lanterns and side wall lamps, an impressive pipe organ and 18 illustriously conceived stained glass windows, Trinity Church is truly a historic marvel. Approximate time: 15 - 20 Minutes

Ka r l o c k' s Ka rs Take a self-guided tour through Hannibal’s newest attraction! There is over 10,000 square feet of artifacts which allow you to relive historic, pop culture moments. This museum also features over a dozen vintage cars, arcade games, 100’s of signs & posters, movie props, jukeboxes and so much more! Approximate time: 15 - 30 Minutes

M a r k Twa i n Cav e

As Missouri’s oldest showcave, the natural wonder of this Registered National Natural Landmark will be revealed on a one-hour guided tour. See the places that inspired scenes in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as you imagine a young Sam Clemens and his friends exploring the cave. After your tour, why not explore Cave Hollow West Winery, also in Cave Hollow Complex, and sit back to talk about your adventures? (Admission Additional) Approximate time: 30 Minutes F E AT U R E D S H O P P I N G O P PO RT U N I T I ES: Ava Goldworks Mississippi Marketplace Hickory Stick Quilt & Gift Shop Native American Trading Co. Chocolaterie Stam

Complete Loop Driving Time: 35 Minutes

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Muddy River Radio’s Live Rendition of “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” Step back in time to an era before television, before the internet and social media. A time of one of the most ground-breaking inventions of the early 1900s – The time of the radio. Join us as we explore the contemporary sounds of live radio theatre productions, which prompted families to gather around the radio and, for a moment, forget the worries of everyday live in the early 1900s. Today’s show features local Muddy River Radio theatre group, an incredibly talented collection of entertainers known for their 1940s-style radio theatre productions. The group will take the stage and offer a nostalgic presentation for our guests with their rendition of America’s famous novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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Muddy River Radio’s Live Rendition of “The Adventures of Huckleberyy Finn A r r i v e at t h e M a r k twa i n m u s eu m ga llery au d i to r i u m Take your seat and settle in to be transported back in time to an era before television, before the internet, and before social media. It was a time of one of the ground-breaking inventions of the early 1900s-- The time of the radio.

Li v e P ro d u ct i o n o f "A dv e n t u r es o f H u c k leb e r ry Fi n N " The Muddy River Radio Theater group will take the stage and you will experience one of Twain’s novels brought to life by the talented actors. From moving monologues to sound effects, everything will be performed live, right in front of your eyes! See for yourself how live radio would have been recorded in the Golden Age of Radio and be swept away by one of Twain’s most beloved stories.

d e pa rt t h e M a r k twa i n m u s eu m ga llery au d i to r i u m Reboard the River Coach as we make our way back to the American Duchess.

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$ 6 9 p e r g u e st R e t u r n s: 1 0 : 3 0 A M

D e pa rt s : 8: 4 5 A M

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POST-CRUISE PORTS OF CALL

Alton, Illinois (St. Louis, Missouri) Pages 38-40

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Post-Cruise Am erican Select P r em i u m Exc u rs i o n s

Alton, Illinois (St. Louis, Missouri)

St. Louis, Missouri, famously referred to as the “Gateway City,” is known for its diverse neighborhoods and the different cultures and traditions each one brings forth. The iconic city was founded in 1764 by French explorers who settled on the east side of the Mississippi River, claiming the land as their fur trading post. In 1803, the city’s name began to spread as the beginning point for the famous Louis and Clark Expedition. The city is typically associated with its 630-foot stainless steel monument, The Gateway Arch, which stands tall on the banks of the Mississippi River to symbolize the westward expansion of the United States.

Docking Dates D at e o f V i s i t August 13th, 2018 Be certain to check online for the most up-to-date information for your voyage.

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Post-Cruise tour

Post-Cruise City Tour: The Lewis and Clark Gateway to the West Begin your day of historic exploration in the city known as “The Gateway to the West.” Beginning at the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower monument, two identical and strategically placed towers mark a significant moment in the formation of the Corps of Discovery, get a stunning view of the area below. We will continue to the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site, an incredible museum dedicated to sharing the stories of the explorers, before making our way to the “Gateway City” itself, for a narrated driving tour. A stop at the Gateway Arch is a perfect opportunity to snap a photo of the iconic monument before concluding our journey.

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Post-Cruise Tour: The Lewis and CLark Gateway to the West A r r i v e at t h e C o n f lu e n c e Tower

We’ll begin our day at the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower monument, where two identical and strategically placed towers mark a significant moment in the formation of the Corps of Discovery. Take a short ride up to the top of the towers to admire the breathtaking view of the Midwestern countryside below.

E x p lo r e t h e L ew i s a n d C la r k Stat e H i st o r i c S i t e We’ll then visit the Lewis and Clark State Historic Site, an incredible museum dedicated to sharing the stories of the explorers. The guided tour of this 14,000 square-foot facility delves into stories rarely heard, weaving through extraordinary exhibits and galleries, which include a replica of the 55-foot keelboat used by the Corps to navigate the waters of the Missouri River.

D r i v i n g t o u r o f S t. L o u i s We will continue our day on a driving city tour where our local guide will narrate  the story of how St. Louis became one of America’s most beloved cities. Uncover the city’s deep-rooted history and see iconic sights throughout St. Louis, including the beautiful Forest Park, Cathedral Basilica, and the Anheuser-Busch Brewery, as well as Downtown St. Louis.

S t. Lo u i s A r c h Stand in the shadow of this massive monument for a picture-perfect photo stop for the conclusion of our day.

D e pa r t f o r t h e A i r p o r t & P o s t - C r u i s e H o t e l We will make our way to the St. Louis International Airport and the American Duchess Post-Cruise Hotel.

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$ 6 9 p er g u est R et u r n s: 1 2 : 3 0 P M

D e pa rt s : 8: 0 0 A M

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Uniquely American River Cruises

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Reservation Agents are available Monday - Friday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST Disclaimer American DuchessÂŽ included shore excursions are available to all American Duchess guests and are capacity controlled and subject to availability. All included and premium shore excursions are subject to availability and may not be available at time of booking. All tours are subject to maximum and minimum capacities and tours may be canceled in the event that minimum capacities are not met. Total passenger counts for each tour are required for logistical reasons. Cancellations within 48 hours of tour departure are not refundable.Tour departure times, inclusions, prices and activity level are subject to change; please reference your ticket, the departure kiosk and the daily TV presentation for more information on your specific tour. In most cases, tours will operate in all weather conditions and refunds will not be offered for inclement weather. During local and national holidays or weekends some attractions and facilities may be operating under modified hours of operations or may not be open to the public. In such instances, American Duchess shore excursions will make every effort to minimize negative impact on guests and will offer an alternative when applicable or if available. Early pre-booking is strongly encouraged. Tours are generally available 6 months prior to cruise departure and not all premium excursions are available for pre-booking online. Check with your Shore Excursion Specialist when onboard for any additional tours or changes to pre-booked tours. American Duchess shore excursions has made every effort to notify guests with mobility issues of handicapped accessibility at the stops and attractions along the Hop-on Hop-off route as well as premium excursions. Because of the historic and general nature of some of the attractions, handicapped accessibility may be limited to the first floor or outside grounds only. In some instances there is no handicapped accessibility to the attractions. Complete or partial refunds will not be issued for portions of tours or attractions with accessibility limitations. Post-Cruise tours may include more than one final destination. In some instances guests will experience up to three stops to allow guests to exit the River Coaches at a second hotel or airport.

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American Duchess Red Wing (St. Paul) - Alton (St. Louis)  
American Duchess Red Wing (St. Paul) - Alton (St. Louis)