8 days tour
America'S Heartland St Paul, Minnesota To St. Louis, Missour
The services of a cruise director are included
Meals including regional specialties
One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call Free Wi-Fi (connection speed may vary) Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch & dinner 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water Port taxes & fees Ground transfers with Viking Air purchase Visits to UNESCO Sites Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances Onboard gratuities
7 nights onboard cruise ship Outside staterooms with river view Bottled water replenished daily Voltage: 220V & 110V (US outlet), plus USB ports Queen-size Viking Explorer Bed with optional twin-bed configuration All Upper & Middle Deck staterooms have a full veranda or French balcony (a floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door) Private bathroom with shower; heated floor & anti-fog mirror; premium Freyja toiletries; robes & slippers (upon request) 40" or 42" flat-screen Sony® TV with infotainment system featuring Movies On Demand, plus CNBC, CNN, FOX & more Telephone, safe, refrigerator, hair dryer & individual climate control * All amenities on board Viking Longships; amenities vary on other ships.
Other activities and services are not included
International flights are not included
Other activities and services are not included
Travel Insurance is not included
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Itinerary of your trip America'S Heartland St Paul, Minnesota To St. Louis, Missour
- Day 1 Day 1: St. Paul, Minnesota (Usa)
Day 1: St. Paul, Minnesota (Usa)
Arrive in St. Paul, then transfer to your ship.* After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or explore the city on your own. The “Twin Cities” boast distinctive neighborhoods; diverse ethnic, traditional and contemporary eateries; and an acclaimed arts scene—all served up with friendly Midwestern manners. (Dinner) *Ground transfers are included with Viking Air purchase.
- Day 2 Day 2: Red Wing, Minnesota (Usa)
Day 2: Red Wing, Minnesota (Usa)
Enjoy the scenic landscape of this portion of the Mississippi as we sail to Red Wing, known for its American-made Red Wing Shoes, which produced footwear for soldiers in both world wars. The city was named after a celebrated Sioux chief whose red-dyed swan wing indicated his rank. The first settlers arrived in the mid-1800s, many from New England. They grew more wheat than any county in the nation. German, Irish and Scandinavian immigrants followed. Today, enjoy a city tour coupled with a visit to the National Eagle Center in nearby Wabasha, where you will learn all about eagle biology, ecology and natural history from one of the center’s resident eagle ambassadors. Optional opportunities include a scenic cruise across Lake Pepin and the “Mighty Mississippi.” (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- Day 3 Day 3: La Crosse, Wisconsin (Usa)
Day 3: La Crosse, Wisconsin (Usa)
After breakfast on board, explore La Crosse and its numerous sites on the National Register of Historic Places, with a panoramic tour of the city. Its important architectural landmarks, along with the array of engaging statues lining the riverfront, make La Crosse feel like a vast open air museum. Or, consider an optional journey to Decorah, Iowa. Nestled among beautiful rolling hills unscathed by the leveling march of the glaciers, Decorah is a blend of small-town charm and urban convenience, and at its heart is Vesterheim, the national Norwegian American museum and heritage center, the largest museum in the United States dedicated to one single immigrant group. While in town, enjoy the friendliest shopping experience you have ever had in Decorah’s many boutiques and have a delicious lunch in one of the several local restaurants. Decorah is also home to the “second-best brewery in the world”—Toppling Goliath. Sign on for a brewery tour and have an amazing craft-brewed pint with your lunch. Other recreational options abound: a tour of the world-renowned Seed Savers Exchange, or on-your-own trout fishing or cycling adventures on the city’s justly famous biking trails. Tonight, dine on board as you continue sailing. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.
This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.
You’ll be accompanied by a small group of travelers just like you.
Almost everyone is fit for these activities. Every hike or physical exercise last less than 30 minutes, such as paragliding and horseback riding. Please ask about specific conditions.
Min: 18 / Max: 90
Age range allowed for this experience.