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8 Day American Cruise Lines River Cruise from Memphis to Nashville 2022
River Cruise Description
Your journey begins and ends in the musical meccas of the U.S. Along the way, discover the cities, small towns, and legendary rivers that define the heartland.
Explore Memphis, birthplace of the blues and home to the King of Rock-n-Roll, Elvis Presley. Enjoy a day of cruising along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers whose banks inspired a variety of musical genres, ranging from bluegrass to jazz. Stroll along the riverfront of Paducah adorned with life-size mural depicting elements of the city’s cultural past.Experience a relaxing day of cruising the idyllic Lake Barkley and Cumberland River as you admire the rolling river landscapes from the sun deck or on your private balcony. Let our expert historians bring Civil War history to life at Fort Donelson National Park, in Dover, and Fort Defiance in Clarksville. End your amazing journey in Nashville, the official headquarters of Country music. Discover the treasures of this vibrant city on a guided exploration and take in a show at the iconic Grand Ole Opry.
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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Memphis, TNWelcome to Memphis! Home to Blues, BBQ, Beale Street, and of course, the King of Rock 'n Roll - Elvis Presley. This amazing city is the perfect place to begin your Mississippi River Voyage. Come a day or two early and immerse yourself in sights, sounds, and tastes of this exciting destination.
Day 2 Cruising the Mississippi and Ohio RiverEnjoy the idyllic countryside of the Ohio River and the wonder of the mighty Mississippi that inspired Mark Twain. The Ohio River was pivotal in the development and exploration of the American West and along the way we highlight much that has defined our American roots from the Civil War to bluegrass music.
Day 3 Paducah, KYFounded by William Clark (of Lewis and Clark), Paducah is known as a National Heritage Destination with many talented culinary artists, painters, potters, and jewelers creating and displaying their works there. Also known as “Quilt City,” there is plenty to do in Paducah from shopping to visiting one the many fine museums, to participating in a hands-on creative workshop at a local art gallery.
Day 4 Cruising Lake Barkley and the Cumberland RiverAdmire the picturesque scenery of America's Heartland, including the Kentucky Lakes and rolling landscape of 170,000 acres of protected forest. Experience a relaxing day cruising Lake Barkley and admire panoramic views of the Cumberland River from the comfort of your private balcony.
Day 5 Dover, TNThe small town of Dover is a historic treasure as well as a place of scenic beauty. Home to Fort Donelson National Park, the town played a pivot role in the Civil War as the site of a major Union victory. Within Dover is the Cross Creeks National Wildlife Refuge, an over 8,000-acre habitat of waterfowl and plant life, as well as the Land Between Lakes National Recreation Area.
Day 6 Clarksville, TNDiscover Clarksville, named for General George Rogers Clark, a frontier fighter, Revolutionary War hero, and brother of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. As you explore the city led by our local guides, learn how Clarksville rose as a major tobacco port during the 1800s. Tour the Don F. Pratt Memorial Museum which houses military memorabilia, or Dunbar Cave, one of the largest caves in the county.
Day 7 Nashville, TNFrom the legendary Grand Ole Opry to the Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville is the official headquarters of country music. The lively streets are lined with art galleries and unique shops that welcome you at every turn. Consider touring The Hermitage, the home of President Andrew Jackson; the gardens of Cheekwood where more than 55,000 tulips bloom in the spring, or Gaylord Opryland's nine acres of indoor gardens and waterfalls.
Day 8 Nashville, TNEnd your Music Cities journey in the capital of Country Music. Stay an extra day all this dynamic city has to offer including the popular Broadway Street, with an entertainment district renowned for honky tonks and live country music.
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