Heartland Journey - Bourbon Experience

Riverboat cruise on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers

June 4 - June 13, 2023
Price starting at $2,899 per person, double occupancy
Cruise with Go Next and American Queen Voyages | American Countess™

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Sample from world-famous distilleries as you experience good old Kentucky charm on this 7-night trip aboard American Queen Voyages’ American Countess. Begin your journey with an included 2-night Louisville Pre-Cruise Program, featuring tours of several historic Kentucky bourbon distilleries, including bourbon tasting and lunch.

Set sail on the Ohio River. Stop to taste the traditions of Brandenburg, Kentucky’s bourbon-infused past, and in Owensboro, learn the history of the distillers who operate around the city, including the Glenmore Distillery Company. Try a bowl of burgoo in Henderson. Emerge yourself in the culture of artisans in Paducah with its National Quilt Museum, galleries of art, and foodie haven. Before disembarking in Memphis, explore New Madrid with its history of earthquakes, collection of Native American artifacts, and Civil War history.

Features
  • 2-night pre-cruise hotel stay in Louisville at the historic The Brown Hotel—with breakfast, coverage of taxes, porterage and transfers to the American Countess
  • This two-night Louisville Pre-Cruise Program features a full-day Kentucky bourbon distillery tour including bourbon tasting, lunch and private transportation. Distilleries to include Bardstown Distillery, Maker’s Mark and Stitzel-Weller Reserve
  • 7-night voyage aboard the American Countess with all meals included 
  • $300 early booking savings per person
  • Unlimited free shore excursions in port and with your comfort in mind, deluxe private motor coaches to get you there safely
  • Live entertainment and enrichment
  • Gracious service from a professionally trained staff
  • Luxury accommodations
  • Smart-casual attire—recommends dressing up for dinner
  • Unlimited WIFI
  • Acclaimed cuisine served in spacious main dining room
  • All meals including alternative dining featuring fresh lobster and USDA prime beef available every night
  • All-Day in-room dining
  • Unlimited beverages including extensive wine list, choice spirits, local craft beers, specialty coffees, open bars and lounges including a smoothie and juice bar every morning
Itinerary
June 4: Louisville, Kentucky
June 5: Louisville, Kentucky
June 6: Louisville, Kentucky - Embark the American Countess™
June 7: Madison, Indiana
June 8: Brandenburg, Kentucky
June 9: Owensboro, Kentucky
June 10: Henderson, Kentucky
June 11: Paducah, Kentucky
June 12: New Madrid, Missouri
June 13: Memphis, Tennessee - Disembark and return home

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Map Marker Icon Louisville, Kentucky to Memphis, Tennessee

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