AMERICAN QUEEN VOYAGES : AUGUST 14-23, 2023

Duration:
10 Days
Tour Type:
Multiday
Price
Cost per person based on Double Occupancy: Inside -$3,999 | Veranda -$5,429 | Deluxe - $6,529

$500.00

10 in stock

Package price includes: Deluxe Motorcoach transportation to Pittsburgh, PA, overnight in Pittsburgh, PA, Pittsburgh City Tour, 7 Night Cruise aboard the American Countess, all meals onboard, unlimited beverages; including open bar, nightly entertainment, signature hop-on hop-off excursions at every port, Port Charges and Onboard Gratuities, Louisville Backstretch Tour, overnight in Columbus OH, Deluxe motorcoach transportation from Louisville, KY to home.

Note: Gratuities for Wade Tours Driver and Escort are not included but welcome

Please select the departure below

Discount:

10 in stock

Departure:
  • August 14, 2023

Accompanied service

Bus Transportation All meals onboard, and unlimited beverages 7 nights onboard the American Countess Baggage Handling of one suitcase per person 1 overnight in Pittsburgh, PA and 1 night in Columbus, OH

Schedule

8/14/2023 - Pickup - Latham Farms Sams Club – Latham, NY – 6:30 AM

8/14/2023 - Pickup - Wade Terminal – Schenectady, NY – 7:00 AM

8/14/2023 - Pickup - Delta Marriott - Utica, NY - 8:30 AM

8/23/2023 - Drop off (Approx) - Delta Marriott – Utica, NY – 4:30 PM

8/23/2023 - Drop off (Approx) - Wade Terminal - Schenectady, NY - 6:00 PM

8/23/2023 - Drop off (Approx) - Latham Farms Sams Club – Latham, NY – 6:30 PM

Special offer

Description

Day 1 Monday, August 14                            Pre-cruise overnight in Pittsburgh, PA

Enjoy your included overnight in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh on this no-fly-cruise voyage. The evening is yours to get self-acquainted with the local attractions of Pittsburgh. (Dinner on own)

Day 2 Tuesday, August 15                            Pittsburgh City Tour

Start with Breakfast at your hotel before we begin today’s Pittsburgh City Tour adventure, you will take to the streets of one of America’s favorite travel destinations, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! A stop at the Duquesne Incline offers magnificent views of the “Steel City” while riding on one of the few remaining cable car style inclines in the country. Then in the Strip District, you will visit the Heinz History Center for an in-depth look at the history and heritage of Western Pennsylvania. Our tour ends and we board the American Countess to embark on your 7-night cruise.

Today is the day you have been waiting for! Prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through history on The American Countess, The newest jewel in America’s premier riverboat fleet. Whether you choose an inside cabin or a private balcony, your private retreat invites you to relax and unwind after a day of exploring. Enjoy complimentary open bar, unlimited chef created cuisine and daily entertainment on your journey aboard the American Countess.

Day 3 Wednesday, August 16                     Wheeling, WV

By the early 1880s, trade along the Ohio River made Wheeling a popular frontier town, largely due to trade along the Ohio River in conjunction with the B&O Railroad and National Road – the nation’s first roadway and a most important avenue of commerce. In the late nineteenth century, the town served as a prime industrial center for the state with thriving factory business in iron, steel, glass and tobacco. First-time visitors to the Friendly City will find plenty of history to explore in the area. Walk across the 150-year-old Wheeling Suspension Bridge and gaze at the graceful waters of the Ohio River or better yet take a walk through Victorian Old Town and visit breathtaking homes from the stylish Victorian Era.

Day 4 Thursday, August 17                          Marietta, OH

Known as the “Riverboat Town,” Marietta is located at the confluence of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers and is the oldest city in the state of Ohio. Because of its location along the river, Marietta grew quickly becoming a major trading center in the Northwest Territory. Since then, many historical sites have been beautifully preserved within Marietta, reminding visitors that America’s westward expansion began in this small but mighty, riverboat town.

Day 5 Friday, August 18                                 Huntington, WV

Huntington is a vibrant, energetic city that has managed to keep their heritage alive, while still keeping up with the progressions of modern culture. The city is part of the largest inland port in the United States, where West Virginia, Ohio, and Kentucky meet. Steamboats have always been a huge aspect of Huntington’s history, as a major port for lumber, coal, and fuel during the railroad extension. Today, Huntington welcomes all visitors with open arms and wide smiles, and invites all to explore their unique shops, restaurants, museums, and historical buildings!

Day 6 Saturday, August 19                           Augusta, KY

Augusta, Kentucky, located at the confluence of the Ohio River and Bracken Creek. The city offers and incredible long range view of the picturesque river valley, known to be one of the most stunning views of the valley in the state of Kentucky. Augusta was regarded as one of the most popular shipping ports during the agricultural growth era. Tobacco, hemp, livestock, and wine were frequently exported from Augusta to surrounding areas. Today, named the “Most picturesque town in Kentucky,” there’s plenty to keep you busy in this adorable little Kentucky city. Remember Rosemary Clooney? George Clooney’s aunt was an American singer and actress that was popular in the 1950s. She was a jazz vocalist with hit songs such as “Come On-a My House,” “Botch-a-Me,” “Mambo Italiano,” and “Tenderly.” Back in 1980, Rosemary bought a little yellow house in Augusta that she loved dearly, It is now open to the public.

Day 7 Sunday, August 20                              Cincinnati, OH

If there was ever a city built upon a river, it is Cincinnati, amidst the gently rolling hills along the Ohio River, Cincinnati spreads from the southwestern corner of Ohio into Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. The city is located about mid-point on the shoreline of the 981-mile long Ohio River. Take a stroll through Cincinnati – the birthplace of baseball and its own distinctive chili recipe.  Bound by the many parks; each district has its own personality, and you can meet them all – because the city’s compact downtown is anchored to the river. As the expansive riverfront continues its facelift known as The Banks, it’s apparent that Cincinnati’s next chapter in history will be just as successful as its past ones.

Day 8 Monday, August 21                            Madison, IN

This quaint river town is sure to win your heart. Madison’s culture and heritage is weaved into nearly every stop, ensuring you a glimpse of the beauty and history of antique machinery at the Schroeder House, or an example of fine craftsmanship at the Lanier Mansion State Historic Site, where the stunning Greek Revival architecture is sure to impress each of its visitors!

Day 9 Tuesday, August 22                            Louisville, KY-Disembark

Enjoy a final breakfast onboard before disembarking in Louisville and beginning your Louisville Backstretch Tour – journey to the “backstretch” of the racetrack during a rail-side, meet and greet

with Churchill Downs equestrians! Explore the grounds and then listen to stories directly from a jockey, a trainer, a thoroughbred owner, and more! Also included with this exclusive tour is admission to the Kentucky Derby Museum, as well as an opportunity to meet the resident thoroughbred horse and Winston, a miniature horse! Do not miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime, exclusive experience to the home of one of America’s most iconic and luxurious sporting events!

After the tour, get your land-legs back as we travel by motorcoach to Columbus, Ohio for a 1-night stay.

Day 10 Wednesday, August 23                   Return Home

Return home with cherished memories of your journey along the Ohio River on the American Countess!

Cost per person based on double occupancy:

E Inside $3,999.00

B Veranda $5,429.00

A Deluxe $6,529.00

Deposit due at time of reservation; $500.00 per person – after deposit paid , $250.00 of the per person deposit is non-refundable after booking. 

SEATING PREFERENCE: If yes, please let us know your preference in the boxes on the booking page with the specific seat, seat location and if you would like to sit near someone. Check out our seat assignment policy page for our seating chart. If no preference is made, your seat will be assigned by Wade Tours. Check out the seating chart to the left!!

We encourage you to book early to accommodate any special needs and to assure that members of your party will be seated together. We reserve the right to assign seats when necessary.

ROOM PREFERENCE: We offer both two queen bed rooms and single king bed rooms. Please let us know your preference and we will do our best to match you to that room.

RESERVATIONS:  To be FAIR and IMPARTIAL seat assignments will be taken at the time of booking your reservation.  Deposit of $100 per person. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure.

CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations within 60 days from departure will be subject to a $100 fee per person, plus cost for tickets, meals, hotels and other non-recoverable expenses.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Is available and recommended due to unforeseen circumstances that can arise and if they do, we want you to be protected BEFORE and DURING your tour. Travel Insurance 

BAGGAGE: One large suitcase, and one carry-on bag per person.

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