Shore Excursions Guides
Your Included Hop-On Hop-Off Tours
Included on every American Queen® voyage are signature complimentary excursions – your ticket to experience great river cities with selected admissions, narrated tours and our own dedicated fleet of hop-on hop-off Steamcoaches®. You’ll enjoy hassle-free access to some of the most historically and culturally significant attractions in America’s Heartland.
Our hop-on hop-off excursions are the best way to experience the freedom of choosing your own path in these great cities. Each guest will receive a map with the hop-on hop-off route. On the map, you will see the route and its numbered stops. You may visit each attraction with a gold star, show your boat ID, and your admission is included. Some of these attractions do not require an admission fee, but they would love to know that you are traveling on the American Queen.
The key to your experience is your exclusive access to the hop-on hop-off travel by Steamcoach. You will have the freedom to board deluxe Steamcoaches at the dock and enjoy a locally narrated tour throughout every port of call. We encourage you to hop off the Steamcoach whenever the urge catches you, because another one is on its way to pick you up and continue the historical narration of your river port city. Steamcoaches typically stop every 15 to 20 minutes. At each stop, you will have access to many attractions and historical sites together with plenty of unique places to find that perfect souvenir. For those attractions not included, you will find discount and reduced admission coupons on your city map.