Louisville to Cincinnati

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Cruise Summary

TIME-HONORED TRADITIONS - Celebrate the Kentucky Derby in appropriate style as you glide along the Ohio River aboard the lavish American Duchess discovering an abundance of time-honored traditions and wonderful new surprises at enchanting port towns. If you want to take part in the action at Churchill Downs, we have an amazing Derby Package available that will have you sitting on the final stretch as the horses near the finish line.

Theme:
• Derby Cruise*
 
Included Tours:
• See ports of call below for information on included tours.

Premium Shore Excursions:
• See ports of call below for the options available to you. Click Here to learn more and to place reservations.

*Derby tickets are not included in the cruise fare. You may attend the Kentucky Derby with our Derby Day Premium Package that is available for an additional $999 per guest. Call for more details and reservations. All themed entertainment, events and tours are subject to change without notice. Click here for additional details.

Itinerary

Vessel: American Duchess™



Day 1: Boutique Hotel - Louisville, KY

Boutique Hotel - Louisville, KY

Enjoy your included, one-night stay at The Brown Hotel in Louisville. The evening is yours to get self-acquainted with this rich in architectural beauty and hidden history.

Our Hospitality Desk will be located in the hotel for your convenience between 3:00 PM and 7:00 PM. It is here that our friendly staff can assist with everything from general questions about your upcoming voyage to reserving Premium Shore Excursions. An American Queen Steamboat Company representative, as well as a local representative, will be readily available to provide you with dining, entertainment, and sight-seeing suggestions so that you may maximize your time in Louisville.

Day 2: Louisville, KY

Departure 5:00 PM
Louisville, KY

Enjoy Louisville at your leisure. You will board the vessel this afternoon to begin your journey.

Pre-Cruise: Private Churchill Downs Backstretch Experience

There are few American sporting events that showcase the same history, dating to 1875, and popularity as the Kentucky Derby. Perhaps it’s because this annual horse race, held at stunning Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, is more than just a sporting event. It is its own culture, an event celebrating the authentic Southern lifestyle and the luxury associated with it. It is images of women, with beautiful, floppy hats, and men, dressed in regal attire, sipping fresh mint juleps, awaiting what is known as “the most exciting two minutes in sports,” that illustrate a glamorous atmosphere, which entices the rest of the world to join in.

On this American Queen exclusive excursion, join us as we journey to the “backstretch” of the racetrack during a rail-side, meet and greet with Churchill Downs equestrians! This once-in-a-lifetime experience will take us behind the scenes for a glimpse of thoroughbred racing at the “world’s most legendary racetrack.” Explore the grounds, where you can get a peek at more than 1,400 stalls and find yourself wondering how all of them could ever possibly be occupied with horses at once—but they are, every year. Then, get some insight from life beyond the track, as you 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, where guests will have the opportunity to explore two levels of interactive exhibits, including “The Greatest Race,” a 360-degree immersive sound and visual experience that will give yet another vantage point of the iconic event. Guests will also have the chance to participate in a historic, walking tour of the Churchill Downs Racetrack, as well as an opportunity to meet the resident thoroughbred, rotated periodically each year, and a miniature horse named Winston. Be certain to conclude this amazing adventure at the Finish Line Gift Shop to choose a souvenir as a reminder of this experience.

Transportation
Included
Price
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Duration
4 hours
Tour Capacity
150 guests

Day 3: Madison, IN

Madison, IN

This quaint river town is sure to win the heart of guests. Madison's culture and heritage is weaved into nearly every stop, ensuring each guest will get a glimpse of the beauty and history of antique machinery at the Schroeder Saddletree Factory, or a taste of the hospitality and craftsmanship found at the Thomas Family Winery where each guest is invited to try a sample of the handcrafted wine.

Schroeder Saddletree Factory
Madison’s antique powered machinery and 19th century saddletree factory stands suspended in time. For 94 years workers crafted tens of thousands of wooden frames for saddle makers throughout the United States. The Schroeder Saddletree Factory was the nation’s longest lasting continually operated and family owned saddletree company. Recognized by historians as one of America’s premier industrial heritage sites, this factory has been expertly restored and beautifully showcases this vintage workplace.

Broadway Fountain
Visit this beautiful and unique fountain in the heart of Madison. The Broadway Fountain is one of only four remaining ornate fountains in the world. Offered to the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition by the Republic of France, the bronze fountain is reminiscent of a time past by. One of Madison’s landmarks, the original Broadway Fountain stood in the middle of Broadway for almost 100 years before it was dismantled and replaced with the 1981 bronze copy or reproduction. The original Janes, Kirtland, and Company cast iron fountain was displayed at the 1876 Philadelphia Centennial Exposition.

Dr. William Hutchings Office and Hospital
This small brick building located in Indiana Historic District, is the late nineteenth century office and hospital of horse-and-buggy doctor, Dr. William Davies Hutch-ings. This building contains most of the original equipment from Dr. Hutchings’ practice as well as Hutchings’ family furnishings.

Jeremiah Sullivan House and Masonic Schofield House
This historic building was built in 1817, near the banks of the Ohio River, in the city of Madison, Indiana. It is most recognized by local Indiana Masons because of their Birthplace of their Grand Lodge in 1818. Explore the historic building and their collection of rare coins! Built in 1818 and considered Madison’s first mansion, this stately feder-al style structure was home to one of Madison’s most distinguished leaders, Jeremiah Sullivan. The house’s interior features most of the original woodwork and whitewashed plaster, as well as a full basement, an unusual feature in Madison during the mid-1800s.

Madison History Center and Railroad Museum
The Madison History Center, also known as the Jefferson County Historical Society, is located in the heart of the National Historic Landmark District of downtown Madison, Indiana. The center consists of three branches; the Heritage Center, the Railroad Station Museum, and the 1918 Caboose. The History Center and Railroad Station Museum are owned and operated by the Jefferson County Historical Society. The History Center offers visitors a permanent exhibit gallery devoted to the history of Southern Indiana and the mid-Ohio Valley. It also contains a research library and archives. The Railroad Station Museum is a historic representation of an early 20th century passenger station.

Lanier Mansion State Historic Site
This Greek Revival style abode was built in 1844 and is often referred to as the “Crown Jewel of Madison’s Historic District. Tour this home adorned with historic architectural features and catch a breathtaking glimpse at the of Ohio River from the south portico beneath the colossal Corinthian columns. (only first floor is ADA, but guests have access to all 3 floors)

A Kentucky Champion's Experience

Follow the back roads of Madison, as we make our way to Kentucky, through rolling hills flanked with black fence, champion Thoroughbred horse farms, charred oak barrels full of aging bourbon whiskey, and crimson barns filled with tobacco leaves drying in the southern breeze. Join us on an exclusive full-day excursion that captures the intriguing essence of this beautiful countryside.

After a scenic journey through the hills of Kentucky, we arrive at the eight-generation family-owned Henton Farm, gifted to the family from England more than 200 years ago, prior to Kentucky’s state-hood. Descendants of the Henton family still farm the land, growing everything from wheat; corn, for the near-by Woodford Reserve bourbon distillery; soybeans; and Kentucky’s cash-crop, tobacco. Walk through the working farm with Hoppy Henton, an on-site expert who will explain the intricacies of Kentucky tobacco production from planting, to harvesting and the barn curing process. Full of earthy aromas, entering the curing barn offers guests an up-close experience.

No trip to Kentucky would be complete without a glimpse into the Thoroughbred horse-breeding industry in Lexington, dubbed the “Horse Capital of the World.” Visit the Darby Dan Farm, known as the only farm in history to breed winners in the Epsom Derby, Kentucky Derby as well as a Breeders’ Cup Classic, Preakness, and Belmont Stakes. The farm is operated by John Phillips, the grandson of the farm’s original owner, John Galbreath, former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates major league baseball team. Today, Phillips keeps up the family tradition of excellence at the traditional farm, so iconic and beautiful that its breathtaking bluegrass vistas earned Darby Dan Farm a role in Disney’s motion picture, Secretariat. A guided tour of the farm includes the stately manor house, the restored office of legendary Colonel E.R. Bradley, and the trophy room, which proudly boasts a special collection of sports and horseracing memorabilia. Then, it’s time for an authentic Southern-style lunch at Holly Hill Inn, a charming fine dining restaurant in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass horse country. Holly Hill Inn is owned by Ouita Michel, who has been honored with several nominations as Best Chef Southeast and Outstanding Restaurateur by the James Beard Foundation. Indulge in a luxurious Kentucky-style lunch at this picturesque location before we embark on our final journey of the day to the Woodford Reserve Distillery.

The Kentucky experience comes full circle as we follow the corn grown at Henton Farm to its final destination at the Woodford Reserve distillery for an in-depth look as the corn mingles with four other grains before being transformed into Bourbon whiskey, a type of alcohol that is unique to this area. Discover Woodford Reserve’s five sources of flavor along with the distilling and bottling process on a guided journey through the working distillery. As our experience concludes, a stop at the tasting rooms offers an informative sampling experience providing education about the best ways to enjoy this fine spirit and a visit to the gift shop will provide the opportunity to pick out the perfect souvenir to remember this great Kentucky Experience.

All shore excursions, prices, and information are subject to change without notice.

Transportation
Included
Price
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Duration
8.25 hours
Tour Capacity
30 guests

Day 4: Louisville, KY

Louisville, KY

Kentucky Derby Festival Great Steamboat Race®

Enjoy this exciting, memorable day on the river as the American Duchess is back in Louisville to participate in the Kentucky Derby Festival Great Steamboat Race® - one of the most iconic events of the Kentucky Derby Festival. Some of the most recognizable riverboats ever to compete in this race include the Belle of Louisville, the Delta Queen, the Julia Belle Swain, the Natchez and of course, our flagship, the American Queen.

The Kentucky Show!
Experience the people, sights and sounds of the state woven together in a high-definition production that will excite your senses and steal your heart. This 32-minute breathtaking, multimedia show explores the ways Kentucky’s past, present and choices for the future converge to create an utterly unique and powerfully engaging place. KentuckyShow! is housed in its own specially designed theatre at the Kentucky Science Center, is destined to become one of the major attractions in the state. It’s a first-see for visitors and a must-see for Kentuckians. The show begins at the top of every hour. Choose to spend some time at one of Louisville’s famous KentuckyShow! Located on West Main Street. Experience the people, sights, and sounds of the state in a high-definition production that will keep you just as entertained as you are informed. This multimedia show runs for 32-minutes and explores the ways Kentucky’s past, present, and choices for the future converge to create a unique and engaging destination.

Frazier International History Museum
As the exclusive home of the Royal Armouries USA, the Frazier History Museum is a world-class museum that provides an unforgettable journey through more than 1,000 years of history with ever-changing interactive exhibits. (Admission Additional) A world-class museum that provides an unforgettable journey through more than 1,000 years of history with ever-changing and interactive exhibits, daily performances by costumed interpreters and engaging special events and programs. The permanent collection includes items from across the globe, famous world leaders, and one of the country’s largest toy soldier displays. Explore all three floors of this expansive museum! (Admission Additional)

Mark Payton Glass Center
A premier Visit this multi-use facility located in the heart of downtown Louisville that is dedicated to the art of glass. Tour the flame working and glassblowing studios and learn about the extensive variety of artistic glass working techniques through the demonstrating artists. “Be certain to mention your American Queen cabin number to receive a special surprise! Visit this glass blowing studio and tour the amazing techniques and artwork created by professional. The tour will pass by artists in action as they flamework, sculpt, cast, and blow glass. Make sure to stop in the gallery to explore finished products or the gift shop where you can purchase some unique and beautiful souvenirs. Or choose to be your own artist at the walk-in-workshop where you can flame your own art with the help of a professional, for a small fee.

Seelbach Hotel
The Seelbach Hotel is a historic hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, founded by Bavarian-born brothers Louis and Otto Seelbach. It opened in 1905 as the Seelbach Hotel, envisioned by the Seelbach Brothers to embody the old-world grandeur of European hotels in cities such as Vienna and Paris. To do so in early 20th century Louisville, they employed a French Renaissance design in constructing the hotel. The hotel was quickly regarded among the finest hotels in the United States and throughout its long history has been frequented by many notable Americans such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, who took inspiration from the Seelbach for a hotel used in The Great Gatsby. The hotel is part of the Hilton Hotels & Resorts chain.

Fourth Street Live
Louisville’s premier dining, entertainment and retail destination located on Fourth Street between Liberty and Muhammad Ali Boulevard in the heart of the town. Explore the restaurants, pubs and entertainment venue at Louisville’s Premier hotspot. Fourth Street Live began as a downtown revitalization project to redesign and modernize the former Louisville Galleria, a similar but unsuccessful project opened in the early 1980s with the same goals of revitalizing downtown. Fourth Street itself had long been the main shopping and entertainment destination in Downtown Louisville. Today, the 350,000-square-foot entertainment and retail complex is located on 4th Street, between Liberty and Muhammad Ali Boulevard, in Downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Restaurants and entertainment venues in the complex include Gordon Biersch Brewing Company, Hard Rock Cafe, T.G.I. Friday's, Sully's Irish Pub, The Sports & Social Club (bowling alley and restaurant),tavern on 4th street, The Fudgery, and the first-ever Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge.

Louisville’s Visitor Center
Stop here to explore the visitor’s center in the town named the top travel destination for 2013 by Lonely Planet®. At the visitor’s center guests can learn more about this unique city and get a chance to do some last-minute shopping before heading back to the boat. Stop in the Visitor’s Center to get some insight on this interesting city. Discover unique places to visit, the best places to dine, directions to attractions, and information on the Urban Bourbon Trail. Inside, shop in the gift shop to pick up an affordable Louisville merchandise or visit the Colonel Sanders Exhibit to learn about Kentucky’s most popular icon.

Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company
This family owned distillery in Louisville is the state’s second largest bourbon distillery. Today, tour the facility and learn about the rich history that makes this distillery so unique to Louisville. After purchasing the Worsham Distillery in Henderson, Kentucky, in 1889, Henry K. Kraver founded the Peerless brand. He and his son-in-law, Roy Taylor Sr., ran the business together, producing about 8 barrels of rye whiskey bourbon per day. Production increased drastically by 1913, when the Kentucky Peerless Distilling Company employs 50 workers and pushes out 10,000 barrels per year. By 1917, the company was running at peak production, producing a staggering 200 barrels per day, more than 23,000 barrels a year, and 63,000 barrels in storage! But in this same year, the 18th Amendment was passed and the era of Prohibition moved in, closing the distillery. After that, the facility fell off the map until Kraver’s great grandson, Corky Taylor, and his son, Carson, bring back the family brand in Louisville, Kentucky, where it resides today!

Day 5: Brandenburg, KY

Brandenburg, KY

Once in Brandenburg and Meade County, enjoy the stunning scenery of a city perfectly situated along the Ohio River. The quiet community features two golf ranges, countless outdoor activities, and hunting and fishing abound. The relaxing nature of Brandenburg has pasted its name onto tourist’s maps as a quiet, rejuvenating vacation destination. While visiting, discover Brandenburg’s rich history winding throughout the Civil War and pay a visit to historic Fort Knox to uncover stories from the past!

General Patton Museum
Join us as we begin a journey through the scenic rolling hills, manicured farm lands, and unique river topography of Brandenburg, Kentucky towards Fort Knox.

Upon arrival, our personal motorcoach will come to a halt at the United States Army’s Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armory; a fascinating museum focusing on the inspirational leadership of historic American heroes. The museum’s original intent was to honor and memorialize one of World War II’s greatest war generals, George S. Patton, and has grown through the years to include leaders of all generations.

As an expert guide chauffeurs us through each exhibit, enjoy displays of Civil War equipment, weapons, and memorabilia as well as present day army artifacts. Experience a sense of pride in the men and women who has served this country as you hear stories of true heroism and bravery and then trace the life of General Patton as we see a number of his personal effects, dating back to his childhood!

Don’t miss out on this exclusive tour highlighting the heroes throughout American history!

Maker's Mark Distillery Tour

When T.W. Samuels began production at the historic Maker’s Mark distillery in 1953, he wanted to keep a sense of intimacy and community in his business. Today, family heir, Rob Samuels has continued that legacy by focusing on attention to detail and continuing the unique way this bourbon is created. Each bottle of premium distilled spirit is hand-dipped in red wax to seal in the quality. Every single label is adorned with an illustration of the distillery and affixed by hand, offering a warm invitation to enjoy the high-quality bourbon whiskey within.

Nestled on the banks of a stonewalled creek, this National Historic Landmark distillery is the oldest still operating on its original site. It offers sprawling landscaped grounds dotted with historic buildings and a visitor center where guests begin their adventure with a brief history of the distillery.

In the still house, aromas of sweet corn, wheat, and malted barley fill the air as the bourbon fermentation process begins in century-old cypress vats. Then, visit the impressive copper stills where vaporization separates the alcohol from the grain and is transferred to perfectly charred oak casks for aging. In the aging warehouse, take in the sumptuous aromas produced by the bourbon, in various stages of aging, and discover how temperature and changes in height are utilized to alter the process and ensure a quality product.

As we near the end of the line, watch as each bottle’s glass neck is hand-dipped into the signature red sealing wax and then twisted to allow the excess to drip off and run down the neck for that distinctively Maker’s Mark signature look. Before concluding this intimate adventure, enjoy tastings of the premium bourbon and a trip to the gift shop where you can dip your very own bottle!

All shore excursions, prices, and information are subject to change without notice.
 

Transportation
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Price
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Duration
4.5 hours
Tour Capacity
46 guests
An American Leader: The Life and Presidency of Abraham Lincoln

As we make our way from Brandenburg to Hodgenville, Kentucky, prepare to trace the life of one of the most influential men in United States history – President Abraham Lincoln.

Our first stop will be the Lincoln Museum, located in downtown Hodgenville in the National Historic District. The museum will follow the most pivotal points in the life of the sixteenth US president, from exhibits depicting the “Cabin Years” to the devastating assassination in “Ford’s Theatre.” Through a series of dioramas, exhibits, campaign posters, memorabilia, and life-size wax figures, we begin to piece together the importance that President Lincoln holds for the United States.

We will then depart the museum and make our way to Lincoln Square to view the six-foot-tall bronze statue of President Lincoln sitting in an Empire-style chair. A tall, bearded man will step out from behind the monument and introduce himself as “Abraham Lincoln,” the sixteenth president. The impersonator will begin to share stories of his past, highlighting key events during his presidency.

We continue our journey and after a short drive, our motorcoach will arrive at the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site, where we will learn about Lincoln’s humble beginnings. Discover how his childhood shaped this Abe with the character and leadership skills it would take to later make the decision to keep from dividing a nation; to fight for quality.

After a visit to the Visitor Center, where a short film will be played, we finish our day at Sinking Spring – a freshwater spring where Lincoln and his family got their daily water supply. As the water trickles down into the spring, reflect on the remarkable impact that one man had on the people of the United States.

All shore excursions, prices, and information are subject to change without notice.

Transportation
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Price
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Duration
4.75 hours
Tour Capacity
100 guests

Day 6: Owensboro, KY

Owensboro, KY

As Kentucky’s fourth-largest city, Owensboro is a hidden gem nestled on a scenic bend of the Ohio River. The city has become an important cultural hub of western Kentucky, known for their signature barbequed mutton and burgoo, bluegrass music, and hospitality. Sports Illustrated Magazine noted Owensboro as the #1 sports town in the United States, as they recognize their numerous tournaments, sporting complexes, and various other sporting activities. The city offers countless attractions, assuring everyone will find something to suit their interests!

Western Kentucky Botanical Garden
Under the guidance of the Board of Directors and many local horticultural professionals and enthusiasts, The Garden is becoming a center for the growth and display of hundreds of outstanding plant selections as well as a beautiful location for social gatherings, weddings, receptions and meetings. The Garden has ten themed gardens including the expanded Moonlite Children’s Garden sponsored by the Bosley family. The Bill and Marilyn Young Educational Classroom has been finished providing for expansion of the educational program to a year around program. The Playhouse In The Garden in honor of Morton Holbrook is providing great fun and educational opportunities for children at The Garden.

Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
Owensboro Museum of Fine Art expands and enhances the cultural environment of the region through a permanent collection of American, European and Asian fine and decorative arts dating from the 15th century to the present. Major traveling exhibitions, visual and performing arts, interpretive events and educational programs for children and adults occur throughout the year.

Owensboro Visitor’s Center
Stop by the visitor’s center to gather information about the history of Owensboro. Any of the knowledgeable local representatives would be happy to assist you in making the best of your visit to their hometown! Ask about the most popular shops, stores, and restaurants!

Owensboro Area Museum of Science and History
The Owensboro Museum of Science & History, founded in 1966, is located in downtown Owensboro, Kentucky. Housed within an historic 19th and early 20th century building, the museum is a gathering spot, a learning center and a family-friendly entertainment experience.

International Bluegrass Music Museum
The International Bluegrass Music Museum is a bluegrass music museum in RiverPark Center near downtown Owensboro, Kentucky. The museum has inter-active exhibits, posters, costumes, live instrument demonstrations, and the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. The museum 21,000 square feet of exhibits and offices on 2 floors. As a non-profit group, the International Bluegrass Music Museum has raised funds with the help of famous bluegrass musicians such as Ricky Skaggs and Ralph Stanley.

Day 7: Louisville, KY

Louisville, KY

The Kentucky Derby

Today is the big day you've all been waiting for! The choice is yours to venture out into the city and feel the excitement of Derby Day at a variety of local events, relax onboard with a quintessential Mint Julep and watch the fastest two minutes in sports streaming live or be there for the thrill of the race with our optional Kentucky Derby Day Package. See below for Premium Excursion Package Details which grants you access to historic Churchill Downs along with exclusive experiences added for guests of the American Duchess.

Click here for additional details on the Kentucky Derby Day Package.

Kentucky Derby Day Premium Package

Take part in the action and be at Churchill Downs for the big race with this fabulous inclusive package:

• Tickets to the Kentucky Derby - First Floor Grandstand Sections 121 & 122
   Click here to view seating chart

• Transportation to and from Churchill Downs

• On-site trip directors

• American Queen Steamboat Company staff for guest assistance

• Access to Classic In-Track Hospitality

• Celebrity Jockey Meet and Greet

• VIP Fast Access Pass

• Indoor Lunch

• Cash Bar

• Self-Service Wagering Stations

• Mint Julep with souvenir glass

• Derby memorabilia


Transportation
Included
Price
$999 per guest
Duration
TBD
Tour Capacity
166 guests

Day 8: Leisurely River Cruising

Leisurely River Cruising

There is always plenty to do between dawn and dusk on the river and today is the perfect day to enjoy the many public spaces and activities that are available to you onboard. Gaze at the beautiful landscapes and small river towns as you mingle with fellow guests and discuss the unique aspects of river life. If you fancy a moment for yourself, retreat to The Lincoln Library adorned with ornate bookcases stocked with an imaginative selection. Take hold of a literary classic, curl up on a plush chair in a cozy corner and relish every moment of  serenity. Our fitness facility, business center, movie theater and grand lobby offer a more stimulating day on the river for those who wish to indulge in more energy-infused activity. However you wish to spend your day, make it your own and revel in every moment.

Day 9: Cincinnati, OH

Arrival 8:00 AM
Cincinnati, OH

Thank you for cruising with us! We hope that you had a memorable experience and look forward to welcoming you aboard in the future. Enjoy Cincinnati at your leisure or consider a Post-Cruise Premium Shore Excursion with airport transfer.

Post-Cruise: Cincinnati Born & Raised - The Story of William Howard Taft

Our journey will begin as we weave through picturesque Main Strasse Village in Covington, Kentucky, on our way to historic Riverside Drive, lined with luxurious antebellum homes flanking the Ohio River. A stop at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption will offer stunning views of original stained-glass windows, accented by the ascending Gothic-style arches.  As we make our way through the magnificent structure, admire the incredible mosaics made of more than 70,000 pieces, hand carved saint figurines, and over 82 hand poured stained glass windows.             

Perched high atop one of Cincinnati's most prominent hilltops, stands a stunning, two-story Greek Revival house where former US President William Howard Taft was born and raised. Here is where guests will come face-to-face with one of the most revered leaders in US history, William Howard Taft, as he welcomes us into his home.  Following him inside, a guided tour awaits as guests discover key roles in Taft’s life, including an immensely nurturing environment that helped to shape and mold his character and his philosophies later in life. Our guide will chauffeur us from room to room to admire the authentic, original artifacts of the only man in history to hold the office of President of the United States and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.                  

As we depart the Taft home, reemerge on the streets of iconic Cincinnati, weaving through the heart of the city near Fountain Square where crowds of people gather for brown-bag lunches, concerts, sports and political rallies. Views of the Contemporary Arts Center, Procter & Gamble’s international headquarters, and the Taft Museum of Art, where Taft made his acceptance speech from the front steps. In beautiful Lytle Park, a statue of a rare, beardless Abraham Lincoln sits in homage to another American President.  Discover many of Cincinnati’s most well-known landmarks including Music Hall, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Bicentennial Commons, Paul Brown Stadium (Home to the NFL Cincinnati Bengals) and Great American Ball Park (home to the MLB Cincinnati Reds).                                                

Our day will come to an end at Eden Park, one of Cincinnati’s largest and most scenic tourist attractions. This picturesque park is home to the Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and Krohn Conservatory. Then, our touring coach will climb the city’s famous hills for a spectacular view of the skyline and the Ohio River Valley Below offering a memorable conclusion to the day’s journey.  This tour will include transportation to the airport or to the Post-Cruise Hotel.

*Basilica not available when weddings or funerals are taking place.

All shore excursions, prices, and information are subject to change without notice.

Transportation
Included
Price
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Duration
4 hours
Tour Capacity
100 guests