aboard the glamorous
July 30 - August 4, 2006
Day 1: Pittsburgh
We embark on the Mississippi Queen this evening in Pittsburgh, at the
landing by Heintz Field, home of the Steelers.
We begin sailing westward on the Ohio River, formed by the confluence of
the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers. The Mississippi Queen offers an authentic Victorian atmosphere and
experience, which originally made steamboat travel so popular.
Built to celebrate the bicentennial in 1976, the Mississippi Queen
offers the perfect blend of elegance and modern amenities. Every
stateroom is individually climate controlled, and six elevators connect
the decks of this wonderful vessel. Choose to enjoy the spectacular evening view of the
skyline of Pittsburgh, or visit
the Paddlewheel Lounge for music and dancing.
Day 2: Wheeling,
Our first port of call is Wheeling, a town rich in Civil War history,
which can be explored at West Virginia Independence Hall. Maybe
you'd like a guided tour of the infamous Moundsville State Penitentiary,
a now defunct maximum security prison which closed in 1995 after the
inmates sued, claiming poor conditions. Other possibilities
include the Oglebay Mansion Museum, featuring over 3000 pieces of
Wheeling Glass, or enjoying a stroll through Victorian Old Town.
We board this ship this afternoon to depart for Marietta Ohio.
While on board, be sure to admire the Tiffany Studios stained glass as
you stroll the richly appointed rooms.
Day 3: Marietta,
Today we dock in Marietta, OH, the first capital of the Northwest
Territory. Here you can explore the Ohio River Museum, home of the
W.P. Snyder Jr., America's sole surviving steam powered towboat.
If you're looking for a unique purchase, head to nearby Fenton Art Glass
Factory, where you'll find various creative decorative glass items.
There are many historic homes and churches in the area which make this
quaint riverboat town picturesque! This afternoon we depart for
Gallipolis Ohio. If you haven't heard it already, maybe this
evening you'll go and hear the wonderful sounds of the
world's largest calliope, located onboard.
Day 4: Gallipolis,
At the highest point of the Ohio River you'll find Galllipolis (City of
the Gauls), our stop for today. The town is French in origin and
is known for it's championship thoroughbred farms. The historic
Old House Tavern is a great place to experience the town's French
heritage. Our destination for tomorrow is Maysville Kentucky.
This evening could be the perfect time to take a dip in the bathing pool
or enjoy a workout in the fitness center.
Days 5: Maysville,
The epitome of small-town America, Maysville is another town linked to the
Underground Railroad, and Harriet Beecher Stowe's Slavery to Freedom
Museum can be found here. You'll be able to stand in home were
more than 2,000 runaway slaves sought refuge during the Civil War.
Also of interest is the Mason County Museum, a stop on the Civil War
Day 6: Cincinnati,
We disembark the ship today in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Airfare from many US cities,
Port charges, cabin, meals on ship.
Deposits: $500.00 per person must be paid with reservation. To assure best
cabin selection, deposit should be paid as soon as possible.
Not Included: Optional
Ship Deck Plan -
Information & Reservations:
Pilgrim Tours 800.322.0788