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Book Shore Excursions

Experience river cities along your cruise route with our shore excursions. Narrated tours, a dedicated fleet of Hop-On-Hop-Off river coaches, and selected admissions to the sites along the river let you experience the history and culture of the great rivers of the U.S. Our shore excursions allow you to experience each river city landmark and attraction unique to each port with plenty of time and opportunity to explore. Plan your shore excursions now. For an additional charge, Premium Shore Excursions are available to further enhance your river cruise experience throughout the places in which we travel.

Included Shore Excursions

Hop-on Hop-off

All American Queen Steamboat Company voyages include our award-winning shore excursions – your ticket to experience great river cities with selected admissions, narrated tours and our own dedicated fleet of Hop-On Hop-Off river coaches. You will enjoy hassle-free access to some of the most historically and culturally significant attractions in America’s heartland.

Choose Your Path

Our included Hop-On Hop-Off shore 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 red star, show your boat ID, and your admission is included.

Premium Shore Excursions

Browse and book Premium Shore Excursions for exceptional in-depth experiences along America’s rivers.


The key to the experience is your exclusive access to the Hop-On Hop-Off travel by river coach. You will have the freedom to board deluxe river coaches at the dock and enjoy a locally narrated tour throughout each port of call. We encourage you to hop off the river coach 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.

Unique Attractions

River coaches 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.