America’s Heartland

Embark on a captivating voyage through America’s Heartland on the Upper Mississippi River with Viking River Cruises, where the stirring narratives of American history unfold and the vibrant cultural patchwork of America’s Heartland comes alive. This journey will grant you a deep, intimate understanding of the region’s past, present, and future, all from the comfort of our elegantly designed river cruise ship.

As we drift along the river that once guided Lewis and Clark on their groundbreaking expedition, hear the riveting stories of these pioneers and others who journeyed west. Walk in the footsteps of the legendary author Mark Twain, whose own life and literature were so deeply intertwined with the Mississippi.

Alongside history, experience the rich cultures that thrived along these riverbanks. Learn about the wave of Norwegian migration that reshaped the heartland in the 19th and 20th centuries, leaving a lasting legacy that continues to echo in the region’s customs, cuisine, and culture.

Navigating through the river’s intricate lock system, you will be gifted with views of the timeless beauty that the heartland has to offer. The landscape is a visual symphony, from rolling plains to verdant river valleys, all viewed from the unique vantage point our ship provides.

The cultural treasures of the region go beyond just stories and sights. The music of the heartland, whether it’s the lively rhythm of ragtime, the spirited beat of polka or the traditional tunes of Norwegian folk music, will have your feet tapping and heart singing.

And, no journey through America’s Heartland would be complete without indulging in its renowned culinary delights. Taste the artistry in a bite of sharp, tangy Wisconsin cheese, savor the richness of craft beer brewed from locally sourced grains, or warm yourself with a bowl of hearty stew, a staple comfort food in this region.

With Viking River Cruises, it’s more than just a cruise; it’s an immersion into the spirit of America’s Heartland. Enjoy a blend of entertainment, education, relaxation, and cultural appreciation that goes beyond typical tourism. Join us and experience firsthand the remarkable history, culture, and beauty that make this region truly unforgettable.

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Robert Riesmeyer

Introducing Robert Riesmeyer: The Visionary Behind Travel Unrivaled

Robert Riesmeyer, a passionate traveler, and experience curator extraordinaire is redefining the way we explore the world. For Robert, travel isn’t just about reaching a destination; it’s an exhilarating journey that begins the moment you step out of your comfort zone. Born and raised in the Midwest, he left behind an insurance business to create Travel Unrivaled, a venture that combines his expertise in personal protection and safe travel with his insatiable wanderlust. Robert’s unique talent lies in crafting one-of-a-kind group experiences, where every moment is meticulously curated, leaving clients with unforgettable memories.

If you’re seeking more than just a vacation, if you crave extraordinary experiences that transcend the ordinary, and if you’re ready to embark on journeys that redefine adventure, then Robert Riesmeyer and Travel Unrivaled are your gateways to the extraordinary. Join Robert on his quest to make every travel experience an unforgettable tale, and you’ll soon discover that the world has so much more to offer when seen through his adventurous eyes.