Early Booking Reminder: This tour requires a very early reservation. Please make your reservation and pay your deposit for this tour no later than May 11, 2019. Final balance due 60 days prior to departure.
Return to an era when the romantic riverboats plied the Mississippi River. Come join us as we drive to LeClaire, Iowa and board the Twilight Riverboat, for a “grand adventure” on the mighty Mississippi River.
Day 1 – LE CLAIRE, IOWA – MACHINE SHED RESTAURANT – Our coach heads west through the fertile farmlands of Indiana and Illinois into Iowa. Tonight, expect an exciting evening as we enjoy a delicious included dinner at the fascinating Machine Shed Restaurant. We overnight in Le Claire, Iowa.
Day 2 – CRUISING THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER – After an included breakfast, we take a step back in time to the 1800’s as we board the Twilight Riverboat, a stunningly recreated diesel-powered riverboat of a century ago. In Mark Twain’s era, the elegant riverboats Twain called “floating palaces,” were the most luxurious way of transportation in the country. Our full-day boat cruise aboard the Twilight takes us through a variety of picturesque scenery pointed out by the Captain. You can browse the gift shop, play bingo, relax on the promenade deck and enjoy the delightful folk entertainers on board. We enjoy an included lunch and dinner on board the boat today. Our riverboat docks in Dubuque, Iowa and we are transported to our hotel for our overnight accommodations.
Day 3 – DUBUQUE, IOWA – TWILIGHT RIVERBOAT – After a delicious included breakfast, the morning will be free to enjoy optional activities in the Dubuque area. Continuous shuttle transportation to many of the activities will depart from the main lobby of the hotel. Noontime finds us boarding the Twilight to enjoy a wonderful lunch as we retrace our ride on the mighty Mississippi to Le Claire, Iowa. Dinner is included before we dock. We overnight in Le Claire, Iowa.
Day 4 – HOME – This morning we leave behind the river with its diesel-powered riverboat and re-board our motorcoach to travel through modern towns with our current life-style in the 21st century. However, it will be fun to reminisce our travel experiences and revel in the history we have “re-lived”, contemplating the advantages and disadvantages of the 19th and 21st centuries. Meals: 3B