AUGUST 3 - 12, 2021 (TUESDAY - THURSDAY)
The dramatic landscapes of the Upper Mississippi River have long inspired artists, writers, and steamboat passengers. It was here that literary great Mark Twain used the majestic river and its scenic bluffs as the settings in his most popular works. Visit his boyhood home in Hannibal, where the character of Huck Finn, tom Sawyer, and Becky Thatcher come to life. Explore the beautiful gardens and historic homes of La Crosse. Get close to nature in Red Wing as you witness a variety of bald eagle nests. Enjoy a guided tour of the Black Hawk State Historic Site which celebrates the story of the Sauk and Meskwaki Indians who once called Davenport home.
• VT Round-trip airfare from Burlington
• Full-time tour manager
• 22 Superb dining with meals, including complimentary sparkling wine, beer, and soft drinks.
• Deluxe cruise in a balcony stateroom
• Daily shore excursions with Local Guide
• Complimentary Wi-Fi access
• Airport meals, 2 Lunches
• Gratuities (Tour Manager)
• Optional traveler’s insurance
DAY 1 (TUESDAY) - SAINT LOUIS, MO
Fly from Burlington, Vermont with Champlain Tours. Check in to hotel.
DAY 2 (WEDNESDAY) - SAINT LOUIS, MO
St. Louis is sure to win you over. Admire the scenic riverfront, highlighted by the majestic Gateway Arch, the largest man-made monument in the U.S. Enjoy St. Louis’ many world-class attractions, including the Art Museum, Science Center, and the Missouri History Museum. End your day by relaxing at the Missouri Botanical Garden, one of the world’s most popular public gardens.
DAY 3 (THURSDAY) - Hannibal, MO
Explore Hannibal, “America’s Hometown,” and experience the boyhood adventures of Mark Twain. Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn come to life in this charming Missouri town, where you can run your hand along Aunt Polly’s fence, explore Injun Joe’s Cave, and get reacquainted with one of the world’s most beloved authors. The downtown area is a thriving haven for artisans filled with specialty shops unique to Hannibal.
DAY 4 (FRIDAY) - Day of River Cruising
Take in the beauty of the river as you make your way from Hannibal to Davenport. Join other guests in one of our spacious lounges or simply relax on the sun deck.
DAY 5 (SATURDAY) - Davenport, IA
Voted one of the Most Livable Small Cities in America, Davenport is often described as a lively, active city with a hometown feel. This city features the largest agricultural exhibit in the world. Music enthusiasts will enjoy Davenport’s many music festivals, including the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, The Mississippi Valley Fair, and the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival which is dedicated to native Jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke.
DAY 6 (SUNDAY) - Dubuque, IA
A “Masterpiece on the Mississippi,” Dubuque is among the oldest settlements west of the Mississippi River. Take a ride on the Fenelon Place Elevator, the world’s shortest and steepest scenic railway or try your luck in one of Dubuque's state-of-the-art casinos. View colorful Victorian mansions, stroll through the whimsical downtown area, and visit the national Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium.
DAY 7 (MONDAY) - La Crosse, WI
Step into 19th-century America in La Crosse, located on the banks of three captivating rivers. La Crosse is home to Riverside Park, where you will enjoy beautiful gardens, an outdoor performance center, and inspiring sculptures.
DAY 8 (TUESDAY) - Red Wing, MN
Nestled among the scenic bluffs of the upper Mississippi River, Red Wing's beauty has inspired artists, writers, and musicians for over 150 years, delivering a diverse blend of arts, entertainment, and activities for your pleasure. Enjoy a show at the historic Sheldon Performing Arts Theatre or observe the beauty of nature at one of Red Wing’s 38 parks.
DAY 9 (WEDNESDAY) - St. Paul, MN
St. Paul is a thrilling river town. History buffs will enjoy a walking tour of Summit Avenue, which showcases gorgeous historic mansions built in the late 1800’s. St. Paul’s enchanting art galleries, world class museums, and entertaining stage performances will capture your imagination. End the day by visiting Mounds Park, where visitors are treated to a beautiful panoramic view of the city.
DAY 10 (THURSDAY) - St. Paul, MN
PRICING PER PERSON
(group of two)
*20% deposit due at reservation
*Balance due April 23, 2021
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