Fall is considered one of the most popular seasons along the mighty Mississippi River. AS the leaves will change, warm autumn color will invite travelers from all over the nation to explore the longest river in the United States. For a unique experience, take into consideration to embark on board a fall cruise along the Mississippi River.
The Spirit of Peoria
This 3-day cruise will take passengers down the Illinois River Valley on board the Spirit of Peoria ship, a traditional replica of a nineteenth century riverboat complete with twenty-one-foot diameter paddle-wheel. The cruise will leave Peoria for an overnight stay in Jacksonville and Grafton before it will stop at its final port in St. Louis. From here, a motor coach will offer transportation back to Peoria. While on board the boat, passenger may enjoy a lot of activities which will include homemade meals, live entertainment, professional river lore or historical info. Also included will be complimentary drinks or wildlife sightseeing. Ticket prices will be all inclusive and will include overnight lodging, round-trip transportation or baggage handling. This cruise tour will provide a few departure dates in August, September or October.
The Spirit of Peoria
100 Water St.
800 676 8988
This 2-day cruise will take passengers through a 160 mile stretch along the Mississippi River in Iowa. Passengers will be able to travel on board the Twilight riverboat, which will feature ornate architectural detailing reminiscent of a Victorian steamboat from the 19th century. The cruise will leave Le Claire and will travel through 7 points of interest before reaching its overnight destination in Dubuque. Passengers may enjoy overnight accommodations at The Grand Harbor Resort in the Port of Dubuque, before getting on board the riverboat for its return back to Le Claire. While on board the boat, passengers may enjoy many interesting activities like spacious dining salons, homemade meals or furnished decks. Also, an expert river guide, sightseeing opportunities or live folk musicians will be available as well. Ticket prices will be all inclusive and will include all meals, interesting activities, overnight lodging and baggage handling. This cruise tour will depart each and every Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday from early June through late October.
406 Franklin St.
800 331 1467
Mississippi River Foliage Cruise
These 3-day cruises will take passengers on board a historical tour from Iowa all the way to Wisconsin. Beginning in Indianapolis, passengers will board a motor coach bound for Dubuque. While being in Dubuque, passengers may visit the National Mississippi river Museum and Aquarium before will enjoy overnight accommodation at Hotel Julien. In the morning, passengers will embark the Celebration Belle, a luxurious paddle-wheel riverboat, for an entire day along the Mississippi River while enjoying meals and live music. After staying in overnight accommodations at the House on the Rock Resort, a motor coach will be taking passengers to Spring Green to tour Taliesin, the home of Frank Lloyd Wright, before getting back to Indianapolis. Ticket rates will be all inclusive and will include deluxe motor coach transportation, meals, beverages, baggage handling, overnight accommodations or sightseeing. This trip will depart from Indianapolis on October 5, every year.
201 West 103rd St.
888 225 9919