Date: Sept. 23, 2019 - Sept. 26, 2019
Departure Regions: Midwest (WI, IL, IN)
Departure Cities: Appleton, WI, Cedar Grove, WI, Fond du Lac, WI, Germantown, WI, Green Bay Area, WI, Kenosha, WI, Lomira, WI, Madison, WI, Manitowoc, WI, Menasha, WI, Milwaukee North (Brown Deer), WI, Milwaukee South (13th & College Ave.), WI, Milwaukee West (Hales Corners), WI, Oshkosh, WI, Plover, WI, Port Washington, WI, Racine, WI, Sheboygan, WI, Wausau/Rothschild, WI, West Bend Area (Allenton), WI, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
Riverboat Twilight Paddlewheeler Cruise
4 Days / 3 Nights
Departure Dates: Sept. 23-26; Oct. 7-10
Tour Code: RVTx99
DAY ONE – D
Return with us to a simpler time when steamboats and paddle wheelers ruled the Mississippi River. Making our way through Wisconsin we head for the small river town of Le Claire, IA. The Mississippi River Distilling Company makes locally crafted River Baron Vodka and is one of the top ten vodkas made in the United States.
Our tour will show us the entire process, from the cleaning, milling and cooking of the grain, to the fermentation, distillation, blending, aging and bottling of spirits. Finish the tour in the grand tasting room for free samples. This evening it’s a Dinner and Show at Circa 21 Theatre. The exciting Jumer’s Casino & Hotel will be our accommodations tonight.
DAY TWO – B, L, D
Board the Riverboat Twilight for our two day excursion up the Mississippi River. A continental breakfast awaits you upon boarding. Lunch and dinner meals will be served to you by the friendly crew at your reserved table.
Beautiful scenery, activities and relaxation are all for you to enjoy as the boat winds its way upstream. From shallow marshes teaming with wildlife to palisades and high cliffs pass as we approach mining country. The Captain will point out sights of interest along the way and explain “locking through” procedures as we negotiate locks and dams.
Showtime each afternoon features folk musicians, humorists and perhaps an appearance by Mark Twain himself! Browse the gift shop or enjoy your favorite cocktail at the bar. Ending day one of our cruise we check into the Grand Harbor Resort on the banks of the river in Dubuque, IA for a well deserved rest tonight.
DAY THREE – B, L, D
We have a free morning to enjoy the National Mississippi River Aquarium & Museum adjacent to our hotel. Then we’re back on board the Riverboat Twilight for another day of adventure and history on the mighty Mississippi River. Heading downstream we enjoy the company of river barges, houseboats, pleasure craft and workboats on the third largest river system in the world. The Mississippi was once a highway for French traders, fur trappers and European settlers in the 18th Century.
Continental breakfast, lunch dinner and snacks throughout the day with entertainment and fun keep us busy. We return to Le Claire, IA to meet our Lamers coach and transfer to the nearby Comfort Inn or Holiday Inn Express for another relaxing night.
DAY FOUR – B, L
Beginning our journey home we travel through Illinois for a tour of Starved Rock State Park. We enjoy an included luncheon in the Parks’ historic lodge in the main dining room. Entering Wisconsin our fellow travelers say goodbye as we head home with wonderful memories of the Twilight Riverboat and the mighty Mississippi River.
PER PERSON PRICING:
Deposit: $200 per person within 7 days of making reservation. Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure. Luggage handling included for one suitcase. RoamRight Insurance is available and strongly recommended.
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