Mississippi River Magic

Delight in the beauty of the Mississippi River Valley on a full day, 100 mile cruise aboard the Celebration Belle. Cruise from Dubuque to Bettendorf while enjoying a full breakfast, lunch & prime rib dinner as well as narration by the captain, live entertainment, activities, travel through 3 locks & dams and views of majestic bluffs.


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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Full Day Cruise on the Celebration Belle

  • Live Entertainment on the Celebration Belle

  • The Great River Road

  • Fried Green Tomatoes in Galena, IL

  • Free time in historic Galena

  • The National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

  • Bishop Hill Colony

  • Swedish Lunch at PL Johnson's

  • Dinner at historic Breitbachs Restaurant


Day 1

Lunch at Fried Green Tomatoes in Galena, Illinois. Free time to explore the charms of Galena which features a unique collection of interesting shops offering a wide array of items. Visit the brilliant National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa and get acquainted with America’s major river that has contributed to our nation’s colorful history, legend and lore. Arrive at the Hampton Inn, Dubuque, Iowa. Enjoy dinner at Iowa’s oldest dining establishment (ca 1852) known as Breitbach’s Country Dining. Breitbach’s is famous for it’s home cooking, rich family heritage, and beautiful views of the Mississippi River & the river valley.

Day 2

Experience the magic of the Mississippi on a 100 mile river cruise aboard the Celebration Belle. Cruise from Dubuque to Bettendorf while enjoying a full breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack & prime rib dinner as well as narration by the captain, live entertainment, activities, travel through 3 locks & dams & views of majestic bluffs. Arrive at the Radisson on John Deere Commons in Moline, IL and spend the evening enjoying the amenities.

Day 3

Breakfast. Take a guided tour through Bishop Hill Colony and experience the rich history of this “prairie utopia” established by industrious Swedish immigrants. This prosperous colony built 18 handmade brick buildings, farmed extensively & exported fine products. Swedish lunch at the PL Johnson, Bishop Hill. Free time to explore the heritage shops featuring Swedish foods, handmade gifts, country crafts, quilts & more.


A Trip for Birdlovers


THE AMERICAN CLASSIC DIFFERENCE

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WHAT'S INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR?

  • Free Home Pickup & Return

  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation

  • 5 Nights Deluxe Hotel Accommodations

  • 7 Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners

  • Luggage Handling Throughout Tour

  • All Tips & Taxes Included

  • American Classic Tour Director


READY TO JOIN AMERICAN CLASSIC ON THIS TOUR?

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $988.00 Per Person

SINGLE OCCUPANCY: $1118.00

*Add optional Travel Guard Travel Insurance to your package:

Travel Guard’s Travel Insurance includes trip cancellation and interruption, emergency medical and transportation, and luggage insurance.

Insurance Rate Double Occupancy: $71.00

Insurance Rate Single Occupancy: $80.00

$350.00 deposit per person with reservation. Final payment due 3/20/19. Refund Policy: Cancellations prior to or on 3/20/19 receive a full refund less a $50 cancel fee. Cancellations after 3/20/19 with insurance purchased, refunds will be processed through Travel Guard Insurance. Cancellations after 3/20/19 without insurance purchased, there is no refund.


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