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Day 1 | September 30 | Marshall, MN – Peoria, IL

Today will be a travel day as you make your way to Peoria, Illinois, for an overnight stay before boarding the Spirit of Peoria for your river cruise.

Day 2 | October 1 | Peoria, IL – Springfield, IL

It’s an early start, with check-in at the Spirit of Peoria landing. As you cruise, you can sit on the deck and take in the beautiful scenery and wildlife or head to the Boiler Deck for live music and stories of the river. Lunch, dinner, and refreshments are served on the boat.

Day 3 | October 2 | Springfield, IL to Grafton, IL

Before boarding the Spirit of Peoria for your next destination, you’ll enjoy a tour of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. You’ll sail mid-morning with lunch served on the boat. Dinner service is also on the boat before arriving in Grafton, Illinois.

Day 4 | October 3 |  Grafton, IL to St. Louis, MO

You’ll depart today at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, heading northward. Arriving in St. Louis this afternoon at the Gateway Arch, you depart for the Anheuser-Busch Day Fresh Walking Tour. Learn about their beer from seed to sip, visit the Clydesdale paddock and stables, and taste a fresh brew. (Walking involved with this tour)

Day 5 | October 4 |  St. Louis, MO to Hannibal, MO

Today begins with a Guided City Tour of St. Louis, featuring the downtown area, riverfront and historic areas. This afternoon includes a trip to the top of the Gateway Arch for some spectacular views!

Day 6 | October 5 |  Hannibal, MO to Waterloo, IA

Today, you’ll tour the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, Missouri. The tour includes seven buildings, one of which is the world-famous Mark Twain boyhood home.

Day 7 | October 6 |  Waterloo, IA to Marshall, MN

Before departing Waterloo this morning, you’ll visit the John Deere Tractor Museum. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy the autumn scenery as your luxury motor coach returns you home.



Mode of Travel- Motorcoach & Riverboat


Pricing Per Person Cash Or Check

  • $  1,700 – Double
  • $  1,550 – Triple
  • $  1,460 – Quad
  • $  2,225 – Single

Pricing Per Person Credit Card

  • $  1,770 – Double
  • $  1,610 – Triple
  • $  1,515 – Quad
  • $  2,315 – Single

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Itinerary, Pricing and Availability are subject to change without notice. Tours are subject to energy surcharges and other factors beyond our control.

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Tour Highlights

  • Spirit of Peoria 3-Day River Cruise
  • Live Music & Professional Riverlore
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum
  • Anheuser-Busch Day Fresh Tour
  • Guided City Tour of St. Louis
  • The Gateway Arch & Tram
  • Hannibal Guided Tour
  • Mark Twain’s Boyhood Home & Museum
  • John Deere Tractor Museum
  • 6 Breakfasts / 3 Lunches / 2 Dinners

Hosted By: Southwest Tour & Travel

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Guests should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing, or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening.