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Small Group Tour


Day 1 | July 9 | Marshall, MN – Peoria, IL

Arriving in Peoria, IL spend a relaxing evening before your Spirit of Peoria River Cruise tomorrow. The Spirit of Peoria is a true paddleboat, actually using its paddlewheel for propulsion, unlike some modern riverboats with purely cosmetic wheels. You will cruise from Peoria, IL to St. Louis, MO on this relaxing three-day, two-night trip. Your trip includes all-you-can-eat buffet meals and live entertainment, such as singing, banjo, ragtime piano, storytelling, calliope playing, historical information, and wildlife sightings.

Day 2 | July 10 | Peoria, IL – Springfield, IL

Your first day of your river cruise takes you through both the Peoria and LaGrange Locks & Dams with an overnight stay in Springfield, IL.

Day 3 | July 11 | Springfield, IL to Grafton, IL

This morning you tour the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum before boarding the Spirit of Peoria for your afternoon cruise.

Day 4 | July 12 |  Grafton, IL to St. Louis, MO

Board The Spirit of Peoria, for your last day of cruising. You will land in St. Louis by early afternoon. This afternoon you visit The Gateway Arch, take the Tram and ride to the top of the 630-foot Gateway Arch, for a panoramic view of the surrounding area.

Day 5 | July 13 |  St. Louis, MO to Hannibal, MO

This morning learn about the city of St. Louis on a Guided City Tour. Following the tour you will have the opportunity to visit St. Louis Union Station with time for lunch on your own. A visit to the Anheuser Busch Brewery gives you the opportunity to learn about the brewing heritage and those beautiful Clydesdales that represent the Budweiser Brand.

Day 6 | July 14 |  Hannibal, MO to Waterloo, IA

Learn about “Tom & Becky” on your Hannibal Guided Tour before visiting the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, with many exhibits such as Mark Twain’s famous white jacket, first editions of all of Mark Twain’s major work, original Norman Rockwell oil paintings, and much more

Day 7 | July 15 |  Waterloo, IA to Marshall, MN

Your travel today is in the direction of home but not before you have one last stop at the John Deere Tractor Museum with its interactive displays on John Deere history.



Mode of Travel

Pricing Per Person Cash Or Check

  • $  1,630 – Double
  • $  1,480 – Triple
  • $  1,395 – Quad
  • $  2,090 – Single

Pricing Per Person Credit Card

  • $  1,695 – Double
  • $  1,540 – Triple
  • $  1,450 – Quad
  • $  2,175 – 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 River Cruise
  • Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
  • The Gateway Arch & Tram
  • St. Louis Guided Tour
  • Anheuser Busch Brewery Tour
  • Hannibal Guided Tour
  • Mark Twain’s Boyhood Home & Museum
  • John Deere Tractor Museum
  • 6 Breakfasts / 3 Lunches / 2 Dinners

Hosted By: Southwest Tour & Travel

Activity Level:

Leisurely paced, this interary requires a small amount of physical activity. There will be some walking to rooms, restaurants, and general points of interest. This may include an occasional flight of stairs or some steps.