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Fall Foliage Spectacular

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 11 day(s)
Group Size: 125 people
Destination(s): Illinois   Missouri  
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing  
Season: September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 5039 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 5039 US Dollar (USD)

Day 1Arrive in Chicago

Welcome to the “Windy City!” At 6 pm, meet your fellow traveling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2Chicago

This morning, experience the sights and sounds of vibrant Chicago. See Navy Pier, the shops of Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, the Chicago River, and more. Enjoy time this afternoon to explore on your own or perhaps shop for souvenirs. Later, travel to the top of the JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY, where you’ll sip cocktails and take in breathtaking 360-degree views across Lake Michigan and four states. Dinner will be at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3Chicago–Pontiac–Springfield

Leave Chicago behind and journey into the heart of Illinois, where you’ll travel on a portion of Route 66—America’s “Mother Road.” Visit the ROUTE 66 HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM and see the nostalgic photos and postcards from its heyday. Continue to Springfield, the one-time home of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Explore the historic downtown neighborhood followed by a visit to the ABRAHAM LINCOLN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY, a unique musuem dedicated to the life and legacy of Springfield’s greatest citizen. (Breakfast)

Day 4Springfield–St. Louis (Embarkation)–Cruise Along the Mississippi River

This morning, travel to St. Louis, where an orientation tour includes Laclede’s Landing, the Soulard Historic District, Union Station, and Forest Park, site of the 1904 World’s Fair. We then visit the famed GATEWAY ARCH and ride to the top of the 630-foot-high iconic structure for panoramic views of the city and river below. Later this afternoon, board the American Queen and begin your voyage on the mighty Mississippi. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5A Day of Scenic Riverboat Cruising

Spend today exploring the ship and getting to know your crew and fellow passengers. On board, you are free to do as much or as little as you want. Enjoy a show in the Grand Saloon, take a tour of the pilot house, savor Afternoon Tea, tap your toes to the music of a Dixieland band, attend a lecture by the Riverlorian, or just sit back and relax on a front porch rocking chair and watch the scenery go by. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6Cruising: Hannibal

Founded in 1819, this river town soon flourished as a principal docking port for steamboats traveling the upper Mississippi. It was also the boyhood home of Samuel Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. Enjoy the city’s rich past, thriving art community, and historic homes. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7A Day of Scenic Riverboat Cruising

Another day to kick back and enjoy the true essence of traveling by steamboat. You may want to take a dip in the pool, play cards with new friends, sip a refreshing cocktail, relax with an optional spa treatment, or take a spin around the dance floor in the evening. The possibilities are endless! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8Cruising: Dubuque

Iowa’s oldest city is also the Victorian capital of the United States. Stroll along the Mississippi Riverwalk, tour a 150-year-old jail, browse the quaint shops on Main Street, or explore the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium. An Avalon Exclusive: this morning, enjoy a visit to nearby Galena. This picturesque and historic town will charm you with its Main Street, eclectic boutiques and antique stores, scenic vistas, and rich history. You’ll be treated to an orientation tour, some free time to explore on your own, and lunch at a local restaurant. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9Cruising: La Crosse

Today is dedicated to a town whose name originated when a group of Europeans on a Mississippi River expedition saw Native Americans playing a game with sticks that resembled a bishop’s crozier, or la Crosse in French. Visit the historic downtown, browse the shops, admire the diverse architecture—from Victorian to Art Deco—or sample local fare at one of the award-winning restaurants. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10Cruising: Red Wing

Originally settled by immigrants from Germany, Ireland, Norway, and Sweden, the town is known for its skilled craftsmen and lush wheat fields. Take a trolley ride down historic Main Street, sample local wines, or visit the world-famous Red Wing Pottery or Red Wing Shoes factory. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11St. Paul (Disembarkation)

The vacation ends this morning after breakfast. Transfers are included to the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Please schedule flights after 11 am. (Breakfast)

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

prices vary on departure dates and are based on double occupancy land only no air is included

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