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Mississippi River Rambler

Gateway Arch National Park

Mississippi River Rambler

Celebrate history, literature, and classic American beauty on this nostalgic Mississippi River vacation. Begin in St. Louis, Missouri, enjoying top attractions including Gateway Arch National Park and a tram tour of the Missouri Botanical Garden. See the Mississippi River rambling with living history in Hannibal, Missouri, the hometown of beloved American author Mark Twain. Explore his boyhood home and the caves he visited as a child that inspired scenes in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Be enchanted on a Mississippi River cruise aboard the Celebration Belle riverboat during an evening with dinner, music, and dance. We also visit Nauvoo, Illinois to discover rare American history and Springfield, Illinois to witness the masterful Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Top this getaway off with an afternoon at the Illinois State Fair! Our relaxing river vacation concludes by returning to St. Louis for a day of leisure and your own discoveries before returning home.

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Day 1 : Arrive in St. Louis

Begin the adventure with a flight to St. Louis and check in at our centrally-located hotel for a two-night stay.

Day 2 : The Gateway Arch

Spend the morning at Gateway Arch National Park with a guided tram tour and time for observing the city from the arch’s observation deck. Browse galleries that celebrate America’s pioneering spirit and learn about the incredible Lewis & Clark expedition that began in this city. Later we come together for a riverfront cruise featuring amazing views of the iconic Gateway Arch and the St. Louis skyline with fascinating narration by a National Park Service ranger. Tonight enjoy getting to know your fellow traveling companions at a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 : Mark Twain's Hannibal

We are en route to Hannibal, Missouri this morning, the boyhood home of classic American author Mark Twain. We tour the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum located on the west banks of the Mississippi, and consider his creative inspirations as we explore properties, artifacts, and exhibits that keep his literary legacy alive. On our Mark Twain Riverboat cruise, we appreciate the Mississippi River’s beauty and recall the wonder of Twain’s storytelling as we observe the backdrop of his tales from the water. Enjoy lunch and time at leisure in downtown Hannibal before touring Rockcliffe Mansion. Built in 1898, this Colonial-Revival home was built by lumber baron John J. Cruikshank, Jr. and sits above historic downtown. Later we check in at our Hannibal hotel for the night.


Day 4 : Mississippi River Dinner Cruise

We arrive in Nauvoo, Illinois for a motorcoach tour of this riverside town. In 1839 the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, led by Joseph Smith's prolific influence, produced a city that rivaled Chicago in its day until religious persecution compelled them to flee westward. This evening we arrive in Moline, Illinois and check in at our hotel for a two-night stay before embarking on an enchanting Mississippi River dinner cruise aboard the Celebration Belle, the largest riverboat of its kind in the Upper Mississippi. Look forward to a joyful evening of music and dancing while savoring fine dining on the boat.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 : Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Spend a day in Dubuque, Iowa, beginning with a visit to the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium featuring more than 35 exhibits including the Flooded Forest, Backwater Marsh, Raptor Roost, and the Otter Habitat! In the afternoon we stop at ‘The World’s Shortest & Steepest Railroad!’ with a funicular ride that takes us up to Fenelon Place for magnificent views of downtown Dubuque. We also stop at the 164-acre Eagle Point Park, one of the Midwest’s most outstanding parks, for panoramic views of the Mississippi River, Dam No. 11, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 : Springfield: The Land of Lincoln

Start the day with a pleasant drive en route to Springfield, the capital of Illinois. First pay a visit to the Lincoln Tomb, the final resting place of President Abraham Lincoln, his wife, and three of their sons. After lunch we visit the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum which tells the epic story of our 16th president’s life and his role in the American Civil War. Enjoy an exclusive “Lincoln & Leadership” program with time to explore the museum at leisure. Life-sized dioramas, traditional scholarship, and cutting-edge technology all come together as you see why it ranks among the most popular U.S. presidential libraries. This evening we return to St. Louis for a Farewell Dinner with fellow travelers and accommodations close to the airport.

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 : Fly Home

Fly home with terrific memories from our marvelous Mississippi vacation.

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All Airfare
  • All Fuel Surcharges
  • All government fees
  • All airport & departure taxes
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Motorcoach & professional driver
  • Baggage handling at hotels
  • $100 Loyalty Credit for a future tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 2 nights in downtown St. Louis
  • 1 night in Hannibal
  • 2 nights in the Quad Cities
  • 1 night near the St. Louis Airport

Attractions & Highlights

  • Gateway Arch National Park
  • St. Louis Riverfront Cruise
  • Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum tour
  • Mark Twain Riverboat cruise
  • Rockcliffe Mansion tour
  • Nauvoo guided city tour
  • Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
  • Fenelon Place funicular
  • Eagle Point Park photo stop
  • Lincoln Tomb
  • Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum with enhancement program “Lincoln & Leadership”

9 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Welcome & Farewell Dinners in St. Louis
  • Celebration Belle Dinner Cruise

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Final Payment Date: 04/14/2022


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Final Payment Date: 06/09/2022

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