Join Perkiomen Tours as we travel by motorcoach to America's Heartland and the Upper Mississippi River to Alton, Illinois where we board the American Countess Steamboat for a majestic ride up the Mississippi River to Red Wing, Minnesota.
Aboard the American Countess, you can relax in a comfortable atmosphere with modern amenities. Each day will bring us to a new port on the Mississippi River, where shore excursions will allow us to visit acclaimed museums and explore the fabric of America in the cities and towns along the river.
Escorted (motorcoach portion)
Sailing from Illinois to Minnesota
Tour of St. Louis, Missouri
Clinton & Dubuque, Iowa
Red Wing, Minnesota
Mark Twain's Hometown & Literary Inspiration
Tour of Chicago, Illinois
24 Meals Included
This morning we depart on our 12-day journey traveling west to Columbus, OH and our overnight accommodations. There is a kickback dinner available at the hotel until 7:00 PM tonight.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will check-out and continue west to St. Louis, Missouri. Here we will enjoy a visit to the Gateway Arch. Our lodging will be included near Union Station in St. Louis. There is a kickback dinner available at the hotel until 7:00 PM tonight.
Today, after breakfast, we will enjoy a tour of St. Louis with our step-on guide. Later, we complete our journey to Alton, Illinois where we board the American Countess. Premium bedding will ensure that you are well-rested to fully enjoy all included shore excursions, historical lectures and nightly entertainment. Each elegant accommodation boasts a flat-screen TV, mini refrigerator, coffee maker and a safe for your comfort and convenience. You will be transported not just through America, but also through time.B, D
Day 4 - 9
Our ports of call for the next 6 days include Hannibal, Missouri; Clinton & Dubuque, Iowa; LaCross, Wisconsin and Red Wing, Minnesota. You are free to customize your journey with a distinct blend of authentic experiences and comprehensive included tours. Enjoy Mark Twain's Hometown & Literary Inspiration, Scenic River Views and Towering Bluffs, Scandinavian, Dutch & German Heritage, Charming Small Town America and Local Farmer's Markets.
Meals on board each day =
Today we arrive in Red Wing, Minnesota, nestled below dramatic limestone bluffs. Here we disembark the American Countess. Fond memories or shared stories and content smiles follow us home. Our lodging for this evening is located in Chicago, IL.B
After a continental breakfast at the hotel, we will be met by a guide who will show us around the sights of the city. Our tour today will be mostly off the bus. We will then depart for Elyria, OH, the location of our lodging for this evening.CB
Today we complete our homeward journey arriving back in Pennsburg by early evening.CB
Our intention is to run each tour as originally planned and published. However, if deemed necessary to do so, Perkiomen Tours reserves the right to make changes to tour components, schedules or itineraries without prior notification.
Tips for Perkiomen motorcoach drivers and tour escorts are not included in the price of this tour. We feel that these gratuities should be extended on an individual basis and dictated by the level of service provided.
Motorcoach seating is assigned at the time of reservation but can not be guaranteed. Although we do our best to keep each traveler in the seat assigned at the time of reservation, there are times that it is necessary to move seat locations. Please be sure to verify your final seat number(s) with the driver at the time of boarding. Daily seat rotation is practiced on most multi-day tours. Seat rotation will be explained by your driver or tour escort.
Perkiomen Tours recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your tour. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website. www.perkiomentours.com.
CB=Continental Breakfast, B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
A deposit of $500.00 per person is due at time of booking in order to confirm a seat on this tour.
Final payment is due May 8, 2020.
American Queen Cancellation Policy (if not buying Trip Insurance):
Prior to May 8, 2020 $250 per person non-refundable
May 8 - 91 days prior 25% per person non-refundable
90 - 61 days prior 50% per person non-refundable
60 - 31 days prior 75% per person non-refundable
30 - 0 days prior 100% per person non-refundable
Shipboard Accommodations including:
Comprehensive, guided shore excursions in each port of call
All on board meals
Lectures by the Riverlorian
On board entertainment
Meals listed in the itinerary: Indicated by B (Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner)
Items Not Included:
Meals not listed in the itinerary
Gratuities for Perkiomen drivers and escorts
Gratuities for American Queen Staff. Gratuities of $19.50 per person per day will be automatically charged to your onboard account.
Items of a Personal Nature Like: Phone Calls, Laundry, Medical Assistance
Fuel surcharges, fees, taxes, etc. are subject to change without notice & may result in additional charges
Because of cancellation penalties that can be incurred, Perkiomen Tours strongly recommends that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance for your vacation. Travel Insurance is purchased directly by you from a third-party of your choice. One option is Travel Safe Insurance. You can purchase insurance directly from Travel Safe through our website. www.perkiomentours.com.
All dining assignments are subject to availability at time of reservation and will be allocated on a first come, first confirmed basis.
Bedding preferences must be requested at the time of booking.
Options are 2 twin beds or 1 queen bed.
Please note that some staterooms have fixed bedding and cannot convert between 2 twins and a queen.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Allentown - Motorcoach|| Calvary Temple Church |
3436 Winchester Rd., Allentown, PA 18104
|Easton - Shuttle|| William Penn Hwy Park & Ride, near pole A-10 |
Rt 33, Easton, PA
|Montgomeryville - Shuttle|| Quality Inn |
678 Bethlehem Pike, Montgomeryville, PA 18936
|Pennsburg - Motorcoach|| Perkiomen Tours Office |
875 Main St, Pennsburg, PA 18073
|Reading - Shuttle|| Homewood Suites |
2801 Papermill Rd, Reading, PA 19610
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