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Mississippi River Fall Foliage Cruise

Mississippi River Fall Foliage Cruise

Join us as we journey back in time to the days when steamboats were the fastest, safest, and most luxurious transportation in the country. Enjoy a two-day, round-trip cruise on the Mississippi River from LeClaire, Iowa to Dubuque, Iowa, plus touring through the Great Lake States of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.

  • Escorted

  • Sauder Village

  • Studebaker National Museum

  • John Deere Pavilion

  • 2-Day Round-Trip Cruise on the Twilight

  • Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, Old Jail, or Diamond Jo Casino

  • Eiteljorg Museum

  • Indianapolis Tour

  • Pittsburgh Tour

  • 13 Meals Included

  • Motorcoach Transportation

  • Hotel Accommodations

Day 1

Midwest hospitality and a relaxing riverboat cruise create a unique atmosphere from which to witness the beautiful fall colors along the mighty Mississippi. The colors of fall begin today as we cross Northern Pennsylvania. Tonight our lodging will be in Elyria, Ohio.

Day 2

A morning visit to the Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio will be highlighted by a hearty lunch in the Barn Restaurant. You can scout around the century-old cabins and shops filled with craftsmen making goods just as their ancestors did. Our next stop is the Studebaker National Museum. Here we will see displays of horse-drawn and motorized vehicles manufactured in South Bend. Tonight's lodging will be in the Chicago area.

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Day 3

We will arrive in the Mississippi Riverside city of Moline, Illinois in time for lunch on your own before we visit the John Deere Pavilion, which was created as a celebration of the past, present, and future of agribusiness. The Pavilion is recognized as the world's most comprehensive agricultural exhibit. We will then travel a short distance to LeClaire, Iowa. This afternoon you are free to enjoy LeClaire at your leisure before checking-in to our hotel.


Day 4

Fast, elegant, and quiet as she slips through the water, the Twilight is the most richly appointed riverboat to be launched in a hundred years. Victorian steamboat architecture inside and out pleases the eye. There are three decks with comfortable dining salons, and sundecks with lounge chairs for those who wish to snooze in the sun. After boarding the boat, there is a continental breakfast. The Twilight takes pride in maintaining the river's grand tradition of good and bountiful food. Lunch and dinner will be served aboard. There are morning and afternoon snacks and complimentary coffee and iced tea are always available. Buses will be waiting at the boat landing to take us to Grand Harbor Resort in Dubuque.

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Day 5

This morning, after a hearty breakfast, you can visit the Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium, the Old Jail, or Diamond Jo Casino. After a good morning in Dubuque, we board the Twilight for the trip down river. As before, there is plenty to eat, historic comments by the captain, and live music. After dinner, we will disembark and return to LeClaire, Iowa for our night's lodging.

B, L, D

Day 6

This morning we begin our journey home by way of Indianapolis, Indiana where we will enjoy a visit to the Eiteljorg Museum, before checking-in to this evenings lodging.


Day 7

Before we depart Indianapolis, we'll enjoy a tour of this great city. Then we continue east, for our overnight lodging near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dinner this evening is included at a nearby restaurant.


Day 8

This morning we'll enjoy a guided tour of some of Pittsburgh's highlights. After our tour, we will continue homeward enjoying even more of the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside.


Please note

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 your 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.

CB=Continental Breakfast, B=Full Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details Times
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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