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River Lady & Historic Smithville

River Lady & Historic Smithville

Learn about the maritime history of New Jersey on this River Lady Lunch Cruise followed by free time at Historic Smithville.

The River Lady, an authentic paddleboat, brings forth the tranquility of the sea air as the Captain presents full historical commentary about the trip. Enjoy lunch as you pass some of the most beautiful sights in the area. After the cruise we will have free time at Historic Smithville for a charming time to walk the cobblestone pathways and visit the unique shoppes and eateries.


Tour Includes

  • Transportation

  • Luncheon Cruise

  • Free time at Historic Smithville to shop and have dinner on own

  • Requires Extended Amounts of Walking

Day 1

The River Lady splendidly captures the ambiance of a 19th century Mississippi Paddleboat. The interior design of the lower deck is of the Victorian style. The deck is completely enclosed and is climate controlled for year-round comfort.

The River Lady cruises the Toms River and Barnegat Bay of New Jersey. The riverbanks are surrounded by charming hills and beautifully manicured lawns and gardens. The homes along the river are uniquely designed, many dating back to the turn of the century.

During this cruise your Captain will present a full historical commentary and lunch will be served.

Following the cruise, we'll travel to Historic Smithville for free time to browse, shop, and have a bite to eat on your own. Historic Smithville started as a simple, one room, stagecoach stop. Today, when entering any of the 60 shoppes and restaurants you still sense the hometown, small business feel. Wander along the cobblestone walkways and over the foot bridges to discover a village that seems as if it were frozen in time. There is also a carousel, a train, and paddle boats for your enjoyment (not included in the cost of the trip) if you choose.


Timed Itinerary

A rest stop will be made on the way to our destination today.
10:30 AM Board the River Lady
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM River Lady Historical Lunch Cruise (menu options will be provided at a later date)
2:15 PM - 6:15 PM Historic Smithville - free time to shop and have dinner on own
6:15 PM Depart for home
There will be no stops enroute home.

Meal Choices

1. Chicken Francese - sauteed boneless breast of chicken in a rich sauce with a hint of lemon
2. Chicken Marsala - sauteed boneless breast of chicken in a marsala wine sauce
3. Filet of Salmon - sauteed, served with a lemon & garlic sauce with a hint of pesto
4. Penne Vodka - penne pasta with vodka cream sauce
All meals include a salad, vegetable, potatoes, rolls, and dessert.
Gluten-Free & Vegetarian options are available, please let a reservationist know if this is required at the time of booking. GF bread & dessert cannot be provided.

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 the driver at the time of boarding.

To fully participate in this tour may require extended amounts of walking. There may be steps, inclines, uneven surfaces or extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitation should take this into consideration.


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
Client Provided Transport Client Provided Transportation
Montgomeryville Behind Home Depot, N Wales Rd & Montomery Glen Dr
751 Horsham Rd, Lansdale, PA 19446
Quakertown - Trainers Trainers Corner - near Starbucks
246 N West End Blvd, Quakertown, PA 18951
Souderton Souderton Shopping Center
773 Route 113, Souderton, PA 18964
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