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Mississippi River Cruise 2

Mississippi River Cruise 2

Get ready for cranberries, cheese, and a day cruise on the Mississippi River. This is our second departure for 2018!

October 1-4, 2018


Departure Cities:  Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, Sioux City & Des Moines


Allied's Tour Highlights:

  • All Day Cruising the Mississippi

  • Cranberry Bog Tour

  • Special Reserved Dinner Prepared by a Chef

  • Lunch at Galleria de Paco

  • New Melleray Abbey

  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

  • Tour Director: Verla Youngquist


Featured Hotels:

  • Dubuque, IA - Hotel Julien

  • Onalaska, WI (2) - Stoney Creek Inn


Pricing, per person:

  • $969 Double, per person

  • $1,134 Single

  • $929 Triple, per person


Pay By Check Savings:  $30 per person


Book by May 15, 2018, and save $40 per person

Day 1

New Melleray Abbey/Lunch at Galleria de Paco

Make your way to Waterloo to step into "Little Italy." You will marvel at the paintings of the Sistine Chapel created by Polish artist Paco with spray paint. You won't believe it! Enjoy lunch at this unique restaurant. This afternoon's interesting stop is at the New Melleray Abbey where 30 monks live, work, and pray as a way of life. Wait until you learn about the product they produce.

Overnight Dubuque, IA

L, D

Day 2

Mississippi River Cruise aboard the Celebration Belle

Think Mark Twain today! Board the paddle-wheeler Celebration Belle for a six-hour leisurely cruise on the mighty Mississippi from Dubuque, IA to Prairie du Chien, WI. The ship's captain will narrate the history and navigation as you journey south. You'll enjoy two delicious meals on board including a prime rib dinner. Enjoy entertainment on board, or you can just sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful fall colors on the river.

Overnight Onalaska, WI (2)

B, L, D

Day 3

Cranberry Bog Tour/Cranberry Discovery Center/Cheese Outlet/Chef's Dinner

Get ready for cranberry day! Visit a family-owned cranberry bog and get a first-hand look at how they grow and harvest that little red berry that tastes so good. At the Cranberry Discovery Center learn how they are developing new ways of growing, harvesting, and marketing this delicious fruit. Stop at a Wisconsin cheese outlet for a sample of a "taste of Wisconsin." This evening is reserved for a special Chef's Dinner with Chef Roderique. He will prepare a gourmet dinner for our group "Emeril style" and even share his recipes.

B, L, D

Day 4

Travel Day

It's time to head home after a relaxing and delightful tour.


B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

This tour includes average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances.


Allied Departure Cities: Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, Sioux City & Des Moines


Included in the vacation package:


  • All attractions listed under Tour Highlights 

  • RT Transportation aboard Arrow Motorcoach as stated in the itinerary

  • 9 Meals, as listed in itinerary

  • Luggage handling at hotel (one piece of luggage per person)

  • Hotel accommodations as listed in itinerary & tax

  • All admissions per itinerary

  • All taxes for included items

  • Gratuities to step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals)

  • Refreshments & entertainment on coach

  • Tour Director


Not Included are meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours, optional travel insurance, room incidentals, alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature, gratuities for tour director or driver, possible  fuel surcharges.


Deposit:  To confirm your reservation, a $100 per person deposit is required within 7 days after you make your reservation. Final payments are due 45-60 days prior to departure. Your final payment date is listed on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.


Cancellation Policy:

Days Prior to Departure ……………….... Cancellation Fee

46 days or more prior to departure ....Full Refund

45 to 31 days before departure ........30% of Tour Cost

30 to 16 days before departure ........70% of Tour Cost

15 days or less to departure ............No refund


Travel Insurance is highly recommended. Please ask your reservationist for pricing and details.


Travel Insurance We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your deposits from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting and it's the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation fees. Contact Allied Tours for travel insurance information. Changes in Tour Price.


Changes in Tour Price Tour prices in this publication are effective as of September 15, 2016 and subject to fluctuation due to the U.S dollar exchange rates and energy rates. Our best effort has been made to publish this information as accurately as possible. The right is reserved to change tour rates as deemed necessary by current currency and fuel price conditions. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tour utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing.


Changes in Itinerary The order of events and hotels scheduled in your tour are subject to change. Every effort will be made to preserve the original quality of attractions and hotels when circumstances necessitate a substitution.


Baggage Allowance Portage for one suitcase (per person) is included in the tour price. Due to limited motor coach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30" x 21" x 11" and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Small carry-on bags are allowed and are your responsibility. Most airlines assess a baggage fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is paid for at airport check-in.


Church and Faith We encourage you to attend the church of your choice while on tours if conditions allow. Unfortunately, we are unable to make any special provisions or transportation to attend church. Many tour directors share "Thoughts of the Day" verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.


Special Needs

Travelers needing special assistance must notify Allied Tours at the time of booking. Persons requiring assistance must be accompanied by a companion who can help with these special needs as tour directors and drivers have obligations to the whole group. See your current tour book for details of customer responsibility.


Tour Provided by Allied Tours.


RESPONSIBILITY: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as an agent for suppliers. AT is not responsible for acts or omissions of the suppliers or their failure to provide services or adhere to their own schedules and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, and can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in bus or other services, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine, terrorism or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger. The right is reserved to accept or withdraw any tour if circumstances require it. AT reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary to the benefit of the tour and/or tour members. All rates are subject to change and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of September 15, 2016. All baggage is at owner's risk. The purchase of baggage and travel insurance covering cancellation, interruption, medical, baggage, etc., is recommended. The issuance and acceptance of tickets/vouchers or the payment of the required deposit or any partial or full payment for reservations on these trips shall be deemed to be consent to the above conditions. No refund of unused portions of the tour can be made unless agreed to prior to the departure of the tour. The usual contract in use by the airlines and other transportation companies when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the purchaser of the tour and/or the passenger. The services of any ARC and/or IATAN carrier may be used on this program. AT has no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the suppliers or unsafe conditions at locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s), and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest at such destination(s). Passengers hereby release AT from all claims arising out of any problem covered in these paragraphs and agree that the courts in Madison Co., NE will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or AT.

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
Columbus Columbus HyVee
3010 - 23rd Street -please park SE corner of lot
Council Bluffs-Pilot Pilot * 2647 South 24th - Central Meeting Point
Des Moines, IA Des Moines - Iowa Machine Shed
I-80 Exit 125 Urbandale, IA * 515-270-6818
Fremont Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Grand Island Bosselman * 3335 West Wood River Road Parking in
The Gravel lot by Motel 6. Meeting bus at restaura
Grand Island ATT Grand Island
Quality Inn I-80 & Hwy 281
Lincoln-Best Western Plus Lincoln-Best Western Plus
I-80, Exit 403, 27th Street Exit, South
Norfolk Norfolk
Allied Tour Office - 720 E. Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines Depot
4220 South 52nd St.
Sioux City Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
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