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Great Rivers & Nostalgic Routes

Great Rivers & Nostalgic Routes

Where the Mother Road Meets the Great River

October 18-22, 2021               Prestige Tour on Ultra Coach



  • Travel the Great River Road

  • National Great Rivers Museum & Locks & Dam

  • The Legendary Mustang Sanctuary

  • Route 66

  • Beall Mansion

  • Lewis & Clark Confluence Center & Historic Site

  • Mississippi River Cruise

  • SkyTour Aerial Lift

  • 8 Meals: 4 Breakfasts (B), 4 Dinners (D)

  • Tour Director:  Verla Youngquist



  • Edwardsville, IL (4)-Holiday Inn Express



Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Sioux City


RATES (per person)

$1,249 Double

$1,579 Single

$1,179 Triple


Pay by Check Savings - $45

Early Booking Savings for First 10 Passengers Booked - $50

Early Booking Savings for Second 10 Passengers Booked -$35

Day 1

Travel Day

There's only one place where Route 66 meets the Great River-The Mississippi, and that's in southwest Illinois and Allied Tours will take you there. From the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, you'll embark on a historic journey of nostalgia to today. Tonight meet your new travel friends for dinner. Overnight (4) Edwardsville, IL


Day 2

Historic Wildey Theater/Benjamin Stephenson House/Goshen Coffee/Legendary Mustang Sanctuary

This morning make a stop on iconic Route 66 at the Wildey Theater. This 1909 opera house has been fully restored and is quite a sight inside. The Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House takes you back to the Illinois Territory days and the Goshen Coffee Company will demonstrate how they roast coffee in their custom built fluid-bed roaster. A special treat this afternoon is a visit to the Legendary Mustang Sanctuary where you'll see how they preserve these amazing wild animals. Enjoy dinner tonight with at a venue that has fun games to play.

B, D

Day 3

National Great Rivers Museum, Locks & Dam/Beall Mansion/Alton Living History Tour

This morning visit the National Great Rivers Museum, Lock & Dam. Learn about life on the Mississippi River and tour the Melvin Price Locks & Dam, one of the largest on the river. Next visit the statue of the tallest man still in record in the Guinness Book of World Records. A stop at the Beall Mansion tells the story of a tobacco baron and a living history tour of Alton, IL retraces the steps of Lincoln and the Civil War. This evening will be a hoot when you enjoy dinner with special entertainment.

B, D

Day 4

Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower & Historic Site/Mississippi River Cruise/Grafton SkyTour Aerial Lift
Start your day at the Lewis & Clark Confluence Tower and Historic Site. The tower rises 180 feet above the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers for a stunning view. Also visit the L&C Historic site dedicated to the planning of this remarkable journey of these two adventurous explorers. Travel along the Great River Road with magnificent limestone bluffs as you make your way on this Scenic Byway. Take a relaxing cruise on the Mississippi River for a very different view of the Great River Road. Soar over the Mississippi Bluffs on the Grafton SkyTour aerial lift. The enclosed gondola glides 300 feet high along a 1,500 ft path to Aerie's Resort Winery. At the top, enjoy a breathtaking view of the Illinois & Mississippi Rivers and sample some of their delicious wines. End the day with dinner at the historic Pere Marquette State Park Lodge that boasts a 700 ton fireplace in the lobby along with a life-size chessboard with pieces. It will be a great way to end a fun day.

B, D

Day 5

Travel Home

It's time to head home after an interesting and enjoyable trip to southwest Illinois. Leave it to Allied Tours to show you the best of our country so close to home. Join us again for another fun adventure.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Activity Level 3:  Requires moderate physical activity.  There may be long and short days.  You shold be in good health, able to do stairs and walk reasonable distances. 


How to Make A Reservation


When you select the tour of your choice:

1. Call Allied Tour to check on availability and to make your reservation. Call 402-371-3840 or Toll Free 1-800-672-1009, or book online at

2. If space is available, the appropriate tour deposit is required within seven (7) days after making your reservation. Please see below for deposit amounts. You will be sent a confirmation after we receive your deposit.


Deposit: $100 per person


Tour Inclusions&;Motor coach transportation, airfare, cruises, and rail transportation as stated in the itinerary, hotel accommodations, all admissions and meals per itinerary, all taxes for included items, gratuities for step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals), luggage handling at hotels when available, and services of a professional tour director (see cruises and international tours for tour director minimums).


Not included on motor coach, cruise, rail, fly-in, and international tours are meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours, travel insurance, room incidentals, alcoholic beverages, luggage fees assessed by airlines, items of personal nature, gratuities for tour director, driver, rail or cruise staff, required documentation for domestic air tours, tours entering Canada/international travel, government fees, passport & VISA fees, airport departure taxes and other miscellaneous fees.


Final payment is due 45 prior to departure. Your final payment date will be listed on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.



All cancellation fees are based on ‘per person.


Days Prior to Departure ……… Cancellation Fee

Motor Coach Tours (United States/Canada)

46 Days or More...............................No Fee

45-31 Days ...............40% of the Total Cost

30-16 Days ..............70% of the Total Cost

15 Days or Less .......................No Refund


Travel Insurance We recommend travel insurance to protect your payments from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting, and travel insurance is the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation, interruption, medical, or other fees. Contact Allied for travel insurance information.


CANCELLATION PROTECTION PLAN (CPP) (Applies only to Motor Coach, Non-Sport Event, Tours Only) Tour payments can be protected from cancellation charges for a nominal fee when traveling on one of our motor coach tours. The CPP must be purchased prior to or at final payment. For complete plan information, please contact Allied or your local travel advisor.


Final Documents Approximately two weeks prior to your departure date, you will receive your final documents. Departure times, a hotel list, detailed tour itinerary, medical form and luggage tags will be included.


Changes in Tour Price Tour prices in this publication are effective as of September 15, 2020 and are 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, fuel price fluctuations, taxes, typographical errors, or other reasons, etc. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tours utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing. Submitting your deposit is an acknowledgment of your agreement to these terms.


Changes in Itinerary The events, attractions, restaurants 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.


Single Travelers Single travelers are guaranteed one seat on the motor coach and may be seated next to another traveler if the tour is full.


Inspiration and Faith Due to tour schedules, we are unable to make any special provisions for worship services. Many tour directors share a "Thought for the Day," verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.


Traveler Conduct & Special Needs Tours are fun, but the enjoyment of the tour is based on everyone being friendly and cooperative. Allied reserves the right to accept or decline any passenger on any tour if Allied Tour determines a passenger would be detrimental to the tour. Once a tour departs, any passenger disruptive to the group may be required to leave the tour. Expenses to return home would be the responsibility of the passenger. No refunds will be issued for unused portions of the tour. Passengers will be required to abide by local mandates to participate in activities, meals, etc.


Please notify us of any special needs at the time of reservation. We will make all reasonable efforts to assist with your travel arrangements. However, it is strongly recommended that a traveling companion come along to help with any special needs of anyone with a disability. Allied Tour Directors have responsibilities for the entire group and can’t provide one-on-one care. This includes boarding of motor coaches, airplanes, cruise ships, etc. and traversing hotels, restaurants, attractions, or other personal needs, etc. Contact Allied if you have any questions.


TRAVELER RESPONSIBILITIES, TERMS & CONDITIONS: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as agents 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, pandemic/epidemic, 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. AT reserves the right to make any changes for the benefit of the tour and/or tour members including canceling the tour if necessary. All rates are subject to change and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of September 15, 2020. AT or property owners are not liable for any loss/damage to vehicles parked at departure locations. 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 these conditions. No refund or 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 or climate 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. Travelers may be photographed for the promotional purposes of 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 Hy-Vee Columbus Hy-Vee
3010 - 23rd St * please park SE corner of Lot
Council Bluffs-Pilot Pilot * 2647 South 24th - Council Bluffs
Des Moines, IA Des Moines - Iowa Machine Shed
I-80 Exit 125 Urbandale, IA * 515-270-6818
En route Pickup points en route
Fremont Walmart Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Grand Island Bosselman Bosselman * 3335 West Wood River Road Parking in
Gravel lot by Motel 6. Meet bus at gravel lot entr
Grand Island Quality Inn Quality Inn-I-80 & Hwy 281 * 308-384-7770
Lincoln-Best Western Plus Lincoln-Best Western Plus
I-80, Exit 403, 27th Street Exit, South
Norfolk Allied Office Allied Tour Office - 720 East Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Eppley Omaha - Eppley Airfield
4501 Abbott Dr * 402-661-8000
Sioux City New Victorian Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
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