Skip to content
Call Us 800-672-1009

Mississippi River Cruise & Cranberry Country

Mississippi River Cruise & Cranberry Country

Get ready for cranberries, cheese, and a day cruise on the Mississippi River!

October 5-8, 2021           Classic Tour


DEPARTURE CITIES Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont, Sioux City & Des Moines



  • All Day Cruising the Mississippi

  • Cranberry Bog Tour

  • Special Reserved Dinner Prepared by a Chef

  • Dubuque Arboretum

  • St. Luke's Tiffany Window Tour

  • Lunch at Happy Barn

  • 9 Meals: 3 Breakfasts (B); 3 Lunches (LL/L); 3 Dinners (D)

  • Tour Director:



  • Onalaska, WI (2) – Stoney Creek Inn

  • Dubuque, IA – Hotel Julien



$1,045 Double

$1,219 Single

$985 Triple


PAY-BY-CHECK SAVINGS: $40 per person

Early Booking Savings for First 10 Passengers Booked--$40

Early Booking Savings for Second 10 Passengers Booked --$20

Day 1

Travel Day

Your tour director will help you to get to know your fellow travel mates along your journey today. Enjoy a welcome dinner tonight.

Overnight (2) Onalaska, WI


Day 2

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 red little 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, LL, D

Day 3

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 Prairie du Chien, WI to Dubuque, IA. 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 Dubuque, IA

B, L, D

Day 4

Since this tour was announced, Galleria de Paco has closed and the Mellray Abbey has not reopened yet for tours. Instead, we will visit the Dubuque Arboretum, and have a tour of St. Luke's Tiffany Windows. Lunch will be included at Happy Barn! Then it's time to head home after a relaxing and delightful fall cruise on the Mississippi River with Allied Tours. Join us again for memories that last a lifetime.


B=Breakfast, LL=Light Lunch, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

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


Sept. 29- Oct. 2, 2020


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 stated in the itinerary

  • Luggage handling at hotels

  • Hotel accommodations as listed in itinerary

  • All admissions and meals per itinerary 

  • All taxes for included items 

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

  • Refreshments & entertainment on coach


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. Your final payment date is listed on your deposit statement.


Final Payment Due 45 days prior to departure, or as stated on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.


Cancellation Policy:

Days to Departure..............Cancellation Fee

46 Days or More ............... Full Refund

45 to 31 Days ...................40% of the Tour Cost

30 to 16 Days .................. 70% of the Tour 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.

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 - Arrow Stage Lines Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines
4220 South 52nd St.
Sioux City New Victorian Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
From Price Book Now Call Back Telephone Favorites

Keyword Search

Availability Search

About Us

Allied Tour & Travel is a tour and travel agency located in Norfolk, Nebraska with additional offices located in Lincoln and Fremont. Allied Tour & Travel offers tours, cruise and vacation packages, custom group tour planning, as well as hotel, car and airline reservations for travel throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and other international destinations.


Payments Accepted

Visa Mastercard Discover AMEX Check Cash

Follow Us

Contact Us