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Mississippi River Cruise & Cranberry Country

Mississippi River Cruise & Cranberry Country

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

OCTOBER 1 - 4, 2019


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

•Lunch at Galleria de Paco

•New Melleray Abbey

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


TOUR DIRECTOR: Vonis Schroeder



•Onalaska, WI (2) – Stoney Creek Inn

•Dubuque, IA – Hotel Julien



$1,014 Double, per person

$1,179 Single

$979    Triple, per person


PAY-BY-CHECK SAVINGS: $35 per person

Book by May 12 and save $40 per person

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

New Melleray Abbey/Lunch at Galleria de Paco

This morning's very 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. Next, step into "Little Italy" when you marvel at the paintings of the Sistine Chapel re-created by Polish artist Paco with spray paint. You won't believe it! Enjoy lunch at this unique restaurant. Then, it's time to head home after a relaxing and delightful cruise on the Mississippi River.

B, L

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

This tour includes average physical activity. Minimal physical activity.


OCTOBER 1 - 4, 2019


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 our Ultra Coach as 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


TOUR DIRECTOR: Vonis Schroeder


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 August 15, 2019, 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 ...................30% of the Tour Cost

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

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


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 Tour prices in this publication are effective as of September 15, 2018 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.


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.


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.


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, 2018. 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
En route Pickup points en route
Fremont Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Geneva, Nebraska Heartland Bank
East Bull Pen, East Parking lot of the Court House
Grand Island Bosselman * 3335 West Wood River Road Parking in
Gravel lot by Motel 6. Meet bus at gravel lot entr
Grand Island Quality Inn Grand Island
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 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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