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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 4-7, 2022           Classic Tour

 

DEPARTURE CITIES

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

 

ALLIED’S TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

•All Day Cruise on the Mississippi RiverCranberry Bog Tour

•Chef Prepared Demonstration Dinner Cranberry Discovery Center  

•New Melleray Abbey  

•8 Meals: 3 Breakfasts (B); 2 Lunches (L); 3 Dinners (D)  

•Tour Director: Loretta Mills 

 

FEATURED HOTELS

  • La Crosse, WI (2) – Hampton Inn

  • Dubuque, IA – Hotel Julien

 

PRICING, PER PERSON

$1,089 Double

$1,285 Single

$1,044 Triple

 

PAY-BY-CHECK SAVINGS: $35 per person

Early Booking Savings for First 10 Passengers Booked--$50

Early Booking Savings for Second 10 Passengers Booked --$30

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

D

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. Wait until you learn about the product they produce. Then, it’s time to head home.

B

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

Activity Level 2:  Requires average physical activity.  You should be in good health, able to climb stairs, and walk reasonable distances. 

 

Oct. 4-7, 2022

 

DEPARTURE CITIES

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

 

TOUR INCLUSIONS: 

Motorcoach 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 the motorcoach, cruises, 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 air tours, tours entering Canada/International travel, government fees, passport & VISA fees, airport departure taxes, any vaccination fees/requirements, and other miscellaneous fees. 

 

HOW TO MAKE A RESERVATION 

Reserving your place on an Allied tour is as simple as 1-2-3  

1. Choose a tour from the catalog or online at www.AlliedTT.com.  

2. Call Allied Tour to check availability and give passenger details. Call 402-371-3840 or Toll Free 1-800-672-1009, or book online at AlliedTT.com.  

3. Send your deposit. The deposit is required within seven days of making your reservation. Please see additional information for deposit amounts. You will receive a confirmation of your deposit once your payment is received. 

 

FINAL PAYMENT 

Final payment is due 45-90 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) - MOTORCOACH TOURS ONLY  

Tour payments can be protected from cancellation charges for a nominal fee when traveling on one of our motorcoach 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 

Travel documents will be sent approximately two weeks before departure, provided full payment has been received. The documents will include a detailed itinerary, departure times and locations, hotel lists, medical forms, luggage tags, and other helpful information. 

 

CHANGES IN TOUR PRICE  

Tour prices in this publication are effective as of October 1, 2021, 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 order of events and hotels scheduled on 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 motorcoach 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. *Baggage handling included at hotels where available

 

INSPIRATION & 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. 

 

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. 

 

TRAVELER RESPONSIBILITIES, TERMS & CONDITIONS 

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 schedules & assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity, & can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in the 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 for the benefit of the tour and/or tour members, including canceling the tour if necessary. All rates are subject to change & are based on current tariffs available & current exchange rates as of October 1, 2021. AT or property owners are not liable for any loss/damage to vehicles parked at departure locations. All baggage is at the owner’s risk. The purchase of baggage & 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 of locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking & verifying any & all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s) & 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 & 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.

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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
North West Parking Lot
Grand Island Quality Inn Quality Inn-I-80 & Hwy 281 * 308-384-7770
Lincoln Arrow/Allied 5250 Superior Street - Lincoln Arrow Bus Barn
Park behind the north fence & look for bus
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)
York-Petro York - Petro Travel Center -I-80 & York Exit
Park on North side in space with an E-for employee
From Price Book Now Call Back Telephone Favorites
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