Day 1: Today we depart Kansas and travel across northern Missouri as we anticipate our river cruise adventure. Night in Hannibal.
2: What better way to prepare for a river cruise than to visit Hannibal, the boyhood home of Mark Twain, and the setting to his timeless novels including “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”. Our time in Hannibal will be spent on a city tour, visiting Mark Twain’s boyhood home and visiting the Mark Twain Cave. Lunch is included in Hannibal. Following a mid-afternoon departure we arrive in Peoria for the night.
3: This morning we board the Spirit of Peoria for the first of three days of cruising on the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included on board and we enjoy piano, vocal and guitar music and Professional Riverlore as we cruise. This evening we dock at Meredosia Landing where our motorcoach meets us and takes us to our hotel in Springfield. Night in Springfield.
4: After breakfast at our hotel we visit the Abraham Lincoln Museum. The museum features public experiences, galleries and theater presentations about the life of our 16th President. In the late morning we board our motorcoach for a drive to Florence where we re-board the Spirit of Peoria and continue our river journey. Lunch and dinner are included. We arrive in Grafton, IL, at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers. Tonight we stay at the beautiful Pere Marquette Lodge situated five miles from Grafton.
5: After breakfast at the lodge our motorcoach once again takes us to the Spirit of Peoria and our cruise on the Mississippi River into St. Louis. We lock through the Melvin Price Lock and Dam and Lock and Dam #27 as we enjoy riverboat music and entertainment. Lunch is included before we arrive in St Louis. There will be free time to visit the Gateway Arch before we board our motorcoach and travel to our hotel in St Peters, MO.
6: Today we travel back home to Kansas with experiences of river travel still fresh on our minds.
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