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Great River Road & Fall Colors

  • Destination: United States RV Tours
  • Duration: 32 days

September 12 – October 13, 2023

September 19 – October 20, 2023

Two Person / RV $9,795 Two Person / RV $9,795
One Person / RV $7,995 One Person / RV $7,995
Additional Guest $4,195 Additional Guest $4,195

Prices subject to change

September 10 – October 11, 2024

September 17 – October 18, 2024

Two Person / RV $10,795 Two Person / RV $10,795
One Person / RV $8,995 One Person / RV $8,995
Additional Guest $4,595 Additional Guest $4,595

Prices subject to change

September 09 – October 10, 2025

September 16 – October 17, 2025

Two Person / RV $11,795 Two Person / RV $11,795
One Person / RV $9,995 One Person / RV $9,995
Additional Guest $5,195 Additional Guest $5,195

Early Bird Discount $100 (if registered 12 months prior)
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Take a walk across the Mighty Mississippi…

and then head out to discover the wonders of the Great River Road National Scenic Byway as we chase the fall colors. Enjoy the peak of the season with exceptional weather as the river bluffs glow with red, yellow, and orange foliage. Get awestruck by the views from natural overlooks and waterfalls. Relive the escapades and adventures of Tom Sawyer with a sightseeing trolley tour through the Historic District of Hannibal, MO. Put on your “blue suede shoes” for a tour of Graceland and Sun Studios. Travel the scenic Natchez Trace and enjoy a narrated city tour by horse and buggy. We end this picturesque journey with a seaplane flight over the Delta and mouth of the Mississippi.

 

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - 2
Bemidji, MN
● Orientation & Get Acquainted Social
● Naturalist Guided Motorcoach Tour Including Lunch
● Itasca State Park
● Fall Colors Tour
● Walk Across Mississippi River at its Source
● Bemidji Woolen Mills Factory Tour
Day 3 - 7
St Paul, MN
● St. Paul Motorcoach Tour
● Minnesota History Museum
● Lunch Cruise on Mississippi River
● Guided “Gangster” Tour
● Wabasha Street Caves Tour
● Federal Court House Tour
● Free Time to Visit ‘Mall of America’
● Guided Twin Cities Area Highlights Motorcoach Tour
● Capitol Building & St Paul Cathedral
● James J Hill Mansion (Photo Op)
● Minnehaha Water Falls
● Chanhassen Live Broadway Show & Dinner Theatre
Day 8
Prairie du Chien, WI
● Free Time to Visit Cabela’s or Historic Red Wing, MN
Day 9 - 12
Davenport, IA
● National Mississippi River Museum (En route)
● ‘Quad Cities’ Highlights Motorcoach Tour
● John Deere Pavilion & Store
● Chocolate Factory Tour
● Isabel Bloom
● Mississippi River Distilling Co.
● Amana Colonies Motorcoach Tour
● Amana Colonies Heritage Museum
● Family Style Lunch at the Ronneburg Restaurant
● Amana Woolen Mill
● Herbert Hoover Presidential Library Tour
● Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
Day 13 - 15
Hannibal, MO
● Mark Twain Live Show
● Sightseeing Truck Tour
● Tom Sawyer & Becky Thatcher ‘Meet & Greet’
● Mark Twain’s Historic Home, Museums & Buildings
● Karlocks Kars & Pop Culture Museum
Day 16 - 19
St Louis, MO
● Guided St. Louis Area Motorcoach Tour
● Forest Park & Tower Grove Park (1904 World’s Fair)
● Busch Stadium Tour (St. Louis Cardinals)
● Budweiser Brewery Tour
● Meramec Caverns Guided Tour
● Guided St Louis Area Motorcoach Tour
● August Busch Estate (Grant’s Farm)
● Clydesdale Horses
● Lunch on own at Grants Farm
● Gateway Arch & Tram Ride
● Museum of Westward Expansion
Day 20 - 23
Memphis, TN
● Guided Memphis Area Tour
● St. Jude Children’s Research Center
● March of the Famous Peabody Ducks
● Lunch at Local Restaurant
● Guided Sun Studios Tour
● Lorraine Motel
– Where Martin Luther King was Shot
● Beale Street & Cotton Row
● Elvis’ Graceland “Elvis Experience Tour”
● Guided Memphis Tour”
● Bass Pro Shop at the Pyramid
● Lunch at BB King’s Blues Club
● Time to Explore Beale Street
Day 24 - 25
Vicksburg, MS
● Guided Vicksburg Motorcoach Tour
● Vicksburg National Military Park Tour
● Historic Downtown
● The Old Court House Museum
Day 26 - 27
Natchez Trace, MS / Vidalia, LA
● Natchez Trace Scenic Drive
● Horse & Buggy Narrated City Tour
● Longwood Antebellum Mansion Tour
● Isle of Capri Casino (optional)
Day 28 - 32
New Orleans, LA
● Guided New Orleans Motorcoach Tour
● Comprehensive New Orleans City Tour”
● Garden District & St. Charles Avenue
● New Orleans School of Cooking Including Lunch
● French Quarter Walking Tour
● Jackson Square
● New Orleans Motorcoach Tour
● Mardi Gras World (Where Floats are Built)
● French Market Disctrict
● Café du Monde – City Park
● National World War II Museum
Beyond all Boundaries WWII 4-D Movie
● Venice Motorcoach Transportation
● Seaplane Flight Over River & Delta
● Farewell Dinner at Local Restaurant
● Hitch-up Continental Breakfast
● Hugs & Good-byes

Tour Highlights

– Walk Across the Mighty Mississippi
– Lunch Cruise on Mississippi
– Wabasha Street Caves Tour
– Mark Twain’s Historic Home
– Gateway Arch & Tram Ride
– Graceland the Home of Elvis Presley Tour
– Vicksburg National Military Park Tour
– French Quarter Walking Tour
– Sun Studio & Beale Street
– Seaplane Flight over the Delta

Includes

– Professional Adventure Caravans Staff
– 31 Nights RV Camping
– Tickets, Admissions and Gratuities for Shows, Events, and Activities Listed
– 10 Meals Provided and 56 Events
– 13 Days of Motorcoach Transportation
– Local Step-On Guide for Area Tours
– AVC Apparel, Name Badges & Tour Pins

Additional Tour Details

– Comfortable Walking Shoes Recommended
– Total Miles 1,763
– Longest Travel Day 300 Miles
– Frequent Caravan Miles Earned Upon Completion of Tour $90

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Great River Road & Fall Colors

  • This is our first caravan and we enjoyed it so much we signed up for three more. Jack and Jean A.
    Jack & Jean A.
  • We enjoyed this caravan more than we thought we would, because of the care we received from the Wagonmaster and the Tailgunner and the outstanding organization.
    Randy H – Civil War 2019
  • Adventure Caravans provides the absolute best for a secure and enjoyable travel experience – You won't be disappointed… Marvin & Dee C.
    Marvin & Dee – Gaspe 2019
  • When we signed up for the tour all we knew was that we were going to Alaska. Adventure Caravans made this trip, for us, a once in a lifetime experience. Everything was taken care of, all we had to do was leave in the morning and be in the next campground by a certain time. We enjoyed every facet of the tour from the log meetings and socials to the tours and our free time. Kudos to the wagon masters and to Penny and Tom. The icing on the cake are the wonderful friends that we made and know we will keep in touch. The camaraderie among the whole group was amazing but the trip left us with memories for a lifetime. Thank you Adventure Caravans.
    Alaska Caravan Guest
  • Exceeds expectations – Good $ Value. Saw many things I never would have found on my own. Carol H.
    Carol H
  • We would never experience such a variety of activities, visit so many places or meet so many interesting people if we traveled on our own. A big plus. Safety in numbers! Allan & Pat
    Allan & Pat H.