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Day 1 – Home to Dubuque, Iowa

Board the R&J luxury coach this morning for the start of a fabulous River Town Tour! We head south with a coffee break in Rochester before our first tour stop in Harmony where we will enjoy lunch at The Harmony House Restaurant. A step-on guide will then board the coach and give us a tour of the Amish country, including shopping at the Amish stores along the way! After an afternoon of stepping-back-in-time, we make our way to Dubuque, Iowa and the grand Hotel Julien for the next three nights. Enjoy the evening and dinner on your own.

Included Meals: Lunch 

Hotel: Hotel Julien (3 Nights) 


Day 2 – Dubuque

Breakfast will be ready and waiting in a private room just for us! Take some time to stroll around the hotel and see the beautiful architecture before we leave for our tour of The Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium where you can take an informative, entertaining journey on the Mighty Mississippi: enjoy dynamic aquariums, historical exhibits, and a stroll through the wetlands and boatyard. Enjoy lunch on your own before we depart for St. Luke’s Church, with its Romanesque style of architecture and origins in the Middle Ages. Here we will take a tour inside of the beautiful stained glass windows such as the Baptism of Christ and the Angel of Victory. Next we take a ride on The Fenelon Place elevator which is described as the world’s shortest, steepest scenic railway, 296 feet in length, elevating passengers 189 feet from Fourth Street to Fenelon Place. Here you will see a magnificent view of the historic Dubuque business district, the Mississippi River and three states. Tonight enjoy an evening of delicious food, history tours and live entertainment when you visit three of Dubuque’s historic and iconic sites. What a way to eat your way through history!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 3 – Galena, IL – Potosi, WI – Dubuque, IA

Rise and shine with another wonderful breakfast at the hotel before departing for the day. We will spend the morning in Galena, IL. We’ll have a Trolley Tour of the city. Afterwards, you will have time for lunch on your own as well as some shopping time in this quaint little town. After lunch we will board the motorcoach and drive to WI, Potosi Wisconsin to be exact! In Potosi we will tour the National Brewery Museum as well as take a production tour to find out how the Potosi Beer is brewed. Sampling will conclude the tour. We will return to the hotel with some time to freshen up before we walk to our restaurant for dinner. Dinner tonight we will enjoy a little taste of Italy at Vinny Vanucchis! This is a local restaurant with amazing Italian fare.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner 


Day 4 – Dubuque to Home

All aboard the coach after a scrumptious breakfast for our drive home along the Great Mississippi River Road. We will make numerous stops along the way: Prairie du Chien, WI where we will hit up the Valley Fish and Cheese Co. for a unique experience and shop for some smoked fish if you’d like! Lunch is on us at a local La Crosse restaurant before we head over to our next stop, which is The Mary of the Angels and Perpetual Adoration Chapels at St. Rose Convent. Mary of the Angels Chapel in La Crosse was named after a tiny church built in early times in the marshlands below the town of Assisi, Italy. Abandoned and in disrepair, the church, St. Mary of the Portiuncula, was given to Francis of Assisi by the Benedictines to use as a place of prayer and as headquarters for he and his followers. Return home with new friends & wonderful memories of the Grand River Towns!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $999
Single: $1,199
Triple: $949
Quad: $899

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $67
Single: $85

Travel Bucks

$20 Travel Bucks per person earned with this tour

Deposit Due

$100 deposit per person due at time of reservation. Full payment due 30 days prior to depart.

Passport Needed


Tour Pace

Moderate Walking at your own pace

Price Includes

7 Meals, Hotels & Activities as stated in brochure, Luxury Motorcoach

The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 68°
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Tour Highlights

Harmony & Amish Country
- 3 Nights at Historic Hotel Julien
- Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
- St. Luke’s Church
- Fenelon Place Elevator
- Historical Progressive Dinner
- Trolley City Tour
- Fun Shopping in the Historic District
- National Brewery Museum
- Transportation Museum
- Brewery Tour
Valley Fish and Cheese Co.
The Mary of the Angels and Perpetual Adoration Chapels

Travel with R & J Tours to a warm destination where it is...
Minneapolis, Mn
Grand River Towns
The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 68°
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