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Day 1 – Home to Quincy, IL

Our adventure south begins as we travel to Quincy, Illinois for a delightful dinner overlooking the Mississippi River at The Pier Restaurant, which was built and opened in 1994 on an old railroad pier that, in the past, connected the city of Quincy to the west. Enjoy a restful night at the Stoney Creek Inn.

Hotel: Stoney Creek Inn

Included Meals: Dinner


Day 2 – Quincy to St. Louis, MO

As we make our way to St. Louis today, we’ll first enjoy an included lunch. Our trip really would not be complete without visiting the Majestic Gateway Arch. At 630 feet, our nation’s tallest man-made monument has plenty of exciting activities. Take a tram ride to the top, see a documentary film, experience a giant screen movie, and visit the Museum of Westward Expansion. We’ll settle into our hotel for the next three nights, conveniently located within walking distance to many of St. Louis’ attractions.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hotel: Drury Plaza at the Arch


Day 3 – St. Louis

This morning we are treated to a city tour of St. Louis. Next a visit to Anheuser-Busch is planned, where our tour will include the historic Brew House, Budweiser Clydesdale stable and paddock, Beechwood Lagering Cellar, and Anheuser-Busch gift shop. Tonight we will have dinner at Mike Shannon’s Steak & Seafood.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 4 – St. Louis

The morning is free at our leisure. Since it’s Sunday, some may choose to attend Sunday Services, which are within walking distance from our hotel. Lunch is planned at Bevo’s, a Dutch windmill built by Mr. Busch. Next we will experience as many exciting animal encounters as possible as we visit Grant’s Farm. This 281-acre ancestral home of the Busch family and the Farm is home to more than 900 animals representing more than 100 different species. The Budweiser Clydesdale Stables are home to approximately 25 Clydesdale mares, geldings, stallions, and foals. Next we will enjoy a St Louis tradition, Ted Drewes frozen custard. Ted Drewes has been selling frozen custard for decades, with an attention to quality that has made his custard the finest in St. Louis.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 5 – St. Louis to Hannibal, MO

Today we bid goodbye to St Louis and make our way to America’s hometown, Hannibal Missouri, home to Mark Twain. We will stop at his boyhood home and museum, do some shopping, and visit the Museum Gallery. Then after we settle into our hotel, we board the nostalgic Mark Twain Riverboat and cruise the “Mighty Mississippi.” See this famous river town from the boat that bears the name of its most famous citizen as we return to the days of steamboating. We’ll enjoy dinner and live musical entertainment onboard.

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Hotel: Best Western Plus on the River


Day 6 – Hannibal to Rockford, IL

Depart this morning after breakfast at the hotel for Springfield. We will stop at Lincoln’s Presidential Library & Museum, where there is much to learn and discover about our 16th President in this over 40,000 sq. ft. Museum that includes interactive exhibits that will thoroughly engage you. Abraham Lincoln’s life has been called “The Great American Story.” We will stop in Bloomington for lunch on our own before we continue our journey into Rockford.

Hotel: Radisson Hotel 

Included Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 7 – Rockford to Home

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before we start for home. A stop is planned in Wisconsin Dells at Thunder Valley for lunch. Their Scandinavian hospitality is like none other as you “travel back to another time, a time of threshing dinners, horse drawn wagons and house parties. Velkommen to Thunder Valley!” Return home enriched, having discovered a memorable R&J Tours experience!

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Motorcoach Per Person Pricing Information

Double: $1,499
Single: $1,949
Triple: $1,399
Quad: $1,349

Motorcoach Travel Protection Per Person

Double: $85
Single: $116

Travel Bucks

$25 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

Price Includes

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

The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 76°
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Tour Highlights

3 Nights in St. Louis
Gateway Arch Tram
Anheuser-Busch Tour & Grant’s Farm
Ted Drewes Fozen Custard
Mississippi River Cruise
Mark Twain’s Hannibal
Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum
Great shopping and restaurant choices
13 Meals Included

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Minneapolis, Mn
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The average temperature while R&J is visiting is 76°
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