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Departing: Monday, October 23, 2017
2 Days
Personal Pace: 2
Average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs, periods of standing, and walk reasonable distances.
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Sit back and relax aboard an authentic paddlewheeler as we make our way along the scenic Illinois River Valley.  Enjoy the wonder of natural beauty and history on this unique mode of transportation.  Leisurely cruise and enjoy the whistling notes of the calliope as it fills the air and drifts through the valley.  Using a delightful mix of riverlore and historical fact, the river comes alive through story and song.  A complete tour package, all meals are included.

Daily Itinerary:
Day 1 Travel to Utica, Illinois, home of Starved Rock State Park which has 2,630 acres of thick forests, lush canyons, and sparkling waterfalls.  Voted the #1 attraction in the state of Illinois!  Board the trolley outside the Great Hall of the Lodge.  Learn about the rich history and legends of Starved Rock State Park and Lodge as we make our way to the Lock and Dam, through historic downtown Utica, and the Starved Rock Visitor Center.  Next, we will enjoy a canal boat ride.  Step back into time with period dressed interpreters on this one hour mule pulled canal boat ride.  Check into the Starved Rock Lodge, our home for the night.  The 1930’s era stone-and-log lodge built by the Civilian Conservation Corps is situated atop a wooded bluff overlooking the picturesque Illinois River.  The lodge offers rustic charm with modern conveniences.  Fall is one of the favorite times of the year with all the splendor of color!  Yellows, golds, orange, and vivid reds are present throughout the park.  After dinner, enjoy a visit from Mark Twain himself as he entertains us with his storytelling.
Day 2 After breakfast at the lodge, we will depart for the Spirit of Peoria Cruise on the Illinois River.  Embark on the “Spirit of Peoria” and depart from Starved Rock for a full day of cruising.  Enjoy live music and entertainment.  We will arrive home late this evening.

TOUR INCLUDES: Round-Trip Transportation via TURNER Motorcoach • Accommodations One (1) Night • Five (5) Main Meals [One (1) Breakfast, Two (2) Lunches, and Two (2) Dinners • Group Admission Charges, Sightseeing, Baggage Handling, Taxes, and Gratuities

ADDITIONAL INFO: $9.00 bee buck (thank you) certificate. Deposit: $100.00 per person. Final payment is due September 6, 2017. No refunds will be issued after the final payment date for multi day tours. If you must cancel you may sell, give away, or contact TURNER to see if we have a wait list. You must notify TURNER of any name changes. Subject to change!

$429.00 Double Occupancy
$558.00 Single Occupancy
$424.00 Triple Occupancy
$424.00 Quad Occupancy