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34 Day Mississippi River Road

 

 

Start Date Sep 06, 2024
End Date Oct 09, 2024
8 Other Dates
 

Starts: Bemidji, MN Ends: New Orleans, LA

From Minnesota to Louisiana, let’s travel on one of the most scenic drives in America –the Great River Road. Visit 9 states along the way and enjoy unforgettable experiences such as walking over the river’s headwaters in Itasca, Minnesota and a seaplane flight over the delta in New Orleans. Enjoy scenic cruises, Mark Twain sites, historic southern plantations, and magnificent waterfalls, all while taking in the autumn scenery and rich history of the USA.
  • 33 Camping Nights
  • 66 Events & Meals
  • Daily Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • Enhance Your Trip
  • Pricing & Offers
  • Activity Level
  • Travel Insurance
  • Traveler Reviews

Daily Itinerary

  • 1637 Driving Miles
  • 149 Avg Miles Per Travel Day
 

  • Orientation and Get Acquainted Party
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Cruise Lake Itasca
  • Guided Bemidji Area Bus Tour
  • Bemidji Woolen Factory Tour
  • Paul Bunyan Statues
  • Itasca State Park - Cross the Headwaters of the Mississippi River

  • EN-ROUTE Forest History Center

  • Twin Cities Guided Bus Tour
  • Minnehaha Falls
  • St Paul Cathedral
  • Wabasha Street Sandstone Caves
  • Crooks Tour of St Paul
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • Mississippi Port Lunch Cruise
  • Old MN Post Office/Court House

  • Enroute - National Eagle Center
  • EN-ROUTE - National Eagle Center Reserved Program

  • ENROUTE - National Mississippi River Museum
  • Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • John Deere Pavilion & Historic Site
  • Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
  • Iowa 80 Truck Stop
  • Guided Area Bus Tour
  • Amana Colonies Lunch and Tour
  • River Dinner Cruise

  • Mark Twain Cave Guided Tour
  • Mark Twain Boyhood Home Museum
  • Mark Twain Himself - Reenactment

  • Motorcoach Transportation - St. Louis
  • Gateway to the West Arch Tour & Ride
  • National Great Rivers Museum
  • Guided Area Motorcoach Tour - 1904 World's Fair Site, Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
  • Step on Guide - St. Louis
  • Brewery Tour

  • Optional Activities: Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, Mississippi River Tales Mural, Crisp Museum
  • Campground Cookout

  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • Sun Studio Tour - Elvis 1st Recording
  • Beale Street Experience & Lunch at BB Kings
  • Rock n Soul Museum
  • Guided Memphis Bus Tour
  • Tour Guide
  • National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
  • Bass Pro Observation Deck
  • Campground Cookout

  • Vicksburg Motorcoach Tour
  • Vicksburg National Military Park
  • Vicksburg Tour Guide
  • Antebellum Mansion Tour & Lunch
  • Lower Mississippi River Museum
  • Riverfront Murals

  • EN-ROUTE - Old Country Store Lunch
  • Stanton Hall Tour and Guided Carriage Tour
  • Guided Carriage Tour
  • Bluff Park Mississippi River Vista

  • River Road Plantation Motorcoach Tour
  • Laura 'a Creole Plantation' Tour
  • Oak Alley Plantation Tour and Cajun Lunch Buffet
  • Oak Alley Plantation Tour
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • Seaplane Flight over Mississippi River Delta
  • Lunch at the Marina
  • Swamp Boat Tour
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • Explore the French Quarter
  • New Orleans School of Cooking Lunch
  • Motorcoach Transportation
  • Steamboat Natchez Farewell Dinner
  • Goodbye Continental Breakfast



What's Included

  • 33 Camping Nights
  • 66 Events & Meals

Follow the Mississippi River from North to South

Itasca State Park – Cross the Headwaters

Seaplane Flight Over the Delta

Mark Twain’s Historic Home

Scenic River Cruises

National Mississippi River Museum

St. Louis Arch Ride and Tour

Memphis’ Sun Studio & Beale Street

Vicksburg National Military Park

New Orleans French Quarter

Southern Plantation Tours

Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise

Tour Amana Colonies

Guided Area Bus Tours




  • 1637 Driving Miles
  • 149 Avg Miles Per Travel Day
 

We want to make your RV Vacation as stress-free and as enjoyable as possible, so we take care of all the planning and reservations for you. Once your vacation is booked, all you need to do is show up in your RV and enjoy these inclusive benefits:

  • 33 Nights of RV Camping Fees
  • 66 Events & Meals
  • Professionally Planned Route and Itinerary specifically prepared for 34 Day Mississippi River Road
  • Transportation Provided for Most Included Activities
  • Expert Guides – WagonMasters and TailGunners*
  • 34 Day Mississippi River Road's Detailed Trip Log with Turn-by-Turn Directions, Fuel Stops & Popular Landmarks
  • Regular Briefings and Travel Tips Report from WagonMasters
  • Pre-Trip Information Packet & Vehicle Checklist
  • Special Socials & Get-Togethers
  • Gratuities for Included Meals, Bus Drivers & Special Guides
  • Customer Appreciation Gift: Tote, Hat, and Tour Pin
  • Frequent Traveler Rewards Program includes $100.00 in Future Travel Credits

 

Even though there’s an itinerary and planned route, we want you to enjoy your vacation to the greatest extent. We’ll give you time to independently explore and have the freedom to choose the stops along the route that interest you. Additionally, our Travel Ambassadors are there to assist you with optional activities in the area that are not included in the itinerary to make the most of your vacation.

*TailGunners only on Caravans with 14 or more guest rigs

Enhance Your Trip

More than ever, our guests are spending more time on the road and are excited to make the most out of their vacation. By choosing from the 147 pre- and post-trip extensions that we offer, or adding on optional activities to the itinerary, there are many ways you can personalize your experience to make it the vacation of your dreams.

Many Guests Choose Pre- or Post-Trip Extensions

Chances are, you’re traveling quite far to join us on one of our tours. Why not make the most of it with pre- and post-trip extensions? By adding on another tour, it will give you the opportunity to extend your vacation and maximize your time in the geographical region. On this 34 Day Mississippi River Road trip, you will have 1 extension to choose from: Branson Christmas Rally.

Maximize Your Time in the Area

Consider building in extra time for yourself in Bemidji, MN (Rally Point) or New Orleans, LA (End Place) to relax and get adjusted or give yourself time to explore on your own before or after your 34 Day Mississippi River Road trip. Extending the length of your stay can truly make your trip everything you’ve ever dreamed about and give you the opportunity to enjoy more of what each destination has to offer.

Post-trip: Branson Christmas Rally Oct 30, 2024 to Nov 05, 2024Rally Point: Branson, MO

Join us opening week of the Branson Christmas season for the best in musical, comical, and theatrical celebrations! From traditional favorites to original arrangements, our festivities introduce you to top stars and create magical moments in our guided RV tour. Featuring over 10 live shows and festive activities, you’re sure to get into the Christmas spirit at this Rally!

Even though there’s an itinerary and planned route, we want you to enjoy your vacation to the greatest extent. With their unmatched understanding of the area and commitment to enriching your travel experiences, your WagonMasters will be there to help you choose and schedule the best optional activities that aren’t included in the itinerary. Here’s a sampling of the optional activities offered on the 34 Day Mississippi River Road. Here’s a sampling of the optional activities offered on the 34 Day Mississippi River Road trip:


    • On Day 19 Activities: Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, Mississippi River Tales Mural, Crisp Museum




Pricing & Payment Offers

Price includes all items listed in daily itinerary
  • 33 Camping Nights
  • 66 Events & Meals
Included Highlights


Follow the Mississippi River from North to South

Itasca State Park – Cross the Headwaters

Seaplane Flight Over the Delta

Mark Twain’s Historic Home

Scenic River Cruises

National Mississippi River Museum

St. Louis Arch Ride and Tour

Memphis’ Sun Studio & Beale Street

Vicksburg National Military Park

New Orleans French Quarter

Southern Plantation Tours

Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise

Tour Amana Colonies

Guided Area Bus Tours




Pricing & Payment Options

$9,995.00

$8,495.00

 

Our exclusive, interest-free, monthly payment plan to budget your vacation. Your first monthly payment secures your reservation.

  • $475.95 USD Monthly Payment*
  • 21 Monthly Payments
  • 08/07/2024 Balance Due
  • Monthly Payments are available at this time.

A tour deposit of 15% and the $89.00 non-refundable processing fee confirms your reservation. Final balance due 90 days prior to departure.

  • $1,588.25 USD 15% Deposit*
  • $8,406.75 USD Final Balance*
  • 06/08/2024 Balance Due
  • 15% Deposit option is available at this time.

If your original tour cost is more than $1,500 and choose to pay your final balance by check, you will receive a discount according to the schedule below:

Original Tour Cost

  • $1,500 - $5,000
  • $5,001 - $7,500
  • $7,501 - $10,000
  • $10,001 - $15,000
  • $15,001 - $20,000
  • $20,001 - $25,000
  • $25,001 and up

Discount

  • $50
  • $100
  • $200
  • $250
  • $300
  • $400
  • $500

Ways to Save

Take advantage of these special offers to maximize the value of your next RV adventure!

Payment Options
We have various payment options, some of which offer deep discounts. Plus, we offer an interest-free, monthly payment plan to help you budget your vacation. Read More>>
Exclusive Travel Partners
We’re proud to be the official travel partner of some of the largest RV clubs and manufacturers in the world, which allow us to offer discounts to their members and customers. Read More>>
Frequent Traveler Credits
We appreciate you traveling with us, so we want to reward you with instant credit back on every tour you take. The more you travel, the greater the rewards! Read More>>
Refer & Earn
Receive future travel credits for each new customer you refer to us. Plus, learn how referrals can also increase your Lifetime Loyalty Rewards! Read More>>
Special Offers
By joining our email list, you’ll stay up to date on the latest tours and offers. Be in the know for any additional discounts to help you save even more! Read More>>
Exclusive Price Guarantee
Once you make your deposit, we guarantee the price! If our suppliers increase their prices, you won’t be stuck with any additional costs for your trip. Read More>>

Activity Level - MODERATE

Group Size

  • This trip has a group size up to 22 rigs plus WagonMasters and TailGunners* exclusive to 34 Day Mississippi River Road

Pacing

  • 1637 Driving Miles
  • 149 Average Daily Miles
  • 34 days, with 33 camping nights including 66 events & meals

Physical Requirements

  • Moderate walking distance (30 to 45 minutes); some excursions may include gradually graded ramps, hills and/or stairs.



    Tours require that you are responsible for yourself and your ability to get on and off all Transportation Services.



    Activity Ratings are intended to provide information for those who do not use mobility devices.



    If you require a mobility device, please be aware that guests must travel with a companion that is responsible for loading, unloading and securing their device on all excursions.



    Guests with mobility challenges and walking limitations may not be able to participate in all activities.

*TailGunners only on Caravans with 14 or more guest rigs

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Traveler Reviews

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