Mississippi River Cruise – June 15 – 17, 2020

St. Louis Arch & Lumiere Casino

MONDAY – WEDNESDAY

JUNE 15 – 17, 2020

Depart Lafayette at 7:00 AM, Lebanon at 7:30 AM and Indianapolis 8:00 AM.

Includes motorcoach transportation, 2 nights lodging, luggage handling, 5 meals (3 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 1 dinner), admissions per itinerary and Imperial Escort.

Gateway Arch, Tram Ride to the Top: Getting there is part of the adventure.  Gaze at over 43,000 tons of concrete and steel making an iconic, elegant arc 63 stories high into the Midwest sky. Shaped by the inspired design of Finnish-America architect Eero Saarinen, the Gateway Arch celebrates the westward expansion of the United States and the pioneers who made it possible.

Budweiser Brewery Experience– Observe the entire 7-Step Brewing Process and see the world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales at the historic stables built in 1885. These majestic giants have become a symbol for quality and excellence and have appeared in some of the most memorable Super Bowl commercials over the years, representing an iconic part of Anheuser-Busch history.

Toasted Ravioli anyone? In the early 1940s, a chef by the name of Fritz accidently dropped an order of ravioli into hot oil instead of hot water. Quickly realizing his mistake, the raviolis were removed but not discarded. Mickey Garagiola, older brother of Major League Baseball Hall-of-Famer Joe Garagiola, was actually at the bar during the mishap and was the first to taste the accidental treat. With some seasoning, everyone agreed that toasted ravioli was a hit and there to stay.

 Enjoy and included dinner in Yogi Berra and Joe DiMaggio’s childhood neighborhood!  Mama’s on The Hill, home of the toasted ravioli in St. Louis’ Historic Italian neighborhood!

Lumière Place and Casino– 2019 Best Overall Casino in Missouri!  Spend two nights near the Gateway Arch with $15.00 free slot play.  The lights dazzle. The sounds beckon. The tingle of anticipation is everywhere. With more than 1,400 slot machines, 58 table games and a dedicated 10-table poker room, there’s something for every gaming enthusiast at Lumière Place. In fact, there are 75,000 square feet of gaming options — from classic games to the latest favorites! 

Mississippi River Journey aboard a paddlewheel leaving from historic St. Louis Levee to Grafton, IL through the Chain of Rocks Lock and Dam. This day long excursion includes breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and non-alcoholic drinks.  You will be entertained the entire day with some the area’s best entertainers from music to storytelling!

Inside the Economy Museum– The economy. You hear about it every day, but how much do you actually know about it? The award-winning Inside the Economy® Museum inside the historic Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will immerse you in a one-of-a-kind experience that explains the economy, and your role in it, in a fun and interactive way.

Cross at the Crossroads, a landmark for the over 19 million travelers who pass through Effingham on Interstates 57 and 70 each year.   Hodgson Mill Mercantile a warm and welcoming retail store, see the full line of all Hodgson Mill offerings along with other local and U.S.-made crafts, products and gifts. Enjoy coffee and a variety of samples as you shop. The oldest business in Effingham is John Boos & Co., known for their BOOS BLOCKS® butcher blocks and cutting boards that are widely used by celebrity chefs such as Ina Garten, Ree Drummond and more.  We visit John Boos & Co.’s Factory Outlet for a tour and shopping.  Winding out the trip with wine tasting at Tuscan Hills Winery who provides an old-world Tuscan feel in the heart of Effingham, Illinois.