What Are Some Weekend Riverboat Cruises?


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Weekend and overnight riverboat cruises include the Spirit of Peoria's Starved Rock State Park, St. Louis and Land of Lincoln cruises as well as the Twilight Riverboat's cruises from LeClaire to Dubuque and Dubuque to Guttenberg. Short riverboat cruises in Europe includes trips down the Danube, Rhine and Shannon rivers.

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Travelers who want to enjoy a short weekend getaway can hop on board the Twilight Riverboat or Spirit of Peoria for a one- to three-day trip along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. The Twilight Riverboat offers one- to two-day options for a short weekend. The two-day cruises include meals, a night's lodging and entrance to a variety of shore attractions. The cruise starts at LeCLarie, Iowa, and continues down to Dubuque, Iowa, where passengers get to explore the National Mississippi River Museum. The one-day cruise from Dubuque to Guttenberg, Iowa, is a two-way trip that offers passengers breakfast, lunch and snacks; narration of the river; and live music.

The Spirit of Peoria offers cruises on the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, including the three-day Starved Rock State Park cruise that includes meals, lodging, hikes around Starved Rock, live entertainment and tours. The St. Louis cruise starts in Peoria, Illinois, and meanders down the Mississippi River to St. Louis, Missouri. Passengers get to spend time at Frederick, Springfield and Grafton State Park as well as enjoy live entertainment on board and full meals.

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