MISSISSIPPI RIVER DASH

Off Trail to Branson

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34 DAYS 1930 MILES
MAY 29 – JULY 2, 2022
Two Person 1 RV $7100 / One Person 1RV $5200
Additional Guest $2900

Meet us at the north end to Dash Down the Mississippi River unlike any adventure you have every experienced. We’re traveling as group and stopping at area’s off and on the tourist grid. Every detail of this trip is planned out sweepingly in order to Maximize Your Experience. Feel confident knowing you have the BEST of the BEST leading you! We never forget to bring FUN too! This All Inclusive Trip Includes: Camping Fees, listed Meals, Breakfast and Coffee Mornings, Nightly Get-Together’s, Entertainment, Ticket Admissions, Shows, Listed Tours, Professional Caravan Staff, Trolley Rides, Boat Cruises, Gratuities, and Much More in Below Itinerary! Remember, a great part of this trip is all of us. Just get there and let us do our thing! We Hope to See You!

 
DAY 1 – 2BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA
  • Orientation (Hour by Hour Itinerary Booklet Provided and Goody Bag)
  • Icebreaker Meal & Dessert
  • Guided Tour of the Bemidji Area
  • Paul Bunyan Statues
  • Bemidji Woolen Factory Tour
  • Itasca State Park – Cross the Headwaters of the Mississippi River
  • Cruise Lake Itasca and Lunch
DAY 3 – 7BRAINERD / MINNEAPOLIS, MN
  • St Paul Cathedral
  • Twin Cities Guided Bus Tour
  • Enroute – Optional — National Eagle Center
  • Crooks Tour of St Paul
  • Wabasha Street Sandstone Caves
  • Old MN Post Office/Court House
  • Mississippi River Lunch Cruise
DAY 8 – 9LA CROSS / PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI
  • Fort Crawford Center
  • La Crosse Queen Cruise
  • Optional – Villa Louis Historic Site
  • Get-Together and Cookout
  • Old MN Post Office/Court House
DAY 10 – 13DAVENPORT, IA
  • Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
  • Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
  • Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse
  • Guided Area Bus Tour
  • Amana Colonies Lunch and Tour
  • John Deere Pavilion & Historic Site
  • ENROUTE – National Mississippi River Center
  • River Dinner Cruise / American Lady Cruises
DAY 14 – 15HANNIBAL, MO
  • Mark Twain Boyhood Home
  • Mark Twain Himself – Reinactment
  • Planter’s Barn Theather
  • Guided Tour of Mark Twain Home and Area
  • Mark Twain Cave Guided Tour
  • Pastries and Coffee
DAY 16 – 18ST. LOUIS, MO
  • Gateway to the West Arch Tour & Ride
  • National Great Rivers Museum
  • Guide Bus Tour – St. Louis
  • ​Anheuser Busch Brewery Tour
  • 1904 World’s Fair Site, Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
  • Missouri Botanical Gardens
DAY 19 – 22BRANSON, MO
  • Branson City Bus Tour
  • College of the Ozarks
  • Showboat Branson Belle
  • Lunch at Mel’s Diner (Entertainment)
  • Shepherd of the Hills Historic Homestead Tour
  • History of the Ozarks
DAY 23 – 25MEMPHIS, TN
  • Sun Studio Tour – Elvis 1st Recording
  • Peabody Ducks
  • St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Tour
  • Beale Street Experience & Lunch at BB Kings
  • Graceland
  • Mud Island River Park
  • Staff Prepared Meal
DAY 26 – 27MERIDIAN, MS
  • MSU Riley Center
  • RANKY TANKY Jazz Show and Fine cuisine
  • Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience
  • Guided History Tour of Area
  • Historic Merrehope Mansion
  • Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum
DAY 28 – 29VICKSBURG, MS
  • Vicksburg National Military Park
  • Riverfront Muralsground
  • Civil War Battle Ground
  • Antebellum Mansion Tour & Lunch
  • Lower Mississippi River Museum
  • Ameristar Casino and Buffet
DAY 30 – 31NATCHEZ TRACE, MS
  • EN-ROUTE – Old Country Store Lunch
  • Natchez Guided Bus Tour
  • Stanton Hall Guided Tour
  • Group Get-Together
  • Bluff Park Mississippi River Vista
DAY 32 – 34NEW ORLEANS, LA
  • Oak Alley Plantation Tour and Cajun Lunch Buffet
  • Mardi Gras World
  • Swamp Boat Tour and Lunch
  • Lunch at Sicily’s Italian Buffet
  • Cafe du Monde beignet shop (City Park)
  • Explore the French Quarter
  • Steamboat Natchez Farewell Dinner
  • Now for the Crunch… Hugs and Goodby’s…

Customer’s Review

Great Rocky Mountain Caravan

★★★★★
This was our first caravan trip and it did not disappoint. Our Wagon Master's Jim & Vera made sure that we were all well informed concerning the itinerary and any changes needed along the way and our Tail Gunners, Ronnie & Mary did a great job following behind making sure we all made it to the next destination. The sites and destinations along the way were everything as advertised. We especially enjoyed all of the National Parks. The dinners and entertainment throughout the trip were just an added bonus. The highlight was meeting so many wonderful people who were a part of our trip and who we shared so many wonderful memories.
- Jim & Bonnie DePermentier

2020 Trailblazer caravan

★★★★★
My first, but not my last caravan with this company. Totally enjoyed all the activities they put together for us. Did many things I would have never done by myself. They were accommodating to my physical limitations, always making sure I was doing well. Thank you Ryan and Vera for making this a wonderful trip for me.
- Chriss Sorenson

Rocky Mountain Caravan

★★★★★
If you would like to see our Great Country and are a little unsure on how it should be done, We would recommend traveling with Great American Caravans. The staff, Ryan (Wagon master), Jim and Vera (Tail gunners) will make sure you are well taken care of. You will find the price is small to have all aspects of the trip covered. Routing sheets to each campground and planned activities and tours, all provided. The great cooking for many extra meals by Vera, Jim, and Ryan are fabulous. Don't wait, pick a trip and enjoy the time traveling our Great Country. We met so many new friends. We saw so many things we would not have done. It is a pleasure to show up and have all the planning done for our trips. Thank you Ryan, Jim, and Vera. You are the best. See you soon. John and Pat
- John Henninger