Peoria to Hannibal Excursion

5-day, 4-night

Peoria to Hannibal Excursion Thumbnail

Do we have an adventure for you!!! This five day trip takes you from Peoria, IL to the riverfront town of Hannibal, MO. Best known for being the boyhood home of author Mark Twain. Included with the cruise are meals, entertainment and some shore excursions.

Well, do we have an adventure for you!  We are traveling to the riverfront town best known for being the boyhood home of author, Mark Twain.

This 5-day/4 night cruise begins on Saturday in Peoria with a stop in Meredosia, IL, and a an overnight in Springfield at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel.  Day two starts with breakfast at the hotel followed by a 2 hour self-guided tour of the Lincoln presidential museum and a bus ride back to the boat for a trip to Grafton, IL.  Overnight stay is at the Pere Marquette Lodge.  Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1930's, the Lodge is situated in Pere Marquette State Park which is Illinois' largest state park.

Monday morning starts at the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers and a north bound trip up the Mississippi to Clarksville, MO. Overnight stay will be in Hannibal with free time in the evening.  The fourth and last day of river travel takes you from Clarksville into Hannibal.  Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher will be at the landing to greet passengers and then it's off for a tour of Mark Twain Cave.  The final day is spent with a visit at Mark Twain's boyhood home and lunch at the historic Star Theater.  Return trip to Peoria is by motorcoach.

Trip Includes

  • All-inclusive ticket pricing
  • Overnight lodging
  • Sumptuous Meals including prime rib dinner
  • Professional riverlore / storytelling
  • Tour of destination
  • Old-fashioned hospitality
  • Unlimited complimentary non-alcoholic drinks
  • Historical information
  • Wildlife sightings
  • Indoor comfort
  • Outdoor relaxation
  • Live entertainment
  • Old-time banjo
  • Ragtime piano
  • Baggage handling
  • Round-trip transportation
  • Tax and gratuity
  • Land tours and meals


Please remove any items from your luggage that you may need on the boat, as the luggage will not be on the boat.  If there is any special health or dietary information we should know about, call immediately so arrangements can be made to meet your needs.  

Hotels assign overnight rooms the morning of the trip based on availability and information provided by you.  Your room may be in the lodge or a cabin. ALL HOTEL ROOMS ARE NON-SMOKING. A fee of $150 per day will be assessed for violating the policy.

Payment is due 30 days prior to departure. 

CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 30 days prior to the date of your trip: full refund. Less than 30 days: $100/person NOT refunded. Less than 72 hours: 50% refund. 24 hours or less-no refund. In the event of circumstances/crises beyond our control, such as a flood, weather, or pandemic, then tickets are refunded to a gift certificate only. The value of the gift certificate does not expire, is transferrable to another person, and can be used towards any cruise.

TRIP INSURANCE: For the fee of $105 per person you may insure a full refund on your trip. You will receive a full refund.

Download the cruise itinerary here.

2022 Prices

Age Group Price
Adult (single)$1470.00 / person
Adult (double)$1170.00 / person
Adult (triple)$1125.00 / person
Adult (quad)$1100.00 / person
Child (4–15)$550.00 / person
Trip Insurance$105.00 / person

Prices are all-inclusive!

Prices are subject to change.

2022 Dates

Dates Notes Times Tickets
Jun 25-29, 2022 Boards: 7:15 AM
Cruises: 8:00 AM

Dates and times are subject to change.

Included (5-day, 4-night)

Additional Options

Driving in from out of town? Try one of these hotels for your night before the trip starts (reservations and fees not included in trip price)! Each is located within 5 blocks of the Spirit of Peoria and offers complimentary shuttle services.