Peoria to St. Louis Excursion

3-day, 2-night

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Cruise from Peoria, IL to St. Louis, MO on this relaxing three-day, two-night trip. Trip includes all-you-can-eat buffet meals—including the chef’s prime rib dinner—and live entertainment, such as singing, guitar, banjo, ragtime piano, storytelling, calliope playing, historical information, and wildlife sightings. Lodging is provided at various points along the river. A two-hour self-guided tour of the President Abraham Lincoln Museum is included with your ticket. Experience the slower pace of life with three peaceful days of cruising the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers!

Cruise both the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers between Peoria and the "Gateway to the West," St Louis, MO.

DayOne takes you through both the Peoria and LaGrange Locks & Dams.  The first stop is on the river bank in Meredosia, IL with an overnight stay at the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel in Springfield.  The following morning there is time to tour the Lincoln Museum before returning to the boat.

With an afternoon departure on day two, you arrive in Grafton, where the Illinois River meets the Mississippi, and overnight at the historic Pere Marquette Lodge.  Pere Marquette State Park, situated 5 miles north of Grafton, is comprised of 8,050 acres making it Illinois' largest state park.  The third day you travel down the Mississippi River from Grafton to St Louis.  This takes you throught the Melving Price Locks and Dam and the Chain of Rocks Locks and Dam. Landing that afternoon is on the Laclede's Landing, just below the Gateway Arch.  You have about 2 hours of free time in Saint Louis before being shuttled back to Peoria.

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
  • Tour of President Abraham Lincoln Museum

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. 

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.

For the fee of $55 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)$815.00 / person
Adult (double)$665.00 / person
Adult (triple)$625.00 / person
Adult (quad)$595.00 / person
Child (4–15)$275.00 / person
Trip Insurance$60.00 / person

Prices are all-inclusive!

Prices are subject to change.

2022 Dates

Dates Notes Times Tickets
May 23-25, 2022 Boards: 7:15 AM
Cruises: 8:00 AM
Jul 9-11, 2022 Boards: 7:15 AM
Cruises: 8:00 AM
Aug 27-29, 2022 Boards: 7:15 AM
Cruises: 8:00 AM
Sep 17-19, 2022 Boards: 7:15 AM
Cruises: 8:00 AM
Oct 1-3, 2022 Boards: 7:15 AM
Cruises: 8:00 AM

Dates and times are subject to change.

Included (3-day, 2-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.