Best of Iowa

Best of Iowa

Featuring a Mississippi River Cruise, Field of Dreams Movie Site, National Farm Toy Museum and Plaza Antique Mall & The Amana Colonies

September 2nd – 5th, 2023

Reservations for this tour must be made no later than June 5th!

Tour Includes:

  • Deluxe roundtrip motor coach
  • 3 nights lodging
  • 9 Meals (4 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners)
  • Mississippi River Cruise on the Riverboat Twilight
  • National Farm Toy Museum & Plaza Antique Mall
  • Field of Dreams Tour
  • Amana Colonies
  • Luggage Handling
  • Escorted


Saturday, Sept 2nd –  Depart Grand Island today with a pick up at Bosselman’s Truck Plaza GI I80 Exit and the York Walmart.  A continental breakfast will be served on board the motor coach.  Lunch stop will be on your own at Jordan Creek Mall near Des Moines, IA.  This evening enjoy the beautiful port city of Dubuque, IA on the banks of the Mississippi River.  A voucher will be provided to use towards your supper this evening at Tony Roma’s located at the Grand Harbor Resort, our lodging for this evening.

Sunday, Sept 3rd – This morning we will board the Riverboat Twilight for a fun-filled day cruise on the Mississippi River.  Breakfast will be served onboard the boat along with a fantastic lunch and two snacks throughout the day.  Sit back and relax as you listen to the Captain tell the history of the river and the quaint towns that we pass by.  Keep an eye out for wildlife that may be spotted along the way!  If conditions allow we will dock at Guttenberg for time to explore this nostalgic river town.  Supper will be included this evening in Dyersville with overnight lodging at the Comfort Inn.

Monday, Sept 4th – Breakfast included this morning at the hotel.  Another exciting day awaits!  Our step on guide will take us to the National Farm Toy Museum & Plaza Antique Mall first this morning.  The National Farm Toy Museum in Dyersville houses over 30,000 pieces of memorabilia and farm toys of today and yesterday.  Just across the street you will have time to browse the Plaza Antique Mall, home to over 200 dealers offering a wide variety of antiques, collectibles and farm toys.  Explore two levels of fun in a nostalgic atmosphere that includes 4 vintage cars.  Our next stop is one you won’t want to miss – The Field of Dreams Movie Site!  Experience the magic of this famous movie site as a Ghost Player gives us the history of how Universal Studios found this location, personal encounters with the movie stars and how being part of this movie filming experience led them on adventures around the world.  Lunch is included in Dyersville before departing for the Amana Colonies.  This afternoon we will check into the historic Hotel Millwright and enjoy an Amana Family Style Dinner at The Ox Yoke Inn (included).

Tuesday, Sept 5th – Following an included breakfast at the hotel this morning we step into a world of authentic German ambiance that was created by our ancestors and preserved for us to enjoy.  Experience the unique culture that has flourished in the US for over 90 years.  There will be time for shopping and lunch (on your own) before departing.  This afternoon we travel back home with fond memories of our tour and “The Best of Iowa!”

Tour Cost

if paying by cash or check

$999/person (double occupancy)     $1239/person (single occupancy)     $989/person (triple or quad occupancy)

if paying by debit or credit card

$1049/person (double occupancy)    $1299/person (single occupancy)    $1039/person (triple or quad occupancy)

Full payment is due within 7 days of signing up for this tour.

To make your reservation contact Gannon Travel Associates (308) 381-8785

Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations made after June 5th, 2023 will not receive a refund.  No charge for name changes.
April 2023