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34 Day Mississippi River Road
Start Date Aug 30, 2024
End Date Oct 02, 2024
12 Other Dates
 
Exclusive tour for Tiffin owners ONLY. Call 800-952-8496 today

Starts: Bemidji, MN Ends: New Orleans, LA

From Minnesota to Louisiana, RV the Great River Road and visit nine states along the way. Explore Mark Twain sites, historic plantations, magnificent waterfalls, plus experience a seaplane flight over the delta in New Orleans.
  • 33 Camping Nights
  • 66 Events & Meals
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  • Price & What's Included
  • Trip Extensions
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  • Customer Reviews
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  • FAQs

Highlights & Map

  • 33 Camping Nights
  • 66 Events & Meals

Highlights


Follow the Mississippi River from North to South

Itasca State Park – Cross the Headwaters

Seaplane Flight Over the Delta

Mark Twain’s Historic Home

Scenic River Cruises

National Mississippi River Museum

St. Louis Arch Ride and Tour

Memphis’ Sun Studio & Beale Street

Vicksburg National Military Park

New Orleans French Quarter

Southern Plantation Tours

Dinner Cruise on the Mississippi River

Tour Amana Colonies

Guided Area Bus Tours




Tour Map

  • 1637 Driving Miles
  • 164 Avg Miles Per Travel Day

Daily Itinerary

  • 1637 Driving Miles
  • 164 Avg Miles Per Travel Day
 

  • Orientation & Get Acquainted Social – meet your Ambassadors and fellow guests
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Guided Bemidji Area Private Motorcoach Tour
  • Paul Bunyan Statues
  • Bemidji Woolen Factory Tour
  • Itasca State Park - Cross the Headwaters of the Mississippi River
  • Local Lunch
  • Cruise Lake Itasca

  • Wood Turners Association - Live Demonstration
  • Twin Cities Guided Private Motorcoach Tour
  • Minnehaha Falls
  • St Paul Cathedral
  • Wabasha Street Sandstone Caves
  • Crooks Tour of St Paul
  • Private Motorcoach Transportation
  • Mississippi Port Lunch Cruise
  • Old MN Post Office/Court House

  • ENROUTE - National Eagle Center

  • OPTIONAL - National Mississippi River Museum
  • River Dinner Cruise
  • Private Motorcoach Transportation
  • Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
  • Iowa 80 Trucking Museum
  • Iowa 80 Truck Stop
  • Circa 21 Dinner Playhouse
  • Private Motorcoach Transportation
  • Amana Colonies Lunch and Tour
  • OPTIONAL - John Deere Pavilion & Historic Site

  • Mark Twain Cave Guided Tour
  • Mark Twain Boyhood Home Museum
  • Mark Twain Reenactment

  • Campground Cookout – food, fun and friends!
  • Private Motorcoach Transportation
  • Gateway to the West Arch Tour & Ride
  • National Great Rivers Museum
  • Guided Area Private Motorcoach Tour - 1904 World's Fair Site, Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
  • Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Brewery Tour

  • Optional Activities: Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, Mississippi River Tales Mural, Crisp Museum
  • Campground Cookout – food, fun and friends!

  • Private Motorcoach Transportation
  • Sun Studio Tour - Elvis 1st Recording
  • Beale Street Experience & Lunch at BB Kings
  • Rock n Soul Museum
  • Memphis Private Motorcoach Transportation
  • National Civil Rights Museum - Lorraine Motel
  • Bass Pro Observation Deck
  • OPTIONAL - Graceland 'Home of The King' VIP Package: Full Access to all-new Elvis Presley's Memphis Entertainment Complex. Mansion & Grounds Tour, Elvis's Auto Museum, Elvis The Entertainer Museum, Elvis’ Custom Airplanes and Exclusive VIP Exhibit

  • Vicksburg Private Motorcoach Tour
  • Vicksburg National Military Park
  • Antebellum Mansion Tour & Lunch
  • Riverfront Murals
  • Lower Mississippi River Museum

  • OPTIONAL EN-ROUTE - Old Country Store Lunch
  • Stanton Hall Tour
  • Guided Carriage Tour
  • Bluff Park Mississippi River Vista

  • River Road Plantation Motorcoach Tour
  • Laura "a Creole Plantation" Tour
  • Oak Alley Plantation Tour
  • Oak Alley Plantation Tour and Cajun Lunch Buffet
  • Private Motorcoach Transportation
  • Seaplane Flight over Mississippi River Delta
  • Lunch at the Marina
  • Swamp Boat Tour
  • Private Motorcoach Transportation
  • Explore the French Quarter
  • New Orleans School of Cooking Lunch
  • Private Motorcoach Transportation
  • Farewell Dinner Cruise
  • Goodbye Continental Breakfast – grab some food and coffee before we part ways



Price & What's Included

Price Includes

 
  • All Items Listed in Itinerary
  • 33 Nights of Camping Fees
  • 66 Events & Meals
  • Professionally Planned Route & Itinerary
  • Guaranteed Campground Reservations
  • Expert Guides – WagonMasters & TailGunners*
  • Trip Log with Turn-by-Turn Directions
  • Transportation to/from Included Activities
  • Gratuities for Included Meals & Excursions

Pricing & Payment Options

Planning ahead pays off! Book now to lock in the best price and departure dates.

$10,295

2 Guests in Rig

$8,695

1 Guest in Rig

Making Tours Affordable

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Ways to Save

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Payment Options
We have various payment options, some of which offer deep discounts. Plus, we offer an interest-free, monthly payment plan to help you budget your vacation. Read More>>
Exclusive Travel Partners
We’re proud to be the official travel partner of some of the largest RV clubs and manufacturers in the world, which allow us to offer discounts to their members and customers. Read More>>
Frequent Traveler Credits
We appreciate you traveling with us, so we want to reward you with instant credit back on every tour you take. The more you travel, the greater the rewards! Read More>>
Refer & Earn
Receive future travel credits for each new customer you refer to us. Plus, learn how referrals can also increase your Lifetime Loyalty Rewards! Read More>>
Special Offers
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Exclusive Price Guarantee
Once you make your deposit, we guarantee the price! If our suppliers increase their prices, you won’t be stuck with any additional costs for your trip. Read More>>

Trip Extensions

More than ever, our guests are spending more time on the road and are excited to make the most out of their vacation. By choosing from the 142 pre- and post-trip extensions that we offer, or adding on optional activities to the itinerary, there are many ways you can personalize your experience to make it the vacation of your dreams.

Many Guests Choose Pre- or Post-Trip Extensions

Chances are, you’re traveling quite far to join us on one of our tours. Why not make the most of it with pre- and post-trip extensions? By adding on another tour, it will give you the opportunity to extend your vacation and maximize your time in the geographical region. On this 34 Day Mississippi River Road trip, you will have no pre- or post trip extensions; however, we have 142 trips we offer that do.

Maximize Your Time in the Area

Consider building in extra time for yourself in Bemidji, MN (Rally Point) or New Orleans, LA (End Place) to relax and get adjusted or give yourself time to explore on your own before or after your 34 Day Mississippi River Road trip. Extending the length of your stay can truly make your trip everything you’ve ever dreamed about and give you the opportunity to enjoy more of what each destination has to offer.

Even though there’s an itinerary and planned route, we want you to enjoy your vacation to the greatest extent. With their unmatched understanding of the area and commitment to enriching your travel experiences, your WagonMasters will be there to help you choose and schedule the best optional activities that aren’t included in the itinerary. Here’s a sampling of the optional activities offered on the 34 Day Mississippi River Road trip:


    • On Day 9 - National Mississippi River Museum

    • On Day 12 - John Deere Pavilion & Historic Site

    • On Day 19 Activities: Bollinger Mill State Historic Site, Mississippi River Tales Mural, Crisp Museum

    • On Day 23 - Graceland 'Home of The King' VIP Package: Full Access to all-new Elvis Presley's Memphis Entertainment Complex. Mansion & Grounds Tour, Elvis's Auto Museum, Elvis The Entertainer Museum, Elvis’ Custom Airplanes and Exclusive VIP Exhibit

    • On Day 26 EN-ROUTE - Old Country Store Lunch




Activity Level - MODERATE

Group Size

  • This trip has a group size up to 23 rigs plus WagonMasters & TailGunners* exclusive to 34 Day Mississippi River Road

Pacing

  • 1637 Driving Miles
  • 164 Average Daily Miles
  • 34 days, with 33 camping nights including 66 events & meals

Physical Requirements

  • Moderate walking distance (30 to 45 minutes); some excursions may include gradually graded ramps, hills and/or stairs.



    Tours require that you are responsible for yourself and your ability to get on and off all Transportation Services.



    Activity Ratings are intended to provide information for those who do not use mobility devices.



    If you require a mobility device, please be aware that guests must travel with a companion that is responsible for loading, unloading and securing their device on all excursions.



    Guests with mobility challenges and walking limitations may not be able to participate in all activities.

*TailGunners only on Caravans with 14 or more guest rigs

Customer Reviews

There’s no better way to learn what a trip is like than from the firsthand experiences of your fellow travelers. Our Traveler Reviews are the real deal—unbiased and unedited—giving you an honest appraisal of the experiences that await you on this trip.

 
 

Protect Your Travel Investment with Trip Cancellation Insurance

 

RV travel is fun and exciting, but the unexpected can happen. Losing the cost of a trip due to cancellation or an unexpected medical emergency during your trip can add the expense of physicians, hospitalization, or a medical evacuation, all of which can be overwhelming.

Travelers want to move about with confidence and peace of mind that comes from protecting both their health and finances. There are NO infectious disease exclusions - meaning that COVID-19 is covered as any other illness.

TME Travel Insurance provides a suite of insurance options for all styles of travel. Additional benefits are available when you purchase COMPREHENSIVE TRIP CANCELLATION, such as optional Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) coverage on the TME Elite Plan when purchased within 14 days of booking your tour. Plans cover both domestic and international travel.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

General

Fantasy RV Tours offers two different types of RV vacations: Caravans and Rallies. An RV Caravan is a professionally-guided tour that travels from destination to destination on a pre-planned route. A Rally is also pre-planned and led by professional Travel Ambassadors, but explores one area or event, e.g. Rose Parade or Washington DC. To learn more, click here.

On each of our RV Tours, you’ll be led by professional leaders – WagonMasters and TailGunners – who are collectively known as Travel Ambassadors. To learn more and to meet our ambassadors, click here.

We often suggest scattered travel during a caravan with groups of 2 to 4 RVs traveling at a safe distance apart who may enjoy similar points of interest. Of course, you may travel independently at your own pace – enjoying sites and side trips. Your Travel Ambassadors are there to ensure safety for the entire group. It’s your vacation, so we offer options – we want you to enjoy safety, comfort and freedom. Typically, in Mexico, guests prefer to travel convoy style.

Yes and no. Caravans require an RV; whether owned or rented. Some of our rallies have an option to stay in a cabin or hotel, which is indicated in the tour information. If traveling in an Overseas caravan, an RV rental will be provided.

Yes. You’ll want to make reservations early to reserve your space. Reservations are prioritized in the order received. Most of our caravans are limited to 22 RVs, while rallies are determined individually.

Yes. With every tour you take, it pays in savings! For each Rally, you’ll earn $50 in future travel credits. For each Caravan, you’ll earn $100 in future travel credits. You can also build your way up to different status levels that earn you additional benefits. For full program details, click here.

Yes. When a new customer is referred by you and completes their tour, you’ll receive $50 in future travel credits for a Rally and $100 in future travel credits for a Caravan. For full program details, click here.

If you are interested in purchasing a gift certificate, please contact our Customer Support Team at 800-952-8496 and provide the recipients' name, email address, telephone number, mailing address, plus your contact & payment information. The recipient will receive notification of your purchased gift and you will receive a receipt for your purchase.

 

Tour Reservations

Our tour prices include all RV site accommodations, meals, events and activities as listed on the itineraries. To see a full list of what’s included in all tours, click here.

No. The price listed (2 Person Price/Rig) is the total price for 2 people in 1 rig. The 1 person price/rig is the total price for 1 person in 1 rig. The Add’l Person Price/Rig is the price of each additional person beyond the 2 Person Price/Rig.

We have various payment options, some of which offer deep discounts. For more details, click here or contact our Customer Support Team at 800-952-8496.

Once you make your deposit, we guarantee the price! If our suppliers increase their prices, you will not be stuck with an additional cost for your trip. Beware of other tour companies that add a surcharge for tours purchased with a credit card or who reserve the right to raise their price after you make your initial reservation.

We reserve the right to substitute accommodations, transportation and/or itineraries when we deem it necessary or advisable.

If you need to switch your tour up to 150 days prior to departure, your tour monies will be transferred less a $75 switch fee.

If you need to cancel your reservation, please call us at 800-952-8496. To view the full details of our cancellation policy, click here.

We facilitate trip cancellation insurance on our website via TME Travel Insurance. To learn more, click here.

Our partnerships with Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), Good Sam Club, AIM Club & Winnebago allow us to offer exclusive discounts not available to the general public or any other tour company. Occasionally we offer additional discounts. Call 800-952-8496 for the latest offers.

 

Getting Ready for Your Tour

You will receive a pre-rally information packet approximately 90 days before the tour begins, which includes the detailed itinerary, a vehicle preparation checklist, travel tips, medical forms and the contact information for your WagonMasters.

Make sure your vehicle(s) is in top condition before you leave home. Have in your possession the warranty packet and information that came with your motorhome, fifth-wheel, or travel trailer. Know the name of the dealer and location of the original purchase, factory telephone numbers, warranty numbers, as well as year, make, and model in order to get parts delivered quickly, if necessary.

Use the Vehicle Preparation Checklist (provided in the pre-rally information packet) to assure your equipment is ready for the tour. Most people travel without ever having a breakdown. In fact, you will probably complete your tour and never have any kind of mechanical problem. Your Travel Ambassadors will do a basic vehicle inspection before the tour begins and advise you of any potential problems or recommended things to do to help preclude any damage to your vehicle.

On traveling caravans, we recommend a tow vehicle to maximize your freedom. Most caravans have free days to explore but ultimately, it is an individual preference to tow.

Passports are required for Canada, Mexico and Overseas tours. Please note: Some USA tours require passports if they travel into Canada.

You are required to have a Travelers Visa, but we’ll take care of obtaining and paying for the visa once we receive a copy of your passport. We’ll send this information to you a few months before the tour begins.

Yes. You must have a Mexico Liability policy for each motorized vehicle and we’ll provide you with information regarding purchasing the liability policy.

YES! We are a pet friendly company. However, it is your responsibility to care for your pet. During Polar Bear tours – you will be away from your pet 3 nights. Canadian Atlantic Province tours with an overnight ferry crossing – you will be away from your pet 1 night. There are pet accommodations available for those tours. Pet care fees are your responsibility. Canada and Mexico require proof of rabies vaccination.

On caravans with less than 25 rigs, your WagonMaster will make an introductory call to each guest on the tour after you receive your customer packet. On all other caravans and rallies, you will be contacted by email which will include direct contact information for your WagonMaster. 

No. Many of our guests enjoy arriving early or extending their trip once the Caravan is over, so we want to give you the freedom to do so. We’ve also found that guests prefer traveling on specific airlines, flying at certain times of the day or booking their flights with frequent traveler miles. We want to give you the ultimate freedom to fully maximize your vacation.

Any in-country flights that are listed on the itinerary are included in the price of the tour.

 

While on Tour

Before the tour begins, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive, up-to-date, field-researched Trip Log with turn-by-turn directions and popular landmarks.

Tips for meals, bus drivers and special guides are included in the tour price. Customers should feel free to tip any service providers they feel go ‘the extra mile’. Gratuities are certainly welcome, but not required for your WagonMaster and TailGunner – they strive to provide exemplary service, above and beyond the call of duty during your entire tour.

Typically, ferry fees are included unless stated otherwise on the itinerary.

If you have special dietary needs, notify your WagonMaster before the tour begins. Some of the vendors we use will be able to accommodate and some do not have the ability to do so. Be prepared with your own food substitution for situations in which your special food need cannot be accommodated.

To ensure you have a safe and enjoyable vacation, each tour has an Activity Rating, which is indicated in the tour information. Most tours include walking tours and guided excursions aboard buses, boats, trains, subways and planes. This scale will help you decide if you can participate in all activities included with each tour. Guests with mobility challenges and walking limitations may not be able to participate in all activities.

Activity Ratings are intended to provide information for those who do not use mobility devices. If you require a mobility device, please be aware that guests are responsible for loading, unloading and securing their device on all excursions. Some of our tours prohibit the use of Scooters, which is indicated in the tour information.

Certain tours are not scooter or wheelchair accessible, which is indicated in the tour information. On tours where all mobility devices are allowed, guests relying on the aid of walkers, crutches or other mobility devices must travel with a companion capable of assisting. Guests with mobility challenges may not be able to actively participate in all activities included in the tour itinerary.

We always strive to reserve as many 50 amp spaces as possible. However, some campgrounds will not have enough 50 amp spaces for everyone. At most campgrounds, 30/50 amp power is standard. Please note that some campgrounds in Alaska, Canada and Mexico may be more primitive than in the Lower 48. Be prepared to use limited power or dry camp on a few occasions.

On most days, WagonMasters hold nightly travel meetings to brief you on the next day’s activity schedule. In addition, the WagonMasters will have a whiteboard in the front window of their RV that has the daily schedule and any changes that may have occurred.

We use family radios and cell phones. Your WagonMaster will explain the best means of communication for the next day’s travel at the nightly travel meeting.

There may be opportunities in which you may want to enjoy side trips and optional tours that are not included in the price of the Caravan. Our WagonMasters & Tailgunners are available to assist you with suggestions of popular activities in the area to make the most of your vacation.

Our Travel Ambassadors are ready to help when a mechanical problem or medical emergency arises. However, if this prevents you from continuing the tour, you may receive a credit toward a future tour less any non-refundable expenses incurred by Fantasy RV Tours on your behalf.