The Colors of Fall Mississippi River Tour

The Colors of Fall Mississippi River Tour

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The Colors of Fall Mississippi River Tour

Northeast Iowa and Southwest Wisconsin

Friday, October 10, 2014

By popular request we are going to repeat last year’s wonderful tour of The Colors of the Mississippi. Please join us on a color-rich tour through northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin to enjoy the enchanting colors of fall along the Might Mississippi River and beyond.

Enjoy a wonderful buffet lunch with all the trimmings at the famous Breitbach’s Country Dining in Balltown, IA.


Iowa’s oldest food and drinking establishment was opened in 1852 by federal permit issued from President Millard Fillmore. Jacob Breitbach, Great-Great Grandfather of the present owner worked for the original owner and purchased the tavern in 1862. Since that time, the Breitbach family has been in continuous ownership of the historical establishment which is now in its sixth generation. The original structure, which was destroyed by fire in December 2007 had been nominated to the Register of Historic Buildings. Breitbach’s Country Dining which has been rebuilt for the second time abounds in turn of the century furniture, magnificent handmade quilts, and country crafts. Mike and Cindy Breitbach work hard to maintain that Home Town Hospitality started by their ancestors more than 150 years ago. Many visitors have visited Breitbach’s Country Dining over the years including a visit by gangster Jesse James, George Wendt (Norm) from Cheers, Brook Shields, and many politicians including Governor Branstad.

pride-of-cassvilleOn from Balltown to Gays Mills, Wisconsin. (We will take the Millville / Cassville ferry across the Mississippi. What fun… enjoy the little cruise across the river. A photo op for sure!) Where “apples” are the thing of beauty. Our motocoach bay doors will be open to stash all of your edible treasures.

On to historic Guttenberg, Iowa for dinner at the Riverview Cafe right on the river overlooking lock and dam #10. You will enjoy family-style dining of beef, chicken, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetbales, dessert and drink.

Now it’s nap time or enjoy the ride back to the realities of East Central Iowa. Either way ouy will be transported via luxury, air conditioned, restroom-equipped motorcoach.


9:30 AM  - Depart Cedar Rapids Sam’s Club parking lot behind Burger King

9:45 AM – Depart Cottage Grove Place, 2115 1st Ave SE, Cedar Rapids

11:30 AM – Arrive Balltown, IA

1:30 PM – Depart Balltown, IA

4:00 PM – Arrive Gays Mills, WI

5:00 PM – Depart Gays Mills, WI

6:30 PM – Arrive Guttenberg, IA

8:00 PM – Depart Guttenberg, IA

10:00 PM – Arrive Cedar Rapids

$79.95 All Inclusive, transportation, meals, gratuities, etc. You can’t have this much fun for the money anywhere.

Do not forget your camera.

Contact us to reserve your seat(s).