Travels with Mark Twain2019-02-11T14:14:05-04:00

Project Description

Travels with Mark Twain

Single Occupancy

$1,339per person

Double Occupancy

$1,069per person

Travel to Hannibal, MO, most commonly associated with Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain. Hannibal is celebrating their Bicentennial this year with special events honoring their history and heritage.


Double Occupancy – $1,069 Per Person
Single Occupancy – $1,339 Per Person

Double Occupancy Early Bird Price – $999 Per Person
Single Occupancy Early Bird Price – $1,289 Per Person

Book by July 5 for an Early Bird Price

TRIP# 13041


  • Southern Belle Riverboat Cruise
  • Chattanooga, TN Bourbon Distillery Tour
  • My Old Kentucky Dinner Train
  • Mark Twain Riverboat Dinner Cruise
  • Hannibal City Tour
  • Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum
  • Unclaimed Baggage Center


  • Roundtrip Motorcoach Transportation

  • 5 Nights’ Lodging

  • 10 Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 5 Dinners

  • Kelly Tours Escort

  • All taxes, baggage handling and travel arrangements

Meet your Kelly Tours coach and tour escort and travel northwest to Chattanooga, TN, for a one-night stay. There will be rest stops with snacks and water and lunch, on own, enroute. Upon arrival we will check into our hotel and freshen up before departing for a great dining experience cruising down the Tennessee River on the Southern Belle Riverboat. Enjoy live entertainment, a full meal, and a pilot house tour as we enjoy magnificent views of the city and Lookout Mountain. D

After breakfast we check out and depart for Bardstown, KY. There will be a rest break and lunch stop, on own, en route. Bardstown is the “Bourbon Capital of the World,” and there are six distilleries in town. We will tour one of the more unique distilleries and even do a little tasting before we check into our hotel and freshen up for dinner. This evening we will enjoy a truly unforgettable experience as we board My Old Kentucky Dinner Train. Seated in a meticulously restored dining car at tables set with crisp linens, china, and crystal, sit back and enjoy the two-hour excursion with a view of the most scenic countryside of Kentucky. As we pass historic landmarks and some of the state’s most famous distilleries, the wait staff serve generous side of Southern Hospitality and a four-course gourmet meal.B D

Breakfast is served at your hotel this morning before we check out and depart for Hannibal, MO, most commonly associated with Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain. Hannibal is celebrating their Bicentennial this year with special events honoring their history and heritage. After checking into our hotel, we head to the Mark Twain Riverboat for an evening dinner cruise. Enjoy a relaxing two-hour cruise on the Mighty Mississippi River. Return to the days of steam boating as you enjoy your dinner and live musical entertainment, perfect for dancing! B D

Enjoy breakfast before checking out for an exciting morning all about the life of Mark Twain, America’s most famous author. We begin with a one-hour narrated tour of Hannibal City with a step-on guide who will point out Hannibal’s many interesting sights, including scenic outlooks, famous landmarks, and beautiful historic homes. Next, we arrive at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum Interpretive Center. Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher will greet us as we get off the bus and pose for pictures. This self-guided tour allows you to explore the roots of Mark Twain’s genius and includes seven buildings, most notably the world-famous Mark Twain Boyhood Home. After our tour you will have some free time downtown for shopping and lunch on your own. You might want to try Old Planter’s, a family-owned downtown staple for over 30 years, famous for their homemade pies! After lunch we say good-bye to Hannibal and head south to Sikeston, MO, where we will spend the night. Dinner tonight will be at Lambert’s Café, “Home of Throwed Rolls!” B D

Today we travel toward Scottsboro, AL. We will make a stop in Nashville, TN for some free time at Opry Mills for shopping and lunch, on own. After lunch we continue to Scottsboro and check into our hotel for the final night stay, and tomorrow you will find out why! Farewell dinner tonight is included. B D

Have you ever wondered what the airlines does with all that unclaimed baggage they end up with? Well, right here in Scottsboro is one of Alabama’s top tourist attractions: The Unclaimed Baggage Center. Here you will have time to shop the 40,000-square-foot store for unbelievable deals and hidden treasures. You never know what you’ll find! They have a Café’ so you can grab a cup of coffee or snack to keep you going. Later this morning we board our coach and head for home. B