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River Hop and Great Steamboat Race

River Hop and Great Steamboat Race

$1695 / per person
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Join Presley Tours on this exciting tour culminating with the celebration of “The Great Steamboat Race”, a 50+ year tradition of bourbon tasting and boat racing leading up to the Kentucky Derby.


Following government recommendations, Presley Tours has made the difficult decision to cancel our spring and some early summer tours. This is a temporary and precautionary measure to protect our community. We plan to operate the rest of our tour calendar as scheduled.
5 Days


Double:  $1,695/person

Single:  $2,070/person


11 Meals

BB Riverboat Cruise on the Belle of Cincinnati

Tour Stop in Aurora, IN

Belterra Resort and Spa

Derby Dinner Playhouse

Louisville Slugger Museum

The Great Steamboat Race

Howard Steamboat Museum

Moderate Activity Level

Reservation Info

Special cancellation policies – inquire at time of booking. 

Departure Info

Departing From: Decatur, Springfield, Litchfield, Pontoon Beach, South County, Fairview Heights, Nashville, Mt. Vernon, Evansville, Cape Girardeau

  • Included
    Double Occupancy Rooms and Meals as Indicated
    Luggage Handling and Transfers
    Modern Motor Coach
    Professional Tour Guide
    Sightseeing and Admissions
    Tips and Taxes (for services rendered)

Tour Plan


Day 1 | Mason Cincinnati

We embark on a lovely riverboat trip featuring 2 full days of cruising on the mighty Ohio River with historic port stops and relaxation along the way. We check into our hotel for a good night’s rest. We begin our riverboat adventure tomorrow.

Day 2 | BB Riverboat Cruising

This morning we board at Newport Landing, enjoy breakfast aboard the riverboat and cruise to our first shore stop, Aurora. We have a tour of the town onboard our motor coach and learn about this historic area. We reboard the boat and continue south to Belterra Resort and Spa. (B,L,D)

Day 3 | BB Riverboat Cruising

After breakfast at Belterra, board the boat and continue our river hop adventure. We dock in Louisville, board our motor coach and check into our hotel for the next two nights. This evening we go to the Derby Dinner Playhouse to see “Anything Goes.” (B,L,D)

Day 4 | Louisville - Great Steamboat Race

This morning our destination is to be determined, a guided tour of Louisville or one of the many interesting attractions in the city. After lunch at Bristol’s Grill Downtown, we go on our tour of the Louisville Slugger Museum. We head back to the riverboat, to be part of riverboat history onboard the Belle of Cincinnati for its race against the Belle of Louisville in the 2020 Great Steamboat Race. We have reserved seats onboard and are treated to a VIP Buffet and 4 Roses Bourbon Tasting before the race winner is determined. After the race, we return to our hotel for the evening. (B,L,D)

Day 5 | Louisville - Return Home

Before heading home today, we’ll visit the Howard Steamboat Museum. This beautiful 1894 home was built by premier steamboat builders, the Howards of Jeffersonville. We stop for lunch at Stoll’s Country Inn in Evansville. We hope you have had a ride of your life on this memorable riverboat adventure. (B,L)
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