Riverboat Excursion Packages

May through October

  • Historic Galena Cruise (2 Night Package)

  • Sightseeing Cruise (2 Hours)

  • Sunset Dinner Cruise (2 Hours)

Call (563) 872-4220 To book your cruise today!

Galena Riverboat Excursion

Three days - Two nights

 Your adventure begins when you arrive at the legendary Mont Rest Inn. The afternoon of your first night you are greeted with homemade fresh baked cookies; and are shown to one of the thirteen luxury suites at the 1893 Mansion. After check in, you might want to visit our deck top veranda. The view of the Mississippi River is nothing short of breathtaking.  Put your swimsuit on and play in our party size Jacuzzi.

 Our suites include some or all of the following: working fireplaces (lit in fall and winter), two person whirlpools baths, double or steam showers, queen or king size beds, gourmet chocolates, fresh flowers, heated towel bars, luxury Egyptian cotton robes and towels, bidets, and panoramic views of the Mississippi River. 

 There is a sumptuous hors d`oeuvre party at dusk to mingle with the other guests. You are then free to dine at the Inn by prearrangement with one of our many dining options, at one of the many area restaurants (we will be glad to concierge for you), or just walk down to the river and watch the myriad of boats lock through the canal. Upon your return to the Inn, a Mont Rest signature dessert and beverages awaits you.  Your Mississippi River adventure will begin in the morning.

You awake to a country gourmet breakfast and then you are escorted with your fellow travelers to our private excursion boat in Bellevue. Our licensed Captain is waiting to take you on a day long trip to historic Galena. Delicious beverages and canapés are provided during the trip. You will cross the Mississippi River to travel on the Fever River, to the Port of Galena, Illinois. There you will disembark and explore Historic downtown Galena. You are free to browse through the many specialty stores, fine gourmet food, antique shops, boutiques and wineries. Galena was home to nine Civil War Generals including, General Ulysses S. Grant.  80% of Galena is on the National Register of Historic Places. Several well-known films have used downtown Galena for location shooting.

Upon finishing your day of shopping and sightseeing in Galena you embark on your journey, on the Mississippi River, back to Beautiful unspoiled Bellevue. That evening you will have an informal cook out dinner, complete with all the trimmings and beverages. 

After dinner you can look forward to an evening of merriment at the Victorian Mansion. Depending on which nights you book your tour this can include parlor games, a sing along with our 1905 player grand piano, watch a free movie from our extensive film library, rock on the expansive front porch, or if you wish you can quietly slip off to your room for a candlelight Jacuzzi for two.

The next morning, once again, there is a wonderful breakfast, and you are treated to a personal history and tour of Mont Rest before your departure.

Seating is limited. Call and make your reservation today. We look forward to making a memory you will cherish in your heart always.



Riverboat Cruises (Deluxe Rooms): $379 per person, $758 per couple plus tax.

Riverboat Cruises (Luxury Rooms): The LaChapelle Suite, Boardwalk Suite, Angelic Tower Room, the Bellevue Room, Great River Room, SL Baker: $30.00 per night surcharge plus tax.

Private Dining, Dressed for Dinner, Murder Mystery Dinners, and Tours of the National River Museum, specialty gift and wine baskets are available on certain booking dates for an additional tariff (Please inquire at time of booking for availability).

Call to add the 3rd night for only $99 regardless of class

300 Spring Street Bellevue, Iowa

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