Oktoberfest on the Belle of Louisville

Cruise the Ohio River & Visit an Iconic Candy Store

October 20, 2018

Sat - 1 Day

Ein Prosit! Celebrate Oktoberfest cruising the Ohio River on the Belle of Louisville, the oldest operating river steamboat in the country. On the way to Louisville, stop at Schimpff’s Confectionery in Jeffersonville for a guided tour of the Candy Museum and a live demonstration of their famous hard candy being made on antique equipment. Schimpff’s was recently made the list as one of “America’s Top Candy Shops” by Travel + Leisure magazine. It’s then just a short drive to the Belle for an afternoon cruise. Enjoy a delicious German-style buffet and special entertainment on board while gazing at the fall foliage along the shores of the Ohio River.


Belle of Louisville
Built in 1914 and now a National Historic Landmark, the Steamer Belle of Louisville cruises the Ohio River from Waterfront Park. Originally named the Idelwild and built in Pittsburgh, the steamboat operated as a passenger ferry on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers and also hauled cargo such as cotton and lumber. During World War II the steamboat was outfitted with special equipment to push oil barges along the river but also served as a floating USO nightclub for troops stationed at military bases along the Mississippi. Restored in 1962 and now owned and operated by the Louisville Metro Government, the renamed Belle of Louisville is the oldest operating river steamboat in American history. Highlights: entertainment • concession stand & bar • dance floor • stage • indoor & outdoor seating.

Oktoberfest on the Belle of Louisville Pricing

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Complete Package



Ambassadair Trip #7434

Belle of Louisville ' photo © Belle of Louisville Cruises

Highlights Include

  • Celebrate Oktoberfest while cruising the Ohio River
  • Scenic fall foliage views
  • Schimpff’s Confectionery

Package Includes

  • R/T deluxe motorcoach transportation from Indianapolis
  • 1 lunch
  • Sightseeing and admissions per itinerary
  • Escorted from Indianapolis


This trip is also offered October 13 with a stop at Horseshoe Casino in Southern Indiana instead of Schimpff’s Confectionery.

Other Dates:

October 13, 2018

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