2018 Branson Christmas Holiday Tour – departing Northwest Iowa

2018 Branson Christmas Holiday Tour – 
Departing Northwest Iowa
Luxury Motorcoach Trip
Nov. 1 – 6, 2018
6 Days / 5 Nights

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$50 Per Person Deposit due upon signup
Departure Cities:
Spencer, Storm Lake, Denison and Avoca

Price Per Person:
$805        Double / Occupancy
$1,072     Single / Occupancy
$785        Triple / Occupancy

$765        Quad / Occupancy

 

This INCREDIBLE SPECIAL price for our 2018 Branson Christmas Holiday Tour – departing Northwest Iowa includes ALL items below:

  • Transportation
  • Lodging – 5 nights with 3 consecutive nights in Branson
  •  10 MEALS – 5 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 4 Dinners
  •  7 AWESOME shows with GREAT seating:
    • DANIEL O’ DONNELL – All Christmas Show “NEW”
    • Sight n’ Sound – Samson
    • Doug Gabriel Christmas – “Mr. Entertainment”
    • Clay Cooper’s Country Christmas Express
    • Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers (NEW and updated show!)
    • “Elvis Live” featuring Jerry Presley, Cousin to Elvis
    • Down Home Country
  • Free time in Downtown Branson, IMAX Entertainment Complex and Branson Craft Mill, Grand Village
  • Tour Branson Area Festival of Lights
  • Precious Moments Chapel & Park
  • On Board Tour Leader
  • additional fun stops and much more!

Join us on our 2018 Branson Christmas Holiday Tour as we visit the “Live Music Show Capital of the World!”. We’ll listen to Daniel O’Donnell, one of most successful entertainers in Great Britain and Ireland. Along with Daniel, we’ll listen to Mary Duff, Irelands’ top female vocalist. Also, the INCREDIBLE “Samson” at Sight and Sound.  He defeated an entire army and slayed a lion with his bare hands. But there’s a secret behind Samson’s superpower. The Doug Gabriel Show – is a good, clean family show with a lot of variety. It has a talented cast, rib-tickling comedy and a terrific ensemble of musicians. Plus, Doug plays his World Famous Mufftar, a guitar made out of a 1969 Thunderbird muffler! It is a show that will make your whole day.  And so many more incredible shows and more.

Day 1: Thursday, Nov. 1 –Welcome Aboard! We’ll depart our pick up locations for a nice enjoyable ride to our en route hotel. We’ll just travel along today but will keep it interesting in getting to know each other and having fun! Then we’ll stop for dinner (Pre-Paid) at Cracker Barrel. After dinner, we’ll travel the short distance to our hotel in Kansas City for the evening.  We can relax for the evening and be ready for our second day of adventure! Sweet dreams!

Day 2: Friday, Nov. 2 – Enjoy a Deluxe Full breakfast at our hotel, and then depart for Branson. This will be a very busy day! So rest on bus while you can! After a short drive, we’ll stop for a morning treat to tide us over while in Branson OR Christmas gifts for family or friends. Then we will stop for lunch before arriving into Branson. Starting off with our first awesome show, “Samson” at Sight and Sound. He defeated an entire army and slayed a lion with his bare hands. But there’s a secret behind Samson’s superpower. Chosen by God from birth, he’s been given superhuman strength – as long as he follows the rules. And that’s where the trouble begins. Samson soon falls prey to temptation, losing his strength and sight. And it’s here where he will face his greatest challenge. Journey with this unlikely hero as he battles the Philistines – and his own personal calling. It’s an unforgettable, uplifting story that will literally bring the house down! After, we’ll have dinner (Pre-Paid) before going to our last show of the evening,  “Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers!” Featuring the Mabe family, is a country music and comedy variety show performing at the new Branson Famous Theatre. The Mabe family began the Branson family entertainment phenomenon 58 years ago in 1959. With Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers, the family continues to wow audiences as the second and third generations add their own flare to the family legacy. Their perfect blend of country music, gospel music and comedy will keep you at the edge of your seat and roaring with laughter all night long. After, the show, we will depart for the hotel.

Day 3: Saturday, Nov. 3 – After our Deluxe full breakfast at hotel, we’re on our way to enjoy our morning show, “Doug Gabriel Christmas Show”, Amazing Music & Mr. Entertainment! Come see the show that will have you talking for months. The Doug Gabriel Show, is a good, clean family show with a lot of variety. It has a talented cast, rib-tickling comedy and a terrific ensemble of musicians. Plus, Doug plays his World Famous Mufftar, a guitar made out of a 1969 Thunderbird muffler! It is a show that will make your whole day. After the show, we will depart for the Branson Craft Mall, for lunch on own and free time to browse the shops. Then we’re off for to our afternoon show, “Daniel O’Donnell”. One of the area’s most popular visiting artists, fans everywhere anxiously await the announcement of “Daniel O’Donnell’s” show schedule in Branson. An extremely successful Irish singer and television artist, he began making a name for himself in 1983 after saving enough money to make and sell his own record. This year’s show will include a full orchestra in addition to Daniel O’Donnell’s band. Now we’re off to dinner at Buckingham’s Restaurant & Oasis with Kenny Parrott Dinner Entertainment. (Pre-Paid). Pick you FAVORITE song from among Kenny’s many CD’s and he will sing it for you while we are enjoying dinner! Have fun choosing your songs!  After dinner, we’ll depart for our evening show, “Elvis Live” Christmas Show with Jerry Presley.  Jerry is the cousin to Elvis Presley and  WOW, does he act, dance and sing just like Elvis!!   The ladies will be swooning! This is a high-energy performance that barely gives you a chance to catch your breath between each rockin’ song! Whew another busy day but full of fond memories as we travel back to our hotel for the evening.

Day 4: Sunday, Nov. 4  We’ll have a Deluxe breakfast at our hotel, then off for some leisure day in Downtown Historic Branson OR join us for an OPTIONAL Show – “#1 Hits of the 60’s and 50’s too!”  Touching over 100 songs from great artists including Elvis Presley, The Beach Boys, The Supremes, Paul Anka, Petula Clark, The Beatles… the list goes on and on. Add over 100 costume changes, fun video and a talented cast of seven and you’ve got the recipe for the show dubbed “The Most Fun You’ll have In Branson.” Each and every performer on stage is passionate about the fact that the unforgettable music and its connection to the audience is what’s important! Optional means this show is not part of the tour cost but a group discounted price is offered to however many want to go to another show instead of shopping. Our coach will drop those off at theatre and take rest Downtown. After show, we will go downtown for (Lunch on own) and free time for shopping. In the afternoon, we will visit the Grand Village. The Largest Christmas store in the Mid-West! Visit their 28 TOTAL shops and dining with bakery and ice cream stops! Something for everyone! Kringle’s is the best place to go Christmas shopping. With 9,000 square feet of Christmas decor and collectibles to explore there is plenty of items perfect for gifts. Stop in at the Sugar Leaf Bakery while you’re there for a scrumptious cafe snack or Mel’s Hard Luck Cafe, home of the singing servers and lots of delicious ice cream desserts. This is a 1950’s themed diner. If you don’t wish to shop anymore, our motorcoach will take those back to hotel to rest up prior to dinner and our evening show. Then the shopping group will return to  hotel to freshen up prior to dinner and our evening show. Now, we’ll depart for dinner (on own) and then to our last evening show, “Clay Cooper’s Country Christmas Express”. See Clay Cooper and his Live Band, 10 Dancers, New Male Trio of Singers, and Comedian Matt Gumm! They also have outstanding youth entertainers Colton & Caden Cooper! This high-energy show is filled with singing, dancing, comedy, 24 entertainers on stage, great visual effects, and a variety of music – old and new country, rock, current hits, gospel, and patriotic!  Show features an Ozark Mountain Christmas Celebration that has become a “MUST SEE” in Branson

Day 5: Monday, Nov. 5 – Enjoy our last breakfast together at the hotel before we depart for a morning show, “Down Home Country”. The Down Home Country Show is the best show in Branson to hear traditional Country Music.  With an incredible cast of singers and pickers, you literally step back in time to enjoy the classics of George Jones, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Gene Watson and many more. Featuring the best of Classic Country, Western Swing and Gospel music, this show brings to life the music you will never forget.  Enjoy all the songs that made you fall in love with Country Music.  The show stars “Entertainer of the Year”, Jamie Haage, and “Fiddle Player of the Year”, Melody Hart.  “Comedian of the Year”, Jarrett Dougherty, and all of his crazy characters, will keep you in tears. You will love the variety of dynamic singing, side-splitting comedy, powerful gospel, barn-burning bluegrass, and down-home fun.  If you don’t hear your favorite, the gang will even take a few requests.  Voted “Best In Classic Branson”, Down Home Country will make sure your trip to the Ozark Mountains is a memorable one. After, we’ll enjoy Lunch at the Grand Country Buffet. (Pre-Paid) before departing for Kansas City for the evening. During the drive, we will make a stop at the Precious Moments Park and Chapel in Carthage, MO. The creation of artist Samuel J. Butcher as a gift of thanks to God; recognizing the many blessings given by God. The Chapel has often been described as “America’s Sistine Chapel” as an artful representation of Michelangelo’s own Sistine Chapel in Rome. Serving as one of Missouri’s most beautiful attractions, the Chapel grounds include an inviting Visitor Center, Gift Shoppe, Royal Delights Cafe and beautifully manicured gardens adorned with bronze statues and fountains. The Visitor Center is the home to the world’s largest Precious Moments Gift Shoppe, as well as Chapel Exclusive figurines. Time to be off to the hotel. We will arrive just in time for the Hotel’s Kickback hour and enjoy FREE drinks and dinner.

Day 6: Tuesday, Nov. 6 – Enjoy our last breakfast together at the hotel before we depart for home with many pictures, memories and new great friends! Welcome home!

DEPOSIT $50 PER PERSON DUE IMMEDIATELY UPON SIGNING UP. Final Balance due September 28, 2018

Send Deposit to: Janine McCarthy, DJ Country Tours, Inc., P.O. Box 96, Conrad, IA 50621



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