Nov. 12 – 15, 2018
4 Days / 3 Nights
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$50 Per Person Deposit due upon signup
Cedar Falls, Ames, Ankeny & West Des Moines
Price Per Person:
$600 Double / Occupancy
$755 Single / Occupancy
$580 Triple / Occupancy
$560 Quad / Occupancy
This INCREDIBLE SPECIAL price for our 2018 Branson Ozark Christmas includes ALL items below:
- Lodging – 3 nights
- 6 MEALS – 3 Breakfasts and 3 Dinners
- 4 AWESOME shows with GREAT seating:
- Sight n’ Sound – Samson
- Yakov Smirnoff
- Hughes Family Christmas
- Presley’s Country Jubilee Christmas
- Free time in IMAX Entertainment Complex
- and Branson Mill Craft Village
- Visit Curling Vine Winery
- Tour Branson Area Festival of Lights
- On Board Bottled Water and snacks
- On Board Tour Leader
- PLUS additional FUN stops and much more!
Not Included: Lunches, and Driver and Tour Director Gratuity
Day 1: Monday, Nov. 12 –Welcome Aboard! We’ll depart our pick up locations for a nice enjoyable ride to Branson, Missouri. We’ll have a surprise stop, then off to dinner (Pre-Paid) at Lambert’s Café, the only home of throwed rolls. After dinner, we’ll travel the short distance to our hotel in Branson for three evenings. Luggage will be delivered to your rooms where you can relax for the evening to be ready for our second day of adventure in Branson. Optional Show available this evening if you’re raring to go for adventure and not tired! Optional show, “Christmas with Elvis” not included in price. See separate page on show.
Day 2: Tuesday, Nov. 13 – Enjoy a Deluxe breakfast at our hotel, we will depart for our morning show, “Yakov Smirnoff Show”, A mainstay on the entertainment scene since the late 1970’s, Yakov co-starred in movies with Robin Williams in “Moscow on the Hudson“, Tom Hanks in “The Money Pit“, Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson in “Heartburn” and Richard Pryor in “Brewster’s Millions.” Yakov has also given command performances at the White House for several presidents and honored guests. President Ronald Reagan called Yakov, “a national treasure.” Smirnoff was a regular guest star on the award winning NBC sitcom, Night Court. He has been a popular guest of numerous national TV shows including the Tonight Show. You’ve seen him on HBO and enjoyed his humor in his critically acclaimed Showtime special, “Yakov Smirnoff from Moscow…Idaho.” From 1993 to 2015, Yakov performed at his own two-thousand-seat theater in Branson, Missouri where he entertained over four and a half-million people and produced several outstanding award-winning shows. His comedic style is firmly grounded within his mission statement, “to experience happiness and teach it to the world with passion through comedy and sensitivity.“ After the show, we’ll go to the Branson Mill Craft Village, for lunch on own and free time to browse the shops of crafts, snack mixes, candy and MUCHO more! After that, we’ll make a short stop at Curling Vine Winery for a tour and time to browse, oh and guess what?? WINE! (If you’re into that). Then back to the hotel to relax and freshen up prior to our evening dinner and show. Enjoy our Dinner (Pre-Paid, yum, yum) at Jackie B. Goode’s Uptown Café. The Café features a 50’s-60’s theme with Rock & Roll music playing on the jukebox near the old time soda fountain. Plus a stage where live, musical performances are held for their patrons! In front of the cafe, you’ll see their little taxi cab, a 1953 Henry J. One of only 120,000 produced from 1949 to 1953. It was America’s first compact car and sold for $1,321. Then onto our evening show, “Hughes Family Christmas”. Experience entertainment with the most dynamic and compelling family in show business today! The Hughes Music Show is “What’s New in Branson!” Out of the clever artistry and inventiveness of the Hughes Brothers comes the brilliantly produced, all New for 2018, Hughes Music Show! A compilation of over 30 years of show biz experience, wrapped up into a single incredible experience with 50 amazing singers, dancers, musicians, and performers. It’s the Ultimate Christmas Experience! Be transported to a Christmas wonderland filled with the season’s best vocal harmonies, exciting dances, inspiring instrumentals, and of course, the enchantment and light-hearted humor that everyone loves about the Hughes Brothers Show. Along with all the festive surprises and treasured family traditions, see Santa in a new light when he explains the symbols of Christmas in the most moving Christmas presentation you’ve ever witnessed. “It’s a triumph of everything you want to feel at Christmas time.” Oh and guess what, they have yummy snacks too in case you’re still hungry! After show, we’ll return to our hotel.
Day 3: Wednesday, Nov. 14 – After our Deluxe breakfast at hotel, we can either relax and catch up on sleep of enjoy an OPTIONAL SHOW, the 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 and yep! More food available! After the show, we’ll pick up any at hotel and go for lunch and some free time Branson IMAX Entertainment Complex. Lots of shops, restaurant and movie theatre. Then we’re off to our next 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! Yep again, more food available! LOL After the show, we’ll head out for Dinner (Pre-Paid) @ Gettin’ Basted. Armed with nothing more than a borrowed offset pit, Google and a drive to be the best, Gettin’ Basted jumped into the world of competition BBQ with both feet by entering Rock’N Ribs in Springfield, Missouri! They punched out ticket to the World Food Championships in Las Vegas for their potato salad and finished 7th overall out of over 70 teams. STILL COMPETING! Over 50 Grand and Reserve Grand Championships and counting, they continue to rack up countless wins and awards including winning the 2017 Kansas City BBQ Society’s Team of the Year in Pork! Then onto our evening show, “Presley’s Country Jubilee Christmas”, The house lights go down, the stage lights come up, and the music begins. The smiles, applause, and laughs from the crowd increase by the minute, and nearly fifteen hundred tapping feet are keeping time to the music…these nights are the culmination of a dream that was decades in the making. Nearly 50 years after they started, the Presley’s have kept doing what they do best. After all, it’s their type of music and style of show that laid the foundation for Branson’s ongoing success and growth. After the show, we’ll drive through the Branson’s Gift of Lights, lights up the winter nights with amazing structures of the season. From snowflakes to the gifts given in the Twelve Days of Christmas, Noah and the Ark, or the Christmas Tree Forest. More than ten million lights are used to create the displays that help make this special event possible. The donations from touring these displays each year go to the Christian Action Ministries food pantry who distribute tens of thousands of pounds of food and grocery products to hungry and needy people in their community. After, we will return to our hotel.
Day 4: Thursday, Nov. 15 – Enjoy our last breakfast together at the hotel before we depart for home. We’ll have one last SURPRISE stop in store. Hint, you’ll go nuts for it!! Then arrive home with many pictures, memories and new great friends! Welcome home, relaxed , fat and happy!!! Hahaha!