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christmas holiday lights tour

Luxury Motorcoach Trip

December 4 – 5, 2021
2 Days / 1 Nights
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$50 Per Person Deposit due upon Signing up. Balance due November 1, 2021

Departure Cities:

Waterloo, Marshalltown, Grinnell, Newton, and Altoona

Price Per Person:

$408 Double / Occupancy
$500 Single / Occupancy
$388 Triple / Occupancy
$368 Quad / Occupancy


  • Transportation
  • Lodging – 1 night (Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza)
  • 4 MEALS – 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner
  • Guided Tour of Union Station’s spectacular Holiday Reflections
  • Guided Tour of the Country Club Plaza Christmas Lights plus More
  • Holiday Sea of Lights at the Sea Life Aquarium
  • Admission to Arabia Steamboat Museum
  • Visit The 11th Annual Holiday Swing at Merry Market!
  • Luggage Handling
  • Tax and gratuities on Paid Meals
  • Bottled Water and Snacks
  • On Board Tour Leader

Day 1:
saturday, december 4

Welcome Aboard! We’ll depart our pick-up locations for a nice enjoyable ride to our wonderful holiday destination! Water and snacks provided on coach. We arrive to our hotel in the heart of the wonderful Country Club Plaza area at the Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. This all-suites, boutique hotel where we are sure to be energized with the glow of lights! Time to check-in then depart for a Guided Tour of Kansas Cities’ Union Station! Kansas City’s beautifully renovated 1914 train station features dozens of decorated holiday trees from mid-November through early December. The building also features a science center, a giant-screen movie theater and a permanent exhibit on the history of the American railroad which includes an extensive model train display. This architectural wonder that’s decked out in seasonal splendor thanks to a larger-than-life Christmas tree and timeless decorations. Hmmm…you never know what you might receive! Then we’re off for a scrumptious Dinner (Pre-Paid) before taking a Holiday Lights Tour. Just like its iconic jazz and mouthwatering barbecue, Kansas City has earned a reputation for its impressive holiday light displays. A local tradition for 90 years, the Plaza Lights span 15-blocks on the famed Country Club Plaza, featuring thousands of glimmering, jewel-colored bulbs that accentuate every dome, tower and window of the Spanish-inspired shopping district. 

Day 2:
sunday, december 5

Good Morning!  We will enjoy a nice delicious hot breakfast in The Gallery restaurant off the menu. Then we’ll depart our hotel for home with a split visit to the Arabia Steamboat Museum and The 11th Annual Holiday Swing at Merry Market!  When the mighty Steamboat Arabia sank near Kansas City on September 5, 1856, she carried 200 tons of mystery cargo. Lost for 132 years, its recovery in 1988 was like finding the King Tut’s Tomb of the Missouri River. The discovery was truly a modern day treasure-hunting story at its best. The Steamboat Arabia was built in West Brownsville, Pennsylvania, at the boatyard of John S. Pringle in 1853. At 171 feet long, the Arabia traveled the Missouri river and transported passengers as well as carried up to 222 tons of cargo, including tools for the frontier, merchandise for general stores and federal mail. But navigating the Mighty Missouri was a difficult and dangerous business. When the Arabia sank, some said she carried gold … others said fine china. What was actually discovered will amaze you…..this is a must see museum and will keep you fascinated for hours! OR visit the 11th Annual Holiday Swing at Merry Market! The Strawberry Swing and The City Market partnered to become The Midwest’s premier, open-air European-style holiday experience. Featuring The Swing’s juried makers, street food vendors, holiday drinks, strolling entertainers and other festivities, including holiday lights and decor, Merry Market is sure to delight Kansas Citians and beyond! The City Market shops and restaurants will also offer holiday-themed specials, in-store activities, and promotions! After, visit Crown Center and the Sea of Lights at Sea Life Aquarium! Sea of Lights returns to Kansas City and the experience will take over the SEA LIFE Aquarium. We will be dazzled as we walk throughout thousands of twinkling holiday lights across SEA LIFE’s undersea wonderland. Enjoy this one-of-a-kind holiday light experience! Lunch (Pre-Paid) at any one of the restaurants around the area in Crown Center. Then we will depart for home with a stop for Dinner. Then, we will return home with many pictures, memories and new great friends! Welcome home!


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

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(641) 990-1925