Branson and the Ozarks
May 16 - 22, 2018 (7 Days)
PER PERSON PRICE:
$1,495 Double occupancy
$1,835 Single occupancy
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
Transportation by deluxe motorcoach
6 nights’ lodging at excellent hotels
Baggage handling at hotels (for one piece)
6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Admission to all listed attractions
All taxes & tips (except hotel housekeeping)
Your Professional SUN TOURS Tour Director
DEPOSIT: $200 NOW per person holds your place
FINAL PAYMENT DUE: March 14, 2018
None … through March 14, 2018
$200 … March 15 – April 12, 2018
$600 … April 13 – May 11, 2018
100% … after May 11, 2018
Branson’s reputation as a top vacation destination is well-earned. The museums and other attractions we will visit are as diverse as the live theatre we will attend. Arkansas’ Crystal Bridges Museum and Thorncrown Chapel, plus the two important attractions in Oklahoma City, and a visit to Springfield round out this tour to the breathtaking Ozark Mountains.
Included meals are denoted: Breakfast: B, Lunch: L, Dinner: D
We drive east across the plains of eastern New Mexico, the Texas Panhandle, and into Oklahoma. We lodge one night in Oklahoma City.
Day 2 B
This morning begins with a somber but important visit to the Oklahoma City National Memorial, which remembers the victims of the federal building bombing. Afterward, we visit the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, America’s premier institution of Western history, art, and culture. Later, we reach Bentonville, home of the Walton family and Walmart. Here, Alice Walton created the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, one of America’s top art museums. We continue to Eureka Springs and lodge one night at the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa. Like any good historical hotel, it’s allegedly haunted!
Day 3 B
Eureka Springs is a charming city that clings to steep hillsides. A visit to ethereal Thorncrown Chapel is followed by a tour of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. This 459-acre wildlife refuge is home to 100 exotic animals which have been abused, abandoned, or neglected. We have free time in historic downtown Eureka Springs to shop and explore. Later, we reach Branson, where we lodge three nights. Tonight we’ll see our first show, SIX.
Day 4 B, D
The day is off to a lively start as we see a morning performance, Dublin’s Irish Tenors with The Celtic Ladies, at King’s Castle Theatre. The rest of the day has a nautical theme as we visit two ships. The Titanic Museum, built at half-scale to the original vessel, houses 400 pre-discovery Titanic artifacts. In the evening, we board the Showboat Branson Belle for a show, 3-course meal, and cruise on Table Rock Lake!
Day 5 B
We start our day with a nostalgic musical journey as we see New Jersey Nights, a celebration of the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. In the afternoon we see the Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai, an enchanting adventure through the Orient with beautiful costumes, scenery, and the unbelievable art of acrobatics. This evening we see The Sons of Britches, a hysterical, historical, and downright entertaining show! The Sons of Britches deliver music that includes (but isn’t limited to) Country, Cajun, Zydeco, Bluegrass and Ol’ Time Rock n’ Roll.
Day 6 B, D
In Springfield’s Fantastic Caverns, “America’s only ride-through cave,” we take in the vulnerable beauty from the comfort of our Jeep-drawn tram. Then we visit Wonders of Wildlife, the brand new national aquarium and museum, which has been voted “America’s #1 Best New Attraction” by USA Today. We continue to Oklahoma City where we lodge for the night.
Day 7 B
We return via the plains of Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. We will long remember the great performances, the gentle beauty, and friendly people of Branson and the Ozarks.
Itinerary subject to change