Depart: Aug 18, 2014

Return: Aug 21, 2014

Branson in August
The 5 Shows we are contracted to see are:
Hughes Brothers, Pierce Arrow Show, Doug Gabriel,
Rankin Brothers, and Dutton Show
  • 3 Nights of Lodging
  • 3 Breakfasts
  • 1 Continental Breakfast
  • 5 Shows + 2 Attractions
  • 2 Lunches
  • Tour Escort
  • Deluxe Motorcoach
  • 3 Dinners
  • Baggage Handling


• Single/$789
• Double/$695
• Triple/$630
• Quad/$615




Day 1:  Monday:  August 18: 
We will travel from Illinois thru the hills of Missouri as we journey to our destination of Branson, MO.  We will be stopping near St Louis at the Cracker Barrel for lunch and rest stops along the way.  The Branson Towers will be our home for the next three nights.  Our rooms have pillowtop beds, new furniture and refrigerator and all rooms are non-smoking.  As you enter the three story Grand Lobby you'll see the Grand Staircase, player piano and the Gazebo Hall where they serve a  hot breakfast every morning,  including homemade biscuits & gravy, eggs, sausage, oatmeal, fruit, cereal, bagels, toast, and pastries.  Dinner will be at Charlie’s Steak, Ribs & Ale. Live entertainment, good food, and cold drinks at our steak house along with a Micobrewy on under one roof!!!!  Our show tonight is a very special one starring the Dutton’s!!  Seen on NBC's hit series "America's Got Talent" and from their nationally broadcast television specials on PBS, this real family of singers, dancers and musicians is guaranteed to please all ages. With Mom on bass and Dad on guitar, the extraordinarily talented Dutton children weave their way through a two-hour masterpiece of musical surprise.  Back to the hotel for a good night’s sleep!!!!!    BD                                           

Day 2:  Tuesday:  August 19: 
will be at our hotel before departing for the Main Street Lake Cruise.  We will see Bald Eagles and the other birds and wildlife along the shores of Lake Taneycomo's, amazing natural bluffs stretching back into the eons of time and the spectacular majesty of Ozark vistas this 1.5 hour cruise is a unique experience not seen by the vast majority of the millions of visitors that come to Branson each year. There is also the view of an antebellum style mansion, the campus of one of the largest Christian sports camps in America "Kanakuk Kamps," the legendary "Boston Gold Mine" site and the city of Rockaway Beach, which was southwest Missouri's first major tourist attraction preceding Branson's popularity by about four decades, as well as what legend says was a summer retreat for "Al Capone." The view of Branson Landing, its $7.5 million fountains and spectacular synchronized fire, water, light and music show viewed from the cruise is as unique as it is beautiful and inspiring. Lunch will be picnic style!!  Hot dogs, Hamburgers and Chicken Strips!!! All while we enjoy the view!! We will give you time to explore the Landings after the cruise before going back to the hotel for a short rest.  Dinner tonight is going to be a special treat!!!  We are going to have a special treat while we eat!!!  Barbara Fairchild will entertain us with her hits.  Our next show is "The Pierce Arrow Show , a home grown production that feels like it was created straight out of Las Vegas. Over the last 13 years, Pierce Arrow has performed for millions of fans using the most elaborate stage, sound, and lighting in Branson. The wardrobe is custom tailored from Vegas. The moving stage and lighting may remind you of your favorite Las Vegas shows, but the Pierce Arrow show always follows its family friendly format! Known for its comedy as well as Branson’s most outstanding vocalists, Pierce Arrow is one of Branson's hottest shows.  This year the show features a completely renovated stage light and sound system and a custom tailored wardrobe that dazzles.  Back to the hotel for a quick night’s sleep!!!  BLD
Day 3:  Wednesday:  August 20: 
will be at our hotel before departing for the Doug Gabriel Morning  Show.  This is a show filled with a lot of music and laughter from the “little man with the big voice”, and has been voted “Male Vocalist of the Year” for 7 years. Doug and his family will delight you with their talent. Lunch will be at McFarlain’s where you eat your pie first!!!  Our show this afternoon is the Hughes Brothers.  The world's largest performing family, five brothers, five wives and 29 children (and counting.) The Hughes Brothers perform everything from today’s Country hits to the Old Western Classics to Broadway and Gospel favorites. Dinner tonight is at the “Hard Luck Diner”!  the home of Branson's Original Singing Servers. Let their talented, professional singing servers entertain you while you enjoy some great food and their famous desserts.  Our Evening show will be the Rankin Brothers!  The Rankin Brothers, along with the Rankinettes, and their multi-talented five piece band authentically replicate each song and voice of the greatest legends of yesterday and today. Relive the events that made music history, like Elvis' Aloha Special, Sonny & Cher's Television Show, and Buddy Holly on the Ed Sullivan Show just to name a few. This show has something for everyone: Rock-n-Roll, Country, Gospel and Patriotic!     BLD

Day 4:  Thursday:  August 21: 
will be at our hotel before departing for home this morning.  This is a travel day as we head back north to Illinois but the fun isn’t over yet as we continue our fun aboard the coach. We are also going to make a stop in Lebanon, MO at the Russell Stover Candy Factory outlet store, a good time to stock up on those “sweet” treats and gifts. Remembering the good times we had and the new friends we have met…the perfect way to spend a warm summer day!!!  Arriving back to our cars in the early evening.     B

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