May 1 - Early morning departure has you heading west towards Columbus. Lunch and rest stops will be made en route, along with overnight lodging; please pack an overnight bag. Dinner is on your own this evening
May 2 - Enjoy breakfast, then check out and continue to St. Louis area with lunch/rest stops along the way. A visit to the Gateway Arch to ride the tram to the top is included. Check-in to your hotel in the area. Dinner is on your won this evening.
May 3 - After breakfast, you're off to Branson - Ozark Country. Upon arrival in Branson you will check into your hotel and freshen up before departing for dinner and entertainment aboard the Showboat Branson Belle.
May 4 - Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then depart for Dogwood Canyon Nature Park for a Wildlife Tram Tour as you wind through the canyon floor, past towering bluffs and waterfalls, making a stop at Glory Hold (a magnificent blue-green pool where some of our largest trout reside). Then cross the Arkansas border where your tram may mingle with herds of American bison, elk, white deer and Texas longhorn. You will have time to freshen p before departing for dinner at a popular restaurant in Branson. After dinner, arrive at the Clay Cooper Theatre for The Haygoods Show. The Haygoods bring the house down night after night with incredible harmonies, energetic choreography, incredible special effects and amazing performances on over 20 different instruments!
May 5 - Following breakfast, you will depart for the King's Castle Theatre for the Dublin's Irish Tenors and Celtic Ladies Show With wonderful harmonies and lilting melodies, listen in amazement as these talented singers take you on a breathtaking musical journey covering Irish classics, opera, pop and jazz standards. Lunch on your own and shopping will be at the Grand Village Shoppes today. Later in the afternoon, return to your hotel to freshen up, then depart for another delicious dinner in the area. Your day will end with the fabulous entertainment at the Starlite Theatre - Raiding the Country Vault. "Raiding the Country Vault" is the newest production in Branson, MO featuring top country music industry talent to take audiences on a journey through the greatest hits of country music - America's most beloved genre.
May 6 - Enjoy breakfast, then you will meet a student guide for a tour at the College of the Ozarks which will include the Grist Mill, the Veteran Memorial, and Fruitcake Kitchen. After the tour, enjoy lunch on your won and shopping at Historic Downtown and Branson Landing. Dinner is included tonight followed by Six at the Hughes Brother's Theatre. Critically acclaimed and dubbed as an orchestra of human voices" and "masters of showmanship", these multi-talented brothers sound lik a band using only their mouths.
May 7 - Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then check out and depart for your overnight stop in the St. Louis area where lodging has been arranged for you this evening. You will stop at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery for a tour of the complex. Dinner is on your own tonight.
May 8 - Enjoy breakfast, then check out and continue traveling homeward. Overnight lodging has been arranged for you this evening (pack an overnight bag). Dinner is on your own tonight.
May 9 - Breakfast at your motel, then begin your final portion of your homeward journey with fond memories of Branson, Missouri and the Ozark Mountains.
This itinerary is approximate. The exact times, days and destinations may vary due to unforeseen circumstances.