USA Tours

Updated: Oct 11th, 2018

--2019--
Florida Sunshine

--2018--
Michigan Tour; Including Mackinac Island and Frankenmuth
Soaring Eagle Casino Resort & Spa, & Frankenmuth, Michigan **JUST ADDED
Frankenmuth, Michigan – a little Christmas Magic including an Amazing Concert!
Branson, Missouri & Kentucky Christmas Tour Combining Horses, Blue Grass, BBQ, Bourbon and Country Music
Turning Stone Casino Resort, Verona, New York
The Best of New York City staying in Times Square
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 6 days – Bonnets, Buggies & Back Roads featuring the show Jesus at the Sight and Sound Theatre
Blue Jays Road Trip to Boston, Fenway Park and Cooperstown, New York
Lancaster, Pennsylvania - 4 days - featuring the show Jesus at the Sight and Sound Theatre
Chicago - Explore the Architecture, Sports & History that make up “The Windy City”
Pennsylvania Shopping Trip
Fall - Turning Stone Casino Resort
Autumn Cape Cod Vacation Including Martha’s Vineyard, Boston & Vermont
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Winter Vacation
12th Annual Quilter’s Patchwork Tour

--2017--
Chicago – My Kind of Town
Dover International Speedway “The Monster Mile” NASCAR Racing
Music Cities of Tennessee - Memphis & Nashville
The Best of New York City
Soaring Eagle Casino Resort & Spa, & Frankenmuth, Michigan (Fall)
Erie, Pennsylvania Shopping Trip
Lancaster, Pennsylvania – Bonnets, Buggies & Back Roads featuring the Miracle of Christmas
Frankenmuth, Michigan – a little Christmas Magic
Hot Air Balloon Championships in Frankenmuth, Michigan
Autumn Cape Cod Vacation
Blue Jays Road trip To Boston
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – Oceanfront Holiday
Chicago International Quilt Festival Tour
Soaring Eagle Casino Resort & Spa, Mount Pleasant, Michigan (Spring)



 

 

Monday, November 19 to Thursday, November 29, 2018 – Branson, Missouri
– A Country Music Christmas with the added bonus of Kentucky Horse Country

Day 1: Mon., Nov. 19 - Tour will depart from Barrie, Bayfield Mall at 6:30a.m. & the Tour Office at 7:00a.m.  (Overnight parking is available at our office)Remember to bring your Canadian Passport for the border crossing into the USA.  We will allow time for duty free shopping. Today we will travel to the Drury Inn in Sharonville, Ohio for our first night. There is a “Cracker Barrel” restaurant located next door to our hotel.
Day 2: Tues., Nov. 20 - After an early breakfast we will depart for St. Louis, Missouri for our overnight stay at the Drury Hotel. Stops will be made enroute for coffee breaks and meals. (B)
Day 3: Wed., Nov. 21 - This morning after breakfast travel to Branson arriving midafternoon.  We will be staying at the Radisson Hotel.   The hotel has a restaurant, lounge and indoor pool.  There will be some leisure time before we enjoy a 5:30p.m. dinner at the Wildwood Bistro located at the hotel.  Tonight’s show is Christmas Wonderland – The Holiday Spectacular at Kings Castle Theatre.  (B & D)
Day 4: Thurs., Nov. 22 – American Thanksgiving Day - A buffet breakfast is included each morning at the hotel.  We have a full range of activities & concerts planned for this holiday.
In the morning we will attend The Hughes Brothers Music Show.  Then out for lunch.  In the afternoon we will attend everyone’s favourite, Irish singing sensation - Daniel O’Donnell. Daniel will bring his “Christmas with Daniel” new stage show to the Welk Resort Theatre.  The show will feature Daniel singing many Christmas and countless other festive songs from across the decades.  Daniel will be joined on stage by local choirs.  Dinner tonight will be at 5:30p.m. at the Stage Door Restaurant. This evening we will end with a driving tour of the Branson’s Gift of Lights.  (B & D)
Day 5: Fri., Nov. 23 - A buffet breakfast is included each morning at the hotel.  Today's highlights include: a guided tour of the College of the Ozarks Campus in the morning followed by lunch at the Keeter Centre.  
Our afternoon is at leisure and you have the option of relaxing at the hotel or joining us to visit the Branson Craft Mall or Grand Village.  
Dinner tonight will be at Shorty Small’s Restaurant followed by Presleys’ Country Jubilee (preshow begins at 7:15pm).  The Presley’s were one of the original variety shows in Branson and still my personal favourite show. They are icons of music in the Ozarks, first playing the underground stages of local caves, creating a blend of music and comedy that would set the stage for Branson’s entertainment future.  In 1967 the Presley Family bought a piece of land on an isolated two-lane stretch of asphalt and built a theatre that has become a Branson Landmark.
(B, L & D)

Day 6: Sat., Nov. 24 - Our buffet breakfast is served at the hotel between 6:30a.m. & 9:00a.m. each day.   This morning we will attend the 10:00a.m. Yakov Smirnoff Comedy Show.  Yakov will be returning to Branson fresh from a world tour with plenty of new material from the political scene.  Yakov says “It’s time to Make America Laugh Again!”  
Our afternoon is at leisure and you have the option of relaxing at the hotel or joining us to visit Branson’s unique Original Main Street – “Dick’s Old Time Five & Dime Store” is a must see & shopping at the Branson Landing.  Dinner tonight is at the Black Oak Grill located at the Branson Landing. 
We will close out our visit with the 7:30pm performance of The Haygoods located at the Clay Cooper Theatre.  The Haygoods bring down the house night after night with incredibly tight harmonies, innovative staging and choreography, plus virtuoso performances on over 20 different instruments.   (B & D)
Day 7: Sun., Nov. 25 – Today we bid farewell to Branson, Missouri and head in the direction of Horse Country and the Bluegrass State of Kentucky.  Today is a travel day to Paduach, Kentucky.  (B & L)
Day 8: Mon., Nov. 26 – Following breakfast this morning we will have an early departure for Louisville.  A group lunch, followed by a tour of the Louisville Slugger Baseball Museum will be our first stop.  Then it’s onto Churchill Downs Racetrack & Museum where every day is Derby Day, celebrating the tradition, history, hospitality and pride of the world renowned event that is the Kentucky Derby.  We will travel to Lexington for our 2 night stay with a dinner stop enroute.  (B, L & D)
Day 9: Tues., Nov. 27- Following breakfast, we will depart the hotel for guided tour of historic downtown Lexington. Then we are off to Keeneland Race Course.  Located in the Horse Capital of the World, Keeneland is an internationally renowned racecourse and the Thoroughbred industry’s leading auction house.  Founded in 1936, Keeneland’s mission is to continually invest in the industry and to preserve the tradition of Thoroughbred racing.  Intended as a gathering place for the local community, Keeneland is a National Historic Landmark, and their beautiful, park-like grounds are open to visitors year-round.
Our day continues with a visit to Old Friends Farm where you will have the opportunity to get up close to retired Championship Thoroughbreds.   Our day will continue with lunch and a Tour & tasting at the Buffalo Trace Bourbon Distillery.  Our day will conclude with a relaxed driving tour of the beautiful horse farms in this region of the great state of Kentucky.  (B & L)
Day 10: Wed., Nov. 28 – Following breakfast we will begin our journey home.  We will travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for our one night stay.  (B)
Day 11: Thur., Nov. 29 - Following breakfast we will depart for home crossing back via Niagara Falls.  We will include meal stops, coffee breaks and shopping at the Duty Free store.  Return to Tour Office at approximately  4:30p.m.  &  Barrie at 5:15p.m. (B)

Tour includes: motor coach transportation with Hamilton Tours Director, 10 nights hotel & taxes, baggage handling, 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners, visit to College of the Ozarks,
7  theatre performances as listed in the itinerary (entertainers are subject to change), admissions to Lexington & Louisville attractions as listed, duty free shopping & HST EXEMPT.
Cost per person: Twin $2875.00 & Single $3750.00

A deposit of $1000. Per person is required upon booking, with the balance due in full by
October 19, 2018. 
Travel Insurance is available through our office at the time of booking at an additional charge.

 
 


PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP:

A Valid Canadian Passport
- the best form of Identification

As of June 1, 2009, a Valid Canadian passport is required for those travelling to the United States by land, air or cruise ship.

Canadian Residents Holding non-Canadian Passports: Upon entry into the USA by land, you must fill out Form I-94, and pay $6 US per person. Upon your return to Canada, the form must be presented to the customs office as proof that you have left the USA.

Hamilton Tours staff advise passengers of their travel document requirements, but we will not be responsible for passengers denied access to the US, or for re-entry into Canada. If this happens, you will be responsible for your own transportation home.

To facilitate border crossing, please keep your identification on your person.

 

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