If you enjoy Country music and a wide range of entertainment this tour might be just what you are looking for.
Day 1: Tues., May 5 – Tour will depart from Barrie, Bayfield Mall at 6:30a.m. & the Tour Office at 7:00a.m. A free round trip shuttle service is available with a minimum of 4 customers in the Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Stayner area upon request and you will be transferred to meet the coach in Barrie. 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 Dayton, Ohio for our first night.
Day 2: Wed., May 6 – 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: Thurs., May 7 – 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 Presley’s Country Jubilee. 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 & D)
Day 4: Fri., May 8 – A full buffet breakfast is included each morning at the hotel. Our visit to Branson begins with a 10:00a.m Tribute to John Denver Show featuring James Garrett at the Little Opry Theatre. Then we are off to Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. It is a 10,000 acre nature lover’s paradise. We will enjoy a guided Wildlife Tram tour where herds of bison, elk, whitetail deer and longhorn cattle roam the upper reaches of the Canyon. We will return to the hotel to freshen up before dinner at 5:30p.m. Tonight we will attend the spectacular performance of Noah at the Sight and Sound Theatre. (B, L & D)
Day 5: Sat., May 9 – A buffet breakfast is included each morning at the hotel. This morning 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. This afternoon we will attend the 3:00p.m. performance of the Amazing Acrobats of Shanghai. We will end our day 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 6: Sun., May 10 – Our buffet breakfast is served at the hotel between 6:30a.m. & 9:00a.m. each day. After a leisurely start we will visit Silver Dollar City theme park from 11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. The greatest adventures lie ahead as Silver Dollar City celebrates 60 years of creating memories worth repeating! You may enjoy the Bluegrass & BBQ festival today, as well as special events and new entertainment your whole family will love. Experience over 40 thrilling rides & attractions, watch 100 demonstrating craftsmen, and savor Silver Dollar City’s delicious dining including the all-new Rivertown Smokehouse. This afternoon enjoy a dinner cruise aboard The Showboat Branson Belle. We will conclude our theatre shows with Clay Cooper’s Country Express. (B & D)
Day 7: Mon., May 11 – This morning we will visit the Titanic Museum before bidding farewell to Branson. We plan to stop and have lunch at Lambert’s Restaurant – The Home of the Throwed Rolls. Today’s travel will take us to Effingham, Illinois for our overnight stay at the Holiday Inn, Express. (B)
Day 8: Tues., May 12 – Following breakfast this morning we will travel through Indianapolis. We will travel to Findlay, Ohio for our overnight stay at the Drury Inn. (B)
Day 9: Wed., May 13 – Following a full cooked breakfast to order, we will depart for home crossing back via Port Huron. We will include meal stops, coffee breaks and shopping at the Duty Free store. Return to Tour Office at approximately 5:30p.m. & Barrie at 6:00p.m. (B)
Tour includes: motor coach transportation with Hamilton Tours Director, 8 nights hotel & taxes, baggage handling, 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners, 6 theatre performances as listed in the itinerary (entertainers are subject to change), admissions to Silver Dollar City, Titanic Museum, Dogwood Canyon, duty free shopping & HST EXEMPT.
A deposit of $1000. per person is required upon booking, with the balance due in full by April 5, 2020.
Travel Insurance is available through our office at the time of booking at an additional charge.