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Branson and the Ozark Mountains
Featuring 5 nights at the Hilton Hotel and live music in Branson!
- 6 days at the same hotel - unpack once!
- 5 musical performances including the spectacular Queen Esther
- Local touring with a focus on Ozark Mountain history and nature
- Visit College of the Ozarks - "Hard Work U"
- 9 meals: 1 brunch, 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
- Round trip airfare to/from Springfield
- Door-to-door airport transportation
- 4250/4550 Gold Passport Points
Fly to Springfield Missouri, then motorcoach to Branson where a late lunch is hosted. Enjoy five nights located in the heart of historic downtown Branson at the shopping and dining area called Branson Landing. Hilton Convention Center Hotel – 5 nights (L)
Get the lay of the land with a scenic tour of the local area and a Sunday Champagne brunch at the spectacular Chateau on the Lake. The late afternoon will be at your leisure to visit Branson Landing. Don't miss the $7.5 million water and fire feature with fountains that shoot 120-foot geysers all choreographed to lights and music! This evening it's the Clay Cooper Show which features an incredible cast of dancers, singers, and musicians. (BR)
Tour the College of the Ozarks, known locally as "Hard Work U," where no student pays tuition. Rather, they work on the school farm and elsewhere on campus to earn their education. Enjoy a Sports Leisure Vacations private and exclusive afternoon tea with Dee Dee Lennon and her brother Bill Lennon. Diane (Dee Dee) is well remembered as the lead singer of the Lennon Sisters, "America's Sweethearts of Song." Dee Dee will discuss her life as a performer with stories of Lawrence Welk, Bob Hope, and more. There will be plenty of time for Q & A after the talk. Tonight, Steve Presley joined by four generations of his family perform country classics to Gospel with zany antics from Herkimer and Cecil guaranteed to have you rolling in the aisle at Presley's Jubilee. (FB, D)
Today is a nature day. Step aboard an open air tram and explore the beauty of Dogwood Canyon on a Wildlife Tram Tour. You'll wind through the canyon floor, past towering bluffs and waterfalls. Cross the border into Arkansas and view Bison, Elk and longhorn cattle. At the Top of the Rock, Ozark Heritage Preserve, experience the Lost Canyon by golf cart! A paved trail highlights stunning rock formations and waterfalls. And to cap off our time at Top of the Rock you will visit the Ancient Ozarks Natural History Museum. (FB,L)
Another exclusive Sports Leisure Vacations treat is in store today! A private performance by the Carthcart Trio (Bill and Gail Lennon and Mike Cathcart). Mike is the son of legendary trumpeter/singer Dick Cathcart and Peggy Lennon of the famed Lennon Sisters. At the Titanic Museum your guided tour lets you experience life on board just as it was on her maiden voyage 100 years ago. Walk the hallways and grand staircase while surrounded by more than 400 rare artifacts. This evening visit Site and Sound Theatre, a million watts of lights, sixty-thousand watts of sound, and a massive stage over twenty thousand square feet in size. See the performance of Queen Esther. Set in opulent yet perilous Persian Empire, Queen Esther is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery. (FB,D)
Depart Branson for Springfield. At Fantastic Caverns, America's Ride-Thru-Cave, a natural adventure awaits. Jeep-drawn trams tour the path left behind by an ancient underground river while you view up close beautiful cave formations. (FB)
|B||Generally a limited buffet or menu|
|FB||Full buffet or choice of menu|
|BR||Brunch, often buffet-style|
|L||Lunch, often several menu options|
|HT or AT||High or Afternoon Tea|
|D||Dinner, often several menu options|
Saturday, October 14, 2023 to Thursday, October 19, 2023
4 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
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|Local||(916) 361 - 2051|
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