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More Than Branson Adventure

April 12 - April 24

April 12 - April 24, 2024

MORE THAN BRANSON ADVENTURE

Date: April 12 – April 24, 2024 (13 Days)
Activity Level: Low

We have done Branson before but never like this!

Are you ready for the ultimate adventure that combines the thrill of Branson’s world-renowned shows and attractions with the historic charm and natural beauty of St. Joseph, Missouri? Look no further, because this tour has everything you’ve been dreaming of and more!

Get ready to experience the best of Branson with shows like The Dutton’s, Dolly Stampede, the Branson Belle, Silver Dollar City and recently added a Tram ride and lunch at Dogwood canyon. But that’s not all – this tour takes it to the next level with a visit to the scenic river bluffs of St. Joseph, where you’ll be transported back in time to the era of the Pony Express and the great American frontier. And that’s just the beginning!

Explore the stunning Badlands National Park and take a walking tour of the City of Presidents where you can search for each one. Visit the iconic Wall Drug and witness the majesty of Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills. With included breakfasts every morning, 4 lunches, and 5 dinners, this tour promises to be an unforgettable adventure of MORE THAN BRANSON!

So, what are you waiting for? Grab your family and friends and join us for a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the heart of America’s Wild West. With so much to see and do, this tour is guaranteed to create memories that will last a lifetime!

*Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change based on availability and/or supplier changes.
 

Pick up Locations:

  • St Albert – St. Albert Inn and Suites 
  • Sherwood Park – Super 8
  • Leduc – Royal Hotel 
  • Red Deer – Radisson Hotel
  • Calgary – Doubletree Hilton 

Pricing

Price includes all applicable taxes

Single Occupancy $ 4,575/person
Double Occupancy $ 3,340/person
Triple Occupancy $ 2,955/person

Deposit required: $400/person
Final payment date: Feb 12, 2024

Pricing is based on room occupancy.
Rates are for the departure date specified above.

What's Included

  • Transportation on an air-conditioned, washroom-equipped motorcoach
  • Services of an experienced Pro Tours Tour Director &  Professional Driver
  • On board entertainment
  • 12 nights accommodation:
  • 1 night Swift Current SK, Home Inn
  • 1 night Bismarck ND, Radisson hotel
  • 1 night Sioux City IA, Avid Hotel
  • 4 nights Branson MO, Holiday Inn 76 Central
  • 1 night St. Joseph MO, Drury Inn
  • 1 night Sioux Falls SD, Fairfield Inn and Suites
  • 1 night Rapid City SD, Best Western
  • 1 night Gillette WY, Ramada Plaza 
  • 1 night Great Falls MT, Sleep Inn and Suites 
  • 22 Meals Included: 12 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
  • Welcome Dinner –  Landry’s Seafood in Branson
  • Branson local guided city tour
  • Showboat Branson Belle including dinner
  • Presley’s Jubilee
  • Dolly Parton Stampede Dinner Show
  • Dogwood Canyon Tram Shop and Dine Package including $10 gift card
  • Silver Dollar City with meal ticket
  • Prime Rib Lunch at Fredricks St Joseph, MO
  • Walter Cronkite Memorial
  • Driving tour of St. Joseph
  • Patee House Museum and Jesse James Home
  • Lunch with surprise guest
  • Guided tour of the Pony Express Museum
  • Kickback informal dinner including beer, wine, mixed drinks as well as hot and cold beverages
  • Lunch and shopping at Wall Drug
  • Badlands National Park
  • Walking tour “The City of Presidents Rapid City”
  • Mount Rushmore
  • Crazy Horse Memorial
  • Farewell Pizza and Wine Party
  • Miles of Smiles!
  • Meals not specified
  • Gratuity for your Tour Director
  • Gratuity for Step on Guides
  • Gratuity for your Driver

Tour Details by Day

Meals Included: None

Step right up, pardner, and get ready to embark on the More Than Branson Adventure!

Our journey begins in St. Albert, where you’ll be welcomed aboard a deluxe coach, ready to take you on an unforgettable journey through the heart of the wild west. As we travel south through Red Deer and Calgary, and then east through Medicine Hat, you’ll have the chance to meet and mingle with your fellow adventurers, all eager to explore this rugged and beautiful land. But we’re just getting started! As we cross the Alberta/Saskatchewan border and arrive in Swift Current, we’ll settle in for the evening at the cozy and comfortable Holiday Inn Express.

So pack your bags and get ready for an adventure you’ll never forget!

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning, after an included breakfast, we’ll board our comfortable coach and continue our journey southeast, crossing the border into North Dakota. Along the way, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the region’s stunning natural scenery, including rolling prairies, picturesque grasslands, and rugged rocky outcroppings.

As we pass through quaint towns and villages, we’ll make our way over the scenic Lake Audubon and along the banks of the mighty Missouri River. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to stretch your legs, snap some photos, and soak in the beauty of the American wild west.

Our day will end in Bismarck, ND, where we’ll enjoy a relaxing evening before another exciting day of adventure tomorrow.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Rise and shine, adventurers! After a delicious included breakfast, we’ll hit the road again on day three of our epic More Than Branson Adventure.

Our trusty coach will take us on a fascinating journey through some of the most unique landscapes, cultural attractions, and historic landmarks of the American Midwest. From Bismarck, we’ll pass through the charming city of Fargo before making our way to Sioux City. Along the way, you’ll be treated to stunning views of rolling hills, picturesque farmland, and historic landmarks that showcase the rich history and natural beauty of the region. We’ll cross the Minnesota border and venture into Iowa, where we’ll check into our comfortable overnight hotel for some well-deserved rest.

Tomorrow, we’ll hit the road again, bound for our ultimate destination: Branson, MO.  So, sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Welcome Seafood Dinner

After a scrumptious included breakfast, today’s travels will take us from Sioux City, IA to Branson, MO on Interstate 29.  As we hit the open road, you’ll be treated to some of the most breathtaking views of America’s heartland. The drive will take us through rolling hills, charming small towns, and lush greenery, as we wind our way down the highway toward our final destination.

We’ll pass through major cities like Kansas City and Springfield, each with its own unique culture and attractions. As we get closer to Branson, the excitement will build, and you’ll catch your first glimpses of the stunning Ozark Mountains. Finally, we’ll arrive in Branson, and get settled into our accommodations at the Holiday Inn and Suites 76 Central, in the heart of Branson. 

This evening you will be treated to a Welcome Seafood Dinner at Landry’s Seafood and then it is time to relax from your travel day.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner Cruise

Get ready for a day of excitement and entertainment! After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we’ll embark on a locally guided city tour that will take us to some of the most popular attractions in Branson.

First up is the famous 76 Country Boulevard, home to some of the city’s best theaters, restaurants, and shops. We’ll also visit historical landmarks like the Owen’s Theater and the Branson Centennial Museum, where we’ll learn fascinating stories about the city’s past and present.

But that’s just the beginning – next up, we’ll head to the Branson Belle, a stunning paddlewheel boat that’s been a fixture on Table Rock Lake for over two decades.

The crew will greet us with a warm welcome, and we’ll settle in for an unforgettable dinner cruise. As we glide across the crystal-clear waters of the lake, we’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding Ozark Mountains, all while enjoying a delicious meal and being entertained by a talented cast of singers, dancers, and musicians.

The show is a crowd-pleasing mix of classic and contemporary hits, with something for everyone. Whether you’re a fan of country, rock, or pop music, you’ll be sure to find something to love. And with large windows providing unobstructed views of the lake and mountains, you’ll feel like you’re in the heart of the action no matter where you’re seated. So come along and join us on this unforgettable day of adventure and entertainment – you won’t be disappointed!

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner Show

Embark on another exciting day of entertainment, after your included breakfast we will take a short drive out to Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. Here we will enjoy a guided Wildlife Tram tour and included Chuckwagon Pavillion Creekside Lunch. You will also receive a $10 Conservation Gift card for shopping or snacks in the gift shop. We then head back in to Branson for a break at our hotel and finish off your day with a delicious dinner and show at Dolly Parton’s Stampede. This family-friendly attraction features a mouthwatering four-course meal and a spectacular show that includes trick riding, music, and comedy.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

After filling up on breakfast, get ready for an exciting day at Silver Dollar City, a theme park that is known for its thrilling rides, live music shows, and interactive experiences.

With your included meal ticket, you can enjoy delicious meals at one of the park’s many restaurants without having to worry about the cost. The meal ticket provides visitors with a variety of options, including classic American dishes like fried chicken and barbecue, as well as vegetarian and gluten-free options. You can explore the park’s many attractions, including the Time Traveler roller coaster if you dare, and the Wilderness Church. Watch demonstrations of traditional crafts like glassblowing and blacksmithing, or attend one of the park’s many live music shows, which range from country and bluegrass to gospel and rock.  This evening we will round out our Branson package at Presley’s Jubilee.

The house lights go down, the stage lights come up, and the music begins.

55 years after they started, the Presleys have kept doing what they do best. After all, it’s their type of music and style of show that laid the foundation for Branson’s ongoing success and growth.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Indulge in a delightful breakfast before we board the coach to St. Joseph MO. Located on the scenic river bluffs of the vast “Mighty-MO”, St. Joseph is a great American city with a fascinating heritage. “Ole” St. Jo is a city you will never forget.

Enjoy an included Prime Rib lunch with salads and fresh baked pie for dessert and then a self-guided tour of the Walter Cronkite Memorial. You can sit in his chair and experience what it was like to report to millions across America. We will then be entertained with a locally guided tour of St Joseph and a visit to the Patee House museum/Jesse James home.

The World Hotel was the headquarters for the Pony Express in 1860 and the finest hotel west of the Mississippi. Today it offers a “hands on” look at St. Joe’s colorful history. Stroll down Old Main Street, climb aboard a steam engine and visit the little house where Jesse James was shot and killed by fellow gang members. With your admission: Take a ride on the hand carved wooden carousel.

As our exciting day comes to a close, we’ll check in to our cozy Drury hotel, where we’ll be greeted with a complimentary kickback dinner. Indulge in a flavorful spring mix salad, mouth-watering beef meatballs in brown gravy, mashed potatoes, and fresh vegetable Florentine soup, along with beer, wine, mixed drinks, hot and cold beverages.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Get ready for another exciting day on our tour! After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we will continue our exploration of St. Joseph with a visit to the Pony Express Museum, where you’ll step back in time to the days of the Wild West and learn about the legendary Pony Express. See where it all began on April 3, 1860, and take a personalized tour of exhibits that cover the creation, running, and demise of this historic mail delivery service.

Next, we’ll stop at a one-room schoolhouse for a catered lunch in the community room. As an added treat, we have a surprise performance from a special guest that will surely delight you.

After this memorable experience, we’ll mount up and head to the “Stables” to see where the famous Pony Express mail deliveries started. Your guide will provide fascinating insights into the exhibits and share stories about the creation, running, and eventual end of the Pony Express.

In the late afternoon, we’ll make our way to Sioux Falls, where we’ll settle down for the night in a comfortable hotel. Get ready to rest up for more adventures tomorrow!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Start your day with a delicious breakfast before boarding the coach for a unique adventure. Instead of heading north, we will head west to the world-renowned Wall Drug. Here, you will be treated to an included lunch and ample time to explore the sprawling complex, which offers an array of shops and activities for visitors of all ages. From the famous free ice water to the Western art gallery, Wall Drug has everything to make your visit unforgettable. You could spend hours exploring the many themed rooms filled with quirky displays and artifacts and experience the essence of the Wild West and American culture.

But our adventure doesn’t stop there. Next, we will take you to Badlands National Park, where you’ll be awed by the breathtaking scenery of the rock formations, deep canyons, and sprawling prairies. The park is teeming with wildlife, such as bison, bighorn sheep, and pronghorns, which you may spot grazing on the prairies. This unforgettable experience is sure to leave you in awe.

As the day winds down, we will check into the Ramkota Hotel in Rapid City, which boasts an attached restaurant and lounge. Here, you can enjoy dinner on your own before settling down for the evening in comfort and style.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Start your day off right with a refreshing breakfast before jumping back on board and heading downtown Rapid City, known as the “City of Presidents.” The collection of life-size bronze statues of every U.S. president lining the downtown streets is an impressive sight to behold. You will be given time to leisurely embark on a self-guided walking tour, starting at Main Street Square where you will pick up a map and brochure with information about each statue, and follow the tour in chronological order, starting with George Washington and ending with Donald Trump. Set your own pace, do as much or little as you desire, and maybe find a beverage spot along the way.

Next, prepare to be wowed by a visit to Mount Rushmore, an unforgettable experience that captures the essence of American history and culture. Located in the stunning Black Hills of South Dakota, the national monument features the faces of four American presidents carved into the granite mountainside. Take time for lunch on your own and try Thomas Jefferson’s favorite ice cream, which he helped introduce to North America.

Our adventure continues with a visit to The Crazy Horse Memorial, a massive mountain carving dedicated to the Lakota leader Crazy Horse. This awe-inspiring sculpture located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, USA is considered one of the largest in the world and provides insight into the history and culture of the Native American people.

After a day filled with incredible sights and experiences, we will take you to Gillette WY where you will check into the LaQuinta Inn and Suites. The hotel is surrounded by multiple restaurants, offering a variety of dining options for your pleasure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

After indulging in a delicious included breakfast, we embark on our journey to Great Falls, where stunning views and breathtaking landscapes await. The first leg of the journey from Gillette to Sheridan, Wyoming takes you through rolling hills and wide-open prairies that are characteristic of this region. As we continue north on I-90 from Sheridan to Billings, where you’ll follow the Yellowstone River for a stretch of the way. This scenic river winds through rugged canyons and rolling hills. The final leg of the journey takes you along the Missouri River, which runs through Great Falls and offers scenic views of the surrounding landscape.

We’ll be staying at the welcoming Sleep Inn, where we’ll be greeted with warm cookies upon our arrival. After getting settled into our cozy rooms, we’ll reconvene for a delightful Wine and Pizza Farewell Dinner downstairs, providing us with one last opportunity to connect and mingle with both new and old friends before the journey’s end.

Meals Included: Breakfast

As our tour comes to a close, savour a final delicious breakfast before we embark on the homeward journey. This incredible adventure has taken us through two provinces, Alberta and Saskatchewan, and seven states including North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Wyoming, and Montana.

As we make our way back north to Canada, we will stop at the duty-free before crossing the border into the great white north. Our hearts will be filled with cherished memories of this More than Branson Adventure as we drop you off at your respective pickup location.

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Start:
April 12
End:
April 24
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