7 Days/6 nights – Join us on our coach tour to Branson for PRAISEFEST 2018 and the Sight & Sound show SAMSON! We’ll enjoy great singing and gospel music from Legacy Five, Greater Vision, Booth Brothers, and speaker Dr. David Jeremiah. Also included – sightseeing tour of Branson, visit to College of the Ozarks (a university where students work for their tuition), tickets to Presley’s Country Jubilee, visit the World’s Largest Toy Musuem, dinner cruise on the Branson Belle, tickets to see funny man Mark Lowry, Behind-the-Scenes tour at Sight & Sound (subject to availability), time for shopping, and church service in Branson on Sunday, March 18. Join us for this rich-in-value tour!
PRICING IS IN CDN.$ AND IS PER PERSON:
$1649.00 PP based on double occupancy
$1619 PP based on triple occupancy
$1599 PP based on quad occupancy
$1849.00 PP based on single occupancy
SAVE $50 PP if booked and paid in full by January 10, 2018
LAST DAY TO BOOK FEBRUARY 18/18
Non-refundable, name changes permitted up to 24 hours prior to departure.
• 2 Nights Drury Inn Cincinnati (enroute there and back)
• 4 Nights Branson at the Radisson Inn
• 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 5 Dinners (including boxed breakfast on the bus the 1st day)
Complimentary bottled water and snacks on the bus
• 3 Events at Praisefest, featuring gospel music and speaker Dr. David Jeremiah!
• Dinner Cruise on the Branson Belle
• Orchestra Seats for Samson at Sight & Sound
• Behind-the-Scenes Tour at Sight & Sound (subject to availability)
• Branson City Tour
• Visit to College of the Ozarks, where students work for their tuition & graduate debt-free
• Tickets to Presley’s Country Jubilee
• Admission to the World’s Largest Toy Museum
Note: As our journey home begins on a Sunday, we will be attending a church service at First Baptist Church in Branson.
DAY 1 TUESDAY, MARCH 13
8:00 A.M. – DEPART HAMILTON (Mt. Hamilton CRC 1411 Upper Wellington) FOR CINCINNATTI
CHECK INTO THE DRURY INN – Evening Reception with hot and cold finger foods, soups and beverages.
DINNER ON OWN.
DAY 2 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14
7: 00 a.m. BREAFAST BUFFET AT HOTEL
8:00 a.m. DEPART FOR BRANSON
8:00 p.m. PRESLEY’S COUNTRY JUBILEE Back in 1967 the Presleys built the first LIVE music theatre in Branson, Missouri. Today, Presleys’ Theatre is a Branson Landmark, and the Presley family is still here entertaining audiences with a one-of-a-kind mix of country, gospel, bluegrass and hilarious comedy!
DAY 2 THURSDAY MARCH 15
7:00A.M.- 9 A.M. – BREAKFAST BUFFET AT HOTEL
9:30AM GUIDED TOUR OF BRANSON CITY AREA – Whether celebrating family, friends or romance, Branson puts you center stage. Experience live shows and one of the world’s top 10 theme parks: Silver Dollar City. Discover our three pristine lakes and the majestic beauty of the Ozark Mountains!
Visit – College of the Ozarks – When you come to College of the Ozarks, you will see what The Wall Street Journal described as “one of the most unusual little liberal arts colleges in the country.” College of the Ozarks, founded in 1906, charges its students no tuition. Every full-time student works at a campus job to help defray his or her expenses.
Our sightseeing tour ends in Old Downtown Branson where you’ll be taken back in time at places like Dick’s 5 & 10 store. Enjoy the free trolley!
Late Lunch Included at the Grand Country Buffet – Lunch is luscious at Grand Country Buffet. For you-on-the-go, the scatter bar features taste-tempting selections of meats, salads, fruits, vegetables, bakery fresh breads and desserts from the no-lines, hot and cold food bars.
After our late lunch, we return to the hotel for free time to enjoy as you wish – rest, socialize, enjoy the pool, and have a bit to eat if you wish before Praisefest.
7:00 P.M. – Praisefest at The Mansion Theatre. Tonight is opening night of Praisefest and we will enjoy great gospel music with Mark Trammell Quartet, Legacy Five, Greater Vision and comedian/motivational speaker Tim Lovelace. Event ends at 10 p.m.
DAY 4 FRIDAY MARCH 16
7:00A.M. – 9:00 A.M. – Breakfast Buffet at Hotel
9:15 A.M. – Depart for 10:00 A.M. – Morning Session of Praisefest. The enjoyment continues this morning as we praise along with The Ball Brothers, Southern Raised, Greater Vision, and hear from world-renowned speaker Dr. David Jeremiah of Turning Point. Event ends at 1 p.m.
1:30 P.M. – Behind the Scenes Tour at Sight & Sound (subject to availability). A million watts of lights, sixty-thousand watts of sound, a massive stage over twenty-thousand square feet in size that wraps around the audience on three sides and four-story tall set pieces towering right in front of you. Welcome to your exclusive backstage access to everything that happens behind the scenes.
7:30PM SAMSON AT THE SIGHT & SOUND THEATRE – He defeated an entire army and slayed a lion with his bare hands. But there’s a secret behind Samson’s superpower. Chosen by God from birth, he’s been given superhuman strength – as long as he follows the rules. And that’s where the trouble begins. Samson soon falls prey to temptation, losing his strength and sight. And it’s here where he will face his greatest challenge. Journey with this unlikely hero as he battles the Philistines – and his own personal calling. It’s an unfortgettable, uplifting story that will literally bring the house down!
DAY 5 – SATURDAY MARCH 17
7:00A.M. – 9:OO A.M. BUFFET BREAKFAST AT HOTEL
9:30 AM DEPART FOR VISIT TO WORLD’S LARGEST TOY MUSEUM – The World’s Largest Toy Museum Complex holds over one million toy attractions within 6 museums and multiple collections. It’s an eclectic collection of toys that range from the 19th century to present day. Everyone, no matter their age, will find something to appreciate! Branson is known for evoking feelings of nostalgia. Nothing says nostalgia better than toys that take you back to your childhood. Right from the moment you step out of your car, you feel like you’re in a different world. Two giant toy soldiers flank the doors of a building covered in graphics that will take you back to days gone by. Adults and children will also enjoy viewing our toys, many of which are considered Branson antiques. We have antique toys from every era that are sure to delight and bring back those childhood days.
This afternoon will be free time – either at the hotel for those who wish to relax, take in a swim, socialize, or for those who would like to take in some shopping we will take you to the Tanger Outlets or Branson Landing.
4:00 P.M. – DINNER AT FLORENTINA’S – Enjoy homemade sauces, signature creations made fresh daily, authentic brick oven pizzas, an inviting atmosphere…and so much more. Dine with family and friends while enjoying the Italian traditions of food, friendship, hospitality and uniquely “Italian style”…with glasses raised, accompanied by warm smiles, welcoming arms, a little laughter and loads of conversation as Florentina’s transforms into grandma Maria’s kitchen or perhaps Uncle Antonio’s dinner table…and everyone is family. For dessert try one of Florentina’s own Italian specialties…Tiramisu, Spumoni Ice Cream or even Creme Brulee.
6:00 P.M. – AN EVENING WITH MARK LOWRY – Singer, songwriter, author, and humorist Mark Lowry is best known for penning the lyric to the Christmas classic “Mary Did You Know?” and singing baritone for the GRAMMY© Award-winning Gaither Vocal Band for many years. Lowry, who’s entertained audiences since he was 11 years old, has a unique gift of communicating profound Biblical truths through music and storytelling. His life’s work features a large catalog of diverse projects including many videos, books, and CDs.
DAY 6 – SUNDAY, MARCH 18
6:30 A.M. BREAKFAST BUFFET AT HOTEL
7:45 A.M. – DEPARTURE
8:10 A.M. – CHURCH SERVICE AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, BRANSON – we’re happy to once again bring a group to this warm and welcoming church at their Classic Worship service with a rich traditional atmosphere, offering a mix of favorite hymns, and sound Scriptural teaching. Following the service is an opportunity to have coffee or tea, or bring it on the bus where we’ll serve you cookies!
10:00 A.M. – DEPART FOR CINCINNATI – we’ll stop for lunch on your own along the way, and enjoy our time together with a movie or game or two.
6:00 P.M. – Arrive at the Drury Inn for last overnight stay with Evening Manager’s Reception. $15 Pre-Paid Cracker Barrel Gift Cards are included for those who wish to dine at Cracker Barrel or shop at their store.
DAY 6 – MONDAY MARCH 18
7:00A.M. BREAKFAST BUFFET AT HOTEL
8:00 AM DEPART FOR CANADA! It is our hope and intention to arrive back in Hamilton by approximately 6 p.m., depending on traffic and border control crossing.
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Passport mandatory for this tour and must valid until April 1, 2018Travel insurance for medical, cancellation & Interruptionstrongly recommended – quotes available upon request.Non-refundable, name changes permitted.Guaranteed departure with 30 passengers.Not Included: Meals not listed in itinerary. Expenses of apersonal nature. Gratuties for step-on guide and driver.