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September 19 - 27, 2018 (9 days and 7 nights)

 ** Cancelled **

Featuring two nights in St. Louis at the Ameristar Hotel & Casino

Tours are operated by Aloha World, a tour division of Kobayashi Travel Service

(deposit must be made by 03/01/2018)

Carthage (1 Night), Branson (4 Nights ), St. Louis (2 nights), The Money Museum, Precious Moments Chapel Tour, Fantastic Caverns Tram Ride, Shepard of Hills Fish Hatchery, Tanger Outlet Mall, College of the Ozarks Tour, Showboat Branson Belle Lunch Cruise, Branson Craft Mall, Hillbilly Nut & Fruit Shop, Branson Area Tour, Shoji Tabuchi, Doo-Wop and the Drifters, Baldknobbers Jamboree, New Jersey Nights - a Four Seasons Tribute, Dixie Stampede Dinner Show, Jimmy Osmond's American Jukebox Show starring The 5th Dimension, Ozarks Legacy & Legend Imax Movie, St. Louis Gateway Arch Tram Ride, 'Monument to the Dream' Movie, St. Charles Tour

$ 2,795 per person
$ 3,295 per person
$ 2,695 per person
(Individual arrangements to meet group are not included)

Wednesday, September 19 (Day 01)
Our tour commences this afternoon when we assemble at American Airlines lobby #8 at the airport for baggage check-in procedures. We'll board an afternoon flight to Dallas Ft. Worth and after a brief stopover, we'll continue on for our flight to Kansas City, Missouri, arriving in the mid-morning on the following day.

Thursday, September 20 (Day 02)
On arrival at the Kansas City Airport, we'll board our chartered motor coach to tour The Money Museum (Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City). Discover the hundreds of historic coins on loan from the Harry S. Truman Library & Museum and see the story of U.S. Minted coins throughout the decades. We'll continue on to Carthage, Missouri to enjoy an interesting tour of the Precious Moments Chapel. Inspired by Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel in Rome, Precious Moments artist and creator Samuel J. Butcher designed and constructed the chapel as a way of sharing the joy of his faith with the world and it has now become his crowning work. Beautiful and innocent Precious Moments messengers bring well-known and loved stories from the Bible to life with his hand-painted figurines and murals. We'll have some time to shop at the Precious Moments Gift Shoppe before we check-in for the night at the Quality Inn Precious Moments Hotel in Carthage. Dinner will be at your own expense this evening at a local restaurant.

Friday, September 21 (Day 03)
After enjoying a delicious deluxe breakfast, we'll begin our journey to the musical entertainment city of Branson. En route, we'll travel to the city of Springfield to experience an exciting ride on board a jeep-drawn tram through the natural beauty of Fantastic Caverns, America's only ride-through cave. Journey back in time to discover one of the world's most beautiful natural wonders - giant columns stretching from the ceiling to the floor, delicate soda straws glistening with minerals, and tiny cave pearls hidden in crystal-clear waters. Enjoy a delicious lunch at Lamberts Café where soft, fluffy, 'throwed rolls' are served to you in a unique way together with your meal. We'll continue on to check-in for four exciting nights at the Camden Hotel & Conference Center in Branson. Dinner will be at your own expense tonight at a local restaurant. After dinner, we'll depart for the Shoji Tabuchi Theater to enjoy a state-of-the-art production by Shoji Tabuchi. Complimentary ice cream, cookies and cobbler will be provided for you in the evening at the hotel.

Saturday, September 22 thru Monday, September 24 (Days 04, 05 & 06)
BRANSON (B) (1L) (3D)
During your stay in Branson, a delicious deluxe breakfast will be provided for you daily. Enjoy a fantastic musical extravaganza featuring Doo-Wop & the Drifters Show, Baldknobbers Jamboree Show, New Jersey Nights - a Four Seasons Tribute, Dixie Stampede Dinner Show and American Jukebox Show starring The 5th Dimension. We'll also enjoy a lunch cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle, a tour through the College of the Ozarks, visit the Shepard of the Hills Fish Hatchery and shop for unique gifts at the Branson Craft Mall, Hillbilly Nut & Fruit Shop and the Tanger Outlet Mall. In addition to breakfast daily, one lunch and three dinners will be provided for you during your stay in Branson. Complimentary ice cream, cookies and cobbler will be provided for you in the evenings at the hotel.

Tuesday, September 25 (Day 07)
This morning after breakfast, we'll take a powerful journey through the rich history and heritage of the region with a giant-screen IMAX movie adventure in "Ozarks: Legacy and Legend". You'll follow the McFarlain family from 1824 to the 1950's, see an underwater cave, and take-in stunning aerial views of the majestic Missouri Ozark Mountains. We'll proceed to the city of St. Louis to check-in for two exciting nights at the Ameristar Casino Resort. After checking-in, the evening is at your leisure to have some fun in the casino, relax, work-out at the fitness center or take a dip in the indoor pool.

Wednesday, September 26 (Day 08)
This morning, enjoy a build your own breakfast in the Falcon Diner. A costumed step-on-guide will board our motorcoach to take us on a historical tour of St. Charles, visiting the Lewis & Clark Nature Center & Boathouse - an educational facility featuring exhibits relating to the Lewis & Clark expedition and the Missouri River ecosystem. Discover magnificent views as we journey on a tram to the top of the St. Louis Gateway Arch, an iconic monument noted as an architectural wonder. Enjoy an award-winning documentary - Monument to the Dream - a movie featuring the construction and completion of the Gateway Arch. The rest of the day is at your leisure to enjoy some time in the casino.

Thursday, September 27 (Day 09)
Early this morning, enjoy a build your own breakfast in the Falcon Diner before we transfer to the St. Louis International Airport to check-in for our flight home. We'll make a brief stop in Los Angeles, arriving in Honolulu in the late afternoon.