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November 5 - 13, 2020 (9 days and 7 nights)

Featuring two nights at Harrah’s Hotel & Casino in Kansas City

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

(deposit must be made by 04/15/2020)

Carthage (1 Night), Branson (4 Nights ), Kansas City (2 nights)

The Money Museum , Hallmark Visitors Center , Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum , Precious Moments Chapel & Visitor Center , Fantastic Caverns Tram Ride , Andy Williams Ozark Mountain Christmas Show starring the Lennon Sisters and Illusionist Rick Thomas , Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure , Living Rainforest Science Center , Tanger Outlet Mall , Nathan Carter Show , Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee Urban Cowboy Reunion , College of the Ozarks , Temptations Motown Legends Tribute Show , Shoji Tabuchi Family Christmas Show , Area tour of Branson , Table Rock Dam , Shepard of the Hills Fish Hatchery , ‘SIX’ Show , Branson Craft Mall , Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers Show , Beach Boys California Dreamin’ Show , Area tour of Kansas City , Arabia Steamboat Museum

$ 2,895 per person
$ 3,195 per person
$ 2,795 per person
(Individual arrangements to meet group are not included)

Thursday, November 5 (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 evening flight to Dallas Ft. Worth, and on arrival, we'll transfer for our flight to Kansas City, Missouri, arriving in the mid-morning on the following day.

Friday, November 6 (Day 02)
On arrival at the Kansas City Airport, we'll board our chartered motor coach and visit the Money Museum, located within the Crown Center District in Kansas City. This walk-in experience allows us to see all of the exhibits, the Cash Processing and Vault viewing area, and our audio tour. The Crown Center is a shopping and entertainment district and includes the Hallmark Visitors Center. Discover the Hallmark story with exhibits that demonstrate the creativity and innovation that go into making Hallmark products. We'll visit the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum to learn of the eventful and triumphant life of America's 33rd President. A permanent exhibition highlights the personal side of the life of Harry S. Truman and his family. Our travel continues on to the city of Carthage to spend the night at the Quality Inn Precious Moments Hotel. Dinner will be at your own expense this evening at a local restaurant.

Saturday, November 7 (Day 03)
After a delicious deluxe breakfast, we'll visit one of the most beautiful attractions in Carthage - the Precious Moments Chapel, featuring beautifully manicured gardens adorned with bronze statues and fountains. Enjoy a tour of the Chapel and the Visitor Center - home to the world's largest Precious Moments Gift Shoppe with exclusive figurines. Our travel continues on to 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 featuring giant columns stretching from the floor to the ceiling, delicate soda straws glistening with minerals, and tiny cave pearls hidden in crystal-clear waters. In the afternoon, we'll depart for the city of Branson to check-in for four exciting nights at the Camden Hotel. Dinner will be provided for you at a local restaurant. In the evening, we'll depart for the Andy Williams Moon River Theater to enjoy the 'Andy Williams' Ozark Mountain Christmas Show starring the Lennon Sisters and Illusionist Rick Thomas. This full production features singers, dancers and the Moon River Orchestra - all performing your favorite holiday songs. Complimentary cookies, cobbler and ice cream will be served at the hotel in the evening.

Sunday, November 8 (Day 04)
The Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure is a unique tropical experience where you'll walk among thousands of live, tropical butterflies. Enjoy a visit to the Living Rain forest Science Center with live amphibians and reptiles and enjoy a movie about the life cycle of either the monarch butterfly or tropical butterfly (select movie subject to confirmation). We'll have some time to shop at the Tanger Outlet Mall located nearby our hotel. The mall features shops like Eddie Bauer, Tommy Hilfiger, Disney and more, selling name brand fashions at discounted prices. In the afternoon, we'll depart for the Grand Shanghai Theater to enjoy the Nathan Carter Show, Ireland's leading country singer and accomplished accordion player. The show also features special guests and a super six-piece band. After dinner, we'll enjoy the Lights of Joy Christmas Drive through the Christmas Lighting Display, an all-new all-LED drive - bigger, better and brighter! We'll return to the Grand Shanghai Theater to see an evening performance of Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee Urban Cowboy Reunion Show, featuring two country music legends. Share ten years of their music careers with chart-topping songs such as Gilley's "Room Full of Roses" and Lee's "Looking for Love". Complimentary cookies, cobbler and ice cream will be served at the hotel in the evening.

Monday, November 9 (Day 05)
This morning, we’ll depart for the Hamners’ Variety Theater to reminisce with the cast of the Beach Boys California Dreamin’ Show. We’ll enjoy a nostalgic ride to the West Coast with hits like ‘Surfin U.S.A.’, ‘Barbara Ann’, and more. You’ll also hear ballads popularized by The Mama’s and Papa’s, Simon & Garfunkel, and Peter, Paul & Mary. In the afternoon, enjoy a performance of the Temptations Motown Legends Tribute Show at the God and Country Theater. Groove to the smooth moves and soulful harmonies of the Grammy Award-Winning Temptations with songs such as ‘My Girl’, ‘Just My Imagination’, ‘Treat Her Like a Lady’ and more. After dinner at a local restaurant, we’ll depart for the Clay Cooper Theater to enjoy the Shoji Tabuchi Christmas Show, acclaimed as one of the greatest entertainers in the world. Experience the holiday season with the Shoji Tabuchi Family along with a talented cast of musicians and entertainers providing you with electrifying production numbers. We’ll return to the hotel to enjoy complimentary cookies, cobbler and ice cream

Tuesday, November 10 (Day 06)
We’ll depart for a two-hour area tour of Branson together with a step-on guide. The tour includes a visit of Table Rock Dam and a stop at the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, the largest trout production facility in the Missouri Department of Conservation. Enjoy a short film on the complete production phases of the trout from the egg to the release of the trout into Lake Taneycomo. This afternoon after lunch, we’ll depart for Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater to enjoy a performance of the ‘SIX’ Show, featuring six real brothers who take musical entertainment to a whole new level. This ‘orchestra of human voices’, using only their mouths, performs everything from contemporary pop to R & B, classic rock ‘n’ roll, doo-wop, gospel and patriotic tunes. Enjoy shopping at the Branson Craft Mall, a facility with hundreds of vendors, artists and crafters. You’ll find apparel, quilts, leather goods, jewelry, baskets, hand-made fudge, honey, nuts, and jams & jellies. After dinner, we’ll proceed to the new Branson Famous Theater to enjoy Branson’s Famous Baldknobbers Show, a country music and comedy variety show featuring the Mabe family. Their perfect blend of country music, gospel music and comedy will keep you at the edge of your seat roaring with laughter. Enjoy the complimentary cookies, cobbler and ice cream served at the hotel this evening.

Wednesday, November 11 (Day 07)
This morning after breakfast, a student guide will board our motorcoach to guide us on a tour of the College of the Ozarks campus. This college is unique among American colleges and universities because the students work in place of paying tuition to help defray their educational expenses. After lunch at a local café, we’ll continue on to Kansas City to check-in at the Harrah’s Hotel & Casino for two nights. The evening is at your leisure to enjoy playing on the slots at the casino. A $10.00 free slot play will be provided for you.

Thursday, November 12 (Day 08)
Breakfast is included at the Bit & Bean Restaurant this morning. We’ll depart to meet a step-on-guide to enjoy a three hour area tour of Kansas City. Step back to the early 1800’s as our guide relates the story of the beginnings of the town of Kansas City as we drive through the River Market, Quality Hill, and stop at Lewis & Clark Point to see the Missouri River. We’ll drive by the Crown Center, then take a short interior visit of the1914 Union Station. We’ll see the Federal Reserve Bank and the inspiring Liberty Memorial and the National World War I Museum. We’ll depart for a shopping and lunch option at the Legends Outlet Mall, then visit the Arabia Steamboat Museum. This unique Kansas City attraction provides a time capsule of life on the American frontier in the mid-nineteenth century. Experience the everyday objects that made life possible for pioneers in the 1800s. A farewell dinner is planned for you at a local restaurant. The rest of the evening is at your leisure for your own activities.

Friday, November 13 (Day 09)
Early this morning, we’ll depart for the Kansas City International Airport to check-in for our morning flight home. After a brief layover, we’ll arrive Honolulu in the mid-afternoon.