PLUS DOGWOOD CANYON TRAM TOUR
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Branson has some of the country’s most fantastic entertainment in one area!
Operates: Sep 4 2016
Tour Length: 8 Days, 7 nights
Departs From: Columbiana, OH * Salem, OH * Alliance, OH * Canton, OH * Akron, OH
Single Room - $1,515.00
Double Room - $1,225.00
Triple Room - $1,225.00
Branson has some of the country's most fantastic entertainment all waiting for us in one conveniet area, featuring beautiful theaters, each with their own personality. This deluxe eight-day tour highlights a wonderful variety of top-notch shows so that you can experience everything from country to comedy, with all kinds of other great entertainment in between.
September 4 - We will depart our hometowns and travel west towards Effingham, Illinois for our first overnight stay.
September 5 - Continental breakfast included. By mid-afternoon today we will be checking in at our conveniently located hotel for the next five nights located on the Branson "strip" and very central to all shows and attractions. Dinner will be included at our hotel before our evening entertainment featuring the electrifying show called, "it", performed at the Hughes Brothers Theater. This is noted as one of the world's largest performing families and is one of the great success stories of American entertainment. With a cast of 50 (and growing!), "it" is filled with incredible harmonies, entertaining antics, dynamic dance, soaring instrumentals, creative production numbers and of course brotherly love. This is one HUGE show you won't want to miss! (CB, D)
September 6 - Breakfast included. Get ready this morning to enjoy "Puttin' On The Ritz", a brand new production appearing on the Branson stage with a tribute to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Music, singing, and dancing come together in one spectacular presentation that brings the best music and songs from the 1920's and 1930's to stage once again. Celebrate the performers and entertainers from this famous era of some of the biggest film and movie stars including Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly and more! Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant this evening before heading to our evening entertainment featuring "New Jersey Nights" which takes a nostalgic trip down memory lane to celebrate the hit songs from Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, whose fascinating story unfolds on stage. This audience-pleasing performance is filled with hits and delivers first class musical arrangements, perfect harmonies, authentic costumes and custom sets all combined with the Four Seasons greatest hits such as "Sherry", "Rag Doll", "My Eyes Adored You", "Walk Like A Man", "Oh What A Night" and lots more! (B, D)
September 7 - Breakfast included. Lunch on your own with some free time in Branson before enjoying a matinee show starring "The Duttons". Celebrating their 25th Silver Anniversary Show in 2016, this high energy family is loaded with musical talent with thirty-one years of experience and just about as many kids between them. They rock the stage with a variety of ages from bluegrass to contemporary to country. With comedy and dance intermixed, this is truly a great experience for all who attend. (The Duttons have told us that all show attendees will receive a very special 25th Anniversary gift this year!) You will enjoy an included dinner followed by our evening at the Clay Coopers Country Express Show. Featuring live music, singing, dancing, hysterical comedy and more, Clay and his cast of 24 veteran entertainers will bring you a lively performance filled with country, gospel, patriotism and more. Amazing dancers led by Clays multi-talented wife (Tina Cooper) and Clays seven-piece bring this show to great heights of talent for all who attend. (B, D)
September 8 - Breakfast included. This morning you will enjoy a free morning show at our hotel at the Grand Country Square. We are then allowing some free time this afternoon to do as you please. Dinner included tonight at the hotel before an evening at the Baldknobbers Theater starring the beloved Baldknobbers, one of the original groups performing in Branson. While they are firmly rooted in the traditional country music classic songs, they inject their live show with some of today's modern hits and timeless artists from hank Williams to Johnny Cash. If you like live music, then you will love the Baldknobbers which features a lineup of some of the finest country musicians which takes to the stage each night they keep audiences tapping and clapping! (B, D)
September 9 - Breakfast included. Enjoy a morning show starring Doug Gabriel - this live stage show is filled with a talented cast and rib-tickling comedy which is good, clean family entertainment at its best! Plus, Doug plays his World famous Muftar, a guitar made out of a 1969 Thunderbird muffler - you've got to see this one! After an included lunch, we are off to Dogwood Canyon for a Wildlife Tram Tour this afternoon to enjoy the outdoors. Welcome to this beautiful preserved area and enjoy a wonderful 2-hour guided and narrated tram tour as you ride over many custom bridges and low water crossings. This tour boasts waterfalls and 17 stone bridges as you ride in the comfort of the tram. Your experienced tram guide will enhance your adventure with an informative glimpse into natural history as you cruise the canyon floor where archaeologists made some fascinating discoveries. Stops will be made at the chapel and one of the main waterfalls for viewing and enjoying. This tour also drives through elk and bison pastures where animals are normally spotted - your tram driver/guide often stops to feed them so passengers can get an up close look at these majestic animals. You will actually be in 2 states on this tram tour - the tour normally stars in Missouri and crosses over into Arkansas and then back into Missouri! (This is an open air / covered tram). After our outdoor adventure through two states, we will return to Branson for dinner on your own. Our evening entertainment tonight stars the beloved Pierce Arrow performing Branson's "hottest" show. This show takes the audience along to enjoy the time of their lives with overflowing talent with the World's lowest bass singers according to the Guiness book of World Records! Masterful harmonies and expert entertainers, these folks truly LOVE what they do and it surely shines on stage! (B, L)
September 10 - Breakfast included. We say goodbye to Branson this morning and head towards home with our last stop in Effingham, Illinois. (B)
September 11 - Continental breakfast included. Arrive back home today after a wonderful Branson experience. (CB)
- Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
- 9 Show Tickets
- 7 Nights Hotel Accommodations
- 12 Meals:
- 7 Breakfasts
- 1 Lunch
- 4 Dinner
- Theaters are subject to change without notice due to scheduling
- Luggage Handling and Taxes
*THIS TOUR IS HOSTED BY BUTLER MOTOR TOURS *
Terms and Conditions:
For overnight tours, the deposit is based on the cost of the tour as follows:
- Overnight Tours Under $150 > $25 Deposit
- Overnight Tours $150-$800 > $75 Deposit
- Overnight Tours $801-$1,500 > $100 Deposit
- Overnight Tours over $1,501 > $250 Deposit
Up to 30 days prior to departure date, a full refund will be made. *Air and cruise tours, and some longer tours, may be different—be sure to ask for details when making your reservation. Tours including tickets also generally have earlier non-refundable dates. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 30 days prior to your departure date. However, we will do our best to recover as much as we can, but cannot guarantee anything. There will be no refund, for any reason, for a “no-show” on the day of the tour. A “Refund Protection Plan” is available at our office at a minimal cost. This insures you a full refund in case of a death or illness in the immediate family up to 24 hours before the tour departs. (It does require a doctor’s written note or copy of death notice.) On longer tours, we have a special insurance plan available if you are interested, and it will be sent to you with your confirmation. We encourage you to take advantage of these protection plans. The Refund Protection Plan does not apply to Day Trips, nor are there any refunds for Day Trips, with a few exceptions.
Gad-About Tours Inc. reserves the right to cancel any tour that has not reached a minimum number of reservations. We reserve the right to change tour prices and itinerary. Tours are prepared up to a year in advance and may be impacted by circumstances that arise which are beyond our control. We reserve the right to cancel or refuse service to anyone, in our sole discretion. We always avoid changes and cancellations if at all possible, as we realize the inconvenience to you, our valued customer.
All of our tours are by late-model, deluxe wide-body motorcoach. They are equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats, public address system, VCR, and emergency restrooms. Our intent is for all overnight tours to be professionally escorted for your convenience. Upon occasion, in order to avoid canceling a trip with a low passenger count, our driver may serve both positions of driver and escort, and all are professionally trained to do so. Also, on air trips with low passenger counts, we may not be able to provide an escort from our company. However, we will provide airport transportation*, plus a guide from our connecting company will meet you upon arrival at your destination and be with you throughout the entire tour. (*If only a few are going on a given air tour, we will pay your airport parking fee in lieu of using the coach.)
Your lodging is included on all overnight tours. All hotels are AAA rated. We never use second-rate hotels, restaurants, or activities on any tour, to the best of our ability to make that determination. Payment of telephone calls, room service, and other incidentals at places of lodging are the responsibility of the customer.
One suitcase per person is included in the price of your tour. You are also permitted a carry-on, which is your responsibility. Additional luggage may be transported at the cost of $5.00 per bag, per day. It is wise to travel light. Luggage tags are provided and required for hotel identification, and are sent with the final letter with the phone numbers of your hotels.
TAXES AND GRATUITIES:
All taxes and gratuities for included meals and activities are included, unless otherwise mentioned by the Escort. Driver and Escort gratuities are not included in the price of the tour, and are optional. However, the suggested gratuity as posted by the American Bus Assoc. for a job well done is $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the tour escort, and $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the driver. We request that you express this on an individual basis, and let the quality of service received be your guide.
On all overnight tours, we use a daily seat rotation. The first day of a trip, we allow you to choose your seat when you get on, and rotate from there. We feel this is fair to all involved. If the coach is not full, a less formal rotation may be used at escort’s discretion.
We make regular stops for restrooms and for the convenience of smokers; however, we have a NO SMOKING policy aboard all coaches. This policy also applies to e-cigarettes.
Gad-About Tours, Inc. is bonded, insured, and registered with the ICC, number MC 198451. We act only as agents and are not responsible to any person for any loss of time or money due to a change or delay beyond our control. Nor are we responsible for non-performance by those we have contracted with. Any claims against Gad-About Tours Inc. must be made, in writing, within 30 days of the trip.
Charges will appear as "CoachUSA/Megabus" on your credit card statement. We are a United States merchant and all card payments are processed at our corporate office located at 160 S. Route 17 North, Paramus, NJ.