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Breathtaking Branson
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Offered By: Van Galder Bus Company
Escape on a Tour Filled with the Hottest Entertainment in Branson!

Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Departs From: Janesville, WI * Beloit, WI * Rockford, IL * Madison, WI


Price:
Double Room - $779.00
Triple Room - $719.00
Quad Room - $679.00
Single Room - $929.00

Prices are per person.


Tour Description:

See the hottest shows! Travel to Branson with us for 2 Days filled with non-stop entertainment. From some of the best Irish talent... to Vegas-like entertainment... to a start on the Christmas spirit, this trip has it all and is not to be missed!

Package Includes:
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Transportation
  • Accommodations:
    • Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale, Missouri
  • 5 Shows as Indicated
  • 6 Meals:
    • 3 Breakfasts
    • 3 Dinners
  • Baggage Handling
Tour Itinerary:

 

Day 1 - Escape to Branson

Rise and shine! Board the motor coach from home towns in hopes of capturing the variety of exciting entertainment that Branson has in store.
Big Cedar Lodge: Escape the madness of every day into a wilderness retreat in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, overlooking Table Rock Lake. The lodge-like ambience, remarkable restaurants, and endless recreational activities have made Big Cedar Lodge "the best of the best" in the region by the Wall Street Journal.


Day 2 - The Shows Start

12 Irish Tenors: Experience world-class entertainment given by 12 young men straight from Ireland. Voices that magically blend together to sing everything from pop to jazz to the melodies of their homeland. See one of Branson's newest natural talents!
Daniel O'Donnell: One of Branson's "must- see" entertainers. He is an Irish country singer, but sings a variety of music to delight one and all.
Enjoy a delicious dinner at a Big Cedar Lodge restaurant before boarding a horse-drawn wagon ride to enjoy a festively lit Christmas extravaganza throughout the resort grounds.


Day 3 - More Shows

Hughes Brothers: They have been voted the “Best Morning Show,” “Best Vocal Group,” and the recipient of the "Tradition Award." Now, see their spectacular Christmas show including a live nativity, a visit from Santa, and even home-made cookies! A holiday tradition not to be missed!
Cat's Pajamas: Wisconsin hometown talent! Branson's "hottest" new show was formed in Madison at the University of Wisconsin. This phenomenal group has no need for instruments; they only need their voices as they showcase music from the last 60 years.
Shoji Tabuchi: Welcome to the “Showplace of Branson.” Marvel at the decor and detail that Shoji has put into his theatre, reminding patrons of the theatrical elegance of days gone by. Then, be amazed by the variety of electrifying Vegas- like entertainment that Shoji and his entourage bestows upon the audience.


Day 4 - Depart for Origin Cities

Venture homeward, remembering the incredible talent of a journey that was surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of our country.


Itinerary subject to change.


Important Notes:

  • Low Level of Walking Involved

Departure Details:

Departure City
Location Address
Parking Info.
Janesville, WI Van Galder Terminal,
3120 N Pontiac Dr.
Parking pass required.
Beloit, WI Road Dawg / Roadway Inn
2956 Milwaukee Rd.
Park vehicles facing Frontage Road.
Rockford, IL Holiday Inn
7550 East State Street
NE Parking Lot
Parking at hotel is $3.00 Per Day.
Madison, WI Shopko South Towne Mall
2101 W Broadway
Lot "G"
d
Terms and Conditions:

RESERVATIONS:
Van Galder Tour & Travel requires advance reservations on all tours. Reservations can be made by telephone at : 800-747-7407 or 608-531-4545, in person at The Old Towne Mall – Van Galder Tour & Travel, 20 S Main St Ste 26, Janesville, WI , or on-line at www.vangalderbus.com Office hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

DEPOSITS/PAYMENTS:
Extended Motorcoach Tours: $50.00 per person deposit is due within 7 days of making reservations, final payment is due 45 days prior to departure.
Payment Types: Cash, personal check, money orders, American Express, Mastercard, Visa, or Discover are approved.

REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY:
Multi-Day Motor Coach Tours: A full refund will be issued if cancellation is received at least 30 days prior to departure date. Within 30 days, $100.00 per person will be charged, plus any amount advanced on your behalf which is not recoverable from suppliers. No refunds on cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to departure.

Note: Van Galder Tour & Travel reserves the right to cancel any trip up to seven days prior to departure.

DOCUMENTATION:
Extended Motorcoach Tours: An invoice will be issued at time of payment and a detailed itinerary will be issued at least 2 weeks prior to departure.

PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS:
A U.S. Passport for travel outside the United States via land, air, or sea is required. All International travel requires a U.S. Passport valid for 6 months upon departure from foreign country.

ACCOMMODATIONS:
Van Galder researches and selects clean, safe, and comfortable lodging on all overnight tours offered. Each tour participant is pre-registered by advance reservations. Upon arrival, room keys will be obtained by the tour director or driver and be distributed accordingly. Arrangements will be made for luggage to be delivered to your room and returned to the motor coach at check out time. All rooms are requested as nonsmoking. If smoking or any other special service (ie: handicapped room) is required, please advise at time of making the reservation.

Note: All requests will be made on your behalf to the hotel, however never guaranteed by hotel prior to arrival.

SINGLE SHARE PROGRAM:
Our “Single Share Program” is offered on most of Van Galder Tour & Travel’s motor coach extended day tours. If traveling alone and you would like to share a room with another person of the same sex, please advise the Van Galder staff member assisting you at the time of reservation. The tour MUST be booked at least 45 days prior to departure to take advantage of this offer. Tour & Travel will try and match you with another tour participant traveling alone who would like to share. If there is a match you and your roommate will travel at the double rate. If no potential roommate is available, you still travel at the double rate. If you CHOOSE not to travel with the tour participant selected, your tour rate is a single rate. Van Galder Tour & Travel is not responsible for the personal habits of our clients.

ADA NOTICE:
Any person or group which requires an ADA accessible bus is requested to inform us at the time of reservation, and must notify us in writing no later than 48 hours prior to the charter’s departure.

TOUR INCLUSIONS:
All tour inclusions are listed on the tour day-by-day itinerary for multi day tours, and are listed in the travel guide for the one day tours.

TOUR EXCLUSIONS:
Tour prices do not include meals and tips other than those listed in the itineraries. Maid, valet, or laundry service, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, and other items of personal nature are note included.

INSURANCE:
We strongly recommend the purchase of the Coach USA Travel Insurance Plan to protect you and your travel investment. For detailed information and frequently asked questions, please visit www.tripmate.com. You can buy this insurance directly through our site when you book a tour.

GRATUITIES AND TAXES:
Motor coach tours include all necessary tips for bellmen, doormen, and dining room meals as noted on itineraries, plus all taxes unless otherwise indicated. Tipping is not required, but it is appreciated by the tour directors and drivers who work hard to make your trip enjoyable. Suggested per person amount is $3.00 per day for each driver and tour director.

TOUR PARTICIPATION:
Van Galder Tour & Travel reserves the right to accept or reject any person as a tour participant. Any person, who requires special assistance, including handicapped accessible motor coaches, must advise Van Galder Tour & Travel of this need for special assistance at least 48 hours prior to departure.

MOTORCOACH:
We use state-of-the-art motor coaches, which are climate controlled with comfortable reclining seats, footrests, overhead storage, rest rooms, public address system, GPS units, and have large panoramic windows for your viewing enjoyment.

Note: It is difficult to keep the coach at a temperature that is comfortable for everyone, a light jacket is suggested.

SMOKING:
In accordance with the law and the interest of the health and comfort of our passengers, smoking (including the use of e-cigarettes) is not allowed on board any Van Galder motor coach. There will be scheduled photography stops, coffee breaks, and lunch stops to give those who smoke opportunities to do so.

ALCOHOL:
Alcohol is not permitted on board any Van Galder Tour & Travel retail tours. If you wish to bring alcohol beverages for a baseball game etc…coolers will be allowed to be stored under the motor coach in the luggage bay only to be taken out and consumed off of our motor coach upon arrival at destination.

LUGGAGE:
Each person is permitted to bring one large piece of luggage to be placed in the luggage bay. A small bag will also be allowed to be placed in overhead bin on coach, and is the responsibility of the client.

MEDICINES:
If taking prescription drugs, take enough to last the duration of the tour. It is very difficult to get a prescription refilled while enroute.

SEATING:
In fairness to all members, seat assignments are assigned based on booking date order on all tours that are two or more days long. All passengers on a three or more day tour will participate in daily seat rotation.

ITEMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE:
Van Galder Tour & Travel reserves the right to substitute hotels of equal or better grade, the right to alter sightseeing schedules, or substitute the type of transportation when operationally necessary. Van Galder Tour & Travel also reserves the right to accept or reject any person as a tour participant.

GIFT CERTIFICATES:
Van Galder Tour & Travel gift certificates are available year-round for any denomination. They are attractively packaged and make perfect gifts.

TRAVEL DOLLARS:
Each Van Galder organized retail tour grants a $3.00 per person, per day travel dollar to all tour participants. The travel money can be used on a future Van Galder Tour & Travel tour and do not expire. Note: Chicago Fun Days, Cruises, casinos and 3rd party tours are excluded.

TOUR PICKUP LOCATIONS:
Janesville, WI Van Galder Terminal, 3120 N Pontiac Dr Beloit, WI Road Ranger /Mc Donald's Hwy 75 & I90 Rockford, IL Van Galder Terminal, 7559 Walton St (Free Parking) Madison, WI Shopko South Towne Mall, 2101 W Broadway Lot “G”

CUSTOM GROUP TOURS:
Tour & Travel planners are experts in assisting you with your group travel plans. With over 100 years of combined years of experience, we ensure your group will be handled professionally and with great detail. Let Van Galder make arrangements for any type of group, be it a professional outing, a family reunion, a couples week to an all-inclusive property, or a girls weekend away...WE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN! Contact us at 800-747-7407 #4, and your trip will be tailored to your specifications.

CHARTER GROUPS:
Van Galder Bus Company also offers you the option to reserve one of our state-of-the-art motor coaches for your transportation needs. Equipment includes 56 passenger motor coaches, 29 passenger mini coaches, 22 passenger executive coaches, vans, schools buses, and a limo. For more information, contact our Charter Department at 800-747-0994.