November 8 - 16, 2017 (9 days and 7 nights)
Featuring the incomparable Paul Anka. Two nights at the Ameristar Hotel & Casino
Tours are operated by Aloha World, a tour division of Kobayashi Travel Service
$100 EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT
(deposit must be made by 4/1/2017
Carthage (1 Night), Branson (4 Nights ), St. Louis (2 nights)
Hallmark Visitors Center, Precious Moments Chapel Tour, Fantastic Caverns Tram Ride, College of the Ozarks Ralph Foster Museum, Branson's Gift of Christmas Lights Display, Shepard of Hills Fish Hatchery, Branson Craft Mall, Tanger Outlet Mall, Baldknobbers Jamboree, Paul Anka, Shoji Tabuchi's Christmas, New Jersey Nights - a Four Seasons Tribute, Everly Brothers Reminisce Tribute, Doo-wop and the Drifters, Dixie Stampede Dinner Show, St. Louis Gateway Arch Tram Ride, 'Monument to the Dream' Movie, St. Charles Tour
$ 2,895 per person
$ 3,295 per person
$ 2,795 per person
Wednesday, November 8 (Day 01)
HONOLULU TO DALLAS FT. WORTH TO KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI
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, November 9 (Day 02)
ARRIVE KANSAS CITY * CARTHAGE, MISSOURI
On arrival at the Kansas City Airport, we'll board our chartered motorcoach to visit the Hallmark Visitors Center. Discover the Hallmark story with exhibits that demonstrate the creativity and innovation that go into making Hallmark products. 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 Shop before we check-in for the night at the Quality Inn Precious Moments Hotel in Carthage.
Friday, November 10 (Day 03)
CARTHAGE * BRANSON, MISSOURI (B)(L)
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 enjoy the combination of #1 hits, great country music, and hilarious side-splitting comedy at the Baldknobbers Jamboree Show - a family traditional show. In the evening, complimentary ice cream, cookies and cobbler will be served at the hotel for you to enjoy.
Saturday, November 11 thru Monday, November 13 (Days 04, 05 & 06)
During your stay in Branson, a delicious breakfast will be provided for you daily. Enjoy a fantastic musical extravaganza featuring the incomparable Paul Anka, Shoji Tabuchi's Christmas Show, New Jersey Nights - a Four Seasons Tribute, Doo-Wop & the Drifters Show, Dixie Stampede Dinner Show, and the Everly Brothers ... Reminisce Tribute Show. We'll also enjoy a drive through the beautiful Gift of Christmas Lights Display, visit the College of the Ozarks Ralph Foster Museum, visit the Shepard of the Hills Fish Hatchery, find unique gifts at the Branson Craft Mall, and shop for bargains at the Tangers Outlet Mall. Three dinners are included during your stay in Branson. Complimentary ice cream, cookies and cobbler will be provided for you in the evenings at the hotel.
Tuesday, November 14 (Day 07)
BRANSON TO ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI (B)
This morning, we'll transfer to the city of St. Louis to check-in for two exciting nights at the Ameristar Hotel & Casino. On arrival after checking-in, the day is at your leisure to have some fun in the casino, work-out at the fitness center, or take a dip in the indoor pool.
Wednesday, November 15 (Day 08)
ST. LOUIS (B)
This morning, at your leisure, enjoy a build your own breakfast in Ameristar's 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 showing 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, November 16 (Day 09)
ST. LOUIS TO HONOLULU (B)
This morning, we'll transfer to the St. Louis International Airport to check-in for our flight home to Honolulu via a brief stop-over in Phoenix, arriving in the mid-afternoon.