Missouri Life 2018

Missouri LifeFind the Spirit of Discovery in the Show Me State

7 Days 6 Nights • 13 Meals

May 13-19 | Oct 7-13

Depart/Return: Kansas City, MO

Price Per Person: Double: $1,577; Single: $1,975

Pre/Post-Tour Hotel: $148/night

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About the Tour

From the Missouri River in the west to the Mississippi River in the east, you’ll find so much excitement in this new discovery tour across northern Missouri, crafted in partnership with the experts at Missouri Life Magazine. Experience such scenic highlights as Thousand Hills State Park, historic river towns including Weston, St. Joseph, and of course Hannibal and the boyhood home of Mark Twain. Visit Jamesport, the largest Amish settlement west of the Mississippi; see stops commemorating native sons Walter Cronkite and Walt Disney; experience the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library; tour a productive vineyard, orchard, ranch for the Budweiser Clydesdales, stained glass factory, and much more.


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Tour Highlights

  • Highlights of Hannibal including Mark Twain's Boyhood Home and Museum
  • Warm farewell dinner hosted by Missouri Life Magazine editors who helped plan this one-of-kind in-depth discovery tour
  • Visit hometown sites commemorating native sons Walter Kronkite and Walt Disney
  • Enjoy visit with Amish farmers and tasty meals by Mennonite hosts
  • Behind-the-scenes demonstrations of manufacturing Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, experimental airplane kits, high-quality quilts and delicate stained glass
  • Tour Independence, hometown of President Harry S. Truman
  • Meet warm local hosts including historic rail depot caretakers, a winemaker, fruit and nut growers, breeders of famed Clydesdale horses, and others.
  • Discover the story of Winston Churchill's famous "Iron Curtain" address at Westminster College


Optional Excursions/Extensions

DAY 5 OPTION: Mark Twain Cave

Take an easy, level 45-minute walk through the oldest operating show cave in Missouri, giving tours continuously since 1886. Mark Twain Cave, originally known as McDougal’s Cave, played an important role in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It also reportedly served as a hideout for the outlaw Jesse James. Price: $19

DAY 5 OPTION: The Life and Times of Mark Twain

This one-hour show features veteran actor Jim Waddell. Colorful tales from Twain’s speeches and writings evoke 19th century life as America emerged from a rollicking frontier. Price: $19 (Min. of 12 persons required to participate.)


Helpful Information

Average Temps: Highs: Mid-to-Upper-70s/Lows: Mid-50s

Time Zone: Central

Arrival Time: Schedule your flight to arrive by 5 PM on Day 1.

Departure Time: Schedule your flight home any time after 3:30 PM on Day 7.

Airport Info: Our starting hotel offers complimentary shuttle service.

Vehicle Parking: Our starting hotel offers complimentary parking for the duration of tour.

Walking Distance: Light to moderate walking is required to fully enjoy this tour.

Currency: US Dollar.

Hotel Amenities Include: Hair dryers, coffee makers, iron & ironing board throughout tour. Exercise room and swimming pool available at most hotels.

Travel Protection Available? Yes, see About Travel Protection.

Terms & Conditions Tour reservations are subject to the terms and conditions outlined by Country Travel DISCOVERIES on our website at Terms & Conditions.

Groups Have a group? We can make your group's vacation cost-effective and easy, with discounts for groups as small as five and other benefits. Learn more at Country Travel DISCOVERIES for Groups.

Additional Information: Further information is mailed upon receipt of your reservation. A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour…Get Ready, Get Set and Go! Our "Get Ready” packet is sent confirming your reservation. Our "Get Set” packet provides further information approximately 90 days prior to departure with important details regarding making your travel arrangements. Finally, our "Go” packet arrives 2-3 weeks before departure containing your final documents.

Updates: Updates to this document are available from our Discovery Reservations Team, and will be posted online at www.CountryTravelDiscoveries.com/MOL

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Images on this page (from top): Warm Spring Ranch for Budweiser Clydesdales (Missouri Life); Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum (MO Dept. of Tourism); Churchill Memorial Church (Missouri Life).













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