October in the Ozarks

Featuring Hit Shows in the Heart of Branson

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Oct 13 - Oct 18, 2024
6 days | 5 nights • 12 meals
Starting at $1,787

Experience the ultimate Ozarks adventure with this action-packed itinerary. Enjoy five hit shows, guaranteed to keep you entertained, along with visits to the charming Eureka Springs, the esteemed College of the Ozarks, and the captivating Crystal Bridges Museum of Art. Get ready to snap your fingers and tap your feet to the rhythm of the Ozarks!

After checking in to your hotel, join your fellow travelers and Tour Director for a welcome dinner. D

Start today at Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, a renowned museum that features a world-class collection of American art, architecture, and 120 acres of Ozark nature with peaceful trails through natural landscapes. It even features an authentic Frank Lloyd Wright home relocated and reconstructed on museum grounds. Next, travel to Branson for dinner at the Grand Country Buffet to enjoy the award-winning show, SIX. Watch and listen in amazement as the ensemble of six brothers performs a wide range of music using only their voices! B, D

Learn about the unique student experience at the tuition-free College of the Ozarks during a guided tour, followed by a visit to the Ralph Foster Museum on campus, which preserves historical artifacts from the Ozarks region. Head to the Shanghai Theatre and prepare to be dazzled by the flying acrobats of the Shanghai Show. This evening enjoy dinner at Mel’s Hard Luck Diner before heading to Presley’s Jubilee Theater for a night of country music and laughs! B, D

Serenity awaits in Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. Enjoy the sights of waterfalls, bluffs, elk, and bison aboard an open-air tram tour. Continue to the charming Ozark town of Eureka Springs for another tram tour, this time through the Historic District lined with preserved Victorian buildings. Spend lunch picnicking amongst the scenery with a boxed lunch provided by White Lightening. This evening, travel to Thorncrown Chapel and explore this unique town with an expert guide before a delicious dinner at
Myrtie Mae’s Restaurant. B, L, D

Start today by joining the cast of California Dreamin’ for a nostalgic ride to the West Coast featuring Beach Boys hits like “Help Me Rhonda”, “Surfin’ U.S.A.”, and many more! Combining great harmonies, energetic dancing, and introspective moments with historical facts and humor. Next, spend the afternoon shopping at Branson Landing or walking the scenic boardwalk along the 1.5-mile Taneycomo Lakefront. Branson Landing features over 100 specialty stores, restaurants, and spectacular performances of the iconic Landing Fountains. After dinner, head to the Clay Cooper Theater where you will attend The Haygoods Show. This award-winning, family musical entertainment group brings down the house night after night with incredible harmonies, energetic choreography, impressive special effects, and amazing performances on over 20 different instruments! B, D

Today we will head home with fond memories of our time exploring the Ozarks. B

Quality Accommodations
Night 1: Courtyard by Marriott Springfield Airport, Springfield, MO
Nights 2-5: Hilton Promenade at Branson Landing, Branson, MO

Oct 13-18, 2024

Price Per Person:
Double $1,787
Single $2,195

Pre-/Post Tour Hotel:

Springfield, MO

Free airport shuttle or hotel parking
Welcome Dinner and meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Fees and tips for included attractions and meals
Luggage handling at most hotels
Free bottled water on coach
24-hour emergency call service

Arrival Time
Our Welcome Dinner on Day 1 is at our hotel, Courtyard by Marriott Springfield Airport, starting at 6:30 p.m. We recommend scheduling your flight to arrive by 4:00 p.m.

Departure Time
Schedule your flight home to depart the Springfield-Branson National Airport any time after noon on Day 6.

Airport Transportation / Vehicle Parking
CTD is offering complimentary shuttle service to/from Springfield-Branson National Airport. If you are driving to the starting location, they also offer complimentary parking for the duration of the tour.

Walking Distance
Moderate walking is required to fully enjoy this tour. Some walking will also be on uneven paths. While walking canes are allowed, we are unable to accommodate travelers using other mobility devices, including walkers and wheelchairs.

Average Temps
October – high of 72°, low of 44°

Time Zone

Hotel Amenities
Each hotel has a hair dryer, iron, ironing boards, and Wi-Fi.

Additional Information
A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour, including information sent upon receipt of your reservation.

Dress on tour is casual. Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, visors, and comfortable walking shoes will add to your enjoyment of this tour.

Travel Protection Available?
Yes, see CountryTravelDiscoveries.com/TravelProtectionPlan.

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