Branson Music 2016 (October 28th – November 7th)
Tour Directors: Rick & Agnes Fredericks
Join Rick and Agnes to the Ozark Mountains. Enjoy a variety of entertainment at the numerous theatres along 76 Country Boulevard in Branson!
(Meals included are indicated as: (B) breakfast, (D) dinner)
Day 1, Friday, October 28th - SK – Minot, ND: Meet and greet your fellow passengers as you pass through Prince Albert, Saskatoon and Regina on your way to Minot. Stop at Dakota Square Mall before heading to your hotel.
Day 2, Saturday, October 29th - Minot – Sioux Falls, SD (B): Travel to Sioux Falls from Minot through Jamestown, Fargo, and Watertown. Have dinner on own at Cracker Barrel, within walking distance to your hotel for the night.
Day 3, Sunday, October 30th - Sioux Falls – St Joseph, MO (B): Visit the Sargent Floyd River Museum. It is a dry-docked inspection boat of the US Army Corps giving insight to Missouri River History. Then take in the great views at the Lewis & Clark monument, at Council Bluffs which honours the expedition of 1804. Spend the night at St Joseph’s Drury Inn, where they have free drinks and a wonderful selection of snacks from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm. If that is not enough for you there are restaurants nearby.
Day 4, Monday, October 31st - St Joseph – Branson, MO (B): This morning you’ll stroll through Kansas City Historic City Market, there are more than 25 merchants, grocers and shops. Later you will stop at Precious Moments, one of Missouri’s most beautiful attractions with its manicured gardens adorned with statues and fountains. Late afternoon enjoy the Fantastic Caverns, near Springfield. A show cave which you tour in a Jeep-drawn tram. Then you are off to Branson for a variety of entertainment. It begins this evening with Kenny Parrot. He is a male vocalist with 30 years of experience, paying tribute to Country Classics.
Day 5, Tuesday, November 1st - Branson, MO (B): Spend the morning in Old Downtown and Branson Landing where there are over 100 specialty stores and restaurants. This afternoon watch the talented, down to earth Billy Dean and the Steel Horses Band featuring comedian Jarrett Dougherty. Tonight’s show is the Legend of Kung Fu. A high energy, action packed show, telling the story of a young Kung Fu Apprentices journey towards being a master in the ancient art of Kung Fu.
Day 6, Wednesday, November 2nd - Branson, MO (B): This morning is The Brett's, a musical family who combines the best in music, lighting, video, dance, comedy and genuine artistry. This afternoon enjoy another talented family group, The Haygoods, with their tight harmony and spectacular light show. Later this afternoon spend time and shop at the Tanger Outlet Mall where name brand and designer factory outlet stores can be found. This evening is the MUST SEE Biblical epic story of Moses which comes to life with song and spectacular effects.
Day 7, Thursday, November 3rd - Branson, MO (B): Begin your day with the musical talents of the Irish Tenors & Celtic Ladies. Their wonderful harmonies and lilting melodies, cover Irish Classics, Opera, Pop and Jazz. This afternoon is the Acrobats of China. You’ll be amazed by the colourful costuming and daring feats, as well as breathtaking renditions of classic Chinese dance and human performance. This evening is spent with The Duttons. This family of international touring and recording artists perform bluegrass to classical and everything in between. Their show features a variety of instruments with high energy showmanship.
Day 8, Friday, November 4th - Branson, MO (B/D): Free Day to do as you wish. Driver and bus do not move today. On your own you could go across the street to the Titanic Museum or spend the day next door at the Grand Village Shops. This evening you will have your windup dinner at Mel’s Hard Luck Diner. It is a long-running music-themed 1950’s era diner. The Diner is home to talented, professional singers, songwriters and musicians that sing as they serve your dinner. A must do experience!
Day 9, Saturday, November 5th - Branson – Sioux City, IA (B): A day’s drive through Clinton, MO named for NY Governor DeWitt Clinton, a Key promoter of the Erie Canal. Through Kansas City and a stop in Rock Port at a multi-faceted gas station, restaurant and convenience store. Off to Sioux City for the night located in northwest Iowa, by the Loess Hills and on the shores of the Missouri River.
Day 10, Sunday, November 6th - Sioux City – Minot, ND (B): Travel back through Watertown, Fargo, Jamestown and onto Minot for overnight.
Day 11, Monday, November 7th - Minot - HOME (B): Homeward bound with fond memories and new found friends.
TOUR INCLUDES: 1) Motor coach transportation, 2) Hotel accommodations, 3) Two professional tour directors, 4) Seventeen attractions listed, 5) All breakfasts and windup dinner, 6) Tips for driver and tour directors.
MEDICAL INSURANCE: It is COMPULSORY to have Medical Insurance for this tour.
PASSPORTS: All passengers MUST have a valid passport and valid for 6 months beyond the date of return.
CANCELLATION / INTERRUPTION TRAVEL INSURANCE: We STRONGLY recommend purchasing at time of deposit. Lobstick Travel & Tours offer Manulife World Travel Insurance. With insurance and a valid claim, passengers qualify for a full refund. You may obtain insurance at your discretion. If purchasing medical insurance elsewhere, include on your passenger information form the company name, policy number and company emergency phone number.
CANCELLATION: If you must cancel for any reason contact Dana at Lobstick Travel 1-800-665-0171 IMMEDIATELY.
CANCELLATION PENALTIES - Apply the day you notify us
60 days or more prior – loss of deposit
59 - 31 days prior – 50% total cost
30 days or less prior – 100% total cost
RESPONSIBILITY: Lobstick Travel and Tours acts only as an agent for the passengers and accepts no responsibility for delays, loss, misconnections, damage or injury to persons or property, any mechanical defect or failure, however caused or any substitution of carrier equipment beyond our control, with or without notice, or any additional expenses associated thereby.
PRICES (per person, taxes included): $2224.00 double / $2024.00 quad / $2124.00 triple / $2809.00 single
PAY BY CASH, CHEQUE OR CREDIT CARD
Deposit: $400.00 upon booking to secure seat. Balance: $1824.00 (double occ.) due Aug 26, 2016
Owners/Managers: Mike and Dana Bayda (Prince Albert, SK.)
TOUR MANAGER: Val Austin
TOUR DIRECTORS & ASSOCIATES
Rick & Agnes Fredericks 306.373.2297
Arch & Bev Esplin 306.334.2757
Doug & Nancy Porcina 306.764.6990
Colin & Dianne Markusson 306.536.8879
Bob & Linda Hayes 306.764.2310
Don & Rose Walters 306.783.4828
Betty Ann Rollheiser 306.882.3741
Don & Elaine Winkler 306.693.5240