The Best of Branson! August 1-4, 2018

Featuring Shoji Tabuchi, the Branson Scenic Railroad and the Showboat Branson Belle!

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Day 1: Depart for Branson, MO where music and laughter echo through the hills!  There will be comfort stops and a stop for lunch on your own before arriving at your hotel, the Barrington Hotel & Suites, for check in.  You will have the evening free to settle into your hotel and grab some dinner.


Day 2: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and a little free time this morning to relax, before departing for the Branson Scenic Railway for an afternoon excursion through the Ozark foothills.  Choose from dome cars to coach seating aboard vintage equipment from the 40’s and 50’s.  You will be able to stroll through the train to see first-hand the unique features in each car.  There will be a box lunch provided onboard, as well as a dining car if you would like to purchase any additional snacks.  During the excursion, listen to narrated stories about the history of the railroad, its communities and each piece  of equipment from the engine to the caboose.  Afterwards, you will have some time to peruse the gift shop at the Historic Depot, built in 1906.  

Then, head for Table Rock Lake to board the Showboat Branson Belle, America's Most Entertaining Dinner Cruise. Your 2-hour cruise includes a delicious 3-course meal freshly prepared in the ship's galley and an amazing Variety Show.  This evening, enjoy a performance by The Duttons, a family of high-energy entertainers loaded with musical talent. With thirty-one years of experience, and just about as many kids between them, they rock the stage with a variety of genres. From Bluegrass to Contemporary Rock to Country, comedy and dance, essentially, they do it all.  You may recognize them as finalists on NBC’s America’s Got Talent in 2007. (B, L, D)


Day 3: Breakfast is included at the hotel.  This morning and early afternoon is free to explore the Branson attractions, shops and grab some lunch from any one of the amazing restaurants in town.  Late afternoon, enjoy a matinee performance (Show TBD).  Tonight, savor a delicious dinner at Landry’s Seafood House before heading to an evening performance by Shoji Tabuchi.  Known as “The King of Branson”, Shoji came to the US in 1964 and opened his own Theater in 1990, where he has been performing ever since.  Shoji Tabuchi, a renowned violinist across the globe, joins his wife Dorothy and daughter Christina to present a family variety show featuring a wide range of music genres from classical to contemporary.  Throwing some extra treats into the production, you'll also see cowboy ropes twirling, Taiko drums beating, and Christina singing vocals that will seem to stop time for a split moment. Join the Tabuchi family for an unforgettable performance showcasing blazing violins, stunning harmonies, and world-class choreography.  (B, D)


Day 4: After breakfast at the hotel, check out and board the Motor Coach to depart for home with memories of a fun-filled experience of the Best of Branson! (B)



This Tour Includes:
• Motor Coach Transportation
• 3 Nights Accommodations
• 6 MEALS: 3 Breakfasts (B),1 Lunch (L) & 2 Dinners (D)
•  2 Evening Shows: The Duttons, Shoji Tabuchi
• 1 Matinee Show TBD
• Showboat Branson Belle
• Branson Scenic Railway with Box Lunch
• Taxes and gratuities on included meals, accommodations & attractions
• Baggage Handling
• JOY TOUR Director







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