Autumn in the Ozarks & Branson

7 DAY TOUR | OCTOBER 23 – 29, 2023

Spend time immersed in the legendary
Ozark Mountains. Celebrate autumn at
Silver Dollar City’s Harvest Festival and be entertained by Branson’s amazing talent!


Per Person/Double Occupancy


Single Occupancy

Final payment due August 11, 2023

Pay in full by March 31, 2023 and save $20pp!

This Trip Includes

Hotel accommodations, including porterage (where available)

Breakfast (B) daily; 2 lunches (L); 2 dinners (D)

Guided sightseeing with your Tour Manager as outlined in the day-by-day itinerary; visits, admissions and special features are shown in bold.

Deluxe motorcoach transportation roundtrip from Brainerd with pickups in St Cloud & Maple Grove. Contact us for other departure points.

Full time throughout the trip

Tour Highlights

  • Branson Guided City Tour
  • Grand Country Inn Buffet Dinner & Show
  • Dogwood Canyon
  • “Queen Esther “at Sight & Sound Theater
  • Clay Cooper Show
  • Silver Dollar City Harvest Festival
  • Eureka Springs Tram Tour & Shopping
  • Dean Z’s Ultimate Elvis Show



Daily Itinerary

Breakfast (B) | Lunch (L) | Dinner (D) | Drury Dinners (DD)

Day 1


Depart Brainerd with pickups enroute and travel to Independence, Missouri for our overnight.

Day 2


Travel through the rolling foothills of the Ozark Mountains to Branson, our home for the next four nights. Enjoy a Branson Guided City Tour on arrival where you’ll learn about the history of entertainment in the Branson area. We’ll also visit College of the Ozarks to learn about this amazing institution. Tonight we enjoy a delicious Buffet Dinner and Show at the Grand Country Music Hall. (B D)

Day 3


We visit the scenic Dogwood Canyon today—complete with a guided tram ride. You’ll pass by bluffs, waterfalls and other scenic views. Plus, you’ll cross the Arkansas border and enter the Bison-Elk Country pasture. We’ll stop at the 1800s-style Hope Wedding Chapel, Thunder Falls Crossing where you can feed the fish, and the Glory Hole, a magnificent blue-green pool where some of our largest trout reside Our show this evening is the amazing “Queen Esther” at the Sight & Sound Theater. WOW!! (B L)

Day 4


Enjoy the sounds of the Clay Cooper Show this morning before we head to Silver Dollar City’s Harvest Festival! During Silver Dollar City’s Harvest Festival you’ll find visiting craftsmen and artisans demonstrating throughout the park. Plus, visit the re-imagined Makers’ Market in the Frisco Freight Barn featuring handmade treasures including embroidery, jewelry, home dècor and much more. When night falls, new adventure comes to life as thousands of glowing pumpkins illuminate the park along the Pumpkin Path! (B D)

Day 5


Enjoy the Eureka Springs Tram Tour today. You will see 100’s of historic homes and buildings on the tour, as well as beautiful scenery. Enjoy some free time in this quaint resort town. Our finale in Branson is Dean Z’s Ultimate Elvis Show! This show features his greatest hits and a whole lotta shakin’! Thank you very much! (B)

Day 6


We head north to Des Moines today. (B)

Day 7


Travel to Brainerd today with an included farewell lunch. (B L)


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