Springtime in the Ozarks
Enjoy the Best of Branson
Join the Senior Adult Ministry from the North Campus this spring as we experience the blossoming Ozark Mountains in May at Branson, Missouri.
- Travel by motor coach from Prosper, Texas, to Branson, Mo.
- Eat at unique restaurants and venues such as Fall Creek Steakhouse, Lambert’s Café (“Home of Throwed Rolls”), and Showboat Branson Belle.
- Experience the thrilling live production of Samson at Sight & Sound Theatres.
- Visit shops and attractions and enjoy fine dining at Branson Landing on beautiful Lake Taneycomo.
- Laugh and have fun with your church family!
Cost: $895 per person (double occupancy)
Set in the heart of the Ozark Mountains, the town of Branson is one of the most popular destinations in the Midwest. While the city is best known for its theaters and shows, it has much more to offer than just live music. With easy access to two lakes, a family-friendly theme park, a centuries-old cave, and a historic downtown district with a plethora of shopping options, this Missouri town has something for everyone.
DRIVE from PROSPER to BRANSON – FALL CREEK STEAK & CATFISH HOUSE
We depart the North Campus this morning at 7:00 a.m. bound for Branson, Mo. Enjoy lunch on your own during our lunch stop along the way. Following a brief afternoon stop, we expect to arrive in Branson at 5:00 p.m. Upon arrival we will check in to our four-star hotel (Chateau on the Lake Resort). We will enjoy our “welcome dinner” this evening at the Fall Creek Steak & Catfish House.
For more than 20 years, the Fall Creek Steak & Catfish House has been a popular dining destination in Branson. Inside, you just might see Rudy, the resident guitar-playing, singing, roll-tosser serenading someone enjoying a delicious meal of steak, catfish or one of the many other entree options available.
After our delicious dinner, we’ll drive back to the lovely Chateau on the Lake Resort for our overnight stay.
HISTORIC BRANSON – LAMBERT’S – BRANSON LANDING – SAMSON
After breakfast on your own this morning, enjoy some free time prior to our scenic drive to Lambert’s, where we will enjoy a delicious lunch. Famed for its “throwed rolls,” you should keep your eyes open at all times for flying bread! Later, we drive to the historic downtown area of Branson. Take a step back in time as you walk this Victorian era-styled district of streets lined with vintage lampposts, brick facades and mom-and-pop stores. such as Dick’s Old-Time Five & Dime, one of the most popular attractions in town. Spend the morning perusing many of the unique shops and galleries and take the free trolley over to Branson Landing.
At Branson Landing, you’ll find a lively waterfront retail and entertainment district. Featuring a lakeshore boardwalk and a town square with a unique water attraction that mixes water, fire, lights, and music, this area has a more modern atmosphere than downtown. You will find top retail shopping including Belk’s and Bass Pro Shops.
If you’re looking for locally made goodies, check out The Crystal Fish – Gifts of Distinction or the Grand Village Shops—located a couple miles down Highway 76 and featuring everything from luxury soap to handmade jewelry—or Kringle’s, a year-round Christmas store. Opt for lunch or dinner at one of the casual or fine dining establishments on the waterfront or head back downtown to the depot on Main Street. Try the Farmhouse Restaurant or the Branson Café for tasty Midwestern food. The Branson Café has been dishing up delicious homestyle meals to hungry locals since 1910!
This evening, we will enjoy a real highlight of our trip to the Ozarks, a performance of Samson at the famed Sight & Sound Theatre in Branson, one of the best theaters in the country. The theater is absolutely state-of-the-art and expertly combines original music and script with unforgettable acting, special effects, vibrant costuming, and live animals. Journey along with Samson as he follows his life-calling and fulfills his path of obeying God. The audience is sure to be wowed and inspired as Samson battles the Philistines, conquers personal demons, and even wrestles a lion along the way. With stunning visuals, this show is brought to life right before your very eyes. The story begins before his birth when his mother was approached by an angel who informed her that her son Samson would save Israel from the Philistines as long as he never drank wine and allowed his hair to grow. He was born with great strength and grew to face many trials, eventually being betrayed by Delilah and being held captive where he prayed to God and gave himself over to Him. Journey with this unlikely hero as he battles his enemies — and his own personal calling. It’s an unforgettable, uplifting Bible story that will literally bring the house down!
BRANSON – SHOWBOAT BRANSON BELLE
This morning, breakfast is on your own at a local Branson restaurant. Sitting in the shadows of the Ozark Mountains, Table Rock Lake is a prime destination for boating, kayaking and canoeing, plus swimming, scuba diving and parasailing.
We’ll see gorgeous views of Table Rock from one of the most unique vantage points in Branson. Themed after the majestic showboats of the 1800s, the Showboat Branson Belle will take us on a two-hour lunch cruise across Table Rock. As you stroll the ship’s four decks, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the lush Ozark Mountains, beautiful at any time of the year.
Before and after our cruise, you can enjoy the scenery and shopping at the ship’s dock, White River Landing. An extended intermission between the meal and the beginning of the live show gives guests time to sit back, relax, and take in the scenic views. Whether you’re sitting in one of the comfy Adirondack chairs, strolling along one of the four grand decks or looking through the window from your table, you’ll be able to enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the Ozarks.
This evening is open for you to choose a show and dinner on your own. We will help you book your tickets in advance.
DRIVE FROM BRANSON to PROSPER
We’ll depart Branson this morning bound for Texas. Breakfast and lunch are on your own along the way. We should arrive back at the North Campus at approximately 6:00 p.m.
TOUR PRICE DETAILS
Total trip price: $895 per person (double occupancy)
Single Supplement: $195
Initial Deposit: $300 per person due at sign-up
Final Payment: $595 per person due by March 1, 2019
- Nonstop deluxe motorcoach transportation from Dallas to Branson, round-trip
- 3 nights first-class hotel accommodation
- Private daily deluxe charter motorcoach with professional driver
- Entertainment as specifically noted in the itinerary
- Meals as noted in the itinerary
- Lunch cruise aboard the Showboat Branson Belle
- All touring, sightseeing and entrances as specifically noted in the itinerary
- Baggage handling at hotel
- Hotel taxes
Driver gratuities are at each traveler’s voluntary discretion. (suggested $5 tip per day for driver)
91 days or more before departure – No Penalty for Cancellation
90 days to 61 days – $300 penalty (deposit amount)
60 days to 35 days – $500 penalty
34 days or less before departure – No Refund
Because of the strict cancellation penalties relating to our trip, we recommend that you consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance. Check with your insurance agent for advice. You can purchase trip cancellation insurance online through Insuremytrip.com.
ABRAMS TRAVEL & TOURS – TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This agreement contains the terms and conditions by which, Abrams Travel & Tours, in consideration of a Participant’s payment, agrees to provide a custom group tour during the dates of May 6–9, 2019. Details, inclusions and tour descriptions of the trip are noted in the trip brochure above.
RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY: Abrams Travel & Tours (Tour Operator) agrees to arrange for all of the services and accommodations offered in connection with the tour itinerary described above. The Tour Operator and/or its agents act only in the capacity as an agent for the passenger(s) in all matters connected with hotels, sightseeing tours and transportation, whether by motorcoach, aircraft or any other means; and is not liable for any damage from any cause. The Tour Operator and/or its agents are not responsible for any damage, expense or inconvenience caused by late departures, change of schedule, strikes or other conditions. The Tour Operator is not liable for any wrongful, negligent, or unauthorized acts or omissions of any travel personnel or representative handling the tour. The Tour Operator cannot be held responsible for errors arising from unforeseen circumstances
The Tour Operator does not own or operate, nor is an agent for any of the suppliers which will provide goods and services for the trip or for any option which may be available in connection with the trip and the Tour Operator has not priced the trip to allow the Tour Operator to guarantee against failure of any such suppliers. Accordingly, Participants agree to seek remedies directly with the supplier and not hold the Tour Operator liable, in the absence of its negligence, for any loss, injury, delay or expense which results directly or indirectly from any action or omission, whether negligent, criminal or otherwise, of any entity providing goods or services for the trip or any available option (e.g., without limitation, the quality of services, cleanliness of a hotel, hotel overbooking or any flight delay). Participants also agree not to hold Tour Operator liable for circumstances beyond its control (e.g., force majeure).
Participants acknowledge that neither the Tour Operator nor its agents have made any representation or promises with respect to the tour described herein except as expressly set forth in the tour literature.
Abrams Travel & Tours WILL NOT BE responsible for: (a) flight schedule changes, mechanical breakdowns, government actions, weather, acts of God, acts of war or aggression, whether declared or undeclared, hijackings, or other circumstances beyond its control, including flights that may be missed as a result thereof; (b) the failure to follow instructions, including but not limited to check-in and checkout times and baggage handling; and, (c) charges incurred relating to single room requirements either by the passengers themselves or their assigned roommates. Payment of the deposit or any partial or full payment for a reservation constitutes consent to all provisions listed in this brochure. Passengers do have a right to cancel their reservation under strict conditions. The Trip Cancellation and Refund Policy is noted in the trip brochure above.
HOTELS, ACCOMMODATIONS & TRANSPORTATION
The Tour Operator reserves the right to substitute other hotels than those listed on the itinerary pages. If a change becomes necessary for any reason, including alternate hotels for additional departures on the same date, or hotel location changes within or outside itinerary cities, the hotel substituted will be of equivalent quality to those shown. No refunds are provided for hotel changes; full cancellation penalties, as noted above, apply.
If you miss part of a tour, claims for refunds should be made within 10 days of the tour’s end and must be verified by the Tour Leader. Refunds cannot be made for unused transportation involving group tickets, events not attended, motorcoaches, or for sightseeing and meals not taken. Refunds for unused hotel accommodations are at the discretion of the hotel. All refunds are based on the actual cost of service not used are not on a per day basis.
The Tour Operator contracts both twin-bedded rooms and double-bedded rooms with each hotel. Bedding types may be requested but are never guaranteed since the hotel has the final say. Single supplements ensure your own room, not necessarily a twin or double-bedded room.
LUGGAGE: Due to space limitations, each passenger is limited to one piece of checked luggage
(50 pounds max) plus one personal item small enough to be placed under an airline seat and above a motorcoach seat. Luggage travels at the risk of the Participant and luggage insurance is recommended for those who are concerned.