Branson & the Ozarks

October 14, 2024 thru October 21, 2024

Discover the heart of America on an 8-day adventure through the Ozarks, Eureka Springs, Branson, Bentonville, and Oklahoma City. Immerse yourself in the serene Ozark landscapes, Branson’s live entertainment, Bentonville’s art, and poignant historical sites. Enjoy diverse culinary experiences, breathtaking performances, and cultural treasures. This journey offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, entertainment, and history, creating unforgettable memories and stories to cherish. Join SUN TOURS on this unforgettable Branson & the Ozarks tour!


Transportation

Air Transportation Included

Transportation

Luxury Motorcoach

Duration

8 days, 7 nights

Activity Level 3

Moderate

Meals Included

14 meals (7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners) included

Availability

Available

Pickup/Drop off

Roundtrip door-to-door service

Gratuities

All gratuities and taxes for included items


Tour Highlights

  • Christ of the Ozarks Statue
  • Historic 1886 Crescent Hotel
  • Great Passion Play
  • Thorncrown Chapel
  • Downtown Eureka Springs & Tram Tour
  • Titanic Museum
  • Showboat Branson Belle
  • Hughes Brothers Theatre for Dalena Ditto’s Country Evolution
  • Branson Duck Tour
  • Dolly Parton’s Stampede
  • Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art with Frank Lloyd Wright House
  • National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip Air Transportation from TUS
  • Transportation by luxury motorcoach
  • Roundtrip door-to-door service
  • 7 nights lodging
  • 14 meals (7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners) included
  • Admissions to listed attractions
  • Guided tours at selected attractions
  • Your professional Pleasurebent Tours Tour Director
  • All taxes and gratuities for selected items (except housekeeping)


Day 1 - Travel to Oklahoma

Depart from Tucson International Airport and arrive in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Transfer to the Double Tree Oklahoma City Aiport or similar to rest up and prepare for your days of exploration ahead.

Day 2 - Beginning Our Ozarks Tour

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel before we embark on the next leg of our journey through the heart of the Ozarks. After comfort stops and an independent lunch, we arrive at the majestic Christ of the Ozarks Statue. Following we journey to the historic 1886 Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs, AR. Here, we’ll delve into the rich history of this landmark hotel with a special presentation, before settling into our rooms for a brief rest.

The evening brings us to the Great Passion Play, an unforgettable depiction of the last days of Jesus Christ, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Ozark Mountains. This open space performance is built into the incredible nature landscape for a particularly great show experience. Enjoy a dinner before taking your seats for this spectacular performance. As the play concludes, we’ll return to the comfort of the hotel.

Meals included: (B, D)

Day 3 - Eureka Springs to Branson

Begin the day with a breakfast and bid farewell to the enchanting 1886 Crescent Hotel and journey to the Thorncrown Chapel, a marvel of glass and wood nestled in the woods, offering a tranquil moment of reflection. Our visit supports this architectural gem with a thoughtful donation.

Next, enjoy a Tram Tour and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of Downtown Eureka Springs. Explore the quaint streets lined with unique shops and eateries at your leisure, enjoying an independent lunch and shopping in this picturesque town.

Our journey continues to Branson, MO, where we’ll check into the Thousand Hills Resort, our home for the next three nights. After settling in, we’ll experience Branson’s entertainment at the Shepherd of the Hill Theatre for the Million Quartet Dinner Show.

Meals included: (B, D)

Day 4 - Set Sail on a Day of Adventure

Fuel your day with a breakfast included at the hotel before embarking on a morning filled with history and entertainment. Our first destination is the Titanic Museum, where a guided tour awaits to take you on a journey through the legendary ship’s story, filled with artifacts and tales of its passengers.

Next, we set sail on the Showboat Branson Belle, where lunch is not just a meal but a grand experience with stunning views of Table Rock Lake and an engaging show to complement your dining.

We return to the hotel for a brief respite and continue on with our day in Branson.

Meals included: (B, L)

Day 5 - Discovering Branson

Begin your day with a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Our first stop is the Hughes Brothers Theatre for Dalena Ditto’s Country Evolution.

Following, journey by land through the streets of Branson, singing songs, hearing jokes and tall tales, and learning local history on a Branson Duck Tour. Then, without getting up from your seat, you’ll splash on to Lake Taneycomo, where you’ll have the opportunity to see downtown Branson and 1931 Historic Taneycomo Bridge from the water.

In the afternoon, we’ll be treated to the essence of a beloved country music superstar at Dolly Parton’s Stampede. Here, we enjoy dinner and a show. As the curtain falls on a day filled with spectacular sights and sounds, we’ll return to the hotel for the night.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Branson to Bentonville

Start your day with a breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and depart for a journey towards Bentonville.

Next, we delve into the world of art at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, allowing you to explore at your own pace. Marvel at the expansive collection spanning five centuries of American artistry, including a special visit to the Frank Lloyd Wright House on the museum grounds, where you’ll step inside an architectural masterpiece.

After immersing yourself in art and architecture, take some free time to explore Bentonville City Square, a charming hub of local culture. The day concludes with check-in at the Comfort Inn Bentonville. Tonight, we enjoy a farewell dinner as a way to celebrate our wonderful trip.

Meals included: (B, D)

Day 7 - Museums & Honoring Heroes

Begin your day with an early breakfast at the hotel. Continuing on, we’ll arrive at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, an institution dedicated to preserving the rugged spirit and rich history of the American West. You’ll embark on a self-guided tour, divided into smaller groups for a more intimate exploration of the museum’s vast collections.

Next, we’ll visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum, a solemn tribute to the victims, survivors, and heroes of the Oklahoma City bombing. A ranger will provide an outdoor orientation before you proceed to a self-guided tour, which includes a poignant 5-minute film to set the context.

The day concludes with check-in at the Double Tree Oklahoma City Airport or similar. The evening is yours to relax or explore local dining options.

Meals included: (B, L)

Day 8 - Through Texas & Back Home

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. Today we depart from the Oklahoma City Airport and return to Tucson.

Meals included: (B)

Itinerary is subject to change.


Package Pricing

$3,275 per person

Double Occupancy

Deposit: $200

$3,845 per person

Single Occupancy

Deposit: $200

Final Payment Due

August 6, 2024

Deposit: N/A

Price Includes

• Roundtrip Air Transportation from TUS
• Transportation by luxury motorcoach
• Roundtrip door-to-door service
• 7 nights lodging at excellent hotels
• 14 meals (7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners) included
• Admissions to listed attractions
• Guided tours at selected attractions
• Your professional Pleasurebent Tours Tour Director
• All taxes and gratuities for selected items (except housekeeping)


Booking Policy

Final Payment Due: August 6, 2024

Cancellation Fees:

  • None: Through August 6, 2024
  • $200: August 7 – 20, 2024
  • $1,900: August 21 – September 10, 2024
  • 100%: After September 10, 2024

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.

Travel Insurance

In today’s changing travel environment, it’s important to help protect your travel investment so you can relax and enjoy your trip. Unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss or even a sudden sickness or injury could impact your travel plans. For your convenience, we offer a Travelex Insurance Services protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected.

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ACTIVITY LEVEL RATING

Level 3: Moderate

Expectations: Expect a moderate amount of walking. There will be time to rest on the coach and between attractions. To enjoy this tour, you should be prepared to walk slightly longer distances, climb stairs and tolerate periods of standing, for example on city walks, sightseeing stops or ship excursions. The daily pace and timing can fluctuate significantly between longer and shorter travel days, with additional activities possibly occurring in the early morning or evening. There may be some changes in altitude or temperatures.

Appropriate for: Most travelers beginning with those who are moderately fit, lead semi-active lives, are comfortable participating in long days of activities and expect some physical exertion.

Visit our Activity Level Ratings page under Plan Your Tour for full information on the ratings system.

ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Hotel housekeeping tips are not included.

LIVERY

For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)

LODGING REQUESTS

If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

Many hotels around the country have instituted a "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

AIRLINE TICKETS

You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Tucson International Airport. If you have a frequent flyer number, or a TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.

If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.

AIRPORT SECURITY

Do not forget to bring your government issued picture ID to show at the airport. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline and border security will turn you away.

BAGGAGE

We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carry-on baggage and contents due to enhanced security measures. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. There is room inside the motorcoach for your hand carried bag.

CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES

On our scheduled airline for this tour, passengers are assessed a fee per checked in bag, by the Airlines, upon checking in for the flight.

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