2013-07-04 / Lifestyles

Senior Center

Once again I have been approached asking me to consider a bus trip to Branson. Diamond Tours has once again assisted me in making the preparations. This will be my final try to fill a bus. Please, please don’t hesitate to sign up as the last time I tried to fill the bus people approached me after I had already cancelled. Ok, here goes:

We are looking to do a Branson Holiday Show Extravaganza Bus Trip from Saturday to Sunday, which will be nine days and eight nights. The date is Nov. 30, 2013 through Dec. 8, 2013. The cost is $749 per person, double occupancy. For a single occupancy, it would cost and additional $240.

This incredible price includes:

• Motor coach transportation

• Eight nights lodging, including four consecutive nights in Branson

• 14 meals: Eight breakfasts and Six dinners

• Admission to seven fabulous Branson shows Including:

• Three Morning Shows: Cassandre’ – Voice of an Angel Show, George Dyer Show and Buck Trent Country Music Show

• Three evening shows: the Haygoods Show, The Dutton Family Show and The Great American Christmas Show featuring Tony Orlando

• Showboat Branson Belle

• And much, much more

The bus will depart from the Manistique Senior Center parking lot at 8 a.m.

Let me share the itinerary:

Day 1: Board the Motor coach and set off for the “Live Music Show Capital of the World.” – Branson Missouri. This evening you’ll check into an en route hotel for a good night’s rest.

Day 2: Continental breakfast, then visit a casino in St. Louis, Mo. Spend the night enjoying a relaxing dinner and check into your en route hotel.

Day 3: Continental breakfast then depart for Branson. Later, you’ll enjoy dinner and check into your Branson area hotel for a four night stay. That evening, you will be dazzled by “The Haygoods Show.” This energetic family of six brothers and a sister boasts a soaring array of musical talents, with roots in Americana country rock and musical passions from Motown to the Beatles and more!

Day 4: Continental breakfast, then see an award winning vocal powerhouse in the George Dyer Show. George sings a variety of musical genres including power ballads, Broadway hits, love songs, classic standards, favorite oldies, gospel and more. Next, you’ll spend some time at the all-new $20 million project, Branson Landing. This 95 acre site on Lake Taneycomo is a magnificent shopping and entertainment complex. After dinner, “The Dutton Family Show” will wow you with the high-energy musical talents that led them to an impressive top ten finish on TV’s famous “America’s Got Talent” reality show!

Day 5: Continental breakfast, then the “Buck Trent Country Music Show”. Master musician, hilarious humorist, and entertainer extraordinaire Buck Trent, two-time Country Music Award Instrumentalist of the Year, and his astounding cast, deliver a fast-paced, country music variety show that puts a smile on your face for the who day. Next, visit historic downtown Branson, with old-fashioned charm, novelty shops, and restaurants. After dinner, you’ll visit the Welk Resort Theatre to enjoy “The Great American Christmas Show” featuring Tony Orlando. Let the Ozark Mountain Holiday spirit take you away as he represents his spectacular salute to the season!

Day 6: After a continental breakfast, you’ll start your day with the “Cassandre’: Voice of an Angel Show.” Cassandre’s glorious voice is backed by a 10-piece orchestra, playing 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s Pop, Broadway, Gospel, Love songs, Big Band, Country, and more! Later, you’ll sit down to a three-course meal onboard the famous Showboat Branson Belle where you will be treated to a spectacular show as you cruise on the pristine waters of Table rock Lake.

Day 7: Continental breakfast before you depart Branson for another stop at a casino in St. Louis! Dinner, and then relax in an en route hotel.

Day 8: Continental breakfast, then enjoy a visit to the magnificent Gateway Arch Riverfront and view the world-famous arch which is the symbol of St. Louis. Relax in an en route hotel.

Day 9: Continental breakfast, then depart for home.

I should mention you are able to buy travel insurance at an additional cost of $69.

Sound like fun? Let’s do it! Contact the Center at 341-5923 for further information or feel free to drop by and pick up a flyer.

Keep in mind we are also open to any ideas or suggestions. Bring your info in and we will try our best to offer it.

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