Ozark Color Trail
16 days – Departs October 30, 2017
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Highlights
Mesa Verde National Park Tour
Dodge City
Eisenhower, Truman , Clinton Libraries
Branson
Ozark Folk Art Center
Cowboy Hall of Fame
Durango
Old Town Albuquerque
Includes 25 Meals


Price Per Person
$3597 Share-basis
$997 Single Supplement
$ 300 deposit with balance due September 15, 2017.

 

Day 1: Laughlin, NV
You’ll be swinging through Laughlin, NV, for an overnight at the Aquarius Casino Resort. A dinner coupon is included. Enjoy getting acquainted with your fellow travelers! (D)

Day 2: Gallup, NM
Travel through red-rock country on the way to Gallup, NM, to spend the night at the southwestern-style Hampton Inn. (B)

Day 3: Mesa Verde National Park
Travel into fall color splendor in New Mexico, and stop at the Four Corners Monument in Navajo Tribal Park, the only place in the country where four states meet: Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. Continue on to Mesa Verde National Park for lunch and a tour with a local guide. Located in the high plateau country, its cliff dwellings were once home to the Anasazi Indians who settled here about A.D. 550 and mysteriously disappeared 800 years later. Continue through Colorado to the Old West Town of Durango for an overnight at the DoubleTree Durango. (B,L)

Day 4: Pueblo, CO
Continue along the fall color trail to the Royal Gorge, a famous canyon on the Arkansas River, where you’ll have lunch and a tour of the world’s highest suspension bridge. Then, continue driving on toPueblo, CO, for an overnight at the Courtyard by Marriott- Pueblo. (B,L)

Day 5: Dodge City, KS
Travel through the fields planted with winter wheat on the way to an overnight in Dodge City, KS, made famous on the TV series “Gunsmoke.” You’ll visit the various museums and famous Boot Hill Cemetery, located on the old Front Street replica. You’ll check into the La Quinta Inn & Suites before an evening of gaming and dining on your own in the Fireside Steakhouse or Cowboy Café at the Boot Hill Casino & Resort. (B)

Day 6: Kansas City, MO
After breakfast, travel to Abilene, KS, boyhood home of General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Visit the Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum, then, continue on to Kansas City, MO, for an overnight at The Embassy Suites Kansas City-Plaza Hotel. (B)

Day 7: Branson, MO
Visit the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri, before lunch on your own. Travel to Branson in the foothills of the Ozarks with the beauty of fall color all around. Get set for a fun dinner at Lambert’s Restaurant (home of the throwed rolls). Then, unpack for three nights at the Radisson Hotel Branson, where breakfast is served each morning. You’ll see your first performance this evening, the Clay Cooper Country & Western Show. (B,D)

Day 8: Old Town Branson / Titanic Museum
Visit ’50s-style Old Town Branson for browsing in shops like “Dick’s 5 & Dime” and The Landing on the River. Lunch will be at The Keeter Center on the campus of the College of the Ozarks where each student works on campus to pay their tuition. In the afternoon, you’ll visit Branson’s newest venue, The Titanic Museum, the largest museum attraction in the world. Dinner will be at the Uptown Café followed by the Osmond Brother’s & Lennon Sister’s Evening Show at the Andy Williams Moon River Theater. (B,L,D)
Day 9: Showboat Branson Belle / Miracle of Christmas
You’ll be entertained this morning by the Brett Family Singers with an amazing blend of show-stopping music and dance. Lunch on your own, then enjoy an early evening Dinner Cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle. Top off the day at the “Miracle of Christmas Evening Show” at the Sight & Sound Theater. (B,D)

Day 10: Ozark Folk Village / Little Rock
Drive south this morning for a stop at the Ozark Folk Center Crafts Village in Mountain View where artisans demonstrate skills used by the Ozark Mountain people in the 19th and 20th centuries. Continue through the brilliant fall colors to Little Rock, the capital of Arkansas, for two nights at the Holiday Inn Little Rock Presidential. (B)

Day 11: Little Rock Tour
Enjoy a tour of the highlights of Little Rock including the Capitol Building and the new Clinton Presidential Library & Museum. (B)

Day 12: Oklahoma City
A morning stop in Hot Springs, AK, takes you to the world-famous Arlington Hotel and Bath House Row. Then, continue to Ft. Smith, home of the University of Arkansas, and Miss Laura's bordello, the only bordello listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It serves as the official welcome center for the city of Fort Smith. You’ll have lunch on your own before continuing to beautiful Oklahoma City for an overnight at the Sheraton Midwest City Hotel. (B)

Day 13: Amarillo, TX
Visit the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Then, continue your drive through Oklahoma and into the Panhandle of Texas for an overnight at The Ashmore Inn & Suites in Amarillo, TX. Dinner this evening will be at the Big Texan Steakhouse. (B,D)

Day 14: Albuquerque, NM
Today you’ll drive through New Mexico, the “Land of Enchantment,” and spend the night in Albuquerque, NM, at the Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town with dinner at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 15: Phoenix, AZ
Cross the border between New Mexico and Arizona on your way to Phoenix, Arizona’s capital. Tonight will be your Farewell Dinner Party with an overnight stay at the Holiday Inn Express. (B,D)

Day 16: Homeward Bound
Enjoy your last tour breakfast, then it’s homeward bound. (B)