15 DAYS AUGUST 22- Escorted by Harvey & Nell Fitzpatrick (T130)



DAY 1 – BRANSON – A morning departure from Jackson and our motorcoach travels through Greenville, MS, where we cross the Ole Man River. We arrive Little Rock for a luncheon stop. A scenic afternoon drive takes us into the Ozark Mountains arriving Branson, nestled in the Missouri Ozarks for reservations. Tonight, perhaps you would like to take in a famous Branson show. (L)

DAY 2 – OMAHA – We depart Branson this morning for a drive through the Missouri Ozarks arriving Independence with time to visit the Truman Library and Museum. Here President and Mrs. Harry Truman are buried on the museum grounds, and their home is just a short distance away. You have time for luncheon in Independence before the afternoon drive through St. Joseph. We arrive in Omaha for reservations tonight. (B)

DAY 3 – MITCHELL – After breakfast our morning begins with a drive to Boys Town in Omaha for sightseeing at this great home. Then our motorcoach swings northward through Sioux City, Iowa, and arrives in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for a luncheon stop. Then an afternoon drive through colorful South Dakota and we arrive Mitchell in time for sightseeing at the unique, famous Corn Palace. Here the outside decorations are letters done in corn, making it a most interesting attraction. Reservations await us for the night. (B)

DAY 4 – NORTHERN BLACK HILLS – We depart from Mitchell in the morning, and our motorcoach travels through South Dakota. We come to the famous Badlands National Monument, where we take a sightseeing tour through this great attraction. We then continue into Rapid City for a luncheon stop, and then a short drive southward into Mount Rushmore National Memorial, where we have time to view the carvings of the national heroes -our Presidents. We continue in the afternoon through the Northern Black Hills, to claim our reservations for the night in this beautiful mountain country. This evening enjoy free time in the gold-rush town of Deadwood.

DAY 5 – CODY – We depart Spearfish in the morning for a scenic drive into Sheridan for luncheon. Then an afternoon on the spectacular, rugged, Little Big Horn Mountains, made famous by General Custer, and we arrive in the wild west town of Cody for reservations tonight.

DAY 6 – YELLOWSTONE – We turn west from Cody through the spectacular Shoshone Canyon, and we soon arrive at the East Entrance of famous Yellowstone National Park. Here we meet our guide at Lake Hotel for an all-day tour of Yellowstone Park including the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Yellowstone Falls, the paint pots, the geysers, and most important – Old Faithful, which erupts almost hourly in the front yard of the Old Faithful Inn. We have time to enjoy this magnificent National Park before claiming our reservations for the night. (B)

DAY 7 -0 GREAT FALLS, MT – Breakfast on our own. A mid-morning departure from Yellowstone Park, and we arrive Great Falls in time for lunch. The afternoon is free to relax or shop in this western town. We have reservations here for the night.

DAY 8 – GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – BANFF – An early departure as we drive into Glacier National Park, one of the most beautiful and breath-taking parks in the nation. Our sightseeing begins first with Glacier Park Buses for their trip over THE-GOING-TO-THE-SUN- HIGHWAY. This is one of the most spectacular mountain highways in America. This tour offers magnificent views of the snowcapped mountains, valleys and lakes. We then depart from Glacier and travel into Fort MacLeod for a luncheon stop. An afternoon drive through bustling Calgary, and we arrive in Banff with reservations for two nights. Our evening is at leisure to explore this mountain resort town.

DAY 9 – COLUMBIA ICEFIELDS TOUR – Our day begins with a drive through the beautiful Canadian Rockies with a guide for an all-day tour to the Columbia Icefields and Lake Louise. This is a spectacular day of sightseeing, and we return in the late afternoon to Banff for our second night

DAY 10 – SWIFT CURRENT – We bid farewell to the beautiful Canadian Rockies and our motorcoach turns through bustling Calgary to arrive in Medicine Hat for a luncheon stop. Then an afternoon drive into the Province of Saskatchewan, and we arrive late afternoon in Swift Current with reservations for the night.

DAY 11 – WINNIPEG – Our motorcoach travels east from Swift Current through the great province of Saskatchewan, and we arrive in Regina, the capital city, for a luncheon stop. We will soon enter the Province of Manitoba and the capital city of Winnipeg with reservations. Dinner is included. (D)

DAY 12 – MINNEAPOLIS – Our coach heads southward from Winnipeg, and we soon enter the great United States of America traveling through Grand Forks, North Dakota, and arriving Fargo for lunch. We have time to visit Bonanzaville, USA, which is a reconstructed pioneer village representing the Bonanza Farm era with interesting buildings and machinery on display. An afternoon drive takes us through North Dakota, and we arrive in Minnesota, Land of Lakes. An afternoon drive into Minneapolis for tonight.

DAY 13 – MADISON – After breakfast (included) we depart for the drive into Wisconsin arriving Tomah, WI, for a luncheon stop. Then an afternoon drive into the Wisconsin Dells where we take the Lower Dells Cruise, and then continue into Madison, the capital city, for the night. (B)

DAY 14 – ST. LOUIS – We drive past the Wisconsin Capitol as we depart this beautiful city, and our motorcoach turns southward stopping for lunch enroute. Then an afternoon drive into Springfield, where we visit the Lincoln Home National Historical Park, and also the Lincoln Tomb National Historical Park. You will enjoy both of these attractions of our great President. We continue into St. Louis with reservations for the night. Tonight, we have a gala Farewell Dinner hosted by our tour escort. (D)

DAY 15 – HOMEWARD – The last day of our wonderful CANADIAN ROCKIES TOUR. We depart St. Louis and travel southward through Sikeston arriving in Memphis for a luncheon stop (included). Then an afternoon drive through the Great State of Mississippi and we arrive Jackson to end this memorable tour to the CANADIAN ROCKIES. (L)


4 DAYSSEPTEMBER 13 – Escorted by Joyce Anderson (A508)

Reserved Theatre Tickets for 4 Tony Award Winning Shows 3 Nights – New York Marriott Marquis
All Baggage Handling and Taxes

DAY 1 – NEW YORK, NY – We meet this morning at the Jackson International Airport for our flight to New York. Upon arrival at LaGuardia, we will collect our baggage and transfer to our beautiful hotel for the next three nights. The hotel is centrally located in “the City,” only a short distance from some of New York’s most popular museums and theatres. Enjoy the balance of the day to familiarize yourself with our area, check out the restaurants, etc. Tonight, our first Broadway Show!

DAY 2 – NEW YORK, NY – Enjoy this day on your own. You may choose to take a guided tour (Grayline offers several options that pick up near our hotel), visit museums, take in Times Square or Rockefeller Center, shop 5th Avenue, or take a boat tour around Manhattan and Ellis Island. The options are endless! Tonight, we enjoy another Broadway hit.

DAY 3 – NEW YORK, NY – The morning is at leisure. We will meet this afternoon at the theatre for a matinee performance. Following this performance you may choose to return to the hotel or simply remain in the Theatre District for dinner. Tonight we attend our final Broadway performance.

DAY 4 – HOMEWARD – The morning is at leisure. We transfer to the airport mid-day for our return flight home arriving in Jackson by late afternoon.