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Sample Itinerary

No two Special Journeys trips are exactly alike, but they all share similar features. A sample itinerary from one of out previous trips can give you a pretty good idea of how a trip is structured as far as traveling, hotels, meals and entertainment.


Christmas in Branson

Tuesday, December 7 – Saturday, December 11




Tuesday, December 7

      • Today, we will be picked up in smaller route vehicles and make our way to Omaha where everyone will board the bus. Once aboard, we will make our way towards Kansas City, stopping for dinner along the way. 

      • Overnight at Best Western Plus Kansas City Airport


Wednesday, December 8

      • Breakfast at hotel

      • Today, we’ll make our way towards Branson, stopping for a wonderful lunch in Bolivar, Missouri at the Springfield Café!

      • After lunch, we’ll finish our drive to Branson.

      • This evening we’ll head on over to the Dick Clark Theater to see the award-winning show, SIX. This all-male powerhouse group features 6 real brothers who take musical entertainment to a whole new level.  Dubbed as an “orchestra of human voices,” these multi-talented brothers don’t use any instruments other than their mouths, although you’d never know it. They are called “true pioneers of contemporary a capella” music, and this evening you will experience the power of SIX for yourself! Tonight, the brothers invite you take a moment and enjoy a memorable Christmas experience with SIX, which promises to be full of magical music and entertainment! 

      • Overnight (2 nights) at Grand Oaks


Thursday, December 9

      • Breakfast at hotel

      • This morning takes us over to Branson’s Famous Theater to see Doug Gabriel! Doug is the 8th longest running act in the Branson area. His good clean family fun and slap-stick comedy will keep you laughing and smiling! If we’re lucky, he might even play his world famous Mufftar, which is a guitar made out of a 1969 Thunderbird muffler! It’s Christmas time in Doug’s house and you will be sure to be treated to some wonderful Christmas time cheer! 

      • Lunch this afternoon will be at the Fall Creek Steak & Catfish House. Delicious food and waiters that fling rolls at you! We’re in for a treat!

      • After lunch, we will head on over to Sight and Sound to see JESUS, a production revolving around the life Christ. From the bustling streets of Jerusalem to the raging Sea of Galilee, JESUS is an action-packed musical stage adventure. We will experience the greatest story of all time complete with massive sets, special effects, and live animals in this original stage production. 

      • Hearts full of gratitude and joy, we will then head to dinner before we retire to our hotel for the evening.


Friday, December 10

      • Breakfast at hotel

      • Our final morning in Branson takes us back to the Dick Clark Theater for the Brett’s Family Christmas! No holiday trip to Branson is complete without experiencing this wonderful production where you’ll feel the joy, nostalgia, reverence, fun and all the best feelings of the season. No one does Christmas quite like the Brett Family. With their tribute to patriotism, and special Christmas surprises, we are sure this will put you in the mood for Christmas! 

      • Before we make our way back to Kansas City, the Brett’s have invited us to join them for lunch where we’ll enjoy a delicious barbeque dinner before we retire to our hotel for the evening.

      • Overnight at Best Western Plus Kansas City Airport


Saturday, December 11

      • Breakfast at hotel 

      • Today we continue back to Omaha where everyone will split up into their different routes. After lunch in Omaha, we will board our smaller vehicles and then finish our journey home!