DAY 7 - BRANSON/BENTONVILLE
Depart for Bentonville after enjoying breakfast. Meet our local guide and visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman-Wilson House, an example of his classic Unonian (abbreviation of “United States of North America”) architecture. Wright created this term to describe a distinctly American style of residential architecture he developed during the Great Depression to be within the reach of the average middle-class American family. Next stop is the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Explore the quintessential south beginning in Memphis, home to the Blues, Rock & Roll and Elvis Presley’s Graceland mansion. VISIT Eureka Springs in the Ozark Mountains, known for its preserved Victorian buildings, history and passion play. Two great shows in Branson! Bentonville, Arkansas is home to Walmart and the renowned Walmart Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
Day 5 - EUREKA SPRINGS / BRANSON
After breakfast, meet your guide and visit Thorncrown Chapel, a wood and glass chapel nestled in the woods presenting 425 windows with more than 6,000 square feet of glass. Your time in Eureka Springs would not be complete without a visit to Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, a center that rescues abused and neglected big cats. Lunch at Fresh, a locally owned and operated family bistro. Depart for Branson with free time at Branson Landing before the show #1 Hits of the 60’s & 50’s Too!, a nonstop high energy show as you go back to the days of the British Invasion, Motown, California Surfin’ and the Age of Aquarius with music and dance. Check into our 5 Star Chateau on the Lake, also know as “Castle in the Ozarks” before heading to dinner on the Showboat Branson Belle. Enjoy a sensational lake cruise, exciting entertainment and a three-course, freshly prepared meal. Meals:B,L,D
CHATEAU ON THE LAKE
DAY 6 - BRANSON/LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast begin your day with a visit to the Titanic. Partake in an interactive experience that will give you the sensation of being an original passenger on Titanic’s 1912 maiden voyage. Lunch break in Olde Branson, but make sure you visit Dick’s Five and Dime, with more than 10,000 items on display and for sale. Dinner tonight at Florentina’s Restaurant in a Tuscan countryside-inspired atmosphere. The entertainment this evening will be presented at CJ Newson’s Classic Country & Comedy with not only Patsy Cline songs, but also those that were influenced by Judy Garland, Loretta Lynn and Reba McEntire. Meals:B,D
CHATEAU ON THE LAKE
I T I N E R A R Y
Day 1 - INDEPENDENCE/NEWARK/WILM/ PHL AIRPORT/ MEMPHIS, TN
Mid-morning flight from Philadelphia to Memphis. On arrival we will transfer to your hotel, The Guest House at Graceland, your home for two nights. This extraordinary new hotel is just steps away from the Graceland Mansion which offers classic elegance, modern luxury and is uniquely Elvis. Dinner this evening at Delta’s Kitchen, located in the hotel with classic southern-inspired cuisine. Meals:D
GUEST HOUSE AT GRACELAND HOTEL
Day 3 - MEMPHIS/EUREKA SPRINGS
After breakfast depart Memphis for Eureka Springs, Arkansas. A look at the President Clinton Library as we travel through Little Rock. Continue to Eureka Springs, AR where dinner tonight will be served at the Grand Taverne, an elegant restaurant located in the Victorian Grand Central Hotel in the village. Meals:B,D
BEST WESTERN EUREKA INN
Day 4 - EUREKA SPRINGS - LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
Enjoy breakfast before your Eureka Springs Historic Tram Tour through the beautiful and charming historic district, the tram tour will drop you in downtown Eureka Springs for shopping, exploring and lunch on your own. This afternoon a fascinating Underground Tour of tunnels used in the past by bank robbers, Prohibitionists and others. Return to the hotel to freshen up before departing for dinner at the Cottage Inn. After dinner see the Great Passion Play, a multi-level set, special lighting and sound effects, live animals and a cast of 170 Biblical costumed actors. Meals:B,D
BEST WESTERN EUREKA INN
Day 2 - MEMPHIS INCLUDING GRACELAND
After breakfast meet ours guide and explore the heart of Memphis on the bluff of the Mississippi River. Sites include the Mighty Mississippi River Front, Harbor Town, Mud Island, Historic Cotton Row, South Main Historic District, the National Civil Rights Museum / and Victorian Village. A special stop at the Peabody Hotel at 11:00 am to view the “March of the Peabody Ducks.” Onto Overton Square in mid-town for an independent lunch. Head directly to Graceland for an Elvis Experience. After an independent lunch, begin your tour of Graceland, the most famous rock-n-roll residence in the world. As well as the mansion, the tour includes the state-of-the-art Visitor Entertainment Complex, two custom airplanes, a new car museum, The Entertainer Career Complex and the Elvis Discovery Exhibits. Dinner this evening at Paulette’s, Memphis’s most charming restaurant. Meals:B,D
THE GUEST HOUSE AT GRACELAND
After lunch on your own your guided tour takes you through the collection, which is sponsored by Wal-Mart, and spans five centuries of American masterworks ranging from the Colonial era to current day. Enjoy the grounds after the conclusion of inside touring. Dinner will be served at the River Grille Steakhouse, proclaimed one of Arkansas’s “finest restaurants” since it’s opening in 2000. After dinner, visit Walton’s 5 & 10 / Walmart Museum, located in Sam Walton’s original variety store. In addition, the Downtown area offers a square for strolling and 21C Hotel which exhibits a variety of art for your viewing pleasure. Meals:B,D
HILTON GARDEN INN
DAY 8 - BENTONVILLE/PHILADELPHIA AIRPORT/HOME
Depart for Bentonville Airport after breakfast for your return trip to Philadelphia Airport where transportation will be waiting to return you home. Meals:B
TOUR INCLUSIONS: Roundtrip transportation from Independence, Newark and Wilmington to Philadelphia Airport * roundtrip air PHL/ Memphis - Bentonville/ PHL* deluxe and fist-class hotel accommodations for 7 nights based on double occupancy * admission to all sightseeing as per itinerary * meals include 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners * taxes and gratuities for hotel, included meals and local guides * luggage handling * services of a Tour Director from 4 Seasons Tours
Not included: Motorcoach tour driver gratuity.
Conditions: Full payment is due no later than March 1, 2019.
Cancellations: $100 deposit is refundable until March 1, 2019. $50 airline deposit is non-refundable. Trip cancellation/interruption insurance is recommended and gives you a full refund for medical reasons. Applications are available from 4 Seasons Tours.
Responsibility: B & B Travel Inc., d/b/a 4 Seasons Tours and Travel, acts only as agent in arranging transportation, accommodation and all other services included in this tour. 4 Seasons Tours and Travel is not liable for loss, damage, injury, death or expense on account of delay, failure or accident of any conveyance or service or from any cause whatsoever, whether or not due to or caused by negligence of any company or person. 4 Seasons Tours reserves the right to alter, change or omit any tour component, when, in its opinion, it is in the best interest of passengers. No refunds for any unused portion of the tour.
A ROCKIN' SOUTHERN EXPERIENCE
Memphis, Eureka Springs,
Branson and Bentonville
May 14 - 21, 2019
8 days/7 nights