Project Description

The Ozarks and the Arch: Little Rock, Eureka Springs, St. Louis

Single Occupancy

$1,539per person

Double Occupancy

$1,139per person

We’ll explore Elvis’s birthplace, the hometown of a president, take in a Passion Play and admire an arch on this summer trip into the cool beauty of the Ozark Mountains.

PRICE

Double Occupancy – $1,139 Per Person – $1,099 if booked by May 29, 2020 (with deposit)

Single Occupancy – $1,539 Per Person – $1,499 if booked by May 29, 2020 (with deposit)

TRIP# 14107

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Birthplace of Elvis Presley

  • Clinton Presidential Library

  • Eureka Springs Great Passion Play

  • Tour of St. Louis

  • Plimoth Plantation

  • St Louis Gateway Arch

  • Dolly Parton’s Stampede

INCLUDED

  • Transportation roundtrip by motor coach

  • 6 Nights’ Lodging

  • 6 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners

  • Kelly Tours Escort

  • All taxes, baggage handling and travel arrangements

Today we head West through Georgia and Alabama to Tupelo, Mississippi, where Elvis was born. Before we check into the hotel, we’ll enjoy an included dinner. 🅓

Elvis Presley was born on January 8, 1935 in a two-room house built by his father. We’ll visit the birthplace of Elvis Presley this morning and learn about the King’s humble beginnings with his parents Vernon and Gladys Presley. Continuing West, we arrive in Little Rock, the state capital of Arkansas. Dinner is also included tonight. 🅑🅓

We’re in Little Rock, President Clinton’s hometown! Following breakfast, we visit the Clinton Presidential Library. The library’s permanent collection includes an exact replica of President Clinton’s Oval Office (you can sit at his desk!), the presidential limousine, and a timeline with exhibits for each year of Clinton’s presidency. The Center also hosts several thought provoking temporary exhibits every year. Next, we board our motorcoach and head deep into the Ozark Mountains to the town of Eureka Springs. After checking into our hotel, we’ll enjoy included dinner at the Great Hall of the Eureka Springs Great Passion Play. The performance takes place in the 550-foot-wide, multilevel stage outdoor amphitheater and includes a spectacular set depicting a marketplace in Jerusalem complete with a chariot, camel caravan and live animals on the streets. Witness the poignant healing, Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, the angel rolling away the stone at the tomb, and the dramatic ascension of Jesus into the night sky. Spend the night in Eureka Springs. 🅑🅓

Peruse the unique shops on Eureka Springs’s main street this morning. Next, we’re off for a fun lunch (on own) at Lambert’s Café where the waitstaff throws delicious rolls at you… literally! Tonight, we arrive in St. Louis and check into to our downtown hotel. Take free time for dinner or perhaps listen to blues or jazz at one of St. Louis’s legendary music venues. 🅑

Meet our local guide for a tour of the city. Just south of the Missouri-Mississippi river junction, Saint Louis has been a major river port, railroad hub, and industrial center. Recently it’s experienced a renaissance with a new downtown, wonderful parks and a celebration of the historic trip of Louis and Clark, commemorated by the Icon Gateway Arch. This 630-foot tall arch is a monument to President Thomas Jefferson and his vision of a continental United States. Take a tram ride to the top for a bird’s-eye view of the Mississippi River. Sample the new culinary scene in St. Louis during your free evening tonight. 🅑

Returning back east we travel through Tennessee to The Great Smokey Mountains for an evening in Pigeon Forge. We’ll check out Dolly Parton’s Stampede, an experience filled with friendly competitions between North and South, horse riding stunts, special effects, phenomenal musical productions plus a delicious four-course dinner. 🅑🅓

After a wonderful trip, we’ll head back to the low country. 🅑