Branson, Nashville & Memphis: An Old Time Christmas All Coach
Country music and Christmas collide on this tour of Branson, Nashville and Memphis. We’ll travel through the beautiful Smoky and Ozark Mountains before stopping in Pigeon Forge and Dollywood. From there, we’ll head to Nashville, the heart of country music and the home to some of the most noteworthy entertainment and nightlife in the world. After a memorable evening spent at the famous Grand Ole Opry, we’re off to Memphis for a trip back in time with The King on a Platinum Tour of Graceland. Finish the tour off with four nights in Branson, where the fun continues as we explore the best that Missouri has to offer.
17 Days 1 Country All Breakfasts & Dinners
Day 1 – Saskatchewan to Winnipeg/ Fargo
Saskatoon passengers will travel Highway 16 east picking up along the way en route to Winnipeg. The Regina coach will travel south crossing into North Dakota and spend the night in Fargo.
Day 2 – Winnipeg/Fargo to Minneapolis/Eau Claire
Travel day heading south.
Day 3 – All Coaches to Bloomington/Champaign, IL
From country to city on today’s drive. Look way up to the towering skyscrapers of Chicago.
Day 4 – Bloomington/Champaign to Louisville, KY
“Ladies & Gentlemen start your engines”, the highlight of the day will be the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum.
Day 5 – Louisville to Pigeon Forge, TN (Gatlinburg, TN)
First stop will be at Churchill Downs for a visit to the Kentucky Derby Museum. From there, pass through the Lexington Bluegrass Region and the Smoky Mountains on the way to Gatlinburg, your home for the next two nights. This evening, visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner & Show for a unique experience.
Day 6 – Pigeon Forge
A fun-filled afternoon at Dollywood, where there’s music, shows, crafts, displays, and Chasing Rainbows, Dolly’s very own museum. After dinner stay awhile to enjoy the 4 million or so lights throughout the park.
Day 7 – Pigeon Forge to Nashville, TN
If Nashville is the heart of country music, the venue this evening is its soul. You’ve seen your favourite country artists perform here on TV, or heard them on the radio, and tonight you’ll see them live at The Grand Ole Opry. This will be an evening to remember!
Day 8 – Nashville
Today starts with a tour of the famous RCA Studio B which is the oldest surviving recording studio in Nashville and one of the most famous studios in the world. Then it’s over to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame. This museum is home to thousands of priceless artifacts, images, and sounds that have inspired young and old from around the globe. After lunch, there will be a locally guided City Tour of Nashville.
Day 9 – Nashville to Memphis, TN
This morning, it’s off to the Land of the Blues, Memphis and a fabulous Elvis Experience Tour & Airplanes at Graceland, legendary home of The King, the late, great Elvis Presley.
Day 10 – Memphis to Branson, MO
Travelling through the beautiful Ozark Mountains to your home for the next four nights, Branson. First up The Presley’s Country Christmas Jubilee Show, the perfect country gospel variety show that the whole family can enjoy. The show features the popular Presley family, a troupe of local musical legends who have performed in the Ozarks for four generations. Combining hilarious comedy and classic country music, Presley's Country Jubilee is a must-see experience! As well as gospel and country music, the show entertains with hilarious comedy! During the show, the star comedians will take you on a journey to enjoy some hilarious and zany antics and funny stories of beloved characters. With clean-cut and family-friendly jokes, this comedic flair is perfect for the entire family.
Day 11 – Branson
This morning, we will take in some of the local sights of Branson. Enjoy a free afternoon to relax or take in an Optional Show. Close out the evening with the “Queen Esther” at the Sight & Sound Theatre. Set in the opulent yet perilous Persian Empire, Queen Esther is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery. Esther’s ordinary life changed forever when she was taken through the palace doors, entering a new world of royalty and risk. With a crown on her head and a secret in her heart, can she find the courage to trust in God’s plan and believe that she was made for such a time as this? Experience one of the most riveting Bible stories of the Old Testament as it comes to life with magnificent sets, special effects, and live animals in this brand-new, original stage production from Sight & Sound Theatres.
Day 12 – Branson
This morning, tap your feet to the beat with the Petersen Family Bluegrass Band for a talented, family-friendly music show performance. Enjoy the Petersen band show, complete with an award-winning family that showcases their musical talent as they blend their voices and instruments for beautiful harmonies and a first-rate bluegrass sound. The Petersen family of six perform traditional standards of the bluegrass genre by artists like Bill Monroe, Doyle Lawson, and Rhonda Vincent, and contemporary artists like Alison Krauss and Balsam Range. They will wow you with their twin fiddle action, gospel a'capella, original songs, and stunning yodeling. This afternoon’s show is the Dutton Family Matinee Show. You'll be amazed by the incredible talent showcased by the talented family of the Dutton’s as they sing, dance, and play a huge collection of instruments as part of their musical celebration, The talent within this group is tremendous! After mastering the violin (at three years old), the kids moved on to the banjo, piano, guitar, and a variety of other musical instruments and are known for their instrumental virtuosity. You're in for a magical surprise when you see this outstanding and amazing family perform on stage. No matter what your musical taste may be, from pop to contemporary rock to bluegrass, this show is going to deliver you smiles. When you combine the amazing musical talent, the side-splitting comedy, and energetic dancers, you have an array of phenomenal performances that are sure to please travellers of all sorts. This evening’s show will be Clay Cooper’s Country Christmas Music Express Show. This show features talented performers who showcase a variety of musicians who, including bass playing, dancing, country gospel, vocals, showmanship and more, provide an amazing music show experience. A live band and live music on the stage helps to create one of the most unforgettable shows of the year, so do not miss out on this awesome time. A troupe of 24 seasoned entertainers brings a high-energy variety show that will have the whole audience tapping their toes, laughing, and singing along to the music. Featured performers include a group of 11 dancers; and Colt and Caden Cooper, Clay's sons, who are beginning to follow in their father's footsteps. Plus, you will not find side splitting comedy and spot-on impersonations with anyone besides the talented comedian Matt Gumm. This show features rock n roll, classic country rock, other live music, as well as joyful music to celebrate the Christmas season. You will easily be able to get into the holiday spirit with this lovely production.
Day 13 – Branson
The last morning in Branson is at leisure to catch up on some rest, go shopping, or take in an Optional Show. This afternoon, enjoy a fabulous Christmas Dinner Cruise on the Showboat Branson Belle. This classic showboat-style activity transports guests to the days of paddleboats along the Mississippi River right on Table Rock Lake. A great Branson dinner cruise allows guests to relax and unwind while enjoying amazing sightseeing opportunities along the sparkling Table Rock Lake. As well as offering panoramic views of picturesque scenery, these cruises also feature energetic entertainment that will impress and delight and delicious meals that will make your mouth water. Tonight’s show is the Haygoods Evening Show. The Haygoods allow visitors to enjoy incredibly tight harmonies and modern hits. The band is comprised of 5 brothers and 1 sister who have made it their life's goal to bring amazing music and the classic Haygood experience to every show they perform! Time after time, night after night, the group entertains and impresses. Their presentation features a variety of spirited music that will have the whole crowd toe-tapping to the beat. It is entirely live, featuring a multitude of 20 instruments each played by a member of this six-piece group full of talent. It also features state-of-the-art light and sound, stunning visual elements, beautiful costumes, intricately woven harmonies, dancing, and tons of energy. For the holiday season, the first half of the show features songs from the regular line up and the second half features a holiday celebration.
Day 14 – Branson to St. Joseph, MO
After all the non-stop excitement, it will be nice to sit back and relax on the journey back home. Once we arrive in St Joseph, there’s a guided tour of the Pony Express Museum, a transport museum documenting the history of the Pony Express, the first fast mail line across the North American continent from the Missouri River to the Pacific Coast.
Day 15 – St. Joseph to Watertown, SD
After a day of travelling, the stop overnight is in Watertown, South Dakota. This evening, join your fellow travellers, tour director and bus driver for a WestWorld Tours Farewell Dinner and show (you may even find yourself assisting with the entertainment).
Day 16 – Watertown to Minot, ND or Winnipeg, MB
After a duty free stop the ‘North’ coach heads for Winnipeg where we say goodbye to our Manitoba passengers. The ‘South’ coach will continue to Minot for one more night in the USA.
Day 17 – Winnipeg/Minot to Saskatchewan
This is the last day of the tour as both coaches make their way to Saskatchewan. The ‘North’ coach heads for Saskatoon, and after a Duty Free & Customs stop at North Portal, the ‘South’ coach will go north to Regina and home.
All prices are per person and include taxes and fees. Prices are in CAD.
Not included in price:
- Gratuities for Tour Director and Driver
- Meals and activities not specified in the itinerary
- Any personal expenses
- Travel Insurance
- Pre or post tour arrangements
(North Departure Bus Only) Passengers not needing rooms in Winnipeg deduct:
November 12 - 26
- Double: $105
- Triple: $70
- Quad: $52.50
- Single: 210
Multi Night Stays in Gatlinburg, Nashville & Branson
Sometimes a day just isn't enough to take in all a place has to offer.
All breakfasts and all dinners are included on this tour.
The Beautiful Smoky & Ozark Mountains
From the expressive Smoky Mountains to the beautiful Ozark Mountains, you will have plenty of scenery to take your breath away.
Indianapolis Speedway Track & Museum
See one of the most famous speedways in the world and learn all about the innovation, thrill, and adventure of speed racing.
Churchill Downs Track & Museum
Immerse yourself in everything that makes the Kentucky Derby a unique experience.
Elvis Experience Tour & Airplanes at Graceland
Graceland is an amazing cultural & historical experience.
Dollywood Theme Park
Spend the afternoon at leisure taking in all that is Dolly Parton.
Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner & Show
Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction is an extraordinary dinner show with 32 magnificent horses and a cast of top-notch riders.
City Tour of Nashville & Branson
Enjoy an in depth City Tour of both Nashville & Branson.
Country Music Hall of Fame & RCA Studio B Tour
Where Nashville got it’s sound. Step into Nashville’s musical heritage by exploring these creative interactive exhibits.
Grand Ole Opry
If Nashville is the heart of country music, our venue this evening is its soul. You’ve seen your favourite country artists perform here on TV, or heard them on the radio, and tonight you’ll see them live.
Presley's Country Jubilee Evening Show
Enjoy an evening of country favorites, Southern Gospel and hilarious Ozarks comedy.
Clay Cooper's Country Music Express Morning Show
The must-see variety show of Branson.
“Queen Esther” at Sight & Sound Theatre
Set in the opulent yet perilous Persian Empire, Queen Esther is a captivating tale of beauty and bravery. Esther's ordinary life changed forever when she was taken through the palace doors, entering a new world of royalty and risk.
Dutton Family Show
The Dutton's are international touring and recording artists who perform bluegrass to classical music and everything in between. Their show features a variety of instruments, including violin, guitar, bass, viola, banjo, mandolin, keyboard, harmonica, and drums, among others.
The Petersen Family Morning Show
The Petersen's are an American bluegrass family band from Branson, Missouri. Since the group's inception, they have been a regular feature on Country Music and Bluegrass television specials.
Showboat Branson Belle
Enjoy an evening of good food, entertainment, and sightseeing aboard this authentic paddle wheel boat.
Haygood's Evening Show
5 Brothers and 1 Sister performing on 20+ Instruments! Extremely Unique Arrangements of Music From the 60’s Through Today! World Class Production and Mind-blowing Special Effects!
Pony Express Museum
The Pony Express Museum is a transport museum in Saint Joseph, Missouri, documenting the history of the Pony Express, the first fast mail line across the North American continent from the Missouri River to the Pacific coast.
2014 Tour Yes (we received value) the quality of the hotels, meals and organization of the tour was exceptional. We couldn't have wished for a better tour director or driver.
Eldon & Marlene Madson - Outlook, SK
2014 Tour This trip was so amazing. Very well organized and stress free holiday. I really pppreciated all the little extras that I wasn't expecting. Thanks so much Fred & Steve were Awesome.
Dianne Anderson - Regina, SK
2014 Tour Fred took care of us all and opened our minds towards touring by bus! We found we really enjoy travelling by bus, because of all the new friends we have made, it was a lot of fun.
Ken and Marjorie Kurtz - Regina, SK
2014 Tour Did we give you value? YES! We always had the best seats for the shows attended & that sets WestWorld trips at the top of the travel list. Thanks for all the extras - going to Beale St, taking us to extra shows & shopping.
Dorothy Kouri, Swift Current, SK
Excellent! Our guide Pat and driver Don super! I wish I could travel all over with them!
Elsie Pierangeli - Nipawin, SK
Several checkmarks on my bucket list. I loved the scenery from the coach and the camaraderie of the other passengers. The shows and music were just a bonus!
Mildred Pahlke - Hudson Bay, SK - 2015
Enjoyed the whole trip very much and met many new friends and shared many laughs. The WestWorld staff were terrific!
Cornelius Loewen - Whitewood, SK - 2015
We had heard about this tour from friends. They encouraged us to go! It was a good decision! The trip lived up to all expectations!
Bryan and Peggy Drinkle - Swift Current, SK - 2015
This was an awesome trip. If I try to figure out what it would have cost me to do it on my own-- I got great value for my dollar. Fun from start to finish!
Joyce Schmeiser - Humboldt, SK - 2015
There is a stigma to bus tours that it is geared for "seniors" (that we were razed a lot when we booked) but I know many 40 - 60 would enjoy the tours if they are sick of driving and the (destination) interests them. Or first bus tour the two weeks flew by. Enjoyed the service and the company of fellow passengers.
Joe & Deb Scott, Landis, SK
This was our first bus tour and I would highly recommend it. Our tour guide and driver were excellent in all ways. We saw lots of beautiful country, shows and attractions, well worth the money. Can't wait to take another trip :)
Al & Cheryl Bruch - Victoria, BC
My second bus trip (first with WestWorld) - This one was more than I expected. Lots of activity. Some of the shows were excellent. Showboat, Stampede Show, Shoji Tabuchi and Daniel O'Donnell. I really enjoyed the whole tour. The driver and tour guide made the trip.
Margaret Koro - Chilliwack, BC
All very well organized. Always kept to schedule on time. All of the meals were feasts!! A real treat to be driven to meals - no waiting in line.
The Tophams - Grandview MB
The entire trip was awesome. We couldn’t have had a better guide and driver if we had handpicked them ourselves. They went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure our holiday was everything we had imagined and they succeeded. What a way to kick off the holiday season.
Garnath and Vernelle Rasmuson - Midale, SK
Well Planned trip. Appreciated the free time and ability to add extra shows/attractions if we wanted. The bus entertainment and the drivers expertise were also appreciated.
Myra Kilkenny - Russell, MB
We cannot say enough about our tour guide and driver. They are both fantastic people. Without them our trip would not have been as much fun. We had a great bunch of people on bus number one and have made many good memories of our time together.
Neil and Corrine Fowler - Wanham, AB
This has been a wonderful and very memorable trip! The tour guides enthusiasm is contagious! She obviously loves her job and it shows everyday! Her cheery demeanor and great sense of humor made our tour a delight.
Joan Horming - Regina, SK
Nothing but top notch from tour director & driver.WestWorld has also chosen the best hotels & attractions for our enjoyment. (I) will travel with no one else.
Bev Young - Saskatoon, SK
First Class, no shortcuts! This trip exceeded our expectations. The pace was steady, personnel exceptional!
Brian Harrison - Moose Jaw, SK
We have got our money's worth from day one. This was our first bus tour and has been everything we wished for and more. We plan to take another trip in the next year and will definitely be thru WestWorld Tours.
Dolores Dupuis - Bethune, SK
The WestWorld Tour was a dream come true for us!! Enjoyed the seventeen days from beginning to end. Our guide and driver & all our friends we met on the tour will not be forgotten.
Russell & Natalie Lasko - Pelly, SK
We are very satisfied with all the tours, performances, sightseeing excellent tour guide & bus driver. We will remember this tour forever! Terrific.
Ed & Dora Machushek - Rhein, SK
We have travelled with WestWorld Tours to Alaska, the Maritimes & New England states and now Memphis, Graceland & Branson and enjoyed them all. They are the best.
Merle & Edna Lloyd - Regina, SK
This is our fourth bus tour (with other companys) this one with out a doubt was the best of all.
All & Dianna Jelinski - Regina, SK
This was our first bus tour and it was amazing. We would certainly think about doing more trips and recommend it to our friends.
Don Mastel - Medicine Hat, AB
This is our sixth trip with WestWorld, just wonderful, we got everything offered & more! Fred & Don are two great guys.
Alan & Elizabeth Mayer - Indian Head, SK
If you want a grand holiday, the best of accommodations and service, the finest ride on the best coaches in the country, then do yourself a favour and book an experience with WestWorld Tours. You will be doing yourself a favour.
Robert & Valerie Cade - Regina, SK
Many sincere thanks for a well organized tour. Gerry & Alice did an excellent job looking after us in a friendly and efficient manner. Well Done!
M & D Devries - Port Alberni, BC
I have travelled with other companies but WestWorld is the best.
Helen Pankiw - Neudorf, SK