2021 Fall Nauvoo and Branson Escape Tour with Kay Godfrey

Dates September 3-11, 2021
Destination Kansas City, MO Adam-ondi-Ahman Nauvoo, IL; Hannibal, MO; Branson, MO: Salt Lake City, UT
Duration 9 days 8 nights
Price From 1,799
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Join Morris Murdock Escorted Tours and Kay Godfrey as you experience Liberty Jail, Far West, Adam-Ondi-Ahman, Carthage Jail, and Nauvoo. These unforgettable locations will become all the more colorful as you travel with a choice group of Latter-day Saints and your excellent Church History director and guide.

Day 1: Friday, September 3, 2021

Salt Lake City/Kansas City

Depart this morning for Kansas City.  Upon arrival we will drive to Independence to visit the LDS visitors’ center and temple lot-the site where the first temple was commanded to be built in this dispensation. Following dinner we will check into our hotel to rest from our travel. Overnight at the Embassy Suites 

Meals : Dinner
Day 2: Saturday, September 4, 2021

Kansas City Temple/Liberty Jail

This morning we will attend a session at the Kansas City temple (Attendance at the temple is optional). Afterwards we’ll return to our hotel to change, stop for lunch, and continue on to Liberty Jail, where, during the winter of 1838-29, Joseph Smith was imprisoned. This evening we will have dinner together as a group. Overnight at the Embassy Suites.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3: Sunday, September 5, 2021

Far West/Adam-ondi-Ahman/Nauvoo

Today we will get to spend our Sabbath at some very sacred sites. Our touring today will begin as we drive to Far West Temple site to see the corner stones that were placed and the plaques that explain the importance of this site. Our next stop is Adam-ondi-Ahman to see where Adam and Eve lived after the Garden of Eden and we will enjoy a picnic lunch.

After our stop we will continue on to Hannibal, Missouri, where Mark Twain shared his love for this riverboat town and world. We will board the Mississippi Queen river boat to enjoy a dinner cruise on the Mississippi. After a short drive up river we arrive in Nauvoo!! Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Monday, September 6, 2021


Today we will begin with the famous bus tour of Nauvoo. This comprehensive tour will include both the bluff and the flats below. Following lunch, we will visit the sites owned by the Community of Christ, the Joseph Smith Homestead, Mansion House, gravesites of Joseph, Emma, and Hyrum, and the Red Brick Store.  For the balance of the day you will have free time to wander old Nauvoo and visit such sites as the blacksmith shop, Seventy’s Hall, the Riser Tin Shop, Scovil Bakery, Browning Gun Shop, Times and Seasons Print Shop, and the brickyard to name a few. We will enjoy an incredible buffet dinner at the Hotel Nauvoo Restaurant. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5: Tuesday, September 7, 2021


Our day begins with an early morning temple session at the Nauvoo Temple. (Attendance at the temple is optional and subject to the temple schedule.) This afternoon we will visit the pioneer cemetery and then depart for Carthage. Here we will tour the jail where the Prophet Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum were martyred.  Following dinner, we will walk the Trail of Hope and read  excerpts from diaries of the Saints who joined the Mormon exodus from Nauvoo in 1846. Dinner will be at the hotel tonight. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6: Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Nauvoo /Branson/SIX Show

We bid farewell to Nauvoo as we travel to Branson, Mo, America's #1 Entertainment destination in the U.S.A. Dinner tonight will be at the famed Lamberts restaurant, "home of the thrown rolls"-- REALLY!

To start off our Branson entertainment we are off to see the SIX Show. The SIX Show features six real brothers, Barry, Kevin, Lynn, Jak, Owen and Curtis, who take musical entertainment to a whole new level. These multi-talented brothers sound like a band using only their mouths. Infusing lively choreography and dysfunctional family comedy into the show as only brothers can do, they perform everything from contemporary pop to R&B to classic rock ‘n’ roll to doo-wop to gospel to patriotic. Overnight at the Savannah House. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7: Thursday, September 9, 2021

Beach Boys California Dreamin' Show/ City Tour/the Dutton's

This morning we will see the Beach Boys California Dreamin' takes you on a musical journey to West Coast beaches and the folk renaissance era of sensational rock and pop music! A talented cast uses beautiful harmonies combined with historical narrative and skillful choreography...

After a lunch break we will spend seeing some of the spectacular sights this hidden city in the Ozarks has to offer. A step-on guide will show you around Branson and tell you some of the history of Branson. Tour includes Table Rock Dam, the scenic overlook and the College of the Ozarks

After a great dinner tonight at Florentina’s we get to enjoy The Dutton’s Show. The Dutton’s are international touring and recording artist family 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 Dutton’s have garnered awards and recognition in national fiddling contests, classical violin competitions, and as studio musicians. In addition to their instrumental virtuosity, the Dutton’s are accomplished singers and dancers and have been recognized as superb vocal talents. Behind the scenes, the Dutton’s collaborate to create unique production ideas for their crowd-pleasing show, which is produced by the family, including choreography, musical arrangement, technical support, and marketing. Overnight at the Savannah House.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8: Friday, September 10, 2021

George Dyer/Jesus Show/ Hughes Brothers

This morning get ready for the Broadway to Buble Show starring George Dyer. Bringing his World-Class, Award-Winning tenor voice and showmanship to the Branson stage, George Dyer WOWS audiences with hits from Broadway, Cinema, Power Ballads, Opera, Love Songs, Country, and Gospel, as well as contemporary favorites. Unlike any other show you’ll find in Branson, George and his talented family take you on a mesmerizing musical journey that is inspiring audiences to enthusiastic ovations.

After a lunch break we will be totally entertained by the production of the Jesus Show. From the bustling streets of Jerusalem to the raging Sea of Galilee, JESUS is an action-packed musical stage adventure for the whole family! Join Peter, Nicodemus, Mary Magdalene, and a multitude of others as they journey alongside the most famous person ever to walk the earth. Witness the most miraculous events in history as Jesus sets sail with fishermen and makes disciples out of the least-expected. The lives he touches will never be the same. Experience the greatest rescue story of all time as it comes to life on stage with massive sets, special effects and live animals in this original stage production.

Dinner tonight is at the Hughes Brothers Theatre. After dinner we will see the Hughes Music Show. The Hughes Music Show features 4 brothers, their wives and 30+ children. Over 50 singers, dancers and musicians combine to bring you a wonderful show. While “The Greatest Showman” movie has taken America by storm, the “greatest show” in Branson is astonishing audiences with spine-tingling harmonies, soaring powerful vocals, virtuoso instrumental performances, infectious comedy, and intoxicating multi-layered musical arrangements of the best in pop, rock, R&B, country, classical, Broadway, patriotic, and gospel music. Overnight at the Savannah House.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9: Saturday, September 11, 2021

Branson/Kansas City/Salt Lake City

After breakfast this morning, we will board our motorcoach to travel back towards Kansas City with memories to last a lifetime.

Meals : Breakfast


  • 1 tour-bus size experience for the whole tour
  • Hotel accommodations in first class hotels or best available.
  • Morris Murdock escort/historian Kay Godfrey
  • Meals as outlined in itinerary
  • Ground transportation via luxury air-conditioned motor-coaches
  • Tips for hotels and provided meals outlines in itinerary
  • All sightseeing and group transfers as outlined in itinerary
  • Travel document package
  • Whisper headset's throughout tour so you don't miss a thing
  • 6 AMAZING shows with prime seats: "SIX, George Dyer, The Dutton's, John Denver Tribute, Jesus Show, Hughes Brothers"
  • Guided city tour of old and new Branson

Not Included:

  • Airfare to Kansas City from your home city. Group air TBA
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals other than those specified
  • Tips for Director, local guides and bus driver
  • Items of a personal nature

Payment Information:

  • Deposit is $250.00 pp
  • Cash Discount of $50.00 pp offered for final payment by Check
  • Final Payment is due June 28, 2021
  • Tour price is based on 25 travelers 
  • Terms & Conditions

Optional Pricing:

  • Triple - $1,629.00
  • Quad - $1,539.00
  • Single - $2,399.00