Discover Branson Guided Tour in Branson, MO

VIP Tours of Branson2037 West Highway 76Branson, MO 65616
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Follow an engaging and local tour guide through Branson on this immersive tour experience through the Ozarks. From the history of Branson to the booming show business, you’ll learn all about the area on this small-group tour. Points of interest include Table Rock Dam, the historic town of Hollister, White River Valley, College of the Ozarks, and more. Tours available throughout the week.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Branson Travel Experts
  • Tours meet for departure in the lobby of Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater.
  • Transportation provided in a Mercedes Benz Sprinter coach.
  • Tours are approximately 3 hours long.
  • Available Monday through Friday at 9:00 am.
  • Appropriate for all ages.


from Discover Branson Guided Tour
Discover Branson is our “City Tour,” with a fun and knowledgeable LOCAL guide.

Starting at our tour office located directly across the street from the Hollywood Wax Museum, we will roll right down the famous “Hwy 76 Strip.” Then a drive past some of the most fun, surprising and beautiful sights around the area, such as Table Rock Dam and Lake, College of the Ozarks, historic downtown Branson and more. You’ll see everything from inside our custom Mercedes Benz Sprinter coach with high windows and a tall windshield for the best view.

Our tours are limited to 16 passengers, so you’ll get a personal experience filled with the sights and sounds of the “family friendliest” tourist mecca in the Midwest.

This tour will last approximately 3 hours.

Tour Includes:
  • Transportation on our 16 Passenger Mercedes Sprinter Coach
  • An Entertaining and Experienced Local Guide to recommend shows, food, shopping and more.
  • Drive down Country Music Blvd to see the theaters and hear the history of “The Branson Boom!”
  • Branson’s “Giant Things,” The Titanic and the new Branson Ferris Wheel.
  • History of Branson’s first tourist attraction, The Shepherd of the Hills Homestead.
  • See “Old Matt’s Cabin” built in 1884, on the National Registry of Historic Places.
  • College of the Ozarks – Tour the Keeter Center (Welcome Center) at “Hard Work U”.
  • Incredible Photo Ops including the Scenic Overlook of 350’ tall Table Rock Dam.
  • Historic Downing Street in Hollister, MO.
  • Historic Downtown Branson Main Street.
  • Other Theater, Shopping, and Attraction Locations.
  • Learn Your Way Around, and Through, the Famous Branson Traffic.
  • History of Branson and Local Attractions.
  • Receive a map of the area containing valuable coupons & special discounts for VIP Guests.
  • And More…

Reserve Branson Customer Reviews

Carlene Ward
Willoughby, OH
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"All about Branson"
December, 2018 NEW
Had a great time with our tour guide, Darrin. We always like to find out about the area history and must see sites when we visit other places and he covered everything.
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Tip: Try to take tour first day so you can go back to places that interest you.

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"Excellent Tour Guides. The Lights? Not So Much"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed January 05, 2019 NEW
I have a mixed review for this tour. I want to point out that the tour guides were EXCELLENT. Funny, interactive, knowledgeable, and entertaining! The bus was comfortable enough but the views from the left side 3rd row of the bus were TERRIBLE. Don't sit there! The Branson hotel tour was nice. Cupcake was good. Hot chocolate was SO HOT that we had to let it cool for awhile before it was suitable for drinking. So, we opted for moscato/water and a hotel tour in the meantime. The hotel is BEAUTIFUL. But when we got back to our table to enjoy our hot chocolate, the server took them away without asking! Not nice, server guy! He gave me some more in a cup to take with me, though. Learning the town's history was great. The Shepard of the Hills lights tour was TERRIBLE. Displays were so old and dimly lit that I might as well have stayed home. No "wow factor" AT ALL. The second lights display (can't remember the name) was slightly better. The only "wow factor" came at the end, though. But no dice. I wouldn't do this tour again unless they offered MUCH better holiday lights shows.
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Melissa B
"VIP tours of Branson"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 28, 2018 NEW
I highly recommend taking a VIP tour of Branson. My family and I did the Christmas lights tour and enjoyed it very much. Our tour guide,Darren, was very knowledgeable of the area. He was also very accommodating and helpful. Had a great time and would do it again!!!
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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 24, 2018 NEW
For a hassle free, enjoyable tour I highly recommend! We did the Christmas lights tour one evening and turned around and did the Branson tour the next morning. We had Joe as our driver/guide and you can tell he cares about the customer experience. The tours were a nice length which mixed well with time exploring on our own.
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Martinsburg, Pennsylvania
"Branson City Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 20, 2018
We took the Branson City Tour on 12/17. Darrin did an outstanding job of taking us around Branson. Enjoyed the tour very much. Very nice and clean van.
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Granbury, Texas
"Taste of Branson"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 06, 2018
A big thank you to VIP Tours of Branson, and specifically to Joe. My sister and I took the Taste of Branson tour. Joe provided us with a fabulous experience . The schedule included a visit to 3 local wine tastings and a 3-course meal to finish the evening. VIP Tours chooses local establishments with good reputations and where we ate dinner was no exception. What a fun and informative evening. Joe went out of his way to make our tour memorable. We even got an extra bonus of seeing some of Branson’s beautiful Christmas lights. Joe is friendly, yet professional, and went above and beyond the tours itinerary. VIP Tours appears to be very customer oriented and wants their guests to be satisfied with choosing VIP Tours.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Discover Branson Guided Tour

Are tours offered rain or shine? 

Where is the departure point located?
Tours depart from the lobby of Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater located at 1600 W. Hwy 76, Branson, MO.

What should I wear for the tour?
It is recommended that guests wear weather-appropriate clothing, a light jacket, and comfortable walking shoes.

Does the tour include time to get photographs?
Yes. The tour includes plenty of photo opportunities.

Is this tour appropriate for children?