Nauvoo, Winter Quarters and the Mormon Trail

Waitlist only!

 This is a very popular and wonderful tour! If you are not able to clear the waitlist this year, you will have first priority for Brian Judd's Nauvoo, Winter Quarters and Mormon Trail tour in 2018.

September 5-11, 2017


(One bus only- Escorted by Brian Judd!)

Seven fun days! Featuring something for everyone! See all the important LDS Church and American History Sites, 12 meals, Four LDS Temples, St. Louis Arch, Nauvoo Restoration Inc., Mississippi Riverboat cruise, Mark Twain Home, Missionary play "Rendezvous in Old Nauvoo", Winter Quarters Pioneer Trail Museum, Carthage and Liberty Jails, Miracle of quail sites, and much more. A MIXTURE OF HISTORY AND FUN!
(Book Early!)

Tour Price Includes:

Round-trip airfare from Salt Lake City

  • Lodging at First Class Hotels
  • Nauvoo, Winter Quarters and St. Louis Temples
  • 6 Breakfasts and 6 menu-choice Dinners
  • All the important American Heritage & LDS History Sights
  • Deluxe Motorcoach, restroom & video equipped
  • All sightseeing and admissions paid!
  • Carthage & Liberty Jails
  • St. Louis Arch
  • Buggy ride at Mt. Pisgah
  • Time to visit Restored Nauvoo Homes
  • Two fun Nauvoo shows with reserved seats
  • Mormon Trail Center & Kanesville Tabernacle
  • Nauvoo Visitors Center & Relief Society Gardens
  • Experienced Tour Directors who take very good care of you!


$1675.00 per person double occupancy.  * $1465.00 with early booking discount!

Pay by check price.   Credit cards +3%

  • Includes roundtrip airfare from Salt Lake


Day 1: Salt Lake City/Kansas City/Independence/Liberty

The fun begins with your flight from Salt Lake to Kansas City. Here we visit the Kansas City Temple, LDS Visitors Center at Independence, Liberty Jail, the RLDS Temple and surrounding sites. Then check in at the Comfort Suites Hotel where a welcome reception with punch and freshly baked cookies awaits you. Cracker Barrel is the setting for our delicious welcome dinner. The balance of the evening is free 
to relax and enjoy. (D)

Day 2: Adam Ondi Ahman/Far West/Winter Quarters

Deluxe continental breakfast at the Comfot Suites, then depart for Adam-ondi-Ahman to learn of special events that took place here and the significant events yet to take place here. First see Far West, a once thriving community and one of the most important sites in the history of the Church. Continue north to Winter Quarters and visit the Winter Quarters Temple (temple session), the Mormon Trail Center and the Mormon Pioneer Cemetery. (B,L)

Day 3: Winter Quarters/Kanesville/Mt. Pisgah/Nauvoo

After breakfast visit the Kanesville Tabernacle at Council Bluffs where Brigham Young was sustained as the second President of the Church. Then depart for Nauvoo, Illinois located on a scenic bend of the Mississippi River. Swap stories and personal history during our jouney to Nauvoo. Buggy ride en-route at Mt. Pisgah pioneer trail. You have a wonderful dinner tonight at the Hotel Nauvoo Restaurant, whose recipes are legendary. Bring your appetites and enjoy the hotel! Tonight, a delightful play by the couple missionaries in the restored cultural hall. (B,D)

Day 4: Nauvoo Temple, Temple Session

This morning is the highlight of the tour . . . a temple session and visit to the re-built Nauvoo Temple! After a lunch break on Main Street, we'll enjoy a covered wagon ride in Old Nauvoo - a great way to appreciate the journey those faithful saints made West. You'll also enjoy time at the Visitors Center, the Relief Society Statue Gardens, the Seventies Hall, The Old Pioneer Cemetery and the Miracle of the Quail sites on the Iowa side of the river. (B,D)

Day 5: Nauvoo/Carthage

This morning enjoy Sacrament Meeting at the Nauvoo Ward. Then continue your visit to the homes that belonged to Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball, Wilford Woodruff and many others. After lunch take a tour of Carthage Jail. This afternoon take an insightful walk along the Trail of Hope. (B,D)

Day 6: Nauvoo

Today you'll visit the Red Brick Store, the RLDS Center, the Mansion House, the Homestead and houses of historically restored Old Nauvoo, once the largest city in Illinois. You can see the Times and Seasons printing press, the Blacksmith shop, the Browning Gun Shop, the Family Living center, Scovil Bakery, the Brick Yard, Pendleton School House, Lucy Mack Smith's home and much more! Dinner tonight at Huck Finn's Diner, excellent family-style food! (B,D)

Day 7: Hannibal/St. Louis/Salt Lake

We travel by our chartered motor-coach to Hannibal, the home of Mark Twain and Molly Brown. Here you;ll enjoy a fun experience on a cruise aboard the "Mark Twain Riverboat" on the mighty Mississippi! After a lunch break we head sought for a tour of St. Louis including the famous Arch and the St. Louis L.D.S. Temple. Then transfer to the airport for your flight to Salt Lake City with wonderful memories of your Nauvoo Temple and Mormon Trail History Tour with 


  • St. Louis
  • Nauvoo
  • Kansas City
  • Adam-ondi-Ahman
  • Carthage
  • Liberty
  • Independence
  • Far West
  • Mississippi River
  • Hannibal
  • St. Charles
  • Kansas City
  • Winter Quarters
  • Nauvoo
  • St. Louis Temples
  • Quincy

About this tour

We invite you to join us on this outstanding tour and once-in-a-lifetime Mormon Trail experience. We are excited about this well-planned, well-organized itinerary that will take you to all the sights and special points of interest in Missouri, Illinois and Nebraska. You will appreciate the top quality service, first class hotels, 12 delicious meals and complete sightseeing. The three Temples are just some of the highlights of this wonderful tour. Don't miss this outstanding trip!

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