Nauvoo, Winter Quarters and the Mormon Trail

September 4-11, 2024

8-days/7-nights! One bus only

* Escorted by Dr. Gregg Johnson

* Waitlist only!

Eight fun days!   Featuring something for everyone! See all the important LDS Church and American History Sites, 15 meals, Three LDS Temples, Restored Nauvoo Sites, Quincy Sites,  Mississippi Riverboat cruise, Mt. Pisgah Site, Independence Square, Joseph Smith Historic Sites, Carthage and Liberty Jails, Winter Quarters, Pioneer Trail Museum, RLDS Temple and Museum, St. Louis Arch and much more.

(Book Early!)

Tour Price Includes:

  • Round-trip airfare from Salt Lake City
  • Great hotels throughout!
  • Nauvoo, Winter Quarters and Kansas City Temples (Sessions)
  • 15 Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 6 Dinners
  • All the important American Heritage & LDS History Sights
  • New Eight Witness Monument
  • Truman Presidential Library
  • Carthage Jail   
  • Liberty Jail  
  • Quincy Monument & sites
  • Deluxe Motorcoach, restroom & video equipped
  • All sightseeing and admissions paid!
  • Time to visit Restored Nauvoo Homes
  • Mormon Trail Center & Kanesville Tabernacle
  • Nauvoo Visitors Center & Relief Society Gardens
  • Experienced Tour Directors who take very good care of you!


* $2285.00 with early booking discount!

(Regular price *$2585.00 per person double occupancy)

Triple room *$2198.00 each person.    One person room *$2766.00

Includes round-trip airfare from Salt Lake City!

* Price reflects a pay by check/cash discount.  Credit cards + 3.85%




Wednesday:  Salt Lake /Kansas City /Liberty      

The fun begins this morning with your flight from Salt Lake to Kansas City.  After arrival we visit Historic Liberty Jail then check in at the Drury Inn Hotel, where a welcome reception with punch and freshly baked cookies awaits you.  Cracker Barrel is the setting for our welcome dinner. The balance of the evening is at leisure. (D)                                                                                                                                                         

Thursday:  Independence /RLDS Sites /Temple Session 

This morning you’ll tour the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library, the LDS Independence Visitors Center and the RLDS Temple and Museum.  Enjoy a lunch break around  Independence Square then we’ll see Historic LDS sites and the new Eight Witnesses Monument.  Tonight we visit the Kansas City Temple (Temple Session).   (B,D)

:  Adam Ondi Ahman /Far West /Winter Quarters

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

Saturday:  Mt. Pisgah / Garden Grove / Nauvoo

After breakfast depart for Nauvoo, Illinois located on a scenic bend of the Mississippi River. Swap stories and personal history during our journey to Nauvoo.  Visit to Mt. Pisgah and Garden Grove pioneer trail sites en-route.  You have a wonderful dinner tonight at the Hotel Nauvoo Restaurant whose recipes are legendary.  Bring your appetites and enjoy the historic hotel. After dinner there’ll be time for photos of the Nauvoo Temple at night.      (B,D)

:  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. The 2002 temple dedication coincided with the anniversary of the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph and his brother Hyrum at Carthage Jail on June 27, 1844.  This evening take an insightful walk along the Trail of Hope.   (B,D)

:  Nauvoo / Historic Sites

Today you’ll visit the Red Brick Store, the RLDS Center, the Joseph Smith Historic Sites including the Mansion House, the Homestead and the Smith Family Cemetery where Joseph, Hyrum and Emma are buried.  We’ll also tour the stores and houses of historically restored Old Nauvoo, once the second largest city in Illinois. You can see the Times and Seasons printing press, the Blacksmiths 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 the Keokuk Diner, excellent family-style food including the best prime rib!    (B,D)

:  NAUVOO TEMPLE, Temple Session /Nauvoo Sightseeing

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 over  1300-mile journey those faithful saints made West. You’ll also enjoy time at the Visitors Center, the Seventies Hall, the Relief Society Statue Gardens, and the thought provoking Historical Pioneer Cemetery.  (B)

Wednesday:  Nauvoo /Hannibal /Quincy /Salt Lake

We travel by our chartered motorcoach 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 South for a tour of Quincy to see the new LDS monuments and significant Quincy historical sites.  Time permitting visit the iconic St. Louis Arch before transferring to the airport for your flight to Salt Lake City with wonderful memories of your Nauvoo Temple and Mormon Trail History Tour with Brian Judd Tours.    (B)

     Welcome Home!                     (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)


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!

On Easter Sunday, April 4 1999, President Gordon B. Hinkley made the following surprise announcement at the close of the 169th Annual General Conference of the Church:

“I feel impressed to announce that among all of the temples we are constructing, we plan to rebuild the Nauvoo Temple . . . .It will be a while before it happens, but the architects have begun their work . . . . and the new building will stand as a memorial to those who built the first such structure there on the banks of the Mississippi.”

This Nauvoo Temple tour will give you the rare opportunity to be a part of history repeating itself. To go back in time and be a part of Old Nauvoo, to have the privilege of re-entering the Temple walls and to contemplate and appreciate the great sacrifice of the saints who made the final trek west. We have come full circle! Brian Judd Tours invites you to join us for a wonderful Nauvoo and Church History Tour experience!



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