July 25, 2018 Nauvoo Church History Tour with Hank Smith

nauvoo-mormon-temple3Tour Dates: July 25th – 31st
Tour Director: Hank Smith

Price: $1,199 (cash/check price)
$1,269 (Credit Card price)

Bring your family on this unforgettable tour directed by Hank Smith. You and your children will love and learn from him. Hank is a master teacher. Bring the restoration to life for your family this summer as you join a fun loving, LDS group this summer for Nauvoo and the pageant.

Day 1: Wednesday, July 25, 2017
Departure City/Kansas City/Independence/Liberty
The tour will begin in Kansas City. We will give you an arrival time into Kansas City once the flight is booked for the tour director, Hank Smith.  Our first stop of the day will be Independence, Missouri where we will visit the LDS visitors center and temple lot–the site where the first temple was commanded to be built in this dispensation. Time permitting,  we will travel to Liberty to visit the jail and visitors center. It was here during the winter of 1838-39 that the Prophet Joseph Smith was imprisoned. Here we will discuss sections 121 and 122 in which the Savior speaks words of peace to the prophet Joseph Smith.  Overnight at the Hampton Inn in Kansas City. (D)

Day 2: Thursday, July 26, 2017
nauvoo-mormon-temple3Richmond/Far West/Adam-Ondi-Ahman/Nauvoo
We will check out this morning and drive along the beautiful banks of the Missouri River to Richmond to see the Three Witnesses Monument. We will then continue on to Far West to see the temple site. The Far West Temple Site does not house a temple, but it tells a story of dedication and faith. When early Apostles laid cornerstones there, they showed their determination to follow the Lord’s will in spite of persecution.Our next stop is Adam-ondi-Ahman. While there isn’t a lot to see here, the profound last-days event of Adam delivering up the keys of authority to Ahman (Christ) will be discussed. Following dinner we will continue our scenic drive to Nauvoo. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. (B,D)

Day 3: Friday, July 27, 2017
Nauvoo – British Pageant
Today we will begin our tour of old Nauvoo. Among our stops will be the Joseph Smith Homestead, Mansion House, gravesites of Joseph, Emma, and Hyrum, and the Red Brick Store. Next we will visit the brickyard, blacksmith shop, and the homes of Lucy Mack Smith, Heber C. Kimball, and Wilford Woodfruff. This afternoon we’ll visit the LDS visitors center and walk through the statuary park dedicated to women. Following dinner we will go to the Nauvoo Country Fair. This is a favorite activity for young and young at heart. You will enjoy 20 different 1840’s style games and activities hosted by family cast members dressed in period costumes. Next we will see the British Pageant “Truth Will Prevail” which tells the history of early Mormonism in the British Isles. The faith, devotion, and sacrifice of the nineteenth-century British church members helped make possible the flourishing religious community that was established in Nauvoo. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. (B,D)

Day 4: Saturday, July 28, 2017
Nauvoo – Nauvoo Pageant
Today you will have free time to visit historic Nauvoo including; the Riser Tin Shop, Scovil Bakery, Browning Gun Shop, Times and Seasons Print Shop, John Taylor Home, the Seventies Hall, Brigham Young home and the Family Living Center. There will also be various performances during the day that you wont want to miss. Following dinner, we will see the Nauvoo Pageant which tells the story of early Latter-day Saint church members who, in 1839, fled to Nauvoo to escape religious persecution. Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. (B,D)

Day 5: Sunday, July 29, 2017
Nauvoo/Carthage – Rendezvous in Old Nauvoo
CarthageExterior3-687x489We will begin our day with an optional visit to the Nauvoo temple. There will also be an opportunity for the youth to do baptisms. (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. This evening we’ll walk the Trail of Hope. We will finish our evening by attending the play “Rendezvous in Old Nauvoo”.  Overnight at the Nauvoo Family Inn & Suites. (B,D)

Day 6: Monday, July 30, 2017
St. Louis
We will check out of our hotel this morning and head to St. Louis. We will visit the arch  (B,L)

Tour Director: 

Hank_SmithHank Smith: Hank grew up in St. George, Utah and has an MBA from Utah State University. Hank is currently Ph.D. candidate at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he is also an instructor.  In addition to his work in consulting with companies and families, Hank has presented at nationwide Best of Especially for Youth, Retreat for Girls, Time to Blossom, and Time Out for Girls programs, several University Education Weeks, public school assemblies, and various forums around the country.  Hank has also authored many books and “Audio CDs” with Covenant Communications. 

Hank and his wife, Sara, currently live in Mapleton, Utah.  Hank says that, “Sara is amazing, she knows everything about me and still loves me.” They have 3 adorable children. Hank enjoys running marathons (15 so far) and eating lots of ice cream, which is why he runs marathons.  More than anything else he loves being with his wonderful wife and children. You and your kids are going to love Hank’s presentations.

Terms and Conditions


  • Hotel accommodations in first class hotels or best available.
  • Meals as outlined in itinerary: (CB) Continental Breakfast; (B) Breakfast; (D) Dinner
  • Ground transportation via air-conditioned motorcoach
  • Tips for local sight seeing guides and tours
  • All sightseeing and transfers as outlined in itinerary
Not Included:

  • Air transportation from your home town city to Kansas City Airport and -return from St. Louis.
  • Transportation not scheduled in itinerary
  • Meals other than those specified
  • Tipping for LDS guide and bus driver
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, beverages, etc.)
  • Trip Cancellation insurance
Optional Pricing:

  • $1,169.00 Triple Occupancy
  • $1,169.00 Quad Occupancy
  • $1,506.00 Single Occupancy
  • *A minimum number of 30 passengers is needed for the advertised tour price. If enrollment falls under a additional supplement my apply if tour is operated – Please do not purchase your airline tickets until advised by Bountiful Travel. $45 discount for paying with check.
Payment Terms:

      • $250.00 Deposit due at time of booking
      • Final due May 17, 2018
      • Cancellation terms: Refundable within 7 days of deposit. After 7 days, the deposit is 50% refundable minus. After final payment, the tour is non-refundable. You may want to consider purchasing travel insurance.
      • Payment due in full if booking after May 4th.

* Note: Do not purchase airline tickets without consulting Bountiful Travel. There is a minimum amount of passengers needed to operate this tour.

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Prices and itineraries are subject to availability and may change without notice.

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