Discover the people and places that make and serve some of the finest beer, wine and spirits in Kansas City and the Midwest.
About Your Trip
On this DreamTrip to Kansas City, Missouri, for guests ages 21 years and older, the spirits will be flowing during your exciting half-day brewery and distillery tour in the City of Fountains. Board the Barley Bus for a private, guided (and safe) outing, starting at popular gastropub, Ollie’s Local. Visit the Boulevard Brewing Company — the largest specialty brewer in the Midwest — and the J. Rieger & Co. distillery, where the original brand, Kansas City Whiskey, includes the unique addition of aged sherry. Along the way you’ll discover some of the city’s most vibrant neighborhoods for shopping, dining and entertainment, including Country Club Plaza, East Bottoms, West Bottoms, River Market and the Crossroads Arts District. Also, enjoy a free day to explore even more of Kansas City at your own pace.
What we love: • Established in 1887, J. Rieger & Co. had to shut down due to Prohibition, but the founder’s great-great-great-grandson resurrected the brand nearly 100 years after it closed. • Kansas City actually spans 2 states, Missouri and Kansas, and you can be in both at the same time if you stand on State Line Road. • The landmark Raphael® Hotel is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for its ornate Italian Renaissance Revival-style architecture.
Your DreamTrip includes 4 days and 3 nights in Kansas City, Missouri, as well as: • Private 4-hour Kansas City brewery and distillery tour; includes tour guide and transportation. • Welcome reception. • 3 breakfasts. • An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.
Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Kansas City International Airport (MCI), approximately 24 miles (38.6 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip. Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.
It is commonly said that the more nicknames you have, the more you are loved, and popular Kansas City, Missouri proves no exception to the adage. The city’s proximity to the geographic center of the lower 48 states has earned it the name the “Heart of America” — a sobriquet that also symbolizes its vast appeal to visitors. The largest metropolis in the state is also known as the “City of Fountains” for its 200-plus decorative water displays, and the “Paris of the Plains” for its plentiful boulevards. It also doesn’t hurt to have beloved sports franchises such as the Kansas City Chiefs football team and the Kansas City Royals baseball club. The city is renowned, too, as a cradle of jazz music — legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker was born in “KC” and played his 1st gig there — and the birthplace of the region’s distinctive molasses-based barbecue.
Check into the hotel at any time after 3 p.m. 3-6 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby. 7-8 p.m.: Welcome reception at the hotel.
7 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Full breakfast via room service or at Chaz on the Plaza Restaurant & Lounge. A day at your leisure.
7 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Full breakfast via room service or at Chaz on the Plaza Restaurant & Lounge. The morning at your leisure. 1-5 p.m.: Private 4-hour Kansas City brewery and distillery tour; includes tour guide and transportation. • 1 p.m.: Pickup from the hotel for brewery and distillery tour. • Stop at Ollie’s Local. Optional pint at your own expense. • Traverse distinct Kansas City areas and neighborhoods such as Country Club Plaza, East Bottoms, West Bottoms, River Market and the Crossroads Arts District. • Enjoy behind-the-scenes tours with samples at Boulevard Brewing Company and the J. Rieger & Co. distillery. • Enjoy the tour guide’s commentary on Kansas City history and culture. • 5 p.m.: End of tour. • 5:15 p.m.: Return to the hotel. The rest of the day at your leisure.
6:30-10:30 a.m.: Full breakfast via room service or at Chaz on the Plaza Restaurant & Lounge. Check out of the hotel by 11 a.m.
The Raphael Hotel is a beautiful historic building conveniently located next to Country Club Plaza, the upscale home of more than 150 retailers. Guests of this boutique property appreciate the luxurious rooms, excellent service and access to nightly live music at Chaz on the Plaza and “Weekend Sunday Brunch” at Chaz Lounge. Hotel features: • Chaz on the Plaza Restaurant & Lounge. • Fitness center. • Complimentary valet and self-parking. King Guest Room accommodations with: • 1 king bed or 2 queen beds + 1 sofa bed. • Maximum occupancy 4 adults. • Pillow-top mattress, duvet, luxury linens and hypoallergenic pillows. • Keurig® coffee- and tea-making system. • Complimentary guest-room mini-refrigerator. • iPod docking station. • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
Check-in: 3 p.m. Checkout: 11 a.m. Minimum check-in age is 21.
The Raphael Hotel 325 Ward Parkway Kansas City, MO 64112, United States
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Please remember to book a reservation for everyone you’re bringing along on your DreamTrip before you travel. Otherwise, they’ll be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.
Gratuities are not included. We suggest US$2 per day for housekeeping and US$1 per bag for porterage.
This DreamTrip is for adults ages 21 years and older only. Children are not allowed on this trip.
Kansas City brewery and distillery tour: • This tour is not recommended for guests under the age of 21. Guests under 21 are not eligible to participate in the sampling and may not be allowed inside the pub, brewery or distillery. Valid ID is required. • For safety reasons, close-toed shoes are required on this tour. Sandals and other open-toed footwear will not be permitted.
Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are on a per-person basis.
*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.
Name Change Policy: If you change any name(s) on your booking 45 days or more before the start date of your trip, there will be no fee for the name change(s). If you change any name(s) on your booking 44 to 31 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll be charged a fee of US$50 per name change. Name changes are not permitted within 30 days of the start date of your trip.
Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process. Contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.
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Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.
In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.
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Please note: Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.
Members with additional people in the room, not booked prior to travel, will be charged the hotel’s prevailing rate, not the trip price.
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