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Nova Scotia * July 24 - August 4, 2014
Star 12 OUTSTANDING DAYS Star
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island featuring Scenery "Extraordinaire".

Operates: Jul 24 2014
Tour Length: 12 Days, 11 Nights
Departs From: Akron, OH * Canton, OH * Alliance, OH * Salem, OH * Columbiana, OH


Price:
Single Room - $3,375.00
Double Room - $2,535.00
Triple Room - $2,295.00
Quad Room - $2,295.00

Tour Description:

One of our very favorite tours - A truly beautiful maritime adventure featuring a taste of New England, a complete tour of Nova Scotia to include Halifax and the spectacular Cabot Trail, Prince Edward Island, St Andrews-by-the-Sea and much more!  Read through the itinerary and see for yourself why it's so popular!  A full bus some years - Call Soon!!

Package Includes:
  • Deluxe Motorcoach Travel
  • 18 Meals:
    • 9 Breakfasts
    • 2 Lunches
    • 7 Dinners
  • Excellent Lodging
  • All Tour and Sightseeing Listed Below
  • Luggage Service and Taxes
Tour Itinerary:

Day One - Get Acquainted

❖ It's always fun getting acquainted as we make a summer journey through the Pennsylvania mountains.  Rest breaks and meal stops are planned before we overnight in Danbury, Connecticut.


Day Two - Portland, Maine

❖ Early afternoon we arrive in Portland, Maine and enjoy an informative guided city tour.  Our hotel for tonight is in South Portland.  Your evening is free to rest up - a great adventure is about to begin!
Meal: Breakfast


Day Three - "Cross the Border"

❖ Early this morning we cross the border into New Brunswick - then travel up the scenic coast to the mouth of the Bay of Fundy and the island that captured the heart of FDR, Campobello Island.  A quaint retreat with miles of beaches, we'll visit the Roosevelt's summer "cottage" and then it's on to St. John, New Brunswick where a lovely "Maritime Buffet" awaits us!
Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner


Day Four - Evangeline Trail

❖ Today we will take a short trip out to see the Reversing Falls area and then board the Princess of Acadia for a relaxing ferry ride to Digby, NS (yes, the coach goes along too!).  After docking, we begin our Nova Scotia experience on the famous Evangeline Trail.  The beauty of the Trail is full of scenic panoramas that will follow us as we make our way into the capital city of Halifax.  You will fall in love with this area as we show you the highlights and then allow free time to explore on your own.  Our home for the next two nights is at the beautiful Delta Barrington in the heart of the city center.  Enjoy easy access to Casino Nova Scotia and the exciting waterfront area where good times await you at the surrounding historic pubs filled with loud east coast music and fun-loving maritime atmosphere!
Meals: Breakfast


Day Five - Halifax Touring

❖ This morning we'll tour the city with a professional guide who will show us a comprehensive view of this lovely city.  Some much-desired free time will follow and then ... "Ahoy, Mateys" as we board the adventure-filled amphibious "Harbor Hopper", the most popular tour in Atlantic Canada!  Later, bask in true BEAUTY as we drive the scenic trail to picturesque "Peggy's Cove" (of postcard fame).  A delicious dinner at the famous Sou'Wester right on the Cove is included.
Meal: Dinner


Day Six - Citadel & On to Baddeck

❖ This morning we take in the famous Citadel Fortress for an interesting tour and fantastic view of the city.  We depart for Cape Breton, N.S., for our two-night stay in the quaint town of Baddeck at the Inverary Resort Inn.  You will enjoy our lovely 11-acre resort on the shores of the glorious Bras d'Or Lakes.  On the way into town, we will make a brief stop at the Alexander Graham Bell Museum. Then a choice-of-menu dinner is included tonight.  Perhaps later you will choose to take a little boat ride.  A magnificently beautiful day!
Meal: Dinner


Day Seven - Cabot Trail Adventure

❖ With a full breakfast included, we begin our Cabot Trail Adventure.  A brief stop at the Gaelic College, and then we're on the famous "Trail".  Some of the most spectacular scenery in North America will be ours to enjoy today!  A lunch feast is included at the famous Keltic Lodge.  There will be picture stops all along the way, so have plenty of film or memory cards for your camer!  Dinner back at the resort.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day Eight - Prince Edward Island

❖ Rise and shine as we depart for our next island adventure, Prince Edward Island.  After a short ferry boat ride and a beautiful scenic drive, we arrive in Charlottetown, the heart of the Island.  Wait 'til you see our hotel here!!  We  begin with something that was new last year, a horse-drawn tour of this capitol city on the PEI Trolley, and later include a delicious lobster or steak dinner at a popular area restaurant on the Charlottetown waterfront.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner


Day Nine - New Brunswick

❖ This morning, we begin our fun with a visit to the famous "Anne of Green Gables" home and its neighboring Cavendish Beach - neat!  Next is  our drive across the impressive billion-dollar "Confederate Bridge" - have plenty of film or memory cards for your camera!  We arrive in St. John New Brunswick for our overnight.
Meal: Breakfast


Day Ten - St. Andrews by the Sea

❖ Our last stop in Canada is "St. Andrews by the Sea" today for a look at the historical Algonquin Hotel.  Overlooking the Passamaquoddy Bay sits this Tudor-style "Castle-by-the-Sea" - enjoy a photo op here and then some free time in the quaint downtown area.  Next, we'll cross into Maine as some pretty country roads lead us to our home for tonight in Scarborough.  Dinner is included at a local favorite, the Weathervane.
Meal: Breakfast & Dinner


Day Eleven - Head Southwest

❖ Today we head Southwest, back toward more familiar territory.  We will make a picture stop at the famous Portland Headlight.  Our overnight is at the Woodlands Resort near Wilkes-Barre, PA.  Dinner is included at the resort for our last evening together.
Meals: Breakfast & Dinner


Day Twelve - Journey Home

❖ We are in the heart of "coal mining country", and we will enjoy a little interesting touring this morning before we finish our journey home.  You will be filed with outstanding memories of what many have told us later was their "best trip ever"!!
Meal: Breakfast & Lunch


**As of June 2009, either a Passport or a Passport Card is required for crossing the border. 

**The balance is due 60 days before departure, at which time it will become non-refundable.**

Important Note:

This is a Gold Card Program Tour, which can earn you $100 in Free Travel.

Departure Details:

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Terms and Conditions:

PAYMENT:
For overnight tours, the deposit is based on the cost of the tour as follows:
  • Overnight Tours Under $150 > $25 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours $150-$800 > $75 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours $801-$1,500 > $100 Deposit
  • Overnight Tours over $1,501 > $250 Deposit
The balance of an overnight tour is due 30 days prior to departure (unless otherwise notified). A confirmation will be sent to you after we receive your deposit. For your convenience, we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover if you are making your reservation by phone, or you can send a check to our office (please call first to check availability). If you are booking online, payment must be made in full.

REFUNDS:
Up to 30 days prior to departure date, a full refund will be made. *Air and cruise tours, and some longer tours, may be different—be sure to ask for details when making your reservation. Tours including tickets also generally have earlier non-refundable dates. There are no refunds for cancellations made within 30 days prior to your departure date. However, we will do our best to recover as much as we can, but cannot guarantee anything. There will be no refund, for any reason, for a “no-show” on the day of the tour. A “Refund Protection Plan” is available at our office at a minimal cost. This insures you a full refund in case of a death or illness in the immediate family up to 24 hours before the tour departs. (It does require a doctor’s written note or copy of death notice.) On longer tours, we have a special insurance plan available if you are interested, and it will be sent to you with your confirmation. We encourage you to take advantage of these protection plans. The Refund Protection Plan does not apply to Day Trips, nor are there any refunds for Day Trips, with a few exceptions.

CANCELED TOURS:
Gad-About Tours Inc. reserves the right to cancel any tour that has not reached a minimum number of reservations. We reserve the right to change tour prices and itinerary. Tours are prepared up to a year in advance and may be impacted by circumstances that arise which are beyond our control. We reserve the right to cancel or refuse service to anyone, in our sole discretion. We always avoid changes and cancellations if at all possible, as we realize the inconvenience to you, our valued customer.

TRANSPORTATION:
All of our tours are by late-model, deluxe wide-body motorcoach. They are equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats, public address system, VCR, and emergency restrooms. Our intent is for all overnight tours to be professionally escorted for your convenience. Upon occasion, in order to avoid canceling a trip with a low passenger count, our driver may serve both positions of driver and escort, and all are professionally trained to do so. Also, on air trips with low passenger counts, we may not be able to provide an escort from our company. However, we will provide airport transportation*, plus a guide from our connecting company will meet you upon arrival at your destination and be with you throughout the entire tour. (*If only a few are going on a given air tour, we will pay your airport parking fee in lieu of using the coach.)

LODGING:
Your lodging is included on all overnight tours. All hotels are AAA rated. We never use second-rate hotels, restaurants, or activities on any tour, to the best of our ability to make that determination. Payment of telephone calls, room service, and other incidentals at places of lodging are the responsibility of the customer.

LUGGAGE:
One suitcase per person is included in the price of your tour. You are also permitted a carry-on, which is your responsibility. Additional luggage may be transported at the cost of $5.00 per bag, per day. It is wise to travel light. Luggage tags are provided and required for hotel identification, and are sent with the final letter with the phone numbers of your hotels.

TAXES AND GRATUITIES:
All taxes and gratuities for included meals and activities are included, unless otherwise mentioned by the Escort. Driver and Escort gratuities are not included in the price of the tour, and are optional. However, the suggested gratuity as posted by the American Bus Assoc. for a job well done is $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the tour escort, and $2.00-$2.50 per person/per day for the driver. We request that you express this on an individual basis, and let the quality of service received be your guide.

SEATING:
On all overnight tours, we use a daily seat rotation. The first day of a trip, we allow you to choose your seat when you get on, and rotate from there. We feel this is fair to all involved. If the coach is not full, a less formal rotation may be used at escort’s discretion.

SMOKING:
We make regular stops for restrooms and for the convenience of smokers; however, we have a NO SMOKING policy aboard all coaches. This policy also applies to e-cigarettes.

RESPONSIBILITY:
Gad-About Tours, Inc. is bonded, insured, and registered with the ICC, number MC 198451. We act only as agents and are not responsible to any person for any loss of time or money due to a change or delay beyond our control. Nor are we responsible for non-performance by those we have contracted with. Any claims against Gad-About Tours Inc. must be made, in writing, within 30 days of the trip.


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