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Mackinac Island and the Lilac Festival * June 11 - 14, 2014
Star STAYING 2 NIGHTS ON THE ISLAND Star
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Mackinac Island Lilac Festival was voted one of the top 100 festivals in the United States.

Operates: Jun 11 2014
Tour Length: 4 Days, 3 Nights
Departs From: Akron, OH * Canton, OH * Alliance, OH * Salem, OH * Columbiana, OH


Price:
Single Room - $878.00
Double Room - $698.00
Triple Room - $668.00
Quad Room - $638.00

Tour Description:

Staying RIGHT ON THE ISLAND!!

Two Great Nights at the Historical & Elite "Island House". The Mackinac Island Lilac Festival was voted one of the top 100 festivals in the United States, and is highlighted by many events on the Island as you stroll among the aromatic blossoms and colors of some of the oldest living lilacs in North America. We are staying 2 nights in the Victorian-style rooms at the 1852 family-owned and operated "Island House" right on Mackinac Island on the crystal blue waters of Mackinac harbor, where you can enjoy the festival and the island any way you wish, at any pace you wish. Plus lunch at the magnificent Grand Hotel .... and more.... read on!!  

Tour Includes:

  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • 3 Night's Accommodations Including 2 Nights Right on Mackinac Island
  • Admission and Activities as Described Below
  • 5 Meals:
    • 3 Breakfasts
    • Grand Hotel Buffet Luncheon
    • Dinner at the Island House
  • Ferry Fees
  • Carriage Tour
  • Luggage Service and Taxes
Tour Itinerary:

Days One - Two - Travel to Mackinac Island

❖ We'll travel northwest with time to get-acquainted with our new Gad-About friends, and arrive in Mackinaw City late afternoon.  The first evening, you can enjoy their new shopping and dining experience, Mackinaw Crossings, where you an get dinner and enjoy strolling the streets of this little Victorian Village. We will be staying at the Clarion Hotel, located in Mackinaw City. 
 
The next morning, we'll cross the the 5-mile "Mighty Mac" Bridge to St. Ignace and board a ferry to take us over to beautiful Mackinac Island, where horse-drawn carriages will be waiting to take you on a delightful, narrated tour, ending at Ft. Mackinac with time to explore this historic piece of history.  You will have the rest of the day to enjoy the Lilac festivities, the charming shopping areas, our beautiful accommodations at the Island House and the Island itself.  A delicious dinner is included at our hotel this evening. 


Days Three - Free Day on the Island

❖ Today is total free to have fun any way you wish amidst the many fun and interesting things to do on Mackinac Island.  Rent a bike and ride around the island, or hire our own horse-drawn carriage.  Purchase the Island's world famous fudge at one of the many colorful shops all along the main street.  For the history buffs, there are guided walking tours, or perhaps tea at the Ft. Mackinac Tea Room, or maybe a tour of the Astor Fur House.  For water-lovers, there are boat excursions; for nature-lovers, there is the new Butterfly Conservatory; for those who want to relax more than anything, there are miles and miles of beautiful lakeshore to sit along and daydream!  The highlight of the day, however, will be your included "Grand Buffet Lunch" at the majestic 114-year-old Grand Hotel, also called "The Crown Jewel of Mackinac Island".


Days Four - Frankenmuth

❖ We'll ferry back to the mainland and journey over to the quaint Bavarian village of Frankenmuth, where you will enjoy this delightful area, including time to get lunch on your own.  Much too soon, it will be time to head for Ohio, but the fun's not over as we make a stop at the "Man's Paradise" also known as Cabela's.  With rest stops and a dinner stop planned for your traveling comfort, we arrive back safe and sound to our pick-up points.  All-in-all, a wonderful opportunity to leave the rest of the world far behind and reel in the richness and charm of a bygone era.

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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