MANSIONS OF NEWPORT & BOSTON
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Nantucket Island, Daffodil Festival "Six Days of Celebrating Spring!!"
Operates: Apr 24 2014
Tour Length: 5 Day, 4 Night
Departs From: Columbiana, OH - Salem, OH - Alliance, OH – Canton, OH – Akron, OH
Single Room - $978.00
Double Room - $788.00
Triple Room - $748.00
Quad Room - $748.00
Thirty miles out to sea, Nantucket is a magical place. Built on the shifting sands left behind from the last great Ice age, there are ponds, saltmarshes, and miles and miles of beach. Plus, the Newport Mansions. Beautiful places, beautiful time of year - this trip has a wonderful combination of touring and activities to please every traveler who loves New England, Flower and Springtime!
The Faraway Land is located 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. A beautiful island oasis where daffodils of every color, shape and size bloom in the Spring, this blossoming is the focal point of the annual Daffodil Festival, a delightful celebration of winter's thaw, joyous for both islanders and vistiors alike. But there's much more to this excellent tour ...
Day One: We board our deluxe coach and enjoy getting acquainted with our new Gad-About friends. We'll have a late afternoon arrival in Danbury, Connencticut for our overnight with time to get dinner nearby ... and a good night's sleep!
Day Two: Today we travel on into the state of Massachusetts and its capital city of Boston. Our local guide will greet us an take us on a wonderful afternoon of fun-filled touring! Take Boston's famous Swan Boat Ride, a tradition since 1877 - ride the serene waters of the Public Gardens Lagoon. Then on to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market filled with shops, eateriers and carts of hand-crafted gifts. Next will be the visit to the JFK Library with a special exhibit "In Her Voice, Jacqueline Kennedy" - a fascinating opportunity(pending availability). Dinner is included with our overnight in Hyannis. Meals: (B, D)
Day Three: Up and at 'em this moring as we depart scenic Hyannis Harbor and cruise by Catamaran over to the unique Atlantic Isle of Nantucket. Originally a booming whaling port, Nantucket has been named a national Historic District and has architecturally changed very little since the 17th century, as seaside cottages and old-fashioned lamps still line its streets. At the harbor front where the great whaling ships set out on their hazardous journey to return years later, if at all, pleasure boats now find safe harbor in one of the finest docking facilities in the world. Upon arrival, your guide will give a narrated walking tour through the quaint cobblestone streets, and then you'll have some delightful free time to explore. Enjoy the Annual Daffodil Parade and browse the quaint shops. Take the free shuttle over to the Flower show at Bartlett Farm or perhaps rent a bike and cruise the island yourself! Later, we'll ferry back to the mainland for a relaxing included dinner. A most delightful day in every way! Meals: (B, D)
Day Four & Five: This morning, our destination is New Port, Rhode Island where we'll take our coach down oceanfront Bellevue Avenue, know as the magnificent "Ten-Mile Mansion Drive". You'll behold the Newport oceanfront summer "cottages" belonging to the wealthiest social and financial millionaires at the turn of the cnetruy. Have plenty of film in your camera - it's just unbelievable! And the "icing on the cake" will be a tour inside the Breakers Mansion, grandest of the Newport estates. Perched high on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic, you'll learn of the Vanderbilt family's preeminence in both the social and financial arenas of America. While we're in the area, we'll also visit a family-owned botanical dreamscape, stop at the beautiful seaside Brick Marketplace, and have a photo-op at the world-famous coastal walkway know as "Cliff Walk"! All to soon it will be time to depart this beautiful part of our country as we overnight in Connecicut before finishing our journey home tomorrow. Meals: (2-B, D)
Celebrate spring this year with a wonderful Cape Cod Island Vacation!
- Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
- 4 Nights Accommodations
- 7 Meals:
- 4 Breakfasts
- 3 Dinners
- Touring Mentioned Above
- Luggage Handling and Taxes
This is a Gold Card Program Tour, which can earn you $100 in Free Travel.
Terms and Conditions:
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
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
We make regular stops for restrooms and for the convenience of smokers; however, we have a NO SMOKING policy aboard all coaches.
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.