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Holland Tulip Festival * May 6 - 8, 2014
Star HOLDING SAME RATE AS 2013 Star
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Named one of the Top 20 Events in the World by International Festival & Events Association!

Operates: May 6 2014
Tour Length: 3 Days, 2 Nights
Departs From: Columbiana, OH * Salem, OH * Alliance, OH * Canton, OH * Akron, OH


Price:
Single Room - $548.00
Double Room - $448.00
Triple Room - $418.00
Quad Room - $418.00

Tour Description: 

**WELKOM!!**  All the beauty of Holland's Tulip Festival, plus so much more, makes this a veerrry popular Spring tour!  Come along to the 85th annual Celebration featuring the regal Queen of the Festival, the Tulip, and "Experience Holland" without crossing the ocean ~~  Fun, Fun!! - Don't Miss it!!

Package Includes:
  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • Two Nights Accommodations
  • 2 Show Tickets  
  • 4 Meals:
    • 2 Breakfasts
    • 1 Full Lunch 
    • 2 Dinners
  • Activities as Listed Below in the Itinerary
  • Luggage Handling & Taxes
Tour Itinerary:

DAY ONE - Make Our Way North

❖ We make our way into our northern neighbor state of Michigan, with time to get acquainted with our new Gad-About travel friends.  We'll check into our hotel in Grand Haven and then depart for Holland just in time for a delicious dinner at the quaint Alpen Rose - wonderful!  Tonight we have reserved seats for the entertaining "Tulip Time Musical Salute" performed by local, talented musicians.  WOW!!  (D)


DAY TWO - Tulip Lane & Volksparade

❖ So much to see and do today!  We begin by picking up our special "Tulip Guide" who will take us on a narrated tour of Holland's "Tulip Lane" and other sights of this delightful town., bedecked in the colors of the rainbow by the "King of Bulbs".  This afternoon we have reserved seats for  the "Volksparade" where you'll see the Klompen Dancers, the Street Scrubbers, bands and costumed performers at every turn.  Enjoy a visit to Windmill Island to see its 240-year-old working Dutch windmill, "De Zwaan", the antique carousel featuring hand-carved and painted wooden horses, the miniature Netherlands Village made by the early settlers, the Candle Shop, and the antique Amsterdam street organ.  A yummy festival dinner awaits you before taking your seat for the special show at the Holland Civic Theater, "Welcome to Mitford"!  (B, D)


DAY THREE - Tulip Farm & More

❖ Today we journey over to the beautiful Veldeer Tulip Farm and Delft Wooden Shoe Factory for one of the largest selections of bulbs that you will find anywhere in the United State.  Buy all you want - we've plenty of room under the bus to bring it home!  After we are done here, we will begin our journey home, but the fun's not over as we include a delicious, full turkey meal at the famous "Cornwell's Turkeyville" over lunchtime!  You will be "stuffed" indeed, but can walk it off in the attached shops and bakery in search of some delightful goodies to take home!  ~~ Altogether, this is a wonderful, fun-filled trip and usually sells out - so don't wait to call!!  (B, L)
 

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.