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Spirit of Peoria Summer Cruise * June 8 - 11, 2014
Star INCLUDES STARVED ROCK LODGE Star
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Puttin' Relaxation back in your Vacation. Welcome summer with a great cruise.

Operates: Jun 8 2014
Tour Length: 4 Days, 3 Nights
Departs From: Columbiana, OH * Salem, OH * Alliance, OH * Canton, OH * Akron, OH


Price:
Single Room - $918.00
Double Room - $748.00

Tour Description:

What do you get when you mix one part history and one part music, relaxation and adventure?  You get a wonderful trip to ride on the Midwest's most unique and historic riverboat, the "Spirit of Peoria". 

Package Includes:

  • Round Trip Motorcoach Transportation
  • 2 Days Riverboat Cruise
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • luggage handling and taxes
  • 7 Meals:
    • 3 Breakfasts
    • 2 Lunches
    • 2 Dinners

Tour Itinerary:

Day One - Travel to Peoria

❖ There are some things that just can't be enjoyed to the fullest until the delightful arrival of Summer -- and this trip celebrates on of them!  Travel with us to Peoria, Illinois as we get-acquainted with our new Gad-About friends and check into the lovely Par-A-Dice Casino Resort.  Whether you are interested in gaming or not, you will find a well-appointed spacious room waiting for you, a buffet coupon for your included dinner, and a chance to get ready for the next two great days ahead.
Meal: Dinner


Day Two - "Spirit of Peoria"

❖ The "Spirit of Peoria" is a full-blown replica of the 19-th century riverboats that used to inhabit the nation's waterways.  Decorated in the "Wedding Cake" style, the Spirit mirrors a Mark Twain era riverboat, complete with an enormous 21-foot diameter paddlewheel, which is the only source of propulsion!  Today we board in time for breakfast on the ship, and then begin our travels down Midwest's scenic Illinois River Valley.  You'll experience history, scenery, great food, music, relaxation and adventure.  Bring a book, a deck of cards, visit with friends, or just plan on sitting back and watching the the world float by!  What a great opportunity to experience the whistling notes of the calliope and hear the history of the river come alive through stories and songs form the riverboat's very own "rivearlorian"!  Besides breakfast, your lunch and a prime-rib dinner are also included on board.  Later, we will dock at Starved rock Landing and check into the historic Starved Rock Lodge built by the Civilian Conservation Corps.  The lodge offers rustic charm with modern conveniences.  This evening, enjoy a visit from Mark Twain himself as he entertains in the Great Hall.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day Three - Starved Rock Historic Site

❖ Breakfast is at the lodge before an informative visit to the Starved Rock Historic Site.  Then it's "All Aboard" as we once again enjoy a day of cruising back to Peoria with more delightful entertainment and picturesque views from our beautiful paddlewheel boat.  Lunch is included as we sail and we arrive at the dock and check into our downtown Peoria hotel for our overnight.  You'll have a free evening with time to get dinner on your own at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch


Day Four - Special Stops On the Way Home

❖ Today we must journey back to our pickup points.   All-in-all, a wonderful summer vacation for those who would enjoy stepping back to a more slow-paces era full of pleasurable delights at every turn!
 

 
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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