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Historic Philadelphia, Longwood Gardens & QVC Studios * May 22 - 24, 2014
Star AN EXTRAORDINARY WALK THRU HISTORY Star
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
This tour is loaded with fascinating and important early American history.

Operates: May 22 2014
Tour Length: 3 Days, 2 Nights
Departs From: Columbiana, OH - Salem, OH - Alliance, OH – Canton, OH – Akron, OH


Price:
Single Room - $748.00
Double Room - $568.00
Triple Room - $528.00
Quad Room - $528.00

Tour Description:

When was the last time you visited this centerpiece of early American history known as "The City of Brotherly Love"?  Never, you say - or a very long time ago?  Well, have we got a great tour planned for you!  Look at the interesting and entertaining things that are included in this 3-day get-away.  It's excellent all the way through!

Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is located along the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers.  It is the 5th-most-populous city in the USA and LOADED in fascinating and important early American History - plus, it's a really fun place to visit.  We have hand-picked some of Philly's finest attractions so that this will be an adventure you'll never forget!  Look at some of the things we'll see and do:

Highlights Include:

  • Complete Historic Philadelphia tour - to include the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Franklin Court, Betsy Ross House, Christ Church, Elfreth's Alley, the Franklin Institute, the "Rocky" steps, Comcast Center, Avenue of the Arts, Antique Row and Society Hill, and more as time allows.  
  • Dinner on the "Moshulu", the largest four-masted sailing ship in the world still afloat.  Docked at Penns Landing, you will love this experience -- first-class food and service with stunning views and award-winning ambiance!! .
  • Visit the QVC Studio Store and see what bargains they have available today ~ fun!
  • Breath-taking Longwood Gardens - one of the greatest gardens in the  World, boasting 1,050 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows - plus over 11,000 types of plants and more fountains than any other garden in the US.  The traditions and elegance of the gardens have evolved over time, and resulted in the magnificence you will experience first-hand.

Departure Details:

 

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Important Note:

 

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

 


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.