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Outer Banks * August 28 - September 2, 2017
Star GREAT END OF SUMMER GET-AWAY Star
Offered By: Coach USA
Islands, Lighthouses, Beaches, History - This one has it all!

Operates: Aug 28 2017
Tour Length: 5 Days, 4 Nights
Departs From: Akron, OH * Canton, OH * Alliance, OH * Salem, OH * Columbiana, OH


Price:
Single Room - $1,698.00
Double Room - $1,298.00
Triple Room - $1,198.00
Quad Room - $1,138.00

Tour Description:

The Outer Banks is a 200-mile long series of narrow islands off the coast of North Carolina.  They cover approximately half of the northern North Carolina coastline.  From the first English explorers to the Wright Brothers, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina hospitality has always been first and foremost - and you will agree!

The perfect time to visit - the crowds have gone home to go back to school, but the weather’s still gorgeous! First night in Richmond, Virginia with dinner included. Next day, arrive at the Outer Banks and begin excellent touring… * 3 Nights at Comfort Inn located in Nags Head - Wonderful! * Guided, narrated touring

Tour Highlights:

Day One:  We start out with our first overnight in the Richmond, Virginia area.  After a day of traveling, you'll have time to rest up following an included dinner!  If you still have some energy left, enjoy a dip in the indoor pool before retiring!

Day Two:  On to the Islands of the Outer Banks!  There is so much to see and do along these picturesque 100 miles of untouched barrier islands, and  we're going at the perfect time of year - the heavy crowds are gone, and the weather is at its best.  Upon arrival, we'll visit the red-brick Currituck Beach Lighthouse in Corolla, an example of Gothic architecture and now on the National Register of Historic Places.  Eventually we'll check into our home for the next 3 nights, the Comfort Inn Oceanfront, a Nags Head "beach hotel" on the golden sands of Roanoke Island along Cape Hatteras National Seashore - the location is perfect!  Enjoy dinner at a restaurant on the sound, boasting beautiful sunsets!  (B,L,D)

Day Three:  Today we're off to the Wright Brothers Memorial Park where Wilbur and  Orville Wright made the first powered airplane flight.  The visitors Center offers a full scale replica of the original plane - the "Wright Flyer", and you'll hear the inspiring history of the Wright Brothers.  Exhibits and a conducted trip to the grounds which includes the Wright's 1902 - 1903 camp buildings will also be included in our tour.  On to the charming villages of Manteo on Roanoke Island where you'll get lunch and then enjoy free time in the historic downtown to stroll the boardwalk, browse the antique shops or perhaps visit an art studio.  Next will be a wonderful visit to the "Elizabeth II", a representative of a 16th century sailing ship.  You'll meet sailors like those who sailed across the Atlantic in 1585.  Dressed in period garments and speaking Elizabethan dialect, the interpreters bring the history of the voyages to life.  At the Settlement Site, encounter soldiers bravely facing the challenges of the New World.  The film "The Legend of Two Paths" tell how the 1584 arrival of the English changed the life of the native Roanoke Island people, the Algonquians.  What a wonderful time!  In the Adventure Museum, explore the 400 years of Outer Banks history since America's beginning.  Spot a star with an astrolabe, meet the Algonquians thru John White drawings, climb aboard a skiff and hoist her sails, meet a pirate who sailed with Blackbeard, learn about the lighthouse and lifesaving, and take a shopping trip to a 1900's general store - great FUN!  Back to our hotel for some rest and relaxation or perhaps a walk on the beach or quiet time on your balcony.  Dinner this evening will be a Captain George's Seafood Buffet, with plenty of offerings for landlubbers, too!  (B,D)

Day Four:  Such a great day of touring ahead - have plenty of film in your camera!  Beauty will be everywhere as we drive along parts of the Cape Hatteras National Seashore, a 72-mile stretch of the Outer Banks from Nags Head to Ocracoke Island.  Did you know that some of these islands and waters were once marauded by Black Bead the Pirate?!  Our first stop is at the historic Bodie Island Lighhouse, operating since 1872 and painted in black and white horizontal stripes.  See fascinating exhibits and the old keeper's quarters.  Next will be Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the tallest brick lighthouse in the United States and a national treasure.  See the fishing vessels come in from the Gulf Stream at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center.  It's full of excitement as the fish are tossed out on the dock!  Take a ferry ride from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke Island and see the ponies that have been on this island for centuries - how fun!  After time to explore the many quaint boutiques and enjoy photo opts, we'll stop by the wild pony pasture and beach.  Be sure to get that sand between your toes - this beach has been rated #1 in the United States ... twice in the last decade!  Our last evening in the Outer Banks includes dinner at The Lone Cedar with a lovely view of the water. (B, L, D)

Days Five and Six:  Yes it's time to make the trek homeward, but our enjoyment is far from over as we overnight in Mt. Airy, North Carolina and are treated to a nostalgic driving "Mayberry Tour" of the town where Andy Griffith grew up!  It's no coincidence that a stroll down Main Street reminds people of the charming town on the endearing popular '60's TV series.  Eventually, we return home with memories forever!  ( 2-B, 1-D)

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Package Includes:

  • Deluxe Motorcoach Travel
  • 5 Nights Accommodations
  • 12 Meals:
    • 5 Breakfasts
    • 2 Lunch (1 is a box lunch)
    • 5 Dinners
  • Touring Mentioned Above
  • Luggage Handling and Taxes

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 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 45 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 45 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. All Fly Trips include airfare from Cleveland Airport , transfers and air taxes and fess (subject to increase until paid in full). You will drive yourself to the airport. Trip insurance is available, and will be sent to you upon making your reservation for your individual consideration.

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.

ADA NOTICE:
Any person or group which requires an ADA accessible bus is requested to inform us at the time of reservation, and must notify us in writing no later than 48 hours prior to the charter's departure.

Charges will appear as "CoachUSA/Megabus" on your credit card statement. We are a United States merchant and all card payments are processed at our corporate office located at 160 S. Route 17 North, Paramus, NJ.


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