GREAT END OF SUMMER GET-AWAY
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Islands, Lighthouses, Beaches, History - This Has It All!
Operates: Aug 17 2014
Tour Length: 6 Days, 5 Nights
Departs From: Akron, OH * Canton, OH * Alliance, OH * Salem, OH * Columbiana, OH
Single Room - $1,468.00
Double Room - $1,138.00
Triple Room - $1,038.00
Quad Room - $988.00
One of our all-time favorite trips, we have a few new twists and additions this year. Plus we include a special visit to a regal "Monticello" to top off an already outstanding tour! Read through all we'll be doing - then call some friends and join us for a excellent time!
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!
We start out with our first overnight in the Williamsburg, VA area. After a day of traveling, you'll have time to stretch your legs at New Town, Williamsburg's newest shopping attraction, and also get you dinner there any place you choose - Fun!
On to the the Islands of the Outer Banks! There is so much to see and do along these 100 miles of untouched barrier islands, and we've included some of the best. Visit the Currituck Beach Lighthouse and Wildlife Center in Corrolla, the Whalehead Club Mansion with its copper roof and 5 chimneys, and Jockey Ridge State Park with its massive sand dunes - watch out for some daring hang-gliders! 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 one marauded by Black Beard the Pirate?!
Our home for the next three nights is in Kitty Hawk Beach, about 200 yards from the Atlantic oceanfront. The views are mesmerizing ... and you will enjoy getting the warm sand between your toes, feeling the delightful breeze blowing through your hair, picking up souvenir seashells, or perhaps even taking a a little dip in the majestic waters!
The Wright Brothers National Memorial cormorants the dream of flight which brought Orville and Wilbur Wright to Kitty Hawk. We are joined by a local, professional guide who will help us enjoy the museum with its full-scale replica of the original glider and hear the story of these self-taught engineers and their1093 historic flight. For those able, you will have opportunity to climb Big Kill Devil Hill for a breathtaking view of the area from sound to sea from where the plane first flew. Later you will see the historic Bodie Island Lighthouse, operating since 1872 and painted in black and white horizontal strips. See exhibits, keeper's quarters, visitors center and gift shop. Have plenty of film in your camera - beauty is everywhere!
A highlight will be our visit to Fort Raleigh on Roanoke Island. Learn of Virginia Dare, the first English child born in the New World, stroll the lovely Elizabethan Gardens, a re-created, 16th-Century formal English garden serving as a memorial to the first English colonists in America. You will love your time at Roanoke Island Festival Park with its blend of history, education and arts in a lively celebration of the birthplace of English America. Another delight will be our time in Manteo, a charming town located by the sound, and offering many craft, antique, upscale specialty shops and boutiques - plus the Manteo Lighthouse. Orr included dinners in the Outer Banks are at great local restaurants, such as the "Aqua S" where on of your choices will be fresh Mahi-Mahi, quaint Kelly's Tavern and The Dunes at Nags Head.
Lest you think the fun's over once we leave the Ocean, you will agree otherwise as we arrive in Charlottesville, Virginia and spend our last morning at gorgeous "Monticello", the mountaintop home of Thomas Jefferson. Stop by the Visitor's Center and see the introductory film before your guided tour of this remarkable, innovative home situated up a windy mountain road with spectacular views from every side! You'll also see the plantation "slave street", Mulberry Row, and much more during your fascinating time here. We love to visit Monticello every chance we get!
This is truly a beautiful Vacation - Our folks LOVE it every time we go! Call and sign up soon and plan to make this outstanding tour part of your Summer Vacationing Plans - it's an excellent itinerary!
- Deluxe Motorcoach Travel
- 5 Nights Accommodations
- 8 Meals:
- 4 Breakfasts
- 4 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
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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.
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