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Las Vegas & Southwest National Parks by Rail * September 18 - 26, 2015
Star 3 NIGHTS IN LAS VEGAS Star
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Featuring the Grand Canyon, Bryce & Zion National Parks and so much more!

Operates: Sep 18 2015
Tour Length: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Departs From: Cleveland, OH


Price:
Single Room - $2,793.00
Double Room - $2,199.00

Tour Description:

Come along with Gad-About to the Southwest United States where we will enjoy the scenic views in some of the most famous Natioanl Parks in the United States. See breathtaking canyons, stunning rock formations and famous rock arches and a 3-night stay in Las Vegas!

 

Tour Highlights:

  • 1 Night Westbound aboard the California Zephyr Train (Amtrak)
  • Three National Parks
    • Bryce Canyon National Park
    • Grand Canyon National Park
    • Zion National Park
  • Three Nights in Las Vegas
  • Flagstaff
  • Black Bart's Steakhouse & Saloon
  • 1 Night Eastbound aboard the Southwest Chief Train (Amtrak)

 

Package Includes:

  • Round Trip Amtrak Train from Cleveland
  • 2 Day/1 Night Rail Journey aboard Amtrak's California Zephyr Train
  • 6 Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • 2 Day/1 Night Rail Journey aboard Amtrak's Southwest Chief Train
  • 8 Meals:
    • 5 Breakfasts
    • 3 Dinner
  • Professional Tour Director
  • Motorcoach Transportation while on tour
  • Comprehensive Sightseeing
  • Admissions per Itinerary
  • Baggage Handling
  • Hotel Transfers

 

Hotel Accomodations:

8 Nights Accomodations

1 Night - California Zephyr Train

1 Night - Sheraton, Salt Lake City

1 Night - Ruby's Inn, Bryce Park Area

3 Nights - Harrah's Hotel & Casino or Monte Carlo Resort & Casino, Las Vegas

1 Night - Flagstaff, Arizona

1 Night - Southwest Chief Train

 

 

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1 - Depart Cleveland - All Aboard

❖ Board your train early this morning in Cleveland.  Change trains in Chicago at Chicago's Union Station and board Amtrak's famed California Zephyr Train.  Sit back and relax as you ride the rails en route to Salt Lake City, Utah.  Enjoy this overnight rail trip featuring a daylight passage through the beauty of the Rocky Mountains.  Tonight enjoy the amenities of the train as you speed west.  Settle in then maybe have dinner in the diner and/or visit the glass-walled Sightseer Lounge Car with comfortable seats that swivel 180 decrees.  Meals are on your own while aboard the train.
Overnight: California Zephyr Train


Day 2 - Ride The Rails - Arrive Salt Lake City, Utah

❖ A stunning day as we ride through Denver and climb the Front Range of the Rockies past Winter Park and along the Colorado River, passing through Glenwood Canyon.  Much of today is spent traversing the Rockies and we arrive in Salt Lake City, Utah late this evening.  Meet your Premier World Discovery Tour Director and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.
Overnight: Salt Lake City


Day 3 - Bryce National Park

❖ Today enjoy the beautiful scenery as you travel to visit Bryce Canyon National Park, a horseshow bowl of fanciful formations.  the various shades of red, rose, and pink blend magnificently with many tones of white creating breathtaking sights.  The park also features thousands of delicate carved, brilliantly colored spires rising from amphitheaters.  Later arrive at your hotel in the Bryce Canyon National Park Area for an overnight stay and dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight: Bryce National Park Area


Day 4 - Bryce - Zion National Park - Las Vegas

❖ This morning travel to breathtaking Zion National Park, where colorful sandstone canyons and 3,000 foot high palisades tower above the lush greenery of the canyon floor.  Later depart Zion National Park for a journey across the colorful vistas of the Northeastern Mojave Desert.  Arrive in Las Vegas, a city that never sleeps, offering non-stop entertainment and incredible theme casinos.  Check into your casino resort for a three night stay.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight: Las Vegas


Day 5 - Las Vegas at Leisure

❖ The day is at leisure to explore Las Vegas or perhaps relax by the pool, golf, or try your luck in the casino.  This evening maybe try one of Las Vegas' world renowned restaurants and/or take in one of the many incredible shows available.
Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Las Vegas


Day 6 - Las Vegas - Hoover Dam optional

❖ The day is at leisure to enjoy Las Vegas.  Maybe take the optional excursion featuring a scenic Lake Mead Cruise & a visit to the fascinating and Massive Hoover Dam.
Meals: Breakfast
Overnight: Las Vegas


Day 7 - Las Vegas - Grand Canyon - Flagstaff

❖ This morning travel southeast to the awe-inspiring South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park, six million years in the making the dynamic colors and textures inspire reflection at nature's power and beauty.  Enjoy free time to explore and have lunch on your own at the South Rim.  Later arrive in historic Flagstaff and enjoy a Farewell Dinner at the lively Black Bart's Steakhouse & Saloon with your fellow travelers.
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight: Flagstaff


Day 8 - Flagstaff - Southwest Chief Train

❖ This morning you wake up call comes very early in Flagstaff to board the Southwest Chief Train.  Today the train passes glorious vistas of the scenic Southwest.  Travel east over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad following the old Santa Fe Trail and Route 66 skimming across the mesas and Canyonlands of the great Southwest.
Overnight: Southwest Chief Train
 

 

Day 9 - Arrive Chicago's Union Station - Home

❖ Today finds us passing through Kansas City and crossing the Mississippi River before the Southwest Chief Train arrives in Chicago's Union Station late this afternoon.  Change trains in Chicago and board your train bound for Cleveland with wonderful memories of Las Vegas and the Southwest National Parks by Rail Tour.
Arrive Early Morning on Day 10
 

Important Notes:

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

 

****The balance for all flight/train trips are 90 days before departure, at which time it will become non-refundable.   Any bookings made within the last 90 days are subject to availability and will require full payment at the time of booking.****

 


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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