VISIT STRATFORD - WILLIAMS SHAKESPEAR'S BIRTHPLACE
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Featuring England, Scotland and Wales and enjoy an overnight in a castle in Wales.
Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 10 Days
Departs From: Akron, OH – Canton, OH - Alliance, OH – Salem, OH – Columbiana, OH
Single Room - $4,449.00
Double Room - $3,849.00
London, London Theatre Performance, Cambridge, York, Edinburgh Castle, Lake District, North Wales, Straford-upon-Avon, Cotswolds, and Stonehenge.
DAY ONE: OVERNIGHT FLIGHT
Feel the vibrant energy of England, hear the unique sounds of Scotland and see the Rolling countryside of Wales on a trip that combines the exploration of dramatic history and natural wonders.
DAY TWO: LONDON, ENGLAND - TOUR BEGINS
Your tour begins in London, the magnificent capital of Britain. This evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. Meal: (D)
DAY THREE: LONDON
This morning see the quintessential sight of London, hosted by a local guide. View Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, and the changing of the guard (if held). London has one of the best live theatre scenes in the world. Later today, enjoy one of London's spectacular theatre performances. Meal: (B)
DAY FOUR: LONDON - CAMBRIDGE - YORK
Today you visit Cambridge, home of the famous university which is nearly 800 years old. Later, stroll through the medieval city of York and the famous "Shambles," a quaint, narrow street that appears today almost as it did during the Middle Ages. Here you will find great shopping and a street that is so narrow in parts that you can almost reach both sides with your outstretched arms. Meal: (B, D)
DAY FIVE: YORK - BORDER REGION - ENDINBURG, SCOTLAND
Today, head north through rolling fields, covered with thousands of sheep, on your way to Bonnie ("lovely" in Scottish) Scotland. Stretching over the open moorland you marked the northern border of the Roman Empire. Stop to see this ancient fortification that was build in AD 121 in response to repeated barbarian invasions against the Romans. Next, drive through Scotland's Border Region before arriving in Edinburg, the "Athens of the North." Enjoy discovering Scotland's exciting capital city which is rich in scenic beauty and culture. Meal: (B, D)
DAY SIX: ENDINBURGH
Enjoy a locally-guided tour of Edinburgh that includes Edinburgh Castle, home of the Scottish crown jewels. You will get a glimpse at what life is like for the royals during your visit to the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen's official residence in Edinburgh, and once the home of Mary, Queen of Scots. Your evening is a leisure to sample one of Edinburgh's fine restaurants and perhaps take an evening stroll through the Princes Street Gardens to view the illuminated castle. Meal: (B)
DAY SEVEN: EDINBURGH - LAKE DISTRICT, ENGLAND - WALES
Your final stop in Scotland is at the border town of Gretna Green where generations of runaway couples came to be married. Here you will discover what it means to be married "over an anvil." Later today you'll return to England and travel through the picturesque English Lake District. In the heart of the Lake District. In the village of Grasmere, home of the poet William Wordsworth. End you day with an overnight stay in a beautiful castle situated in the north of Wales. Upon arrival, a brief tour of the castle introduces such niceties as the ladies walk and gardens (and the not-so-nice whipping pit and dungeon). Tonight enjoy a medieval dinner complete with traditional entertainment. Meal: (B,D)
DAY EIGHT: WALES - STRATFORD-UPON-AVON
This morning journey to Stratford-Upon-Avon, your home for the next two nights and birthplace of William Shakespeare, England's most famous playwright. Walk in Shakespeare's footsteps, visiting his birthplace as well as his wife's thatch-roofed home, Anne Hathaway's thatch-roofed cottage. Meal: (B)
DAY NINE: STRATFORD - STONEHENGE - COTSWOLDS
No visit to Britain would be complete without a visit to Stonehenge. Start your day at this mystical and fascinating site. Then travel through some of England's most beautiful countryside. Explore the picturesque village of the idyllic Cotswolds region, such as Stow-on-the-Wold or Burton-on-the-Water. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner as you toast the conclusion of a wonderful trip. Meals: (B,D)
DAY 10: TOUR ENDS
Your journey through Britain ends today with wonderful memories that you'll keep with you forever. Meal: (B)
- Air Transportation from Cleveland Hopkins Intl. Airport
- Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges (subject to increase until paid in full)
- Professional Tour Director
- Hotel Transfers
- 13 Meals:
- 8 Breakfasts
- 5 Dinners
****The balance for all flight trips is 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.****
All Fly Trips include airfare from
IDENTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A passport is required to take this tour. Call the office and we will cheerfully mail you an easy application with instructions or see the following link on line to get one: www.travel.state.gov/passport. There are no refunds for improper identification.
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
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.
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.
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. This policy also applies to e-cigarettes.
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.