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Geneva-on-the-Lake & Covered Bridges * June 2 - 3, 2014
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Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Geneva-On-The-Lake is filled with the most wonderful things to see and do.

Operates: Jun 2 2014
Tour Length: 2 Days, 1 Night
Departs From: Akron, OH – Canton, OH - Alliance, OH – Salem, OH – Columbiana, OH


Price:
Single Room - $375.00
Double Room - $299.00
Triple Room - $299.00
Quad Room - $299.00

Tour Description:

Ashtabula County, including Geneva-On-The-Lake in Ohio is filled with the most wonderful things to see and do and it is the home of America’s longest covered bridge as well as being Ohio’s First Summer Resort. Your lovely overnight accommodations will be included at the Lodge at Geneva conveniently adjoining to Geneva State Park which has beautiful paved walkways to enjoy a walk in the park if you wish. Throughout our stay, we will visit local attractions, covered bridges, shops, dinner at a winery, and take in all this wonderful corner in Ohio has to offer.

Tour Itinerary:

June 2 - Today we head to Ohio’s most lovely corner in Ashtabula County near Geneva-on-the-Lake. Our first stop will be at the Ridgeview Farm and Country Market located in the Amish Country where the owners are proud to share the history of this real working farm - visit the farm market with produce in season. Our guide will meet us and take us on a wonderful day of touring throughout this county. Other stops today will include the Amish Home Craft & Bakery where we will learn how the Amish have their wedding right in their homes as well as other interesting facts. Mrs. Miller also normally has a home made treat for us during our visit. Middlefield Cheese will be another stop today which will include a home made bag lunch for everyone. Here you will also be able to visit the museum and see how the cheese industry has changed over the years. Taste samples as you browse through this lovely store. We will also step back in time at the End of the Commons General Store which is the oldest operating general store in Ohio as well as a very popular landmark. Our guide will narrate about the area as we travel along today. Later this afternoon, we will check in at our charming lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake which is connected to the scenic Geneva State Park and borders Lake Erie. There are lovely paved walkways and paths for those interested in a stroll through the park along the water – beautiful scenery to take in. We will then enjoy an included dinner at one of this area’s many wineries at the Grand River Cellars Winery and Restaurant to top off a delightful day. This evening’s dinner is a festive event and always loved by all with delicious food along with wine tastings – fun ! We will arrive back at our lovely lodge for a free evening to enjoy as you wish. You may want to take a walk from your hotel in to the “strip” area which is normally filled with outside nightlife, shops and eateries. (D)

June 3 - Your breakfast is included this morning as you enjoy a leisure morning at the lodge. We will meet our guide once again and visit more landmarks in the area including a few of the many covered bridges, all with their own individual history. The Smolen Gulf Bridge claims the distinction of being the longest covered bridge in the nation and the fourth longest covered bridge in the world. It includes covered walkways on each side for those wishing to stroll across its 613 feet as it spans 93 feet above the scenic Ashtabula River. It was dedicated in August 2008 when completed at a cost of eight million dollars. The shortest covered bridge is located in this same county and you will have a chance to see it as well. There will be time for lunch and browsing at the friendly Ashtabula Harbor. After lunch, we arrive at the historic Jefferson Depot Village as you step back in time to the 1800’s and stroll through this preserved living history village with several historic buildings including the general store, one-room schoolhouse and church. Later this afternoon, it’s all aboard the AC&J Railroad for a train ride through scenic woodlands and farmland between the quaint villages of Jefferson to Carson. After our train ride, we will head for home after a wonderful visit to Ohio’s Most Lovely Corner ! (B)

 

THIS TOUR IS HOSTED BY BUTLER MOTOR TOURS

Package Includes:

  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • 1 Night Accommodations at the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake
  • Several Covered Bridges
  • Ac & J RailroadTrain Ride 
  • 3 Meals:
    • 1 Breakfast
    • 1 Bag Lunch 
    • 1 Dinner at Grand River Cellars Winery 
  • Touring Mentioned Above
  • Luggage Handling and Taxes

 

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.


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