4 NIGHTS IN KILLINGTON, VERMONT
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Wonderful scenery, a train ride along the Connecticut River and much, much more!
Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 7 Days, 6 Nights
Departs From: Akron, OH – Canton, OH - Alliance, OH – Salem, OH – Columbiana, OH
Single Room - $1,255.00
Double Room - $989.00
Triple Room - $989.00
Quad Room - $989.00
This trip has it all including wonderful scenery, train ride along the Connecticut River, cruise on Vermont’s largest lake, estate tour, New England shopping, Grand Champion horses, country stores, quaint New England villages, the nation’s smallest capital at Montpelier…. and lots more. It is America at its best. You will enjoy our home base at Killington, Vermont where you will spend four glorious nights surrounded by the lush Green Mountains as we tour throughout the state and see it all.
June 23 – Today we head north towards our first overnight near Cooperstown, New York at Oneonta. Dinner will be included at a local restaurant.(D)
June 24 – Breakfast included at your hotel. This morning there will be free time in Cooperstown, NY to shop and have lunch on your own in this bustling Baseball Town. This is small town America at its most beautiful and best. Enjoy the quaint street and eateries as well as the shops, or visit the Baseball Hall of Fame if you wish. The afternoon we continue north to Vermont with arrival at the Apple Barn and Country Bake Shop where you will enjoy a “Taste of Vermont” tour including panoramic views on a ride to the top of the orchard with a stop at a prime location for pictures and viewing – this is spectacular scenery of Southern Vermont. You will hear history of the orchard and surrounding areas and enjoy a slice of their signature apple pie a la mode – yum! We will also visit their bake shop filled with wonderful aromas and goodies of all kinds. Welcome to Vermont! We will check in to the resort town of Killington located amidst the scenic Green Mountains with a perfect backdrop for our Vermont vacation. A welcome dinner is included.(B, D)
June 25 – Deluxe continental breakfast included. This morning you will breathe in the fresh air of the Billings Farm Museum of Vermont’s rural life with exhibits covering the 19th century to today. Tour through the charming 1890 Farm House located in the rolling Vermont hills and experience the working dairy operation as well as a walk through the heirloom gardens. You will be taken on a horse-drawn wagon ride along the scenic country road as you go back to the “good old days” of farming life. Then its on to Woodstock Village which is a true New England village nestled in the mountains. Here you can take time for lunch on your own and browse the shops with a walk through the covered bridge. We will also have a photo stop as we visit “Vermont’s Little Grand Canyon” at Queechee Gorge nestled in the Green Mountains. You will then travel on vintage train coaches aboard the White River Flyer train excursion along the majestic Connecticut River with panoramic views of the White Mountain’s foothills and past a wildlife sanctuary. Dinner will be included. (B, D)
June 26 – Deluxe continental breakfast included. Today we will visit a most unique place at Dakin Farm where you will see how time-honored skills and century-old tradition combine with the most modern smokehouse facilities to produce ham, cheddar cheese, pure Vermont Maple Syrup and other specialty foods knows the world over – filled with unique flavor and wholesome goodness. We call this the “tour, taste, and shop stop”. The Spirit of Ethan Allen Lunch Cruise will host us today as you cruise on Vermont’s largest lake and get the best view of this gorgeous region on Lake Champlain. Learn about the perils of the lake’s ship wrecks, the lake’s place in history and America’s answer to the Lock Ness monster. Next stop will be a real treat…”The Hills Are Alive” on this one-of-a-kind guided tour at the Von Trapp Historic tour. We will watch an introductory film on Maria Von Trapp and learn all about the “Sound of Music” family as you tour the property and grounds in the majestic mountains. We will also visit Montpelier, home to the nation’s smallest, and best preserved, gold-dome capital buildings and still the smallest state capital city in America. Dinner on your own tonight.(B, L)
June 27 – Deluxe continental breakfast included. Today we will tour the Hildene Estate and Gardens, home of the Lincoln family descendents. This 24-room Georgian Revival mansion features original furnishings, family artifacts, gorgeous gardens and 1,000 piece Aeolian Organ which will be played for our group ! There will be time for lunch and shopping in the New England town of Manchester filled with shops and eateries – enjoy. You will love the Friesians of Majesty Tour and Show, home to over 40 of the award-winning Friesian Horse breed which include several Grand National Champions. There will be a chance to interact with these beautiful horses in a guided tour of the European style barns and breeding facilities. Watch a captivating performance show the arena where the elegance and grace of this breed is showcased for us. Then back to our host hotel for dinner after a great day.(B, D)
June 28 – Deluxe continental breakfast included. We say goodbye to our resort hotel at Killlington as we check out and make our final Vermont stop at the popular Vermont Country Store. This 1946 New England country store is on the National Historic Register and it is truly like shopping in a museum with fascinating merchandise and New England antiques. We will then be on our way towards home with our last overnight at everyone’s favorite place at Country Cupboard at Lewisburg, PA.(B)
June 29 – Continental breakfast included. There will be time to enjoy the Inn’s shops today before we depart and continue on home with early arrival today after a wonderful Vermont vacation. (CB)
- Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
- 6 Nights Accommodations
- 11 Meals:
- 6 Breakfasts
- 1 Lunch Cruise
- 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
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.
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.