GREAT 3 DAY GET-AWAY
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Join us for a wonderful weekend get-away in the beautiful Hudson Valley in New York.
Operates: Aug 25 2014
Tour Length: 3 Days, 2 Nights
Departs From: Akron, OH – Canton, OH - Alliance, OH – Salem, OH – Columbiana, OH
Single Room - $609.00
Double Room - $539.00
Triple Room - $539.00
Quad Room - $539.00
The Hudson Valley in New York is a fantastic destination filled with spectacular mountain views, historic estates and home to some of the most visited sites in the United States of America. We have put together a lovely weekend get-away which just touches the surface of some of the wonderful offerings in the Hudson area including the scenic Walkway Over the Hudson, the gourmet delights of the Culinary Institute, West Point Military Academy and more.
August 25 – Departure early this morning as we head north into New York State and the Hudson Valley area which will be our home for the next 2 wonderful nights. We will check in to our hotel before enjoying a group dinner at one of the nearby restaurants which we know you will love. After dinner return to the hotel to relax for the remainder of the evening. (D)
August 26 – Breakfast included at your hotel. We will then meet our guide and take a tour at the Franklin Roosevelt National Historic Site containing the lifelong home of America’s only 4-term President along with the Presidential Library and Museum. President Roosevelt and his wife, Eleanor, are buried here. You will enjoy the grounds, library, film and scenic sites. Later this morning we arrive at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park area which sets the excellence in the culinary world and could be the secret to the Hudson Valley’s extraordinary food and wine culture. The renowned school provides a steady supply of talented chef’s, many of whom fall in love with the region and stay on to create and cook in innovative restaurants. You will enjoy a unique tour of this amazing establishment which is normally guided by one of the Culinary Institute’s attending students. This campus operates five award-winning and student-staffed public restaurants, all with their own personality and offerings, and we will then have the most distinct opportunity to enjoy an included lunch in one of these on-campus restaurants - enjoy your wonderful culinary experience ! No trip to the Hudson Valley would be complete without visiting the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. This mansion was established as a monument to an era, rather than a tribute to any one person or family. At that time, it was the first home in the town of Hyde Park to have electricity which was generated by a hydroelectric power plant located on a creek that runs through the property. The estate illustrates a way of life modeled on the English country house and boasts centuries old tree plantings, stunning Hudson River and Catskill Mountain views and Italian Gardens maintained by volunteers…it remains today a place to understand “lifestyles of the rich and famous from its time. We will visit one of the newest attractions called Walkway Over The Hudson. This breathtaking pedestrian bridge stands 212 feet above the massive Hudson River and is 1.28 miles long, making it the longest elevated pedestrian bridge in the entire world. Be sure to bring your cameras so you can capture these magnificent views which will embrace everyone – you will find this to be simply breathtaking to say the least. The cost of reconstructing this Walkway Project, now known as Walkway Over The Hudson State Park, was $ 38.8 million dollars and was completed in October 2009. Enjoy this wonderful experience ! After a busy day of enjoying the area, we will return to our hotel to freshen up before having dinner on your own at a near by restaurant. (B, L)
August 27 – Breakfast included at our hotel and we will end our touring in the area with a visit to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Many of our travelers have family and friends who have attended West Point which is a most prestigious accomplishment in one’s life. There is no better way to experience the sweep of America’s history than an exciting tour at West Point – historic figures such as George Washington, Robert E. Lee, U.S. Grant, Douglas MacArthur, Dwight Eisenhower and more have walked these grounds and contributed to West Point’s story. Along with the history and stories you will enjoy during your visit, you will also take in the breathtaking vistas of the Hudson Highlands, one of the most scenic sports in the Northeast area. Our final farewell to the area will end with a wonderful dining experience at the Hotel Thayer located right on the West Point complex. Arrival home late this evening after a wonderful weekend at holiday in the Hudson. (B, L)
THIS TOUR IS HOSTED BY BUTLER MOTOR TOURS
- Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
- 2 Nights Accommodations
- 5 Meals:
- 2 Breakfasts
- 2 Lunches
- 1 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.