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The Ottawa Tulip Festival & Historic Old Quebec City Deluxe Tour- May 19 - 25, 2015
Star PASSPORT or PASSPORT CARD REQUIRED Star
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
The Ottawa Tulip Festival is the largest festival in the world with over 1 million tulips!

Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 7 Days, 6 Nights
Departs From: Akron, OH – Canton, OH - Alliance, OH – Salem, OH – Columbiana, OH


Price:
Single Room - $2,058.00
Double Room - $1,598.00
Triple Room - $1,598.00

 

Tour Description:


Per your request, we have expanded our itinerary to include Quebec City and more! We will tour significant sites in Ottawa, Canada’s national capital with its rich culture & heritage, Montreal with its distinctly French flair, and Quebec City, steeped in history and old world charm. With visits planned to both historic and popular tourist destinations, this tour offers
experiences that are sure to please both the guys & the girls!

* 1000 Islands - We begin by traveling to the heart of the 1,000 Islands for overnight at the historic Gananoque Inn, a member of Ontario’s Finest Inns - enjoy a 3-course dinner here this evening! Next morning, embark on a cruise around the world-famous and beautiful 1,000 Islands in the St. Lawrence River. View lighthouses and natural habitat. Hear the story of the legendary dressing and receive a bottle of this gourmet product boasting the original recipe!


Tour Highlights:

* Ottawa, Canada’s Capital city and famous for the largest Tulip Festival in the world! - Over a million tulips preserve the local heritage of Canada’s role in freeing the Dutch during World War II; the symbolic tulip was a gift to the Canadian people for providing a safe harbour to the Dutch Royal Family at that time. We’ll have a professionallyguided “Tulip Tour” with plenty of beautiful photo ops, including the “Boulevard of Blooms” and Commissioner’s Park

* Guided tour of Parliament, the center of Canadian government (schedule permitting) - bask in the view from the Peace Tower Observation Deck * Guided tour of Rideau Hall - the official residence and workplace of every governor since 1867; heads of State and royalty stay here during their visits to Ottawa, including Queen Elizabeth; the grounds are styled as an English country estate which include the Canadian Heritage Gardens * Dinner at the 1826 Byward Market, one of Canada’s oldest & largest markets * Royal Canadian Mounted Police Stables Tour - See these majestic horses and carriages that escort the Queen, and browse thru the Mountie Gift Shop

* Royal Canadian Mint Tour - a master tooling facility dating back to 1908! * Aboriginal Dinner Experience on Turtle Island - The “Celebration of Native Spirit” begins with a tour of the native village followed by a buffet of traditional foods with samples of unique native foods as well! Later, be guests for an evening performance of “Pow Wow Dancers” - an unforgettable
experience by a roaring bonfire along the shores of Ottawa River! - Where else could you see this? Call Soon!


* Montreal - The largest city in the province of Quebec, it’s also the second-largest in Canada and the 9th-largest in North America. As we pass through, we’ll take a guided sightseeing cruise on the St. Lawrence River - Wonderful!


* Quebec City – A beautiful city surrounded by great stone walls and massive gates, it is the
most European city on the continent and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Center - Also
the only North American city to have preserved its ramparts, bastions, gates and defensive
works.

* Walk the oldest shopping streets in North America * Stroll the promenade to capture pictures of the majestic Le Chateau Frontenac * Visit the Palace Royal just outside the walls of the Old City.

* Enjoy lunch along the Beaupre Coast in a lovely 1840’s French country restaurant

* Ride the cable cars at awe-inspiring Montmorency Falls, higher than Niagara Falls

* Stop at a quaint French country bakery for homemade bread & maple butter

* Visit beautiful Basilica of St. Anne De Beaupre, a renowned center of Pilgrimage with artistic masterpieces, paintings, mosaics, and stained-glass windows.

* A First-Class Trip in Every Way *

 

A Passport or Passport Card is required for this tour
 

Package Includes:

  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • 6 Nights Accommodations
  • 13 Meals:
    • 6 Breakfasts
    • 2 Lunch
    • 5 Dinners
  • 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.