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The Great Dixieland Adventure * May 31 - June 8, 2014
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
This is one amazing Deep South Adventure that you won't want to miss!

Operates: May 31 2014
Tour Length: 9 Days, 8 Nights
Departs From: Akron, OH – Canton, OH - Alliance, OH – Salem, OH – Columbiana, OH

Single Room - $2,075.00
Double Room - $1,575.00
Triple Room - $1,425.00
Quad Room - $1,345.00

Tour Description:

What a great itinerary we have for you to start your summer off with a bang ... well, at least at Beignet!  We are gonna' have one amazing Deep South Adventure, and you don't want to miss it!  There's way too much to tell here, so please call for a flyer with all the details!

Tour Itinerary:


First we'll overnight in Knoxville, Tennessee and then it's on to Warm Springs, Georgia - Roosevelt's "Little White House".   We will visit the award-winning Callaway Gardens, a 13,000 resort complex in Pine Mountain, Georgia.  In Biloxi Mississippi we will go to the Beau Rivage Casino Resort - even if you aren't into gaming, it's a beautiful place to relax for the night!


Finally we arrive in New Orleans, Louisiana and will spend three Nights here.  Our hotel is located just blocks from the famous French Quarter.  This revitalized city is bustling with new restaurants and attractions to compliment the jazz music, Cajun traditions and eclectic culture that have always kept New Orleans alive.  Considered by many to be America's most unique city, it offers a variety of entertainment and dining options unlike any other city in the world.  Jazz clubs line the streets and delicious Creole dishes are served in its famous restaurants - be sure to try a beignet at Cafe' DuMonde!  A good friend of Gad-Abouts line in New Orleans and is going to show us all around.  We will see a glimpse of what Katrina did, but more importantly, how the people have met the challenge and rebuilt their homeland with love, sweat and tears - a very inspiring woman.


We will enjoy a walking tour of the French Quarter and also will include a Jazz Brunch at the Court of Two Sisters.  A special treat will be our John Lafitte narrated Airboat Cruise (Mary Lou, our very own Tour Escort, say last year's group love it!)  Later, visit a World War II Museum with a movie, then sit back for your Natchez Riverboat Jazz Cruise and Buffet Dinner - the band will be the award-winning "Dukes of Dixieland" - fun, fun!!

One day we'll tour Laura Plantation, winner of the Top Travel Attraction in Louisiana.  We will learn about the world of the Creoles who lived lives apart from mainstream America for over 200 years - fascinating!


We will also visit Oak Alley Plantation, nowhere else in the South will you find such a spectacular setting!  The quarter mile canopy of giant live oak trees believed to be nearly 3000 years old, forms an impressive avenue leading to the classic Greek-revival style antebellum home.  We will be taken on a tour an then have a Cajun Lunch Buffet there - WOW!


On to Memphis, where we will stat at a downtown hotel near popular Beale Street.  Perhaps you will choose to have their famous BBQ for dinner or peek in the Peabody Hotel to see the legendary "ducks".  This will be a really fun time for sure!


We will also include a tour of the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, of this world-renowned sports car. 




Package Includes:

  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • 8 Nights Accommodations
  • 12 Meals:
    • 5 Breakfasts
    • 1 Lunches
    • 4 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:

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.

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.

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.

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