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Summertime in the Mountains * July 18 - 21, 2013
Star TRAINS, THEATER & INTRIQUE Star
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Looking for a Summer tour with a great variety of things to do, then you gotta check out this trip.

Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 4 Days, 3 Nights
Departs From: Akron, OH – Canton, OH - Alliance, OH – Salem, OH – Columbiana, OH


Price:
Single Room - $998.00
Double Room - $838.00
Triple Room - $798.00
Quad Room - $798.00

Tour Description:

Looking for a Summer tour with a great variety of things that both men and women would equally enjoy, then you've found it!  Look at what all we have included in the trip.

Tour Itinerary:

In Morgantown, West Virginia we'll start right out with lunch at Don Knott's Mother's church - and have apple dumpling a-la-mode for dessert before taking a hometown tour and hearing fun tales of Don's life.  Next it's on to the gorgeous Metropolitan Theater where Don worked and we will see a matinee performance (TBA) at what's now called the West Virginia Public Theater.

A tour of beautiful Adaland Mansion is next, and here we will enjoy a delicious home-cooked dinner before going to our hotel in Elkins, with a drive-by of the historic Philippi Covered Bridge on the way.

The next morning will find us taking our seats for a great show, "The History of American Music".  Talented entertainers will give us a great morning of laughter and fun! 

Then "All Aboard" as we climb onto the New Tygart Flyer Train for a 4-hour exciting mountain wilderness excursion - experience an "S" curve tunnel, a 1,500 foot deep canyon, and the bridge over Shavers Fork of the Cheat River.  A "hobo lunch" will be enjoyed on the train ride, too.

The Graceland Inn is a beautiful mansion in Elkins, and we will have a lovely dinner there before taking our seats fro an evening show at the American Mountain Theater.  They do such a great job here!

The next day, you will be amazed at the size of the radio telescopes at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, one of the world's premiere research facilities and home to the largest steerable dish in the world.  Wait till you see it!

Away we go down a scenic mountain road to Cass State Park before we take our seats on the Cass Scenic Railroad for a ride to Bald Knob - wonderful!  Our overnight is at "The Inn At Snowshoe" with dinner at the Brazen Head Inn for a wee bit of Ireland in the Appalachian Mountains - entertainment follows. 

Last but not least, we will journey to the magnificent Greenbrier Resort for the Bunker Tour.  The Bunker was formerly the top-secret underground facility kept in ready-state fro over 30 years to house Congress incas of Cold War as a fallout shelter.  How neat to see this for ourselves!  There will also be a little time stroll through the elegant Resort Hotel before departing for home.

 

Package Includes:

  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • Train Rides
  • Theater Tickets
  • 7 Meals:
    • 3 Breakfasts
    • 1 Lunch
    • 3 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.