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The Grand Civil War Expedition * July 22 - 26, 2014
Star STEP BACK IN HISTORY Star
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
If you are a history buff, or just appreciate the sacrifices that were made, you'll love this tour!

Operates: Jul 22 2014
Tour Length: 5 Days, 4 Nights
Departs From: Akron, OH – Canton, OH - Alliance, OH – Salem, OH – Columbiana, OH


Price:
Single Room - $1,218.00
Double Room - $998.00
Triple Room - $968.00
Quad Room - $968.00

Tour Description:

The American Civil War was fought between the "Union" or the "North", and several Southern slave states that had declared their secession and formed the "Confederacy" or the "South".  The war's origin was slavery, and  after four years of bloody combat, the Confederacy was defeated, slavery abolished, and the difficult process of restoring unity and guaranteeing rights to the freed slaves began.  We shall tour some of the most significant and impactful venues that changed the United States forever.  If you are History buff, or just appreciate the sacrifices that were made in our behalf, you won't want to miss this unique tour!  Last year's reviews were excellent ...

Stonewall Jackson's Headquarters - This Hudson River Gothic Revival-style house was used as headquarters by the General to plan his famous Valley Campaign.  The house contains a large collection of Jackson memorabilia including his prayer table - and the office is essentially the same as when he used it.

Old Court House Civil War Museum - A historic building with graffiti from both Northern and Southern soldiers which also houses over 3,000 Civil War artifacts.  Situated in Old Town Winchester, Virginia, this Georgian-style court house was used as a hospital and prison by both sides during the War.

Dinner at Battletown Inn - Dine surrounded by rustic charm.

Civil War Tour at Belle Grove Plantation - The Battle of Cedar Creek swirled around this Plantation - a specially-trained guide will share events leading up to the Battle and its aftermath, highlighting the Plantation's unique role at the center of it all.

Manassas Battlefield - Two major Civil War battles were fought here on a battlefield encompassing over 5,000 acres - see a film and then view it for yourself.

The Life & Times of the Gray Ghost of the Confederacy - Visit sites while your period-attired guide narrates the colorful story of a Confederate  Cavalryman.

Red Fox Inn and Tavern - During the Civil War, the Inn served as a headquarters - enjoy a delicious dinner here.

Harper's Ferry - Located along the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers, this small town was once one of the most important in America.  Now a National Historic Park, Harper's Ferry is the site of John Brown's raid an event many believed started the Civil War.

Antietam National Battlefield - The scene of the Civil War's bloodiest one-day battle, and that which brought General Lee's first northern invasion to an end.

Gettysburg National Military Park - America's largest Civil War Battlefield, containing more than 40 miles of scenic avenues.  Over 1,600 monuments and cannon dot the landscape in memory of those who fought and died her.  Take a guided tour, see the film, A New Birth of Freedom, peruse the Cyclorama.

National Museum of Civil War Medicine - This museum tells the dramatic story of the War, along with the developments that set medicine on the path toward modern medicine.

Additional meals will be at the Bavarian Inn Mansion, Braddock Inn & Dobbin House Tavern

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Package Includes:

  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
  • 10 Meals:
    • 4 Breakfast
    • 2 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:

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.


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