Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Follow the "Ohio Amish Tulip Trail" as we swing into Spring!
Operates: Apr 28 2015
Tour Length: 2 Days, 1 Night
Departs From: Columbiana, OH - Salem, OH - Alliance, OH – Canton, OH – Akron, OH
Single Room - $445.00
Double Room - $389.00
Triple Room - $389.00
Throughout our touring these two glorious springs days, we have included the best of the Ohio Amish area filled with beautiful tulips, the best restaurants, and unique attractions as we follow the Ohio Amish Tulip Trail! We invite you to join us on this beautiful Spring Tour!
April 28 –Today we arrive at the Dutch Valley complex in Sugarcreek to allow a little free time to enjoy the complex which will be filled with spring flowers and tulip displays. Enjoy lunch on your own here at the Dutch Valley Restaurant overlooking the growing fields and green pastures of productive farms including flavorful and wholesome home-cooked foods to enjoy. Our guide will then take us on a wonderful tour of this picturesque area with our first stop scheduled as Yoder’s Amish Home, One Room Schoolhouse and Amish Buggy rides. You will tour through the houses and take a ride on an authentic Amish buggy - the drivers are all members of the Amish church and they enjoy talking with all of their visitors! The ride normally takes visitors out around the hay field while learning about the customs of the Amish faith. You will meet an experienced Amish teacher at the schoolhouse and find out how the Amish parochial school system is run. Come see for yourself how they’ve adapted to use a modern copier without electricity! Our day continues with our next stop at Walnut Creek Cheese including bulk food store, cannery and kitchenware store - the calm, immaculate atmosphere that prevails throughout the shops lets you know you’re not in a regular supermarket or mall - you are in Amish Country. A special ice cream treat is included for all here. Later this afternoon we will check into our lovely hotel in the middle of Ohio Amish area at Berlin where you will also enjoy the beautiful tulips throughout the complex. Get ready for a very unique and interesting evening at one of the most popular attractions in Ohio Amish country at Warther’s Carvings. There will be time to see their Swiss gardens including thousands of tulips for a wonderful photo opportunity. Frieda Warther was an artist in her own right creating button designs, flower arranging with her own grown flowers, elaborate wreaths and more, some are on display. We have included a tour and private dinner at the Warther’s Carvings with elaborate carvings appraised by the Smithsonian as "Priceless Works of Arts". On your guided tour, guests will see these carvings created out of wood, ivory and pearl - including entire trains. You will be treated to a culinary delight for dinner here, complete with the style and grace for which Warther’s is noted for. (D)
April 29 – Breakfast included at your hotel. We will meet our guide for a day in the world’s largest Amish community as we visit some of the very best Amish nooks and crannies available. First stop is scheduled at Hershberger’s Truck Patch and Bakery including delicious home baked goods with full bakery, home grown season produce, horse-drawn wagon rides and free animal petting area. Next stop is Lydia Troyers for "make and take Buckeyes." Lydia is well known for being one of the best Amish candy makers in the entire country and guests will roll up their sleeves in the cooking kitchen and create some tasty treats to take home - fun! Next stop will be Mary Troyers Light My Path where guests will all make their own cupcake candles that smell simply delightful. Lunch is included at the fabulous Farmstead Restaurant with an unbelievable delicious dining experience and bounteous home-cooked portions - yum! We will then arrive at the Amish Country Theater for a matinee show - are you ready to laugh yourself silly? This remarkable new theater venue triggers your imagination by creating the illusion that you are stepping into an authentic Amish barn for a sit down, live stage show performance - it is a hootin’ great time! After the show we will depart for home with wonderful countryside memories of the Ohio Amish Tulip Trail. (B, L)
THIS TOUR IS HOSTED BY BUTLER MOTOR TOURS
- Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
- 1 Night Hotel Accommodations
- 3 Meals:
- 1 Breakfast
- 1 Lunch
- 1 Dinner
- 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.
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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. 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.