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Boston, Block Island & A Bounty of Boats * July 14 - 18, 2014
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
This lovely summer vacation will highlight over 20 New England Islands - WOW!

Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 5 Days, 4 Nights
Departs From: Columbiana, OH - Salem, OH - Alliance, OH – Canton, OH – Akron, OH

Single Room - $909.00
Double Room - $725.00
Triple Room - $725.00

Tour Description:

This lovely summer vacation will highlight over 20 New England islands throughout the extended itinerary while we visit Boston area as well as Connecticut and Newport, Rhode Island including the charming Block Island.

Tour Itinerary:

July 14 – We will start out heading across Pennsylvania and north to Milford, Connecticut area for our first overnight. Dinner is included – welcome to New England ! (D)

July 15 – Continental breakfast included. Today we will enjoy a cruise from Point Judith, Rhode Island to the charming Block Island including panoramic views, pristine beaches, historic lighthouse, Mohegan Bluffs jutting 200 feet above the sea, Rodman’s Hollow, New England Inns and quaint fishing villages. This cozy island community is a land of stunning vistas and a rarity that moves at its own pace, well known for a relaxed and casual way of life. With more than 365 freshwater ponds from natural springs and 17 miles of beaches all around you, Block Island is a place you can enjoy natural splendor in every direction. We have included lunch on the island and there will also be time to explore the many shops in the village filled with unique items. Enjoy this wonderful island get-away on Block Island which has the distinction of being named “One of the 12 Last Great Places in the Western Hemisphere” by the Nature Conservancy. Back on the mainland later today, there will be free time at Newport Harbor’s Brick Marketplace filled with a sea-side marketplace, shops, restaurants and attractions and you can enjoy dinner at your choice of many eateries Our overnight for the next 2 nights will be near the Seekonk, Massachusetts area. (B, L)

July 16 – Continental breakfast included. Today is our Boston Harbor Island Cruise and tour and you will cruise to the largest of the Boston harbor Islands, Georges Island. There will be a guided tour of the historic landmark, Fort Warren, one of the country’s finest forts which were active from 1847 to 1947. Having also served as a Confederate Prison, the legendary spirit of “The Lady in Black” (the ghost of a prisoner’s wife) is said to roam the corridors here. There will be time in Boston at the famed Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market to have lunch on your own at this historic center filled with shops and eateries. On our Boston overview tour, we will follow the Freedom Trail into Colonial Revolutionary Boston and see the historic sites that make Boston famous such as USS Constitution, Boston Common, Old Granary Burial Ground, Old State House, the famous battle site of Bunker Hill, the site of the Boston Tea Party and more. (This tour will be part driving and part walking as needed). Dinner will be included tonight. (CB, D)

July 17 – Continental breakfast included. We will visit the prestigious U.S. Coast Guard Museum on the grounds of the picturesque Coast Guard Academy featuring incredible artifacts panning the 200 year history of America’s premier maritime service. We are then off to our Thimble Island Cruise for a narrated cruise departing from scenic Stony Creek. See over 25 beautiful islands, many of them pristine and uninhabited, including unique Victorian homes with gingerbread trimmings, widow walks and garden gazebos. During this tour you will hear the tales of the islands including history, nautical legend and hidden treasure. We will then say goodbye to New England area and head towards home with our last overnight near Wilkes Barre, PA. For those interested, your hotel provides free shuttle service to the nearby Mohegan Sun Casino filled with your favorite slots and table games as well as many dining options for dinner on your own. (CB)

July 18 - Breakfast included at your hotel. We arrive home today after a great Island vacation. (B) 


Package Includes:

  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • 4 Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • 7 Meals:
    • 4 Breakfasts
    • 1 Lunch
    • 2 Dinners
  • Touring/Admissions Mentioned Above
  • Luggage Handling and Taxes

Important Note:

This is a Gold Card Program Tour, which can earn you $100 in Free Travel.


Departure Details:

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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.