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Northeast Circle Sampler * July 15 - 19, 2014
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Some of the most scenic areas on our side of the country in one fabulous tour.

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

Single Room - $1,129.00
Double Room - $995.00
Triple Room - $995.00


Tour Description:

This unique circle tour combines some of the most scenic areas on our side of the country all wrapped up into one fabulous vacation. In addition, the water views will be simply beautiful throughout as we visit Lake Erie, Niagara Falls (NY side), Geneva, Lake George, and the magnificent PA Grand Canyon. (No passport is needed for Niagara Falls as we will stay on the NY side).

Tour Itinerary:

July 15 – We will start our Northeast Circle tour heading north for a delightful lunch cruise on Lake Erie aboard the Victorian Princess Cruise Line. Enjoy the shoreline scenery as you dine on a delicious meal prepared for us. By late afternoon we will arrive in Niagara Falls, NY with a stop to visit the elaborate Niagara Falls Aquarium filled with sea life of all kinds including seals, sea lions, shark exhibit, and lots more. We will then check in to our nearby hotel in Niagara Falls for one night. There will be some free time after check-in to enjoy dinner on your own. We will then meet our evening tour guide who will come on our bus for a short evening tour of the Falls area including the falls all lit up at night – simply beautiful ! (L)

July 16 – This morning we will partake in one of North America’s oldest and most popular tourist attractions aboard the world-famous Maid of the Mist boat ride. It’s a half hour thrill of a lifetime enjoyed by millions of people from all over the world. You will get an “up close and personal” view and feel of Niagara Falls as you “soak” in the excitement and explore the roar of the Falls. (A recyclable souvenir raincoat is provided free with admission to help keep you dry from the mist and spray.) We then say goodbye to Niagara Falls and continue on to Canandaigua, known as the Gateway to the Finger Lakes region. Upon arrival, we will visit the Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion perched atop a sun-bathed hill and surrounded by nine formal gardens – simply beautiful. We will then check in to our hotel in Geneva on Seneca Lake. Get ready for a fabulous evening at the unbelievable Belhurst Castle overlooking Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes Wine Country. The Belhurst winemakers create award-winning wines as unique as the Castle itself. You will be treated like kings and queens as we start off with a wonderful wine-tasting experience. One of their friendly staff will guide us through the tasting… even if you know nothing about wine, you will learn something new about wine, grapes and winemaking in the Finger Lakes. Then sit back and enjoy an incomparable and upscale dinner experience prepared for our group….this will be a beautiful evening you will long remember. (D)

July 17 – Breakfast included. We will then say goodbye to the beautiful Finger Lakes region and travel to the lakeside town of Lake George, New York. Arrival this afternoon for check in at our local hotel and we have allowed free time to enjoy the village, the lakeside views and have dinner on your own. Later this evening at dusk, we will board an evening Fireworks Cruise to top of a beautiful day. Enjoy your stay in Lake George!(B)

July 18 – Breakfast included. We then bid farewell to Lake George village and continue towards home with our last overnight at the home of the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon at Wellsboro, PA. We will check in and enjoy an included dinner at a local restaurant along with some free time to stroll the unique downtown area. Relax and enjoy your evening. (B, D)

July 19 - Breakfast included. We will meet our guide who will take us to the PA Grand Canyon overlook and Visitor Center – it is a magnificent Pennsylvania sight with great views of this natural wonder. Then it’s all aboard the Tioga Central Railroad, noted as Pennsylvania’s most scenic railroad excursion which departs from Wellsboro Jct. As a special added treat, lunch will be included on board in the train’s dining car, with gorgeous scenery as the backdrop while you ride and dine – enjoy! We will then depart for home after a beautiful trip. (B, L)


Package Includes:

  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • 4 Nights Hotel Accommodations
  • Water Cruises
  • Train ride
  • 7 Meals:
    • 3 Breakfasts
    • 2 Lunches
    • 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.