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Independence Celebration in Washington DC * July 3 - 5, 2014
Star JULY 4TH PARADE & CAPITOL FIREWORKS Star
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
What better place to celebrate our nation's birthday than in the heart of it all!

Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 3 Days, 2 Nights
Departs From: Columbiana, OH - Salem, OH - Alliance, OH – Canton, OH – Akron, OH


Price:
Single Room - $509.00
Double Room - $409.00
Triple Room - $409.00

Tour Description:

Celebrate Independence Day in Washington, DC including the July 4th parade and the Capitol Fireworks with plenty of free time to explore all the sights at the National Mall area. This freedom celebration will include various Independence Day festivities and concerts and will highlight many of the D. C. monuments and memorials. 

Special Note:  This tour requires extensive walking

Tour Description:

July 3– We head to our Nation’s capital for this festive weekend celebration arriving at our hotel late this afternoon to check in before heading to the famed Toby’s Dinner Theater. Sit back and enjoy a delicious dinner and live stage show. (D)

July 4 – Breakfast included at your hotel, before boarding our coach to enjoy the 4th of July in Washington, D.C. where we will watch the Independence Day Parade before having free time on the National Mall to enjoy the various celebration activities in the country's capital! After the parade, you can enjoy lunch on your own and spend time exploring D.C. as you wish. You may want to stop at the Smithsonian Institution’s Annual folklife Festival and browse through the myriad of pavilions celebrating many different people, foods and crafts. Later today we will head back to our hotel to relax and refresh for our evening activities. We will head back into D. C. by early evening where you can enjoy dinner on your own (or at the hotel before you leave) and find your spot on the lawn to watch the Capitol Fireworks tonight – enjoy this colorful extravaganza ! Fireworks normally start just after 9:00 PM. We will have very late evening arrival back at our hotel. (Please be prepared for possible excessive walking on this day) (B)

July 5 – Breakfast included at your hotel before checking out and heading for one last look at the Washington, D.C. highlights. Stops, drive-bys and photo opportunities will include the White House, World War II Memorial, Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, and more as time permits. Lunch will be on your own at the Reagan Building which is the center for International Trade which displays various historical exhibits throughout the year. Their Center Food Court features over a dozen eateries guaranteed to satisfy any appetite. Photo ID is required for all persons 18 years or older to enter the Reagan Building. After lunch on your own, we will board the bus for home. (B)

THIS TOUR IS HOSTED BY BUTLER MOTOR TOURS

Package Includes:

  • Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
  • 2 Nights Accommodations
  • 3 Meals:
    • 2 Breakfasts
    • 1 Dinner Show at Toby's Dinner Theater
  • Touring Mentioned Above
  • 1 Full Free Day in Washington DC
  • 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.