A PATRIOTIC DELUXE ITINERARY
Offered By: Gad-About Tours
Celebrating the 200th Birthday of our National Anthem and the history behind it.
Operates: No scheduled departures
Tour Length: 3 Days, 2 Nights
Departs From: Columbiana, OH - Salem, OH - Alliance, OH – Canton, OH – Akron, OH
Single Room - $768.00
Double Room - $648.00
Triple Room - $628.00
Quad Room - $628.00
A Star-Spangled commemoration of the 200th Birthday of our National Anthem, featuring Francis Scott Key's immortal manuscript, will take place in Baltimore this year. Come with Gad-About and see the place it was written during the War of 1812. Board historic saliing ships, have dinner while cruising Baltimore Harbor, and much more. Read on ...
- Visit the where Mary Pickersgill hand-sewed the 15-star, 15-stripe flag that survived the British bombardment and inspired Francis Scott Key.
- An evening on the Spirit of Baltimore Dinner & Entertainment Cruise! See the great sights and sound of Baltimore's Harbor plus a fantastic buffet-dinner - it's really no wonder why this cruise is one of the citie's top attractions.
- Enjoy a guided tour of Baltimore and Its Neighbors. One of America's oldest cities, Baltimore grew up around its seaport with a rich diversity of culture.
- Visit Fells Point, Little Italy, Washington Place Historic Districts, Federal Hill, City Hall and more as time permits!
- Be guest for a Patriotic Picinc. Join you country men and visitors from around the world honoring the War 1812's Bicentennial History and the heroic fight to hold the strategic Chesapeake Bay for the young American nation.
- Baltimore's Museum of Industry - See planes, cars, trains, space exploration and more.
- The Inner Harbor's Star-Spangled Banner Festival. Beautiful Harborplace offers shopping, food, attractions, adn wonderful waterfront photo ops - enjoy free time to explore and stroll the many additional venues available at this excellent Festival
- You'll love the "Rockets Red Glare, Bombs Bursting in Air" majestic Fireworks display
- Dinner at the NASCAR Sports Grille Harborside - fun!
- It is the plan of the Festival to host the Blue Angel Air Show, an awesome sight to be sure. However, contracts have not been signed, so there is no guarantee at this writing of their appearance. If they are flying this year, we will make every attempt to give you a chance to see them. We should know more as time draws closer ~ thank you for your understanding.
- The popular "Tall Ships" will be in port during this festival, and if interested, during your free time you can get in line to set right onto one and experience these majestic beauties "Up Close & Personal". They are a gorgeous sight to see as they float in the Harbor!
- Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
- 2 Nights Accommodations
- 5 Meals:
- 2 Breakfasts
- 1 Lunch
- 2 Dinners
- 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.
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.
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.