SPRING MYSTERY TOUR 2016 SOLD OUT! Call 1-800-747-7407 to put your name on a wait list! New Mystery Tours Available!
Van Galder Bus Company
Destination Unknown! But Adventure Certain!
Apr 22 2016
Madison, WI; Janesville, WI; South Beloit, IL; Rockford, IL
Price Per Person -
$94.00 Online Price $89.30
This top-rated Van Galder one-day tour is always a sellout, so book your seat early for a trip that can't be beat! You ask, "What is a Mystery Tour?" Well, we can't give away our secrets, however, we promise a fun day with lots of exciting stops.
Professional tour director, transportation, lunch, and mystery activities
- Heavy level of walking involved
||Shopko South Towne Mall,
2101 W Broadway
||Van GALDER Terminal,
3120 N Pontiac Dr.
|Parking pass required.
|South Beloit, IL
||Mc Donald’s / Road Ranger
I-90 / Hwy 75 Interchange
|Parking $3 per day
||Van Galder Terminal
7559 Walton Street
Terms and Conditions:
Van Galder Tour & Travel requires advance reservations on all tours. Reservations can be made by telephone at 800.747.7407 or 608.531.4545; in person 715 S. Pearl St., Janesville; or online at www.VanGalder Bus.com. Office hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. After Hours/Emergency: 800-747-0094, #6.
Extended Motorcoach Tours:
require a $50.00 deposit per person within 7 days after making reservation and a final payment 45 DAYS prior to departure
One Day Tours:
require $0 deposit per person and a final payment 45 DAYS prior to departure
Flyaway & Cruise Packages:
Rules/regulations vary by vendor and package. Refer to tour description.
Payment types accepted:
Cash, personal check, money order, Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or American Express.
TRIP CANCELLATION/INTERRUPTION INSURANCE
is strongly recommended on all motorcoach tours and is offered to safeguard your travel investment. Insurance details are available on page 23 and are optional. However, no representation or description of the insurance made by our staff constitutes a binding assurance or promise
about the insurance. Travel Insurance premium is non-refundable. If insurance is not purchased, refund/cancellation policy is listed below:
PER PERSON PENALITIES (based on business days prior to departure)
30 + days prior to departure, there will be a $0 per person penalty. 29-4 days prior to departure, there will be a $100 per person penalty plus any unrecoverable fees. 3-0 days (72 business hours) prior to departure, there will be no refund.
One Day Motorcoach:
30 + days prior to departure, there will be a $0 per person penalty. 29-4 days prior to departure, there will be a penalty of 50% of the tour cost or the cost of the ticketed event (whichever is higher). 3-0 days (72 business hours) prior to departure, there will be no refund.
Rules/regulations vary by vendor and package. Refer to tour description.
**Cancelling passengers on most motorcoach tours can provide a replacement person(s) for the seat(s.) The
office must be notified of the name replacement at the time of cancellation or within the timeline provided
by tour office. No one is permitted to board the motorcoach whose name is not on the manifest.
One Day Tours: An invoice with timing
will be issued at time of reservation and emailed to client (or sent
via US Mail if no e-mail is available.) Multi-Day Motorcoach
Tours: An invoice will be issued at time of reservation and
emailed to client (or sent via US Mail if no e-mail is available.) A
tour itinerary and bag tags will be issued at least 2 weeks prior to
departure and sent via US Mail. Flyaway and Cruise Offerings:
An invoice will be issued at time of reservation and emailed to
client (or sent via US Mail if no e-mail is available.) A tour itinerary
and bag tags will be issued at least 2 weeks prior to departure
and sent via US Mail. Exceptions, due to outside vendors, will be
explained at time of reservations.
A valid U.S. Passport for travel
outside the United States via land, air, or sea is required. All
International travel requires a U.S. Passport valid for 6 months
beyond departure date from foreign country.
Each tour participant is pre-registered by
advance reservation. Upon arrival, room keys will be obtained by
the tour director or driver and distributed accordingly.
Arrangements will be made for your luggage to be delivered to
your room and returned to the motorcoach at check-out time
unless otherwise indicated. Room assignments are made by the
hotel in an impartial manner. All nonsmoking rooms are
requested. If any special service (ex: smoking room, ADA
accessible room) is required, please advise at time of reservation.
SINGLE SHARE PROGRAM:
Our “single Share Program is offered on most of Van Galder Tour & Travel’s motorcoach extended-day tours (exceptions will be listed on individual tour outlines). If travelling alone and you would like to share a room with another person of the same sex, please advise the Van Galder staff member assisting you at the time of reservation. The tour MUST be booked at least 45 days prior to departure to take advantage of this offer. Tour & Travel will try to match you with another tour participant traveling alone who would like to share. If the two of you determine that there is a match, you and your roommate will travel at the double rate. If there is no match, each traveler will pay the single rate. Van Galder is NOT responsible for the personal habits of our clients.
PERSONS NEEDING SPECIAL ASSISTANCE:
requiring special attention must be reported to Van Galder Tour &
Travel at time of reservation. Van Galder will make reasonable
efforts to accommodate the special needs of tour participants, but
are not responsible in the event we are unable to do so, or if any
of the vendors deny services. We strongly advise persons with
special needs to travel with a qualified and physically able
companion. Van Galder tour directors and/or drivers are not to act
as a travel attendant to any client with special needs, or physically
lift or assist clients into transportation vehicles. A minimum of 48
hours advance notice in writing is required for a wheelchair
accessible bus. ** Please note: the Americans with Disabilities Act
is not applicable outside of the United States and facilities for
disabled individuals may be limited.
GRATUITIES AND TAXES:
Motorcoach tours include most
necessary tips for bellman, doorman, and dining room meals as
noted on itineraries, plus all taxes unless otherwise indicated.
Gratuities /taxes may vary for flyaway/cruise tours and will be
noted on tour itinerary. Tips are appreciated by the tour directors
and drivers who work diligently to ensure your trip is enjoyable.
Suggested per person amount is $3.00 per day for each tour
director and driver, however are optional and at client discretion.
We use state-of-the-art motorcoaches, which
are climate controlled with comfortable reclining seats, footrests,
overhead storage, rest rooms, public address system, GPS units,
seat belts and large panoramic windows for your viewing
enjoyment. Although seat belts are not required at this time, Van
Galder strongly suggests the use of seat belts at all times. Note: It
is difficult to maintain the motorcoach at a temperature that is
comfortable for everyone, a light jacket is suggested.
Smoking, including the use of electronic simulated
smoking materials, e-cigarettes, and smokeless cigarettes is prohibited
in all workplaces, facilities and vehicles of Coach USA and its affiliates.
Alcohol is not permitted on board any Van Galder
Tour & Travel retail tour. If you wish to bring alcohol, coolers will
be allowed and stored under the motorcoach in the luggage bay,
only to be taken out and consumed off of the motorcoach upon
arrival at the destination.
Each person is permitted to bring one large piece of
luggage to be stowed in the luggage bay. Also, a small carry-on
size bag is allowed to be stowed in the overhead bin on the
motorcoach, and is the responsibility of the client.
Take sufficient supply of prescription medication to
last duration of the tour. It is very difficult to get prescriptions
refilled while enroute. Keep medications on your person at all
Seat assignments are made on
extended day tours only and are assigned based on booking date
order from the front of the motorcoach back. No special requests
for seats will be honored. All passengers on a three or more day
tour will participate in daily rotation. The seat rotation protocol will be explained by the Tour Directors on all extended trips.
Van Galder Tour & Travel gift certificates are
available year-round for any denomination. They are attractively
packaged and are available online at www.vangalderbus.com
Most Van Galder retail motorcoach tours
grant a $3.00 per person, per day, travel dollar to all paid tour
participants. Travel Dollars can be used on any future Van Galder
retail tour and do not expire. Note: Chicago Fun Days, Casino
Tours, Cruises and all Flyaway tours are excluded.
TOUR PICKUP LOCATIONS:
Van Galder Terminal
3120 N. Pontiac Dr.
*SOUTH BELOIT, IL
Road Ranger / McDonald’s
($3 per day) Hwy 75 & I90
Van Galder Terminal
7559 Walton St.
Shopko South Towne Mall
2101 W. Broadway, Lot “G”
OTHER VAN GALDER SERVICES OFFERED:
• Individual Tour Services on: Collette Vacation, Funjet, Apple
Vacations, Costa Rica Dream Adventures, Norwegian Cruiselines,
and Holland America Cruiselines
• Custom Group Tours for any group type (ex: family reunion,
girls’ weekend, baseball games, etc...)
• Daily Service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport,
Downtown Chicago, and Midway Airport
• Charter / School Bus Services - quality transportation for any
type of group
Children under the
age of 18 years old are welcomed to travel on any of our tours,
however must be accompanied by an adult. Van Galder Tour &
Travel reserves the right to accept or reject any person as a tour
participant. Van Galder Tour & Travel reserves the right to
substitute hotels of equal or better grade, the right to alter
sightseeing schedules, or substitute the type of transportation
when operationally necessary, and reserves the right to cancel any
tour up to seven days prior to departure. Tour prices include only
the meals, accommodations, etc... that are listed in the individual
tour itinerary. Maid, laundry service, telephone calls, room
service, alcoholic beverages, souvenirs, and other items of a
personal nature are not included. No responsibility will be accepted
for lack of appropriate medical facilities, weather, losses, strikes,
criminal acts, war, terrorism, computer difficulties, delay or other
complications not under the supervision of Van Galder Tour &