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Florida Sun Winter Getaway '18

Florida Sun Winter Getaway '18

Florida Sun Winter Fun! Visit St. Augustine, Daytona, Orlando & More!

February 23-March 7, 2018

 

 

 

 

ALLIED'S TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

o St. Augustine Historic Tour

o Stone Mountain o Kennedy Space Center

o Swamp Air Boat Tour

o Holyland Experience

o Daytona 500 Tour/Motor Sports Hall of Fame

o Disney World Theme Parks Option

o Weeki Wachee Springs

o Manatee Cruise

o Jimmy Carter Presidential Library/Museum

o Patty's 1880 Settlement

o 22 Meals: 12 Breakfasts (B), 3 Lunches, (L), 1 Boxed Lunch (BL) 3 Light Dinners (LD), 3 Dinners (D)

o Tour Director - Diane Roecker

 

FEATURED HOTELS

o Fairview Heights, IL - Drury Inn

o Chattanooga, TN - Holiday Inn Express

o Valdosta, GA - Drury Inn

o Daytona Beach, FL - Holiday Inn Oceanfront

o Lake Buena Vista, FL (4) - Lake Buena Vista Resort Hotel

o Crystal River, FL - Plantation on Crystal River

o Macon, GA - La Quinta Inn

o Nashville, TN - Gaylord Opryland Resort

o Drury Inn, Fairview Heights, MO

 

OPTIONAL PRICING

Day 6 Options: Disney Park Pass (1 park of choice)-$120

 

DEPARTURE CITIES Omaha, Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont & Sioux City

 

RATES

$2,679 Double, per person

$3,379 Single

$2,459 Triple, per person

 

PAY-BY-CHECK SAVINGS: $80

Day 1

Travel Day

Pack your bags for some fun in the sun….and much warmer temperatures as you head to Florida for a winter getaway.

Overnight Fairview Heights, IL

LD

Day 2

Kentucky Dam State Park/Southern Belle Riverboat Cruise

Dropping further south travel through the rolling hills of Kentucky and Tennessee. Enjoy the views at the Kentucky Dam Village State Park. Get acquainted with other travel mates at tonight's welcome dinner and cruise on the Southern Belle Riverboat.

Overnight Chattanooga, TN

B, D

Day 3

Stone Mountain State Park

A visit to Stone Mountain State Park and see the magnificent Stone Mountain Carving sculpted by Gutzon Borglum (also the sculptor of Mount Rushmore). Visit Memorial Hall Museum and other beautiful sights during our visit.

Overnight Valdosta, GA

B, LD

Day 4

St. Augustine City Tour/Fountain of Youth

Visit our nation's oldest city, St. Augustine with a step on guide. Discover the Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth as well as Castillo de San Marcos, the Spanish fortress built to protect the town. Take a stroll on the beach tonight at our beachside hotel.

Overnight Daytona Beach, FL

B, L

Day 5

Daytona 500 Track Tour/Motor Sports Hall of Fame

Iconic Daytona 500 Speedway considered "The Great American Race" will tell us today about this NASCAR giant. Get up close to the 31 degree high banks of the Speedway during our race track tour. Learn more as the Daytona 500 Experience chronicles racing history in the all new Motor Sports Hall of Fame.

Overnight (4) Lake Buena Vista, FL

B, D

Day 6

Kennedy Space Center/Cape Canaveral/ IMAX

Relive the memories of our country's space program at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral. Today's visit brings you up close to the day the space program began, to the day we put a man on the moon and to NASA's space future. A closer view of the launch pads will bring you past some of the iconic landmarks of space exploration send-offs. Spend the evening at of fun and entertainment at Disney Springs.

B, L

Day 7

Orlando Disney World Option Day

Enjoy an option day today with any of the Disney World Theme Parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Animal Kingdom, or Disney's Hollywood Studios; all accessed by a free hotel shuttle or enjoy the day for yourself at our lovely hotel and discover Orlando on your own!

Today you have the option of selecting one or more of the Disney parks for your discovery and enjoyment. Please choose the option that best fits you. Please reserve your option when booking your tour. Transportation to the parks will be offered by your motor coach or Disney hotel shuttle. Transportation back to the hotel will be via the Disney hotel shuttle when you are ready to depart for the hotel. All parks have scooter or wheelchair rentals and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not accepted, and quantities are limited.

- Magic Kingdom - Visit the original Disney Park and be a kid today. Shows, rides and attractions will entertain you. Afternoon parade at 3:00 p.m. Fireworks show at 8:00 p.m. when the park closes. $117 per person

- EPCOT Future World & World Showcase - Visit eleven countries in a day in the World Showcase! Enjoy shows & attractions. (This park is probably geared towards the senior citizen.) Fireworks show at 9:00 p.m. when park closes. $110 per person

- Animal Kingdom - Explore the animal world through a wildlife safari, attractions and rides. Park closes at 7:00 p.m. $110 per person

- Hollywood Studios - (formerly MGM Studios) - This park is dedicated to the facets of show business including film, television and theater. Park closes at 7:00 p.m.$110 per person

B

Day 8

Swamp Air Boat Tour/Holy Land Experience

Travel to the swamp today to experience the bountiful beauty and treasured wildlife that abounds in the Florida swamplands. Experience it up close and with an unobstructed view on the swamp airboat tour. The Holy Land Experience chronicles events as depicted in the Bible and the life of Jesus. Experience the Passion Play depicting the passion and crucifixion of Jesus.

B, D

Day 9

Showcase of Citrus/Weeki Wachee Springs Gardens & Mermaid Show

Your adventure today begins with a 4X4 Monster Truck ride through the Showcase of Citrus Farms to learn about citrus farming in Florida. Pick your own oranges and enjoy! Travel to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park for their legendary live mermaid show & gardens.

Overnight Crystal River, FL

B, BL

Day 10

Manatee Cruise

Discover Florida's natural side today. The bay in Crystal River is one of the largest aquifers in the state and home to more than 400 West Indian manatees and other endangered Florida species of birds and wildlife. Enjoy a morning boat ride to observe the manatees and learn of their habitat.

Overnight Macon, GA

B

Day 11

Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum/Opryland Hotel

Explore and learn about our 39th president at the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum. Discover the timeline of his presidency, his family and his life. On to Nashville to enjoy the ambiance and opulence of the Opryland Hotel during our overnight stay.

Overnight Nashville, TN

B

Day 12

Patty's 1880 Settlement

Enjoy southern hospitality at Patty's 1880 Settlement. Explore the many historic buildings and shops that make up the village. Today's lunch is a Southern delight!
Overnight Fairview Heights, MO

B, L, LD

Day 13

Travel Home

Travel home today refreshed with our escape from winter! Your travel fun is coming to an end - only until your next Allied tour!

B

B=Breakfast, BL=Box Lunch, L=Lunch, LD=Light Dinner, D=Dinner

This tour includes average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances. 

 

Departure Cities: Omaha, Council Bluffs, Lincoln, Grand Island, Norfolk, Columbus, Fremont & Sioux City (additional departure cities may be available upon request)

 

Included in the vacation package:

  •  All attractions listed under Tour Highlights

  •  RT Transportation aboard Arrow Motorcoach as stated in the itinerary

  •  Home pickup in all Allied Departure Cities on Prestige Tours

  •  Luggage handling at hotel (one piece of luggage per person)

  •  Hotel accommodations as listed in itinerary & tax

  •  All admissions and meals per itinerary " All taxes for included items

  •  Gratuities to step-on guides and wait staff (for included meals on Prestige Tours)

  •  Refreshments & entertainment on coach

  •  Tour Director 

 

Deposit: To confirm your reservation, a $100 per person deposit is required within 7 days after you make your reservation. 

 

Final payment: Due 45-60 days prior to departure. Your final payment date will be listed on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.

 

Cancellation Policy:

Days Prior to Departure ……….. Cancellation Fee, per person

46 Days or more ....Full refund

45 to 31 Days ........30% of the Total Cost

30 to 16 Days ........70% of the Total Cost

15 Days or less.........No refund

 

Travel Insurance is highly recommended. Please ask your reservationist for pricing and details.

 

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance to protect your deposits from cancellation fees. Your trip investment is worth protecting and it's the best way to safeguard against unexpected events that can prevent you from traveling and being assessed significant cancellation fees. Contact Allied Tours for travel insurance information. Changes in Tour Price. 

 

Not Included are meals not listed in the itinerary, optional tours, optional travel insurance, room incidentals, alcoholic beverages, items of personal nature, gratuities for tour director or driver, possible fuel surcharges.

 

Final Documents: Approximately two weeks prior to your departure date, you will receive your final documents. Departure times, a hotel list, detailed tour itinerary, medical form and luggage tags will be included.

 

Changes in Tour Price: Tour prices in this publication are effective as of April 15, 2016 and subject to fluctuation due to the U.S dollar exchange rates and energy rates. Our best effort has been made to publish this information as accurately as possible. The right is reserved to change tour rates as deemed necessary by current currency and fuel price conditions. Due to the volatility of airfares and flight schedules, tour utilizing air transportation are subject to change both in price and routing.

 

Changes in Itinerary: The order of events and hotels scheduled in your tour are subject to change. Every effort will be made to preserve the original quality of attractions and hotels when circumstances necessitate a substitution.

 

Baggage Allowance: Portage for one suitcase (per person) is included in the tour price. Due to limited motor coach capacity, your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30" x 21" x 11" and weigh no more than 50 lbs. Small carry-on bags are allowed and are your responsibility. Most airlines assess a baggage fee. This fee is not included in the tour price and is paid for at airport check-in. 

 

Church and Faith: We encourage you to attend the church of your choice while on tours if conditions allow. Unfortunately, we are unable to make any special provisions or transportation to attend church. Many tour directors share "Thoughts of the Day" verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.

 

Special Needs: Travelers needing special assistance must notify Allied Tours at the time of booking. Persons requiring assistance must be accompanied by a companion who can help with these special needs as tour directors and drivers have obligations to the whole group. See your current tour book for details of customer responsibility.

 

Tour Provided by Allied Tours.

 

RESPONSIBILITY: Allied Tours, Inc. (AT) acts only as an agent for suppliers. AT is not responsible for acts or omissions of the suppliers or their failure to provide services or adhere to their own schedules and assumes no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity, and can accept no liability for losses or personal injury or property damage, or additional expenses due to delay or changes in bus or other services, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine, terrorism or other causes. All such losses or expenses will have to be borne by the passenger. The right is reserved to accept or withdraw any tour if circumstances require it. AT reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary to the benefit of the tour and/or tour members. All rates are subject to change and are based on current tariffs available and current exchange rates as of September 15, 2017. All baggage is at owner's risk. The purchase of baggage and travel insurance covering cancellation, interruption, medical, baggage, etc., is recommended. The issuance and acceptance of tickets/vouchers or the payment of the required deposit or any partial or full payment for reservations on these trips shall be deemed to be consent to the above conditions. No refund of unused portions of the tour can be made unless agreed to prior to the departure of the tour. The usual contract in use by the airlines and other transportation companies when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the purchaser of the tour and/or the passenger. The services of any ARC and/or IATAN carrier may be used on this program. AT has no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the suppliers or unsafe conditions at locations to which you may travel. You assume full responsibility for checking and verifying any and all passport, visa, vaccination, or other entry requirements of your destination(s), and all conditions regarding health, safety, security, political stability, and labor or civil unrest at such destination(s). Passengers hereby release AT from all claims arising out of any problem covered in these paragraphs and agree that the courts in Madison Co., NE will be the exclusive jurisdiction for all claims brought by you or AT.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Columbus Columbus HyVee
3010 - 23rd Street -please park SE corner of lot
Council Bluffs BW Council Bluffs Best Western
2216 27th Ave. (I-80, exit 1B)
Enroute Pickup points enroute
Fremont Fremont Walmart
3010 E 23rd St, Exit Hwys 30 & 275 - special instr
Grand Island Quality Inn Grand Island
Quality Inn I-80 & Hwy 281*308-384-7770
Lincoln- Travelodge Lincoln - Travelodge (Formerly Ramada Inn)
1101 W. Bond
Lincoln-Best Western Plus Lincoln-Best Western Plus
I-80, Exit 403, 27th Street Exit, South
Norfolk Norfolk
Allied Tour Office - 720 E. Norfolk Ave.
Omaha - Arrow Stage Lines Omaha -- Arrow Stage Lines Depot
4220 South 52nd St.
Sioux City Sioux City -- New Victorian Inn
3101 Singing Hills Blvd. (I29, Exit 143 east 2 bl)
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