Celebrate spring with tulips!
May 2-4, 2018
Boone & Scenic Railroad Lunch Excursion
All Day at the Pella Tulip Festival
Madison County Memories Tour
4 Meals, as indicated in the itinerary
Tour Director: Vonis Schroeder
Des Moines, IA (2) - Wildwood Lodge
Departure Cities & Rates (per person):
From: Grand Island, Lincoln, Omaha & Council Bluffs
$585 Double Occupancy, per person
$674 Single Occupancy
$549 Triple Occupancy, per person
From: Columbus, Fremont, Norfolk, Sioux City
$599 Double Occupancy, per person
$699 Single Occupancy
$574 Triple Occupancy, per person
Pay by Check Savings: $15
Book by February 14, 2018 and Save $25 per person!
Since 1935 the Dutch town of Pella, Iowa, has celebrated spring with tulips! The Pella Tulip Festival is one of the Top 100 events in the country, and you can experience it firsthand on our Pella Tulip Festival Tour.
Boone & Scenic Railroad/Mamie Eisenhower Birthplace
Get ready for a fun day of "railroading." Experience first-class service as it was during the golden age of rail travel when you dine aboard the historic Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad. Travel through the Des Moines River Valley, cross over the famous Kate Shelley Bridge, and relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Mamie Doud Eisenhower's birthplace provides a unique historical and educational look into the past. In addition to her home and library, you will see exhibits including many of Mamie's awards, photographs, dresses, campaign items, and other memorabilia. Also, visit the James H. Andrew Railroad Museum and History Center. This new 9,000 square foot facility features a large research library and an impressive collection of railroad memorabilia.
Overnight (2) Des Moines, IA
It's Tulip Time!
Spend all day at the Pella Tulip Festival starting with the beautiful sunken gardens. Enjoy free time in the square before savoring a Dutch lunch. Then take your reserved seat for the Midwest's most colorful event-the Pella Tulip Parade. Complete with street scrubbers, the baby carriage parade, floats and local bands, this event is the best in the Midwest. (Please note exact tulip blooming is subject to nature and cannot be guaranteed).
Madison County Memories Tour/John Wayne Birthplace Museum/Travel Home
This morning take a stroll down memory lane in Madison County, IA. Your first stop is Howell's Dried Flowers and Greenhouse. It's where the rainbow begins; their giant barn is filled with flowers being naturally air-dried in addition to beautiful hanging baskets and gifts galore! Then take a storybook covered bridges tour in Winterset, IA. See many of the sites used in the movie "Bridges of Madison County." Visit John Wayne's birthplace and museum for an inside look at America's favorite cowboy. Then it's time to head home after a colorful trip to Pella, IA.
This tour includes average physical activity. You should be in good health, able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances.
Allied Departure Cities: Allied Cities
Included in the vacation package:
All attractions listed under Tour Highlights
RT Transportation aboard Arrow Motorcoach as stated in the itinerary
Home pick up in all Allied Departure Cities and 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)
Refreshments & entertainment on coach
Tour Director: Vonis Schroeder
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.
Deposit: $100 per person
Final Payment Due 46 days prior to departure, or as stated on your deposit statement. You may remit by personal check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.
Cancellation Policy (Fee is per person):
Days Prior to Departure .. Cancellation Fee
46 days or more prior to departure .Full Refund
45 to 31 days before departure .....30% of Tour Cost
30 to 16 days before departure .....70% of Tour Cost
15 days or less to departure .........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/Fun Tours for travel insurance information.
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 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.
Price Changes/Fuel Surcharge: Tour prices are effective as of Sept. 15, 2017. Allied will do everything possible to avoid price changes. However, if significant changes in fuel prices, taxes, currency exchange rates, etc. occur, these will be passed on to passengers, and listed on your final invoice. Every effort will be made to avoid any additional surcharges.
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.
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.
Church & 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 of our tour directors share "Thoughts of the Day" verses of inspiration, or a short prayer to start the day.
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.
|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)
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|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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