Mid-American Coaches
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Motor Coach Tour

Philadelphia & Gettysburg

Saturday, September 15 - Friday, September 21, 2018

Highlights:   (Inclusions subject to change)       
       7 Days · 10 Meals
* 10 Meals (6 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners)
* Six nights Lodging
    - One Night Lodging in Zanesville, OH
    - Two Nights Lodging in Philadelphia
    - Two Nights Lodging in Gettysburg
    - One Night Lodging in Columbus, OH
* Guided tour of historic Philadelphia including
     Independence Hall & Liberty Bell Center
* Museum of the American Revolution
* National Constitution Center
* Betsy Ross House
* Reading Terminal Market
* Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center
* Cyclorama Painting
* "A New Birth of Freedom" Film
* Historic Gettysburg Battlefields Tour
* Luggage handling in Philadelphia & Gettysburg
* Deluxe Motorcoach Transportation
* Tour Protection available upon request

Departure Points:
Washington:  Depart 7:00 AM / Return 5:00 PM
Lowe’s in Kirkwood:  Depart 8:00 AM / Return 4:00 PM

Saturday, September 15    
A morning departure has you heading to your overnight stop for lodging in Zanesville, OH (pack an overnight bag); dinner is on your own this evening.

Sunday, September 16  
Following breakfast, check out and travel to Philadelphia—the City of Brotherly Love.  Founded and laid out by William Penn, the city was the second largest, but most prominent of the early English colonies.  Upon arrival, check into your accommodations and have a chance to freshen up before enjoying dinner at a local restaurant  (Breakfast / Dinner)

Monday, September 17    
Enjoy breakfast before continuing to the National Constitution Center.  America’s most interactive history museum, it is the first-ever honoring and explaining the U.S. Constitution and the story of “We, the People.”  You can take the Oath of Office and walk among life-size bronze statues in Signers’ Hall.  Also, included will be a rousing performance of the multi-media presentation, “Freedom Rising”.   In the afternoon, admission has been arranged to the new Museum of the American Revolution where immersive exhibitions and priceless artifacts trace the evolution of the colonies from the earliest days of unrest through a legendary war and the improbable victory that led to a new nation.  Included are General Washington’s Headquarters Tent, a two-story replica of the Liberty Tree, a replica of an 18th-century privateer ship and much more.  There will also be time to visit the Betsy Ross House, the birthplace of the American flag, then return to your hotel for a chance to freshen up.  This evening, spend some time in Old City Philadelphia and enjoy dinner on your own.   (Breakfast)

Tuesday, September 18
Following breakfast, check out and meet your guide at the Visitor’s Center, then depart on a 3-hour historic tour.  Following your tour, spend time at Independence National Historical Park.  Spanning over 55 acres on 20 city blocks within the historic district of the City of Philadelphia, the park preserves and interprets many of our country’s most important resources associated with the establishment of the United States of America.  Additionally, the park tells the story of Philadelphia’s most famous citizen, Benjamin Franklin, in Franklin Court, where Franklin’s home once stood.  You are welcome to visit the historic buildings, such as Independence Hall (free admission ticket required), Old City Hall, Congress Hall, Liberty Bell Center and much more.  Before leaving the city, a stop will be made at Philadelphia’s historic farmers market, Reading Terminal Market.  An exhilarating selection of baked goods, meats, poultry, seafood, produce, flowers, ethnic foods, cookware and eclectic restaurants are peppered throughout the Market.  After your visit, depart for Gettysburg for the next 2 nights, upon arrival check in and prepare for a wonderful dinner.    (Breakfast / Dinner)

Wednesday, September 19
After breakfast, depart for a day in Gettysburg.  A licensed battlefield guide will board your bus and take you on a narrated tour, outlining the history of the famous battle as you wend your way through the battlefield.  Lunch is on your own in the area, then visit the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center.  See the film “A New Birth of Freedom,” narrated by Morgan Freeman. View the sound-and-light show on the largest oil painting in North America—the Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama.  Longer than a football field and as tall as a four-story building, this stunning oil painting in-the-round of Pickett’s Charge was created in the late 1880s. Interactive exhibits are located throughout this 12-gallery, Civil War museum.  After your visit, enjoy dinner tonight at a local restaurant, followed by a restful night.(Breakfast/Dinner)

Thursday, September 20   
Check out after breakfast and begin your trip westward to your overnight stop in Columbus, OH.  Dinner will be at Cracker Barrel tonight. (Breakfast / Dinner)

Friday, September 21   
After breakfast, depart for home.   (Breakfast)

Tour Cost:
$1,160.00 - per person Double Room
$1,500.00 -  Single Room
$1,110.00 -  per person Triple Room

$300.00 per person deposit due with reservation
Final Payment due:  August 2, 2018


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Cancellation Policy/Refunds

If you must cancel on a 1 day tour and it is within 10 days of departure, refunds will be based on deposits returned to Mid-American Coaches prior to trip departure.  We do however, allow you to get another person to fill your seat.   If  we have a wait list, we will try to fill the seat from our wait list.  If we do not have a standby list, you will not receive a refund.
Once final payment (30days prior) is made on multi day trips 2 or more days,  cancellation of passengers will have to be filed on the cancellation insurance that is available  for all multi-day tours.  No insurance is sold on 2 day trips.
If you have elected to not purchase the insurance, Mid-American Coaches has the right to retain any monies paid by customer.  If this seat is resold, then at that point you may receive a refund.
Any fly/international/rail/cruise tours will have exceptions that will be covered at the time of booking.
If you are forced to leave a tour anytime after departure, refunds will be based on monies that are recoverable.  Refunds cannot be made for unused motorcoach transportation.