August 21-September 7, 2021
National Treasures of America’s Southwest
Tour Information
Cost
$5,385
Double
$4,785
Triple
$4,595
Quad
$6,525
Single
Deposit
$300
Insurance
Available
Duration
18 Days
Meals
27 Meals
Traveling by Deluxe Motorcoach, in the course of 18 fabulous days we’ll be seeing some of the most gorgeous parts of our country, many of which you’ve probably never seen before! ~ An adventure of a lifetime, guaranteed!

Our much-anticipated BRAND-NEW TOUR had to be postponed last year, but now we’re taking reservations again – Hooray!!

THIS TRIP IS NOT AVAILABLE

 DAY ONE:  SATURDAY, AUGUST 21

With happy hearts, excited anticipation, and a suitcase full of clean underwear (wink-wink), we board our beautiful deluxe motorcoach and get acquainted with our new TLC Travel Friends!  Your professional TLC Escort and Driver will make sure your day of travel is comfortable and enjoyable! ~ Heading west, we spend our first overnight in Effingham, Illinois at a lovely Country Inn & Suites with time to get dinner nearby.  Sleep well – an extraordinary expedition has just begun!

DAY TWO:  SUNDAY, AUGUST 22

Continuing cross-country, we make a fun stop in the St. Louis, Missouri area en route to Kansas.  Opened in 1852, St. Louis is the flagship headquarters of Anheuser-Busch and the home of the famous Clydesdales. See these magnificent animals – then also view the brewery with its remarkable interior, offering tours to visitors since the 1890’s. ~~ Hotel:  Country Inn & Suites – Lawrence, Kansas / Included Meal: B

DAY THREE:  MONDAY, AUGUST 23

With an afternoon arrival in Dodge City, Kansas, we’ll relive the Old West Legend at the Boot Hill Cemetery!  Then view the World-Famous Boot Hill Gun Fight on Front Street, shop in the old-fashioned General Store, enjoy an award-winning Country-style Dinner… and this evening, take your seats at the Long Branch Saloon for their fun-filled Variety Show starring Miss Kitty herself! ~~ Hotel:  Best Western Plus Country Inn – Dodge City, KS / Included Meals: B, D

DAY FOUR:  TUESDAY, AUGUST 24

Sitting in the high desert is today’s destination, Albuquerque, which is New Mexico’s largest city.  Its modern Downtown core contrasts with Old Town Albuquerque, dating to the city’s 1706 founding as a Spanish colony. Choose from a variety of unique  restaurants for dinner ~~ Hotel:  The Holiday Inn located in Historic Old Town, Albuquerque, New Mexico / Included Meals:  B

FYI: The Colorado Plateau is a region roughly centered on the Four Corners of the Southwestern United States.

This province covers an area of 130,000 miles within western Colorado, northwestern New Mexico, southern and eastern Utah, northern Arizona, and a tiny fraction in the extreme southeast of Nevada.

DAY FIVE:  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25

This morning, we meet our local Guide and head west to Canyon de Chelly sitting amidst the Colorado Plateau as the spiritual epicenter of the Navajo Nation. For nearly 5,000 years, people have lived in these Arizona canyons – longer than anyone has lived uninterrupted anywhere on the Colorado Plateau. As one of the longest continuously-inhabited landscapes of North America, it preserves ruins of the early indigenous tribes that lived in the area, including the Ancient Puebloans and Navajo, and encompasses the floors and rims of the three major canyons: de Chelly; del Muerto; and Monument. Today, Navajo families make their homes, raise livestock, and farm the lands in the canyons. A place like no other, the park and Navajo Nation work together to manage the land’s resources. Eventually we’ll make our way into Utah this evening. ~~ Hotel: Goulding’s – Monument Valley, Utah / Included Meals: B, L

DAY SIX:  THURSDAY, AUGUST 26

Awaken this morning to amazing views of red rock formations spanning the horizons. With sandstone buttes, colossal mesas, and panoramic vistas, Monument Valley is located on the Arizona-Utah border and is one of the USA’s iconic landscapes. After breakfast, take a very special Jeep Tour into Monument Valley with a local Navajo Guide who will provide valuable first-hand insight to the importance and history of the region known as “The Land of Long Shadows” – what a great opportunity!  Over 50 motion pictures have been filmed in this valley, which include John Ford’s westerns, “Forrest Gump”, “Back to the Future”, and “Westworld”.  Following your tour, experience a famous ‘Navajo Taco Lunch’, and then continue our spectacular journey west to Lake Powell. ~~ Overnight Hotel (2 Nights): Lake Powell Resort – Page, Arizona / Included Meals: B, L

DAY SEVEN: FRIDAY, AUGUST 27 

Rise and shine with excitement in the air!  Today is our spectacular Float Trip down the Colorado River thru Glen Canyon! This breathtaking recreation area stretches for hundreds of miles from Lee’s Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a panorama of human history. You will travel through one of the most stunning canyons on the entire Colorado River!  Along the way, your Guide will tell stories of the Canyon’s history; you’ll learn about the sandstone cliff walls towering above, ancient native cultures, the explorations of John Wesley Powell, and the rivers current role in providing water for the Southwest.  Following your float trip, relax a bit before we are guests at another very special event… an evening dinner cruise on the “Canyon Princess”!  Bask in views of the beautiful sunset on Lake Powell as you sail past Wahweap Bay scenery and enjoy a delicious dining experience.  Altogether, a  5-Star day from start to finish! ~~ Overnight Hotel: Lake Powell Resort – Page, Arizona / Included Meals: B, D

DAY EIGHT:  SATURDAY, AUGUST 28

Depart this morning for the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. You are one of the lucky 10% that get to visit this side (most go only to the South side), and therefore are able to witness the full grandeur of this breathtaking National Park. The magnitude of this natural wonder is almost more than your senses can process – In a way, it’s a very spiritual experience.  Enjoy lunch at the National Park’s Grand Canyon Lodge. Then explore the Visitors Center for fascinating info   about the Canyon, and get outside to enjoy the many stunning vistas and viewpoints. Didn’t get enough of the park?  Don’t worry, you’ll be back in a few days, but with views from the opposite side. Drive north, back into Utah, and settle in for the night. ~~ Overnight Hotel (2 Nights): Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn – Bryce Canyon City, Utah / Included Meals: B, L

DAY NINE:  SUNDAY, AUGUST 29

Today our feature destination is Bryce Canyon National Park, a sprawling reserve in southern Utah known for crimson-colored ‘hoodoos’, which are spire-shaped rock formations. These famous, almost alien-looking, columns of rock stand at attention and exist on every continent, but here is the largest concentration found anywhere on Earth. Bryce is not a single canyon, but a series of natural amphitheaters or bowls, carved into the edge of a high plateau. The most famous of these is the Bryce Amphitheater situated at the top of the Grand Staircase where you’ll witness geological wonders that defy description. Ranger guided walks, geology talks, or hikes are available to you if interested, plus the Visitors Center has a wealth of information about the park.   Overnight Hotel: Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn – Bryce Canyon City, Utah / Included Meals: B

DAY TEN:  MONDAY, AUGUST 30

Depart Bryce Canyon for another of Utah’s most beloved Parks. Zion National Park is a southwest nature preserve distinguished by Zion Canyon’s steep sandstone cliffs of cream, pink and red.  Zion Canyon Scenic Drive cuts through its main section, leading to forest trails along the Virgin River. The winding river flows to the Emerald Pools, which have waterfalls and a hanging garden.  As the popularity of the park has grown, Zion has cut down on congestion and pollution by offering free shuttle trams thru-out. Enjoy this enchanting park with free time for lunch. This evening, we head for the big city!  The majestic Park MGM Casino Resort is the Vegas strip’s first fully smoke-free casino.  Bask in the resort’s timeless European style, perhaps take in a show, or just ride the tram and experience the Vegas sights! ~~ Overnight Hotel: Park MGM Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada / Included Meals: B

DAY ELEVEN:  TUESDAY, AUGUST 31

This morning, take a tour of the jaw-dropping Hoover Dam, the monumental structure on the Colorado River built during the Great Depression, and dedicated by President Roosevelt in 1935. Currently, the dam’s hydroelectric power plant helps provide energy to millions of people across 3 states – Yes, three states!  Following the tour, we’ll make our way to Williams, located in the beautiful Ponderosa pine forests and grasslands of Northern Arizona – Famous Historic Rt. 66 cuts right thru the middle of town! ~~ Overnight Hotel: Grand Canyon Railway Hotel – Williams, Arizona / Included Meals: B, D

DAY TWELVE:  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

This morning, it’s “All Aboard” as we take our seats on the Grand Canyon Railway!  From its yesteryears of transporting ore thru the Wild West to present-day journeys to the heart of the Grand Canyon, the Railway has enchanted millions of people from around the world since 1901. You’ll be embarking on an unforgettable ride on a lovingly restored cars with folklore & tales from a crew who are still mesmerized by their southwestern surroundings. Be entertained by authentic characters and musicians who bring the Old West to life.  Arrive at the South Rim of the magnificent Grand Canyon National Park for a day of adventure and sightseeing. See millions of years of geological wonder right in front of your eyes. The breathtaking views, scenery, and wildlife will leave you in absolute awe of nature. And we’re staying 2 nights right IN THE NATIONAL PARK – Wow!! ~~ Overnight Hotel (2 Nights): Maswik Lodge – Grand Canyon Village, Arizona / Included Meals: B, L

DAY THIRTEEN:  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

What an outstanding treat today is… Another full day right in the midst of Grand Canyon National Park!!  You’ll love this relaxing opportunity to do enjoy any way you wish. The park offers a myriad of options, educational talks, horseback rides, easy walking trails, photo ops galore, and so much more. Perhaps you’ll choose to take a Pink Jeep Tour- or sign up for a guided shuttle  tour – or view the glorious IMAX show at the Visitors Center which takes you on an amazing ‘tour’ right from your seats!  Whatever you do, you’ll have a great day exploring on your own!  ~~ Overnight Hotel: Maswik Lodge – Grand Canyon Village, Arizona / Included Meals: B

DAY FOURTEEN:  FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3

This morning, as we depart the Grand Canyon, we’ll be traveling along Historic Rt. 66 and make a stop at Wupatki National Monument, home to ruins of Pueblos that were highly influential in the region’s pre-conquest. Continuing East, we visit the world’s best-preserved meteorite impact at the humongous Meteor Crater – you won’t believe the size of this ‘hole’!  Then it’s on to lunch in Winslow, Arizona, a town made famous in a line from a 1972 ‘Eagles’ song.  Afterwards, stop at the Petrified Forest National Park situated in the Navajo and Apache counties of northeastern Arizona. Named for its large deposits of petrified wood, the main area of the park covers about 230 sq. mi. and the northern portion features a stunning Painted Desert experience.  See its brilliant and varied colors that not only include the more common red rock, but also shades of lavender!  End your evening in Gallup, New Mexico, still along Rt. 66 and home to Anasazi archaeological sites from around 300 A.D. ~~ Overnight Hotel: El Rancho Hotel – Gallup, NM / Included Meals: B, D

DAY FIFTEEN:  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

Today features a true highlight… We visit astounding Acoma Pueblo, known as “Sky-City”, built atop a sheer-walled, 367-foot sandstone bluff in a valley studded with sacred, towering monoliths – Wow!  Since 1150 A.D., Acoma Pueblo has earned the reputation as the oldest continuously inhabited community in North America.  The mesa-top settlement is known worldwide for its unique art and rich culture. A federally-recognized Indian Tribe, the Pueblo covers 431,664 acres and is home to 4,800 tribal members with more than 250 dwellings, none of which have electricity, sewer, or water. In 1629, the massive San Esteban del Rey Catholic Mission was built. Now, both the Mission and the Pueblo are Registered National Historical Landmarks offering a window in time where Native people still carry on the customary traditions of their ancestors thru Native American pottery-making and tribal celebrations. What a great visit! – Following Acoma, we pass thru Albuquerque heading east to Amarillo, following famous Rt. 66 much of the way. ~~ Overnight Hotel: My Place – Amarillo, Texas / Included Meals: B, L

DAYS SIXTEEN & SEVENTEEN:  SUNDAY/MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 & 6

Beginning our trek homeward, we sit back and let our excellent TLC Driver take us to Tulsa, Oklahoma (Best Western Plus) and then to Vandalia, Illinois (Holiday Inn). Enjoy the comforts of our wonderful modern Campbell coach as you pass through countryside and towns that make our country the picturesque one it is!  We will make some fun stops to enjoy the Rt. 66 highlights along the way. Celebrate the beauty that abounds mile after mile, and the health to be able to get out and enjoy it all. THANKFUL is the word that abounds!  ~ Included Meals: 2-B, 1 D

DAY EIGHTEEN:  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

Our final day together, we eventually return to our drop-off locations safe & sound and eager to share our pictures and vibrant memories with those awaiting our return.  Again and again we will recall in our minds – and hearts – the wondrous experiences we were privileged to call our own.

A finer, more complete tour of the magnificent Southwest could not be found –

Don’t Miss This Chance!

 

INCLUDES:   Round-trip deluxe motorcoach transportation, 17 nights lodging, activities and attractions as  described, 17 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners, taxes and luggage handling.

$5,385 per/person, double occupancy

$4,785 per/person, triple occupancy

$4,595 p/p, quad occupancy

$6,525 single rate

 

 Due to the nature of this particular tour, there will be multiple times where walking is necessary on unpaved walkways and uneven terrain, and not conducive to walkers, wheelchairs or scooters.  Thank you for understanding.

 ** Note: This flyer was created in January at which time the Indian reservations were still closed. However, they are expected to be open by our arrival time – most depend heavily on tourism. We will inform you of any changes to our itinerary, should that be necessary.

 

   NOTE:  We’re happy to say that last year there was a LOT of interest in this tour.   We suggest you call soon with your reservation so you don’t miss out! 

 

 

Please note: The following are TLC's general polices and procedures that cover all of our tours, so some of these may or may not be applicable to this particular tour.

Age Requirements:

All ages are welcome to join a TLC Tour beginning with age 5 years old and up.  Because our goal is to provide a relaxing, enjoyable ride for all when on our coach, we must ask that adults plan appropriate, quiet entertainment for their younger ones in order to not disturb the others aboard.  There may be a reduction in cost for the younger children, but no guarantees, especially on Day Trips.

Seating:

On all overnight tours, we use a daily seat rotation. The first day of a trip, you choose your seat when you board, and rotate from there. We feel this is fair to all. If the coach is not full, a less formal rotation may be used at the Escort’s discretion. Persons traveling single or with uneven amounts in their group may need to sit with other like-travelers. We cannot guarantee that small groups will be seated together. We welcome single travelers, but the single rate does not include two seats on the coach. * We cannot accept doctor’s notes regarding requests to sit in the front seat/s. Please consider boarding at the first pickup location if your seat location is of concern. It is also recommended to see your doctor for motion sickness medication, if this should apply.

Smoking/Drinking:

We make regular stops for restrooms and for the convenience of smokers; however, we have a NO SMOKING (or vaping) policy aboard all coaches. If someone violates the non-smoking policies of places we are staying or visiting while on tour, it is the sole responsibility of that person should there be any penalties and/or fines for not adhering to their rules and regulations. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is not permitted at any time on the coach.

Transportation:

All of our tours use beautiful modern, deluxe wide-body motorcoaches from Campbell Bus Lines. Campbell has received the highest possible rating with the Dept. of Transportation. The motorcoaches are equipped with air-conditioning, reclining seats, public address system, DVD player, outlets for each passenger, and emergency restrooms. Our intent is for all overnight tours to be professionally escorted. 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 will not be able to provide an Escort from our company. However, once you arrive at your destination, a guide from our connecting company will be with you throughout the entire tour.

Lodging and Meals:

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. If you need two beds in your room, please state this when making your reservation. Generally, some meals are included on overnight trips (see individual tour inclusions); however, we cannot guarantee any special dietary requirements.

Border Crossings:

As of June 2009, a Passport or Passport Card is required for border crossings. Either of these travel documents may be obtained through your local courthouse. The Passport Card is limited but is sufficient for Canadian border crossings and is good for 10 years – it is also very easy to apply for. Your Driver and/or Escort will be asking to see one of these documents before boarding the coach for trips with this requirement. We cannot be responsible if you are unable to travel due to failure on your part to obtain the proper documentation. Please begin the process early enough to ensure that you will have it in time for your tour’s departure. Click here for for more information.

Luggage:

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 $10.00 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 and phone numbers of your hotels.

Medical Devices: 

Medical devices must be handled by you, the passenger.  They are either to be stored under your seat (not protruding out into the person’s space behind or in front of you), or if too large for that accommodation, they must be placed under the coach by you, and taken off at each place it’s needed by you.  It is not safe for a medical device to ride in an overhead compartment for multiple reasons, nor are our Drivers or hotel personnel allowed to handle it for safety and liability reasons.  If it needs to ride under the coach, please have it in a quality container (as small as possible) to assure it rides safely.

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 your tour. The suggested rate for a “job well done” is a minimum of $4.00-$4.50 per person/ per day for the Tour Escort, and a minimum of $4.00-$4.50per 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.

Payment:

All prices listed are per/person rates. On one day tours, full payment must be made with the reservation. For overnight tours, see “How To Make A Reservation”. Balance of an overnight tour is due 60 days prior to departure (unless otherwise stated/notified). Confirmation will be sent after we receive your deposit. Please call as soon as possible if you should decide not to go.

FYI:  About a week before your overnight trip departs, you will receive from our office a letter packet with updated itinerary, passenger list, departure and return times, luggage tags, hotel phone numbers, and other pertinent information.

1– Our intent is to have all our tours accompanied by one of our professional Escorts –  However, occasionally a low passenger count may make it necessary to send that tour out as “Driver Only” in an effort to ensure that the trip you wanted to go on does not have to be cancelled.  Please be assured our Tour Drivers are first-class professionals, capable of handling any trip we offer from beginning to end.  You will be in great hands and have a wonderful time!

2- Please Note – We’re truly sorry if we’ve canceled a trip that you wanted to go on.  Sometimes excellent trips with super itineraries are canceled when people wait ‘til the last minute to put in their reservation.  OUR monies are usually due at least 60 days ahead on regular trips, and sometimes 90 on certain ones.  If we don’t have enough signed up at that time, we have no choice but to cancel it.  Then when you call later, it’s already too late… and disappointing for us all!  Please help us and CALL EARLY – Thank you so much.

3- The information about trips on this website (funwithtlc.com) is complete.  It contains the same information that a paper flyer has.  However, if you prefer a paper flyer you can call for Fully Detailed Flyers for Most Trips of 3 Days or More. We’ll gladly send extras for you to pass along to your friends!  We will also happily send a Tour Book to anyone you feel would enjoy receiving one.

Refunds:

Up to 60 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 60 days prior to your departure date. However, we will do our best to recover as much as we can, but cannot guarantee anything including prepaid reservations and other costs that are non-refundable to us. There will be a $25.00 per/person charge for this service. There will be no refund, for any reason, for a “no-show” on the day of the tour.

Please Note: Refunds will be made by the same method you paid us, e.g., if you paid by credit card, the refund will be put back on that credit card. No exceptions.

TLC Tours offers a “Refund Protection Plan” for overnight tours that is available at our office at a minimal cost. It needs to be purchased when you book your trip. This insures you a full refund in case of:

  • A.) a death in your immediate family (requires a copy of death notice)
  • B.) personal illness (requires a doctor’s written note confirming you were too ill to travel)
  • C.) Exceptions would be made if an immediate family member’s serious illness necessitates you staying home but would still need confirmed by a doctor’s note. *Immediate family, in these situations, includes spouse, parents or children only.

Call our office for full details about TLC’s RPP. We encourage you to take advantage of the protection plan, or secure insurance on your own if you prefer “cancel for any reason” coverage. Our Refund Protection Plan is not available for Day Trips, nor are there any refunds for Day Trips, with a few exceptions.

Cancellations:

TLC Tours reserves the right to cancel any tour that has not reached a minimum number of reservations. We always avoid changes and cancellations, if at all possible, as we realize the inconvenience to you, our valued customer. We reserve the right to cancel or refuse service to anyone, in our sole discretion. Any person may be dismissed from a tour at any time by the Tour Escort or Driver should their conduct be problematic in any way. No refund will be made, nor will any further responsibility be assumed by TLC Tours or anyone in their employment.

Responsibility:

TLC Tours, LLC is insured. Campbell Bus Lines is registered and insured with the ICC. TLC Tours acts only as an agent. We 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. We reserve the right to change tour prices, inclusions, and itinerary, if so, dictated by circumstances beyond our control. We are not responsible for pricing, typographical, or other errors. Any claims against TLC Tours must be made, in writing within 30 days of the trip.

 

HOW TLC IS ADDRESSING COVID/VARIANTS FOR 2024

We are so thankful that much of our country has ‘opened up’ and we are back to being able to travel freely, for those who desire to get out & about again.  While rejoicing over such good news, there are still a few things we must remain aware of that are listed below.  We believe these things are a very small price to pay to be “On the Road Again’! ~ Thank you for your gracious understanding and kind cooperation as we wisely embark on wonderful memory-making journeys together this year!

A- There are a few parts of the country that are still enforcing a mask mandate in their particular area. Please tuck a mask in your pocket just in case we should arrive somewhere and find out unexpectedly that we are required to wear one for entrance.  We continue to pledge to be good neighbors and help these establishments stay open by cooperating with whatever they are required to ask of us, and to do it with a good, kind spirit.  If you’re not in agreement with this, please refrain from traveling with us at this time.

B- At this writing, all the places we plan to visit are open for business. However, as mentioned above, that can change by the time we arrive.  Should there be some place that is not able to take us, we will do our very best to substitute an activity or attraction of an equal quality.  We just have to “go with the flow” again this year somewhat – but trust me, every single place we plan to visit WANTS to be open for us and will be doing everything they can to do so.

C- We ask that you take your own temperature before leaving home on the morning of Day One, and if you show any fever at all, please stay home. If you have additional/other symptoms that suggest Covid-19 or a variant, we ask that you please stay home.  If you have been around someone with Covid-19/variant, or highly suspected Covid-19/variant, we ask that you please follow the CDC guidelines according to their timeline, and possibly stay home.  Any of these methods are somewhat dependent on the “honor system”.  We trust that our upstanding TLC customers will “do the right thing” and not put anyone else at risk for contracting Covid or a variant on a TLC tour.

D- Should someone come down with Covid during or after their tour, we assume no responsibility or liability. We cannot control every minute of everyone’s day, nor can we control how people handle themselves when off the coach. We have done our very best to secure accommodations and venues that state the highest sanitation protocols to the best of their ability. If on tour you should come down with Covid-19 or a variant, or strongly suspect it, you would be responsible to quarantine yourself and arrange for transportation home when appropriate. — By traveling with us, you are agreeing that TLC Tours, LLC will not be held responsible for contracting Covid-19 or a variant, nor liable for any expenses involved in any way.

E- If you do need to cancel at the last-minute because of having covid/variant, being exposed to covid/variant, or suspecting a possible case of covid/variant, our normal cancellation policies apply, just as they would to any other last-minute illness that prevents you from going on a tour. See General Information/Refunds in this book.  Without insurance, there is no refund except what we might be able to get back from individual vendors on your behalf.  We highly suggest taking out either our in-house Refund Protection Policy, or another more comprehensive insurance plan of your own choosing.

Overall, please lovingly respect the concerns of others if they differ from yours. 

Some may have health issues that cause them to be more cautions than you may feel is necessary for yourself.

– Here’s the best plan: “Do Unto Others as You Would Have Others Do Unto You!” –

 

ON THE COACH

(1) Every Campbell coach is completely disinfected before they depart for a trip. You can be assured that the bus that arrives to pick you up has been thoroughly cleaned with an environmentally friendly solution that is EPA-approved, and not diluted or mixed at our facilities.  The solution is rated on the EPA K-List that supersedes the current EPA suggestion for elimination of Corona Virus and has no harmful properties.  It has received the Green Seal certification.  The solution is applied with electrostatic sprayers to increase coverage to eliminate all pathogens on hard surfaces.

(2) We have upgraded all air filters and increased the frequency that we change the air filters on the coach to reduce contamination.  Our motor coaches refresh the air on the coach every five minutes, and combined with the upgraded filters, will reduce stale used air in the coach.

 (3) We have UV lights in our HVAC system to eliminate any airborne pathogens.

(4) Disinfecting wipes available for the Driver & Escort, and hand sanitizer on board for your use.

(5)  Should the situation regarding pandemic conditions rise during the year, we are prepared to increase the level of our procedures accordingly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ohio Departure Points:

Our departure points are as follows:

  • Akron:  Home Depot, 2811 S. Arlington St, Akron – just up north from the Walmart – park in the front corner behind Golden Corral
  • Canton:  Target parking lot behind Panda Express, 5584 Dressler Rd. NW – near Belden Village (you park in the row of the buggy corral)
  • Alliance:  The back parking area of Lowe’s, 2595 W. State St. (turn into Lowes and drive straight back to the last row)

  • Salem:  Burger King on E. State St. (rear parking area)
  • Columbiana:   Our TLC Office at 44139 St. Rt. 14.

Other departure points may be established for groups of 10 or more if the itinerary and direction of travel permits. We reserve the right to change departures. Departures are arranged in the direction of travel, with last departure being the closest to the destination, for the convenience of all passengers.

Pennsylvania Departure Points;

*We may use smaller shuttle buses to make these pickups and will join the tour en route at a logical transfer point.

For Overnight Trips:

  • Slippery Rock:  Campbell Bus Lines, 258 Grove City Rd
  • Butler:  Ollie’s, 602 Moraine Pointe Plaza
  • Grove City:  County Market Plaza, 49 Pine Grove Square
  • Mercer:   Rodeway Inn, 835 Perry Hwy.

For TLC DAY TRIPS:

For day trips, we do not have any insurance or Refund Protection Plan available.  Payment must be made in full when booking a day trip, and if you cancel your reservation up to 45 days prior to the trip’s date, you will receive a full refund.  *Occasionally a day trip may have a different cancellation date other than 45 days out – it is good to inquire when making your reservation.  — If TLC should need to cancel the entire day trip, you will receive a refund.

For TLC OVERNIGHT MOTORCOACH TOURS:

For most overnight tours, a full refund will be made up to 45 days prior to departure date. However, some of our tours, especially the longer ones, may have a 60-day cancellation date.  The specific date will be listed on your confirmation which you will receive in the mail once you make your reservation. Tours including tickets may have earlier non-refundable dates – please inquire when making a reservation for a tour that includes tickets. There are no refunds for cancellations made within the 45 (or 60) days prior to your departure date. However, we will do our best to recover as much as we can, but cannot guarantee anything including prepaid reservations and other costs that are non-refundable to us. There will be a $25.00 per/person charge for this service. There will be no refund, for any reason, for a “no-show” on the day of the tour.

** Please Note: Refunds will be made by the same method you paid us; e.g., if you paid by credit card, the refund will be put back on that credit card. No exceptions.

TLC’s REFUND PROTECTION PLAN for Overnight Motorcoach Tours:

 TLC has an in-house “Refund Protection Plan” which we offer for overnight motorcoach tours through our office at a minimal cost. It needs to be purchased when you book your trip. This insures you a full refund in case of:

  • ) A death in your immediate family (requires a copy of death notice)
  • ) Personal illness (requires a doctor’s written note confirming you were too ill to travel)
  • ) Exceptions would be made if an immediate family member’s serious illness necessitates you staying home, but would still need confirmed by a doctor’s note. *Immediate family, in these situations, includes spouse, parents or children only.

The RPP covers you up to the morning of departure; however, you must call your Escort (number will be provided) that morning before your pick-up time in order for the RPP to be valid.  She will need to call all the places the tour is going to change the passenger counts.  Failure to call the Escort that morning cancels your RPP coverage.

Feel free to call our office for full details about TLC’s RPP. We encourage you to take advantage of the protection plan, or secure more comprehensive insurance on your own, if desired.

TLC “FLY TRIPS”:

For any of our tours that involve flying, the connecting companies we use for our air tours offer their own insurance plans and instructions.  You will find that information listed on each tour’s page and/or flyer near the respective pricing and other pertinent details.  It is up to you, of course, whether or not you choose to take insurance out, but it is highly recommended.

 

 

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PLEASE NOTE: Sometimes excellent trips with super itineraries are canceled when people wait ’til the last minute to put in their reservation. OUR monies are usually due at least 90 days ahead on “fly trips” and at least 45 days ahead on regular trips. If we don’t have enough signed up at that time, we have no choice but to cancel it. Then when you call later, it’s already too late… and disappointing for us all! Please help us and CALL EARLYThank you so much.

Tour Information
Cost
$5,385
Double
$4,785
Triple
$4,595
Quad
$6,525
Single
Deposit
$300
Insurance
Available
Duration
18 Days
Meals
27 Meals
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