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Motorcoach Travel: Everyone wants to make the most of the time available and see as much as possible – so it is important that every tour member is on time. Smoking (including e-cigarettes) and consuming alcoholic beverages are not allowed on the coach. There are plenty of opportunities to smoke during frequent stops. Heavy perfume or strong aftershave can inconvenience other passengers. Be considerate of other tour members and use these items sparingly.
Accommodations: All accommodations have been carefully selected and inspected to meet and maintain the standards of comfort, cleanliness, and customer service that we require and you deserve. Many hotels have coffee makers, hair dryers, irons, and ironing boards available.
Cell Phones: Sharing your cell phone number provides a quick way to contact you on the starting and ending days of travel or if you and the group become separated. It is invaluable for you to be able to be in contact with your Tour Director. We do not share your name and contact information for any purposes other than normal tour operation. Prior to your travels, be sure to review your destination and cell phone plan with your provider. Even without a travel plan on your phone, you can usually make or receive calls for a per-minute based fee. As a courtesy to your fellow travelers, Tour Director, and local guides, please refrain from talking on your cell phone while on the motorcoach, unless there is an emergency situation that requires your immediate attention.
Internet & Wi-Fi: Internet and Wi-Fi access is available at most hotels. Some hotels have public computers available for guest use. There may be additional charges for internet access.
Required Documentation: Federal aviation regulations require passengers to show Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved government-issued photo identification at airport check-in and security.
Please advise Holiday Vacations of the exact name as it appears on your government-issued photo identification.
Effective for all domestic flights with a start or finish date after May 7, 2025: All passengers 18 years of age and older must carry a REAL ID compliant driver’s license or another federally approved ID such as a Passport, active Military ID or Global Entry card. Be sure to keep your identification with you at all times; do not pack it in your luggage.
Airline Fees: Airlines may charge for checked luggage and/or carry-on bags. These fees are your responsibility. The cost is payable directly to the airline before or at the time of check-in. Please note airlines may charge a significant fee for overweight, oversized, or additional pieces of luggage.
Checked Luggage: You are allowed one piece of checked luggage per person that will be handled for you at hotels while you are on tour. Your checked luggage may not weigh more than 50 pounds with the total dimensions (length + width + height) equaling 62 inches. Please attach your own identification in addition to the Holiday Vacations luggage tag which will be included with your final tour documents.
Carry-on Bag: In addition to your checked luggage, you may bring one carry-on bag and one personal item, such as a camera bag or purse, per person. These items are your responsibility to handle. For your convenience, the carry-on bag is intended to be used for items you need on a daily basis. We recommend using a small day bag, such as a soft-sided backpack, which would fit into the overhead bins of the motorcoach.
Luggage Handling: It is not always possible to provide luggage assistance at airports. We recommend a suitcase with wheels. Additional pieces of luggage can be handled for you at hotels for $6 per bag, per day. Please call our office to make arrangements.
Packing: Casual clothing is appropriate, pack comfortable walking shoes, and consider bringing one dressier outfit. Bring a light sweater or jacket. Here are some additional tips to help you safely and adequately prepare for your tour.
· Have identification with you and not in your checked luggage
· Leave valuables at home
· Pack medication in your carry-on bag
· Bring a hat and small umbrella or rain jacket
· Bring a camera
· Pack chargers and batteries for electronic devices
· Frequently forgotten items include: binoculars, sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses, and a reusable water bottle.
Laundry: Some hotels have dry cleaning or coin-operated laundry available.
Credit Cards: Major credit cards, such as MasterCard and Visa, are accepted almost everywhere. For security purposes, your credit card company may block unusual charges. To avoid potential problems, we recommend that you notify the credit card company of your travel plans.
Debit Cards: If you plan on using a debit card, check with your financial institution for information on fees and usage availability. Know your PIN so you can withdraw cash from an ATM machine. Fees may apply.
Gratuities: Many gratuities are included as part of the tour: (1) Baggage handling at the hotels (2) Included meals (3) Included attractions (guided tours, etc.) (4) Step-on guides.
The following are NOT included in the tour and may be provided by you at your discretion:
(1) Holiday Vacations Tour Director: Holiday Vacations takes great pride in the customer service that our Tour Directors provide. If you feel that your Tour Director has met your expectations, please tip accordingly. The suggested gratuity for your Holiday Vacations Tour Director is $7 per person, per day. Gratuities are determined on an individual basis and given directly to the Tour Director at the end of the tour.
(2) Driver: The suggested gratuity to show appreciation for your driver is $7 per person, per day. Gratuities are determined on an individual basis and given directly to the driver at the end of the tour. (For Hawaii drivers, please see your tour-specific information.)
(3) Other Services: Your Tour Director will provide information on gratuities for other services such as taxi drivers, dry cleaning, housekeeping staff, etc.
Please review your tour confirmation to ensure that any health, dietary, and mobility needs have been noted. If anything is missing, please advise us as soon as possible.
Pack your medication in your carry-on bag, not your checked luggage. It is a good idea to keep any medication in its original labeled bottle. If this is not possible it would be helpful to have a printout identifying your name, the medication, its purpose, and the dosage prescribed. You may also want to bring eyeglass or contact prescriptions.
Persons Needing Special Assistance
Holiday Vacations does not provide personal attendant services. Any disability requiring additional services should be reported to us at the time you make your reservation. We will make reasonable attempts to accommodate special needs, but we are not responsible for any denial of services by carriers, hotels, restaurants, and other independent suppliers. Travelers requiring assistance must be accompanied by a companion who is capable of, and totally responsible for, providing the necessary assistance.
Medical equipment, such as a CPAP machine or nebulizer, that requires connection to an aircraft’s power supply, must be pre-approved by the airlines and requires medical clearance. Please contact Holiday Vacations for further details.
Review with your healthcare provider whether purified water can be used with your device on a temporary basis.
The Holiday Vacations Guest Portal is the hub for all the details you need and want for your upcoming travel. You will be able to view your registration, booking summary, invoices, and e-docs. You can also keep track of remaining balance and sign your required Guest Participation agreement on the platform. One of the most exciting features is that you will be able to make payments on the portal toward your balance after your initial $200 deposit has cleared.
Twenty-one days before your tour starts, your guest travel booklet, flight information, itinerary, and hotel information will be available on both the Guest Portal and the app. Guest surveys are also available to complete in the portal.
The Holiday Traveler is your digital companion from 21 days prior to departure and while you are on tour. View travel details, hotel and flight information, message your tour director, complete your tour survey, and even share your photos with friends and family with digital postcards.
The Holiday Traveler app works on all smartphones and tablets. To start now, download the Holiday Traveler app for iOS and Android below or go to the app store and search “Holiday Traveler.”
Alaskan Aurora Adventure
Alaska Trains & Kenai Fjords
Alaska & Inside Passage Cruise
Alaska & Glacier Bay Cruise
Alaska President’s Cruise
North to Alaska
Autumn in New England
Captivating Cape Cod
New England Fall Foliage
New England & Saint Lawrence Seaway Cruise
New York City at Christmastime
New York City at Thanksgiving
Niagara Falls Adventure
Niagara Falls Getaway
Washington, D.C. Our Nation’s Capital
Hawaiian Islands Land & Cruise
Midwestern & Western USA
Bryce, Zion & the Grand Canyon
Colorado & the Rocky Mountains
Glacier, Yellowstone & Grand Tetons
Lake Michigan Circle Tour
Lake Superior Splendor
Northern California Agricultural Highlights
Yosemite & Coastal California
Pasadena Rose Parade
Discover San Diego
Yellowstone & Frontier Farms
San Antonio & New Orleans Cuisine & Culture
Charleston & Savannah: Coastal Charms
Kentucky & the Smokies
Melodies of Branson, Nashville & Memphis
Nashville Holiday Extravaganza
Smoky Mountain Christmas
Discover San Antonio
These tours are arranged and operated by Holiday Vacations, LLC, d/b/a Holiday Vacations, 2727 Henry Ave, PO Box 87, Eau Claire, WI 54702. Holiday Vacations and their agents act only as an agent for such other parties, firms or corporations providing services herein. No liability shall be incurred by Holiday Vacations, their agents, presenters or co-sponsors because of injury, loss, delay or other complication experienced by tour participants. Holiday Vacations reserves the right to correct printing errors, to make any changes or alterations in the printed itineraries, dates, routing, hotels or in included features prior to or during the tour, as may be necessary for the smooth and efficient operation of the tour. The names of the hotels used may change without notice. Holiday Vacations also reserves the right to accept, decline or retain any person as a participant of these tours at any time. Though every effort will be made to safeguard your baggage, Holiday Vacations accepts no liability for loss or damage.
Photography & Video
Holiday Vacations reserves the right to take photographs and/or videos on any of its tours and to use such records for promotional and/or commercial purposes.
Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete our survey. We appreciate your comments which further enhance and improve our tours. You can complete your tour survey on the app or guest portal. Input can be provided incrementally or all at one time as long as you don’t log out of the app or portal. Once the survey is submitted electronically, it cannot be changed.
Insecticide Use On Aircraft
Some countries require aircraft to be treated with insecticide in order to protect agricultural, environmental and public health. For current information on the use of insecticides on aircraft and the participating countries, please visit the USDOT’s website at https://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer/spray.
Holiday Traveler App Quick Start Guide
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Tour days tend to be shorter in length, at a relaxed pace, and include lots of unscheduled time for leisure. Expect standing and walking for extended periods of time on flat surfaces, mostly low altitudes, and consistent temperatures.
Tour days usually move at a leisurely pace. Some days’ scheduled activities last longer than others. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on occasionally uneven terrain. You may experience changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a consistent pace, and may include long travel days. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on uneven surfaces. Some destinations may have changes in altitude and/or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a brisk pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on uneven surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a vigorous pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on rough surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.