WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA

Coach USA – Erie | 800-352-0979

Coach USA – Butler | 800-222-8750

Coach USA – Lenzner | 800-342-2349

OHIO

Lakefront Lines Toledo | 800-752-7574

Lakefront Lines Cleveland | 800-638-6338

FAQ

1. What clothing should I bring on a tour?

Our motorcoaches are air-conditioned, so a light sweater may be advisable. Casual and comfortable attire is acceptable. We suggest you include comfortable walking shoes, a sweater or jacket, and rain protective items. If any additional attire is needed on a tour (i.e. formal wear) it will be listed on your tour itinerary.

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2. How early should I arrive at my pickup?

Coach USA Tours recommends that you arrive at your pickup point at least fifteen (15) minutes prior to the departure time for one day tours, and for multi-day tours and tours requiring a passport at least 30 minutes prior to departure.

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3. Are seats assigned on the coach?

Under no circumstances can seats be reserved on the coach for any tour. Seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis the first morning of the tour. There may be a regular rotation of seats on tours of five days or more unless otherwise noted on the tour itinerary. Tour passengers who are traveling alone or in a small group with an uneven number are always welcome on our tours. However, due to the double seating on the coach, you may be asked to sit with another single or uneven numbered group so that we may accommodate all passengers traveling together. Small groups on the tours may not always be seated together. The seat directly behind the driver will be utilized by the Tour Director. Coach USA Tours does not reserve seats for motion sickness. All passengers that are prone to motion sickness should consult their physician for a medication to relieve the malady or try Sea-Bands from your local pharmacy.

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4. What if I need two beds in my room?

If you must have two double beds, please request at the time of booking. Coach USA Tours cannot guarantee two double beds at every hotel.

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5. What kind of identification do I need crossing the border?

Any individual without valid ID risks having the entire motorcoach upon which he/she is traveling and all its occupants denied entrance to Canada or re-entrance into the USA. *All passengers traveling to CANADA are REQUIRED to carry valid proof of citizenship consisting of a valid passport. *A passport will be required for all AIR and SEA travel to or from Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda. *Adults traveling in or out of the U.S. with children under the age of 18 should be aware of the following: because of increasing incidents of child abductions in disputed custody cases and as possible victims of child pornography, Customs and Border Protection strongly recommends that unless the child is accompanied by both parents, the adult have a notarized note from the child's other parent (or, in the case of a child traveling with grandparents, uncles or aunts, sisters or brothers, or friends, a note signed by both parents) stating "I acknowledge that my wife/husband/etc. is traveling out of the country with my son/daughter. He/She/They has my permission to do so." A valid passport is currently required for all tours of Europe. *For non-citizens, it is the passenger's responsibility prior to the trip's departure to have the proper documentation and approval permitting entry in Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe and re-entry into the USA. Coach USA Tours reserves the right to disembark any individual without valid ID at any time with no cost reimbursement. *Coach USA Tours reserves the right to deny boarding to all passengers who do not have proper documentation. Improper documentation will result in loss of total purchase price of the tour.

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6. How much luggage can I bring on a tour?

Each passenger is allowed one suitcase (weighing no more than 50 pounds and no larger than 30 in.X 20 in.X 13 in.) without charge. Extra bags must be paid for at the rate of $5.00 per bag/per day with prior office approval. You may also bring a carry-on (18 in.X10 in.X10 in.) which you are responsible for at all times. When packing bags for an overnight tour, please do NOT place valuables, including jewelry, cameras, car keys, prescription medicines, etc., in any suitcase that will not be directly in your care. While we make every effort to safeguard your belongings, frequently the bags are out of our control when being loaded, unloaded, or transported to a hotel room. Coach USA Tours cannot accept responsibility for baggage which may be mishandled (damaged) or which you choose to leave in the motorcoach overnight. Carrying important or valuable items separately insures that your trip will not be spoiled by the accidental loss of a bag.

When ending your tour, please be sure that you remove all of your items before departing the motorcoach. Coach USA Tours will not accept responsibility for returning or locating lost items.

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7. What if I need to cancel my tour?

Advise the office of your cancellation. See Tour Policy2018 regarding cancellation charges.

Written cancellation must be received before refunds will be made. Refunds are returned by the same method as original payment.

We strongly recommend that you purchase insurance, especially for Lenzner's longer tours. It is recommended, to insure no loss of money, that you find a replacement person(s) for your seat(s).

Trip Cancellation Insurance is available only for motor coach tours through Travelex Insurance (see Tour Policy). This policy must be purchased at the time of deposit for the tour and the premium is NON-REFUNDABLE.

Please inquire at the time of booking about travel insurance for the air and cruise tours.

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8. Do you recommend Travel Insurance?

We recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment. For your convenience, we offer travel protection plans through Travelex Insurance Services. Travelex Insurance Services, Inc. CA Agency License #0D10209. Travel Insurance is underwritten by Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company; NAIC #22276. 9WV Travel Insurance is optional. To be eligible for the waiver of pre-existing medical condition exclusion, the protection plan must be purchased within 15 days from the time you make your initial trip deposit and for the prepaid non-refundable payments or deposits. If purchased, the insurance premium is refundable during the 15-day review period, unless you have filed a claim or departed on your trip. To view/download the Policy, go to: http://policy.travelexinsurance.com/312A-1217

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9. What are the walking codes?

The walking codes help identify the amount of physical activity required on a specific tour and are as follows:
1 = These tours involves minimal physical activity. It requires climbing of some stairs, boarding the motorcoach, and walking from a parking lot area to the attraction.
2 = These tours requires that you can climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and walking surfaces.
3 = These tours include moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, climbing stairs or walking over uneven terrain should be expected.
4 = These tours require a heavy amount of walking. To truly experience the program and destination, you need to be able to participate in physical activities such as long walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing stairs and periods of standing. Some of the touring days may be longer, with select included activities occurring later in the evening.

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10. What do some of the abbreviations in the tour description mean?

PPDO - per person, double occupancy (two people occupying one room with 1 or 2 beds)
PPSO - per person, single occupancy (one person occupying one room with 1 bed)
PPTO - per person, triple occupancy (three people occupying one room with 2 beds)
PPQO - per person, quad occupancy (four people occupying one room with 2 beds)

(B, BR, BB, CB, L, BL, D, S, T) - Breakfast, Brunch, Buffet Breakfast, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, Boxed Lunch, Dinner, Snack and Tea

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11. Is the driver's or tour director's gratuity included?

No, it is NOT included. Gratuity is left up to your discretion. We suggest the following amounts per passenger:
~Tour Driver $2.00-$4.00 per day/per person
~Tour Director $2.00-$4.00 per day/per person

On your Coach USA Tour, we take care of paying the following tips for you:
~Baggage handling at hotels.
~Hotel service charges for all normal service - (excluding room service).
~Meal service for all meals included in your tour.

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12. Do you accommodate single or odd numbered groups on the motorcoach?

The single traveler cannot occupy a double seat by themselves unless they wish to purchase this privilege. Singles or odd-numbered passengers will be asked to sit with other single passengers by the tour director or driver.

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13. Will I receive a confirmation of my reservation?

Coach USA Tours DOES NOT send a confirmation stating that reservations have been received. Unless we have questions regarding your reservation, you will be contacted by our office through the mail with departure times.

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14. Does Coach USA Tours send out bills for final payment?

Coach USA Tours DOES send out invoices with final itinerary for final payment. Final payment is due thirty (30) days prior to the departure date (unless otherwise indicated). Your canceled check or credit card statement serves as proof of payment. (See Tour Policy for details).

All payments are due prior to the departure!

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15. Is there a minimum age on the tours?

Due to the nature of our tours, Lenzner requires that passengers be at least eight years of age unless the tour description specifically states the ages that are permitted on the tour.

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16. How are the rooms configured for double, triple and quad occupancy?

The double, triple and quad occupancy is based on one room with either two, three or four people occupying that one room. The hotel configuration is generally two double beds. With triple and quad occupancy, people will have to share a bed. Cots and roll-aways are sometimes available, mattering on fire codes for that city. The roll-away or cots are an additional price. This cost will be given upon request and added to the price of the tour.

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17. What does Coach USA Tours do in the event of inclement weather conditions?

The tours will go unless the roads to the destination have been closed. You will be notified by phone of the cancellation.

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18. Are the motorcoaches equipped with electrical outlets and WiFi?

All of our fleet of motorcoaches have been equipped with WiFi, but not all motorcoaches have electrical outlets. There may not be an electrical outlet available at every seat. We recommend additional personal power sources to be carried by passengers.

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19. Is smoking or drinking allowed aboard your vehicles?

To ensure passenger confort, there will be no smoking (including e-cigarettes) or alcohol consumption on board the motorcoach for a Coach USA Tour. Ample comfort stops are made for smoking and restroom convenience. Coach USA Tours reserves the right to refuse boarding under such circumstances that these policies are not followed.

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20. What is the difference between Coach USA, Coach Canada, and the other business names I’ve seen on this website?

Coach USA and Coach Canada own over 25 local companies in North America that operate scheduled bus routes, motorcoach tours, charters, and city sightseeing tours. While owned by Coach USA or Coach Canada, these local companies are each independently managed and operated to meet the specific needs of their local communities.

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