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Sew Great Tours

66044 Lincoln Hwy

Nevada, IA 50201

515-382-6444  nancy@sewgreattours.com

 Link to Quilting



Welcome to Sew Great Tours!  

Text Box: Pick-Up Points...The following points are usual pickups and allow us to leave our cars:     
Ames AmericInn Dayton exit off Hwy 30
Ankeny Ramada Inn  1st Street exit off I35
Des Moines Holiday Inn Merle Hay
Grinnell Super 8 
Iowa City/Coralville Walmart
We are always open to  
pick ups in route.

                                                                                                          Our destinations are for the quilting enthusiast


About our tours…When comparing our tour pricing with other tour companies you  will find our prices very modest hoping to  allow more people the  advantage to travel.  Our hotel choices include the Fairfield Inn, Drury Suites, Comfort Suites, Holiday Inn Express and the Spring Hill Suites by Marriott.  Our bus is a full-service coach with restroom and DVD  player. We  negotiate our prices and look at the value of the attractions in the area.  In keeping the pricing low, leaves no room for increases, so when gas surcharges arrive, I  may need to pass them on. 


The following are common questions and concerns about group travel..

About 3-weeks out from your trip departure, an itinerary will be sent to each guest. It will include the name of the hotel and the phone number, break stops and destinations are listed along with the estimated times of arrival. We try to schedule stops every 2 - 3 hours. 


Our modern buses are equipped with a DVD players, reclining seats, tinted windows, foot rests, overhead storage and rest room. We ask that you pack as light as possible and try to limit yourself to one piece of luggage. You are welcome to bring snacks and projects on board. There is also overhead storage if you wish to bring a carry-on. The luggage is stored under the bus and we request that all packages and luggage be zipped shut. No open packages or bags in luggage compartment.


 Rooms are requested as...Nonsmoking; A single rate consists of one person with a double bed; A double is two people with two double beds : A triple is three people with two double beds: A quad is four people with two double beds.  Hotels may change the double room to include a king bed instead of two double beds when necessary.


Roommates...If you are signing up single but would like to take advantage of the double rate, let me know and I'll try to match you with a roommate. Or if you have a traveling partner and would triple or quad let me know.


Signing up... call our number (515-382-6444) or  send us an  e-mailnancy@sewgreattours.com or  fill out the registration form


Tipping...gratuities are customary and expected in many service fields.  In travel that includes restaurants, bus drivers, shuttle drivers and your escort.  I feel that tipping is up to the customer and has to be earned, not just expected.  The customary gratuity for your bus driver is $2-3.00 per day per traveler.  The customary tip for your escort is $3-5.00 per day per traveler.   The gratuity for all meals included in the tour has been addressed.


Travel Insurance...As a service to my customers I have linked to Travel Insured  www.travelinsured.com/docs/group---fairmont-2012/GD15CFAR.pdf   . This insurance is designed to  offer a convenient and cost effective travel insurance that covers many different levels including cancellation & medical interruption. It is strongly suggestion for your protection for cancelation due to weather, health, jobs, trip interruption and some family events.  Each tour has a rate listed on the description page and a sign up link.  After you sign up, a policy is sent to your email.


Cancellations …. Prior to balance due date, deposits are refunded subject to a $25.00 filing fee. Cancellation after balance due date (45 days prior to tour departure or as listed for Paducah) no deposit refunded.  No refunds on final payments. Final payments are due 45 days prior to departure. If no notice of cancellation is received prior to the final due date, you are responsible in full for the final payment, refunded only if you find a replacement traveler.  We reserve the right to cancel if the minimum participation is not met. If tour is cancelled, deposits will be promptly refunded in full. If final payment not received by deadline (45 days prior to departure) reservation will be cancelled.