We are currently taking reservations for all of our fall & winter trips!
We're very happy to say that our first trip since March ran to Encore Casino on 9/8, it was nice to be on the road again!
It has been a LONG stretch, and we want to thank you for your patience throughout the pandemic with all of the cancellations and rescheduled trips. We need to "stay the course" now - keep washing your hands, wearing masks, and social distancing and we'll get through this!
Due to the fluid coronavirus situation, we are currently not requiring any deposits for trips and will invoice each trip once it is determined that we have enough people to run the trip, and when the hotel, restaurant and attractions all have confirmed that they can still safely take our group. We will assess each trip 45-60 days prior to departure and send out either an invoice or a cancellation notice to you once we have made a decision.
I would like to share with you the procedures that we are putting in place following the Governor's guidelines to ensure safe travel:
Until further notice, when you arrive at the bus, you will need to be wearing a mask if you can not keep six feet between you and other passengers, and if you arrive without a mask, a disposable mask will be given to you.
I have purchased no-contact thermometers, and your temperature will be taken before you enter the motorcoach. If you have a temperature, you will not be allowed to travel. During this time, we will offer a refund to anyone that arrives at the motorcoach and is not allowed to travel because they have a fever.
Your tour director will give you a pocket-size spray bottle of hand sanitizer to use on the tour and keep afterwards.
While in phase three, we will limit the passenger numbers to 27 passengers per bus and practice social distancing with our seating plan as much as possible. Each person will have two seats and sit across the aisle from the person they are traveling with.
When entering and exiting the motorcoach, we will allow extra time so that there can be a 6-foot distance between people as we exit the coach
Bloom Bus has updated their safety and cleaning protocols in order to provide you and their employees with the best travel experience, as follows:
Sanitized with electrostatic fogger after each use
Cleaned thoroughly at the garage after each use and touch points cleaned and sanitized daily
by the drivers on overnight trips
Sanitized with EPA approved disinfectants
Equipped with upgraded higher-rated air filtration/HVAC system
Air on the coach is Recirculated and filtered introducing a complete fresh air exchange every 10 minutes
For the Safety of Customers & Drivers:
Drivers & passengers are required to wear facial coverings
A protective barrier has been placed behind driver's cockpit
Hand Sanitizer is available at front & rear of the coach
Drivers will practice social distance and will not shake hands with customers
Customers are asked to practice social distancing when possible
Drivers will use disposable gloves when handling luggage
Bloom adheres to industry best practices & CDC guidelines and has provided training to their employees to do the same
In this challenging time for all of us, please know that our top concern is protecting the health & wellbeing of our travelers. Cape Cod has a strong community and at times of crisis we all pull together and will make it through. Please take care of one another and keep yourselves safe.
Keep in mind that even tours still listed below as "active" could change in the future as the situation changes.
Available trips are listed at the top of each month, cancelled or rescheduled trips are listed below in italics
Cancelled or rescheduled August trips:
Lake Winnipesaukee Summer Getaway, Mon 8/31 Wed, 9/2, cancelled
Encore Casino, Tue, 9/8
Cancelled or rescheduled September trips:
Bar Harbor & Acadia National Park, Tue, 9/8-Thu, 9/10
Canadian Maritimes - Nova Scotia & the Cabot Trail - re-scheduled from June to 9/17-25, Date TBA for 2021
Bronx Zoo, Tue, 9/29
Pocono Mountain Fall Foliage Getaway, Tue, 10/13 Fri, 10/16
Fall in Massachusetts, Fri, 10/16
Cancelled or rescheduled October trips:
Mount Washington Cog Railway, Sat, 10/3 - cancelled
Castle in the Clouds, Thu, 10/8 - cancelled
Green Mountain Flyer, Sat, 10/10 - cancelled, train will not run in 2020
Beautiful Berkshires with Clark Art Institute, Sat,10/17
Coming to America, Tue, 10/20 Wed, 10/21 - cancelled, will re-schedule for spring 2021
Ghost of a Chance at Newport Playhouse, Wed, 10/28 - Playhouse will not return until March 2021
Vermont Sampler 11/14
Essex Culinary Resort & Spa, Wed, Nov 18 - Fri, Nov 20
Cancelled or rescheduled November trips:
Washington DC, Thu, 11/5 Mon, 11/9, cancelled
Museum of Fine Arts, 11/17
Christmas with Boston Pops, date TBA
Reagle Players "It's Christmas Time", date TBA
Mount Washington Resort Holiday Getaway, Tue, 12/1-Thu, 12/3
Festival of Lights, 12/4
Freeport Sparkle Outlet Shopping, 12/5
New England Country Christmas, 12/7
Coastal Maine Christmas, Wed, 12/9 Fri, 12/11
White Mountain Resort Christmas, Sun, 12/13 Mon, 12/14
Newport Mansions, 12/15
Cancelled or rescheduled December trips:
Boston Ballet Nutcracker
To Kill a Mockingbird, Sun, 1/10
Cancelled or rescheduled January Trips:
Encore Casino, 2/10
Isabella Stewart Gardener, 2/12
Peabody Essex Museum, 2/20
Newport High Society, 2/25
Cancelled or rescheduled February trips:
Oklahoma!, Sat, 3/6
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Sat, 3/20
King Tut, 3/25 & 4/8
Newport Playhouse, 3/31
Please see tour listing pages for more 2021 tours!