OCMD Second Chance Trip: August 19 - August 20


OCMD Second Chance Trip: August 19 - August 20

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Were you unable to make our Crab Feast, Wine Weekend, or Party Weekend trips to Ocean City? You are in luck, because we're offering three abbreviated packages of those trips in August. Choose one of our three packages to enjoy a two-day, one-night theme trip in OCMD.


It's like a choose-your-own-adventure book, but in the form of a weekend tour. We're offering abbreviated versions of our June Crab Feast and Party Weekend tours and our July Maryland Wine Weekend Tour. Select from our three packages and join us on our final trip to Ocean City during Summer 2017.

Included in all the packages offered by Torque Tours:

  • Round-trip shared shuttle service from Washington, DC to our oceanfront hotel in Ocean City, Maryland
  • All-you-can-eat buffet breakfast at our hotel's restaurant, including one drink
  • Two days' bus fare in Ocean City
  • Accommodations at a three-star oceanfront resort hotel

Included in only the crab feast package offered by Torque Tours:

  • One all-you-can-eat seafood dinner with drinks, plus round-trip shuttle service between our hotel and the restaurant

Included in only the party weekend package offered by Torque Tours:

  • An evening sunset cruise on a professionally operated vessel
  • One night cover into an Ocean City nightclub

Included in only the wine weekend package offered by Torque Tours:

  • An organized wine and beer tasting at the Costa Venosa Winery
  • Designated driver service

Simple Itinerary (Subject to change; all activities except shuttle service are optional)

We will depart Washington from Rhode Island Avenue station at 11:00 am. Please do not arrive late. Stopping once briefly for lunch, we anticipate arriving at our hotel around 3:00 pm. After a few hours on the beach and checking in, those on the Party Weekend package will rendezvous and board the shuttle to the cruise boat for a sunset cruise on a vessel stocked with a full bar. After the cruise, we will head to a nearby venue to enjoy another night of partying. Registrants on the Wine Weekend and Crab Feast packages are free to explore Ocean City on their own Saturday evening.

On Sunday morning, we will meet for a group all-you-can-eat buffet breakfast at our hotel. We can spend the remainder of the morning on the beach, although we must check-out of our hotel rooms by 11:00 am. At noon, registrants on the wine weekend package will board the shuttle for Costa Ventosa. After the shuttle returns around 2:00 pm, registrants oarn the crab feast package will board the shuttle for a late lunch and the all-you-can-eat seafood buffet. The shuttle will depart for the return trip to DC at 5:00 pm from our hotel. We anticipate arriving back in Washington around 9:30 pm.



Are there ID or minimum age requirements for this trip?

Due to the nature of activities planned for this tour, this trip is limited to adults age 21 and up. You will be required to provide photo ID with a birthdate upon check-in.


What's the refund policy?

Refund requests expressed to Torque Travel before 12:00 noon EDT on Saturday, July 8th will be granted in full. Please allow 3-5 business days to process your refund.

If you wish to exchange your reservation for this event for another Torque organized tour of equal or lesser value, you must make your request before 12:00 noon EDT on Friday, August 11th. Exchanges are subject to availability.

After 12:00 noon on August 11th, all sales for this trip are considered final. Missing the shuttle's departure is not considered a cause for a refund.

Any registrant that lists an age that fails to meet the minimum age requirement (21 years) will be notified and receive a refund. Registrants unable to prove their age during the initial ID check will not receive a refund.

The event may be canceled if fewer than five registrations are booked before 12:00 noon EDT on Friday, August 11. In the event of a cancellation, notifications and refunds will be issued automatically. Shuttle services and all other benefits will be canceled when refunds are issued.

If Torque Travel LLC cancels the trip for any reason, full refunds will be automatically issued.


Is it alright if the name on my registration doesn't match the person who attends?

You are not required to attend under the name with which your registered. However, you must notify us of any changes in advance by sending us a message at torque@torquetours.com. If you transfer your ticket to another person, that person must meet the minimum age and ID requirement.


What happens if there is inclement weather?

If, prior to our scheduled departure, the National Weather Service issues a tropical storm warning, tropical storm watch, hurricane warning, hurricane watch, or coastal flood warning for the immediate area in and around Ocean City for a time period between 3:00 pm on Saturday, August 19th and 5:00 pm on Sunday, August 20th, Torque Travel will cancel the planned tour and provide the paid registrant with the option of rebooking the reservation on another tour of equal or lesser value and receive a credit for the difference. If the paying registrant opts to not rebook, he/she will receive a full refund of the charged tour. (Please note that a coastal flood watch is not considered a reason for cancellation of the trip.)

If the weather on Saturday, August 19th is inappropriate for outdoor beach activities, shuttle bus service to various indoor activities in Ocean City and West Ocean City will be provided. If the captain of the cruise boat determines that the weather on Saturday, August 19th is inappropriate for a cruise, the cruise benefit will be cancelled and each registration on the Party Weekend package will receive a $24 voucher good for future Torque Travel organized tours.

If severe weather conditions force or threaten the suspension of traffic on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, the trip departure time and itinerary may change at the discretion of the tour leader. If departure from Washington is delayed, the tour leader will attempt to contact you via the phone number provided with payment. If departure of the return shuttle bus from Ocean City is either delayed or accelerated, the tour leader will inform the party as appropriate.


What are the sleeping arrangements?

All registrants will have space to sleep in the hotel room. The specifics of sleeping arrangements will depend upon the exact number of people booked for the trip, but everyone should be prepared to potentially share a bed. Sleeping partners, if necessary, will be decided by the group at large.

All shared beds will be at least the size of a double bed.


Is there any way I can guarantee a bed or room to myself?

If you want to guarantee a single bed or room to yourself, you will need to purchase a single supplement. Please send an email to torque@torquetours.com describing your request for a single supplement. Single beds and rooms may not always be available, so it is advantageous to make your request as early as possible. 


Where is the meeting location?

We will meet at Dunkin Donuts on Rhode Island Row, a short walk from the Rhode Island Avenue Metro Station.


Can I drive myself?

If you would like the freedom to use your own vehicle for this trip, you are welcome to, but you must inform us in advance. Please note that you and your guests still must check in at the designated meeting location at 11:00 am to receive driving directions and to sign a special release waiver. You are not guaranteed a designated parking space at the hotel and may need to find your own parking, especially if multiple customers take advantage of the driver discount.


Which meals are included?

$ denotes a meal that is not included in the cost of the reservation.


Lunch – We will briefly stop for lunch during our shuttle trip to Ocean City. ($)
Dinner (wine and crab feast packages) – You are responsible for finding your own dinner on Saturday. ($)
Dinner (party package) - Food will be available for purchase on the cruise. Vegetarians and those on restricted diets may want to eat prior to the cruise, as choices will be limited. ($)

Breakfast – A buffet breakfast is included on all packages.
Lunch (wine and party packages) – You are responsible for finding your own lunch on Sunday. ($)
Lunch (crab feast package) - An all-you-can-eat seafood buffet is included in the cost of this package.
Dinner - We will briefly stop for dinner on the return trip to Washington.


I already purchased a package for this tour but would like to change to a lower cost package. Can I do that?

You may downgrade from one to another package by sending an email to torque@torquetours.com. Downgrade requests must be made before 6:00 pm on Friday, August 18th. You will receive a refund for the difference within 3-5 business days.


I already purchased a package for this tour but would like to upgrade to a more expensive package. Can I do that?

You may upgrade from one to another package by sending an email to torque@torquetours.com. You will be asked to purchase the higher cost package online for full price, after which you will receive a refund for the basic package within 3-5 business days. Upgrade requests must be made before 12:00 noon on Monday, August 14th.


I have other questions not answered here.

You should review the terms of service on the payment page before making any payment. Otherwise, please relay any questions to torque@torquetours.com or tweet to us at @TorqueTravel.

Summary Details

Minimum Age: 21
Lodging: Three-star Resort Hotel
Maximum Tour Size: 15 people including your tour leader(s)
Meeting Point: 

Dunkin Donuts
2300 Washington Pl NE, #107
Washington, DC 20018


Metro Accessible: Rhode Island Avenue-Brentwood Station

Departure Time: 11:00 am on Saturday, August 19th, 2017
Anticipated Return Time: 9:30 pm on Sunday, August 20th, 2017

Meal Plan: Breakfast included; one lunch included in crab feast package

Exchange Policy: Full refund if requested by 12:00 noon EDT on Saturday, July 8th, 2017.
Exchanges accepted if requested by 12:00 noon EDT on Friday, August 11th.

Sales close: 12:00 noon EDT on Friday, August 11th, 2017, or when Torque Travel determines the tour to be sold out, or if registration by 12:00 noon EDT on Friday, August 11th, 2017 does not exceed four (4) people.