Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel,
the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975.


Call (800) 454-5768

Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET


Create an account                             Forgot your password?

or Log In via Facebook

Log in to see all you can do with your online Road Scholar account.

CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY

Cape May Victorian Christmas

Select a Date

 

SIGN UP

and receive your

FREE E-NEWSLETTER

&

E-Photo Book:



Top 10 Learning Experiences Around the World

Find A Program

Search By:

Location

NJ

Interest

Holidays

Price Range

$250 - $500

Start Date

End Date

More Options


Road Scholar
Program #16451RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Nov 25 — Nov 28, 2012

Expand all
Type: Hotel

Description: Victorian structure with wrap-around verandas, located on the beachfront and close to heart of Cape May's historic district.

Contact info:
7 Ocean Street
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5555
web: www.innofcapemay.com

Room amenities: All rooms are heated and air-conditioned. All rooms have TVs and wi-fi access.

Facility amenities: Pool, gift shop, bar and restaurant. All rooms have the same basic amenities: private bath; heat; air-conditioning; television. However, this is an historic inn, so room configurations and outside views differ. Some rooms have a Cape May city-view; while others have an Atlantic Ocean-view. The room assignments are made randomly and will not be changed from one view to another.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Some baths have tubs and showers, others only showers.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies
Availability varies by season.


Day One: Sunday, November 25 - Registration and Orientation
Afternoon: Registration from 3pm to 5pm in hotel lobby. Guest rooms are guaranteed to be ready at 4pm. If ready earlier, participants may check in. Welcome reception from 5pm to 6pm with self introductions.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room.

Evening: Introduction of faculty. Orientation to program and city. Review of menu and program materials.

Lodging: Inn of Cape May

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Victorian structure with wrap-around verandas, located on the beachfront and close to heart of Cape May's historic district.

Contact info:
7 Ocean Street
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5555
web: www.innofcapemay.com

Room amenities: All rooms are heated and air-conditioned. All rooms have TVs and wi-fi access.

Facility amenities: Pool, gift shop, bar and restaurant. All rooms have the same basic amenities: private bath; heat; air-conditioning; television. However, this is an historic inn, so room configurations and outside views differ. Some rooms have a Cape May city-view; while others have an Atlantic Ocean-view. The room assignments are made randomly and will not be changed from one view to another.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Some baths have tubs and showers, others only showers.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies
Availability varies by season.


Day Two: Monday, November 26 - Victorian Holiday Traditions and Dickensian Chris...
Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room. Choice of hot or cold breakfast.

Morning: Lecture: Introduction to the Victorian Era: Participants will receive an overview of the Victorian era to give them a context for subsequent lectures. Lecture: Victorian Holiday Traditions: Richly illustrated lecture about Victorian Christmas customs. Most of our modern celebrations had their origin during the Victorian era. Learn how Queen Victoria and Prince Albert forever influenced the future of the holiday. Workshop: Holiday Traditions Workshop: Begin your own family traditions as you learn how to create heirloom ornaments.

Lunch: Lunch at hotel

Afternoon: Enjoy a screening of a vintage version of Dickens' Christmas Carol and then join in a spirited discussion about the ghosts of Christmas past, present and to come.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel

Evening: Holly Trolley Ride. A guided experience through the charming gaslit streets of beautiful Cape May.

Lodging: Inn of Cape May

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Victorian structure with wrap-around verandas, located on the beachfront and close to heart of Cape May's historic district.

Contact info:
7 Ocean Street
Cape May, NJ 08204 USA
phone: 609-884-5555
web: www.innofcapemay.com

Room amenities: All rooms are heated and air-conditioned. All rooms have TVs and wi-fi access.

Facility amenities: Pool, gift shop, bar and restaurant. All rooms have the same basic amenities: private bath; heat; air-conditioning; television. However, this is an historic inn, so room configurations and outside views differ. Some rooms have a Cape May city-view; while others have an Atlantic Ocean-view. The room assignments are made randomly and will not be changed from one view to another.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Some baths have tubs and showers, others only showers.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies
Availability varies by season.


Day Three: Tuesday, November 27 - Victorian Manners, Libations and the Emlen Physic...
Breakfast: Choice of hot or cold breakfast in hotel dining room.

Morning: Learn the importance of etiquette and manners to the Victorian world in this illustrated program. Enjoy a guided trolley exploration of the historic district decorated in its holiday finery followed by a behind the scenes exploration of the authentically decorated Emlem Physick Estate, an 1879 landmark building.

Lunch: Enjoy an elegant luncheon at one of Cape May's fine restaurants. After lunch, a professional actor / playwright will perform holiday reading, examining how such works as "Gift of the Magi" and "A Visit from Saint Nicholas" have influenced our holiday experiences.

Afternoon: Enjoy a visit from the Physick Family and listen as they describe their preparations for the holidays and discuss their neighbors' foibles.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room.

Evening: Sincerely Ebenezer. A professional actor will perform "Sincerely Ebenezer", a one man adaptation of Dickens' beloved holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol."

Lodging: Inn of Cape May

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four: Wednesday, November 28 - Seasonal Music and Farewells
Breakfast: Choice of hot or cold breakfast in hotel dining room.

Morning: Enjoy a program about seasonal music including cherished carols. Review the final exam and return questionnaires.

Lunch: Lunch in hotel diningroom. A boxed lunch is available for early departures.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
Currently selected:Prices Starting At:

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
3 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances

Ratings

4.4
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

Support Lifelong Learning

Our educational adventures are made possible by donors like you

Please support lifelong learning here

Free Catalog | Refer a Friend | Gift Certificates | Press | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Careers | Contact Us

© Elderhostel, Inc. 2014
11 Avenue de Lafayette | Boston MA 02111 | Toll-Free 1-800-454-5768