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Program #11377RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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 Oct 21 — Oct 26, 2012

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Type: Motel

Description: This motel is 2 blocks from the Oglethorpe Mall, 3 miles from hospitals, 8 miles from the historic district and River Street and 19 miles from Tybee Island. All rooms are suites.

Contact info:
7110 Hodgson Memorial Drive
Savannah, GA 31406 USA
phone: 912-354-8560
web: www.savannahsuitehotel.com

Room amenities: Each room is a suite and equipped with coffee maker, microwave, refigerator, dining area, separate living area with large cable TV and in room voice mail.

Facility amenities: Fitness center, outdoor pool. Free wireless internet in guest rooms and lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates vary by season.
Rates are seasonal-call the motel for prices.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 21 - Check-in and Registration/Orientation
Afternoon: Check-in at the hotel is at 3:00 and Road Scholar registration is in the lobby between 5 and 6. Cookies and punch will be served while you get to know your fellow participants.

Dinner:

Evening: Orientation.

Lodging: Oglethorpe Inn and Suites

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: This motel is 2 blocks from the Oglethorpe Mall, 3 miles from hospitals, 8 miles from the historic district and River Street and 19 miles from Tybee Island. All rooms are suites.

Contact info:
7110 Hodgson Memorial Drive
Savannah, GA 31406 USA
phone: 912-354-8560
web: www.savannahsuitehotel.com

Room amenities: Each room is a suite and equipped with coffee maker, microwave, refigerator, dining area, separate living area with large cable TV and in room voice mail.

Facility amenities: Fitness center, outdoor pool. Free wireless internet in guest rooms and lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates vary by season.
Rates are seasonal-call the motel for prices.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 22 - Savannah's Historical Splendor
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Morning lecture on the history of Savannah. Discuss the fascinating aspects of Savannah's history that shaped Southern culture.

Lunch: Lunch at a local Southern restaurant for a taste of real Southern food.

Afternoon: A guided walking adventure of the Historic District, museum homes, and beautiful sites in the city will give personal experience and a true sense of Savannah's long journey.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel.

Evening: Evening options change weekly but may include discussion of Savannah's notable people and places.

Lodging: Oglethorpe Inn and Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: This motel is 2 blocks from the Oglethorpe Mall, 3 miles from hospitals, 8 miles from the historic district and River Street and 19 miles from Tybee Island. All rooms are suites.

Contact info:
7110 Hodgson Memorial Drive
Savannah, GA 31406 USA
phone: 912-354-8560
web: www.savannahsuitehotel.com

Room amenities: Each room is a suite and equipped with coffee maker, microwave, refigerator, dining area, separate living area with large cable TV and in room voice mail.

Facility amenities: Fitness center, outdoor pool. Free wireless internet in guest rooms and lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates vary by season.
Rates are seasonal-call the motel for prices.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 23 - Savannah's Historical Splendor
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Visit with General James Oglethorpe-from the pages of journals, diaries, and letters of that time period, General Oglethorpe comes to life and relays the first years of the "Georgia Experiment."

Lunch:

Afternoon: Field trip-see more gems of Savannah with a local historian.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel.

Evening: Evening entertainment

Lodging: Oglethorpe Inn and Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: This motel is 2 blocks from the Oglethorpe Mall, 3 miles from hospitals, 8 miles from the historic district and River Street and 19 miles from Tybee Island. All rooms are suites.

Contact info:
7110 Hodgson Memorial Drive
Savannah, GA 31406 USA
phone: 912-354-8560
web: www.savannahsuitehotel.com

Room amenities: Each room is a suite and equipped with coffee maker, microwave, refigerator, dining area, separate living area with large cable TV and in room voice mail.

Facility amenities: Fitness center, outdoor pool. Free wireless internet in guest rooms and lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates vary by season.
Rates are seasonal-call the motel for prices.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 24 - Savannah's Music
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Delight in an entertaining musical presentation featuring the music of Savannah's own, Johnny Mercer.

Lunch:

Afternoon: Free Afternoon to explore on your own.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel.

Evening: Free Evening to explore on your own.

Lodging: Oglethorpe Inn and Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: This motel is 2 blocks from the Oglethorpe Mall, 3 miles from hospitals, 8 miles from the historic district and River Street and 19 miles from Tybee Island. All rooms are suites.

Contact info:
7110 Hodgson Memorial Drive
Savannah, GA 31406 USA
phone: 912-354-8560
web: www.savannahsuitehotel.com

Room amenities: Each room is a suite and equipped with coffee maker, microwave, refigerator, dining area, separate living area with large cable TV and in room voice mail.

Facility amenities: Fitness center, outdoor pool. Free wireless internet in guest rooms and lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates vary by season.
Rates are seasonal-call the motel for prices.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 25 - Savannah's Wormsloe Plantation
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Lecture-continue to discuss Savannah's past and present. Her people are as vibrant today as they were during Georgia's earliest settlement.

Lunch:

Afternoon: Field trip-discover Wormsloe Plantation, Savannah's oldest tabby ruins.

Dinner: Closing dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Evening entertainment

Lodging: Oglethorpe Inn and Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 26 - Program Wrap Up
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Morning lecture. Program concludes after morning class.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Savannah, GA
General OverviewMuseum examples, Savannah History Museum, Davenport Houes, Andrew Low House, Juliette Gordon Low House, Owens-Thomas House, Green-Meldrim House, Telfair Museum of Art, Ships of the Sea Museum, Ralph Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, Mighty 8th Airforce Heritage Museum, Fort Jackson, Fort Pulaski, Tybee Lighthouse, City Market and River Street-examples of historic churches include Temple Mickve Israel, First African Baptist and St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic-examples of historic cemeteries include Bonaventure, Colonial and Laurel Grove-examples of wildlife and bird watching include the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, Skidaway Island Aquarium, Bamboo Farm, and Wormsloe Historic Site, the Oatland Island Education Center, the Savannah Ogeechee Canal Nature Center-Savannah also offers the Roundhouse Railroad Museum.
For additional information, visit: www.savannahchamber.com

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.
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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
1 Performances

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