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Program #20565RJ
17 Days | 16 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 Jul 14 — Jul 30, 2013

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Day One: Sunday, July 14 -
Depart From: International flights to France

Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located in the Latin Quarter in the heart of Paris, close to Saint-Germain des Près, Notre-Dame, Panthéon, La Sorbonne, Ile Saint-Louis, Thermes de Cluny, Arènes de Lutèce, and the Institut du Monde Arabe, making it an ideal base for exploring the city.

Contact info:
41, Rue des Ecoles
Paris, 75005 France
phone: +33 (0)1 53 10 95 95
web: www.villa-pantheon.com

Room amenities: Private en-suite bathroom with hair dryer, individually controlled air conditioning, TV with international channels and Pay TV, in-room safe, direct dialing telephone, small refrigerator with bar, in-room modem plug for Internet access. Please note that hotel rooms in France are often considerably smaller than hotel rooms in the US.

Facility amenities: The Villa Pantheon offers a traditional English feel with leather easy chairs and relaxed atmosphere.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for availability and rates.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 15 - Arrival and Orientation in Paris
Arrive To: Arrive in Paris and transfer to the hotel.

Afternoon: Check in at the hotel and take some time to freshen up and relax before meeting for a welcome orientation and program briefing.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at a restaurant near the hotel.

Lodging: Villa Pantheon

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located in the Latin Quarter in the heart of Paris, close to Saint-Germain des Près, Notre-Dame, Panthéon, La Sorbonne, Ile Saint-Louis, Thermes de Cluny, Arènes de Lutèce, and the Institut du Monde Arabe, making it an ideal base for exploring the city.

Contact info:
41, Rue des Ecoles
Paris, 75005 France
phone: +33 (0)1 53 10 95 95
web: www.villa-pantheon.com

Room amenities: Private en-suite bathroom with hair dryer, individually controlled air conditioning, TV with international channels and Pay TV, in-room safe, direct dialing telephone, small refrigerator with bar, in-room modem plug for Internet access. Please note that hotel rooms in France are often considerably smaller than hotel rooms in the US.

Facility amenities: The Villa Pantheon offers a traditional English feel with leather easy chairs and relaxed atmosphere.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for availability and rates.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 16 - Masterpieces of the Orsay and Rodin Museums
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Your Group Leader will take you to the Musee d'Orsay for an introduction to Impressionism focusing on the art created in Montmartre, Auvers, Giverny, Rouen and Honfleur.

Lunch: After your visit, have lunch with your group at the Orsay Museum's restaurant.

Afternoon: This afternoon, explore the Rodin Institute's gardens featuring such famous sculptures as the Thinker, the Gates of Hell and The Burghers of Calais, before an expert-led visit of the Museum's collections.

Dinner: Dinner with your group at a bistro near the Eiffel Tower.

Lodging: Villa Pantheon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located in the Latin Quarter in the heart of Paris, close to Saint-Germain des Près, Notre-Dame, Panthéon, La Sorbonne, Ile Saint-Louis, Thermes de Cluny, Arènes de Lutèce, and the Institut du Monde Arabe, making it an ideal base for exploring the city.

Contact info:
41, Rue des Ecoles
Paris, 75005 France
phone: +33 (0)1 53 10 95 95
web: www.villa-pantheon.com

Room amenities: Private en-suite bathroom with hair dryer, individually controlled air conditioning, TV with international channels and Pay TV, in-room safe, direct dialing telephone, small refrigerator with bar, in-room modem plug for Internet access. Please note that hotel rooms in France are often considerably smaller than hotel rooms in the US.

Facility amenities: The Villa Pantheon offers a traditional English feel with leather easy chairs and relaxed atmosphere.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for availability and rates.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 17 - The Orangerie and Artistic Life in Montmartre
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: This morning, your study leader will lead you on an exploration of the Orangerie, the museum Claude Monet chose to exhibit some of his most prized works.

Lunch: Take this opportunity to explore local cuisine with lunch on your own.

Afternoon: Explore Montmartre, the heart of the Parisian artistic movement, featuring the Sacre Coeur basillica and Place du Tertre.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: This evening, enjoy a classical music concert held at the Sainte Chapelle.

Lodging: Villa Pantheon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located in the Latin Quarter in the heart of Paris, close to Saint-Germain des Près, Notre-Dame, Panthéon, La Sorbonne, Ile Saint-Louis, Thermes de Cluny, Arènes de Lutèce, and the Institut du Monde Arabe, making it an ideal base for exploring the city.

Contact info:
41, Rue des Ecoles
Paris, 75005 France
phone: +33 (0)1 53 10 95 95
web: www.villa-pantheon.com

Room amenities: Private en-suite bathroom with hair dryer, individually controlled air conditioning, TV with international channels and Pay TV, in-room safe, direct dialing telephone, small refrigerator with bar, in-room modem plug for Internet access. Please note that hotel rooms in France are often considerably smaller than hotel rooms in the US.

Facility amenities: The Villa Pantheon offers a traditional English feel with leather easy chairs and relaxed atmosphere.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for availability and rates.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 18 - Auvers-sur-Oise and Pontoise
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Discover Auvers sur Oise and some of the sites that inspired Vincent Van Gogh's genius. Led by your Study Leader, stroll up to the cemetery where Van Gogh and his brother are buried.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: With your Study Leader, visit Pontoise, a town in which Pissarro, Gauguin and Cezanne lived.

Dinner: This evening, enjoy a final dinner on your own in Paris.

Lodging: Villa Pantheon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located on the River Thams in the heart of London, the Tower Hotel enjoys panoramic views of the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the River Thames and St Katherine Docks. Vibrant, contemporary and spacious, this non-smoking hotel feels relaxed and enjoys an abundance of natural daylight.

Contact info:
St Katharine's Way
London, E1W 1LD UK:England
phone: +44 845 305 8335
web: www.guoman.com/en/hotels/united_kingdom/london/the_tower/index.html

Room amenities: Air conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, flat screen LDC TV, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, mini bar, room safe, trouser press

Facility amenities: Air conditioning, gym, meeting rooms, restaurant with outdoor terrace, bar, wifi internet (for an additional charge)

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Friday, July 19 - Monet's Gardens in Giverny and Transfer to London
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Discover Monet's gardens at Giverny and the stunning foliage that inspired the great artist.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant in Giverny.

Afternoon: Board an afternoon train to London, and relax as you watch the French countryside go by. Upon arrival in London check into your hotel.

Dinner: Dinner at a local pub in London.

Lodging: Tower Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 13 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges...even the only Planetarium at sea.

Ship Information: Length: 1.132 feet, Beam: 135 feet, Draft: 32 feet 10 inches, Height: 236.2 feet, Gross tonage: Approx. 151,400 gross tonnes, Guest capacity: 3,056 max., Crew: 1253, Cruise Speed: 28.5 knots

Contact info:
Cunard Cruise Lines
24303 Town Center Drive, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
phone: 800-728-6273
Room amenities: Standard staterooms are spacious (min.155sq.ft.) Amenities: 24hr rm service. Direct-Dial telephone & internet access, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, daily shipboard newspaper, 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, nightly turn down service.

Facility amenities: Art Gallery, Bookstore, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Computer Centre, Empire Casino, Image Gallery, Swimming Pools, Golden Lion Pub, Grand Lobby, Library, Shops, Queens Room, Royal Court Theatre, Sports Decks The Zone/The Play Zone | Veuve Clicquot® Champagne Bar

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Saturday, July 20 - The Courtauld Gallery and Embarkation on the Quee...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This morning, explore the intimate collection of the Courtauld Gallery, which spans from the Renaissance to the 20th century.

Lunch: Enjoy a light lunch with your group.

Afternoon: Transfer to Southampton and board the Queen Mary 2. Take some time to unpack and settle into your stateroom before taking a walk around the luxurious ocean liner.

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannina Restaurant, featuring several choices for each course prepared by award-winning chefs.

Lodging: Queen Mary II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 13 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges...even the only Planetarium at sea.

Ship Information: Length: 1.132 feet, Beam: 135 feet, Draft: 32 feet 10 inches, Height: 236.2 feet, Gross tonage: Approx. 151,400 gross tonnes, Guest capacity: 3,056 max., Crew: 1253, Cruise Speed: 28.5 knots

Contact info:
Cunard Cruise Lines
24303 Town Center Drive, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
phone: 800-728-6273
Room amenities: Standard staterooms are spacious (min.155sq.ft.) Amenities: 24hr rm service. Direct-Dial telephone & internet access, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, daily shipboard newspaper, 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, nightly turn down service.

Facility amenities: Art Gallery, Bookstore, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Computer Centre, Empire Casino, Image Gallery, Swimming Pools, Golden Lion Pub, Grand Lobby, Library, Shops, Queens Room, Royal Court Theatre, Sports Decks The Zone/The Play Zone | Veuve Clicquot® Champagne Bar

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Sunday, July 21 - Crossing the Atlantic: What is the French Academy
Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing. Select one of the King's Court dining options on deck 7, go down to the Britannia Restaurant or relax with breakfast in your room as you watch the televised description of today's on board activities.

Morning: Gather with your group for a lecture: What is the French Academy - From King Louis XIV to David & Ingres

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing. Your options include the various King's Court venues, the Britannia Restaurant, Todd English (at additional cost) or a light lunch at the Boardwalk Cafe if the weather permits.

Afternoon: This afternoon take the opportunity to choose from among an array of on board activities. You might take Afternoon Tea in the Queen's Room, attend a lecture presented by one of Cunard's guest speakers, view a planetarium show, join a book discussion, participate in an art auction, compete in a bridge tournament, relax in one of the deckchairs and watch the horizon... just to name a few of your activity choices!

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannina Restaurant, featuring several choices for each course prepared by award-winning chefs. Discuss the next day's itinerary as you dine with your group leader and lecturer. Following dinner you may choose to return to your stateroom and enjoy one of the movies screened on your TV this evening, attend a show in the ship's theater or practice your dance steps in the ballroom (with gentlemen escorts on hand, eager to dance with the single ladies!).

Lodging: Queen Mary II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 13 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges...even the only Planetarium at sea.

Ship Information: Length: 1.132 feet, Beam: 135 feet, Draft: 32 feet 10 inches, Height: 236.2 feet, Gross tonage: Approx. 151,400 gross tonnes, Guest capacity: 3,056 max., Crew: 1253, Cruise Speed: 28.5 knots

Contact info:
Cunard Cruise Lines
24303 Town Center Drive, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
phone: 800-728-6273
Room amenities: Standard staterooms are spacious (min.155sq.ft.) Amenities: 24hr rm service. Direct-Dial telephone & internet access, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, daily shipboard newspaper, 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, nightly turn down service.

Facility amenities: Art Gallery, Bookstore, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Computer Centre, Empire Casino, Image Gallery, Swimming Pools, Golden Lion Pub, Grand Lobby, Library, Shops, Queens Room, Royal Court Theatre, Sports Decks The Zone/The Play Zone | Veuve Clicquot® Champagne Bar

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Monday, July 22 - Crossing the Atlantic: Romanticism & Realism in F...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing. Select one of the King's Court dining options on deck 7, go down to the Britannia Restaurant or relax with breakfast in your room as you watch the televised description of today's on board activities.

Morning: Gather with your group for a lecture: Romanticism and Realism in French Painting.

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing. Your options include the various King's Court venues, the Britannia Restaurant, Todd English (at additional cost) or a light lunch at the Boardwalk Cafe if the weather permits.

Afternoon: Reconvene with your group for a lecture: Inventing the Weekend.

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannina Restaurant, featuring several choices for each course prepared by award-winning chefs. Discuss the next day's itinerary as you dine with your group leader and lecturer. Following dinner you may choose to return to your stateroom and enjoy one of the movies screened on your TV this evening, attend a show in the ship's theater or practice your dance steps in the ballroom (with gentlemen escorts on hand, eager to dance with the single ladies!).

Lodging: Queen Mary II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 13 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges...even the only Planetarium at sea.

Ship Information: Length: 1.132 feet, Beam: 135 feet, Draft: 32 feet 10 inches, Height: 236.2 feet, Gross tonage: Approx. 151,400 gross tonnes, Guest capacity: 3,056 max., Crew: 1253, Cruise Speed: 28.5 knots

Contact info:
Cunard Cruise Lines
24303 Town Center Drive, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
phone: 800-728-6273
Room amenities: Standard staterooms are spacious (min.155sq.ft.) Amenities: 24hr rm service. Direct-Dial telephone & internet access, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, daily shipboard newspaper, 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, nightly turn down service.

Facility amenities: Art Gallery, Bookstore, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Computer Centre, Empire Casino, Image Gallery, Swimming Pools, Golden Lion Pub, Grand Lobby, Library, Shops, Queens Room, Royal Court Theatre, Sports Decks The Zone/The Play Zone | Veuve Clicquot® Champagne Bar

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Tuesday, July 23 - Crossing the Atlantic: Monet & Renoir
Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing. Select one of the King's Court dining options on deck 7, go down to the Britannia Restaurant or relax with breakfast in your room as you watch the televised description of today's on board activities.

Morning: Gather with your group for a lecture: Monet & Renoir: Side by Side, but Miles Apart.

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing. Your options include the various King's Court venues, the Britannia Restaurant, Todd English (at additional cost) or a light lunch at the Boardwalk Cafe if the weather permits.

Afternoon: This afternoon take the opportunity to choose from among an array of on board activities. You might take Afternoon Tea in the Queen's Room, attend a lecture presented by one of Cunard's guest speakers, view a planetarium show, join a book discussion, participate in an art auction, compete in a bridge tournament, relax in one of the deckchairs and watch the horizon... just to name a few of your activity choices!

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannina Restaurant, featuring several choices for each course prepared by award-winning chefs. Discuss the next day's itinerary as you dine with your group leader and lecturer. Following dinner you may choose to return to your stateroom and enjoy one of the movies screened on your TV this evening, attend a show in the ship's theater or practice your dance steps in the ballroom (with gentlemen escorts on hand, eager to dance with the single ladies!).

Lodging: Queen Mary II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 13 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges...even the only Planetarium at sea.

Ship Information: Length: 1.132 feet, Beam: 135 feet, Draft: 32 feet 10 inches, Height: 236.2 feet, Gross tonage: Approx. 151,400 gross tonnes, Guest capacity: 3,056 max., Crew: 1253, Cruise Speed: 28.5 knots

Contact info:
Cunard Cruise Lines
24303 Town Center Drive, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
phone: 800-728-6273
Room amenities: Standard staterooms are spacious (min.155sq.ft.) Amenities: 24hr rm service. Direct-Dial telephone & internet access, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, daily shipboard newspaper, 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, nightly turn down service.

Facility amenities: Art Gallery, Bookstore, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Computer Centre, Empire Casino, Image Gallery, Swimming Pools, Golden Lion Pub, Grand Lobby, Library, Shops, Queens Room, Royal Court Theatre, Sports Decks The Zone/The Play Zone | Veuve Clicquot® Champagne Bar

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Wednesday, July 24 - Crossing the Atlantic: Caiellebotte & Bazille and...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing. Select one of the King's Court dining options on deck 7, go down to the Britannia Restaurant or relax with breakfast in your room as you watch the televised description of today's on board activities.

Morning: Gather with your group for a lecture: Caiellebotte & Bazille: The Impressionists that Dr. Barnes Didn't Buy.

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing. Your options include the various King's Court venues, the Britannia Restaurant, Todd English (at additional cost) or a light lunch at the Boardwalk Cafe if the weather permits.

Afternoon: Reconvene with your group for a lecture: Degas & Cassatt: The Aristocratic Impressionists.

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannina Restaurant, featuring several choices for each course prepared by award-winning chefs. Discuss the next day's itinerary as you dine with your group leader and lecturer. Following dinner you may choose to return to your stateroom and enjoy one of the movies screened on your TV this evening, attend a show in the ship's theater or practice your dance steps in the ballroom (with gentlemen escorts on hand, eager to dance with the single ladies!).

Lodging: Queen Mary II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 13 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges...even the only Planetarium at sea.

Ship Information: Length: 1.132 feet, Beam: 135 feet, Draft: 32 feet 10 inches, Height: 236.2 feet, Gross tonage: Approx. 151,400 gross tonnes, Guest capacity: 3,056 max., Crew: 1253, Cruise Speed: 28.5 knots

Contact info:
Cunard Cruise Lines
24303 Town Center Drive, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
phone: 800-728-6273
Room amenities: Standard staterooms are spacious (min.155sq.ft.) Amenities: 24hr rm service. Direct-Dial telephone & internet access, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, daily shipboard newspaper, 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, nightly turn down service.

Facility amenities: Art Gallery, Bookstore, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Computer Centre, Empire Casino, Image Gallery, Swimming Pools, Golden Lion Pub, Grand Lobby, Library, Shops, Queens Room, Royal Court Theatre, Sports Decks The Zone/The Play Zone | Veuve Clicquot® Champagne Bar

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Thursday, July 25 - Crossing the Atlantic: Gauguin & Van Gogh and Cez...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing. Select one of the King's Court dining options on deck 7, go down to the Britannia Restaurant or relax with breakfast in your room as you watch the televised description of today's on board activities.

Morning: Gather with your group for a lecture: Gauguin & Van Gogh and Liberation of Color.

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing. Your options include the various King's Court venues, the Britannia Restaurant, Todd English (at additional cost) or a light lunch at the Boardwalk Cafe if the weather permits.

Afternoon: Reconvene with your group for a lecture: Cezzane and Seurat and The Return to Form.

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannina Restaurant, featuring several choices for each course prepared by award-winning chefs. Discuss the next day's itinerary as you dine with your group leader and lecturer. Following dinner you may choose to return to your stateroom and enjoy one of the movies screened on your TV this evening, attend a show in the ship's theater or practice your dance steps in the ballroom (with gentlemen escorts on hand, eager to dance with the single ladies!).

Lodging: Queen Mary II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 13 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges...even the only Planetarium at sea.

Ship Information: Length: 1.132 feet, Beam: 135 feet, Draft: 32 feet 10 inches, Height: 236.2 feet, Gross tonage: Approx. 151,400 gross tonnes, Guest capacity: 3,056 max., Crew: 1253, Cruise Speed: 28.5 knots

Contact info:
Cunard Cruise Lines
24303 Town Center Drive, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
phone: 800-728-6273
Room amenities: Standard staterooms are spacious (min.155sq.ft.) Amenities: 24hr rm service. Direct-Dial telephone & internet access, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, daily shipboard newspaper, 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, nightly turn down service.

Facility amenities: Art Gallery, Bookstore, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Computer Centre, Empire Casino, Image Gallery, Swimming Pools, Golden Lion Pub, Grand Lobby, Library, Shops, Queens Room, Royal Court Theatre, Sports Decks The Zone/The Play Zone | Veuve Clicquot® Champagne Bar

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Friday, July 26 - Crossing the Atlantic: Introduction to the Barnes
Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing. Select one of the King's Court dining options on deck 7, go down to the Britannia Restaurant or relax with breakfast in your room as you watch the televised description of today's on board activities.

Morning: Gather with your group for a lecture: More Cezzanes than in Paris: Dr. Barnes and the Barnes Foundation.

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing. Your options include the various King's Court venues, the Britannia Restaurant, Todd English (at additional cost) or a light lunch at the Boardwalk Cafe if the weather permits.

Afternoon: This afternoon is your chance to prepare for tomorrow morning's arrival in New York and perhaps participate in a few final afternoon activities.

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannina Restaurant, featuring several choices for each course prepared by award-winning chefs. Discuss the next day's itinerary as you dine with your group leader and lecturer. Following dinner you may choose to return to your stateroom and enjoy one of the movies screened on your TV this evening, attend a show in the ship's theater or practice your dance steps in the ballroom (with gentlemen escorts on hand, eager to dance with the single ladies!).

Lodging: Queen Mary II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel Philadelphia is rich in tradition, and has played host to elite Philadelphians and other distinguished guests for many years. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Plaza Warwick Hotel was originally constructed in 1926, and has since become a local landmark. With 301 spacious, comfortable rooms, this historic yet modern downtown Philadelphia hotel is located just off the world-renowned Rittenhouse Square, the city's most prestigious residential, commercial and business district.

Contact info:
220 South 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-735-6000
web: www.radisson.com/philadelphia-hotel-pa-19103-6179/paphily

Room amenities: 32" LCD HD television with movie and game channels; Bathroom amenities; Complimentary Bottled water; Coffee maker; Complimentary Wi-Fi; Connecting rooms available; Easy-to-set alarm clock/radio; Electronic lock and smoke detector; Granite bath; Hair dryer and makeup mirrors; Handicap accessible rooms available; Individual climate control; In-room printing available from your laptop; In-room safe; Iron/ironing board; Large work desk with mobile mini-desk; Local phone calls (complimentary); Morning newspaper daily (complimentary); Non-smoking facilities throughout hotel; Short stature accessibility kit; Two multi-line phones with voice messaging; Windows open to the outside

Facility amenities: 3-hour express laundry service available; ATM; Assistance devices for people with disabilities; Bell service; Boarding pass printing (complimentary); Business Center (complimentary, open 24 hours); Coin operated laundry facilities; Concierge staff; Coffee shop; Dry cleaning and laundry services; Express check-out; Fitness Center; Forgotten items service; Free bottle of water; Free local phone calls; Hair salon; High-speed, wireless Internet access in all public areas; Local area transportation and tours; Lounge; Luggage hold; Morning newspaper available daily (complimentary); Multi-lingual staff; Overnight package services and package delivery; Parking (valet or self) at a standard fee; Piano bar; Room service (6:30 a.m.-midnight) and al fresco dining (weather permitting); Secretarial support services; Soda and ice machines on each floor; Transportation services (fee applies); Wake-up service

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBA
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for preferred rates and reservation.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Fourteen: Saturday, July 27 - The Met and Transfer to Philadelphia
Breakfast: Early breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing.

Morning: Disembark the Queen Mary 2 and transfer to New York.

Lunch: Lunch on your own in New York.

Afternoon: Explore the vast collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Later this afternoon, transfer by coach to Philadelphia.

Dinner: Enjoy a warm welcome to Philadelphia with a group dinner at a nearby restaurant.

Lodging: Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel Philadelphia is rich in tradition, and has played host to elite Philadelphians and other distinguished guests for many years. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Plaza Warwick Hotel was originally constructed in 1926, and has since become a local landmark. With 301 spacious, comfortable rooms, this historic yet modern downtown Philadelphia hotel is located just off the world-renowned Rittenhouse Square, the city's most prestigious residential, commercial and business district.

Contact info:
220 South 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-735-6000
web: www.radisson.com/philadelphia-hotel-pa-19103-6179/paphily

Room amenities: 32" LCD HD television with movie and game channels; Bathroom amenities; Complimentary Bottled water; Coffee maker; Complimentary Wi-Fi; Connecting rooms available; Easy-to-set alarm clock/radio; Electronic lock and smoke detector; Granite bath; Hair dryer and makeup mirrors; Handicap accessible rooms available; Individual climate control; In-room printing available from your laptop; In-room safe; Iron/ironing board; Large work desk with mobile mini-desk; Local phone calls (complimentary); Morning newspaper daily (complimentary); Non-smoking facilities throughout hotel; Short stature accessibility kit; Two multi-line phones with voice messaging; Windows open to the outside

Facility amenities: 3-hour express laundry service available; ATM; Assistance devices for people with disabilities; Bell service; Boarding pass printing (complimentary); Business Center (complimentary, open 24 hours); Coin operated laundry facilities; Concierge staff; Coffee shop; Dry cleaning and laundry services; Express check-out; Fitness Center; Forgotten items service; Free bottle of water; Free local phone calls; Hair salon; High-speed, wireless Internet access in all public areas; Local area transportation and tours; Lounge; Luggage hold; Morning newspaper available daily (complimentary); Multi-lingual staff; Overnight package services and package delivery; Parking (valet or self) at a standard fee; Piano bar; Room service (6:30 a.m.-midnight) and al fresco dining (weather permitting); Secretarial support services; Soda and ice machines on each floor; Transportation services (fee applies); Wake-up service

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBA
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for preferred rates and reservation.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Fifteen: Sunday, July 28 - Barnes on the Parkway and the Pennsylvania Academ...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This morning enjoy a tour of Barnes on the Parkway with an audio guide.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch at the Barnes.

Afternoon: Enjoy a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, followed by a guided visit of the collections.

Dinner: A special treat awaits you for dinner at Victor's Café in South Philadelphia (the Italian section of Philadelphia) As you dine you’ll be whisked away to a cinematic opera, as our singing waiters share their gift with you. Our opera singers are all local performers in the Greater Philadelphia area, and some of the greatest talents in the country.

Lodging: Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel Philadelphia is rich in tradition, and has played host to elite Philadelphians and other distinguished guests for many years. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Plaza Warwick Hotel was originally constructed in 1926, and has since become a local landmark. With 301 spacious, comfortable rooms, this historic yet modern downtown Philadelphia hotel is located just off the world-renowned Rittenhouse Square, the city's most prestigious residential, commercial and business district.

Contact info:
220 South 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-735-6000
web: www.radisson.com/philadelphia-hotel-pa-19103-6179/paphily

Room amenities: 32" LCD HD television with movie and game channels; Bathroom amenities; Complimentary Bottled water; Coffee maker; Complimentary Wi-Fi; Connecting rooms available; Easy-to-set alarm clock/radio; Electronic lock and smoke detector; Granite bath; Hair dryer and makeup mirrors; Handicap accessible rooms available; Individual climate control; In-room printing available from your laptop; In-room safe; Iron/ironing board; Large work desk with mobile mini-desk; Local phone calls (complimentary); Morning newspaper daily (complimentary); Non-smoking facilities throughout hotel; Short stature accessibility kit; Two multi-line phones with voice messaging; Windows open to the outside

Facility amenities: 3-hour express laundry service available; ATM; Assistance devices for people with disabilities; Bell service; Boarding pass printing (complimentary); Business Center (complimentary, open 24 hours); Coin operated laundry facilities; Concierge staff; Coffee shop; Dry cleaning and laundry services; Express check-out; Fitness Center; Forgotten items service; Free bottle of water; Free local phone calls; Hair salon; High-speed, wireless Internet access in all public areas; Local area transportation and tours; Lounge; Luggage hold; Morning newspaper available daily (complimentary); Multi-lingual staff; Overnight package services and package delivery; Parking (valet or self) at a standard fee; Piano bar; Room service (6:30 a.m.-midnight) and al fresco dining (weather permitting); Secretarial support services; Soda and ice machines on each floor; Transportation services (fee applies); Wake-up service

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBA
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for preferred rates and reservation.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Sixteen: Monday, July 29 - Rodin and the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Your study leader will lecture on the collections of the Rodin Museum.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch on your own at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: This afternoon enjoy a private tour of Barnes on the Parkway with your study leader.

Dinner: This evening, explore local cuisine with dinner on your own. Your group leader will provide suggestions.

Lodging: Radisson Plaza-Warwick Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast
Day Seventeen: Tuesday, July 30 - Departure from Philadelphia
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Visit the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts' collection with an educator and review American Impressionism.

Lunch: Enjoy a farewell lunch with your group before departing Philadelphia.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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