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CARMEL VALLEY, CALIFORNIA

Monterey for Connoisseurs: Off the Beaten Path on California’s Central Coast

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Program #15646RJ
6 Days | 5 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.
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Itinerary for Feb 17 — Feb 22, 2013

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Type: Campus/Dorm

Contact info:
Carmel Valley Road at Ford Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924 USA
phone: 831-659-3115
Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $40/single - $25 ea./double
Additional nights may be reserved only when available. Cost: $40/single - $25 ea./double


Day One: Sunday, February 17 - Check-in and Welcome Dinner
Afternoon: 2:00 - 5:00 PM: Check-in; 5:00 PM: Wine, Juice, & Cheese Reception in the Fireside Room.

Dinner: 6:00 PM: Welcome Dinner served buffet style followed by Orientation.

Lodging: Wright Hall

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Contact info:
Carmel Valley Road at Ford Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924 USA
phone: 831-659-3115
Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $40/single - $25 ea./double
Additional nights may be reserved only when available. Cost: $40/single - $25 ea./double


Day Two: Monday, February 18 - Field Trip and Tour of the Monterey Peninsula
Breakfast: 7:30 AM: Optional morning stretching class followed by 8:30 AM Breakfast.

Morning: 9:30 AM: Welcome to Monterey from Henry Miller, Jack London, & Robert Louis Stevenson.

Lunch: 12:00 PM: Fresh vegetables & sandwich makings served buffet style.

Afternoon: 1:00 PM: Bus leaves for Monterey Peninsula Tour.

Dinner: 6:00 PM: Dinner.

Evening: 7:00 PM: Wine class for lovers of life.

Lodging: Wright Hall

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Contact info:
Carmel Valley Road at Ford Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924 USA
phone: 831-659-3115
Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $40/single - $25 ea./double
Additional nights may be reserved only when available. Cost: $40/single - $25 ea./double


Day Three: Tuesday, February 19 - Natural History of the Monterey Area Lecture and ...
Breakfast: Morning 7:30 AM: Optional long, slow stretching & breathing exercises followed by 8:30 AM Breakfast.

Morning: 9:30 AM: Natural History of the Monterey area.

Lunch: Sack lunch.

Afternoon: Free Afternoon. Be a tourist on your own to explore the area. Public bus service available across from the campus driveway.

Dinner: 6:00 PM: Dinner.

Evening: 7:00 PM: Talented pianist presents the music and life of Scott Joplin.

Lodging: Wright Hall

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Contact info:
Carmel Valley Road at Ford Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924 USA
phone: 831-659-3115
Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $40/single - $25 ea./double
Additional nights may be reserved only when available. Cost: $40/single - $25 ea./double


Day Four: Wednesday, February 20 - John Steinbeck Discussion and Field Trip to the M...
Breakfast: 7:30 AM: Resident faculty member leads optional long, slow stretching & breathing followed by 8:30 AM Breakfast.

Morning: 9:30 AM: A visit with John Steinbeck

Lunch: 12:00 PM: Lunch at the Steinbeck House

Afternoon: 1:00 PM: Bus leaves for tour to the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Dinner: 6:00 PM: Dinner.

Evening: 7:00 PM: Gifted pianist presents the life & music of Mozart.

Lodging: Wright Hall

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Contact info:
Carmel Valley Road at Ford Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924 USA
phone: 831-659-3115
Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $40/single - $25 ea./double
Additional nights may be reserved only when available. Cost: $40/single - $25 ea./double


Day Five: Thursday, February 21 - Field Trip to Big Sur
Breakfast: 7:30 AM: Optional long, slow stretching & breathing exercises followed by 8:30 AM Breakfast.

Morning: 9:30 AM: Naturalist leads Big Sur coastal tour.

Lunch: 12:00 PM: Picnic lunch in Big Sur.

Afternoon: 1:30 PM: Art & Artists of Big Sur with local artists & galleries.

Dinner: 6:00 PM: Dinner.

Evening: Free Evening. (Films available.)

Lodging: Wright Hall

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, February 22 - Farewell Brunch and Departure
Breakfast: 7:00 AM: Continental breakfast.

Morning: 7:30 AM: Optional long, slow stretching & breathing class

Morning: 9:00 AM: Monterey Farewell

Brunch: 11:00 AM: Farewell Brunch & Graduation.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Brunch


Free Time Opportunities


Carmel Valley, CA
Allen Knight Maritime MuseumNear Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf
Art GalleriesOver 35 art galleries in Carmel.
Cannery RowThis street, once the home of the sardine canneries from JohnSteinbeck's "Cannery Row," now houses restaurants, galleries, unique shops, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Carmel MissionVisit the historic Carmel Missionestablished by Father Junipero Serra.
Colton HallA Museum of History about the days when Monterey was theCalifornia capitol.
Fisherman's WharfStroll along Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf to watch the seals, pelicans, & people.
Garland ParkHiking trails for every level of experience -- from easy, flat trails to ery challenging steep hikes.
Monterey Bay AquariumThe Monterey Bay Aquarium, on historic Cannery Row.
Monterey's Path of HistoryTake a self0guided walking tour and see the historic adobes along Monterey's Path of History.
ShoppingCarmel Rancho Carmel Barnyard Carmel Crossroads Ocean Avenue, Carmel Del Monte Center, Monterey
Walk on the beachStroll along beautiful Scenic Drive in Carmel. Sit on one of the benches overlooking the beaches of Carmel Bay from Pebble Beach to Point Lobos.

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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
6 Hands-on experiences

Ratings

4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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