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TIBURON, CALIFORNIA

Tiburon: Academic Adventures, Scenic Splendor

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Program #20307RJ
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.

Itinerary for Feb 10 — Feb 15, 2013

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Type: Boutique Hotel

Contact info:
1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon

Room amenities: Complimentary wireless Internet access DVD player Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in Work desk Room service from Tiburon Tavern Coffee maker Iron/ironing board Hair dryer Bathrobes Air conditioning Complimentary newspaper Shared patio

Facility amenities: Hotel restaurant: Tiburon Tavern 24-hour complimentary business center Complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area) Complimentary fitness center Concierge services Complimentary DVD movie library Complimentary self-parking SkyDeck with fireplace Outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit: open 7am to 9pm Pet friendly: call for details

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $139 plus tax per night
The reduced Road Scholar rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates, based on availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, February 10 -
Afternoon: 3-4:30pm: Registration; 4:30pm: Orientation

Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm

Evening: 7pm: Introductions and social time

Lodging: The Lodge at Tiburon

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Boutique Hotel

Contact info:
1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon

Room amenities: Complimentary wireless Internet access DVD player Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in Work desk Room service from Tiburon Tavern Coffee maker Iron/ironing board Hair dryer Bathrobes Air conditioning Complimentary newspaper Shared patio

Facility amenities: Hotel restaurant: Tiburon Tavern 24-hour complimentary business center Complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area) Complimentary fitness center Concierge services Complimentary DVD movie library Complimentary self-parking SkyDeck with fireplace Outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit: open 7am to 9pm Pet friendly: call for details

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $139 plus tax per night
The reduced Road Scholar rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates, based on availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 11 - Docent-led visits of Tiburon Railroad/Ferry Depot...
Note: .75 mile flat walk from hotel to Railroad Museum.

Breakfast: 7:30-8:30am

Morning: 8:30-11:30am: Middle East at the Crossroads: Israel, the Palestinians and the U.S.are the key players in the Middle East peace process. This course looks at the changing relations between the three parties, and how it all fits in with the rising call for democracy in the Arab world.

Lunch: Noon-1pm

Afternoon: 1:30pm: Docent-led visit of the Tiburon Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum: In 1884, Peter Donahue completed the extension of the San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad to Point Tiburon transforming it into a major railroad & ferry terminus and maintenance yard. After the last train ran in 1967, the shoreline and the depot building were deeded to the Town of Tiburon for use as open space and a museum. On the ground floor is a railroad & ferry museum featuring a working scale model of the Point Tiburon yard circa 1900-1910. Upstairs is the restored stationmaster’s residence, 1913-1940. The Depot is the only surviving dual use terminal west of the Hudson River and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Courtesy of the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society) 3pm: Docent-led visit of the China Cabin: The China Cabin is the Social Saloon from the S.S. China, a side-wheeled steamer built in 1866 by the William H. Webb shipyard in New York. Commissioned by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, the China carried mail and passengers from its home port of San Francisco to Asia. The elegant room was salvaged when the ship became obsolete in 1879 and was burned for scrap metal in Tiburon Cove. The Landmarks Society has restored the interior with 22k gold leaf, walnut woodwork, cut-glass floral window panes, and brass chandeliers. The China Cabin was designated a National Maritime Monument in 1978. (Courtesy of the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society)

Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm

Evening: 7-9pm: Intriguing Politics of the Supreme Court: The U.S. Supreme Court is not just nine justices in a lofty tower making monumental decisions. We look at the role of the high court in our political process, discuss the power of the court and how it goes about making its key decisions.

Lodging: The Lodge at Tiburon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Boutique Hotel

Contact info:
1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon

Room amenities: Complimentary wireless Internet access DVD player Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in Work desk Room service from Tiburon Tavern Coffee maker Iron/ironing board Hair dryer Bathrobes Air conditioning Complimentary newspaper Shared patio

Facility amenities: Hotel restaurant: Tiburon Tavern 24-hour complimentary business center Complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area) Complimentary fitness center Concierge services Complimentary DVD movie library Complimentary self-parking SkyDeck with fireplace Outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit: open 7am to 9pm Pet friendly: call for details

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $139 plus tax per night
The reduced Road Scholar rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates, based on availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, February 12 -
Breakfast: 7:30-8:30am

Morning: 8:30-11:30am: Middle East at the Crossroads

Lunch: Noon-1pm

Afternoon: 3-5pm: Nature and Nation: The Rise of American Landscape Painting: The history and culture of 19th century America can be viewed through its landscape. America's artists exalted the national landscape in the midst of its very transformation from an agrarian to an industrialized nation. You’ll explore natural wonders such as Niagara Falls or wilderness areas such as the Hudson River Valley popularized by the Hudson River School artists as these sites became accessible to travelers and tourists. You’ll examine images of Americans moving west, first by wagon train and then by railroad after the Civil War, across the Plains to the Pacific Coast where painters and photographers depicted the wonders of Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.

Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm

Evening: 7-9pm: Intriguing Politics of the Supreme Court.

Lodging: The Lodge at Tiburon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Boutique Hotel

Contact info:
1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon

Room amenities: Complimentary wireless Internet access DVD player Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in Work desk Room service from Tiburon Tavern Coffee maker Iron/ironing board Hair dryer Bathrobes Air conditioning Complimentary newspaper Shared patio

Facility amenities: Hotel restaurant: Tiburon Tavern 24-hour complimentary business center Complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area) Complimentary fitness center Concierge services Complimentary DVD movie library Complimentary self-parking SkyDeck with fireplace Outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit: open 7am to 9pm Pet friendly: call for details

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $139 plus tax per night
The reduced Road Scholar rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates, based on availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, February 13 - Docent-led visit to Tiburon landmark, China Cabin...
Note: Half mile flat walk from Railroad Museum to China Cabin.

Breakfast: 7:30-8:30am

Morning: 9:30-11:30am: San Francisco History & Neighborhoods: Americans have two hometowns: their own & San Francisco. Enjoy an engaging look at the City by the Bay starting with its founding in 1776 through the Gold Rush, 1906 earthquake and 1967 Summer of Love as well as discover its charming neighborhoods.

Lunch: Noon-1pm

Afternoon: Free time

Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm

Evening: 7-9pm: Ballets of Stravinsky: In the early part of the 20th century, Stravinsky elevated ballet music to an unprecedented level in a manner similar to that in which Beethoven had elevated the symphony a century earlier. While Stravinsky’s ballets produced strong reactions (at times violent) among Parisian audiences at their premieres, they have grown to be regarded as masterpieces of both the ballet stage and the concert hall. Stravinsky’s contributions to the genre will be examined from his first ballet (The Firebird – 1910) to his final ballet (Agon – 1957).

Lodging: The Lodge at Tiburon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Boutique Hotel

Contact info:
1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon

Room amenities: Complimentary wireless Internet access DVD player Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in Work desk Room service from Tiburon Tavern Coffee maker Iron/ironing board Hair dryer Bathrobes Air conditioning Complimentary newspaper Shared patio

Facility amenities: Hotel restaurant: Tiburon Tavern 24-hour complimentary business center Complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area) Complimentary fitness center Concierge services Complimentary DVD movie library Complimentary self-parking SkyDeck with fireplace Outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit: open 7am to 9pm Pet friendly: call for details

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $139 plus tax per night
The reduced Road Scholar rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates, based on availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, February 14 -
Breakfast: 7:30-8:30am

Morning: 9:30-11:30am: The Ballets of Stravinsky

Lunch: Noon-1pm

Afternoon: 1-5pm: Bus trip to highlights of San Francisco

Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm

Evening: 7-7:45pm: Live entertainment

Lodging: The Lodge at Tiburon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, February 15 -
Breakfast: 7:30-8:30am

Morning: 9:30-11:30am: Nature and Nation: The Rise of American Landscape Painting

Lunch: Noon-1pm

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.

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
1 Performances

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