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Program #15551RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Itinerary for Jan 10 — Jan 15, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hotel is located only two miles from San Francisco International Airport. Situated just five minutes from downtown Burlingame, the hotel is near shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Downtown San Francisco is just 30 minutes away.

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-garden-inn-san-francisco-airport-burlingame-SFOABGI/index.html

Room amenities: Spacious room with two double beds, windows that open, flat screen 42-inch HDTV monitor with premium channels, high-speed internet access ($9.95/day), laptop safe, coffee maker with complimentary regular and decaffeinated coffee and tea.

Facility amenities: Wired or Wifi Internet access, 24-hour business center, fitness center, indoor swimming pool, hotel bar and restaurant included on the premises.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rates.
Call hotel for current rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, January 10 -
Afternoon: 3pm: Program registration; hotel registration; 4:30 Orientation

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7pm: Introductions, social time

Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hotel is located only two miles from San Francisco International Airport. Situated just five minutes from downtown Burlingame, the hotel is near shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Downtown San Francisco is just 30 minutes away.

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-garden-inn-san-francisco-airport-burlingame-SFOABGI/index.html

Room amenities: Spacious room with two double beds, windows that open, flat screen 42-inch HDTV monitor with premium channels, high-speed internet access ($9.95/day), laptop safe, coffee maker with complimentary regular and decaffeinated coffee and tea.

Facility amenities: Wired or Wifi Internet access, 24-hour business center, fitness center, indoor swimming pool, hotel bar and restaurant included on the premises.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rates.
Call hotel for current rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, January 11 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Art Tour: Paris and Northern France: Paris has spectacular art from Notre Dame to the Louvre, and smaller gems like the Cluny Museum. The outskirts of Paris and highlights in Normandy, Loire Valley finish the course.

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: 12:45-5: Bus trip to Bay Area points of interest TBA

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7-9: The American Constitution: Can It Meet Today's Challenges? America has evolved dramatically since the Founding Fathers drafted the U.S. Constitution. Can this sacred document survive the challenges of the changes of the 21st century and beyond? We look at the evolution of the Constitution.

Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hotel is located only two miles from San Francisco International Airport. Situated just five minutes from downtown Burlingame, the hotel is near shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Downtown San Francisco is just 30 minutes away.

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-garden-inn-san-francisco-airport-burlingame-SFOABGI/index.html

Room amenities: Spacious room with two double beds, windows that open, flat screen 42-inch HDTV monitor with premium channels, high-speed internet access ($9.95/day), laptop safe, coffee maker with complimentary regular and decaffeinated coffee and tea.

Facility amenities: Wired or Wifi Internet access, 24-hour business center, fitness center, indoor swimming pool, hotel bar and restaurant included on the premises.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rates.
Call hotel for current rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, January 12 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: San Francisco History & Neighborhoods: Americans have two hometowns: their own and 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

Afternoon: Free time

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7-9: The American Constitution: Can It Meet Today's Challenges?

Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hotel is located only two miles from San Francisco International Airport. Situated just five minutes from downtown Burlingame, the hotel is near shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Downtown San Francisco is just 30 minutes away.

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-garden-inn-san-francisco-airport-burlingame-SFOABGI/index.html

Room amenities: Spacious room with two double beds, windows that open, flat screen 42-inch HDTV monitor with premium channels, high-speed internet access ($9.95/day), laptop safe, coffee maker with complimentary regular and decaffeinated coffee and tea.

Facility amenities: Wired or Wifi Internet access, 24-hour business center, fitness center, indoor swimming pool, hotel bar and restaurant included on the premises.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rates.
Call hotel for current rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, January 13 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: The Concerto in the Baroque and Classic Eras: The centerpiece and most popular element of most symphonic concerts is the concerto, which allows the audience to experience the virtuoso talents of one of more soloists. From humble beginnings in the early 17th century, the concerto grew into a solo extravaganza by the end of the 18th century. The development of the concerto will be traced from Corelli through Vivaldi and JS Bach to Mozart, Beethoven, and others.

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: 1:30-3:30: The Concerto in the Baroque and Classic Eras

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: Free time

Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hotel is located only two miles from San Francisco International Airport. Situated just five minutes from downtown Burlingame, the hotel is near shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Downtown San Francisco is just 30 minutes away.

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-garden-inn-san-francisco-airport-burlingame-SFOABGI/index.html

Room amenities: Spacious room with two double beds, windows that open, flat screen 42-inch HDTV monitor with premium channels, high-speed internet access ($9.95/day), laptop safe, coffee maker with complimentary regular and decaffeinated coffee and tea.

Facility amenities: Wired or Wifi Internet access, 24-hour business center, fitness center, indoor swimming pool, hotel bar and restaurant included on the premises.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rates.
Call hotel for current rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, January 14 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9-12: The Making of the President 1968: This class will tell the dramatic story of a campaign and a year filled with triumph and tragedy. We will examine the fall of Lyndon Johnson, the major players in the campaign, Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, George Wallace, Spiro Agnew, Edmund Muskie, Curtis Le May, Eugene McCarthy, Robert Kennedy, Nelson Rockefeller, Ronald Reagan and more. From the Tet Offensive to the tragic assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, to the streets of Chicago, we will present the major turning points of 1968. All of this will be represented along with the sounds of that campaign year. We will relive one of the most important years in the history of the United States.

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: 1:30-3:30: Art Tour: Paris/N. France

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7:15-8: Live entertainment

Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Tuesday, January 15 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9-12: The Making of the President 1968

Lunch: Noon; Program is over after lunch; Hotel checkout is noon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Burlingame
Bay Front trailThere is the Bay Front trail, excellent for walking or jogging, along San Francisco Bay right in front of the hotel, with fabulous views of the Bay and four-acre park and lagoon. Trail features a small fishing pier at the far end of the hotel's parking lot, for scenic views or angling. Many bird-watching opportunities!
Hiller Aviation MuseumSix miles from hotel. The museum’s 53,000 sq. ft. complex consists of a main exhibit hall, an entrance atrium, 35-seat theater, 50-seat conference center, and gift shop. The Restoration Shop, with its large picture windows, allows the visitor to witness the ongoing restoration process. Collection includes 50 aircraft exhibits: Vintage and futuristic aircraft, prototypes, photographic displays, and models are on display. Call for more info, and driving directions, at 650-654-0200, or visit their website. Open 7 days a week. $6 for seniors 65+, $9 for adults under 65.
For additional information, visit: www.hiller.org/

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, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
1 Performances

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4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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