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ST. CHARLES, MISSOURI

Mark Twain and the Mississippi River, Lewis and Clark, and the Civil War

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Program #7883RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
Elevation Note
Midwest location provides for very low elevation. All activities below 1,300 feet.

Itinerary for May 19 — May 24, 2013

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Type: Motel

Description: Situated on Main Street in the heart of historic St. Charles, Missouri, the hotel provides convenient access to restaurants, boutiques, the Ameristar Casino, and the Missouri River. Enjoy warm country style décor, a pool, fitness center, business center, and high-speed internet.

Contact info:
1190 South Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301 USA
phone: 636-724-5555
web: www.countryinns.com/hotels/mostchar

Room amenities: Spacious guest rooms, featuring cable TV, complimentary high-speed Internet access, a data port, hair dryer, large work space with desk, iron/ironing board, in-room coffee maker and many more convenient amenities.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $79
Call hotel for details. Road Scholar rates do not apply during special events, such as the Lewis and Clark Rendezvous on May 18-19th and higher rates will apply.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, May 19 - Program Welcome and Orientation at 4:30P.M.
Dinner: Dinner at 5:30 PM.

Evening: Evening program.

Evening: Evening program.

Lodging: Country Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Situated on Main Street in the heart of historic St. Charles, Missouri, the hotel provides convenient access to restaurants, boutiques, the Ameristar Casino, and the Missouri River. Enjoy warm country style décor, a pool, fitness center, business center, and high-speed internet.

Contact info:
1190 South Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301 USA
phone: 636-724-5555
web: www.countryinns.com/hotels/mostchar

Room amenities: Spacious guest rooms, featuring cable TV, complimentary high-speed Internet access, a data port, hair dryer, large work space with desk, iron/ironing board, in-room coffee maker and many more convenient amenities.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $79
Call hotel for details. Road Scholar rates do not apply during special events, such as the Lewis and Clark Rendezvous on May 18-19th and higher rates will apply.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, May 20 - Jefferson National Expansion Memorial "The Arch"/...
Breakfast: Country Inn and Suites

Morning: Interactive field study of the Museum of Westward Expansion under the Arch. Opportunities to travel to the top of the Arch.

Lunch: Local restaurant

Afternoon: Study of Ulyses and Julia Grant's home and life here in St Louis, MO.

Dinner: Country Inn and Suites

Evening: Evening program.

Lodging: Country Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Situated on Main Street in the heart of historic St. Charles, Missouri, the hotel provides convenient access to restaurants, boutiques, the Ameristar Casino, and the Missouri River. Enjoy warm country style décor, a pool, fitness center, business center, and high-speed internet.

Contact info:
1190 South Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301 USA
phone: 636-724-5555
web: www.countryinns.com/hotels/mostchar

Room amenities: Spacious guest rooms, featuring cable TV, complimentary high-speed Internet access, a data port, hair dryer, large work space with desk, iron/ironing board, in-room coffee maker and many more convenient amenities.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $79
Call hotel for details. Road Scholar rates do not apply during special events, such as the Lewis and Clark Rendezvous on May 18-19th and higher rates will apply.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, May 21 - Dred Scott Case and Old Court House/Historic Main...
Dred Scott Case and Old Court House/Historic Main Street in St. Charles/Lecture.

Breakfast: Country Inn and Suites

Morning: Study of the Old Court House and reenactment of the Dred Scott Case. 35 steps to second floor.

Lunch: Lunch will be on the road at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Jefferson Barracks History Museum and lecture on the importance the Barracks played in the Civil War in MO.

Dinner: Dinner in St Charles.

Evening: Program lecture Lewis and Clark.

Lodging: Country Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Motel

Description: Situated on Main Street in the heart of historic St. Charles, Missouri, the hotel provides convenient access to restaurants, boutiques, the Ameristar Casino, and the Missouri River. Enjoy warm country style décor, a pool, fitness center, business center, and high-speed internet.

Contact info:
1190 South Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301 USA
phone: 636-724-5555
web: www.countryinns.com/hotels/mostchar

Room amenities: Spacious guest rooms, featuring cable TV, complimentary high-speed Internet access, a data port, hair dryer, large work space with desk, iron/ironing board, in-room coffee maker and many more convenient amenities.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $79
Call hotel for details. Road Scholar rates do not apply during special events, such as the Lewis and Clark Rendezvous on May 18-19th and higher rates will apply.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, May 22 - Underground Railroad lecture.
Breakfast: Country Inn and Suites

Morning: Escape to freedom lecture.

Lunch: Country Inn and Suites, Box lunch.

Afternoon: Walk on Historic South Main Street to see architecture and Lewis and Clark Museum

Dinner: Dinner on your own tonight.

Evening: Evening on Main St on own.

Lodging: Country Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Motel

Description: Situated on Main Street in the heart of historic St. Charles, Missouri, the hotel provides convenient access to restaurants, boutiques, the Ameristar Casino, and the Missouri River. Enjoy warm country style décor, a pool, fitness center, business center, and high-speed internet.

Contact info:
1190 South Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301 USA
phone: 636-724-5555
web: www.countryinns.com/hotels/mostchar

Room amenities: Spacious guest rooms, featuring cable TV, complimentary high-speed Internet access, a data port, hair dryer, large work space with desk, iron/ironing board, in-room coffee maker and many more convenient amenities.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approximately $79
Call hotel for details. Road Scholar rates do not apply during special events, such as the Lewis and Clark Rendezvous on May 18-19th and higher rates will apply.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, May 23 - Day field trip to Hannibal, MO to study Mark Twai...
Breakfast: Early breakfast before trip to Hannibal, MO.

Morning: All day field study in Hannibal, MO to study Mark Twain. This is a 2 hour ride each way. We will take restroom breaks in transit, showing educational videos relating to Twain.

Lunch: Mark Twain Riverboat - Cruise on Old Man River.

Afternoon: Explore on your own. Opportunities to visit the Norman Rockwell paintings at the museum, the Becky Thatcher ice cream parlor and bookstore.

Dinner: Country Inn and Suites

Evening: No program.

Lodging: Country Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, May 24 - Program conclusion.
Note: Program lecture and wrap up. Dismissed by 10:30 am.

Breakfast: Days Inn.

Morning: We will have a final lecture on "The Mysterious Death of Merriwether Lewis", followed by a wrap up session and closing. Departure will be between 11-11:30 AM.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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