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Program #21019RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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 Jul 25 — Jul 30, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: The Travel Inn features 160 rooms, a swimming pool, and the only free hotel garage in all of New York City. Built in 1963 in preparation for the World’s Fair, this quaint New York City hotel has maintained its sense of charm and warmth. And the hotel’s prime location on 42nd Street immerses visitors in the heart of New York City.

Contact info:
515 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036 USA
phone: 212-695-7171
web: www.empirehotelgroup.com

Room amenities: * 2 double beds * Nightstand, dresser and desk, refrigerators and microwaves * Individual climate control * Extra pillows and blankets, iron, ironing board and luggage rack * Bathroom, bathtub with shower and Ecossential amenities and hairdryer * Flat Screen TV with digital cable channels, pay per view movies and Nintendo Game System * Telephone with voicemail and wake up system

Facility amenities: The spacious rooms at The Travel Inn in midtown Manhattan come equipped with flat-screen TVs. And most rooms feature mini-refrigerators and microwaves, making it easy for you to invoke the comforts of home. The Travel Inn is ideal for families who want to see the city’s sights and business travelers attending a convention at the nearby Jacob K. Javits Center. To relax, go for a dip in the hotel’s pool or work out in its impressive fitness center. Free parking at The Travel Inn is an added amenity that you won’t find at other midtown Manhattan hotels. The concierge desk at The Travel Inn is ready to arrange (for a fee) airport shuttles or limousine service, as well as assist you in booking tickets to the most popular shows. Visit the tour desk in the lobby to book tours, like a twilight boat cruise in the New York harbor. The Travel Inn’s helpful staff will craft a customized night on the town for you. The Travel Inn hosts several conferences and meetings. With its versatile meeting room, full-service business center, private voicemail service, and proximity to the Javits Center and Times Square, the hotel is an ideal choice for leisure and business travelers looking for deluxe accommodations while visiting midtown Manhattan.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: negotiable
Call 212-695-7171 to make reservations. There is no "Road Scholar" rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, July 25 - Arrival/Orientation/Movie Night
Afternoon: Hotel check-in available after 3:00pm. 4:00pm: After checking in at the hotel front desk, come to the meeting room to register with your Program Coordinator and pick up your arrival packet. Programs are planned far in advance, so local circumstances may require changes from time to time. We will notify you as quickly as possible should there be any changes and appreciate your understanding.

Dinner: 5:00pm: Pizza Party! With pizza provided by an iconic pizzeria.

Evening: 6:15pm: We begin our orientation to the program and introduce staff and members of the group. We’ll review the schedule and any updates and answer any questions you may have. Following orientation, to prepare us for the next day's activities, we will watch the comedy "Night at the Museum" with Ben Stiller.

Lodging: Travel Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Travel Inn features 160 rooms, a swimming pool, and the only free hotel garage in all of New York City. Built in 1963 in preparation for the World’s Fair, this quaint New York City hotel has maintained its sense of charm and warmth. And the hotel’s prime location on 42nd Street immerses visitors in the heart of New York City.

Contact info:
515 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036 USA
phone: 212-695-7171
web: www.empirehotelgroup.com

Room amenities: * 2 double beds * Nightstand, dresser and desk, refrigerators and microwaves * Individual climate control * Extra pillows and blankets, iron, ironing board and luggage rack * Bathroom, bathtub with shower and Ecossential amenities and hairdryer * Flat Screen TV with digital cable channels, pay per view movies and Nintendo Game System * Telephone with voicemail and wake up system

Facility amenities: The spacious rooms at The Travel Inn in midtown Manhattan come equipped with flat-screen TVs. And most rooms feature mini-refrigerators and microwaves, making it easy for you to invoke the comforts of home. The Travel Inn is ideal for families who want to see the city’s sights and business travelers attending a convention at the nearby Jacob K. Javits Center. To relax, go for a dip in the hotel’s pool or work out in its impressive fitness center. Free parking at The Travel Inn is an added amenity that you won’t find at other midtown Manhattan hotels. The concierge desk at The Travel Inn is ready to arrange (for a fee) airport shuttles or limousine service, as well as assist you in booking tickets to the most popular shows. Visit the tour desk in the lobby to book tours, like a twilight boat cruise in the New York harbor. The Travel Inn’s helpful staff will craft a customized night on the town for you. The Travel Inn hosts several conferences and meetings. With its versatile meeting room, full-service business center, private voicemail service, and proximity to the Javits Center and Times Square, the hotel is an ideal choice for leisure and business travelers looking for deluxe accommodations while visiting midtown Manhattan.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: negotiable
Call 212-695-7171 to make reservations. There is no "Road Scholar" rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, July 26 - Spend the entire day at the Museum of Natural His...
Spend the entire day at the Museum of Natural History and the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Re-live the Night at the Museum or make new discoveries of your own!

Breakfast: Continental Breakfast in the hotel Meeting room

Morning: Travel with your guide to the American Museum of Natural History, where you'll be able to visit thousands of exhibits. Learn about things like dinosaurs, ancient civilizations, or how the solar system was formed!

Lunch: Lunch on your own at the Museum

Afternoon: Journey to the Stars with the museum's very own space show! Projected onto a domed screen with state-of-the-art technology, this show is not to be missed. You'll have some more time afterward to fit in a few more exhibits before leaving the museum and view the latest IMax movie.

Dinner: Chinese food!

Evening: Learn about the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from a former Park Ranger assigned to the islands.

Lodging: Travel Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Travel Inn features 160 rooms, a swimming pool, and the only free hotel garage in all of New York City. Built in 1963 in preparation for the World’s Fair, this quaint New York City hotel has maintained its sense of charm and warmth. And the hotel’s prime location on 42nd Street immerses visitors in the heart of New York City.

Contact info:
515 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036 USA
phone: 212-695-7171
web: www.empirehotelgroup.com

Room amenities: * 2 double beds * Nightstand, dresser and desk, refrigerators and microwaves * Individual climate control * Extra pillows and blankets, iron, ironing board and luggage rack * Bathroom, bathtub with shower and Ecossential amenities and hairdryer * Flat Screen TV with digital cable channels, pay per view movies and Nintendo Game System * Telephone with voicemail and wake up system

Facility amenities: The spacious rooms at The Travel Inn in midtown Manhattan come equipped with flat-screen TVs. And most rooms feature mini-refrigerators and microwaves, making it easy for you to invoke the comforts of home. The Travel Inn is ideal for families who want to see the city’s sights and business travelers attending a convention at the nearby Jacob K. Javits Center. To relax, go for a dip in the hotel’s pool or work out in its impressive fitness center. Free parking at The Travel Inn is an added amenity that you won’t find at other midtown Manhattan hotels. The concierge desk at The Travel Inn is ready to arrange (for a fee) airport shuttles or limousine service, as well as assist you in booking tickets to the most popular shows. Visit the tour desk in the lobby to book tours, like a twilight boat cruise in the New York harbor. The Travel Inn’s helpful staff will craft a customized night on the town for you. The Travel Inn hosts several conferences and meetings. With its versatile meeting room, full-service business center, private voicemail service, and proximity to the Javits Center and Times Square, the hotel is an ideal choice for leisure and business travelers looking for deluxe accommodations while visiting midtown Manhattan.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: negotiable
Call 212-695-7171 to make reservations. There is no "Road Scholar" rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, July 27 - Start your day off and be greeted by the Statue o...
Start your day off and be greeted by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island just as millions of immigrants were greeted before! Then, make your way through Chinatown and Little Italy to dinner; two of New York's most famous immigrant communities!

Breakfast: In a cafe at the Battery

Morning: We'll get an early start for our trip to the Statue of Liberty.

Lunch: Lunch on your own at the Statue or Ellis Island

Afternoon: Continue your afternoon at Ellis Island. Learn the history of the immigrant station and what brought immigrants to America. You might even be able to look up relatives that made their way into America here!

Dinner: We'll follow in the footsteps of the arriving immigrants to Manhattan's Lower East Side and visit Chinatown on our way to dinner in Little Italy

Evening: Spend more time exploring this interesting neighborhood and maybe sample some gelato or cannoli.

Lodging: Travel Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Travel Inn features 160 rooms, a swimming pool, and the only free hotel garage in all of New York City. Built in 1963 in preparation for the World’s Fair, this quaint New York City hotel has maintained its sense of charm and warmth. And the hotel’s prime location on 42nd Street immerses visitors in the heart of New York City.

Contact info:
515 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036 USA
phone: 212-695-7171
web: www.empirehotelgroup.com

Room amenities: * 2 double beds * Nightstand, dresser and desk, refrigerators and microwaves * Individual climate control * Extra pillows and blankets, iron, ironing board and luggage rack * Bathroom, bathtub with shower and Ecossential amenities and hairdryer * Flat Screen TV with digital cable channels, pay per view movies and Nintendo Game System * Telephone with voicemail and wake up system

Facility amenities: The spacious rooms at The Travel Inn in midtown Manhattan come equipped with flat-screen TVs. And most rooms feature mini-refrigerators and microwaves, making it easy for you to invoke the comforts of home. The Travel Inn is ideal for families who want to see the city’s sights and business travelers attending a convention at the nearby Jacob K. Javits Center. To relax, go for a dip in the hotel’s pool or work out in its impressive fitness center. Free parking at The Travel Inn is an added amenity that you won’t find at other midtown Manhattan hotels. The concierge desk at The Travel Inn is ready to arrange (for a fee) airport shuttles or limousine service, as well as assist you in booking tickets to the most popular shows. Visit the tour desk in the lobby to book tours, like a twilight boat cruise in the New York harbor. The Travel Inn’s helpful staff will craft a customized night on the town for you. The Travel Inn hosts several conferences and meetings. With its versatile meeting room, full-service business center, private voicemail service, and proximity to the Javits Center and Times Square, the hotel is an ideal choice for leisure and business travelers looking for deluxe accommodations while visiting midtown Manhattan.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: negotiable
Call 212-695-7171 to make reservations. There is no "Road Scholar" rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, July 28 - Adventure through Central Park with a scavenger h...
Breakfast: In a French Bistro near Central Park

Morning: Get your map ready! A scavenger hunt is a great way to learn the trails and discover the sights of Central Park!

Afternoon: Afternoon free to see a Broadway matinee, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and just spend time together in New York City.

Dinner: Free evening.

Lodging: Travel Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Hotel

Description: The Travel Inn features 160 rooms, a swimming pool, and the only free hotel garage in all of New York City. Built in 1963 in preparation for the World’s Fair, this quaint New York City hotel has maintained its sense of charm and warmth. And the hotel’s prime location on 42nd Street immerses visitors in the heart of New York City.

Contact info:
515 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036 USA
phone: 212-695-7171
web: www.empirehotelgroup.com

Room amenities: * 2 double beds * Nightstand, dresser and desk, refrigerators and microwaves * Individual climate control * Extra pillows and blankets, iron, ironing board and luggage rack * Bathroom, bathtub with shower and Ecossential amenities and hairdryer * Flat Screen TV with digital cable channels, pay per view movies and Nintendo Game System * Telephone with voicemail and wake up system

Facility amenities: The spacious rooms at The Travel Inn in midtown Manhattan come equipped with flat-screen TVs. And most rooms feature mini-refrigerators and microwaves, making it easy for you to invoke the comforts of home. The Travel Inn is ideal for families who want to see the city’s sights and business travelers attending a convention at the nearby Jacob K. Javits Center. To relax, go for a dip in the hotel’s pool or work out in its impressive fitness center. Free parking at The Travel Inn is an added amenity that you won’t find at other midtown Manhattan hotels. The concierge desk at The Travel Inn is ready to arrange (for a fee) airport shuttles or limousine service, as well as assist you in booking tickets to the most popular shows. Visit the tour desk in the lobby to book tours, like a twilight boat cruise in the New York harbor. The Travel Inn’s helpful staff will craft a customized night on the town for you. The Travel Inn hosts several conferences and meetings. With its versatile meeting room, full-service business center, private voicemail service, and proximity to the Javits Center and Times Square, the hotel is an ideal choice for leisure and business travelers looking for deluxe accommodations while visiting midtown Manhattan.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: negotiable
Call 212-695-7171 to make reservations. There is no "Road Scholar" rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, July 29 - Go on a guided tour of the United Nations. Then ...
Go on a guided tour of the United Nations. Then take a walk through Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Have time to explore the 5th Avenue and Times Square area this afternoon, too!

Breakfast: American breakfast in a nearby Diner

Morning: Step outside of the United States for the morning and visit the United Nations. See how this peace-keeping organization brings hundreds of countries together to make decisions that affect people world-wide.

Lunch: Have lunch on your own at Grand Central Station and have your choice of vendors all originating in New York City.

Afternoon: Take a walk over to beautiful Rockefeller Center, a building complex full of unique architecture and history. Cross the street and visit Saint Patrick's Cathedral; another historic site in Gothic style. Get a bird's eye view of Manhattan from The Top of the Rock and have the opportunity to do some exploring on your own!

Dinner: Near Times Square

Evening: Have the evening free to do some last-minute exploring before you leave or walk across the magnificent Brooklyn Bridge as the sun sets over Manhattan!

Lodging: Travel Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Tuesday, July 30 - Program Wrap Up, check-out of hotel and depart
Breakfast: Continental breakfast in the hotel meeting room

Morning: Say your farewell and conclude the program with a discussion and re-cap of what you learned about your heritage throughout the week.

Afternoon: Check out is 12 noon or you can store your bags in the hotel for a later departure

Meals Included: Breakfast


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New York, NY
General OverviewHotel is centrally located. Within walking distance is: Times Square, Empire State Building, Penn Station, and everything else is a short subway ride away.
For additional information, visit: www.nyc.com/visit

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.
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