FIELD TRIP: One hour docent-led visit of the Haas Lilienthal House, a Victorian mansion furnished with period pieces. Your guide will talk about the furnishing and art as well as the history of the house, including ghost stories.Lunch: We will enjoy lunch together at a colorful local eatery.Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Narrated bus trip to highlights of San Francisco.Dinner: Group dinner will be at a local restaurant.Evening: CLASS: The Damnedest Finest Ruins
Lecture will cover San Francisco's devastation and rebuilding after the 1906 earthquake and fire, as well as the rapid growth of the various neighborhoods and architecture that developed around this time in history.Lodging: Hotel CarltonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Once on the island you can stay as long or as short as you wish - there is a ferry departing about every half hour and you can return to San Francisco on any ferry. The group leader will let you know which ferry she will be taking back.
There are numerous videos and exhibits on the island, as well as a complimentary cell house audio tour which covers the penitentiary era (1934 - 1963). On arriving at the Alcatraz dock, you will be greeted by a park ranger who will give you a brief orientation including information on any special activities available that day.
The weather on Alcatraz can be some what unpredictable and can change quickly - it may be warm and sunny in the city and very windy and cool on the island. Summer days can sometimes be as cool as winter due to thick fog and strong winds. We recommend dressing in layers.
There is no food service available on the island - only water is available on site. Eating, drinking and smoking are only allowed at the dock level. (Alcatraz Island information courtesy of the National Park Service) .Dinner: Participants are free to make their own dining arrangements. Suggestions will be provided.Evening: Independent evening to explore "Baghdad by the Bay."Lodging: Hotel CarltonMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Our program will conclude by 11:00AM. On this final day, you will truly appreciate why Tony Bennett and millions of other visitors leave their hearts in San Francisco.Lunch: Our program will conclude by 11:00AM. On this final day, you will truly appreciate why Tony Bennett and millions of other visitors leave their hearts in San Francisco.Meals Included: Breakfast