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Sonoma: The Arts in Five Days

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Program #21071RJ
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 Mar 3 — Mar 8, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Upon arrival at the DoubleTree in Rohnert Park, you will be greeted with a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. Located in the heart of Sonoma County, the DoubleTree is near Santa Rosa and Petaluma and within an hour's drive from Napa and San Francisco. Experience Sonoma County’s world renowned wineries and picturesque countryside. Airport shuttle service is available to and from San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Oakland Airport (OAK). At the DoubleTree, you can relax in a tranquil courtyard filled with the scent of lavender and roses while you gaze at the beautiful Sonoma Mountains.

Contact info:
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 USA
phone: 707-584-5466
web: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-sonoma-wine-country-RLSC-DT/index.html

Room amenities: Guest rooms have 37 inch HD TVs, high speed wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, Wolfgang Puck coffeemaker and coffee, refrigerators and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: ATM ($3.00); Baggage Storage; Beauty Salon; Coin Laundry; Gift Shop; Lounge; Luggage Hold; On-Site Convenience Store; Snack Shop; Bicycle Rentals; Fitness Room; Golf course; Outdoor Heated Pool; Jacuzzi; Putting Green; Tennis Court; Walking Track. Guest rooms have 37 inch HD TVs, high speed wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, Wolfgang Puck coffeemaker and coffee, refrigerators, hairdryer.

Smoking policy: Yes
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: Sunday, March 03 -
Afternoon: 3pm: Program registration and hotel check in. 4:30 Orientation

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7pm: Introductions

Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Upon arrival at the DoubleTree in Rohnert Park, you will be greeted with a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. Located in the heart of Sonoma County, the DoubleTree is near Santa Rosa and Petaluma and within an hour's drive from Napa and San Francisco. Experience Sonoma County’s world renowned wineries and picturesque countryside. Airport shuttle service is available to and from San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Oakland Airport (OAK). At the DoubleTree, you can relax in a tranquil courtyard filled with the scent of lavender and roses while you gaze at the beautiful Sonoma Mountains.

Contact info:
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 USA
phone: 707-584-5466
web: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-sonoma-wine-country-RLSC-DT/index.html

Room amenities: Guest rooms have 37 inch HD TVs, high speed wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, Wolfgang Puck coffeemaker and coffee, refrigerators and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: ATM ($3.00); Baggage Storage; Beauty Salon; Coin Laundry; Gift Shop; Lounge; Luggage Hold; On-Site Convenience Store; Snack Shop; Bicycle Rentals; Fitness Room; Golf course; Outdoor Heated Pool; Jacuzzi; Putting Green; Tennis Court; Walking Track. Guest rooms have 37 inch HD TVs, high speed wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, Wolfgang Puck coffeemaker and coffee, refrigerators, hairdryer.

Smoking policy: Yes
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: Monday, March 04 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Swinging into the Fabulous Fifties: From zoot suits and saddle shoes to sock hops, malt shops and big tail fins we discover how the swing era climaxed, kept swinging and with the help of television became a multi-layered pop culture with the Hit Parade, country music, rhythm and blues, and cool jazz. Enjoy the journey with songs such as I’m Beginning to See the Light, String of Pearls, Harbor Lights, The Tennesee Waltz, All Shook Up, Blueberry Hill, Take Five, Only You and Rock Around the Clock. Includes live, recorded music and video.

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: 3-5: Wine Tasting 101

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7-9: Sonoma's Wine History

Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country

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

Description: Upon arrival at the DoubleTree in Rohnert Park, you will be greeted with a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. Located in the heart of Sonoma County, the DoubleTree is near Santa Rosa and Petaluma and within an hour's drive from Napa and San Francisco. Experience Sonoma County’s world renowned wineries and picturesque countryside. Airport shuttle service is available to and from San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Oakland Airport (OAK). At the DoubleTree, you can relax in a tranquil courtyard filled with the scent of lavender and roses while you gaze at the beautiful Sonoma Mountains.

Contact info:
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 USA
phone: 707-584-5466
web: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-sonoma-wine-country-RLSC-DT/index.html

Room amenities: Guest rooms have 37 inch HD TVs, high speed wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, Wolfgang Puck coffeemaker and coffee, refrigerators and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: ATM ($3.00); Baggage Storage; Beauty Salon; Coin Laundry; Gift Shop; Lounge; Luggage Hold; On-Site Convenience Store; Snack Shop; Bicycle Rentals; Fitness Room; Golf course; Outdoor Heated Pool; Jacuzzi; Putting Green; Tennis Court; Walking Track. Guest rooms have 37 inch HD TVs, high speed wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, Wolfgang Puck coffeemaker and coffee, refrigerators, hairdryer.

Smoking policy: Yes
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: Tuesday, March 05 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: 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.

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: Free time

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7-9: Sonoma's Wine History

Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country

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

Description: Upon arrival at the DoubleTree in Rohnert Park, you will be greeted with a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. Located in the heart of Sonoma County, the DoubleTree is near Santa Rosa and Petaluma and within an hour's drive from Napa and San Francisco. Experience Sonoma County’s world renowned wineries and picturesque countryside. Airport shuttle service is available to and from San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Oakland Airport (OAK). At the DoubleTree, you can relax in a tranquil courtyard filled with the scent of lavender and roses while you gaze at the beautiful Sonoma Mountains.

Contact info:
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 USA
phone: 707-584-5466
web: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-sonoma-wine-country-RLSC-DT/index.html

Room amenities: Guest rooms have 37 inch HD TVs, high speed wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, Wolfgang Puck coffeemaker and coffee, refrigerators and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: ATM ($3.00); Baggage Storage; Beauty Salon; Coin Laundry; Gift Shop; Lounge; Luggage Hold; On-Site Convenience Store; Snack Shop; Bicycle Rentals; Fitness Room; Golf course; Outdoor Heated Pool; Jacuzzi; Putting Green; Tennis Court; Walking Track. Guest rooms have 37 inch HD TVs, high speed wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, Wolfgang Puck coffeemaker and coffee, refrigerators, hairdryer.

Smoking policy: Yes
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: Wednesday, March 06 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Wine Tasting 101

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: 3-5: Classic Cinema: From Birth of a Nation to The Artist, going to the movies has been a treasured and shared experience for over a hundred years. We'll sample clips from some of the most famous films from then and now, and re-live those golden moments of the silver screen.

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7-9: Classic Cinema

Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country

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

Description: Upon arrival at the DoubleTree in Rohnert Park, you will be greeted with a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. Located in the heart of Sonoma County, the DoubleTree is near Santa Rosa and Petaluma and within an hour's drive from Napa and San Francisco. Experience Sonoma County’s world renowned wineries and picturesque countryside. Airport shuttle service is available to and from San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Oakland Airport (OAK). At the DoubleTree, you can relax in a tranquil courtyard filled with the scent of lavender and roses while you gaze at the beautiful Sonoma Mountains.

Contact info:
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 USA
phone: 707-584-5466
web: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-sonoma-wine-country-RLSC-DT/index.html

Room amenities: Guest rooms have 37 inch HD TVs, high speed wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, Wolfgang Puck coffeemaker and coffee, refrigerators and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: ATM ($3.00); Baggage Storage; Beauty Salon; Coin Laundry; Gift Shop; Lounge; Luggage Hold; On-Site Convenience Store; Snack Shop; Bicycle Rentals; Fitness Room; Golf course; Outdoor Heated Pool; Jacuzzi; Putting Green; Tennis Court; Walking Track. Guest rooms have 37 inch HD TVs, high speed wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, Wolfgang Puck coffeemaker and coffee, refrigerators, hairdryer.

Smoking policy: Yes
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: Thursday, March 07 -
Breakfast: 7:30

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

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: 12:45-5: Bus trip through Sonoma which includes stop at local winery and the Sonoma Plaza site of the Bear Flag Revolt and California’s last mission. While at the plaza, you can taste wine or window shop through unique boutiques as you enjoy a leisurely visit.

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7:15-8: Live entertainment

Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, March 08 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Swinging into the Fabulous Fifties

Lunch: Noon; Program is over at 1pm. Check out from hotel is at noon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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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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15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
1 Performances

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