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Program #17136RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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
Cleveland is 600 feet above sea level.

Itinerary for Oct 6 — Oct 11, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: Experience the ultimate in comfortable and convenient hotels in Cleveland, Ohio at the Hampton Inn Cleveland-Downtown, located 13 miles from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport. This hotel in downtown Cleveland is perfectly situated near the greatest attractions that Cleveland has to offer. Visit the Playhouse Square Theater District, or catch a Cleveland Browns or Indians game during your visit. Enjoy a day of fun at The Greater Cleveland Aquarium, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Horseshoe Casino or visit Cleveland's financial district, all within walking distance from the hotel. Start your day right with our free hot breakfast and unwind in the evening at our lobby bar. Stay connected in our 24-hour business center and enjoy complimentary high-speed Internet access in every guest room. The fitness center features cardio and weight equipment to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle. The Suite Shop is available 24-hours for snacks and beverages. Among downtown Cleveland hotels, you’ll find the Hampton Inn Cleveland-Downtown is close to it all but far from the rest. Free hot breakfast Clean and fresh Hampton bed® Free high-speed Internet access in every room Business Center Fitness center and business center use

Contact info:
1460 E. Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44114 USA
phone: 216-241-6600
web: http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ohio/hampton-inn-cleveland-downtown-CLEDTHX/index.html

Room amenities: flat-screen TV alarm clock/radio complimentary high-speed Internet access lap desk hair dryer coffee maker iron/ironing board

Facility amenities: Fitness Room 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market Automated Teller (ATM) Baggage Storage Bar Area Breakfast Area, Complimentary Elevators Laundry/Valet Service Lounge Luggage Hold Safety Deposit Box Business Center Complimentary Printing Service Fax ($2.00) Meeting Rooms Notary Public Photo Copying Service ($0.10) Printer

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact for details
Please contact hotel to request additional nights before or after the program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Monday, October 06 - Orientation meeting; Welcome dinner with other pa...
Afternoon: Hotel check-in at 3:00PM. Road Scholar orientation session in the Ontario room at 4:30PM on the 2nd floor of the hotel. Start off your Cleveland experience with an informative overview of the week to come, and a chance to meet our staff and your fellow participants. Pick up your folder which contains the schedule of program activities, meals, and suggested sites to visit during your stay, the list of fellow attendees, your name badge, and a map of the Cleveland area. The group leader will provide contact names and phone numbers of program leaders, define responsibilities of the hotel, and mention safety guidelines and emergency procedures. The group leader will orient you to the hotel location on maps and discuss program details. Late arriving attendees can pick up their packets at the hotel front desk. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding. Please note that this program is coordinated in conjunction with Discover My Cleveland, http://discovermycleveland.com.

Dinner: Depart the hotel at 6 PM for your welcome dinner at Porcelli's!

Lodging: Hampton Inn Cleveland - Downtown

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Experience the ultimate in comfortable and convenient hotels in Cleveland, Ohio at the Hampton Inn Cleveland-Downtown, located 13 miles from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport. This hotel in downtown Cleveland is perfectly situated near the greatest attractions that Cleveland has to offer. Visit the Playhouse Square Theater District, or catch a Cleveland Browns or Indians game during your visit. Enjoy a day of fun at The Greater Cleveland Aquarium, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Horseshoe Casino or visit Cleveland's financial district, all within walking distance from the hotel. Start your day right with our free hot breakfast and unwind in the evening at our lobby bar. Stay connected in our 24-hour business center and enjoy complimentary high-speed Internet access in every guest room. The fitness center features cardio and weight equipment to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle. The Suite Shop is available 24-hours for snacks and beverages. Among downtown Cleveland hotels, you’ll find the Hampton Inn Cleveland-Downtown is close to it all but far from the rest. Free hot breakfast Clean and fresh Hampton bed® Free high-speed Internet access in every room Business Center Fitness center and business center use

Contact info:
1460 E. Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44114 USA
phone: 216-241-6600
web: http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ohio/hampton-inn-cleveland-downtown-CLEDTHX/index.html

Room amenities: flat-screen TV alarm clock/radio complimentary high-speed Internet access lap desk hair dryer coffee maker iron/ironing board

Facility amenities: Fitness Room 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market Automated Teller (ATM) Baggage Storage Bar Area Breakfast Area, Complimentary Elevators Laundry/Valet Service Lounge Luggage Hold Safety Deposit Box Business Center Complimentary Printing Service Fax ($2.00) Meeting Rooms Notary Public Photo Copying Service ($0.10) Printer

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact for details
Please contact hotel to request additional nights before or after the program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, October 07 - Overview of Cleveland history; Walking Tour of Pu...
Overview of Cleveland history; Walking Tour of Public Square; Guided Tour of Playhouse Square Theaters

Note: Walking tour using listening devices in afternoon

Breakfast: Help yourself to the full breakfast buffet served in the hotel daily from 6-9 AM, on the first floor.

Morning: PRESENTATION: Overview of Cleveland's history. A major industrial and commercial center on Lake Erie, Cleveland was one of the chief ports on the Great Lakes. Study the early days as a center for steel manufacturing through the current transformation to a service-based economy capitalizing on its museums, cultural attractions and hospital and medical research facilities to regain its stature as a major American city. Discover how the Erie Canal and late 19th century industrialists changed the face of the city. Consider how immigrant groups and political conflict shaped the city’s development.

Lunch: Grab a box lunch from a restaurant in the nearby Cleveland Arcade. Sit anywhere you like in the atrium of the Arcade to enjoy your lunch and experience the beauty of the Romanesque Revival architecture at the Arcade, once known as Cleveland’s Crystal Palace. Cleveland’s Arcade was one of the first indoor shopping areas in the country, featuring specialized, multi-level passageways linking shops with buildings and providing an escape from the clamor of the streets and harsh weather.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Venture into the downtown area with an experienced historian on a walking field trip of the Public Square and Mall, the result of an ambitious city planning scheme that combined commercial development with urban beautification efforts. Observe how commercial buildings, public transportation and open parkland are joined in this vibrant central district. Learn about important buildings from the city’s past, and how different architectural styles come together to form the city’s unique skyline.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Conclude your afternoon of discovery with a docent-led tour of Playhouse Square, a collection of theaters that make up the largest performing arts center outside of New York. Get a behind the scenes look at the lobbies, theater auditoriums and backstage areas of several of the city’s beautifully constructed and preserved theaters. Learn how the theaters were saved from demolition and how non-profit arts entities advance arts and education efforts in the area.

Dinner: Continue your exploration of Cleveland’s wide variety of ethnic food traditions. Your group leader will escort you to dinner at a 4th Street District restaurant.

Lodging: Hampton Inn Cleveland - Downtown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Experience the ultimate in comfortable and convenient hotels in Cleveland, Ohio at the Hampton Inn Cleveland-Downtown, located 13 miles from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport. This hotel in downtown Cleveland is perfectly situated near the greatest attractions that Cleveland has to offer. Visit the Playhouse Square Theater District, or catch a Cleveland Browns or Indians game during your visit. Enjoy a day of fun at The Greater Cleveland Aquarium, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Horseshoe Casino or visit Cleveland's financial district, all within walking distance from the hotel. Start your day right with our free hot breakfast and unwind in the evening at our lobby bar. Stay connected in our 24-hour business center and enjoy complimentary high-speed Internet access in every guest room. The fitness center features cardio and weight equipment to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle. The Suite Shop is available 24-hours for snacks and beverages. Among downtown Cleveland hotels, you’ll find the Hampton Inn Cleveland-Downtown is close to it all but far from the rest. Free hot breakfast Clean and fresh Hampton bed® Free high-speed Internet access in every room Business Center Fitness center and business center use

Contact info:
1460 E. Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44114 USA
phone: 216-241-6600
web: http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ohio/hampton-inn-cleveland-downtown-CLEDTHX/index.html

Room amenities: flat-screen TV alarm clock/radio complimentary high-speed Internet access lap desk hair dryer coffee maker iron/ironing board

Facility amenities: Fitness Room 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market Automated Teller (ATM) Baggage Storage Bar Area Breakfast Area, Complimentary Elevators Laundry/Valet Service Lounge Luggage Hold Safety Deposit Box Business Center Complimentary Printing Service Fax ($2.00) Meeting Rooms Notary Public Photo Copying Service ($0.10) Printer

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact for details
Please contact hotel to request additional nights before or after the program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, October 08 - Cleveland Museum of Art, Free Time to Experience ...
Note: Docent-led tour of Cleveland Museum of Art Free time to explore city on your own

Breakfast: Help yourself to the full breakfast buffet served in the hotel daily, on the first floor.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Travel by city bus to the Cleveland Museum of Art in University Circle. Museum staff members will tell you about the collections, new exhibition space, and the museum’s rich history. Docent-led exploration of the permanent collections will be followed by additional time on your own to peruse the museum's extensive galleries. As you walk through the University Circle area surrounding the Museum of Art, marvel at the idyllic setting that is home to a large concentration of cultural, medical and educational institutions.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch in the museum café.

Afternoon: Free time for independent exploration. You may want to explore the exhibit at the nearby Western Reserve Historical Society, which contains the Crawford Collection and current exhibitions at the Western Reserve Historical Society. It is one of the top ten car collections in the nation. Northeastern Ohio's contribution to aviation is also showcased in the Crawford Museum, which includes a circa 1912-14 Curtiss Hydro-aero plane flown by Cleveland's most prominent aviator, Al Enge. Or, you can stroll through the park-like setting of the University Circle area and visit the campus of Case Western Reserve University. Instead, you might choose to plunge into the extensive collection of music memorabilia at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, which is open until 9:00 pm. on Wednesdays.

Dinner: Participants are free to explore local restaurants on their own.

Lodging: Hampton Inn Cleveland - Downtown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Experience the ultimate in comfortable and convenient hotels in Cleveland, Ohio at the Hampton Inn Cleveland-Downtown, located 13 miles from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport. This hotel in downtown Cleveland is perfectly situated near the greatest attractions that Cleveland has to offer. Visit the Playhouse Square Theater District, or catch a Cleveland Browns or Indians game during your visit. Enjoy a day of fun at The Greater Cleveland Aquarium, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Horseshoe Casino or visit Cleveland's financial district, all within walking distance from the hotel. Start your day right with our free hot breakfast and unwind in the evening at our lobby bar. Stay connected in our 24-hour business center and enjoy complimentary high-speed Internet access in every guest room. The fitness center features cardio and weight equipment to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle. The Suite Shop is available 24-hours for snacks and beverages. Among downtown Cleveland hotels, you’ll find the Hampton Inn Cleveland-Downtown is close to it all but far from the rest. Free hot breakfast Clean and fresh Hampton bed® Free high-speed Internet access in every room Business Center Fitness center and business center use

Contact info:
1460 E. Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44114 USA
phone: 216-241-6600
web: http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ohio/hampton-inn-cleveland-downtown-CLEDTHX/index.html

Room amenities: flat-screen TV alarm clock/radio complimentary high-speed Internet access lap desk hair dryer coffee maker iron/ironing board

Facility amenities: Fitness Room 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market Automated Teller (ATM) Baggage Storage Bar Area Breakfast Area, Complimentary Elevators Laundry/Valet Service Lounge Luggage Hold Safety Deposit Box Business Center Complimentary Printing Service Fax ($2.00) Meeting Rooms Notary Public Photo Copying Service ($0.10) Printer

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact for details
Please contact hotel to request additional nights before or after the program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, October 09 - Botanical Gardens, Severance Hall Tour
Note: Guided tours of Botanical Gardens and Severance Hall

Breakfast: Help yourself to the full breakfast buffet served in the hotel daily, on the first floor.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Travel by city bus to the University Circle area for a docent-led tour of the Glasshouse. This offers a thrilling year-round escape to the fantastic spiny desert of Madagascar and the butterfly-filled rainforest of Costa Rica. The Glasshouse features some of the strangest plants you’ve ever seen, including “upside down” baobabs, bottle-shaped pachypodiums, a colossal strangler fig and more. The city seems to slip away and you're surrounded by two other-worldly landscapes featuring 350 species of exotic plants. 50 different types of butterflies, birds, reptiles and amphibians flutter, climb and crawl through naturalistic habitats. The Glasshouse is unique among conservatories because it shows how plants, animals, geology and climate interact in delicate balance.

Lunch: Relax in a beautiful setting as you eat lunch inside the Garden Café or outdoors on the terrace overlooking the reflecting pool and aquatic plants.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Private docent-led tour of Severance Hall, considered one of the world’s most beautiful concert halls. Find out how private donations of money and land, along with the leadership of John Long Severance, resulted in the creation of the visually and acoustically stunning hall. See how recent renovation and restoration efforts have improved and enhanced the hall, while preserving its beauty and architectural integrity. Observe the hall’s combination of diverse architectural styles and learn how it benefits both the orchestra and city.

Dinner: Your group leader will escort you to a restaurant in the 4th Street entertainment district in which you can continue your exploration of various cuisines.

Lodging: Hampton Inn Cleveland - Downtown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Experience the ultimate in comfortable and convenient hotels in Cleveland, Ohio at the Hampton Inn Cleveland-Downtown, located 13 miles from Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport. This hotel in downtown Cleveland is perfectly situated near the greatest attractions that Cleveland has to offer. Visit the Playhouse Square Theater District, or catch a Cleveland Browns or Indians game during your visit. Enjoy a day of fun at The Greater Cleveland Aquarium, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Horseshoe Casino or visit Cleveland's financial district, all within walking distance from the hotel. Start your day right with our free hot breakfast and unwind in the evening at our lobby bar. Stay connected in our 24-hour business center and enjoy complimentary high-speed Internet access in every guest room. The fitness center features cardio and weight equipment to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle. The Suite Shop is available 24-hours for snacks and beverages. Among downtown Cleveland hotels, you’ll find the Hampton Inn Cleveland-Downtown is close to it all but far from the rest. Free hot breakfast Clean and fresh Hampton bed® Free high-speed Internet access in every room Business Center Fitness center and business center use

Contact info:
1460 E. Ninth Street
Cleveland, OH 44114 USA
phone: 216-241-6600
web: http://hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ohio/hampton-inn-cleveland-downtown-CLEDTHX/index.html

Room amenities: flat-screen TV alarm clock/radio complimentary high-speed Internet access lap desk hair dryer coffee maker iron/ironing board

Facility amenities: Fitness Room 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market Automated Teller (ATM) Baggage Storage Bar Area Breakfast Area, Complimentary Elevators Laundry/Valet Service Lounge Luggage Hold Safety Deposit Box Business Center Complimentary Printing Service Fax ($2.00) Meeting Rooms Notary Public Photo Copying Service ($0.10) Printer

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact for details
Please contact hotel to request additional nights before or after the program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Friday, October 10 - Lake View Cemetery, West Side Market, Russian Ort...
Lake View Cemetery, West Side Market, Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Tremont Neighborhood, Farewell Dinner

Note: Charter bus tour of city neighborhoods

Breakfast: Enjoy a full, hot breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Head out by charter bus to the west side of the city to visit the West Side Market, which began operations in 1840. A historian will share information about the market’s operations and how the character of the original building was preserved during recent renovations. Continue on to St. Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral, modeled after churches in Moscow, which ministered to other ethnic groups who had not yet established their own ethnic churches in the early 20th century. Get special access to the inside of the Cathedral to admire its elaborate interior. See other points of interest in the Tremont neighborhood.

Lunch: Discover one of Cleveland's most beloved family-owned restaurants and enjoy delicious Polish specialities.

Afternoon: Continue your day of discovery at Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland's Outdoor Museum. Lake View is more than a working cemetery. It is Cleveland's historical, horticultural, architectural and geological gem that 400,000 people visit each year. You’ll begin at the James A. Garfield Monument, the final resting place of the 20th President of the United States. The Jeptha Wade Memorial Chapel, built in honor of the founder of the Western Union Telegraph Company, is one of the few interiors designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. In addition to a President of the United States, Lake View is the final resting place of John D. Rockefeller, Eliot Ness, Carl B. Stokes, members of President Lincoln's cabinet, Civil War generals and Revolutionary War soldiers, not to mention 22 Cleveland mayors. Drive down Millionaire’s Row as you learn more about the lifestyles of wealthy industrialists who influenced many aspects of the city’s culture. (Guided by Western Reserve Society historian).

Dinner: Savor a delightful dinner in Little Italy, at a family restaurant, to celebrate your week of fun in Cleveland.

Lodging: Hampton Inn Cleveland - Downtown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Saturday, October 11 - Program wrap-up and departure
Note: Hotel check-out by noon

Breakfast: Enjoy a full, hot breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Check out of hotel by noon. Hope you enjoyed your visit!

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.
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13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
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