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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.
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Itinerary for Nov 1 — Nov 6, 2015

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Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Nestled at the tip of the scenic Tiburon Peninsula on the San Francisco Bay, The Lodge at Tiburon, a three-story, 103-room California Craftsman-style upscale hotel near Sausalito is set among three beautiful acres, just off Main Street in a quaint Marin County sailing village. The Lodge at Tiburon offers a local sensory experience from its proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area to its unique architectural immersion in stone and wood. Guests will discover the Tiburon Tavern. Featuring an outdoor patio, the Tavern is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or to relax with a drink and appetizer. From the radiant fireplace of the SkyDeck to the poolside fire pit, The Lodge at Tiburon is an inviting retreat that was designed to complement the invigorating climate of Northern California.

Contact info:
1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon

Room amenities: In the newly renovated guest rooms you will find hair dryer, coffee maker, DVD player, Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in, room service from Tiburon Tavern, iron/ironing board, air conditioning and complimentary newspaper. Retreat to the perfect home away from home at the Lodge at Tiburon, the ultimate bayside boutique hotel near San Francisco, California. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary Wi-Fi access in guest rooms.

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include SkyDeck with fireplace, outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit, 24-hour complimentary business center, complimentary fitness center, complimentary DVD movie library, concierge services, pet friendly and the hotel restaurant, Tiburon Tavern. There are no laundry services at the Lodge, but a hotel staff member would be happy to direct you to the nearest facility. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is available everywhere in the hotel. PARKING: Complimentary self parking available for all guests.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call 650-355-5320 for details.
Please call the Road Scholar office at 650-355-5320 to inquire about extra nights' stay. Reduced rates and extra night room requests are subject to hotel availibility.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, November 01 - Arrival and Check-in / Program Registration / Ori...
Arrival and Check-in / Program Registration / Orientation / Welcome Dinner

Note: Note: Hotel check-in available from 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon: Program Registration: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, and other important information. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in.

Orientation: The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions you may have.

Indicated times are approximate. Program activities, schedules, and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

We have set aside some free time in the schedule for your personal independent exploration. The Group Leader will often be available during free time to accompany informal excursions, activities, or meals that have been excluded from the program cost. You are welcome to join if you like, with any associated costs on your own.

Dinner: At the hotel, enjoy a buffet featuring soup, entrée, and dessert, plus water, coffee, and tea; other beverages available for purchase.

Evening: Take the rest of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning. Get a good night's sleep for the full day tomorrow.

Lodging: The Lodge at Tiburon

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Nestled at the tip of the scenic Tiburon Peninsula on the San Francisco Bay, The Lodge at Tiburon, a three-story, 103-room California Craftsman-style upscale hotel near Sausalito is set among three beautiful acres, just off Main Street in a quaint Marin County sailing village. The Lodge at Tiburon offers a local sensory experience from its proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area to its unique architectural immersion in stone and wood. Guests will discover the Tiburon Tavern. Featuring an outdoor patio, the Tavern is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or to relax with a drink and appetizer. From the radiant fireplace of the SkyDeck to the poolside fire pit, The Lodge at Tiburon is an inviting retreat that was designed to complement the invigorating climate of Northern California.

Contact info:
1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon

Room amenities: In the newly renovated guest rooms you will find hair dryer, coffee maker, DVD player, Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in, room service from Tiburon Tavern, iron/ironing board, air conditioning and complimentary newspaper. Retreat to the perfect home away from home at the Lodge at Tiburon, the ultimate bayside boutique hotel near San Francisco, California. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary Wi-Fi access in guest rooms.

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include SkyDeck with fireplace, outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit, 24-hour complimentary business center, complimentary fitness center, complimentary DVD movie library, concierge services, pet friendly and the hotel restaurant, Tiburon Tavern. There are no laundry services at the Lodge, but a hotel staff member would be happy to direct you to the nearest facility. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is available everywhere in the hotel. PARKING: Complimentary self parking available for all guests.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call 650-355-5320 for details.
Please call the Road Scholar office at 650-355-5320 to inquire about extra nights' stay. Reduced rates and extra night room requests are subject to hotel availibility.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, November 02 - Rothmann: Middle East Conflict Part 1 / Field Tri...
Rothmann: Middle East Conflict Part 1 / Field Trip to the China Cabin / Inside the Supreme Court Learning Session Part 1

Note: Note: Walk to the China Cabinet from the hotel is approximately 20 minutes on flat, paved surface.

Breakfast: The hotel buffet includes eggs, oatmeal, fruit, bread, plus juice, coffee, water, and tea.

Morning: In the hotel we’ll be joined by John Rothmann, a political science scholar, for a learning session about the fragile state of affairs in the Middle East, and the roles of Israel, Palestinians, and the United States in the peace process. This course looks at the changing relations between the three parties, and how it all fits in with the rising call for democracy in the Arab world.

Lunch: At the hotel, enjoy a 3-course buffet plus water, coffee, and tea.

Afternoon: From the hotel, we’ll walk to the China Cabinet, where we will have a docent led visit. The China Cabin is the Social Saloon from the S.S. China, a side-wheeled steamer built in 1866 by the William H. Webb shipyard in New York. Commissioned by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, the China carried mail and passengers from its home port of San Francisco to Asia. The elegant room was salvaged when the ship became obsolete in 1879 and was burned for scrap metal in Tiburon Cove. The Landmarks Society has restored the interior with 22k gold leaf, walnut woodwork, cut-glass floral window panes, and brass chandeliers. The China Cabin was designated a National Maritime Monument in 1978.

Dinner: At the hotel.

Evening: In the hotel, our topics continue with the highest court in the country – The Supreme Court – led by our expert. The Supreme Court is not just nine justices in a lofty tower making monumental decisions. Examine the role of the high court in our political process; discuss the power of the court and how it goes about making its key decisions.

Lodging: The Lodge at Tiburon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Nestled at the tip of the scenic Tiburon Peninsula on the San Francisco Bay, The Lodge at Tiburon, a three-story, 103-room California Craftsman-style upscale hotel near Sausalito is set among three beautiful acres, just off Main Street in a quaint Marin County sailing village. The Lodge at Tiburon offers a local sensory experience from its proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area to its unique architectural immersion in stone and wood. Guests will discover the Tiburon Tavern. Featuring an outdoor patio, the Tavern is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or to relax with a drink and appetizer. From the radiant fireplace of the SkyDeck to the poolside fire pit, The Lodge at Tiburon is an inviting retreat that was designed to complement the invigorating climate of Northern California.

Contact info:
1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon

Room amenities: In the newly renovated guest rooms you will find hair dryer, coffee maker, DVD player, Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in, room service from Tiburon Tavern, iron/ironing board, air conditioning and complimentary newspaper. Retreat to the perfect home away from home at the Lodge at Tiburon, the ultimate bayside boutique hotel near San Francisco, California. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary Wi-Fi access in guest rooms.

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include SkyDeck with fireplace, outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit, 24-hour complimentary business center, complimentary fitness center, complimentary DVD movie library, concierge services, pet friendly and the hotel restaurant, Tiburon Tavern. There are no laundry services at the Lodge, but a hotel staff member would be happy to direct you to the nearest facility. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is available everywhere in the hotel. PARKING: Complimentary self parking available for all guests.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call 650-355-5320 for details.
Please call the Road Scholar office at 650-355-5320 to inquire about extra nights' stay. Reduced rates and extra night room requests are subject to hotel availibility.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, November 03 - Rothmann: Middle East Conflict Part 2 / Ballets o...
Rothmann: Middle East Conflict Part 2 / Ballets of Stravinsky Presentation Part 1

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Too much to understand in just one session, we’ll continue where we left off learning about the Middle East.

Lunch: At the hotel.

Afternoon: We’ll be joined by an expert for a lesson on the Ballets of Stravinsky. In the early part of the 20th century, Stravinsky elevated ballet music to an unprecedented level in a manner similar to that in which Beethoven had elevated the symphony a century earlier. While Stravinsky’s ballets produced strong reactions, at times violent, among Parisian audiences at their premieres, they have grown to be regarded as masterpieces of both the ballet stage and the concert hall. Stravinsky’s contributions to the genre will be examined from his first ballet, The Firebird (1910) to his final ballet, Agon (1957).

Dinner: At the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: The Lodge at Tiburon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Nestled at the tip of the scenic Tiburon Peninsula on the San Francisco Bay, The Lodge at Tiburon, a three-story, 103-room California Craftsman-style upscale hotel near Sausalito is set among three beautiful acres, just off Main Street in a quaint Marin County sailing village. The Lodge at Tiburon offers a local sensory experience from its proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area to its unique architectural immersion in stone and wood. Guests will discover the Tiburon Tavern. Featuring an outdoor patio, the Tavern is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or to relax with a drink and appetizer. From the radiant fireplace of the SkyDeck to the poolside fire pit, The Lodge at Tiburon is an inviting retreat that was designed to complement the invigorating climate of Northern California.

Contact info:
1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon

Room amenities: In the newly renovated guest rooms you will find hair dryer, coffee maker, DVD player, Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in, room service from Tiburon Tavern, iron/ironing board, air conditioning and complimentary newspaper. Retreat to the perfect home away from home at the Lodge at Tiburon, the ultimate bayside boutique hotel near San Francisco, California. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary Wi-Fi access in guest rooms.

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include SkyDeck with fireplace, outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit, 24-hour complimentary business center, complimentary fitness center, complimentary DVD movie library, concierge services, pet friendly and the hotel restaurant, Tiburon Tavern. There are no laundry services at the Lodge, but a hotel staff member would be happy to direct you to the nearest facility. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is available everywhere in the hotel. PARKING: Complimentary self parking available for all guests.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call 650-355-5320 for details.
Please call the Road Scholar office at 650-355-5320 to inquire about extra nights' stay. Reduced rates and extra night room requests are subject to hotel availibility.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, November 04 - Art of Eternal Rome Lecture Part 1 / Free Afterno...
Art of Eternal Rome Lecture Part 1 / Free Afternoon / Inside the Supreme Court Part 2

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Our academic endeavors continue with an expert on the Art of Rome. Since the days of the Roman Empire, Rome has been at the front of art and architecture for more than 2,000 years. Some of the worlds greatest art resides in Rome’s many museums and villas, while the city itself is an architectural marvel. Ranging from the masterpieces of Michelangelo and Raphael in the Vatican to the catacombs beneath the city, we’ll discuss some of the most noted pieces that the city has to offer.

Lunch: At the hotel.

Afternoon: Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.

Dinner: At the hotel.

Evening: We’ll continue learning about the Supreme Court and the function it plays in American society.

Lodging: The Lodge at Tiburon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Nestled at the tip of the scenic Tiburon Peninsula on the San Francisco Bay, The Lodge at Tiburon, a three-story, 103-room California Craftsman-style upscale hotel near Sausalito is set among three beautiful acres, just off Main Street in a quaint Marin County sailing village. The Lodge at Tiburon offers a local sensory experience from its proximity to the San Francisco Bay Area to its unique architectural immersion in stone and wood. Guests will discover the Tiburon Tavern. Featuring an outdoor patio, the Tavern is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or to relax with a drink and appetizer. From the radiant fireplace of the SkyDeck to the poolside fire pit, The Lodge at Tiburon is an inviting retreat that was designed to complement the invigorating climate of Northern California.

Contact info:
1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon

Room amenities: In the newly renovated guest rooms you will find hair dryer, coffee maker, DVD player, Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in, room service from Tiburon Tavern, iron/ironing board, air conditioning and complimentary newspaper. Retreat to the perfect home away from home at the Lodge at Tiburon, the ultimate bayside boutique hotel near San Francisco, California. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary Wi-Fi access in guest rooms.

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include SkyDeck with fireplace, outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit, 24-hour complimentary business center, complimentary fitness center, complimentary DVD movie library, concierge services, pet friendly and the hotel restaurant, Tiburon Tavern. There are no laundry services at the Lodge, but a hotel staff member would be happy to direct you to the nearest facility. INTERNET ACCESS: Complimentary Wi-Fi internet access is available everywhere in the hotel. PARKING: Complimentary self parking available for all guests.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call 650-355-5320 for details.
Please call the Road Scholar office at 650-355-5320 to inquire about extra nights' stay. Reduced rates and extra night room requests are subject to hotel availibility.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, November 05 - Field Trip to Buck Institute for Research on Agin...
Field Trip to Buck Institute for Research on Aging / Ballets of Stravinsky Part 2 / Musical Entertainment

Note: Note: Standing for periods up to 1 1/2 hours with limited seating available.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: From the hotel, we’ll depart for The Buck Institute for Research and Aging, where we will enjoy a docent-led visit. The first independent research facility in the nation, the Buck Institute focus’s of increasing the healthy years of life. Through an interdisciplinary approach, world-class scientists are working towards understanding the relationship between normal aging and age related diseases including diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and glaucoma. By operating in a free flowing environment, Buck maneuvers past departmental boundaries that allows researchers to collaborate with each other across various studies and experiments.

As unique as its approach to science, so too is the buildings architecture. Built by architect I.M. Pei, he modeled the building after the institute’s free flowing structure that fosters creative interaction and comfortably blends in with the surrounding Marin County landscape. Pei, whose most famous works include the Louvre Museum in Paris, makes use of his trademark style of geometric elements and floating staircases. The Institute atrium is highlighted by a 75-foot high pyramid skylight and non-fruiting olive trees.

Lunch: At the hotel.

Afternoon: Continue our session on the Ballets of Stravinsky.

Dinner: At the hotel.

Evening: Enjoy musical entertainment by a local musician.

Lodging: The Lodge at Tiburon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, November 06 - Art of Eternal Rome Part 2 / Program Concludes
Note: Note: Hotel check-out by 12:00 p.m. Noon.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy the final session of the program with a final lecture on the Art of Rome. This concludes our program.

We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures, and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Tiburon
Alcatraz IslandAlcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and the 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes which saved the tribes. Rich in history, there is also a natural side to the Rock—gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare. To get to Alcatraz, you will need to take the ferry to San Francisco and then take a streetcar or bu along the Embarcadero to get to Pier 33 to catch the ferry to Alcatraz.
For additional information, visit: http://www.nps.gov/alca/index.htm
Angel IslandTake the ferry to Angel Island and explore the "Ellis Island of the West."
For additional information, visit: http://www.angelisland.com/
Mill ValleyMill Valley is a charming little town just across the freeway from the Tiburon peninsula.
For additional information, visit: http://www.millvalley.com/
Mt. TamalpaisJust north of San Francisco's Golden Gate is Mount Tamalpais. It has redwood groves and oak woodlands with a spectacular view from the 2,571-foot peak. On a clear day, visitors can see the Farallon Islands 25 miles out to sea, the Marin County hills, San Francisco and the bay, hills and cities of the East Bay, and Mount Diablo. On rare occasions, the Sierra Nevada's snow-covered mountains can be seen 150 miles away.
For additional information, visit: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=471
Muir WoodsWhen John Muir learned that William and Elizabeth Kent were naming a redwood forest near San Francisco in his honor, he declared, "This is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world." The couple had purchased the land to preserve its beauty and restful wilderness; and in 1908, they donated it to the federal governent to protect it from destruction.
For additional information, visit: http://www.nps.gov/muwo/index.htm
Napa ValleyNapa Valley is one of the premier travel destinations in the world. Breathtaking views abound at every turn – mustard in the late winter, picturesque rolling hills planted with vineyards year-round and wineries of every stature dot the landscape. Whether you are wine tasting, dining at renowned restaurants like the French Laundry, pampering yourself with a mud bath in Calistoga, or just enjoying your stay at quaint bed & breakfasts, hotels or resorts ... Napa Valley is your spot of heaven on earth.
For additional information, visit: http://napavalley.com/
Pt. Reyes National SeashoreFrom its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches to its open grasslands, brushy hillsides, and forested ridges, Point Reyes offers visitors over 1500 species of plants and animals to discover. Home to several cultures over thousands of years, the Seashore preserves a tapestry of stories and interactions of people. Point Reyes awaits your exploration.
For additional information, visit: http://www.nps.gov/pore/index.htm
San FranciscoEvery American has two hometowns: his own and San Francisco. Hop on a ferry and explore The City by the Bay.
For additional information, visit: http://www.sanfrancisco.com/
SausalitoRanked as one of the top 20 destinations in the country, visitors and residents alike agree that Sausalito’s scenic waterfront and panoramic views, small town charm and Mediterranean character make it a truly enchanting place to visit.
For additional information, visit: http://www.sausalito.org/
Sonoma CountySonoma County is a traveler’s paradise in California. The world-class Sonoma wine region offers over 375 wineries — from wine castles and the winery resort of Francis Ford Coppola, one of Hollywood’s most famed directors, to simple and rustic tasting rooms. Sonoma County was named the top wine destination in the U.S. by TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards 2012.
For additional information, visit: http://www.sonomacounty.com/
TiburonTiburon is a small, walkable town with views everywhere you look. Go to the Town of Tiburon website for ideas of what to do and see.
For additional information, visit: http://www.townoftiburon.org/

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