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Program #11376RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Itinerary for Apr 7 — Apr 12, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hilton’s Serenity Bedroom Collection. 246 newly renovated guestrooms with beautiful views of Historic Savannah. All rooms have windows that open. Free wireless Internet access in guestrooms and lobby. 32-inch flat screen TVs and MP3 docks. Luxurious Peter Thomas Roth bath products. In-room Cuisinart coffee maker and Lavazza coffee. Ample work space and ergonomic chair. “Print to Desk” service from guestrooms. Valet dry-cleaning/laundryIn-room newspaper delivery. Ironing boards. Hair dryers. Elevators. Lounge. Luggage hold. Room service. Safety deposit box.

Contact info:
15 East Liberty St.
Savannah, GA 31401 USA
phone: 912-232-9000
web: www.desotohilton.com

Facility amenities: Pool - rooftop (outdoor) swimming pool & deck. Pool-side cabanas. Full-service restaurant. Bar and lounge Coffee shop/Café featuring Starbucks. Gift Shop. Guest activity/recreation desk. Fitness room. Automated teller machine (ATM). Concierge desk.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: King rooms have shower only. Double rooms have shower/tub combo. Rooms w/ HC-accessible baths (roll-in showers) have only 1 bed (double, queen, or king - very limited avail.); not available for same-gender roommates. Grab-bars installed in all types.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies w/ season.
Call hotel directly for current rates at 912-443-2021. Subject to availability and Road Scholar rate is not available outside of program dates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 07 - Check-in, Registration, and Orientation at the ho...
Afternoon: Afternoon check-in at the hotel is at 3 p.m. and Road Scholar registration is in the lobby between 5-6 p.m.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Orientation in the meeting room immediately following dinner. Meet and greet your fellow participants and your coordinator as the group goes over the program materials and finalized schedule for the week.

Lodging: Hilton Savannah DeSoto Historic District

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hilton’s Serenity Bedroom Collection. 246 newly renovated guestrooms with beautiful views of Historic Savannah. All rooms have windows that open. Free wireless Internet access in guestrooms and lobby. 32-inch flat screen TVs and MP3 docks. Luxurious Peter Thomas Roth bath products. In-room Cuisinart coffee maker and Lavazza coffee. Ample work space and ergonomic chair. “Print to Desk” service from guestrooms. Valet dry-cleaning/laundryIn-room newspaper delivery. Ironing boards. Hair dryers. Elevators. Lounge. Luggage hold. Room service. Safety deposit box.

Contact info:
15 East Liberty St.
Savannah, GA 31401 USA
phone: 912-232-9000
web: www.desotohilton.com

Facility amenities: Pool - rooftop (outdoor) swimming pool & deck. Pool-side cabanas. Full-service restaurant. Bar and lounge Coffee shop/Café featuring Starbucks. Gift Shop. Guest activity/recreation desk. Fitness room. Automated teller machine (ATM). Concierge desk.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: King rooms have shower only. Double rooms have shower/tub combo. Rooms w/ HC-accessible baths (roll-in showers) have only 1 bed (double, queen, or king - very limited avail.); not available for same-gender roommates. Grab-bars installed in all types.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies w/ season.
Call hotel directly for current rates at 912-443-2021. Subject to availability and Road Scholar rate is not available outside of program dates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 08 - Savannah's Historical Splendor.
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel restaurant.

Morning: In this morning's lecture, discuss the fascinating aspects of Savannah's history, led by Savannah's very own 14th-generation Southerner, historian Paul Blatner!

Lunch: Lunch at The Gryphon Restaurant, an architectural gem of a dining room that originally served as an apothecary, restored and currently run by Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD).

Afternoon: Participants will delight in the warm hospitality and relaxed pace of the old South during an expert-led walking/riding adventure of the Historic District. From festive River Street through Savannah's 22 enchanting squares to lovely Forsyth Park with its trademark fountain, moss-covered oaks, and garden-like atmosphere, discover all this coastal jewel has to offer. Some points of interest may include the majestic St. John's Cathedral and the Thomas Levy House, a historic, restored home that is currently also a private residence.

Dinner: Dinner at Vic's on the River. The building that houses the restaurant dates back to 1858; during the War Between the States, part of Gen. Sherman's Army occupied the building, and the main dining room showcases a map that was hand-drawn by Union soldiers detailing Sherman’s march from Tennessee through Georgia.

Lodging: Hilton Savannah DeSoto Historic District

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

Description: Hilton’s Serenity Bedroom Collection. 246 newly renovated guestrooms with beautiful views of Historic Savannah. All rooms have windows that open. Free wireless Internet access in guestrooms and lobby. 32-inch flat screen TVs and MP3 docks. Luxurious Peter Thomas Roth bath products. In-room Cuisinart coffee maker and Lavazza coffee. Ample work space and ergonomic chair. “Print to Desk” service from guestrooms. Valet dry-cleaning/laundryIn-room newspaper delivery. Ironing boards. Hair dryers. Elevators. Lounge. Luggage hold. Room service. Safety deposit box.

Contact info:
15 East Liberty St.
Savannah, GA 31401 USA
phone: 912-232-9000
web: www.desotohilton.com

Facility amenities: Pool - rooftop (outdoor) swimming pool & deck. Pool-side cabanas. Full-service restaurant. Bar and lounge Coffee shop/Café featuring Starbucks. Gift Shop. Guest activity/recreation desk. Fitness room. Automated teller machine (ATM). Concierge desk.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: King rooms have shower only. Double rooms have shower/tub combo. Rooms w/ HC-accessible baths (roll-in showers) have only 1 bed (double, queen, or king - very limited avail.); not available for same-gender roommates. Grab-bars installed in all types.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies w/ season.
Call hotel directly for current rates at 912-443-2021. Subject to availability and Road Scholar rate is not available outside of program dates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 09 - Explore Savannah's Notable People and Places.
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Discover one of Savannah's remarkable families, the Gordons, on an in-depth visit to the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel or a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Visit with Gen. James Oglethorpe. From the pages of journals, diaries, and letters of that time period, Gen. Oglethorpe comes to life and relays the first years of the "Georgia Experiment."

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Explore Massie Heritage Center. Take a lesson in Savannah's history from the perspective of Mrs. Nelly Gordon and enjoy a private interactive experience at the site of Savannah's first public school.

Lodging: Hilton Savannah DeSoto Historic District

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

Description: Hilton’s Serenity Bedroom Collection. 246 newly renovated guestrooms with beautiful views of Historic Savannah. All rooms have windows that open. Free wireless Internet access in guestrooms and lobby. 32-inch flat screen TVs and MP3 docks. Luxurious Peter Thomas Roth bath products. In-room Cuisinart coffee maker and Lavazza coffee. Ample work space and ergonomic chair. “Print to Desk” service from guestrooms. Valet dry-cleaning/laundryIn-room newspaper delivery. Ironing boards. Hair dryers. Elevators. Lounge. Luggage hold. Room service. Safety deposit box.

Contact info:
15 East Liberty St.
Savannah, GA 31401 USA
phone: 912-232-9000
web: www.desotohilton.com

Facility amenities: Pool - rooftop (outdoor) swimming pool & deck. Pool-side cabanas. Full-service restaurant. Bar and lounge Coffee shop/Café featuring Starbucks. Gift Shop. Guest activity/recreation desk. Fitness room. Automated teller machine (ATM). Concierge desk.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: King rooms have shower only. Double rooms have shower/tub combo. Rooms w/ HC-accessible baths (roll-in showers) have only 1 bed (double, queen, or king - very limited avail.); not available for same-gender roommates. Grab-bars installed in all types.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies w/ season.
Call hotel directly for current rates at 912-443-2021. Subject to availability and Road Scholar rate is not available outside of program dates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 10 - Savor Southern Savannah.
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Low country cooking with a local, "seasoned" chef at the 700 Cooking School. Experience an interactive cooking class where the menu includes timeless southern favorites as well as fun, wit, and very useful culinary tips!

Lunch: Lunch with the chef: Enjoy the results of the morning class.

Afternoon: Free time to explore points of interest not included on the program.

Evening: Evening at leisure to relax or explore on your own. Dinner on your own.

Lodging: Hilton Savannah DeSoto Historic District

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hilton’s Serenity Bedroom Collection. 246 newly renovated guestrooms with beautiful views of Historic Savannah. All rooms have windows that open. Free wireless Internet access in guestrooms and lobby. 32-inch flat screen TVs and MP3 docks. Luxurious Peter Thomas Roth bath products. In-room Cuisinart coffee maker and Lavazza coffee. Ample work space and ergonomic chair. “Print to Desk” service from guestrooms. Valet dry-cleaning/laundryIn-room newspaper delivery. Ironing boards. Hair dryers. Elevators. Lounge. Luggage hold. Room service. Safety deposit box.

Contact info:
15 East Liberty St.
Savannah, GA 31401 USA
phone: 912-232-9000
web: www.desotohilton.com

Facility amenities: Pool - rooftop (outdoor) swimming pool & deck. Pool-side cabanas. Full-service restaurant. Bar and lounge Coffee shop/Café featuring Starbucks. Gift Shop. Guest activity/recreation desk. Fitness room. Automated teller machine (ATM). Concierge desk.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: King rooms have shower only. Double rooms have shower/tub combo. Rooms w/ HC-accessible baths (roll-in showers) have only 1 bed (double, queen, or king - very limited avail.); not available for same-gender roommates. Grab-bars installed in all types.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies w/ season.
Call hotel directly for current rates at 912-443-2021. Subject to availability and Road Scholar rate is not available outside of program dates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 11 - Music and Culture in Savannah.
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: An entertaining musical presentation featuring the songs of Savannah's own Johnny Mercer. Learn about our beloved musical icon as you sing along (or just tap your toe if you prefer!) with our talented Kim Polote Trio.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel or a local restaurant.

Afternoon: In an afternoon field trip, discover another prominent past citizen of Savannah and his impact on his community during a visit to the historic Isaiah Davenport House; this home was the catalyst for the creation of the Historic Savannah Foundation.

Dinner: Relax during a final dinner with fellow participants at the hotel or at a local restaurant.

Evening: Attend a final lecture on Savannah architecture and Colonial entertainment with our top-notch history professor, Dr. Christopher Hendricks.

Lodging: Hilton Savannah DeSoto Historic District

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 12 - Program wrap-up.
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy a final musical presentation about Popular Songs in America with our own Mr. Jamie Keene and then wrap up the program with the group and the coordinator.

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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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