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The Virginia International Tattoo at the Virginia Arts Festival

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Program #18354RJ
4 Days | 3 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 Apr 25 — Apr 28, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Waterside Hotel located in Norfolk. Within walking distance to the Waterside Marketplace and to the areas harbor cruises and Nauticus Museum. Located in the heart of the Arts & Entertainment district of historic Norfolk, Virginia.

Contact info:
7777 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510 USA
phone: 757-622-6664
web: www.starwoodhotels.com

Room amenities: •In-Room Movies •Free Daily Newspaper (Local) •26" Flat Panel Television with Remote Control •Free National Newspaper on Weekdays •In-Room Video Games Bed Features •The Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed Bathroom •Hairdryer Office/Telecom •Data Port Line •Radio/Alarm Clock •Voicemail •Dual-Line Telephone •TDD Dining •Room Service •Coffee/Tea Maker Room Features •Oversized Desk •Sofa Bed •Ergonomic Desk Chair •Non-Smoking Rooms Available •Air-Conditioned Room •Rollaway Beds Available

Facility amenities: •Safe Deposit Boxes, •Cash Machine (ATM) •Beaches Nearby •Dry Cleaning Service •Express Check-Out •24-Hour Security •Laundry/Valet Service •Concierge Service •Luggage Storage •Historic Hotel, Fresh Appeal, seasonal outdoor pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $109 - $139
Call the hotel for up to date rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, April 25 - Afternoon Arrival/Orientation
Afternoon: CHECK IN: Please arrive at the Hotel to register between 3:00-4:30pm. Check into your room at the front desk and then register with Program staff in the Main lobby. You will then have until 6:00 PM to settle into your room.

Dinner: Our first dinner will be at the hotel followed by Orientation

Evening: ORIENTATION: After dinner we will have our Orientaion. This will provide you with information about the inn, program itinerary, instructors, venues and on site staff. We will ask participants introduce themselves to the group. This is also a good opportunity to ask questions. We will have a representative from the Tattoo in to welcome us.

Lodging: Norfolk Sheraton Waterside

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Waterside Hotel located in Norfolk. Within walking distance to the Waterside Marketplace and to the areas harbor cruises and Nauticus Museum. Located in the heart of the Arts & Entertainment district of historic Norfolk, Virginia.

Contact info:
7777 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510 USA
phone: 757-622-6664
web: www.starwoodhotels.com

Room amenities: •In-Room Movies •Free Daily Newspaper (Local) •26" Flat Panel Television with Remote Control •Free National Newspaper on Weekdays •In-Room Video Games Bed Features •The Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed Bathroom •Hairdryer Office/Telecom •Data Port Line •Radio/Alarm Clock •Voicemail •Dual-Line Telephone •TDD Dining •Room Service •Coffee/Tea Maker Room Features •Oversized Desk •Sofa Bed •Ergonomic Desk Chair •Non-Smoking Rooms Available •Air-Conditioned Room •Rollaway Beds Available

Facility amenities: •Safe Deposit Boxes, •Cash Machine (ATM) •Beaches Nearby •Dry Cleaning Service •Express Check-Out •24-Hour Security •Laundry/Valet Service •Concierge Service •Luggage Storage •Historic Hotel, Fresh Appeal, seasonal outdoor pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $109 - $139
Call the hotel for up to date rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, April 26 - Boat Cruise, meet with members of the Virginia In...
Boat Cruise, meet with members of the Virginia International Tattoo and Tattoo performance

Breakfast: All breakfasts will be at the hotel. They serve a variety of plated options

Morning: FIELD TRIP: The Victory Rover offers 2 Hour narrated naval base cruises daily from Nauticus, home of the Battleship Wisconsin. Their professional captains provide a fascinating and entertaining commentary as we cruise the smooth waters of the Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads Harbor. Thrill to the sight of Aircraft Carriers, Nuclear Submarines, Guided Missile Cruisers, and all of the other ships that form the World's most powerful Armada.

Lunch: Lunch will be aboard the Victory Rover.

Afternoon: PRESENTATION: Meet with performers and directors of the Festival to learn planning, booking and performing in the Tattoo. This discussion will be followed by a behind the scenes tour of the Tattoo.

Dinner: Dinner will be at the hotel or a local eatery.

Evening: PERFORMANCE: The beat of the drums, the call of the trumpets, the roar of the crowds-the mighty sounds of the Virginia International Tattoo return to Norfolk in May! The Tattoo is sure to set hearts racing with more than 850 performers from several countries joining forces, including the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Germany and the Czech Republic. It was awarded the American Bus Association's prestigious "Internationally Known Event" designation as one of the "Top 100 Events in North America". The Tattoo thrills with music, majesty, and might. You have to see it to believe it!

Lodging: Norfolk Sheraton Waterside

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Waterside Hotel located in Norfolk. Within walking distance to the Waterside Marketplace and to the areas harbor cruises and Nauticus Museum. Located in the heart of the Arts & Entertainment district of historic Norfolk, Virginia.

Contact info:
7777 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510 USA
phone: 757-622-6664
web: www.starwoodhotels.com

Room amenities: •In-Room Movies •Free Daily Newspaper (Local) •26" Flat Panel Television with Remote Control •Free National Newspaper on Weekdays •In-Room Video Games Bed Features •The Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed Bathroom •Hairdryer Office/Telecom •Data Port Line •Radio/Alarm Clock •Voicemail •Dual-Line Telephone •TDD Dining •Room Service •Coffee/Tea Maker Room Features •Oversized Desk •Sofa Bed •Ergonomic Desk Chair •Non-Smoking Rooms Available •Air-Conditioned Room •Rollaway Beds Available

Facility amenities: •Safe Deposit Boxes, •Cash Machine (ATM) •Beaches Nearby •Dry Cleaning Service •Express Check-Out •24-Hour Security •Laundry/Valet Service •Concierge Service •Luggage Storage •Historic Hotel, Fresh Appeal, seasonal outdoor pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $109 - $139
Call the hotel for up to date rates and availability.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, April 27 - Parade of Nations and Evening performance of Les ...
Breakfast: Breakfast is served at the hotel. They offer a variety of plated options.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: This morning we will enjoy the Parade of Nations in VIP seating. Take your reserved seat at the Parade of Nations. Witness this fabulous parade of bands, floats and marching units from all member NATO nations.

Lunch: Lunch will be at a local eatery.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: This morning we will visit the d'Art Center. The d'ART CENTER is a unique attraction that expands the cultural experience in Hampton Roads. It's appeal crosses socio-economic lines and bridges the gap between the artist and the art, making the creative process and the visual arts come alive and accessible.

Dinner: Dinner will be at the hotel or a local eatery.

Evening: PERFORMANCE: Tonight we will go to Chrysler Hall to see a production of Les Miserables. The Arts Festival runs in conjunction with the Tattoo Festival and hosts a splendid variety of performances.

Lodging: Norfolk Sheraton Waterside

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four: Sunday, April 28 - Nauticus
Breakfast: Breakfast is served at the hotel. They offer a variety of plated options.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Nauticus inspires and educates with engaging & interactive experiences that celebrate our connections with today's maritime world. Nauticus is a contemporary museum that uses the natural setting of Norfolk's harbor to showcase global maritime commerce and the world's largest Navy. Programs may be on river ecology, science or other subjects. Boxed lunch available @ Nauticus (option to return to Nauticus after check out)

Lunch: Boxed lunch available @ Nauticus

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
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3 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
2 Performances

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