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Program #15551RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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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 Feb 28 — Mar 5, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hotel is located only two miles from San Francisco International Airport. Situated just five minutes from downtown Burlingame, the hotel is near shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Downtown San Francisco is just 30 minutes away.

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html

Room amenities: Spacious room with windows that open, flat screen 42-inch HDTV monitor with premium channels, high-speed internet access ($9.95/day), laptop safe, coffee maker with complimentary regular and decaffeinated coffee and tea.

Facility amenities: Wired or Wifi Internet access, 24-hour business center, fitness center, indoor swimming pool, hotel bar and restaurant included on the premises.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for best rates.
Call hotel at 650-340-8500 for best available rate at time of program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, February 28 -
Afternoon: 3pm: Program registration; hotel registration; 4:30: Orientation

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7pm: Introductions, social time

Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hotel is located only two miles from San Francisco International Airport. Situated just five minutes from downtown Burlingame, the hotel is near shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Downtown San Francisco is just 30 minutes away.

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html

Room amenities: Spacious room with windows that open, flat screen 42-inch HDTV monitor with premium channels, high-speed internet access ($9.95/day), laptop safe, coffee maker with complimentary regular and decaffeinated coffee and tea.

Facility amenities: Wired or Wifi Internet access, 24-hour business center, fitness center, indoor swimming pool, hotel bar and restaurant included on the premises.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for best rates.
Call hotel at 650-340-8500 for best available rate at time of program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, March 01 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Healthy Aging

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: 12:45-5 Bus trip to Bay Area points of interest TBA

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7-9: The Intriguing Politics Of The Supreme Court: The U.S. Supreme Court is not just nine justices in a lofty tower making monumental decisions. We look at 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: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

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

Description: Hotel is located only two miles from San Francisco International Airport. Situated just five minutes from downtown Burlingame, the hotel is near shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Downtown San Francisco is just 30 minutes away.

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html

Room amenities: Spacious room with windows that open, flat screen 42-inch HDTV monitor with premium channels, high-speed internet access ($9.95/day), laptop safe, coffee maker with complimentary regular and decaffeinated coffee and tea.

Facility amenities: Wired or Wifi Internet access, 24-hour business center, fitness center, indoor swimming pool, hotel bar and restaurant included on the premises.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for best rates.
Call hotel at 650-340-8500 for best available rate at time of program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, March 02 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Americans Abroad: The Lure of Paris 1830-1900 Paris was the cultural capital of the world in the 19th century and proved an irresistible magnet for Americans who flocked to the City of Light. In the decades preceding and following the Civil War, hundreds of Americans joined the throngs headed to Paris. This course examines the history of Paris and its lure for expatriates who thrived in the stimulating environment Paris offered and whose experience in Paris transformed the world of art.

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: Free time

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7-9: Intriguing Politics of the Supreme Court

Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

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

Description: Hotel is located only two miles from San Francisco International Airport. Situated just five minutes from downtown Burlingame, the hotel is near shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Downtown San Francisco is just 30 minutes away.

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html

Room amenities: Spacious room with windows that open, flat screen 42-inch HDTV monitor with premium channels, high-speed internet access ($9.95/day), laptop safe, coffee maker with complimentary regular and decaffeinated coffee and tea.

Facility amenities: Wired or Wifi Internet access, 24-hour business center, fitness center, indoor swimming pool, hotel bar and restaurant included on the premises.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for best rates.
Call hotel at 650-340-8500 for best available rate at time of program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, March 03 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Americans Abroad: The Lure of Paris 1830-1900

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: 3-5: Golden Age of Opera; Come listen to the greatest operatic voices from the dawn of recorded sound to the present. From Caruso to Ponselle, Sills and Pavarotti, hear what made these voices so sublime. Plus, you’ll hear fun and dramatic anecdotes about the world of opera!

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: Free time

Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

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

Description: Hotel is located only two miles from San Francisco International Airport. Situated just five minutes from downtown Burlingame, the hotel is near shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Downtown San Francisco is just 30 minutes away.

Contact info:
600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html

Room amenities: Spacious room with windows that open, flat screen 42-inch HDTV monitor with premium channels, high-speed internet access ($9.95/day), laptop safe, coffee maker with complimentary regular and decaffeinated coffee and tea.

Facility amenities: Wired or Wifi Internet access, 24-hour business center, fitness center, indoor swimming pool, hotel bar and restaurant included on the premises.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for best rates.
Call hotel at 650-340-8500 for best available rate at time of program.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, March 04 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9-12: Making of the President: 1948 Election

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: 3-5: Golden Age of Opera

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7:15-8: Live entertainment

Lodging: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Tuesday, March 05 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9-12: Making of the President: 1948 Election

Lunch: Noon; Program is over after lunch; Hotel checkout is noon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Burlingame
Bay Front trailThere is the Bay Front trail, excellent for walking or jogging, along San Francisco Bay right in front of the hotel, with fabulous views of the Bay and four-acre park and lagoon. Trail features a small fishing pier at the far end of the hotel's parking lot, for scenic views or angling. Many bird-watching opportunities!
Hiller Aviation MuseumSix miles from hotel. The museum’s 53,000 sq. ft. complex consists of a main exhibit hall, an entrance atrium, 35-seat theater, 50-seat conference center, and gift shop. The Restoration Shop, with its large picture windows, allows the visitor to witness the ongoing restoration process. Collection includes 50 aircraft exhibits: Vintage and futuristic aircraft, prototypes, photographic displays, and models are on display. Call for more info, and driving directions, at 650-654-0200, or visit their website. Open 7 days a week. $6 for seniors 65+, $9 for adults under 65.
For additional information, visit: www.hiller.org/

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

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4.7
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