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12 Days | 11 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.

Itinerary for Oct 6 — Oct 17, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Full service resort/spa located close to a Hull beach. Just a short ferry ride from the Boston Logan Airport.

Contact info:
45 Hull Shore Drive
Hull, MA 02045 USA
phone: 781-925-4500
web: www.nantasketbeachhotel.com

Room amenities: Resort Room Accommodations include: ~ Gas Fireplace ~ Whirlpool Bath ~ Microfridge ~ Coffee Maker ~ Hair Dryer ~ Individual Climate Control ~ 27" Remote Control Television ~ Iron / Ironing Board ~ Large Working Desk ~ Multi-line Phone / Voice-mail / High Speed Data Lines

Facility amenities: Our state-of-the-art aquatic room, features an indoor/outdoor pool with a retractable glass roof that makes swimming ideal no matter the weather. There's also a hot tub on the pool deck to soothe away your cares. Great for exercise, relaxation, or just to cool off on a hot summer day. And for kid's vacations - the pool is a star attraction. Ocean Fitness Health Spa, a fully-staffed fitness center. The center offers Life Fitness cardio equipment, a 20 piece Nautilus strength training circuit and free weights. In addition, you can enjoy the individualized Ocean Health and Fitness Clubed attention of a certified personal trainer, physical therapy, and Pilates, Yoga instruction.

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 hotel for rates and availability

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 06 - Individual Check-In's, Program Registration, Prog...
Individual Check-In's, Program Registration, Program Orientation and Introductions.

Afternoon: CHECK-IN: Please arrive at the Nantasket Beach Hotel between 3:00-5:00pm. Check into your room at the front desk and then register with Road Scholar staff in the Main lobby. At this time you'll be given a welcome packet containing your name tag, up-to-date itinerary and other useful information.

Dinner: Delicious get acquainted dinner buffet served at the hotel.

Evening: ORIENTATION: After dinner we will have our Orientation. This will provide you with information about the hotel, program itinerary, instructors, venues and on site staff.

Lodging: Nantasket Beach Resort

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Full service resort/spa located close to a Hull beach. Just a short ferry ride from the Boston Logan Airport.

Contact info:
45 Hull Shore Drive
Hull, MA 02045 USA
phone: 781-925-4500
web: www.nantasketbeachhotel.com

Room amenities: Resort Room Accommodations include: ~ Gas Fireplace ~ Whirlpool Bath ~ Microfridge ~ Coffee Maker ~ Hair Dryer ~ Individual Climate Control ~ 27" Remote Control Television ~ Iron / Ironing Board ~ Large Working Desk ~ Multi-line Phone / Voice-mail / High Speed Data Lines

Facility amenities: Our state-of-the-art aquatic room, features an indoor/outdoor pool with a retractable glass roof that makes swimming ideal no matter the weather. There's also a hot tub on the pool deck to soothe away your cares. Great for exercise, relaxation, or just to cool off on a hot summer day. And for kid's vacations - the pool is a star attraction. Ocean Fitness Health Spa, a fully-staffed fitness center. The center offers Life Fitness cardio equipment, a 20 piece Nautilus strength training circuit and free weights. In addition, you can enjoy the individualized Ocean Health and Fitness Clubed attention of a certified personal trainer, physical therapy, and Pilates, Yoga instruction.

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 hotel for rates and availability

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 07 - Lexington, Concord, Boston
Breakfast: A breakfast buffet is served at the hotel featuring hot and cold entree's, juice, and coffee.

Morning: PRESENTATION/FIELD TRIP: This morning's lecture will entail the events and personalities leading up to the Battles of Lexington & Concord. Following a short morning lecture we begin our day of exploration in Lexington, Concord and Boston.

Lunch: Lunch today is served at the 99 Restaurant with a choice of three menu items.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Visit Lexington & Concord where the “shot heard round the world” rang out. We will visit other historic sites along the Boston Freedom Trail including the Old North Church and the Minuteman National Historic Park

Dinner: A delicious Italian Dinner is served at Mother Anna's Restaurant in Boston's famed North End.

Lodging: Nantasket Beach Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Decorated with period antiques and reproductions

Contact info:
Route 7
Brandon, VT 05345 USA
phone: 802-247-5766
web: www.brandoninn.com/

Room amenities: rooms have air conditioning and phones

Facility amenities: Outdoor pool in season. Located in the center of a unique Vermont town

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

Bathroom: All rooms have private bathrooms. Some rooms have large claw foot tubs, some with stand up showers and some with tub/showers.

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Tuesday, October 08 - Travel: Old Fort # 4, Vermont Constitution House
Breakfast: A breakfast buffet is served at the hotel featuring hot and cold entree's, juice, and coffee.

Morning: PRESENTATION/FIELD TRIP: Depart hotel. This morning we begin our journey to Vermont, traveling through New Hampshire with our on board historian. During our travel Jim will be discussing events leading up to the move from Boston to New Hampshire and Vermont.

Lunch: Today enjoy a pizza and salad lunch served in Charleston, NH.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Visit Old Fort #4 where we will learn the history of many of these small Forts throughout the Northeast or visit the Vermont Constitution House in Windsor, VT. Late afternoon arrival at the Brandon Inn, VT.

Dinner: A delicious dinner is served at the inn in the Main Dining Room. You will have a two item choice with three courses.

Evening: LECTURE: Evening lecture on Vermont's role in the Revolution.

Lodging: Brandon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Inn

Description: Decorated with period antiques and reproductions

Contact info:
Route 7
Brandon, VT 05345 USA
phone: 802-247-5766
web: www.brandoninn.com/

Room amenities: rooms have air conditioning and phones

Facility amenities: Outdoor pool in season. Located in the center of a unique Vermont town

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

Bathroom: All rooms have private bathrooms. Some rooms have large claw foot tubs, some with stand up showers and some with tub/showers.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Wednesday, October 09 - M/V Carillon Cruise on Lake Champlain, Fort Ticon...
Breakfast: A breakfast buffet is served at the hotel featuring hot and cold entree's, juice, and coffee.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: This morning we travel to Lake Champlain for a cruise on the lower lake on the M/V Carillon where we will learn the history of Fort Ticonderoga and its capture by Ethan Allen & Benedict Arnold.

Lunch: A choice of menu featuring hot and cold sandwiches at the Ticonderoga Café.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Afternoon program at Fort Ticonderoga to feature guided exploration of fort, cannon or musket firing and visit to museum.

Dinner: Another wonderful three course dinner is served at the inn.

Evening: EVENING PROGRAM: Light musical entertainment in the living room at the inn.

Lodging: Brandon Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
99 Miller Road
Castleton, NY 12033 USA
phone: 518-479-3217
Room amenities: 27" Televisions High Speed Internet Access in all rooms and wireless in public areas Pay Per View movie system HBO Free Deluxe Continental Breakfast 1 1/2 Baths, Indoor Pool and Whirlpool with full Fitness Center

Facility amenities: Indoor Pool and Whirlpool with full Fitness Center

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Thursday, October 10 - Hubbardton Battlefield and Saratoga National Hist...
Breakfast: A breakfast buffet is served at the hotel featuring hot and cold entree's, juice, and coffee.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Guided exploration of the Hubbardton Battlefield in Castleton, Vermont. Hubbardton was the only battle fought on Vermont soil. Visit the Welcome Center.

Lunch: Picnic lunch including a sandwich, chips, fruit, and drink at the Saratoga Battlefield.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Guided exploration of the Saratoga National Historic Site. Saratoga was the first major defeat of the British with the surrender of General Burgoyne and the northern British Army. Arrival at Albany hotel for overnight.

Dinner: A delicious buffet dinner is served at the hotel this evening featuring a choice of entree's.

Evening: FREE EVENING: This evening relax and prepare for a day of traveling.

Lodging: Comfort Inn & Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in Center City Philadelphia. The hotel is in walking distance of Philadelphia’s historic, shopping, theatre, business, and government districts.

Contact info:
1305 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
phone: 215-735-9300
web: www.himidtown.com/

Room amenities: Free local phone calls , Modem ready telephone with voice mail, Iron, iron board and hairdryers, 25" television and comfortable recliners.

Facility amenities: Guest passes to Ballys Total Fitness Center, outdoor pool in season.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Friday, October 11 - West Point and Morristown National Historic Site
Breakfast: A deluxe continental breakfast is served at the hotel that includes pancakes, waffles, fruit, yogurt, eggs, juice and coffee.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Travel to West Point for a guided visit and history of the area. We enjoy a guided exploration of the West Point Military Academy.

Lunch: A picnic lunch with choice of sandwiches is included at West Point.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Brief afternoon stop in Morristown and Jockey Hollow, site of Washington's encampment from 1779 - 1780. Continue to the city of Philadelphia where we’ll spend the next three evenings.

Dinner: Dinner is served at the Italian Bistro Restaurant a short distance from the hotel.

Evening: FREE EVENING: Relax this evening or explore on your own.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express Midtown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in Center City Philadelphia. The hotel is in walking distance of Philadelphia’s historic, shopping, theatre, business, and government districts.

Contact info:
1305 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
phone: 215-735-9300
web: www.himidtown.com/

Room amenities: Free local phone calls , Modem ready telephone with voice mail, Iron, iron board and hairdryers, 25" television and comfortable recliners.

Facility amenities: Guest passes to Ballys Total Fitness Center, outdoor pool in season.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Saturday, October 12 - Valley Forge National Historic Park and Brandywin...
Breakfast: Breakfast is included at the hotel and features eggs, pancakes, pastries, fruit, yogurt, coffee and juice.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: This morning we travel to Valley Forge with our local historian for a guided exploration and discussion on the Winter of 1777.

Lunch: A picnic lunch with choice of sandwiches is served at the Valley Forge Site.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: This afternoon we visit the Brandywine Battlefield for an afternoon presentation. It was the site of the Battle of Brandywine fought on September 11, 1777, during the American Revolution. The battle was a major victory for the British and enabled them to capture the city of Philadelphia. Brandywine Battlefield Park was established as a Pennsylvania State Park in 1949 and as a National Historic Landmark in 1961.

Dinner: Dinner is served at Moriarity's Tavern with a choice of entree's. The restaurant is located a short one block walk from the hotel.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express Midtown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in Center City Philadelphia. The hotel is in walking distance of Philadelphia’s historic, shopping, theatre, business, and government districts.

Contact info:
1305 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA
phone: 215-735-9300
web: www.himidtown.com/

Room amenities: Free local phone calls , Modem ready telephone with voice mail, Iron, iron board and hairdryers, 25" television and comfortable recliners.

Facility amenities: Guest passes to Ballys Total Fitness Center, outdoor pool in season.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Sunday, October 13 - Independence National Historic Site
Breakfast: Breakfast is included at the hotel and features eggs, pancakes, pastries, fruit, yogurt, coffee and juice.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: We visit the Independence National Historic Park. Enjoy a guided exploration the the Independence National Historic Park and visit the Liberty Bell Center.

Lunch: Lunch vouchers are included today for the Bourse Mall where you will have the choice of many different restaurants and maybe grab yourself a hoagie or Philadelphia Cheese Steak.

Afternoon: FREE TIME: After lunch you will have the rest of the day to explore the city of Philadelphia on your own. Both your historian and program coordinator can help you with suggestions and options of getting around the city using the Philly Phlash.

Dinner: At 4:30 PM you will meet at the hotel to board the coach for a short trip to the Moshulu Restaurant located on the Delaware River. Today, the Moshulu is the world’s largest four-masted sailing ship still afloat and is rated one of Philadelphia's top dining experiences.

Evening: FREE EVENING: This evening relax before our day of travel.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express Midtown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1452 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185 USA
phone: 757-941-1057
Room amenities: Air Conditioning (In Room) Iron Telephone Television (Cable/Satellite) Television Daily Maid Service In Room Broadband Internet Access Coffee Maker

Facility amenities: 131 Rooms / 4 Floors NoOfFloors - 4 NoOfRooms - 57 Family Rooms Free Parking Meals Free Breakfast Fitness Facility Swimming Pool Wheel Chair Access Free High Speed Internet Free Local Calls Economy Pool (Indoor)

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Monday, October 14 - Travel Day, Mount Vernon, Williamsburg
Breakfast: Breakfast is included at the hotel and features eggs, pancakes, pastries, fruit, yogurt, coffee and juice.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Today we visit Mount Vernon (Washington’s Home & Estate) Continue to the Williamsburg, VA area.

Lunch: Lunch today is served at the Food Court at Mount Vernon.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Continue exploration of Mount Vernon before departing for Williamsburg. Continue to Williamsburg where we will stay for the two evenings.

Dinner: Dinner is served at a local restaurant in Williamsburg.

Evening: FREE EVENING: This evening relax and enjoy Williamsburg.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1452 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185 USA
phone: 757-941-1057
Room amenities: Air Conditioning (In Room) Iron Telephone Television (Cable/Satellite) Television Daily Maid Service In Room Broadband Internet Access Coffee Maker

Facility amenities: 131 Rooms / 4 Floors NoOfFloors - 4 NoOfRooms - 57 Family Rooms Free Parking Meals Free Breakfast Fitness Facility Swimming Pool Wheel Chair Access Free High Speed Internet Free Local Calls Economy Pool (Indoor)

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Tuesday, October 15 - Yorktown Victory Center & Yorktown Battlefield
Breakfast: Breakfast is included at the hotel and features eggs, pancakes, pastries, fruit, yogurt, coffee and juice.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Morning program at the Yorktown Victory Center. Our visit features life of the common farmer and soldier in 18th Century Virginia. Program entitled Life as a Private and visit to their museum.

Lunch: A picnic lunch will be provided with a choice of sandwiches or salads.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Afternoon program at Yorktown National Battlefield. Enjoy a movie at the Visitor Center and visit Redoubts # 9 and #10 and visit to Surrender Field. FREE TIME: Time may permit a little free time in Colonial Williamsburg.

Dinner: Dinner is served at a Williamsburg Restaurant.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express Williamsburg

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located just 32 miles from the BWI Airport.

Contact info:
2112 A Emmorton Park Rd
Edgewood, MD 21040 USA
phone: 410-670-6006
web: www.comfortinn.com/hotel-edgewood-maryland-MD188/Hotel-Services

Room amenities: Cable/Satellite TV, Free Hi Speed Internet, Free Local Calls Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access, Hair Dryer, In-Room Coffee Maker In-Room Desk, Individual A/C & Heat, Iron & Ironing Board, Microwave Non-Smoking Rooms Available, Pillow Top Mattress, Refrigerator, Voice Mail, Wake-Up Service

Facility amenities: Braille Elevator(s), Bus Parking, Computer w/ Internet Exercise Room, Free Coffee, Guest Use Copy Machine * Guest Use Fax Machine, Guest Laundry, Indoor Heated Pool No Pets Allowed, 100% Smoke Free Hotel, Free Hot Breakfast

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: $89.00
Call the provider at 888-889-8681 if you are going to extend your stay in Maryland.

Check out time: 7:15 AM

Day Eleven: Wednesday, October 16 - Annapolis Maryland Program and Visit to State Hou...
Breakfast: Breakfast is included at the hotel and features eggs, pancakes, pastries, fruit, yogurt, coffee and juice.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Travel to Annapolis, MD where George Washington resigns his command. Guided exploration of Annapolis with period attired presenters.

Lunch: Lunch is served at the Galway Bay Irish Pub in Annapolis.

Afternoon: Continue north and make our overnight in northern Maryland.

Dinner: A delicious farewell dinner is served this evening at Giovani's Restaurant in Edgewood, MD.

Evening: Program ends following dinner. The next day is a travel day for those returning to Boston and Hull as well of those departing from Maryland.

Lodging: Comfort Inn and Suites Aberdeen Proving Grounds

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Twelve: Thursday, October 17 -
Breakfast: Breakfast is served before departing for Hull, MA and Logan Airport. You may choose to depart from Edgewood and the BWI Airport.

Morning: BWI Departures: We suggest if flying from BWI to use Amtrak to the airport. Our motorcoach will take anyone using the 6:57 AM train to the station. If taking the 8:35 AM train your coordinator will help you arrange a local cab from to hotel to the station which is located 10 miles from the hotel in Aberdeen. AMTRAK: 6:57 AM or 8:35 AM trains to the BWI Airport from the Aberdeen Station, $12.00 one way to airport. The train is only two stops once boarded and drops right in the BWI Terminal. If traveling back to Boston on the coach we will be departing the hotel at 7:15 AM to begin our journey north. Our first stop will take us to the Logan Airport for drop off if needed for anyone flying from Boston. We should arrive around 3:00 PM and suggest not making any flights until after 5:00 PM. After the drop off at the airport we will go back to our Hull property for drop off if needed for anyone driving. We should arrive at the hotel around 4:00 to 4:30 PM.

Lunch: We will make a lunch stop along our journey north where you will be given a per diem to spend at the rest stop or along your journey from BWI airport.

Afternoon: Coach arrival at the Logan Airport will be around 3:00 to 3:30 PM and we suggest not making flight reservations until after 5:00 PM. We will then take participants to the hotel which should arrive around 4:30 PM. Routes may be altered depending on peoples flight schedules and departure points.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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Wakefield, MA
Discover New EnglandAn excellent web site for everything in New England, with links to each state.
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Brandon, VT
Discover New EnglandAn excellent web site for everything in New England, with links to each state.
For additional information, visit: www.discovernewengland.org
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Area Convention and Visitors AssociationBaltimore Area Convention and Visitors Association | 100 Light Street, 12th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202 | 1-877-Baltimore
For additional information, visit: www.baltimore.org/
Philadelphia, PA
Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing CorporationGreater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation 30 S. 17th Street Suite 1710 Philadelphia, PA 19103 T: (215) 599-0776 F: (215) 599-0773 W: www.gophila.com
For additional information, visit: www.gophila.com
Williamsburg, VA
The Williamsburg Area Convention & Visitors BureauThe Williamsburg Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST excluding all major holidays. You may call us toll-free at: 1-800-368-6511 or 757-253-0192 Or via email at: wacvb@visitwilliamsburg.com Or by writing to us at: The Williamsburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau Post Office Box 3585 Williamsburg, VA 23187
For additional information, visit: www.visitwilliamsburg.com

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