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WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VERMONT

The Glory Days of the Railroad

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Program #5145RJ
6 Days | 5 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 Aug 18 — Aug 23, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Listed on the Natonal Register of Historic Places. Located in downtown White River Junction across from the New England Transportation Institute and Museum. What began in 1849 as Junction House, a railroad hotel providing overnight stays for travelers including President Calvin Coolidge and movie star Lillian Gish, the Hotel Coolidge has carried its 1920s flavor into the 21st century with dignity. It brings you yesterday's ambiance with today's amenities and a timeless sense of personalized, caring service - all in a comfortable atmosphere.

Contact info:
P.O.Box 515
White River Junction, VT 05001 USA
phone: 800-622-1124
web: www.hotelcoolidge.com

Room amenities: Rooms vary in the context of a country inn and all have their own character and decor. Cable TV, private bath, telephone

Facility amenities: A gracious lobby, dining room and classrooms, gift shop.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Road Scholar Rate
Please contact hotel directly for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, August 18 - 4-6pm registration at hotel. 6:30pm dinner.
Afternoon: 4:00 - 6:00 pm - Hotel check-in and Road Scholar registration in the hotel lobby.

Dinner: Hotel Dining Room

Evening: Welcome and orientation in hotel dining room.

Lodging: Hotel Coolidge

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Listed on the Natonal Register of Historic Places. Located in downtown White River Junction across from the New England Transportation Institute and Museum. What began in 1849 as Junction House, a railroad hotel providing overnight stays for travelers including President Calvin Coolidge and movie star Lillian Gish, the Hotel Coolidge has carried its 1920s flavor into the 21st century with dignity. It brings you yesterday's ambiance with today's amenities and a timeless sense of personalized, caring service - all in a comfortable atmosphere.

Contact info:
P.O.Box 515
White River Junction, VT 05001 USA
phone: 800-622-1124
web: www.hotelcoolidge.com

Room amenities: Rooms vary in the context of a country inn and all have their own character and decor. Cable TV, private bath, telephone

Facility amenities: A gracious lobby, dining room and classrooms, gift shop.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Road Scholar Rate
Please contact hotel directly for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, August 19 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room

Morning: Lecture at hotel.

Lunch: Lunch in hotel dining room.

Afternoon: Lecture/slideshow at hotel.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel or other location.

Evening: Continuation of dinner and other possible entertainment.

Lodging: Hotel Coolidge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Listed on the Natonal Register of Historic Places. Located in downtown White River Junction across from the New England Transportation Institute and Museum. What began in 1849 as Junction House, a railroad hotel providing overnight stays for travelers including President Calvin Coolidge and movie star Lillian Gish, the Hotel Coolidge has carried its 1920s flavor into the 21st century with dignity. It brings you yesterday's ambiance with today's amenities and a timeless sense of personalized, caring service - all in a comfortable atmosphere.

Contact info:
P.O.Box 515
White River Junction, VT 05001 USA
phone: 800-622-1124
web: www.hotelcoolidge.com

Room amenities: Rooms vary in the context of a country inn and all have their own character and decor. Cable TV, private bath, telephone

Facility amenities: A gracious lobby, dining room and classrooms, gift shop.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Road Scholar Rate
Please contact hotel directly for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, August 20 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room.

Morning: All-day field trip to climb to the top of Mt. Washington on the Cog Railway in New Hampshire.

Lunch: Lunch on field trip.

Afternoon: Continuation of all-day field trip to climb to the top of Mt. Washington on the Cog Railway in New Hampshire. Return to hotel.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room.

Evening: Evening presentation at hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Coolidge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Listed on the Natonal Register of Historic Places. Located in downtown White River Junction across from the New England Transportation Institute and Museum. What began in 1849 as Junction House, a railroad hotel providing overnight stays for travelers including President Calvin Coolidge and movie star Lillian Gish, the Hotel Coolidge has carried its 1920s flavor into the 21st century with dignity. It brings you yesterday's ambiance with today's amenities and a timeless sense of personalized, caring service - all in a comfortable atmosphere.

Contact info:
P.O.Box 515
White River Junction, VT 05001 USA
phone: 800-622-1124
web: www.hotelcoolidge.com

Room amenities: Rooms vary in the context of a country inn and all have their own character and decor. Cable TV, private bath, telephone

Facility amenities: A gracious lobby, dining room and classrooms, gift shop.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Road Scholar Rate
Please contact hotel directly for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, August 21 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room.

Morning: Daylong field trip by train to area historical railroad sites. Ride Amtrak from White River Junction to Bellows Falls VT and a visit at a working train yard in Walpole, NH.

Lunch: Lunch on the field trip.

Afternoon: Continuation of morning field trip, and return to hotel by bus.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Evening lecture at hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Coolidge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Listed on the Natonal Register of Historic Places. Located in downtown White River Junction across from the New England Transportation Institute and Museum. What began in 1849 as Junction House, a railroad hotel providing overnight stays for travelers including President Calvin Coolidge and movie star Lillian Gish, the Hotel Coolidge has carried its 1920s flavor into the 21st century with dignity. It brings you yesterday's ambiance with today's amenities and a timeless sense of personalized, caring service - all in a comfortable atmosphere.

Contact info:
P.O.Box 515
White River Junction, VT 05001 USA
phone: 800-622-1124
web: www.hotelcoolidge.com

Room amenities: Rooms vary in the context of a country inn and all have their own character and decor. Cable TV, private bath, telephone

Facility amenities: A gracious lobby, dining room and classrooms, gift shop.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Road Scholar Rate
Please contact hotel directly for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, August 22 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room.

Morning: This morning is free for you to explore on your own (Brochures, information and maps are available at the hotel.) or to relax.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel.

Afternoon: Field trip by train to area historical railroad sites. Ride the White River Flyer from White River Junction to Thetford, Vermont and back again, along the Connecticut River.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room..

Evening: Evening presentation at hotel

Lodging: Hotel Coolidge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, August 23 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room.

Morning: Storytelling and folksong performance at hotel.

Lunch: Bag lunch served to take with you. Check out of hotel by 11am.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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White River Junction, Vermont
Vermont Dept. of Tourism and Marketing Vermont Dept. of Tourism and Marketing 6 Baldwin St., Drawer 33 Montpelier, VT 05633-1301 Phone: 802-828-3676 E-mail: info@VermontVacation.com If you would like to order a travel packet to help plan your next trip to Vermont, use our on-line form To order your travel packet by phone, call our toll-free number: 1-800-VERMONT (US and Canada)
For additional information, visit: www.vermontvacation.com

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
5 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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