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Program #14898RJ
5 Days | 4 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 May 20 — May 24, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: Club Quarters, Wacker at Michigan is a private, full service hotel in the center of downtown Chicago and located on the Chicago River. This landmark tower, built in 1928, has been fully restored to its historic grandeur and offers spectacular views of the skyline, including floodlit landmarks. Luxury shopping along the Magnificent Mile is just 1 block away. Grant Park is 10 minutes' walk and Navy Pier is 1 mile away.

Contact info:
75 E Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601 USA
phone: 312-357-6400
web: www.clubquarters.com/chicagoWacker

Room amenities: Guest room features free high-speed internet access/wired at desk, latest design workstation with tast lighting, luxury bedding and linens.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include 24-hour front desk, non-smoking rooms, fitness center, bar, free wi-fi in the entire hotel, room service, free chilled, purified bottled water.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Per hotel availability
Please contact Eric Sillen, or esillen@clubquarters.com to arrange. Ask for the Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Monday, May 20 - Arrival/Orientation
Afternoon: Arrival at Club Quarters Hotel check-in is at 3:00. Check in, pick up program packets in hotel lobby.

Dinner: Dinner at local restaurant within walking distance of hotel.

Evening: Welcome and orientation at local restaurant.

Lodging: Club Quarters

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Club Quarters, Wacker at Michigan is a private, full service hotel in the center of downtown Chicago and located on the Chicago River. This landmark tower, built in 1928, has been fully restored to its historic grandeur and offers spectacular views of the skyline, including floodlit landmarks. Luxury shopping along the Magnificent Mile is just 1 block away. Grant Park is 10 minutes' walk and Navy Pier is 1 mile away.

Contact info:
75 E Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601 USA
phone: 312-357-6400
web: www.clubquarters.com/chicagoWacker

Room amenities: Guest room features free high-speed internet access/wired at desk, latest design workstation with tast lighting, luxury bedding and linens.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include 24-hour front desk, non-smoking rooms, fitness center, bar, free wi-fi in the entire hotel, room service, free chilled, purified bottled water.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Per hotel availability
Please contact Eric Sillen, or esillen@clubquarters.com to arrange. Ask for the Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, May 21 - Bus Tour of historical North Shore/Cuneo Museum &...
Bus Tour of historical North Shore/Cuneo Museum & Gardens/Chicago Botanic Garden/Ragdale Artists' Retreat

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Coach bus tour of Chicago's North Shore.

Lunch: Lunch at local eatery.

Afternoon: Field trip to Cuneo Museum and Gardens. The Cuneo mansion was built in the Venetian style in the early 20th century.

Dinner: Tour of the Gardens. Followed by a private dinner.

Evening: Carillon Concert under the stars.

Lodging: Club Quarters

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Club Quarters, Wacker at Michigan is a private, full service hotel in the center of downtown Chicago and located on the Chicago River. This landmark tower, built in 1928, has been fully restored to its historic grandeur and offers spectacular views of the skyline, including floodlit landmarks. Luxury shopping along the Magnificent Mile is just 1 block away. Grant Park is 10 minutes' walk and Navy Pier is 1 mile away.

Contact info:
75 E Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601 USA
phone: 312-357-6400
web: www.clubquarters.com/chicagoWacker

Room amenities: Guest room features free high-speed internet access/wired at desk, latest design workstation with tast lighting, luxury bedding and linens.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include 24-hour front desk, non-smoking rooms, fitness center, bar, free wi-fi in the entire hotel, room service, free chilled, purified bottled water.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Per hotel availability
Please contact Eric Sillen, or esillen@clubquarters.com to arrange. Ask for the Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, May 22 - Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio/Bus tour of Fr...
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio/Bus tour of Frank Lloyd Homes/Unity Temple and Ernest Hemingway Museum and Home

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Discover the architectural brilliance of Chicago native Frank Lloyd Wright.

Lunch: Lunch at Winberie's Restaurant.

Afternoon: Explore Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple and visit the museum and childhood home of Author Ernest Hemingway.

Dinner: On your own to explore local fare.

Evening: Free evening to enjoy the city.

Lodging: Club Quarters

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Club Quarters, Wacker at Michigan is a private, full service hotel in the center of downtown Chicago and located on the Chicago River. This landmark tower, built in 1928, has been fully restored to its historic grandeur and offers spectacular views of the skyline, including floodlit landmarks. Luxury shopping along the Magnificent Mile is just 1 block away. Grant Park is 10 minutes' walk and Navy Pier is 1 mile away.

Contact info:
75 E Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601 USA
phone: 312-357-6400
web: www.clubquarters.com/chicagoWacker

Room amenities: Guest room features free high-speed internet access/wired at desk, latest design workstation with tast lighting, luxury bedding and linens.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include 24-hour front desk, non-smoking rooms, fitness center, bar, free wi-fi in the entire hotel, room service, free chilled, purified bottled water.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Per hotel availability
Please contact Eric Sillen, or esillen@clubquarters.com to arrange. Ask for the Road Scholar rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, May 23 - Museum of Science and Industry/Oriental Institute...
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Experience the museum of Science and Industry on a docent-led tour. Additional time available to explore the museum on your own.

Lunch: Lunch at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Afternoon: Enjoy a private tour of the Oriental Institute on the University of Chicago Campus. Followed by a docent led walking tour of Chinatown.

Dinner: At an authentic Chinese restaurant.

Evening: Free evening to enjoy the city.

Lodging: Club Quarters

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Friday, May 24 - Millenium Park/Shedd Aquarium/Lunch and Spertus I...
Millenium Park/Shedd Aquarium/Lunch and Spertus Institute/Final Day in Chicago

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Field trip to Chicago's newest gem Millenium Park. Followed by a visit to the newly renovated aquarium situated on the beautiful Lake Michigan shore line.

Lunch: Luncheon and program wrap up at Soundings Restaurant in the Shedd Aquarium.

Afternoon: Return to hotel 3:00pm

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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Chicago, Illinois
General OverviewMuseums and galleries, sporting events, e.g., The Field Museum, The Art Institute, Museum of Contemporary Art, Stained Glass Museum, Adler Planetarium, Ravinia Festival, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Lincoln Park Zoo, Navy Pier.
For additional information, visit: www.choosechicago.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.
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