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Biking, Rafting, and Wine Tasting Adventure in Beautiful Sierra Wine Country

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Program #20999RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.

Itinerary for Oct 24 — Oct 29, 2013

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Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Hyatt Regency Sacramento welcomes you to the history and charm of northern California. The AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel is ideally situated directly across from the Capitol Park and the State Capitol building, in the heart of one of the state’s most vibrant cities. Within blocks of the hotel are the city’s best shopping, restaurants and theaters. Walk to one of the many landmarks and museums or visit historical Old Sacramento. The hotel has recently completed an eighteen million dollar renovation.

Contact info:
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 USA
phone: 916-443-1234
web: www.sacramento.hyatt.com

Room amenities: 503 stylish guest rooms include oversize showers, comfortable sitting areas and plush Grand Beds; with air-conditioning, data port for High-Speed Internet access, Wi-Fi Internet access (additional fee), iPod docking station, cable / satellite television, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, radio, tea and coffee making facility, iron and ironing board, room service, in-room safe, mini-bar, daily newspaper, private bathroom with bathtub or shower, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Dawson’s Steak House and bar, Vine Café, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access in lobby, foreign currency exchange, concierge desk, business center, gift shop, dry cleaning service, heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, Jacuzzi, spa and massage services. 100% smoke-free facility.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies by program date.


Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, October 24 - Arrivals and Welcome Orientation
Note: Walking from hotel to local restaurant for orientation and dinner. Optional walking in the botanical gardens.

Afternoon: Individual arrivals to the program. Hotel check-in from 3 p.m. 4-5 p.m. Program Registration in the hotel lobby. 5:30 p.m. Depart from hotel lobby to walk to Chops Restaurant for program orientation followed by dinner.

Dinner:

Evening: Take a walk through the State Capitol Botanical Gardens, across the street from the hotel.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Hyatt Regency Sacramento welcomes you to the history and charm of northern California. The AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel is ideally situated directly across from the Capitol Park and the State Capitol building, in the heart of one of the state’s most vibrant cities. Within blocks of the hotel are the city’s best shopping, restaurants and theaters. Walk to one of the many landmarks and museums or visit historical Old Sacramento. The hotel has recently completed an eighteen million dollar renovation.

Contact info:
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 USA
phone: 916-443-1234
web: www.sacramento.hyatt.com

Room amenities: 503 stylish guest rooms include oversize showers, comfortable sitting areas and plush Grand Beds; with air-conditioning, data port for High-Speed Internet access, Wi-Fi Internet access (additional fee), iPod docking station, cable / satellite television, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, radio, tea and coffee making facility, iron and ironing board, room service, in-room safe, mini-bar, daily newspaper, private bathroom with bathtub or shower, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Dawson’s Steak House and bar, Vine Café, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access in lobby, foreign currency exchange, concierge desk, business center, gift shop, dry cleaning service, heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, Jacuzzi, spa and massage services. 100% smoke-free facility.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies by program date.


Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, October 25 - Walking and Eating Through Sacramento's History
Note: Walking on city streets approximately 5 miles over the course of the day. Walking and standing on guided walking visits. Using public transportation

Breakfast: Full American breakfast buffet In the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Take public transportation (or walk on your own and meet up with group) to Old Sacramento. Explore Sacramento’s History Museum and walk the streets of Old Sacramento and underground city. Return to the hotel via public transportation.

Lunch:

Afternoon: A leisurely stroll explore's immigration and ethnic diversity via a culinary walking and tasting adventure through Sacramento's city eateries.

Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Hyatt Regency Sacramento welcomes you to the history and charm of northern California. The AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel is ideally situated directly across from the Capitol Park and the State Capitol building, in the heart of one of the state’s most vibrant cities. Within blocks of the hotel are the city’s best shopping, restaurants and theaters. Walk to one of the many landmarks and museums or visit historical Old Sacramento. The hotel has recently completed an eighteen million dollar renovation.

Contact info:
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 USA
phone: 916-443-1234
web: www.sacramento.hyatt.com

Room amenities: 503 stylish guest rooms include oversize showers, comfortable sitting areas and plush Grand Beds; with air-conditioning, data port for High-Speed Internet access, Wi-Fi Internet access (additional fee), iPod docking station, cable / satellite television, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, radio, tea and coffee making facility, iron and ironing board, room service, in-room safe, mini-bar, daily newspaper, private bathroom with bathtub or shower, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Dawson’s Steak House and bar, Vine Café, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access in lobby, foreign currency exchange, concierge desk, business center, gift shop, dry cleaning service, heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, Jacuzzi, spa and massage services. 100% smoke-free facility.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies by program date.


Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, October 26 - Railroad History and Biking Wine Country
Note: Walking and standing up to one hour in the museum. Biking 10 miles on mostly flat terrain with one stop at a winery mid-way.

Breakfast: Full American breakfast buffet In the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Take Public transportation to California Railroad Museum. At the California State Railroad Museum in Old Sacramento, discover the role railroads have played in the development of our economy, lives, and culture here in the Golden State. Learn about the Transcontinental Railroad, one of the defining accomplishments of western United States history and the completion of America's first coast-to-coast transportation system.

Lunch: Picnic lunch at a winery.

Afternoon: Travel by motorcoach to Clarksburg, in Wine Country for a 10-mile bike ride through the vineyards. As well as stopping en route for a wine tasting break, learn about the area’s irrigation system and how these vineyards were established. Complete the circuitous ride back at the winery and finish with a second wine-tasting before returning to Sacramento by motorcoach.

Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Hyatt Regency Sacramento welcomes you to the history and charm of northern California. The AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel is ideally situated directly across from the Capitol Park and the State Capitol building, in the heart of one of the state’s most vibrant cities. Within blocks of the hotel are the city’s best shopping, restaurants and theaters. Walk to one of the many landmarks and museums or visit historical Old Sacramento. The hotel has recently completed an eighteen million dollar renovation.

Contact info:
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 USA
phone: 916-443-1234
web: www.sacramento.hyatt.com

Room amenities: 503 stylish guest rooms include oversize showers, comfortable sitting areas and plush Grand Beds; with air-conditioning, data port for High-Speed Internet access, Wi-Fi Internet access (additional fee), iPod docking station, cable / satellite television, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, radio, tea and coffee making facility, iron and ironing board, room service, in-room safe, mini-bar, daily newspaper, private bathroom with bathtub or shower, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Dawson’s Steak House and bar, Vine Café, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access in lobby, foreign currency exchange, concierge desk, business center, gift shop, dry cleaning service, heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, Jacuzzi, spa and massage services. 100% smoke-free facility.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies by program date.


Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, October 27 - Gold Country & Rafting on the American River
Note: Walking and standing up to one hour on a guided visit of Historic Colluma Gold Discovery Site. White water rafting is up to Class III, suitable for any level of experience. No prior rafting experience necessary.

Breakfast: Full American breakfast buffet In the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Depart by motorcoach to the American River in Coloma, for a morning of rafting on this Class III river, suitable for any level of experience.

Lunch: Buffet lunch with a presentation by a Native American interpreter.

Afternoon: At Coloma State Park, explore the spot, where James W. Marshall discovered gold in 1848 on the South Fork of the American River in the valley the Nisenan Indians knew as Cullumah. This event led to the greatest mass movement of people in the Western Hemisphere and was the spark that ignited the spectacular growth of the West during the ensuing decades. The gold discovery site, located in the still visible tailrace of Sutter's sawmill, in present day Coloma California, is one of the most significant historic sites in the nation. Continue to Wakamatsu Silk and Tea Farm, where in 1869, the first group of Japanese people arrived with the purpose of settling in California establish a tea and silk farm, in all likelihood the first group from Japan to arrive and settle in the United States.

Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Hyatt Regency Sacramento welcomes you to the history and charm of northern California. The AAA Four Diamond luxury hotel is ideally situated directly across from the Capitol Park and the State Capitol building, in the heart of one of the state’s most vibrant cities. Within blocks of the hotel are the city’s best shopping, restaurants and theaters. Walk to one of the many landmarks and museums or visit historical Old Sacramento. The hotel has recently completed an eighteen million dollar renovation.

Contact info:
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814 USA
phone: 916-443-1234
web: www.sacramento.hyatt.com

Room amenities: 503 stylish guest rooms include oversize showers, comfortable sitting areas and plush Grand Beds; with air-conditioning, data port for High-Speed Internet access, Wi-Fi Internet access (additional fee), iPod docking station, cable / satellite television, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, radio, tea and coffee making facility, iron and ironing board, room service, in-room safe, mini-bar, daily newspaper, private bathroom with bathtub or shower, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Dawson’s Steak House and bar, Vine Café, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access in lobby, foreign currency exchange, concierge desk, business center, gift shop, dry cleaning service, heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, Jacuzzi, spa and massage services. 100% smoke-free facility.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies by program date.


Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, October 28 - Art & Wine Country
Note: Walking and standing up to one hour on docent-guided museum visit.

Breakfast: Full American breakfast buffet In the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Take Public Transportation to Crocker Art Museum. The Crocker Art Museum is one of the leading arts institutions in California, and the longest continuously operating art museum in the West, since 1885. The Museum boasts one of the state’s premier collections of Californian art dating from the Gold Rush to the present day, a world-renowned collection of master drawings, European paintings, one of the largest and most comprehensive international ceramics collections in the U.S.

Lunch: Your choice to explore local fare.

Afternoon: Depart the city by motorcoach to visit Eldorado and Amador counties, America’s “fruit basket: Seventy percent of all fruits and vegetables produced in the United States are sourced from the Sacramento Delta region. Taste artisanal olive oil, seasonal fruits and of course, wine.

Dinner: Farewell dinner barbecue at a winery.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Tuesday, October 29 - Departures
Breakfast: Full American breakfast buffet In the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Individual departures. Check out of hotel by 10 a.m.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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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