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Program #21002RJ
8 Days | 7 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 Apr 26 — May 3, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This award-winning Days Inn is situated a short walk from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and historic Camden Fields. Rooms and public areas of the hotel are all recently renovated. The entire facility is non-smoking.

Contact info:
100 Hopkins Place
Baltimore, MD 21201 USA
phone: 410-576-1000
Room amenities: 250 rooms with air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable television, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, radio, tea and coffee making facility, iron and ironing board, room service, in-room safe, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Full service restaurant and lounge, coffee shop, complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the entire hotel, 24-hour complimentary fitness and business centers and seasonal outdoor swimming pool.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for Info
Rate is Room + Tax only and does not include breakfast.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Friday, April 26 - Arrivals / Welcome and Program Overview
Afternoon: 3 p.m.: Hotel Check-In; 3-5 p.m.: Program Registration. 5:30 p.m.: Orientation and Welcome.

Dinner: 6:30 p.m.: Dinner in the hotel.

Lodging: Days Inn Inner Harbor

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This award-winning Days Inn is situated a short walk from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and historic Camden Fields. Rooms and public areas of the hotel are all recently renovated. The entire facility is non-smoking.

Contact info:
100 Hopkins Place
Baltimore, MD 21201 USA
phone: 410-576-1000
Room amenities: 250 rooms with air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable television, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, radio, tea and coffee making facility, iron and ironing board, room service, in-room safe, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Full service restaurant and lounge, coffee shop, complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout the entire hotel, 24-hour complimentary fitness and business centers and seasonal outdoor swimming pool.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for Info
Rate is Room + Tax only and does not include breakfast.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Saturday, April 27 - Baltimore’s Heritage and Role in America’s Histor...
Note: Walking up to 2 miles over the course of the day, mostly 4-5 blocks at a time, on paved and cobblestone street. Ascend and descend motorcoach steps, travel by water taxi and public transportation.

Breakfast: Full American breakfast buffet in the hotel.

Morning: Explore Baltimore by motorcoach and on foot, Learn how three towns - Fell's Point, Jonestown and Baltimore Town - combined to form Baltimore City. Walk through the Historic Landmark District of Mt. Vernon Place and visit the Peabody Library and the Garrett Jacobs Mansion. Learn the importance of Baltimore as a port city

Lunch: In historic Fell’s Point.

Afternoon: Explore Fell's Point on foot. This is Baltimore's premier historic waterfront town with a history that pre-dates Baltimore City. Discover the alley streets and charming architecture of Fell's Point, learn about the role of Privateers out of Fell's Point in the War of 1812 and the importance of water commerce in Maryland and it’s role in the westward expansion of America. Continue by motorcoach to Fort McHenry, where during the Battle of Baltimore, September 13-14, 181, the valiant defense of the star-shaped fort inspired Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner." Cross the Inner Harbor by water taxi and return to the hotel on foot.

Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Days Inn Inner Harbor

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Resort

Description: The award-winning, Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is a AAA Four-Diamond property of 400 acres, beautifully situated on the banks of the Choptank River.

Contact info:
100 Heron Blvd
Cambridge, MD 21613 USA
phone: 410-901-1234
web: Chesapeakebay.hyatt.com

Room amenities: 400 rooms with Hyatt Grand Bed™, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi Internet access (fee), cable television, direct-dial telephone with data port for High-Speed Internet access (fee), iHome® alarm clock radio, tea and coffee making facility, iron and ironing board, room service, in-room safe, mini-refrigerator, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurants and bars; Wi-Fi Internet access, concierge desk, business center, gift shop, laundry service, The Golf Club at River Marsh 18-hole championship golf course designed by Keith Foster, four lighted tennis courts, miniature golf and Frisbee golf courses, fenced beach volleyball court, Sago Spa & Salon, River Marsh Marina with 1,100-foot pier, charter fishing, sailing, boat rentals and cruises available, 18-acre Blue Heron Rookery, outdoor pools with waterslide and year-round Wintergarden indoor pool pavilion, jogging / walking trails, Hyatt Stay Fit gym.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Three: Sunday, April 28 - Havre de Grace and the Mouth of the Chesapeake
Note: Travel by motorcoach a total of 145 miles over the course of the day. Stepping on and off a sailboat, sailing and motoring on a boat for one hour.

Breakfast: Full American breakfast buffet in the hotel.

Morning: Depart Baltimore and drive to Havre de Grace, where the mouth of the Susquehanna River forms the head of the Chesapeake Bay. Board the skipjack MARTHA LEWIS to experience a vanishing tradition firsthand: She is one of the few remaining working dredge boats that make up the Chesapeake Bay oyster fleet and the last to fish commercially, under sail, in the USA. Learn about the preservation and conservation of the Chesapeake and its tributaries.

Lunch: In a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Continue down the Eastern Shore to Cambridge, situated at the mouth of the Choptank River.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Enjoy sunset views over the Choptank River.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Resort

Description: The award-winning, Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is a AAA Four-Diamond property of 400 acres, beautifully situated on the banks of the Choptank River.

Contact info:
100 Heron Blvd
Cambridge, MD 21613 USA
phone: 410-901-1234
web: Chesapeakebay.hyatt.com

Room amenities: 400 rooms with Hyatt Grand Bed™, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi Internet access (fee), cable television, direct-dial telephone with data port for High-Speed Internet access (fee), iHome® alarm clock radio, tea and coffee making facility, iron and ironing board, room service, in-room safe, mini-refrigerator, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurants and bars; Wi-Fi Internet access, concierge desk, business center, gift shop, laundry service, The Golf Club at River Marsh 18-hole championship golf course designed by Keith Foster, four lighted tennis courts, miniature golf and Frisbee golf courses, fenced beach volleyball court, Sago Spa & Salon, River Marsh Marina with 1,100-foot pier, charter fishing, sailing, boat rentals and cruises available, 18-acre Blue Heron Rookery, outdoor pools with waterslide and year-round Wintergarden indoor pool pavilion, jogging / walking trails, Hyatt Stay Fit gym.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Monday, April 29 - Historic Cambridge
Note: Motorcoach travel with multiple stops, embarking and disembarking the motorcoach multiple times throughout the day. Walking and standing in historic sites. Walking through a science facility laboratory.

Breakfast: Full American breakfast buffet in the hotel.

Morning: Experience the history of Cambridge, one of the oldest towns in Maryland. Gain insights on the homes built by famous architects, in architectural styles such as Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Romanesque, and Queen Anne. See the homes of sharp-shooter Annie Oakley, Clement Sulivan, who was the last of Lee's army to abandon Richmond in 1865 and four Maryland governors. Also view the Italianate courthouse designed by Richard Upjohn, as well as quaint waterman's houses, original 1904 brick street, lovely churches and Cambridge’s waterfront. End at the newly renovated Choptank River Lighthouse, to view the exact replica of a typical hexagonal Chesapeake lighthouse.

Lunch: In a local restaurant.

Afternoon: At the University of Maryland’s Horn Point Laboratory, the largest oyster hatchery on the East Coast. A lecture by a university faculty member and walk through the hatchery itself shows how scientists and local volunteers are working on the restoration of the oyster population in the Chesapeake Bay as well as the challenges faced.

Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Resort

Description: The award-winning, Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is a AAA Four-Diamond property of 400 acres, beautifully situated on the banks of the Choptank River.

Contact info:
100 Heron Blvd
Cambridge, MD 21613 USA
phone: 410-901-1234
web: Chesapeakebay.hyatt.com

Room amenities: 400 rooms with Hyatt Grand Bed™, air-conditioning, Wi-Fi Internet access (fee), cable television, direct-dial telephone with data port for High-Speed Internet access (fee), iHome® alarm clock radio, tea and coffee making facility, iron and ironing board, room service, in-room safe, mini-refrigerator, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurants and bars; Wi-Fi Internet access, concierge desk, business center, gift shop, laundry service, The Golf Club at River Marsh 18-hole championship golf course designed by Keith Foster, four lighted tennis courts, miniature golf and Frisbee golf courses, fenced beach volleyball court, Sago Spa & Salon, River Marsh Marina with 1,100-foot pier, charter fishing, sailing, boat rentals and cruises available, 18-acre Blue Heron Rookery, outdoor pools with waterslide and year-round Wintergarden indoor pool pavilion, jogging / walking trails, Hyatt Stay Fit gym.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Tuesday, April 30 - Chesapeake Heritage and Wildlife
Note: Travel by motorcoach, embarking and disembarking motorcoach steps multiple times throughout the day, walking through a factory facility.

Breakfast: Full American breakfast buffet in the hotel.

Morning: Explore history and nature in the heart of Eastern Shore. At Bucktown Village and Store, learn how, in 1835, Harriet Tubman committed her first act of defiance by refusing to assist an overseer subdue another slave. Continue to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge for views of the local wildlife, including waterfowl, shorebirds, turtles, bald eagles, ospreys, and perhaps the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel.

Lunch: In a local restaurant.

Afternoon: At a local crab factory, learn how Maryland’s famous crab goes from shell to can and the art of “picking” crab, still done better by people than machines. Then return to the resort for some time at leisure to enjoy the facilities and activities available.

Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Step back in time to colonial 18th century America. The Historic Inns of Annapolis are comprised of three boutique hotels whose histories date back to the 17th and 18th century; the Governor Calvert House, the Robert Johnson House and the Maryland Inn and are the most historic lodgings in Annapolis. Located in the Historic District of Annapolis, the three hotels are steps away from each other and from the Maryland State House and mix historic charm with modern conveniences. The front desk for all three properties is located in the Governor Calvert House. Please note any requests for Ground Floor rooms on your Personal Information form.

Contact info:
58 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401 USA
phone: 410-263-2641
Room amenities: Each of the three inns boasts individually and uniquely furnished rooms with High-Speed Internet access, cable television, direct-dial telephone, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer. air-conditioning, ceiling fan, alarm clock, radio, tea and coffee maker, iron and ironing board and daily newspaper.

Facility amenities: Treaty of Paris Restaurant and Drummer’s Lot Pub in the Maryland Inn; Wi-Fi Internet access, Starbucks coffee shop, dry cleaning service, fitness center, complimentary local shuttle service within 5 miles of the hotels, complimentary coffee and hot apple cider in the lobby, daily newspaper in lobby, airport transportation (fee) and valet parking $24 plus tax per night.

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

Additional nights after: $149-$169
Rate does not include taxes or breakfast. Call 1 800-847-8882 to book directly with the hotel.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Six: Wednesday, May 01 - Chesapeake Maritime History in Oxford and St. Mic...
Note: Travel by motorcoach, embarking and disembarking motorcoach steps multiple times throughout the day. Walking up to 1 mile on paved streets over the course of the day. Travel by motorized ferry for approximately 15 minutes. Walking and standing at an outdoor/indoor museum complex.

Breakfast: Full American breakfast buffet in the hotel.

Morning: Depart Cambridge, to Easton, to visit the Third Haven Meeting House, one of the oldest Quaker meeting houses in America. Drive through the center of historic Easton before continuing on to Oxford, where James Michener spent time researching his novel.

Lunch: In a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Walk aboard the Oxford ferry, to cross the Tred Avon River aboard the oldest ferry still in operation in America. Reboard the motorcoach on the opposite shore and continue to St. Michael’s to the Chesapeake Maritime Museum, to visit the Chesapeake’s largest maritime collection. Continue to Annapolis.

Dinner: Your choice to explore local fare.

Lodging: Historic Inns of Annapolis

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Step back in time to colonial 18th century America. The Historic Inns of Annapolis are comprised of three boutique hotels whose histories date back to the 17th and 18th century; the Governor Calvert House, the Robert Johnson House and the Maryland Inn and are the most historic lodgings in Annapolis. Located in the Historic District of Annapolis, the three hotels are steps away from each other and from the Maryland State House and mix historic charm with modern conveniences. The front desk for all three properties is located in the Governor Calvert House. Please note any requests for Ground Floor rooms on your Personal Information form.

Contact info:
58 State Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401 USA
phone: 410-263-2641
Room amenities: Each of the three inns boasts individually and uniquely furnished rooms with High-Speed Internet access, cable television, direct-dial telephone, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer. air-conditioning, ceiling fan, alarm clock, radio, tea and coffee maker, iron and ironing board and daily newspaper.

Facility amenities: Treaty of Paris Restaurant and Drummer’s Lot Pub in the Maryland Inn; Wi-Fi Internet access, Starbucks coffee shop, dry cleaning service, fitness center, complimentary local shuttle service within 5 miles of the hotels, complimentary coffee and hot apple cider in the lobby, daily newspaper in lobby, airport transportation (fee) and valet parking $24 plus tax per night.

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

Additional nights after: $149-$169
Rate does not include taxes or breakfast. Call 1 800-847-8882 to book directly with the hotel.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Seven: Thursday, May 02 - Annapolis, Maryland’s State Capitol
Note: Morning and afternoon guided walks lasting 1 ½ to 2 hours each. Walking up to 2 miles over the course of the day.

Breakfast: Full American breakfast buffet in the hotel.

Morning: Explore Annapolis on a walking exploration of the historic district.

Lunch: In a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Learn about U.S. Navy life past and present on the official Naval Academy tour.

Dinner: Farewell Dinner.

Lodging: Historic Inns of Annapolis

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eight: Friday, May 03 - Departures
Breakfast: Full American breakfast buffet in the hotel.

Morning: 9 a.m. Departure transfer to BWI. Please do not schedule flights before 12 noon. Continue to Baltimore Inner Harbor for drop off at train station and the start location hotel (as needed.)

Meals Included: Breakfast


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