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Sonoma: Wine, Music, Art, History and More in Five Days

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Program #21070RJ
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.
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ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Jan 13 — Jan 18, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Upon arrival at the DoubleTree in Rohnert Park, you will be greeted with a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. Located in the heart of Sonoma County, the DoubleTree is near Santa Rosa and Petaluma and within an hour's drive from Napa and San Francisco. Experience Sonoma County’s world renowned wineries and picturesque countryside. Airport shuttle service is available to and from San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Oakland Airport (OAK). At the DoubleTree, you can relax in a tranquil courtyard filled with the scent of lavender and roses while you gaze at the beautiful Sonoma Mountains.

Contact info:
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 USA
phone: 707-584-5466
web: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-sonoma-wine-country-RLSC-DT/index.html

Room amenities: Guest rooms have 37 inch HD TVs, high speed wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, Wolfgang Puck coffeemaker and coffee, refrigerators and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: ATM ($3.00); Baggage Storage; Beauty Salon; Coin Laundry; Gift Shop; Lounge; Luggage Hold; On-Site Convenience Store; Snack Shop; Bicycle Rentals; Fitness Room; Golf course; Outdoor Heated Pool; Jacuzzi; Putting Green; Tennis Court; Walking Track. Guest rooms have 37 inch HD TVs, high speed wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, Wolfgang Puck coffeemaker and coffee, refrigerators, hairdryer.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rates.
Call hotel for current rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, January 13 -
Afternoon: 3pm: Program registration and hotel check in. 4:30 Orientation

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7pm: Introductions

Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Upon arrival at the DoubleTree in Rohnert Park, you will be greeted with a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. Located in the heart of Sonoma County, the DoubleTree is near Santa Rosa and Petaluma and within an hour's drive from Napa and San Francisco. Experience Sonoma County’s world renowned wineries and picturesque countryside. Airport shuttle service is available to and from San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Oakland Airport (OAK). At the DoubleTree, you can relax in a tranquil courtyard filled with the scent of lavender and roses while you gaze at the beautiful Sonoma Mountains.

Contact info:
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 USA
phone: 707-584-5466
web: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-sonoma-wine-country-RLSC-DT/index.html

Room amenities: Guest rooms have 37 inch HD TVs, high speed wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, Wolfgang Puck coffeemaker and coffee, refrigerators and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: ATM ($3.00); Baggage Storage; Beauty Salon; Coin Laundry; Gift Shop; Lounge; Luggage Hold; On-Site Convenience Store; Snack Shop; Bicycle Rentals; Fitness Room; Golf course; Outdoor Heated Pool; Jacuzzi; Putting Green; Tennis Court; Walking Track. Guest rooms have 37 inch HD TVs, high speed wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, Wolfgang Puck coffeemaker and coffee, refrigerators, hairdryer.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rates.
Call hotel for current rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, January 14 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Sonoma's Wine History

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: 3-5: Wine Tasting 101

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7-9: The Glorious Music of Mozart: Since he first charmed audiences at the age of six with performances in his home town of Salzburg, Mozart has captured the minds and hearts of every generation of concertgoers. Known early on as one of the greatest child prodigies the world has ever experienced, he matured into the finest pianist of his day and a master composer in every genre of music. By uncovering the truth behind the mysteries and complications that surround his life (and death), Mozart and his music will bring greater joy than ever.

Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Upon arrival at the DoubleTree in Rohnert Park, you will be greeted with a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. Located in the heart of Sonoma County, the DoubleTree is near Santa Rosa and Petaluma and within an hour's drive from Napa and San Francisco. Experience Sonoma County’s world renowned wineries and picturesque countryside. Airport shuttle service is available to and from San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Oakland Airport (OAK). At the DoubleTree, you can relax in a tranquil courtyard filled with the scent of lavender and roses while you gaze at the beautiful Sonoma Mountains.

Contact info:
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 USA
phone: 707-584-5466
web: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-sonoma-wine-country-RLSC-DT/index.html

Room amenities: Guest rooms have 37 inch HD TVs, high speed wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, Wolfgang Puck coffeemaker and coffee, refrigerators and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: ATM ($3.00); Baggage Storage; Beauty Salon; Coin Laundry; Gift Shop; Lounge; Luggage Hold; On-Site Convenience Store; Snack Shop; Bicycle Rentals; Fitness Room; Golf course; Outdoor Heated Pool; Jacuzzi; Putting Green; Tennis Court; Walking Track. Guest rooms have 37 inch HD TVs, high speed wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, Wolfgang Puck coffeemaker and coffee, refrigerators, hairdryer.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rates.
Call hotel for current rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, January 15 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: A Passion for Nature: French Landscape Art: The mid-19th to the early 20th century was a golden age of landscape art in France. Artists painting en plein air (in the open air), gave landscape painting a directness it had never before possessed. You’ll trace the development of the landscape in French painting, including artists associated with Realism, Naturalism, the Barbizon School, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, Symbolism and Fauvism.

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: Free Time

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7-9: The Glorious Music of Mozart

Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Upon arrival at the DoubleTree in Rohnert Park, you will be greeted with a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. Located in the heart of Sonoma County, the DoubleTree is near Santa Rosa and Petaluma and within an hour's drive from Napa and San Francisco. Experience Sonoma County’s world renowned wineries and picturesque countryside. Airport shuttle service is available to and from San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Oakland Airport (OAK). At the DoubleTree, you can relax in a tranquil courtyard filled with the scent of lavender and roses while you gaze at the beautiful Sonoma Mountains.

Contact info:
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 USA
phone: 707-584-5466
web: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-sonoma-wine-country-RLSC-DT/index.html

Room amenities: Guest rooms have 37 inch HD TVs, high speed wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, Wolfgang Puck coffeemaker and coffee, refrigerators and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: ATM ($3.00); Baggage Storage; Beauty Salon; Coin Laundry; Gift Shop; Lounge; Luggage Hold; On-Site Convenience Store; Snack Shop; Bicycle Rentals; Fitness Room; Golf course; Outdoor Heated Pool; Jacuzzi; Putting Green; Tennis Court; Walking Track. Guest rooms have 37 inch HD TVs, high speed wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, Wolfgang Puck coffeemaker and coffee, refrigerators, hairdryer.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rates.
Call hotel for current rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, January 16 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Wine Tasting 101

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: 3-5: Age-Proof Your Brain: Although you cannot live forever, studies have shown that you may be able to stay younger for longer as you move through the aging process. This class presents conclusions from research studies and outlines key factors related to retarding the onset of symptoms of aging. It provides strategies and practical applications that you can implement immediately to help age-proof your brain. The following will be covered: 1. Myths to Smithereens. Is it possible to stay younger longer? Yes! Studies estimate that depending on their lifestyle many people can add additional good years and slow down the symptoms of aging. This blows holes in many myths of aging. 2. More Bang for Your Buck. Should people concentrate on some strategies over others? Yes! Put your time, energy, money, and emphasis on what studies have shown can make a difference to your brain and immune system 3. Prevention Beats Cure. Does embracing prevention strategies really make any difference? Yes! Although medicine is finding more and more “cures,” prevention is usually the better option. Estimates are that more than half the factors that have been found to impact aging are within your partial or complete control. 4. Staying Younger With Laughter. Can laughter really have a positive impact? Yes! Research from the field of Gelotologyhas shown multiple benefits to both the brain and immune system from mirthful laughter. At the conclusion of the class, participants should be able to, list at least four myths of aging and the facts, state four specific and key things to avoid, name at least four preventions strategies and list four researched benefits of mirthful laughter.

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7-9: Age-Proof Your Brain

Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Upon arrival at the DoubleTree in Rohnert Park, you will be greeted with a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. Located in the heart of Sonoma County, the DoubleTree is near Santa Rosa and Petaluma and within an hour's drive from Napa and San Francisco. Experience Sonoma County’s world renowned wineries and picturesque countryside. Airport shuttle service is available to and from San Francisco Airport (SFO) and Oakland Airport (OAK). At the DoubleTree, you can relax in a tranquil courtyard filled with the scent of lavender and roses while you gaze at the beautiful Sonoma Mountains.

Contact info:
One Doubletree Drive
Rohnert Park, CA 94928 USA
phone: 707-584-5466
web: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-sonoma-wine-country-RLSC-DT/index.html

Room amenities: Guest rooms have 37 inch HD TVs, high speed wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, Wolfgang Puck coffeemaker and coffee, refrigerators and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: ATM ($3.00); Baggage Storage; Beauty Salon; Coin Laundry; Gift Shop; Lounge; Luggage Hold; On-Site Convenience Store; Snack Shop; Bicycle Rentals; Fitness Room; Golf course; Outdoor Heated Pool; Jacuzzi; Putting Green; Tennis Court; Walking Track. Guest rooms have 37 inch HD TVs, high speed wireless internet access, iron and ironing board, Wolfgang Puck coffeemaker and coffee, refrigerators, hairdryer.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call hotel for current rates.
Call hotel for current rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, January 17 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: Sonoma's Wine History

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: 12:45-5: Bus trip through Sonoma which includes stop at local winery and the Sonoma Plaza site of the Bear Flag Revolt and California’s last mission. While at the plaza, you can taste wine or window shop through unique boutiques as you enjoy a leisurely visit.

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7:15-8: Live entertainment

Lodging: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Sonoma Wine Country

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, January 18 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: A Passion for Nature: French Landscape Art

Lunch: Noon; Program is over at 1pm. Check out from hotel is at noon.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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10 Expert-led lectures
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