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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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Itinerary for Apr 14 — Apr 19, 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: 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, April 14 -
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: 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, April 15 -
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: Classical Music from 1900 to 1945: The early 20th century was a time of great social, political, and artistic change. While Europe set the tone early in the century for rebellion against time honored traditions, artists in the United States soon took a leading role in global artistic evolution. Discussions will focus on developments in classical music in world capitals that include Paris, Vienna, New York, Moscow, and Mexico City.

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: 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, April 16 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: French Impressionism: A richly illustrated lecture tour of French Impressionism in its artistic, social and political contexts: from Monet's and Morisot's landscapes of light and atmosphere to Renoir's sparkling scenes of modernity. French Impressionism aimed to capture the atmosphere of an instantaneous moment in time.

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: Free time

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7-9: Classical Music from 1900-1945

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: 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, April 17 -
Breakfast: 7:30

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

Lunch: Noon

Afternoon: 3-5: The Religious Traditions of the West: The distinctive thought patterns and worldview of western religious thought will be explored as these are expressed in the religious communities of Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. While not suggesting any sort of homogenization, these are enormously diverse traditions, each carry common threads of belief and practice. We will attempt to provide a rough and ready morphology for these western religious traditions.

Dinner: 5:30

Evening: 7-9: Religious Traditions of the West

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: 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, April 18 -
Breakfast: 7:30

Morning: 9:30-11:30: French Impressionism

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, April 19 -
Breakfast: 7:30

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

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

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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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10 Expert-led lectures
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