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Program #5880RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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 Oct 27 — Nov 1, 2013

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Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Discover contemporary conveniences for Phoenix and beyond at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North hotel. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this Phoenix hotel is convenient to freeways and the Phoenix light rail system, making an ideal base for downtown Phoenix, and surrounding attractions. Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle Heated outdoor Pool and Spa Modern cardio and weight equipment Free Business center computers Full size refrigerator in every room Complimentary WiFi access Accessible rooms feature roll-in showers Self Parking/FREE Parking

Contact info:
3838 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008 USA
phone: 602-306-2323
web: www.PhoenixAirportNorth.hgi.com

Room amenities: Make yourself at home in a Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North guest room. A microwave, full-size refrigerator and complimentary cable on the HDTV provide the comforts of home, while a Herman Miller ergonomic chair furnishes a touch of elegance. Stay connected at the oversized desk, or from the comfort of a Garden Sleep System® adjustable bed, with complimentary WiFi access. Spacious suites have pullout sofa-sleepers in the parlor to make great family rooms. Accessible rooms feature roll-in showers for ease of movement.

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel Cooked-to-order breakfast at The Great American Grill®, open 6am – 10pm Fitness center and outdoor swimming pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 169.00 + Tax
Request AAA or AARP Rate Let front desk know program number and week enrolled.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 27 - Check-In and Program Registration/Orientation
Afternoon: Please arrive at the hotel to register at 4:30pm. Check into your room at the front desk and then register at 5:00 pm with Road Scholar staff in the Main lobby. You will then have until 6:00 PM to settle into your room.

Dinner: Meals unless otherwise indicated may be at the hotel or a local restaurant. Please arrive at the time indicated on your itinerary.

Evening: After dinner we will have orientation. This will provide you with information about the hotel, program itinerary, instructors, venues and on site staff. This is also a good opportunity to ask questions!

Lodging: Hilton Garden Phoenix Airport North

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Discover contemporary conveniences for Phoenix and beyond at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North hotel. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this Phoenix hotel is convenient to freeways and the Phoenix light rail system, making an ideal base for downtown Phoenix, and surrounding attractions. Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle Heated outdoor Pool and Spa Modern cardio and weight equipment Free Business center computers Full size refrigerator in every room Complimentary WiFi access Accessible rooms feature roll-in showers Self Parking/FREE Parking

Contact info:
3838 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008 USA
phone: 602-306-2323
web: www.PhoenixAirportNorth.hgi.com

Room amenities: Make yourself at home in a Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North guest room. A microwave, full-size refrigerator and complimentary cable on the HDTV provide the comforts of home, while a Herman Miller ergonomic chair furnishes a touch of elegance. Stay connected at the oversized desk, or from the comfort of a Garden Sleep System® adjustable bed, with complimentary WiFi access. Spacious suites have pullout sofa-sleepers in the parlor to make great family rooms. Accessible rooms feature roll-in showers for ease of movement.

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel Cooked-to-order breakfast at The Great American Grill®, open 6am – 10pm Fitness center and outdoor swimming pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 169.00 + Tax
Request AAA or AARP Rate Let front desk know program number and week enrolled.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 28 - Geology & Nature Class / Desert Botanical Gardens...
Geology & Nature Class / Desert Botanical Gardens / Pueblo Grande / Musical Instrument Museum / Native American Flute Playing

Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental. Come down by the time indicated on the intinerary, just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activity!

Morning: Desert Botanical Gardens, one of only 44 botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums, this one-of-a-kind museum showcases 50 acres of beautiful outdoor exhibits. Home to 139 rare, threatened and endangered plant species from around the world, the Garden offers interesting and inspiring experiences to more than 250,000 visitors each year.

Morning: Nature and Geology Class.

Lunch: Explore the rustic, savory cuisine of Arizona with this meal on your own.

Afternoon: Explore the ruin of an 800 year-old platform mound possibly used by the Hohokam for ceremonies or as an administrative center. An excavated ballcourt and two full-scale reproductions of prehistoric Hohokam homes can be viewed along the ruin trail. The site also includes some of the last remaining intact Hohokam irrigation canals. The museum offers expert-led talks of the platform mound and museum exhibits, as well as other places of archaeological interest in the Salt River Valley and the state.

Afternoon: The Musical Instrument Museum, "MIM" - is unique in its displays of musical instruments from every country in the world. See, hear and experience the world's music as state-of-the-art audio and video bring instruments to life!

Dinner: Meals unless otherwise indicated may be at the hotel or a local restaurant.

Evening: Learn about Native American Flute playing by an expert in that field.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Phoenix Airport North

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

Description: Discover contemporary conveniences for Phoenix and beyond at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North hotel. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this Phoenix hotel is convenient to freeways and the Phoenix light rail system, making an ideal base for downtown Phoenix, and surrounding attractions. Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle Heated outdoor Pool and Spa Modern cardio and weight equipment Free Business center computers Full size refrigerator in every room Complimentary WiFi access Accessible rooms feature roll-in showers Self Parking/FREE Parking

Contact info:
3838 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008 USA
phone: 602-306-2323
web: www.PhoenixAirportNorth.hgi.com

Room amenities: Make yourself at home in a Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North guest room. A microwave, full-size refrigerator and complimentary cable on the HDTV provide the comforts of home, while a Herman Miller ergonomic chair furnishes a touch of elegance. Stay connected at the oversized desk, or from the comfort of a Garden Sleep System® adjustable bed, with complimentary WiFi access. Spacious suites have pullout sofa-sleepers in the parlor to make great family rooms. Accessible rooms feature roll-in showers for ease of movement.

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel Cooked-to-order breakfast at The Great American Grill®, open 6am – 10pm Fitness center and outdoor swimming pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 169.00 + Tax
Request AAA or AARP Rate Let front desk know program number and week enrolled.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 29 - Taliesin West / Heard Museum / Phoenix Art Museum...
Taliesin West / Heard Museum / Phoenix Art Museum / Meet the Trumpet Class

Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental with a different hot options daily. Come down by the time indicated on the itinerary, just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activity!

Lunch: Lunch will either be a delicious meal at the hotel or a savory dish at a favorite local restaurant.

Afternoon: Absorb and reflect upon the brilliant artwork featured in the Phoenix Art Museum on your own. The museum is one of the largest art museums in the Southwest, and within its labyrinth of halls and galleries is a respectable collection that spans the major artistic movements from the Renaissance to the present. Exhibits cover decorative arts, historic fashions, Spanish-colonial furnishings and religious art, and, of course, works by members of the Cowboy Artists of America.

Afternoon: The internationally acclaimed Heard Museum is one of the best places to experience the myriad of cultures and art of Native Americans of the Southwest. The museum's 10 spacious exhibit galleries and beautiful outdoor courtyards feature outstanding traditional and contemporary Native American art.

Dinner: Explore the rustic, savory cuisine of Arizona with this dinner on your own.

Evening: Spend some time studying and engaging in discussion with a talented musician. From the history of instruments, the vast array of musical styles, and the production of a symphony, you're guaranteed to learn something new!

Evening: Embark on an expert-led visit of Taliesin West. Nestled in the foothills of rugged mountains and surrounded by the spectacular Sonoran Desert lies Taliesin West: a sprawling 600-acre complex designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright literally created Taliesin (pronounced TALLY EHSSEN) West "out of the desert." He and his apprentices gathered rocks from the desert floor and sand from the washes to build this great desert masterpiece. From the beginning, this remarkable set of buildings astounded architectural critics with its beauty and unusual form.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Phoenix Airport North

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

Description: Discover contemporary conveniences for Phoenix and beyond at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North hotel. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this Phoenix hotel is convenient to freeways and the Phoenix light rail system, making an ideal base for downtown Phoenix, and surrounding attractions. Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle Heated outdoor Pool and Spa Modern cardio and weight equipment Free Business center computers Full size refrigerator in every room Complimentary WiFi access Accessible rooms feature roll-in showers Self Parking/FREE Parking

Contact info:
3838 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008 USA
phone: 602-306-2323
web: www.PhoenixAirportNorth.hgi.com

Room amenities: Make yourself at home in a Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North guest room. A microwave, full-size refrigerator and complimentary cable on the HDTV provide the comforts of home, while a Herman Miller ergonomic chair furnishes a touch of elegance. Stay connected at the oversized desk, or from the comfort of a Garden Sleep System® adjustable bed, with complimentary WiFi access. Spacious suites have pullout sofa-sleepers in the parlor to make great family rooms. Accessible rooms feature roll-in showers for ease of movement.

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel Cooked-to-order breakfast at The Great American Grill®, open 6am – 10pm Fitness center and outdoor swimming pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 169.00 + Tax
Request AAA or AARP Rate Let front desk know program number and week enrolled.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 30 - Meet the Sax Class / Page to Stage Class / Theate...
Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental. Come down by the time indicated on the intinerary, just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activity!

Morning: Spend some time studying and engaging in discussion with a talented musician. From the history of instruments, the vast array of musical styles, and the production of a symphony, you're guaranteed to learn something new!

Lunch: Lunch will either be a delicious meal at the hotel or a savory dish at a favorite local restaurant.

Afternoon: There is far more to the theater than a mere performance; sets must be created, scripts must be edited, and actors must be chosen. Learn about the behind-the-scenes action that makes theater a truly magical experience, and how a performance evolves from page to stage.

Dinner: All of your dinners are sit-down meals unless otherwise indicated. They may be at the hotel or out at a local restaurant. Please arrive at the time indicated on your itinerary.

Evening: Theater Performance TBA (All performances are subject to change)

Lodging: Hilton Garden Phoenix Airport North

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

Description: Discover contemporary conveniences for Phoenix and beyond at Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North hotel. Set minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport, this Phoenix hotel is convenient to freeways and the Phoenix light rail system, making an ideal base for downtown Phoenix, and surrounding attractions. Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle Heated outdoor Pool and Spa Modern cardio and weight equipment Free Business center computers Full size refrigerator in every room Complimentary WiFi access Accessible rooms feature roll-in showers Self Parking/FREE Parking

Contact info:
3838 E. Van Buren St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008 USA
phone: 602-306-2323
web: www.PhoenixAirportNorth.hgi.com

Room amenities: Make yourself at home in a Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Airport North guest room. A microwave, full-size refrigerator and complimentary cable on the HDTV provide the comforts of home, while a Herman Miller ergonomic chair furnishes a touch of elegance. Stay connected at the oversized desk, or from the comfort of a Garden Sleep System® adjustable bed, with complimentary WiFi access. Spacious suites have pullout sofa-sleepers in the parlor to make great family rooms. Accessible rooms feature roll-in showers for ease of movement.

Facility amenities: Complimentary 24-hour Phoenix Sky Harbor International (PHX) Airport shuttle 24-hour Business Center and complimentary WiFi access throughout the hotel Cooked-to-order breakfast at The Great American Grill®, open 6am – 10pm Fitness center and outdoor swimming pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: 169.00 + Tax
Request AAA or AARP Rate Let front desk know program number and week enrolled.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 31 - Old Town Scottsdale / External Viewing of Gammage...
Old Town Scottsdale / External Viewing of Gammage Theatre / Phoenix Symphony Performance TBA

Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental. Come down by the time indicated on the itinerary, just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activity!

Morning: Relax and enjoy a bus ride around the city. Whether it's a sports venues, historical buildings, museums or beyond, Downtown Phoenix offers a wide array of cultural experiences. Take a visual trip to exciting venues and locations and uncover the qualities and attractions that make Downtown Phoenix a cultural gem that provides a truly unique urban environment.

Lunch: Lunch will either be a delicious meal at the hotel or a savory dish at a favorite local restaurant.

Afternoon: Take a photo-stop at the Grady Gammage Auditorium to explore the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright designed this striking auditorium in 1959. Newly renovated, it hosts a bevy of plays, concerts and musical performances; this rounded structure is a local landmark. And tour Old Town Scottsdale.

Dinner: Meals unless otherwise indicated. They may be at the hotel or out at a local restaurant. Please arrive on time indicated on your itinerary.

Evening: Symphony Performance TBA (All performances are subject to change)

Lodging: Hilton Garden Phoenix Airport North

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, November 01 - Wrap up and Check-out
Breakfast: All breakfasts are deluxe continental. Come down by the time indicated on the intinerary, just be sure to allow enough time to arrive promptly for the morning activity!

Morning: Class and Wrap Up

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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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
2 Performances

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