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Program #20734RJ
6 Days | 5 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 Dec 11 — Dec 16, 2014

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hilton’s Serenity Bedroom Collection. 246 newly renovated guestrooms with beautiful views of Historic Savannah. All rooms have windows that open. Complimentary wireless internet access in public areas of the hotel (lobby, bar, restaurant). Wireless Internet access in guest rooms ($9.95 per-day fee applies). 32-inch flat screen TVs and MP3 docks. Luxurious Peter Thomas Roth bath products. In-room Cuisinart coffee maker and Lavazza coffee. Ample work space and ergonomic chair. “Print to Desk” service from guestrooms. Valet dry-cleaning/laundry. In-room newspaper delivery. Ironing boards. Hair dryers. Elevators. Lounge. Luggage hold. Room service. Safety deposit box.

Contact info:
15 East Liberty St.
Savannah, GA 31401 USA
phone: 912-232-9000
web: www.desotohilton.com

Room amenities: Please note: This hotel does not have refrigerators available for personal use. There are approximately 1 or two available only for medical necessity (medication storage) only and those are first-come-first-serve on an extremely limited basis; they cannot be guaranteed. Please do not request a fridge for non-essential drink/food usage, since these must be held for guests who require them for health-related purposes only. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Facility amenities: Pool - rooftop (outdoor) swimming pool & deck. Pool-side cabanas. Full-service restaurant. Bar and lounge Coffee shop/Café featuring Starbucks. Gift Shop. Guest activity/recreation desk. Fitness room. Automated teller machine (ATM). Concierge desk. Business Center With fax, copy, and print (24 Hours). Valet parking (only - no self-parking) at a discounted rate for participants of only $16 per day (with in/out privileges daily)

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

Bathroom: King rooms have shower only. Double rooms have shower/tub combo. Rooms w/ HC-accessible baths (roll-in showers) have only 1 bed (double, queen, or king - very limited avail.); not available for same-gender roommates. Grab-bars installed in all types.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Hotel's regular seasonal rate.
Please call the hotel directly at 912-443-2021 Mon.-Fri. between 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST. Additional nights before and/or after the program are subject to availability and the Road Scholar rate is not available outside of program dates. Please note that the hotel will not have specific program participant information earlier than 4 weeks prior to any program start. Participants should note any additional reservations on the Room Preferences Page before returning it to the Armstrong office.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, December 11 - Check-in/registration, followed by dinner at the ...
Check-in/registration, followed by dinner at the hotel and orientation/meet & greet.

Arrive To: Hotel; check/in 3:00 p.m. Registration 5:00 Lobby.

Dinner: At hotel.

Evening: Meet & greet your coordinator and fellow Road Scholar participants as well as go over the program schedule at Orientation.

Lodging: Hilton Savannah DeSoto Historic District

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hilton’s Serenity Bedroom Collection. 246 newly renovated guestrooms with beautiful views of Historic Savannah. All rooms have windows that open. Complimentary wireless internet access in public areas of the hotel (lobby, bar, restaurant). Wireless Internet access in guest rooms ($9.95 per-day fee applies). 32-inch flat screen TVs and MP3 docks. Luxurious Peter Thomas Roth bath products. In-room Cuisinart coffee maker and Lavazza coffee. Ample work space and ergonomic chair. “Print to Desk” service from guestrooms. Valet dry-cleaning/laundry. In-room newspaper delivery. Ironing boards. Hair dryers. Elevators. Lounge. Luggage hold. Room service. Safety deposit box.

Contact info:
15 East Liberty St.
Savannah, GA 31401 USA
phone: 912-232-9000
web: www.desotohilton.com

Room amenities: Please note: This hotel does not have refrigerators available for personal use. There are approximately 1 or two available only for medical necessity (medication storage) only and those are first-come-first-serve on an extremely limited basis; they cannot be guaranteed. Please do not request a fridge for non-essential drink/food usage, since these must be held for guests who require them for health-related purposes only. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Facility amenities: Pool - rooftop (outdoor) swimming pool & deck. Pool-side cabanas. Full-service restaurant. Bar and lounge Coffee shop/Café featuring Starbucks. Gift Shop. Guest activity/recreation desk. Fitness room. Automated teller machine (ATM). Concierge desk. Business Center With fax, copy, and print (24 Hours). Valet parking (only - no self-parking) at a discounted rate for participants of only $16 per day (with in/out privileges daily)

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

Bathroom: King rooms have shower only. Double rooms have shower/tub combo. Rooms w/ HC-accessible baths (roll-in showers) have only 1 bed (double, queen, or king - very limited avail.); not available for same-gender roommates. Grab-bars installed in all types.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Hotel's regular seasonal rate.
Please call the hotel directly at 912-443-2021 Mon.-Fri. between 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST. Additional nights before and/or after the program are subject to availability and the Road Scholar rate is not available outside of program dates. Please note that the hotel will not have specific program participant information earlier than 4 weeks prior to any program start. Participants should note any additional reservations on the Room Preferences Page before returning it to the Armstrong office.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, December 12 - Field trip in the Historic District in the mornin...
Field trip in the Historic District in the morning; class/lecture in the afternoon; evening event to be determined.

Breakfast: In hotel restaurant or meeting room.

Morning: Lecture/overview of Savannah with emphasis of Christmases past, followed by field trip exploring the historic district.

Lunch: At the hotel or in a local restaurant.

Afternoon: To be determined

Dinner: At the hotel or a local restaurant.

Evening: Evening event to be determined

Lodging: Hilton Savannah DeSoto Historic District

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

Description: Hilton’s Serenity Bedroom Collection. 246 newly renovated guestrooms with beautiful views of Historic Savannah. All rooms have windows that open. Complimentary wireless internet access in public areas of the hotel (lobby, bar, restaurant). Wireless Internet access in guest rooms ($9.95 per-day fee applies). 32-inch flat screen TVs and MP3 docks. Luxurious Peter Thomas Roth bath products. In-room Cuisinart coffee maker and Lavazza coffee. Ample work space and ergonomic chair. “Print to Desk” service from guestrooms. Valet dry-cleaning/laundry. In-room newspaper delivery. Ironing boards. Hair dryers. Elevators. Lounge. Luggage hold. Room service. Safety deposit box.

Contact info:
15 East Liberty St.
Savannah, GA 31401 USA
phone: 912-232-9000
web: www.desotohilton.com

Room amenities: Please note: This hotel does not have refrigerators available for personal use. There are approximately 1 or two available only for medical necessity (medication storage) only and those are first-come-first-serve on an extremely limited basis; they cannot be guaranteed. Please do not request a fridge for non-essential drink/food usage, since these must be held for guests who require them for health-related purposes only. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Facility amenities: Pool - rooftop (outdoor) swimming pool & deck. Pool-side cabanas. Full-service restaurant. Bar and lounge Coffee shop/Café featuring Starbucks. Gift Shop. Guest activity/recreation desk. Fitness room. Automated teller machine (ATM). Concierge desk. Business Center With fax, copy, and print (24 Hours). Valet parking (only - no self-parking) at a discounted rate for participants of only $16 per day (with in/out privileges daily)

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

Bathroom: King rooms have shower only. Double rooms have shower/tub combo. Rooms w/ HC-accessible baths (roll-in showers) have only 1 bed (double, queen, or king - very limited avail.); not available for same-gender roommates. Grab-bars installed in all types.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Hotel's regular seasonal rate.
Please call the hotel directly at 912-443-2021 Mon.-Fri. between 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST. Additional nights before and/or after the program are subject to availability and the Road Scholar rate is not available outside of program dates. Please note that the hotel will not have specific program participant information earlier than 4 weeks prior to any program start. Participants should note any additional reservations on the Room Preferences Page before returning it to the Armstrong office.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, December 13 - Holiday Tour of Homes in the morning & afternoon ...
Holiday Tour of Homes in the morning & afternoon with lunch in between. After dinner, enjoy a holiday musical at a local theater.

Breakfast: In hotel restaurant or meeting room.

Morning: Visit decorated historic homes opened by their residents for just this special presentation.

Lunch: At hotel or a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Continue/finish the Holiday Tour of Homes.

Dinner: At the hotel or a local restaurant.

Evening: Enjoy a long-running, popular holiday musical celebration at a local historic theater.

Lodging: Hilton Savannah DeSoto Historic District

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

Description: Hilton’s Serenity Bedroom Collection. 246 newly renovated guestrooms with beautiful views of Historic Savannah. All rooms have windows that open. Complimentary wireless internet access in public areas of the hotel (lobby, bar, restaurant). Wireless Internet access in guest rooms ($9.95 per-day fee applies). 32-inch flat screen TVs and MP3 docks. Luxurious Peter Thomas Roth bath products. In-room Cuisinart coffee maker and Lavazza coffee. Ample work space and ergonomic chair. “Print to Desk” service from guestrooms. Valet dry-cleaning/laundry. In-room newspaper delivery. Ironing boards. Hair dryers. Elevators. Lounge. Luggage hold. Room service. Safety deposit box.

Contact info:
15 East Liberty St.
Savannah, GA 31401 USA
phone: 912-232-9000
web: www.desotohilton.com

Room amenities: Please note: This hotel does not have refrigerators available for personal use. There are approximately 1 or two available only for medical necessity (medication storage) only and those are first-come-first-serve on an extremely limited basis; they cannot be guaranteed. Please do not request a fridge for non-essential drink/food usage, since these must be held for guests who require them for health-related purposes only. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Facility amenities: Pool - rooftop (outdoor) swimming pool & deck. Pool-side cabanas. Full-service restaurant. Bar and lounge Coffee shop/Café featuring Starbucks. Gift Shop. Guest activity/recreation desk. Fitness room. Automated teller machine (ATM). Concierge desk. Business Center With fax, copy, and print (24 Hours). Valet parking (only - no self-parking) at a discounted rate for participants of only $16 per day (with in/out privileges daily)

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

Bathroom: King rooms have shower only. Double rooms have shower/tub combo. Rooms w/ HC-accessible baths (roll-in showers) have only 1 bed (double, queen, or king - very limited avail.); not available for same-gender roommates. Grab-bars installed in all types.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Hotel's regular seasonal rate.
Please call the hotel directly at 912-443-2021 Mon.-Fri. between 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST. Additional nights before and/or after the program are subject to availability and the Road Scholar rate is not available outside of program dates. Please note that the hotel will not have specific program participant information earlier than 4 weeks prior to any program start. Participants should note any additional reservations on the Room Preferences Page before returning it to the Armstrong office.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, December 14 - Visit to a historic museum home in the morning. F...
Visit to a historic museum home in the morning. Free afternoon and evening.

Breakfast: In hotel restaurant or meeting room.

Morning: Visit a local historic museum home for a presentation on holiday customs of the time period & the former residents of the house, presented by guides in period costume & featuring the house decorated as it would be during a Christmas season of the time period.

Lunch: On your own. Enjoy a local restaurant not included in the program.

Afternoon: Free afternoon. You may want to take in the Holiday Tour of Inns today or visit River Street.

Dinner: On your own. Enjoy a local restaurant not included in the program.

Evening: Free evening. You may want to stroll the district or take a carriage ride to enjoy all of the outdoor holiday decorations on display.

Lodging: Hilton Savannah DeSoto Historic District

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hilton’s Serenity Bedroom Collection. 246 newly renovated guestrooms with beautiful views of Historic Savannah. All rooms have windows that open. Complimentary wireless internet access in public areas of the hotel (lobby, bar, restaurant). Wireless Internet access in guest rooms ($9.95 per-day fee applies). 32-inch flat screen TVs and MP3 docks. Luxurious Peter Thomas Roth bath products. In-room Cuisinart coffee maker and Lavazza coffee. Ample work space and ergonomic chair. “Print to Desk” service from guestrooms. Valet dry-cleaning/laundry. In-room newspaper delivery. Ironing boards. Hair dryers. Elevators. Lounge. Luggage hold. Room service. Safety deposit box.

Contact info:
15 East Liberty St.
Savannah, GA 31401 USA
phone: 912-232-9000
web: www.desotohilton.com

Room amenities: Please note: This hotel does not have refrigerators available for personal use. There are approximately 1 or two available only for medical necessity (medication storage) only and those are first-come-first-serve on an extremely limited basis; they cannot be guaranteed. Please do not request a fridge for non-essential drink/food usage, since these must be held for guests who require them for health-related purposes only. We appreciate your understanding in this matter.

Facility amenities: Pool - rooftop (outdoor) swimming pool & deck. Pool-side cabanas. Full-service restaurant. Bar and lounge Coffee shop/Café featuring Starbucks. Gift Shop. Guest activity/recreation desk. Fitness room. Automated teller machine (ATM). Concierge desk. Business Center With fax, copy, and print (24 Hours). Valet parking (only - no self-parking) at a discounted rate for participants of only $16 per day (with in/out privileges daily)

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

Bathroom: King rooms have shower only. Double rooms have shower/tub combo. Rooms w/ HC-accessible baths (roll-in showers) have only 1 bed (double, queen, or king - very limited avail.); not available for same-gender roommates. Grab-bars installed in all types.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Hotel's regular seasonal rate.
Please call the hotel directly at 912-443-2021 Mon.-Fri. between 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST. Additional nights before and/or after the program are subject to availability and the Road Scholar rate is not available outside of program dates. Please note that the hotel will not have specific program participant information earlier than 4 weeks prior to any program start. Participants should note any additional reservations on the Room Preferences Page before returning it to the Armstrong office.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, December 15 - Morning and afternoon to be determined. Special e...
Morning and afternoon to be determined. Special evening excursion to a local museum home.

Breakfast: In hotel restaurant or meeting room.

Morning: TBD

Lunch: At the hotel or a local restaurant.

Afternoon: TBD

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel or at a local restaurant.

Evening: Enjoy a special evening visit to a local museum home.

Lodging: Hilton Savannah DeSoto Historic District

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Tuesday, December 16 - Musical entertainment presented by local performe...
Breakfast: In hotel restaurant or meeting room.

Morning: Enjoy a Holiday music sing-along led by a local performer/entertainer. Program ends after class. Lunch on your own.

Lunch: Program ends after morning presentation. Lunch on your own.

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
1 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
3 Performances

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