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Opera Extravaganza: The Santa Fe Opera Festival Season

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Program #11299RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Elevation Note
Santa Fe is at an elevation of 7,000'.

Itinerary for Jul 27 — Aug 2, 2014

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This charming hotel is located three blocks from the historic downtown Plaza and is surrounded by Santa Fe restaurants and shops with convenient transportation nearby. 100% non-smoking facility.

Contact info:
100 Sandoval Street
Santa Fe, NM 87507 USA
phone: 505-988-2811
web: www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/SFEHIHF-hilton

Room amenities: Southwest motif, Hilton Serenity Bed and Amenity Collections, coffee and tea service, ironing boards, robes, hair dryer and makeup mirror

Facility amenities: Business Center, Complimentary printing service, fax, express mail, notary public, office rental, photo copying service, video conferencing available, video messaging, video phone, 24-hour Pavilion Pantry Market, laundry-valet service, ATM, baggage storage, bar area, concierge desk, elevators, gift shop, guest activity/recreation desk, lounge, multi-lingual staff, room service, fitness room, pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates
Request additional nights directly from hotel prior to arrival by calling 505-988-2811.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, July 27 - Hotel Check-In, Orientation and Introductions
Arrive To: Arrive in Santa Fe; check in anytime after 3:00 PM at the Hilton Historic Plaza Hotel. Register with the program group leader in designated area between 4:00 and 5:30 PM.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 6:00 to 7:00 PM

Evening: Program orientation and introductions in hotel meeting room from 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Lodging: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This charming hotel is located three blocks from the historic downtown Plaza and is surrounded by Santa Fe restaurants and shops with convenient transportation nearby. 100% non-smoking facility.

Contact info:
100 Sandoval Street
Santa Fe, NM 87507 USA
phone: 505-988-2811
web: www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/SFEHIHF-hilton

Room amenities: Southwest motif, Hilton Serenity Bed and Amenity Collections, coffee and tea service, ironing boards, robes, hair dryer and makeup mirror

Facility amenities: Business Center, Complimentary printing service, fax, express mail, notary public, office rental, photo copying service, video conferencing available, video messaging, video phone, 24-hour Pavilion Pantry Market, laundry-valet service, ATM, baggage storage, bar area, concierge desk, elevators, gift shop, guest activity/recreation desk, lounge, multi-lingual staff, room service, fitness room, pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates
Request additional nights directly from hotel prior to arrival by calling 505-988-2811.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, July 28 - Walking and Driving Exploration of Santa Fe; Geor...
Walking and Driving Exploration of Santa Fe; Georgia O'Keeffe Museum; Evening Opera will be Bizet's "Carmen"

Note: Walking up to one mile over course of the day over uneven paved and packed dirt terrain; climbing a few steps, standing at museum for up to an hour. Walking up to 3 blocks to and from the bus to the opera house.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: CLASS: Opera, Opera, and More Opera. Runs from 9:00 AM to 11:45 AM and includes one break from 10:15 to 10:30 AM.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel

Afternoon: After lunch, there will be a guided walking and driving exploration of Santa Fe, "The City Different." Stops include the historic downtown Plaza and the New Mexico State Capitol building, which has a wonderful and historic art collection, followed by the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.

Bus returns to the hotel at 4:30 PM.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Evening: Attend the Santa Fe Opera production of "Carmen."

Return to hotel late!

Lodging: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This charming hotel is located three blocks from the historic downtown Plaza and is surrounded by Santa Fe restaurants and shops with convenient transportation nearby. 100% non-smoking facility.

Contact info:
100 Sandoval Street
Santa Fe, NM 87507 USA
phone: 505-988-2811
web: www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/SFEHIHF-hilton

Room amenities: Southwest motif, Hilton Serenity Bed and Amenity Collections, coffee and tea service, ironing boards, robes, hair dryer and makeup mirror

Facility amenities: Business Center, Complimentary printing service, fax, express mail, notary public, office rental, photo copying service, video conferencing available, video messaging, video phone, 24-hour Pavilion Pantry Market, laundry-valet service, ATM, baggage storage, bar area, concierge desk, elevators, gift shop, guest activity/recreation desk, lounge, multi-lingual staff, room service, fitness room, pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates
Request additional nights directly from hotel prior to arrival by calling 505-988-2811.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 29 - Backstage Visit to Santa Fe Opera; Performance of...
Note: Walking up to one mile over the course of the day over paved terrain. Backstage visit involves walking uphill and several flights of stairs. Optional modified tour available with advance request

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: CLASS: Opera, Opera, and More Opera. Runs from 9:00 to 11:45 AM and includes one break from 10:15 to 10:30 AM.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel

Afternoon: After lunch, we depart for a back stage visit at the Santa Fe Opera.

This visit involves some walking uphill and several flights of stairs. Optional modified tour available with advance request to Road Scholar Santa Fe (505) 983-0613. Bus will return to hotel around 4:00 PM for a rest period.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Evening: Attend performance of "Don Pasquale."

Bus returns to the hotel late!

Lodging: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This charming hotel is located three blocks from the historic downtown Plaza and is surrounded by Santa Fe restaurants and shops with convenient transportation nearby. 100% non-smoking facility.

Contact info:
100 Sandoval Street
Santa Fe, NM 87507 USA
phone: 505-988-2811
web: www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/SFEHIHF-hilton

Room amenities: Southwest motif, Hilton Serenity Bed and Amenity Collections, coffee and tea service, ironing boards, robes, hair dryer and makeup mirror

Facility amenities: Business Center, Complimentary printing service, fax, express mail, notary public, office rental, photo copying service, video conferencing available, video messaging, video phone, 24-hour Pavilion Pantry Market, laundry-valet service, ATM, baggage storage, bar area, concierge desk, elevators, gift shop, guest activity/recreation desk, lounge, multi-lingual staff, room service, fitness room, pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates
Request additional nights directly from hotel prior to arrival by calling 505-988-2811.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 30 - State Museums of New Mexico on Museum Hill; Santa...
State Museums of New Mexico on Museum Hill; Santa Fe Opera World Premiere Performance of "Dr. Sun Yat-sen"

Note: Walking up to one mile over paved terrain; standing up to one hour at a time in museums

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: CLASS: Opera, Opera, and More Opera. Runs from 9:00 to 11:45 AM and includes one break from 10:15 to 10:30 AM.

Lunch: Lunch at a selected restaurant

Afternoon: After lunch, we'll visit the state museums on Museum Hill: the Museum of International Folk Art and the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

We'll then return to the hotel for some time at leisure before dinner.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Evening: Attend Santa Fe Opera's presentation of "Dr. Sun Yat-sen."

Return to the hotel late!

Lodging: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This charming hotel is located three blocks from the historic downtown Plaza and is surrounded by Santa Fe restaurants and shops with convenient transportation nearby. 100% non-smoking facility.

Contact info:
100 Sandoval Street
Santa Fe, NM 87507 USA
phone: 505-988-2811
web: www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/SFEHIHF-hilton

Room amenities: Southwest motif, Hilton Serenity Bed and Amenity Collections, coffee and tea service, ironing boards, robes, hair dryer and makeup mirror

Facility amenities: Business Center, Complimentary printing service, fax, express mail, notary public, office rental, photo copying service, video conferencing available, video messaging, video phone, 24-hour Pavilion Pantry Market, laundry-valet service, ATM, baggage storage, bar area, concierge desk, elevators, gift shop, guest activity/recreation desk, lounge, multi-lingual staff, room service, fitness room, pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates
Request additional nights directly from hotel prior to arrival by calling 505-988-2811.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 31 - Free Afternoon; Dinner on Our Own; Santa Fe Opera...
Free Afternoon; Dinner on Our Own; Santa Fe Opera's Production of "Fidelio"

Note: Walking up to one mile over paved terrain

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: CLASS: Opera, Opera, and More Opera. Runs from 9:00 to 11:45 AM and includes one break from 10:15 to 10:30 AM.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure for independent explorations or relaxation

Dinner: Dinner on our own

Evening: Attend the Santa Fe Opera performance of "Fidelio."

Bus returns to the hotel late!

Lodging: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This charming hotel is located three blocks from the historic downtown Plaza and is surrounded by Santa Fe restaurants and shops with convenient transportation nearby. 100% non-smoking facility.

Contact info:
100 Sandoval Street
Santa Fe, NM 87507 USA
phone: 505-988-2811
web: www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/SFEHIHF-hilton

Room amenities: Southwest motif, Hilton Serenity Bed and Amenity Collections, coffee and tea service, ironing boards, robes, hair dryer and makeup mirror

Facility amenities: Business Center, Complimentary printing service, fax, express mail, notary public, office rental, photo copying service, video conferencing available, video messaging, video phone, 24-hour Pavilion Pantry Market, laundry-valet service, ATM, baggage storage, bar area, concierge desk, elevators, gift shop, guest activity/recreation desk, lounge, multi-lingual staff, room service, fitness room, pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: best seasonal rates
Request additional nights directly from hotel prior to arrival by calling 505-988-2811.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, August 01 - Field Trip to Poeh Museum and Than Povi Gallery; ...
Field Trip to Poeh Museum and Than Povi Gallery; Performance of "The Impresario" and "Le Rossignol"

Note: Walking up to one mile over course of the day; standing up to one hour during museum visit

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: CLASS: Opera, Opera, and More Opera. Runs from 9:00 to 11:45 AM and includes one break from 10:15 to 10:30 AM.

Bus departs for field trip at 12:00 PM.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel

Afternoon: Field trip to the Poeh Museum and Than Povi Gallery in Pojoaque.

Return to the hotel by 4:00 PM for some time at leisure before dinner.

Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining room from 5:30 to 6:30 PM and closing comments

Evening: Attend performance of "The Impresario" and "Le Rossignol."

Return to the hotel late!

Lodging: Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day Seven: Saturday, August 02 - Breakfast and Departure
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out time from the hotel is 12:00 PM.

Morning: Independent departures from the hotel. Checkout time is by 12:00 noon.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Santa Fe
General OverviewMuseums and galleries, e.g., Palace of the Governors Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Indian Art and Culture, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Spanish Colonial Museum, Laboratory of Anthropology, Rancho de los Golondrinas (recreation of a Spanish Colonial village), Gerald Peters Gallery, Nedra Matteucchi (Fenn) Gallery, Alan Houser Sculpture Garden, Houshang's Gallery, Alene Lapides Gallery, Laurel Seth Gallery and many more.

Historic buildings and churches include Sena Plaza, El Santuario de Guadalupe, the Oldest House, San Miguel Mission, St. Francis Cathedral, the Chapel of Loretto (with its miraculous staircase!) and Cristo Rey Church.

During late June, July and August, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and Santa Fe Opera are in full swing and there are many theatre productions and concerts going on in the city year round.

The Santa Fe Visitors' Guide provides seasonal listings of events, as does New Mexico Magazine. A link to Santa Fe's calendar of events, web sites and telephone numbers is listed below.
For additional information, visit: www.santafe.org


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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Included
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6 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
5 Performances

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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