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Program #1713RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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Itinerary for May 18 — May 23, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: Historic Victorian hotel circa 1881, overlooking scenic Chautauqua Lake. 156 guest rooms, gourmet buffets for all meals.

Contact info:
4 South Lake Drive
PO Box 33
Chautauqua, NY 14722 USA
phone: 716-357-4444
web: ciweb.org

Room amenities: All rooms have heat/AC, TVs, irons/boards, hair dryers, and clock radios.

Facility amenities: Both main building and annex of hotel have elevators. Computer hook-up and wireless available. Swimming pool, tennis, golf, fitness center all available on property, however, a short distance from hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call hotel for rates
Based on availability. Please call the Athenaeum Hotel directly for rates and availability at 800/821-1881.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, May 18 - Hotel Check-in, Program Registration, Welcome and...
Afternoon: Program check-in and registration is 3-5 p.m. Your packet includes the updated schedule and other key information. Enjoy light hors d' oeuvres and a wine bar to begin meeting your fellow participants and making new friends.

Dinner: Dinner begins at 6 p.m. Make selections from a buffet including hot and cold dishes, soup, salads and desserts.

Evening: After dinner at 7 p.m., the program staff will welcome you and begin introductions. You’ll be divided into small groups for an orientation of the day-to-day schedule. Your group leader will meet with your group before class each morning.

Lodging: Athenaeum Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Historic Victorian hotel circa 1881, overlooking scenic Chautauqua Lake. 156 guest rooms, gourmet buffets for all meals.

Contact info:
4 South Lake Drive
PO Box 33
Chautauqua, NY 14722 USA
phone: 716-357-4444
web: ciweb.org

Room amenities: All rooms have heat/AC, TVs, irons/boards, hair dryers, and clock radios.

Facility amenities: Both main building and annex of hotel have elevators. Computer hook-up and wireless available. Swimming pool, tennis, golf, fitness center all available on property, however, a short distance from hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call hotel for rates
Based on availability. Please call the Athenaeum Hotel directly for rates and availability at 800/821-1881.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, May 19 - Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Aft...
Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Afternoon Electives, Evening Activities/Entertainment

Breakfast: Buffet in hotel dining room 7:30-8:30 a.m. Selections include eggs, pancakes or waffles, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, and a hot entree as well as coffee, tea, juices and milk (plus a milk alternative).

Morning: Class session 9 a.m.-noon with a mid-morning break. We’re delighted to offer you stimulating and intriguing speakers and hope you will enliven sessions during a post-session Q&A. Each group will rotate through all presentations during the week. Participants will have one of each of these confirmed instructors each morning: 1. George Deutsch-The History of the American West; 2. Ruth Cole- Influential Shakespeare; 3. Greg Ferro- A Secret Institution: The Supreme Court; 4. Phil McIndoo- Easter Island; 5. Tentative: Sandra Schulberg- The Marshall Plan, Propaganda

Lunch: Buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:15 -1:30 pm. Choose from salads, soup, cold cuts for sandwiches, hot entrees, desserts, and soft drinks and other beverages.

Afternoon: Electives are offered from 2-3:30 p.m. daily. Take part in activities and presentations of your choosing, including garden and historic explorations, a wine tasting, a film screening and much more. You may also choose to play golf, tennis or take a hike.

Dinner: Buffet in the hotel dining room at 6 p.m. Selections include a choice of hot entrees, as well as soup, salads, pasta or rice, and of course, desserts and a range of beverages.

Evening: Entertainment begins nightly at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a jazz combo, a youth choral group, blue grass, a classical duet and much more.

Lodging: Athenaeum Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Historic Victorian hotel circa 1881, overlooking scenic Chautauqua Lake. 156 guest rooms, gourmet buffets for all meals.

Contact info:
4 South Lake Drive
PO Box 33
Chautauqua, NY 14722 USA
phone: 716-357-4444
web: ciweb.org

Room amenities: All rooms have heat/AC, TVs, irons/boards, hair dryers, and clock radios.

Facility amenities: Both main building and annex of hotel have elevators. Computer hook-up and wireless available. Swimming pool, tennis, golf, fitness center all available on property, however, a short distance from hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call hotel for rates
Based on availability. Please call the Athenaeum Hotel directly for rates and availability at 800/821-1881.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, May 20 - Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Aft...
Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Afternoon Electives, Evening Activities/Entertainment

Breakfast: Buffet in hotel dining room 7:30-8:30 a.m. Selections include eggs, pancakes or waffles, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, and a hot entree as well as coffee, tea, juices and milk (plus a milk alternative).

Morning: Class session 9 a.m.-noon with a mid-morning break. We’re delighted to offer you stimulating and intriguing speakers and hope you will enliven sessions during a post-session Q&A.

Lunch: Buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:15 -1:30 pm. Choose from salads, soup, cold cuts for sandwiches, hot entrees, desserts, and soft drinks and other beverages

Afternoon: Electives are offered from 2-3:30 p.m. daily. Take part in activities and presentations of your choosing, including garden and historic explorations, a wine tasting, a film screening and much more. You may also choose to play golf, tennis or take a hike.

Dinner: Buffet in the hotel dining room at 6 p.m. Selections include a choice of hot entrees, as well as soup, salads, pasta or rice, and of course, desserts and a range of beverages.

Evening: Entertainment begins nightly at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a jazz combo, a youth choral group, blue grass, a classical duet and much more.

Lodging: Athenaeum Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Historic Victorian hotel circa 1881, overlooking scenic Chautauqua Lake. 156 guest rooms, gourmet buffets for all meals.

Contact info:
4 South Lake Drive
PO Box 33
Chautauqua, NY 14722 USA
phone: 716-357-4444
web: ciweb.org

Room amenities: All rooms have heat/AC, TVs, irons/boards, hair dryers, and clock radios.

Facility amenities: Both main building and annex of hotel have elevators. Computer hook-up and wireless available. Swimming pool, tennis, golf, fitness center all available on property, however, a short distance from hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call hotel for rates
Based on availability. Please call the Athenaeum Hotel directly for rates and availability at 800/821-1881.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, May 21 - Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Aft...
Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Afternoon Electives, Evening Activities/Entertainment

Breakfast: Buffet in hotel dining room 7:30-8:30 a.m. Selections include eggs, pancakes or waffles, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, and a hot entree as well as coffee, tea, juices and milk (plus a milk alternative).

Morning: Class session 9 a.m.-noon with a mid-morning break. We’re delighted to offer you stimulating and intriguing speakers and hope you will enliven sessions during a post-session Q&A.

Lunch: Buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:15 -1:30 pm. Choose from salads, soup, cold cuts for sandwiches, hot entrees, desserts, and soft drinks and other beverages.

Afternoon: 2:00pm David Kozak lecture on the State of American Political and the 2014 Mid Term Elections.

Dinner: Buffet in the hotel dining room at 6 p.m. Selections include a choice of hot entrees, as well as soup, salads, pasta or rice, and of course, desserts and a range of beverages.

Evening: Entertainment begins nightly at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy Satin Doll- A jazz combo with vocals.

Lodging: Athenaeum Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Historic Victorian hotel circa 1881, overlooking scenic Chautauqua Lake. 156 guest rooms, gourmet buffets for all meals.

Contact info:
4 South Lake Drive
PO Box 33
Chautauqua, NY 14722 USA
phone: 716-357-4444
web: ciweb.org

Room amenities: All rooms have heat/AC, TVs, irons/boards, hair dryers, and clock radios.

Facility amenities: Both main building and annex of hotel have elevators. Computer hook-up and wireless available. Swimming pool, tennis, golf, fitness center all available on property, however, a short distance from hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call hotel for rates
Based on availability. Please call the Athenaeum Hotel directly for rates and availability at 800/821-1881.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, May 22 - Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Aft...
Rotating Sessions: Meetings With Great Minds, Afternoon Electives, Evening Activities/Entertainment

Breakfast: Buffet in hotel dining room 7:30-8:30 a.m. Selections include eggs, pancakes or waffles, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, and a hot entree as well as coffee, tea, juices and milk (plus a milk alternative).

Morning: Class session 9 a.m.-noon with a mid-morning break. We’re delighted to offer you stimulating and intriguing speakers and hope you will enliven sessions during a post-session Q&A.

Lunch: Buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:15 -1:30 pm. Choose from salads, soup, cold cuts for sandwiches, hot entrees, desserts, and soft drinks and other beverages.

Afternoon: 2:00 pm. Suzanne Munson lecture on her forthcoming book about Thomas Jefferson's mentor and law professor: George Wythe, the teacher Who Changed America.

Dinner: Buffet in the hotel dining room at 6 p.m. Selections include a choice of hot entrees, as well as soup, salads, pasta or rice, and of course, desserts and a range of beverages.

Evening: Entertainment begins nightly at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a jazz combo, a youth choral group, blue grass, a classical duet and much more.

Lodging: Athenaeum Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, May 23 - Wrap-up, Program Concludes
Breakfast: Buffet in hotel dining room 7:30-8:30 a.m. Selections include eggs, pancakes or waffles, hot and cold cereals, breakfast meats, and a hot entree as well as coffee, tea, juices and milk (plus a milk alternative).

Morning: Class session 9 a.m.-noon with a mid-morning break. We’re delighted to offer you stimulating and intriguing speakers and hope you will enliven sessions during a post-session Q&A.

Lunch: Light buffet lunch is served in the hotel dining room from 12:15 -1:30 pm. (or box lunches available if needed to depart early)

Afternoon: Program concludes after lunch. You may need to check out of your room before the morning class; if so, you will be informed earlier in the week. Confirmed today: Suzanne Munson--Geroge Wythe: The Teacher that Changed America

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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Chautauqua, NY
Chautauqua County Visitors BureauPhone: 800-242-4569 Golf, tennis, nature walks, swimming, shopping all available.
For additional information, visit: www.tourchautauqua.com

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
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
4 Performances

Ratings

4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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