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Intergenerational Boston: “One if by Land, Two if by Sea”

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Program #20551RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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 Jul 17 — Jul 22, 2014

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: In the heart of historic Back Bay stands an equally legendary landmark. Built in 1927, The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers is a member of Historic Hotels of America, and recipient of the Successful Meeting Pinnacle Award for delivering excellence in meetings. With an unmatched location, the hotel are adjacent to the Public Garden with its Swan Boats and the chic boutiques, art galleries and restaurants of the world-famous Newbury Street. Rich in history, the hotel offers the same luxury, hospitality expertise, service and splendor today that have attracted United States Presidents, international corporations, and celebrities in the past.

Contact info:
50 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116 USA
phone: 617-426-2000
web: www.bostonparkplaza.com/

Room amenities: Electronic Key System, High Speed Internet, Voice mail, Data Ports on Phones, Cable TV, In-room Pay Movies, 24 Hour Room Service, Iron and Iron board, Wake-up calls, Hair dryer, Alarm clock, Windows can be opened

Facility amenities: Every guestroom offers full room service, voice mail, modem lines, movies and more. Guest room amenities include a courteous, full service concierge staff, travel services and fitness facilities.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies based on availability
A limited number of rooms are available at a Road Scholar group rate if booked in advance to your program start date. For all other Hotel needs please call Road Scholar at 617-521-5373 For pre and post night reservation: Online: Book online at http://bit.ly/RoadScholarBPP Phone: Call Boston Park Plaza reservation agent Esther Lo at 617-457-2423 (Mon-Fri 10:30am-6pm EST) Make sure to state your program number (this is a 4 or 5 digit number) and that you are with the Road Scholar group.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, July 17 - Registration/Welcome Dinner/Orientation
Arrive To: Hotel check-in. Then stop by the Road Scholar registration desk in the Valet Foyer of the hotel between 3:00-5:00 PM for your welcome materials.

Dinner: Welcome Dinner

Lodging: Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: In the heart of historic Back Bay stands an equally legendary landmark. Built in 1927, The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers is a member of Historic Hotels of America, and recipient of the Successful Meeting Pinnacle Award for delivering excellence in meetings. With an unmatched location, the hotel are adjacent to the Public Garden with its Swan Boats and the chic boutiques, art galleries and restaurants of the world-famous Newbury Street. Rich in history, the hotel offers the same luxury, hospitality expertise, service and splendor today that have attracted United States Presidents, international corporations, and celebrities in the past.

Contact info:
50 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116 USA
phone: 617-426-2000
web: www.bostonparkplaza.com/

Room amenities: Electronic Key System, High Speed Internet, Voice mail, Data Ports on Phones, Cable TV, In-room Pay Movies, 24 Hour Room Service, Iron and Iron board, Wake-up calls, Hair dryer, Alarm clock, Windows can be opened

Facility amenities: Every guestroom offers full room service, voice mail, modem lines, movies and more. Guest room amenities include a courteous, full service concierge staff, travel services and fitness facilities.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies based on availability
A limited number of rooms are available at a Road Scholar group rate if booked in advance to your program start date. For all other Hotel needs please call Road Scholar at 617-521-5373 For pre and post night reservation: Online: Book online at http://bit.ly/RoadScholarBPP Phone: Call Boston Park Plaza reservation agent Esther Lo at 617-457-2423 (Mon-Fri 10:30am-6pm EST) Make sure to state your program number (this is a 4 or 5 digit number) and that you are with the Road Scholar group.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, July 18 - Today my Road Scholars you shall see what life wa...
Today my Road Scholars you shall see what life was like for Paul Revere and on your journey by land and sea, discover the true history.

Note: Today you will be using the subway which requires walking up and down stairs (not all stations have elevators). The majority of the day will be spent walking and standing at various sites. Morning walking distance is 0.4 miles on city streets. Afternoon includes 1.6 miles of walking with various stops. Terrain includes paved/cobblestone streets (some with hills),and grass. Visit to the Old North Church includes two flights of steep stairs to the bell tower.

Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Board your "DUCK", a W.W.II style amphibious landing vehicle. First, you'll be greeted by your legendary ConDUCKtor, who'll be narrating your ride. Then you're off on a journey like you've never had before. You'll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts from the golden-domed State House to Bunker Hill and the TD Banknorth Garden, Boston Common and Copley Square to the Big Dig, Government Center to fashionable Newbury Street, Quincy Market to the Prudential Tower, and more. And, as the best of Boston unfolds before your eyes, your ConDUCKtor will be giving you lots of little known facts and interesting insights about our unique and wonderful city.

Lunch: Lunch at Mariners House

Afternoon: Step back in time as you stroll the streets of the North End. This neighborhood is where Paul Revere spent much of his life and includes much of the Freedom Trail. See the Old North Church, learn the history of the phrase "One if by land, two if by Sea", hear the stories of what life was like in the Paul Revere home and much more.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers

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

Description: In the heart of historic Back Bay stands an equally legendary landmark. Built in 1927, The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers is a member of Historic Hotels of America, and recipient of the Successful Meeting Pinnacle Award for delivering excellence in meetings. With an unmatched location, the hotel are adjacent to the Public Garden with its Swan Boats and the chic boutiques, art galleries and restaurants of the world-famous Newbury Street. Rich in history, the hotel offers the same luxury, hospitality expertise, service and splendor today that have attracted United States Presidents, international corporations, and celebrities in the past.

Contact info:
50 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116 USA
phone: 617-426-2000
web: www.bostonparkplaza.com/

Room amenities: Electronic Key System, High Speed Internet, Voice mail, Data Ports on Phones, Cable TV, In-room Pay Movies, 24 Hour Room Service, Iron and Iron board, Wake-up calls, Hair dryer, Alarm clock, Windows can be opened

Facility amenities: Every guestroom offers full room service, voice mail, modem lines, movies and more. Guest room amenities include a courteous, full service concierge staff, travel services and fitness facilities.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies based on availability
A limited number of rooms are available at a Road Scholar group rate if booked in advance to your program start date. For all other Hotel needs please call Road Scholar at 617-521-5373 For pre and post night reservation: Online: Book online at http://bit.ly/RoadScholarBPP Phone: Call Boston Park Plaza reservation agent Esther Lo at 617-457-2423 (Mon-Fri 10:30am-6pm EST) Make sure to state your program number (this is a 4 or 5 digit number) and that you are with the Road Scholar group.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, July 19 - New England Aquarium / Free Time to explore all t...
New England Aquarium / Free Time to explore all that Boston has to offer

Note: Today you will be using the subway which requires walking up and down stairs (not all stations have elevators). The majority of the day will be spent walking and standing at various sites.

Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Spend the afternoon at the New England Aquarium. Take a trip to exotic waters and experience more than 70 exhibits featuring aquatic animals from around the world. Don't miss the fearsome lionfish, the delicate leafy seadragons and the mysterious giant Pacific octopus. Go out back to see the Northern fur seals in action in their open-air exhibit, and be sure to visit the Atlantic harbor seals out front.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Free time. Countine your land and sea adventure! Ask your group leader for suggestions.

Dinner: Dinner is on your own

Lodging: Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: In the heart of historic Back Bay stands an equally legendary landmark. Built in 1927, The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers is a member of Historic Hotels of America, and recipient of the Successful Meeting Pinnacle Award for delivering excellence in meetings. With an unmatched location, the hotel are adjacent to the Public Garden with its Swan Boats and the chic boutiques, art galleries and restaurants of the world-famous Newbury Street. Rich in history, the hotel offers the same luxury, hospitality expertise, service and splendor today that have attracted United States Presidents, international corporations, and celebrities in the past.

Contact info:
50 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116 USA
phone: 617-426-2000
web: www.bostonparkplaza.com/

Room amenities: Electronic Key System, High Speed Internet, Voice mail, Data Ports on Phones, Cable TV, In-room Pay Movies, 24 Hour Room Service, Iron and Iron board, Wake-up calls, Hair dryer, Alarm clock, Windows can be opened

Facility amenities: Every guestroom offers full room service, voice mail, modem lines, movies and more. Guest room amenities include a courteous, full service concierge staff, travel services and fitness facilities.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies based on availability
A limited number of rooms are available at a Road Scholar group rate if booked in advance to your program start date. For all other Hotel needs please call Road Scholar at 617-521-5373 For pre and post night reservation: Online: Book online at http://bit.ly/RoadScholarBPP Phone: Call Boston Park Plaza reservation agent Esther Lo at 617-457-2423 (Mon-Fri 10:30am-6pm EST) Make sure to state your program number (this is a 4 or 5 digit number) and that you are with the Road Scholar group.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, July 20 - Boston Harbor Islands
Note: Due to Boston Harbor Island Activities the free time on this day may be moved to another day.

Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: All aboard!! Take a ferry to George's Island part of the Boston Harbors Islands. As you approach the island your eyes will spot the Civil-War era Fort Warren. The fort is named after Dr. Joseph Warren, the man who enlisted Paul Revere and William Dawes on the famous "Midnight Ride." Once on land take a ranger guided walk of the island.

Lunch: Lunch on George's Island

Afternoon: Continue exploring the Boston Harbor Islands.

Dinner: Dinner

Lodging: Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers

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

Description: In the heart of historic Back Bay stands an equally legendary landmark. Built in 1927, The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers is a member of Historic Hotels of America, and recipient of the Successful Meeting Pinnacle Award for delivering excellence in meetings. With an unmatched location, the hotel are adjacent to the Public Garden with its Swan Boats and the chic boutiques, art galleries and restaurants of the world-famous Newbury Street. Rich in history, the hotel offers the same luxury, hospitality expertise, service and splendor today that have attracted United States Presidents, international corporations, and celebrities in the past.

Contact info:
50 Park Plaza
Boston, MA 02116 USA
phone: 617-426-2000
web: www.bostonparkplaza.com/

Room amenities: Electronic Key System, High Speed Internet, Voice mail, Data Ports on Phones, Cable TV, In-room Pay Movies, 24 Hour Room Service, Iron and Iron board, Wake-up calls, Hair dryer, Alarm clock, Windows can be opened

Facility amenities: Every guestroom offers full room service, voice mail, modem lines, movies and more. Guest room amenities include a courteous, full service concierge staff, travel services and fitness facilities.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies based on availability
A limited number of rooms are available at a Road Scholar group rate if booked in advance to your program start date. For all other Hotel needs please call Road Scholar at 617-521-5373 For pre and post night reservation: Online: Book online at http://bit.ly/RoadScholarBPP Phone: Call Boston Park Plaza reservation agent Esther Lo at 617-457-2423 (Mon-Fri 10:30am-6pm EST) Make sure to state your program number (this is a 4 or 5 digit number) and that you are with the Road Scholar group.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, July 21 - Boston Tea Party Museum/USS Constitution
Note: Grandparents: please remember your government issued photo ID to gain entrance to USS Constitution. Today you will be using the subway which requires walking up and down stairs (not all stations have elevators). You will also be using the ferry from Boston to Charlestown, requiring you to embark and disembark the ferry.

Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Meet the colonists, explore the ships and dump tea overboard just as the Sons of Liberty did on that fateful night of December 16, 1773 at the Boston Tea Party Museum. This floating Museum is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Live actors, high-tech, interactive exhibits, authentically restored tea ships and the stirring, multi-sensory documentary “Let it Begin Here,” are just a taste of what you’ll see, hear and feel.

Then, meet a present day member of the crew as you head over to "Old Ironside" where you will be welcomed aboard by a US Navy personal.

Lunch: lunch

Afternoon: Once on land explore the USS Constitution Museum and discover what life was like as a sailor in 1812. Enter the House of Rendezvous where sailors were recruited and stand next to the description of an 1812 sailor. Find out if you have what it took to be a member of the crew.

Dinner: Farewell Dinner

Evening: Return to the hotel

Lodging: Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Tuesday, July 22 - Fenway Park/Program departures
Note: Today you will be using the subway which requires walking up and down stairs (not all stations have elevators). The majority of the day will be spent walking and standing at various sites. The Fenway Park tour will also require walking up stairs.

Breakfast: Enjoy breakfast before you check out of your room.

Morning: Explore America's oldest baseball park still in use with an offical Fenway Park Guide. Celebrating its 100th year anniversary, participants will have an opportunity to stand on the "Green Monster", see the Ted Williams Seat, and trace the history of Americas most beloved ball park!

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Check out and program departuers

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Boston
Greater Boston Visitor's BureauFor all information on Boston activities and places to visit please check the web site below.
For additional information, visit: www.bostonusa.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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
9 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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