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Program #21443RJ
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 Jun 1 — Jun 6, 2014

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Situated in the completely transformed Loyalty Building, a National Historic Landmark from 1886, the newly-opened Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown is an elegant hotel featuring a five-story grand atrium and 14-foot ceilings in every distinctive room. Located just blocks from the scenic Lakefront and Historic Third Ward neighborhoods, easily stroll to the most popular activities in downtown Milwaukee including dining, breweries, art galleries and The RiverWalk..

Contact info:
611 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA
phone: 414-271-6611
web: http://www.hiltongardeninnmilwaukeedowntown.com/

Room amenities: Each room retains its historic distinction while offering deluxe, modern comforts. There are 127 rooms with air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable television, direct-dial telephone, clock radio, iron and ironing board, coffeemaker, limited room service, microwave, refrigerator, Serta Sleep Systems mattress, private bathroom with amenities and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and lounge, Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access in public areas, business center, laundry facilities, fitness center, valet parking and complimentary shuttle service within 5 miles of the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 01 - Arrivals / Welcome and Program Overview
Afternoon: Independent arrivals. Program Registration 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Program Briefing 5 - 6 p.m.

Dinner: 6:30 p.m. Welcome Dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Evening: A neighborhood walk introduces you to the area outside the door of your hotel, the Historic Third Ward.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Situated in the completely transformed Loyalty Building, a National Historic Landmark from 1886, the newly-opened Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown is an elegant hotel featuring a five-story grand atrium and 14-foot ceilings in every distinctive room. Located just blocks from the scenic Lakefront and Historic Third Ward neighborhoods, easily stroll to the most popular activities in downtown Milwaukee including dining, breweries, art galleries and The RiverWalk..

Contact info:
611 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA
phone: 414-271-6611
web: http://www.hiltongardeninnmilwaukeedowntown.com/

Room amenities: Each room retains its historic distinction while offering deluxe, modern comforts. There are 127 rooms with air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable television, direct-dial telephone, clock radio, iron and ironing board, coffeemaker, limited room service, microwave, refrigerator, Serta Sleep Systems mattress, private bathroom with amenities and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and lounge, Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access in public areas, business center, laundry facilities, fitness center, valet parking and complimentary shuttle service within 5 miles of the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 02 - Introduction to Milwaukee
Note: Walk .5 miles, approximately 15 minutes from the Historical Society. Travel by motorcoach; ascending and descending motorcoach steps multiple times for visits.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Today, begin with a city overview aboard a private motor coach. See the stately mansions on the bluffs of Lake Michigan , learn about the European immigrants, and the city's founding fathers FIELD TRIP: Drive along Lake Michigan to North Point Lighthouse, to learn the city’s connection to the Lake.

Lunch: Light Lunch Included.

Afternoon: LECTURE at the Milwaukee County Historical Society which was founded in 1935 to collect, preserve and make available materials relating to the history of the Milwaukee community and has evolved into one of Wisconsin’s most unique social history museums. Afterwards stroll along the Milwaukee River on your way back to the hotel

Dinner: The exploration of the city and its history of immigration through a progressive, three-course dinner at three different ethnic restaurants.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown

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

Description: Situated in the completely transformed Loyalty Building, a National Historic Landmark from 1886, the newly-opened Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown is an elegant hotel featuring a five-story grand atrium and 14-foot ceilings in every distinctive room. Located just blocks from the scenic Lakefront and Historic Third Ward neighborhoods, easily stroll to the most popular activities in downtown Milwaukee including dining, breweries, art galleries and The RiverWalk..

Contact info:
611 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA
phone: 414-271-6611
web: http://www.hiltongardeninnmilwaukeedowntown.com/

Room amenities: Each room retains its historic distinction while offering deluxe, modern comforts. There are 127 rooms with air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable television, direct-dial telephone, clock radio, iron and ironing board, coffeemaker, limited room service, microwave, refrigerator, Serta Sleep Systems mattress, private bathroom with amenities and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and lounge, Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access in public areas, business center, laundry facilities, fitness center, valet parking and complimentary shuttle service within 5 miles of the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 03 - Marquette University’s Unique Collections
Note: Walking up to two miles over the course of the day's field trips.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Explore the Haggerty Museum of Marquette University on an exclusive behind-the-scenes visit of the private collections. Visit the little Joan of Arc chapel, moved from France to the campus. It is said that Joan of Arc prayed in the chapel. The sacristy contains a collection of historic vestments, exquisitely adorned with jewels.

Lunch: Sample some of the city's tastiest fare at the Milwaukee Public Market

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP

Dinner: Explore the diverse restaurants of the Historic 3rd Ward, just steps outside the hotel.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Situated in the completely transformed Loyalty Building, a National Historic Landmark from 1886, the newly-opened Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown is an elegant hotel featuring a five-story grand atrium and 14-foot ceilings in every distinctive room. Located just blocks from the scenic Lakefront and Historic Third Ward neighborhoods, easily stroll to the most popular activities in downtown Milwaukee including dining, breweries, art galleries and The RiverWalk..

Contact info:
611 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA
phone: 414-271-6611
web: http://www.hiltongardeninnmilwaukeedowntown.com/

Room amenities: Each room retains its historic distinction while offering deluxe, modern comforts. There are 127 rooms with air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable television, direct-dial telephone, clock radio, iron and ironing board, coffeemaker, limited room service, microwave, refrigerator, Serta Sleep Systems mattress, private bathroom with amenities and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and lounge, Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access in public areas, business center, laundry facilities, fitness center, valet parking and complimentary shuttle service within 5 miles of the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 04 - History, Architecture, Cheese and Beer
Note: Walking and standing up to two miles over the course of the day. Travel by motorcoach; ascending and descending motorcoach steps during multiple stops throughout the day.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: A full day exploration by motorcoach begins by learning the story of the most famous of the “Beer Barons” at the Pabst Family Mansion, illustrating America’s Gilded Age Continue to the Walker’s Point neighborhood to the Clock Shadow Creamery to learn about Wisconsin’s history of cheese making and taste fresh cheeses.

Lunch: Enjoy Lunch together

Afternoon: Continue exploring Milwaukee, tracing it’s famous inhabitants and architecture. Taste one of Milwaukee's best known treats, Frozen Custard. EXCURSION: Experience Old World Charm and Hospitality at its finest on a beer history tour and tasting at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery.

Dinner: Explore the diverse eateries of the Historic 3rd Ward just steps outside the hotel.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Situated in the completely transformed Loyalty Building, a National Historic Landmark from 1886, the newly-opened Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown is an elegant hotel featuring a five-story grand atrium and 14-foot ceilings in every distinctive room. Located just blocks from the scenic Lakefront and Historic Third Ward neighborhoods, easily stroll to the most popular activities in downtown Milwaukee including dining, breweries, art galleries and The RiverWalk..

Contact info:
611 North Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA
phone: 414-271-6611
web: http://www.hiltongardeninnmilwaukeedowntown.com/

Room amenities: Each room retains its historic distinction while offering deluxe, modern comforts. There are 127 rooms with air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable television, direct-dial telephone, clock radio, iron and ironing board, coffeemaker, limited room service, microwave, refrigerator, Serta Sleep Systems mattress, private bathroom with amenities and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and lounge, Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access in public areas, business center, laundry facilities, fitness center, valet parking and complimentary shuttle service within 5 miles of the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 05 - Milwaukee’s Public Museum/ Grohmann Museum
Note: Walk to the Public Museum, .8 miles, approximately 20 minutes. Walking and standing in the museum for 1 hour on a field trip. Return to the hotel on foot.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Free Time to explore Milwaukee independently: Perhaps the Art Museum, the Harley Davidson museum or if the weather is fine, a stroll along the Riverwalk.

Lunch: Lunch on your own

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP exploring the unique, private collection "Men at Work" at Milwaukee School of Engineering's Grohmann Museum, illustrating industry through the ages. Take in the views from the rooftop sculpture garden. FIELD TRIP: At the Milwaukee Public Museum, learn why Milwaukee is home to one of the nation’s premier exhibits of Natural History and Science, setting the standards with the “Milwaukee Style” of exhibits. Stroll the “Streets of Milwaukee” and explore independently.

Dinner: Enjoy traditional fare at one of the city’s iconic German restaurants.

Evening: Enjoy music or other performance according to the current calendar offerings.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 06 - Departures
Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Independent departures.

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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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