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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 Sep 7 — Sep 12, 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 2 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, September 07 - 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 2 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, September 08 - Introduction to Milwaukee
Note: Walk .5 miles, approximately 15 minutes to the Historical Society. Walk up to 2 miles during the morning exploration of the historic districts of downtown Milwaukee. Travel by motorcoach; ascending and descending motorcoach steps multiple times for visits.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Board a private coach for a city overview and then drive along Lake Michigan to North Point Lighthouse, to learn the city’s connection to the Lake.

Lunch: Light Lunch Included.

Afternoon: LECTURE: Learn the foundations of Milwaukee with a local historian at the Milwaukee Historical Society.

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 2 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, September 09 - Milwaukee’s Public Museum/ Milwaukee Boat Cruise
Note: Walk to the Public Museum, .8 miles, approximately 20 minutes. Walking and standing in the museum for 1 hour on a field trip. Walk to boat dock approximately 15 minutes. Return to the hotel on foot.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: 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.

Lunch: On your own in Historic 3rd Street.

Afternoon: Observe the beautiful sights of Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan and learn more about the history of Milwaukee on a narrated sightseeing cruise.

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

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown

Meals Included: Breakfast
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 2 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, September 10 - 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 at the Pabst Family Mansion. Learn the story of the most famous of the “Beer Barons” and see a fine example of America’s Gilded Age. Next explore the Walker’s Point neighborhood. On a visit to the Clock Shadow Creamery you will learn about Wisconsin’s history of cheese making and taste fresh cheeses.

Lunch: Lunch in Walkers Point Neighborhood. Save room for dessert as we stop at the amous Leon's Frozen Custard in the afternoon for a taste of a local tradition.

Afternoon: Continue exploring Milwaukee, tracing it’s famous inhabitants and architecture.FIELD TRIP: View the beautiful “Garden Cemetery” with sun-graced grass, fountains, thousands of trees and more at the Forest Home Cemetery on a guided visit. EXCURSION: Experience Old World Charm and Hospitality at its finest on a beer history tour at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery.

Dinner: Explore the diverse eateries of the Public Market, 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 2 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, September 11 - 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: In the Marquette University Neighborhood

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.

Dinner: Enjoy your farewell dinner at one of the city’s iconic restaurants.

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Downtown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, September 12 - 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
2 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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