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CINCINNATI, OHIO

Nothing But Fun With the Grandkids: a Kentucky Horse Farm, the Newport Aquarium & Some Circus Mojo

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Program #2559RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
Elevation Note
Cincinnati's elevation is 574 feet.

Itinerary for Jun 22 — Jun 27, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: Bellevue Hotel is the newest addition to Newport on the Levee. Located just three blocks from Newport on the Levee, this Holiday Inn Express Hotel near Cincinnati offers you convenient access to the Newport Aquarium and the Levee itself. You can go shopping, see a movie or check out one of the many restaurants on the Levee. Also nearby is BB Riverboats, which offers a variety of different cruises on the Ohio River. From these riverboats, you can see the Cincinnati skyline while enjoying good food and music. For sports fans, you can enjoy a nearby Cincinnati Reds baseball game or a Cincinnati Bengals football game. Conveniently located within 11 mi. of the Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and only a couple miles from downtown Cincinnati.

Contact info:
110 Landmark
Bellevue, KY 41073 USA
phone: 800-315-2621
web: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/bellevue/cvgbv/hoteldetail

Room amenities: All Bellevue hotel rooms are fully equipped to provide you with the most comfortable stay. Warmly decorated in a modern style, these rooms each have a 32-inch flat screen TV and free high-speed Internet access. Every room includes a microwave, refrigerator and an easy chair with an ottoman.

Facility amenities: Our Bellevue, Kentucky hotel offers such amenities as an indoor pool, a complimentary hot breakfast bar and a 24-hour business center for your convenience, along with a well-equipped fitness center. Free high-speed Internet access is also available throughout the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call 1 800 315 2621 for rates
Call hotel at 1 800 315 2621 for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 22 - Road Scholar Registration, Welcome, Orientation a...
Afternoon: Check-in at hotel at 3:00PM. Road Scholar orientation session in the hotel conference room at 4:30PM. Start your Cincinnati Intergenerational experience with an informative overview of the week to come, and a chance to meet our staff and your fellow participants. Pick up your folder which contains the updated schedule of program activities, meals, suggested sites to visit during your stay, your name badge, and a map of the Cincinnati area. The coordinator will provide contact names and phone numbers of program leaders, define responsibilities of the hotel, and mention safety guidelines and emergency procedures. The coordinator will orient you to the hotel location on maps, and discuss program details. Breakfast is at the hotel each day, lunches and dinners at restaurants around town. The coordinator will facilitate a meet-and-greet experience for the entire group. Late arriving attendees can pick up their packets at the hotel front desk.

Dinner: Welcome dinner, with multiple entrée choices, at popular restaurant allows time to become acquainted with your fellow attendees and program staff.

Evening: What better way to begin your week of fun than with some circus mojo? A former Ringling Brothers clown will lead an interactive lesson for grandparents and grandchildren, teaching clowning skills in a fun and supportive environment.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express Cincinnati SE Newport

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Bellevue Hotel is the newest addition to Newport on the Levee. Located just three blocks from Newport on the Levee, this Holiday Inn Express Hotel near Cincinnati offers you convenient access to the Newport Aquarium and the Levee itself. You can go shopping, see a movie or check out one of the many restaurants on the Levee. Also nearby is BB Riverboats, which offers a variety of different cruises on the Ohio River. From these riverboats, you can see the Cincinnati skyline while enjoying good food and music. For sports fans, you can enjoy a nearby Cincinnati Reds baseball game or a Cincinnati Bengals football game. Conveniently located within 11 mi. of the Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and only a couple miles from downtown Cincinnati.

Contact info:
110 Landmark
Bellevue, KY 41073 USA
phone: 800-315-2621
web: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/bellevue/cvgbv/hoteldetail

Room amenities: All Bellevue hotel rooms are fully equipped to provide you with the most comfortable stay. Warmly decorated in a modern style, these rooms each have a 32-inch flat screen TV and free high-speed Internet access. Every room includes a microwave, refrigerator and an easy chair with an ottoman.

Facility amenities: Our Bellevue, Kentucky hotel offers such amenities as an indoor pool, a complimentary hot breakfast bar and a 24-hour business center for your convenience, along with a well-equipped fitness center. Free high-speed Internet access is also available throughout the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call 1 800 315 2621 for rates
Call hotel at 1 800 315 2621 for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 23 - Kentucky Horse Farm/Hands-On Horse Experience and...
Kentucky Horse Farm/Hands-On Horse Experience and Riding Lesson for Grandchildren

Note: Must be able to board private motorcoach. Grandchlidren will receive horseback riding lesson and participate in riding demonstration

Breakfast: Breakfast served at the hotel.

Morning: Get up close and personal with horses as you explore a near-by Equestrian Park with its owners. The Center is a unique full-service horse facility for experienced horsemen and novice horse enthusiasts alike. Your activities will include an introduction to farm rules, a barn tour, horse safety and equine care, grooming and tacking, and a riding demonstration. Grandparents and grandchildren will have an opportunity to groom and feed horses together.

Lunch: Lunch at the horse farm

Afternoon: Continue interacting at the horse farm as grandchildren enjoy horseback riding lessons. Your day in the beautiful hills of Kentucky will conclude with a demonstration of the new horseback riding skills learned by the grandchildren.

Dinner: Enjoy a beautiful view of the Ohio River at a local restaurant with multiple entrees.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express Cincinnati SE Newport

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Bellevue Hotel is the newest addition to Newport on the Levee. Located just three blocks from Newport on the Levee, this Holiday Inn Express Hotel near Cincinnati offers you convenient access to the Newport Aquarium and the Levee itself. You can go shopping, see a movie or check out one of the many restaurants on the Levee. Also nearby is BB Riverboats, which offers a variety of different cruises on the Ohio River. From these riverboats, you can see the Cincinnati skyline while enjoying good food and music. For sports fans, you can enjoy a nearby Cincinnati Reds baseball game or a Cincinnati Bengals football game. Conveniently located within 11 mi. of the Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and only a couple miles from downtown Cincinnati.

Contact info:
110 Landmark
Bellevue, KY 41073 USA
phone: 800-315-2621
web: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/bellevue/cvgbv/hoteldetail

Room amenities: All Bellevue hotel rooms are fully equipped to provide you with the most comfortable stay. Warmly decorated in a modern style, these rooms each have a 32-inch flat screen TV and free high-speed Internet access. Every room includes a microwave, refrigerator and an easy chair with an ottoman.

Facility amenities: Our Bellevue, Kentucky hotel offers such amenities as an indoor pool, a complimentary hot breakfast bar and a 24-hour business center for your convenience, along with a well-equipped fitness center. Free high-speed Internet access is also available throughout the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call 1 800 315 2621 for rates
Call hotel at 1 800 315 2621 for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, June 24 - Miniature Trains/World Peace Bell/Clown School
Note: Must be able to board a private motorcoach

Breakfast: Breakfast served at the hotel.

Morning: Continue your fun-filled adventure with a visit to one of the largest miniature train exhibits in the world. Entertrainment, recently named Ohio's Best Family Entertainment venue, features over 25,000 square feet of model trains. Also included are a train museum and an interactive play area- there is something for everyone! Enjoy the elaborate miniature train displays and learn about the role of railroads in the development of the country.

Lunch: Visit a unique restaurant housed in a former pottery studio near Cincinnati's beautiful Eden Park. You'll see how pottery and ceramics are made as you enjoy a tasty lunch near the kiln.

Afternoon: School in the summer? Clown school is so fun, you won't mind going back to school in June. The former Ringling Brothers clown returns to continue demonstrating and teaching skills used in the circus and for entertaining groups. An afternoon of fun and laughter is in store for all.

Afternoon: Encounter another one of Cincinnati's unique attractions with a visit to the World Peace Bell. The bell, which commemorates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is larger than the Liberty Bell and is one of more than 20 peace bells located around the world.

Dinner: Dinner at local restaurant featuring multiple entree choices.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express Cincinnati SE Newport

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Bellevue Hotel is the newest addition to Newport on the Levee. Located just three blocks from Newport on the Levee, this Holiday Inn Express Hotel near Cincinnati offers you convenient access to the Newport Aquarium and the Levee itself. You can go shopping, see a movie or check out one of the many restaurants on the Levee. Also nearby is BB Riverboats, which offers a variety of different cruises on the Ohio River. From these riverboats, you can see the Cincinnati skyline while enjoying good food and music. For sports fans, you can enjoy a nearby Cincinnati Reds baseball game or a Cincinnati Bengals football game. Conveniently located within 11 mi. of the Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and only a couple miles from downtown Cincinnati.

Contact info:
110 Landmark
Bellevue, KY 41073 USA
phone: 800-315-2621
web: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/bellevue/cvgbv/hoteldetail

Room amenities: All Bellevue hotel rooms are fully equipped to provide you with the most comfortable stay. Warmly decorated in a modern style, these rooms each have a 32-inch flat screen TV and free high-speed Internet access. Every room includes a microwave, refrigerator and an easy chair with an ottoman.

Facility amenities: Our Bellevue, Kentucky hotel offers such amenities as an indoor pool, a complimentary hot breakfast bar and a 24-hour business center for your convenience, along with a well-equipped fitness center. Free high-speed Internet access is also available throughout the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call 1 800 315 2621 for rates
Call hotel at 1 800 315 2621 for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, June 25 - Ice Age Presentation/Dissect Owl Pellets
Breakfast: Breakfast served at the hotel.

Morning: Discover what the area was like thousands of years ago through a presentation about the Ice Age from a staff member of the Behringer-Crawford Museum. Examine museum artifacts as you find out about wooly mammoths and other creatures whose bones are preserved nearby. A second educational presentation will allow the grandchildren to dissect owl pellets while you learn more about nature.

Lunch: Lunch at the local restaurant.

Afternoon: The afternoon is free for you to explore on your own. You may want to visit the Cincinnati Zoo or one of the city's many museums. The hotel is conveniently located near downtown and public transportation.

Dinner: Unscheduled dinner to explore a variety of local restaurants.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express Cincinnati SE Newport

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Bellevue Hotel is the newest addition to Newport on the Levee. Located just three blocks from Newport on the Levee, this Holiday Inn Express Hotel near Cincinnati offers you convenient access to the Newport Aquarium and the Levee itself. You can go shopping, see a movie or check out one of the many restaurants on the Levee. Also nearby is BB Riverboats, which offers a variety of different cruises on the Ohio River. From these riverboats, you can see the Cincinnati skyline while enjoying good food and music. For sports fans, you can enjoy a nearby Cincinnati Reds baseball game or a Cincinnati Bengals football game. Conveniently located within 11 mi. of the Cincinnati - Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) and only a couple miles from downtown Cincinnati.

Contact info:
110 Landmark
Bellevue, KY 41073 USA
phone: 800-315-2621
web: http://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/bellevue/cvgbv/hoteldetail

Room amenities: All Bellevue hotel rooms are fully equipped to provide you with the most comfortable stay. Warmly decorated in a modern style, these rooms each have a 32-inch flat screen TV and free high-speed Internet access. Every room includes a microwave, refrigerator and an easy chair with an ottoman.

Facility amenities: Our Bellevue, Kentucky hotel offers such amenities as an indoor pool, a complimentary hot breakfast bar and a 24-hour business center for your convenience, along with a well-equipped fitness center. Free high-speed Internet access is also available throughout the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call 1 800 315 2621 for rates
Call hotel at 1 800 315 2621 for availability and rates.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, June 26 - Newport Aquarium and Ride the Ducks/Dulcimer Expe...
Breakfast: Breakfast served at the hotel.

Morning: Transport to Newport to explore the Newport Aquarium’s 60 exhibits in 16 uniquely designed and themed galleries. Discover the oceans' depths, the rivers’ edge, and the fringe of the Antarctic Frontier. Specially designed underwater tunnels will bring you face-to-face with sharks and other marine life. Exciting exhibits and larger-than-life murals will take you on an up-close encounter with the world's most beautiful, bizarre and dangerous creatures.

Lunch: Lunch at Sharkee's Cafe.

Afternoon: Enjoy a Ride The Ducks cruise experience. The boat's Captain leads you through Greater Cincinnati's streets with a splash into the Ohio River as you learn about Newport and Ohio history, the Ohio River, its famous personalities and its impact on the state and our nation..

Dinner: Dinner catered at hotel.

Evening: Attend a concert performed by The Hills of Kentucky Dulcimer Society. Sing and dance along with some old favorites, hear some unusual music, learn about the instrument, and take a quick lesson.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Express Cincinnati SE Newport

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, June 27 - Breakfast/Wrap Up Activity/Departures
Breakfast: Wrap up your week of fun by making a thank-you keepsake for the grandparents and bidding farewell to your new friends.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Cincinnati, Ohio
Carew TowerBuilt 1930, art-deco architecture, tallest building in downtown Cincinnati-panoramic view from observation deck. Open daily.
For additional information, visit: www.belevederecorp.com
Cathedral Basilica of AssumptionCathedral Basilica of Assumption Small scale Notre Dame with gargoyles & flying buttresses; North America's largest handblown stained glass window; mural-sized oil paintings; Exquisite Venetian mosaics.
Cincinnati Art MuseumCincinnati Art Museum Enjoy 6,000 years of fine art. Free general admission, special exhibits, the Cincinnati Wing, gift shop and Terrace Café. Open 11 am-5 pm Tue-Sun; 11-9 Wed.
For additional information, visit: www.cincinnatiartmuseum.org
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union TerminalCincinnati Historical Society Library - Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal Outstanding regional research center that includes books, periodicals, manuscripts, maps and newspapers dating back to the 1750's, plus thousands of 19th - and 20th-century photographs and rare publications. See website for museums included at this site
For additional information, visit: www.cincymuseum.org
Cincinnati Observatory CenterCincinnati Observatory Center The "Birthplace of American Astronomy". Founded in 1842 by the citizens of Cincinnati, this National Historic Landmark offers public stargazing and historical tours, set in two fully restored and fully functional observatories.
For additional information, visit: www.cincinnatiobservatory.org
Cincinnati Symphony OrchestraThe Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is a dynamic ensemble of some of the world’s finest musicians. The fifth oldest symphony orchestra in the United States and the oldest orchestra in Ohio, the CSO has played a leading role in the cultural life of Greater Cincinnati and the Midwest since its founding in 1895. The CSO entered a new era in September 2001, when the dynamic young conductor Paavo Järvi succeeded Jesús López-Cobos (now Music Director Emeritus) and stepped to the podium as the orchestra’s 12th Music Director. Maestro Järvi conducts 14 subscription weeks in Cincinnati and is expanding the 111-year-old orchestra’s repertoire with works never before performed by the CSO, and will lead two additional CSO recording projects with the Grammy Award-winning Telarc label. Over the years, the CSO has built a reputation as one of the world’s foremost orchestras and a champion of the new music of its day. The CSO has been home to the American premieres of works by such composers as Debussy, Ravel and Bartók, and has commissioned works that have since become mainstays of the classical repertoire, including Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man. The CSO was the first orchestra to be broadcast to a national radio audience (1921) and the third orchestra to record (1917). Today, the orchestra continues to commission new works and to program an impressive array of music.
For additional information, visit: www.cincinnatisymphony.org
Cincinnati ZooRated the #1 attraction locally by Zagat Survey. Exhibits over 500 animal species and 3,000 types of plants on 75 acres.
For additional information, visit: www.cincinnatizoo.org
Contemporary Arts CenterRenowned architect Zaha Hadid designed this six-story museum on the corner of 6th & Walnut. Open Monday 10 am - 9 pm, Wednesday Friday 10 am - 6 pm; and Sataurday & Sunday 11 am to 6 pm.
For additional information, visit: www.contemporaryartscenter.org
Findlay MarketFindlay Market Open year-round: Wednesday, Friday & Saturday. Open-air marketplace in continuous operation since 1852. Famous for fresh produce and meats.
For additional information, visit: www.findlaymarket.org
Harriet Beecher Stowe HouseOpen May 1 - Labor Day: Tues, Wed, Thurs & Sat 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Closed Sunday, Monday & Friday). Labor Day - April 30: Wed & Sat, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Year-round: Fourth Sunday of the month: 4-6 p.m. Open House. All other dates and times by appointment. Home to Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of Uncle Tom's Cabin and the Beecher family. Prolific group of religious leaders, educators, writers, antislavery, abolitionists and womens' rights advocates.
For additional information, visit: www.harrietbeecherstowehouse.org
Krohn ConservatoryKrohn Conservatory Rainforest-under-glass; 5,000 varieties of exotic tropical, desert and orchid plants. One of the country's largest public greenhouses; beautiful seasonal floral shows. Free admission.
For additional information, visit: www.cincinnati-oh.gov/parks
National Underground Railroad Freedom CenterNational Underground Railroad Freedom Center The Freedom Center uses exhibits and educational programs from the era of the Underground Railroad to inspire modern action by promoting a better understanding of freedom today. Open Tues-Sun, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
For additional information, visit: www.freedomcenter.org
Newport AquariumWhere else can you pet a shark, pet a penguin, and see one of only a few Shark Rays on exhibit in the world? So much to see and do, you'll never want to leave. 1-800-406-3474. 365 days a year.
For additional information, visit: www.newportaquarium.com
Taft Museum of ArtBuilt in 1820, this National Historic Landmark is one of the nation's finest small art museums, featuring paintings by Whistler, Rembrandt, and Turner, Chinese ceramics and European decorative arts.
For additional information, visit: www.taftmuseum.org

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