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Program #21454RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.

Itinerary for Apr 28 — May 11, 2015

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Day One: Tuesday, April 28 -
In Transit Overnight: Overnight flight from North America.

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Two minutes from Windsor Castle in a striking contemporary townhouse with spectacular views of the Changing of the Guard.

Contact info:
23 High Street
Windsor
Berks, SL4 1PH UK:England
phone: +44 1753 483100
web: www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk

Room amenities: Direct-dial telephone, flat screen television, complimentary WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, complimenrtary mineral water, iron and ironing board, mini-bar, Bose iPod™ dock. 24 hour room service.

Facility amenities: Caleys Restaurant. Complimentary WiFi throughout.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBC
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org Additional two nights in London available on request to Road Scholar Travel Services: 2 nights B&B and the transfer from London hotel to Windsor included. You are responsible for the transfer from London Heathrow arrival airport to the London hotel. RSTS will be able to advise on additional costs for this service.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Wednesday, April 29 - Arrival Day
Arrive To: London Heathrow.

Morning: Transfers by private car to Windsor.

Lunch: A light lunch is served in the hotel.

Afternoon: At leisure until the welcome meeting in the hotel at 5pm.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure, or you may wish to join your group leader for an orientation walk.

Lodging: Ye Harte & Garter Hotel

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Two minutes from Windsor Castle in a striking contemporary townhouse with spectacular views of the Changing of the Guard.

Contact info:
23 High Street
Windsor
Berks, SL4 1PH UK:England
phone: +44 1753 483100
web: www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk

Room amenities: Direct-dial telephone, flat screen television, complimentary WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, complimenrtary mineral water, iron and ironing board, mini-bar, Bose iPod™ dock. 24 hour room service.

Facility amenities: Caleys Restaurant. Complimentary WiFi throughout.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBC
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org Additional two nights in London available on request to Road Scholar Travel Services: 2 nights B&B and the transfer from London hotel to Windsor included. You are responsible for the transfer from London Heathrow arrival airport to the London hotel. RSTS will be able to advise on additional costs for this service.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Thursday, April 30 - Windsor Castle and the Changing of the Guard
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Walk from your hotel to Windsor Castle. Enjoy a remarkable building – Windsor Castle, which has been shaped by the tastes of kings and queens over 1,000 years. Today HM The Queen spends most of her private weekends here, as well as using it for ceremonial and state occasions. Built by William the Conqueror within what was the Royal Hunting Forest (now Windsor Great Park), Windsor Castle has been successfully enlarged, adapted and rebuilt by monarchs from Henry II to Queen Elizabeth II. Their legacy can be seen throughout the Castle, which is also home to some of the greatest paintings and works of art in the world. From within the Castle we will be able to watch the Changing of the Guard. The Ceremony takes place outside the Guardroom in the Lower Ward of the Castle and takes 30 minutes. At 10:45am, the marching band leaves Victoria Barracks on Sheet Street and arrives at Windsor Castle at 11am. The band plays for the audience until the new guard is ready to take up their duties and then marches back at 11:30am.

Lunch: Excluded. Refreshments may be purchased in the Castle grounds.

Afternoon: At leisure. You may wish to further explore Windsor Castle.

Dinner: Excluded so that you may sample your choice of the many restaurants, cafes and pubs all on your doorstep in Windsor.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Ye Harte & Garter Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Situated in the heart of Shakespere country, the historic Alveston Manor Hotel is set in its own grounds just 5 minutes walk from all the cultural attractions of Stratford-upon-Avon and retains some 16th century original features. Most bedrooms are in the modern wing.

Contact info:
Clopton Bridge
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warks, CV37 7HP UK:England
phone: +44 844 879 9138
web: www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk

Room amenities: Traditional and modern bedrooms. Direct dila telephone, flat screen television with Freeview, tea and coffee making facilties, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, complimentary filted water. WiFi (fees apply). 24 hour room service.

Facility amenities: Award-winning Manor Restaurant, Blue Lounge, Manor Bar. Extensive grounds. Vital Health & Wellbeing with a range of fitness facilities including a Technogym, 18 metre heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Friday, May 01 - The City of Oxford
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Transfer by coach to Stratford-upon-Avon via Oxford’s famous “dreaming spires”. Your Oxford expert will meet you in the morning for a refreshing cup of coffee and an introduction to Oxford’s beauty and traditionalism – be it academic or architectural. From there we’ll explore one of the city’s many university colleges (dependent on examination schedules and opening times) and take an expert-led walk, passing the Radcliffe Camera, the Clarendon Building and the Sheldonian Theatre. Discover the contrasts of the Classical and Gothic architecture in discussion with your expert as you walk.

Lunch: Excluded. Choose from central Oxford’s many tea rooms, cafes, pubs, sandwich bars and restaurants. Time for lunch will be quite limited so we can make the most of the day in this fascinating and beautiful city.

Afternoon: A custodian takes you behind the scenes at one of Oxford’s most famous colleges – Christ Church and the Cathedral. See the secret garden, sights filmed in the Harry Potter series, the famous water meadows and a panoply of buildings from different periods on the city’s history; from Henry VIII and Wolsey’s Tudor Kitchen to the Great Hall and the classical Peckwater Building. Great photo opportunities present themselves with the statue of Mercury, the wonderful lily pond and the iconic Tom Tower. From Oxford we will then travel on to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Dinner: At the hotel.

Evening: Enjoy an introduction to Stratford-upon-Avon before an evening at leisure.

Lodging: Alveston Manor

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Situated in the heart of Shakespere country, the historic Alveston Manor Hotel is set in its own grounds just 5 minutes walk from all the cultural attractions of Stratford-upon-Avon and retains some 16th century original features. Most bedrooms are in the modern wing.

Contact info:
Clopton Bridge
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warks, CV37 7HP UK:England
phone: +44 844 879 9138
web: www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk

Room amenities: Traditional and modern bedrooms. Direct dila telephone, flat screen television with Freeview, tea and coffee making facilties, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, complimentary filted water. WiFi (fees apply). 24 hour room service.

Facility amenities: Award-winning Manor Restaurant, Blue Lounge, Manor Bar. Extensive grounds. Vital Health & Wellbeing with a range of fitness facilities including a Technogym, 18 metre heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Saturday, May 02 - Stratford-upon-Avon and the Royal Shakespeare Com...
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Your Group Leader will provide you with a City Sightseeing ticket, which includes entrances to the five famous properties associated with the Great Bard, William Shakespeare. You are then free to explore at your own pace.

Lunch: Excluded. Stratford-upon-Avon has many fantastic tea rooms, cafes, pubs and restaurants for you to enjoy at your leisure.

Afternoon: At leisure until a Front of House tour of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s building and theatres.

Dinner: Enjoy the views, ambience and food at the RSC’s Rooftop Restaurant.

Evening: Enjoy a performance of Love's Sacrifice by John Ford at the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre. Struck by love at first sight, the Duke of Pavia has married the beautiful Bianca. But he's not the only one who loves her. Unknown to him, his best friend Fernando has also fallen for Bianca, and with each day that passes he finds it harder to conceal his true feelings. While the Duke is unaware of his friend's dilemma, his sister soon realises what is happening. Racked with jealousy by her own desire for Fernando, she begins to manipulate her brother, encouraging him to act against his friend. With echoes of Shakespeare's Othello, John Ford's rarely performed play is a thrilling revenge tragedy powered by the destructive force of unrequited love. Director Matthew Dunster makes his RSC debut. His most recent productions include Mametz (National Theatre Wales), The Lightning Child (Shakespeare's Globe) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre).

Lodging: Alveston Manor

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Situated in the heart of Shakespere country, the historic Alveston Manor Hotel is set in its own grounds just 5 minutes walk from all the cultural attractions of Stratford-upon-Avon and retains some 16th century original features. Most bedrooms are in the modern wing.

Contact info:
Clopton Bridge
Stratford-upon-Avon
Warks, CV37 7HP UK:England
phone: +44 844 879 9138
web: www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk

Room amenities: Traditional and modern bedrooms. Direct dila telephone, flat screen television with Freeview, tea and coffee making facilties, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, complimentary filted water. WiFi (fees apply). 24 hour room service.

Facility amenities: Award-winning Manor Restaurant, Blue Lounge, Manor Bar. Extensive grounds. Vital Health & Wellbeing with a range of fitness facilities including a Technogym, 18 metre heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Sunday, May 03 - Essentially English: The Cotswolds
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Take a field trip by coach through the picturesque Cotswolds’ countryside, stopping at the beautiful English villages of Stow-on-the-Wold and Chipping Campden. Noted for its elegant High Street dating from the 14th to 17th Centuries, Chipping Campden is lined with traditional Cotswold honey coloured limestone buildings with specialist shops and inns. At its centre stands the Market Hall with its splendid arches, built in 1627. Other attractions include the grand early perpendicular wool church of St. James – with its medieval altar frontals (c.1500), cope (c.1400) and vast and extravagant 17th Century monuments to local wealthy silk merchant Sir Baptist Hicks and his family – the Almshouses and Woolstaplers Hall. The Court Barn near the church is now a museum celebrating the rich Arts and Crafts tradition of the area. We will also pay a visit to the fascinating Ashmolean Museum in Broadway village. Other attractions include the grand early perpendicular wool church of St James – with its medieval altar frontals (c.1500), cope (c.1400) and vast and extravagant 17th century monuments to local wealthy silk merchant Sir Baptist Hicks and his family – the Almshouses and Woolstaplers Hall. The Court Barn near the church is now a museum celebrating the rich Arts and Crafts tradition of the area.

Lunch: Taken in a traditional Cotswoldian inn.

Afternoon: The field trip continues before returning to the hotel at 4:30pm.

Dinner: Excluded. You may wish to take the quick 5 minute journey into Stratford by public transport, or dine in the hotel restaurant.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Alveston Manor

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Set on the idyllic Conwy Estuary, the Quay Hotel commands awe-inspiring views of the most magical scenery in North Wales and is located within easy reach of Snowdonia National Park, the neighbouring medieval town of Conwy and Victorian Llandudno.

Contact info:
Deganwy Quay
Deganwy, near Llandudno
Conwy, LL31 9DL UK:England
phone: +44 1492 564100
web: www.quayhotel.co.uk

Room amenities: Bedrooms have views over the tranquil Zen court yard and views of the Marina on the ground floor. Rooms include a LCD TV, free Wi-Fi access, work station, 24 hour room service, hair dryers, trouser press, bathrobes, coffee/tea making facilities, complementary bottled mineral water, in-room safe

Facility amenities: Award winning The Grill Restaurant, The Grill Bar and terrace with complimentary WiFi. Spa with swimming pool, sauna and steam room. Fitness suite.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Monday, May 04 - The walled city of Chester and its grand Cathedra...
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Transfer by coach to Conwy in North Wales via the historic city of Chester, which borders Wales. A guide will take you through 2,000 years of history in the town centre, introducing you to the city’s famous galleried rows, Roman remains and complete city walls before finishing at the spectacular Chester Cathedral.

Lunch: Excluded to give you time to further explore Chester.

Afternoon: The transfer continues. Check in at the hotel and have a welcome meeting with your guide for the next section of the programmes, Conway Davies. An author, historian, broadcaster and Welshman, Conway may teach you some words from the Welsh language. The oldest language in Britain, Welsh is still spoken in parts of the country today.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure. You may wish to explore the marina and Quay at Deganwy. There are some wonderful photo opportunities as the sun sets over the bay and mountains.

Lodging: Quay Hotel and Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Set on the idyllic Conwy Estuary, the Quay Hotel commands awe-inspiring views of the most magical scenery in North Wales and is located within easy reach of Snowdonia National Park, the neighbouring medieval town of Conwy and Victorian Llandudno.

Contact info:
Deganwy Quay
Deganwy, near Llandudno
Conwy, LL31 9DL UK:England
phone: +44 1492 564100
web: www.quayhotel.co.uk

Room amenities: Bedrooms have views over the tranquil Zen court yard and views of the Marina on the ground floor. Rooms include a LCD TV, free Wi-Fi access, work station, 24 hour room service, hair dryers, trouser press, bathrobes, coffee/tea making facilities, complementary bottled mineral water, in-room safe

Facility amenities: Award winning The Grill Restaurant, The Grill Bar and terrace with complimentary WiFi. Spa with swimming pool, sauna and steam room. Fitness suite.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Tuesday, May 05 - Conwy and Conwy Castle
Breakfast: Full Welsh and continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Conway Davies gives you an illustrated potted history of Wales before embarking on a field trip to UNESCO World Heritage Site Conwy Castle and City Walls. Conwy Castle is a gritty, dark stoned fortress which has the rare ability to evoke an authentic medieval atmosphere. The castle commands a rock above the Conwy Estuary and demands as much attention as the dramatic Snowdonia skyline behind it. You will then walk Conwy’s ancient circuit of walls, over three quarters of a mile long. Guarded by no less than 22 towers, it remains one of the finest in the world. Constructed between 1283 and 1289 by English monarch Edward I as one of the key fortresses in his “iron ring” of castles to contain the Welsh, it was built to provoke a humbling reaction and still manages to do so to this day.

Lunch: Excluded.

Afternoon: Conway Davies leads you through some more city highlights before some free time.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Enjoy a traditional Welsh musical evening such as a Male Voice Choir or Harpist.

Lodging: Quay Hotel and Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Set on the idyllic Conwy Estuary, the Quay Hotel commands awe-inspiring views of the most magical scenery in North Wales and is located within easy reach of Snowdonia National Park, the neighbouring medieval town of Conwy and Victorian Llandudno.

Contact info:
Deganwy Quay
Deganwy, near Llandudno
Conwy, LL31 9DL UK:England
phone: +44 1492 564100
web: www.quayhotel.co.uk

Room amenities: Bedrooms have views over the tranquil Zen court yard and views of the Marina on the ground floor. Rooms include a LCD TV, free Wi-Fi access, work station, 24 hour room service, hair dryers, trouser press, bathrobes, coffee/tea making facilities, complementary bottled mineral water, in-room safe

Facility amenities: Award winning The Grill Restaurant, The Grill Bar and terrace with complimentary WiFi. Spa with swimming pool, sauna and steam room. Fitness suite.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Wednesday, May 06 - Snowdonia National Park
Breakfast: Full Welsh and continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Take a full day coach ride through the Snowdonia National Park. Spanning over 800 square miles, it was the first to be chosen of the three National Parks in Wales, in 1951. Snowdonia boasts the biggest mountain in Wales, the largest natural lake in Wales and a wealth of charming villages. The area is rich in culture and history and more than half of its population speak Welsh.

Lunch: Taken out in a village in the Snowdonia National Park.

Afternoon: The field trip continues through landscapes of stunning natural beauty.

Dinner: Excluded for you to further explore Deganwy Quay.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Quay Hotel and Spa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Castle Inn Hotel is one of the finest Lake District Hotels, set in mature landscaped gardens, offering a stunning location, overlooking some of England's highest fells and Bassenthwaite Lake.

Contact info:
Bassenthwaite
Nr Keswick
Cumbria, CA12 4RG UK:England
phone: +44 (0)1768 776401
web: www.castleinncumbria.co.uk/

Room amenities: DVD Player, Refrigerator, Iron and Ironing Board, Room Service, Tea & Coffee making facilities.

Facility amenities: Leisure club, bar, restaurant, 24 hour front desk, fitness facilities.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Thursday, May 07 - The City of Liverpool
Breakfast: Full Welsh and continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Transfer by coach to the Lake District via the city of Liverpool, home to the Beatles, the Mersey Beat and Albert Docks, often considered to be the thriving heart of Liverpool’s reign as a global port and industrial hub. Liverpool is known for its rich architectural heritage and is home to many buildings regarded as amongst the greatest examples of their respective styles in the world and several areas of the city centre were granted World Heritage Status in 2004. Referred to as the Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City, the site comprises six separate locations in the city, including the Pier Head, Albert Dock and William Brown street and includes many of the city’s most famous landmarks. We will stop at Albert Dock, which was constructed in 1846 and today comprises the single largest collection of Grade I listed buildings anywhere in Britain. The Dock houses restaurants, bars, shops, two hotels as well as the Merseyside Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum and the Beatles Story. Art lovers may also wish to visit Tate Liverpool (free of charge) to view modern and contemporary art at its best, including many works by Klimt.

Lunch: Excluded. The Albert Dock is home to a wide and varied number of eateries.

Afternoon: The transfer to the Lake District continues. Check in at the hotel followed by an illustrated talk and Q&A session with Cumbrian based instructor Val Abraham on “Inspirational Landscapes: The English Lake District”.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure. You may wish to join Val on an optional walk of the local area.

Lodging: Castle Inn Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Castle Inn Hotel is one of the finest Lake District Hotels, set in mature landscaped gardens, offering a stunning location, overlooking some of England's highest fells and Bassenthwaite Lake.

Contact info:
Bassenthwaite
Nr Keswick
Cumbria, CA12 4RG UK:England
phone: +44 (0)1768 776401
web: www.castleinncumbria.co.uk/

Room amenities: DVD Player, Refrigerator, Iron and Ironing Board, Room Service, Tea & Coffee making facilities.

Facility amenities: Leisure club, bar, restaurant, 24 hour front desk, fitness facilities.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Friday, May 08 - Castle Cottage and Beatrix Potter’s Lake District
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: A unique opportunity to hear and learn about the real Beatrix Potter. The new tenant of Castle Cottage near Sawrey, also in charge of marketing for the Beatrix Potter Society will show you around the cottage, the garden and the historic barns before treating us to tea and coffee, with flapjacks or teabread. Walk through the village of Sawrey and on to the National Trust’s Hill Top Garden, a lovely and haphazard mix of flowers, fruit and vegetables (House exterior only). We’ll also take a walk through the interesting village of Hawkshead, where William Wordsworth went to school.

Lunch: Excluded for you to explore the village of Hawkshead.

Afternoon: Enjoy a different perspective on the Lakes as you take a steamer ride from Lakeside to Ambleside.

Dinner: Excluded.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Castle Inn Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Castle Inn Hotel is one of the finest Lake District Hotels, set in mature landscaped gardens, offering a stunning location, overlooking some of England's highest fells and Bassenthwaite Lake.

Contact info:
Bassenthwaite
Nr Keswick
Cumbria, CA12 4RG UK:England
phone: +44 (0)1768 776401
web: www.castleinncumbria.co.uk/

Room amenities: DVD Player, Refrigerator, Iron and Ironing Board, Room Service, Tea & Coffee making facilities.

Facility amenities: Leisure club, bar, restaurant, 24 hour front desk, fitness facilities.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Saturday, May 09 - Bowness-on-Windermere, the River Levels, Coniston...
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Take a scenic Lakeside drive to Bowness-on-Windermere where you will discover the Arts & Crafts style Blackwell House where we’ll have an introductory talk by a docent. Today the objects in the period room displays are drawn from the Lakeland Arts Trust’s own collections as well as loans from private lenders and other institutions. See a rare pair of armchairs designed by the architect of Blackwell, Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott (1865 – 1945) and “Seated Madonna”, a porcelain figure by Philip Elgin. From the Eastern shores of Windermere you can then take an optional walk into Coniston Village.

Lunch: Excluded.

Afternoon: Travel from the Western shores of Coniston to Lakeside. We will take the Coniston launch to Brantwood House and Gardens, home to the great Victorian and man of letters, John Ruskin and one of the most beautifully situated houses in the Lake District. The house itself is both a treasure trove of historical importance and a lively centre of contemporary arts and the environment. Displays and activities in the house, gardens and estate reflect the wealth of cultural associations with Ruskin’s legacy – from the Pre-Raphaelites and Arts & Crafts movement to the founding of the National Trust and the Welfare State. We’ll then return via the Yew Tree Valley Potter Farms and the Langdales.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Castle Inn Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Crowne Plaza Manchester hotel boasts a gym, stylish restaurant, high speed WiFi and new meeting rooms. The hotel also has airport parking with a free shuttle bus to Manchester airport and the airport train station. Superbly located on the Manchester Airport complex, the four-star Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport Hotel offers you fantastic accommodation with easy access to the M56, M60 and M62, as well as Manchester City Centre.

Contact info:
Ringway Road
Manchester, M90 3NS UK:England
phone: +44 (0)871 942 9055
web: www.cpmanchesterairporthotel.co.uk/

Room amenities: Flat screen TV, radio, hairdryer, trouser press, fridge, air conditioning.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi, Business Centre, Fitness Centre, 24 Hour Room Service, Free Airport Shuttle Bus.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: On request.
For additional pre-program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Thirteen: Sunday, May 10 - Kirkstone Pass and Sizergh Castle
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Transfer by coach to Manchester via a great photo opportunity at Kirkstone Pass, before we take a coffee break along the way. We’ll then travel on to the National Trust’s Sizergh Castle and Gardens. Sizergh Castle is a beautiful medieval house with rich gardens, set in a fabulous estate. This imposing house stands proud at the gateway to the Lake District. Its gardens include a pond, lake, a national collection of hardy ferns and a superb limestone rock garden. Still lived in by the Strickland family, Sizergh has many tales to tell and certainly feels lived in, with centuries-old portraits and fine furniture sitting alongside modern family photographs.

Lunch: Taken in Sizergh Castle cafe.

Afternoon: Take a guided tour of the house and gardens.

Dinner: In the airport hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Crowne Plaza Manchester Airport

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Fourteen: Monday, May 11 - Departure day.
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Transfer to Manchester Airport by the hotel shuttle bus. Your group leader will assist you in making arrangements.

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 ...
12 nights of accommodations
24 meals: 12 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 8 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
18 Field trips
2 Performances

Ratings

4.7
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