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Program #21453RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
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Itinerary for Mar 24 — Apr 2, 2015

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Day One: Tuesday, March 24 -
In Transit Overnight: Overnight flight to London.

Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Set within fourteen acres of quiet, leafy North Oxford, St Hugh’s College, part of the University of Oxford is one of the loveliest hidden delights of Oxford.

Contact info:
St Margaret Street
Oxford, OX UK:England
phone: +44 1865 274424
web: www.st-hughs.ox.ac.uk

Room amenities: Tea and coffee making facilities, towels, bedware. Shower kit.

Facility amenities: Ten and a half acres of gardens that you are allowed to walk on-unlike othe Oxford colleges, with imposing Victorian houses, elegant Edwardian neo-classical and contemporary Maplethorpe Building. Modern lecture and living accommodation on one site with gym facillties, library and Boathouse.

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

Additional nights before: TBC
In Oxford hotels. For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Wednesday, March 25 - Arrival to St Hugh's College, University of Oxfor...
Arrive To: London Heathrow. Transfers from LHR to Oxford.

Lunch: Excluded. The college is within walking distance of central Oxford and Summertown, North Oxford with its cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops. 15 minutes walk and on a frequent bus route.

Afternoon: Registration at St Hugh's College. At leisure until the welcome meeting at 5:30pm followed by a reception in the college.

Dinner: Welcome dinner in Hall at St Hugh's.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: St Hugh's College

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Set within fourteen acres of quiet, leafy North Oxford, St Hugh’s College, part of the University of Oxford is one of the loveliest hidden delights of Oxford.

Contact info:
St Margaret Street
Oxford, OX UK:England
phone: +44 1865 274424
web: www.st-hughs.ox.ac.uk

Room amenities: Tea and coffee making facilities, towels, bedware. Shower kit.

Facility amenities: Ten and a half acres of gardens that you are allowed to walk on-unlike othe Oxford colleges, with imposing Victorian houses, elegant Edwardian neo-classical and contemporary Maplethorpe Building. Modern lecture and living accommodation on one site with gym facillties, library and Boathouse.

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

Additional nights before: TBC
In Oxford hotels. For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Thursday, March 26 - Expert lecturers.
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in college.

Morning: Lecture: Mata Hari, Basil Thomson and Allied Counter Intelligence in the Great War by Nigel West, Internationally renowned historian and intelligence expert. Tea and coffee served mid morning. Lecture: The Dardenelles: the Limits of Sea Power by Professor Andrew Lambert

Lunch: Buffet lunch in college.

Afternoon: Lecture: The Worst Day of the War: The Battle of Aubers Ridge 9 May 1915 by Dr Spencer Jones.

Dinner: In college.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: St Hugh's College

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Set within fourteen acres of quiet, leafy North Oxford, St Hugh’s College, part of the University of Oxford is one of the loveliest hidden delights of Oxford.

Contact info:
St Margaret Street
Oxford, OX UK:England
phone: +44 1865 274424
web: www.st-hughs.ox.ac.uk

Room amenities: Tea and coffee making facilities, towels, bedware. Shower kit.

Facility amenities: Ten and a half acres of gardens that you are allowed to walk on-unlike othe Oxford colleges, with imposing Victorian houses, elegant Edwardian neo-classical and contemporary Maplethorpe Building. Modern lecture and living accommodation on one site with gym facillties, library and Boathouse.

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

Additional nights before: TBC
In Oxford hotels. For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Friday, March 27 - Expert lectures on the First World War.
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in college.

Morning: Lecture: Understanding the 1915 Political Crisis by Professor Richard Toye. Tea and coffee served mid morning. Lecture: The Sinking of the Lusitania, Zeppelin raids and the Impening Threat of Germany on the Home Front by Dr Catriona Pennell.

Lunch: Buffet lunch in college.

Afternoon: Lectures: TBC

Dinner: In college.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: St Hugh's College

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Set within fourteen acres of quiet, leafy North Oxford, St Hugh’s College, part of the University of Oxford is one of the loveliest hidden delights of Oxford.

Contact info:
St Margaret Street
Oxford, OX UK:England
phone: +44 1865 274424
web: www.st-hughs.ox.ac.uk

Room amenities: Tea and coffee making facilities, towels, bedware. Shower kit.

Facility amenities: Ten and a half acres of gardens that you are allowed to walk on-unlike othe Oxford colleges, with imposing Victorian houses, elegant Edwardian neo-classical and contemporary Maplethorpe Building. Modern lecture and living accommodation on one site with gym facillties, library and Boathouse.

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

Additional nights before: TBC
In Oxford hotels. For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Five: Saturday, March 28 - Churchill's Blenheim Palace.
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in college

Morning: Field trip to Sir Winston Churchill's Blenheim Palace and Bladon.

Lunch: Excluded.

Afternoon: Field trip continues. Return to Oxford 3:00pm. Optional college walk with a local expert-learn the stories behind the "dreaming spires".

Dinner: Excluded.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: St Hugh's College

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Campus/Dorm

Description: Set within fourteen acres of quiet, leafy North Oxford, St Hugh’s College, part of the University of Oxford is one of the loveliest hidden delights of Oxford.

Contact info:
St Margaret Street
Oxford, OX UK:England
phone: +44 1865 274424
web: www.st-hughs.ox.ac.uk

Room amenities: Tea and coffee making facilities, towels, bedware. Shower kit.

Facility amenities: Ten and a half acres of gardens that you are allowed to walk on-unlike othe Oxford colleges, with imposing Victorian houses, elegant Edwardian neo-classical and contemporary Maplethorpe Building. Modern lecture and living accommodation on one site with gym facillties, library and Boathouse.

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

Additional nights before: TBC
In Oxford hotels. For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Six: Sunday, March 29 - Reception and Gala Dinner in St Hugh's.
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in college.

Morning: Lecture: Churchill and the Ottoman Empire by Dr Warren Dockter. Tea and coffee served mid morning. Lecture: Indian Soldiers in France and the Middle East by Dr Gajendra Singh.

Lunch: In college.

Afternoon: Lecture: TBC. Free time. Reception at 6:30pm.

Dinner: Gala dinner.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: St Hugh's College

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

Description: Located close to West End. Was formerly Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel. Name change.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonblu-edwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: 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

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Seven: Monday, March 30 - Imperial War Museum.
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in college.

Morning: Depart Oxford by coach to Lambeth and The Imperial War Museum which is hosting the Centenary of the First World War with special exhibitions and displays. Talk by a member of the curatorial staff such as Senior Historian Nigel Steel.

Lunch: Excluded. There is a cafe in the IWM.

Afternoon: The field trip continues. Transfer by coach to the Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel. Check in and free time before dinner.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel.

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

Description: Located close to West End. Was formerly Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel. Name change.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonblu-edwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: 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

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Eight: Tuesday, March 31 -
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Field trip to the Houses of Parliament for a guided tour. Continue to the Churchill War Rooms where the wartime Cabinet War Rooms are housed and Churchill Museum.

Lunch: Excluded.

Afternoon: At leisure.

Dinner: Excluded.

Evening: At leisure.

Lodging: Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End. Was formerly Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel. Name change.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonblu-edwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: 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

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Nine: Wednesday, April 01 - National Maritime Museum
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Field trip to the National Maritime Museum.

Lunch: Excluded.

Afternoon: Free afternoon. 6:00pm Reception and private dinner with wine.

Dinner: Farewell private dinnerwith wine in the hotel.

Evening: Free time.

Lodging: Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Ten: Thursday, April 02 -
Breakfast: Full English and continental breakfast in the hotel. Some departures may leave before breakfast which opens at 7:00am and closes at 10:00am.

In Transit: Check out is by 11:00am. Transfers to London Heathrow Airport.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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