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Itinerary for Sep 15 — Sep 20, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: The Holiday Inn Riverview is a unique 14-story circular high rise hotel located on the banks of the Ashley River overlooking the sky lights of historic Charleston. Our Harborview Restaurant located on the top, offers our guests the most spectacular panoramic view of Charleston. Additional features are a seasonal outdoor pool, ample free parking with ADA accessible spaces, as well as a loading zone, and courtesy shuttle to downtown Charleston. Whether you're visiting our city for a day, a mini vacation or extended stay, Charleston offers the best in Authentic 18th Century Plantations, Georgian, Federal and Victorian Architecture, Arts and Entertainment and Sporting Events. In addition, you will be enticed to visit our sandy beaches and other attractions. This amazing Charleston, SC hotel's location is perfect for business and leisure travelers looking for lodging near some of the city's best attractions, restaurants, and shopping. Whether you are looking for long days on the beach, exciting nightlife, or beautiful historic sites our hotel allows you to stay your way. Leisure travelers enjoy the many Charleston hotel deals that our property has to offer including our close proximity to many area attractions such as the Charleston Aquarium, Fort Sumter, Hunley Museum, and three of South Carolina's best beaches. Located just a few miles from CHS Airport our Charleston, SC hotel's location is perfect for business travelers looking to move in and out of the city with ease. These guests also enjoy the convenience of our 24-hour Business Center with free Internet access and 780-sq ft meeting room as well as our newly renovated Fitness Center that allows them to stay in shape while they are away from home. Our property offers close proximity to some of the city's greatest attractions and sites such as the Citadel, Charleston Aquarium, and fun beaches.

Contact info:
301 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407 USA
phone: 843-460-1440
web: www.hiriverview.com

Room amenities: Well appointed rooms with new pillow top mattresses and new plush bedding including extra pillows. New Rain Forest coffee and coffee makers in each room. Free Morning Newspaper Delivered to Room Cable / Satellite TV Color TV Phone with Voice Mail Bathtub Hair Dryer Private Bathroom Double Glazed Windows Individually Controlled Air Conditioning Iron / Ironing Board Rollaway Bed/Cot Separate Hanging Closet

Facility amenities: Outdoor Pool Exercise Facility 1- Free Motion Exercise Bike, 1- Universal Life Fitness machine, 2- Life Fitness Treadmills, 2- 27" TVs with cable, Water Fountain, Family Restroom, Full scale. Health/Fitness Center On-Site Fitness Center Type: LIMITED Restaurant & Lounge High Spirits Lounge The newly renovated High Spirits Lounge has been refurnished with new cloth and leather lounge chairs. We've mounted 4 new 40-plus inch flat screen TVs to catch your favorite team or even check the forecast, or you could peek out the window and check out the panoramic view of Charleston's skyline. Shuttle Service Parking Business Center Business Center Staffed Between 12:00 AM and 11:59 PM Copying Courier Service E-mail & Internet Facsimile PC available Service Provider: Printer Unstaffed Business Center High-speed Internet Access Service Provider: Wireless Data Connection Service Provider Public Space Data Services High-speed Internet Access Service Provider: Wireless Data Connection Service Provider: WiFi Housekeeping and Laundry Services On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities (washer/dryer) Daily Housekeeping Weekly Housekeeping Dry Cleaning Pickup/Laundry Same Day Dry Cleaning A/C Public Areas ATM/Cash Machine Dedicated Lounge (or 24 Hour Lounge) Ice Machine Porter/Bellman Safety Deposit Box available at Front Desk

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for hotel rate
Group rates are not available during times outside of the Road Scholar program week. For early arrival or late stayovers, call the hotel directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 15 - Arrival & Check-in, Registration & Orientation, G...
Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: Available from 4:00pm.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar desk in the lobby to register with the program staff at our desk. You'll receive your arrival packet containing the most up-to-date schedule and program information that we'll review during our orientation session at 5:00 pm. Dinner will follow orientation at 6:00 pm. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of any changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding!

Dinner: Dinner is at the hotel.

Evening: ORIENTATION: You'll have an informative overview of the program to come plus an opportunity to meet the program staff and your fellow participants during an introductory get-acquainted session. We?ll review the updated schedule, answer any questions you may have, and cover responsibilities, safety guidelines, and emergency procedures. (If you arrive late, please pick up your packet at the hotel front desk.) The remainder of the evening is yours to begin getting to know one another, walk around the neighborhood, or relax in the hotel.

You are about to embark on a very special learning adventure, seeing first hand how history lives on in the present, from stately homes in historic Charleston to extraordinary Lowcountry plantations. Charleston is and always has been a place of spectacular contradictions. Known as the ?Holy City? because of its many houses of worship, this was one of the few cities in colonial America to protect religious diversity. Yet it was also part of an ante-bellum society that benefited from slavery and became wealthy as a result. You?ll have opportunities to ponder these contradictions as we explore and learn about magnificent dwellings, often adorned with graceful gardens, and the lives of the people who lived and worked there.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Riverview Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Hotel

Description: The Holiday Inn Riverview is a unique 14-story circular high rise hotel located on the banks of the Ashley River overlooking the sky lights of historic Charleston. Our Harborview Restaurant located on the top, offers our guests the most spectacular panoramic view of Charleston. Additional features are a seasonal outdoor pool, ample free parking with ADA accessible spaces, as well as a loading zone, and courtesy shuttle to downtown Charleston. Whether you're visiting our city for a day, a mini vacation or extended stay, Charleston offers the best in Authentic 18th Century Plantations, Georgian, Federal and Victorian Architecture, Arts and Entertainment and Sporting Events. In addition, you will be enticed to visit our sandy beaches and other attractions. This amazing Charleston, SC hotel's location is perfect for business and leisure travelers looking for lodging near some of the city's best attractions, restaurants, and shopping. Whether you are looking for long days on the beach, exciting nightlife, or beautiful historic sites our hotel allows you to stay your way. Leisure travelers enjoy the many Charleston hotel deals that our property has to offer including our close proximity to many area attractions such as the Charleston Aquarium, Fort Sumter, Hunley Museum, and three of South Carolina's best beaches. Located just a few miles from CHS Airport our Charleston, SC hotel's location is perfect for business travelers looking to move in and out of the city with ease. These guests also enjoy the convenience of our 24-hour Business Center with free Internet access and 780-sq ft meeting room as well as our newly renovated Fitness Center that allows them to stay in shape while they are away from home. Our property offers close proximity to some of the city's greatest attractions and sites such as the Citadel, Charleston Aquarium, and fun beaches.

Contact info:
301 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407 USA
phone: 843-460-1440
web: www.hiriverview.com

Room amenities: Well appointed rooms with new pillow top mattresses and new plush bedding including extra pillows. New Rain Forest coffee and coffee makers in each room. Free Morning Newspaper Delivered to Room Cable / Satellite TV Color TV Phone with Voice Mail Bathtub Hair Dryer Private Bathroom Double Glazed Windows Individually Controlled Air Conditioning Iron / Ironing Board Rollaway Bed/Cot Separate Hanging Closet

Facility amenities: Outdoor Pool Exercise Facility 1- Free Motion Exercise Bike, 1- Universal Life Fitness machine, 2- Life Fitness Treadmills, 2- 27" TVs with cable, Water Fountain, Family Restroom, Full scale. Health/Fitness Center On-Site Fitness Center Type: LIMITED Restaurant & Lounge High Spirits Lounge The newly renovated High Spirits Lounge has been refurnished with new cloth and leather lounge chairs. We've mounted 4 new 40-plus inch flat screen TVs to catch your favorite team or even check the forecast, or you could peek out the window and check out the panoramic view of Charleston's skyline. Shuttle Service Parking Business Center Business Center Staffed Between 12:00 AM and 11:59 PM Copying Courier Service E-mail & Internet Facsimile PC available Service Provider: Printer Unstaffed Business Center High-speed Internet Access Service Provider: Wireless Data Connection Service Provider Public Space Data Services High-speed Internet Access Service Provider: Wireless Data Connection Service Provider: WiFi Housekeeping and Laundry Services On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities (washer/dryer) Daily Housekeeping Weekly Housekeeping Dry Cleaning Pickup/Laundry Same Day Dry Cleaning A/C Public Areas ATM/Cash Machine Dedicated Lounge (or 24 Hour Lounge) Ice Machine Porter/Bellman Safety Deposit Box available at Front Desk

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for hotel rate
Group rates are not available during times outside of the Road Scholar program week. For early arrival or late stayovers, call the hotel directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 16 - Charleston and The Carolina Low Country, Historic...
Charleston and The Carolina Low Country, Historic District Field Trip, Presentation

Breakfast: Breakfast will be at the hotel.

Morning: PRESENTATION: A local historian — the co-author of "A Witness to History: Charleston's Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon" — will provide an introduction to Charleston and the Carolina Lowcountry. This introductory history of Charleston will prepare you for the field trips we will take during your stay starting with the first field trip through historic downtown Charleston after lunch.

Lunch: Lunch at a popular restaurant in the historic district.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Charleston Historic District. Get an orientation to the interior city of Charleston as we begin our exploration of great houses and gardens. Among those we visit is the PALMER HOME on the Battery, one of Charleston's most famous houses, built in 1848 by John Ravenel, whose son designed the "Little David" , the first semi-submersible vessel. This private home is now operated as a bed-and-breakfast by third-generation owner, Frances Palmer. The house is furnished and decorated with antiques dating back two hundred years. In addition to learning about all this fascinating history, enjoy light refreshments. You'll also see the Palmer House private garden as well as other private gardens as we walk through the historic area.

Dinner: Dinner is at the hotel.

Evening: PRESENTATION: Learn about Charleston's Sweetgrass Baskets and see a demonstration. Brought to the area by slaves who came from the west coast of Africa, basket making is an ancient African art form in this country, which has been passed on from generation to generation. Skilled craftsmanship and long hours are involved in making these baskets. Even for the most experienced basket maker, a simple design can take as long as 12 hours. A larger more complex design can take as long as two to three months. Learn the art of sweetgrass basket making and the history of Gullah sweetgrass baskets.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Riverview Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Holiday Inn Riverview is a unique 14-story circular high rise hotel located on the banks of the Ashley River overlooking the sky lights of historic Charleston. Our Harborview Restaurant located on the top, offers our guests the most spectacular panoramic view of Charleston. Additional features are a seasonal outdoor pool, ample free parking with ADA accessible spaces, as well as a loading zone, and courtesy shuttle to downtown Charleston. Whether you're visiting our city for a day, a mini vacation or extended stay, Charleston offers the best in Authentic 18th Century Plantations, Georgian, Federal and Victorian Architecture, Arts and Entertainment and Sporting Events. In addition, you will be enticed to visit our sandy beaches and other attractions. This amazing Charleston, SC hotel's location is perfect for business and leisure travelers looking for lodging near some of the city's best attractions, restaurants, and shopping. Whether you are looking for long days on the beach, exciting nightlife, or beautiful historic sites our hotel allows you to stay your way. Leisure travelers enjoy the many Charleston hotel deals that our property has to offer including our close proximity to many area attractions such as the Charleston Aquarium, Fort Sumter, Hunley Museum, and three of South Carolina's best beaches. Located just a few miles from CHS Airport our Charleston, SC hotel's location is perfect for business travelers looking to move in and out of the city with ease. These guests also enjoy the convenience of our 24-hour Business Center with free Internet access and 780-sq ft meeting room as well as our newly renovated Fitness Center that allows them to stay in shape while they are away from home. Our property offers close proximity to some of the city's greatest attractions and sites such as the Citadel, Charleston Aquarium, and fun beaches.

Contact info:
301 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407 USA
phone: 843-460-1440
web: www.hiriverview.com

Room amenities: Well appointed rooms with new pillow top mattresses and new plush bedding including extra pillows. New Rain Forest coffee and coffee makers in each room. Free Morning Newspaper Delivered to Room Cable / Satellite TV Color TV Phone with Voice Mail Bathtub Hair Dryer Private Bathroom Double Glazed Windows Individually Controlled Air Conditioning Iron / Ironing Board Rollaway Bed/Cot Separate Hanging Closet

Facility amenities: Outdoor Pool Exercise Facility 1- Free Motion Exercise Bike, 1- Universal Life Fitness machine, 2- Life Fitness Treadmills, 2- 27" TVs with cable, Water Fountain, Family Restroom, Full scale. Health/Fitness Center On-Site Fitness Center Type: LIMITED Restaurant & Lounge High Spirits Lounge The newly renovated High Spirits Lounge has been refurnished with new cloth and leather lounge chairs. We've mounted 4 new 40-plus inch flat screen TVs to catch your favorite team or even check the forecast, or you could peek out the window and check out the panoramic view of Charleston's skyline. Shuttle Service Parking Business Center Business Center Staffed Between 12:00 AM and 11:59 PM Copying Courier Service E-mail & Internet Facsimile PC available Service Provider: Printer Unstaffed Business Center High-speed Internet Access Service Provider: Wireless Data Connection Service Provider Public Space Data Services High-speed Internet Access Service Provider: Wireless Data Connection Service Provider: WiFi Housekeeping and Laundry Services On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities (washer/dryer) Daily Housekeeping Weekly Housekeeping Dry Cleaning Pickup/Laundry Same Day Dry Cleaning A/C Public Areas ATM/Cash Machine Dedicated Lounge (or 24 Hour Lounge) Ice Machine Porter/Bellman Safety Deposit Box available at Front Desk

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for hotel rate
Group rates are not available during times outside of the Road Scholar program week. For early arrival or late stayovers, call the hotel directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 17 - Middleton Place Plantation & Gardens, Low Country...
Middleton Place Plantation & Gardens, Low Country Buffet, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Gullah Culture Evening

Breakfast: Breakfast will be at the hotel.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Middleton Place is a National Historic Landmark situated on the Ashley River, a carefully preserved 18th-century plantation that has survived revolution, Civil War, and earthquake. During our field trip, you'll learn that it was the home of four important generations of Middletons, beginning with Henry Middleton, President of the First Continental Congress; Arthur, a signer of the Declaration of Independence; Henry, Governor of South Carolina and an American Minister to Russia; and William, a signer of the Ordinance of Secession. We'll explore the house museum, the gardens, and the plantation stableyards.

Lunch: Enjoy a delicious Lowcountry buffet at Middleton Plantation.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Magnolia Plantation, founded in 1676 by the Drayton family, has survived the centuries and witnessed the history of our nation unfold from the American Revolution through the Civil War and beyond. It is the oldest public site open to visitors in the Lowcountry, with the oldest public gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1872 to view the thousands of beautiful flowers and plants in its famous gardens. Learn about its rich history as you experience the beauty of the house and gardens.

The Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, South Carolina's only statewide partner with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, awarded Magnolia Plantation the 2010 Heritage Award for their interpretive program at the slave cabins. Magnolia Plantation also won the 2009 preservation award last year for restoration and preservation of the cabins.

Dinner: Dinner will be at the hotel.

Evening: PRESENTATION & PERFORMANCE: The Gullah people, descendants of slaves, are a distinctive group of African-Americans living in the Coastal regions of South Carolina and Georgia. Because of their isolated community life, the Gullah have retained more of their African cultural heritage than any other group and speak an English-based Creole language that retains many elements of African language and culture. Enjoy an informative presentation and performance that will entertain and delight you with insights into Gullah culture.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Riverview Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Hotel

Description: The Holiday Inn Riverview is a unique 14-story circular high rise hotel located on the banks of the Ashley River overlooking the sky lights of historic Charleston. Our Harborview Restaurant located on the top, offers our guests the most spectacular panoramic view of Charleston. Additional features are a seasonal outdoor pool, ample free parking with ADA accessible spaces, as well as a loading zone, and courtesy shuttle to downtown Charleston. Whether you're visiting our city for a day, a mini vacation or extended stay, Charleston offers the best in Authentic 18th Century Plantations, Georgian, Federal and Victorian Architecture, Arts and Entertainment and Sporting Events. In addition, you will be enticed to visit our sandy beaches and other attractions. This amazing Charleston, SC hotel's location is perfect for business and leisure travelers looking for lodging near some of the city's best attractions, restaurants, and shopping. Whether you are looking for long days on the beach, exciting nightlife, or beautiful historic sites our hotel allows you to stay your way. Leisure travelers enjoy the many Charleston hotel deals that our property has to offer including our close proximity to many area attractions such as the Charleston Aquarium, Fort Sumter, Hunley Museum, and three of South Carolina's best beaches. Located just a few miles from CHS Airport our Charleston, SC hotel's location is perfect for business travelers looking to move in and out of the city with ease. These guests also enjoy the convenience of our 24-hour Business Center with free Internet access and 780-sq ft meeting room as well as our newly renovated Fitness Center that allows them to stay in shape while they are away from home. Our property offers close proximity to some of the city's greatest attractions and sites such as the Citadel, Charleston Aquarium, and fun beaches.

Contact info:
301 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407 USA
phone: 843-460-1440
web: www.hiriverview.com

Room amenities: Well appointed rooms with new pillow top mattresses and new plush bedding including extra pillows. New Rain Forest coffee and coffee makers in each room. Free Morning Newspaper Delivered to Room Cable / Satellite TV Color TV Phone with Voice Mail Bathtub Hair Dryer Private Bathroom Double Glazed Windows Individually Controlled Air Conditioning Iron / Ironing Board Rollaway Bed/Cot Separate Hanging Closet

Facility amenities: Outdoor Pool Exercise Facility 1- Free Motion Exercise Bike, 1- Universal Life Fitness machine, 2- Life Fitness Treadmills, 2- 27" TVs with cable, Water Fountain, Family Restroom, Full scale. Health/Fitness Center On-Site Fitness Center Type: LIMITED Restaurant & Lounge High Spirits Lounge The newly renovated High Spirits Lounge has been refurnished with new cloth and leather lounge chairs. We've mounted 4 new 40-plus inch flat screen TVs to catch your favorite team or even check the forecast, or you could peek out the window and check out the panoramic view of Charleston's skyline. Shuttle Service Parking Business Center Business Center Staffed Between 12:00 AM and 11:59 PM Copying Courier Service E-mail & Internet Facsimile PC available Service Provider: Printer Unstaffed Business Center High-speed Internet Access Service Provider: Wireless Data Connection Service Provider Public Space Data Services High-speed Internet Access Service Provider: Wireless Data Connection Service Provider: WiFi Housekeeping and Laundry Services On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities (washer/dryer) Daily Housekeeping Weekly Housekeeping Dry Cleaning Pickup/Laundry Same Day Dry Cleaning A/C Public Areas ATM/Cash Machine Dedicated Lounge (or 24 Hour Lounge) Ice Machine Porter/Bellman Safety Deposit Box available at Front Desk

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for hotel rate
Group rates are not available during times outside of the Road Scholar program week. For early arrival or late stayovers, call the hotel directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, September 18 - Edmondston-Alston Home and Nathaniel Russell Home...
Edmondston-Alston Home and Nathaniel Russell Home/Free Afternoon and Evening In Charleston

Breakfast: Breakfast will be at the hotel.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: This morning' s first field trip will take you to the Edmondston-Alston home. Built for shipping merchant Charles Edmondston c.1825, this house on Charleston's High Battery was acquired in 1838 by Charles Alston, owner of three rice plantations on the fertile Waccamaw Neck. It is an outstanding example of a planter's town house, where the Alstons enjoyed the social season and summer breezes of the city, avoiding the malarial rice plantations. Since it has never passed out of the family's ownership, it is richly appointed with original furniture, tableware, and even Charles Alston's library and gun. The second-story piazza affords a breathtaking view of Charleston Harbor. The second home to view this morning is the Nathaniel Russell Home. Since 1808, visitors have admired the grand Federal townhouse of Charleston merchant Nathaniel Russell. Set amid spacious formal gardens, the Nathaniel Russell House is a National Historic Landmark and is widely recognized as one of America’s most important neoclassical dwellings. The graceful interior with elaborate plasterwork ornamentation, geometrically shaped rooms and a magnificent free-flying staircase are among the most exuberant ever created in early America.

Lunch: Begin your free afternoon with lunch on your own to sample some of the wonderful cuisine available in many different restaurants and eateries. The hotel offers free shuttle service to historic district. This must be arranged ahead of time with the hotel.

Afternoon: FREE AFTERNOON: This is your opportunity to pursue your personal interests. There is so much to choose from! You can check elsewhere in this document for free time suggestions and we will also be happy to make suggestions on site during the program. You may also want to check the official Charleston Visitors Bureau website to see what's on: www.charlestoncvb.com/.



Dinner: Dinner is on your own to try out the restaurants and cuisines of your choice. There are numerous options and we will prepare a list of suggestions. It is your night to enjoy. (This meal has been excluded from the program cost.)

Evening: FREE EVENING: Continue your exploration of the sights and sounds that are most interesting to you personally. As with the afternoon, program staff will be happy to offer suggestions. Again, check the official Charleston Visitors Bureau website to see what's on: www.charlestoncvb.com/.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Riverview Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Type: Hotel

Description: The Holiday Inn Riverview is a unique 14-story circular high rise hotel located on the banks of the Ashley River overlooking the sky lights of historic Charleston. Our Harborview Restaurant located on the top, offers our guests the most spectacular panoramic view of Charleston. Additional features are a seasonal outdoor pool, ample free parking with ADA accessible spaces, as well as a loading zone, and courtesy shuttle to downtown Charleston. Whether you're visiting our city for a day, a mini vacation or extended stay, Charleston offers the best in Authentic 18th Century Plantations, Georgian, Federal and Victorian Architecture, Arts and Entertainment and Sporting Events. In addition, you will be enticed to visit our sandy beaches and other attractions. This amazing Charleston, SC hotel's location is perfect for business and leisure travelers looking for lodging near some of the city's best attractions, restaurants, and shopping. Whether you are looking for long days on the beach, exciting nightlife, or beautiful historic sites our hotel allows you to stay your way. Leisure travelers enjoy the many Charleston hotel deals that our property has to offer including our close proximity to many area attractions such as the Charleston Aquarium, Fort Sumter, Hunley Museum, and three of South Carolina's best beaches. Located just a few miles from CHS Airport our Charleston, SC hotel's location is perfect for business travelers looking to move in and out of the city with ease. These guests also enjoy the convenience of our 24-hour Business Center with free Internet access and 780-sq ft meeting room as well as our newly renovated Fitness Center that allows them to stay in shape while they are away from home. Our property offers close proximity to some of the city's greatest attractions and sites such as the Citadel, Charleston Aquarium, and fun beaches.

Contact info:
301 Savannah Highway
Charleston, SC 29407 USA
phone: 843-460-1440
web: www.hiriverview.com

Room amenities: Well appointed rooms with new pillow top mattresses and new plush bedding including extra pillows. New Rain Forest coffee and coffee makers in each room. Free Morning Newspaper Delivered to Room Cable / Satellite TV Color TV Phone with Voice Mail Bathtub Hair Dryer Private Bathroom Double Glazed Windows Individually Controlled Air Conditioning Iron / Ironing Board Rollaway Bed/Cot Separate Hanging Closet

Facility amenities: Outdoor Pool Exercise Facility 1- Free Motion Exercise Bike, 1- Universal Life Fitness machine, 2- Life Fitness Treadmills, 2- 27" TVs with cable, Water Fountain, Family Restroom, Full scale. Health/Fitness Center On-Site Fitness Center Type: LIMITED Restaurant & Lounge High Spirits Lounge The newly renovated High Spirits Lounge has been refurnished with new cloth and leather lounge chairs. We've mounted 4 new 40-plus inch flat screen TVs to catch your favorite team or even check the forecast, or you could peek out the window and check out the panoramic view of Charleston's skyline. Shuttle Service Parking Business Center Business Center Staffed Between 12:00 AM and 11:59 PM Copying Courier Service E-mail & Internet Facsimile PC available Service Provider: Printer Unstaffed Business Center High-speed Internet Access Service Provider: Wireless Data Connection Service Provider Public Space Data Services High-speed Internet Access Service Provider: Wireless Data Connection Service Provider: WiFi Housekeeping and Laundry Services On-site Guest Self-Laundry Facilities (washer/dryer) Daily Housekeeping Weekly Housekeeping Dry Cleaning Pickup/Laundry Same Day Dry Cleaning A/C Public Areas ATM/Cash Machine Dedicated Lounge (or 24 Hour Lounge) Ice Machine Porter/Bellman Safety Deposit Box available at Front Desk

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for hotel rate
Group rates are not available during times outside of the Road Scholar program week. For early arrival or late stayovers, call the hotel directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, September 19 - Charleston Tea Plantation/Tomato Shed Cafe, Famou...
Charleston Tea Plantation/Tomato Shed Cafe, Famous Angel Oak Tree/Farewell Dinner

Breakfast: Breakfast will be at the hotel.

Morning: You will take a field trip to the only tea plantation in the United States. The Charleston Tea Plantation is the home of American Classic Tea, tea grown in America. It is located on picturesque Wadmalaw Island in the heart of South Carolina's Lowcountry. Its grounds include 127 acres of Camellia Sinensis tea plants, a working Tea Factory and a charming Plantation Gift Shoppe.

Lunch: Lunch is at the Tomato Shed Cafe located on Wadmalaw Island. It is a small café, specializing in fresh vegetables grown on the Ambrose family farm and fresh meat. Since Farmer Pete was a shrimper before he was a farmer, we have the best connections to get the freshest shrimp right from the trawler that is kept at our dock on Adams Creek in Rockville.

Afternoon: After lunch we will visit the Angel Oak tree. The Angel Oak is a Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) that is a native species found throughout the Lowcountry (Coastal Carolina). Believed to be in excess of 1500 years old, its massive, draping limbs and wide spreading canopy present the aura of an angel but the naming of this tree was acquired from the tree's previous owners, Martha and Justin Angel.

Dinner: Dinner will be at a popular restaurant in the historic district as we explore some of Charleston's distinctive coastal cuisine. This will be our final night together and we will toast it with a special farewell dinner.

Evening: We will continue our fun into the night at the local restaurant. Enjoy saying good-bye to newfound friends and sharing memories made during the week.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Riverview Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, September 20 - Wrap Up Session & Discussion of Charleston's Rest...
Wrap Up Session & Discussion of Charleston's Restoration and Preservation, Farewells, Program Concludes

Breakfast: Breakfast will be at the hotel.

Morning: PRESENTATION: A local expert with the Charleston Presentation Society will talk about the restoration and preservation of Charleston....past and future. We'll conclude at approximately 10:00am to facilitate your travel needs. Hotel check-out is 11:00am. We hope you have enjoyed this exciting new program and will join us for other rewarding Road Scholar learning adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!

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.

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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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