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Magical Oxford: From the Narnia Chronicles to Harry Potter

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Program #14008RJ
10 Days | 9 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.

Itinerary for Jul 23 — Aug 1, 2014

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Day One: Wednesday, July 23 -
Depart From: Depart US for UK. Overnight flight.

Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Set in a residential area of North Oxford with a pleasant garden and croquet lawn.

Contact info:
Linton Road.
Oxford., OX2 6UJ. UK:England
phone: +44 1865 553461.
web: www.lintonlodge.com

Room amenities: TV, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities.

Facility amenities: Room Service. Restaurant, lounge and bar.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
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: Thursday, July 24 -
Morning: Transfers from London Heathrow to Linton Lodge Hotel.

Lunch: In hotel dining room, for those who arrive by lunchtime.

Afternoon: Transfers continue. Free afternoon. Welcome meeting around 5.00pm.

Dinner: In hotel dining room.

Evening: Workshop for all: Orientation walk.

Lodging: Linton Lodge Hotel.

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

Description: Set in a residential area of North Oxford with a pleasant garden and croquet lawn.

Contact info:
Linton Road.
Oxford., OX2 6UJ. UK:England
phone: +44 1865 553461.
web: www.lintonlodge.com

Room amenities: TV, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities.

Facility amenities: Room Service. Restaurant, lounge and bar.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
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: Friday, July 25 - Guest lecturer for adults and Oxford Playhouse wo...
Guest lecturer for adults and Oxford Playhouse workshop for children. Discover the new Warner Bros. Studio "The Making of Harry Potter".

Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy a Sorting Ceremony. The adult's programme begins today with an Oxford based guest lecturer such as Dr Anthony Richards, talking about the Inspector Morse series while children enjoy a drama workshop with staff from the Oxford Playhouse.

Lunch: Take a quick snack lunch in the hotel before departing for the afternoon field trip.

Afternoon: Enjoy an exciting field trip to the newly opened Warner Bros. Studio at Leavesden for "The Making of Harry Potter". The Warner Bros. website describes the experience: "People the world-over have been enchanted by the Harry Potter films for nearly a decade. The wonderful special effects and amazing creatures have made this iconic series beloved to both young and old and, now, for the first time, the doors are going to be opened for everyone at the studio where it first began. You'll have the chance to go behind-the-scenes and see many things the camera never showed. From breathtakingly detailed sets to stunning costumes, props and animatronics, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London provides a unique showcase of the extraordinary British artistry, technology and talent that went into making the most successful film series of all time." See the Great Hall at Hogwarts, walk down Diagon Alley, explore Dumbledore's office and other wizarding sets from the movies.

Dinner: In hotel dining room.

Evening: The children have a Lyra's Oxford workshop. Adults are at leisure.

Lodging: Linton Lodge Hotel.

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

Description: Set in a residential area of North Oxford with a pleasant garden and croquet lawn.

Contact info:
Linton Road.
Oxford., OX2 6UJ. UK:England
phone: +44 1865 553461.
web: www.lintonlodge.com

Room amenities: TV, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities.

Facility amenities: Room Service. Restaurant, lounge and bar.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
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: Saturday, July 26 - Middle Earth and Narnia Day. Discovery session at...
Middle Earth and Narnia Day. Discovery session at the Ashmolean Museum.

Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: This morning, the adults will hear a talk on the Magical Oxford of Tolkien, while the children enjoy a Middle Earth mapping workshop.

Lunch: In the hotel.

Afternoon: Visit the Ashmolean Museum, one of the most famous museums in the UK, to see an amazing collection of objects including King Alfred’s Jewel. You will not only be able to handle many of the objects but you will also be shown how to interpret them so that you learn about the past. There will also be an opportunity to design and make some objects of your own, in imitation of those you see.

Dinner: In hotel dining room.

Evening: Lecture for all on "Harry Potter's Film World".

Lodging: Linton Lodge Hotel.

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

Description: Set in a residential area of North Oxford with a pleasant garden and croquet lawn.

Contact info:
Linton Road.
Oxford., OX2 6UJ. UK:England
phone: +44 1865 553461.
web: www.lintonlodge.com

Room amenities: TV, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities.

Facility amenities: Room Service. Restaurant, lounge and bar.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
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: Sunday, July 27 - Warwick Castle.
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Today we have an all day excursion to Warwick Castle, including a tour of the castle and its towers and dungeons. The finest medieval castle in England rises majestically from the banks of the River Avon on a site fortified by William the Conqueror in 1068. For centuries, Warwick castle was home to the mighty Earls of Warwick, who were to play such key roles in the War of the Roses and the Hundred Year War with France. Richard III once owned the castle before meeting his death at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485.

Lunch: Packed lunch.

Afternoon: The excursion continues.

Dinner: In the hotel dining room.

Evening: Enjoy entertainment by a Magician.

Lodging: Linton Lodge Hotel.

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

Description: Set in a residential area of North Oxford with a pleasant garden and croquet lawn.

Contact info:
Linton Road.
Oxford., OX2 6UJ. UK:England
phone: +44 1865 553461.
web: www.lintonlodge.com

Room amenities: TV, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities.

Facility amenities: Room Service. Restaurant, lounge and bar.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
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: Monday, July 28 - Meet a Children's storyteller or book illustrator...
Meet a Children's storyteller or book illustrator/Evening visit to an Inspector Morse pub for adults, drama workshop for children

Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy a workshop with a children's storyteller or book illustrator, for all.

Lunch: In the hotel.

Afternoon: This afternoon, walk Lyra's Oxford including the Pitt Rivers Museum for children.

Dinner: Dinner will be in the hotel for children, adults will enjoy a meal out.

Evening: Adults follow in the footsteps of Inspector Morse on a literary pub trail to The Old Book Binders Ale House. The Old Book Binders is a Jericho pub, featured in the Inspector Morse episode The Dead of Jericho. In the original novel, the pub was called the Printer’s Devil. Children take a drama workshop.

Lodging: Linton Lodge Hotel.

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

Description: Set in a residential area of North Oxford with a pleasant garden and croquet lawn.

Contact info:
Linton Road.
Oxford., OX2 6UJ. UK:England
phone: +44 1865 553461.
web: www.lintonlodge.com

Room amenities: TV, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities.

Facility amenities: Room Service. Restaurant, lounge and bar.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
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 Seven: Tuesday, July 29 - The Maze at Blenheim Palace.
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Today we have a full day field trip to Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Blenheim Palace is situated in a park created by the famous landscape gardener "Capability" Brown. It was given by the English nation to John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, in recognition of his victory over the French troops in 1704. It is a perfect example of an 18th century princely home. The field trip at Blenheim Palace continues with a chance to explore the Palace Maze, one of the world's largest figurative hedge mazes.

Lunch: At Blenheim Place.

Afternoon: The coach returns to the hotel at 3:00pm.

Dinner: In hotel dining room.

Evening: The adults view and discuss the video Shadowlands over a glass of wine while the children enjoy a drama rehearsal.

Lodging: Linton Lodge Hotel.

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

Description: Set in a residential area of North Oxford with a pleasant garden and croquet lawn.

Contact info:
Linton Road.
Oxford., OX2 6UJ. UK:England
phone: +44 1865 553461.
web: www.lintonlodge.com

Room amenities: TV, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities.

Facility amenities: Room Service. Restaurant, lounge and bar.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
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 Eight: Wednesday, July 30 - Harry Potter day
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: This morning adults hear a lecture on C.S.Lewis' life and works. Children have a Harry Potter workshop.

Lunch: In the hotel.

Afternoon: After lunch we follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter to New College and the Divinity School.

Dinner: In hotel dining room.

Evening: The children perform a play for the adults.

Lodging: Linton Lodge Hotel.

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

Description: Set in a residential area of North Oxford with a pleasant garden and croquet lawn.

Contact info:
Linton Road.
Oxford., OX2 6UJ. UK:England
phone: +44 1865 553461.
web: www.lintonlodge.com

Room amenities: TV, direct dial telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities.

Facility amenities: Room Service. Restaurant, lounge and bar.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
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 Nine: Thursday, July 31 - Alice's Christ Church.
Breakfast: Full English breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: Grandparents hear a lecture on the Spirit of Oxford by John Hudson, course director. Children play Quidditch for Muggles. The coach departs for Oxford at 11:15am. There is an opportunity for optional punting for those of an adventurous nature.

Lunch: Excluded.

Afternoon: This afternoon we have a special guided walk around Christ Church where much of Harry Potter was filmed and where Lewis Carroll lived and was Dean.

Dinner: A Harry Potter themed banquet in the Great Hall at Christ Church.

Evening: Farewell and scrapbook presentation.

Lodging: Linton Lodge Hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Ten: Friday, August 01 -
Depart From: Transfers to London Heathrow airport for flights to N America.

Breakfast: In hotel dining room. Some participants may depart prior to breakfast.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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23 meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
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