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Adventures Afloat: Franklin, Jefferson & the Idea of America: An Enlightening Queen Mary 2 Voyage

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16 Days | 15 Nights
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Itinerary for May 13 — May 28, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1628 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-282-5000
web: www.clubquarters.com/NonMemberHome.php

Room amenities: Guest Room Features Free high-speed Internet access/wired at desk Latest design workstation with task lighting, ergonomic chairs Premium bedding and linens LCD TV Cordless speaker phone, direct dial number Room service – 24-hour multi menu delivery service Refrigerator stocking Complimentary coffee/tea Alarm clock radio with iPod docking station (most locations) Individual controlled heater/air conditioner Daily housekeeping Air purifiers and ambient sound machines delivered upon request Extra towels and specialized pillows available for delivery and in the Guest Request Closet A “better sleep kit” with eye mask, ear plugs and aromatherapy available upon request Complimentary exercise equipment and yoga kits delivered to room

Facility amenities: Club Quarters offers many features and amenities Restricted entry for greater security Instant registration and check out 24 – hour Member Service Desk/Concierge Free high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel Free chilled, purified bottled water Private Club Living Room with complimentary snacks, coffee, tea, newspapers, magazines and games Free use of computer/printer iPads (for loan while a registered guest) Universal Charging Stations Restaurant and Bar Group Meeting and Event Space Day rooms and offices Fitness Room Valet laundry/dry cleaning Service Complimentary use of launderette (most locations) Vending machines Garment bag storage between visits Guest Request Closet – containing most extra amenities a business traveler may require

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please call 1800 241 1404.


Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day One: Tuesday, May 13 - Arrival and Orientation in Philadelphia
Arrive To: Arrive in Philadelphia and transfer to the hotel.

Afternoon: Check in at the hotel and take some time to freshen up and relax before meeting for a welcome orientation and program briefing.

Dinner: Enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner at the Powel House, the 18th century home of Samuel Powel who frequently entertained Benjamin Franklin.

Evening: After dinner, take some time to explore the Powel House.

Lodging: Club Quarters in Philadelphia

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1628 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-282-5000
web: www.clubquarters.com/NonMemberHome.php

Room amenities: Guest Room Features Free high-speed Internet access/wired at desk Latest design workstation with task lighting, ergonomic chairs Premium bedding and linens LCD TV Cordless speaker phone, direct dial number Room service – 24-hour multi menu delivery service Refrigerator stocking Complimentary coffee/tea Alarm clock radio with iPod docking station (most locations) Individual controlled heater/air conditioner Daily housekeeping Air purifiers and ambient sound machines delivered upon request Extra towels and specialized pillows available for delivery and in the Guest Request Closet A “better sleep kit” with eye mask, ear plugs and aromatherapy available upon request Complimentary exercise equipment and yoga kits delivered to room

Facility amenities: Club Quarters offers many features and amenities Restricted entry for greater security Instant registration and check out 24 – hour Member Service Desk/Concierge Free high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel Free chilled, purified bottled water Private Club Living Room with complimentary snacks, coffee, tea, newspapers, magazines and games Free use of computer/printer iPads (for loan while a registered guest) Universal Charging Stations Restaurant and Bar Group Meeting and Event Space Day rooms and offices Fitness Room Valet laundry/dry cleaning Service Complimentary use of launderette (most locations) Vending machines Garment bag storage between visits Guest Request Closet – containing most extra amenities a business traveler may require

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please call 1800 241 1404.


Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Wednesday, May 14 - The American Philosophical Society and an Evening...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Visit the American Philosophical Society, where you'll be able to examine first hand documents relating to Jefferson and Franklin, with expert commentary.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: This afternoon, embark on a historic walking tour, visiting sites such as the Print Shop and Franklin Court.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: Enjoy an evening concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra.

Lodging: Club Quarters in Philadelphia

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
1628 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-282-5000
web: www.clubquarters.com/NonMemberHome.php

Room amenities: Guest Room Features Free high-speed Internet access/wired at desk Latest design workstation with task lighting, ergonomic chairs Premium bedding and linens LCD TV Cordless speaker phone, direct dial number Room service – 24-hour multi menu delivery service Refrigerator stocking Complimentary coffee/tea Alarm clock radio with iPod docking station (most locations) Individual controlled heater/air conditioner Daily housekeeping Air purifiers and ambient sound machines delivered upon request Extra towels and specialized pillows available for delivery and in the Guest Request Closet A “better sleep kit” with eye mask, ear plugs and aromatherapy available upon request Complimentary exercise equipment and yoga kits delivered to room

Facility amenities: Club Quarters offers many features and amenities Restricted entry for greater security Instant registration and check out 24 – hour Member Service Desk/Concierge Free high-speed wireless Internet access throughout the hotel Free chilled, purified bottled water Private Club Living Room with complimentary snacks, coffee, tea, newspapers, magazines and games Free use of computer/printer iPads (for loan while a registered guest) Universal Charging Stations Restaurant and Bar Group Meeting and Event Space Day rooms and offices Fitness Room Valet laundry/dry cleaning Service Complimentary use of launderette (most locations) Vending machines Garment bag storage between visits Guest Request Closet – containing most extra amenities a business traveler may require

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Please call 1800 241 1404.


Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Thursday, May 15 - The Library Company and the Franklin Institute
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Visit the Library Company for an on-site lecture and viewing of artifacts such as the Houdin bust of Franklin.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: After lunch, travel to the Franklin Institute where you will enjoy an on-site lecture and have the chance to see some of Franklin's scientific instruments.

Dinner: Take this opportunity to explore local cuisine with dinner on your own.

Lodging: Club Quarters in Philadelphia

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 13 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges...even the only Planetarium at sea.

Ship Information: Length: 1.132 feet, Beam: 135 feet, Draft: 32 feet 10 inches, Height: 236.2 feet, Gross tonage: Approx. 151,400 gross tonnes, Guest capacity: 3,056 max., Crew: 1253, Cruise Speed: 28.5 knots

Contact info:
Cunard Cruise Lines
24303 Town Center Drive, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
phone: 800-728-6273
Room amenities: Standard staterooms are spacious (min.155sq.ft.) Amenities: 24hr rm service. Direct-Dial telephone & internet access, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, daily shipboard newspaper, 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, nightly turn down service.

Facility amenities: Art Gallery, Bookstore, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Computer Centre, Empire Casino, Image Gallery, Swimming Pools, Golden Lion Pub, Grand Lobby, Library, Shops, Queens Room, Royal Court Theatre, Sports Decks The Zone/The Play Zone | Veuve Clicquot® Champagne Bar

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Friday, May 16 - Transfer to New York and Embarkation on the Queen...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This morning, transfer by coach to New York.

Lunch: Enjoy a boxed lunch en route to New York.

Afternoon: Board the Queen Mary 2. Take some time to unpack and settle into your stateroom before taking a walk around the luxurious ocean liner.

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannina Restaurant, featuring several choices for each course prepared by award-winning chefs.

Lodging: Queen Mary II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 13 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges...even the only Planetarium at sea.

Ship Information: Length: 1.132 feet, Beam: 135 feet, Draft: 32 feet 10 inches, Height: 236.2 feet, Gross tonage: Approx. 151,400 gross tonnes, Guest capacity: 3,056 max., Crew: 1253, Cruise Speed: 28.5 knots

Contact info:
Cunard Cruise Lines
24303 Town Center Drive, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
phone: 800-728-6273
Room amenities: Standard staterooms are spacious (min.155sq.ft.) Amenities: 24hr rm service. Direct-Dial telephone & internet access, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, daily shipboard newspaper, 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, nightly turn down service.

Facility amenities: Art Gallery, Bookstore, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Computer Centre, Empire Casino, Image Gallery, Swimming Pools, Golden Lion Pub, Grand Lobby, Library, Shops, Queens Room, Royal Court Theatre, Sports Decks The Zone/The Play Zone | Veuve Clicquot® Champagne Bar

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Saturday, May 17 - Crossing the Atlantic: Becoming Benjamin Franklin
Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing. Select one of the King's Court dining options on deck 7, go down to the Britannia Restaurant or relax with breakfast in your room as you watch the televised description of today's on board activities.

Morning: Gather with your group for a lecture: Franklin begins to command the international spotlight as inventor, scientist and media mogul: from the Pennsylvania Stove through the lightning rod to The Way to Wealth.

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing. Your options include the various King's Court venues, the Britannia Restaurant, Todd English (at additional cost) or a light lunch at the Boardwalk Cafe if the weather permits.

Afternoon: This afternoon take the opportunity to choose from among an array of on board activities. You might take Afternoon Tea in the Queen's Room, attend a lecture presented by one of Cunard's guest speakers, view a planetarium show, join a book discussion, participate in an art auction, compete in a bridge tournament, relax in one of the deckchairs and watch the horizon... just to name a few of your activity choices!

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannina Restaurant, featuring several choices for each course prepared by award-winning chefs. Discuss the next day's itinerary as you dine with your group leader and lecturer. Following dinner you may choose to return to your stateroom and enjoy one of the movies screened on your TV this evening, attend a show in the ship's theater or practice your dance steps in the ballroom (with gentlemen escorts on hand, eager to dance with the single ladies!).

Lodging: Queen Mary II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 13 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges...even the only Planetarium at sea.

Ship Information: Length: 1.132 feet, Beam: 135 feet, Draft: 32 feet 10 inches, Height: 236.2 feet, Gross tonage: Approx. 151,400 gross tonnes, Guest capacity: 3,056 max., Crew: 1253, Cruise Speed: 28.5 knots

Contact info:
Cunard Cruise Lines
24303 Town Center Drive, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
phone: 800-728-6273
Room amenities: Standard staterooms are spacious (min.155sq.ft.) Amenities: 24hr rm service. Direct-Dial telephone & internet access, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, daily shipboard newspaper, 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, nightly turn down service.

Facility amenities: Art Gallery, Bookstore, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Computer Centre, Empire Casino, Image Gallery, Swimming Pools, Golden Lion Pub, Grand Lobby, Library, Shops, Queens Room, Royal Court Theatre, Sports Decks The Zone/The Play Zone | Veuve Clicquot® Champagne Bar

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Sunday, May 18 - Crossing the Atlantic: Jefferson and the Enlighte...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing. Select one of the King's Court dining options on deck 7, go down to the Britannia Restaurant or relax with breakfast in your room as you watch the televised description of today's on board activities.

Morning: Gather with your group for a lecture: Jefferson as political thinker, diplomat, architect and avid violinist.

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing. Your options include the various King's Court venues, the Britannia Restaurant, Todd English (at additional cost) or a light lunch at the Boardwalk Cafe if the weather permits.

Afternoon: This afternoon, your lecture continues.

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannina Restaurant, featuring several choices for each course prepared by award-winning chefs. Discuss the next day's itinerary as you dine with your group leader and lecturer. Following dinner you may choose to return to your stateroom and enjoy one of the movies screened on your TV this evening, attend a show in the ship's theater or practice your dance steps in the ballroom (with gentlemen escorts on hand, eager to dance with the single ladies!).

Lodging: Queen Mary II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 13 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges...even the only Planetarium at sea.

Ship Information: Length: 1.132 feet, Beam: 135 feet, Draft: 32 feet 10 inches, Height: 236.2 feet, Gross tonage: Approx. 151,400 gross tonnes, Guest capacity: 3,056 max., Crew: 1253, Cruise Speed: 28.5 knots

Contact info:
Cunard Cruise Lines
24303 Town Center Drive, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
phone: 800-728-6273
Room amenities: Standard staterooms are spacious (min.155sq.ft.) Amenities: 24hr rm service. Direct-Dial telephone & internet access, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, daily shipboard newspaper, 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, nightly turn down service.

Facility amenities: Art Gallery, Bookstore, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Computer Centre, Empire Casino, Image Gallery, Swimming Pools, Golden Lion Pub, Grand Lobby, Library, Shops, Queens Room, Royal Court Theatre, Sports Decks The Zone/The Play Zone | Veuve Clicquot® Champagne Bar

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Monday, May 19 - Crossing the Atlantic: Franklin's Early London Vi...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing. Select one of the King's Court dining options on deck 7, go down to the Britannia Restaurant or relax with breakfast in your room as you watch the televised description of today's on board activities.

Morning: Gather with your group for a lecture: An unknown but likely lad, “Water American”, returns as renowned natural philosopher and international scientist, to become Dr. Franklin.

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing. Your options include the various King's Court venues, the Britannia Restaurant, Todd English (at additional cost) or a light lunch at the Boardwalk Cafe if the weather permits.

Afternoon: This afternoon take the opportunity to choose from among an array of on board activities. You might take Afternoon Tea in the Queen's Room, attend a lecture presented by one of Cunard's guest speakers, view a planetarium show, join a book discussion, participate in an art auction, compete in a bridge tournament, relax in one of the deckchairs and watch the horizon... just to name a few of your activity choices!

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannina Restaurant, featuring several choices for each course prepared by award-winning chefs. Discuss the next day's itinerary as you dine with your group leader and lecturer. Following dinner you may choose to return to your stateroom and enjoy one of the movies screened on your TV this evening, attend a show in the ship's theater or practice your dance steps in the ballroom (with gentlemen escorts on hand, eager to dance with the single ladies!).

Lodging: Queen Mary II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 13 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges...even the only Planetarium at sea.

Ship Information: Length: 1.132 feet, Beam: 135 feet, Draft: 32 feet 10 inches, Height: 236.2 feet, Gross tonage: Approx. 151,400 gross tonnes, Guest capacity: 3,056 max., Crew: 1253, Cruise Speed: 28.5 knots

Contact info:
Cunard Cruise Lines
24303 Town Center Drive, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
phone: 800-728-6273
Room amenities: Standard staterooms are spacious (min.155sq.ft.) Amenities: 24hr rm service. Direct-Dial telephone & internet access, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, daily shipboard newspaper, 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, nightly turn down service.

Facility amenities: Art Gallery, Bookstore, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Computer Centre, Empire Casino, Image Gallery, Swimming Pools, Golden Lion Pub, Grand Lobby, Library, Shops, Queens Room, Royal Court Theatre, Sports Decks The Zone/The Play Zone | Veuve Clicquot® Champagne Bar

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Tuesday, May 20 - Crossing the Atlantic: Franklin's Decade of Londo...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing. Select one of the King's Court dining options on deck 7, go down to the Britannia Restaurant or relax with breakfast in your room as you watch the televised description of today's on board activities.

Morning: Gather with your group for a lecture: Bringing the aspirations of the English colonists into the halls of England’s political elite.

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing. Your options include the various King's Court venues, the Britannia Restaurant, Todd English (at additional cost) or a light lunch at the Boardwalk Cafe if the weather permits.

Afternoon: This afternoon, your lecture continues.

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannina Restaurant, featuring several choices for each course prepared by award-winning chefs. Discuss the next day's itinerary as you dine with your group leader and lecturer. Following dinner you may choose to return to your stateroom and enjoy one of the movies screened on your TV this evening, attend a show in the ship's theater or practice your dance steps in the ballroom (with gentlemen escorts on hand, eager to dance with the single ladies!).

Lodging: Queen Mary II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 13 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges...even the only Planetarium at sea.

Ship Information: Length: 1.132 feet, Beam: 135 feet, Draft: 32 feet 10 inches, Height: 236.2 feet, Gross tonage: Approx. 151,400 gross tonnes, Guest capacity: 3,056 max., Crew: 1253, Cruise Speed: 28.5 knots

Contact info:
Cunard Cruise Lines
24303 Town Center Drive, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
phone: 800-728-6273
Room amenities: Standard staterooms are spacious (min.155sq.ft.) Amenities: 24hr rm service. Direct-Dial telephone & internet access, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, daily shipboard newspaper, 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, nightly turn down service.

Facility amenities: Art Gallery, Bookstore, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Computer Centre, Empire Casino, Image Gallery, Swimming Pools, Golden Lion Pub, Grand Lobby, Library, Shops, Queens Room, Royal Court Theatre, Sports Decks The Zone/The Play Zone | Veuve Clicquot® Champagne Bar

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Wednesday, May 21 - Crossing the Atlantic: Benjamin Franklin: Plenipo...
Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing. Select one of the King's Court dining options on deck 7, go down to the Britannia Restaurant or relax with breakfast in your room as you watch the televised description of today's on board activities.

Morning: Gather with your group for a lecture: From Voltaire and Louis XVI to the voluptuous Madame Brillon – Franklin takes on his most risky diplomatic mission and immerses himself in the risqué Paris salon scene.

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing. Your options include the various King's Court venues, the Britannia Restaurant, Todd English (at additional cost) or a light lunch at the Boardwalk Cafe if the weather permits.

Afternoon: This afternoon, your lecture continues.

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannina Restaurant, featuring several choices for each course prepared by award-winning chefs. Discuss the next day's itinerary as you dine with your group leader and lecturer. Following dinner you may choose to return to your stateroom and enjoy one of the movies screened on your TV this evening, attend a show in the ship's theater or practice your dance steps in the ballroom (with gentlemen escorts on hand, eager to dance with the single ladies!).

Lodging: Queen Mary II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Queen Mary 2 is the most magnificent ocean liner ever built. Her every detail harkens to the Golden Age of Ocean Travel, while providing one of the most modern travel experiences on earth. From bow to stern, discover 13 spacious decks on which to relax and unwind; to indulge in pleasures and pursuits you never normally have time for. Opulent public areas, extravagant dining rooms, ballrooms, theatres, lounges...even the only Planetarium at sea.

Ship Information: Length: 1.132 feet, Beam: 135 feet, Draft: 32 feet 10 inches, Height: 236.2 feet, Gross tonage: Approx. 151,400 gross tonnes, Guest capacity: 3,056 max., Crew: 1253, Cruise Speed: 28.5 knots

Contact info:
Cunard Cruise Lines
24303 Town Center Drive, Suite 200
Valencia, CA 91355 USA
phone: 800-728-6273
Room amenities: Standard staterooms are spacious (min.155sq.ft.) Amenities: 24hr rm service. Direct-Dial telephone & internet access, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, daily shipboard newspaper, 220V British 3-pin and 110V 2-pin sockets, nightly turn down service.

Facility amenities: Art Gallery, Bookstore, Canyon Ranch SpaClub®, Chart Room, Commodore Club, Computer Centre, Empire Casino, Image Gallery, Swimming Pools, Golden Lion Pub, Grand Lobby, Library, Shops, Queens Room, Royal Court Theatre, Sports Decks The Zone/The Play Zone | Veuve Clicquot® Champagne Bar

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Thursday, May 22 - Crossing the Atlantic: Jefferson in Paris
Breakfast: Breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing. Select one of the King's Court dining options on deck 7, go down to the Britannia Restaurant or relax with breakfast in your room as you watch the televised description of today's on board activities.

Morning: Gather with your group for a lecture: Jefferson joins Franklin in Paris.

Lunch: Lunch on board in the venue of your choosing. Your options include the various King's Court venues, the Britannia Restaurant, Todd English (at additional cost) or a light lunch at the Boardwalk Cafe if the weather permits.

Afternoon: This afternoon is your chance to prepare for tomorrow morning's arrival in London and perhaps participate in a few final afternoon activities.

Dinner: Group dinner at 6:00 PM at the Britannina Restaurant, featuring several choices for each course prepared by award-winning chefs. Discuss the next day's itinerary as you dine with your group leader and lecturer. Following dinner you may choose to return to your stateroom and enjoy one of the movies screened on your TV this evening, attend a show in the ship's theater or practice your dance steps in the ballroom (with gentlemen escorts on hand, eager to dance with the single ladies!).

Lodging: Queen Mary II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Three restaurants and one bar.

Contact info:
4-18 Harrington Gardens
London, UK:England
phone: +4402073736030
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.uk/millenniumgloucester/

Facility amenities: •24 hour Concierge •24 hour room service •Multilingual staff •Exercise room •Laundry and dry cleaning services •Foreign exchange •Postal/parcel service •Maid service •Air conditioning •Safety deposit boxes (available in rooms and at reception) •Shoeshine services •Doctor on call •Wifi •Disabled Access

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Friday, May 23 - Arrival in London
Breakfast: Early breakfast on board in the venue of your choosing.

Morning: Disembark the Queen Mary 2 and transfer to London.

Lunch: Lunch at a local pub.

Afternoon: Check into your London hotel.

Dinner: Explore London's diverse cuisine with dinner on your own.

Lodging: Millennium Gloucester Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Three restaurants and one bar.

Contact info:
4-18 Harrington Gardens
London, UK:England
phone: +4402073736030
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.uk/millenniumgloucester/

Facility amenities: •24 hour Concierge •24 hour room service •Multilingual staff •Exercise room •Laundry and dry cleaning services •Foreign exchange •Postal/parcel service •Maid service •Air conditioning •Safety deposit boxes (available in rooms and at reception) •Shoeshine services •Doctor on call •Wifi •Disabled Access

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Saturday, May 24 - The Ben Franklin House
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy an exclusive tour of Parliament, where Benjamin Franklin declared his loyalty to the colonies.

Lunch: Lunch on your own near the Parliament.

Afternoon: This afternoon, visit the Benjamin Franklin House on Craven Street, his only residence still in existence.

Dinner: Enjoy a private dinner with your group at the Benjamin Franklin House.

Lodging: Millennium Gloucester Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located in the Latin Quarter in the heart of Paris, close to Saint-Germain des Près, Notre-Dame, Panthéon, La Sorbonne, Ile Saint-Louis, Thermes de Cluny, Arènes de Lutèce, and the Institut du Monde Arabe, making it an ideal base for exploring the city.

Contact info:
41, Rue des Ecoles
Paris, 75005 France
phone: +33 (0)1 53 10 95 95
web: www.villa-pantheon.com

Room amenities: Private en-suite bathroom with hair dryer, individually controlled air conditioning, TV with international channels and Pay TV, in-room safe, direct dialing telephone, small refrigerator with bar, in-room modem plug for Internet access. Please note that hotel rooms in France are often considerably smaller than hotel rooms in the US.

Facility amenities: The Villa Pantheon offers a traditional English feel with leather easy chairs and relaxed atmosphere.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for availability and rates.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Thirteen: Sunday, May 25 - Arrival in the City of Lights
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Board the train to Paris; relax as you watch the English and French countryside go by.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch on the train as you make your way to France.

Afternoon: This afternoon, embark on a orientation to the city by coach, viewing the building where John Adams lived, the sites of Franklin and Jefferson's houses, statues of Franklin, Washington, and Lafayette, and the cemetery of Pipcus, where Lafayette is buried.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Villa Pantheon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located in the Latin Quarter in the heart of Paris, close to Saint-Germain des Près, Notre-Dame, Panthéon, La Sorbonne, Ile Saint-Louis, Thermes de Cluny, Arènes de Lutèce, and the Institut du Monde Arabe, making it an ideal base for exploring the city.

Contact info:
41, Rue des Ecoles
Paris, 75005 France
phone: +33 (0)1 53 10 95 95
web: www.villa-pantheon.com

Room amenities: Private en-suite bathroom with hair dryer, individually controlled air conditioning, TV with international channels and Pay TV, in-room safe, direct dialing telephone, small refrigerator with bar, in-room modem plug for Internet access. Please note that hotel rooms in France are often considerably smaller than hotel rooms in the US.

Facility amenities: The Villa Pantheon offers a traditional English feel with leather easy chairs and relaxed atmosphere.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for availability and rates.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Fourteen: Monday, May 26 - In the Footsteps of the Diplomats
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: This morning, enjoy an expert led walking tour of the left bank, an area frequented by Jefferson and Franklin.

Lunch: For lunch, dine at the history Procope Restaurant, a favorite hangout of the two American diplomats.

Afternoon: After lunch, continue your walking tour onto the right bank. Later this afternoon, take some free time to explore on Paris on your own. Perhaps visit a museum, or take in an evening show.

Dinner: Dinner on your own to explore local cuisine. Your group leader can provide suggestions.

Lodging: Villa Pantheon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located in the Latin Quarter in the heart of Paris, close to Saint-Germain des Près, Notre-Dame, Panthéon, La Sorbonne, Ile Saint-Louis, Thermes de Cluny, Arènes de Lutèce, and the Institut du Monde Arabe, making it an ideal base for exploring the city.

Contact info:
41, Rue des Ecoles
Paris, 75005 France
phone: +33 (0)1 53 10 95 95
web: www.villa-pantheon.com

Room amenities: Private en-suite bathroom with hair dryer, individually controlled air conditioning, TV with international channels and Pay TV, in-room safe, direct dialing telephone, small refrigerator with bar, in-room modem plug for Internet access. Please note that hotel rooms in France are often considerably smaller than hotel rooms in the US.

Facility amenities: The Villa Pantheon offers a traditional English feel with leather easy chairs and relaxed atmosphere.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for availability and rates.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Fifteen: Tuesday, May 27 - Revolutionary Paris
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Explore revolutionary Paris on an expert-led walking tour.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: This afternoon, enjoy an expert-led discovery of the Palace of Versailles, the French royal chateau from 1682 until 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Villa Pantheon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Sixteen: Wednesday, May 28 - Departure from Paris
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet at the hotel.

Morning: Transfer to CDG airport for departures.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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