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Program #18129RJ
6 Days | 5 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 Oct 18 — Oct 23, 2012

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Type: Hotel

Description: Experience the excitement of the city at Hyatt Regency Boston. Just one block from the Boston Common and within walking distance of attractions, shopping and theaters, our downtown Boston hotel is ideal for leisure or business. Tour the Freedom Trail, shop at Faneuil Hall, visit museums, or catch a game at Fenway Park. Delight in this newly renovated Boston Commons hotel – just steps from Chinatown and connected to the T. Rejuvenate your body and spirit in our spa, sauna, Eucalyptus steam room, pool, sun terrace and lounge. The first Boston member of the Green Hotels Association, our award-winning accommodations are eco-, family- and pet-friendly. Contemporary-style rooms, delicious dining and more await you at this luxurious Hyatt hotel in downtown Boston.

Contact info:
One Avenue de Lafayette
Boston,, MA 02111 USA
phone: 617-912-1234
web: www.regencyboston.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp?null

Room amenities: Hairdryer 24 hour in-room dining Minibar Cable / satellite TV channels Dual-line telephones with data ports iHome stereo with iPod® docking station Voicemail Full Portico bath with Aquafresh® Extreme Clean® Toothpaste amenities Concierge during regular hours Crib upon request Enhanced work desk lighting Iron / ironing board Coffee maker with complimentary coffee and tea 25" or larger TV Video on demand Nintendo 64 Speakerphone Wi-Fi Internet access

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: depending on availibility
Please contact the Hyatt in-house reservations manager at 617 422 5407. The in-house reservations department is open 8:30am -5:00pm EST M-F. Please relay the Road Scholar code: CR75907. Depending on availibility, a special rate may be available for Road Scholar participants.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Thursday, October 18 - Registration/Welcome Dinner/Orientation
Arrive To: HOTEL CHECK-IN AND REGISTRATION between 4:00-5:30 PM.

After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar desk in the lobby to pick up your arrival packet containing your name tag, the up-to-date schedule, and to confirm the time of the orientation session. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at the hotel.

Evening: ORIENTATION : We'll review the schedule and any changes; discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures; and answer any questions you may have. You'll also have an opportunity to meet the program staff and your fellow participants.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency Boston

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Experience the excitement of the city at Hyatt Regency Boston. Just one block from the Boston Common and within walking distance of attractions, shopping and theaters, our downtown Boston hotel is ideal for leisure or business. Tour the Freedom Trail, shop at Faneuil Hall, visit museums, or catch a game at Fenway Park. Delight in this newly renovated Boston Commons hotel – just steps from Chinatown and connected to the T. Rejuvenate your body and spirit in our spa, sauna, Eucalyptus steam room, pool, sun terrace and lounge. The first Boston member of the Green Hotels Association, our award-winning accommodations are eco-, family- and pet-friendly. Contemporary-style rooms, delicious dining and more await you at this luxurious Hyatt hotel in downtown Boston.

Contact info:
One Avenue de Lafayette
Boston,, MA 02111 USA
phone: 617-912-1234
web: www.regencyboston.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp?null

Room amenities: Hairdryer 24 hour in-room dining Minibar Cable / satellite TV channels Dual-line telephones with data ports iHome stereo with iPod® docking station Voicemail Full Portico bath with Aquafresh® Extreme Clean® Toothpaste amenities Concierge during regular hours Crib upon request Enhanced work desk lighting Iron / ironing board Coffee maker with complimentary coffee and tea 25" or larger TV Video on demand Nintendo 64 Speakerphone Wi-Fi Internet access

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: depending on availibility
Please contact the Hyatt in-house reservations manager at 617 422 5407. The in-house reservations department is open 8:30am -5:00pm EST M-F. Please relay the Road Scholar code: CR75907. Depending on availibility, a special rate may be available for Road Scholar participants.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, October 19 - Lecture on the Life and Presidency of JFK/JFK Lib...
Lecture on the Life and Presidency of JFK/JFK Library & Museum/Boston Athenaeum/Massachusetts State House

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Listen to an expert outline the life and presidency of JFK, Boston's local political hero. Then visit the JFK Library and Museum, located on the waterfront, to explore the museum which portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the office of the President.

Lunch: Lunch in JFK Library Cafe.

Afternoon: Venture to Beacon Hill for either a tour of Boston's Athenaeum or the Massachusetts State House. The Boston Athenaem is one of the oldest private libraries in the country, it was founded in 1807 as a library, art repository, natural history museum, and laboratory. After your afternoon tour enjoy free time to explore Boston. You will have the option to visit either place again on the final morning of the program.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant in Boston.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency Boston

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Experience the excitement of the city at Hyatt Regency Boston. Just one block from the Boston Common and within walking distance of attractions, shopping and theaters, our downtown Boston hotel is ideal for leisure or business. Tour the Freedom Trail, shop at Faneuil Hall, visit museums, or catch a game at Fenway Park. Delight in this newly renovated Boston Commons hotel – just steps from Chinatown and connected to the T. Rejuvenate your body and spirit in our spa, sauna, Eucalyptus steam room, pool, sun terrace and lounge. The first Boston member of the Green Hotels Association, our award-winning accommodations are eco-, family- and pet-friendly. Contemporary-style rooms, delicious dining and more await you at this luxurious Hyatt hotel in downtown Boston.

Contact info:
One Avenue de Lafayette
Boston,, MA 02111 USA
phone: 617-912-1234
web: www.regencyboston.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp?null

Room amenities: Hairdryer 24 hour in-room dining Minibar Cable / satellite TV channels Dual-line telephones with data ports iHome stereo with iPod® docking station Voicemail Full Portico bath with Aquafresh® Extreme Clean® Toothpaste amenities Concierge during regular hours Crib upon request Enhanced work desk lighting Iron / ironing board Coffee maker with complimentary coffee and tea 25" or larger TV Video on demand Nintendo 64 Speakerphone Wi-Fi Internet access

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: depending on availibility
Please contact the Hyatt in-house reservations manager at 617 422 5407. The in-house reservations department is open 8:30am -5:00pm EST M-F. Please relay the Road Scholar code: CR75907. Depending on availibility, a special rate may be available for Road Scholar participants.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, October 20 - Trinity Church and Copley Plaza/Behind the Scenes...
Trinity Church and Copley Plaza/Behind the Scenes Tour of Symphony Hall/Instrument Demonstration with a Member of the BSO/Evening BSO Concert

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Journey to Copley Plaza and step inside Trinity Church and discover why the building is heralded as one of the finest examples of American, ecclesiastical architecture.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Spend the afternoon at Boston's Symphony Hall. First, enjoy a behind the scenes exploration of Symphony Hall. Then enjoy an instrument demonstration by a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Dinner: Dinner at the Symphony Hall Cafe.

Evening: Enjoy a BSO evening concert of Debussy, Martin and Rachmaninoff led by acclaimed conductor Charles Dutoit.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency Boston

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Experience the excitement of the city at Hyatt Regency Boston. Just one block from the Boston Common and within walking distance of attractions, shopping and theaters, our downtown Boston hotel is ideal for leisure or business. Tour the Freedom Trail, shop at Faneuil Hall, visit museums, or catch a game at Fenway Park. Delight in this newly renovated Boston Commons hotel – just steps from Chinatown and connected to the T. Rejuvenate your body and spirit in our spa, sauna, Eucalyptus steam room, pool, sun terrace and lounge. The first Boston member of the Green Hotels Association, our award-winning accommodations are eco-, family- and pet-friendly. Contemporary-style rooms, delicious dining and more await you at this luxurious Hyatt hotel in downtown Boston.

Contact info:
One Avenue de Lafayette
Boston,, MA 02111 USA
phone: 617-912-1234
web: www.regencyboston.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp?null

Room amenities: Hairdryer 24 hour in-room dining Minibar Cable / satellite TV channels Dual-line telephones with data ports iHome stereo with iPod® docking station Voicemail Full Portico bath with Aquafresh® Extreme Clean® Toothpaste amenities Concierge during regular hours Crib upon request Enhanced work desk lighting Iron / ironing board Coffee maker with complimentary coffee and tea 25" or larger TV Video on demand Nintendo 64 Speakerphone Wi-Fi Internet access

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: depending on availibility
Please contact the Hyatt in-house reservations manager at 617 422 5407. The in-house reservations department is open 8:30am -5:00pm EST M-F. Please relay the Road Scholar code: CR75907. Depending on availibility, a special rate may be available for Road Scholar participants.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Sunday, October 21 - Charles River Locks & Boston Harbor Cruise/USS Co...
Charles River Locks & Boston Harbor Cruise/USS Constitution and Charles Town Naval Yard/Explore Boston's Freedom Trail

Note: In an effort to ensure the safety of all visitors to USS CONSTITUTION, additional measures have been recently implemented to the ship's security procedures. Visitors ages 18 and over wishing to embark USS CONSTITUTION may be subject to present a valid federal or state-issued photo ID at the ship's security entrance.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy a fully narrated cruise through the Charles River Locks, and tour Boston's historic harbor. Learn about Boston's connection to the sea as you journey past the Bunker Hill Monument and Charles town Naval Yard. Visit the USS Constitution before taking a water ferry back to the North End for lunch.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant in the North End.

Afternoon: Enjoy an escorted walk along Boston's Freedom Trail. Visit the Old North Church, Paul Revere's house, the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Granary Burying Ground, the Old South Meeting House, and Boston Common.

Dinner: Dinner on your own.

Lodging: Hyatt Regency Boston

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Experience the excitement of the city at Hyatt Regency Boston. Just one block from the Boston Common and within walking distance of attractions, shopping and theaters, our downtown Boston hotel is ideal for leisure or business. Tour the Freedom Trail, shop at Faneuil Hall, visit museums, or catch a game at Fenway Park. Delight in this newly renovated Boston Commons hotel – just steps from Chinatown and connected to the T. Rejuvenate your body and spirit in our spa, sauna, Eucalyptus steam room, pool, sun terrace and lounge. The first Boston member of the Green Hotels Association, our award-winning accommodations are eco-, family- and pet-friendly. Contemporary-style rooms, delicious dining and more await you at this luxurious Hyatt hotel in downtown Boston.

Contact info:
One Avenue de Lafayette
Boston,, MA 02111 USA
phone: 617-912-1234
web: www.regencyboston.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp?null

Room amenities: Hairdryer 24 hour in-room dining Minibar Cable / satellite TV channels Dual-line telephones with data ports iHome stereo with iPod® docking station Voicemail Full Portico bath with Aquafresh® Extreme Clean® Toothpaste amenities Concierge during regular hours Crib upon request Enhanced work desk lighting Iron / ironing board Coffee maker with complimentary coffee and tea 25" or larger TV Video on demand Nintendo 64 Speakerphone Wi-Fi Internet access

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: depending on availibility
Please contact the Hyatt in-house reservations manager at 617 422 5407. The in-house reservations department is open 8:30am -5:00pm EST M-F. Please relay the Road Scholar code: CR75907. Depending on availibility, a special rate may be available for Road Scholar participants.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Monday, October 22 - Boston Art Lecture/Museum of Fine Arts/Isabella S...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Listen to a lecture by an expert on many art forms with a focus on the collections at the Gardner Museum and the MFA. Following the lecture, travel to the MFA. Use the knowledge you obtained from the morning's lecture to explore the museum's collections.

Lunch: Enjoy lunch at the Courtyard Cafe at the MFA.

Afternoon: Following lunch, travel to the Gardner Museum where you will explore the museum, including it's new wing, and get a walking presentation from an experienced docent. Questions welcome!

Dinner: Farewell Dinner at local restaurant

Lodging: Hyatt Regency Boston

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Tuesday, October 23 - Boston Athenaeum/Massachusetts State House
Breakfast: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before you check out of your room.

Morning: Return to Beacon Hill for either a tour of Boston's Athenaeum or the Massachusetts State House. The Massachusetts State House, designed by Charles Bulfinch, the leading architect of his time, is a grand repository of history as well as an architectural treasure.

Lunch: Lunch on your own at a local restaurant. Meal vouchers will be provided.

Afternoon: Return to the hotel at your leisure to retrieve your luggage.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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Boston
Greater Boston Visitor's BureauFor all information on Boston activities and places to visit please check the web site below.
For additional information, visit: www.bostonusa.com/

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
1 Performances

Ratings

4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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