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Program #19549RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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 21 — Oct 26, 2012

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The hotel is located within easy walking distance of the world famous Cliff Walk and just one mile from downtown Newport.

Contact info:
One Wave Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842 USA
phone: 401-846-0310
web: newportbeachhotelandsuites.com/index.cfm

Room amenities: The original Historic Building recently reopened following a multi-million dollar restoration which incorporates carefully restored interiors with luxurious furnishings and amenities. Completely redesigned guest rooms in these elegant Newport accommodations feature luxurious bedding, and a variety of room configurations. The new décor features beige and blue tones popular within contemporary New England beachside interiors. The same craftsmen who have designed furniture for Ritz Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, Wynn Hotel, and other luxury hotels designed custom furniture for our rooms with wood inlays and granite tops. Custom furniture with wood inlays and granite tops. 37-inch LCD TV with HD cable, DVD player and complimentary use of our in-house DVD library. MP3 player with iPod docking station. Luxurious bedding with imported linens, duvets and featherbeds, with your choice of plush down or fiberfill pillows. Bathrooms finished in imported Carrera marble, granite vanities with custom cabinetry, and luxury bath amenities. Refrigerator, microwave, iron & board, hair dryer, and electronic safe. In-room gourmet coffee and teas. Complimentary wireless Internet. Proud member of Historic Hotels of America, an exclusive collection of uniquely restored hotels and resorts.

Facility amenities: An indoor pool and hot tub elevated over Newport Pond provide soothing water views from walls of windows and Juliet balconies. A cascading water wall, nautical artwork, and inlayed glass block mosaic tiles contribute to the relaxing ambiance of the indoor pool environment. The rooftop deck with hot tub, fire pit, outdoor shower, and seating areas overlooks Newport Pond arguably the best views of any of the hotels in Newport, Rhode Island. Additionaly the hotel offers: Free wireless Internet access available in all guest rooms and public areas. Complimentary business center with Internet terminals and printers. Guest laundry in the historic section of the hotel. Complimentary gourmet coffee and teas throughout the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Depending on Availibilty
Please contact the hotel directly for additional nights before or following the program no earlier than 2 months before the program begins. Depending on availibilty a special rate maybe available for Road Scholar Participants.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, October 21 - Registration/Welcome Dinner/ Overview Lecture
Arrive To: Registration at the hotel between 3::00- 5:00 pm.

Dinner: Orientation and dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Historical Newport lecture.

Lodging: Newport Beach Hotel and Suites

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The hotel is located within easy walking distance of the world famous Cliff Walk and just one mile from downtown Newport.

Contact info:
One Wave Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842 USA
phone: 401-846-0310
web: newportbeachhotelandsuites.com/index.cfm

Room amenities: The original Historic Building recently reopened following a multi-million dollar restoration which incorporates carefully restored interiors with luxurious furnishings and amenities. Completely redesigned guest rooms in these elegant Newport accommodations feature luxurious bedding, and a variety of room configurations. The new décor features beige and blue tones popular within contemporary New England beachside interiors. The same craftsmen who have designed furniture for Ritz Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, Wynn Hotel, and other luxury hotels designed custom furniture for our rooms with wood inlays and granite tops. Custom furniture with wood inlays and granite tops. 37-inch LCD TV with HD cable, DVD player and complimentary use of our in-house DVD library. MP3 player with iPod docking station. Luxurious bedding with imported linens, duvets and featherbeds, with your choice of plush down or fiberfill pillows. Bathrooms finished in imported Carrera marble, granite vanities with custom cabinetry, and luxury bath amenities. Refrigerator, microwave, iron & board, hair dryer, and electronic safe. In-room gourmet coffee and teas. Complimentary wireless Internet. Proud member of Historic Hotels of America, an exclusive collection of uniquely restored hotels and resorts.

Facility amenities: An indoor pool and hot tub elevated over Newport Pond provide soothing water views from walls of windows and Juliet balconies. A cascading water wall, nautical artwork, and inlayed glass block mosaic tiles contribute to the relaxing ambiance of the indoor pool environment. The rooftop deck with hot tub, fire pit, outdoor shower, and seating areas overlooks Newport Pond arguably the best views of any of the hotels in Newport, Rhode Island. Additionaly the hotel offers: Free wireless Internet access available in all guest rooms and public areas. Complimentary business center with Internet terminals and printers. Guest laundry in the historic section of the hotel. Complimentary gourmet coffee and teas throughout the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Depending on Availibilty
Please contact the hotel directly for additional nights before or following the program no earlier than 2 months before the program begins. Depending on availibilty a special rate maybe available for Road Scholar Participants.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, October 22 - Newport Mansions/Guided Age Lecture
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy a guided tour of Chateau Sur Mer, followed by a self-guided audio tour of the Elms Mansion where you will explore the summer residence of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Julius Berwind of Philadelphia and New York.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: Field trip to the Breakers Mansion where you learn about the Vanderbilt family and their summer cottage with a self-guided audio tour, followed by free time to explore Newport.

Dinner: Dinner at a nearby restataurant.

Evening: This evening we will enjoy a lecture on Newport in the Gilded Age.

Lodging: Newport Beach Hotel and Suites

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

Description: The hotel is located within easy walking distance of the world famous Cliff Walk and just one mile from downtown Newport.

Contact info:
One Wave Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842 USA
phone: 401-846-0310
web: newportbeachhotelandsuites.com/index.cfm

Room amenities: The original Historic Building recently reopened following a multi-million dollar restoration which incorporates carefully restored interiors with luxurious furnishings and amenities. Completely redesigned guest rooms in these elegant Newport accommodations feature luxurious bedding, and a variety of room configurations. The new décor features beige and blue tones popular within contemporary New England beachside interiors. The same craftsmen who have designed furniture for Ritz Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, Wynn Hotel, and other luxury hotels designed custom furniture for our rooms with wood inlays and granite tops. Custom furniture with wood inlays and granite tops. 37-inch LCD TV with HD cable, DVD player and complimentary use of our in-house DVD library. MP3 player with iPod docking station. Luxurious bedding with imported linens, duvets and featherbeds, with your choice of plush down or fiberfill pillows. Bathrooms finished in imported Carrera marble, granite vanities with custom cabinetry, and luxury bath amenities. Refrigerator, microwave, iron & board, hair dryer, and electronic safe. In-room gourmet coffee and teas. Complimentary wireless Internet. Proud member of Historic Hotels of America, an exclusive collection of uniquely restored hotels and resorts.

Facility amenities: An indoor pool and hot tub elevated over Newport Pond provide soothing water views from walls of windows and Juliet balconies. A cascading water wall, nautical artwork, and inlayed glass block mosaic tiles contribute to the relaxing ambiance of the indoor pool environment. The rooftop deck with hot tub, fire pit, outdoor shower, and seating areas overlooks Newport Pond arguably the best views of any of the hotels in Newport, Rhode Island. Additionaly the hotel offers: Free wireless Internet access available in all guest rooms and public areas. Complimentary business center with Internet terminals and printers. Guest laundry in the historic section of the hotel. Complimentary gourmet coffee and teas throughout the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Depending on Availibilty
Please contact the hotel directly for additional nights before or following the program no earlier than 2 months before the program begins. Depending on availibilty a special rate maybe available for Road Scholar Participants.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, October 23 - Whitehorne House/Redwood Library/Religious Herita...
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy tours of the Whitehorne House followed by the Redwood Library, the oldest lending library in America.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: Religious heritage tour of Newport featuring a guided tour of the Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the United States, and the Great Friends Quaker Meeting House, which was built in 1699 and is the oldest surviving house of worship in Rhode Island. Following the tour you will have free time.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant

Lodging: Newport Beach Hotel and Suites

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

Description: The hotel is located within easy walking distance of the world famous Cliff Walk and just one mile from downtown Newport.

Contact info:
One Wave Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842 USA
phone: 401-846-0310
web: newportbeachhotelandsuites.com/index.cfm

Room amenities: The original Historic Building recently reopened following a multi-million dollar restoration which incorporates carefully restored interiors with luxurious furnishings and amenities. Completely redesigned guest rooms in these elegant Newport accommodations feature luxurious bedding, and a variety of room configurations. The new décor features beige and blue tones popular within contemporary New England beachside interiors. The same craftsmen who have designed furniture for Ritz Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, Wynn Hotel, and other luxury hotels designed custom furniture for our rooms with wood inlays and granite tops. Custom furniture with wood inlays and granite tops. 37-inch LCD TV with HD cable, DVD player and complimentary use of our in-house DVD library. MP3 player with iPod docking station. Luxurious bedding with imported linens, duvets and featherbeds, with your choice of plush down or fiberfill pillows. Bathrooms finished in imported Carrera marble, granite vanities with custom cabinetry, and luxury bath amenities. Refrigerator, microwave, iron & board, hair dryer, and electronic safe. In-room gourmet coffee and teas. Complimentary wireless Internet. Proud member of Historic Hotels of America, an exclusive collection of uniquely restored hotels and resorts.

Facility amenities: An indoor pool and hot tub elevated over Newport Pond provide soothing water views from walls of windows and Juliet balconies. A cascading water wall, nautical artwork, and inlayed glass block mosaic tiles contribute to the relaxing ambiance of the indoor pool environment. The rooftop deck with hot tub, fire pit, outdoor shower, and seating areas overlooks Newport Pond arguably the best views of any of the hotels in Newport, Rhode Island. Additionaly the hotel offers: Free wireless Internet access available in all guest rooms and public areas. Complimentary business center with Internet terminals and printers. Guest laundry in the historic section of the hotel. Complimentary gourmet coffee and teas throughout the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Depending on Availibilty
Please contact the hotel directly for additional nights before or following the program no earlier than 2 months before the program begins. Depending on availibilty a special rate maybe available for Road Scholar Participants.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 24 - Audio tours of the Rosecliff and Marblehouse mans...
Audio tours of the Rosecliff and Marblehouse mansions/Free Time to explore Newport

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Trollet tour of Ocean Drive, followed by a guided tour of Rosecliff, the mansion that became the setting for many of Newport's most lavish parties and was the location of many films including, The Great Gatsby, True Lies and Amistad.

Lunch: Lunch at a nearby restaurant.

Afternoon: This afternoon we visit Marble House, the mansion that set the pace for Newport's subsequent transformation from a quiet summer colony of wooden houses to the legendary resort of opulent stone palaces.

Dinner: Enjoy local dinner on your own.

Evening: Free time to the explore the area on your own.

Lodging: Newport Beach Hotel and Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The hotel is located within easy walking distance of the world famous Cliff Walk and just one mile from downtown Newport.

Contact info:
One Wave Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842 USA
phone: 401-846-0310
web: newportbeachhotelandsuites.com/index.cfm

Room amenities: The original Historic Building recently reopened following a multi-million dollar restoration which incorporates carefully restored interiors with luxurious furnishings and amenities. Completely redesigned guest rooms in these elegant Newport accommodations feature luxurious bedding, and a variety of room configurations. The new décor features beige and blue tones popular within contemporary New England beachside interiors. The same craftsmen who have designed furniture for Ritz Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, Wynn Hotel, and other luxury hotels designed custom furniture for our rooms with wood inlays and granite tops. Custom furniture with wood inlays and granite tops. 37-inch LCD TV with HD cable, DVD player and complimentary use of our in-house DVD library. MP3 player with iPod docking station. Luxurious bedding with imported linens, duvets and featherbeds, with your choice of plush down or fiberfill pillows. Bathrooms finished in imported Carrera marble, granite vanities with custom cabinetry, and luxury bath amenities. Refrigerator, microwave, iron & board, hair dryer, and electronic safe. In-room gourmet coffee and teas. Complimentary wireless Internet. Proud member of Historic Hotels of America, an exclusive collection of uniquely restored hotels and resorts.

Facility amenities: An indoor pool and hot tub elevated over Newport Pond provide soothing water views from walls of windows and Juliet balconies. A cascading water wall, nautical artwork, and inlayed glass block mosaic tiles contribute to the relaxing ambiance of the indoor pool environment. The rooftop deck with hot tub, fire pit, outdoor shower, and seating areas overlooks Newport Pond arguably the best views of any of the hotels in Newport, Rhode Island. Additionaly the hotel offers: Free wireless Internet access available in all guest rooms and public areas. Complimentary business center with Internet terminals and printers. Guest laundry in the historic section of the hotel. Complimentary gourmet coffee and teas throughout the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Depending on Availibilty
Please contact the hotel directly for additional nights before or following the program no earlier than 2 months before the program begins. Depending on availibilty a special rate maybe available for Road Scholar Participants.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 25 - International Tennis Hall of Fame/Guided explorat...
International Tennis Hall of Fame/Guided exploration of the International Yacht Restoration School

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Delve into Newport's sporting culture on a field trip to the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Lunch: Lunch at the Hall of Fame

Afternoon: Fieldtrip to the International Yacht Restoration School. Focoused on preparing students to enter and excel in all aspects of modern boatbuilding, the IYRS is home to important restoration projects and accompanying exhibitions that draw visitors from around the world.

Dinner: Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant

Evening: Return to the hotel

Lodging: Newport Beach Hotel and Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 26 - Free Morning/Program Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Free Morning

Lunch: Boxed lunch to go.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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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14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips

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