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NIAGARA FALLS (ONTARIO), ONTARIO

The Shaw Festival: Extraordinary Theater and Nature in Niagara

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Program #10396RJ
5 Days | 4 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.
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Itinerary for Sep 23 — Sep 27, 2013

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Type: Hotel

Description: The Old Stone Inn is a historical boutique hotel where hospitable staff will treat you as an honoured guest. Centrally located, and within walking distance of all major attractions including the Falls, the Old Stone Inn is a restful retreat from the tiring pace of our modern world.

Contact info:
5425 Robinson Street
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7L6 Canada
phone: 905-357-1234
web: www.oldstoneinn.on.ca

Room amenities: Remote controlled cable TV, some rooms with jacuzzi and fireplace.

Facility amenities: Dining Room and Lounge on site. Indoor/outdoor pool, whirlpool, free on-site parking (outdoor); free newspapers in lobby

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Ask for Road Scholar rate
Additional room rates vary with day and time of year. Saturdays are more expensive than Fridays. There is an additional charge of 16% taxes added to room rate (13% HST + 3% Destination Marketing Fee). Only a limited number of rooms held at special reduced Road Scholar rate. Toll free number is: 800-263-6208 - please note this line does not have voice mail - if busy you should call the local number 1-905-357-1234.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Monday, September 23 - Check-In/Orientation
Arrive To: ARRIVAL AND CHECK-IN: Independent arrivals to Niagara Falls in the afternoon; check-in to the hotel after 3:00 p.m. The front desk will let you know where to register, meet the Road Scholar Coordinator and residential host. The coordinator will distribute and discuss the itinerary with the group; and be available for any questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible and appreciate your understanding.

Dinner: Plated dinner (3 choices) to be served in hotel dining room

Evening: INTRODUCTIONS: Group Introductions followed by short video of Shaw Festival.

Lodging: Old Stone Inn

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Old Stone Inn is a historical boutique hotel where hospitable staff will treat you as an honoured guest. Centrally located, and within walking distance of all major attractions including the Falls, the Old Stone Inn is a restful retreat from the tiring pace of our modern world.

Contact info:
5425 Robinson Street
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7L6 Canada
phone: 905-357-1234
web: www.oldstoneinn.on.ca

Room amenities: Remote controlled cable TV, some rooms with jacuzzi and fireplace.

Facility amenities: Dining Room and Lounge on site. Indoor/outdoor pool, whirlpool, free on-site parking (outdoor); free newspapers in lobby

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Ask for Road Scholar rate
Additional room rates vary with day and time of year. Saturdays are more expensive than Fridays. There is an additional charge of 16% taxes added to room rate (13% HST + 3% Destination Marketing Fee). Only a limited number of rooms held at special reduced Road Scholar rate. Toll free number is: 800-263-6208 - please note this line does not have voice mail - if busy you should call the local number 1-905-357-1234.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, September 24 - Shaw Festival Theatre Backstage/Matinee Theatre P...
Shaw Festival Theatre Backstage/Matinee Theatre Performance - Major Barbara

Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room. Participants dine at own convenience.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Backstage Tour of Festival Theatre (main theatre) PRESENTATION: George Bernard Shaw & Pre-Show Chat. Lecture & pre show chat about George Bernard Shaw and the matinee presentation we will see today. Performances will be announced in the New Year.

Lunch: Lunch in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Afternoon: THEATRE PERFORMANCE: Shaw Festival. This afternoon we attend a matinee performance at the Shaw Festival - Major Barbara. Have your ideals tested and your beliefs turned on their head in one of Shaw’s wittiest and most provocative plays. When arms dealer Andrew Undershaft is reunited with his Salvation Army daughter Barbara, each is sure the other’s profession is a source of immorality. She invites him to visit her shelter – he agrees as long as she will come visit his cannon works. They are both convinced that the other will be converted. But who is right, who is wrong, who is good, who is evil is never – typical of Shaw – as simple as it seems.

Dinner: Plated dinner served in hotel dining room (3 choices of entree)

Evening: FREE EVENING: Free evening to explore the area.

Lodging: Old Stone Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Old Stone Inn is a historical boutique hotel where hospitable staff will treat you as an honoured guest. Centrally located, and within walking distance of all major attractions including the Falls, the Old Stone Inn is a restful retreat from the tiring pace of our modern world.

Contact info:
5425 Robinson Street
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7L6 Canada
phone: 905-357-1234
web: www.oldstoneinn.on.ca

Room amenities: Remote controlled cable TV, some rooms with jacuzzi and fireplace.

Facility amenities: Dining Room and Lounge on site. Indoor/outdoor pool, whirlpool, free on-site parking (outdoor); free newspapers in lobby

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Ask for Road Scholar rate
Additional room rates vary with day and time of year. Saturdays are more expensive than Fridays. There is an additional charge of 16% taxes added to room rate (13% HST + 3% Destination Marketing Fee). Only a limited number of rooms held at special reduced Road Scholar rate. Toll free number is: 800-263-6208 - please note this line does not have voice mail - if busy you should call the local number 1-905-357-1234.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, September 25 - Shaw Seminar/Winery Tour & Tasting/Matinee Theatr...
Shaw Seminar/Winery Tour & Tasting/Matinee Theatre Performance - Faith Healer

Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room. Participants dine at own convenience.

Morning: PRESENTATION: Shaw Seminar-Production Chat. PRESENTATION: Pre show lecture about the play we will see this evening. Performances will be announced in the New Year.

Lunch: Lunch in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Afternoon: THEATRE PERFORMANCE: Attend a matinee performance at the Shaw Festival - Faith Healer. Three versions of the same story – but which one is true? This mesmerizing tale centres on a small-time faith healer who travels the countryside, miraculously curing the sick (or does he?) in every small town along the way. We also meet his wife (or is it his mistress?) who tells us her own tale of faith and healing; and his manager Teddy, who has his own version of events.

Dinner: Dinner

Lodging: Old Stone Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Old Stone Inn is a historical boutique hotel where hospitable staff will treat you as an honoured guest. Centrally located, and within walking distance of all major attractions including the Falls, the Old Stone Inn is a restful retreat from the tiring pace of our modern world.

Contact info:
5425 Robinson Street
Niagara Falls, ON L2G 7L6 Canada
phone: 905-357-1234
web: www.oldstoneinn.on.ca

Room amenities: Remote controlled cable TV, some rooms with jacuzzi and fireplace.

Facility amenities: Dining Room and Lounge on site. Indoor/outdoor pool, whirlpool, free on-site parking (outdoor); free newspapers in lobby

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Ask for Road Scholar rate
Additional room rates vary with day and time of year. Saturdays are more expensive than Fridays. There is an additional charge of 16% taxes added to room rate (13% HST + 3% Destination Marketing Fee). Only a limited number of rooms held at special reduced Road Scholar rate. Toll free number is: 800-263-6208 - please note this line does not have voice mail - if busy you should call the local number 1-905-357-1234.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, September 26 - Shaw Seminar/Evening Theatre Performance - Guys a...
Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room Participants dine at own convenience.

Morning: PRESENTATION: Rehearsal Process. Shaw seminar on the Rehearsal Process PRESENTATION: Pre Show Chat. Pre show chat about this afternoon's performance. Performances to be announced in the New Year.

Lunch: Lunch in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Afternoon: EXCURSION: Winery Tour & Tasting. This afternoon we will visit a local winery for a tour and tasting

Dinner: Farewell dinner.

Evening: THEATRE PERFORMANCE: Shaw Festival. Attend an evening performance at the Shaw Festival - Guys and Dolls. In New York City, you’ll meet wise guys and chorus gals, gamblers and actresses, cops and bobby-soxers. Pious Sarah Brown, a sergeant at the Save-A-Soul mission, wants to save their souls while Nathan Detroit needs $1000 to save the city’s oldest floating craps game. Enter high-roller Sky Masterson who takes Nathan’s crazy bet – to woo the virtuous Sarah! Who will take a real gamble on love? Will luck be a lady tonight? Guys and Dolls has been called the “greatest of all American musicals.”

Lodging: Old Stone Inn

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Friday, September 27 - Botanical Gardens/ Butterfly Conservatory/Indepen...
Breakfast: Breakfast served in hotel dining room between 7:00 and 9:00 a.m. Participants dine at own convenience.

Morning: EXCURSION: Butterfly Conservatory. Enjoy a video and self-guided excursion at the Butterfly Conservatory: This magical attraction features over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Paths wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall and the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight!

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Niagara Parks Commission Botanical Gardens. Established in 1936, visitors enjoy 40 hectares (99 acres) of beautifully maintained gardens, including perennials, rhododendrons, azaleas, a formal parterre garden, shade, herb and vegetable plantings, an aviary as well as our world-famous rose garden featuring over 2,400 roses. Footpaths wind past the Butterfly Conservatory and butterfly garden, ponds and an arboretum featuring one of Canada’s finest collections of ornamental trees and shrubs.

Lunch: 12:00 p.m. Plated lunch (3 selections) served in hotel dining room. Box lunches can be arranged for those leaving the program early. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

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.

Our Value Promise To You

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

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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