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Getty Villa: Greek, Roman, Etruscan Antiquities

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Program #14723RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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 Mar 1 — Mar 4, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This full-service, 15-story hotel is located within Warner Center in Woodland Hills. The Hilton Woodland Hills hotel offers modern amenities in the warm, Southern-California climate and is situated near major Los Angeles attractions including Universal Studios, The Getty Center, Malibu Beach and Hollywood. Its 326 guestrooms are the largest in the area. The hotel is within walking distance of many fine restaurants, entertainment venues, and premier shopping including Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom's.

Contact info:
6360 Canoga Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367 USA
phone: 818-595-1000
web: www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/BURWCHF-Hilton-Woodland-Hills-Los-Angeles-California/index.do

Room amenities: Large, classically appointed guest rooms measure over 300 sq. ft. and feature cherry furniture; 37" LCD HDTV with premium channels and pay-per-view movies; Hilton Alarm Clock Radio with MP3 connection; work-size desk with ergonomic chair; and two-line speakerphones with voicemail. Rooms feature pillow-top mattress, down-filled comforter, Touch of Down pillows and soft sheets. Other guestroom amenities include a coffee maker with complimentary Lavazza coffee, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, and daily newspaper delivery. 800 and calling-card phone calls are free. Room accommodates up to four guests (with rollaway bed). WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: High-speed wireless internet service is available throughout the hotel and guests rooms for a daily fee. Road Scholar participants who request this service will be charged a discounted rate of $5.00 per day per room. You may sign up for wireless internet service at the front desk upon check-in or at any time during your stay. You will receive a special password for your device(s) and your credit card will be charged the appropriate fees upon check-out.

Facility amenities: The hotel provides guests with complimentary access to its Fitness Center by Precor located on the 3rd floor of the hotel; a business center with free computer and high-speed Internet access; ATM; baggage storage; bell service; dry cleaning service; gift shop; Guest Activity Desk; ice/vending machines; on-site convenience store; valet parking; safety deposit box at the front desk (not in room); and shuttle service. The hotel features the Brasserie Restaurant for a casual atmosphere in which to savor the fresh flavors of California cuisine and Fitzgerald's Lounge for beverages and entertainment. The Cheesecake Factory and Arnie Morton's Steakhouse, located next door to the hotel, offer additional choices of hearty meals and sweet treats. Room service is also available for private dining. Valet parking is available at the hotel for $10 per night. Overnight self-parking is available in an adjacent parking structure for $9 per night Friday through Saturday, and $14 per night Sunday through Thursday.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $89/night
Call the hotel directly at 818-595-1000 to make a reservation to stay additional nights OR go online to make your own reservations at a special website the Hilton has set up for the Road Scholar Tournament of Roses program: Group Name: TOURNAMENT OF ROSES -- Pre and Post Group Rooms Group Code: TOR122 WEBSITE: www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/B/BURWCHF-TOR122-20121226/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG Period Covered: Dec 25-28, 2012; and Jan 2-7, 2013 Preferred Rates Start At: $89/Night

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Friday, March 01 - Independent Arrivals
Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: Check into the Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel after 3:00pm.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet which we'll review during our orientation session before dinner.

ORIENTATION: Begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures and any other administrative issues as well as answer your 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. We appreciate your understanding.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel

Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants.

Evening: CROSSING POINTS: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.

Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.

Lodging: Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This full-service, 15-story hotel is located within Warner Center in Woodland Hills. The Hilton Woodland Hills hotel offers modern amenities in the warm, Southern-California climate and is situated near major Los Angeles attractions including Universal Studios, The Getty Center, Malibu Beach and Hollywood. Its 326 guestrooms are the largest in the area. The hotel is within walking distance of many fine restaurants, entertainment venues, and premier shopping including Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom's.

Contact info:
6360 Canoga Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367 USA
phone: 818-595-1000
web: www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/BURWCHF-Hilton-Woodland-Hills-Los-Angeles-California/index.do

Room amenities: Large, classically appointed guest rooms measure over 300 sq. ft. and feature cherry furniture; 37" LCD HDTV with premium channels and pay-per-view movies; Hilton Alarm Clock Radio with MP3 connection; work-size desk with ergonomic chair; and two-line speakerphones with voicemail. Rooms feature pillow-top mattress, down-filled comforter, Touch of Down pillows and soft sheets. Other guestroom amenities include a coffee maker with complimentary Lavazza coffee, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, and daily newspaper delivery. 800 and calling-card phone calls are free. Room accommodates up to four guests (with rollaway bed). WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: High-speed wireless internet service is available throughout the hotel and guests rooms for a daily fee. Road Scholar participants who request this service will be charged a discounted rate of $5.00 per day per room. You may sign up for wireless internet service at the front desk upon check-in or at any time during your stay. You will receive a special password for your device(s) and your credit card will be charged the appropriate fees upon check-out.

Facility amenities: The hotel provides guests with complimentary access to its Fitness Center by Precor located on the 3rd floor of the hotel; a business center with free computer and high-speed Internet access; ATM; baggage storage; bell service; dry cleaning service; gift shop; Guest Activity Desk; ice/vending machines; on-site convenience store; valet parking; safety deposit box at the front desk (not in room); and shuttle service. The hotel features the Brasserie Restaurant for a casual atmosphere in which to savor the fresh flavors of California cuisine and Fitzgerald's Lounge for beverages and entertainment. The Cheesecake Factory and Arnie Morton's Steakhouse, located next door to the hotel, offer additional choices of hearty meals and sweet treats. Room service is also available for private dining. Valet parking is available at the hotel for $10 per night. Overnight self-parking is available in an adjacent parking structure for $9 per night Friday through Saturday, and $14 per night Sunday through Thursday.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $89/night
Call the hotel directly at 818-595-1000 to make a reservation to stay additional nights OR go online to make your own reservations at a special website the Hilton has set up for the Road Scholar Tournament of Roses program: Group Name: TOURNAMENT OF ROSES -- Pre and Post Group Rooms Group Code: TOR122 WEBSITE: www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/B/BURWCHF-TOR122-20121226/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG Period Covered: Dec 25-28, 2012; and Jan 2-7, 2013 Preferred Rates Start At: $89/Night

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Saturday, March 02 - Introductory Lectures on the Getty Villa and Gett...
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: CLASS: Bringing the Ancient World to Life

Explores the ancient cultures of Greek, Etruscan and Roman civilization in order to better understand and appreciate the Villa's collection of antiquities.

CLASS: The Getty Villa: The Return of a Classic

Traces the history of the Getty Villa and the vision that guided the development of the present site.

Lunch: Lunch at hotel

Afternoon: CLASS: Art from the Ancient World: An Introduction to the Collection

Presents highlights of the Getty Villa antiquities collection by gallery theme.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel

Evening: PRESENTATION: "Out of the Ashes" DVD. Tells the story of the loss and recovery of 1800 scrolls buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD.

Lodging: Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This full-service, 15-story hotel is located within Warner Center in Woodland Hills. The Hilton Woodland Hills hotel offers modern amenities in the warm, Southern-California climate and is situated near major Los Angeles attractions including Universal Studios, The Getty Center, Malibu Beach and Hollywood. Its 326 guestrooms are the largest in the area. The hotel is within walking distance of many fine restaurants, entertainment venues, and premier shopping including Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom's.

Contact info:
6360 Canoga Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367 USA
phone: 818-595-1000
web: www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/BURWCHF-Hilton-Woodland-Hills-Los-Angeles-California/index.do

Room amenities: Large, classically appointed guest rooms measure over 300 sq. ft. and feature cherry furniture; 37" LCD HDTV with premium channels and pay-per-view movies; Hilton Alarm Clock Radio with MP3 connection; work-size desk with ergonomic chair; and two-line speakerphones with voicemail. Rooms feature pillow-top mattress, down-filled comforter, Touch of Down pillows and soft sheets. Other guestroom amenities include a coffee maker with complimentary Lavazza coffee, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, and daily newspaper delivery. 800 and calling-card phone calls are free. Room accommodates up to four guests (with rollaway bed). WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: High-speed wireless internet service is available throughout the hotel and guests rooms for a daily fee. Road Scholar participants who request this service will be charged a discounted rate of $5.00 per day per room. You may sign up for wireless internet service at the front desk upon check-in or at any time during your stay. You will receive a special password for your device(s) and your credit card will be charged the appropriate fees upon check-out.

Facility amenities: The hotel provides guests with complimentary access to its Fitness Center by Precor located on the 3rd floor of the hotel; a business center with free computer and high-speed Internet access; ATM; baggage storage; bell service; dry cleaning service; gift shop; Guest Activity Desk; ice/vending machines; on-site convenience store; valet parking; safety deposit box at the front desk (not in room); and shuttle service. The hotel features the Brasserie Restaurant for a casual atmosphere in which to savor the fresh flavors of California cuisine and Fitzgerald's Lounge for beverages and entertainment. The Cheesecake Factory and Arnie Morton's Steakhouse, located next door to the hotel, offer additional choices of hearty meals and sweet treats. Room service is also available for private dining. Valet parking is available at the hotel for $10 per night. Overnight self-parking is available in an adjacent parking structure for $9 per night Friday through Saturday, and $14 per night Sunday through Thursday.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $89/night
Call the hotel directly at 818-595-1000 to make a reservation to stay additional nights OR go online to make your own reservations at a special website the Hilton has set up for the Road Scholar Tournament of Roses program: Group Name: TOURNAMENT OF ROSES -- Pre and Post Group Rooms Group Code: TOR122 WEBSITE: www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/B/BURWCHF-TOR122-20121226/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG Period Covered: Dec 25-28, 2012; and Jan 2-7, 2013 Preferred Rates Start At: $89/Night

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Sunday, March 03 - Field trip to Getty Villa
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Travel by motor coach to the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades.

Oil magnate J. Paul Getty used some of his vast wealth to amass an incredible art and antiquities collection, first displayed in his ranch house on a bluff overlooking the Pacific. In the early 70s, he had a Romanesque villa constructed next to his house to be a permanent museum for his collection. The Malibu Villa, modeled after the partially excavated Villa dei Papiri in Italy, became the home of the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1974.

In 1997 the Getty Villa was closed and the collection was relocated to the new hill-top Getty Center in Brentwood (Los Angeles). After a nine-year, $275 million renovation and expansion, the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa re-opened as a home to the Museum's Antiquities Collection. The Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities are arranged by themes including Gods and Goddesses, Dionysos and the Theater, and Stories of the Trojan War, housed within Roman-inspired architecture and surrounded by Roman-style gardens.

Includes a 45-minute private, guided walk of the Architecture and Gardens of the Getty Villa.

For your self-exploration, pick up a copy of 'Today at the Getty Villa', which lists the day's programs, in the Entry Pavilion. Enhance your gallery experience with a Getty Guide audio player, available for $5 at the Pick-Up Desk on Floor 1 of the Museum. The player features commentary from curators and conservators on over 150 works from the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa.

Lunch: To give you greater flexibility in viewing the Villa collection at your leisure, Sunday lunch will be on your own.

The Cafe at the Getty Villa serves casual Mediterranean fare and has indoor and outdoor seating. Menu choices include salads, soups, panini, pizzas, pastas, vegetables, and desserts.

The Espresso Cart near the Cafe entrance offers coffee and espresso drinks and bottled beverages, as well as homemade soup, hot and cold sandwiches, to-go salads, and a selection of baked goods and desserts.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel.

Evening: Wrap Up Program

Lodging: Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day Four: Monday, March 04 - Independent Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: CLASS: The Appreciation of Art From Classical Antiquity

During the final segment of the program, we will conclude by discussing the relevance of Classical antiquity and enhance our appreciation of how the Greeks and Romans continue to influence our lives today.

HOTEL CHECK OUT: This concludes the program. We hope you have enjoyed this Getty Villa adventure and will join us for other rewarding programs in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys.

Meals Included: Breakfast



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Woodland Hills, California
Hotel VicinityThe Westfield Topanga Mall is within walking distance of the hotel. Shoppers can take their pick from two stories of shops, restaurants and entertainment options. There are many dining options including Ruth's Chris, Corner Bakery, P.F. Chang's and Maggiano's. Movies are available at the AMC 16 Theatres, a top-flight multiplex with stadium seating. The Mall is located at 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367.
Los Angeles Convention and Visitors BureauWhile there are no major tourist destinations or attractions in Woodland Hills, the city adjoins the greater Los Angeles area which offers visitors a wide range of activities and attractions. To learn more, we suggest you contact the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau website and download, view or order travel guides and tourism information. Mailing address: LACVB, 685 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90017 or phone (213) 689-8822.
For additional information, visit: www.discoverlosangeles.com
Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of CommerceTo learn more about Woodland Hills and the neighboring town of Tarzana, please contact the local Chamber of Commerce at:

20121 Ventura Blvd. #204

Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Hours M-F: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (PST)

Phone Number: (818) 347-4737
For additional information, visit: www.woodlandhillscc.net/contact.php


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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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