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Urban Outdoor Adventures: Bicycling Washington, D.C.

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Program #20940RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.

Itinerary for Apr 10 — Apr 14, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
1000 H Street NW
Washington, D.C., USA 20001
Washington, DC 20001 USA
phone: 202-582-1234
web: www.grandwashington.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-grandwashington/index.jsp?null

Room amenities: 42" flat screen TV Hyatt Grand BedTM Portico spa amenities Hair dryer Electronic door locks Coffee maker Turndown service (upon request) High-speed wireless Internet access (fee) Concierge Cable movie channels and in-room pay movies Herman Miller® office chair and oversized work desk Iron / ironing board Individual climate control iHome stereo with iPod® docking station Cordless and corded telephones with message lights Wake-up calls (upon request) In-room dining Safe deposit boxes (at front desk)

Facility amenities: Full-service business center / PDA check-in / Fast Board™ Two gift shops, florist / laundry, dry cleaning / valet service Wireless high-speed internet throughout hotel (fee) / in-lobby metro access Valet & self-parking / Concierge / Hyatt E-Concierge Full-Service FIT Club / Yoga Away Sauna / pool / steam rooms Massage therapy / personal trainers Game room

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

Bathroom:

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Contact Road Scholar Boston at (617) 521-5373 for additional night information. Depending on availability, the Road Scholar group rate may be available.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Wednesday, April 10 - Registration/Welcome Dinner/Orientation/Monuments...
Note: 3-5 miles over 2.5 hours on paved & gravel paths.

Arrive To: 3:00 - 5:00 PM Check into the hotel at the Front Desk in the Lobby.. then then head to the "Wilson Room" for registration with your Road Scholar Group Leader and pick up your welcome packet. Bike DC is a new Road Scholar "Flex" program. It is different from other programs with more opportunities for you to dine out and explore on your own. Several meals have been excluded from the program cost and you will have substantial free time for personal independent exploration. 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. N

Dinner: 5:00-7:00 PM Welcome Dinner at local restaurant followed by orientation at the hotel.

Evening: This evening embark on a 2.5 hour leisurely biking excursion when the monuments are less crowded, the air is cooler, and the views are magnificent. Explore the new WWII memorial, Vietnam War memorial, Jefferson, Lincoln, FDR memorials, the new Martin Luther King Jr memorial, as well as the White House. Riders are equipped with reflective vests and safety lights.

Lodging: Grand Hyatt Washington

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
1000 H Street NW
Washington, D.C., USA 20001
Washington, DC 20001 USA
phone: 202-582-1234
web: www.grandwashington.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-grandwashington/index.jsp?null

Room amenities: 42" flat screen TV Hyatt Grand BedTM Portico spa amenities Hair dryer Electronic door locks Coffee maker Turndown service (upon request) High-speed wireless Internet access (fee) Concierge Cable movie channels and in-room pay movies Herman Miller® office chair and oversized work desk Iron / ironing board Individual climate control iHome stereo with iPod® docking station Cordless and corded telephones with message lights Wake-up calls (upon request) In-room dining Safe deposit boxes (at front desk)

Facility amenities: Full-service business center / PDA check-in / Fast Board™ Two gift shops, florist / laundry, dry cleaning / valet service Wireless high-speed internet throughout hotel (fee) / in-lobby metro access Valet & self-parking / Concierge / Hyatt E-Concierge Full-Service FIT Club / Yoga Away Sauna / pool / steam rooms Massage therapy / personal trainers Game room

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

Bathroom:

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Contact Road Scholar Boston at (617) 521-5373 for additional night information. Depending on availability, the Road Scholar group rate may be available.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Thursday, April 11 - City Orientation/United States National Mall/Smit...
Note: 5 miles over 3.5 hours on paved & gravel paths.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Enjoy a tour of the Capital Sites, providing you with an overview of the city as you bike to and learn about the major sites on and around the National Mall and Capitol Hill, including the Capitol Building, Supreme Court, Smithsonian Museums, the Washington Monument, and more. Learn about interesting exhibits, local events, and practical touring tips from your guide.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: The afternoon is free for you to explore the Smithsonian Museums, Washington D.C, or go on a group leader led excursion.

Dinner: Dinner on your own

Lodging: Grand Hyatt Washington

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
1000 H Street NW
Washington, D.C., USA 20001
Washington, DC 20001 USA
phone: 202-582-1234
web: www.grandwashington.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-grandwashington/index.jsp?null

Room amenities: 42" flat screen TV Hyatt Grand BedTM Portico spa amenities Hair dryer Electronic door locks Coffee maker Turndown service (upon request) High-speed wireless Internet access (fee) Concierge Cable movie channels and in-room pay movies Herman Miller® office chair and oversized work desk Iron / ironing board Individual climate control iHome stereo with iPod® docking station Cordless and corded telephones with message lights Wake-up calls (upon request) In-room dining Safe deposit boxes (at front desk)

Facility amenities: Full-service business center / PDA check-in / Fast Board™ Two gift shops, florist / laundry, dry cleaning / valet service Wireless high-speed internet throughout hotel (fee) / in-lobby metro access Valet & self-parking / Concierge / Hyatt E-Concierge Full-Service FIT Club / Yoga Away Sauna / pool / steam rooms Massage therapy / personal trainers Game room

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

Bathroom:

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Contact Road Scholar Boston at (617) 521-5373 for additional night information. Depending on availability, the Road Scholar group rate may be available.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Friday, April 12 - Mount Vernon by Bike and Boat
Note: 10 miles over 5 hours on paved & gravel paths including some boarded sections, and rolling hills.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Start in Alexandria and cycle to George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate. George Washington, Commander-in-Chief of American forces in the Revolutionary War and the first President of the United States, called Mount Vernon home for more than 40 years. George Washington and his wife Martha Washington lived at Mount Vernon, which is now the most popular historic estate in America. Visit Mount Vernon, and discover the real George Washington. *Please note that you will not be biking at Mount Vernon but rather exploring the estate on foot. Paths are paved or gravel.

Lunch: Lunch at Mount Vernon.

Afternoon: board the Miss Christin for a narrated boat cruise upon the Potomac River back to historic Old Town Alexandria.

Dinner: Dinner on your own

Lodging: Grand Hyatt Washington

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
1000 H Street NW
Washington, D.C., USA 20001
Washington, DC 20001 USA
phone: 202-582-1234
web: www.grandwashington.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels-grandwashington/index.jsp?null

Room amenities: 42" flat screen TV Hyatt Grand BedTM Portico spa amenities Hair dryer Electronic door locks Coffee maker Turndown service (upon request) High-speed wireless Internet access (fee) Concierge Cable movie channels and in-room pay movies Herman Miller® office chair and oversized work desk Iron / ironing board Individual climate control iHome stereo with iPod® docking station Cordless and corded telephones with message lights Wake-up calls (upon request) In-room dining Safe deposit boxes (at front desk)

Facility amenities: Full-service business center / PDA check-in / Fast Board™ Two gift shops, florist / laundry, dry cleaning / valet service Wireless high-speed internet throughout hotel (fee) / in-lobby metro access Valet & self-parking / Concierge / Hyatt E-Concierge Full-Service FIT Club / Yoga Away Sauna / pool / steam rooms Massage therapy / personal trainers Game room

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

Bathroom:

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Contact Road Scholar Boston at (617) 521-5373 for additional night information. Depending on availability, the Road Scholar group rate may be available.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Saturday, April 13 - Arlington National Cemetary/Free Afternoon/Farewe...
Note: 4-5 miles over 3.5 hours on paved & gravel paths.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Set out by bike for Virginia and spend the morning in Arlington National Cemetery. Formerly the property of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, the cemetery was founded during the Civil War and is now one of the most reknowned and hallowed military cemeteries in the country. * Please note that bikes are not allowed on the cemetary grounds.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant

Afternoon: Free afternoon to enjoy Washington DC, or go on an optional Group Leader led excursion.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at a local restaurant

Lodging: Grand Hyatt Washington

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Sunday, April 14 - Program Wrap Up and Check out
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel

Morning: Program Wrap Up followed by Check Out

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Washington, DC
Arlington National CemeteryArlington National Cemetery, our nations most treasured burial ground, is home to more than 285,000 honored dead. Among the thousands of white headstones are the graves of President John F. Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, world champion boxer Joe Louis and the Tomb of the Unknowns. Free.
For additional information, visit: www.arlingtoncemetery.org
Corcoran Gallery of ArtWashington DC’s oldest art museum presents the art of our times and of times past. The museum is internationally renowned for its collection of American art as well as European paintings and sculpture
For additional information, visit: www.corcoran.org
Ford's TheatreAs a living tribute to Abraham Lincoln's love of the performing arts, Ford's Theatre presents plays and musicals underscoring multi-culturalism and highlighting the eclectic character of American life.
For additional information, visit: www.fordstheatre.org
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate and GardensExplore George Washington's estate overlooking the Potomac River and discover 45 acres of family fun, including hands-on activities, special tours, river cruises, farm animals, shopping, dining, and more. Open every day!
For additional information, visit: www.mountvernon.org
National MallA splendid green park area extending approximately two miles from the U.S. Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial. Lining either side of the park near the Capitol are 200-year-old American elm trees, several of the Smithsonian Institution museums, National Archives, National Gallery of Art and U.S. Botanic Gardens.
For additional information, visit: nps.gov/nama
Smithsonian MuseumsExplore the many Smithsonian Museums around the National Mall, including the American Indian Museum, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Natural History Museum, and more.
For additional information, visit: www.si.edu/
Washington Visitor's BureauVisit this website to get a full overview of the many activities and cultural opportunities Washington, DC has to offer.
For additional information, visit: www.washington.org

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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9 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
5 Field trips

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