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Program #21172RJ
4 Days | 3 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 Sep 4 — Sep 7, 2013

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Day One: Wednesday, September 04 - Arrival/Welcome dinner and orientation
Afternoon: Independent arrivals to San Francisco and transfers to the hotel. Check-in begins at 4:00 pm. If you arrive early you may leave your luggage in a secure location at the hotel.

Dinner: Group dinner at a nearby restaurant and orientation with your Group Leader.

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Located on Fisherman's Wharf with breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay is the Radisson Fisherman's Wharf Hotel. Experience the essential Fisherman's Wharf attractions just steps from your door, including Pier 39, Alcatraz Island, Ghiradelli Square and the world famous San Francisco Cable Cars.

Contact info:
250 Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94133 USA
phone: 415-392-6700
web: www.radisson.com/sanfranciscoca_wharf

Room amenities: Comfortable beds, a full bathroom, TV, telephone and WiFi.

Facility amenities: Clean, comfortable San Francisco hotel rooms offer many choices in view and include complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet. The Radisson Fisherman's Wharf amenities include a year round heated outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour Fitness Center, Business Center, and a concierge staff.

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

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Thursday, September 05 - Muir Woods/Sausalito
Breakfast: Breakfast at in-hotel restaurant.

Morning: Travel via private bus with a local guide to Muir Woods National Monument-part of the National Parks Service- where you can walk the trails through the redwoods.

Lunch: Lunch in a local Sausalito restuarant.

Afternoon: After some time to walk around Sausalito and admire the view of the Golden Gate Bridge we will return to Fisherman's Warf. You have the afternoon to explore on your own.

Dinner: Experience the renowned San Francisco dinning scene at a restaurant of your choosing. Head to nearby North Beach for some Italian, find a great spot for Cioppino or venture farther afield.

Lodging: Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Hotel

Description: Located on Fisherman's Wharf with breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay is the Radisson Fisherman's Wharf Hotel. Experience the essential Fisherman's Wharf attractions just steps from your door, including Pier 39, Alcatraz Island, Ghiradelli Square and the world famous San Francisco Cable Cars.

Contact info:
250 Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94133 USA
phone: 415-392-6700
web: www.radisson.com/sanfranciscoca_wharf

Room amenities: Comfortable beds, a full bathroom, TV, telephone and WiFi.

Facility amenities: Clean, comfortable San Francisco hotel rooms offer many choices in view and include complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet. The Radisson Fisherman's Wharf amenities include a year round heated outdoor swimming pool, 24-hour Fitness Center, Business Center, and a concierge staff.

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

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Friday, September 06 - Alcatraz
Breakfast: Breakfast at in-hotel restaurant.

Morning: From nearby Pier 33, board the 9:00 am ferry to Alcatraz Island the storied penitentiary to learn its history. Listen to stories from officers and prisoners who lived and worked there.

Lunch: Lunch together at a local restuarant.

Afternoon: Free time to explore on your own. Perhaps take a cable car over to Golden Gate Park to visit the museums or Botanical Garden or explore the energy of America's oldest Chinatown.

Dinner: With the group at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Ship Information: 951 feet long 118 feet beam 26 foot draft 107,517 gross tons 2,600 passengers 1,150 crew

Contact info:
at sea
San Francisco, CA USA
phone: unk-now-n 00 x0-000-0
Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Check out time: 8:00 AM

Day Four: Saturday, September 07 - Aquarium/Embark Grand Princess
Breakfast: Breakfast at in-hotel restaurant.

Morning: Spend some time among the animals at the Aquarium of the Bay.

Lunch: Delve into the colors and smells of one of the top farmers markets in the country at Ferry Plaza. Not only local produce and meats are on display but also regional artisinal products and meals from some of the areas restaurants.

Lodging: Grand Princess

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


San Francisco
Presidio of San FranciscoFormerly a military post, the Presidio is a national park and recreational paradise featuring spectacular vistas, meandering trails, and historic and architectural treasures. Come for a hike, a walking tour, a picnic, to view an exhibit or take a stroll back in time. Entrance to the park and most programs are free. The park is open daily, year-round.
For additional information, visit: Information from: www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com and sanfrancisco.about.com
MeteronMetreon is the first-of-its-kind entertainment center located at Fourth and Mission streets in the heart of downtown San Francisco. This 350,000 square-foot complex features an eclectic mix of the Bay Area's best restaurants, shopping venues, theatres, and entertainment destinations, including the West Coast's largest IMAX theatre.
For additional information, visit: Information from: www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com and sanfrancisco.about.com
Pier 39There is something for everyone at PIER 39, one of San Francisco's premier Bay attractions: a festival marketplace with more than 110 stores, 14 Bay view restaurants and a variety of fun-filled attractions for all ages, including the world-renowned sea lions, street performers and live daily entertainment.
For additional information, visit: Information from: www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com and sanfrancisco.about.com
San Francisco ZooNorthern California's largest zoological park features approximately 1,000 exotic and endangered wildlife. Visit the new Grizzly Gulch (June 2007), home to two grizzly bears and stroll through the African Savannah habitat. Experience the wonders of the Children's Zoo and visit other favorites such as Gorilla Preserve, Penguin Island, Koala Crossing, Lemur Forest and the Australian WalkAbout. Ride the historical Dentzel Carousel and Little Puffer miniature steam train.
For additional information, visit: Information from: www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com and sanfrancisco.about.com

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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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7 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
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3 Field trips

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