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Program #20307RJ
6 Days | 5 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 Nov 9 — Nov 14, 2014

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Type: Boutique Hotel

Contact info:
1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon

Room amenities: Complimentary wireless Internet access DVD player Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in Work desk Room service from Tiburon Tavern Coffee maker Iron/ironing board Hair dryer Bathrobes Air conditioning Complimentary newspaper Shared patio

Facility amenities: Hotel restaurant: Tiburon Tavern 24-hour complimentary business center Complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area) Complimentary fitness center Concierge services Complimentary DVD movie library Complimentary self-parking SkyDeck with fireplace Outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit: open 7am to 9pm Pet friendly: call for details

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Best available rate
The best available rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates. Please call the Road Scholar office at 650-355-5320 to make your reservation.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, November 09 - Registration/ Orientation/ Introductions
Afternoon: Hotel Check-in: Available from 3:00 p.m.

Program Registration: 3:30-4:30 p.m. After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table (located either in the hallway in front of the Road Scholar meeting room or just inside the meeting room) and pick up your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule, and other important information we will review during Orientation, and to confirm the time and location of the Orientation session. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet at the front desk when you check in.

Orientation: 4:30 p.m. The Group Leader will greet you with a warm welcome and introduce everyone. We will review the up-to-date daily program schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have.

During free time, the Group Leader will be available to guide informal excursions, activities, or meals not included in the program. You are welcome to join if you wish, with any associated costs (if any) on your own, or explore independently.

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.

Dinner: At the hotel

Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. This program offers two choices for meals: standard and vegetarian. We are unable to customize menus for individuals. However, we have found that by requesting sauces and dressing to be served on the side, we are able to accommodate various food intolerances and allergies. Vegetarian meals must be requested in advance on your Participant Information Form. Unfortunately, there are no other special meal options. Participants with special dietary needs should be prepared to avoid certain foods or supplement the regular meal plan as needed.

This evening enjoy a buffet which includes salad, entree, vegetable side, dessert, complimentary coffee and hot tea; other beverages available for purchase in the hotel bar.

Evening: Take the rest of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning. Get a good night's sleep for the full day tomorrow.

Lodging: The Lodge at Tiburon

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Boutique Hotel

Contact info:
1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon

Room amenities: Complimentary wireless Internet access DVD player Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in Work desk Room service from Tiburon Tavern Coffee maker Iron/ironing board Hair dryer Bathrobes Air conditioning Complimentary newspaper Shared patio

Facility amenities: Hotel restaurant: Tiburon Tavern 24-hour complimentary business center Complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area) Complimentary fitness center Concierge services Complimentary DVD movie library Complimentary self-parking SkyDeck with fireplace Outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit: open 7am to 9pm Pet friendly: call for details

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Best available rate
The best available rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates. Please call the Road Scholar office at 650-355-5320 to make your reservation.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, November 10 - Great Speeches of the 20th Century/Art Tour: Pari...
Great Speeches of the 20th Century/Art Tour: Paris/N. France/Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Liberty

Breakfast: At the hotel, enjoy a breakfast buffet which includes eggs, oatmeal, fresh fruit, bread, and juice.

Morning: Great Speeches of the 20th Century: Voices that Made History

Great moments in history are often marked by the crystallization of words, evocatively enunciated. In those great speeches you’ll find that powerful combination of content, tone and emotion but, most importantly, you’ll hear the speaker’s sincere belief in the value of what she/he is saying. Using actual sound recordings of the 20th century, this course will explore the history of one hundred years that changed the world like none before them — illustrated by the great speeches of those notable times.

Lunch: At the hotel enjoy a lunch buffet of salad, sandwich, dessert, coffee and hot tea.

Afternoon: Art Tour: Paris/N. France

Paris has spectacular art from Notre Dame to the Louvre, and smaller gems like the Cluny Museum. The outskirts of Paris and highlights in Normandy, Loire Valley finish the course.

Dinner: At the hotel enjoy a buffet which includes salad, entree, vegetable side, dessert, complimentary coffee and hot tea; other beverages available for purchase in the hotel bar.

Evening: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Liberty

This course will examine the enigmatic character of our third president and the role he played in the early years of the Republic. We will first provide the background for Jefferson’s long public career by mapping the key intellectual and political contours of his era, and then explore five major themes that run through his life: his radical revolutionary ideology, his friendships with fellow Founders John Adams and James Madison, his lengthy feud with Alexander Hamilton, his often-contradictory stance on slavery, and finally his equally puzzling and ever-shifting theories on the proper republican approach to the administration of political power. We hope thereby to explicate the endlessly fascinating mind set of an energetic, creative, yet deeply flawed American genius. The course will rest largely on the work of five respected contemporary American scholars of the Revolutionary/Federalist Era: Gordon S. Wood, Joseph P. Ellis, Nancy Isenberg, Andrew Burstein, and Annette Gordon-Reed. But we will also take a retrospective look at an earlier generation of Jefferson admirers: biographers such as Merrill Peterson and Dumas Malone.

Lodging: The Lodge at Tiburon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Boutique Hotel

Contact info:
1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon

Room amenities: Complimentary wireless Internet access DVD player Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in Work desk Room service from Tiburon Tavern Coffee maker Iron/ironing board Hair dryer Bathrobes Air conditioning Complimentary newspaper Shared patio

Facility amenities: Hotel restaurant: Tiburon Tavern 24-hour complimentary business center Complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area) Complimentary fitness center Concierge services Complimentary DVD movie library Complimentary self-parking SkyDeck with fireplace Outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit: open 7am to 9pm Pet friendly: call for details

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Best available rate
The best available rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates. Please call the Road Scholar office at 650-355-5320 to make your reservation.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, November 11 - Great Speeches of the 20th Century/ Highlights of...
Great Speeches of the 20th Century/ Highlights of San Francisco/ Shakespeare Sings: The Bard on Broadway

Note: Four hour bus trip to highlights of San Francisco with stops for picture taking and bathroom breaks.

Breakfast: At the hotel, enjoy a breakfast buffet which includes eggs, oatmeal, fresh fruit, bread, and juice.

Morning: Great Speeches of the 20th Century, Part 2

Lunch: At the hotel enjoy a lunch buffet of salad, sandwich, dessert, coffee and hot tea.

Afternoon: Narrated field trip via private motorcoach to highlights of San Francisco, everyone's second hometown.

Dinner: At the hotel enjoy a buffet which includes salad, entree, vegetable side, dessert, complimentary coffee and hot tea; other beverages available for purchase in the hotel bar.

Evening: Shakespeare Sings: The Bard on Broadway

This course will focus on three Broadway musicals inspired by Shakespeare's plays. We will look at and listen to excerpts from Rodgers' and Hart's The Boys From Syracuse (The Comedy Of Errors), Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate (The Taming Of The Shrew), and the Bernstein/Sondheim/Laurents/Robbins West Side Story (Romeo and Juliet).

Lodging: The Lodge at Tiburon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Boutique Hotel

Contact info:
1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon

Room amenities: Complimentary wireless Internet access DVD player Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in Work desk Room service from Tiburon Tavern Coffee maker Iron/ironing board Hair dryer Bathrobes Air conditioning Complimentary newspaper Shared patio

Facility amenities: Hotel restaurant: Tiburon Tavern 24-hour complimentary business center Complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area) Complimentary fitness center Concierge services Complimentary DVD movie library Complimentary self-parking SkyDeck with fireplace Outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit: open 7am to 9pm Pet friendly: call for details

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Best available rate
The best available rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates. Please call the Road Scholar office at 650-355-5320 to make your reservation.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, November 12 - True Victorian Crime Stories/ Art Tour: Paris/N. ...
True Victorian Crime Stories/ Art Tour: Paris/N. France/ Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Liberty

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Breakfast: At the hotel enjoy a breakfast buffet which includes eggs, oatmeal, fresh fruit, bread, and juice.

Morning: True Victorian Crime Stories

The era that invented the police force and perfected the detective story offers a non-stop history of murders, espionage, smuggling, and grave robbing. For the crime story fan, the truth really is better than fiction. Did the Victorians consider the same activities to be crimes as we do today? What did they think was fair punishment? Viewing their culture’s condemnation of actions we hardly notice will tell so much about them and even more about ourselves.

Lunch: At the hotel enjoy a lunch buffet of salad, soup, bread, dessert, coffee and hot tea.

Afternoon: Art Tour: Paris/N. France, Part 2

Dinner: At the hotel enjoy a buffet which includes salad, entree, vegetable side, dessert, complimentary coffee and hot tea; other beverages available for purchase in the hotel bar.

Evening: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Liberty, Part 2

Lodging: The Lodge at Tiburon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Boutique Hotel

Contact info:
1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon

Room amenities: Complimentary wireless Internet access DVD player Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in Work desk Room service from Tiburon Tavern Coffee maker Iron/ironing board Hair dryer Bathrobes Air conditioning Complimentary newspaper Shared patio

Facility amenities: Hotel restaurant: Tiburon Tavern 24-hour complimentary business center Complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area) Complimentary fitness center Concierge services Complimentary DVD movie library Complimentary self-parking SkyDeck with fireplace Outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit: open 7am to 9pm Pet friendly: call for details

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Best available rate
The best available rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates. Please call the Road Scholar office at 650-355-5320 to make your reservation.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, November 13 - True Victorian Crime Stories/ China Cabin/ Musica...
Note: 20 minute walk to China Cabin over flat, even sidewalks

Breakfast: At the hotel enjoy a breakfast buffet which includes eggs, oatmeal, fresh fruit, bread, and juice.

Morning: True Victorian Crime Stories, Part 2

Lunch: At the hotel enjoy a lunch buffet of salad, soup, bread, dessert, coffee and hot tea.

Afternoon: Docent-led visit of the China Cabin: The China Cabin is the Social Saloon from the S.S. China, a side-wheeled steamer built in 1866 by the William H. Webb shipyard in New York. Commissioned by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, the China carried mail and passengers from its home port of San Francisco to Asia. The elegant room was salvaged when the ship became obsolete in 1879 and was burned for scrap metal in Tiburon Cove. The Landmarks Society has restored the interior with 22k gold leaf, walnut woodwork, cut-glass floral window panes, and brass chandeliers. The China Cabin was designated a National Maritime Monument in 1978. (Courtesy of the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society)

Dinner: At the hotel enjoy a buffet which includes salad, entree, vegetable side, dessert, complimentary coffee and hot tea; other beverages available for purchase in the hotel bar.

Evening: Musical Entertainment

Lodging: The Lodge at Tiburon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, November 14 - Shakespeare Sings: The Bard on Broadway
Breakfast: At the hotel enjoy a breakfast buffet which includes eggs, oatmeal, fresh fruit, bread, and juice.

Morning: Shakespeare Sings: The Bard on Broadway, Part 2

Lunch: At the hotel enjoy a lunch buffet of soup, entree, dessert, coffee and hot tea. The program concludes with lunch.

We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures, and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch



Free Time Opportunities


Tiburon
Alcatraz IslandAlcatraz Island offers a close-up look at the site of the first lighthouse and US built fort on the West Coast, the infamous federal penitentiary long off-limits to the public, and the 18 month occupation by Indians of All Tribes which saved the tribes. Rich in history, there is also a natural side to the Rock—gardens, tide pools, bird colonies, and bay views beyond compare. To get to Alcatraz, you will need to take the ferry to San Francisco and then take a streetcar or bu along the Embarcadero to get to Pier 33 to catch the ferry to Alcatraz.
For additional information, visit: http://www.nps.gov/alca/index.htm
Angel IslandTake the ferry to Angel Island and explore the "Ellis Island of the West."
For additional information, visit: http://www.angelisland.com/
Mill ValleyMill Valley is a charming little town just across the freeway from the Tiburon peninsula.
For additional information, visit: http://www.millvalley.com/
Mt. TamalpaisJust north of San Francisco's Golden Gate is Mount Tamalpais. It has redwood groves and oak woodlands with a spectacular view from the 2,571-foot peak. On a clear day, visitors can see the Farallon Islands 25 miles out to sea, the Marin County hills, San Francisco and the bay, hills and cities of the East Bay, and Mount Diablo. On rare occasions, the Sierra Nevada's snow-covered mountains can be seen 150 miles away.
For additional information, visit: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=471
Muir WoodsWhen John Muir learned that William and Elizabeth Kent were naming a redwood forest near San Francisco in his honor, he declared, "This is the best tree-lovers monument that could possibly be found in all the forests of the world." The couple had purchased the land to preserve its beauty and restful wilderness; and in 1908, they donated it to the federal governent to protect it from destruction.
For additional information, visit: http://www.nps.gov/muwo/index.htm
Napa ValleyNapa Valley is one of the premier travel destinations in the world. Breathtaking views abound at every turn – mustard in the late winter, picturesque rolling hills planted with vineyards year-round and wineries of every stature dot the landscape. Whether you are wine tasting, dining at renowned restaurants like the French Laundry, pampering yourself with a mud bath in Calistoga, or just enjoying your stay at quaint bed & breakfasts, hotels or resorts ... Napa Valley is your spot of heaven on earth.
For additional information, visit: http://napavalley.com/
Pt. Reyes National SeashoreFrom its thunderous ocean breakers crashing against rocky headlands and expansive sand beaches to its open grasslands, brushy hillsides, and forested ridges, Point Reyes offers visitors over 1500 species of plants and animals to discover. Home to several cultures over thousands of years, the Seashore preserves a tapestry of stories and interactions of people. Point Reyes awaits your exploration.
For additional information, visit: http://www.nps.gov/pore/index.htm
San FranciscoEvery American has two hometowns: his own and San Francisco. Hop on a ferry and explore The City by the Bay.
For additional information, visit: http://www.sanfrancisco.com/
SausalitoRanked as one of the top 20 destinations in the country, visitors and residents alike agree that Sausalito’s scenic waterfront and panoramic views, small town charm and Mediterranean character make it a truly enchanting place to visit.
For additional information, visit: http://www.sausalito.org/
Sonoma CountySonoma County is a traveler’s paradise in California. The world-class Sonoma wine region offers over 375 wineries — from wine castles and the winery resort of Francis Ford Coppola, one of Hollywood’s most famed directors, to simple and rustic tasting rooms. Sonoma County was named the top wine destination in the U.S. by TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice Awards 2012.
For additional information, visit: http://www.sonomacounty.com/
TiburonTiburon is a small, walkable town with views everywhere you look. Go to the Town of Tiburon website for ideas of what to do and see.
For additional information, visit: http://www.townoftiburon.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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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
1 Performances

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