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TIBURON, CALIFORNIA

Tiburon: Academic Adventures, Scenic Splendor

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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: Registration and Orientation

Dinner: Dinner in hotel

Evening: Introductions to your fellow participants

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: 7:30-8:30am

Morning: CLASS: 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: Lunch in hotel

Afternoon: CLASS: 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: Dinner in hotel

Evening: CLASS: 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/Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Liberty

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

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel

Morning: CLASS: Great Speeches of the 20th Century

Lunch: Lunch in hotel

Afternoon: Narrated FIELD TRIP to highlights of San Francisco, everyone's second hometown.

Dinner: Dinner in hotel

Evening: CLASS: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Liberty

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. F...
True Victorian Crime Stories/Art Tour: Paris/N. France/Shakespeare Sings: The Bard on Broadway

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Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel

Morning: CLASS: 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: Lunch in hotel

Afternoon: CLASS: Art Tour: Paris/N. France

Dinner: Dinner in hotel

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

Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel

Morning: CLASS: True Victorian Crime Stories

Lunch: Lunch in hotel

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: Dinner in hotel

Evening: Live entertainment TBA

Lodging: The Lodge at Tiburon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, November 14 - Shakespeare Sings: The Bard on Broadway
Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel

Morning: CLASS: Shakespeare Sings: The Bard on Broadway

Lunch: Lunch in hotel. The program concludes after lunch.

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

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
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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4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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