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Program #21529RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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 Jun 29 — Jul 4, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Description: Conveniently located to the city's renowned Magnificent Mile, featuring excellent shopping, great museums, nightlife, dining, entertainment and cultural attractions. Minutes from The Loop, financial and theatre districs, Chicago sports with the Cubs, Sox, Bears, Bulls and Blackhaws. Also, secure heated indoor parking facility.

Contact info:
630 N Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611 USA
phone: 312-981-6600
web: www.fourpointschicago.com

Room amenities: Each stylish room is equipped with comfortable pillow top bed, free high speed internet, both wired and wireless access in-room, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, cable television, movies on demand, video games on demand, iron and ironing board, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel is 100% smoke free. There is an indoor heated pool and whirlpool in an airy sunroom, fitness center, 24-hour front desk, complimentary USA Today paper, safe deposit box, 24 hour business center, coin laundry, on-site gift and sundries shop and high speed internet throughout the hotel with helpful guest services/bell stand. Easy access to Starbucks and Trader Joe's Grocery Store.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies
Additional nights on availability basis. Please call 888-627-7088 or go online to www.fourpointschicago.com to book your additional nights. This is central reservations so only book those additional days which you need either prior to or following your Road Scholar stay. DO NOT give them the dates which are already reserved through the road scholar registration.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, June 29 - Registration/Dinner/Orientation/Movie
Afternoon: Registration at the hotel is from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.

Dinner: We will have dinner in a unique food court at the beautiful Water Tower Place Shopping Mall.

Evening: Get acquainted with your fellow participants and an overview of the upcoming week. In anticipation of tomorrow's visit to the Museum, we will have a presentation of the movie "Night at the Museum."

Lodging: Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Downtown

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Conveniently located to the city's renowned Magnificent Mile, featuring excellent shopping, great museums, nightlife, dining, entertainment and cultural attractions. Minutes from The Loop, financial and theatre districs, Chicago sports with the Cubs, Sox, Bears, Bulls and Blackhaws. Also, secure heated indoor parking facility.

Contact info:
630 N Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611 USA
phone: 312-981-6600
web: www.fourpointschicago.com

Room amenities: Each stylish room is equipped with comfortable pillow top bed, free high speed internet, both wired and wireless access in-room, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, cable television, movies on demand, video games on demand, iron and ironing board, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel is 100% smoke free. There is an indoor heated pool and whirlpool in an airy sunroom, fitness center, 24-hour front desk, complimentary USA Today paper, safe deposit box, 24 hour business center, coin laundry, on-site gift and sundries shop and high speed internet throughout the hotel with helpful guest services/bell stand. Easy access to Starbucks and Trader Joe's Grocery Store.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies
Additional nights on availability basis. Please call 888-627-7088 or go online to www.fourpointschicago.com to book your additional nights. This is central reservations so only book those additional days which you need either prior to or following your Road Scholar stay. DO NOT give them the dates which are already reserved through the road scholar registration.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, June 30 - Museum of Science and Industry/Sunset Cruise on L...
Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This morning we will travel to Hyde Park, home of President Obama, the University of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry. We will have an opportunity to explore the many exhibitions at the museum on our own. Experience Networld, learn about the complexities of genetics and experience the hatching of baby chicks, visit the Henry Crown Space Center, or visit the Fairy Castle or one of the other interesting exhibitions at this world class museum.

Lunch: We will have lunch at the museum.

Afternoon: Continue your exploration of the museum with an expert-led behind the scenes experience.

Dinner: We will have dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: This evening we will have an extraordinary view of Chicago's magnificent skyline from aboard the deck of boat as we cruise on Lake Michigan.

Lodging: Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Downtown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Conveniently located to the city's renowned Magnificent Mile, featuring excellent shopping, great museums, nightlife, dining, entertainment and cultural attractions. Minutes from The Loop, financial and theatre districs, Chicago sports with the Cubs, Sox, Bears, Bulls and Blackhaws. Also, secure heated indoor parking facility.

Contact info:
630 N Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611 USA
phone: 312-981-6600
web: www.fourpointschicago.com

Room amenities: Each stylish room is equipped with comfortable pillow top bed, free high speed internet, both wired and wireless access in-room, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, cable television, movies on demand, video games on demand, iron and ironing board, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel is 100% smoke free. There is an indoor heated pool and whirlpool in an airy sunroom, fitness center, 24-hour front desk, complimentary USA Today paper, safe deposit box, 24 hour business center, coin laundry, on-site gift and sundries shop and high speed internet throughout the hotel with helpful guest services/bell stand. Easy access to Starbucks and Trader Joe's Grocery Store.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies
Additional nights on availability basis. Please call 888-627-7088 or go online to www.fourpointschicago.com to book your additional nights. This is central reservations so only book those additional days which you need either prior to or following your Road Scholar stay. DO NOT give them the dates which are already reserved through the road scholar registration.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, July 01 - City Highlights/Skydeck at the Willis Tower
Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This morning we will board our own private double decker bus for a city highlights tour with fun stops along the way including the Sky Deck at the Willis Tower, where we will have the opportunity to step out on the glass ledge and view the city from atop the tallest building in the western hemisphere.

Lunch: We will return to the hotel and you will have the opportunity to have lunch on your own.

Afternoon: You have the afternoon to yourselves to explore and experience this amazing city. Whether you choose biking along the lake front, to a visit to the Art Institute of Chicago, or an afternoon at the ballpark, you can't go wrong in this amazing city. Your group leaders will be happy to provide you with suggestions and help you to get there easily.

Dinner: Dinner and the evening are on your own. Our group leaders will be happy to provide suggestions to please every palate and for your evening's entertainment.

Lodging: Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Downtown

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Hotel

Description: Conveniently located to the city's renowned Magnificent Mile, featuring excellent shopping, great museums, nightlife, dining, entertainment and cultural attractions. Minutes from The Loop, financial and theatre districs, Chicago sports with the Cubs, Sox, Bears, Bulls and Blackhaws. Also, secure heated indoor parking facility.

Contact info:
630 N Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611 USA
phone: 312-981-6600
web: www.fourpointschicago.com

Room amenities: Each stylish room is equipped with comfortable pillow top bed, free high speed internet, both wired and wireless access in-room, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, cable television, movies on demand, video games on demand, iron and ironing board, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel is 100% smoke free. There is an indoor heated pool and whirlpool in an airy sunroom, fitness center, 24-hour front desk, complimentary USA Today paper, safe deposit box, 24 hour business center, coin laundry, on-site gift and sundries shop and high speed internet throughout the hotel with helpful guest services/bell stand. Easy access to Starbucks and Trader Joe's Grocery Store.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies
Additional nights on availability basis. Please call 888-627-7088 or go online to www.fourpointschicago.com to book your additional nights. This is central reservations so only book those additional days which you need either prior to or following your Road Scholar stay. DO NOT give them the dates which are already reserved through the road scholar registration.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, July 02 - Field Museum of Natural History/Shedd Aquarium an...
Field Museum of Natural History/Shedd Aquarium and Oceanarium/Navy Pier/Fireworks

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This morning we will board the bus for The Field Museum of Natural History. We will have the opportunity to explore with an expert as well as on our own. Ancient Egypt, Dinosaurs, Africa, Gems and Native Americans are among the many wonderful exhibits at this world class institution.

Lunch: We will have lunch at the museum.

Afternoon: We will spend the afternoon exploring the Shedd Aquarium and Oceanarium. The Aquatics show will provide an opportunity to learn about the marine animals that live at the Shedd. We will have a special expert-led experience of the aquarium prior to returning to the hotel.

Dinner: This evening we will have dinner in the food court at Navy Pier, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Chicago.

Evening: This evening you will have the opportunity to explore Navy Pier, take in a game of mini-golf, ride on a 150 foot high Ferris Wheel, carousel, or wave swinger. When the sun goes down, we will have an opportunity to enjoy a fantastic fireworks exhibition set to music, before returning to the hotel for the evening.

Lodging: Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Downtown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: Conveniently located to the city's renowned Magnificent Mile, featuring excellent shopping, great museums, nightlife, dining, entertainment and cultural attractions. Minutes from The Loop, financial and theatre districs, Chicago sports with the Cubs, Sox, Bears, Bulls and Blackhaws. Also, secure heated indoor parking facility.

Contact info:
630 N Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611 USA
phone: 312-981-6600
web: www.fourpointschicago.com

Room amenities: Each stylish room is equipped with comfortable pillow top bed, free high speed internet, both wired and wireless access in-room, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, cable television, movies on demand, video games on demand, iron and ironing board, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Four Points by Sheraton Hotel is 100% smoke free. There is an indoor heated pool and whirlpool in an airy sunroom, fitness center, 24-hour front desk, complimentary USA Today paper, safe deposit box, 24 hour business center, coin laundry, on-site gift and sundries shop and high speed internet throughout the hotel with helpful guest services/bell stand. Easy access to Starbucks and Trader Joe's Grocery Store.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies
Additional nights on availability basis. Please call 888-627-7088 or go online to www.fourpointschicago.com to book your additional nights. This is central reservations so only book those additional days which you need either prior to or following your Road Scholar stay. DO NOT give them the dates which are already reserved through the road scholar registration.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, July 03 - Wrigley Field/Lincoln Park Zoo/Movie
Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast at the Hotel.

Morning: This morning we will board the bus for an expert-led experience of Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. We will go behind the scenes of this iconic ball field.

Lunch: Lunch on your own at the Lincoln Park Zoo. The zoo offers many venues for lunch sure to please even the pickiest eater.

Afternoon: We will spend the afternoon at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Established in 1868 this zoo has made an ongoing commitment to best standards in conservation, recreation and education, and continues to enthrall visitors 365 days a year. We will have a special zoo experience with a trained zoo eductor in addition to time to explore on our own.

Dinner: Dinner tonight is at a local restaurant.

Evening: This evening we will have an opportunity to sit back and relax and watch a movie.

Lodging: Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Downtown

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, July 04 - Breakfast/Departure
Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: The program ends after breakfast. Check out at the hotel is at noon, so you have time to savor your last morning in the windy city. We hope you have enjoyed your experience in Chicago!

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Chicago, Illinois
General OverviewMuseums and galleries, sporting events, e.g., Museum of Science and Industry, Shedd Aquarium, Musuem of Contemporary Art, Stained Glass Museum, Adler Planetarium, Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Cubs, Lincon Park Zoo, Navy Pier.
For additional information, visit: www.choosechicago.com

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
11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
3 Performances

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