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Program #20507RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Itinerary for Sep 28 — Oct 3, 2014

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Type: Conference Center

Description: The Warwick Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.

Contact info:
62 Warwick Center Road
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Room amenities: The rooms at The Warwick Conference Center have private baths, air conditioning, and wireless internet . However, hair dryers, shampoo, and facial soap are not provided. Please bring a radio if you so desire and an alarm clock.

Facility amenities: The Warwick Conference Center offers private rooms with private baths and air-conditioning. Please bring an alarm clock and radio if you desire it. Hair dryers, shampoo, and facial soap are not provided. Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.

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

Additional nights before: $72/night
Additional Nights are based on availability.

Check in time: 4:30 PM


Day One: Sunday, September 28 -
Afternoon: Arrive at The Warwick Conference Center in late afternoon for check-in beginning at 4:30 p.m. Enjoy a Wine and Cheese Reception and introduce yourself to fellow participants.

Dinner: Dinner is in the East House Dining Hall. Enjoy a bountiful buffet with entrées varying from turkey, pork, chicken, beef, and fish. Dinner will include a fresh salad bar, vegetables, potatoes, rolls, and dessert. All meals at The Warwick Conference Center include a vegetarian option.

Evening: (All itinerary details subject to change.) Following dinner there will be a time of introductions and an orientation session to familiarize everyone with The Warwick Conference Center and the week's activities.

Lodging: The Warwick Center

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: The Warwick Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.

Contact info:
62 Warwick Center Road
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Room amenities: The rooms at The Warwick Conference Center have private baths, air conditioning, and wireless internet . However, hair dryers, shampoo, and facial soap are not provided. Please bring a radio if you so desire and an alarm clock.

Facility amenities: The Warwick Conference Center offers private rooms with private baths and air-conditioning. Please bring an alarm clock and radio if you desire it. Hair dryers, shampoo, and facial soap are not provided. Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.

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

Additional nights before: $72/night
Additional Nights are based on availability.

Check in time: 4:30 PM


Day Two: Monday, September 29 - Enjoy a Wine Tasting at the Demarest Hill Winery ...
Breakfast: Wake up to a hearty breakfast buffet. Daily entrées will rotate, but you can look forward to a variety of breakfast foods including scrambled eggs, pancakes, French toast, ham, bacon, oatmeal, toast, muffins, yogurt, cold cereal, and hot coffee, tea, and orange juice.

Morning: Begin the day with a stimulating lecture on the topic: "Twenty-first Century World Politics and Personalities". Stretch your legs for a brief break with coffee or tea. Return to the classroom for the first lecture on the topic: "Shakespeare and Verdi: The Words and Music of Great Drama".

Lunch: Enjoy a buffet lunch in the East House Dining Hall with entrées including a variety of the following: soup, sandwiches, paninis, pasta, salad bar, and a dessert.

Afternoon: After a delicious lunch, delve into the topic: "Tough Guys: Images of the Hero in American Fiction and Film" followed by free time with the option to visit a local winery for a wine tasting. Demarest Hill Winery is located just outside the Village of Warwick, where the Master Vintner learned wine-making in his native Italy. Autumn is also a beautiful time to hike the trails or walk on the beautiful Warwick Center property.

Dinner: A plentiful buffet dinner will be served in the East House Dining Hall.

Evening: Meet in the lecture room for the second lecture on the topic: "Twenty-first Century World Politics and Personalities". End the day with an evening snack over conversation with new friends.

Lodging: The Warwick Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: The Warwick Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.

Contact info:
62 Warwick Center Road
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Room amenities: The rooms at The Warwick Conference Center have private baths, air conditioning, and wireless internet . However, hair dryers, shampoo, and facial soap are not provided. Please bring a radio if you so desire and an alarm clock.

Facility amenities: The Warwick Conference Center offers private rooms with private baths and air-conditioning. Please bring an alarm clock and radio if you desire it. Hair dryers, shampoo, and facial soap are not provided. Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.

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

Additional nights before: $72/night
Additional Nights are based on availability.

Check in time: 4:30 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, September 30 - Attend the opera "Carmen" at the Metropolitan Ope...
Attend the opera "Carmen" at the Metropolitan Opera House located at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Note: Be prepared to get on and off a coach bus several times and walk a few blocks.

Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty country breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.

Morning: Return to the classroom refreshed and ready for the first lecture on the topic: "Tough Guys: Images of the Hero in American Fiction and Film". Enjoy a brief break with a cup of coffee or tea. Return to the classroom to learn more about "Shakespeare and Verdi: The Words and Music of Great Drama".

Lunch: A hearty and satisfying buffet lunch will be served in the East House Dining hall.

Afternoon: After lunch enjoy a bit of free time and then get ready for a delightful evening at the Opera. Board the charter bus for New York City. Sit back and relax and enjoy the scenery as we drive into the City.

Dinner: Dinner will be on your own near The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center. A list of restaurants will be provided.

Evening: The doors of the Metropolitan Opera open at 7:00 p.m. Prepare to enjoy the opera "Carmen" at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The Metropolitan Opera is the largest classical music organization in North America. It presents about 27 different operas each year in a season which lasts from late September through May. After the opera, board the charter bus for our return trip to The Warwick Conference Center.

Lodging: The Warwick Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Conference Center

Description: The Warwick Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.

Contact info:
62 Warwick Center Road
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Room amenities: The rooms at The Warwick Conference Center have private baths, air conditioning, and wireless internet . However, hair dryers, shampoo, and facial soap are not provided. Please bring a radio if you so desire and an alarm clock.

Facility amenities: The Warwick Conference Center offers private rooms with private baths and air-conditioning. Please bring an alarm clock and radio if you desire it. Hair dryers, shampoo, and facial soap are not provided. Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.

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

Additional nights before: $72/night
Additional Nights are based on availability.

Check in time: 4:30 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, October 01 - Enjoy a wine-tasting at Demarest Hill Winery loca...
Enjoy a wine-tasting at Demarest Hill Winery located just outside the Village of Warwick.

Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty country breakfast served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.

Morning: After a refreshing night of rest, return to the classroom for a lecture on the topic: "Favorite Sons: Distinguished Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point". Enjoy a brief break with a cup of coffee or tea. Then return to the classroom for a continuing presentation on "Favorite Sons".

Lunch: Enjoy a satisfying lunch served buffet style in the East House Dining Room.

Afternoon: After lunch return to the classroom to hear the concluding lecture on "Favorite Sons: Distinguished Graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point. Then have a well-deserved break with the option of attending a wine-tasting at the local winery, hike the trails or walk on the beautiful Warwick Center property or engage in a discussion with fellow participants on observations and insights from your lectures.

Dinner: Enjoy buffet dinner in the East House Dining Room.

Evening: Enjoy an evening of entertainment followed by a delicious evening snack and good conversation with fellow participants.

Lodging: The Warwick Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Conference Center

Description: The Warwick Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.

Contact info:
62 Warwick Center Road
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Room amenities: The rooms at The Warwick Conference Center have private baths, air conditioning, and wireless internet . However, hair dryers, shampoo, and facial soap are not provided. Please bring a radio if you so desire and an alarm clock.

Facility amenities: The Warwick Conference Center offers private rooms with private baths and air-conditioning. Please bring an alarm clock and radio if you desire it. Hair dryers, shampoo, and facial soap are not provided. Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.

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

Additional nights before: $72/night
Additional Nights are based on availability.

Check in time: 4:30 PM


Day Five: Thursday, October 02 - Enjoy a docent-led visit to the United States Mil...
Enjoy a docent-led visit to the United States Military Academy at West Point in West Point, NY.

Note: Be prepared to get on and off the coach bus multiple times and be able to walk at West Point in order to enjoy the various points of interest on the property.

Breakfast: A hearty country breakfast will be served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.

Morning: Return to the classroom to hear a lecture on the topic: "Tough Guys: Images of the Hero in American Fiction and Film".

Lunch: An early lunch will be served buffet style in the East House dining hall.

Afternoon: Board the charter bus for West Point, NY. Enjoy a docent-led visit of the Military Academy at West Point, the home of many of America's distinguished sons and the "long gray line". Visit the military museum at West Point as well as the Visitor's Center. Board the charter bus for the return trip to The Warwick Conference Center.

Dinner: Enjoy a relaxing dinner served buffet style in the East House Dining Hall.

Evening: Spend the evening in discussion with the Gifted Scholars and other fellow participants asking your questions and sharing your thoughts. Top off the evening by making your own sundae in the East House Dining Hall.

Lodging: The Warwick Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, October 03 -
Breakfast: A hearty breakfast will be served in the East House Dining Hall.

Morning: Return to the classroom ready to hear the final lecture on the topic: "Shakespeare and Verdi": The Words and Music of Great Drama". Take a quick coffee or tea break and return to the classroom for the final lecture on the topic: "Twenty-first Century World Politics and Personalities".

Lunch: Lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m. in the East House Dining Hall. Departure and farewells immediately after lunch.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Warwick, NY
Borderland FarmA 230 acre riding facility, indoor ring, lighted outdoor ring, miles of trails. Located at the NY/NJ line. Reservations required.
For additional information, visit: www.wolfsbane.com/borderland/
Demarest Hill Winery28 different wines created from select varietal grapes by a master vintner who learned winemaking in Italy. The wineries' specialties include Warwick Black Pearl and Peach Wine, both from the vineyards at this winery.
For additional information, visit: www.demaresthillwinery.com
Harness Racing Museum & Hall of FameDrive a sulky to the finish line in the 3-D simulator. Riveting state-of-the-art and interactive exhibits. Call and judge a race. Theaters tell the fascinating history of America's first sport. Open daily from 10 - 6.
For additional information, visit: www.harnessmuseum.com
Pride of the HudsonCruise through history and the majestic beauty of the Hudson River on a 2-hour narrated sightseeing cruise.
For additional information, visit: www.prideofthehudson.com
Washington's HeadquartersGen. Washington made this fieldstone farmhouse his Continental Army headquarters and spent more time here than anywhere else during the Revolutionary War. At this site, Washington created and awarded the original purple heart badge. In 1850 the property became our nation's first public historic site. Open Wed. - Sat., 10-5. Sun. 1-5.
West Point MuseumMilitary uniforms, flags, weapons and military art of both American and European derivation. Museum galleries include History of the Academy and the Corps of Cadets, US Army History, and History of Warfare from Egyptian times to Desert Storm.
For additional information, visit: www.usma.edu/Museum/
West Point Tours, Inc.Enjoy a guided tour of the U.S. Military Academy. Walk the paths of generals and presidents tracing the footsteps of our country's great leaders. Enjoy spectacular views of the majestic Hudson River. Hear exciting tales and fascinating stories. Tour buses depart daily from the West Point Visitor Center.
For additional information, visit: www.westpointtours.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.

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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
2 Performances

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4.7
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