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6 Days | 5 Nights
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Meals: 14 total, 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian; Gluten Free.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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Historic Gettysburg Hotel: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 5 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Recapture the spirit of Gettysburg at the historic Gettysburg Hotel, a significant landmark in our nation's history. Since 1797, guests of the Gettysburg Hotel have enjoyed the warmth and graciousness of their attentive service where past traditions are richly blended with the comforts of the most modern amenities. The Hotel’s spacious guest rooms are beautifully appointed with elegant period furnishings. Our guests can relax at the seasonal outdoor swimming pool or in the English Pub, McClellan’s Tavern. From the moment you step in the door, you are welcomed into a fireside lobby and a world of hospitality reminiscent of another era. For nearly two centuries, the Gettysburg Hotel has played host to prominent national and international figures. Distinguished names such as President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Carl Sandburg, Henry Ford, General Ulysses S. Grant and Daniel Webster have enjoyed our attentive hospitality. You’ll receive complimentary daily newspapers, coffee & teas in the morning with an afternoon tea and snacks. The Gettysburg Hotel is in the heart of town, providing the perfect location to explore this exciting area.

Contact info:
One Lincoln Square
Gettysburg, PA 17325 USA
phone: 717-337-2000
web: www.gettysburg-hotel.com

Room amenities: Six-story interior corridor hotel. Double-occupancy guest rooms with private bath, 2 full size beds, remote control cable tv, desk, telephone, hair dryer, alarm clock, coffeemaker, iron & ironing board and comfortable chair.

Facility amenities: Outdoor pool available the end of May through the beginning of September. Tennis Courts within walking distance at nearby Gettysburg College. Free use of the YWCA indoor pool (1 mile from the hotel) and fitness facility (2.5 miles from the hotel) are available during your stay. Internet access is available for those Participants who bring their laptop computers.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: call for rates
Participants must make their own reservations by calling (717) 337-2000. Rooms are based on availability and may not be available on weekends, special events or holidays.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Additional nights after: call for rates
Participants must make their own reservations by calling (717) 337-2000. Rooms are based on availability and may not be available on weekends, special events or holidays.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
1 Performances


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