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Program #21159RJ
8 Days | 7 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.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.
Meals: 16 total, 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Low Salt; Low Fat.

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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Newport Beach Hotel and Suites: Newport, RI, 2 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This hotel is located on the beach in Newport overlooking the water. Just a short distance of less than a mile from downtown and a 1/2 mile from the Cliff Walk.

Ship Information: None

Contact info:
One Wave Ave
Newport, RI 02842 USA
phone: 401-846-0310
web: www.newportbeachhotelandsuites.com

Room amenities: •Custom furniture with wood inlays and granite tops. •37-inch LCD TV with HD cable, DVD player and complimentary use of our in-house DVD library. •MP3 player with iPod docking station. •Luxurious bedding with imported linens, duvets and featherbeds, with your choice of plush down or fiberfill pillows. •Bathrooms finished in imported Carrera marble, granite vanities with custom cabinetry, and luxury bath amenities. •Refrigerator, microwave, iron & board, hair dryer, and electronic safe. •In-room gourmet coffee and teas. •Complimentary wireless Internet. •Proud member of Historic Hotels of America, an exclusive collection of uniquely restored hotels and resorts.

Facility amenities: •Our indoor pool and hot tub elevated over Newport Pond provide soothing water views from walls of windows and Juliet balconies. •A cascading water wall, nautical artwork, and inlayed glass block mosaic tiles contribute to the relaxing ambiance of the indoor pool environment. •The rooftop deck with hot tub, fire pit, outdoor shower, and seating areas overlooks Newport Pond arguably the best views of any of the hotels in Newport, Rhode Island. If you're a vacationer who doesn't like to sit still, there's plenty to keep you active at the Newport Beach Hotel & Suites: •Steps away from Newport's Easton's Beach, we offer VIP Cabana Rentals. Click here for details. •New Fitness Center featuring cardio equipment with individual LCD panel televisions, strength training, core training, and flexibility equipment. •Private trainers and personalized yoga & Pilates instructors available. •Spa treatment area with a variety of spa services. •Adjacent oceanfront park for picnics, volleyball, and other seaside activities. •Bike and surf shops just steps from the hotel. •Like all hotels in Newport, Rhode Island there are numerous recreation opportunities including a skateboard park, aquarium, and carousel. •Free wireless Internet access available in all guest rooms and public areas. •Complimentary business center with Internet terminals and printers. •Guest laundry in the historic section of the hotel. The Suites Addition has a washer/dryer in each unit. •Complimentary gourmet coffee and teas throughout the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $189 - $259
Yes additional nights but rates tend to be very high at this property over the weekends.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Hilton Garden Inn: Freeport, ME, 3 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of Freeport, ME just a short walk from many fabulous restaurants, LL Bean, Outlets and much more.

Ship Information: None

Contact info:
5 Park Street
Freeport, ME 04032 USA
phone: 120-786-5143 x3
web: www.hilton.com

Room amenities: The room is warm and inviting, yet equipped for convenience while on the road. There's a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker to help you feel at home, along with a king size bed and comfortable sitting area and ottoman. And for conducting business, our rooms ensure your productivity thanks to the spacious work desk with a comfortable, ergonomic chair, two telephones, with data port and voicemail. Our electrical outlets and complimentary high-speed internet access are all at desk-height, and task lighting allows you to get the job done.

Facility amenities: 24 hr Pavilion Pantry Market • Automated Teller (ATM) • Baggage Storage • Bar Area • Beverage Area, Complimentary • Coin Laundry • Elevators • Laundry/Valet Service • Lounge • Luggage Hold • On-Site Convenience Store • Pavilion Lounge • Room Service • Safety Deposit Box Fitness Room • Pool

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

Elevator: Yes

The Pointe Hotel at Castle Hill Resort: Ludlow, VT, 2 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the Green Mountain Forest just minutes from the Okemo Ski Resort. This is a full service resort and spa.

Ship Information: None

Contact info:
Route 103 & Route 100
Proctorsville, VT 05149 USA
phone: 802-226-7688
web: www.castlehillresortvt.com

Room amenities: Coffee makers, flat screen cable television, coffee makers, wifi, refrigerators.

Facility amenities: Fireplaced lobby, indoor pool, hot tub. Full service restaurant.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after:
None as we return to Newport.

Check out time: 8:30 AM


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

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