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Program #20031RJ
11 Days | 10 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.
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.
Meals: 25 total, 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinner

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

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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Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers: Boston, Massachusetts, 2 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: In the heart of historic Back Bay stands an equally legendary landmark. Built in 1927, The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers is a member of Historic Hotels of America, and recipient of the Successful Meeting Pinnacle Award for delivering excellence in meetings. With an unmatched location, the hotel are adjacent to the Public Garden with its Swan Boats and the chic boutiques, art galleries and restaurants of the world-famous Newbury Street. Rich in history, the hotel offers the same luxury, hospitality expertise, service and splendor today that have attracted United States Presidents, international corporations, and celebrities in the past.

Contact info:
50 Park Plaza at Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116 USA
phone: 617-426-2000

Room amenities: Electronic Key System, High Speed Internet, Voice mail, Data Ports on Phones, Cable TV, In-room Pay Movies, 24 Hour Room Service, Iron and Iron board, Wake-up calls, Hair dryer, Alarm clock, Windows can be opened

Facility amenities: Every guestroom offers full room service, voice mail, modem lines, movies and more. Guest room amenities include a courteous, full service concierge staff, travel services and fitness facilities.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies based on availability
For pre and post night reservation call Boston Park Plaza reservation agent Esther Lo at 617-457-2423 (Monday-Friday 10:30am-6pm EST) to book pre and/or post nights. Make sure to state your program number (this is a 4 or 5 digit number) and that you are with the Road Scholar group. A limited number of rooms are available at a Road Scholar group rate if booked 30 days prior to your program start date. For all other Hotel needs please call Road Scholar at 617-521-5373

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Anchorage by the Sea: Ogunquit, Maine, 2 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Anchorage by the Sea is located directly on the Marginal Way overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, and can be accessed conveniently from the property. Once a dirt trail with difficult terrain, the magnificent Marginal Way is now a paved footpath. Winding along the rocky shoreline for 1 ¼ miles from Ogunquit’s downtown area to the quaint fishing village of Perkins Cove, the Marginal Way boasts some of most spectacular coastal views in New England. The Anchorage is conveniently located within walking distance to beautiful sandy beaches, Ogunquit Village, Perkins Cove, museums, art galleries, specialty shops, and fine restaurants.

Contact info:
125 Shore Road
Ogunquit, ME 03907 USA
phone: 207-646-9384

Room amenities: All rooms have air-conditioning, Wi-Fi Internet access, cable / satellite television, direct-dial telephone, refrigerators, hairdryers, flat-screen television, in-room safes, alarm clock, radio, private bathroom with bathtub and shower. All rooms are non-smoking.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; Wi-Fi Internet access, concierge desk, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hot tub, Jacuzzi, sauna, spa services. The hotel is a regular stop on Ogunquit trolley route.

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

North Conway Grand Hotel: North Conway, New Hampshire, 2 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The North Conway Grand Hotel is a modern hotel situated in the Settlers' Green Outlet Village complex, in the heart of North Conway, surrounded by the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

Contact info:
Rte. 16 at Settler's Green
North Conway, NH 03860 USA
phone: 603-356-9300

Room amenities: 200 rooms with air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable / satellite television, dvd player, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, radio, tea and coffee making facility, iron and ironing board, in-room safe, private bathroom with bathtub and shower with grab bar and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and bar; complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, business center, laundry service, indoor swimming pool, outdoor heated swimming pool, fire pit, fitness center, Jacuzzi and sauna.

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

Elevator: Yes

Bestwestern Plus Waterbury-Stowe: Warren, Vermont, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Contact info:
45 Blush Hill Road
Waterbury, VT 05676 USA
phone: 802-244-7822
Room amenities: •Cable satellite television •AM/FM alarm clock •Coffee/tea maker •Hairdryer •Iron, ironing board •Free local calls up to 30 minutes •Desk/work area •Additional in-room toiletries •Wake-up calls

Facility amenities: •100% smoke-free hotel •Indoor pool •Hot tub •Exercise facility, Open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. •Safe deposit box •Ice/vending machines •Truck/RV parking •Weight lifting equipment •Rowing machine •Stair stepper •Stationary bike •Treadmill •Locker room •24-hour front desk •Laundromat •Cable or satellite television •Business center, 24 hours •Photocopy, nominal fee •High-speed Internet access in all guest rooms

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

The Putney Inn: Putney, Vermont, 2 nights
Type: Motel

Description: Deeded in 1752 by England’s King George as the area’s first land grant, the Putney Inn was the homestead of English Captain John Kathan. The farmhouse’s original two-sided central hearth has continued to greet guests, unchanged through the centuries. Hand hewn beams, lush plants and antiques create the warmth of this New England landmark property’s dining rooms and public areas. All lodging is located in an adjacent, 2-storey, modern structure.

Contact info:
57 Putney Landing Road
Putney, VT 05346 USA
phone: 802-387-5517

Room amenities: 25 rooms with air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable television, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, radio, tea and coffee maker, iron and ironing board, room service, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer. Please note on your Health and Safety Questionnaire if you prefer a ground-floor room.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and Tavern; Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access.

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

Check out time: 10:00 AM

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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
10 nights of accommodations
25 meals: 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences


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