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Program #21180RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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: 35 total, 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Gluten Free; Low Fat; Low Salt; 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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Best Western Normandy Inn & Suites: Minneapolis, 1 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The cozy and comfortable character of “Hotel Normandy” remains, while guests enjoy the most current features and amenities. The hotel is conveniently located near downtown. All major banks, government offices and commercial buildings are an easy walk from the hotel, as are the Guthrie Theater, Orpheum Theater, the State Theater, The Pantages Theater, Orchestra Hall, and all downtown entertainment venues.

Contact info:
405 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55404 USA
phone: 612-370-1400
web: www.bestwesternnormandy.com

Room amenities: All rooms feature large work desks with ergonomic chairs, comfortable upholstered chairs with ottomans, flat screen TV with high definition programming, luxurious “euro-style” bedding, free high-speed wireless Internet access, an alarm clock, coffee and tea making facilities, a hair dryer, free local calls, and long distance access.

Facility amenities: The hotel features a beautiful garden atrium with an in-door pool, whirlpool and sauna, a complete exercise studio, and free Internet. The Normandy Kitchen Cafe & Bar, established in 1941, is a popular Minneapolis eatery and bar serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. The Normandy Kitchen features a menu of inspired comfort foods and desserts, all prepared from scratch. Room service is available, and there is a late night menu on weekends.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
To book additional nights, please call the Road Scholar Amherst office (413) 253-9736.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Yorktown: Yorktown - At Sea, 10 nights
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The Yorktown is the perfect vessel for relaxed and convivial exploration of America’s great coastal waterways. Built in Florida in 1988 specifically for coastal cruising and certified by the U. S. Coast Guard, the Yorktown flies the American flag and is staffed by friendly and experienced American officers and crew. With a draft of only 9 feet, the Yorktown is able to maneuver in secluded waterways and visit small ports that are inaccessible to larger vessels. And Yorktown’s American registry makes it possible to operate domestic itineraries unavailable to foreign-flag ships. The ship’s cuisine, served in a dining room large enough to accommodate all guests at once, emphasizes American regional culinary traditions. Accommodating only 130 guests in 65 exterior cabins, the Yorktown enjoys an atmosphere of warm and relaxed informality that endears it to repeat and new guests alike.

Ship Information: Length: 257 feet Beam: 43 feet Draft: 8 feet Cabins: 69 Flag: American

Contact info:
Travel Dynamics International
132 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021 USA
phone: 800-257-5767
web: www.traveldynamicsinternational.com

Room amenities: Most cabins have large picture windows, and each is furnished with comfortable beds, a writing desk, ample storage, a clock/radio/CD player, and has a private bathroom. Your cabin is the perfect place for peace and quiet and for private rest and reflection.

Facility amenities: The ship offers a dining room, spacious observation lounge, large sun deck, library, and swimming platform. Both the lounge and dining room are surrounded by large picture windows that afford unobstructed views of the passing scenery. The water aboard ship is safe to drink, and bottled water will be provided on group excursions. Cash (USD) and credit cards are the preferred forms of payment aboard ship. For telephone communication onboard, you may use the ship's Maritime service satellite system which will be charged to a credit card. Email access on board: Internet-ready laptop computers will be available for use on board from which personal emails can be received and sent by accessing your own web-based email account. A fee will be charged for each 30 minutes of use. There is also wireless Internet access available for a fee.

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

The Westin Harbour Castle: Toronto, 1 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Westin Harbour Castle is located on the vibrant waterfront of Lake Ontario in downtown Toronto near the Air Canada Center and CN Tower. Canada's largest city, Toronto is the cultural, financial and entertainment capital of Canada. The Westin Harbour Castle is a green hotel where they pride themselves on their eco-friendly initiatives.

Contact info:
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON M5J 1A6 Canada
phone: 416-869-1600
web: www.westinharbourcastletoronto.com

Room amenities: Each room has cable television, telephone, air conditioning, climate control, safe, and wireless Internet access (for a fee).

Facility amenities: The hotel offers restaurants, a bar, air conditioning, pool, spa, gym and wireless Internet access (for a fee).

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: N/A
To book additional nights, please call the Road Scholar Amherst office (413) 253-9736.

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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12 nights of accommodations
35 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 12 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
1 Performances

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