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Adventures Afloat: The Golden Age of Steamboating: Pittsburgh to Cincinnati on the American Queen

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Program #21287RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
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: 20 total, 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

We are unable to offer meal options outside of our standard menu on this program.

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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Wyndham Grand Hotel: Pittsburgh, PA, 1 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
600 Commonwealth Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15222 USA
phone: 412-391-4600

Room amenities: •Alarm clock •BeWellSM bedding •Coffee and tea maker •Daily weekday newspaper •37-inch flat-screen TV with premium cable •Gilchrist and Soames bath products •Hair dryer •Iron and ironing board •Room service •Self-controlled air conditioning and heating system •Voice mail •Wake-up calls •Work desk with lamp Room Accessibility Features: •Bathroom rails •Emergency instructions in pictorial form •Emergency procedures for disabled guests •Handicap closet •Knock lights •Roll-in shower area with bathroom seat •Shower - safety bars •Shower - walk-in •Subtitles/closed captions available on TV •Telephones with amplifier or TDD •TV - Closed caption •Wheelchair accessible

Facility amenities: •ATM in lobby •Business center, 24 hours •Complimentary WiFi Internet access •Daily weekday newspaper •Fitness center •Gift shop •Long-distance access Services: •AV rental service •Bellhop •Concierge services •Copy service •Credit card access •Dry cleaning •Evening turn-down •Fax service •Laundry service •Local calls •Shuttle to local attractions within three miles (based on availability) •Parking, both valet and self •Printing services •Video rentals Facility Accessibility Features: •Brailed elevators •Elevator access to all levels •Ramp access •Restaurant/bar menus available in 14pt print •Service animals allowed •Steps/staircases have handrails •Wheelchair-accessible elevators

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $200 - includes taxes
Additional nights are available subject to availability. Please email or contact 503-723-6420 for more information.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

American Queen: Pittsburgh, PA, 5 nights
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The American Queen Featuring six decks and measuring 418 feet in length, the American Queen is the world’s largest river steamboat. Modern amenities meet classic river ambiance aboard the American Queen. The 222 staterooms and suites are filled with modern appointments and carefully selected furnishings. Finely crafted hardwood fixtures, grand furnishings and gleaming brass detail the ship’s interior. The gazebo-style pilothouse and towering “feathered” stacks are both designed to be lowered to allow passage under bridges. Each stateroom has private facilities and ample storage. Cabins differ in size, amenity and cost. Limited singles are available.

Ship Information: See above description.

Contact info:
Docked at River
Pittsburgh, PA 15203 USA
phone: 206-292-9606
Room amenities: Varies with category purchased.

Facility amenities: Laundry on board.

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

Elevator: Yes

Cincinnatian Hotel: Cincinnati, Ohio, 1 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Cincinnatian Hotel is a Forbes Four Star, AAA Four Diamond hotel that epitomizes modern luxury in a historic setting. Guests at the Cincinnatian are treated to legendary service and an elegant atmosphere that includes the esteemed Palace Restaurant for American fine dining and state-of-the-art meeting rooms and banquet facilities. Comfort and style are never compromised at downtown Cincinnati’s only small luxury hotel, accommodating Cincinnatians, Cincinnati tourists, and Cincinnati’s business community since 1882.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
601 Vine St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202 USA
phone: 800-942-9000

Room amenities: •In-room safe •DVD players in all rooms •Data port •In-room voice mail

Facility amenities: •Health facility •Comprehensive concierge services •Complementary high-speed internet access in guest rooms and meeting spaces •Dual phone lines in every guest room •Conference phones •Top-of-the line audio and video equipment available •Wireless lobby internet access •DVD movie library available to rent from

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: $200
Additional nights are subject to availability. Please email or contact 503-723-6420 for more information.

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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7 nights of accommodations
20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
2 Performances


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