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The Passion of Wine: Exploring Santa Barbara’s Artisanal Wine Country

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5 Days | 4 Nights
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: 10 total, 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

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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Hadsten House Inn & Spa: Solvang, California, 4 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Hadsten House is a luxury, wine country inn centrally located in the European village of Solvang in the Santa Ynez Valley, the heart of Santa Barbara's Wine Country. Just 35 miles north of Santa Barbara, the village of Solvang is a gateway to the region's award-winning vineyards which stretch over miles of gently rolling hills dotted with California oaks and enchanting wineries. One can even take a stroll through Hadsten House's on-site mini vineyard. The Inn is conveniently situated within a few blocks of the village's quaint shops and delectable bakeries. Local attractions include many wineries featuring a host of outstanding varietals including, but not limited to, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Merlot. Inn guests may rejuvenate in the heated indoor pool and day-spa before savoring the Inn's daily local wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres reception.

Contact info:
1450 Mission Drive, Solvang
Solvang, CA 93463 USA
phone: 800-457-5373
web: www.hadstenhouse.com

Room amenities: Hadsten House features uniquely appointed guest rooms boasting a refined, romantic European style, decorative fireplaces, classic French furnishings, and luxury, custom mattresses – the Hadsten House Celestial Bed with soft high thread-count sheets and custom bedding. All rooms are non-smoking and equipped with flat-screen HD TVs with premium channels; DVD players; in-room coffee-makers with gourmet coffee; hair dryers; microwave ovens; mini-refrigerators; telephones with complimentary local calls; daily maid service; and blackout drapes/curtains. All rooms are provided with complimentary high-speed Internet access. Roll-away type beds are NOT available.

Facility amenities: Having completed a multi-million dollar renovation, Hadsten House Inn & Spa offers guests a rich and comfortable ambiance and generous set of amenities including 75 all non-smoking rooms; onsite day-spa featuring massage and aesthetic skin care treatments; complimentary glass of wine with cheese and fruit from 3 PM to 5 PM daily; large, heated indoor pool with outdoor whirlpool and fireplaces; Concierge services; and complimentary transportation. Complimentary parking is available at the hotel. NOTE: This two-story hotel does not have an elevator so stairs must be used to reach second-floor rooms. If you require a first-floor room, be sure to let us know on your Participant Information Form (PIF). WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: The hotel provides complimentary high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms and common areas.

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

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Check in time: 4:00 PM

Additional nights after: Call hotel for availability
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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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4 nights of accommodations
10 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
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