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Program #18948RJ
6 Days | 5 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.
Karen from Indiana, PA Number of programs attended: 220
Date attended: 08/04/13 - 08/09/13
My husband, Gerry, and I highly recommend this program and we've each been to over 220. Jim Dassatti, our coordinator and also main lecturer, is a re-enactor and director of the Vermont Living History Association, so he is very knowledgable about the wars that took place in the Lake Champlain area. Military history is not a particular interest of ours, but Jim made it so interesting that we couldn't help but find it fascinating. Wwe loved staying at the Brandon Inn, the oldest continously operating hotel in Vermont, dating to 1787. The food was excellent too, and all our field trips were great.

Nelda from East Windsor, CT Number of programs attended: 20
Date attended: 08/04/13 - 08/09/13
This is a program that will inform you of the importance of Lake Champlain in the early history of our country that isn't taught in history classes in school.

Kris from Braintree, MA Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 09/03/12 - 09/08/12
If you want to know about the Lake Champlain area and especially, its important role in the American Revolution, then this is the program for you. Leader is an expert on this period of history. Food excellent at the hotel in Brandon. Overall, a delightful experience.

Esther from New Braunfels, TX Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 08/12/12 - 08/17/12
I hope to have Jim as the leader when we go on the lobster & wine trip in august of 2013

Jim from Hamburg, NY Number of programs attended: 17
Date attended: 08/12/12 - 08/17/12
Program #18948RJ Jim Foster, Hamburg, NY
The program, “Lake Champlain: History and Heritage” was held at the historic Brandon Inn in Brandon Vermont which is the oldest continuously running inn having open its doors in 1786 as a one room tavern. The majority of the meals was served at the inn and were all superb. This was due to Louis Pattis who was an award winning Austrian trained chef. Our first day was filled with lectures on the early settlement of the Champlain Valley region area and the French and Indian wars in 1756. On our second day we took an informative cruise on Lake Champlain aboard the Carillon cruise boat. After the lake tour we boarded a ferry from Shoreham Vt and went over to Fort Ticongeroga, which is in New York, and had lunch. A guided tour of the fort was given to those wishing to see how it functioned in the 18th century. On the third day we had lectures on the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum which we were to visit the next day. This was helpful as it gave us a “heads-up” on what we were about to see the next day. That afternoon we were free to visit local attractions like the New England Maple museum where one learned how maple syrup is made. On our fourth day we traveled to Vergennes , Vermont to see the Maritime Museum where many exhibits and ships of the revolutionary war period were on display...."continued

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
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