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Program #20811RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
Start of Program
Apr 24, 2013
Savannah, Georgia. Welcome Orientation at 5:00 PM with the Group Leaders in the Parlor Soleil at the hotel.
You will be staying at the Andaz Savannah that night.
Location: Savannah, GA
Nearest airport: SAV

End of Program
May 5, 2013
Richmond, Virginia. After breakfast on the last day.
You will be staying at the Yorktown the night before.
Location: Yorktown - At Sea
Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: Debuting at the end of January 2009, the Andaz Savannah combines modern luxuries with a unique Savannah graciousness and sense of place. Ideally located in Savannah's Historic District, this new boutique hotel is within a block of Ellis Square, City Market, River Street, famous Broughton Street shopping, and the city’s nightlife and entertainment.

Contact info:
14 Barnard Street
Savannah, GA 31401 USA
phone: 912-233-2116
web: www.savannah.andaz.hyatt.com

Room amenities: Each room features a phone, television, complimentary newspaper, air conditioning, minibar, coffee and tea making facilities, hair dryer, bathrobes, iron and ironing board, clock radio, free Wi-Fi, and in-room safe (laptop compatible).

Facility amenities: This hotel features parking (for a fee), a rooftop terrace, luggage storage, swimming pool, spa, 24-hour fitness facilities, air conditioning, dry cleaning and laundry services, free Wi-Fi, safe-deposit box at front desk, bar, coffee shop, and a restaurant.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar in Amherst, MA if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights 413-253-9736.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

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.

Check out time: 9:00 AM

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11 nights of accommodations
32 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
5 Performances

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