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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.
Start of Program
Nov 9, 2014
5 PM Orientation at the hotel (check with the front desk for meeting room location)
You will be staying at the Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Myers-Estero that night.
Location: Ft. Myers/Estero
Nearest city or town: Ft. Myers/Naples
Nearest highway: I-75
Nearest airport: RSW

End of Program
Nov 15, 2014
After lunch (approx 11:30-12:30), then free shuttle to Ft. Myers airport.
You will be staying at the The Plantation Golf Resort the night before.
Location: Crystal River,FL
Nearest city or town: Homosassa and Brooksville
Nearest highway: I-75
Nearest airport: Tampa International Airport
Type: Inn

Description: This hotel has received the 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award. This honor is awarded to establishments that achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. Our staff takes great pride in consistently offering an exceptional experience to our guests. Stroll the beaches or explore the nearby islands when you visit Fort Myers, offering family-friendly seaside fun, ecological explorations, and a thriving nightlife. The Hampton Inn & Suites Fort Myers-Estero/FGCU hotel, FL, located off I-75 at exit 123, is the closest hotel to Germain Arena. Only a few minutes’ drive from Southwest Florida International Airport, our hotel is less than one mile from Miromar Outlet Mall and within 5 miles of Florida Gulf Coast University. Enjoy a complimentary airport shuttle service between the hours of 7:00am to 10:00pm from our Estero hotel, nestled between Fort Myers and Naples. Minutes from this comfortable hotel, discover the Fort Myers area waterfront and beaches . Free internet access throughout the hotel and complimentary, 24-hour tea and coffee service in the lobby add to the enjoyment of staying at this Hampton Inn hotel in Estero.

Contact info:
10611 Chevrolet Way
Estero, FL 33928 USA
phone: 239-947-5566
web: hamptoninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/hampton-inn-and-suites-fort-myers-estero-fgcu-FMYETHX/index.html

Room amenities: Curved Shower Rod Duvet Covers Easy to Set Alarm Clock Radio Ergonomic Desk Chair In-Room Movie Channel Night Lights in Bathroom On-Demand Movies On-Demand Video Games TV - 25 Inch Waterpik® ShowerheadCoffee Maker Complimentary Hot Breakfast Hairdryer High Speed Internet-No Charge Iron Iron/Ironing Board Lap Desk Microwave Mini Refrigerator Newspaper M-F (USA Today) Purity BasicsTM Bath Amenities

Facility amenities: Fitness Room Heated Pool Business Center Fax Photo Copying Service Printer Baggage Storage Beverage Area, Complimentary Coin Laundry ($2.00) Concierge Desk Elevators Laundry/Valet Service Luggage Hold Multi-Lingual Staff On-Site Convenience Store Safety Deposit Box

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $169 - 239
Please call the hotel for pricing.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Resort

Description: Located in Crystal River, Florida amid the unspoiled splendor and beauty of Florida’s Nature Coast – Plantation Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect setting for a unique and relaxing Florida getaway that is unlike any other vacation you’ve had before. This first-class Crystal River, FL hotel accommodations truly embody the meaning of “Southern Hospitality”. At Plantation Golf Resort & Spa, they don’t use this term lightly because we insist on applying it as our absolute standard. When it comes down to it, the fact of the matter is our service, charm, and style are 100% pure southern in every sense. It’s no coincidence that year after year we consistently show up in Lodging Hospitality’s “Top 100 Performing Hotels”. At the tranquil setting along Central Florida’s Nature Coast, we invite you to escape your typical routine and make yourself at home here at the Plantation Golf Resort & Spa, surrounded by 232 acres of picturesque countryside with rolling greens, well-manicured lawns, and grand live oaks, palms, and pines. Upon arriving at the Plantation manor, kick back in any one of our 202 warmly-appointed resort accommodations or suites.

Contact info:
9301 W Fort Island TRL
Crystal River, FL 34429 USA
phone: 352-795-4211
web: www.plantationoncrystalriver.com

Room amenities: Complimentary Coffee & Coffee Maker Iron/Ironing Board Hair Dryer Data Ports Full Cable TV with Premium Channels and In-House Pay Per View Movies & Games Individual Climate Control Air Conditioning Down Comforters High Speed Wireless is Available for a Nominal Fee

Facility amenities: Bar/lounge Restaurant(s) in hotel Parking (free) Business center Banquet facilities Multiple conference/meeting rooms Safe-deposit box - front desk 24-hour front desk Elevator/lift Swimming pool - outdoor Number of floors: 2 Year Built 1962 Room service (limited hours) Internet access in public areas - complimentary Internet access - wireless Breakfast available (surcharge) full Wireless (high-speed) Internet access - complimentary Number of restaurants 4 Golf course on site Tennis on site

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Call the hotel
Call the hotel directly for availability and pricing. Mention that you are part of the World Events/Road Scholar group.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

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at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
18 meals: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences


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