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Program #21180RJ
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
Jul 19, 2014
Minneapolis, Minnesota. Welcome Orientation at 5:00 PM in the hotel.
You will be staying at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis that night.
Location: Minneapolis

End of Program
Jul 30, 2014
Buffalo, New York. After breakfast on the last day.
You will be staying at the Yorktown the night before.
Location: Buffalo
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The newly renovated Hyatt Regency Minneapolis is perfectly situated on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis with beautiful city and park views. The hotel includes a striking new lobby, luxurious new guestrooms and suites, and a brand new restaurant and market place. The redesigned hotel pays tribute to the unique culture of Minnesota, with sleek mid-century Scandinavian décor highlighted by a spacious lobby featuring an expansive stone fireplace framed by rustic wooden logs.

Contact info:
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403 USA
phone: 612-370-1234
web: www.minneapolis.hyatt.com

Room amenities: Each room features wireless Internet access (for a fee), a television, personal safes, a telephone, individual climate control, full bath amenities, iron and ironing board, alarm clock, hair dryer, and coffee and tea making facilities.

Facility amenities: This hotel offers wireless Internet access (free in the lobby), laundry and dry cleaning services, safe deposit boxes at the front desk, soda and ice machines on each floor, a gift shop, a hair and manicure salon, restaurant, bar, indoor pool, and fitness center.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
It is possible to book one additional pre-program night through Road Scholar. To book an additional night, please contact the Road Scholar Amherst office at 413-253-9736.

Check in time: 3:00 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. THERE IS NO ELEVATOR ON THE YORKTOWN. Stairs are unavoidable as there is no elevator on the Yorktown. The Lounge and the Dining Room are on separate decks so participants must be able to navigate stairs multiple times per day.

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


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

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