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BEGINS IN: DES MOINES, IOWA

Exploring Unusual Cities: A Touch of History, a Taste of Utopia

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Program #13032RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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 27, 2014
Hotel check in after 3:00 pm. Sunday. Our program begins at 5:00 pm. inside the hotel.
You will be staying at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Airport that night.
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Nearest airport: Des Moines International

End of Program
May 3, 2014
Program ends Saturday morning. No sessions are scheduled on this morning and early departures may be scheduled.
You will be staying at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Des Moines Airport the night before.
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Recently renovated with all new bedding and guest room redecorating. Hotel features the popular local restaurant "Johnny's Italian Steakhouse", which is the location of our first and final meals.

Contact info:
6800 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321 USA
phone: 515-285-7777
web: doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/iowa/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-des-moines-airport-DSMFDDT/index.html

Room amenities: Newly decorated with all new bedding, carpeting and art in a contemporary design, complimentary newspaper, 24-hour room service, cable TV with pay-per-view movies, complimentary high speed Internet access, coffee maker in room, laundry/valet services, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, wake-up service.

Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool and hot tub, Johnny's Italian restaurant, bar/lounge, elevator, 24-hr business center with computer and Internet service, copier, small fitness center, free parking, recreational vehicle parking, located only 1/2 mile from the airport with free shuttle.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates vary by date
Contact the hotel directly to book additional nights. Our very special group rate is $99 + tax, which includes the hot buffet breakfast. Explain you are with the "Iowa State University Road Scholar" group to receive this special rate.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Recently renovated with all new bedding and guest room redecorating. Hotel features the popular local restaurant "Johnny's Italian Steakhouse", which is the location of our first and final meals.

Contact info:
6800 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321 USA
phone: 515-285-7777
web: doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/iowa/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-des-moines-airport-DSMFDDT/index.html

Room amenities: Newly decorated with all new bedding, carpeting and art in a contemporary design, complimentary newspaper, 24-hour room service, cable TV with pay-per-view movies, complimentary high speed Internet access, coffee maker in room, laundry/valet services, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, wake-up service.

Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool and hot tub, Johnny's Italian restaurant, bar/lounge, elevator, 24-hr business center with computer and Internet service, copier, small fitness center, free parking, recreational vehicle parking, located only 1/2 mile from the airport with free shuttle.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Rates vary by date
Contact the hotel directly to book additional nights. Our very special group rate is $99 + tax, which includes the hot buffet breakfast. Explain you are with the "Iowa State University Road Scholar" group to receive this special rate.

Check out time: 11:30 AM

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Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
1 Performances

Ratings

5
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