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11 Days | 10 Nights
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
Sep 14, 2014
3 p.m.: Hotel Check-In; 3-5 p.m.: Program Registration. 5:30 p.m.: Orientation and Welcome. 6:30 p.m.: Dinner in the hotel.
You will be staying at the BEST WESTERN PLUS Franklin Square Inn Troy/Albany that night.
Location: Troy, New York
Nearest airport: Albany International Airport

End of Program
Sep 24, 2014
After breakfast on Day 11. Independent departures from Buffalo.
You will be staying at the Adam's Mark Hotel the night before.
Location: Buffalo, New York
Nearest airport: Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BNIA)
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The AAA-Three Diamond rated Best Western Plus Franklin Square Inn is situated a few minute's walk from the center of Troy's historic district, along the banks of the Hudson River.

Contact info:
1 4th Street
Troy, NY 12180-3225 USA
phone: 518-274-8800
web: book.bestwestern.com/bestwestern/US/NY/Troy-hotels/BEST-WESTERN-PLUS-Franklin-Square-Inn-Troy-Albany/Hotel-Overview.do?propertyCode=33144

Room amenities: 62 rooms with air-conditioning, ceiling fan, data port for High-Speed Internet access, Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable / satellite television, direct-dial telephone, alarm clock, radio, tea and coffee making facility, iron and ironing board, , daily newspaper, private bathroom with bathtub and shower, hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Complimentary hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi Internet access, free onsite parking, concierge desk, business center, library, fitness center. 100% smoke free hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

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Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Hotel

Description: Situated just steps from the Lake Erie waterfront and the historic Erie Canal Basin, the Adams Mark hotel is in the heart of downtown Buffalo.

Contact info:
120 Church Street
Buffalo, NY 14202 USA
phone: 716-845-5100
web: www.adamsmark.com

Room amenities: 486 rooms with air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable television, AM/FM alarm radio, coffeemaker, iron and ironing board, safe deposit box.

Facility amenities: Restaurant & bar, ATM, dry cleaning/laundry, gift shop, on-site car rental, indoor swimming pool, business center, fitness center, on-site parking (fee).

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Vary by date
Post nights are based on hotel availability and rates vary by date. Please call Road Scholar at 617-521-5373 for date specific information.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

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10 nights of accommodations
24 meals: 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
20 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
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