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7 Days | 6 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 28, 2014
3:00 PM - Hotel Lobby
You will be staying at the Hampton Inn Lancaster that night.
Location: Lancaster, PA
Nearest city or town: Lancaster
Nearest highway: Lincoln Highway
Nearest airport: Harrisburg

End of Program
Oct 4, 2014
Ends after breakfast and return to the Country Inn of Lancaster at 12:00 PM.
You will be staying at the Comfort Inn the night before.
Location: Altoona, PA
Nearest city or town: Altoona
Nearest highway: I 80
Nearest airport: Pittsburgh
Type: Hotel

Description: Located close to all major Lancaster attractions.

Contact info:
545 Greenfield Road
Lancaster, PA 17601 USA
phone: 717-299-1200
web: hamptoninn3.hilton.com

Room amenities: Once you've arrived at our hotel, you'll find a lot of great amenities waiting for you in your room. Need to get some work done while you're with us? We offer free wireless high-speed internet access in every guest room. Prop your laptop on our handy lap desk and type away while you watch a favorite show on the 32" LCD HD TV. Or simply listen to your favorite kind of music by pressing one of the preset buttons on your room's alarm clock. When you're ready for some rest, hunker down for the night in our comfiest amenity yet, our Clean and Fresh Hampton Bed®.

Facility amenities: Audio/Visual Equipment Rental ◾ Business Center ◾ Complimentary Printing Service ◾ Fax ◾ Meeting Rooms ◾ Modem ◾ Photo Copying Service ◾ Printer Beverage Area, Complimentary ◾ Breakfast Area, Complimentary ◾ Coin Laundry ($1.00) ◾ Electric Service ◾ Elevators ◾ Laundry/Valet Service ◾ Multi-Lingual Staff ◾ On-Site Convenience Store ◾ Safety Deposit Box Fitness Room ◾ Pool

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $129 - $149
Call hotel for rates and availability.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Type: Hotel

Description: Close to Horseshoe Curve and the Portage Railroads.

Contact info:
130 Patchway Road
Ducansville, PA 16635 USA
phone: 814-693-1800
web: www.choicehotels.com

Room amenities: Cable/Satellite TV Computer Hook-up Free Local Calls Free Newspaper Mon-Fri Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access Hair Dryer In-Room Air Conditioning In-Room Coffee Maker Iron & Ironing Board Microwave RefrigeratorVoice Mail

Facility amenities: Braille Coded Exits, Braille Elevator(s), Bus Parking, Business Center Cocktail Lounge * Elevator(s) Exercise Room Free Continental Breakfast Gold Award Winner Government Travelers: FEMA Approved Guest Use Copy Machine * Guest Laundry * Indoor Pool Indoor Whirlpool/Hot Tub Interior Corridors No Pets Allowed Outdoor Parking Restaurant on premise Sun Deck

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: None

Check out time: 8:30 AM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

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


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