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5 Days | 4 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.
Revel in new productions! Experience the renowned Glimmerglass Festival in what The Sunday Times of London calls “the most magical of settings” for opera: the Alice Busch Opera Theater on Otsego Lake. This small, lovely lake near Cooperstown is better known as the “Glimmerglass” of James Fenimore Cooper’s stories like “The Last of the Mohicans.” Share in the excitement of live productions enhanced by background lectures from experts in the world of opera. Experience a world where music is truly in the air as you delight in exciting performances.


• Delight in extraordinary performances by the Glimmerglass Festival opera company at their acclaimed 900-seat theater on Otsego Lake.
• In special pre-performance talks, Glimmerglass staff reveal the art and mechanics behind the scenes of the opera.
• Explore the charming village of Cooperstown and enjoy dinner at an historic inn.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Motel rooms are at the top of a steep slope where the parking lot is located. The breakfast/meeting room is at the bottom of the slope on the lake level, requiring daily walks down and back up (cars not allowed). Our trolley to Glimmerglass departs from the upper level. For those who would like to spend more time walking, the distance from the motel to Glimmerglass is 0.8 miles each way.

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This program is four nights long and includes three productions: "La Boheme," "The Crucible" and "Sweeney Todd." 8/17/2016
This program is five nights long and includes four productions: "The Crucible," "La Boheme," "The Thieving Magpie" and "Sweeney Todd."

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4 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
3 Performances


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