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Seafood and Shipwrecks: Bounty Beneath the Sea

Program Number: 16140RJ
Start and End Dates:
11/13/2012 - 11/16/2012; 10/28/2014 - 10/31/2014; 5/4/2015 - 5/7/2015;
Duration: 3 nights
Location: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Price starting at: $575.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Food & Wine Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 8; 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners    
Meal Options: Kosher; Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    

Set out to explore the Delmarva's colorful maritime past featuring shipwrecks, piracy and seamen through the ages while enjoying its legendary seafood and charming ocean side ambiance in “The Nation’s Summer Capital” — Rehoboth Beach, DE. Learn about the region’s fishing industry and acquire helpful tips on how to purchase and prepare seafood. Visit maritime museums and a marine studies laboratory for firsthand insights into coastal history and lifestyles, and hone your palate for wine comparison and pairing with a tasting at a well-known vineyard.




Highlights

• Learn how to prepare local favorites in two cooking and tasting demonstrations and enjoy a field trip to a local seafood market.
• Visit, explore, and enjoy a tasting at the first commercial vineyard in Delaware, Nassau Valley Vineyards.
• With a local expert, set out to discover the history of Rehoboth Beach from the days of English and Dutch settlement to its current status as a leading Atlantic summer resort.



Activity Particulars

Walking and standing during tours. Mostly flat terrain but some slightly hilly areas encountered. Climbing stairs to second floor of several museums that are without elevator access.



This is primarily a coastal culinary program highlighting local seafood and wine, as well as maritime culture and history. We strongly recommend that you reconsider attendance if you are averse to eating seafood.




Date Specific Information

11-13-2012

This is a 4 day 3 night program.



Coordinated by Delaware Technical Community College.




Rehoboth Beach

Long ago, Native Americans came here during the summer for cool breezes and abundant seafood. Today, visitors from the D.C. area and beyond flock to Rehoboth Beach -- established as a seaside resort in 1891 -- to enjoy those same features, and to relax on sandy beaches and in beachfront cafes.



Accommodations
Lodging can depend on the program date, but features comfortable hotels in either Lewes or Rehoboth Beach, DE.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Doris Hicks

An advisor for the National Fisheries Institute, Doris Hicks is an expert in food safety and sanitation. She trains and assists growers in preventing health issues for their products, and shares her knowledge with individuals and groups through the Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service in Lewes, Del. Doris has a bachelor’s in food science from Rutgers University, and a master's in food science and human nutrition from the University of Delaware.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Brighton Suites Hotel
  Rehoboth Beach, DE 3 nights
 Brighton Suites Hotel
Type: Hotel
  Description: All Suites Hotel.
  Contact info: 34 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971 USA
phone: 800-227-5788
web: www.brightonsuites.com
  Room amenities: Separate living room with full size sleep sofa; wet bar with refrigerator/freezer, microwave, and coffee maker; two televisions with premium cable; data port phones; indoor pool; exercise and changing rooms.
  Facility amenities: Indoor heated pool; exercise room and changing rooms
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Varies Contact hotel for availability/cost
  Check in time: 3:30 PM
  Additional nights after: Varies Contact hotel for availability/cost
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3:30 PM in hotel lobby for check-in on Tuesday Afternoon. You will be staying at Brighton Suites Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
11 AM check-out on Friday You will be staying at Brighton Suites Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Parking is free at the hotel.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Rehoboth Beach, DE
  Nearest city or town:  Ocean City, MD
  Nearest highway: Rt.1
  Nearest airport:  Wicomico Airport - Salisbury, MD
  From End of Program
  Location: Rehoboth Beach, DE
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Salisbury Wicomico Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Airport Taxi Service
phone: 410-548-0975
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

~ $75 - $80.00 - call Mr. Purnell for info
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1-1/2 hours 

 

BWI Marshall

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
BayRunner Shuttle
phone: 410-334-6440
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

First Person $95.00; Party of (2) $149.00; Party of (3) $197.00; Party of (4+) $40.00 per person
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2-1/2 - 3 hours 

   

The above information is to Ocean City, MD but then need to take taxi (Aaron Taxi - 410-430-7728 to Rehoboth Beach, DE for approx. $65.00

 

Wilmington

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Greyhound Bus Service
phone: 800-231-2222
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

~ $45.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

3 hours 

   

There is Amtrak service to Wilmington, DE - then Greyhound to Salisbury or Ocean City, MD - then taxi to Rehoboth Beach, DE. From Salisbury, MD via Bailey's Taxi Service (410) 546-4025 - $90.00 OR from Ocean City, MD - Aaron Taxi (410) 430-7728 - approx. $65.00

 

Salisbury or Ocean City, MD

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
Greyhound Bus Service
phone: 800-231-2222
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

~ $44.00 refundable fare; 7-day advance purchase - $31.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

3 hours 

 

Distance:

 

137 miles

   

There is Greyhound Bus Service from BWI Airport to Ocean City, MD - then taxi to hotel - Taxi Service: Sunshine Cab - 410-208-2828; Aaron's Taxi - 410-430-7728; Dave's Taxi - 410-250-2400. From Salisbury, MD via Bailey's Taxi Service (410) 546-4025 - $90.00 OR from Ocean City, MD - Aaron Taxi (410) 430-7728 - approx. $65.00

 
Driving Directions
  AIRPORTS Baltimore/Washington International (800) 435-9294 Philadelphia International Airport (800) 745-4283 Washington/Dulles Airport (703) 572-2700 Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (703) 417-8000 Salisbury-Ocean City, MD Wicomico Airport (410) 742-4190
  From NY/NJ via CAPE MAY-LEWES FERRY (Call ahead for reservations) (800-643-3779) Thruway to Garden State Parkway to Cape May/Lewes Ferry in Cape May, NJ. From Lewes, DE take Route 1 south to Rehoboth Beach. Follow 1-A into Rehoboth (Rehoboth Avenue). Travel towards ocean. Turn right onto First Street. Turn right on Wilmington Avenue. Brighton Suites Hotel is on the left.
  From North (Philadelphia, PA/Wilmington, DE) I-95 South to Exit 4-A to Rt. 1 (Christiana) South to Dover, DE. Continue South. Approaching Milford, DE, follow Rt. 1 South/Shore Points approximately 25 miles to Rehoboth. At Rehoboth Beach, follow Exit 1-A into Rehoboth (Rehoboth Avenue). Travel towards ocean. Turn right onto First Street. Turn right on Wilmington Avenue. Brighton Suites Hotel is on the left.
  From South (Norfolk, VA) From Chesapeake Bay/Bridge Tunnel, follow Rt. 13 north. At Pocomoke, MD bear right onto Route 113 North to Millsboro, DE. At Millsboro take Route 24 east (towards Rehoboth Beach) to Route 1, turn south on Route 1. Approaching Rehoboth, exit on 1-A (Rehoboth Avenue). Travel towards ocean. Turn right onto First Street. Turn right on Wilmington Avenue. Brighton Suites Hotel is on the left.
  From West (DC/Baltimore, MD) Rt. 50 east to Rt. 404 to Georgetown, DE. At Georgetown Circle, take Rt. 9 east to Rt. 1. South on Rt. 1 to Rehoboth Beach. Follow Exit 1-A into Rehoboth (Rehoboth Avenue). Travel towards ocean. Turn right at First Street. Turn right on Wilmington Avenue.Brighton Suites Hotel is on the left.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Welcome!/Orientation and Walk/Talk around Rehoboth!
(Tuesday, November 13)
   
 Afternoon: Introductions/Orientation/Social Hour
 Dinner: Hotel Dining
 Evening: Informal reception - socialize and learn about Historic Rehoboth - its evolution from Methodist campground to nation's lively playground!
   
Accommodations: Brighton Suites Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: The Delicious Eastern Shore/Big Fish Seafood Market/Wine Tasting/Free Evening
(Wednesday, November 14)
   
 Breakfast: Hotel Dining
 Morning: Great discussion of indigenous foods (crabs, terrapin and more); learn lore, legend and influence of Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay on fisheries, watermen and culinary traditions. Then travel to a local seafood market. Learn about a variety of fish and seafood. Interactive food demonstration.
 Lunch: Lunch at restaurant associated with the seafood market.
 Afternoon: Wine Tasting and Lecture on pairing of wines and food.
 Dinner: Hotel Dining
 Evening: Free Evening to enjoy our quaint seaside village.
   
Accommodations: Brighton Suites Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: College of Marine Studies/Guided Tour of Local Vineyards/Entertainment by Local Band.
(Thursday, November 15)
   
 Breakfast: Hotel Dining
 Morning: College of Marine Studies Tour.
 Lunch: Lunch at Local Restaurant
 Afternoon: Guided tour, History and tasting at local Winery! Nassau Valley Vineyards was founded in 1987 and was the first commercial wine vineyard to exist in Delaware
 Dinner: Dinner at a Local Restaurant.
 Evening: Be entertained by a Local Band. "The Back Bay Strummers".
   
Accommodations: Brighton Suites Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Delicious Tastings/Program ends at 11:00 a.m. after checkout
(Friday, November 16)
   
 Breakfast: Hotel Dining - Check out prior to 11:00 A.M.
 Morning: Enjoy cooking demos of local favorites; taste typical regional recipes - and more! Program ends at 11:00 a.m.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
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Information and Calendar of Events for Rehoboth Beach, De and local area For additional information, visit www.beach-fun.com
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