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Seafood and Shipwrecks: Bounty Beneath the Sea

Program Number: 16140RJ
Start and End Dates:
9/23/2013 - 9/27/2013; 10/28/2014 - 10/31/2014;
Duration: 4 nights
Location: Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Price starting at: $735.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Food & Wine Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 10; 4 Breakfasts, 3 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.



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
   Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel
  Ocean City, MD 4 nights
 Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel
Type: Resort
  Description: The Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel is the finest all Non-Smoking hotel in Ocean City, Maryland, featuring luxurious hotel rooms and a 40,000 square foot Conference Center. Located directly on the beach and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, you'll get the best in Ocean City resorts with unmatched comfort and convenience. For your comfort and enjoyment we feature luxury non-smoking, ocean-view rooms, two oceanfront restaurants, a nightclub, live entertainment both inside and on the beach (in season), a health club, year-round indoor pool, and heated outdoor pool (open in season). Free Wireless Internet Access throughout hotel.
  Contact info: 10100 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842 USA
phone: 800-638-2100
web: www.clarionoc.com/
  Room amenities: • All Non-Smoking Rooms • Standing Oceanview Balcony • Free Wireless Internet Access • 37 Flat screen with Free HBO • Microwave • Refrigerator • Coffee Maker • Hair Dryer • Iron and Ironing Board • Room Service • In-Room Safe • Valet Dry Cleaning Service • Voice Mail • Wake-Up Service
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $69.00 Please contact hotel to arrange for additional nights.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $69.00 Please contact hotel to arrange for additional nights.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3:30PM in hotel lobby for check-in You will be staying at Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
11 AM check-out on Friday You will be staying at Clarion Resort Fontainebleau 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:  Ocean City, MD
  Nearest city or town:  Salisbury, MD
  Nearest highway: Route 50
  Nearest airport:  KSBY - Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional
  From End of Program
  Location: Ocean City, MD
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Amtrak/Ocean City, MD

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

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

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

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

 

Travel Time:

 

2 1/2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

108 miles

   

There is Greyhouond Bus Service from Amtrak Wilmington, DE to Ocean City, MD. Call ahead for current prices and reservations.

 

BWI Marshall

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

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

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately First Person $104.00; Party of (2) $158.00; Party of (3) $206.00; Party of (4) $246.00
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

~ 3 hours 

 

Distance:

 

110 miles

   

The above information is to the Park & Ride in Ocean City, MD; but then need to take taxi (Dave's Taxi (410) 250-2400 ~ approx. $50 & Aaron Taxi ~ approx. $65.00 (410) 430-7728 to Rehoboth Beach/Lewes, DE ) The Baltimore Washington International Airport does not provide commuter flights to the Wicomico-Ocean City Regional Airport. If you have chosen to fly into this airport, you must rent a car and follow driving directions from DC/Baltimore Area or use the BayRunner Shuttle.

 

Cape May/Lewes Ferry

 

From Ferry Landing

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Dart Shuttle Bus
phone: 800-652-DART
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Free shuttle service from ferry terminal to downtown Rehoboth Beach, DE
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

8 miles

   

Shuttle service operates seven days a week June 15 to September 30. In May, early June and in October, the shuttle service runs on weekends only. For taxi service call City Cab 302-227-8294 or Eastside Cab 302-645-6800 approximately $25-$27.

 

Salisbury Wicomico Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Dave's Taxi
phone: 410-250-2400
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

~ Approximately $50 Call for reservations & current pricing
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1-1/2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

45 miles

   

Dave's Taxi (410) 250-2400 ~ approx. $50 to Ocean City, MD &/or Rehoboth/Lewes, DE; Aaron's Taxi (410) 430-7728 ~ approx. $65 to Rehoboth/Lewes, DE &/or Ocean City, MD. Call for current pricing and reservations.

 
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
  To the Clarion/Fontainebleau From Baltimore/Washington D.C. Take Rt. 50 over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Stay on Rt. 50 east to Route 90 east into Ocean City (coming over the Rt. 90 Bridge) Turn Left onto Coastal Highway at the light and proceed to 101st Street to the Clarion Resort, Oceanside
  To the Clarion/Fontainebleau From Great Lakes Region Take I-70 east to the Baltimore, MD area. From I-70, take the Rt. 695 “Beltway” southeast to the Glen Burnie area, and Rt. 97 south. Take Rt. 97 south to Rt. 50 east (Annapolis and Bay Bridge) Take Rt. 50 east to Rt. 90 east into Ocean (coming over the Rt. 90 Bridge) Turn Left onto Coastal Highway at the light and proceed to 101st Street to the Clarion Resort, Oceanside
  To the Clarion/Fontainebleau From NY/NJ Via Cape May/Lewes Ferry Take New Jersey Turnpike to Garden State Parkway to Route 109 Cape May/Lewes ferry in Cape May, NJ. From Lewes, DE take Route 1 south to Rehoboth/Lewes area. Continue on Route 1 through Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, and Fenwick Island, De. Route 1 enters Ocean City and becomes Coastal Highway at 146th Street. The Clarion Resort is on 101st St, Oceanside.
  To the Clarion/Fontainebleau From New England Area From the New England States, Take I-95 South, to the New Jersey Turnpike, and the Delaware Memorial Bridge. I-95 south to Exit 4-A to Route 1 (Christiana) South to Dover, DE. Continue South. Approaching Milford, DE follow Route 1 south/shore points. Follow Route One through Dewey, Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island, DE. Route One enters Ocean City at 146th Street. The Clarion Resort is on 101st St, Oceanside.
  To the Clarion/Fontainebleau From New York/Canada Take I-81 south, through New York, to Harrisburg, take I-83 south to the Rt. 695 “Beltway” around Baltimore, MD. Take Rt. 695 to Rt. 97, south to Annapolis, MD. Follow signs for Bay Bridge to Rt. 50 east. Take Rt. 50 east to Rt. 90 east, into Ocean City at 62nd Street and turn left and proceed north to The Clarion Resort on 101st St, Oceanside.
  To the Clarion/Fontainebleau From Norfolk, VA From Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, follow Rt. 13 North. At Pocomoke City, MD, bear right onto Route 113 north to Rt. 90 east into Ocean City (coming over the Rt 90 bridge).Turn left onto Coastal Highway at the light and proceed north to 101st Street to the Clarion Resort, Oceanside.
  To the Clarion/Fontainebleau From Philadelphia/Charlotte Airports Fly into the Philadelphia or Charlotte International Airports and transfer to a commuter flight to Salisbury Wicomico-Ocean City Regional Airport in Salisbury, MD. Call US Airways Charter Services at 800-428-4322 to make reservations and for current schedule, or call Salisbury-Ocean City Regional Airport directly at 410-548-4827. The Baltimore Washington International Airport does not provide commuter flights to the Wicomico-Ocean City Regional Airport. If you have chosen to fly into this airport, you must rent a car and follow driving directions from DC/Baltimore Area or make reservations with the BayRunner Shuttle Service.
  To the Clarion/Fontainebleau From Points North I-95 south to Exit 4-A to Rt1 (Christiana) south to Dover. Continue south on Rt. 1. Approaching Milford, De, follow Rt. South/Shore Points to Rehoboth/Lewes area. Continue on Rt 1 to Dewey Beach, Bethany Beach, and Fenwick Island, DE. Route 1 enters Ocean City and becomes Coastal Highway at 146th Street. The Clarion Resort is on 101st St. Ocean side
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 Ocean City, MD!
(Monday, September 23)
   
 Afternoon: Introductions/Orientation/Social Hour
 Dinner: Hotel Dining
 Evening: 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.
   
Accommodations: Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: The Delicious Eastern Shore/Big Fish Seafood Market/Wine Tasting/Free Evening
(Tuesday, September 24)
   
 Breakfast: Hotel Dining
 Morning: Board bus to travel to a local seafood market in Rehoboth, DE. On the way tour of fishing boats in historic Ocean City. 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: Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: College of Marine Studies/"Trip to Eastern Shore in Maryland/Entertainment by Local Band.
(Wednesday, September 25)
   
 Breakfast: Hotel Dining
 Morning: College of Marine Studies Tour.
 Lunch: Lunch at Local Restaurant
 Afternoon: Tour and Tasting - Local Vineyards
 Dinner: Dinner at a Local Restaurant.
 Evening: Be entertained by a Local Band. "The Back Bay Strummers".
   
Accommodations: Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Assateague Island, Historic Berlin
(Thursday, September 26)
   
 Breakfast: Hotel Dining
 Morning: Tour of Assateague Island and Historic Berlin, MD
 Lunch: Local Restaurant
 Afternoon: Free Time to enjoy Ocean city and its beaches.
 Dinner: Independent Dining.
   
Accommodations: Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Delicious Tastings/Program ends at 11:00 a.m..
(Friday, September 27)
   
 Breakfast: Hotel Dining
 Morning: Enjoy cooking demos of local favorites; taste typical regional recipes - and more! Program ends at 11:00 a.m.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. 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.

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