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The Big Band Era, Delaware During WWII, and Shipwrecks and Treasure

Program Number: 11822RJ
Start and End Dates:
10/20/2013 - 10/25/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Lewes, Delaware
Price starting at: $825.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic; Music Appreciation; History & Culture
Meals: 13; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Kosher; Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian    

Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing on this program.




Date Specific Information

10-20-2013

Lodging Summary: Lovely seaside resort offers deluxe accomodations in ocean-block hotel near the boardwalk. Access to local attractions and shopping. Opportunities for strolls or biking along the ocean.



Coordinated by Delaware Technical Community College.



The Big Band Era: Sounds Of The 1930s And 1940s

Learn about the history of the evolution of sound with an overview of ballrooms, theaters and clubs made famous by the Big Band era. Discuss leaders, arrangers, vocalists and soloists who found fame and fortune during this fascinating time.



On The Front Lines: Delaware During WWII

Historic Fort Miles is home to watch towers, bunkers and stories of heroism. Discover secret World War II battles and learn about U-Boats sneaking, sinking, and surrendering very close to home!



Shipwrecks And Treasure

Do you ever dream of finding sunken treasure? Buried chests, gold, silver, jewels, pottery and more have been found! Coastal tales of more than 1,000 shipwrecks from NJ to NC will amaze you. Delaware's Coin Beach brings history alive!




Lewes

Nestled along the Delmarva Peninsula, Lewes is known as the “First Town in the First State,” a reference to its status as the first settlement in Delaware — the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. The town is adjacent to Cape Henlopen State Park, known for its pristine beaches, bird sanctuaries and nature trails.



Accommodations
Located on the waterfront in the heart of Historic Lewes, Delaware, the Inn at Canal Square offers it's guests exceptional comfort coupled with seaside charm. Centrally located the Inn is near unique shopping, fine dining, and bay area beaches.
Meals and Lodgings
   Brighton Suites Hotel
  Rehoboth Beach 5 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, hairdryer and coffee maker; two televisions with premium cable; data port phones; indoor pool; exercise ad changing rooms. Free Wireless Internet Access throughout hotel.
  Facility amenities: Heated indoor pool; exercise room, Free Wireless Internet Access Throughout Hotel
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Varies. Contact hotel for rates/availability.
  Check in time: 3:30 PM
  Additional nights after: Varies. Contact hotel for rates/availability.
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3:00 PM in hotel lobby for check-in on Sunday afternoon You will be staying at Brighton Suites Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
11:00 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
  Nearest city or town:  Ocean City, MD
  Nearest highway: Route 1
  Nearest airport:  Salisbury/Wicomico
  From End of Program
  Location: Rehoboth Beach
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Amtrak/Rehoboth-Lewes

 

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:

 

3 hours 

 

Distance:

 

137 miles

   

There is Greyhound Bus Service from Amtrak Wilmington to Ocean City, MD - then taxi to hotel in Rehoboth/Lewes, DE - Taxi Service: Aaron's Taxi (410) 430-7728 approx. $65; Dave's Taxi (410) 250-2400 approx. $50 - Call ahead for current pricing 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 Washingtonn National Airport - (703) 417-8000 Salisbury-Ocean City, MD Wicomico Airport - (410) 742-4190
  To Brighton Suites 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 approx. 25 miles to Rehoboth. At Rehoboth Beach, follow Exit 1-A into Rehoboth (Rehoboth Avenue). Turn right at First Street - turn right on Wilmington Avenue - Brighton Suites Hotel is on left.
  To Brighton Suites From New York State/Canada Take I-81 South, through New York, to Harrisburg, take I-83 South to the Route 695 "Beltway" around Baltimore, MD. Take Route 695 to Route 97 South to Annapolis, MD. Follow signs for Bay Bridge to Route 50 East. Route 50 east to Route 404 to Georgetown, DE. At Georgetown Circle, take Route 9 east to Route 1. South on Route 1 to Rehoboth Beach. Follow Exit 1-A into Rehoboth (Rehoboth Ave.). Turn right on First Street. Turn right on Wilmington Avenue. Brighton Suites Hotel is on the left.
  To Brighton Suites From Points North (Phila., 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 approx. 25 miles to Rehoboth. At Rehoboth Beach, follow Exit 1-A into Rehoboth (Rehoboth Avenue). Turn right at First Street - turn right on Wilmington Avenue - Brighton Suites Hotel is on left.
  To Brighton Suites From West (DC/Balt., MD) Rt. 50 east to Rt. 404 to Georgetown, DE. At Georgetown Circle, take Rt. 9 east to Rt. 1. South on Route 1 to Rehoboth Beach. Follow Exit 1-A into Rehoboth (Rehoboth Ave.,). Turn right on First Street. Turn right on Wilmington Avenue. Brighton Suites Hotel is on the left.
  To Brighton Suites From the 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 1A (Rehoboth Avenue). Turn right on First Street - turn right on Wilmington Avenue - Brighton Suites Hotel is on the left.
  To Brighton Suites Hotel via Cape May/Lewes Ferry From NY/NJ Please call ahead for reservation on Cape May/Lewes Ferry 800-643-3779. Travel on New Jersey Turnpike to Garden State Parkway to Route 109 at 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). Turn right on First Street. Turn right on Wilmington Avenue. Brighton Suites Hotel is on the left.
  To Brighton Suites 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 Route 97 South. Take Route 97 South to Route 50 East (Annapolis/Bay Bridge). Take Route 50 East to Route 404 to Georgetown, DE. At Georgetown Circle, take Route 9 east to Route 1. South on Route 1 to Rehoboth Beach. Follow Exit 1-A into Rehoboth (Rehoboth Ave.,). Turn right on First Street. Turn right on Wilmington Avenue. Brighton Suites Hotel is on the left.
  To Brighton Suites 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.
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: Warm Welcome!/Delaware During WW-II
(Sunday, October 20)
   
 Afternoon: Introductions, Orientation and Social Hour
 Dinner: Hotel Dining
 Evening: Preview of Coastal Secrets during WWII in the Tiny State of Delaware
   
Accommodations: Brighton Suites Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Historic Fort Miles/Big Band - Sounds of the 30's and 40's/Coastal Shipwrecks and Treasure!
(Monday, October 21)
   
 Breakfast: Cafe Attached to Hotel
 Morning: Lecture, discussion of strategy on the Cape!
 Lunch: Local Restaurant
 Afternoon: History and Great Music - presentation/discussion. The early big bands.
 Dinner: Hotel Dining Room
 Evening: Shipwrecks, Treasures, and More! Lecture led by Local Historian and Shipwreck Diver Dale Clifton.
   
Accommodations: Brighton Suites Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Musical Lecture/Musical Entertainment DE World War II Documentary
(Tuesday, October 22)
   
 Breakfast: Cafe attached to Hotel
 Morning: Highlighting Vocalists during the Big Band Era.
 Lunch: Local Restaurant
 Afternoon: Documentary film on WWII Veterans in Delaware. Discussion with Representative from Delaware Tourism office. Free Time to enjoy Rehoboth and an Independent Dinner
 Evening: Sounds of the Big Band! Enjoy your favorites with a concert led by the Instructor.
   
Accommodations: Brighton Suites Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: History Comes Alive!/Zwaanendael Museum - Delaware The First State!/Discover The Findings - Coin Beach and more!
(Wednesday, October 23)
   
 Breakfast: Cafe attached to Hotel.
 Morning: Tour of Fort Miles and WW-II Bunker in Cape Henlopen State Park. Fort Miles was the key piece in the nation's coastal defense during WW-II
 Lunch: Lunch in local restaurant and tour "Historic Lewes"
 Afternoon: Guided tour and history at Zwaanendael Museum in Lewes, DE. The museum is a showcase for Lewes (loo-is) are maritime, military and social history. The Museum is modeled after the town hall in Hoorn, the Netherlands and it commemorates the founding of Delaware's first European settlement by the Dutch in 1631.
 Dinner: Hotel Dining Room
 Evening: Presentation and exhibit of treasures found!
   
Accommodations: Brighton Suites Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Lifesaving Museum/ Discover Sea Museum/Music & Sounds of Big Band's Best!
(Thursday, October 24)
   
 Breakfast: Cafe attached to Hotel.
 Morning: Guided tour of Indian River Lifesaving Station Museum. Originally built in 1876 for use by the US Lifesaving Service, to respond to the alarming number of shipwrecks along the coastline.
 Lunch: Local Restaurant
 Afternoon: Depart for Discover Sea Museum. View all the shipwreck material the museum has to offer.
 Dinner: Local Restaurant
 Evening: Musical Cabaret!
   
Accommodations: Brighton Suites Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Classic Recordings/Departure after checkout at 11:00 a.m.
(Friday, October 25)
   
 Breakfast: Cafe attached to Hotel.
 Morning: Lecture,surprises and interactive discussion! Program ends 11:00 a.m.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Rehoboth Beach General Overview
Delaware Coast Vacationland - Information and Calendar of Events for Rehoboth Beach, DE and local area For additional information, visit www.beach-fun.com
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