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Getty Villa: Greek, Roman, Etruscan Antiquities

Program Number: 14723RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/7/2013 - 6/10/2013;
Duration: 3 nights
Location: Van Nuys, California
Price starting at: $456.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Art History/Criticism
Meals: 7; 3 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Revel in the glories of Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquity at the restored Getty Villa. Modeled after a first-century Roman country house buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the Getty Villa provides a window into the ancient world’s art and lifestyles. Spend an afternoon exploring this “artifact” and the more than 1,200 ancient works of art exhibited in its 23 themed galleries. Throughout your learning adventure, art professionals illuminate this cultural landmark, its antiquities collection and these ancient cultures.




Highlights

• On an expert-led walk, discover the Getty Villa's classically inspired architecture and lush Mediterranean gardens.
• Art professionals illuminate this cultural landmark and its antiquities collection.
• Examine Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities arranged by themes including Gods and Goddesses, Dionysus and Stories of the Trojan War.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to 45 minutes on flat, paved surfaces; few steps at Getty Villa.



Coordinated by Road Scholar.




Van Nuys

Named for Isaac Van Nuys, who in 1872 built the first wood frame house in the now highly urbanized San Fernando Valley, the neighborhood of Van Nuys is a melting pot of cultures and home to the valley’s first historic district. The nearby Sepulveda Basin is home to several large recreation areas and parks, Japanese gardens and a wildlife refuge.



Accommodations
Centrally located full-service hotel in the San Fernando Valley.
Meals and Lodgings
   Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel
  Woodland Hills, California 3 nights
 Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: This full-service, 15-story hotel is located within Warner Center in Woodland Hills. The Hilton Woodland Hills hotel offers modern amenities in the warm, Southern-California climate and is situated near major Los Angeles attractions including Universal Studios, The Getty Center, Malibu Beach and Hollywood. Its 326 guestrooms are the largest in the area. The hotel is within walking distance of many fine restaurants, entertainment venues, and premier shopping including Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom's.
  Contact info: 6360 Canoga Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367 USA
phone: 818-595-1000
web: www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/BURWCHF-Hilton-Woodland-Hills-Los-Angeles-California/index.do
  Room amenities: Large, classically appointed guest rooms measure over 300 sq. ft. and feature cherry furniture; 37" LCD HDTV with premium channels and pay-per-view movies; Hilton Alarm Clock Radio with MP3 connection; work-size desk with ergonomic chair; and two-line speakerphones with voicemail. Rooms feature pillow-top mattress, down-filled comforter, Touch of Down pillows and soft sheets. Other guestroom amenities include a coffee maker with complimentary Lavazza coffee, iron/ironing board, hair dryer, and daily newspaper delivery. 800 and calling-card phone calls are free. Room accommodates up to four guests (with rollaway bed). WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS: High-speed wireless internet service is available throughout the hotel and guests rooms for a daily fee. Road Scholar participants who request this service will be charged a discounted rate of $5.00 per day per room. You may sign up for wireless internet service at the front desk upon check-in or at any time during your stay. You will receive a special password for your device(s) and your credit card will be charged the appropriate fees upon check-out.
  Facility amenities: The hotel provides guests with complimentary access to its Fitness Center by Precor located on the 3rd floor of the hotel; a business center with free computer and high-speed Internet access; ATM; baggage storage; bell service; dry cleaning service; gift shop; Guest Activity Desk; ice/vending machines; on-site convenience store; valet parking; safety deposit box at the front desk (not in room); and shuttle service. The hotel features the Brasserie Restaurant for a casual atmosphere in which to savor the fresh flavors of California cuisine and Fitzgerald's Lounge for beverages and entertainment. The Cheesecake Factory and Arnie Morton's Steakhouse, located next door to the hotel, offer additional choices of hearty meals and sweet treats. Room service is also available for private dining. Valet parking is available at the hotel for $10 per night. Overnight self-parking is available in an adjacent parking structure for $9 per night Friday through Saturday, and $14 per night Sunday through Thursday.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $89/night Call the hotel directly at 818-595-1000 to make a reservation to stay additional nights OR go online to make your own reservations at a special website the Hilton has set up for the Road Scholar Tournament of Roses program: Group Name: TOURNAMENT OF ROSES -- Pre and Post Group Rooms Group Code: TOR122 WEBSITE: www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/B/BURWCHF-TOR122-20121226/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG Period Covered: Dec 25-28, 2012; and Jan 2-7, 2013 Preferred Rates Start At: $89/Night
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $89/night Call the hotel directly at 818-595-1000 to make a reservation to stay additional nights OR go online to make your own reservations at a special website the Hilton has set up for the Road Scholar Tournament of Roses program: Group Name: TOURNAMENT OF ROSES -- Pre and Post Group Rooms Group Code: TOR122 WEBSITE: www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/B/BURWCHF-TOR122-20121226/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG Period Covered: Dec 25-28, 2012; and Jan 2-7, 2013 Preferred Rates Start At: $89/Night
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Program registration is between 4:00-5:00PM. Orientation begins at 5:15PM followed by dinner at 6:00PM. Introductions are scheduled after dinner in the classroom. You will be staying at Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel that night.
  End of Program:
Please make your travel arrangements to allow you to stay for the final class on Monday morning which will end about 10:30AM. You will be staying at Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. On the enclosed Health & Safety Form, please indicate to us the name of your roommate/traveling companion. Also let us know if you are traveling with other individuals and wish to be assigned a room near them. Photo ID
  Parking availability:
Valet parking is available at the hotel for $10 per night. Overnight self-parking is available in an adjacent parking structure for $9 per night Friday through Saturday, and $14 per night Sunday through Thursday.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Woodland Hills, California
  Nearest city or town:  Tarzana and Van Nuys
  Nearest highway: Highway 101
  Nearest airport:  Burbank (Bob Hope International Airport) (BUR)
  From End of Program
  Location: Woodland Hills, California
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Burbank (BUR) to Woodland Hills

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
SuperShuttle
phone: 800-258-3826
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Around $27 for 1st person for SHARED van service; $9 each additional person
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Allow 20-30 minutes or more depending upon traffic and time of day 

 

Distance:

 

14 miles from Burbank Airport to hotel

   

Website: www.supershuttle.com for online reservations and exact fares. PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Advance reservations required. ALTERNATE VAN SERVICE: Prime Time Shuttle @ 800-733-8267 or go online for information and reservations at www.primetimeshuttle.com. Call both shuttle services to get best rate.

 

Amtrak/Union Station LA to Hilton Woodland Hills

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
LA Metro
phone: 323-466-3876

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$1.50
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

About one hour 

 

Distance:

 

About 33 miles

   

FROM UNION STATION in LA, one may take the Red Line light rail train to the North Hollywood Station (14 mi./23 min). From there, passengers may transfer to the Orange Line bus which runs on a dedicated bus lane to the stop at 6770 Canoga Ave., Canoga Park, CA 91303 (16 mi./35 min). This stop is about 4 blocks (0.5 miles) from the hotel. The one-way fare is $1.50. For LA bus and rail transit information, call 323.GO.METRO (323-466-3876) or visit www.metro.net/

 

Amtrak/Pacific Surfliner/Chatsworth Station to Hilton Woodland Hills

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
LA Yellow Cab
phone: 800-829-4222

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Estimated at $20-25 one-way. Call for quote.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

About 15 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

5 miles from Amtrak-Chatsworth Station to the hotel

   

The closest Amtrak station to hotel is 10040 Old Dept Plaza Rd, Chatsworth 91311. This station serves Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner route as well as the nearby Metrolink Ventura County train line (Union Station/LA to East Ventura). FROM AMTRAK CHATSWORTH STATION, best way to hotel is by taxi. Other taxi options: www.ValleyTownCar.com or 818-793-8070; www.LAcitycab.com or 888-248-9222 or 818-780-1000. Visit www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-872-7245. For LA transit information, visit www.metro.net

 

FlyAway Bus from LAX to Van Nuys Airport to Hilton Woodland Hills

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
LAX FlyAway Bus Service
phone: 866-435-9529

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$7 p/p one-way
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Allow up to 45 minutes or more depending on traffic and time of day. 

 

Distance:

 

24 miles from LAX to Van Nuys Bus Terminal

   

The FlyAway bus is a cheaper way to go from LAX to Van Nuys, near Woodland Hills. The Flyaway bus terminal is located at 7610 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys. To get to the Hilton Woodland Hills from there, take a cab or walk 1.5 mi south to the LA Metro Orange Line bus stop at 6380 Woodley Ave./Victory Blvd. Take the westbound Orange Line bus to the stop at 6770 Canoga Ave., Canoga Park. Walk about 4 blocks (0.5 miles) to the hotel. One-way fare is $1.50. For LA transit information, visit www.metro.net/

 

Los Angeles (LAX) to Woodland Hills

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Prime Time Shuttle
phone: 800-733-8267
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Around $41 per passenger for shared van service.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Allow 45-60 minutes or more depending upon traffic and time of day. 

 

Distance:

 

About 24 miles from LAX to the Woodland Hills hotel

   

Website: www.primetimeshuttle.com for online reservations and exact fares. PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Advance reservations required. Alternate passenger van service: SuperShuttle at 800-258-3826 or www.supershuttle.com Call both shuttle services to find out best rate.

 
Driving Directions
  From 101 Ventura Freeway North/West to Woodland Hills From the 101 Westbound, take the Canoga Ave exit and turn right onto Canoga Ave upon exiting the freeway. The hotel is located one mile north on Canoga Ave and is on your right.
  From 101 Ventura Freeway South/East to Woodland Hills From the 101 Eastbound, take the Ventura Blvd/Topanga Canyon exit and travel East on Ventura Blvd. Turn left at Canoga Ave. The hotel is located one mile north on Canoga Ave and is on your right.
  From 405 Freeway North to Woodland Hills From the 405 Freeway North, merge onto US 101 North towards Ventura. Go 8 miles and exit at Canoga Ave. Turn right on Canoga Ave and go one mile north. The hotel will be on your right.
  From 405 Freeway South to Woodland Hills From the 405 Freeway South, merge onto 101 North towards Ventura. Go 8 miles and exit at Canoga Ave. Turn left at Canoga Ave. The hotel is located one mile north on Canoga Ave and is on your right
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: Independent Arrivals
(Friday, June 7)
   
 Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: Check into the Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel after 3:00pm.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet which we'll review during our orientation session before dinner.

ORIENTATION: Begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures and any other administrative issues as well as answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.

 Dinner: Dinner at hotel

Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants.

 Evening: CROSSING POINTS: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.

Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.

   
Accommodations: Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Introductory Lectures on the Getty Villa and Getty Villa Collections
(Saturday, June 8)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: CLASS: Bringing the Ancient World to Life

Explores the ancient cultures of Greek, Etruscan and Roman civilization in order to better understand and appreciate the Villa's collection of antiquities.

CLASS: The Getty Villa: The Return of a Classic

Traces the history of the Getty Villa and the vision that guided the development of the present site.

 Lunch: Lunch at hotel
 Afternoon: CLASS: Art from the Ancient World: An Introduction to the Collection

Presents highlights of the Getty Villa antiquities collection by gallery theme.

 Dinner: Dinner at hotel
 Evening: PRESENTATION: "Out of the Ashes" DVD. Tells the story of the loss and recovery of 1800 scrolls buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD.
   
Accommodations: Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Field trip to Getty Villa
(Sunday, June 9)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.
 Morning: FIELD TRIP: Travel by motor coach to the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades.

Oil magnate J. Paul Getty used some of his vast wealth to amass an incredible art and antiquities collection, first displayed in his ranch house on a bluff overlooking the Pacific. In the early 70s, he had a Romanesque villa constructed next to his house to be a permanent museum for his collection. The Malibu Villa, modeled after the partially excavated Villa dei Papiri in Italy, became the home of the J. Paul Getty Museum in 1974.

In 1997 the Getty Villa was closed and the collection was relocated to the new hill-top Getty Center in Brentwood (Los Angeles). After a nine-year, $275 million renovation and expansion, the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa re-opened as a home to the Museum's Antiquities Collection. The Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities are arranged by themes including Gods and Goddesses, Dionysos and the Theater, and Stories of the Trojan War, housed within Roman-inspired architecture and surrounded by Roman-style gardens.

Includes a 45-minute private, guided walk of the Architecture and Gardens of the Getty Villa.

For your self-exploration, pick up a copy of 'Today at the Getty Villa', which lists the day's programs, in the Entry Pavilion. Enhance your gallery experience with a Getty Guide audio player, available for $5 at the Pick-Up Desk on Floor 1 of the Museum. The player features commentary from curators and conservators on over 150 works from the J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa.

 Lunch: To give you greater flexibility in viewing the Villa collection at your leisure, Sunday lunch will be on your own.

The Cafe at the Getty Villa serves casual Mediterranean fare and has indoor and outdoor seating. Menu choices include salads, soups, panini, pizzas, pastas, vegetables, and desserts.

The Espresso Cart near the Cafe entrance offers coffee and espresso drinks and bottled beverages, as well as homemade soup, hot and cold sandwiches, to-go salads, and a selection of baked goods and desserts.

 Dinner: Dinner at hotel.
 Evening: Wrap Up Program
   
Accommodations: Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4: Independent Departures
(Monday, June 10)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel
 Morning: CLASS: The Appreciation of Art From Classical Antiquity

During the final segment of the program, we will conclude by discussing the relevance of Classical antiquity and enhance our appreciation of how the Greeks and Romans continue to influence our lives today.

HOTEL CHECK OUT: This concludes the program. We hope you have enjoyed this Getty Villa adventure and will join us for other rewarding programs in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys.

   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Woodland Hills, California Hotel Vicinity
The Westfield Topanga Mall is within walking distance of the hotel. Shoppers can take their pick from two stories of shops, restaurants and entertainment options. There are many dining options including Ruth's Chris, Corner Bakery, P.F. Chang's and Maggiano's. Movies are available at the AMC 16 Theatres, a top-flight multiplex with stadium seating. The Mall is located at 6100 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91367.
  Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau
While there are no major tourist destinations or attractions in Woodland Hills, the city adjoins the greater Los Angeles area which offers visitors a wide range of activities and attractions. To learn more, we suggest you contact the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau website and download, view or order travel guides and tourism information. Mailing address: LACVB, 685 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90017 or phone (213) 689-8822. For additional information, visit www.discoverlosangeles.com
  Woodland Hills-Tarzana Chamber of Commerce
To learn more about Woodland Hills and the neighboring town of Tarzana, please contact the local Chamber of Commerce at:

20121 Ventura Blvd. #204

Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Hours M-F: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (PST)

Phone Number: (818) 347-4737 For additional information, visit www.woodlandhillscc.net/contact.php

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.

Suggested Reading List


Guide to the Getty Villa


Author: J. Paul Getty Trust


The Getty Villa


Author: Marion True & Jorge Silvetti


As I See It: The Autobiography of J. Paul Getty


Author: J. Paul Getty


The J. Paul Getty Museum: Handbook of the Antiquities Collection


Author: J. Paul Getty Trust




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