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Seafood and Shipwrecks: Bounty Beneath the Sea

Program Number: 16140RJ
Start and End Dates:
9/16/2013 - 9/20/2013; 10/28/2014 - 10/31/2014; 5/4/2015 - 5/7/2015; 10/19/2015 - 10/22/2015; 11/16/2015 - 11/19/2015;
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, Delaware. 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.
 
Dale Clifton

Owner of the DiscoverSea Shipwreck Museum in Fenwick Island, Delaware, Dale Clifton has been fascinated with shipwrecks since he was a teenager and found a gold coin on the beach. For more than 35 years, he has been researching and recovering artifacts from shipwrecks and colonial sites along the Delmarva Peninsula, including the Zwaandendael Colony in Lewes and Prince George’s Chapel in Dagsboro. Dale has been sharing his historic treasures and artifacts in his museum since 1990.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Brighton Suites Hotel
  Rehoboth Beach 4 nights
 Brighton Suites Hotel
Type: Hotel
  Description: All suites hotel
  Contact info: 34 Wilmington Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DC 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:
3:30 PM in hotel lobby for check-in 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
  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
 

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.

 

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.

 
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 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: Welcome!/Orientation, Presentation on Historic Rehoboth
(Monday, September 16)
   
 Afternoon: Arrive, Check in and get acquainted. You will receive your arrival packet with a schedule that we will review during orientation at 4:30pm.
 Dinner: Delicious catered meal at the Hotel Dining Room.
 Evening: Informal reception - socialize and learn about Historic Rehoboth - its evolution from Methodist campground to one of our nation's lively playground!
   
Accommodations: Brighton Suites Hotel
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: The Delicious Eastern Shore, Tour of Seafood Market, Cooking Demonstration, Wine and Food Pairing, Free Evening
(Tuesday, September 17)
   
 Breakfast: Hotel Dining
 Morning: Lecture: 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. Field Trip: You will travel to a local seafood market and learn about a variety of regional fish and seafood. The morning will include an interactive food and cooking demonstration.
 Lunch: Lunch at restaurant associated with the seafood market.
 Afternoon: Lecture: There are 6 main basic flavor profiles that you can experiment with to develop a great food and wine pairing. In this presentation you will learn the fundamental flavor profiles for food and wine pairing as well as the regional pairing example and why it works. Learn to match food and wine like a professional chef or sommelier.
 Dinner: Enjoy a relaxed dinner with your group in the hotel banquet room.
 Evening: Free Evening to enjoy our quaint seaside village.
   
Accommodations: Brighton Suites Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: College of Marine Studies/Trip to Eastern Shore of Maryland/Entertainment by Local Band.
(Wednesday, September 18)
   
 Breakfast: Hotel Dining
 Morning: College of Marine Studies Tour. Explore cutting-edge ocean science at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, Del. The College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE) housed there is offering guided tours of its world-class research facility. Knowledgeable docents lead the tours, which start with an introductory video about the many ways CEOE researchers are studying wind energy, invasive species, pollution and other important environmental topics. Campus Stories Exhibits explain marine environments such as the frigid, ice-covered seas of the Antarctic and the super-heated hydrothermal vents found more than a mile below the sea surface. Students also learn how scientists are working to address local issues, such as the impacts of land development on Delaware water quality and wildlife.
 Lunch: Lunch at Local Restaurant
 Afternoon: Tour and Tasting: Nassau Valley Vineyards is Delaware’s first and only award winning winery. The winery is nestled among verdant fields on a quiet country road. They produce a wide variety of wines from sweet to dry and white to red that will be part of the tasting. NVV boasts one of the most unique winery tours in North America. Its five gallery, self-guided museum chronicles everything from the incredible 8,000 year history of wine to how the vineyard grows in the modern day.
 Dinner: Dinner at a Local Restaurant.
 Evening: Be entertained by the well-known local band, "The Back Bay Strummers". The band was started in 1996 by four individuals who enjoyed playing the banjo and were interested in getting together to jam with each other. The group gradually grew in size and now includes other acoustical instruments including the guitar, mandolin, ukelele, accordion, and bass and consists of twenty-five members ranging in age from 40 to 92 years old.
   
Accommodations: Brighton Suites Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Visit Historic Milton with Brewery Tour
(Thursday, September 19)
   
 Breakfast: Hotel Dining
 Morning: Field Trip: Guided tour of historic town of Milton, a quaint little Victorian shipbuilding and button manufacturing village, just minutes from the resort towns of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach on Delaware's Eastern Shore. With a population of only 1,657, Milton is a thriving community of small businesses and lovingly restored historic homes centered at the head of the Broadkill River which feeds into the Delaware Bay. This tour will be conducted by the Milton Historical Society.
 Lunch: Delicious lunch at local Milton Restaurant. Enjoy looking at the historic photos that line the walls.
 Afternoon: Tour of Dog Fish Head Brewery and Tasting. Dog Fish is one of the premier micro-breweries in the US and has been highlighted on national television shows. Tours typically swing through the brewhouse, the cellars and the bottling line, but remember, this is a working - and growing - brewery. Dogfish can accommodate wheelchairs, but access might be limited. There are stairs along the tour. Be sure to wear closed toe shoes for the tour.
 Evening: Independent Dinner and free time.
   
Accommodations: Brighton Suites Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Delicious Cooking Demo and Tastings. Program Ends at 11:00 a.m.
(Friday, September 20)
   
 Breakfast: Hotel Dining
 Morning: Lecture and Demo: Seafood Savvy.How to purchase safe and good seafood and tips on how to prepare it in an easy, fun, and fresh way. Cooking demo includes yummy tastings! Program ends at 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
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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