Signature City Cleveland: Renaissance and Rock & Roll
Learn about the renaissance of this Rust Belt city as you discover iconic theaters, gardens and museums, including the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, with insight from local experts.
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Program No. 17136RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

One of America’s proudest cities is back! Experience the renaissance of Cleveland, Ohio as you visit its cultural treasures and eclectic neighborhoods and meet locals who show you the city’s hidden gems. Follow Cleveland’s story from its Erie Canal heyday to its steel-manufacturing roots and now to its status as a hub for visual and performing arts and the rock and roll capital of the world. Explore markets, gardens, museums and more, including the highlight of a visit to Cleveland: the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Substantial walking most days, over even terrain. Must be able to board public transportation (bus and trolley) and private motor coach. Stand and explore museums for several hours at a time.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Go backstage at Severance Hall, home of the revered Cleveland Orchestra, and at the historic theaters of Playhouse Square, the largest theater complex outside New York City.
  • Admire masterpieces at the Cleveland Museum of Art and marvel at the Botanical Gardens’ 13 exquisite specialty gardens.
  • Learn about and celebrate some of the greatest legends in music history at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Featured Expert
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Karen Wine
Karen Wine is a retired Special Education teacher and medical receptionist and has been group leading in Cleveland for over 20 years. After traveling around the United States, Israel and the Caribbean, Karen was inspired to become a group leader and to show people the wonders of Cleveland. She currently volunteers entertaining senior citizens, working as a medical receptionist at a clinic for mentally ill patients, greeting people at a support center for those touched by cancer and more.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Chad Malkamaki
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