Hotel check-in from 2:00 p.m.
After checking in at the hotel and getting your room, take some time to freshen up and relax before our Orientation session. Orientation: 6:00 p.m. In the hotel lobby, the Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. Each day of this program is active and, to a certain extent, the pace is set by the group. The day begins about 9:00 a.m. after breakfast when the group departs for the day's activities. Daily options will be explained at the previous evening's briefing. Generally, our pace is moderate (in the 2-2.5 miles per hour range). We will walk for a couple of hours at a time, with brief stops for water, snacks, sightseeing, and photography. Sometimes we need to keep moving. Most of the trails are used regularly. There is no rock climbing or dangerous footing; however, the trails occasionally cross ridges and small streams, or have a steep area. Breakfasts will typically be European-style buffets with cold cuts, cheeses, cereals, fruit, yogurt, breads, milk, juice, coffee, tea, water. Unless noted otherwise, lunches will typically be two-course set meals, while dinners will typically be three-course set meals, with water included at all meals. Periods in the schedule designated as “Free time” and “At leisure” offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
In the hotel dining room, we will have a three-course set meal with a glass of wine plus water; other beverages available for purchase.
At leisure. Continue getting to know your fellow Road Scholars, settle in, and get a good night’s rest for the day ahead.