The Lifetime Learning Center
Explore Jefferson's Monticello, Madison's Montpelier,
Prince Michel Vineyards and the retreat at Poplar Forest
Wednesday to Friday, April 24-26
This spring, join the Lifetime Learning Center as we depart on a three-day adventure seeking history, architecture, gardens and culinary delights on a tour through the rolling hills of Charlottesville, Virginia.
Highlights of our tour include the historic city of Charlottesville, Jefferson’s estate at Monticello, James and Dolly Madison’s recently renovated and restored estate at Montpelier, Prince Michel Winery and Vineyards, and Jefferson’s retreat at Poplar Forest.
The trip departs on April 24 and returns late on April 26, with a two-night stay in the heart of historic Charlottesville at the Omni Hotel.
We’ll experience lunch and a tour at the famous Michie Tavern, a guided tour at Monticello, followed by a visit to Charlottesville Mall, one of the longest outdoor malls in the nation, filled with art galleries, restaurants, book shops and a variety of civic attractions. As our hotel is located on the mall, participants will have multiple opportunities throughout the weekend to explore the area.
Day Two will begin at Montpelier. We’ll tour the new visitor center, the Madison mansion, exhibits, gardens and a freedman’s cabin and farm. We’ll learn more about James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution,” and his wife, Dolly, the woman who inspired the title “First Lady.”
For those with a taste for the grape, we won’t disappoint! Day Two will also include a gourmet luncheon and a visit to one of Virginia’s finest wineries. Our tour will include the wine-making process and an opportunity to taste these distinctive wines.
Wednesday - April 24
6 a.m. . . . . . . . . . Check-in at Orringer Lobby
Thursday - April 25
7 - 9 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Omni Charlottesville
Friday - April 26
7 - 9 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Omni Charlottesville
Or Call (252) 638-7351 during business hours
FEATURED WINERY VISIT
Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery
30 Years of Wine Making Excellence!
This year, 2012, Prince Michel Vineyard and Winery celebrates its 30th anniversary. Jean and Sylvian LeDucq came to Madison, Virginia three decades ago and fell in love with its natural beauty and close resemblance to their beloved France. It was through their vision and appreciation for great wine that Prince Michel came in to being.
Our group will have a catered lunch at the winery and then enjoy a full tour of the facilities and a wine tasting with notes of interest provided by Prince Michel staff.
Registration fees are not refundable unless the predetermined trip minimum is not met by the deadline and the trip is canceled because of low enrollment. A refund of fees due to participant cancellation will only occur when a cancellation is made in advance and a replacement from the waiting list registers for the open spot. Please contact the Lifetime Learning Center as soon as possible if a last-minute circumstance arises.
For additional information contact Jennifer Baer at (252) 633-2618 or email@example.com.
The registration fee for the three-day adventure is $599 (double occupancy) or $799 (single occupancy) and is very inclusive.
The fee covers all admissions, tours and guide fees, deluxe motorcoach transportation, hotel accommodations at the Omni Charlottesville, breakfast on three mornings and lunches at Michie Tavern and Prince Michel Vineyards.
The registration fee is to be paid at the time of registration. To register online, go to www.cravencc.edu/foundation and select "event registration" from the left menu, then scroll down to find the event of interest. Follow the instructions to enter your contact and payment information.
If you would prefer to register by telephone, please call us at (252) 638-7351 for assistance. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Enrollment for this trip is limited to 36 participants, with a 24-participant minimum. Early registration is highly recommended.
SPECIAL NOTE: If you are interested in finding an appropriate roommate in order to take advantage of double occupancy rates, we will be pleased to share contact information with others who are seeking a roommate.
Registration fee $599 (double occupancy)
Registration deadline- February 21, 2013