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Eckerd Goes to Chautauqua Institution   

Chautauqua Insitution offers the chance to explore new ideas, music, art and more, in a beautiful natural setting on Chautauqua Lake in upstate NY. You can participate in as much or as little as you wish. Most meals will be provided and enjoyed with our group, but then you are free to explore and attend the lectures and programs that most interest you. Take an art class, visit a gallery show, sit in on a theatrical reading, row a boat or take a hike.  

Registration includes the following:

  • Full-access gate pass for daily lectures and evening entertainment
  • 6 nights accommodations at the historic Athenaeum Hotel
  • Group bus transportation to/from Buffalo-Niagara International Airport
  • Full, daily delicious breakfast spread (6 days), 5 lunch meals, 5 dinners
  • An off-site excursion to Jamestown, NY, with a private visit to the incredible National Comedy Center and the Lucy & Desi Museum (this was a top highlight last year!)
  • A special lecturer assigned just to our group to help us continue the discussions
  • More!!

Note: Airfare is not included. If traveling from Tampa International, Southwest is the only carrier that offers nonstop flights into Buffalo (as of January 2024).

Ground transportation will be provided from Buffalo-Niagra (BUF) airport for those who wish to use it. The bus departure times are not yet set, but one bus will depart the airport sometime between 12:30pm and 2:00pm and a second option will be available leaving later in the afternoon between 4:30pm and 6:00pm.  

If you have questions about the program, please contact Judy Tilton, Study Travel Manager, tiltonjd@eckerd.edu or 727-864-8290.

Please note that the refund policy for travel is different from the regular OLLI course cancellation and refund policy.

Refund requests must be made in writing by emailing Judy Tilton, Study Travel Manager, at tiltonjd@eckerd.edu.

Requests received:

  • 90 days before departure date – 100% refund
  • 60 days before departure date – 50% refund
  • 45 days before departure date - 25% refund
  • <45 days before departure date – 0% refund

No refund will be issued for the following:

  • If a participant fails to make their flight.
  • If a participant leaves the program early.

All registrations canceled less than 90 days prior to departure willbe assessed a $100 administrative fee.

 
  • Double Occupancy

  • Fee : $3,150.00
    Dates(Start–End): 7/21/2024–7/27/2024
    Additional Notes: 

    Select this option for double occupancy. You will be asked a few questions related to your travel partner on the check-out page. If you aren't sure yet, you will be able to add the information later. You may also request to be matched with a roommate. 

    You may elect to make a deposit of at least $500 with the full balance due no later than May 3, 2024.
     

 

  • Single Occupancy

  • Fee : $3,450.00
    Dates(Start–End): 7/21/2024–7/27/2024
    Additional Notes: 

    Select this option if you are traveling as a single and wish to have a private room. 

    You may elect to make a deposit of at least $500, with the full balance due no later than May 3, 2024.

 

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