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Program #20758RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Apr 12 — Apr 26, 2015

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Day One: Sunday, April 12 - In Transit
Depart From: Depart US/Canada on international flights.

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The newly renovated Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel is situated in a leafy neighborhood less than a 5-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower and the Seine.

Contact info:
20 Rue Jean Rey
Paris Cedex 15, 75737 France
phone: +33 (0)1 45 78 53 46
web: www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-2175-mercure-paris-centre-tour-eiffel/index.shtml

Room amenities: Each room features a minibar, air conditioning, hair dryer, iron and ironing board (upon request), in-room safe, phone, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary bottled water, television, and free Wi-Fi.

Facility amenities: This hotel features the Eiffel Lounge Restaurant which specializes in French cuisine, room service, a 24 hour fitness center with views of the Eiffel Tower, bicycle rentals, business-related amenities, laundry services, and complimentary high speed wireless Internet access in the public areas.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 13 - Welcome Reception / Program Introduction
Morning: Arrive in Paris and transfer to your hotel. Free time to relax or explore the city.

Lunch: Explore local fare on your own.

Afternoon: Welcome and introduction to the program at the hotel.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The newly renovated Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel is situated in a leafy neighborhood less than a 5-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower and the Seine.

Contact info:
20 Rue Jean Rey
Paris Cedex 15, 75737 France
phone: +33 (0)1 45 78 53 46
web: www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-2175-mercure-paris-centre-tour-eiffel/index.shtml

Room amenities: Each room features a minibar, air conditioning, hair dryer, iron and ironing board (upon request), in-room safe, phone, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary bottled water, television, and free Wi-Fi.

Facility amenities: This hotel features the Eiffel Lounge Restaurant which specializes in French cuisine, room service, a 24 hour fitness center with views of the Eiffel Tower, bicycle rentals, business-related amenities, laundry services, and complimentary high speed wireless Internet access in the public areas.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 14 - Paris, France
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy the famous sites of Paris during a guided bus excursion which includes the Champs Elysees, Place de la Concorde, the Eiffel Tower, and concludes at the famous Notre Dame Cathedral. Take in a lecture about the City of Light.

Lunch: Explore local fare on your own.

Afternoon: Free time to explore Paris.

Dinner: Explore local fare on your own.

Lodging: Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The newly renovated Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel is situated in a leafy neighborhood less than a 5-minute walk from the Eiffel Tower and the Seine.

Contact info:
20 Rue Jean Rey
Paris Cedex 15, 75737 France
phone: +33 (0)1 45 78 53 46
web: www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-2175-mercure-paris-centre-tour-eiffel/index.shtml

Room amenities: Each room features a minibar, air conditioning, hair dryer, iron and ironing board (upon request), in-room safe, phone, coffee and tea making facilities, complimentary bottled water, television, and free Wi-Fi.

Facility amenities: This hotel features the Eiffel Lounge Restaurant which specializes in French cuisine, room service, a 24 hour fitness center with views of the Eiffel Tower, bicycle rentals, business-related amenities, laundry services, and complimentary high speed wireless Internet access in the public areas.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 15 - Paris, France
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Explore the artistic neighborhood of Montmartre during a guided field trip which includes Place du Tertre and Sacre Coeur.

Lunch: Explore local fare on your own.

Afternoon: Free time to explore.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: AMAWATERWAYS has redefined the concept of luxury travel. From gorgeous contemporary artwork in the lobbies, to the inviting hallways, you will feel at home the moment you step onboard the MS Amadagio. The professional ship staff does their best to ensure that each day is filled with memorable experiences.

Ship Information: Built in Holland in 2006. Decks: 4 - Bottom to top; Piano Deck, Cello Deck, Violin Deck, Sun Deck Crew: 41 Passengers: 148 Registry: Switzerland Home port: Basel Length: 360 ft; Width: 38 ft Cabins: 71 Staterooms and 4 Jr. Suites.

Contact info:
AMAWATERWAYS
21625 Prairie St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311 USA
phone: 800-626-0126
web: www.AmaWaterways.com

Room amenities: Deluxe down bedding, marble bathrooms w/multi-jet shower (bathtubs in Jr. suites), premium toiletries, plush terry bathrobes, hair dryer, safe, telephone, flat screen TV, individually controlled air-conditioning, an Infotainment System and ample closet space.

Facility amenities: As one of Europe's most deluxe river cruise ships, the MS Amadagio has much to offer its passengers: an enhanced shore excursion program will give you an in-depth and authentic view of the cultures and histories of the cities you visit; a panoramic forward lounge with bar, piano and dance floor provide an elegant atmosphere in which to relax with friends and family; an aft lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi access; gratuitous specialty coffee station; open seating gourmet dining in our restaurant with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks; elevator connecting Cello and Violin Decks; fitness center, featuring exercise equipment, sauna and shower; beauty salon and Masseuse; walking track, whirlpool and bicycles for exploring on one's own. Laundry services are available onboard for a fee. Price lists will be available in your stateroom. Please note that clothes cannot be dry cleaned onboard.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Thursday, April 16 - Paris / Lyon / Embarkation
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: After checking out of your hotel, you will be taken to Gare de Lyon station to board the TGV high speed train that will whisk you through the French countryside to Lyon.

Lunch: Lunch on your own on the train.

Afternoon: Nestled between the Saone and Rhone rivers, Lyon is one of France's most important cities and gastronomic capitals. Its rich ancient history includes Roman ruins and early Christian sites. Upon arrival, we take a bus to Perouges, one of the most authentic medieval cities. In Perouges, we will have a medieval winetasting before we transfer to the MS Amadagio for embarkation.

Dinner: Welcome dinner and cocktail party on board.

Lodging: MS Amadagio

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: AMAWATERWAYS has redefined the concept of luxury travel. From gorgeous contemporary artwork in the lobbies, to the inviting hallways, you will feel at home the moment you step onboard the MS Amadagio. The professional ship staff does their best to ensure that each day is filled with memorable experiences.

Ship Information: Built in Holland in 2006. Decks: 4 - Bottom to top; Piano Deck, Cello Deck, Violin Deck, Sun Deck Crew: 41 Passengers: 148 Registry: Switzerland Home port: Basel Length: 360 ft; Width: 38 ft Cabins: 71 Staterooms and 4 Jr. Suites.

Contact info:
AMAWATERWAYS
21625 Prairie St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311 USA
phone: 800-626-0126
web: www.AmaWaterways.com

Room amenities: Deluxe down bedding, marble bathrooms w/multi-jet shower (bathtubs in Jr. suites), premium toiletries, plush terry bathrobes, hair dryer, safe, telephone, flat screen TV, individually controlled air-conditioning, an Infotainment System and ample closet space.

Facility amenities: As one of Europe's most deluxe river cruise ships, the MS Amadagio has much to offer its passengers: an enhanced shore excursion program will give you an in-depth and authentic view of the cultures and histories of the cities you visit; a panoramic forward lounge with bar, piano and dance floor provide an elegant atmosphere in which to relax with friends and family; an aft lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi access; gratuitous specialty coffee station; open seating gourmet dining in our restaurant with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks; elevator connecting Cello and Violin Decks; fitness center, featuring exercise equipment, sauna and shower; beauty salon and Masseuse; walking track, whirlpool and bicycles for exploring on one's own. Laundry services are available onboard for a fee. Price lists will be available in your stateroom. Please note that clothes cannot be dry cleaned onboard.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Friday, April 17 - Lyon, France
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Today your field trip of Lyon will take you to the Place Bellecour with its equestrian statue of Louis XIV, the Place des Terreaux, with Bartholdi's Fountain and the Town Hall. Afterwards, visit Fourviere, part of the historic region designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known as the Hill of Prayers, Fourviere is famous for its iconic white Basilica of Notre-Dame; ruins of a Roman theater, and majestic views of the city below.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Free time in the afternoon to explore the city on your own. In the late afternoon, the ship will depart for the historic village of Belleville.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: MS Amadagio

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: AMAWATERWAYS has redefined the concept of luxury travel. From gorgeous contemporary artwork in the lobbies, to the inviting hallways, you will feel at home the moment you step onboard the MS Amadagio. The professional ship staff does their best to ensure that each day is filled with memorable experiences.

Ship Information: Built in Holland in 2006. Decks: 4 - Bottom to top; Piano Deck, Cello Deck, Violin Deck, Sun Deck Crew: 41 Passengers: 148 Registry: Switzerland Home port: Basel Length: 360 ft; Width: 38 ft Cabins: 71 Staterooms and 4 Jr. Suites.

Contact info:
AMAWATERWAYS
21625 Prairie St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311 USA
phone: 800-626-0126
web: www.AmaWaterways.com

Room amenities: Deluxe down bedding, marble bathrooms w/multi-jet shower (bathtubs in Jr. suites), premium toiletries, plush terry bathrobes, hair dryer, safe, telephone, flat screen TV, individually controlled air-conditioning, an Infotainment System and ample closet space.

Facility amenities: As one of Europe's most deluxe river cruise ships, the MS Amadagio has much to offer its passengers: an enhanced shore excursion program will give you an in-depth and authentic view of the cultures and histories of the cities you visit; a panoramic forward lounge with bar, piano and dance floor provide an elegant atmosphere in which to relax with friends and family; an aft lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi access; gratuitous specialty coffee station; open seating gourmet dining in our restaurant with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks; elevator connecting Cello and Violin Decks; fitness center, featuring exercise equipment, sauna and shower; beauty salon and Masseuse; walking track, whirlpool and bicycles for exploring on one's own. Laundry services are available onboard for a fee. Price lists will be available in your stateroom. Please note that clothes cannot be dry cleaned onboard.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Saturday, April 18 - Belleville, France
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: This morning's bus excursion will take you through the chateaux, fields and vineyards of the Beaujolais wine region, the Pays d'Or or "land of the golden stones," named for the ochre limestone of its homes and castles. You will visit the medieval hilltop village of Oingt. You will also visit the winery and home of a local vintner, which will include wine tasting, a guided vineyard excursion, and explanation of the history of wine production in the region. Board the ship in Belleville around noon.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: This afternoon we sail all afternoon in the direction of Vienne, meanwhile enjoying the beautiful scenery and listening to a lecture.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: MS Amadagio

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: AMAWATERWAYS has redefined the concept of luxury travel. From gorgeous contemporary artwork in the lobbies, to the inviting hallways, you will feel at home the moment you step onboard the MS Amadagio. The professional ship staff does their best to ensure that each day is filled with memorable experiences.

Ship Information: Built in Holland in 2006. Decks: 4 - Bottom to top; Piano Deck, Cello Deck, Violin Deck, Sun Deck Crew: 41 Passengers: 148 Registry: Switzerland Home port: Basel Length: 360 ft; Width: 38 ft Cabins: 71 Staterooms and 4 Jr. Suites.

Contact info:
AMAWATERWAYS
21625 Prairie St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311 USA
phone: 800-626-0126
web: www.AmaWaterways.com

Room amenities: Deluxe down bedding, marble bathrooms w/multi-jet shower (bathtubs in Jr. suites), premium toiletries, plush terry bathrobes, hair dryer, safe, telephone, flat screen TV, individually controlled air-conditioning, an Infotainment System and ample closet space.

Facility amenities: As one of Europe's most deluxe river cruise ships, the MS Amadagio has much to offer its passengers: an enhanced shore excursion program will give you an in-depth and authentic view of the cultures and histories of the cities you visit; a panoramic forward lounge with bar, piano and dance floor provide an elegant atmosphere in which to relax with friends and family; an aft lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi access; gratuitous specialty coffee station; open seating gourmet dining in our restaurant with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks; elevator connecting Cello and Violin Decks; fitness center, featuring exercise equipment, sauna and shower; beauty salon and Masseuse; walking track, whirlpool and bicycles for exploring on one's own. Laundry services are available onboard for a fee. Price lists will be available in your stateroom. Please note that clothes cannot be dry cleaned onboard.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Sunday, April 19 - Vienne / Tournon, France
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Situated between the wine regions of Burgundy and Beaujolais, Vienne has a significant Roman history, which is highlighted by its marvelously preserved ruins and remains. This morning's excursion will take you through Vienne. Highlights will include the 1st-century Roman Temple of Augustus and Livia, the ruins of a Roman theater and the medieval churches of St. Andre-Le-Bas and Abbey St. Pierre.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: The ship will depart at midday for Tournon. Take in a lecture about the European Union.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: MS Amadagio

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: AMAWATERWAYS has redefined the concept of luxury travel. From gorgeous contemporary artwork in the lobbies, to the inviting hallways, you will feel at home the moment you step onboard the MS Amadagio. The professional ship staff does their best to ensure that each day is filled with memorable experiences.

Ship Information: Built in Holland in 2006. Decks: 4 - Bottom to top; Piano Deck, Cello Deck, Violin Deck, Sun Deck Crew: 41 Passengers: 148 Registry: Switzerland Home port: Basel Length: 360 ft; Width: 38 ft Cabins: 71 Staterooms and 4 Jr. Suites.

Contact info:
AMAWATERWAYS
21625 Prairie St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311 USA
phone: 800-626-0126
web: www.AmaWaterways.com

Room amenities: Deluxe down bedding, marble bathrooms w/multi-jet shower (bathtubs in Jr. suites), premium toiletries, plush terry bathrobes, hair dryer, safe, telephone, flat screen TV, individually controlled air-conditioning, an Infotainment System and ample closet space.

Facility amenities: As one of Europe's most deluxe river cruise ships, the MS Amadagio has much to offer its passengers: an enhanced shore excursion program will give you an in-depth and authentic view of the cultures and histories of the cities you visit; a panoramic forward lounge with bar, piano and dance floor provide an elegant atmosphere in which to relax with friends and family; an aft lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi access; gratuitous specialty coffee station; open seating gourmet dining in our restaurant with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks; elevator connecting Cello and Violin Decks; fitness center, featuring exercise equipment, sauna and shower; beauty salon and Masseuse; walking track, whirlpool and bicycles for exploring on one's own. Laundry services are available onboard for a fee. Price lists will be available in your stateroom. Please note that clothes cannot be dry cleaned onboard.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Monday, April 20 - Tournon / Viviers, France
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: This morning, enjoy a coach excursion through vineyards followed by a winetasting at one of the wineries.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: This afternoon we cruise to Viviers.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Evening: We will enjoy a unique view of the town's history and legends. Follow along on a "ghost walk" through this once-thriving medieval town, as fascinating and poignant stories of its past are brought to life by the town's current residents. The ship moors overnight in Viviers.

Lodging: MS Amadagio

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: AMAWATERWAYS has redefined the concept of luxury travel. From gorgeous contemporary artwork in the lobbies, to the inviting hallways, you will feel at home the moment you step onboard the MS Amadagio. The professional ship staff does their best to ensure that each day is filled with memorable experiences.

Ship Information: Built in Holland in 2006. Decks: 4 - Bottom to top; Piano Deck, Cello Deck, Violin Deck, Sun Deck Crew: 41 Passengers: 148 Registry: Switzerland Home port: Basel Length: 360 ft; Width: 38 ft Cabins: 71 Staterooms and 4 Jr. Suites.

Contact info:
AMAWATERWAYS
21625 Prairie St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311 USA
phone: 800-626-0126
web: www.AmaWaterways.com

Room amenities: Deluxe down bedding, marble bathrooms w/multi-jet shower (bathtubs in Jr. suites), premium toiletries, plush terry bathrobes, hair dryer, safe, telephone, flat screen TV, individually controlled air-conditioning, an Infotainment System and ample closet space.

Facility amenities: As one of Europe's most deluxe river cruise ships, the MS Amadagio has much to offer its passengers: an enhanced shore excursion program will give you an in-depth and authentic view of the cultures and histories of the cities you visit; a panoramic forward lounge with bar, piano and dance floor provide an elegant atmosphere in which to relax with friends and family; an aft lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi access; gratuitous specialty coffee station; open seating gourmet dining in our restaurant with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks; elevator connecting Cello and Violin Decks; fitness center, featuring exercise equipment, sauna and shower; beauty salon and Masseuse; walking track, whirlpool and bicycles for exploring on one's own. Laundry services are available onboard for a fee. Price lists will be available in your stateroom. Please note that clothes cannot be dry cleaned onboard.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Tuesday, April 21 - Viviers / St. Remy / Avignon, France
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: We make a short stop in St. Etienne to board our bus to St. Remy. In St. Remy, enjoy a guided excursion of the St. Paul Asylum, the place where Van Gogh stayed and created beautiful paintings. After the visit, we will meet our ship again at noon in Avignon.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Home to the papacy from 1309 to 1377, Avignon was an important center of the Catholic Church. Seven popes resided in the magnificent Gothic Papal Palace, which you will visit during your field trip. You will also see the well-preserved medieval walls surrounding the historic center of town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards you will have some free time.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Evening: Enjoy this evening cruise as the ship sails past an illuminated Pont d'Avignon.

Lodging: MS Amadagio

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: AMAWATERWAYS has redefined the concept of luxury travel. From gorgeous contemporary artwork in the lobbies, to the inviting hallways, you will feel at home the moment you step onboard the MS Amadagio. The professional ship staff does their best to ensure that each day is filled with memorable experiences.

Ship Information: Built in Holland in 2006. Decks: 4 - Bottom to top; Piano Deck, Cello Deck, Violin Deck, Sun Deck Crew: 41 Passengers: 148 Registry: Switzerland Home port: Basel Length: 360 ft; Width: 38 ft Cabins: 71 Staterooms and 4 Jr. Suites.

Contact info:
AMAWATERWAYS
21625 Prairie St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311 USA
phone: 800-626-0126
web: www.AmaWaterways.com

Room amenities: Deluxe down bedding, marble bathrooms w/multi-jet shower (bathtubs in Jr. suites), premium toiletries, plush terry bathrobes, hair dryer, safe, telephone, flat screen TV, individually controlled air-conditioning, an Infotainment System and ample closet space.

Facility amenities: As one of Europe's most deluxe river cruise ships, the MS Amadagio has much to offer its passengers: an enhanced shore excursion program will give you an in-depth and authentic view of the cultures and histories of the cities you visit; a panoramic forward lounge with bar, piano and dance floor provide an elegant atmosphere in which to relax with friends and family; an aft lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi access; gratuitous specialty coffee station; open seating gourmet dining in our restaurant with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks; elevator connecting Cello and Violin Decks; fitness center, featuring exercise equipment, sauna and shower; beauty salon and Masseuse; walking track, whirlpool and bicycles for exploring on one's own. Laundry services are available onboard for a fee. Price lists will be available in your stateroom. Please note that clothes cannot be dry cleaned onboard.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Wednesday, April 22 - Les Baux / Arles, France
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: You will arrive in Arles and board a motor coach for an excursion to the village of Les Baux de Provence. This hilltop village and fortress was a Protestant stronghold during the French Wars of Religion until destroyed by Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu in 1633. At the castle, you will see examples of medieval siege weaponry. Around noon, we drive back to our ship in Arles.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: A walking excursion of Arles will take you in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh, who spent his last years here. In addition to its association with Van Gogh, Arles is known for its Roman ruins. Visit the Roman Amphitheater and remains of the Baths of Constantine. See the Church of Saint Trophime, famous for its Romanesque architecture, and stroll through town squares and cafes bathed in the Provencal light that inspired Van Gogh's most famous works.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Evening: Enjoy our musician for the last evening in the lounge.

Lodging: MS Amadagio

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This four-star hotel, the Hotel Barcelona Center, is located in the heart of the Eixample district. It boasts the perfect combination of an unforgettable location and high quality, modern accommodation complimented with the latest technological amenities.

Contact info:
c. Balmes 103 - 105
Barcelona, 08008 Spain
phone: +34 93 273 00 00
web: www.hotelescenter.com

Room amenities: Each room has a hair dryer, mini bar, safe box, telephone, TV, and wireless Internet access.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, sauna, gym, Jacuzzi, lounge, air conditioning, wireless Internet access throughout the hotel, computer with Internet in the lobby, laundry facilities (for a fee), fax machine, and a rooftop terrace.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. 1-800-241-1404

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Twelve: Thursday, April 23 - Disembarkation / Barcelona, Spain
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Disembark your ship in Arles and transfer to Barcelona. Along the way, pass through the Camargue, the unique marshland that extends to the sea.

Lunch: Stop in the medieval town of Perpignan, France, where you will have free time for lunch and some exploring on your own.

Afternoon: We continue to Barcelona which we will reach around 5:30 PM.

Dinner: Explore local fare on your own.

Lodging: Hotel Barcelona Center

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This four-star hotel, the Hotel Barcelona Center, is located in the heart of the Eixample district. It boasts the perfect combination of an unforgettable location and high quality, modern accommodation complimented with the latest technological amenities.

Contact info:
c. Balmes 103 - 105
Barcelona, 08008 Spain
phone: +34 93 273 00 00
web: www.hotelescenter.com

Room amenities: Each room has a hair dryer, mini bar, safe box, telephone, TV, and wireless Internet access.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, sauna, gym, Jacuzzi, lounge, air conditioning, wireless Internet access throughout the hotel, computer with Internet in the lobby, laundry facilities (for a fee), fax machine, and a rooftop terrace.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. 1-800-241-1404

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Thirteen: Friday, April 24 - Barcelona, Spain
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: We begin with a lecture on Barcelona during a panoramic drive that includes passing the unique architectural works of Antoni Gaudi, like Casa Mila, Casa Batllo and La Sagrada Familia, the Basilica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that has been under construction for over a century. We will appreciate the outstanding views of Barcelona from the top of Montjuic Hill. Continue along the waterfront to the Gothic Quarter, La Ribera, where we will start a guided walking excursion of this amazing medieval center of the city. Along the way, our expert will recommend you some places for a typical Catalan lunch and you can follow your afternoon with the self discovery of the famous Picasso Museum, or maybe decide to come back to the hotel and relax before going to explore the interior of Gaudi's buildings.

Lunch: Explore local fare on your own around Las Ramblas.

Afternoon: During this free afternoon take your chance to visit one of Gaudi's works, like Casa Mila or Casa Batllo or visit a museum. In the late afternoon meet your Group Leader and fellow participants at the hotel lounge, for a drink. Enjoy an opportunity to relax, while sharing the day's experiences and getting ideas for your dinner this evening. Also meet with young professionals and enjoy a Q&A about life in Barcelona & Catalan identity.

Dinner: Explore local fare on your own, your chance to try Tapas.

Lodging: Hotel Barcelona Center

Meals Included: Breakfast
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This four-star hotel, the Hotel Barcelona Center, is located in the heart of the Eixample district. It boasts the perfect combination of an unforgettable location and high quality, modern accommodation complimented with the latest technological amenities.

Contact info:
c. Balmes 103 - 105
Barcelona, 08008 Spain
phone: +34 93 273 00 00
web: www.hotelescenter.com

Room amenities: Each room has a hair dryer, mini bar, safe box, telephone, TV, and wireless Internet access.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, sauna, gym, Jacuzzi, lounge, air conditioning, wireless Internet access throughout the hotel, computer with Internet in the lobby, laundry facilities (for a fee), fax machine, and a rooftop terrace.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. 1-800-241-1404

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Fourteen: Saturday, April 25 - Barcelona, Spain
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This morning we will explore Parc Guell with our Gaudi expert. Built between 1900 - 1914, it is an ambitious and visionary project commissioned to Antoni Gaudi by Don Eusebio Guell as a housing estate furnished with paths, recreational areas and decorative monuments. You will have the opportunity to visit the Gaudi House Museum in the park. We follow with the discovery of Las Ramblas and the Cathedral square. This walking excursion will take you to the most beautiful market in the city: La Boqueria.

Lunch: Explore local fare on your own.

Afternoon: Free time to explore Barcelona on your own.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Hotel Barcelona Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day Fifteen: Sunday, April 26 - Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Departures.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


MS Amadagio at sea
BicyclesEach ship has plenty of bicycles with helmets and locks onboard which can be used by passengers, free of charge, to explore the small towns. Most regions offer well-maintained bicycle paths along the river.

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