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Program #20216RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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 Oct 1 — Oct 12, 2015

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Day One: Thursday, October 01 - US Departure and Overnight Flight
In Transit: Overnight flight to Paris

Type: Hotel

Description: The Villa Beaumarchais is located in the heart of the Marais district and is just a short distance from the Carnavalet Museum.

Contact info:
5 rue des Arquebusiers
Paris, 75003 France
phone: +33 (#)1 40 29 14 00
web: www.villa-beaumarchais.com

Room amenities: All the rooms include satellite television, air conditioning, a telephone, internet access, a minibar, a safe, and a private bathroom with a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a bar, a business center, and a fitness room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBA
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and availability.


Day Two: Friday, October 02 - Arrival in Paris and Program Orientation
Arrive To: Arrive in Paris CDG and transfer to the hotel. Check in is generally after 12:00 noon.

Afternoon: Program Orientation at the hotel at 5 PM. We will gather in our private meeting room in the early evening where the Group Leader will greet you with a warm welcome and introduce everyone. We will review the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: Welcome dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Villa Beaumarchais

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Villa Beaumarchais is located in the heart of the Marais district and is just a short distance from the Carnavalet Museum.

Contact info:
5 rue des Arquebusiers
Paris, 75003 France
phone: +33 (#)1 40 29 14 00
web: www.villa-beaumarchais.com

Room amenities: All the rooms include satellite television, air conditioning, a telephone, internet access, a minibar, a safe, and a private bathroom with a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a bar, a business center, and a fitness room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBA
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and availability.


Day Three: Saturday, October 03 - Gothic Paris - Ile de la Cite, Notre Dame and the...
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Morning lecture: "An Introduction to Paris from Gothic to Modernist: Architecture." Learn about the evolution of Paris from a Gothic city to a modern capital through her art and architecture. Transfer to Ile de la Cite by metro or public bus Field Trip: No visit to Paris is complete without seeing the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris. The Jewel of Gothic Architecture, Notre Dame is the heart and life of Paris.

Lunch: At a local restaurant near Notre Dame featuring French crepes.

Afternoon: Field Trip Ile de la Cite: After lunch we explore the Ile de La Cite on foot and see some of the lesser visited streets known as the Ancien Cloître Quartier. Field Trip: The Sainte Chapelle is the finest royal chapel to be built in France and features a truly exceptional collection of stained glass windows. It was built in the mid 13th century by Louis IX, at the heart of the royal residence, the Palais de la Cité. It was built to house the relics of the Passion of Christ. Adorned with a unique collection of fifteen glass panels and a large rose window forming a veritable wall of light, the Sainte Chapelle is a gem of French Gothic architecture.

Dinner: At a local restaurant near the Eiffel Tower.

Evening: Paris City Lights Tour by coach takes you by some of the best known monuments of Paris, depending on the time of year you may enjoy the view with the lights illuminating the monuments or it may still be light out.

Lodging: Villa Beaumarchais

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Villa Beaumarchais is located in the heart of the Marais district and is just a short distance from the Carnavalet Museum.

Contact info:
5 rue des Arquebusiers
Paris, 75003 France
phone: +33 (#)1 40 29 14 00
web: www.villa-beaumarchais.com

Room amenities: All the rooms include satellite television, air conditioning, a telephone, internet access, a minibar, a safe, and a private bathroom with a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a bar, a business center, and a fitness room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBA
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and availability.


Day Four: Sunday, October 04 - Paris Royalty and the Belle Epoque - Versaille, ...
Paris Royalty and the Belle Epoque - Versaille, the Opera Garnier and a Classical Music Performance

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Field Trip: This morning enjoy an expert-led discovery of the Palace of Versailles, the French royal chateau from 1682 until 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution. The beautiful gardens of Versailles are an excellent example of French garden planning and are not to be missed.

Lunch: At a local restaurant near the Opera Garnier.

Afternoon: Field Trip: Opéra de Paris or Opéra Garnier, is a 1,600-seat opera house on the Place de l'Opéra in Paris. It was the primary home of the Paris Opera from 1875 until 1989 when the Opera Bastille was opened. A grand building designed by Charles Garnier in the Neo-Baroque (or "Baroque Revival") style, it is regarded as one of the architectural masterpieces of its time.

Dinner: At a local restaurant near performance location.

Evening: Classical Musical Performance at the Sainte Chapelle: Each evening the Sainte Chapelle hosts various classical musical performances.This evening we join Parisians in an evening musical presentation at one of the most beautiful sites in Paris. NOTE: Due to scheduling of events this presentation may be at another similar venue.

Lodging: Villa Beaumarchais

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Villa Beaumarchais is located in the heart of the Marais district and is just a short distance from the Carnavalet Museum.

Contact info:
5 rue des Arquebusiers
Paris, 75003 France
phone: +33 (#)1 40 29 14 00
web: www.villa-beaumarchais.com

Room amenities: All the rooms include satellite television, air conditioning, a telephone, internet access, a minibar, a safe, and a private bathroom with a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a bar, a business center, and a fitness room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBA
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and availability.


Day Five: Monday, October 05 - Paris Art and Art History - The Louvre, Tuileries...
Paris Art and Art History - The Louvre, Tuileries Gardens and the Orangerie

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Morning lecture: "An Introduction to Paris from Gothic to Modernist: Art." Learn about the evolution of Paris from a Gothic city to a modern capital through her art and architecture. Field Trip: Independent exploration of the Louvre: Your expert guide will introduce you to the museum and take you to some of the highlights, but you will have time to explore the museum on your own.

Lunch: On your own at the Louvre. You can take your time to see the museum and eat at one of many food venues in the Carousel, at the Louvre restaurant, or upscale Café Marly. Set your own agenda.

Afternoon: Field Trip: Walk through Jardins des Tuileries, the gardens that once served as the backyard for the Kings of France and today are a place of relaxation for busy Parisians and make for a pleasant walk from the Louvre to the Orangerie. Field Trip: Discovering the Orangerie: Featuring Monet's large water lily paintings, the Orangerie is a must-see museum in Paris.

Dinner: Near the hotel at a local brasserie.

Lodging: Villa Beaumarchais

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: The Villa Beaumarchais is located in the heart of the Marais district and is just a short distance from the Carnavalet Museum.

Contact info:
5 rue des Arquebusiers
Paris, 75003 France
phone: +33 (#)1 40 29 14 00
web: www.villa-beaumarchais.com

Room amenities: All the rooms include satellite television, air conditioning, a telephone, internet access, a minibar, a safe, and a private bathroom with a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a bar, a business center, and a fitness room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBA
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and availability.


Day Six: Tuesday, October 06 - Impressionist Art in Paris - Orsay and Rodin Muse...
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Morning lecture: "An Introduction to Paris From Gothic to Modernist: The Impressionist Era." Learn about the evolution of Paris from a Gothic city to a modern capital through her art and architecture. Field Trip: Discover the Musée d'Orsay with its rich and varied collections covering the prolific period from 1848 to 1914 and housing some of the best impressionist paintings in the world.

Lunch: At Musee d'Orsay in the museum restaurant.

Afternoon: Field Trip: The Musée Rodin contains most of Rodin's significant creations, including The Thinker, The Kiss and The Gates of Hell. Many of his sculptures are displayed in the museum's extensive garden. The museum is one of the most accessible museums in Paris.

Dinner: On your own. This is your opportunity to explore your own culinary selection in Paris.

Lodging: Villa Beaumarchais

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

Description: 103 Rooms, free Wi-Fi connection in all hotel, meeting rooms up to 180 people, coffee–bar, restaurant, parking, business center, sauna, fitness center and solarium. In Barcelona city center, 5 minutes to Gaudí's famous building “La Pedrera”, next to la Diagonal of Barcelona and close to Passeig de Gràcia and Rambla Catalunya.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
C/ Vía Augusta, 5
Barcelona, 08006 Spain
phone: +34 ) 93 217 87 00
web: www.abbabalmoralhotelbarcelona.com/en/index.html

Room amenities: All Standard rooms have free Wi-Fi, a bathroom with bath, hair dryer, cosmetic/shaving mirror and all the necessary facilities and comfort for yourstay. All the rooms have a flat-screen television, safe, minibar, air conditioning, laundry service and a desk. They include free access to the gym, sauna and panoramic terrace. Room size: 25-35 m2. Type of bed: Twin (1 x 1,90 m) / Queen (2m x 1,8m).

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
Contact PD for rates


Day Seven: Wednesday, October 07 - TGV Day Train Paris to Figueres (Barcelona) - Dal...
Breakfast: On board the train.

Morning: Free time during morning on board the train to enjoy the view outside the window as the High Speed TGV crosses France from Paris to the Pyrenees and into Spain.

Lunch: At a local restaurant in Figueres.

Afternoon: Field Trip: Discovering Dalí in Figueres The Dalí Theatre-Museum, the largest surrealistic object in the world, occupies the building of the former Municipal Theatre, a 19th century construction which was destroyed at the end of the Spanish Civil War. On its ruins, Dalí decided to create his museum. After the museum visit, board a coach to Barcelona.

Dinner: At the hotel.

Lodging: Abba Balmoral Barcelona

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

Description: 103 Rooms, free Wi-Fi connection in all hotel, meeting rooms up to 180 people, coffee–bar, restaurant, parking, business center, sauna, fitness center and solarium. In Barcelona city center, 5 minutes to Gaudí's famous building “La Pedrera”, next to la Diagonal of Barcelona and close to Passeig de Gràcia and Rambla Catalunya.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
C/ Vía Augusta, 5
Barcelona, 08006 Spain
phone: +34 ) 93 217 87 00
web: www.abbabalmoralhotelbarcelona.com/en/index.html

Room amenities: All Standard rooms have free Wi-Fi, a bathroom with bath, hair dryer, cosmetic/shaving mirror and all the necessary facilities and comfort for yourstay. All the rooms have a flat-screen television, safe, minibar, air conditioning, laundry service and a desk. They include free access to the gym, sauna and panoramic terrace. Room size: 25-35 m2. Type of bed: Twin (1 x 1,90 m) / Queen (2m x 1,8m).

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
Contact PD for rates


Day Eight: Thursday, October 08 - History of Catalonia - Barcelona City Orientatio...
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Morning Lecture: An Introduction to Barcelona Art and Architecture from Gothic to Gaudi. Excursion: Enjoy a coffee break before having some free time to visit Museu d'Historia de Catalunya.

Lunch: In the Old Port featuring Spanish paella.

Afternoon: Field trip: Sagrada Familia: Enjoy a guided visit of the basilica designed by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi followed by a driving visit of Barcelona's city highlights ending at our hotel.

Dinner: On your own. This is your opportunity to explore your own culinary selection in Barcelona.

Lodging: Abba Balmoral Barcelona

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

Description: 103 Rooms, free Wi-Fi connection in all hotel, meeting rooms up to 180 people, coffee–bar, restaurant, parking, business center, sauna, fitness center and solarium. In Barcelona city center, 5 minutes to Gaudí's famous building “La Pedrera”, next to la Diagonal of Barcelona and close to Passeig de Gràcia and Rambla Catalunya.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
C/ Vía Augusta, 5
Barcelona, 08006 Spain
phone: +34 ) 93 217 87 00
web: www.abbabalmoralhotelbarcelona.com/en/index.html

Room amenities: All Standard rooms have free Wi-Fi, a bathroom with bath, hair dryer, cosmetic/shaving mirror and all the necessary facilities and comfort for yourstay. All the rooms have a flat-screen television, safe, minibar, air conditioning, laundry service and a desk. They include free access to the gym, sauna and panoramic terrace. Room size: 25-35 m2. Type of bed: Twin (1 x 1,90 m) / Queen (2m x 1,8m).

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
Contact PD for rates


Day Nine: Friday, October 09 - Barcelona People, Music and Modernist Architectur...
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Field trip: Morning in the Ramblas: Join a local expert for a walking tour exploring the Boqueria market to try some local specialties and mingle with local Barcelonians as they do their market shopping. Field trip: Liceu Opera House: The opera house, built according to the plans of the architect Miquel Garriga i Roca, was inaugurated on April 4, 1847. It was the largest opera house in Europe holding 4,000 seats.

Lunch: On your own in Barcelona.

Afternoon: Free time to explore the city. Barcelona has so much to offer and much of it is within walking distance. Suggestions will be made.

Dinner: At a local restaurant.

Evening: Spanish Classical Guitar Concert at the beautiful Santa Maria del Pi Gothic Church.

Lodging: Abba Balmoral Barcelona

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

Description: 103 Rooms, free Wi-Fi connection in all hotel, meeting rooms up to 180 people, coffee–bar, restaurant, parking, business center, sauna, fitness center and solarium. In Barcelona city center, 5 minutes to Gaudí's famous building “La Pedrera”, next to la Diagonal of Barcelona and close to Passeig de Gràcia and Rambla Catalunya.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
C/ Vía Augusta, 5
Barcelona, 08006 Spain
phone: +34 ) 93 217 87 00
web: www.abbabalmoralhotelbarcelona.com/en/index.html

Room amenities: All Standard rooms have free Wi-Fi, a bathroom with bath, hair dryer, cosmetic/shaving mirror and all the necessary facilities and comfort for yourstay. All the rooms have a flat-screen television, safe, minibar, air conditioning, laundry service and a desk. They include free access to the gym, sauna and panoramic terrace. Room size: 25-35 m2. Type of bed: Twin (1 x 1,90 m) / Queen (2m x 1,8m).

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
Contact PD for rates


Day Ten: Saturday, October 10 - El Penedes, Cava Wines, Sitges and the Mediterran...
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Field trip: El Penedes Wine Region and Cava Wines: As we drive through the vineyards, learn about the local specialty sparkling wine, its production, and explore a local cellar before you enjoy a tasting. Later on transfer to Sitges to visit Stampfli foundation, an organization that collects and displays a variety of art. It consists of a collection of over 70 works by 60 renowned contemporary artists from 21 countries. This museum, backed by Sitges Council and the Generalitat de Catalunya, is home to a collection that is representative of art from the nineteen sixties to the present.

Lunch: Enjoy your meal while overlooking the Mediterranean.

Afternoon: Continue your exploration of Sitges. You will have some free time to explore on your own before heading back to Barcelona.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner near or at the hotel.

Evening: Meet with Local Professionals in Barcelona and learn all about life, work and family, as well as the current political challenges.

Lodging: Abba Balmoral Barcelona

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

Description: 103 Rooms, free Wi-Fi connection in all hotel, meeting rooms up to 180 people, coffee–bar, restaurant, parking, business center, sauna, fitness center and solarium. In Barcelona city center, 5 minutes to Gaudí's famous building “La Pedrera”, next to la Diagonal of Barcelona and close to Passeig de Gràcia and Rambla Catalunya.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
C/ Vía Augusta, 5
Barcelona, 08006 Spain
phone: +34 ) 93 217 87 00
web: www.abbabalmoralhotelbarcelona.com/en/index.html

Room amenities: All Standard rooms have free Wi-Fi, a bathroom with bath, hair dryer, cosmetic/shaving mirror and all the necessary facilities and comfort for yourstay. All the rooms have a flat-screen television, safe, minibar, air conditioning, laundry service and a desk. They include free access to the gym, sauna and panoramic terrace. Room size: 25-35 m2. Type of bed: Twin (1 x 1,90 m) / Queen (2m x 1,8m).

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
Contact PD for rates


Day Eleven: Sunday, October 11 - Gothic Barcelona - Gothic Quarter, the Cathedral ...
Gothic Barcelona - Gothic Quarter, the Cathedral and the Picasso Museum

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Field trip: Gothic Barcelona: With our local expert explore the famed Gothic Quarter, learn about the history and the architecture of this spectacular city. Enjoy some time to wander on your own through the medieval streets and stop at the Sardanas Dancing performance in the Main Square.

Lunch: At a local restaurant in the Gothic Quarter.

Afternoon: Field trip: La Seu Cathedral: In the heart of the Barri Gotic, this soaring Gothic cathedral is named after Barcelona's patron Saint Eulalia who, according to Catholic tradition, suffered martyrdom during the Roman Empire. Her body is entombed in the cathedral's crypt. Field trip: Picasso Museum: The Picasso Museum, housed in five adjoining medieval palaces, has one of the most extensive collections of artworks by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. There are more than 3,500 works in the permanent collection of the museum. Picasso first arrived in Barcelona in 1894 when his father found work teaching at the city art school. The Museu Picasso reveals the artist's relationship with the city of Barcelona from youth until his death in 1973.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at or near the hotel.

Lodging: Abba Balmoral Barcelona

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Twelve: Monday, October 12 - Departure from Barcelona and Return to the US
Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: Group transfer to the airport from the hotel. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please be in touch via the Road Scholar Social Network, where you can share memories, pictures, and comments. Best wishes for all your journeys.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Free Time Opportunities


Barcelona
Casa MilaCasa Milà, is yet another one of Gaudí’s masterpieces. It was commissioned by a friend of Batlló, Pere Milá i Camps. Gaudí designed furniture to the building and built one of the most distinctive of the city's buildings. in fact the building was so peculiar to Gaudï's contemporaries that they baptized the building la pedrera (the quarry) and the newspapers made caricature drawings of it. However, in 1984 Gaudí and Casa Milà got their well deserved recognition: this was the year when Casa Milà was included on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Parc GuellPark Güell is a garden complex with architectural elements situated on the hill of El Carmel in the Gràcia district of Barcelona. It was designed by the Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1900 to 1914. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Paris
Boulevard St-HonoréThe Boulevard St- Honoré is the street of French designer clothing boutiques, one of the best window-shopping streets in the world.
Musee de L’OrangerieThe Orangerie is the Paris museum that houses the largest of Monet’s “Nymph” paintings. After being closed for nearly five years, the museum reopened in 2007.
For additional information, visit: www.musee-orangerie.fr/
Rodin MuseumThe Rodin Museum, housing the works of sculptor Auguste Rodin, is located near the Seine in a park-like setting. It features works that include “The Thinker,” “The Gates of Hell” and “The Burghers of Calais,” as well as many sculptures by Camille Claudel, Rodin’s lover.
For additional information, visit: www.musee-rodin.fr/

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

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10 nights of accommodations
25 meals: 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
21 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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