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Program #3331RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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.
Elevation Note
5570 feet is the highest elevation.

Equipment Requirements
Sturdy walking/hiking shoes are required (ankle-high shoes are not required, but highly recommended).

Itinerary for May 28 — Jun 10, 2013

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Day One: Tuesday, May 28 -
In Transit: In-flight.

Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
Via Oswald Von
Wolkenstein, 5
Castelrotto, I-39040 Italy
phone: +390471706332
Smoking policy: Yes
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


Day Two: Wednesday, May 29 - Munich-Castelrotto (3470 feet) "Arrival Day"
Note: Upon arrival at Munich airport you will be met by your Group Leader and transfer by private coach to Castelrotto (3.5 hours). After check-in, time permitting, brief orientation walk around the picturesque village.

Arrive To: Arrival Munich airport and 3.5-hour transfer to Castelrotto, Italy.

Afternoon: Time permitting, after arrival a short orientation walk around this delightful village.

Dinner: Briefing and welcome drink and dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Albergo al Lupo Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
Via Oswald Von
Wolkenstein, 5
Castelrotto, I-39040 Italy
phone: +390471706332
Smoking policy: Yes
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


Day Three: Thursday, May 30 - Castelrotto, "From Compatsch to Puflatsch"
Note: Field lecture: “Puflatsch” and “The Mountain Range of the Witches”. Mode of transportation: coach and walking. Approximate walking time: 3.5 hours.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Travel by local coach (30 minutes) to Compatsch (5904 feet) and from here a walking field trip to Puflatsch.

Lunch: Lunch at a picturesque Tyrolean inn.

Afternoon: Continue walking to Saltria with views of Sciliar, "Mountain Range of the Witches".

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Albergo al Lupo Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
Via Oswald Von
Wolkenstein, 5
Castelrotto, I-39040 Italy
phone: +390471706332
Smoking policy: Yes
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


Day Four: Friday, May 31 - Castelrotto, "The Ancient Mill"
Note: Field lectures: “How Grains are Milled” and “Botany of the Area”. Mode of transportation: coach and walking. Approximate walking time: 4 hours.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Walking field trip from the hotel to Telfen and on to Siusi (5577 feet) and to the "Old Mill" to watch the miller work with different grains.

Lunch: Picnic lunch at the mill.

Afternoon: Walk back to Siusi and transfer back to the hotel by private coach.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Albergo al Lupo Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
Via Oswald Von
Wolkenstein, 5
Castelrotto, I-39040 Italy
phone: +390471706332
Smoking policy: Yes
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


Day Five: Saturday, June 01 - Castelrotto, "A Day in Bolzano" - 3287 feet
Note: Field lecture: "Bolzano and Otzi". Mode of transportation: coach and walking. Approximate walking time: 3 hours.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Local transportation (55 minutes) to Bolzano, the capital of the region. Walk through the park to the Archeological Museum known for the world famous "Otzi", the 4000 year old mummy that was discovered on the glaciers of the Italian-Austrian border. "Otzi" was bought back to Bolzano some years ago. In addition to listening to the museum docent you may rent headphones for approximately USD 2.00 that allows you to learn about each exhibit at your own pace. Following the museum there will be a walking field trip in the area.

Lunch: Light lunch at a local establishment.

Afternoon: Remainder of the day independent, return to Castelrotto on your own by local transportation.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Albergo al Lupo Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
Via Oswald Von
Wolkenstein, 5
Castelrotto, I-39040 Italy
phone: +390471706332
Smoking policy: Yes
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


Day Six: Sunday, June 02 - Castelrotto, "Alpe di Siusi"
Note: Field lecture: “Flora, Fauna of the Tyrolean Mountains”. Mode of transportation: coach, walking. Approximate walking: 4 hours.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Travel by private coach (45 minutes) to Compatsch (5576 feet), from here a walking field trip to the Molignon hut (6737 feet).

Lunch: Lunch at the hut.

Afternoon: Continue walking to the Passo Duron (7216 feet), breathtaking views await from the summit over the Dolomite mountains. Circular trail back to Saltria and return to Castelrotto by private coach.

Dinner: Farewell drink and dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Local entertainment at the hotel.

Lodging: Albergo al Lupo Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
Riehlweg 161
Seefeld, A-6100 Austria
phone: +4352122105
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Monday, June 03 - Castelrotto - Seefeld (2950 feet) "Transfer Day"
Note: Field lecture: Information on the areas between Castelrotto and Seefeld. Mode of transportation: private coach and walking. Approximate walking time: 1.5 hours.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: After breakfast depart by private coach to Seefeld with a field trip to Bressanone, the walled town with the 12th century Duomo with frescoes from the 14th and 16th century.

Lunch: Light lunch at a local establishment en route to Seefeld.

Afternoon: After arrival in Seefeld, Austria and, time permitting, a short orientation walk in this beautiful village.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Veronika

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
Riehlweg 161
Seefeld, A-6100 Austria
phone: +4352122105
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Tuesday, June 04 - Seefeld "Wildmoosalm" - 4330 feet
Note: Field lecture: "Wildmoosalm Flora and Fauna". Mode of transportation: walking, horse and buggy. Approximate walking time: 4 hours.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Walk from the hotel partly through a wooded area of Scots pine to “Wildmoosalm", an area offering splendid views. Continue along the golf course to the "Lottenseehuette" (hut) for a picnic lunch.

Lunch: Picnic lunch at the hut.

Afternoon: Following lunch walk on the scenic trail overlooking the Inn Valley for the horse and buggy ride back to Seefeld.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Veronika

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
Riehlweg 161
Seefeld, A-6100 Austria
phone: +4352122105
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Wednesday, June 05 - Seefeld "The Partenachklamm" - 3000 feet
Note: Field lecture: "Partenachklamm Gorge". Mode of transportation: train and walking. Approximate walking time: 4 hours.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Take the local train (30 minutes) to Garmisch Partenkirchen. Walk to and through the beautiful Partenachklamm gorge, an area of natural beauty.

Lunch: Lunch at Wettensteinalm.

Afternoon: Return to Seefeld by train, remainder of day independent.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Veronika

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
Riehlweg 161
Seefeld, A-6100 Austria
phone: +4352122105
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Thursday, June 06 - Seefeld "Day in Innsbruck" (1885 feet)
Note: Field lecture: “Innsbruck”. Mode of transportation: local transportation and walking. Approximate walking time: 2 hours.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Depart by local transportation (40 minutes) to Innsbruck (1883 feet) and a field trip of the Tyrolean capital.

Lunch: Lunch at a local establishment located in the old town of Innsbruck.

Afternoon: Afternoon independent, return to Seefeld at your own time. Optional activities recommended: Tyrol Museum of Popular Art.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Veronika

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
Riehlweg 161
Seefeld, A-6100 Austria
phone: +4352122105
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Friday, June 07 - Seefeld "Rosshuette to Seefelderspitze" (weather ...
Note: Field lecture: “Seefelderspitze” and “Seffelder Joch”. Mode of transportation: funicular, walking. Approximate walking time: 4 hours.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Take the funicular to the Rosshuette (5763 feet) for the field trip walk to the Seefelderspitze (7786 feet).

Lunch: Picnic lunch on the trail.

Afternoon: Walk down to Seefeld via the Seffelder Joch.

Dinner: Farwell drink and dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Veronika

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Contact info:
Riehlweg 161
Seefeld, A-6100 Austria
phone: +4352122105
Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Saturday, June 08 - Seefeld "Achensee"- lake-walk - (3123 feet)
Note: Field lecture: "Ice Man" and "Lake Achensee area". Mode of transportation: coach, ship, train, walking. Approximate walking time: 3 hours.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Travel by private coach (45 minutes) to Lake Achensee, an area famous in Austria for its outstanding natural beauty offering wonderful walks and hikes. Walk from the charming village of Pertisau to Geisalm.

Lunch: Picnic on the trail.

Afternoon: Continue walking around the lake through Achenseehof and on to Scholastika. From here a relaxing boat trip to Seespitz, then the steam engine train to Jenbach. From Jenbach return to Seefeld via private coach.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Veronika

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Airport hotel located at the Munich airport area.

Contact info:
Lohstrasse 21
Schwaig/Oberding, D-85445 Germany
phone: +4981229670
web: www.nh-hotels.com

Room amenities: Wi-Fi, telephone, wake-up calls, AC, hairdryer, iron, minibar.

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

Elevator: Yes

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

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Thirteen: Sunday, June 09 - Seefeld - Munich - 1703 feet "Transfer Day"
Note: Approximate transfer time: 2 hours.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: After breakfast transfer by private coach to Munich for a short orientation of the city (2.5 hours). At the conclusion of the walking city field trip, you can return with the Group Leader to the hotel or remain in the city and return on your own. Remainder of the day is independent to explore Munich with lunch and dinner on your own.

Afternoon: Independent time in Munich with lunch on your own.

Dinner: Independent time in Munich with dinner on your own.

Lodging: NH Munich Airport Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast
Day Fourteen: Monday, June 10 - Munich - USA - "Departure Day"
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel. Independent shuttles to the airport for your flight back to the U.S.A.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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12 nights of accommodations
33 meals: 12 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 11 dinners
18 Expert-led lectures
22 Field trips
1 Performances

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