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Road Scholar
Program #15879RJ
16 Days | 15 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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.
Meals: 39 total, 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 14 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Low Fat; Low Salt; Vegetarian; Gluten Free.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

Lodging
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Hotel Royal: Lucerne, 3 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel Royal is a three-star hotel situated on the lakeside of Lucerne. This cozy, family-run hotel enjoys an elevated, quiet position directly overlooking the famous bay of Lucerne and takes in the magnificent view of Pilatus, Bürgenstock and Rigi. It has a terrace overlooking the lake. The hotel is in walking distance of the old town. There are local buses stopping nearby that can take you into the heart of the modern city in a few minutes.

Contact info:
Rigistrasse 22
Lucerne, CH-6006 Switzerland
phone: +41 41 419 46 46
web: www.hotel-royal-luzern.ch

Room amenities: Each room has a telephone, television with radio, and hairdryers are available.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a cafe, lounge, library, fax machine, free WIFI Internet access in the lobby, and a garden terrace with marvelous views over the city and the bay of Lucerne. A computer with printer is available in the lobby (for a small fee).

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: 2:00 PM

Hotel Carlton Europe: Interlaken, 3 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Hotel Carlton Europe is a centrally located hotel close to the Interlaken Ost (east) Station at the quiet end of Interlaken's famous street, Höheweg. Höheweg is the perfect starting point of any excursion into the majestic mountains of the Jungfrau region, and these mountains serve as the backdrop for this quaint hotel. The hotel itself is a combination of two beautifully renovated art nouveau hotels, and each room has been restored with its own character and charm.

Contact info:
Höheweg 94
Interlaken, CH-3800 Switzerland
phone: +41 33 826 01 60
web: www.carltoneurope.ch

Room amenities: Each room has a television, telephone, free W-LAN Internet access, radio, coffee & tea maker, safe and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers three restaurants, a bar, garden park, lounge, library, billiards, fax machine, currency exchange, wireless Internet hotspot throughout the hotel (for a fee), laundry service, hair/beauty salon, and a wellness area with massage showers, sauna and steam bath.

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

Elevator: Yes

Schlosshotel Art Furrer: Brig, 2 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Schlosshotel Art Furrer in Brig is located in the southern part of Switzerland, named canton Wallis, and is close to the old town and restaurants. This bed and breakfast is a comfortable and quietly situated hotel with a view of the Stockalper Castle and its beautiful garden. Zermatt, Saas-Fee, and hiking and ski areas are just a few minutes away.

Contact info:
Am Schlosspark
Brig, CH-3900 Switzerland
phone: +41 27 922 95 95
web: www.schlosshotel.ch

Room amenities: Each room has a hair dryer, television, radio, fax/modem telephone, and WIFI Internet access.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, a private garden with beautiful views to the Stockalper Castle, a library, free Internet station, mini bar in the cozy living room, laundry service (washing and drying CHF 25 per machine), and sauna.

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

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Camelia Locarno: Locarno, 3 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The three-star Hotel Camelia Locarno combines modern comfort with the distinctive, romantic charm of Ticino architecture. Built at the start of the 20th century, its distinctive character has evolved over time. Elegant design is paired with the conservative basic structure of the house. The hotel's atmosphere is sophisticated, yet uncomplicated. The luscious garden turns the hotel into an oasis of tranquility and relaxation for you to enjoy throughout the day.

Contact info:
Via Gian Gaspare Nessi 9
Muralto - Locarno, CH-6600 Switzerland
phone: +41 91 743 00 21
web: www.camelia.ch

Room amenities: Each room has a hair dryer, radio, television, telephone, and a safe box. Electric kettle and iron/ironing board are available upon request.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, lounge, library, fax machine, Internet access on a computer in the lounge, wireless Internet access in the lounge and lobby, and a beautiful garden with restaurant.

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

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Soldanella: St. Moritz, 2 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel Soldanella is located in a quiet neighborhood in the town center of St. Moritz, 6,000 feet above sea level in the Engadine Valley. The Engadine is a uniquely beautiful landscape with forests, majestic glaciers and crystal-clear mountain lakes. The hotel offers a great view to Lake St. Moritz and the surrounding mountains. Museums, restaurants, bars and the Corviglia hiking and skiing area are within walking distance. St. Moritz is a sophisticated spa-resort where the rich and wealthy meet, particularly in wintertime. Its center is dominated by luxurious shops and fancy 5-star hotels.

Contact info:
Via Somplaz 17
St. Moritz, CH-7500 Switzerland
phone: +41 81 830 85 00
web: www.hotel-soldanella.ch

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

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a public restaurant, bar, lounge, beautiful terrace overlooking the lake, fax machine, wireless LAN throughout the hotel, computer with Internet access and printer in the lobby, and a wellness area with spa center and sauna (for a fee).

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

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Welcome Inn: Zurich, 1 nights
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Hotel Welcome Inn is a modern middle-class hotel equipped with every comfort and offers a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. The hotel is conveniently located only 5 minutes from the Zürich Airport and is a 3-minute walk from the railway station of Kloten.

Contact info:
Holbergstrasse 1
Kloten, CH-8302 Switzerland
phone: +41 44 804 75 75
web: www.welcomegroup.ch

Room amenities: Each room has a hair dryer, telephone, broadband Internet access, television, pay television, radio, mini bar, and a safe box.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers three restaurants, a computer with Internet access and printer in the lobby, laundry service, free tickets to the public indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and vouchers for free access to the gym at the partner Hotel Allegra which is within walking distance.

Smoking policy: No
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. (800) 241-1404

Check out time: 12:00 PM


The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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Included
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14 nights of accommodations
39 meals: 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 14 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
21 Field trips

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4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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