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Program #3322RJ
18 Days | 17 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
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: 42 total, 16 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 12 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian.

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

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Hotel Mundial: Lisbon, 3 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Mundial hotel is located right in the heart of Lisbon, in the Baixa Pombalina district, with the São Jorge castle as backdrop and a stone's throw away from Praça do Rossio square, an area with easy and quick access to the main sights of the city.

Contact info:
Largo Martim Moniz, 1100-341
Lisbon, Portugal
phone: +351 21 884 20 00
Room amenities: Equipped with direct dial telephone, air conditioning, heating, individual safe, hairdryer, mini-bar, bathrobe, radio, satellite TV.

Facility amenities: Laundry Service, 24 Hours Room Service, Handicapped Rooms Available

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Contact program provider for special rates and reservations.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Bussaco Palace Hotel: Bussaco, 1 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Built in 1900, the Palace of Bussaco stands in a vast clearing in the centre of the forest. A former royal hunting lodge built by Italian architect Luigi Manini, the Palace lies amidst a formidable 250 acres century-old forest park, with giant trees and rare flora, chapels, belveders and a 17th century convent. The Palace is decorated in neo-manueline architectural style with large tile panels and fine paintings.

Contact info:
Bussaco Forest Park
Mata do Bussaco
Mealhada, 3050 Portugal
phone: +351 231937 970
web: www.almeidahotels.com

Room amenities: direct dialing, tv, hair dryer, free internet access point in room.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, buffet breakfast room, balcony bar, room service, laundry service, concierge, free internet access from lobby.

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

Elevator: Yes

Abba Fonseca Hotel: Salamanca, 2 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Abba Fonseca is located in the historic heart of Salamanca. The building has been completely refurbished, and it blends in beautifully with its historic surroundings. It offers comfortable and modern rooms that are fully equipped. The hotel is next to the Palacio de Congresos (conference centre) and the Colegio Fonseca in the beautiful city center of Salamanca.

Contact info:
Pza. San Blas, 2
Salamanca, 37007 Spain
phone: +34 923 01 10 10
web: www.abbafonsecahotel.com/en

Room amenities: air conditioned rooms, satellite TV, mini bar, hair dryer, safety box

Facility amenities: Concierge, restaurant, cocktail bar, snack bar, lounge. Hotel also offers wifi acces, fitness center, jacuzzi, sauna.

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

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Catalonia Gran Vía: Madrid, 3 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This interesting hotel is located in the very heart of Madrid, just a few steps away from Plaza de Cibeles and the Puerta del Sol, in a building dating from the beginning of the 20th century. Its excellent location, very close to the Prado Museum and the Thyssen Gallery, makes it possible to take full advantage of Madrid’s cultural offerings. Furthermore, the hotel offers all of its visitors a fantastic restaurant, a seasonal swimming pool and 5 function rooms that can be used to hold all types of events.

Contact info:
Gran Vía, 7-9
Madrid, 28013 Spain
phone: +34 91 531 22 22
web: www.hoteles-catalonia.com/en/our_hotels/europa/spain/madrid/madrid/hotel_catalonia_gran_via/index.jsp

Room amenities: Air conditioning and heating, flat screen satellite TV, free internet access, hair dryer, infrared light (bathroom), marble bathroom, minibar, room service, safe deposit box, telephone in bathroom, telephone with direct line

Facility amenities: Access for the handicapped, air conditioning and heating, bar, dry cleaning, fitness area, foreign exchange, internet, jacuzzi, laundry service, porter, restaurant, sauna, valuables deposit service.

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

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Silken Puerta Valencia: Valencia, 2 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Silken Hotels prides itself in its refined avant-garde design and state-of-the-art technology. Designed by Javier Mariscal a leading Spanish Architect it was created on the dry bed of the former river running through the city. Well located with easy access to the City of Science and Arts, The Fine Arts Museum and the City Park.

Contact info:
Cardenal Benlloch, 28
Valencia, 46021 Spain
phone: +34 963 936 395
web: www.hotelpuertavalencia.com

Room amenities: en-suite bathrooms, hairdryer, air-conditioned room, interactive tv, direct dialing phone, in room free internet access via modem.

Facility amenities: A la carte restaurant, lounge, lobby bar and cafeteria, room service, air conditioned throughout. Internet access from lobby at supplemental cost.

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

Elevator: Yes

Hotel Catalonia Berna: Barcelona, 5 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located in a fully restored historical building, central position just two blocks from "La Pedrera" ( Gaudi - Casa Mila) and four blocks from Plaza Catalunya.

Contact info:
Roger de Lluria, 60
Barcelona 08009, Spain
phone: +34 93 272 00 50
web: www.hoteles-catalonia.com

Room amenities: Private facilities,hair dryer, in room a/c & heating, tel., Satellite TV, Minibar, Safe deposit box. Wi-fi

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, Lounge and a spacious Lobby, lift to all floors. internet and wi-fi in public areas

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBA
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for details.

Check out time: 11:00 AM


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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16 nights of accommodations
42 meals: 16 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 12 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
21 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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