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Program #18887RJ
8 Days | 7 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: 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.
Meals: 16 total, 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners

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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Royal Scot Hotel and Suites: Victoria, BC, 2 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: With our convenient location in the heart of downtown Victoria, the largest city on Vancouver Island, BC, you can take a leisurely stroll along Victoria’s famous Inner Harbour, shop for treasures on Antiques Row or make business connections in Victoria’s nearby downtown core. Take a horse and carriage tour of Victoria with family and friends, create memories at Beacon Hill Park, and the Royal BC Museum is just around the block. Take in views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains. There’s so much to see and do right at our doorstep! Enjoy yourself in the Royal Scot Hotel & Suite’s beautiful indoor pool, whirl pool, sauna and exercise room. Have some fun in our billiards room or gather with friends for a hand of bridge or a movie in the games room. We offer free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel. For your convenience our courtesy shuttle is available to take you anywhere within Victoria's downtown core. After a full day, rest easy in the cozy comfort of the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites and feel at home in downtown Victoria.

Contact info:
425 Quebec Street
Victoria, BC V8V1W7 Canada
phone: 800-663-7515
web: www.royalscot.com/index.html

Room amenities: Our guest rooms include daily newspaper delivery, comfortable lounge chairs, mini fridges, coffee maker with complimentary coffee, tea and cookies, complimentary high speed wireless Internet, iron and ironing board and bathrobes.

Facility amenities: Our Guest Service Amenities include: Business Services Available Coin-Operated Guest Laundry Courtesy Shuttle between the Hotel and downtown Victoria daily Indoor Swimming Pool Hydrotherapy Pool Exercise Room with a variety of Fitness Equipment Billiards and Games Room Hotel Parking (for a fee) High speed Wireless Internet in all Guest Rooms and Hotel Common Areas Hotel Gift Shop Jonathon's Restaurant

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for availability & rates
Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Maritime Travel toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Additional nights after: Call for availability & rates
Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Maritime Travel toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.

Check out time: 12:00 PM
Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa: Sidney, BC, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Nestled on the northern tip of Vancouver Island's breathtaking Saanich Peninsula, The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa anchors the coastal community of Sidney, British Columbia.

Contact info:
9805 Seaport Place
Sidney, BC V8: 4X3 Canada
phone: 866-659-9445
web: www.sidneypier.com/

Room amenities: Crisp white Egyptian cotton linen, wool fleece mattress pads, hypo allergenic duvets and pillows, professional spa and salon grade amenities, plush terry bathrobes, flat panel high-resolution TV with DVD, personalized voice mail, iron and ironing board, in-room safe (suitable for laptops), complimentary wired high speed Internet, complimentary local telephone calls, complimentary selection of Mighty Leaf loose leaf teas and Caff Umbria coffee.

Facility amenities: Haven Spa, Salon & Fitness Centre, Haro's Restaurant + Bar, Georgia Cafe & Deli, and just a quick stroll away from over 100 boutique shops, bookstores and artisans.

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

Elevator: Yes

Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay: Cowichan Bay, BC, 1 nights
Type: Resort

Description: The Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay is an intimate, luxurious, waterfront resort-style hotel located only 35 minutes from Victoria! Located in the heart of the Cowichan Valley – Canada’s Napa Valley, guests are spoiled with choices of activities and adventures to choose from!

Contact info:
1681 Cowichan Bay Road
Cowichan Bay, BC V0R 1N0 Canada
phone: 800-663-7898
web: www.oceanfrontcowichanbay.com/

Facility amenities: Resort amenities include a waterfront indoor heated pool, indoor hot tub, sauna, extensive fitness facility, conference and banquet space, Terrain Kitchen, and the Ocean Glo Wellness Spa.

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

Elevator: Yes

Harbour House Hotel: Salt Spring Island, BC, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Salt Spring Island is the largest and most populated of the Gulf Islands, filled with people who see this 23-square mile island as akin to paradise. Every inch is filled with charm, from the rural Fulford Valley to the sparkling waters of St. Mary Lake to seashores of rippled rock. A haven of friendly elegance within walking distance of Ganges on beautiful Salt Spring Island, the Harbour House facilities include 35 recently renovated hotel rooms, many with ocean views. The hotel overlooks Ganges Harbour and features fine waterfront dining.

Contact info:
121 Upper Ganges Road
Salt Spring Island, BC V5K 2A2 Canada
phone: 250-537-5571
web: www.saltspringharbourhouse.com/

Room amenities: Most have balconies. Colour TV, coffee maker.

Facility amenities: 35 newly renovated rooms, many with ocean views; waterfront dining, on-site beer, wine and spirits and snacks store; on-site hair salon. There are no elevators to the rooms which are on the second floor.

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

Royal Scot Hotel and Suites: Victoria, BC, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: With our convenient location in the heart of downtown Victoria, the largest city on Vancouver Island, BC, you can take a leisurely stroll along Victoria’s famous Inner Harbour, shop for treasures on Antiques Row or make business connections in Victoria’s nearby downtown core. Take a horse and carriage tour of Victoria with family and friends, create memories at Beacon Hill Park, and the Royal BC Museum is just around the block. Take in views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains. There’s so much to see and do right at our doorstep! Enjoy yourself in the Royal Scot Hotel & Suite’s beautiful indoor pool, whirl pool, sauna and exercise room. Have some fun in our billiards room or gather with friends for a hand of bridge or a movie in the games room. We offer free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel. For your convenience our courtesy shuttle is available to take you anywhere within Victoria's downtown core. After a full day, rest easy in the cozy comfort of the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites and feel at home in downtown Victoria.

Contact info:
425 Quebec Street
Victoria, BC V8V1W7 Canada
phone: 800-663-7515
web: www.royalscot.com/index.html

Room amenities: Our guest rooms include daily newspaper delivery, comfortable lounge chairs, mini fridges, coffee maker with complimentary coffee, tea and cookies, complimentary high speed wireless Internet, iron and ironing board and bathrobes.

Facility amenities: Our Guest Service Amenities include: Business Services Available Coin-Operated Guest Laundry Courtesy Shuttle between the Hotel and downtown Victoria daily Indoor Swimming Pool Hydrotherapy Pool Exercise Room with a variety of Fitness Equipment Billiards and Games Room Hotel Parking (for a fee) High speed Wireless Internet in all Guest Rooms and Hotel Common Areas Hotel Gift Shop Jonathon's Restaurant

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for availability & rates
Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Maritime Travel toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Additional nights after: Call for availability & rates
Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Maritime Travel toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.

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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7 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
14 Field trips

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