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Road Scholar
Program #3110RJ
27 Days | 26 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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: 68 total, 24 breakfasts, 24 lunches, 20 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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Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour: Sydney, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Overlooking Darling Harbour, the hotel is located beside Chinatown and the Entertainment & Convention Centres. It is a five-minute walk of the heart of the city.

Contact info:
17 Little Pier Street
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
phone: +61 2 8217 4000
web: www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-3021-novotel-rockford-darling-harbour/index.shtml

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee making facilities, television, telephone, hairdryer, refrigerator and internet access.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include a safety deposit box, gymnasium, indoor heated lap pool and foreign exchange facilities. Valet laundry service is available or a commercial laundry is located nearby.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Upon request.
For additional pre- and post-program accommodation, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org.

Hotel Ibis Perth: Perth, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is ideally located opposite parklands and just five minutes stroll from the city centre.

Contact info:
334 Murray Street
Perth WA, 6000 Australia
phone: +61 -8-9322-2844
web: www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-1773-ibis-perth/index.shtml

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, television, refrigerator, hair dryer, iron/ironing board.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include a swimming pool, guest laundry, gaming lounge, concierge, safety deposit box facility and a courtesy shuttle bus into the city.

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

Elevator: Yes

Indian Pacific Train: Train - "Indian Pacific", 2 nights
Type: Train

Description: Gold Class cabins are used on the train. People booked as twin-share will be in twinettes. Twinettes are double occupancy with a comfortable three-seater lounge that converts into an upper and lower sleeping berth at night. Each twinette contains a fold-down shower, toilet and washbasin. People booked as single will be in single roomettes. Roomettes are single occupancy with a single seat that converts into a sleeping berth at night. Each single roomette contains a washbasin only, with shower and toilet facilities being located at the end of each carriage.

Contact info:
(c/- Odyssey Travel Head Office
Northfields Ave, University of Wollongong NSW 2522 Aust)
Perth/Adelaide, Australia
phone: +61 -2-4224-7030
web: www.greatsouthernrail.com.au

Room amenities: All cabins are airconditioned. Towels and a complimentary toiletry pack are provided for on-board use. Please note that rooms are not lockable and awareness is needed for security of valuables.

Facility amenities: There is a lounge car and a dining carriage available.

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

Bathroom: Each twinette contains a fold-down shower, toilet and washbasin. Each single roomette contains a washbasin only, with shower and toilet facilities being located at the end of each carriage.

Grand Chifley Hotel: Adelaide, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Ideally located just a short walk from the centre of Adelaide and the southern parklands.

Contact info:
208 South Terrace
Adelaide, Australia
phone: +61 8 8223 2800
web: www.grandchifleyhotels.com.au/adelaide/grand-chifley-hotel-adelaide/

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee-making facilities, telephone, television, refrigerator, hair dryer and iron/ironing board.

Facility amenities: Laundry, currency exchange, 24-hour reception.

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

Elevator: Yes

Aurora Ozone Hotel: Kangaroo Island, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Located in an unsurpassed seafront setting on the foreshore of Kingscote Harbour.

Contact info:
The Foreshore
Kingscote SA, 5223 Australia
phone: +61 -8-8553-2011
web: www.auroraresorts.com.au

Room amenities: Room facilities include air conditioning, tea/coffee making, television, in-house movies, telephone, refrigerator, iron/ironing board and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include guest laundry, outdoor heated swimming pool, indoor sauna, gymnasium/exercise room.

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

Grand Chifley Hotel: Adelaide, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Ideally located just a short walk from the centre of Adelaide and the southern parklands.

Contact info:
208 South Terrace
Adelaide, Australia
phone: +61 8 8223 2800
web: www.grandchifleyhotels.com.au/adelaide/grand-chifley-hotel-adelaide/

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee-making facilities, telephone, television, refrigerator, hair dryer and iron/ironing board.

Facility amenities: Laundry, currency exchange, 24-hour reception.

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

Elevator: Yes

Gagudju Crocodile Hotel: Kakadu National Park, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is a Northern Territory icon - constructed in the shape of a crocodile!

Contact info:
Flinders Street
Jabiru NT, 0886 Australia
phone: +61 -8-8979-2800
web: www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/jabgg/hoteldetail

Room amenities: Room facilities include a television, tea/coffee making facilities, telephone, refrigerator, iron/ironing boards and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include a swimming pool, guest laundry, safety deposit box and foreign exchange facilities.

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

Mantra On The Esplanade Darwin: Darwin, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Overlooks Darwin Harbour to the Arafura Sea and the City Skyline, and is within easy walk to the central business district.

Contact info:
88 The Esplanade
Darwin NT 0800, Australia
phone: +61 8 8943 4333
web: www.mantra.com.au/northern-territory/darwin-and-surrounds/darwin/accommodation/hotels/mantra-on-the-esplanade/

Room amenities: Room facilities include air-conditioning, full kitchen facilities, iron/ironing board, television, pay movies, ISD/STD telephone, radio/alarm clock, wireless internet access and hairdryer. Many rooms have their own laundry facilities.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include swimming pool, spa/hot tub/jacuzzi, laundry/dry cleaning service and business centre.

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

Elevator: Yes

The Ghan: Train - "The Ghan", 1 nights
Type: Train

Description: Gold Class cabins are used on the train. People booked as twin-share will be in twinettes. Twinettes are double occupancy with a comfortable three-seater lounge that converts into an upper and lower sleeping berth at night. Each twinette contains a fold-down shower, toilet and washbasin. People booked as single will be in single roomettes. Roomettes are single occupancy with a single seat that converts into a sleeping berth at night. Each single roomette contains a washbasin only, with shower and toilet facilities being located at the end of each carriage.

Contact info:
(c/- Odyssey Travel Head Office
Northfields Ave, University of Wollongong NSW 2522 Aust)
Darwin/Alice Springs, Australia
phone: +61 -2-4224-7030
web: www.greatsouthernrail.com.au

Room amenities: All cabins are airconditioned. Towels and a complimentary toiletry pack are provided for on-board use. Please note that rooms are not lockable and awareness is needed for security of valuables.

Facility amenities: There is a lounge car and a dining carriage available.

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

Bathroom: Each twinette contains a fold-down shower, toilet and washbasin. Each single roomette contains a washbasin only, with shower and toilet facilities being located at the end of each carriage.

Chifley Alice Springs Resort: Alice Springs, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Situated on the banks of the famous Todd River, with its magnificent river red gums, the hotel is only a five minute walk from the town centre.

Contact info:
34 Stott Terrace
Alice Springs NT 0870, Australia
phone: +61 8 8951 4545
web: www.chifleyhotels.com.au/alice-springs/chifley-alice-springs-resort/

Room amenities: Room facilities include air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, refrigerator, television, in-house movies, telephone, radio, internest access, iron/ironing board hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include a swimming pool, guest laundry, dry cleaning service, internet kiosk, foreign currency exchange and safety deposit box facility.

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

Outback Pioneer Hotel & Lodge: Uluru (Ayers Rock), 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located as a part of the Ayers Rock Resort.

Contact info:
Yulara Drive
Yulara NT, 0872 Australia
phone: +61 -8-8957-7605
web: www.voyages.com.au

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee facilities, telephone, television, refrigerator, iron/ironing board and hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include a guest laundry, swimming pool and safety deposit box facility.

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

Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort: Cairns, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The resort-style hotel is located within easy walking distance of the stunning waterfront esplanade and the compact city centre.

Contact info:
122 Lake Street
Cairns QLD 4870, Australia
phone: +61 7 4080 1888
web: www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-0534-novotel-cairns-oasis-resort/index.shtml

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee making facilities, television, telephone, refrigerator, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, in-room safe and internet connection.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include lagoon-style pool with a sand-beach entrance, gymnasium, valet laundry/dry cleaning and guest laundry.

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

Elevator: Yes

Mercure Hotel Sydney Airport: Sydney, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Situated next to riverfront parkland and overlooking an 18 hole golf course, the hotel is located only 1.2 miles from Sydney’s International and Domestic Airports but is away from the direct flight path.

Contact info:
20 Levey Street
Wolli Creek, Sydney NSW 2205, Australia
phone: +61 2 9518 2000
web: www.mercuresydneyairport.com.au

Room amenities: Room facilities include air-conditioning, tea/coffee making facilities, refrigerator, television, pay-to-view movies, telephone, iron/ironing board and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include a laundry/valet service, computer centre, outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium, tennis courts and squash courts.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Upon request.
For additional pre- and post-program accommodation, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org.



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.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
24 nights of accommodations
68 meals: 24 breakfasts, 24 lunches, 20 dinners
13 Expert-led lectures
50 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances
6 Flights during the program
Visas: 1(out of 1 required)

Ratings

4.9
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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