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16 Days | 15 Nights
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. 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: 33 total, 14 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 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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Hotel Escale Oceania Quimper: Quimper, 3 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The Hotel Escale Oceania Quimper is located in the heart of Quimper's city center, close to the Quimper Cathedral, the quais of the Odet River and the pedestrian district.

Contact info:
6 Rue Théodore Le Hars
Quimper, 29000 France
phone: +33 (0)2 98 53 37 37
web: www.oceaniahotels.com/hotel-escale-oceania-quimper?lg=UK

Room amenities: The recently refurbished rooms have a warm and cosy atmosphere: parquet flooring, quilt, and modern furnishings. Rooms include a flat screen TV, free Wifi, clothes closet, luggage rack. In the bathroom, enjoy the roomy Italian-style shower, large mirror and all the equipment you need to “travel light”: hair dryer and an extensive range of toiletries (body and hair shower gel, exfoliating soap bar, ladies’ toiletry set with cotton swab, cotton balls, and nail file). For even greater comfort and privacy, the WC is separate from the bathroom.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, 24-hour front desk, Newspapers, Non-smoking rooms, Facilities for disabled guests, Lift/elevator, Safety deposit box, Soundproof rooms, Luggage storage, Snack bar, Room service, Laundry, Ironing service, Fax/photocopying, Vending machine (drinks), Free Wi-Fi

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and bookings.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Hotel Escale Oceania Vannes: Vannes, 2 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of the historic town centre and very near the Palais des Arts and the port, the Hotel Escale Oceania Vannes welcomes you in its fully-renovated rooms.

Contact info:
Avenue Jean Monnet
Vannes, 56000 France
phone: +33 (0)2 97 47 59 60
web: www.oceaniahotels.com/hotel-escale-oceania-vannes

Room amenities: Duvet, closet, free WiFi, wall sockets at desk and headboard levels, a 26” flat screen TV. In the bathroom, enjoy a spacious walk-in shower, a large mirror and all the accessories you need: hairdryer, shower cap, soap, toothbrush glass, shower gel and shampoo. For your comfort, the toilet is separate from the bathroom.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Newspapers, Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Soundproof Rooms, All Spaces Non-Smoking (Public and Private), Air Conditioning, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Fax/Photocopying, Free Wi-Fi

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

Elevator: Yes

Best Western Balmoral: St. Malo, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Built in 2010 with its welcoming contemporary design, BEST WESTERN Balmoral is a hotel where quality service is guaranteed. Located in front of the Saint Malo TGV station, the hotel is easily accessible.

Contact info:
24, Rue Theodore Monod
Saint-Malo, France
phone: +33299561673
web: www.balmoral-saintmalo.fr/en/

Room amenities: Each room has a flatscreen TV, air-conditioning, soundproofing, walk-in shower or bathtub, desk, WiFi connection, and free national phone calls.

Facility amenities: Air conditioning, internet, elevator, and business services.

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

Elevator: Yes

Best Western Plus Hotel Malherbe: Caen, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The Best Western Plus Hotel Malherbe is located in downtown Caen in front of the racecourse and is within walking distance from the Exhibition Center. There is a lot to discover in the area, including two medieval Abbey Churches and the Castle of Caen, all founded by the Duke of Normandy and the Memorial of Caen - Museum for Peace.

Contact info:
Caen, 14000 France
phone: +01 49 02 00 33
web: www.caen-hotel-centre.com/

Room amenities: The 88 spacious bedrooms offer a very trendy graphic atmosphere with beige and chocolate tones. All the rooms are equipped with a bathrooms with a bathtub or shower and a hair-dryer, a flat screen TV and international satellite network, a telephone, a safe attress and free WiFi access.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers high speed internet, a fitness center, a restaurant, and room service.

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

Elevator: Yes

Best Western Hotel du Vieux Marche: Rouen, 1 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Best Western hotel Vieux Marché is just a few steps away from the Place du Vieux Marché. Five minute walk away from Notre Dame Cathedral, the Musée des Beaux Arts, the Seine river banks, the typical neighbourhoods of Rouen, and is only 10 minutes away from the railway station corner.

Contact info:
33 rue du Vieux Palais
ROUEN, 76000 France
phone: +02 35 71 00 88
web: www.hotel-vieuxmarche.com

Room amenities: The rooms have soft duvets, I-pod™ docks, international satellite channels broadcasted on a 26" flat screen and welcome baskets.

Facility amenities: Free Wifi access in the entire hotel, a breakfast room, a lounge-bar area or the terrace where you can relax, a billiards table, and a business center.

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

Elevator: Yes

Villa Montparnasse: Paris, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The Villa Montparnasse is a quaint hotel on the left bank of the Seine. The colonial-style residence is located in the 19th century intellectual elite neighborhood opposite the famed Montparnasse Cemetery and next to the apartment where Simone de Beauvoir lived. This hotel is both charming and comfortable and is one block from a pedestrian street featuring restaurants and shops. It is within walking distance of two different metro lines both with direct access to the main monuments of Paris.

Contact info:
2, rue Boulard
Paris, 75014 France
phone: +33 (0)1 56 80 34 34
web: www.villa-montparnasse.com/Villa_Montparnasse/Accueil.html

Room amenities: In each room there is satellite TV, air conditioning, a mini-bar and a safe.

Facility amenities: 24-hour front desk with English-speaking staff, bar / lounge, laundry service, smoke-free environment. Wifi is available in the lobby. Participants should be aware that hotel rooms in Paris are often considerably smaller than hotel rooms in the United States.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
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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14 nights of accommodations
33 meals: 14 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
23 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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