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Program #3844RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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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: 30 total, 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 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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Marriott SpringHill Suites Old Montréal: Montreal, QC, 2 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This all-suites hotel is situated in the heart of historic Old Montréal. It is within walking distance of Notre Dame Basilica, museums, and some of the finest restaurants in the city. The rejuvenated Old Port of Montréal is just a few steps away. The underground Metro is close by to whisk you through the city, as is the lively area of Chinatown. .

Contact info:
445, rue St-Jean Baptiste
Montréal, QC H2Y 2Z7 Canada
phone: 514-875-4333
web: www.springhillmontreal.com

Room amenities: The hotel provides complimentary in-room coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, microwave, fridge, complimentary high-speed internet and self-service laundry facilities.

Facility amenities: The hotel has an indoor pool, exercise room, whirlpool and spa on-site, offering massage and treatments.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Check availability.
Contact hotel directly for rates & availability. Toll free: 1-866-875-4333

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Courtyard by Marriott Toronto (Downtown): Toronto, ON, 2 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Experience the largest full-service Courtyard by Marriott in the world, Courtyard Toronto Downtown. One of the great Toronto hotels downtown, we are near shopping, entertainment, businesses and subway transit. The Eaton Centre, Canada's premier Toronto shopping destination is minutes away and find some of Toronto's finest restaurants and entertainment on trendy Yonge Street.

Contact info:
475 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4Y 1X7 Canada
phone: 800-847-5075
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yyzcy-courtyard-toronto-downtown/

Room amenities: Air conditioning, alarm clock, bottled water, coffee maker/tea service , iron and ironing board and hair dryer. Luxury bedding - crisp linens, thicker mattresses, custom comforters, fluffier pillows. Free high speed wireless Internet in public areas and guest rooms

Facility amenities: Fitness centre (open 24 hrs), indoor lap pool and whirlpool. On site restaurants - Yonge Street Grill, The Bistro and Second Cup coffee shop. Free high speed wireless Internet in public areas and guest rooms.

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

Elevator: Yes

VIA Rail: Aboard train, 3 nights
Type: Train

Description: Topics aboard the train will include the role of transportation in Canada’s development, the challenges of laying rail across Canada, and how railways shaped the country and Canada today. You will follow the “iron road” that was carved out of solid rock more than a century ago as you journey past lakes and mountain peaks crowned with snow and wind your way across bridges and through tunnels.

Contact info:
n/a
n/a, ON Canada
phone: 888-842-7245
web: www.viarail.com

Room amenities: DOUBLE CABIN - Room size: 7 ft 3 in. X 5 ft (214 cm x 152 cm), excluding 2 ft 9 in x 2 ft 1 in (84 cm x 64 cm) for private washroom - Mattress size: approximately 71 in. x 31 in. (180 cm x 79 cm) on Chateau and Manor cars - Private washroom available inside each double bedroom - Mirror over sink with electrical razor outlet (110 VAC) - Individual control for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system - Storage for one piece of carry-on baggage - Daytime: two folding chairs - Night-time: upper and lower beds replace chairs - Large window with blind - Access to a shower room (one shower room per car) - Shower towels and amenity bag for body care articles - Door locks on the inside only (no individual key) - Other amenities: small closet, drinking water, paper and towels, pillows, sheets and blankets supplied SINGLE CABIN/ROOMETTE Room size: 6 ft. 5 in. X 3 ft. 7½ in. (196 cm x 110 cm) - Mattress size: 5 ft. 11 in. X 2 ft. 7 in. (152 cm x 61 cm) - Room from mattress to partition when bed is down is 2 in. (5 cm) - Bed narrows down from 23 in. (58 cm) wide to 14 in. (36 cm) at the foot of the bed - Private toilet (bed covers toilet at night) - Sink over toilet and full mirror - Access to a shower room at the end of the car - Daytime: sofa chair - Night-time: lower bed pulls out from wall - Door locks from inside only (no individual keys) - Baggage space is a small area - Window with blind - Other amenities: fan, shoe closet, air-conditioning, drinking water, paper and towels, pillows, sheets and blankets supplied, 110 VAC outlet PLEASE BE AWARE: In single cabins/roomettes, your converted bed at night completely covers the toilet. Public washrooms are available but may be located at the other end of the car.

Facility amenities: Double Cabin – By day, this is a private room for two with armchairs, a large picture window, small closet, call button, hand basin, razor outlet, and separate toilet and vanity. A foldout table is available on request. At night, the bedroom converts to upper and lower beds. Single Cabin/Roomette – This is a private, one-person room with comfortable seat, call button, hand basin, razor outlet, and concealed toilet and vanity. At night, it becomes a snug sleeping area. PLEASE BE AWARE: your converted bed at night completely covers the toilet. Public washrooms are available but may be located at the other end of the car.

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

Bathroom: Train configuration Double bedroom-separate toilet and vanity. Single bedroom/Roomette- concealed toilet and vanity.

The Chateau Jasper: Jasper, AB, 2 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: Chateau Jasper, Luxury in the Mountains. The Chateau Jasper is an exceptional hotel with an excellent variety of accommodations and facilities. This conveniently located hotel offers 119 fully air-conditioned luxury guest rooms and suites, pleasantly furnished with mountain decor in mind.

Contact info:
96 Geikie Street
P.O. Box 1200
Jasper, AB T0E 1E0 Canada
phone: 780-852-5644
web: www.mpljasper.com/hotels/chateau_jasper/

Room amenities: All Chateau Jasper guest rooms have private baths, mini fridges, in room safes, air conditioning and feature large flatscreen televisions, in room safes, complimentary Wi Fi, hair driers, irons and boards, complimentary coffee and tea and electric kettles.

Facility amenities: This intimate hotel includes an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, fitness center, a variety of meeting rooms, complimentary internet kiosks in hotel lobby, a lounge, as well as an award-winning, fine dining room. Additional features: Proud recipient of Travel Alberta Good Housekeeping Award Dining Room and Lounge Heated Indoor Pool and Whirlpool Fitness Centre Seasonal Ski Shuttle Heated Underground Parking Air Conditioning Meeting and Conference Rooms Dry cleaning/laundry service

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

Elevator: Yes

VIA Rail: Aboard train, 1 nights
Type: Train

Description: Topics aboard the train will include the role of transportation in Canada’s development, the challenges of laying rail across Canada, and how railways shaped the country and Canada today. You will follow the “iron road” that was carved out of solid rock more than a century ago as you journey past lakes and mountain peaks crowned with snow and wind your way across bridges and through tunnels.

Contact info:
n/a
n/a, ON Canada
phone: 888-842-7245
web: www.viarail.com

Room amenities: DOUBLE CABIN - Room size: 7 ft 3 in. X 5 ft (214 cm x 152 cm), excluding 2 ft 9 in x 2 ft 1 in (84 cm x 64 cm) for private washroom - Mattress size: approximately 71 in. x 31 in. (180 cm x 79 cm) on Chateau and Manor cars - Private washroom available inside each double bedroom - Mirror over sink with electrical razor outlet (110 VAC) - Individual control for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system - Storage for one piece of carry-on baggage - Daytime: two folding chairs - Night-time: upper and lower beds replace chairs - Large window with blind - Access to a shower room (one shower room per car) - Shower towels and amenity bag for body care articles - Door locks on the inside only (no individual key) - Other amenities: small closet, drinking water, paper and towels, pillows, sheets and blankets supplied SINGLE CABIN/ROOMETTE Room size: 6 ft. 5 in. X 3 ft. 7½ in. (196 cm x 110 cm) - Mattress size: 5 ft. 11 in. X 2 ft. 7 in. (152 cm x 61 cm) - Room from mattress to partition when bed is down is 2 in. (5 cm) - Bed narrows down from 23 in. (58 cm) wide to 14 in. (36 cm) at the foot of the bed - Private toilet (bed covers toilet at night) - Sink over toilet and full mirror - Access to a shower room at the end of the car - Daytime: sofa chair - Night-time: lower bed pulls out from wall - Door locks from inside only (no individual keys) - Baggage space is a small area - Window with blind - Other amenities: fan, shoe closet, air-conditioning, drinking water, paper and towels, pillows, sheets and blankets supplied, 110 VAC outlet PLEASE BE AWARE: In single cabins/roomettes, your converted bed at night completely covers the toilet. Public washrooms are available but may be located at the other end of the car.

Facility amenities: Double Cabin – By day, this is a private room for two with armchairs, a large picture window, small closet, call button, hand basin, razor outlet, and separate toilet and vanity. A foldout table is available on request. At night, the bedroom converts to upper and lower beds. Single Cabin/Roomette – This is a private, one-person room with comfortable seat, call button, hand basin, razor outlet, and concealed toilet and vanity. At night, it becomes a snug sleeping area. PLEASE BE AWARE: your converted bed at night completely covers the toilet. Public washrooms are available but may be located at the other end of the car.

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

Bathroom: Train configuration Double bedroom-separate toilet and vanity. Single bedroom/Roomette- concealed toilet and vanity.

Best Western Sands by the Sea: Vancouver, BC, 2 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Best Western Sands by the Sea is conveniently located half a block from the beach at beautiful English Bay and three blocks from Stanley Park’s 1,000 acres of trails and gardens. Three bus routes stop at the front door for easy access to other parts of town.

Contact info:
1755 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5 Canada
phone: 604-682-1831
web: www.bestwesternsandshotelvancouver.com/

Room amenities: Air conditioning, mini fridges, room service, morning newspaper, FREE high speed wireless Internet access, iPod/iPhone/iPad clock radio, flat screen TV, in-room coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board.

Facility amenities: Sauna and exercise room. Same-day dry-cleaning and laundry service is available, and there is a laundromat six blocks from the hotel. Restaurant and two bars on site.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Check for availability.
Contact hotel directly. Toll free: 1-800-663-9400

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.

Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Sep 7 — Sep 19, 2014 $5095  
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Special Offer: For most programs in Canada, when you purchase your airfare from us you’ll receive free round-trip airport transfers to get you to and from your program! This offer is only available if you travel on the scheduled start and end date of your program. To take advantage of this new service, mention you need airfare when you call to enroll. If you enroll online, select the “Travel—Custom Arrangements” option, and Road Scholar Travel Services will contact you to make the arrangements.

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12 nights of accommodations
30 meals: 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips

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