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Adventures Afloat: France Along the Rhone: Provence to Paris

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Program #12417RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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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: 29 total, 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian; Gluten Free; Low Fat; Low Salt.

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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APPART'HÔTEL ODALYS ATRIUM: Aix en Provence, 3 nights
Type: Hotel

Description: The Appart-Hotel L'Atrium is located in downtown Aix-en-Provence and is just a short walk away from the Cours Mirabeau and La Rotonde. Renovated in 2013, It offers a peaceful and comfortable setting.

Ship Information: N/A

Contact info:
15 cours Gambetta
AIX EN PROVENCE, 13100 France
phone: +33 4 42 99 16 00
web: www.odalys-vacances.com/location-campagne/provence-et-luberon/aix-en-provence/atrium.html?typevac=61&redir=true&tab=2

Room amenities: Each room has a refrigerator, microwave, bathroom with a hairdryer, ironing board, flat screen TV, television, WiFi and a safe.

Facility amenities: The hotel includes 24 hour reception, breakfast, laundry, WiFi access, and an Italian restaurant on the ground floor.

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

Elevator: Yes

CroisiEurope MS Mistral: Martigues, 6 nights
Type: Riverboat

Description: The MS Mistral sails on the Rhone and the Saone. Croisi vessels do not have life boats on board, as the bodies of water on which we travel are small, and life jackets provide appropriate flotation and protection in case of emergency. Croisi vessels also do not have medical staff on board. In case of an emergency, the purser will immediately contact a doctor or nurse on land and the ship will stop at the nearest possible landing point to facilitate emergency medical attention. Every ship has a defibrillator on board and at least two people on the vessel are trained to use it.

Ship Information: Year Built: 1999 Refurbished Year: 2007 Length: 361 feet Width: 37 feet Total Cabins: 79 Total Passengers: 158 Cabin Size: 118 sq. feet

Contact info:
12, rue de la Division Leclerc
Strasbourg, 67000 France
phone: +0033 3 88 76 44 44
web: www.croisieuroperivercruises.com

Room amenities: All cabins have individual controls for AC and heat. Cabins are equipped with satellite television, a radio, a hairdryer and a safe for your valuables. The private en-suite facilities include a shower, toilet, sink, and are provided with towels, but not washcloths. There is no iron provided on the ship. Each cabin is provided with two adult and two children life jackets.

Facility amenities: Amenities include: dining room, lounge/bar with dance floor, TV and video in the lounge, shop, sun deck with deckchairs, and free WiFi on board. Please note that the WiFi will be slow and often spotty. Laundry facilities are not available on board. Also included: central heating, 220V electricity, air conditioning, radar, and radiophone.

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

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.

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
29 meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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