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Switzerland and Austria: Jewels of Alpine Europe

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Program #19447RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy (Variable by Program Date)
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.
Start of Program
Jun 23, 2013
Murten, Switzerland. 4:00 PM in the hotel lobby.
You will be staying at the Hotel Murtenhof & Krone that night.
Location: Murten
Transportation to site: Take the direct train from the airport to Bern or to Neuchatel. There, change to the local train to Murten. It takes approx. two hours and costs CHF 60. From the train station to the hotel you can take a taxi for around CHF 10, or it is an easy 10-minute walk.

End of Program
Jul 6, 2013
Salzburg, Austria. After breakfast on the last day.
You will be staying at the Hotel Elefant the night before.
Location: Salzburg
Nearest city or town: N/A
Nearest highway: Highway Innsbruck
Nearest airport: Salzburg Airport
Transportation to site: Take bus line 2 from Salzburg railway station to the airport. This will take approx. 25 minutes and will cost approx. 2 Euro per person. Alternatively, you may wish to take a taxi. This will take about 10-15 minutes and will cost approx. 12 to 18 Euro.
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Hotel Murtenhof & Krone is a picturesque ensemble of striking, historic patricians' houses in the middle of the old town of Murten. Enjoying a central but absolutely tranquil location, the stylish three-star hotel offers guests a fantastic view of Lake Murten. The hotel features individually designed rooms and suites and friendly, personal service.

Contact info:
Rathausgasse 3
Murten, CH-3280 Switzerland
phone: +41 26 672 90 30
web: www.murtenhof.ch

Room amenities: Each room has a television, radio alarm, telephone, hair dryer and wireless Internet access.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, terrace overlooking Lake Murten, garden, lounge, library, fax machine, and public wireless LAN for Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for assistance in booking additional hotel nights. (800-241-1404)

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel Elefant is located in the city center of Salzburg on one of the most traditional streets within the pedestrian zone in the Old Town. Run by the 4th generation of the Mayr family and part of the Best Western group, Hotel Elefant is housed in an 800-year-old former palace and offers the amenities of an international 4-star hotel. It is within walking distance of Getreidegasse, Mozart's birthplace, the Cathedral, Archbishops Residence and festival halls.

Contact info:
Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 4
Salzburg, A 5020 Austria
phone: +43 662 84 33 97
web: www.elefant.at

Room amenities: Each room has air conditioning, radio, hair dryer, cable television, mini bar, safe box, telephone and wireless LAN.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers two restaurants, a breakfast room, 24-hour front desk, television room, safety deposit box, Internet access, wireless Internet in the rooms, and air conditioning.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check out time: 10:00 AM

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13 nights of accommodations
35 meals: 13 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 13 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
1 Performances

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