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Program #16819RJ
4 Days | 3 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.
Start of Program
Sep 20, 2013
Group will be picked up at the program hotel in Vancouver and will travel as a group by ferry from Vancouver to Victoria to start the program; arrive at hotel at 2:00 pm.
You will be staying at the Royal Scot Hotel and Suites that night.
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Nearest city or town: Victoria
Nearest airport: Victoria International Airport
Transportation to site: You will be picked up at the hotel in Vancouver and will travel as a group by ferry from Vancouver to Victoria to start the program. Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for assistance with air travel at: 1-800-854-3418; travelinfo@roadscholar.org. Hours of operation: 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. For assistance with pre/post add on hotel accommodations, medical/travel insurance, car rentals, or to customize your extended stay please contact Denise Tracey at Maritime Travel, toll free 1-888-905-5959 or by email at dtracey@maritimetravel.ca.

End of Program
Sep 23, 2013
Breakfast is at 7:30 am. Program ends after breakfast in Victoria. Independent departures from hotel; check-out is 12 noon.
You will be staying at the Royal Scot Hotel and Suites the night before.
Location: Victoria, British Columbia
Transportation to site: By Air Shuttle service – Shuttle service to Victoria Airport (YYJ)is provided by AKAL Airporter (shuttle). They provide daily 1/2 hour service to & from airport to all hotels and motels in Greater Victoria and to and from Victoria International Airport. Approximately $21 CDN per person one way. Shuttles operate from 4:00 am until midnight or until last flight clears. Reservations are required or recommended. Contact AKAL Airporter, Phone 250-386-2525 or 877-386-2525, Email: info@victoriaairportshuttle.com, www.victoriaairporter.com Taxi from the hotel to the Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is approximately $55 CDN and takes about 30 minutes. Bus and Taxi drivers will exchange US currency. By Ferry BC Ferries offers service between Victoria and Vancouver and other mainland ports. BC Ferries - Phone: 1-888-223-3779 from anywhere in North America, email: bcferries.reservations@bcferries.com, www.bcferries.com/ The Victoria Clipper offers service between Victoria and Seattle. Victoria Clipper – phone: 800-888-2535, www.clippervacations.com. Coach and Ferry There is regular bus service from Victoria to Vancouver, including stops at the Vancouver International Airport (YVR)then on to the main bus station. Board the coach right from the Pacific Coach Lines (PCL) bus terminal in Victoria (a five minute walk from your hotel, taxis are also available for approximately CAD$ 5-$6). For more information and to reserve this service, please contact PCL at 1-800-661-1725, by Email: info@pacificcoach.com, or visit their website at www.pacificcoach.com. Coach approximately CAD$40.00 plus taxes; Ferry approximately CAD$15.00 plus applicable taxes. Total travel time is 3.5 hours (subject to change). By Car • Car Rentals are available at all airports from several of the major companies, Avis, Hertz, National, etc.
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: With our convenient location in the heart of downtown Victoria, the largest city on Vancouver Island, BC, you can take a leisurely stroll along Victoria’s famous Inner Harbour, shop for treasures on Antiques Row or make business connections in Victoria’s nearby downtown core. Take a horse and carriage tour of Victoria with family and friends, create memories at Beacon Hill Park, and the Royal BC Museum is just around the block. Take in views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains. There’s so much to see and do right at our doorstep! Enjoy yourself in the Royal Scot Hotel & Suite’s beautiful indoor pool, whirl pool, sauna and exercise room. Have some fun in our billiards room or gather with friends for a hand of bridge or a movie in the games room. We offer free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel. For your convenience our courtesy shuttle is available to take you anywhere within Victoria's downtown core. After a full day, rest easy in the cozy comfort of the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites and feel at home in downtown Victoria.

Contact info:
425 Quebec Street
Victoria, BC V8V1W7 Canada
phone: 800-663-7515
web: www.royalscot.com/index.html

Room amenities: Our guest rooms include daily newspaper delivery, comfortable lounge chairs, mini fridges, coffee maker with complimentary coffee, tea and cookies, complimentary high speed wireless Internet, iron and ironing board and bathrobes.

Facility amenities: Our Guest Service Amenities include: Business Services Available Coin-Operated Guest Laundry Courtesy Shuttle between the Hotel and downtown Victoria daily Indoor Swimming Pool Hydrotherapy Pool Exercise Room with a variety of Fitness Equipment Billiards and Games Room Hotel Parking (for a fee) High speed Wireless Internet in all Guest Rooms and Hotel Common Areas Hotel Gift Shop Jonathon's Restaurant

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Call for availability & rates
Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Maritime Travel toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: With our convenient location in the heart of downtown Victoria, the largest city on Vancouver Island, BC, you can take a leisurely stroll along Victoria’s famous Inner Harbour, shop for treasures on Antiques Row or make business connections in Victoria’s nearby downtown core. Take a horse and carriage tour of Victoria with family and friends, create memories at Beacon Hill Park, and the Royal BC Museum is just around the block. Take in views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains. There’s so much to see and do right at our doorstep! Enjoy yourself in the Royal Scot Hotel & Suite’s beautiful indoor pool, whirl pool, sauna and exercise room. Have some fun in our billiards room or gather with friends for a hand of bridge or a movie in the games room. We offer free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel. For your convenience our courtesy shuttle is available to take you anywhere within Victoria's downtown core. After a full day, rest easy in the cozy comfort of the Royal Scot Hotel & Suites and feel at home in downtown Victoria.

Contact info:
425 Quebec Street
Victoria, BC V8V1W7 Canada
phone: 800-663-7515
web: www.royalscot.com/index.html

Room amenities: Our guest rooms include daily newspaper delivery, comfortable lounge chairs, mini fridges, coffee maker with complimentary coffee, tea and cookies, complimentary high speed wireless Internet, iron and ironing board and bathrobes.

Facility amenities: Our Guest Service Amenities include: Business Services Available Coin-Operated Guest Laundry Courtesy Shuttle between the Hotel and downtown Victoria daily Indoor Swimming Pool Hydrotherapy Pool Exercise Room with a variety of Fitness Equipment Billiards and Games Room Hotel Parking (for a fee) High speed Wireless Internet in all Guest Rooms and Hotel Common Areas Hotel Gift Shop Jonathon's Restaurant

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Call for availability & rates
Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Maritime Travel toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

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5 meals: 3 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 2 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
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