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Program #18206RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging (Variable by Program Date)
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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.
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Start of Program
Apr 5, 2013
4:00 pm
You will be staying at the Hotel Diana that night.
Location: Rome
Nearest city or town: Rome
Nearest highway: autostrada
Nearest airport: Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino
Transportation to site: Transfer provided for group travelers on group arrival day. Independent travelers can request to join a courtesy transfer by completing the form included in the info packet mailed to all participants. To reach the hotel on your own, from the Rome airport terminal, follow the signs for the train station, purchase tickets at the ticket counter or the tobacco shop on the station platform, stamp the ticket in the yellow box on the platform, and board the Leonardo Express to Roma Termini, the main train station in the city center. Fare is c. EUR 14 pp. The ride takes 30 min. 10 minute walk from disembark area to the Hotel Diana. Taxi fare for direct service from the airport to the hotel is approx. 60 euros. Max 4 persons per taxi. Possibility to reserve shuttle van service from the airport to hotel. Book online at www.rome.airport-shuttle.com. Fares are approx. EUR 30 pp.

End of Program
Apr 16, 2013
8:00 am
You will be staying at the Hotel Principe the night before.
Location: Venice
Nearest city or town: Venice
Nearest highway: autostrada
Nearest airport: Marco Polo
Transportation to site: Transfer provided for group travelers on group departure day. Independent travelers can request a transfer by contacting Trinity College. To reach the airport on your own, there is public transportation via land available from Piazzale Roma to the Venice Airport for approx. 5 euros per person. From the last program site, take the vaporetto to Piazzale Roma. For direct service from the hotel to the airport, it is possible to book a water taxi. Fare is approx. EUR 100. Max 10 passengers per taxi boat. If you are continuing your travels by train you can reach the train station by vaporetto from the vaporetto stop close to the hotel.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Your hotel in Rome is centrally located near the Piazza della Repubblica, Rome’s Opera House and the Termini train station. The breakfast buffet is served on the top floor with views of the rooftops of Rome and the cupola of St. Peter’s.

Contact info:
Via Principe Amedeo, 4
Rome, NA 00185 Italy
phone: +06.47.86.81
web: www.hoteldianaroma.com

Room amenities: Satellite TV, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries, safe box for valuables, AC/heat with individual controls, and a mini-bar

Facility amenities: Rooftop lounge affords a panoramic view of Rome. In the spacious lobby, meet for conversation, read an international newspaper or use the internet point.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: varies by season
If you plan to book additional nights at the hotel, contact the hotel’s online reservation system directly www.hoteldianaroma.com. Or, contact Lavinia Tour, Trinity College’s partnering agency in Rome: info.reserv@laviniatour.it. Indicate to the hotel or agency at the time of your booking that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Overlooking the Grand Canal, with a splendid terrace on the water, the Hotel Principe, is one of the 4 star hotels in Venice in a perfect position for discovering the charm and beauty of Venice on foot, or for easily reaching the Rialto or St. Mark's Square with a vaporetto, which stops just steps from the hotel.The hotel has a private dock on the Grand Canal for gondola and water taxi access.

Contact info:
Lista di Spagna 146/147
Venice, NA 30121 Italy
phone: +041-220-4010
web: www.hotelprincipevenice.it

Room amenities: Hair dryer, AC/heat individual controls, mini-bar, safe, satellite television, complimentary toiletries.

Facility amenities: Restaurant and terrace overlook the Grand Canal, snack bar, complimentary internet point in the lobby and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: varies by season
To book additional nights at the hotel, email Lavinia Tour, Trinity College’s partnering agency in Rome, info.reserv@laviniatour.it. Another option is to book directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelprincipevenice.it. Indicate to the hotel or agency at the time of your booking that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment

Check out time: 10:00 AM

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Included
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12 nights of accommodations
30 meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips

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4.8
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