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Adventures Afloat: France Along the Rhone: Provence to Paris

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Program #12417RJ
13 Days | 12 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.
Start of Program
Sep 8, 2013
This program begins with orientation at 6:30 p.m. at the group hotel in Aix-en-Provence.
You will be staying at the Grand Hôtel Roi René that night.
Location: Aix en Provence
Nearest city or town: Marseille
Nearest highway: A7
Nearest airport: Marseille-Provence Airport
Transportation to site: A group arrival transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and arrive on the group date. Independent travelers may take a bus from the Marseille airport to Aix-en-Provence that leaves every 30 minutes on the hour. Taxis from Marseille Airport to Aix-en-Provence take 20 minutes.

End of Program
Sep 19, 2013
This program ends after breakfast at 6:30 a.m. on the final program day in Paris.
You will be staying at the VILLA BEAUMARCHAIS the night before.
Location: Paris
Nearest city or town: Gonesse
Nearest highway: A1
Nearest airport: Charles de Gaulle Airport
Transportation to site: A group departure transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and depart on the group date. Independent travelers can take a taxi from the hotel to the airport or can ask the hotel for assistance in arranging a shuttle transfer. Paris Shuttle, a third party service, offers discounted shared shuttle and private transfer rates to Road Scholar participants. The rate they offer is about 10% discount off their published rate. By using the web link below, you can take advantage of these rates and book your transfer for departure in Paris. You will need to pay in advance with a credit card to confirm reservations and print your own voucher. www.parishuttle.com/index.php?partner=P60WEN
Type: Hotel

Description: The 4-star Grand Hôtel Roi René is ideally located at the heart of Cézanne's home town, near to the Cours Mirabeau and the business district. Discover its inviting, contemporary rooms, elegant restaurant serving typical southern cuisine and functional meeting rooms. The patio at the Grand Hôtel Roi René is full of flowers and provides an oasis of calm in this city of 100 fountains, whether you sit on the terrace or by the pool.

Contact info:
24 boulevard du Roi René
Aix en Provence, 13100 France
phone: +33 (0)4 42 37 61 00
web: www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-1169-grand-hotel-roi-rene-aix-en-provence/index.shtml

Room amenities: 134 bright rooms with a calm and relaxing atmosphere, perfect for unwinding after a pleasant day in sunny Provence.Modern decor, flat-screen satellite TV, minibar and safe. Bathroom with bathtub or shower, high-end products, bathrobe, slippers, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities. Free Wi-Fi access.

Facility amenities: Outdoor unheated pool, Multilingual Staff, Air conditioning, WIFI Wireless Internet access, Porter Fax machine, Safe deposit box at reception, Copy/print service available, Self service business centre with support staff, Dry cleaning / Ironing, Computer hire facilities, Wheelchair access, Phone light for hearing impaired

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBA
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for details.

Type: Hotel

Description: In the heart of the Marais, around the patio, forget the hustle and bustle of the city. Adjacent to the former royal hunting pavilion, the Villa Beaumarchais is able to offer you a charming stopover, an ideal Paris pied-à-terre.

Contact info:
5, rue des Arquebusiers
PARIS, 75003 France
phone: +33 1 40 29 14 00
web: www.villa-beaumarchais.com/EN/index.html

Room amenities: A/C. Fully equiped bathroom. Minibar.Wifi on demande. Safe.

Facility amenities: Air conditionning WIFI on demand. Conference room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: 160€ twin / 150€ single
Call the Road Scholar Program Department at 1-866-359-5966.

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
10 nights of accommodations
29 meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners
4 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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