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Adventures Afloat: The Julia Child Voyage: French Cooking from Cambridge to Paris on the Queen Mary 2

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Program #19222RJ
18 Days | 17 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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
Oct 24, 2013
This program begins at 5:30 p.m. with an orientation meeting at the program hotel in Boston.
You will be staying at the Sheraton Boston that night.
Location: Boston
Nearest highway: Interstate 90
Nearest airport: Logan Airport
Transportation to site: Participants can take a taxi from Boston Logan Airport to the hotel in Boston for $25. The hotel is also accessible by MBTA (Orange or Red Lines - Downtown Crossing stop). Due to the wide range of arrival times, there is no arrival transfer.

End of Program
Nov 10, 2013
This program ends after breakfast at the program hotel in Paris.
You will be staying at the Villa Beaumarchais the night before.
Location: Paris
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. There is also a designated group transfer available to independent travelers at no additional cost. This transfer is generally scheduled for the early morning for flights departing mid-morning. The transfer time will be confirmed in the final participant mailing approximately 5 weeks prior to departure. 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: Full Service Hotel

Description: Rise and shine in Boston’s charming Back Bay neighborhood from one of the Sheraton Boston Hotel’s 1,220 guestrooms. Updated, upbeat and refreshingly designed, the new Sheraton Boston guestrooms attractively reflect modern lifestyles.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
39 Dalton Street
Boston, MA 02199 USA
phone: 617-236-2000
web: www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=430

Room amenities: Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed, LCD Flat Panel Televisions, Shine by Bliss bath amenities, Handicap Accessible Room, Room Service, Wake-Up Service, High Speed Internet,Individual Climate Control, Hairdryer, Coffee and Tea Maker, Refrigerator, In-Room Movies, In-Room Safes, In-Room Video Games, Iron/Ironing Board, Voicemail

Facility amenities: Fitness facility, business center, 24-hour front desk, Gifts & sundries shop, 24-hour security, dry cleaning service, indoor passage to 150 shops and dining destinations, non-smoking hotel, concierge service, indoor pool with retractable roof, sundeck, whirlpool, and sauna

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please see Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and bookings.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Hotel

Description: Nestled at the corner of the Passage du Grand Veneur, the Villa Beaumarchais echoes the charm of typical lanes of the Place des Vosges.

Contact info:
5 rue des Arquebusiers
Paris, 75003 France
phone: +33 (0)1 40 29 14 00
web: www.villa-beaumarchais.com

Room amenities: Cable television, complimentary newspaper, air conditioning, phone, internet access, minibar, wake-up calls, private bathroom, bathrobes, hair dryer, pay movies, in-room safe

Facility amenities: Buffet breakfasts, room service, air conditioning, mini bar, WiFi, safe.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBA
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and availability.


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
17 nights of accommodations
43 meals: 17 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 14 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
5 Hands-on experiences

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4.5
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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