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Program #19192RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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
Aug 8, 2013
This program begins at 6:30 p.m. at Program Orientation in the program hotel in Stockholm, Sweden.
You will be staying at the Scandic Sergel Plaza that night.
Location: Stockholm
Transportation to site: Please arrive in Stockholm no later than 15:00. The airport is located 27 miles north of Stockholm; there are public transportation options as well as taxis available. There is an express train as well as buses linking the airport with the city center. Taxis can be found outside the airport terminals. Participants who arranged their airfare through Road Scholar Travel Services and who are arriving on the group date will be provided with a transfer from the airport in Stockholm to the hotel at the beginning of the program.

End of Program
Aug 19, 2013
This program ends on the morning following disembarkation at 9:00 a.m. from the Crystal Symphony in Dover, England. Please avoid scheduling flights from Heathrow Airport earlier than 2:00 p.m.
You will be staying at the Crystal Serenity the night before.
Location: At Sea
Transportation to site: Avoid flights departing London LHR airport prior to 14:00. Dover is approximately 75 miles from London; there are public transportation options as well as taxis available. The National Express buses run from Dover to Victoria Station and continue on to Heathrow or Gatwick; transfer time to Victoria Station is approximately 2 1/2 hours. There are also regular trains that run from Dover Priory Station to London's Victoria or Charing Cross Stations. Approximate journey time is 1 hour 45 minutes. Participants who purchased their flights through Road Scholar Travel Services and who are departing on the group date will be provided with a transfer from the port to the airport at the end of the program.
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is situated close to Stockholm's Central Station in the heart of the Swedish capital. Enjoy the central location and explore nearby attractions such as Stockholm's old town or visit Kulturhuset for interesting exhibitions and activities. Gallerian Shopping Centre is just a short walk from the hotel.

Contact info:
Brunkebergstorg 9, Box 16411
Stockholm, 103 27 Sweden
phone: +46 8 517 263 00
web: www.scandichotels.com/en/Hotels/Countries/Sweden/Stockholm/Hotels/Scandic-Sergel-Plaza/

Room amenities: Rooms are between 19 and 28 square meters. The rooms are bright and airy with opening windows. All rooms have wooden floors and a private bathroom with bathtub. Rooms are equipped with a wardrobe, hairdryer, trouser press, TV with movie channels, desk, wireless internet access and an armchair.

Facility amenities: On-site hotel restraurant and bar, Sergel Spa & Fitness gym, accessible accommodations, meeting facilities, free wireless internet access

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.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The readers of Condé Nast Traveler consistently vote Crystal Serenity the number one cruise ship in the world. At 68,000 tons and capable of serving 1,070 guests, Crystal Serenity while the larger of Crystal's two ships, still maintains one of the highest space-per-guest ratios at sea, so you'll never feel crowded.

Ship Information: Guest Capacity: 1,070 Per guest space ratio: 63 Ship’s Registry: The Bahamas Officers: European Captain, International Officers International Crew: Countries Represented: 40 European-trained Hotel and Dining Staff American/European Cruise Staff Total Crew: 655 Gross Registered Tons: 68,870 Length: 820 ft. (249.9 m) Width: 106 ft. (32.3 m) Draft: 25 ft. (7.6 m) Cruising Speed: 21 knots Maximum Speed: 22 knots

Contact info:
2049 Century Park East
Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90067 USA
phone: 310-785-9300
web: www.crystalcruises.com

Room amenities: Hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers, soap, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, sewing kit, umbrealla, pillow menu, 24 hour in stateroom dining, wireless internet access, phone, TV, refrigerator filled with complimentary soft drinks and bottled water, safe

Facility amenities: Two-story Crystal Plaza and Crystal Cove, lobby area with atrium, comfortable seating and piano bar "Avenue of the Stars" shopping arcade with three boutiques offering upscale clothing, jewelry, and specialty items. Casino featuring slot machines, bar poker and slant top poker machines, blackjack tables, craps, a roulette table, baccarat table and the Ultimate Texas Hold'em Galaxy Lounge, the ship's main entertainment venue Hollywood Theatre for recently released movies, with state-of-the-art audio visual and translation equipment that may be used for meetings and/or conferences; theatre also features audio enhancement for the hearing-impaired Computer University@Sea® center with a lab for classroom instruction and separate room offering 24-hour Internet and e-mail access The Studio, a completely new learning center for a variety of creative and educational hands-on classes Variety of lounges including the Stardust Club for dancing and cabaret, Avenue Saloon cocktail and piano bar, Connoisseur Club, an intimate refined cigar lounge, Palm Court/Sunset Bar observation lounge, and Pulse disco Fantasia children's center and Waves teen center Library featuring over 3,000 books, videos, DVDs, and books-on-tape Bridge Lounge Wi-Fi access is available on board throughout the ship Laundry Service Complimentary self-service launderettes including washing machines, detergent, fabric softener, dryers, irons and ironing boards are provided on Decks 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11

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

Elevator: Yes

Check out time: 9:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
31 meals: 11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 11 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips

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