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Program #21116RJ

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31 Days | 30 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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
Feb 26, 2013
This program begins in the late afternoon on Day 2 in Colombo, Sri Lanka at the program hotel.
You will be staying at the Hotel Galle Face that night.
Location: Colombo
Transportation to site: The Galle Face Hotel is located approximately 35 km from Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) in Colombo. The transfer takes approximately 1 hour, or longer, depending on traffic conditions. Taxi service is available for participants who are not joining the group transfer. Taxi service in Sri Lanka is supervised by the Airport and Aviation Services (S/L)LTD which operates from a counter in the arrival Lobby. The Galle Face Hotel also has a reception counter at the airport if you need further assistance. Minerva will be berthed at the port of Colombo. The exact berth will not be confirmed until 24 hours prior to arrival.

End of Program
Mar 27, 2013
This program ends on Day 31 after breakfast on board the MV Minerva.
You will be staying at the MV Minerva the night before.
Location: Aboard the MV Minerva
Transportation to site: The transfer to Amman, Jordan is approximately 4 hours. Participants who are not on program #21151 (Extension: Ancient Petra, Rose-Red City) will be picked up at the port, and transferred directly to Amman.
Type: Hotel

Description: The Galle Face Hotel is located in the heart of the city, bordering the Indian Ocean, allowing many rooms to have panoramic views. The hotel was built by British Entrepreneurs in 1864 is a Luxuruy Heritage masterpiece boasting Victorian architecture.

Contact info:
2, Galle road,
Colombo 3, Sri Lanka
phone: +(941) 125-410-10/16
web: www.gallefacehotel.com/

Room amenities: Air-conditioned room with a garden view, refrigerator, mini-bar, TV and IDD facilities. Optional garden view with a/c, T.V. attached private bathroom with hot/cold water, hair drier and local/IDD facilities direct from the room.

Facility amenities: 9 restaurants and 4 bars, Specialty restaurants, Wine Lounge combined with an underground wine cellar, 3 grand ballrooms and 6 function rooms, Wedding and Conference facilities, Galle Face Hotel Spa, a 20,000 sq. ft. spa inclusive of Colombo's largest saltwater swimming pool and gymnasium, Business Centre offering all Secretarial facilities, A Salon, Laundry Services, A Museum and Art Gallery

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

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

Type: Cruise Ship

Description: Four star plus service & amenities of a traditional luxury vessel plus the hardware of an adventure ship 1A1 Super Ice Rating (highest possible for passenger vessel) Advanced environmental marine technology Fleet of Zodiac landing craft Extensive talks programme Crew to passenger ratio: 1 to 1.5 Well appointed, ocean-view cabins Single seating dining Beverages (teas & coffee) included Gratuities included

Ship Information: Overall Length: 436 Beam (Width): 66 feet Draft: 19 feet Passengers: 397 Officers: European Crew: 146 European/International Passenger Decks: 6 Gross Tonnage: 12,500 Cruising Speed: 16 knots Shipyard: T. Mariotti, Genoa Ship's Registry: Bahamas

Contact info:
1 Victoria Way, Burgess Hill
West Sussex, UK:England
phone: +01444 462 180
web: www.swanhellenic.com

Room amenities: Private Facilities Air-conditioning Television Hairdryer Safe Binoculars

Facility amenities: The delightful country house-style lounge – comfortable by day and welcoming by night where you can listen to the Guest Speakers or join friends for after dinner coffee. Later in the evening this is the venue for dancing and classical concerts Conservatory-style Shackleton’s Bar - furnished with cane chairs and potted palms and beautiful, evocative style prints of Antarctica Oak-panelled Wheeler Bar – situated in the heart of the ship, is decorated with Sir Mortimer Wheeler memorabilia and has a club-like feel Superb library – containing the original Swan Hellenic collection. This encompasses a wide variety of non-fiction with the best fiction, newspapers, games & jigsaws Traditional styled Smoking Room* - with buttoned leather sofas

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Some cabins have showers only

Elevator: Yes

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29 nights of accommodations
85 meals: 29 breakfasts, 27 lunches, 29 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
Visas: 2(out of 5 required)


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