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13 Days | 12 Nights
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. 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
May 7, 2014
Lunch provided for morning arrivals. Hotel check in 2:00 pm. 4:00 pm neighborhood walk followed by Welcome Reception and Dinner.
You will be staying at the Hotel Europa Padova that night.
Location: Padua
Nearest city or town: Padua
Nearest airport: Venice, Marco Polo (35 miles)
Transportation to site: To reach the program site on your own from the Venice Airport, there are frequent public buses to Padua. Fare is EUR 7 pp (plus 2 euro surcharge when paying on board). When you arrive at the main bus station in Padua, take a taxi to the hotel. Fare will be around EUR 10. If you would rather take a taxi direct from the Venice airport to the hotel in Padua, the fare is approx. EUR 100. Max 4 passengers to a taxi. A third option is to reserve shared ride shuttle van for approx. EUR 30 pp with discounts for additional persons in your party. For a price quote and reservation for the shuttle request contact Landomas Agency, email: landomas@landomas.it, or call +39 049 88 08 505. Fax number is: +39 049 88 09 553.

End of Program
May 18, 2014
Hotel check out by 10:00 am, early morning transfers to airport.
You will be staying at the Hotel Messner the night before.
Location: Venice
Nearest city or town: Venice
Nearest airport: Venice Marco Polo
Transportation to site: To reach the airport on your own, you can take a combination of vaporetto (public boat) and bus. From the vaporetto dock close to the hotel board a vaporetto to Piazzale Rome, the square on the causeway that connects Venice to the mainland. From Piazzale Rome there are buses every 30 min. to the airport terminal. Bus fare is EUR 6 pp. For direct service from the hotel's own dock to the airport terminal jetty there is a more expensive option - water taxi. Fare for the service is approx. EUR 120. Max 8 passengers with luggage to a taxi boat.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The 4 star business class hotel is located in the heart of the traffic-free historic and commercial center, very close to the Scrovegni Chapel. This business class hotel is in a modern structure, complete with a full service bar and restaurant.

Contact info:
Largo Europa 9
Padua, 35137 Italy
phone: +39 049 661 200
web: www.hoteleuropapd.it

Room amenities: Satellite TV, individual climate control, private bath, mini-bar, hair dryer and safe box for valuables.

Facility amenities: Wi-Fi service and internet point in the lobby (fees apply). Full service restaurant and bar. Reception desk staffed 24 hours. Small but comfortable lobby

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
Book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hoteleuropapadova.com. Indicate to the hotel 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: Three-Star Hotel

Description: This small, family run hotel is ideally situated in the quiet residential "Salute" neighborhood of Venice, across the Grand Canal and one vaporetto stop from St. Mark's Square. The Guggenheim Museum is right around the corner. Please note the rooms assigned in your program are exclusively in the main house and 3 star annex, not in the one-star Messner B&B, part of the same complex.

Contact info:
Madonna della Salute, 216
Venice, NA 30123 Italy
phone: +39 041 5227443
web: www.hotelmessner.it

Room amenities: Every room has private bathroom, air conditioning, satellite TV, hair dryer, free Wi-Fi connection, safe for valuables.

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

Additional nights after: varies by season
To book additional nights at the Hotel Messner contact the hotel’s online reservation system at www.hotelmessner.it. Indicate 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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at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
27 meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 8 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips
1 Performances


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