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La Dolce Vita: The Italian Lakes of Como, Garda, Maggiore

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Program #16740RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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
May 6, 2014
Lunch provided for morning arrivals. Hotel check in 2:00 pm. Meet in hotel lobby at 4:00 pm for Orientation.
You will be staying at the Hotel Europa that night.
Location: Riva del Garda, Lake Garda
Nearest city or town: Verona
Nearest highway: Autostrada
Nearest airport: Verona
Transportation to site: To reach Riva del Garda on your own from the Verona airport, take a taxi (fare €25) or one of the frequent shuttles (fare about €5 ) to Verona Porta Nuova train station. Purchase a train ticket for Rovereto. Ride is 40 min., fare is approx. €15. From the Rovereto train station, take a taxi to the hotel in Riva del Garda; fare is about €60. Max 4 passengers to a taxi. For a private transfer via taxi from Verona airport to the hotel in Riva del Garda, contact Mr. Francesco Equisetto by email to arrange a transfer. Be sure to include your flight number and anticipated arrival time; he will be in the lobby with a sign with your name. If your flight is delayed you can reach him at his cell. +39 347 279 6330. Fare will be around EUR 160 per vehicle, max 3 or 4 people with luggage. Reservations can be made on his website: http://www.nccequisettoverona.com/

End of Program
May 18, 2014
After breakfast, transfers to airport. Check out of hotel by 11:00 am.
You will be staying at the Hotel Metropole & Suisse the night before.
Location: Como, Lake Como
Nearest city or town: Milan
Nearest highway: Autostrada
Nearest airport: Milan Malpensa
Transportation to site: To reach the Milan Malpensa airport on your own you can book a private car service from Como; fares approx. €100 for a car for 3 passengers. The hotel in Como can reserve the shuttle for you. Public transportation option: take a taxi from the hotel to the Como train station, take a train to Saronno, 40 min. fare approx. €9. Change trains and board Malpensa Express train to the airport terminal. Ride takes 20 minutes; fare is about €7 pp.
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: A Best Western property, the Hotel Europa overlooks the small port and lakeside promenade; the charming town center is right outside the hotel door.

Contact info:
Piazza Catena, 9
38066 Riva del Garda (TN), Italy
phone: +39 0464 555 433
web: www.hoteleuropariva.it

Room amenities: Every room has a private bathroom, individual heat/air conditioning controls, satellite TV, radio, safe for valuables.

Facility amenities: Air conditioning throughout the hotel. Relaxing lounge and bar. An elevator from the lobby goes directly to the lakeside promenade. The hotel has bicycles to loan for exploring the small town of Riva. The hotel provides laundry service (dry cleaning or wash/fold). Free Wi-Fi access and an internet point in the 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
You can book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hoteleuropariva.it. Indicate to the hotel that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment. Another option is to reserve through online hotel consolidators such as hotels.com or Expedia.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel is located on the waterfront of Lake Como and convenient to the attractions of Como's historic center.

Contact info:
Piazza Cavour, 19
Como, Italy
phone: +39 031 269 444
web: www.hotelmetropolesuisse.com

Room amenities: Private bathroom, free wi-fi access, satellite TV, individual temperature control, minibar, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries.

Facility amenities: Free Wi-Fi access throughout the hotel. Internet point in the lobby. Bar and restaurant with outdoor seating.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: price varies by season
You can book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelmetropolesuisse.com. Indicate to the hotel that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment. Another option is to reserve through online hotel consolidator services such as hotels.com or expedia.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

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12 nights of accommodations
29 meals: 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
18 Field trips

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