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Road Scholar
Program #14299RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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
May 5, 2014
Lunch provided for morning arrivals. Hotel check in 2:00 pm. Late afternoon Welcome Reception followed by dinner.
You will be staying at the Hotel Shelley e delle Palme that night.
Location: Lerici
Nearest city or town: La Spezia
Nearest airport: Pisa
Transportation to site: To reach the program site on your own, you can book a private car and driver at www.airports-shuttle.com/pisa-transfers/taxi-from-pisa-airport-to-lerici.html. The fare is about € 140 per vehicle (up to 3 persons). The ride takes less than 1 hour. For more economic public transportation options, take a train to La Spezia and then a taxi to Lerici. In the Pisa (Galileo Galilei) Airport terminal ask at the land transportation service window for the next train to La Spezia and purchase a ticket. You may have to change trains at Pisa Centrale. The fare from Pisa to La Spezia is € 7, the ride is 1 to 1.5 hours depending on the category of train. Supplement for rapid trains is € 10. Trains may be less frequent on Sundays and after 8 pm. Be sure to validate your ticket at the green and grey box at the beginning of the platform. Please note you are responsible for handling your own luggage on and off trains. There are elevators to assist the change of tracks at the railroad stations in Pisa and La Spezia. When you arrive at the La Spezia train station proceed to the taxi stand at the main exit. Taxi fare from La Spezia to the hotel in Lerici is € 25. Prices are approximate and subject to change.

End of Program
May 15, 2014
Morning transfers to airport; hotel check out by 10:00 am
You will be staying at the Hotel Galilei the night before.
Location: Pisa
Nearest city or town: Pisa
Nearest highway: N/A
Nearest airport: Pisa Galileo Galilei
Transportation to site: The hotel in Pisa is located near the airport and has a shuttle bus to the airport terminal.
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel is located in the center of the small town, on the waterfront overlooking the castle and bay of Lerici. All rooms have a terrace with view of the bay. Roof top breakfast room, lounge and bar on ground floor. Access to small private beach.

Contact info:
Lungomare Biaggini, 5
Lerici, NA 19032 Italy
phone: +39 0187 967 127
web: www.hotelshelley.it

Room amenities: Satellite TV, free wifi connection, direct dial telephone, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries, safe box for valuables in the room.

Facility amenities: Free Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel. Large terrace on the 5th floor. Bar and comfortable lounge in the lobby. Laundry service available through a cleaner very close to the hotel. 24 hour reception.

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 systemat www.hotelshelley.it. Indicate to the hotel that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room. Another option is to use online hotel consolidators such as Hotels.com or Expedia.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel is a modern business class hotel located .62 of a mile from the Pisa Airport (Galileo Galilei). Shuttle bus to the airport.

Contact info:
Via Darsena, 1
Pisa, 56121 Italy
phone: +39 050 507 111
web: www.hotelgalileipisa.it

Room amenities: Private bath, individual control for air conditioning and heat, room safe for valuables, satellite TV, direct dial telephone, minibar, hair dryer and toiletries.

Facility amenities: WiFi in the lobby area. Business Center. Restaurant. Shuttle bus to the airport.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after:
The hotel is a staging for departures from Pisa Airport.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

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Included
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10 nights of accommodations
25 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips

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