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Program #18213RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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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
Apr 16, 2014
Lunch provided for morning arrivals. Hotel check in 2:00 pm. Meet in lobby at 4:00 for neighborhood walk
You will be staying at the Hotel Cesare Augusto that night.
Location: Sorrento
Nearest city or town: Naples
Nearest airport: Naples Capodichino Airport
Transportation to site: To reach the program site on your own, you have two options. The first is with public bus. Curreri Co. buses depart every hour from the stop directly in front of the airport's main terminal exit. The ticket (10 euros pp) can be purchased on board the bus. The ride takes about 1.5 hours with various stops along the way. In Sorrento, get off at the Circumvesuviana train station. From there, the hotel is 380 yards away. If you can manage your bags for the walk to the hotel, turn left as you exit the station, walk pass the bus parking lot behind the station, climb the 20 steps that lead to Viale degli Aranci (there is a ramp to facilitate rolling your suitcase). Turn right, the hotel is 350 yards ahead. If you can't manage your bags a taxi is a convenient way to reach the hotel. The taxi stand is just ahead as you exit the train station; fare is about 10 euros. The second option, a private transfer direct from the Naples airport to the hotel in Sorrento can be arranged through a local agency. Contact Lavinia Tour tel. 011 39 06 3937 7453, fax 011 39 06 3937 6910, email: info.reserv@laviniatour.it. Fare is approx.160 euros for a private car and driver for the door to door service.

End of Program
Apr 27, 2014
After breakfast, transfers to airport. Hotel check out 11:00 am
You will be staying at the Hotel Villa Romana the night before.
Location: Amalfi/Maiori
Nearest city or town: Maori
Nearest airport: Naples, Capodichino
Transportation to site: To reach the Naples airport on your own, there are no direct public ground transportation services from Minori. A private transfer direct from the hotel in Minori to the Naples airport can be arranged through a local agency, tel. 011 39 06 3937 7453, fax 011 39 06 3937 6910, email:info.reserv@laviniatour.it. Private car and driver will cost approx. 175 euros.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Sorrento has been a mecca for illustrious visitors – writers, musicians, and royalty – since the 1700s. Exceptional for its cleanliness and safety in a region not often associated with these virtues, Sorrento is the ideal base for exploration of the bay’s resources, while offering a vibrant life of its own. Our programs reside at a comfortable four-star facility overlooking lemon and orange groves, and mere minutes on foot from the old town.

Contact info:
Viale degli Aranci, 108
Sorrento, NA 80067 Italy
phone: +39 081 8782700
web: www.hotelcesareaugusto.com

Room amenities: Each room has soundproof windows, small terrace, private bath, minibar, satellite TV, hair dryer, safe for valuables and individual temperature control (air conditioning in the summer; heat in the winter)

Facility amenities: Relax in the spacious lounge in the lobby. Enjoy a drink made by a professional barista in the lobby lounge. A rooftop pool with lounge, snack and bar service is open May-Sept. Free Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel.

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.hotelcesareaugusto.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 use online hotel consolidator services such as Hotels.com or Expedia.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: On the Amalfi Coast lies the seaside resort of Minori. Archaeological evidence based on the ruins of an imperial age villa uncovered nearby indicates the area was populated by Romans in the 1st century. Today the village continues to attract visitors to its tranquil shores and piazza-like atmosphere. Perfectly situated near Amalfi, Ravello, Maiori and the ceramic tile center of Vietri, Minori will serve as our base. From there we will coach to Paestum, a 5th century Greek settlement with magnificently preserved temples.

Contact info:
Corso Vittorio Emanuele
Minori (Amalfi), Italy
phone: +39 089 877 237
web: www.hotelvillaromana.it

Room amenities: satellite television, mini-bar, safe box for valuables, hair dryer and individual climate control. Free wi-fi connection.

Facility amenities: The hotel is a short walk from the beach and sea front promenade. Breakfast and dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant. Relax in the spacious lounge with full bar service. The outdoor pool is open May—September. Free WiFi in the rooms and 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 after: varies by season
Book additional nights directly through the hotel’s online reservation system www.hotelvillaromana.it. 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 out time: 11:00 AM

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Included
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11 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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