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Road Scholar
Program #19454RJ
17 Days | 16 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
Aug 20, 2014
The program begins at 5:00 pm with a welcome meeting in the hotel's conference room.
You will be staying at the Winter's Hotel Berlin Mitte that night.
Location: Berlin
Nearest highway: A 100
Nearest airport: Berlin-Tegel
Transportation to site: Take bus number 128 in the direction of "U Osloer Str.”. Change at “U Kurt-Schumacher-Platz” and take the metro "U6" in the direction of "U Alt-Mariendorf". Get out at "Kochstraße/Checkpoint Charlie". From there it is 450 m to the hotel. The journey takes around 50 minutes. Alternatively you may wish to take a taxi directly from the airport to the hotel. This is a 30 minutes drive an will cost approx. 30 Euro.

End of Program
Sep 4, 2014
The program ends after breakfast around 9:00 am. Room check-out at 12:00 pm.
You will be staying at the Hotel Flandrischer Hof the night before.
Location: Cologne
Nearest city or town: Cologne
Nearest highway: Highways A1, A3, A4 and A59
Nearest airport: Cologne/Bonn
Transportation to site: From the Hotel there is a 5 minutes walk to the "Rudolfplatz". From there, you take the metro number 1 or 7 and go to "Neumarkt". At "Neumarkt" you change to the metro number 16,17, 18 or 19 to the main station. From the main station you take the bus to Cologne Airport. Alternatively you may wish to take a taxi directly from the hotel to the airport. This is a 30 minutes drive an will cost approx. 30 Euro.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Hotel is located in the building of the former ministry of foreign affairs, has a classical facade and is centrally located but quiet. The former German politician Walter Rathenau stayed at what today is the Winter's Hotel Berlin Mitte and many important social political and industrial innovations were thought out here.

Contact info:
Hedemannstraße 11/12
Berlin, 10969 Germany
phone: +49 (0)30 319 86 18 - 0
web: http://www.winters.de/de/hotels/city/berlin/berlin_mitte_checkpoint_charlie

Room amenities: Television, telephone, safe, internet access, W-LAN, hairdryer

Facility amenities: There is a cosy hotel bar and internet is available in the lobby. Non smoking breakfast rooms, lounge, public business corner to check the internet.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: upon request
Subject to availability and price change. Please contact Experiment e.V. in Germany to make arrangements: roadscholar@experiment-ev.de

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Hotel is located in the city centre of Cologne, in walking distance from the cathedral and old town. In the evening you will have the chance to relax in a cosy Hotel bar and enjoy life music.

Contact info:
Flandrische Straße 3-11
50674, Köln Germany
phone: +49 221 20 36 0
web: www.flandrischerhof.de/de/index.html

Room amenities: All rooms are equipped with telephone and satellite TV.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Upon request.
Advanced reservation required and depending upon availability.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
15 nights of accommodations
39 meals: 15 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 13 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
20 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances

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4.6
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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