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Program #11996RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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
Jun 12, 2014
Independent transfers to New York hotel. There is a welcome meeting with Giles Ramsay, Course Director, in the hotel at 6:00pm followed by dinner with 1 glass of wine at 7:00pm.
You will be staying at the New York Marriott Downtown that night.
Location: New York, New York
Transportation to site: The first night of this programme is spent at the Downtown Marriott New York. No transfers to this site are provided by Road Scholar and so you will need to make your own arrangements on arrival. Taxis are generally available and reliable. Taxi from JFK is approximately $55 (22 mi); from La Guardia is $42 (13.5 mi); from Newark EWR $45 (11 mi). OR, from Newark you may want to use the Olympia Trails Newark Airport Express Bus (Tel: 877-8-NEWARK) which costs $16 and takes your to Grand Central Station (2 mi away from hotel). From there take either the 4 Train (towards Crowne Hts-Utica Av) or 5 Train (towards Flathbush Ave-Brooklyn College) to the Wall St station and then walk 5 minutes to the hotel. (Total cost per person 18.25) . From NEWARK Terminal C take the 62 Bus towards Newark Penn Station. Transfer to the PATH Commuter train towards World Trade Center. Walk 7 min to the hotel. ($7:75; 40 min) From Newark you may go the whole way via public transit. It will involve 3 transfers and a little walking. (total cost pp $12.75; 1:15 min) OR, from JFK, take the AirTrain JFK: Howard Beach-Airport towards Howard Beach. Transfer to the A Train towards Inwood to the 207 St stop. Walk to Fulton St (~3 min). Take the 5 Train towards Flatbush Ave Brooklyn College. Walk 5 min to the hotel. ( Cost $7.25; about 1:20 min) OR, from LaGuardia, Take the M60 Bus towards West Side BWay to 106th St via 125th St. Walk to Astoria Blvd (~ 2 min). Take the N or Q Trains towards Coney Island to Stillwell Ave. Walk to Lexington and 59th St. Take the 4 Train towards New Lots Ave to the Wall St Station and walk 5 min to the hotel. (Cost $2.25 pp; 1:20 min)

End of Program
Jun 24, 2014
The programme ends after breakfast in the hotel in London. Breakfast ends at 10:00am and check out is by 11:00am.
You will be staying at the Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel the night before.
Location: London
Nearest airport: Heathrow and Gatwick
Transportation to site: Trains and underground available. Transportation will be provided to Heathrow at the end of the program for participants who are departing on group departure day. Complete the Participant Information Form on-line, or in the preparatory materials and return to Road Scholar in the UK.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The only Marriott hotel centrally located in Lower Manhattan, New York City's Financial District, and within walking distance to Wall Street and NYSE.

Contact info:
85 West Street at Albany Street
New York, NY 10006 USA
phone: 121-238-5490 x0
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycws-new-york-marriott-downtown/

Room amenities: This hotel near Wall Street features 497 newly renovated guest rooms, including 7 suites. Hotel rooms offer the new Revive bed, 300 thread-count linens, down comforters and marble bathrooms. Some guest rooms offer views of the Statue of Liberty, New York City Harbor, or Wall Street. This downtown Manhattan hotel near Wall Street offers a state-of-the-art hotel fitness center. High-tech amenities include high-speed internet access and flat-screen TVs in all guest rooms.

Facility amenities: All public areas non-smoking, Beauty shop nearby (referral at front desk), Cash machine/ATM, Coffee/tea in-room, Concierge Lounge Hours, Concierge desk, Evening turndown service, Florist, Foreign exchange, Gift/newsstand, Housekeeping service daily, Local restaurant dinner delivery, Newspaper delivered to room on request, Newspaper in lobby, Phone calls: toll-free, Room service, 6:00 AM-12:00 AM, Safe deposit boxes, front desk, Valet dry-cleaning, Virtual Concierge Available

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Write to Adventures Afloat at Road Scholar in Boston or email afloatops@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to the West End.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after:
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check out time: 10:00 AM

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Included
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12 nights of accommodations
31 meals: 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 11 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
4 Performances

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