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Program #20216RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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
Sep 19, 2014
Program starts with an Orientation at 5 PM at the hotel in Paris on Day 2.
You will be staying at the Villa Pantheon that night.
Location: Paris
Nearest airport: Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
Transportation to site: There are taxis readily available from Paris CDG to the hotel but these can be pricey running from 60 - 70 Euro per car plus 1 E per bag fee. There are train running every 5 minutes from the airport terminal 2 into the city costing about 8 E. For the most up to date information check the Paris CDG airport website. Paris Shuttle, a third party service, offers discounted shared shuttle and private transfer rates to Road Scholar participants (The rate they offer is about 10% discount off their published rate). By using the below web link, you can take advantage of these rates and book your transfer for arrival in Paris. You will need to pay in advance with a credit card to confirm reservations and print your own voucher. www.parishuttle.com/index.php?partner=P60WEN

End of Program
Sep 29, 2014
Program ends with breakfast at the hotel on Day 12
You will be staying at the Hotel Vincci Gala the night before.
Location: Barcelona
Transportation to site: Taxis are readily available from the hotel to the airport in Barcelona. Taxi rate runs from 30 - 35 Euro per car plus 1 Euro per bag luggage fee. You can also pre-book your airport transfer through 24transfers at: http://www.24transfers.com/
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located in the Latin Quarter in the heart of Paris, close to Saint-Germain des Près, Notre-Dame, Panthéon, La Sorbonne, Ile Saint-Louis, Thermes de Cluny, Arènes de Lutèce, and the Institut du Monde Arabe, making it an ideal base for exploring the city.

Contact info:
41, Rue des Ecoles
Paris, 75005 France
phone: +33 (0)1 53 10 95 95
web: www.villa-pantheon.com

Room amenities: Private en-suite bathroom with hair dryer, individually controlled air conditioning, TV with international channels and Pay TV, in-room safe, direct dialing telephone, small refrigerator with bar, in-room modem plug for Internet access. Please note that hotel rooms in France are often considerably smaller than hotel rooms in the US.

Facility amenities: The Villa Pantheon offers a traditional English feel with leather easy chairs and relaxed atmosphere.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for availability and rates.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Vincci Gala is a brand new hotel located in the heart of Barcelona, 2 blocks from the renowned Paseo de Gracia & Plaza Catalunya, and a short walk to the Gothic area of the city. The hotel has been refurbished with a contemporary design, whilst maintaining the original building facade and traditional features. There is a central atrium feature which provides light and character to the hotel's public areas. The nearest metro station, Urquinaona, is right next to the hotel.

Contact info:
Ronda Sant Pere 32
Barcelona, 2800 Spain
phone: +34 91 490 26 50
web: www.vinccihoteles.com/eng

Room amenities: 81 comfortable and bright bedrooms over 6 floors Amenities include: Safetydeposit box Hairdryer Free WiFi Internet connection Interactive TV Independent climate control Complete mini-bar service Welcome product set Pillow menu

Facility amenities: Reception, lobby and a lounge bar with terrace. Restaurant and meeting rooms

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBC
May be available on request


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
10 nights of accommodations
25 meals: 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
21 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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4.8
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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