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Program #21421RJ
42 Days | 41 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.
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Start of Program
Oct 14, 2014
At 6:00 pm at the program hotel in Alice Springs on Day 3
You will be staying at the Alice Springs Resort that night.
Location: Alice Springs
Transportation to site: All participants who purchased their air travel through Road Scholar, and are arriving in Alice Springs on Day 3, will be met at the airport and transferred to the program hotel. The group arrival flight is QF 0790 SYD-ASP, arriving Alice Springs 11:40AM on 14 October 2014.

End of Program
Nov 22, 2014
After breakfast in Sydney on board the ship.
You will be staying at the MS Volendam the night before.
Location: MS Volendam
Transportation to site: On the final day of the program, there will be one transfer for all participants from the ship to Sydney Airport upon disembarkation in the morning. The group departure flight is QF 0011 SYD-LAX, departing Sydney 3:00PM 22 November 2014.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Voyages Alice Springs Resort combines efficient and friendly outback service with modern, comfortable facilities. Low rise architecture and lush green lawns contribute to the relaxed atmosphere of our award-winning resort, situated on the banks of the famous Todd River with its magnificent river red gums.The early days of European settlement are well preserved here with buildings like the old jail and original Telegraph Station still standing. Yet you'll also find Aboriginal culture extremely well presented in the Alice. It is a truly unique place. The location of Alice Springs Resort puts you in a perfect position to explore both the town and surrounding areas.

Contact info:
Voyages Travel Center
GPO Box 3589
Sydney, NSW, 2001 Australia
phone: +61 2 8296 8010
web: www.alicespringsresort.com.au

Room amenities: Hairdryer, Direct Dial Telephone, TV, Tea/Coffeemaking facilities, A/C, In house movies, Iron, Ironing Board, Internet Access

Facility amenities: The Resort is only a five minute walk away from the town's bustling cultural, shopping and business centre. Restaurant, Bar/Lounge, Internet kiosk & wireless hotspot available at reception,Concierge service, Currency Exchange Services, Outdoor Swimming Pool, Room Service,

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

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Cruise Ship

Description: The beautiful garden theme of the ms Volendam includes an artful floral motif throughout the ship's spacious public rooms and elegant staterooms (149 of which have private verandahs). "Flowers" can be found in abundance on her public decks and in unexpected places .

Ship Information: The Ship is 780 feet Long, 105.8 feet wide with 647 crew members and a capacity to carry 1432 passengers.

Contact info:
Holland American Cruise Line
None, Netherlands
phone: +000.000.0000
Facility amenities: Dining rooms, Explorations Café, The Greenhouse Spa & Salon, Frans Hals Show Lounge, and athletic room.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: not available
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39 nights of accommodations
110 meals: 39 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 33 lunches, 37 dinners
25 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips
1 Flights during the program

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