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Road Scholar
Program #18206RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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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 9, 2014
Lunch provided for morning arrivals. Hotel check in 2:00 pm. Meet in lobby at 4:00 pm for Neighborhood Walk.
You will be staying at the Hotel Diana that night.
Location: Rome
Nearest city or town: Rome
Nearest highway: autostrada
Nearest airport: Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino
Transportation to site: To reach the hotel on your own, from the Rome airport terminal, you have three options: public transportation, shared ride shuttle service and taxi. The Leonardo Express train goes from the airport to Roma Termini, the main train station in the city center. In the airport terminal public area, follow the signs for the train, purchase tickets at the ticket counter on the station platform, stamp the ticket in the yellow box on the platform, and board the Leonardo Express to Roma Termini. Fare is EUR 14 pp. The ride takes 30 min. 10 minute walk from the train station to the Hotel Diana. For door to door service you have 2 options: shared ride shuttle van or taxi. You can book shuttle service online at www.rome.airport-shuttle.com. Fares are about EUR 27 for 1 person; discounts apply if you book for multiple passengers. Taxi fare for direct service from the airport to the hotel is approx. EUR 50 . Max 4 persons per taxi.

End of Program
Oct 21, 2014
Morning transfer to airport. Hotel check out by 11 am.
You will be staying at the Hotel Belle Arti Venice the night before.
Location: Venice
Nearest city or town: Venice
Nearest highway: autostrada
Nearest airport: Marco Polo
Transportation to site: To reach the airport on your own, you can take a public boat or water taxi. The Alilaguna line runs from the Zattere (a 5 min. walk from the hotel) to the airport dock. Fare is approx. EUR 15. The boat makes frequent stops and the ride takes 1 hour and 40 min. Schedules are posted at the hotel. For hotel dock to airport dock the hotel can assist in arranging a water taxi. Fare is approx. EUR 120. Supplemental fees apply for service before 8 am. Max 10 passengers per taxi boat. The ride takes about 30 min. When the water taxi arrives at the airport dock you can get a cart for the 10 min. walk to the terminal along a covered path. If you are continuing your travels by train, from the hotel you can take the vaporetto from the Accademia stop to the train station.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Your hotel in Rome is centrally located near the Piazza della Repubblica, Rome’s Opera House and the Termini train station. The breakfast buffet is served on the top floor with views of the rooftops of Rome and the cupola of St. Peter’s.

Contact info:
Via Principe Amedeo, 4
Rome, NA 00185 Italy
phone: +39 06 47 86 81
web: www.hoteldianaroma.com

Room amenities: Satellite TV, hair dryer, complimentary toiletries, safe box for valuables, AC/heat with individual controls, and a mini-bar

Facility amenities: Rooftop lounge affords a panoramic view of Rome. In the spacious lobby, meet for conversation, read an international newspaper or use the internet point. Free Wi-Fi for hotel guests; request the access code and password from the personnel at the reception desk.

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
If you plan to book additional nights at the hotel, contact the hotel’s online reservation system directly www.hoteldianaroma.com. Note on the form that you are with the Road Scholar group and every effort will be made to ensure continuity of room assignment. Another option is to reserve through online hotel consolidators such as hotels.com or expedia.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Hotel

Description: Located on the quiet residential area of Dorsoduro. This three hotel was recently updated and is conveniently located behind the Accademia delle Belle Arti and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, which are on the Grand Canal. The hotel has a welcoming garden where one can relax from a day of visiting Venice.

Contact info:
Rio Terra' Foscarini 912/A
Dorsoduro
Venice, 30123 Italy
phone: +39 041-522-6230
web: www.hotelbelleartivenice.com

Room amenities: Soundproofing on windows; free Wi-Fi; air conditioning; direct dial telephone; satellite TV; safe; hair dryer; complementary toiletries.

Facility amenities: 24 hour reception personnel; welcoming lobby and garden; American bar; complementary Wi-Fi; full breakfast buffet

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
Participants desiring to extend their stay at the conclusion of the program, should make their reservations through the hotel's website--availability and prices are stated prior to booking; or utilize a consolidator, such as Hotels.com; Priceline; etc.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
12 nights of accommodations
30 meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
19 Field trips
1 Performances

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4.7
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