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Program #3601RJ
14 Days | 13 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
Jun 5, 2013
Madrid Airport, Spain. Meet your group at 9:00 AM for the group transfer to Burgos. (Hotel check-in is at 2:00 PM.)
You will be staying at the Silken Gran Teatro that night.
Location: BURGOS
Transportation to site: 1. Taxi or bus from the Madrid Airport to the main train station, Chamartin, in Madrid (approximate cost: EU 20.00 for a taxi or EU 4.00 per person for a bus). If you decide to use a taxi, be sure that the meter is working and if not, be sure to agree on a fare before departing. The yellow airport bus leaves every 15 minutes during peak travel times from 6 am to 1 am. The new Barajas metro provides a fast route into central Madrid. Transfers by bus or taxi can take from 30 minutes to an hour. There is a rail information desk at the airport. 2. Take the train from the main train station, Chamartin, in Madrid to Burgos (approximate cost per person: Regional Train Tourist Class one-way = EU 22.00; Intercity and Talgo Trains Tourist Class one-way = EU 26.00; Intercity and Talgo Trains Preferent Class one-way = EU 35.00).

End of Program
Jun 17, 2013
Santiago de Compostela, Spain. After breakfast on the last day. (Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM.)
You will be staying at the Hotel Virxe da Cerca the night before.
Location: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Transportation to site: From the Hotel Virxe da Cerca take a taxi to the airport in Santiago de Compostela.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: New hotel ideally located in the main shopping area, five minute walk to the historic city centre and the splendid cathedral, next to the Museum of Human Evolution. The contemporary rooms were inspired by the Grand Theatre, therefore giving it's name to the hotel.

Contact info:
Avda. de Arlanzon, 8-b
Burgos, 09004 Spain
phone: +34947253901
web: www.hotelgranteatro.com

Room amenities: Safe, mini bar, large desk, AC, Internet connection, flat screen TV, hairdryer, and telephone.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, cafe, public rooms, small fitness area open 24 hours, free Internet and laundry for a charge.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: n/a
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Situated in the heart of the monumental part of town and occupies a building from the 18th century and in front of the facade passed the royal road. Two different surroundings contributes to this restored manor house; one facade is towards the market place of the historic part of town and the facade faces Belvis Park.

Contact info:
Rua Virxe da Cerca, 27
Santiago de Compostela, 15703 Spain
phone: +34981569350
web: www.pousadasdecompostela.com

Room amenities: TV, telephone, piped in music, minibar, hair-dryer, safe, AC.

Facility amenities: The hotel has beautiful gardens, a romantic dining area surrounded by glass, like a cloister. Wi-Fi/computer area, lounge, cafe-bar.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404


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Included
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12 nights of accommodations
34 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 11 dinners
19 Expert-led lectures
21 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences

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