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14 Days | 13 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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
May 11, 2013
Ghent, Belgium. 4:00 PM in hotel lecture room.
You will be staying at the Ghent River Hotel that night.
Location: Ghent
Nearest city or town: N/A
Nearest highway: E 40, E 17
Nearest airport: Brussels airport.
Transportation to site: From Brussels airport: Take 45-minute train ride from Brussels airport to Ghent/St. Pieter (costs approx. 10 Euro). At the Ghent/St. Pieter station take a taxi to the hotel (approx. 10 Euro).

End of Program
May 23, 2013
Amsterdam, Netherlands. After breakfast on the last day.
You will be staying at the Park Plaza Vondelpark the night before.
Location: Amsterdam
Nearest city or town: N/A
Nearest highway: A9, A10
Nearest airport: Amsterdam/Schiphol Airport
Transportation to site: Take a taxi from the hotel to the airport. It takes 20 minutes and costs approx. 35 Euro.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Ghent River Hotel is situated on the river Leie, just a few minutes walk from the "vrijdagsmarkt" - one of the biggest squares in Ghent, home of the famous statue of Jacob Van Artevelde. Thanks to the ancient pier, this hotel is the only one in Ghent that can be reached by boat. The site encompasses two buildings: a renaissance house dated 1518, and a rice-mill built on a former sugar refinery dated 1857. The building also served as a cotton spinning-mill in 1873, a warehouse in 1879, and a steam actuated baker in 1892.

Contact info:
Waaistraat 5
Ghent, 9000 Belgium
phone: +32 92661010
web: www.ghent-river-hotel.be

Room amenities: Each room has a hair dryer, mini bar, safe, telephone, television, and Internet access with a cable (for a fee).

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a bar and lounge, fitness room and sauna (for a fee), air conditioning, laundry services (for a fee), fax machine, computer in lobby and wireless Internet in lobby and rooms (for a fee).

Smoking policy: No
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: 4:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This first class hotel is located in the heart of the city center, right next to the Vondelpark, just a few tram stops away from the main museums and shopping streets. The Central Station and the famous Dam Square are easy to reach by tram. The hotel has been recently renovated and is comprised of three former mansions.

Contact info:
Koninginneweg 34-36
CZ Amsterdam, 1075 Netherlands
phone: +31 20 6646111
web: www.parkplaza.com

Room amenities: Each room has a hair dryer, safe, TV, telephone, free wireless Internet access, mini fridge, and coffee & tea making facilities.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, lounge, laundry service, free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel, and one Internet computer terminal in the lobby.

Smoking policy: No
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

Check out time: 11:00 AM

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12 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 10 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
16 Field trips


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