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Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris: Cities of Inspiration

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Program #19401RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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
May 25, 2013
Amsterdam, Netherlands. 4:00 PM Introduction to the program at the hotel.
You will be staying at the Park Plaza Vondelpark that night.
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 airport to the hotel. This will take about 20 minutes and cost approx. 35 Euro. Alternatively, you may take a train from the airport to Amsterdam Central Station (10 Euro) and then take a taxi to the hotel (approx. 15 Euro).

End of Program
Jun 6, 2013
Paris, France. After breakfast on the last day.
You will be staying at the Villa Montparnasse the night before.
Location: Paris
Transportation to site: Take a taxi from the hotel to the airport. The cost is between 60 and 80 Euro and takes about 45 minutes. Or you may ask the hotel for assistance in arranging a shuttle transfer. Alternatively, Paris Shuttle, a third party service, offers discounted shared shuttle and private transfer rates to Road Scholar participants (about 10% discount off their published rate). By using the web link below, you can take advantage of these rates and book your transfer for departure 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
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 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: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Villa Montparnasse is a quaint hotel found on the left bank of the Seine. The colonial-style residence is located in the 19th century intellectual elite neighborhood opposite the famed Montparnasse Cemetery, and next to the apartment where Simone de Beauvoir lived. This hotel is both charming and very comfortable and is one block from a pedestrian street featuring restaurants and shops. It is within walking distance of the Cartier Foundation and two different metro lines both with direct access to the main monuments.

Contact info:
2 rue Boulard
Paris, 75014 France
phone: +33 156 80 34 34
web: www.villa-montparnasse.com

Room amenities: Each room has a satellite television, room service, air conditioning, mini bar, safe and free wireless Internet access in the lobby.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a bar, lounge, 24-hour front desk, smoke-free environment, air conditioning and free wireless Internet access 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:
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
29 meals: 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
18 Field trips

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