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Program #3844RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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Start of Program
May 17, 2013
Hotel check-in after 3:00 pm., Québec City, Québec. Dinner is at 6:00 pm
You will be staying at the Manoir Victoria that night.
Location: Quebec City, Quebec
Nearest highway: Trans Canada Highway
Nearest airport: Jean Lesage International Airport
Transportation to site: Taxi from Jean-Lesage International Airport to downtown Québec City is approximately $35.00 CAD. Distance from the airport to the hotel is approximately 8 miles (13 kilometers) Jean Lesage Airport does not operate a shuttle service to downtown or to individual hotels. Taxi from train station Gare du Palais is approximately $8.00 CAD. By Car: • If you are traveling from or through Ontario, Highway 401 East there becomes Highway 20 Est (East) in Québec. • Highway 40 becomes 440 then Charest Boulevard then rue St-Paul. To train station "Gare du Palais" and on your right on St-Nicolas St. that becomes Côte du Palais. • Highway 20 to Pierre-Laporte bridge. Exit blvd. Laurier E/QC-175 N towards Quebec/Centre Ville. Continue on to Rue Saint Louis, and turn left onto Rue Saint-Ursule. Turn right onto Rue Saint-Jean and left onto Côte du Palais. Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for assistance with air travel at: 1-800-854-3418; travelinfo@roadscholar.org. Hours of operation: 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. For assistance with pre/post add on hotel accommodations, medical/travel insurance, car rentals, or to customize your extended stay please contact Denise Tracey at Maritime Travel, toll free 1-888-905-5959 or by email at dtracey@maritimetravel.ca.

End of Program
May 31, 2013
Breakfast is scheduled at 8:00 am. Independent departures after breakfast from hotel. Check-out is 12:00 pm.
You will be staying at the Best Western Sands by the Sea the night before.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Nearest city or town: Vancouver
Nearest airport: Vancouver International airport
Transportation to site: By Air: Shuttle service is no longer available to/from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to/from downtown Vancouver. For current arrival and departure information to/from the airport, please visit www.yvr.ca/en/getting-to-from-yvr.aspx. Taxi – From the hotel to the airport is approximately CAD$30-$40 Public Transportation From the hotel to the airport walk on Davie Street towards Bidwell Street and take the city bus route C21 towards Yaletown. Depart bus at the Yaletown/Roundhouse Station, there will be signage directing you to the Canada Line. Take the Canada line to the airport. Approximate cost per person on way is $7 - $10 and approximate travel time is 35-45 minutes. For more information on schedules and fares, please call Canada Line (TransLink) directly at 604-953-3333 or visit their website www.TransLink.ca Sedans and Limousines – Aerocar Service is the airport’s licensed sedan and limousine provider. Approximate cost from the hotel to the airport is $52 plus taxes and gratuities. Reservations are required a minimum of 24 hours in advance. For more information or to make reservations, please contact Aerocar at 604-298-1000 or visit www.aerocar.ca/.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of historic, culturally vibrant, gastronomic and romantic Old Québec, the unique 4-star European-style hotel extends a warm and friendly welcome in an inviting decor and spectacular surroundings that have been delighting visitors for centuries. The popularity of the Hotel Manoir Victoria began in the early 1830’s. Named Hotel Albion at the time, it was located on the East side of Côte du Palais, i.e. across the street from the actual hotel. At the time, the Albion hotel, owned by Thomas Payne, was the best in town and a room was charged $1.50 per night. Later, the hotel name changed for Stadacona. Benjamin Trudel, owner of another hotel in Québec, bought the Stadacona in 1895, refurbished the hotel and named it “Hotel Victoria”.

Contact info:
44, Cote du Palais
Québec, QC G1R 4H8 Canada
phone: 800-463-6283
web: www.manoir-victoria.com/english

Room amenities: Room amenities include hairdryer, individual digital thermostat, flat screen TVs with cable and remote control, complimentary high speed internet access in all rooms, alarm clock with iPhone/iPod charger/player, direct access telephone, minibar ($), iron and ironing boards, coffeemaker.

Facility amenities: The new Spa du Manoir offering expert body and esthetic care, an indoor pool, a sauna, a fitness centre, an Internet lounge as well as indoor parking with valet service.

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

Additional nights before: Call for availability & rates
Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Maritime Travel toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Best Western Sands by the Sea is conveniently located half a block from the beach at beautiful English Bay and three blocks from Stanley Park’s 1,000 acres of trails and gardens. Three bus routes stop at the front door for easy access to other parts of town.

Contact info:
1755 Davie Street
Vancouver, BC V6G 1W5 Canada
phone: 604-682-1831
web: www.bestwesternsandshotelvancouver.com/

Room amenities: In-room coffee makers, mini fridges, iron and ironing board, hair dryers, iPod/iPhone/iPad clock radios, flat screen TVs, free high speed Internet access

Facility amenities: Hotel amenities include a sauna and exercise room. Same-day dry-cleaning service is available, and there is a coin laundry available.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Check for availability.
Please contact the hotel directly on your own OR if you require personal assistance contact Maritime Travel toll free at 1-888-905-5959. A service fee MAY apply.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

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14 nights of accommodations
35 meals: 14 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 12 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips

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