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Adventures Afloat: Theater and Espionage: Complementary Arts of Illusion on the Queen Mary 2

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Program #19444RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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
Jul 5, 2013
After independent transfers, check in and relax before a welcome meeting and reception in the New York hotel with course directors Giles Ramsay and Nigel West at 6:00pm.
You will be staying at the New York Marriott Downtown that night.
Location: New York City
Nearest airport: JFK, Newark, LaGuardia
Transportation to site: The first night of this programme is spent at the Downtown Marriott New York. No transfers to this site are provided by Road Scholar and so you will need to make your own rangements on arrival. Taxis are generally available and reliable or you may want to use the New York Airport Service Express Bus (Tel: 718 875 8200) or the Super Shuttle Manhattan – shared door-to-door service (Tel: 1 800 258 3826). Taxi from JFK is approximately $55, from La Guardia is $35. From Newark EWR $75.

End of Program
Jul 17, 2013
After breakfast in the London hotel. Breakfast ends at 10:00am and check out is by 11:00am.
You will be staying at the Radisson Blu Grafton Hotel. the night before.
Location: London, England
Nearest city or town: London.
Nearest airport: London Heathrow and Gatwick.
Transportation to site: Directions from the airports to Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel Heathrow Airport is about 15 miles from central London. The Heathrow Express is a fast and frequent train service from Heathrow terminals to Paddington. Trains run every 15 minutes and the journey time from Heathrow Central for Terminals 1 and 3 is 15 minutes; passengers at Terminal 4 may use the free transfer shuttle Heathrow Connect to Heathrow Central; 21 minutes from Terminal 5. Fares, in 2010, start at £16.50 for a single and £32 for a return. Tickets may be purchased at the station or via the web www.heathrowexpress.com/Home Licensed taxis from Heathrow to central London cost between £40-£70 and take about 40 minutes depending on traffic. Gatwick Airport is about 28 miles from central London. The Gatwick Express is a fast non-stop train service from South Terminal to Victoria. It runs every 15 minutes and takes 30 minutes. Fares, in 2010, are £16.90 single; £28.70 return. Tickets may be purchased at the station or via the web www.gatwickexpress.com The hotel is adjacent to Warren Street underground. It is on the Charing Cross branch of the Northern Line, between Goodge Street and Euston, and the Victoria Line between Oxford Circus and Euston. It is in Travelcard Zone 1.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The only Marriott hotel centrally located in Lower Manhattan, New York City's Financial District, and within walking distance to Wall Street and NYSE.

Contact info:
85 West Street at Albany Street
New York, NY 10006 USA
phone: 121-238-5490 x0
web: www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/nycws-new-york-marriott-downtown/

Room amenities: This hotel near Wall Street features 497 newly renovated guest rooms, including 7 suites. Hotel rooms offer the new Revive bed, 300 thread-count linens, down comforters and marble bathrooms. Some guest rooms offer views of the Statue of Liberty, New York City Harbor, or Wall Street. This downtown Manhattan hotel near Wall Street offers a state-of-the-art hotel fitness center. High-tech amenities include high-speed internet access and flat-screen TVs in all guest rooms.

Facility amenities: All public areas non-smoking, Beauty shop nearby (referral at front desk), Cash machine/ATM, Coffee/tea in-room, Concierge Lounge Hours, Concierge desk, Evening turndown service, Florist, Foreign exchange, Gift/newsstand, Housekeeping service daily, Local restaurant dinner delivery, Newspaper delivered to room on request, Newspaper in lobby, Phone calls: toll-free, Room service, 6:00 AM-12:00 AM, Safe deposit boxes, front desk, Valet dry-cleaning, Virtual Concierge Available

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Write to Adventures Afloat at Road Scholar in Boston or email afloatops@roadscholar.org

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located close to West End. Was formerly Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel. Name chamge.

Contact info:
130 Tottenham Court Road
London., W1T 5AY UK:England
phone: +44 20 7388 4131
web: www.radissonedwardian.com

Room amenities: Air-conditioning. Direct dial telephone with personal phone numbers. Satellite TV, hairdryer, mini bar, in room safe, iron and trouser press, and tea and coffee making facilities. Complimentary wireless Internet access. US 110v sockets.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, business centre, fitness room and complimentary wireless Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBC.
For additional pre and post program accommodations, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org

Check out time: 11:00 AM

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12 nights of accommodations
33 meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 12 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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