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Adventures Afloat: Masterpieces of the Impressionists: Paris to Philadelphia on the Queen Mary 2

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Program #20565RJ
17 Days | 16 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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
Oct 3, 2013
The program begins with orientation at the program hotel in Paris at 5:30 pm.
You will be staying at the Villa Pantheon that night.
Location: Paris
Transportation to site: A group arrival transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and arrive on the group date. Independent travelers can take a taxi from the hotel to the airport or can ask the hotel for assistance in arranging a shuttle transfer. Paris Shuttle, a third party service, offers discounted shared shuttle and private transfer rates to Road Scholar participants (The rate they offer is about 10% discount off their published rate). By using the below web link, you can take advantage of these rates and book your transfer for arrival 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?partner=P60WEN

End of Program
Oct 18, 2013
The program ends after lunch in Philadelphia at 1:30 pm.
You will be staying at the The Doubletree Hotel the night before.
Location: Philadelphia
Transportation to site: Participants who purchase their international flights through Road Scholar Travel Services and who are departing from Philadelphia airport on the group date will be provided with a transfer to the airport from the program hotel. If you have booked your flights, the easiest way to get to the airport is taking a taxi to the airport. It costs about $30 + tip.
Type: Hotel

Description: The hotel is located in the Latin Quarter in the heart of Paris, close to Saint-Germain des Près, Notre-Dame, Panthéon, La Sorbonne, Ile Saint-Louis, Thermes de Cluny, Arènes de Lutèce, and the Institut du Monde Arabe, making it an ideal base for exploring the city.

Contact info:
41, Rue des Ecoles
Paris, 75005 France
phone: +33 (0)1 53 10 95 95
web: www.villa-pantheon.com

Room amenities: Private en-suite bathroom with hair dryer, individually controlled air conditioning, TV with international channels and Pay TV, in-room safe, direct dialing telephone, small refrigerator with bar, in-room modem plug for Internet access. Please note that hotel rooms in France are often considerably smaller than hotel rooms in the US.

Facility amenities: The Villa Pantheon offers a traditional English feel with leather easy chairs and relaxed atmosphere.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for availability and rates.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of Philadelphia's arts district along the Avenue of the Arts, the Doubletree Hotel Philadelphia sits just across from the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Academy of Music, and Merriam and Wilma Theaters. Walk from our hospitable downtown hotel to South Street, the Italian Market, Antiques Row, Rittenhouse and Washington Squares, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the Historic Waterfront District, world-class dining and shopping, and all the unique historical sites that make Philadelphia a national treasure. With easy access to I-95, Philadelphia International Airport is only 20 minutes from our hotel. AAA Diamond Rating Hotel

Ship Information: not applicable at this hotel

Contact info:
Broad & Locust Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA
phone: 215-893-1600
web: www.doubletree.com

Room amenities: 32" LCD HD television with movie and game channels; Bathroom amenities; Coffee maker; Complimentary Wi-F in lobby only; Connecting rooms available; Easy-to-set alarm clock/radio; Electronic lock and smoke detector; Granite bath; Hair dryer and makeup mirrors; Handicap accessible rooms available; Individual climate control; Iron/ironing board; Large work desk with mobile mini-desk; Non-smoking facilities throughout hotel; Two multi-line phones with voice messaging; valet laundry additional.

Facility amenities: Our full service hotel provides concierge and tour services, as well as inviting onsite recreational amenities like a sparkling, indoor pool and whirlpool, sauna, fitness center, sundeck (great views of Broad Street and downtown Philadelphia), racquetball courts, and a rooftop garden and jogging track. A full compliment of business support services and flexible meeting and banquet space provides everything a corporate traveler might need to remain productive while in Philadelphia.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: $179.00 + 15.5% tax
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for preferred rates and reservation.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

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15 nights of accommodations
40 meals: 15 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 13 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
2 Performances

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