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Program #20953RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Start of Program
Sep 28, 2013
The program begins at 17:30 at the welcome and orientation meeting at the hotel in London.
You will be staying at the Tower Hotel that night.
Location: London
Nearest airport: Heathrow
Transportation to site: A group arrival transfer is organized for all participants who purcahsed an air inclusive program and arrive on the group arrival date. This information will be provided in the final mailing. From London Heathrow, we recommend the Heathrow Express: this runs direct from the airport to London Paddington in just 15 minutes (20 from Terminal 5) and there’s a train every quarter of an hour. The Gatwick Express runs a similar service into Victoria. From either terminus, you can take the Underground (Circle Line) to Tower Hill: The Tower Hotel is less than 7 minutes’ walk away. Leave the station via the entrance on the left, go down the steps and through the subway. Turn left and walk past the Tower of London. Another subway takes you under the next road, then simply follow signs for The Tower Hotel.

End of Program
Oct 6, 2013
The program ends at 8:00 after breakfast at the hotel in Paris.
You will be staying at the Villa Pantheon the night before.
Location: Paris
Nearest airport: Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
Transportation to site: A group departure transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and depart on the group departure date. This information will be provided in the final mailing. To get to the airport from Paris, independent travelers can take a taxi, take the Air France airport bus (purchasing the ticket from the driver), take the metro/RER, or can arrange 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 web link below, you can take advantage of these rates and book your transfer for arrival in or departure from 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
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located on the River Thams in the heart of London, the Tower Hotel enjoys panoramic views of the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the River Thames and St Katherine Docks. Vibrant, contemporary and spacious, this non-smoking hotel feels relaxed and enjoys an abundance of natural daylight.

Contact info:
St Katharine's Way
London, E1W 1LD UK:England
phone: +44 845 305 8335
web: www.guoman.com/en/hotels/united_kingdom/london/the_tower/index.html

Room amenities: Air conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, flat screen LDC TV, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, mini bar, room safe, trouser press

Facility amenities: Air conditioning, gym, meeting rooms, restaurant with outdoor terrace, bar, wifi internet (for an additional charge)

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 rates and bookings.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

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 after: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for availability and rates.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

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Included
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8 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips

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