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Program #3304RJ
27 Days | 26 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
Jan 31, 2014
Auckland, New Zealand. The program commences with the arrival of the designated group flight - NZ5 at 8am - at Auckland Airport.
You will be staying at the Mercure Auckland Hotel that night.
Location: Auckland
Nearest airport: Auckland International & Domestic Airports
Transportation to site: For participants arriving in Auckland a day or two early or making their own way to the first hotel, a regular Airbus Express service runs from the airport to Auckland's Central Business District. The service drops off at designated stops down Queen Street and terminates at the downtown Ferry Terminal next to Britomart. From here there is a two-minute walk around the corner to the entrance of the Mercure Auckland Hotel in Customs Street. Tickets cost approximately NZ$16 per person and can be purchased from the kiosk beside the bus stop at the airport. Alternatively, a taxi from the airport will cost from NZ$75 - NZ$95 depending on traffic conditions.

End of Program
Feb 24, 2014
Christchurch, New Zealand. The program ends after lunch on Day 27. You are then transferred to the airport for the group flight - NZ532 at 4:30pm - to Auckland to connect with the flight to LA.
You will be staying at the Riccarton Motor Lodge the night before.
Location: Christchurch
Nearest airport: Christchurch International and Domestic Airports
Transportation to site: Participants will be transferred to the airport for their group flights after lunch on Day 27. For those participants needing to make their own way to the airport, the taxi ride from our Christchurch accommodation takes approximately 20 minutes and will cost around NZ$35.
Type: Hotel

Description: Situated in the centre of Auckland and within walking distance to picturesque Waitemata Harbour.

Contact info:
8 Customs Street
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
phone: +64 -9-377-8920
web: www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-1721-mercure-auckland/index.shtml

Room amenities: Room facilities include tea/coffee making facilities, television, telephone, refrigerator, iron/ironing board, Internet & PC connection and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Hotel facilities include a laundry service, fitness facilities and safety deposit box facilities

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBA in Preparatory Material
For additional pre- and post-program accommodation, please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at (800) 241-1404 or via email to travelinfo@roadscholar.org.

Type: Hotel

Description: Located close to Hagley Park as well as the South Island's largest shopping mall.

Contact info:
241 Riccarton Road
Christchurch, New Zealand
phone: +64 3 341 3096
web: www.riccartonmotorlodge.co.nz/

Room amenities: Tea & coffee making facilities; satellite tv; iron & ironing board; hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Laundry

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

Check out time: 11:00 AM

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
24 nights of accommodations
68 meals: 24 breakfasts, 22 lunches, 22 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
49 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances
2 Flights during the program

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4.9
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