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Program #12181RJ
12 Days | 11 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
May 13, 2014
A light lunch is served in the hotel at 12:30pm. The welcome meeting is at 5:00pm in the hotel.
You will be staying at the Ashford International Hotel that night.
Location: Ashford, Kent
Nearest city or town: Ashford
Nearest highway: M20
Nearest airport: London Heathrow or Gatwick
Transportation to site: Train from London St Pancras (High-Speed Javelin) or London Charing Cross. High Speed train takes 40 minutes and costs (2014) GBP 32.30. From London Charing Cross the journey takes 1 hour 20 minutes and costs GBP 21.80. Taxi from the station to the hotel.

End of Program
May 23, 2014
Program ends after breakfast in London. Some departures will leave before breakfast which ends at 10::00am. Check out is by 11:00am.
You will be staying at the Radisson Vanderbilt. the night before.
Location: London.
Nearest city or town: London.
Nearest airport: Heathrow and Gatwick.
Transportation to site: Take a taxi or the Underground from Gloucester Road station. At Paddington take the Heathrow Express train to LHR. Every 15 minutes cost GBP15 one way. At Victoria the Gatwick Express train to LGW. Every 15 minutes, cost GBP12 one way.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Four Star Ashford International Hotel boasts an idyllic location and offers leisure and spa facilities. Free WiFi throughout the hotel.

Contact info:
Simone Weil Avenue
Ashford
Kent, TN24 8UX UK:England
phone: +44 1233 219988
web: www.qhotels.co.uk/our-locations/ashford-international-hotel/

Room amenities: Ensuite facilities, Trouser Press, Hairdryer, Air-conditioning, free WiFi, Tea and coffee making facilities, TV.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar, lounge, Spa and leisure facilities, free WiFi.

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

Additional nights before: On request
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 in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel was once the London residence of the Vanderbilt family. Many original features have been carefully restored to their former glory including stained glass windows, wood panelled rooms and its magnificent artistic ceiling.

Contact info:
68-86 Cromwell Road.
London., SW7 5BT UK:England
phone: +44 20 7761 9000
web: www.radissonedwardian.com/hotels/gbvander

Room amenities: Each room offers a mini bar, air conditioning, hairdryer, in room safe, iron and trouser press, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary wireless Internet access. Direct dial telephone, satellite TV.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, bar. Complimentary wireless Internet access, complimentary newspaper, 24 hour front desk, 24 hour room service, currency exchange, valet service available for laundry. Fitness room. Mobile phone rental. Business centre.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after:
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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Included
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10 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips

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