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Program #10137RJ
13 Days | 12 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
Apr 23, 2014
Haarlem, Netherlands. 4:00 PM Introduction to program in hotel lecture room.
You will be staying at the Hotel Haarlem Zuid that night.
Location: Haarlem
Nearest city or town: Haarlem
Nearest highway: A9, A10
Nearest airport: Schiphol airport
Transportation to site: From Schiphol airport, take the Zuidtangent bus 300 in the direction of Haarlem CS. Get off bus at the Europaweg stop which is located directly in front of the Hotel Haarlem Zuid. The bus runs frequently, at least every 15 minutes, 7 days a week. It takes approx. 40 min. and costs approx. 10 Euro. Alternatively, take a taxi from the airport to the hotel (approx 30 min., 60 Euro).

End of Program
May 4, 2014
Ghent, Belgium. Breakfast at hotel followed by early morning departure.
You will be staying at the Ghent River Hotel the night before.
Location: Ghent
Nearest city or town: N/A
Nearest highway: E 40, E 17
Nearest airport: Brussels airport.
Transportation to site: Take a taxi from the hotel to the Ghent train station (approx. 10 minutes, 10 Euro). Here take a train to the Brussels airport (approx. 40 minutes, 10 Euro).
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel Haarlem Zuid is located on the outskirts of Haarlem about a 25-minute drive from Schiphol airport and 30 minutes from Amsterdam. The hotel has very spacious rooms and is located at the edge of town, a 5-minute bus ride from the center. The city of Haarlem itself is very old and beautiful with a lovely main square and many restaurants, bars and shops.

Contact info:
Toekanweg 2
Haarlem LC, 2035 Netherlands
phone: +31 23 536 7500
web: www.haarlemzuid.nl

Room amenities: Each room has a hair dryer, safe, television, pay television, telephone and Internet access (for a fee).

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, lounge, pay phone, fax machine, laundry service, Internet access, gift shop and fitness room. There is a public indoor heated swimming pool with a water slide right behind the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Ghent River Hotel is situated on the river Leie, just a few minutes walk from the "vrijdagsmarkt" - one of the biggest squares in Ghent, home of the famous statue of Jacob Van Artevelde. Thanks to the ancient pier, this hotel is the only one in Ghent that can be reached by boat. The site encompasses two buildings: a renaissance house dated 1518, and a rice-mill built on a former sugar refinery dated 1857. The building also served as a cotton spinning-mill in 1873, a warehouse in 1879, and a steam actuated baker in 1892.

Contact info:
Waaistraat 5
Ghent, 9000 Belgium
phone: +32 92661010
web: www.ghent-river-hotel.be

Room amenities: Each room has a hair dryer, mini bar, safe, telephone, television, and Internet access with a cable (for a fee).

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a bar and lounge, fitness room and sauna (for a fee), air conditioning, laundry services (for a fee), fax machine, computer in lobby and wireless Internet in lobby and rooms (for a fee).

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: n/a
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check out time: 11:30 AM

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Included
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11 nights of accommodations
26 meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips

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