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SCOTLAND / FAROE ISLANDS / ICELAND

Adventures Afloat: Island Cultures and Ancient Ports of the North Atlantic: Voyage from Scotland to Iceland

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Program #21218RJ
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 26, 2013
This program starts in the afternoon at the program hotel Glasgow, Scotland
You will be staying at the Ramada Glasgow Airport Hotel that night.
Location: Glasgow
Nearest airport: Glasgow International Airport
Transportation to site: All participants who arrange their air travel through Road Scholar Travel Services will be met at the Glasgow airport (GLA) and will be provided with a free transfer to the program hotel. If you are arranging your own air, your flights should arrive in Glasgow before 4:00 p.m. on May 26th.

End of Program
Jun 5, 2013
This program ends after breakfast at the hotel in Reyjkavik, Iceland
You will be staying at the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura the night before.
Location: Reyjkavik
Transportation to site: There will be one transfer from the ship to the airport upon disembarkation in Reyjkavik. All participants are welcome to join this tranfer. If you are arranging your own air, we do not recommend booking flights that depart before 2:00 pm.
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Ramada Glasgow Airport Hotel offers excellent accommodation right on the doorstep of Glasgow Airport, and is also just seven miles from the cosmopolitan city centre of Glasgow, with great connections. This purpose-built contemporary Airport Hotel is ideal for both business and leisure. Each of the 108 rooms are comfortable and stylish and feature all the necessary creature comforts required to guarantee a restful and stress-free stay. The hotel’s location and accessibility makes it an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area. Glasgow central station and Buchanan Bus Station are both just 15 minutes drive away whilst Paisley Gilmour Street Station is only 1 mile. With the airport within easy access you can take the Airport shuttle bus straight into Glasgow city centre, and the service operates 24 hours a day. With the hotel just next to the M8 junction in just minutes you can be enjoying the sea views and coastline along the mouth of the Clyde with views of the West Coast. Head in the other direction and you can be in the city centre in just 15 minutes, or Edinburgh in just over a hour!

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Marchburn Drive, Glasgow Airport Business Park
Abbotsinch, PA3 2SJ UK:Scotland
phone: +44 (0)141 843 4800
web: www.ramadaglasgowairport.com

Room amenities: Every room comes fully equipped with an en-suite bathroom with shower facilities, satellite TV with pay to view movies, direct dial telephone with internet access, hairdryer, trouser press, iron and ironing board and tea and coffee making facilities.

Facility amenities: •24 Hour Front Desk •Airport Shuttle available from 4am - 12noon (extra charge) •Hotel is now completely Non Smoking •Free High Speed Internet in Public Areas. •6 Accessible & adapted bedrooms (interconnecting rooms for carers are also available) •Family and Interconnecting rooms available •On Site residents parking (Overnight Car Parking Charge £4.00)

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Depends upon availability
Please contact RS Programming Department for more information

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Built in 1964 and formerly named Hotel Loftleidir, this hotel has deep roots in the capital city of Reykjavik, having provided comfortable accommodations to tourists, locals, dignitaries and famous people alike for almost five decades. The newly-named and newly-remodeled Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura carries on this tradition. Inside you’ll find a warm and inviting atmosphere, filled with thoughtful details inspired by the beautiful nature that surrounds the property itself. This is no cookie-cutter Reykjavik hotel, the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura embraces its legacy - its distinctly Icelandic roots, including works from local artists, the freshest local produce, a geothermal indoor pool all the modern conveniences. Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura also offers an unrivalled selection of free entertainment, from our popular weekly bedtime stories, to screenings of Icelandic films (with English subtitles), and a video art project by acclaimed Icelandic artist Rúri – just to name a few. We also operate “Wanna Mingle?” a program that allows you to dine with a local Icelandic family for an evening. To top it off, and unique to the Icelandair Hotel Reykjavik Natura, is our amazing indoor salt water geothermal-heated swimming pool and hot tub, which helps soothe tired muscles. The indoor pool is part of the new Soley Natura Spa, a place where you can indulge in numerous beauty and massage treatments, using exclusive, all-natural Icelandic products.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Nauthólsvegur 52 - 101
Reykjavik, Iceland
phone: +354 444 4503
web: icelandairhotels.com/hotels/reykjaviknatura

Room amenities: Many of our rooms were recently renovated and standard amenities in all rooms include: a hairdryer, refrigerator and satellite TV. Great Wi-Fi Internet connectivity is also available in all rooms and areas of the hotel. Parquet flooring and impressive new interiors were recently fitted in all rooms and, while it looks good inside, you can also marvel at the spectacular views to be seen from so many parts of the hotel. All cosmetics and toiletries in rooms are organic from the company Sóley Organics, an Icelandic company known on the international cosmetics market.

Facility amenities: 4-star Reykjavík Hotel - 220 rooms 20 minute walk to downtown HD Movie Theater Free city bus tickets Indoor geothermal pool Free evening “Bedtime Story” Certified Green Hotel Library on 1st floor ITA Tourist Information Centre Conference & Meeting rooms New hotel restaurant Wireless Internet (small fee) Next to running and bike paths Bike rentals Sunny patio with fireplace Close to domestic airport Disabled friendly hotel Close to bus terminal Family friendly hotel Free parking Next to the only geothermal beach in Iceland

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Prices subject to availability
Please contact PD to book post night. Prices and availability subject to change.


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26 meals: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
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