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Program #3601RJ
14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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
Jun 4, 2014
Madrid Airport, Spain. Meet your group by 10:30 AM for the group transfer to Burgos (approx. 2.5 hours). (Hotel check-in is at 2:00 PM.)
You will be staying at the Hotel Rice Palacio de Los Blasones that night.
Location: Burgos
Transportation to site: 1. Take a taxi or bus from the Madrid Airport to the main train station, Chamartin, in Madrid (costs approx. 20 Euro for a taxi or 4 Euro per person for a bus). If you decide to use a taxi, be sure that the meter is working; otherwise, be sure to agree on a fare before departing. The yellow airport bus leaves every 15 minutes during peak travel times from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM. The new Barajas metro provides a fast route into central Madrid. Transfers by taxi or bus can take from 30 minutes to an hour. 2. Take the train from the main train station, Chamartin, in Madrid to Burgos (approx. cost per person: Regional Train Tourist Class one-way is 22 Euro; Intercity and Talgo Trains Tourist Class one-way is 26 Euro; Intercity and Talgo Trains Preferent Class one-way is 35 Euro).

End of Program
Jun 16, 2014
Santiago de Compostela, Spain. After breakfast on the last day. (Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM.)
You will be staying at the Hotel Virxe da Cerca the night before.
Location: Santiago de Compostela
Transportation to site: From the Hotel Virxe da Cerca take a taxi to the airport in Santiago de Compostela. It costs 21 Euro and takes about 15-20 minutes.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The four-star Hotel Rice Palacio de Los Blasones is a completely renovated hotel located in the historic heart of Burgos. The hotel combines Renaissance charm with the comforts of modern amenities, offering a delightful and unique experience. Within a short distance is the Way of Saint James, downtown Burgos, and the Cathedral.

Contact info:
C/ Fernán González, 6-10
Burgos, Castilla y León, 09003 Spain
phone: +34 947271000
web: www.hotelricepalaciodelosblasones.com

Room amenities: Each room has a television, telephone, mini bar, safe, free wireless Internet access and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, laundry facilities, air conditioning and free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
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: 2:00 PM

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located in the historical city center of Santiago de Compostela, the Hotel Virxe da Cerca consists of two buildings joined by a romantic garden. The hotel was once an old banking house and Jesuit residence, and has preserved its traditional appeal of warmth and elegance. Magnificent views of the Abastos market in the old town are right outside the windows of this charming hotel.

Contact info:
Rua Virxe da Cerca, 27
Santiago de Compostela, 15703 Spain
phone: +34 981 56 93 50
web: www.pousadasdecompostela.com

Room amenities: Each room has a television, telephone, laundry services, safe, mini bar, free wireless Internet access and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, cafeteria with terrace, sitting rooms, private garden, laundry services and free wireless Internet access.

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

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

Check out time: 12:00 PM

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Included
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12 nights of accommodations
33 meals: 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 12 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips

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