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Program #20953RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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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.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.
Start of Program
Jun 7, 2014
The program begins at 5:30 p.m. at the welcome and orientation meeting at the hotel in London.
You will be staying at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel that night.
Location: London
Nearest airport: Heathrow
Transportation to site: A group arrival transfer is organized for all participants who purcahsed an air inclusive program and arrive on the group arrival date. This information will be provided in the final mailing. From London Heathrow, we recommend the Heathrow Express: this runs direct from the airport to London Paddington in just 15 minutes (20 from Terminal 5) and there’s a train every quarter of an hour. The Gatwick Express runs a similar service into Victoria. From either terminus, you can take the Underground (Circle Line) to Millenium Gloucester Hotel.

End of Program
Jun 15, 2014
The program ends at 8:00 a.m. after breakfast at the hotel in Paris.
You will be staying at the Villa Beaumarchais the night before.
Location: Paris
Nearest airport: Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
Transportation to site: A group departure transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and depart on the group departure date. This information will be provided in the final mailing. To get to the airport from Paris, independent travelers can take a taxi, take the Air France airport bus (purchasing the ticket from the driver), take the metro/RER, or can arrange a shuttle transfer. Paris Shuttle, a third party service, offers discounted shared shuttle and private transfer rates to Road Scholar participants. The rate they offer is about 10% discount off their published rate. By using the web link below, you can take advantage of these rates and book your transfer for arrival in or departure from Paris. You will need to pay in advance with a credit card to confirm reservations and print your own voucher. www.parishuttle.com/index.php?partner=P60WEN
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Three restaurants and one bar.

Contact info:
4-18 Harrington Gardens
London, UK:England
phone: +4402073736030
web: www.millenniumhotels.co.uk/millenniumgloucester/

Facility amenities: •24 hour Concierge •24 hour room service •Multilingual staff •Exercise room •Laundry and dry cleaning services •Foreign exchange •Postal/parcel service •Maid service •Air conditioning •Safety deposit boxes (available in rooms and at reception) •Shoeshine services •Doctor on call •Wifi •Disabled Access

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Rates vary depending on season
Please contact Road Scholar if seeking additional nights.

Type: Hotel

Description: Nestled at the corner of the Passage du Grand Veneur, the Villa Beaumarchais echoes the charm of typical lanes of the Place des Vosges.

Contact info:
5 rue des Arquebusiers
Paris, 75003 France
phone: +33 (0)1 40 29 14 00
web: www.villa-beaumarchais.com

Room amenities: Cable television, complimentary newspaper, air conditioning, phone, internet access, minibar, wake-up calls, private bathroom, bathrobes, hair dryer, pay movies, in-room safe

Facility amenities: Buffet breakfasts, room service, air conditioning, mini bar, WiFi, safe.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBA
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and availability.


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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
8 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips

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