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Program #20444RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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
Dec 16, 2014
The program begins at orienatation in the early evening at the Colmar hotel.
You will be staying at the Hotel St Martin that night.
Location: COLMAR
Nearest city or town: Mulhouse
Nearest highway: A35
Nearest airport: Mulhouse
Transportation to site: A group arrival transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air-inclusive program and arrive on the group date. Independent travelers may join the group transfer.

End of Program
Dec 27, 2014
The program ends after breakfast at the Aix-en-Provence hotel.
You will be staying at the Hotel Artea the night before.
Location: AIX EN PROVENCE
Nearest city or town: Marseille
Nearest highway: A8
Nearest airport: Marseille airport
Transportation to site: A group departure transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and depart on the group date. Independent travelers can take a taxi from the hotel to the airport or can ask the hotel for assistance in arranging a shuttle transfer. Independent travelers may choose to take the train from Arles to Marseille and then a shuttle to Marseille airport.
Type: Hotel

Description: A purely Alsatian town with streets lined with decorated carved-wood homes, an authentic Louis XVI facade... Welcome to Hôtel Saint-Martin, set between the Church of Saint Martin and the Old Customs House (Koifhus). Infused with charming spirit, the hotel shines out in the heart of Colmar. Refined atmosphere, attentive hospitality, romantic décor with its Renaissance turret overlooking an inner courtyard with a superb spiral staircase... this handsome dwelling has everything to ensure the perfect success of your holiday or business stay. Its relaxation and reading areas (tourist information available) with free WiFi provide peace and quiet to ensure absolute relaxation at all times. Simply step across the threshold and the old town with all its history are yours: Unterlinden and Bartholdi museums, the Pfister House and House of Heads as well as Little Venice and Tanners’ District... Colmar, also famous for its Christmas markets and music festival, is a must stopover place for gourmet dining along the Alsatian Winery Trail.

Contact info:
38 Grand Rue
Colmar, 68000 France
phone: +33 3 89 24 11 51
Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Type: Boutique Hotel

Description: The former house of the music composer Darius Milhaud, Hotel Artea combines the charm and the quality of an old Aix townhouse with modern facilities. Just a few minutes from the pedestrian heart of Aix-en Provence, the Théâtre de Provence and the Cours Mirabeau, Hotel Artea is the perfect base for exploring this lively town. The SNCF train station is only a 5 minute walk from the hotel.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
4 Boulevard de la République
Aix-en-Provence, 13100 France
phone: +33 (0)4 42 27 36 00
web: http://www.hotel-artea-aix-en-provence.com/en.php

Room amenities: 50 rooms are spacious, simply furnished in traditional style and have air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, cable television with English language channels, direct-dial telephone, mini-fridge, soundproof windows, private bathroom with bathtub and hairdryer.

Facility amenities: Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Elevator, Soundproof Rooms, Heating, Baggage Storage, All Spaces Non-Smoking (Public and Private), Air Conditioning, Meeting Room, Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
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Check out time: 11:30 AM

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Included
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11 nights of accommodations
22 meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences

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4.8
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