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14 Days | 13 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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. 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
Nov 7, 2014
The program starts with the Orientation at the hotel in Rome at 5 PM
You will be staying at the Hotel Nord Nuova Roma that night.
Location: Rome
Nearest airport: Rome International Airport - Fiumicino
Transportation to site: A group arrival transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and arrive on the group date. Other participants are encouraged to take the group transfer if their flights arrive in time. The group transfer is scheduled at 7:30AM for flight AZ 0609 JFK-FCO, arriving Rome 7:10AM on November 7th, 2014.

End of Program
Nov 19, 2014
The program ends with a transfer to the airport in Istanbul on the departure date.
You will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport the night before.
Location: Rome
Transportation to site: A group departure transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and depart on the group date. Other participants may take the group transfer as long as their flights depart at or around the same time as the group flights. The group transfer is scheduled for flight AZ 0705 IST-FCO, departing 2:30PM on November 19th, 2014. The transfer is scheduled to get you to the airport atleast 2-3 hours before your international flight. Final time will be confirmed by your group leader. Participants who took advantage of the Free Air option through Road Scholar Travel Services will receive a free overnight in Rome at the end of the program.
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: In the heart of Rome, where history is dominant, you feel tradition and innovation. In a building erected at the turn of the century, the Hotel Nord embraces a pioneering style based on essential lines and furniture design to accommodate its guests. The Hotel Nord is a short walk to the center of Rome, and is connected to the main Roman monuments, train station, airport and main roads. Within a short walking distance are many famous monuments immersed in centuries of Roman history: the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain, Opera House, and Diocletian’s Baths.

Contact info:
Via G. Amendola, 3
Rome, 00185 Italy
phone: +39 06 4817163
web: www.romehotelnord.it/

Room amenities: Easy, elegant, spacious and cozy. All 157 rooms of the Hotel Nord are soundproof and some are non-smoking. The ambience is comfortable thanks to antique wooden furniture, but is also young and dynamic with a great care and service details: air conditioning, direct dial telephone, minibar, colour TV with international channels, and safety deposit box. The lovely and spacious bathrooms are equipped with every comfort, with shower or bathtub and hairdryer. Internet access and free WI-FI in all the guest rooms.

Facility amenities: Room service is available from 6.30 am till midnight. From 6.30 am to 10.30 am you can order breakfast. During the opening hours of the restaurant you can have starters or main courses available on the menu of the day. In addition, throughout the day, you can request drinks, sandwiches or cold dishes such as salads, cold meats and cheeses. A modern equipped gym is available to guests. Massage also available at extra cost. Free Wi-Fi Internet is available. If needed they do have computers with printers for boarding passes, etc.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please contact the provider for most current pricing for this progrma.

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Situated minutes from Rome Fiumicino Airport, connected by complimentary shuttle, the Hilton Garden Inn Rome Airport hotel is the ideal base for a visit to Rome and the surrounding area. Warm, comfortable Guest Rooms offer King or Twin Beds and a spacious ergonomic work area with hospitality center add to the sense of comfort and relaxation at this Rome airport hotel. Relax with your group in the airy lobby area and Pavilion Lounge, or enjoy a casual dinner in the restaurant. For treats, microwave meals and snacks visit the on-site Pavilion Pantry® open 24-hours. Work out in the fitness center or in your room with a complimentary Stay Fit Kit®. Savor delicious cooked-to-order breakfasts each morning for a great start to the day.

Contact info:
Via Vittorio Bragadin 2
Fiumicino, NA 00054 Italy
phone: +001-39-06-6525 9000
web: hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/italy/hilton-garden-inn-rome-airport-FCOAPGI/index.html

Room amenities: Room is warm and inviting yet elegant and functional with option of one or two beds. Ergonomic work desk with designer chair, desk level outlet and two phones, one with data port. Supports all your business needs with complimentary DSL internet service. Included is a great hospitality center with Tea and coffee set up, watercooker, refrigerator and in room safe, no hairdryer in room.

Facility amenities: Audio/Visual Equipment Rental, Business Center, Complimentary Printing Service, Fax, Meeting Rooms, Photo Copying Service, Video Conferencing Available, Automated Teller (ATM), Coin Laundry, Elevators, Foreign Currency Exchange, Laundry/Valet Service, Lounge, Multi-Lingual Staff, On-Site Convenience Store, Room Service, Shoe Shine Stand, Fitness Room, wireless internet access in lounge. .

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

Elevator: Yes

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Our Value Promise To You

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at no additional cost on this date ...
13 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 13 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
2 Flights during the program


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