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Adventures Afloat: From Athens to the Pyramids Aboard Minerva: Greece, Turkey, Egypt and Jordan

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Program #21372RJ
19 Days | 18 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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
Oct 21, 2014
This program begins in the late afternoon on Day 2 in Athens, Greece at the program hotel.
You will be staying at the Titania Hotel that night.
Location: Athens
Transportation to site: The Titania Hotel is located approximately 30 minutes from the airport at Panepistimiou Avenue, near Syntagma square, right in the heart of the Historical and Commercial Centre of Athens. Participants who purchased their air travel through Road Scholar, and are arriving in Athens on October 21st, will be met at the airport and provided with a transfer to the hotel. Independent travelers making their own way to the hotel have several options from the Athens airport. Taxi The taxi terminal is located just outside the airport arrivals terminal at Exit 3. It is important to have your hotel name written in Greek and once you board a taxi remember to ask the driver to reset the meter. There is a flat rate of 35 Euro day time and 50 Euro night time for going to the center of Athens. Metro The metro is another transportation option available at the Athens International Airport. It is quite easy to use and the charges are very consistent. The train station is connected to the airport although one will require to go a level up from arrivals using an elevator and cross over a pedestrian bridge. Express bus The express bus station is located just in front of the Athens Airport Arrivals. The express bus X95 is the one that goes directly to the Syntagma square. It takes approximately one hour to get to the center of Athens. In total, there are around four bus lines that operate from the Athens International Airport. Please note that public transportation options may change at any time without notice.

End of Program
Nov 7, 2014
This program ends on Day 19 at the hotel in Cairo, Egypt
You will be staying at the Mercure Le Sphinx Cairo the night before.
Location: Cairo
Transportation to site: All participants who purchased their air travel through Road Scholar Travel Services will be provided with a transfer from the hotel in Cairo to the airport. Independent travelers may arrange a taxi with the hotel.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: This classically designed modern hotel is an urban oasis conveniently nestled in the historic and commercial center of Athens, between Syntagma and Omonia, the city's major squares. Reflecting the ancient atmosphere of its location, the hotel features a typically decorated interior with traditional touches that evoke images of the city’s historic heritage. There are also artistic antique-style elements which decorate the rooms, creating the perfect atmosphere for your stay in this wonderful city.

Contact info:
Panepistimiou 52
Athens, 106 78 Greece
phone: +00302103326000
web: www.titania.gr

Room amenities: Guestrooms feature satellite television with pay movies, refrigerators, and minibars. Bathrooms include bathroom phones, hair dryers, and bathtubs. Other amenities include complimentary newspapers, air conditioning, housekeeping and wake-up calls.

Facility amenities: Titania Hotel features a restaurant, serving breakfast only. A complimentary breakfast is served each morning. The property provides 24-hour room service. Meeting facilities include conference rooms, exhibit space, banquet facilities, and meeting rooms for small groups. Titania Hotel also offers a bar/lounge, a business center, and a coffee shop/café. The property has a 24-hour front desk.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please contact your program provider for details.

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Mercure Le Sphinx Cairo combines an exciting location & good service This hotel offers its guests a unique opportunity to explore the historical surroundings in total comfort & convenience. Located in a magnificent park at the foot of the Giza Pyramids & the Sphinx, 35 km from Cairo international airport.

Contact info:
1 Alexandria Desert Rd.
P.O. Box 16 Pyramids
Giza, 12556 Egypt
phone: + 20 233 776 444
web: www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-1789-mercure-cairo-le-sphinx/index.shtml

Room amenities: A/C, Satellite TV, direct dial phone, minibar, safe, broadband internet connection, hairdryer,

Facility amenities: Concierge, dry cleaning service, currency exchange, gift shop, fitness center, jacuzzi, massage, outdoor heated pool, sauna, restaurants, 24 hour room service, bar.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Available upon request
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and reservations.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

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17 nights of accommodations
49 meals: 17 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 17 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
1 Flights during the program
Visas: 5(out of 5 required)

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