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Adventures Afloat: Burgundy Canal Voyage: The Heart of France by Barge

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Program #21393RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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
Sep 24, 2014
The program starts with orientation at the hotel in Paris at 5 p.m.
You will be staying at the Villa Montparnasse that night.
Location: Paris
Nearest airport: Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
Transportation to site: A transfer from the Charles de Gaulle Airport to the hotel is organized on the arrival day. For those arriving a day or more earlier, a taxi from the airport to the hotel is suggested or you may book Parishuttle. Paris Shuttle, a third party service, offers a discounted shared shuttle and private transfer rates to Road Scholar participants. The rate they offer is about 10% discount off their published rate. Use the website below to take advantage of these rates and book your transfers for arrival and departure from Paris. You will need to pay in advance with a credit card to confirm reservations and print your own voucher. (Please note when using this link that the website does not indicate that the prices are discounted.) www.parishuttle.com/index.php?partner=P60WEN

End of Program
Oct 2, 2014
Program ends after breakfast and disembarkation (no later than 9 AM) followed by a coach transfer to the Lyon (LYS) airport.
You will be staying at the MS Jeanine the night before.
Location: Chalon sur Saone
Transportation to site: A group transfer from the barge docking area to the Lyon Airport is organized on the departure day. The time will be determined based on final flight schedule but is likely to be in the early morning. Indepedent travelers may join the group transfer or may take a taxi to Chalons-sur-Saone and then take the TGV to Lyon. Please visit www.raileurope.com for more details.
Type: Hotel

Description: The Villa Montparnasse is a quaint hotel on the left bank of the Seine. The colonial-style residence is located in the 19th century intellectual elite neighborhood opposite the famed Montparnasse Cemetery and next to the apartment where Simone de Beauvoir lived. This hotel is both charming and comfortable and is one block from a pedestrian street featuring restaurants and shops. It is within walking distance of two different metro lines both with direct access to the main monuments of Paris.

Contact info:
2, rue Boulard
Paris, 75014 France
phone: +33 (0)1 56 80 34 34
web: www.villa-montparnasse.com/Villa_Montparnasse/Accueil.html

Room amenities: In each room there is satellite TV, air conditioning, a mini-bar and a safe.

Facility amenities: 24-hour front desk with English-speaking staff, bar / lounge, laundry service, smoke-free environment. Wifi is available in the lobby. Participants should be aware that hotel rooms in Paris are often considerably smaller than hotel rooms in the United States.

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 Road Scholar Travel Services for details.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Riverboat

Ship Information: Entirely renovated in April 2013, the MS Jeanine is one of the most modern barges in operation today. There are 12 cabins and each are 97 sq. ft.

Contact info:
12, rue de la Division Leclerc
Strasbourg, France
phone: +Nopublicphoneforthebarge
Room amenities: Each cabin has a window and is equipped with private en-suite facilities (shower and WC), hairdryer, TV, radio, telephone (for internal calls only), safe and independant air-conditioning.

Facility amenities: The MS Jeanine has a spacious lounge with bar, restaurant, sun deck with loungers and parasols, a barbecue deck,a jacuzzi at the prow of the barge, bicycles on board available for use by passengers and free wifi.

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


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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
8 nights of accommodations
22 meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips

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4.4
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