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Adventures Afloat: Champagne Canal Voyage: The Spirit of France by Barge

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Program #21555RJ
10 Days | 9 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. 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 2, 2014
The program starts with orientation at the hotel in Paris at 5 p.m.
You will be staying at the Central Saint Germain that night.
Location: Paris
Nearest airport: Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
Transportation to site: An arrival transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and arrive on the group date. Transfers are organized by shared shuttle. Participants who plan on arriving early and make their own way to the hotel in Paris should notify Road Scholar prior to departure. Taxis are available readily at the Paris-DeGaulle airport and shared shuttles can be reserved ahead of time. 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
Sep 10, 2014
Program ends after breakfast and disembarkation (no later than 9 AM) followed by a coach transfer to the Paris CDG airport.
You will be staying at the MS Raymonde the night before.
Location: Lagny sur Marne
Transportation to site: A group departure transfer is organized for all participants to travel from Paris to the Charles de Gaulle airport. Independent travelers may also take a taxi or Parishuttle.
Type: Hotel

Description: The Hotel Central Saint Germain was recently renovated in 2009 and is centrally located in the Latin Quarter and in Saint Germain des Prés near the Seine.

Ship Information: N/A

Contact info:
3 Rue Champollion
Paris, France
phone: +33 1 46 34 14 20
web: centralsaintgermain.com/index_en.html

Room amenities: There are 35 renovated and air-conditioned rooms, decorated in a typically romantic Parisian style. All rooms are equipped with a private shower or bathtub, toilet, hairdryer, safe, TV with international channels, and WiFi.

Facility amenities: The hotel has a reception with a luggage room, lounge, buffet breakfast offering coffee, tea, cereal, cheese, yogurt, toast, bread and other "viennoiseries," an elevator, and WiFi.

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

Elevator: Yes

Type: Riverboat

Description: With a capacity of 24 passengers, 12 spacious cabins with a window, MS Raymonde is 39 m long and 5.05 m wide.

Ship Information: The ship is a motorized canal and river barge. It is 128 feet long and 24 feet wide.

Contact info:
12, rue de la Division Leclerc
Strasbourg, France
phone: +Nopublicphoneforthebarge
Room amenities: All cabins are outside cabins with window or porthole and feature a private bathroom with shower, TV, radio, telephone (for internal calls only), safe, and independant air-conditioning.

Facility amenities: On board, everything has been designed to be convivial with a spacious lounge bar, a restaurant, a sun deck with loungers and parasols, a jacuzzi and a barbecue deck at the front of the boat for outdoor pleasure, as well as WiFi. Bicycles are also available onboard for passenger use.

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

Bathroom: Showers only


Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

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

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4.8
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