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52 Days | 51 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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
Jan 28, 2015
This program begins at orientation on Day 3 at the Holiday Inn Sandton in Johannesburg
You will be staying at the Holiday Inn Sandton that night.
Location: Johannesburg
Transportation to site: The group arrival flight is BA 0055 LHR-JNB, arriving JNB 6:55AM 28 January, 2015. A group transfer will be provided to Holiday Inn Sandton at 7:30AM or when all participants arrive. Program-only participants who would like to take the group transfer should arrive by 7:00AM on January 28th. If you are planning to take the group transfer, you must call Road Scholar at least 2 weeks before your program start date and request to be added to the transfer. If you do not call and request this transfer, we cannot guarantee space upon arrival.

End of Program
Mar 18, 2015
This program ends after breakfast on Day 52 at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in London
You will be staying at the Tower Hotel the night before.
Location: London
Transportation to site: Transfers will be provided from the hotel in London to London Heathrow Airport at the end of the program. The group departure flights are: 1 -- BA0113 LHR-JFK, departing London 11:30AM 18 March, 2015 2 -- BA 0289 LHR-PHX, departing London 2:05PM 18 March, 2015 Program-only participants who would like to take the group transfer must call Road Scholar at least 2 weeks before your program start date and request to be added to the transfer. If you do not call and request this transfer, we cannot guarantee space upon departure.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located adjacent to the Village Walk Shopping Centre and one block away from the Sandton Gautrain Station, the Holiday Inn Sandton, Rivonia Road is also situated conveniently near the head offices of some of South Africa's most important corporate businesses, including Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), Deutsche Bank, ABN Amro Bank and Nedbank. Holiday Inn Sandton, Rivonia Road is also central to the Sandton Convention Centre; Sandton City, one of the largest shopping centres in the southern hemisphere, and Nelson Mandela Square; which offers a diverse range of restaurants, shops, entertainment and vibrant nightlife. The Gauteng Train Station is a stone’s throw away. Therefore this Sandton hotel offers the ideal base for the business and leisure traveller.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
123 Rivonia Road
Sandton
Johannesburg, 2148 South Africa
phone: +270112820000FREEendo
web: www.hisandton.co.za

Room amenities: Each soundproof room (with blackout curtains) contains locally-sourced furniture of the highest quality, wood-paneled storage spaces, and granite-topped surfaces in the bathrooms. Each bedroom is also equipped with a plasma TV screen (24 channels) and a choice of ADSL or wireless Internet connectivity. Full 24-hour room service is provided. The Holiday Inn Sandton is a non-smoking hotel. Other features include: •Complimentary Wireless Internet •Individually controlled air-conditioning •Laptop-sized safes •Executive work desk and chair •International adapter plug points •Tea/coffee making facilities •Mini fridge (stocked on request) •Hairdryer •En-suite bathrooms

Facility amenities: A full-service four-star hotel, Holiday Inn Sandton, Rivonia Road offers all the services and facilities that business and leisure travellers expect in a globalised world. For our leisure travellers we offer •An outdoor swimming pool with underwater lights and breathtaking views of the surrounding area •A fitness centre •Wireless connectivity throughout the hotel •A baby-sitting service (12 hour’s notice required) •Skye Bar For our business travellers we offer •A business centre (07:00 – 21:00) ◦Copying and fax services ◦Courier services ◦PCs ◦Printers (including colour) ◦High speed Internet acess ◦Secretarial services ◦Technical concierge •A shoe shine service •A dedicated lounge area with plush upholstery For everyone, of course, there are •24-hour, secure, underground parking* with direct access to the hotel lobby, controlled access gates, and CCTV monitoring •Safety deposit box at Front Desk •Laundry and valet services •Porter / bellman •Concierge that can assist you with sight-seeing, travel arrangements, and foreign exchange

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

Elevator: Yes

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Located on the River Thames in the heart of London, the Tower Hotel enjoys panoramic views of the Tower Bridge, the Tower of London, the River Thames and St Katherine Docks. Vibrant, contemporary and spacious, this non-smoking hotel feels relaxed and enjoys an abundance of natural daylight.

Contact info:
St Katharine's Way
London, E1W 1LD UK:England
phone: +44 845 305 8335
web: www.guoman.com/en/hotels/united_kingdom/london/the_tower

Room amenities: Air conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, flat screen LCD TV, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, mini bar, room safe, trouser press

Facility amenities: Air conditioning, gym, meeting rooms, restaurant with outdoor terrace, bar, wifi internet (for an additional charge)

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and bookings.

Check out time: 11:00 AM

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49 nights of accommodations
143 meals: 49 breakfasts, 46 lunches, 48 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
24 Field trips
1 Flights during the program

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