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Program #21634RJ
34 Days | 33 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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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.
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Start of Program
Feb 27, 2015
This program begins at 6:00 pm on Day 3 at the program hotel in Singapore
You will be staying at the Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen that night.
Location: Singapore
Transportation to site: All participants who purchase their air travel through Road Scholar Travel Services will be provided with a transfer from the airport in Singapore to the program hotel. If you did not purchase your air travel through Road Scholar, you may join the desginated group transfer as long as your flight arrives at the same time or before the group flight. The designated group transfer time will be sent with your final program materials, approximately 5 weeks prior to the start of your program. Please try to arrive by 4:00pm, so you join the Program Orientation and Welcome Dinner.

End of Program
Mar 30, 2015
This program ends after breakfast on board the MV Minerva.
You will be staying at the Muscat Holiday Inn the night before.
Location: Muscat
Transportation to site: All participants who arranged their air travel through Road Scholar will be transfer from the ship to the airport in Muscat at the end of the program. If you did not purchase your air through Road Scholar, you may join the designated group transfer as long as your flight departs at the same time or after the group flight. The designated group transfer time will be sent with your final program materials, approximately 5 weeks prior to the start of your program.
Type: Hotel

Description: The Ibis Singapore on Bencoolen is located just 10 minutes from the Bugis MRT Station, and within walking distance to many cultural attractions. Located in the business and shopping distaince, many shops, restaurants and food courts are just steps away. The hotel offers a restaurant and free wi-fi throughout . All of the rooms at the Ibis Bencoolen feature air conditioning, modern decor, hardwood floors, flat-screen cable TV and a tea/coffee maker. Currency exchange and laundry service is available. TASTE Restaurant serves a variety of Asian and local dishes.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
170 Bencoolen St
Singapore, 189657 Singapore
phone: (+65)65932888
web: www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-6657-ibis-singapore-on-bencoolen/index.shtml

Room amenities: Standard Twin or Queen Rooms feature free WiFi connection for up to 5 devices, tea and coffee facilities, in-room safe and mini refrigerator. ROOM FITTINGS: - 220/240 V AC - Airconditioning - Data port in room - Emergency exit map - Safe deposit box in room - Bathroom doors 32 inches wide - Remote control TV - Wi-Fi in your room - Direct dial telephone - Work desk in all rooms - Satellite/cable colour TV - Manual temperature control - Free access with phone card - Automatic temperature control - Telephone 2 Fax machine - RJ 45 outlet BATHROOM: - Shower - Toilets - Hair dryer in bathroom SECURITY: - Sprinkler in room - Keycard-operated door locks - Audible smoke alarms in rooms - Smoke alarm in room - Emergency info in rooms ROOM SERVICE: - Voicemail - Message alert - Operator wake up call

Facility amenities: - Bar - Restaurant - Free Wi-Fi in all areas - 24-Hour Front Desk - Currency Exchange - Baggage Storage - Laundry - Dry Cleaning - Shoeshine - Fax/Photocopying - Newspapers - Safe - Non-smoking Rooms - Facilities for Disabled Guests - Elevator - Air Conditioning - Accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Subject to availability
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services to arrange additional nights.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Set amidst a picturesque landscape, Holiday Inn Muscat Al Seeb exudes serenity, comfort and convenience. The hotel is merely 8-minute drive away from the Muscat International Airport and close to Muscat Al Seeb City Center, the city’s most popular shopping destination. The Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Mutrah Souq and other historical interest places as well as the business hub are just a stroll away. The 185 modern and ergonomically designed rooms, suites and apartments focus on comfortable stay experiences ensuring guests Stay Real and feel at home. A fully equipped business center and complimentary wireless Internet in all rooms and public areas will ensure that you will stay connected with your friends and business partners alike. Holiday Inn Muscat Al Seeb offers guests a whole host of facilities including an outdoor pool, fitness center and steam rooms. Start your day with our delicious and lavish Holiday Inn breakfast buffet or enjoy a lunch or dinner in Omede all-day dining restaurant serving Mediterranean and International delights. The contemporary atmosphere of the Halwa Lounge Cafe located on the ground floor invites you to just relax after a busy day.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Al Hail
Muscat, Oman
phone: +888HOLIDAY
Room amenities: Free Morning Newspaper Delivered to Room Valet Service Cable / Satellite TV Color TV In Room Movies - Premium Cable Stereo Workspace / Desk Work Desk w/ Lamp Desk Level Electrical Outlet Electrical Adapters Available Power Converters Available Spare Electrical Outlet at Desk Phone / Fax Phone with Voice Mail Two-Line Phone Direct Dial Phone Speaker Phone Spare Electrical Outlet at Desk Desk Level Electrical Outlet Electrical Adapters Available Power Converters Available Standard Internet service is free for all guests Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas Bathroom / Personal Care Bathrobe Bathtub Hairdryer Private Bathroom Refreshment / Kitchen Coffee Maker Mini Bar Tea Maker Individually Controlled Air Conditioning Iron / Ironing Board Separate Hanging Closet Sofa-bed Number of Closets in Some Rooms : 1

Facility amenities: Business Center Health and Fitness Center (On-site) Standard Internet service is free for all guests Wireless Internet available in Standard Rooms,Executive Rooms,Suites,Business Center,Public Areas Entertainment and Recreation Outdoor Pool Activities and Services for Children Daily Housekeeping Dry Cleaning Pickup/Laundry Same Day Dry Cleaning Shoe Shine Miscellaneous A/C Public Areas Concierge Services Porter/Bellman Safety Deposit Box available at Front Desk

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: Based on availability
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services to book additional nights.


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31 nights of accommodations
90 meals: 30 breakfasts, 30 lunches, 30 dinners
19 Expert-led lectures
21 Field trips
Visas: 1(out of 4 required)

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