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13 Days | 12 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. 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
Jun 25, 2015
Geneva Airport: Meet your group by 10:30 AM for the group transfer to Villars-sur-Ollon (approx. 1.5 hours). Hotel check-in is at 2:00 PM.
You will be staying at the Eurotel Victoria Villars that night.
Location: Villars sur Ollon
Nearest airport: Geneva
Transportation to site: There are two possibilities: In either case, when you arrive at the airport, follow the Rail Signs. It is a 5-minute walk from the airport arrival area to the rail terminal. 1) Via Bex (change trains) Geneva: Depart 10:56 AM Bex: Arrive 12:26 PM (change trains) Depart 12:39 PM Villars: Arrive 1:19 PM The same schedule also works at 12:56 PM, 1:56 PM, 2:56 PM, 3:56 PM, 4:56 PM and 5:56 PM. 2) Via Aigle (change from the train to the local bus) Geneva: Depart 10:36 AM Aigle: Arrive 12:15 PM (change to local bus in front of station) Depart: 12:20 PM Villars: Arrive 12:55 PM The same schedule also works at 11:36 AM, 2:36 PM, 3:36 PM, 4:36PM, 5:36 PM and 7:36 PM. The cost is approximately CHF 42 for 2nd class and CHF 64 for 1st class.

End of Program
Jul 6, 2015
Geneva, Switzerland. After breakfast on the last day. Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM.
You will be staying at the Ramada Encore Geneva the night before.
Location: Geneva
Nearest city or town: Geneva
Nearest airport: Geneva
Transportation to site: The Ramada Encore Geneva is located 10 minutes from the airport, and offers free public transportation with direct connections across the city by tram, bus and train. A free transport ticket will be given to you upon request at reception. You may use this to transfer to the airport.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Enjoy the pure mountain air during your stay at the charming Eurotel Victoria Villars. Located in Villars, and surrounded by beautiful alpine scenery, the hotel is within walking distance of the heart of this unspoiled country village.

Contact info:
Route des Layeux
Villars-sur-Ollon, 1884 Switzerland
phone: +41244953131
web: www.eurotel-victoria.ch

Room amenities: Each room has a television, telephone, radio and mini bar.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, bar and lounge, swimming pool, sauna and fitness room, and an Internet cafe directly below the hotel.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Ramada Encore Geneva is a modern hotel with stylish, comfortable rooms and up-to-date amenities. It is located near the city center and is a 15-minute drive from the airport.

Contact info:
Route des Jeunes 10-12
Carouge, CH-1227 Switzerland
phone: +41 22 309 50 00
web: www.ramada-encore-geneve.ch

Room amenities: Each room has a telephone, television, safe, air conditioning, coffee & tea facilities, free wireless Internet access and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, bicycle rental, laundry services (for a fee), safe, air conditioning and free wireless Internet access.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Our Value Promise To You

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at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 10 dinners
11 Expert-led lectures
15 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences


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