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15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy (Variable by Program Date)
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 22, 2015
Bern, Switzerland. 4:00 PM in the hotel lobby.
You will be staying at the Hotel Alpenblick that night.
Location: Bern
Transportation to site: Take the direct train from the airport to Bern which takes 1 hour 20 minutes and costs approx. 53 CHF. From there, take cable car #9 from the railway station to Breitenrainplatz. It only takes a few minutes, and costs 4.20 CHF. The hotel is 50 meters from here (take a left at 29 Kasernenstrasse).

End of Program
Jul 5, 2015
Salzburg, Austria. After breakfast on the last day.
You will be staying at the Hotel Elefant the night before.
Location: Salzburg
Nearest city or town: N/A
Nearest highway: Highway Innsbruck
Nearest airport: Salzburg Airport
Transportation to site: Take bus line 2 from Salzburg railway station to the airport. This will take approx. 25 minutes and will cost approx. 2 Euro per person. Alternatively, you may wish to take a taxi. This will take about 10-15 minutes and will cost approx. 12 to 18 Euro.
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Hotel Alpenblick is situated in a historic building in the center of Bern. The welcoming staff and unique combination of modern and classic Swiss style is said to make guests feel right at home.

Contact info:
Kasernenstrasse 29
Bern, CH-3013 Switzerland
phone: +41 31 335 66 66
web: www.welcomehotels.ch/en/alpenblick

Room amenities: Each room has a television, telephone, safe, mini bar, free wireless Internet access and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, laundry services and free wireless Internet access throughout the hotel.

Smoking policy: No
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

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Hotel Elefant is located in the city center of Salzburg on one of the most traditional streets within the pedestrian zone in the Old Town. Run by the 4th generation of the Mayr family and part of the Best Western group, Hotel Elefant is housed in an 800-year-old former palace and offers the amenities of an international 4-star hotel. It is within walking distance of Getreidegasse, Mozart's birthplace, the Cathedral, Archbishops Residence and festival halls.

Contact info:
Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 4
Salzburg, A 5020 Austria
phone: +43 662 84 33 97
web: www.elefant.at

Room amenities: Each room has air conditioning, radio, hair dryer, cable television, mini bar, safe, telephone and wireless LAN.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers two restaurants, a breakfast room, 24-hour front desk, television room, safe, Internet access, wireless Internet in the rooms and air conditioning.

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: 10:00 AM

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at no additional cost on this date ...
13 nights of accommodations
35 meals: 13 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 13 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
17 Field trips
1 Performances


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