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Program #21678RJ
15 Days | 14 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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Start of Program
May 10, 2015
This program starts upon arrival in Edinburgh, Scotland on the morning of Day 2.
You will be staying at the Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor (or similar) that night.
Location: Edinburgh
Transportation to site: All participants who arrange their air travel through Road Scholar will be transferred from Edinburgh Airport to the program hotel. If you did not purchase your air through Road Scholar, you may join the designated group transfer as long as your flight arrives before or at the same time as 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.

End of Program
May 23, 2015
This program ends in Aberdeen, Scotland on the morning of Day 15.
You will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Aberdeen City Centre (or similar) the night before.
Location: Sea Explorer
Transportation to site: There will be one group transfer from the hotel to Aberdeen Airport on the morning of Day 15. All participants are welcome to join this transfer. The designated group transfer time will be sent with your final program materials, approximately 5 weeks prior to the start of your program.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located in the stylish West End of Edinburgh’s city center, the Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor hotel combines a historical 1860s listed building with a chic and modern interior. Housed over two buildings – the main building and the Townhouse annex - the hotel boasts modern decor, yet retains stunning traditional features such as beautiful coving, ceilings and ornate staircases. Situated only 200 meters from Haymarket train station and a short walk from popular attractions including Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street and the Royal Mile, this unique Edinburgh hotel is the perfect base to explore Scotland’s capital.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Grosvenor Street Haymarket
Edinburgh, EH12 5EF UK:Scotland
phone: +441312266001
web: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/hilton-edinburgh-grosvenor-hotel-EDNGRHN/index.html

Room amenities: •Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection •LCD Flat Panel TV •Night Lights in Bathroom •Non-Smoking •On-Demand Movies •TV-Cable •TV-Standard Network •Work Desk with Adjustable Lamp •Automatic Door Closer •Double Locking Doors •Electronic Locks •Electronic Smoke Detector •Safe •Bathroom Amenities •Hairdryer •High Speed Internet Access •Iron •Iron/Ironing Board •Tea/Coffee Making Facilities •Telephone - Auto Wakeup

Facility amenities: •Audio/Visual Equipment Rental •Express Mail •Fax •Meeting Rooms •Modem •Office Rental •Photo Copying Service •Printer •Secretarial Service •Baggage Storage •Elevators •Florist •Foreign Currency Exchange •Laundry/Valet Service •Lounge •Luggage Hold •Multi-Lingual Staff •Room Service •Safety Deposit Box For Your Accessibility Needs The Following Features Are Available: •Accessible elevators •Accessible meeting rooms •Braille elevator •Emergency pull cords bedside bed available •Emergency pull cords in bathroom available •Evacuation chair available to help evacuate a disabled person •Induction Loop System available at reception •Induction Loop System available in the meeting rooms •Inflatable chair available to assist in getting in and out of a bath •Level or ramp entrance into the building •Public Areas/Facilities accessible for physically challenged •Rooms accessible to wheelchairs (no steps) •Service support animals welcome •Visual alarms for hearing impaired in public areas •Wheelchair ramp for lobby/reception access .

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Contact Road Scholar Travel Services to book additional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: With its central location in the heart of the Granite City, the Hilton Garden Inn Aberdeen City Centre hotel is an ideal base for exploring the city's ornate metropolitan architecture, nearby castles, whiskey distilleries and sandy beaches. The hotel is located 20 minutes from Aberdeen Airport, close to local bus and train stations. Prestigious shopping centers and local restaurants are right on our doorstep. Dine in our full-service hotel restaurant, Native by Nick Nairn Restaurant and Bar, serving cooked-to-order breakfast, fine steaks, fresh seafood and evening room service. Enjoy a refreshing drink and bar snack at the bar.

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
31 St Andrew St
Aberdeen, AB25 1JA UK:Scotland
phone: +441224451444
web: hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/hilton-garden-inn-aberdeen-city-centre-ABZACGI/index.html

Room amenities: Every guest room at the Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Aberdeen offers a range of thoughtful amenities. Keep in touch with complimentary WiFi and get some work done at the ergonomically-designed workspace. Offering the perfect balance between comfort and support, the Garden Sleep System® bed offers a great night’s sleep. Watch a movie on the 32-inch LCD or check out a complimentary Stay Fit Kit® from reception for in-room exercise.

Facility amenities: Discover a range of great hotel features at the Hilton Garden Inn Aberdeen City Centre hotel, including complimentary WiFi in all guest rooms and public areas, a meeting suite and a 24-hour business center with secretarial services. Workout in the well-equipped fitness center with fully-trained staff on hand. Dining options on-site include Native by Nick Nairn Restaurant and Bar as well as our 24-hour Pavilion Pantry® for guests on the go. Parking is available at the hotel and the local car park.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
Contact Road Scholar Travel Services to book additional nights.


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13 nights of accommodations
36 meals: 13 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 9 lunches, 13 dinners
11 Field trips

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