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10 Days | 9 Nights
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 26, 2015
10:30 AM - group meets at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
You will be staying at the Conscious Hotel Museum Square that night.
Location: Amsterdam
Nearest airport: Amsterdam Schiphol
Transportation to site: If you cannot make the 10:30 AM meeting time, there are three options for traveling from the airport to the hotel: 1) Take a taxi from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to the Conscious Hotel Museum Square. Travel time is about 25 minutes and taxi will cost approximately €60. 2) Take Bus 197 (direction Leidseplein via Airport/Plaza) from the Airport/Plaza bus stop to Museumplein (De Lairessestraat). Travel time is about 35 minutes and fare will cost approximately €3. 3) Take a train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Centraal Station. From Amsterdam Centraal Station, take Tram 5 and disembark at Museumplein (Van Baerlestraat) or take Tram 16 and disembark at Jacob Obrechtstraat/De Lairessestraat. Travel time is about 60 minutes and fare will cost approximately €6. Conscious Hotel Museum Square De Lairessestraat 7 Tel: +31 020 671 95 96 If you are departing the U.S. prior to the group departure and plan to connect with the group at the airport on the day the program commences, be sure to be at the meeting point at the time indicated. If you plan to meet the group at the Conscious Hotel Museum Square, please notify our office prior to your departure: (860) 767-7005 or info@internationalbicycletours.com.

End of Program
Jul 4, 2015
Early morning group transfer to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
You will be staying at the Fiep the night before.
Location: Amsterdam
Transportation to site: There are two options for traveling from the barge to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport: 1) Take a taxi from the barge in Amsterdam to Schiphol Airport. Travel time is about 25 minutes and taxi will cost approximately €60. 2) Take a train from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Schiphol Airport. Centraal Station is a 15-minute walk from the barge. Travel time is about 45 minutes and fare will cost approximately €4.
Additional transportation information same as above.
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Green Key Gold Certified eco-friendly hotel located in the Museum Quarter near Vondelpark. Ten-minute walk to the Rijksmuseum or van Gogh Museum.

Ship Information: .

Contact info:
De Lairessestraat 7
Amsterdam, 1071 NR Netherlands
phone: +31 020 671 95 96
web: www.conscioushotels.com/hotelsMuseumsquare

Room amenities: LCD TV, telephone, WiFi, safe deposit box, minibar, central heating, air conditioning and en-suite bathroom (shower, sink, toilet, shampoo and soap dispensers).

Facility amenities: Garden, luggage storage, organic breakfast, non-smoking rooms.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Contact IBT for rates.
Please contact IBT directly to confirm the room rates and inquire about availability.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Barge

Ship Information: The Fiep, formerly known as the Anna Cornelia, was built in 1912 as a cargo ship. She was converted into a passenger vessel in 2001 and underwent a total renovation in 2013. Participants must be able to negotiate a ramp to the barge in addition to descending stairs to the cabins which are all located on the lower deck.

Contact info:
XXXX-XXXX, Netherlands
phone: +31 06 2037 8041
Room amenities: Central heating, air conditioning, closet/storage space for luggage, porthole that opens and WiFi (limited connectivity in Belgium). Each cabin has a private bath with hairdryer, shower, sink and toilet.

Facility amenities: Chartered exclusively for Road Scholar participants, the Fiep is a comfort class barge, with a salon where meals are served, a sitting area, a reading-corner, flat-screen TV, two sun decks and a small bar. There are ten twin-bedded double occupancy cabins with lower beds and two single cabins with lower beds. Please note that there are no laundry facilities on board.

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

Check out time: 9:00 AM

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8 nights of accommodations
21 meals: 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 8 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips


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