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13 Days | 12 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
May 30, 2015
The program begins at Orientation at 5:00 p.m. at the hotel in Aix-en-Provence.
You will be staying at the Aquabella Hotel that night.
Location: Aix-en-Provence
Nearest city or town: Marseille
Nearest airport: Marseille International Airport
Transportation to site: A group arrival transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and arrive on the group date. Independent travelers are welcome to join this group transfer. The group transfer time will be confirmed in the final participant mailing approximately five weeks prior to departure. The shuttle or taxi from the Marseille airport to Aix-en-Provence takes about 30 minutes.

End of Program
Jun 10, 2015
The program ends after breakfast at the hotel in Arles.
You will be staying at the Hotel Le Calendal the night before.
Location: Arles
Nearest city or town: Avignon
Nearest airport: Marseille International Airport
Transportation to site: A group departure transfer is organized for all participants who purchased an air inclusive program and depart on the group date. Independent travelers can take a taxi from the hotel to the airport or can ask the hotel for assistance in arranging a shuttle transfer. Independent travelers may choose to take the train from Arles to Marseille and then a shuttle to Marseille airport.
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Ideally located in the heart of the old town of Aix-en-Provence, the Hotel Aquabella is situated at the foot of the ancient fortifications and in the centre of the markets of Provence. From your window, enjoy the brightness of the sun sparkling on the water of the swimming pool.

Contact info:
2, rue des Etuves
Aix-en-Provence, 13100 France
phone: +33 4 42 99 15 00
web: www.aquabella.fr

Room amenities: The guest rooms at the Aquabella are all air conditioned and equipped with free Wi-Fi access, a LCD television, a safe, a mini-bar, a hairdryer, and a bathrobe.

Facility amenities: The hotel includes a restaurant and bar, 24-hour front desk, an elevator, baggage storage, air conditioning, a sauna, a fitness center, a solarium, a spa, a hot tub, Turkish bath/Steam bath, an outdoor swimming pool (Seasonal), room service, laundry and dry cleaning services, free WiFi, and fax/photocopying.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services at 1-800-241-1404 for rates and bookings.

Check in time: 2:00 PM

Type: Hotel

Description: Le Calendal is ideally located in the heart of the historic center of Arles, between the Roman theater and amphitheater. Formally a 17th century house, it is surrounded by gardens.

Contact info:
5 rue Porte de Laure
Arles, 13200 France
phone: +33 4 90 96 11 89
web: www.lecalendal.com/

Room amenities: All rooms include air conditioning, a direct line telephone, television with Canal + and 15 satellite channels, free Wi-Fi connection, a safe, a bath or shower, and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: Le Calendal has laundry service available seven days a week and includes washing and drying 8 € for 6 kg. There is free Wi-Fi connection throughout the hotel as well as ready to use computers. The hotel also includes a shop with local specialties, tourist guides, and basic necessities. A self-service buffet breakfast includes juice, fresh fruit, pastries, fresh bread, a variety of jams and preserves, and cereal. There is also a dining area serving sandwiches and salads

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

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
23 meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
18 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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