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12 Days | 11 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
Jul 12, 2015
The program begins at Orientation at 6:00 p.m. at the program hotel.
You will be staying at the Best Western Balmoral that night.
Location: SAINT MALO
Nearest city or town: RENNES
Nearest highway: N137
Nearest airport: RENNES 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 may join the group transfer. Another option for Independent travelers is to take a train from Rennes airport to Saint Malo (cost is approximately 14.20 Euro and is subject to change). There is no train from Saint Malo to Dinard, so you would need to take a taxi to the hotel in Dinard (20 minutes.)

End of Program
Jul 22, 2015
The program ends after breakfast at the program hotel.
You will be staying at the Le Patio Saint Antoine the night before.
Location: PARIS
Nearest city or town: PARIS
Nearest highway: A1
Transportation to site: Independent travelers may join the group transfer. Paris Shuttle, a third party service, offers discounted shared shuttle and private transfer rates to Road Scholar participants. The rate they offer is about 10% discount off their published rate. By using the web link below, you can take advantage of these rates and book your transfer for arrival in or departure from Paris. You will need to pay in advance with a credit card to confirm reservations and print your own voucher. www.parishuttle.com/index.php?partner=P60WEN
Type: Hotel

Description: Built in 2010, the Best Western Balmoral is located in front of the TGV station which allows for easy accessibility.

Contact info:
24, Rue Theodore Monod
Saint-Malo, France
phone: +33 2 99 56 16 73
web: www.balmoral-saintmalo.fr/en/

Room amenities: Each room has a flatscreen television, air-conditioning, soundproofing, a walk-in shower or bathtub, a desk, WiFi connection, and a telephone.

Facility amenities: The hotel includes air conditioning, internet, an elevator, and business services.

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

Elevator: Yes

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: An exceptional setting in the heart of Paris, the floor is covered of jade marble and antique furniture in the hall. A few strides further, the purple velvet seats and the Art Deco works of art light up the eyes. The elegance of the setting combines with a warm and friendly atmosphere to assure an exceptional stay. This hotel is a true oasis of serenity and has many charms: the private gardens nestled in the center of the building appear as the jewel of the establishment.

Contact info:
289b Rue du Faubourg St Antoine
Paris, 75011 France
phone: +33 (#)1 40 09 40 00
web: www.lepatiosaintantoine.com/uk/index.php

Room amenities: Alarm clock, Complimentary Newspapers, Desk & chairs, Hairdryer, Individual Air conditioning, Individual Heating, Interconnecting/adjoining rooms, Iron & ironing board, Minibar, Kitchenette stocked with the basics needed for preparing and eating food, microwave, Tea/Coffee making facilities, Bathrooms have bathtubs and showers, Radio, Safety deposit box, Non-smoking rooms, Smoking rooms, Soundproof windows, TV - Pay per view and satellite, Windows may be opened. Please note that hotel rooms in France are often smaller than hotel rooms in the U.S. There are no dressers in the rooms.

Facility amenities: 24 hour Front Desk, Concierge, Fax & photocopying, Garden, Valet laundry service, Luggage room, Meeting rooms, Porterage, Taxi service, Direct telephone line, Phone features: voicemail, Wifi in bedroom, Wifi in lobby/public rooms There is a small set of stairs from the reception and breakfast room areas leading to the first courtyard and elevator. There is a set of stairs to access the meeting room and hotel restrooms. The whole hotel is smoke free. The only spots where people are allowed to smoke are in the private courtyards.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: TBD
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10 nights of accommodations
23 meals: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 9 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
21 Field trips
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