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Adventures Afloat: Road Scholar World Academy Semester 2: Victoria Falls to the North Cape

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Program #21457RJ
52 Days | 51 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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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.
While shorter than the full Road Scholar World Academy itinerary, this seven-week semester is still a grand odyssey. Begin at magnificent Victoria Falls then meet your ship for a voyage up the coast of Africa and to some of the Atlantic’s most remote and fascinating islands. Then prepare for an in-depth exploration of Norway that brings you north of the Arctic Circle and, with luck, gives you a look at the brilliant Northern Lights.


Highlights

• On a special two-night shore excursion experience the power and beauty of Victoria Falls and hear the true story of Dr. Livingstone.
• Learn about the volcanic geology of the Canary Islands and go ashore on some of the most remote islands in the Atlantic Ocean.
• Sail into the fjords of Norway, experience life north of the Arctic Circle and, with some luck, see the Northern Lights illuminate the night sky.

Program Notes

Please note that this program runs in tandem with the other segments and semesters of Road Scholar World Academy. We expect the total group size to be over 50 participants. The group will be split up for local Field Trips to facilitate the exploration of smaller venues. Lectures and meals will most often host the full group.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day; uneven terrain and stairs without railings are common. Potential for extreme temperatures.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Johannesburg (South Africa), 1 night; flight to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe), 2 nights; flight to Cape Town, embark Voyager, 44 nights (ports of call include Lüderitz (Namibia), Walvis Bay, Jamestown (Saint Helena), Georgetown (Ascension Island), Mindelo (Cape Verde), Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands), Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Santa Cruz de La Palma, Funchal (Madeira), Lisbon (Portugal), La Coruña (Spain), Portsmouth (England), Kristiansund (Norway), Bronnoysund, Sortland, Alta, Honningsvag, Tromso, Leknes, Bergen); disembark Portsmouth, coach to London, 2 nights; departure.

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Jan 26 — Mar 18, 2015 $14995
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Special Offer: The prices shown are $200 off the original program price. Also, when you enroll in this program, you will receive free round-trip airfare from JFK.

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Included
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49 nights of accommodations
142 meals: 49 breakfasts, 45 lunches, 48 dinners
19 Expert-led lectures
24 Field trips
1 Flights during the program

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