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Spain and Morocco: Shared Histories, Complementary Cultures

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Program #14596RJ
17 Days | 16 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.

Itinerary for Mar 13 — Mar 29, 2014

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Day One: Thursday, March 13 -
Evening: International flight to Spain.

Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Centrally located to Toledo's historic center.

Contact info:
Trastamara, 1
Toledo, 45001 Spain
phone: +34 925 222 100
web: www.carlosv.com

Room amenities: Telephone, television, air conditioning.

Facility amenities: On-site restaurant and meeting rooms.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Please consult with program provider for hotel contact information.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Friday, March 14 - Arrival/Orientation in Toledo
Morning: Arrive at Madrid airport and transfer by private coach to hotel in Toledo (60 miles). Check-in hotel and rest before lunch.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel restaurant.

Afternoon: Orientation and city walk in Toledo followed by a welcome reception at the hotel.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Lodging: Hotel Carlos V

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Centrally located to Toledo's historic center.

Contact info:
Trastamara, 1
Toledo, 45001 Spain
phone: +34 925 222 100
web: www.carlosv.com

Room amenities: Telephone, television, air conditioning.

Facility amenities: On-site restaurant and meeting rooms.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Please consult with program provider for hotel contact information.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Saturday, March 15 - Toledo
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Explore the medieval capital of Toledo with in-depth visits to the Cathedral, Mosque and the Synagogue/Sephardic Museum. We will also see El Greco's famous Count of Orgaz painting at the Santo Tomé Church.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Our study of the different religious groups that have coexisted throughout history in Toledo is continued with a lecture on Muslim, Jewish & Christian cultures in the Middle Ages. Explore Toledo on your own with some afternoon free time.

Dinner: On-site staff will provide you with suggestions to enjoy a tapas dinner on your own.

Lodging: Hotel Carlos V

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Located in the monumental center of Granada.

Contact info:
Calle Navas, 5
Granada, 18009 Spain
phone: +34 958 221 581
web: http://www.hoteles-dauro.com/hotel-barato-granada.html

Room amenities: Hairdryer, television, alarm clock, minibar, telephone, safe.

Facility amenities: On-site restaurant and meeting rooms, air conditioning and heat, high-speed internet access in common areas.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Four: Sunday, March 16 - Travel to Granada/Olive Oil Museum
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Morning departure from Toledo to Granada. We will stop at an olive oil museum in the town of Baeza (230 miles) to learn about the history and production of this important Spanish export.

Lunch: Lunch at the olive mill's hacienda.

Afternoon: We continue on towards Granada (90 miles), arrival and check-in at the hotel. Orientation and walk around the hotel neighborhood.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Lodging: Hotel Dauro II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Located in the monumental center of Granada.

Contact info:
Calle Navas, 5
Granada, 18009 Spain
phone: +34 958 221 581
web: http://www.hoteles-dauro.com/hotel-barato-granada.html

Room amenities: Hairdryer, television, alarm clock, minibar, telephone, safe.

Facility amenities: On-site restaurant and meeting rooms, air conditioning and heat, high-speed internet access in common areas.

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

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Monday, March 17 - Albaycin/Alhambra
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.

Morning: A morning walking tour of the Albaycin neighborhood where Moorish Spain comes alive in the streets of Granada.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel restaurant.

Afternoon: Afternoon guided tour of the Alhambra palace and Generalife gardens, the vestige of the last Islamic kingdoms in Spain.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Lodging: Hotel Dauro II

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located in Plaza Nueva, central to all of Seville's major monuments.

Contact info:
Plaza Nueva, 7
Seville, 41001 Spain
phone: +34 954 224 970
web: www.hotelinglaterra.es

Room amenities: Hairdryer, telephone, television, minibar, safe, heat/air conditioning.

Facility amenities: On-site restaurant and bar, meeting rooms, laundry and room service.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after:
Please consult with program provider for details.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Six: Tuesday, March 18 - Córdoba/Travel to Seville
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Depart Granada for Seville, stopping in Córdoba, the crossroads of civilizations, and mainstay of Islamic and Jewish heritage in Spain. Visit the Great Mosque of Córdoba and take a visit to the Jewish quarter, where we will see a monument to the great philosopher Maimónides. Enjoy a Sephardic musical performance at Casa de la Sefarad across from the synagogue.

Lunch: Lunch at a restaurant in Córdoba.

Afternoon: Afternoon arrival in Seville.

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Lodging: Hotel Inglaterra

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located in Plaza Nueva, central to all of Seville's major monuments.

Contact info:
Plaza Nueva, 7
Seville, 41001 Spain
phone: +34 954 224 970
web: www.hotelinglaterra.es

Room amenities: Hairdryer, telephone, television, minibar, safe, heat/air conditioning.

Facility amenities: On-site restaurant and bar, meeting rooms, laundry and room service.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after:
Please consult with program provider for details.

Check out time: 12:00 PM

Day Seven: Wednesday, March 19 - Seville/Flamenco
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Explore the Alcázar - Seville's Royal palace and heritage of Muslim and Christian architects and artisans.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel restaurant.

Lodging: Hotel Inglaterra

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
15 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
22 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
4 Performances

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Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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