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Program #13964RJ
8 Days | 7 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.
Elevation Note
Elevation in Mexico city is 7200

Itinerary for Feb 3 — Feb 10, 2013

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Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel is located one block of Paseo de la Reforma, the majestic avenue joining the Historical downtown with the city commercial and financial zones.

Contact info:
Lafragua No 7, Colonia Tabacalera, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc
Mexico City, 06030 Mexico
phone: +5550964500
web: www.hotelcasablanca.com.mx

Room amenities: All room are totally equipped with Air conditioning and heating with individual control, cable TV, telephone, cold and hot water restroom and Complimentary private security box.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Air Conditioning, Security Box, Room Service, Travel Agency, Paking, Medical Service, Laundry, High Speed Internet, GYM.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approx.100.00Sgl - $126.00Dbl
No addtional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, February 03 -
Arrive To: Travel Day, Arrival into Mexico City. Motorcoach transfer to hotel/hotel check-in.

Dinner: 6:30 p.m. meet in lobby for Road Scholar registration followed by welcome dinner at Hotel Casa Blanca restaurant.

Lodging: Hotel Casa Blanca Mexico

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The hotel is located one block of Paseo de la Reforma, the majestic avenue joining the Historical downtown with the city commercial and financial zones.

Contact info:
Lafragua No 7, Colonia Tabacalera, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc
Mexico City, 06030 Mexico
phone: +5550964500
web: www.hotelcasablanca.com.mx

Room amenities: All room are totally equipped with Air conditioning and heating with individual control, cable TV, telephone, cold and hot water restroom and Complimentary private security box.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Air Conditioning, Security Box, Room Service, Travel Agency, Paking, Medical Service, Laundry, High Speed Internet, GYM.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approx.100.00Sgl - $126.00Dbl
No addtional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, February 04 - Lecture: "Mexico City History - Pre-Columbian Pe...
Lecture: "Mexico City History - Pre-Columbian Period." Field Trip: National Palace and the famous Casa de los Azulejos.

Breakfast: at hotel restaurant

Morning: Program Orientation. Lecture:Mexico City History - Pre-Columbian Period. Field trip: National Palace and the famous Casa de los Azuleios (a tile-covered 16th century mansion).

Lunch: in a local restaurant

Afternoon: Return to Hotel Social time prior to dinner.

Dinner: Dinner at Hotel Casa Blanca restaurant.

Lodging: Hotel Casa Blanca Mexico

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

Description: The hotel is located one block of Paseo de la Reforma, the majestic avenue joining the Historical downtown with the city commercial and financial zones.

Contact info:
Lafragua No 7, Colonia Tabacalera, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc
Mexico City, 06030 Mexico
phone: +5550964500
web: www.hotelcasablanca.com.mx

Room amenities: All room are totally equipped with Air conditioning and heating with individual control, cable TV, telephone, cold and hot water restroom and Complimentary private security box.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Air Conditioning, Security Box, Room Service, Travel Agency, Paking, Medical Service, Laundry, High Speed Internet, GYM.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approx.100.00Sgl - $126.00Dbl
No addtional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, February 05 - Field trip: The Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Gu...
Field trip: The Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Guadalups and Teotihuacan archeological site - The Ceremonial Center and The Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon.

Breakfast: at hotel restaurant

Morning: Field trip: The Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Guadalups

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Feld trip continues: Teotihuacan archeological site - The Ceremonial Center and The Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon.

Dinner: Dinner at Hotel Casa Blanca dining facility.

Evening: Attendance at the Fine Arts Palace to see the performance of the famous Folkloric group of Amalia Hernandez.

Lodging: Hotel Casa Blanca Mexico

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

Description: The hotel is located one block of Paseo de la Reforma, the majestic avenue joining the Historical downtown with the city commercial and financial zones.

Contact info:
Lafragua No 7, Colonia Tabacalera, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc
Mexico City, 06030 Mexico
phone: +5550964500
web: www.hotelcasablanca.com.mx

Room amenities: All room are totally equipped with Air conditioning and heating with individual control, cable TV, telephone, cold and hot water restroom and Complimentary private security box.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Air Conditioning, Security Box, Room Service, Travel Agency, Paking, Medical Service, Laundry, High Speed Internet, GYM.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approx.100.00Sgl - $126.00Dbl
No addtional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, February 06 - Lecture: "Mexico City History - Colonial Period"...
Lecture: "Mexico City History - Colonial Period". Field trip: Alameda and Fine Arts Palace and The Anthropology Museum. Attend Fine Arts Palace for performance by the famous Folkloric Group of Amalia Hernandez.

Breakfast: at hotel restaurant

Morning: Lecture: "Mexico City History - Colonial Period" Field trip: Alameda and Fine Arts Palace

Lunch: Restaurant at Anthropology Museum

Afternoon: Field Trip: The Anthropology Museum

Dinner: at hotel restaurant

Evening: Attend a performance of the famous Folkloric group of Amalia Hernandez at the Fine Arts Palace.

Lodging: Hotel Casa Blanca Mexico

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

Description: The hotel is located one block of Paseo de la Reforma, the majestic avenue joining the Historical downtown with the city commercial and financial zones.

Contact info:
Lafragua No 7, Colonia Tabacalera, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc
Mexico City, 06030 Mexico
phone: +5550964500
web: www.hotelcasablanca.com.mx

Room amenities: All room are totally equipped with Air conditioning and heating with individual control, cable TV, telephone, cold and hot water restroom and Complimentary private security box.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Air Conditioning, Security Box, Room Service, Travel Agency, Paking, Medical Service, Laundry, High Speed Internet, GYM.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approx.100.00Sgl - $126.00Dbl
No addtional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, February 07 - Lecture: "Mexico Independence and Modernity". A...
Lecture: "Mexico Independence and Modernity". All day field trip: The Historic Center - Aztec Ceremonial Center, Templo Mayor and site Museum. Field trip: San Ildelfonso School

Breakfast: at hotel restaurant

Morning: Lecture: Mexico Independence and Modernity Field trip: The Historic Center - Aztec Ceremonial Center, Templo Mayor and site Museum

Lunch: in a local restaurant

Afternoon: Field trip: San Ildelfonso School

Dinner: at hotel restaurant

Lodging: Hotel Casa Blanca Mexico

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

Description: The hotel is located one block of Paseo de la Reforma, the majestic avenue joining the Historical downtown with the city commercial and financial zones.

Contact info:
Lafragua No 7, Colonia Tabacalera, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc
Mexico City, 06030 Mexico
phone: +5550964500
web: www.hotelcasablanca.com.mx

Room amenities: All room are totally equipped with Air conditioning and heating with individual control, cable TV, telephone, cold and hot water restroom and Complimentary private security box.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Air Conditioning, Security Box, Room Service, Travel Agency, Paking, Medical Service, Laundry, High Speed Internet, GYM.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approx.100.00Sgl - $126.00Dbl
No addtional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Six: Friday, February 08 - Lecture: "Famous Mexican Muralist." Field trip: ...
Lecture: "Famous Mexican Muralist." Field trip: The Museum of Dolores Olmedo Patino works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. Field trip: Xochimilco, The Floating Gardens.

Breakfast: at hotel restaurant

Morning: Lecture: "Famous Mexican Muralist" Field trip: The Museum of Dolores Olmedo Patino works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo

Lunch: at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Field trip: Xochimilco, The Floating Gardens

Dinner: at local restaurant

Lodging: Hotel Casa Blanca Mexico

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

Description: The hotel is located one block of Paseo de la Reforma, the majestic avenue joining the Historical downtown with the city commercial and financial zones.

Contact info:
Lafragua No 7, Colonia Tabacalera, Delegacion Cuauhtemoc
Mexico City, 06030 Mexico
phone: +5550964500
web: www.hotelcasablanca.com.mx

Room amenities: All room are totally equipped with Air conditioning and heating with individual control, cable TV, telephone, cold and hot water restroom and Complimentary private security box.

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Air Conditioning, Security Box, Room Service, Travel Agency, Paking, Medical Service, Laundry, High Speed Internet, GYM.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Approx.100.00Sgl - $126.00Dbl
No addtional nights.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Seven: Saturday, February 09 - Lecture: "Mexico's National and Modern Art". Fi...
Lecture: "Mexico's National and Modern Art". Field trip: The neighborhood (Colonia) of San Angel. Visit Frida Kahlo Museum. Visit the neighborhood (Colonia) of Coyoacan.

Breakfast: at hotel restaurant

Morning: Lecture: "Mexico's National and Modern Art" Field trip: The neighborhood (Colonia) of San Angel and visit the Frida Kahlo Museum.

Lunch: in a local restaurant

Afternoon: Field trip: The neighborhood (Colonia) of Coyoacan

Dinner: Farewell Dinner at Hotel Casa Blanca restaurant.

Lodging: Hotel Casa Blanca Mexico

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eight: Sunday, February 10 - Motor coach transfer to Mexico City D.F. Airport ...
Motor coach transfer to Mexico City D.F. Airport immediately following breakfast.

Breakfast: at hotel restaurant

Morning: Group and independent transfers to the airport

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
7 nights of accommodations
20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
2 Performances

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4.6
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