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Key West Old Town: A Kaleidoscope of Life

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Program #20902RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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Elevation Note
3 feet above sea level

Itinerary for Apr 14 — Apr 19, 2013

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This relaxed oasis off Duval street makes this the perfect place to escape from the stress of daily life. Beach access to the Gulf of Mexico.

Contact info:
601 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 USA
phone: 800-233-1234
web: www.keywest.hyatt.com

Room amenities: Turn down bed service available, flat screen TV with cable and access to movies. etc. iron and ironing board, in-room safe, refrigerators, in room safety deposit box, furnished balconies, electronic door locks.

Facility amenities: Full bath ammenities, hair dryer, make up mirror, WiFi in all guest rooms, full service business center, flat screen TV, iron and ironing board, Jala Spa offers two tranquil spa treatment rooms, heated outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool, in room safe, refrigerator, and just steps from all the activities on Duval Street.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies depending on availabili
Please call (800) 233-1234 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group. Please be aware that this is the peak season in Key West and the rates and availability are not guaranteed, but they will do their best to accommodate you.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Sunday, April 14 - Registration, Orientation, Getting to Know You
Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: Available from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm. After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar desk in the lobby to pick up your arrival packet containing your name tag, the up-to-date schedule, and to confirm the time of the orientation session. Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Evening: ORIENTATION: We'll review the schedule and any changes; discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures; and answer any questions you may have. You'll also have an opportunity to meet the program staff and your fellow participants.

Lodging: Hyatt Resort and Spa Key West

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This relaxed oasis off Duval street makes this the perfect place to escape from the stress of daily life. Beach access to the Gulf of Mexico.

Contact info:
601 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 USA
phone: 800-233-1234
web: www.keywest.hyatt.com

Room amenities: Turn down bed service available, flat screen TV with cable and access to movies. etc. iron and ironing board, in-room safe, refrigerators, in room safety deposit box, furnished balconies, electronic door locks.

Facility amenities: Full bath ammenities, hair dryer, make up mirror, WiFi in all guest rooms, full service business center, flat screen TV, iron and ironing board, Jala Spa offers two tranquil spa treatment rooms, heated outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool, in room safe, refrigerator, and just steps from all the activities on Duval Street.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies depending on availabili
Please call (800) 233-1234 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group. Please be aware that this is the peak season in Key West and the rates and availability are not guaranteed, but they will do their best to accommodate you.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Monday, April 15 - Harry Truman Lecture / Trolley Tour / Key West Mu...
Harry Truman Lecture / Trolley Tour / Key West Museum of Art and History / Celebrate the Sun

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel

Morning: We will take the Trolley for an hour long, narrated trip around the island- 4 miles long and 2 miles wide. This will help you see why this is such a fascinating place to visit!

Morning: Enjoy a lecture about Harry Truman's Little White House with Bob Woltz, our Truman expert. After the lecture, visit The Key West Museum of Art and History in the Custom House. Built in 1891, served as a post office, court house and government center.You will have a docent led tour of this amazing and cultural space.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel

Afternoon: Listen to a representative from the National Weather Service in Key West. He will discuss the unusual weather patterns in this area. Hear about the many hurricanes this area has experienced.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant

Evening: Experience "Celebrate the Sun" at Mallory Square, a gathering of locals and visitors that come to see the vendors, and artists. It is mainly an event to celebrate the sun setting. It's a huge event and a must see.

Lodging: Hyatt Resort and Spa Key West

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This relaxed oasis off Duval street makes this the perfect place to escape from the stress of daily life. Beach access to the Gulf of Mexico.

Contact info:
601 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 USA
phone: 800-233-1234
web: www.keywest.hyatt.com

Room amenities: Turn down bed service available, flat screen TV with cable and access to movies. etc. iron and ironing board, in-room safe, refrigerators, in room safety deposit box, furnished balconies, electronic door locks.

Facility amenities: Full bath ammenities, hair dryer, make up mirror, WiFi in all guest rooms, full service business center, flat screen TV, iron and ironing board, Jala Spa offers two tranquil spa treatment rooms, heated outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool, in room safe, refrigerator, and just steps from all the activities on Duval Street.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies depending on availabili
Please call (800) 233-1234 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group. Please be aware that this is the peak season in Key West and the rates and availability are not guaranteed, but they will do their best to accommodate you.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, April 16 - Hemingway House and literary history
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel

Morning: A local author will delight you with stories of famous literary figures who lived in Key West.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel

Afternoon: After lunch we will gather to walk to Hemingway House and a professional docent will lead us through this famous residence of a very colorful former resident.

Dinner: Dinner on your own and a free evening to visit any of the local pubs or just enjoy the "scene"

Evening: Free Time

Lodging: Hyatt Resort and Spa Key West

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This relaxed oasis off Duval street makes this the perfect place to escape from the stress of daily life. Beach access to the Gulf of Mexico.

Contact info:
601 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 USA
phone: 800-233-1234
web: www.keywest.hyatt.com

Room amenities: Turn down bed service available, flat screen TV with cable and access to movies. etc. iron and ironing board, in-room safe, refrigerators, in room safety deposit box, furnished balconies, electronic door locks.

Facility amenities: Full bath ammenities, hair dryer, make up mirror, WiFi in all guest rooms, full service business center, flat screen TV, iron and ironing board, Jala Spa offers two tranquil spa treatment rooms, heated outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool, in room safe, refrigerator, and just steps from all the activities on Duval Street.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies depending on availabili
Please call (800) 233-1234 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group. Please be aware that this is the peak season in Key West and the rates and availability are not guaranteed, but they will do their best to accommodate you.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, April 17 - Deep Sea Diving Lecture / ECO Discovery Center / ...
Deep Sea Diving Lecture / ECO Discovery Center / Presentation by a Naturalist

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Our favorite deep sea diver will talk to you about his many years of fishing these waters. View his treasures and enjoy his stories.

Morning: Enjoy a visit to the ECO Discovery Center. Learn about the unique recreational and commercial use of the nationally significant marine resources surrounding FL demands of a multitude of creative education strategies.

Lunch: Lunch on your own

Afternoon: Free Time

Dinner: Dinner at the hotel

Evening: Christina Celano from the Audubon House will bring her knowledge to you in a very interesting presentation.

Lodging: Hyatt Resort and Spa Key West

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This relaxed oasis off Duval street makes this the perfect place to escape from the stress of daily life. Beach access to the Gulf of Mexico.

Contact info:
601 Front Street
Key West, FL 33040 USA
phone: 800-233-1234
web: www.keywest.hyatt.com

Room amenities: Turn down bed service available, flat screen TV with cable and access to movies. etc. iron and ironing board, in-room safe, refrigerators, in room safety deposit box, furnished balconies, electronic door locks.

Facility amenities: Full bath ammenities, hair dryer, make up mirror, WiFi in all guest rooms, full service business center, flat screen TV, iron and ironing board, Jala Spa offers two tranquil spa treatment rooms, heated outdoor swimming pool and whirlpool, in room safe, refrigerator, and just steps from all the activities on Duval Street.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Varies depending on availabili
Please call (800) 233-1234 and let them know you are with the Road Scholar group. Please be aware that this is the peak season in Key West and the rates and availability are not guaranteed, but they will do their best to accommodate you.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Thursday, April 18 - Audubon House and Little White House
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: After breakfast enjoy a guided walk around Old Town.

Lunch: Lunch at Red Fish Blue Fish, a local favorite

Afternoon: After lunch walk over to the Audubon House and Gardens for a guided visit. Audubon visited the FL Keys and Dry Tortugas in 1832. He left KW having sighted and drawn 18 new birds for his "Birds of America" folio. It is believed that many of those drawings were conceived in the Audubon House garden. After visiting the Audubon House walk over to the Little White House and see where Truman and Bess spent their winters

Dinner: Farewell dinner at the hotel

Evening: After dinner enjoy a performance

Lodging: Hyatt Resort and Spa Key West

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Friday, April 19 - We will close out the week about KW with a visit...
We will close out the week about KW with a visit to the famous Mel Fisher Museum where you will see treasures brought up from the sunken Spanish Ship Atocha.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel.

Morning: We will conclude our journey of discovery with an exploration of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, where you'll learn about marine archaeology and see treasures, including gold and silver bars, retrieved from beneath the sea.

Lunch: The program ends with lunch. You'll have a box lunch that you may have at the hotel or take with you. We hope you have enjoyed this Road Scholar learning adventure and look forward to having you on other programs in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Free Time Opportunities


Key West Old Town
Key West Butterfly & Nature ConservatoryWalk through a magical and inviting environment filled with hundred of the most beautiful winged creatures in nature. During your breathtaking journey you will experience an impressive collection of flowering plants, colorful birds, cascading waterfalls and trees that set the stage for the "flowers of the sky." Witness a variety of some 50 to 60 butterfly species from around the world, along with over 20 exotic bird species, all under a climate- controlled, glass enclosed habitat.
For additional information, visit: http://www.keywestbutterfly.com/
Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State ParkDesignated a National Historic Landmark in 1973, Florida's southernmost state park is popular for recreation, as well as U.S. military history. The fort was one of a series built in the mid-1800s to defend the nation's southeastern coastline. Completed in 1866, Fort Zachary Taylor played important roles in the Civil War and Spanish-American War. Guided tours of the fort are available daily.
For additional information, visit: http://www.floridastateparks.org/forttaylor/
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Maritime MuseumU.S. COAST GUARD CUTTER INGHAM (WPG-35) Maritime Museum & National Historic Landmark is both a military history museum and a National Memorial to Guardians Killed in Action In World War II and Vietnam. With over 50 years of service around the work, USCGC INGHAM is a quintessential portrait of Coast Guard history from 1936 to 1988.
For additional information, visit: http://www.uscgcingham.org/

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.
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13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
9 Field trips
1 Performances

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