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SPAIN / GIBRALTAR / MOROCCO

Adventures Afloat: Spain, Morocco and Gibraltar: A Clipper Ship Voyage

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Program #20481RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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. 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 Oct 8 — Oct 19, 2013

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Day One: Tuesday, October 08 - International flights to Seville
In Transit: International flights depart the USA to Seville, Spain.

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This hotel is located in the historic center of Seville, very near to the beautiful quarter of Santa Cruz and a few minutes walk from monuments such as the cathedral, La Giralda and Maria Luisa Park .

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Sierra Nevada, 3
Sevilla, 41003 Spain
phone: +34954416661
web: www.hoteles-catalonia.com/en/our_hotels/europa/spain/andalucia/sevilla/hotel_catalonia_giralda/index.jsp?seccion=hotel

Room amenities: Air conditioning and heating, Flat screen satellite TV, Free internet access (WiFi), Full-length mirror, Hair dryer, Marble bathroom, Room service, Safe deposit box, Telephone with direct line

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, Free WiFi, Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services, Air Conditioning

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and bookings.


Day Two: Wednesday, October 09 - Arrive Seville / Orientation
Arrive To: Arrivals at San Pablo Airport in Seville. Transfer to program hotel. Check-in. Settle in.

Afternoon: Meet for an introduction to your program by your Group Leader.

Dinner: Enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.

Lodging: Hotel Catalonia Giralda

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This hotel is located in the historic center of Seville, very near to the beautiful quarter of Santa Cruz and a few minutes walk from monuments such as the cathedral, La Giralda and Maria Luisa Park .

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Sierra Nevada, 3
Sevilla, 41003 Spain
phone: +34954416661
web: www.hoteles-catalonia.com/en/our_hotels/europa/spain/andalucia/sevilla/hotel_catalonia_giralda/index.jsp?seccion=hotel

Room amenities: Air conditioning and heating, Flat screen satellite TV, Free internet access (WiFi), Full-length mirror, Hair dryer, Marble bathroom, Room service, Safe deposit box, Telephone with direct line

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, Free WiFi, Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services, Air Conditioning

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and bookings.


Day Three: Thursday, October 10 - Seville, Spain
Note: Exploration of Sevilla will include about 2.5 miles of walking for around 2 hours.

Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Explore Seville on foot: Start the morning walking cobblestone streets of the oldest neighborhood of Seville - the Barrio Santa Cruz/Jewish quarter ending the morning exploring the Alcázar Royal Palace and gardens.

Lunch: Lunch on your own in Seville to explore local flavor.

Afternoon: In the afternoon we explore the Cathedral of Seville, an expression in stone of post-Reconquest confidence and wealth. Built on the site of a mosque, it is the third largest church in Europe and the largest Gothic building in Europe. It also boasts the largest altarpiece in the world and is the burial site of Christopher Columbus.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Hotel Catalonia Giralda

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: This hotel is located in the historic center of Seville, very near to the beautiful quarter of Santa Cruz and a few minutes walk from monuments such as the cathedral, La Giralda and Maria Luisa Park .

Ship Information: n/a

Contact info:
Sierra Nevada, 3
Sevilla, 41003 Spain
phone: +34954416661
web: www.hoteles-catalonia.com/en/our_hotels/europa/spain/andalucia/sevilla/hotel_catalonia_giralda/index.jsp?seccion=hotel

Room amenities: Air conditioning and heating, Flat screen satellite TV, Free internet access (WiFi), Full-length mirror, Hair dryer, Marble bathroom, Room service, Safe deposit box, Telephone with direct line

Facility amenities: Restaurant, Bar, Free WiFi, Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services, Air Conditioning

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: TBD
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services for rates and bookings.


Day Four: Friday, October 11 - Seville
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: This morning, enjoy an expert-led visit of the Fine Arts Museum and then some free time to explore on your own.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure to explore Seville on you own and follow your own interests.

Dinner: Dinner on your own in Seville.

Lodging: Hotel Catalonia Giralda

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Luxury Barge

Ship Information: Tonnage: 2298 Length: 360 ft Beam: 50 ft Draft: 18.5 ft Sail Area: 36,000 sq ft Masts: 4 masts (tallest is 226 ft) Registry: Malta Number of Crew: 72 Nationality of Officers: International Nationality of Crew: International Speed: 8 knots Electric Current: 110 volts Stabilized: Yes, by water tanks to prevent rolling Air Conditioning: Yes Entered Served: Star Flyer 1991, Star Clipper 1992 Most Recent Refits: Star Clipper Summer 2005, Star Flyer Fall 2007 Size: 170 guests/85 staterooms

Contact info:
4, rue de la Turbie
Monaco, 98000 Monaco
phone: +37797978400
web: www.starclippers.com/us/our-fleet/star-flyer.html

Room amenities: Cabin amenities include: Private Safe Hairdryer Individually Controlled AC Direct Dial Telephones Marble Bathrooms Daily Program Color TV Satellite TV Coverage Turndown Service with Pillow Sweet Bathroom Amenities (hand soap, bath soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, shower caps) 110 volts outlet Sewing Kit

Facility amenities: 2 Outdoor pools, Water Sports: water skiing, snorkeling, windsurf sailing and lasers, Piano Bar, Tropical Bar, Private massage tent on deck (additional cost), Laundry/dry cleaning, Movies shown in your cabin throughout the day/night, Radio in each cabin, Nurse onboard, Internet Access (located in Library for 12 euros an hour)

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


Day Five: Saturday, October 12 - Malaga, Spain / Embark Star Flyer
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: After checking out of the hotel, take a coach to Malaga (approximately 2.5 hours).

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Explore La Alcazaba: Situated in the Old Town district of Malaga, La Alcazaba was originally a Muslim palace and fortress dating back to the early 9th century. Highlights here include Roman excavations, scenic gardens and a small museum. Later, transfer to the port and embark the Star Flyer.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: Star Flyer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Luxury Barge

Ship Information: Tonnage: 2298 Length: 360 ft Beam: 50 ft Draft: 18.5 ft Sail Area: 36,000 sq ft Masts: 4 masts (tallest is 226 ft) Registry: Malta Number of Crew: 72 Nationality of Officers: International Nationality of Crew: International Speed: 8 knots Electric Current: 110 volts Stabilized: Yes, by water tanks to prevent rolling Air Conditioning: Yes Entered Served: Star Flyer 1991, Star Clipper 1992 Most Recent Refits: Star Clipper Summer 2005, Star Flyer Fall 2007 Size: 170 guests/85 staterooms

Contact info:
4, rue de la Turbie
Monaco, 98000 Monaco
phone: +37797978400
web: www.starclippers.com/us/our-fleet/star-flyer.html

Room amenities: Cabin amenities include: Private Safe Hairdryer Individually Controlled AC Direct Dial Telephones Marble Bathrooms Daily Program Color TV Satellite TV Coverage Turndown Service with Pillow Sweet Bathroom Amenities (hand soap, bath soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, shower caps) 110 volts outlet Sewing Kit

Facility amenities: 2 Outdoor pools, Water Sports: water skiing, snorkeling, windsurf sailing and lasers, Piano Bar, Tropical Bar, Private massage tent on deck (additional cost), Laundry/dry cleaning, Movies shown in your cabin throughout the day/night, Radio in each cabin, Nurse onboard, Internet Access (located in Library for 12 euros an hour)

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


Day Six: Sunday, October 13 - Day at Sea
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board the ship.

Morning: In the morning join your Study Leader for a lecture titled "An Introduction to Moorish Art and Architecture."

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship.

Afternoon: Afternoon lecture: "Jews, Christians and Moors: The Evolution of Art in the Western Mediterranean - Part 1."

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: Star Flyer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Luxury Barge

Ship Information: Tonnage: 2298 Length: 360 ft Beam: 50 ft Draft: 18.5 ft Sail Area: 36,000 sq ft Masts: 4 masts (tallest is 226 ft) Registry: Malta Number of Crew: 72 Nationality of Officers: International Nationality of Crew: International Speed: 8 knots Electric Current: 110 volts Stabilized: Yes, by water tanks to prevent rolling Air Conditioning: Yes Entered Served: Star Flyer 1991, Star Clipper 1992 Most Recent Refits: Star Clipper Summer 2005, Star Flyer Fall 2007 Size: 170 guests/85 staterooms

Contact info:
4, rue de la Turbie
Monaco, 98000 Monaco
phone: +37797978400
web: www.starclippers.com/us/our-fleet/star-flyer.html

Room amenities: Cabin amenities include: Private Safe Hairdryer Individually Controlled AC Direct Dial Telephones Marble Bathrooms Daily Program Color TV Satellite TV Coverage Turndown Service with Pillow Sweet Bathroom Amenities (hand soap, bath soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, shower caps) 110 volts outlet Sewing Kit

Facility amenities: 2 Outdoor pools, Water Sports: water skiing, snorkeling, windsurf sailing and lasers, Piano Bar, Tropical Bar, Private massage tent on deck (additional cost), Laundry/dry cleaning, Movies shown in your cabin throughout the day/night, Radio in each cabin, Nurse onboard, Internet Access (located in Library for 12 euros an hour)

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


Day Seven: Monday, October 14 - Casablanca, Morocco
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board the ship.

Morning: Led by a local expert, visit the Jewish museum of Casablanca. This is a unique museum in a Muslim land to preserve the Moroccan Jewish Heritage; it consists of a cultural center, an art gallery with a photo exhibit of Jewish sites in Morocco, a permanent jewelry and dress exhibit, a Moroccan Jewish synagogue and a museum of fine arts. Its exquisite architecture crafted by the best craftsmen in the region makes it one of the top architectural mastepieces in the world for Moorish architecture.

Lunch: Light lunch of Moroccan couscous.

Afternoon: This afternoon join your Study Leader for a lecture titled "Art and the Inquisition."

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: Star Flyer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Luxury Barge

Ship Information: Tonnage: 2298 Length: 360 ft Beam: 50 ft Draft: 18.5 ft Sail Area: 36,000 sq ft Masts: 4 masts (tallest is 226 ft) Registry: Malta Number of Crew: 72 Nationality of Officers: International Nationality of Crew: International Speed: 8 knots Electric Current: 110 volts Stabilized: Yes, by water tanks to prevent rolling Air Conditioning: Yes Entered Served: Star Flyer 1991, Star Clipper 1992 Most Recent Refits: Star Clipper Summer 2005, Star Flyer Fall 2007 Size: 170 guests/85 staterooms

Contact info:
4, rue de la Turbie
Monaco, 98000 Monaco
phone: +37797978400
web: www.starclippers.com/us/our-fleet/star-flyer.html

Room amenities: Cabin amenities include: Private Safe Hairdryer Individually Controlled AC Direct Dial Telephones Marble Bathrooms Daily Program Color TV Satellite TV Coverage Turndown Service with Pillow Sweet Bathroom Amenities (hand soap, bath soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, shower caps) 110 volts outlet Sewing Kit

Facility amenities: 2 Outdoor pools, Water Sports: water skiing, snorkeling, windsurf sailing and lasers, Piano Bar, Tropical Bar, Private massage tent on deck (additional cost), Laundry/dry cleaning, Movies shown in your cabin throughout the day/night, Radio in each cabin, Nurse onboard, Internet Access (located in Library for 12 euros an hour)

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


Day Eight: Tuesday, October 15 - Tangier, Morocco
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board the ship.

Morning: This morning join your Study Leader for a lecture titled "Post Reconquista Art."

Lunch: Lunch on board the ship

Afternoon: On the way to the Kasbah Museum, visit the Kasbah, the original old city of Tangier. It is on the highest point of Tangier and is isolated from the rest of the Medina by its walls. The gate opens to the courtyard which leads to the Kasbah Museum, also known as palace museum, which is devoted to Moroccan art. The palace was built in the 17th century and enlarged later by sultans. The carved wooden ceilings and a marble courtyard enhance the beauty of this palace. The former sultan's palace deserves to be seen not only for its collection of artifacts from the Phoenician to modern times, but also for the exquisite architecture and gorgeous garden.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: Star Flyer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Luxury Barge

Ship Information: Tonnage: 2298 Length: 360 ft Beam: 50 ft Draft: 18.5 ft Sail Area: 36,000 sq ft Masts: 4 masts (tallest is 226 ft) Registry: Malta Number of Crew: 72 Nationality of Officers: International Nationality of Crew: International Speed: 8 knots Electric Current: 110 volts Stabilized: Yes, by water tanks to prevent rolling Air Conditioning: Yes Entered Served: Star Flyer 1991, Star Clipper 1992 Most Recent Refits: Star Clipper Summer 2005, Star Flyer Fall 2007 Size: 170 guests/85 staterooms

Contact info:
4, rue de la Turbie
Monaco, 98000 Monaco
phone: +37797978400
web: www.starclippers.com/us/our-fleet/star-flyer.html

Room amenities: Cabin amenities include: Private Safe Hairdryer Individually Controlled AC Direct Dial Telephones Marble Bathrooms Daily Program Color TV Satellite TV Coverage Turndown Service with Pillow Sweet Bathroom Amenities (hand soap, bath soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, shower caps) 110 volts outlet Sewing Kit

Facility amenities: 2 Outdoor pools, Water Sports: water skiing, snorkeling, windsurf sailing and lasers, Piano Bar, Tropical Bar, Private massage tent on deck (additional cost), Laundry/dry cleaning, Movies shown in your cabin throughout the day/night, Radio in each cabin, Nurse onboard, Internet Access (located in Library for 12 euros an hour)

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


Day Nine: Wednesday, October 16 - Cadiz, Spain
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board the ship.

Morning: Take the old road to Jerez de la Frontera, whose climate makes it possible to cultivate the different types of grapes that produce the three main sherry varieties. Enjoy a short walk through the narrow streets with a stop at a local cellar for a wine tasting. Next, visit a farm known for raising quality livestock and learn about the horse-breeding business. See the facilities and stables, carriages, colts and clinical labs. An indoor arena allows a view of the animals.

Lunch: Lunch at leisure on board the ship.

Afternoon: Afternoon at leisure in port to explore at your own pace

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: Star Flyer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Luxury Barge

Ship Information: Tonnage: 2298 Length: 360 ft Beam: 50 ft Draft: 18.5 ft Sail Area: 36,000 sq ft Masts: 4 masts (tallest is 226 ft) Registry: Malta Number of Crew: 72 Nationality of Officers: International Nationality of Crew: International Speed: 8 knots Electric Current: 110 volts Stabilized: Yes, by water tanks to prevent rolling Air Conditioning: Yes Entered Served: Star Flyer 1991, Star Clipper 1992 Most Recent Refits: Star Clipper Summer 2005, Star Flyer Fall 2007 Size: 170 guests/85 staterooms

Contact info:
4, rue de la Turbie
Monaco, 98000 Monaco
phone: +37797978400
web: www.starclippers.com/us/our-fleet/star-flyer.html

Room amenities: Cabin amenities include: Private Safe Hairdryer Individually Controlled AC Direct Dial Telephones Marble Bathrooms Daily Program Color TV Satellite TV Coverage Turndown Service with Pillow Sweet Bathroom Amenities (hand soap, bath soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, shower caps) 110 volts outlet Sewing Kit

Facility amenities: 2 Outdoor pools, Water Sports: water skiing, snorkeling, windsurf sailing and lasers, Piano Bar, Tropical Bar, Private massage tent on deck (additional cost), Laundry/dry cleaning, Movies shown in your cabin throughout the day/night, Radio in each cabin, Nurse onboard, Internet Access (located in Library for 12 euros an hour)

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


Day Ten: Thursday, October 17 - Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet onboard the ship.

Morning: Morning at leisure on board the ship. Ship will arrive in Gibraltar mid-morning.

Lunch: Lunch at leisure on board the ship or on shore.

Afternoon: Discovering Gibraltar: Led by a local guide discover this strategic link between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean ruled by the Spanish, British and Moors. It is said that as long as the Barbary Apes remain, the British will rule Gibraltar this has held for 350 years. Ride to the top of the Rock for great views over the Strait of Gibraltar. On a clear day you can see Africa.

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: Star Flyer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Luxury Barge

Ship Information: Tonnage: 2298 Length: 360 ft Beam: 50 ft Draft: 18.5 ft Sail Area: 36,000 sq ft Masts: 4 masts (tallest is 226 ft) Registry: Malta Number of Crew: 72 Nationality of Officers: International Nationality of Crew: International Speed: 8 knots Electric Current: 110 volts Stabilized: Yes, by water tanks to prevent rolling Air Conditioning: Yes Entered Served: Star Flyer 1991, Star Clipper 1992 Most Recent Refits: Star Clipper Summer 2005, Star Flyer Fall 2007 Size: 170 guests/85 staterooms

Contact info:
4, rue de la Turbie
Monaco, 98000 Monaco
phone: +37797978400
web: www.starclippers.com/us/our-fleet/star-flyer.html

Room amenities: Cabin amenities include: Private Safe Hairdryer Individually Controlled AC Direct Dial Telephones Marble Bathrooms Daily Program Color TV Satellite TV Coverage Turndown Service with Pillow Sweet Bathroom Amenities (hand soap, bath soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, shower caps) 110 volts outlet Sewing Kit

Facility amenities: 2 Outdoor pools, Water Sports: water skiing, snorkeling, windsurf sailing and lasers, Piano Bar, Tropical Bar, Private massage tent on deck (additional cost), Laundry/dry cleaning, Movies shown in your cabin throughout the day/night, Radio in each cabin, Nurse onboard, Internet Access (located in Library for 12 euros an hour)

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


Day Eleven: Friday, October 18 - Motril, Spain / Granada and the Alhambra
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board the ship.

Morning: In the morning as the ship sails towards Motril, Spain, join your Study Leader for a lecture entitled "Post Reconquista Art."

Lunch: Lunch at leisure on board the ship.

Afternoon: Explore Granada and the Alhambra : The Alhambra—a sprawling palace-citadel that comprised royal residential quarters, court complexes flanked by official chambers, a bath, and a mosque—was begun in the 13th century by Ibn al-Ahmar, founder of the Nasrid dynasty, and was continued by his successors in the 14th century. Its most celebrated portions—a series of courtyards surrounded by rooms—present a varied repetoire of Moorish arched, columnar, and domical forms. The romantic imagination of centuries of visitors has been captivated by the special combination of the slender columnar arcades, fountains, and light-reflecting water basins found in those courtyards—the Lion Court in particular; this combination is understood from inscriptions to be a physical realization of descriptions of Paradise in Islamic poetry. The Generalife -- The Generalife was the country estate of the king of Granada. When the king felt the need to get away from the life at court, he could retreat here to relax and reflect. (Note, this is about a 2-hour drive from port.)

Dinner: Dinner on board the ship.

Lodging: Star Flyer

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Twelve: Saturday, October 19 - Malaga, Spain / Departures
Breakfast: Breakfast buffet on board the ship.

Morning: Disembark the ship and transfer to the airport for flights returning to North America

Meals Included: Breakfast

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