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Program #20610RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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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.
Meals: 21 total, 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinner

The following meal choices available when requested in advance: Vegetarian; Gluten Free; Low Salt; Low Fat.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Miami Airport & Convention Center: Miami, 1 nights
Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: Situated one mile from Miami International Airport (MIA), this modern Miami, Florida hotel adjoins the Miami Airport Convention Center and the Miami International Merchandise Mart, which is also open to the public.

The hotel is a 10 minute drive from the airport and offers a free shuttle service from the airport to the hotel. To call the shuttle upon arrival at the airport: On the 2nd Level / Departure Level, go to the nearest outside door and identify the Door number. Call the hotel on (305) 261-3800 and tell them your location. The shuttle will come and pick you up upon request.

Contact info:
711 NW 72nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33126 USA
phone: 305-261-3800
web: doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/florida/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-miami-airport-and-convention-center-MIAMADT/index.html

Room amenities: 334 oversized guest rooms with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, individual temperature and air-conditioning control, alarm clock radio with MP3 connection, coffee maker with coffee, iron and ironing board, 2 line speaker phone and an in room safe.

Facility amenities: Warm chocolate chip cookie at check-in; restaurant, bar, Automated Teller (ATM), baggage storage, beauty salon, clothing store, gift shop, laundry/valet service, room service, fitness room, heated outdoor pool, the hot tub and whirlpool spa, 24-hour complimentary airport transportation to and from Miami International Airport and the Waterford Blue Lagoon Office Park.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before:
Contact Road Scholar Travel Services for details.

Check in time: 4:00 PM

Hotel Nacional de Cuba: Havana, 5 nights
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Located in the center of Havana, The Nacional Hotel is situated on a vantage point overlooking the Malecon – Havana’s seafront promenade. The Hotel Nacional de Cuba has hosted numerous illustrious guests: actors, artists and many other famous people. The hotel is a National Monument and is inscribed in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.

Contact info:
Calle 21 y O, Vedado, Plaza
Havana, 10400 Cuba
phone: + 53 7 836 3564 al 67
web: www.hotelnacionaldecuba.com/en/home.asp

Room amenities: Air conditioning, in-room safe (additional fee), radio, TV, direct-dial telephone, private bathroom with hairdryer. Please note that there are no designated non-smoking rooms.

Facility amenities: 3 Restaurants, bar, 24 hour room service, outdoor swimming pool, gift shop, beauty salon, Cabaret Parisien show, business center with computers and Internet access (open from 9:00a.m. - 7:00 p.m.) Please note that Internet service in Cuba is expensive and very slow. The hotel has unreliable WiFi service.

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

Elevator: Yes

Meliá Varadero: Varadero, 3 nights
Type: Resort

Description: Located beachfront on Varadero Beach, The Meliá Varadero is a modern, five-star all-inclusive resort featuring recently renovated rooms.

Contact info:
Crta. de las Morlas
Varadero, Cuba
phone: + 53 45 66 70 13
web: www.melia.com/en/hotels/cuba/varadero/melia-varadero-en/index.html

Room amenities: Air conditioning, telephone, satellite television, in-room safe, minibar restocked every day with included beverages, kettle with coffee, iron and ironing board, private bathroom with shower, amenities and hairdryer. Electrical voltage: 220 V/ 60 Hz.

Facility amenities: Six restaurants, six bars, 24 hour reception, Currency exchange, non-smoking areas, Lobby Internet Center with PC , Wi-Fi in the rooms and public areas of the hotel (additional fee), doctor and nurse on call, 24 hour security, outdoor swimming pools with hydro massage, waterfalls and lovely sea views, direct beach access, hammocks, fitness center, evening entertainment, gift shop, beauty salon, pool towel service.

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

Elevator: Yes

Check out time: 12:00 PM


The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Our Value Promise To You

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Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
9 nights of accommodations
21 meals: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
17 Hands-on experiences
2 Flights during the program
Visas: 1(out of 1 required)

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4.9
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