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17 Days | 16 Nights
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. 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.
Start of Program
Sep 12, 2014
The programs starts with lunch at 2pm at the Hotel Carlos V in Toledo.
You will be staying at the Hotel Carlos V that night.
Location: Toledo
Nearest city or town: Madrid
Nearest airport: Barajas (MAD)
Transportation to site: Toledo is approximately an hour away from Madrid and very accessible by train and direct public bus. From Madrid’s Atocha train station the cost is approximately 10 Euros approximately. From Plaza Elíptica bus station the cost is approximately 6 Euros. A taxi transfer from the airport to the train or bus station in Madrid costs about 25 Euros, while a taxi from the bus or train station in Toledo to the Carlos V Hotel costs about 5 Euros. There is also a new Airport Express public bus from Barajas Airport to Atocha Station almost every hour for a price of 5 Euros per person. For further information, consult www.emtmadrid.es/lineaAeropuerto/index.html. There is also train service from Terminal 4 at Barajas airport to Atocha Station every 30 minutes for a price of 2.50 Euros.

End of Program
Sep 27, 2014
The program ends after breakfast at the hotel in Casablanca. Hotel check-out is at 12 p.m. A group transfer is scheduled to the Mohammed V Casablanca Airport at 6:30 a.m.
You will be staying at the Ibis Casa City Center the night before.
Location: Casablanca
Nearest city or town: Rabat
Nearest airport: Casablanca Airport - Mohamed Airport Casablanca (CMN)
Transportation to site: Trains to Mohammed V Casablanca Airport run from Casa Port Train Station, located behind the hotel. Price and departure information is available at www.oncf.ma. Grand taxis are widely available. Taxi transfers to the airport can be arranged at hotel reception and the cost is usually about 150 Moroccan dirhams. Fare negotiation and payment are the responsibility of the participant.
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

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Ibis Casablanca City Center hotel is a newly open hotel in the heart of Casablanca. Its unique features are its proximity from the old medina (old city), and its location by the main train station in Casablanca Casa-Port. It is also located 30 minutes away from from Mohamed V airport and is also on a short distance from the sea shore, the old downtown, business district, Hassan II mosque shopping centers, museums and the port

Contact info:
Angle rue Zaid Ouhmad
Casablanca, Morocco
phone: +2122246656
Room amenities: The accommodations will be double occupancy rooms and private showers. Limited single rooms at supplemental cost are available.

Facility amenities: The Ibis city center hotel offers a good service, has air conditioning, cable TV, direct dial phone, hair dryer, wake-up call, mini-bar, safety deposit box, voice mail, and offers non-smoking rooms. The hotel offers internet wi-fi connection, a nice restaurant, a bar and offers a 24-hour service.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: US$ 100.00
The dollar's rate is based on 1 US dollar = 7.5 Moroccan dirhams

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Our Value Promise To You

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at no additional cost on this date ...
15 nights of accommodations
43 meals: 15 breakfasts, 14 lunches, 14 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
22 Field trips
2 Hands-on experiences
4 Performances


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