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The Holidays in Key West: A Sunny Take on Christmas Traditions

Discover unique Christmas traditions in the Florida Keys, where you’ll visit historic sites, enjoy traditional cuisine and revel in the famous lights of the Sunset Celebration.
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Program No. 21671RJ
Length
7 days
Starts at
2,499
Florida

The Holidays in Key West: A Sunny Take on Christmas Traditions

Discover unique Christmas traditions in the Florida Keys, where you’ll visit historic sites, enjoy traditional cuisine and revel in the famous lights of the Sunset Celebration.
Length
7 days
Starts at
2,499
Program No. 21671 RJ
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Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2021
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2,499
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Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2021
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At a Glance

Celebrate Christmas as you never have before — Florida Keys-style! Spend four nights in Key West learning about its fascinating history of railroads, navy ships, art and literature and reveling in its unique, sun-soaked variety of holiday traditions. Start and end your adventure with a night in picturesque Key Largo and hop from one island to the next as you study Florida Keys ecology and history with a local expert on the Keys.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walk 1.5 miles on pavement, boardwalks, uneven surfaces such as mulched paths, cobblestone, a few stairs. Some standing on field trips and museum visits.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Experience the protected natural areas of the Keys, including a visit to John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, the country’s first undersea park.
  • Key West’s colorful history comes alive on visits to the Overseas Railroad Museum, the Custom House and Ernest Hemingway’s home.
  • Enjoy the unique artistic and holiday traditions of sunny Key West, including an expert-led walk through Mallory Square.

General Notes

Van transfer provided between Miami and Key Largo at the start and end of program. All transfers by van.
Featured Expert
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Aleksey Berzon
Aleksey Berzon is a Florida Master Naturalist. Born in Russia, he moved to Brooklyn at a young age, and later to Florida to study hospitality at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. He continued his education at the International Tourism Management Institute to fulfill his dream of leading educational travel groups around the world. He has led groups throughout the United States, Canada, China and Ireland among other places. When he isn’t traveling, Aleksey enjoys coin collecting, photography and storytelling.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Aleksey Berzon is a Florida Master Naturalist. Born in Russia, he moved to Brooklyn at a young age, and later to Florida to study hospitality at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. He continued his education at the International Tourism Management Institute to fulfill his dream of leading educational travel groups around the world. He has led groups throughout the United States, Canada, China and Ireland among other places. When he isn’t traveling, Aleksey enjoys coin collecting, photography and storytelling.
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Originally from New England, Howell Geib is trained as an Architect from Tulane University and works to pursue his passion for the intersection of the natural world and the built environment. He continued his education in Sustainable Development and International Relations, pursuing development programs in Africa, the Caribbean and Western Europe. Throughout his career, he has lived in France, Hawaii and Haiti. When not introducing Road Scholars to the natural world, Howell lives on a Biodynamic farm in Upstate New York.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Everglades Nat. Park & Surrounding
by Roger Hammer
Key West
by Gerald Sprayregen
Hidden Florida Keys & Everglades
by Candace Leslie Ana Boese
Insiders Guide Florida Keys and Key West
by Victoria Shearer and Janet Ware
National Audubon Field Guide to Florida
by Alden / Cech / Nelson
A Land Remembered
by Patrick Smith
Eco-Touring the Florida Keys
by Matthew Landau Larry Gates





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