Hotel check-in from 4:00 p.m. Walking up to 1 mile roundtrip to/from Mallory Square; duration spent on feet dependent on personal interest; uneven sidewalks and cobblestones.
Program Registration. After you have your room assignment, join us at the Road Scholar table in the lobby to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing the up-to-date schedule that reflects any changes, other important information, and to confirm the time and location of the Orientation session. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in. Remember to bring your name-tag (sent previously). Orientation. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. The program is staffed with a local Group Leader, who will be our primary resource in making the most of independent study time, handling logistical information, offering local knowledge, and insider tips for getting to know the city. This is a Road Scholar Independent program. It is designed for participants who want high-level Road Scholar instruction, a few group activities, and who are capable and comfortable setting out on their own independently for a significant part of the day/night. There will be several hours each day of educational content. Most meals will be on your own (excluded from the program cost) to enjoy what you like, and there will be substantial free time for personal independent exploration. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Periods in the schedule designated as “Free time” and “At leisure” offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
We will walk from the hotel to a nearby restaurant for a 3-course plated meal with salad, choice of entrée, dessert of the day, and beverage choices including coffee (regular/decaf), hot tea, water; other beverages available for purchase from the bar.
After dinner, we will walk to Mallory Square as a group for a nightly celebration and find out why the locals all say, "See you at Sunset!" We’ll soak in the sights, and bask in the tropical atmosphere. Feel free to stick around as long as you like or join the Group Leader for the walk back to the hotel. After returning to the hotel, the remainder of the evening be at leisure.