Hotel check-in from 2:00 p.m.
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. 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 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. Participants will be provided with a pre-loaded travel card for use on public transportation and 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. Afterwards, the Group Leader will walk us around the neighborhood to point out useful locations cush as a laundromat, supermarkets, banks, restaurants, and more. We will also learn from a lesson of “survival Spanish.”
At a local restaurant walking distance from the hotel, we will enjoy a plated 3-course meal with three options. Coffee, tea, water, soft drink, and one glass of wine included; other beverages available for purchase.