Hotel check-in available from 2:00 p.m. The official start of the program is at 6:00 p.m. with orientation in the hotel meeting room.
After check in, we’ll go on an orientation walk through the area with our Group Leader as we get our first taste of the city of Barcelona before returning to the hotel conference room. 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, a number of meals on your own (excluded from the program cost) to enjoy what you like, and substantial free time for personal independent exploration. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Most afternoons, there will be an activity with the Group Leader. As this is an Independent program, we also encourage you to explore independently to learn about and do what interests you most. Our Group Leader will provide everyone with two T10 travel passes which will include 20 metro or local bus journeys and can be used on any day of our stay in Barcelona. We will also be given full information and assistance on how to successfully use public transport during free time. Periods in the daily 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.
At a local restaurant, we’ll enjoy a plated welcome dinner with a complimentary glass of wine, coffee, water; other beverages available for purchase.
At leisure. Continue getting to know your fellow Road Scholars, settle in, and get a good night’s rest for the day ahead.