Merrimack College Travel Itinerary Convivencia: How Jews, Christians, and Muslims Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain May 24-June 3, 2010 Morocco June 4-June 7, 2010 Monday, May 24: Depart Boston 10:30 am: Arrive to Boston Logan airport (Terminal E). We will meet at the gate where the flight will depart. 1:30 pm: Depart Boston (American Airlines Flight AA4622) 1) Depart Boston at 1:30pm 2) Depart NYC/Kennedy at 5:25pm Arrive to NYC/Kennedy at 2:50pm Arrive to Madrid at 7:20am Tuesday, May 25: Old Madrid 7:20 am: Arrive in Madrid. Hotel check–in and Group lunch at La Barraca Walking tour of Old Madrid: Sol; Kilometer 0; Plaza Mayor; Botin; Mercado San Miguel; Palacio Real; Opera; and Plaza de Espana 7:00 pm: Dinner on your own. Wednesday, May 26: Toledo Breakfast buffet at hotel 9:00 am: Depart hotel for 1/2 day walking excursion of Toledo: Puerta del Sol; La Catedral La Sinogoga de Transito; Iglesia de Santo Tome) 12:30 pm: Participants pay for own meal and have free afternoon to shop in Toledo Return to Madrid. Group Dinner Thursday, May 27: New Madrid Breakfast buffet at hotel 9:00 am: Visit the Prado Museum 12:00 pm: Lunch – participants make own arrangements and pay for own meal Optional Activity: Walking tour of New Madrid: Parque Retiro; Correo; Cibeles; Paseo del Prado; Botanical Gardens 7:30 pm: Group Dinner Flamenco Show at Casa Patas Friday, May 28: El Escorial and Valley of the Fallen Breakfast buffet at hotel 9:00 am: Depart from hotel 10:00 am: Visit El Escorial 12:30 pm: Group lunch at Las Viandas restaurant (Plaza de la Constitucion. T. 34-91-890-0986) 2:00 pm: Visit the Valley of the Fallen 5:30 pm: Depart for Madrid Dinner – Participants make own arrangements and pay for own meal in Madrid Free night in Madrid! Saturday, May 29: Madrid-Seville Breakfast buffet at hotel Lunch along the way to Seville Tour of Seville: Walking tour of Jewish Quarter and Parque Maria Luisa 7:00 pm: Depart hotel for group dinner 7:30 pm: Group Dinner 10:00 pm: Riverside Cruise Sunday, May 30: Seville Breakfast buffet at hotel 9:30 am: Depart from hotel for tour of Sevilla: El Alcazar; La Giralda; and La Catedral 12:00 pm: Lunch - participants make own arrangements and pay for own meal Free afternoon to sightsee. Optional Activities: Shopping on Calle Sierpes and Afternoon Tea at Alfonso XIII 7:00 pm: Depart hotel for group dinner 7:30 pm: Dinner at San Marco Pizzeria Monday, May 31: Seville-Cordoba-Granada Breakfast buffet at hotel 9:00 am: Depart hotel for Cordoba 11:00 am: Tour of Cordoba: La Mezquita and the Old Jewish Quarter 1:30 pm: Light lunch – Participants make own arrangements and pay for own meal 2:00 pm: Depart for Granada 5:15 pm: Arrive at hotel in Granada 7:00 pm: Group Dinner Tuesday, June 1: Granada 9:00 am: Depart hotel for tour of Granada: Albaicin Quarter and La Capilla Real 12:30 pm: Lunch- participants make own arrangements and pay for own meal Free afternoon to sightsee! Optional Activity: Arabian Baths. Wednesday, June 2: Granada- Madrid 9:00 am: Depart hotel to visit La Alhambra 11:30 am: Lunch - participants make own arrangements and pay for own meal 5:50 pm- Return to Madrid (Lauren’s Group) Thursday, June 3: Boston (Lauren’s Group) Buffet breakfast at hotel. Depart for Boston (American Flight AA95) 1) Depart Madrid at 10:00 am 2) Depart NYC/Kennedy at 2:20 pm Arrive at NYC/Kennedy at 12:20 pm Arrive at Boston at 4:00 pm Dr. McGovern’s group will have a free day in Granada . Friday, June 4: Boat Journey to Morocco (Dr. McGovern’s Group) ALGECIRAS - TANGIER - RABAT 9:00 am: Boat journey across the Mediterranean Sea from Algeciras, Spain to Tangier, Morocco 9:30 am: Visit of the women's center DARNA and informal conversation with Moroccan students about cultural diversity, education and woman's rights in Morocco 12:00 pm: Lunch at women's center DARNA 1:30 pm: Drive to Asilah along the Atlantic coast 3:00 pm: Walk through the Medina (old town) of Asilah 4:00 pm: Drive to Rabat (3 hours) 7:00 pm: Meeting of the home stay families (Three students will stay with one family.) 8:00 pm: Walk through the Medina of Rabat in small groups 8:30 pm: Dinner with home stay families Individual Time (showing pictures, visiting other families, going to a cafe, etc.) Saturday, June 5: RABAT 8:00 am: Breakfast 9:30 am: Facilitated discussion “West and Islamic worlds - images about each other” 11:30 am: Visit of the Roman ruins Chellah and the Mausoleum of King Mohammed V 1:30 pm: Lunch with families 3:30 pm: Exploration of Rabat's Andalusian houses in the Kashba and the street life in the medina market. Individual options: to spend time in the art museum or gallery, at the ocean or in the gardens of the castle. (This afternoon will be spent in small groups to create space for authentic experiences of the place and for personal connections. Two American students will be accompanied by one or two Moroccan students from AMIDEAST/Rabat University. ) 6:30 pm: Meeting of all students at the Oudaia gate 7:00 pm: Conversation with a Peace Corps Volunteer about living in Morocco 8:30 pm: Optional hammam (traditional baths) 10:00 pm: Dinner with family Sunday, June 6: RABAT - RIF MOUNTAINS - CHEFCHAOUEN 7:30 am: Breakfast 8:00 am: Drive to Rif Mountains 12:00 pm: Walk in the Rif Mountains to a family in a mountain village (approx. 30 minutes) Afternoon: (This is a personal visit: we will keep an eye on time AND be flexible for experiences.) Lunch in the house of a family and conversation about education, simplicity of life and economic challenges of rural areas in Morocco. 5:30 pm: Drive to Chefchaouen 6:30 pm: Short walk through the medina of Chefchaouen with some background information about its Moorish and Jewish inhabitants and its historic link to Al Andalus. 7:00 pm: Settle in hostal Individual time for exploring the Medina (We will experience both how beautiful Chefchaouen is and how damaging tourism can be.) 8:30 pm Special celebration dinner in the Medina of Chefchaouen 10:00 pm Social time on the roof terrace: to share images and thoughts from our journey. (30 min) Monday, June 7: CHEFCHAOUEN - CEUTA - ALGECIRAS 7:00 am: Optional: Walk through the Medina / looking down at Chefchaouen from outside the city gate 8:00 am: Drive through mountains, fields and cities to Ceuta (2 hours) Breakfast on the way 11:00 am: Crossing the Moroccan - Spanish border 2:15 pm: Boat journey across the Strait of Gibraltar (1or 2 hour time difference) 3:30 pm: Good bye in Algeciras, Spain Hotel and Contact Information The emergency contact number for this programs are: Lauren Gannon: (978) 857-2900 or Lynn McGovern: (978) 857-2898 Seville Hotel Gran Lar Plza. Carmen Benitez,3 Tel:34-95-441-0452* E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Granada Hotel Melia Calle Angel Ganivet, 7, 18009, Granada Spain Tel: 34-958-22-7400* E-mail: email@example.com Madrid Hotel Regina Calle Alcalá, 19 28014 Madrid – Spain Tel: 34-91-521-4725* E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org * Please keep in mind that when calling a Spanish or Moroccan telephone number from the United States, you must dial 011 first. * To call the U.S. from Spain, dial 001 first.