1) What kind of weather can I expect in Spain in late May?
Average daytime temperatures in May range from Low-70’s to high-80’s, but it can get hoter at midday. Rain is fairly infrequent at this time but participants are still encouraged to bring a lightweight, waterproof jacket or a small umbrella.
2) Can I arrive before or remain after the sojourn?
Yes. If you would like to arrive at the start location in advance or remain at the end location after the sojourn has concluded, Scholarly Sojourns can help you arrange your hotel accommodation and is often able to secure attractive rates. Please indicate these preferences to us after you have registered for a particular sojourn.
3) How much walking will be required on this sojourn?
This sojourn involves several tours of historic monuments and towns that require walking and climbing a considerable distance. Some castles we visit have uneven floors and narrow, winding staircases. All participants should be comfortable walking up to a mile at a time and climbing up to three flights of stairs at a time. In a few instances, it is necessary to climb upwards of 85 stairs to see every part of a monument.
4) I am a single traveler, can you help me find a roommate?
Scholarly Sojourns will do all we can to match single travelers with a suitable roommate if they desire. But we cannot guarantee that roommates will be available. Therefore all single travelers should register as such and be prepared to pay the single traveler rate should a roommate not be identified.
5) Is this sojourn appropriate for children?
This sojourn is not appropriate for children. Young adults, however, will find the program quite enjoyable, and they may find it gets them extra credit in their literature class.
The works below will help to better acquaint you with the subject matter of this sojourn.
Stavans, Ilan. Quixote: The Novel and the World. W.W. Norton & Company. August, 2015.
Cervates, Miquel. Don Quixote Trans. Edith Grossman. Ecco. October, 2003.
The meeting point for this sojourn is our hotel in central Madrid. This is quite easy to reach from either the airport or train station by public transport or taxi. Participants making their own travel arrangements should plan to arrive between 13:00 and 15:00 on Sunday, May 28, 2017. The first official sojourn activity begins at 16:00 that day.
Optional air package from/to New York: $1,299/person
The air package includes round-trip, trans-Atlantic flight, airport transfers in the destination, and 100% travel assurance. This travel package can be booked once you have registered for this sojourn and paid the deposit of $500 per traveler. Scholarly Sojourns can also help arrange your travel from any US gateway.