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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Taste of France in the Caribbean - Free Airfare

Explore the Real Martinique with Road Scholar


Photo Credit: Martinique Fast Facts

Road Scholar, the world’s largest educational travel organization, is launching a new learning adventure offering free airfare from Boston and New York to the French island of Martinique that highlights the island’s unique history and culture. 


Photo Credit: Islands.com

Led by local experts, naturalists and historians, The Allure of Martinique: A Taste of France in the Caribbean delves into this hidden gem in the Lesser Antilles, which boasts some of the finest natural wonders in the Caribbean.

Known for its production of some of the world’s finest rums, Martinique is also home to incredible biodiversity, beauty, and known as the Isle of Flowers






Participants will learn about the island’s formation, its unique biodiversity and visit the Pagerie Museum, home to Josephine Bonaparte, Empress of France and wife of Napoleon Bonaparte.

With free airfare from Boston and New York, this program is an exceptional value for anyone interested in learning more about this fascinating culture.”


Photo Credit: Travel 2 the Caribbean






Highlights include:
  • Visiting the Domaine d’ Emeraude to experience the island’s rainforest
  • Exploring several centuries-old sugar plantations, or Habitations, to learn about sugarcane milling
  • Experiencing La Savane des Esclaves, a re-creation of a “free slave” village, to learn about the lives of slaves who escaped plantations and lived off the land
  • Visiting Le Musée de la Banane to learn about hundreds of species of this significant fruit of the Caribbean
The eight-day program traverses the island from top to bottom, taking field trips to engaging museums and historic villages. 

Cost starts at $1,599, including free airfare exclusively from New York and Boston (varies with departure date chosen). Departures are offered through April 2017.

For more details on this new program, visit Road Scholar.org

Happy Travels,
Linda