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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Janet Arbeter Jul 05, 2015 at 01:31 PM

I have traveled many times with Road Scholar most recently last fall to Easter Island. I've also been to Cuba with this company. I signed up to go to Egypt 12/2015 as a single. I've also noticed many tour companies but not all, have added Egypt to their catalogs. I just received my preliminary info packet. Have you signed up Lani, Jan or....?
Marcia Walker Aug 08, 2015 at 10:54 AM

I just received confirmation I am off the wait list and on the trip. I also am traveling as a single. This is my 10 domestic RS trip an my first as a single Marcia Walker.
Marcia Walker Aug 08, 2015 at 10:55 AM

oops I meant I have done only domestic trips and this is my first overseas trip with RS
Janet Arbeter Aug 09, 2015 at 07:02 AM

Great Marcia. I look forward to meeting you.

Lani McDonald Jan 11, 2015 at 12:59 PM

Hi, I know it is a long way off but I am intending to go on the Beyound the Pharoahs trip in 12/2015. Most of these posts are older and would love to hear from someone who has been in the past year. I'm assuming this is due to the political climate which I see must be improving as some of the other tour companies are adding trips to Egypt back into their catalogues. I'll be signing up around March/April 2015. Single, female open to sharing a room. Lani
Premium Email Subscriber Mar 24, 2015 at 06:56 PM

I am also interested in this tour, and wonder if you have found out any more? (I may also be interested in going in December). Have you ever traveled with this company? Jan
Adele Puppo Jun 17, 2015 at 11:15 PM

I have traveled, twice before with RS, once to Cube, and the other to Morocco, I don't think I would use any other company, the guides & staff are so knowledge, & friendly

Carol McIntyre Nov 23, 2013 at 02:14 AM

I would like to take this trip in May 2014. I have not registered yet but trust RS to do their best to keep us safe. This has always been a "bucket list" trip for me and at a healthy 66, I feel it is time to do it, even if it is alone. I have done "alone" before and found that others on the tour are great to be inclusive. I would appreciate any advice.

Sherill Cyr Oct 21, 2013 at 06:30 PM

I was lucky to go on this trip in October of 2012 - there were 9 of us, and it was an amazine and stunning country. My comments on the trip, plus some from other members, are below. Don't miss if if you can possibly get there. I am so sorry for their current troubles as everyone was so nice to us, and friendly.
Joy Dickinson Oct 21, 2013 at 09:23 PM

Thank you so much! I truly hope it will be possible for the tours to resume.

Johanna Husslage Oct 21, 2013 at 03:56 PM

I find it truly amazing that people still seem
to be going on trips to Egypt with RS. I was going in Febr 2013 whIch was cAncelled, I re enrolled for Oct 2013. Which was cancelled too.
I don't think I'll re enroll again.

Joy Dickinson Oct 21, 2013 at 01:16 PM

Hello. I am hoping to do this trip in September 2014 and am a single woman. Would be interested in knowing if any other women might want to consider a roommate. There are some single rooms too. Also am very interested in reports of those who have taken this trip.
Alice Engelman Oct 21, 2013 at 01:54 PM

This was one of the best RS trips I've taken (Feb 2013) and I've done quite a few. I am a single 75 year old and f found that as always, the group was made up of singles and couples and all were welcoming and inclusive. Our guide, Waleed , was fabulous: very knowledgeable and very aware of our safety and security. I hope you get him in September. For more comments, see the reviews I and others posted once we got home.
Sarah Erwin Oct 21, 2013 at 02:14 PM

Hi Joy, I traveled to Eygpt w/ RS last November 2013, and it was a wonderful experience! There were only 6 travelers on our tour; two doctors w/wives, one "gentle"man, & me (married, retired school teacher.) I was able to afford single accomodations, which was so nice. The ancient sites were beyond my expectations, just incredible! Our RS guide, speakers, drivers & guards were SO nice & professional! Of course the modern day poverty & political turmoil was evident everywhere, but the ancient sites were well cared for and incredible! The Egyptian people were friendly & politely desperate for our tourist $$!! Overall, I had a fabulous experience - it's just an incredible place! By all means GO! Best wishes, Sarah (from OR)
Joy Dickinson Oct 21, 2013 at 02:23 PM

Alice and Sarah, thank you so much for taking the time to write your comments. I am very encouraged. It sounds wonderful. I'm grateful for your time in writing about your experiences. I wil look at the other comments too, as you note, Alice. All best, Joy (in Florida)

Charlotte MacNeice Sep 01, 2013 at 10:50 AM

This a "Wishlist" trip for me, hopefully. I've travelled in Northern Ireland, and I was with the Peace Corps in Colombia while there were troubles in both places. I'd go to Egypt now if I weren't taking a different trip. RS wouldn't take you near any demonstration areas, and you won't be walking around at night. I think it'd be like visiting any large US city, -be aware and cautious.

Martha Beebe Aug 02, 2013 at 10:46 PM

I would love to do this trip in Feb. but I'm worried about the activity level (active) I've had a knee replacement and though I can walk very far I'm not very fast. Does anyone who's been on the trip have a suggestion.
Alice Engelman Oct 21, 2013 at 01:53 PM

I did this trip in Feb 2013. Lots of walking on uneven surfaces, including stairs. There are sites where you have time to linger and go slowly to savor the statues, exhibits, etc. I suggest you call RS to further discuss walking speed. Whatever, I highly recommend taking a walking pole. It gives one stability.

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