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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s 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.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Patricia Sebestyen Apr 27, 2015 at 10:35 AM

I am doing the Aug 24-Sep 6, 2015 program and will be flying out of ATL on Delta on Aug 24 @ 5:41pm to Zurich. Is anyone else scheduled for this trip?
Deborah Osborn May 22, 2015 at 07:48 PM

We are leaving the evening of Aug 23 out of LAX . See you there.
Patricia Sebestyen Jun 20, 2015 at 02:18 PM

Hi, Deborah. Looking forward to meeting everyone in Zurich,

Holly Fisher Jul 24, 2014 at 12:29 PM

My husband and I are arriving in Zurich a day early and plan to meet the group at the airport at 8:30 am on Aug 27. We are from CT and flying out of Boston.

Diane Pritchard Feb 19, 2014 at 11:41 AM

My husband and I are excited to be going on this trip in June 2014. It is our 1st RS trip, but we are going with my sister, a veteran RS traveller. Hope to hear from some fellow travellers for this trip!

Howard Barkan Aug 06, 2013 at 09:16 AM

If anyone from the June 2013 trip happens to check this discussion board, us August folks would appreciate any comments about it, lessons learned, etc. Like what to bring or not to bring, thoughts about the trip, etc. Thanks!
Diane Blais Aug 07, 2013 at 10:50 AM

I was hoping the same Howard..Your leaving ahead of us I believe u said. Looking forward to meeting you and your wife

Diane Blais Jul 15, 2013 at 02:52 PM

anxiously waiting for final documents..when can I expect these
Diane Blais Jul 23, 2013 at 04:16 PM

received all info..looks like a total of 4 will be on the Dulles flight Can we meet?

Howard Barkan Jun 05, 2013 at 01:40 PM

My wife and I are going on the August trip. Only a couple of months away now, really looking forward to it.
Diane Blais Jun 21, 2013 at 10:27 AM

where you from? where are you flying from and connecting? Lets talk as I am looking forward to this one.
Howard Barkan Jun 21, 2013 at 10:58 AM

We are flying to/from Newark. Arriving in Zurich a couple of days early, and will meet up with the group in the Zurich airport on Tuesday 8/20.
Diane Blais Jun 24, 2013 at 11:21 AM

sounds great looking forward to meeting you..
Diane Blais Jul 09, 2013 at 03:11 PM

Howard - nearly 5 weeks away..should be getting our final information soon. Do you leave in the Neward area. I am originally from N.H. and have many relatives still there.

Diane Blais May 15, 2013 at 05:36 PM

who is doing this trip in August? Please post so we can meet prior..thanks

Erika Munk May 11, 2013 at 10:48 PM

I'm going to practice my fairly rudimentary German whenever I can on this trip. Is there anyone else who has been studying the language?
Georgia Quinn May 13, 2013 at 07:00 PM

I'm hoping to use the translator function on my iPod. German is totally foreign to me.
Georgia Quinn Jul 04, 2013 at 08:34 AM

Tanslator function did not work well at all. Fortunately, there were a few German-speaking travelers along. There is a lot of "on-your-own" time, and there are few English-speaking people in the towns.
Diane Blais Aug 07, 2013 at 10:59 AM

can you let us August folks know if there is anything that we could really benefit in knowing prior to leaving shortly?

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