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Donna Trushin Jan 18, 2016 at 03:20 PM

Hello.....I am from Massachusetts and booked for the September 12, 2016, departure of this trip. Trying to decide which nonstop flight to take home on the 22nd; the 8 am or the 4:30 pm. Are there others who are planning to spend part of the last day "sightseeing" in Halifax, or who have later in the day flights/travel arrangements. Thank you.
Anne L Matheson Jan 18, 2016 at 07:08 PM

Hello Donna
Anne L Matheson Jan 18, 2016 at 07:13 PM

I am one of the Group Leaders who leads this program. In the past, many of my participants really enjoyed having extra time on the last day to sightsee in Halifax. If you take the 8 am flight, you will be leaving the hotel somewhere around 5;30 am, which may not be fun for you. Leaving later in the day allows you time to check out other attractions in Halifax. Whoever your Group Leader is would be able to give you suggestions. By the way, the airport is about 35 minutes drive outside the city, so if you are using the RS transfer system, you would have to be back at the hotel for pick up around 1:30 or so. Let me know if I can answer any other questions. I hope you will enjoy your Maritime experience! Cheers, Anne
Donna Trushin Jan 18, 2016 at 07:56 PM

Hello Anne: Thanks for responding so quickly. Having read all the reasons for staying for the later flight I do think that is the direction I shoud head. The thought of getting up and out so early on Thursday morning to head home is not very appealing. Know there will probably be places to see/things to do that will not be covered on the itinerary so having Thurasday to "catch up" is a good idea. Do you know who will be the group leader for the dates I will be there?
Anne L Matheson Jan 18, 2016 at 09:49 PM

Hello again Donna, Although the Group Leaders do put in requests for specific dates, we have not yet been assigned our programs. You might want to check back a little bit later in the spring and we will know better at that time. Have fun planning your trip. If you read previous posts from other participants , you'll see how much fun they have had. They also made some recommendations and suggestions. Good luck Anne

Premium Email Subscriber Dec 09, 2015 at 07:19 PM

We are looking at your "The Best of Canadian Maritimes" tour for June 2016. Please define, describe the "coach" travel between cities. Will it be a large bus, or smaller van? Please specify number of people the coach accommodates. Thank you.
Anne L Matheson Dec 10, 2015 at 01:02 PM

Hello and thanks for your question. The coach that we usually use is a 48 passenger, fully equipped with air conditioning, washroom facilities etc. Our standard group size is 36 participants, so we have never had an issue with enough space. In fact, there is lots of room for every one. The "small coaches" are for programs that have approximately 24 participants in them. If you have any more questions, feel free to contact us again.

Anne L Matheson Aug 22, 2015 at 12:50 PM

Hello Pamela,
There are usually 36 participants in each of our programs. Your group leader will have a Welcome Desk at the hotel from 4-5 on Day One. Your Welcome folder will be there, and inside it will be the list of participants and where they live, along with all kinds of pertinent information. So glad that you're looking forward to the program. It is really a fun one, with lots of thing to see & to learn about.
Safe travels to Nova Scotia
Anne Matheson

Pamela Duchaine Aug 21, 2015 at 03:11 PM

Looking forward to next week's trip. How many folks will be in our group? Will we receive a participant list ahead of time?

Linda Fallon Jul 27, 2015 at 04:37 PM

Hi Anne
Bob and I are still waiting for the E-mail from you with all of the 7-8- to 7-18 participants. You asked that he send you a copy of his closing remarks on 7-17 but he does not no where to send it since we do not have an E-Mail address for you
Anne L Matheson Jul 27, 2015 at 05:50 PM

Hi Linda
Anne L Matheson Jul 27, 2015 at 05:53 PM

This is a public forum. Your email that you gave to Nancy bounced back, so I used the one that you gave to Routes Adventures on your Personal Information Form. Please send Nancy your email, privately, from the list that she gave out, and then she can foreward it to me. I'll reply via that method. Warmly Anne

M. Heather Hartley Jul 14, 2015 at 10:23 AM


I'm on the August 5 trip through the Maritimes. Can't wait. I've been reading the books of Lucy Montgomery and look forward to the Green Gables National Historic Site. The trip sounds so great all around.

Looking forward to meeting others on the trip, too.

Anne L Matheson Jul 18, 2015 at 04:12 PM

Hello Heather
Anne L Matheson Jul 18, 2015 at 04:14 PM

I am the Group Leader for your program, and yes the Green Gables visit is one that our participants have really enjoyed. I'll look forward to meetin you in Halifax!

Martha Cameron Jul 10, 2015 at 11:17 PM

I see the program I'm interested in is "waitlist only." How do I get on the waitlist? I have added it to my Wishlist -- is that sufficient?
Helen Sternheim Jul 11, 2015 at 10:30 AM

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Alan Baker Jul 07, 2015 at 09:21 AM

Hi Anne, Did you receive my private message? We cannot attend.
Anne L Matheson Jul 07, 2015 at 09:46 AM

Yes, Alan I did get both of your messages. Please ensure that you contact Road Scholar immediately to cancel your program with us. It is not within my ability to cancel you since I am only the Group Leader. Best of luck.

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