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12 Days | 11 Nights
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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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Lily Miller Sep 01, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Meeting Friday Evening sounds like a good idea.
Lily Miller

Betty Therriault Sep 01, 2014 at 06:20 PM

Thank you Charles and Lily. Very helpful. I have also discovered a couple of pages in the information booklet "Clothing and Packing suggestions" Perhaps we could meet for a light meal Friday evening, My plane arrives about 9;45 A.M. if it is on time!

Lily Miller Sep 01, 2014 at 04:36 PM

Thank you Charles, your advice is very helpful
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Lily Miller Sep 01, 2014 at 02:52 PM

Hi Betty,
I am arriving the 4th at Villa BEAUMARCHAIS,
i have no idea what the dress code is
This is my first trip with Road Scholar. maybe someone
in the group can help me decide what to pack "HELP"
See all of you very soon,
Charles Routh Sep 01, 2014 at 04:30 PM

We are also packing and leaving tomorrow. We are facing similar issues. Generally Road Scholar trips are pretty casual.We looked more at the weather than dressing elegance. Paris is going to be in the high 70s and the coast is going to be cooler, in the mid 60s. Our rule of thumb is to layer, pack light, have washable clothes, with maybe one slightly dressy outfit. My wife has been asking me "does this match with this top and these pants", "what about this outfit", etc. Relax and we should have a great time.

Charles Routh Jul 28, 2014 at 02:06 PM

The chip and pin cards are only required in some stand alone kiosks such as parking lots, gas stations and some train stations. The US is starting to convert to the "chip and signature" cards. There is a good explanation of all of this at the Rick Steves website at

Betty Therriault Jul 27, 2014 at 07:23 PM

Not Sure! Being a Canadian we do have a chip on our cards.
Mabeth Coleman Jul 27, 2014 at 10:34 PM

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Caroline Evans Jul 27, 2014 at 05:36 PM

wondering about necessity to have chip in Credit Cards as they have in Europe. Going to France Sept 5.
Linda Wright Jul 27, 2014 at 06:09 PM

Caroline, just returned from 3 week trip in Holland, France, and England. Ability to withdraw cash at ATMs was varied and unpredictable. Sometimes the ATMs in the trainstations worked sometimes they did not. Sometimes the ones in the stores worked, sometimes not. My ATM/mastercard from my credit union worked more often than my sisters ATM only card.
Linda Wright Jul 27, 2014 at 06:11 PM

Never had a credit card used to purchase goods turned down. Only trouble with ATMs. Your Road Scholar guides will probably know which machines are likely to work.
Linda Wright Jul 27, 2014 at 06:11 PM

Never had a credit card used to purchase goods turned down. Only trouble with ATMs. Your Road Scholar guides will probably know which machines are likely to work.
Linda Wright Jul 27, 2014 at 06:12 PM

Also, on a Road Scholar trip you do not need cash for things like bus/metro tickets, museum entrance and meals. Those are all paid for you

Fred Witte Jul 06, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Susan, you will not even know the boat is underway. Soooo smooth!
Enjoy the will love the guides!!

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