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16 Days | 15 Nights
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.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Estelle Hartranft Jan 08, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Of all the trips I have planned for 2014, this one promises to be the most exciting. Franklin and Jefferson are my favorite historical figures. I have started our required reading and visited Monticello this past October. I am sooo ready for July 3. This tall blonde will be eager to meet all my fellow voyagers.
Carole Stevens Jan 09, 2014 at 10:02 PM

You are going to have a wonderful time! In fact... I'm almost considering doing it AGAIN
Estelle Hartranft Jan 09, 2014 at 10:53 PM

To make it even more memorable, I have an English friend who wants to meet me in London the one day we do not have a group dinner. I know my brother and his wife who live in Philadelphia will want to join me there as well. I hope they can tag along with some of our sessions to give them an idea of Road Scholar activities because they have never gone that route.

Sheila Frank Dec 26, 2013 at 02:54 PM

Hi hello travelers, I am hoping still to have one or tvvo of you join me in an extension of our trip vvhich ends in Paris. My interests are Chartres Cathedral, St Denis, reims and perhaps a day trips to Azay-le-Rideaux and Giverney. if these interest you too, lets communicate before our flight dates re cast in stone. looking forvvard to hearing from you. Sheila Frank. I have used AirBNB before and it rocks.
Carole Stevens Dec 27, 2013 at 09:39 PM

Shella, I took part in this program in October 2012 and extended in Paris. I wish I'd had your suggestions. Almost worth taking again! Margaret & the program were fantastic! Enjoy!

George Boudreau Nov 11, 2013 at 04:14 PM

I'm George Boudreau. I was the instructor during the summer 2013 voyage. What an incredible experience; what a fantastic group of adult learners!

Road Scholar's staff, including Margaret Biddle and her colleagues in Philadelphia, do an absolutely fantastic job. The sites are lovely, the spaces we visited so memorable. Oh, and there is nothing like doing "office hours" in a ballroom while high tea is being served. Hope to see you all again in the future!

Sheila Frank Aug 29, 2013 at 11:04 AM

To those participating on this voyage in May 2014. I am a former Paris inhabitant who plans to extend my stay by a week or more after this is finished on May 28. If you are a single female or two who would like to join me in renting a flat, please post an answer and let's talk. I lived in paris for 8 months and attended to Sorbonne in my 20's and love living in my own flat for privacy and savings. Sheila Frank.

Brock Fugate Jun 24, 2013 at 05:47 PM

I am Brock Fugate. My wife Judy and I are
looking forward to this trip. She is a clinical social worker in private practice as a psychotherapist. I'm a retired college professor. Crossing on a Cunard ship is one of our favorite things to do.

Esther Wallach Mar 03, 2013 at 05:39 PM

My name is Esther Wallach, and my husband and I are really looking forward to this trip. This will be a wedding anniversary celebration for us. We would be interested in knowing the other folks, in addition to Judith, Sheila and Carole, who will be going on this journey too.

Judith Valentine Feb 07, 2013 at 05:53 PM

I would like to take this program/cruise but don't want to have an inside cabin which is the only category Road Scholar will match people in. Is anyone interested in sharing? I am a female.

Sheila Frank Jan 23, 2013 at 01:12 PM

Hi, as a participant on this voyage, I am considering extending my stay in Paris after the 18th ending date. if anyone is interested in joining me in a rental for several days, please answer this message. Sheila F.
Judith Valentine Feb 09, 2013 at 03:17 PM

Are you sharing a room aboard the Queen Mary? I am looking for a roommate.

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