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Gregory Osborne Apr 17, 2015 at 02:13 PM

We took this tour in September 2014. Don't worry about the hotels. Road Scholar will see to it that everything goes great. Forget the wifi on the ship. Sit on the bow of the ship with a cappuccino and watch France go by. That was my favorite part of the trip.
Fred Bowman Apr 17, 2015 at 08:05 PM

My interest in wifi is solely to be available if I need updates on my ill 95 year old mother. Otherwise, I would be right there but with my wine.
Gregory Osborne Apr 18, 2015 at 03:31 PM

In that case, Fred, get up early in the morning and go into the lounge with your device. I was sometimes able to get online if no one else was also trying.


Herbert Ware Apr 17, 2015 at 02:04 PM

I agree with Margaret! I've been on TEN RS trips. Only one had moments of questionable quality. My wife and I did the Beaches to Paris in Oct 2012 without taking any technology! We did NOT miss the techie equipment. This is an OUTSTANDING trip, Our mistake: we should have extended our stay in Paris!


Margaret Prentice Apr 16, 2015 at 08:45 PM

I envy you all having this experience in May. Having done one Road Scholar trip, this one, I have confidence that any changes are for the better. RS wants you to have a terrific time. Don't lose any sleep over the Wifi. Simple adjust that it's not going to be like home. Have a super time!
Fred Bowman Apr 17, 2015 at 08:09 PM

As I posted above--don't care about wifi except for possible need for updates on my ill 95 year old mother.


Fred Bowman Apr 16, 2015 at 08:32 PM

Does not appear as though hotel in Caen has wifi and ship is minimal
Kathy Blatt Apr 17, 2015 at 11:34 AM

I looked at the 2 new hotels yesterday on line. Neither is in Caen. The first night we are at Novotel near Bayeux and the other 4 nights we are at Trouville sur Mer which is between Honfleur and Caen on the coast. There is a MacDonalds in Trouville.. Harry will be looking for WIFI, so just follow him. The Paris hotel is the same as the one changed in March.


Fred Bowman Apr 16, 2015 at 08:26 PM

WE are on Delta 96 from Pittsburgh. Anybody else? Any idea why hotels have all been changed?
Kathleen Cottingham Apr 17, 2015 at 12:32 PM

What time do you arrive in Paris? I arrive at 8:10 on Delta from Atlanta.
Fred Bowman Apr 17, 2015 at 08:07 PM

8:35. Looking forward to meeting you!


Kathleen Cottingham Apr 13, 2015 at 02:44 PM

Kitty Cottingham Flying out of Atlanta on the 15th of May on Delta arriving Paris at 8:10. Is anyone else on that flight. My home is Colorado.
Kathy Blatt Apr 14, 2015 at 09:13 AM

Kathy Blatt Apr 14, 2015 at 09:18 AM

Harry Stewart and I live in Arvada, but we will not be leaving from Colorado. We leave on May 1 for a transatlantic cruise ending in Barcelona. We will fly into Paris to meet the group. Where do you live?
Kathleen Cottingham Apr 17, 2015 at 12:30 PM

I live in a retirement community in Highlands Ranch. Have done a number of Road Scholar trips and loved everyone of them. It isn't quite as much fun by yourself but I'm not ready to give up traveling.


Kathy Blatt Mar 04, 2015 at 09:03 AM

Harry Stewart and I are in the May 15th group. We live near Denver. We leave May 1 for a transatlantic cruise into Barcelona from NJ. After 3 nights in BCN we will fly into CDG to meet you all on the 16th. We were at the cemetery, Utah and Omaha on Sept 1st last year. I haven't been to Paris since 1987. Kathy Blatt
Kathy Blatt Mar 04, 2015 at 10:07 AM

After my previous post, I looked at our daily itinerary. Did any one know the hotels have been changed? Also, we will be going to Mont Ste Michel on Sun, with other visits also re-arranged.
Sandra Willis Mar 14, 2015 at 01:19 PM

Yes, I received letter about hotel change in Paris. Heard a story on PBS about record high tides in 2015 at Mont Ste Michel.
Kathy Blatt Mar 22, 2015 at 11:09 AM

Kathy Blatt Mar 22, 2015 at 11:11 AM

We saw pictures of the high tides last night on tv. We are getting excited, as we leave in about 40 days for Newark.
Kathy Blatt Apr 14, 2015 at 09:56 AM

I just talked to Road Scholar. Final docs were mailed on April 11. FYI: the hotels have been changed again.


Thomas Metzler Feb 14, 2015 at 11:39 AM

Going on the May 15 to 28th with my wife. We are arriving at CDG on UA915 and were curious if anyone else on the tour was on the flight. I did visit the beaches in 2005 with my dad who was a US Navy higgins boat coxswain at Utah beach.
Sandra Willis Feb 28, 2015 at 11:30 PM

Yes, I am booked on UA915 departing Dulles on May 15th. I am single, I grew up in Maryland but moved to Oregon years ago. I will fly from Portland to DC a few days early and visit with friends and family. It breaks up the flight time and time change for me. This will be my first visit to France. Sandy Willis, Corvallis, Oregon
Thomas Metzler Mar 01, 2015 at 10:21 AM

Hi Sandra, We arrive from Tulsa, OK about 1 hour before the flight. Hope to see you at the gate. This is my second trip to France and my wife's first. Looking forward to meeting you.
Kathy Blatt Apr 14, 2015 at 09:54 AM

I just called Road Scholar. Final itinerary was mailed on April 11. FYI: The hotels have changed again.


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