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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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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.
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Laurie Sewall Apr 28, 2015 at 12:16 AM

I am going to the May 16 program. Would like to share transportation from CDG to hotel on May 17. Anyone open to planning?

Barbara Frankl Apr 27, 2015 at 08:04 PM

I am getting excited about my May 2 trip to Paris. Anyone going on that trip?

Paulette Zubel Apr 26, 2015 at 10:09 AM

Hi Carol, my cousin and I plan to participate in this program in Oct. 2016. Can't wait! Another participant who went on this program in Oct. says the weather is like New England in the fall, and that the crowds are thinner. Also, I've learned from experience that if you book the program via phone, you can reserve both hotel and flight to arrive early and stay late. That way you should be able to stay in the same hotel and same room as is booked for the actual program. Bon voyage!

Carol Apr 24, 2015 at 09:23 AM

I am thinking about going on the one of fall trips. Can anyone give me an idea of what the crowd situation and weather might be like? Also, am thinking about getting there a day or two earlier than the start of the trip so I can adjust to the time change. Any ideas about places to stay that aren't too expensive?
Kae Yates Apr 26, 2015 at 12:24 AM

Carol, I am enrolled in the 9/18 Paris Independent trip. Everything I've read says the crowds are less in the fall and weather is unpredictable..hot, cold, rain etc. which is becoming more typical with the climate change. I've also inquired about staying in the R.S. designated hotel and you can reserve a room a day or two before the tour begins for the same R.S. rate. That way you don't need to move from one hotel to another. Good luck and happy travels.

Rosalyn Goodman Apr 21, 2015 at 10:57 PM

We are going on the trip that starts on May 16, but we arrive in Paris May 14. Anyone else arriving early?

Bobbie Berkman Apr 09, 2015 at 07:02 PM

Hi, I am going on the May 8 trip and plan on attending the performance of the Magic Flute at Opera National De Paris on May 14. Welcome to join me.
Catherine McCrohan Apr 22, 2015 at 09:04 AM

Hi Bobbie. Thank you for the suggestion. I am looking into attending a performance during the May 22nd tour. Catherine

Mary Jellison Apr 06, 2015 at 01:12 PM

Is anyone going on the May 15 tour?

Ujwala Dixit Apr 05, 2015 at 07:02 AM

Anyone taking the May 22nd tour? -Ujwala
Catherine McCrohan Apr 22, 2015 at 09:03 AM

Hi Ujwala. I am with the May 22nd group and looking forward to my first Paris experience. Catherine
Ujwala Dixit Apr 24, 2015 at 05:10 AM

Hi Catherine, Happy to meet you online and look forward to meeting in person.
Ujwala Dixit Apr 24, 2015 at 05:12 AM

Hi Catherine, Somehow the previous message was sent before i complted it. Are you planning to arrive earlier. I plan to come there by 21st.
Ujwala Dixit Apr 24, 2015 at 05:14 AM

I dont know what I am doing the messages just fly out! I am traveling from Phili, PA. Is anyone looking to share rides to hotel? Also anyone wrriving a day earlier. I am looking for comapny to do some actvities. Thank you
Catherine McCrohan Apr 24, 2015 at 09:41 AM

Good Morning, Ujwala. Regrettably I did not book an early arrival. Friends tell me there is a free walking tour of Paris that is terrific. Can be arranged through the hotel. See you on the 23rd.
Ujwala Dixit Apr 25, 2015 at 10:40 AM

Hello Catherine, Thank you. Look forward to seeing you then. Ujwala

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