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12 Days | 11 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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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Joyce Keay Dec 21, 2014 at 01:23 AM

Hi, I'm thinking about taking this program in 2015. I notice that there is no mention of airfare when clicking "Pricing Options" as there is on the other two programs I've taken. Did Road Scholar arrange for your airfare? If not, that would be a deal breaker for me. Thanks.
Toni Norton Dec 22, 2014 at 07:01 AM

I believe they only give airfare in the pricing options for international trips. There is a link on the right side of the page for getting info on their arranging travel details. I have always arranged my own travel so I can't comment on how well they work.
Joyce Keay Dec 22, 2014 at 07:34 AM

They do include airfare in the pricing options for the "Alaska: Inside Passage up Close" which is why I was concerned that I did not see that for this program. I'm awaiting a response to my e-mail to them to see what they say.


Loretta Farrier Jul 10, 2014 at 05:53 PM

Looking for information from past participants as to whether they feel Accommodation 1 with private bath is worth the significant extra $$$. Thanks
Judy Leve Sep 04, 2014 at 05:47 PM

We took the mid-price and had two private baths-everyone did - and shared the other two. We were used to sharing baths from our years in our ski club lodge, but not recently while traveling. As it turned out, our cabin, apartment, mates were accommodating. They also were early risers and went to bed early, while we were later sleepers and went later to bed so that prevented having to use the bathroom at the same time. We all kept the bathroom clean. If you have roommates like ours, which obviously can’t be guaranteed, sharing would not be a problem. I do not remember the difference in price but I think most people in our group shared. BTW the entire trip was exceptional, and exceeded our expectations.
Toni Norton Dec 22, 2014 at 06:57 AM

We took the private bath option and totally felt it was worth it to us. However, they have seemed to change certain elements of the program and they are all now private (at a much higher cost)


Toni Norton Jul 06, 2014 at 03:10 PM

What happened to all the previous posts?


Tony Lester Mar 28, 2014 at 07:06 AM

Does anyone know what boat company RS uses for the fjord outing? I'm hearing that it is a different experience in a big versus small boat. Big is better.
Judy Leve Jul 04, 2014 at 11:42 PM

I don’t know what big or small mean to you when referring to a boat, but the description says small. In my experience a small boat can be better in certain situations. When viewing wildlife or glaciers one can get closer and see more in a small boat.
Daniel Gould Sep 04, 2014 at 03:39 PM

The bigger the boat the higher the comfort level. The smaller the boat the higher the experience value. IMHO
Tony Lester Sep 04, 2014 at 04:37 PM

I took the tour and the boat was just fine. In the middle, I'd say. We got quite close to whales and the ice.


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