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Carol Auer Jun 28, 2015 at 11:55 PM

We just signed up for Oct 1-9, our first trip with RS. Will there be a chance to do a load of laundry or will we be hand washing?
Helen Sternheim Jun 29, 2015 at 11:15 AM

Call the motels you are staying at and see if they have guest laundries.

Doris Knapton Jun 23, 2015 at 03:26 PM

How many suitcases can we bring?
Cathy Rankin Jun 23, 2015 at 04:05 PM

I suggest only 1 you are responsible for getting suitcase to bus and to room alexis park has no elevator. Also if staying in parks need to take suitcase to cabin which is a short distance from bus
Cathy Rankin Jun 23, 2015 at 04:06 PM

I just came back from this trip it was great i had 1 suitcase and a backpack

Faye Marcus Jun 15, 2015 at 10:51 AM

I am going on the Nat'l Parks trip in Oct.
My problem is the schedule on the last day. We don't get back to Vegas until around 1 so I can't schedule a flight until 3 or so which gets me back to Ohare pretty late at night. Just wonder if this affects others also.
Rebecca Machin Jun 15, 2015 at 02:01 PM

It's a great trip. Several people stayed an extra night and flew out the next day. Make sure you're ready for hiking at a high elevation
Doris Knapton Jun 23, 2015 at 03:20 PM

We fly to Milwaukee with another hour & a half drive after that & had the same problem. We made reservations at Strip hotel at avery good rice & can get the hotel shuttle from the airport where Road Scholar can drop us off.

Mary Gay Hutcherson Jun 01, 2015 at 07:38 PM

Cathy, one evening should be spent looking at the beautiful Wynn hotel and having dinner or at least lunch there. It is fabulous. We also saw a show at the Mandalay, Michael Jackson, THE ONE, cirque de Soleil. I really liked it. We watched the water dance and toured the displays at the bellagio and road the gondolas at the Venetian. The hotel, the Alexis is pretty yucky. The staff are rude and they leave people stranded on the strip and left us 45 minutes at the airport and the. Didn't even say they were sorry. We rode the monorail and looked at the lights. Cabs were mostly about ten dollars for the hotel and returning....oh, and we watched the volcano erupt at Mirage and saw their fish tanks. There is really good food everywhere except at the Alexis!!

Cathy Rankin Jun 01, 2015 at 11:05 AM

im going on trip that starts sunday june 7th am arriving in vegas on the 6th staying at alexis hotel
Terry Wangsness Jun 01, 2015 at 11:48 AM

If I go it will probably be early September. I have done that trip before, it is very nice. Have fun

Rebecca Machin May 31, 2015 at 02:18 PM

Is anyone out there going on the trip starting June 6?
Rebecca Machin Jun 01, 2015 at 08:06 PM

Cathy, I'm on the same trip so I will see you Sunday. Where are you coming from?

Terry Wangsness May 22, 2015 at 11:16 AM

I have been on four RS trips and enjoyed all but one due to the tour leader. Reply to Cathy Rankin, I have shared a room twice and both times it was a disaster. After that, I thought if I cannot pay to have my own room I would not go. I have heard that many people have good experiences. Twice on trips I shared a room and it was a nightmare. I don't understand why being a single you have to be punished with higher fees, $500 is a lot of money to have my own room. Thank you for your comment. Several years ago I took this trip and loved it other than the Las Vegas night. Zion and Bryce are gorgeous. Hoped to do it again. I went as a single but it was several years ago.

Terry Wangsness May 21, 2015 at 06:42 PM

Why is the rate so high for a single room? That is what has been keeping me from taking RS trips. It's pretty steep. I am not comfortable sharing a room with someone I don't know.
Cathy Rankin May 21, 2015 at 11:12 PM

i took a trip to mt rushmore a few yrs ago i told them i was traveling to start of program alone but willing to share room with assigned roommate i had no problems if you find a program u r interested in just call the 800 number and talk to a tracel advisor they will help
Pearlann McManus May 22, 2015 at 05:31 AM

Actually, I think that RS single supplement is very reasonable compared to other tour groups. I, too, do not like to share a room with someone I don't know, but RS has very reasonable single supplements.
Terry Wangsness May 22, 2015 at 11:09 AM

I have been traveling with Grand Circle since there is no single supplement fee. The trip I am interested in and have done before is $500 single supplement fee. That really jacks up the price without airfare for a one week trip. Most of the trips RS has sound reasonable until you add on the single supplement fee. Thank you for your comment.

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