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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Deborah Pharp Aug 23, 2015 at 03:10 PM

Fellow RS Scholars...After 65 years of very active lifestyle, am starting to have some medical issues but want very much to go on this trip next May. Just "how" challenging is the trip??
David Owens Sep 29, 2015 at 03:31 PM

Deborah, we have the exact same question -- we're in our 70s, walk about 1 hr/day, but are definitely not "hikers." Fortunately, the program description tells just how many hours are walked each day, plus says that overall it's 3 to 5 miles daily. Averaging the hours = about 2.2 hrs/day, and assuming 4 miles walked, that's less than 2 mph, not a fast pace at all. But one reviewer did say "the physical activity was enjoyable, but was forced outside comfort zone on occasion." So hard to really tell. Personally, I'm inclined to go for it. Sounds like a great program.

Patricia Sebestyen Aug 17, 2015 at 06:36 AM

There are 2 other people besides me flying from ATL to Zurich on Mon, Aug 24, 2015. I would like to meetup with them during this long flight.

Mary Niell Aug 16, 2015 at 09:53 PM

Hi Patricia,
I am also doing the Aug. 24- Sept. 6 program and will be flying out of Dulles (DC) on United at 6:00. I guess we will meet in Zurich. Mary Niell
Patricia Sebestyen Aug 16, 2015 at 10:07 PM

Looking forward to meeting everyone. Hope we do not have any trouble finding our group. Thanks for replying, Mary

Patricia Sebestyen Apr 27, 2015 at 10:35 AM

I am doing the Aug 24-Sep 6, 2015 program and will be flying out of ATL on Delta on Aug 24 @ 5:41pm to Zurich. Is anyone else scheduled for this trip?
Deborah Osborn May 22, 2015 at 07:48 PM

We are leaving the evening of Aug 23 out of LAX . See you there.
Patricia Sebestyen Jun 20, 2015 at 02:18 PM

Hi, Deborah. Looking forward to meeting everyone in Zurich,

Holly Fisher Jul 24, 2014 at 12:29 PM

My husband and I are arriving in Zurich a day early and plan to meet the group at the airport at 8:30 am on Aug 27. We are from CT and flying out of Boston.

Diane Pritchard Feb 19, 2014 at 11:41 AM

My husband and I are excited to be going on this trip in June 2014. It is our 1st RS trip, but we are going with my sister, a veteran RS traveller. Hope to hear from some fellow travellers for this trip!

Howard Barkan Aug 06, 2013 at 09:16 AM

If anyone from the June 2013 trip happens to check this discussion board, us August folks would appreciate any comments about it, lessons learned, etc. Like what to bring or not to bring, thoughts about the trip, etc. Thanks!
Diane Blais Aug 07, 2013 at 10:50 AM

I was hoping the same Howard..Your leaving ahead of us I believe u said. Looking forward to meeting you and your wife

Diane Blais Jul 15, 2013 at 02:52 PM

anxiously waiting for final documents..when can I expect these
Diane Blais Jul 23, 2013 at 04:16 PM

received all info..looks like a total of 4 will be on the Dulles flight Can we meet?

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