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Program #20983RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
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. 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.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.
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Carlos Goldberg Jul 22, 2014 at 04:14 PM

Hi, I'm Carlos Goldberg & I signed up for the Portugal Tour Oct.11-20. I'm a smoker & looking for a roommate who smokes or doesn't mind the smell of smoke. I would also like to hear from other tour members.
My email:; my password:
125QZUM. Thanks, Carlos

Susan Chadwick Jul 10, 2014 at 03:42 PM

I'm doing this trip October 4. I'll be in with my daughter in the London area for a week beforehand. I live in upstate NY. Anyone else on the 10/4 trip?

Susan Chadwick May 28, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Doing this Portugal trip Oct 25. I'll be with my daughter in the London area for a week beforehand. I live in upstate NY.
Richard Dorn Jun 04, 2014 at 03:01 PM

Just finished the Portugal trip, land tour was really good, food tasty & lodging comfortable. Enjoy.
Susan Chadwick Jul 10, 2014 at 03:43 PM

Oops wrong date of trip. October 4 not 25th.

Judith Robinson May 14, 2014 at 02:05 PM

We are going on May 24 -June 2 Portugal tour. Looking forward to it v. much. We live in Champaign-Urbana, IL. Anyone else leaving from O'Hare on Sat. May 24?

Richard Dorn Dec 05, 2013 at 07:15 PM

Anyone doing Portugal 5/24/2014 thru 6/2/2014?? Cheers, Richard & Rona
Premium Email Subscriber Jan 10, 2014 at 01:51 PM

I am planning to attend; at this point going solo, Best, Debbie

Jennifer Ashby Oct 23, 2013 at 04:29 PM

My email to you did not go
We will be at Mondial the Saturday night
My email is
We leave for Madeira today
Jenny and Dick

Jennifer Ashby Aug 21, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Is anyone at hotel Mondial Saturday night
FYI is cheaper than booking through Roadscholar
We plan to go to theMuseu Callouste Gulbenkian on Sunday which looks fascinating.We may change our mind but we would be glad to meet up with you Liz or anyone else especially if you are arriving alone
Jenny Ashby and Dick Gibson
Liz Konold Aug 31, 2013 at 05:17 AM

Hi - I would love to join you for the Museum--the modern art one is just across the gardens, per my guide book, and I'm also interested in that. I will arrive either Friday or Saturday....will be either flying or taking train from Marseille and haven't made any plans. Tnx for tip on the hotel; will probably also be there Sat. night. My direct e-mail is -- am currently in France, expecting a string of guests (no surprise!) Liz
Jennifer Ashby Aug 31, 2013 at 04:44 PM

Great. We'll be in touch.We will be in Evora 2 nights after a week in Madeira

Ann Patch Aug 15, 2013 at 03:49 PM

Has anyone, on the Sept. 28 trip, been to Portugal before?

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