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Charles Sasser Jul 30, 2015 at 04:04 PM

My wife and I are doing the September 2 program;anyone else here doing this one? We are from Indian Trail NC and will be flying out of Atlanta.
Ellen DuFour Aug 01, 2015 at 07:58 AM

Hi! My husband and I are also on that trip. We live in Beaufort, SC. We are also flying out of Atlanta but leaving Aug 30. Looking forward to meeting you!

June Newmark Jul 20, 2015 at 06:16 PM

thank you elizabeth from road scholar. you were compassionate and concerned over my evaluation--thank you for listening to the description of my awkward and most difficult accommodations during the seine:D-Day Beaches/paris program.

Patti Gonsalves Jul 07, 2015 at 11:03 PM

About how many people are in a group for this tour?
Linda Haller Jul 08, 2015 at 08:35 AM

Last year, there were about 33 people on ours. Just enough for one bus load. It was a good number, to allow us to get to know everyone.

Judy Johnson Jun 12, 2015 at 08:07 PM

Thank you all for your information. We'll try lookinig elsewhere with less walking.
Kathy Blatt Jun 13, 2015 at 11:31 AM

I was in the May 15th group. Some other things for you to research. European hotels and tour groups do not have the handicapped accessible features that are required in the US. For example, no grab bars in the bathrooms, tiny elevators, retrofitted bathrooms with 6-12 inch steps up to the shower/tub, no curb cuts etc. Large cruise ships stop at LeHavre, and have wheelchair accessible shore excursions.
Kathy Blatt Jun 13, 2015 at 11:33 AM

Margaret Prentice Jul 09, 2015 at 01:59 AM

I'm now remembering that a local company in Bayeux offers guided D Day tours by limousine. This might be perfect for you.

Judy Johnson Jun 12, 2015 at 03:16 PM

A question to someone who's taken this trip already: will an electric wheelchair or a walker work on the battlefield tour, especially the beaches? Also, does the riverboat have an elevator? Stairs are extremely difficult for my husband but this trip is a dream of his.
Judy Johnson
Andrea Tokarcik Jun 12, 2015 at 06:00 PM

Ask RS if you can contact the guide for that trip or can the guide call you.
Andrea Tokarcik Jun 12, 2015 at 06:00 PM

Ask RS if you can contact the guide for that trip or can the guide call you.
Andrea Tokarcik Jun 12, 2015 at 06:00 PM

Ask RS if you can contact the guide for that trip or can the guide call you.
Linda Haller Jun 12, 2015 at 06:07 PM

We took this trip in Sept. 2014. To be frank, I don't think it would be feasible or enjoyable for a person with a wheelchair or walker. So much of this trip involves walking over uneven surfaces. I do not think the ship had an elevator. I would discuss it with Road Scholar. I think Viking ships have elevators and they do offer a Normandy trip. I don't think it's in nearly the depth of the RS trip but it could make it feasible for you. You could contact the D Day Museum in Caen about any guided tours they offer for those with mobility issues.
Thomas Metzler Jun 12, 2015 at 07:19 PM

I took the May 15 to 28 trip and would not recommend for somone who needed a walker or wheel chair, The ship we were on, MS Seine Princess had no elevator, narrow carridors and limited cabin room. Also, at at least one stop we had to walk up a ramp to the ship from shore and then down stairs to the main deck. There was a lot of on/off busses and walking on uneven ground.

Gregory Osborne Apr 17, 2015 at 02:13 PM

We took this tour in September 2014. Don't worry about the hotels. Road Scholar will see to it that everything goes great. Forget the wifi on the ship. Sit on the bow of the ship with a cappuccino and watch France go by. That was my favorite part of the trip.
Fred Bowman Apr 17, 2015 at 08:05 PM

My interest in wifi is solely to be available if I need updates on my ill 95 year old mother. Otherwise, I would be right there but with my wine.
Gregory Osborne Apr 18, 2015 at 03:31 PM

In that case, Fred, get up early in the morning and go into the lounge with your device. I was sometimes able to get online if no one else was also trying.

Herbert Ware Apr 17, 2015 at 02:04 PM

I agree with Margaret! I've been on TEN RS trips. Only one had moments of questionable quality. My wife and I did the Beaches to Paris in Oct 2012 without taking any technology! We did NOT miss the techie equipment. This is an OUTSTANDING trip, Our mistake: we should have extended our stay in Paris!

Margaret Prentice Apr 16, 2015 at 08:45 PM

I envy you all having this experience in May. Having done one Road Scholar trip, this one, I have confidence that any changes are for the better. RS wants you to have a terrific time. Don't lose any sleep over the Wifi. Simple adjust that it's not going to be like home. Have a super time!
Fred Bowman Apr 17, 2015 at 08:09 PM

As I posted above--don't care about wifi except for possible need for updates on my ill 95 year old mother.

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