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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.
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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Jerry Goldstein Sep 06, 2015 at 07:18 PM

Does any one on the Sept 24 trip know the name or background of our leader? A friend of mine just came back from another very appreciated RS trip and told me that name etc of leader had been posted on the group website. Friend was completely pleased by her group leader's knowledge, presentation, responsiveness, flexibility. I hope that is to be true for us too. --Jerry
John Lloyd Sep 16, 2015 at 08:18 PM

Hi Jerry - my wife and Sue and I will be on this trip. You should have gotten an email (Aug. 24) with a link to a "Final Information Packet", followed by a printed version of the packet in the mail. Ours never arrived in the mail, but I looked at the PDF file online. His name is Robert André Harvey - there's a lot more information in the packet. His background is quite interesting, and reviews for the Best of Northern France trip were quite complimentary of him. See you soon.
Jerry Goldstein Sep 20, 2015 at 11:22 PM

Hi John,
Jerry Goldstein Sep 20, 2015 at 11:25 PM

I had a sudden health reversal on last Friday that has forced us to cancel our participation in the trip. We're very sad and disappointed. We hope that the rest of you have a great week together!--Jerry

Susan McCalley Aug 25, 2015 at 06:28 PM

Sue and Stu McCalley here and going on our 2nd RS trip for the Sept. 10-18 in Provence so would like to know if any others from So. CT are participating??

Sheila Troutman Aug 18, 2015 at 01:39 PM

husband and I are going on the sept 24th trip and will arrive in Marseilles from London at approx. 11:00 am. as we are using our own transport we will be taking a taxi to the hotel, anyone interested in sharing? Sheila troutman
Jerry Goldstein Aug 28, 2015 at 06:11 PM

Frances and I are on the 9/24 trip, but RS made our travel arrangements with our arrival at Marseille at 1:55pm, just in time for the shuttle to Aix. We'll see you at the 6PM orientation. Hope you get to share your taxi to Aix.
Sheila Troutman Aug 29, 2015 at 09:54 AM

look forward to it. sheila troutman

Gerri Johnston Jun 27, 2015 at 05:12 PM

Anyone flying out of McGee/Tyson in Knoxville, TN for the last week in Sept trip?

Carolyn Allen Jun 20, 2015 at 07:26 PM

I'd love to hear from others who are going on the Sept 10-18 2015 trip. This is my first adventure with Road Scholar. Carolyn Allen
Margo Dunlavey Aug 15, 2015 at 01:48 PM

I will be on that trip. I am a retired h. s. math teacher, living in Rockville, MD, outside of Washington, D.C. I have done several trips with Road Scholar, and am looking forward to this one.
Carolyn Allen Aug 15, 2015 at 05:28 PM

Thanks for replying, Margo. I'm a teacher too, though not yet retired. Hope we hear from others.
Susan McCalley Sep 06, 2015 at 02:38 PM

Sue and Stu McCalley here from So. CT and looking forward to this, our 2nd RS adventure! Will look for you both, Margo and Carolyn, as well as our other participants when we get to Marseilles.

BonnieGary Gayda Apr 18, 2015 at 02:11 PM

For those on the May 8, 2015 trip:
Bonnie and I (Gary) are lining up a Monte Carlo tour for the afternoon of our last full day, from our Nice hotel.

The two we're looking at are:
Eze Village, Monaco, & Monte Carlo (afternoon) http://www.city-discovery.com/nice/tour.php?id=3040

and Dine Out in Monte Carlo

We're most interested in the shorter afternoon one, the first trip.

Anyone else?


Dorothy Huss Feb 04, 2015 at 09:31 PM

Hi Martha-I found the trip to be overall a wonderful experience. The days were a little too long for me, particularly if there was an evening activity planned. I coped by taking some days or afternoons off. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable, and the people in the group were fantastic! I was apprehensive about going by myself, but I met some good buddies that I could hang out with.
Martha Lentz Feb 04, 2015 at 11:01 PM

Thanks for your thoughts, Dotti. One of the things I like about this trip is the amount of free time so if you are tired or just want to be on your own, you can. Ima photographer (amateur) I like to be able to explore some on my own. I have been on a couple other Road Scholar trips by myself and they have worked out very well. Have you been on other RS trips.

Martha Lentz Jan 24, 2015 at 04:20 PM

I'm on the April 23 trip. Wondering who else is going on this trip as well.
Dorothy Huss Jan 25, 2015 at 06:43 PM

I went on the May trip last year and had a wonderful time. If you have any questions about the trip, I would be happy to answer.
Martha Lentz Jan 25, 2015 at 07:18 PM

I be interested in any comments you have. Weather, food, activity level, etc.
David Sellers Feb 16, 2015 at 05:02 PM

I'm signed up for the Apr. 23 trip, too, Martha. Looks like a good one. Anyone have ideas about where to go when we have free time?
Martha Lentz Feb 16, 2015 at 05:08 PM

I have no clue but I'm sure many sites will become evident very quickly. Im a photographer (serious amateur) and expect to find lots of inspiration! I'm from Maine and the anticipation of this trip is getting me through avery severe winter.
David Sellers Feb 16, 2015 at 05:14 PM

Sorry about your weather...reading about it out here on Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound. Provence is definitely something for you to look forward to!

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