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Program #15879RJ
16 Days | 15 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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.

Instructors

These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Julie Guidotti

Julie Guidotti, a Minnesota native, made Ticino her home in 1990. She appreciates the unique combination of Italian lifestyle and language mixed with Swiss efficiency in this southern-most canton. An educational excursion leader since 2003, Julie knows the region’s history, culture, and cuisine. She loves to show visiting groups, journalists, and other explorers the varied areas of the canton and just how much culture, history and nature Ticino has to offer in a relatively compact area. She speaks English, German, and Italian as well as the local dialect that is still spoken in many of the villages.

Béatrice Wüst-Täschler

Beatrice Wüst-Täschler was born and raised in St. Gallen, Switzerland and has lived in Sursee since 1976 where she began a career in hospitality. She and her husband owned and operated a hotel for 10 years after which she earned her degrees at the International School of Tourism in Zurich and at the Oekreal Management Center, respectively. More recently she has pursued studies in storytelling. For 16 years, she served as manager at an information center as well as on a travel board for the Canton Lucerne. She has enjoyed leading educational excursions throughout Switzerland. Though now retired, she still teaches courses in cooking and catering as well as excursion leading and story telling. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her husband and her pets. She has lectured for Road Scholar programs for over 15 years, with a focus on the Swiss Alps and the legends of the Valais region.

Group Leaders

Group Leaders make sure your program runs smoothly and are attuned to the needs of Road Scholar participants. These Group Leaders are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
Please note that changes may occur.

Esther Gloor

Esther Gloor grew up in the German speaking part of Northern Switzerland and moved to Basel for her university studies in 2007. She has been involved with Road Scholar since 2008, accompanying various programs across Switzerland and lecturing primarily on the Swiss Alps. She finished her studies in geography and history (Master of Arts) at the University of Basel in 2011. Presently, she is pursuing her doctorate in the field of urban planning at the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Basel. Esther has many interests and hobbies, but she is most passionate about experiencing different cultures through travel.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
14 nights of accommodations
39 meals: 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 14 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
20 Field trips

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4.9
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