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6 Days | 5 Nights
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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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.


These instructors are participating on at least one day of one date of this program.
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Charles BAHNE

Charles Bahne is a Boston historian and author of "The Complete Guide to Boston’s Freedom Trail and Chronicles of Old Boston." Charlie graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a major in Urban Studies and Planning, focusing on urban history. He then worked in some of the city’s historic sites and museums, and became a seasonal Park Ranger with Boston National Historical Park. He left the National Park Service in 1985 to publish his Freedom Trail book, which has now sold more than 500,000 copies. Since 1997, Charlie has also taught many Road Scholar programs about Boston and its role in the American Revolution.

Joan Gatturna (Deborah Sampson)

Joan Gatturna, actor, storyteller and creator of the Petticoat Adventures, is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and Simmons College in Boston, and studied vocal performance at the Longy School in Cambridge, MA. She is a former teacher, librarian and museum educator who combines her skills as a researcher and performer to create lively, unforgettable stories. She has been named as a Creative Teaching Partner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is on the touring roster of the New England Foundation For the Arts.

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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.
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Gayle Felix

Gayle Felix recently began leading educational adventures for Road Scholar, but she is no stranger to the city of Boston. Graduating from Boston University with a history degree, Gayle has enjoyed sharing her interest of Boston’s history with others. She has led explorations for Boston-By-Foot, taught an adult education course on Boston’s history, and lectured for organizations including Daughters of the American Revolution and Mount Auburn Cemetery. During her free time, Gayle enjoys bicycling, hiking, reading and spending time with her family and friends.

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at no additional cost on this date ...
5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
1 Performances


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