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Program #12392RJ
5 Days | 4 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.
Roger from Birmingham, AL Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/06/14 - 10/10/14
This program provides three full days (8 am to 8 pm) of touring DCs most famous monuments. Because it is only a few days and you travel from point to point on a very comfortable bus, this pace is very tolerable. As usual, Road Scholar provides experts who add that extra bit of information that makes it even more interesting. The hotel is within blocks of the metro, so you can add a few days before or after to see Alexandria or tour the White House, etc. A great trip for those who have never been to DC or have not been in a long time.

John from North Reading, MA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/22/14 - 09/26/14
WW ll vet ,met my expectations

Arlene from Anacortes, WA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/05/14 - 05/09/14
This program is particularly useful for anyone who has never been to Washington DC or it has been a long time since they were there. It was a very good overall experience.

Karen from Oconomowoc, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/14/14 - 04/18/14
Great introduction to Washington D.C. It will make you want to go back for more!

John from Oconomowoc, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/14/14 - 04/18/14
This is a great way to see as much as possible in a short time in Washington DC.

Katie from Hotchkiss, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/14/14 - 04/18/14
This was my first Road Scholar experience, and I would highly recommend it. I am a 71 year old woman in good health, and our group ranged from a woman who celebrated her 60th birthday with us, to a man who celebrated his 90th! Katie Gnauck, Colorado

Michael from Corsicana, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/14/14 - 04/18/14
Great program, well designed and well executed. I saw all the great sites I wanted to see and had almost enough time to see them in the depth I wanted. No complaints from me. The accommodations were excellent and the tour guide was very knowledgeable.

Anne from Orlando, FL Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 05/06/13 - 05/10/13
We would recommend Monumental D.C. to anyone who has never been to our nation's capitol and to those, like us, who haven't been in years. It was excellent! Our coordinator was the youngest and one the best we have come across in our 14 programs! The other two group leaders were very knowledgeable and personable. This program was unique in several ways: smaller group than most, many Road Scholar newbies attending, listening devices to use the whole week, a professional photographer/videographer documenting the program, nice cloth name tags, and more. The Radisson we stayed in was quite nice and the staff were helpful and cheerful. As to food, we ate well---most meals at restaurants. Breakfasts at the hotel were mediocre and repetitive, in my opinion. We made "study visits" to at least 10 monuments and memorials. At each one, our leaders made us aware of the who, what, where, when, why and how. We also were able to visit the National Gallery of Art, several buildings of the Smithsonian, Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery. We had only a couple of seminars, usually called lectures, which was fine. We were on the go much of the time and most days our feet were extremely tired! The biggest regret: not enough time to see it all!

John from Orlando, FL Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 05/06/13 - 05/10/13
Thanks Road Scholar, I visit the website several times before each trip. Add the videos that are produced by the photographers that document Road Scholar programs. Brian C. Ezeike is fantastic and I can not wait to see his work on Monumental D.C. Road Scholar program!!! Here is to our next program!

Eric from Haslett, MI Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 04/15/13 - 04/19/13
The Washington Monument (Memorials) tour is inspirational - makes one wish we could get back to that early patriotism and belief in God.

Maureen from Miami, FL Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/15/13 - 04/19/13
Our 4/15-4/19/13 Washington DC Monuments program was Great! Be sure to stay at least an extra day or 2 to see the memorable Supreme Court lecture (once per hour on the half hour, ends 3:30PM) and movie. The Capitol also has a free tour which does NOT require an appointment. Allow at least an hour or more, as very crowded. The Metro is easy to use if you stay on the Blue line to the Capitol Bldg. stop, and then take it back to the Radisson-Reagan Hotel. Rush hour tickets cost more, so try to travel after 9:30AM and before 3:30PM. The hardest part of the Metro is buying the ticket for the correct amount of money, and then having to add money to it because you missed the pre-rush hour time of 3:30PM by 1 minute. Maureen and Mike Linden, Miami, Fl.

Ben from Fayetteville, AR Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 10/22/12 - 10/26/12
If you want to see the major monuments and sights of D.C. without the hassle of making your way around on your own, this is the program for you! Well organized and informative and pretty much covers everything but the area around the Capitol.


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