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Program #11513RJ
11 Days | 10 Nights
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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.
Barbara from Bluffton, SC Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/24/14 - 10/04/14
A great informative trip with lots of good information and beautiful field trips. The ship was wonderful - smaller, yet with all the amenities and very pleasant staff. The instructors were all knowledgeable, entertaining and pleasant. Art was the best!

Louise from Indianapolis, IN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/24/14 - 10/04/14
Wonderful, informative, almost magical. Everything and more than what I anticipated. Trip of a lifetime! Excellent guide to all the islands listed.

Stephen from Columbia, SC Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 03/12/14 - 03/22/14
If you only get one shot at seeing the Hawaiian Islands, this cruise would fulfill most of what you need to know to hold your own in a conversation about her beauty and history.

Joan from Spicewood, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/12/14 - 03/22/14
What a great way to enjoy all of the major Hawaiian islands and learn about their unique history, geography, and culture. Loved the Hula performance by elementary school students! Pat, our leader, did a great job of making sure everything ran smoothly.

Julia from Lake Oswego, OR Number of programs attended: 30
Date attended: 03/12/14 - 03/22/14
I really enjoyed this adventure. The instructors were knowledge able and informative. The state of Hawaii is a delight. The ship experience was absolutely wonderful- the food and the shows were great. I highly recommend it.

Janice from Los Angeles, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/19/14 - 03/01/14
Greetings to Beth. My husband and I loved this tour. I previously thought Hawaii was essentially a place for sunbathing at beaches and swimming pools, which does not interest me at this point in my life. Traveling with Road Scholar, I found that Hawaii is a fascinating place, in terms of the various islands' history, geology, flora, fauna, etc. The program leader, Art Reed, is highly organized and also an excellent lecturer. We enjoyed listening to the various experts who led the walks. Many of the places we saw were filled with natural beauty. The hotel in Honolulu where we started the trip was excellent, and then cruising from island to island made travel easy. Our traveling companions were intelligent and friendly. Five-star recommendation.

Beth from Ann Arbor, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 02/19/14 - 03/01/14
This was my first Road Scholar adventure. I had a great time and would encourage anyone who wants to see Hawaii, to consider this trip. Our program leader, Art Reed was so terrific, that I will look for his name when considering my next RS trip.

Edward from Janesville, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/15/14 - 01/25/14
Thanks to a great program, outstanding leaders and lecturers, and interesting companions, we experienced Hawaii as travelers, not tourists. If you have any interest in Hawaii this is the program for you.

Brian from Atlanta, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/15/14 - 01/25/14
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Robert from Raleigh, NC Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/15/14 - 01/25/14
I would highly recommend this program. It was very interesting, enjoyable, and educational. Frank Lau and his wife Lee did a terrific job as our leaders. The professors and others that joined us on a daily basis provided with with much information and accompanied us on the various tours and visits.

Marilyn from Hillsboro, OR Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/15/14 - 01/25/14
The Program was amazing. I was impressed with the program leader and all aspects of the program. I am looking forward to future Road Scholar adventures.

Patricia from Charlotte, NC Number of programs attended: 41
Date attended: 09/25/13 - 10/05/13
If you want to learn about the REAL Hawaii, this is the trip to take. Everyday is filled with great sights and adventure and great guides or classes. I recommend it highly.

John from Brookfield, WI Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 04/03/13 - 04/13/13
I thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Great scenery and I learned a lot from the enthusiastic, knowlegeable retired proferssors who taught/led the classes/fieldtrips.

Lorraine from Liberty Lake, WA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 02/27/13 - 03/09/13
It was a good evaluation.

Brenda from Athens, OH Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 02/27/13 - 03/09/13
Perfect way to celebrate our 50th Wedding Anniversary being in the Hawaiian Islands. We were informed of Hawaii's history and culture plus actually touring the volcano sites, yet have time to bask in the sunshine of this beautiful state on land and on our first cruise.

Aaron from Monroe Township, NJ Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 01/30/13 - 02/09/13
The TROPICAL SPLENDER HAWAIIAN program was a wonderful vacation and learning experience. Typical ]varied attendees all well behaved cooperative to each other and well educated well rounded persons. Each made a con'tribution to make the trip and program veryt enjoyable.

Susan from Port Townsend, WA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 01/30/13 - 02/09/13
Pat was a great leader, and both Frank and Glenn were great additions...

Lauren from Bellingham, WA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 11/07/12 - 11/17/12
We took this trip in November (perfect weather) and it was everything we hoped for: wonderful and varied educational content delivered by terrific instructors/guides, interesting excursions, congenial company and a stellar leader in Pat Lau.

Darrel from Scott City, KS Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 11/07/12 - 11/17/12
This is an outstanding program and I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to visit Hawaii and see and learn more than just sunbathing on the beach, and you could do that too.
Darrel Miller

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