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Program #20444RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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. 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.
Kathy from Portland, OR Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 12/14/13 - 12/26/13
This beautiful trip was an experience I'll never forget. Our guide, Louis, was sweet, charming and took care of wandering lambs (and there were some wandering lambs among us). Colmar felt like home to me; I could have moved there and never left. Christmas Eve mass in the Cathédrale Saint-Sauveur d'Aix-en-Provence that I attended on my own, was lovely, only supplanted by the elegant Christmas Eve dinner that followed with the group. I've been hesitant to write so glowingly of this trip because I didn't want it to fill up before I had the chance to enroll for 2014, but family obligation require me to stay stateside this Holiday season. A small warning . as in any group, there will be some along who are ill (chickenpox in this case), some who are lame, some who are deaf and some who seem barely alive. We must remember, we are not there to make friends, but to make memories. And I did: I made memories, I even made a friend.

James from Santa Fe, NM Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 12/14/13 - 12/26/13
THIS PROGRAM WAS AN ABSOLUTE DELIGHT! THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR, LOUIS, IS THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS. HE PLANNED AND EXECUTED A WONDERFUL TOUR THAT EVERYONE IN OUR GROUP ENJOYED. WE VISITED ONE END OF FRANCE TO THE OTHER DURING CHRISTMAS TIME WITHOUT RUSH OR PANIC. THE INSTRUCTORS WERE DELIGHTFUL.

Karen from Indiana, PA Number of programs attended: 222
Date attended: 12/14/13 - 12/26/13
My husband and I have attended 24 holiday programs with Road Scholar and this ranks among the best. Our leader, Louis Bideau, was outstanding. He knew everybody by name and treated us all in a special, personal way. It would be hard to imagine a more beautiful town than Colmar during the holidays -- it is fantastic! Just google it and you will see what I mean! The contrast between Alsace (where Colmar is located) and Provence, the two best regions in France for holiday traditions, is striking, and visiting them is almost like going to two different countries.We enjoyed Aix-en-Provence a lot, too, and a unique treat on Christmas Day was visiting the crèche in Allauch, a typical Provencal village, with 300 santons, animations, and special lighting effects.

Sandy from Phoenix, AZ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 12/14/13 - 12/26/13
I so enjoyed my first ever trip & tour abroad! History is so much more clear when traveling in the footsteps of those who walked so many centuries before! Thanks to Road Scholar, I was able to experience that! We had marvelous hotels, visited and ate in great restaurants and experienced seeing and being in buildings once only read about. Best of all ~ we had the wonderful Louis. Gabriel Bideau for our Tour Guide! He saw to all our needs and made sure we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves. He is a true top rate guide! THANK YOU!

Edithe from Sacramento, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 12/14/13 - 12/26/13
Learning about the traditions in another culture, France, was a wonderful experience. The trip took the American mindset back in time to age-old customs. Our group leader, Louis-Gabriel Bideau was the best!!


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