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Program #19350RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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.
Dennis from Cincinnati, OH Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 01/18/15 - 01/23/15
This program encompasses the diversity of interesting aspects of Sarasota, from a mansion to museums to a botanical garden to theater. It focuses especially on the legacy of John Ringling, who is fascinating far beyond his obvious association with the circus. It is a great introduction to an interesting area, and, of course, a pretty darned nice location for a winter program!

Bonnie from Dallas, TX Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/02/14 - 02/07/14
When friends found out that I wanted to visit Florida, they strongly recommended the City of Sarasota. They were absolutely correct in doing so. It is a fabulous city from the warm climate to all the hospitable people I encountered. I intend to spend more time there.

Ronald from Ottawa, ON Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 01/13/13 - 01/18/13
My wife and I enjoyed this trip a lot, especially the visit to the outstanding Ringling property and to the Selby Gardens. Other highlights were attending the theatre one evening, and seeing a presentation by the zookeeper of Sarasota Jungle Gardens. Tom Giles, the group leader, did a good job of keeping his flock together.

Barbara from Oyster Bay, NY Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 02/03/13 - 02/08/13
This tour is a wonderful introduction to the city of Sarasota showcasing all it has to offer. I highly recommend it

Janet from Glen Allen, VA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 01/13/13 - 01/18/13
Accommodations were great. Tom, our group leader, did a first class job. I felt some of the speakers were not up to what I want from a Road Scholar experience but the outside trips were amazing and Sarasota is a world class beautiful city.

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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
1 Performances


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