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11 Days | 10 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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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.
Joseph from Langhorne, PA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 01/25/16 - 02/05/16
Road Scholar is to be commended. The cruise was even better than we could have expected. Our group leader was an expert on the areas we visited and her onboard sessions were entertaining and informative.

Nancy from Lakewood, CO Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 01/25/16 - 02/05/16
What a great way to take a cruise! All the details, shore excursions, arrival/departures were taken care of by RoadScholar. Our Group Leader was exemplary! We learned so much more than we would have if we had gone on our own.

Adrienne from Arvada, CO Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 11/30/15 - 12/11/15
It was great fun. Our group was very small. The food on the ship was very good, the entertainment not great. All our trips off ship were wonderful and Marylin was a great guide for us. We laughed constantly!

Odette from Ottawa, ON Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 02/23/15 - 03/06/15
A relaxing and, at the same time, exhilarating experience. Laura Vick was an excellent guide: very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Enjoyed this trip thoroughly.

Elijah from Chimacum, WA Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 12/08/14 - 12/19/14
This was a wonderful experience for me. The group was small (14 ), which meant that we had lots of opportunity for interaction. The group leader was excellent and gave very informative lectures. There was a lot to see and learn on this program, which took us to some very beautiful places.

Alice from Baltimore, MD Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 12/08/14 - 12/19/14
-decided that a big cruise ship is not for me, but it was a nice ship and the fact that our group was small and had its own little van and its own guide at every stop made our experiences very 'do-able' and enjoyable.

Peter from Langhorne, PA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 03/07/14 - 03/17/14
This was a dream trip! We loved all five countries we visited, our "boat", our warm and congenial group and especially our fearless leader Marylin. Thank you, Road Scholar. We'll be back!

Martin from Bensalem, PA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 02/24/14 - 03/07/14
This is a wonderful program. It has just the right amount of activity and free time and the MS Zuiderdam is a well-run cruise ship. The Panama Canal is a wonder to see and this program is a great way to see it.

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