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Program #18213RJ
13 Days | 12 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.
Chris from Buffalo Grove, IL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/28/13 - 11/10/13
I cannot envision a better trip. I had a wonderful time and loved every moment of it. The leader Jan kept us all learning and enjoying ourselves from the moment we arrived until we left her care. The trips to Pompeii and Herculaneum defy description. Claudio led us through the ruins filling us up with information that made the people and places come alive. The Amalfi Coast is the most beautiful area. No wonder we all left wanting to come back to Sorrento. This was a magical trip.

Donna from Newbury, MA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/14/13 - 10/27/13
This program is a 'must' on a traveler's Italy list. The program director and other guides make it spectacular. And touring all the sites is wonderful. Hiking Mt. Vesuvius was an adventure!!!!

Mark from Chippewa Lake, OH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/28/13 - 11/10/13
Excellent survey of the Sorrentine Peninsula and the Bay of Naples area. Covered many more places than I had originally expected. Educational content was very helpful.

Judy from Fitchburg, WI Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/23/13 - 10/06/13
All went well. Enjoyed the sites, scenery and bus ride along Amalfi Dr. Jan added so much to the trip. All guides and speakers were very knowledgable. Meeting all our fellow travelers was wonderful. The entire trip was bellissimo!!

Norman from Englewood, NJ Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/23/13 - 10/06/13
I had a great time. The quality of the program exceeded my expectations. THere was so much to see and learn and the Road Scholar group leader, guides and speakers were superb. I really think there was great value for the money.

Ellen from Gainesville, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/23/13 - 10/06/13
Rave reviews for Jan Gilbert, Group Leader. This is an A+ program that is well-organized with varied programs, a balanced pace, stimulating lectures, breath-taking scenery, fascinating site visits, good food, and the company of new friends.

Lewis from Niagara On The Lake, ON Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/09/13 - 09/22/13
We wish there were six stars. Jan and Claudio would then receive a six plus. This was our first Road Scholar trip and there will be many more. We particularly liked the policy for the guides not to take us souvenir shopping. We were there to learn, and learn we did. A special thanks to our leader, Jan, and guide, Claudio. We know from previous professional experience that if things run smoothly on the surface it is only because of a lot of hard workbehind the scenes. Lewis ans Jean Ford, Niagara on the Lake, Canada

Sharon from Erie, CO Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/09/13 - 09/22/13
The Amalfi Coast and Sorrento tour is a truly informative and delightful experience. I had always wanted to see Pompeii and Vesuvius (and now Herculaneum) and was not a bit disappointed in any of those. Staying at Sorrento for most of the tour was also very nice, avoiding all the packing and unpacking of changing hotels. It was also extremely interesting to learn so much about the history, culture and politics of Italy.

Barbara from San Francisco, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 04/08/13 - 04/21/13
First time on an adult road scholar tour and learned so much more than I could have on my own, this tour in particular was a delight made more so by Jan our very capable tour guide and all the other guides and lecturers who made the program come alive. Will definitely be planning more Road Scholar Tours in future.

Sue from Georgetown, TX Number of programs attended: 42
Date attended: 04/08/13 - 04/21/13
Overall a scenic, educational, enjoyable experience. Be prepared to walk a lot - up and down hills, up and down stairs, and over rough pavement. The hotels served meat and fish: other meals out were salad, pasta, dessert. Lots of free time and Jan provided a list of activities one could pursue. You will have time to shop for ceramics, linens, and inlaid wood, or you can visit a nearby attraction - or you can take some books along. You will want extra Euros. Four meals on your own in Sorrento, one in Minori. The Greek and Roman ruins were especially interesting and made more so by our guide, Claudio. His knowledge and passion for Italy were a huge asset. Our group numbered 26 (could have been 35) so hearing his explanations would not have been possible without the use of individual radios. We were blessed with good weather, a congenial group, and Jan and Claudio.

Peter from Brooklyn, NY Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 04/08/13 - 04/21/13
Great - and then some! - trip, but had the principal local resource (guide, teacher, etc.), Claudio, not been front and center, that likely would have changed dramatically. But basically, this is a fascinating part of the world and we had perfect weather, a wonderful group and an excellent trip!

Kris from Cottage Grove, MN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/24/12 - 10/07/12
The trip was a wonderful experience. Jan and Claudeo were so well versed. TERRIFIC VALUE FOR THE MONEY. Kris Minnesota

Sandra from Winnipeg, MB Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/24/12 - 10/07/12
A magical trip through ancient civilizations, jaw- dropping landscapes and contemporary life in southern Italy. Guided by a warm, generous and knowledgeable group leader who delivered an even better program than advertised. Highly recommended.

Linda from Neponsit, NY Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/24/12 - 10/07/12
What a wonderful program. That part of Italy is so beautiful and the activities made the trip memorable. Jan is a fabulous leader, caring, patient, good humored, and always ready with suggestions to enhance the trip. Liinda and Jim Kelly

Barbara from Chapel Hill, NC Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 09/24/12 - 10/07/12
Wonderful program. Great leader.

Terry from Fairfax, VA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/10/12 - 09/23/12
A fantastic adventure! You will love it!

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28 meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 9 dinners
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