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The Best of London and Paris: A Tale of Two Cities

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Program #20953RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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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. 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.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.
Olga from Plano, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/05/14 - 09/14/14
This tour provides for independent exploration of two great European cities. Fitness is a must because of challenging Metro stairs and hours of walking. Transportation support is excellent in London and Tube us conveniently located near hotel. Paris was a bit difficult because transportation guidance was limited. I purchased hop on/hop off bus tours in both cities. This allowed me great photo ops and complete tour of all sites.

Frances from Fairport, NY Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 07/25/14 - 08/03/14
I thought the program contained the right mix of guided touring and free time to explore those sights that appealed to each individual. The French and English tour leaders were knowledgeable, considerate, patient and displayed great senses of humor. The English food was much better than expected considering their reputation for just basic faire. As expected, the French food served to us was great. My only negative was that the instructions for meeting the bus at Heathrow were very ambiguous. The "Hotel By Bus" is a specific location in the airport but was not indicated in the literature. However, when informed of our confusion, our London tour leader rescued us quickly.

Marie from Berkeley, CA Number of programs attended: 36
Date attended: 06/06/14 - 06/15/14
Overall experience was terrific---but MP3 device at the Louvre wasted our time, as we couldn't find what was being described. Wisper device was excellent.

Roycie from Dexter, NM Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/06/14 - 06/15/14
Tale of 2 Cities Program is outstanding being very enjoyable & educational.

Joan from Buffalo, MN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/09/14 - 05/18/14
This trip is a great way to visit both London and Paris and to have seamless arrangements for the Eurostar taken care of by Road Scholar. Be ready to do a lot of walking. The group leaders and guides were excellent, and both hotels were in good locations. The time went too fast!

Stanley from Winterville, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/09/14 - 05/18/14
All of you at Road Scholar have a great program and concept. We will certainly consider your offerings for our next vacation.

Louis from Durango, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/04/13 - 10/13/13
Finally got our photos from Oct 2013 London Paris organized. Video is on YouTube - search Lou Fontana or go to http://youtu.be/ZEKn_M4puQw. Hope everyone is well and gearing up for another adventure.

Priscilla from Milford, CT Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/04/13 - 10/13/13
I recently returned from "Out and About in London and Paris". It was a wonderfully educational and enjoyable trip. The museums we visited were excellent. I couldn't believe that I was standing in front of some of the world's most beautiful and famous art. Any one who wants to see great art in 2 great cities should do this trip

Roger from Osceola, WI Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/04/13 - 10/13/13
Excellent guides. Whisper device works very good. Device used at Louve is not good! No way to ID location of paintings. Please use wisper system on the few major works by the guide. Then turn us loose to work around on our own.

Kevin from Glendale, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/04/13 - 10/13/13
A fantastic experience and highly recommended!

Judith from Raleigh, NC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/13/13 - 09/22/13
This was my first Road Scholar experience...but certainly not my last! I cannot imagine visiting another foreign country without the planning and expertise I was provided. Keith and Rita are the best!!!!!

Mary from Fort Wayne, IN Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 07/19/13 - 07/28/13
Fantastic trip - in spite of the 80-90 degree weather, however, no rain! Exciting to be in London during the birth of the future King. Great group of participants - did and saw as much as possible - Keith, our London guide, was exceptional - a bit of an English gentleman combined with the humor and vitality of a English university student-he took good care of all of us. How he managed to herd all 24, I'll never know - takes an expert I guess. Cheers to Keith and my fellow Road Scholar travel mates ! Was a great experience.

Marita from Salinas, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/19/13 - 07/28/13
Road Scholar's Out and About in London and Paris was comprehensive, interesting and full. The group leaders provided so much more to make this experience a once in a lifetime opportunity.


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