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SAVANNAH, GEORGIA

Savannah History, Mystery and Music

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Program #11377RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
Carolyn from Salt Lake City, UT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
The Savannah Tour, our second Road Scholar trip, was a fun and beautiful tour. It was a catalyst for our travel in the area over the next week and a big plus was the association of some fun and interesting fellow travelers.

Sharon from Tallahassee, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
Savannah History, Mystery, and Music was our FIRST Road Scholar tour. I am sold on RS. I learned so much and made great friends. And it was reasonable, too. The food was great, the sites worth every penny. The speakers and musicians were all top-notch in their field. I bought 3 music CD's and have been enjoying listening to Kim Polote sing Johnny Mercer songs every day since our trip. My husband bought a Jamie Keena music CD from Amazon when we got home of his Americana Series, vol. 1, "The Man on the Flying Trapeze." Sherri Simmons, our RS faculty tour guide, took good care of us and was very knowledgeable. The Oglethorpe Inn was comfortable and in a great location but their cleaning staff was not up to par at all. We are already planning another RS to New Orleans! I've spoken about this wonderful experience to many friends and family and hope they also go on RS tours.

Janet from Bellingham, WA Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
We thoroughly enjoyed our R.S. trip to Savannah and feel we got a lot more out of it than we could possibly have done on our own. We were so lucky once again to have a grand group of people. Everyone mixed around, everyone got along! A bus dropping participants off downtown on the free afternoon would be a wonderful improvement. Our group had quite a few people on their first R.S. experience and they all enjoyed it!

Joyce from Fort Myers Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
If you want to see and learn about Savannah, Georgia, do it with Road Scholar!

Diane from Chicago, IL Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
I thoroughly enjoyed my Road Scholar experience--the program planners, presenters, accommodations, tours were all that one could ask for or expect. Thank you so much for sharing your talents and providing an enjoyable educational experience.

Elizabeth from Seattle, WA Number of programs attended: 23
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
Come to Savannah & enjoy the music & history. Look at the lovely trees & the many squares. Dream of the way things used to be. The south is charming & lovely. Find your way back in time & wonder.

Mary from Westminster, MD Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/21/13 - 04/26/13
Outstanding program! The balance between free and structured time was perfect. Great lectures, expert guides, exceptional mixture of fun, information and culture. Staying on the outskirts of the city gave us extra time to tour the neighborhoods and make a trip to Tybee Island, and the accommodations were very spacious and comfortable. We loved it!

Mary Jane from Palmetto, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/21/13 - 04/26/13
Rachel Perkins was a wonderful leader, introducing Savannah in an easy-to-understand way for those of us unfamiliar with the planning and colonization of Georgia, and Savannah in particular. "James Oglethorpe" and his explanation of the "Georgia Experiment" were well received. I enjoyed the talents of Kim Polot and the Duckworths singing some Johnny Mercer favorites. And who wouldn't love a trip the Mrs. Wilkes Boarding House and the 1790 Restaurant? Yum! A free afternoon to wander and photograph the squares of the Historic District made the program complete.

Stephanie from Bradenton, FL Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/21/13 - 04/26/13
Rachel was a terrific leader and was very knowledgeable and helpful. I loved her sense of humor, also. A couple of my favorite programs were the Oglethorpe impersonation by Scott Hodges and the Johnny Mercer Trio.

Wardine from Bradenton, FL Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/21/13 - 04/26/13
Roads Scholar is a wonderful program. Everyone should try it.

Barbara from Seattle, WA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 03/03/13 - 03/08/13
The guide, Rachel was outstanding -- knowlegeable, & responsive. The Ogelthorpe impersonation was outstanding and I enjoyed all of the trips. The Ogelthorpe Inn would have been entirely satisfactory had it been more convenient. The bus to downtown runs only once per hour and there doesn't seem to be a schedule -- I feel that a 45 minute bus wait followed by a one hour bus ride to town is not OK. I am a bus rider from Seattle, so I didn't mind the ride, only the wait. The catered food from the Fiddler across the street was unsatisfactory to me. Using plastic plates and utensils for every meal is so wasteful for our environment. Our free dinner meal at the Fiddler was OK but the catered meals were not OK for me.

Troy from King City, ON Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 03/03/13 - 03/08/13
Overall, the programme was very good. I especially appreciated the input from our group leader, Rachel Perkins, and the presentations by Scott Hodges (Oglethorpe) and the Duckworth and Pelote trio.

Peggy from Grand Rapids, MI Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 03/03/13 - 03/08/13
I enjoyed this program very much. I fell in love with Savannah.

Julie from Beacon, NY Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/21/12 - 10/26/12
Thoroughly enjoyed my Road Scholar trip to Savannah from the lectures, to the meals, to the tours and the free time. As always, the fellow participants are always wonderful and many have traveled to lots of interesting places with Road Scholar, making comparing notes fun. Julie & Gene


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