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8 Days | 7 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.
David from Coon Rapids, MN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/02/13 - 09/09/13
Experiencing Glacier National Park as part of a Road Scholar group is a chance to enjoy a truly sublime experience. Knowledgeable guides and instructors add substance to the world of this mountain wilderness. This is a real chance to soar above our everyday world!

John from Anchorage, AK Number of programs attended: 33
Date attended: 09/02/13 - 09/09/13
Staying the Glacier Park lodges was a great "mountains in your face" experience. Our leaders took us on hikes, according to our abilities, pointing out geology & wildlife.

George from Crestview Hills, KY Number of programs attended: 17
Date attended: 09/02/13 - 09/09/13
Excellent program. Our group leaders and presenters were top notch... they were delightfully passionate about their experiences with and knowledge about the area. And, our bus drivers, besides competently negotiating the roads, shared their knowledge about the parks with us. It's difficult to beat the scenery offered by Glacier National Park and Glacier National Peace Park. The Remington Carriage Museum and Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Museum are gems. As Betty from Greensboro has noted, the group leaders offered three different levels of hikes to accommodate our group's interests. And, they were attentive to our numerous questions. Our accommodations and meals were, in my opinion, great. Many Glacier Lodge and Prince of Wales Hotel aren't your comfy five-star type places.... thank goodness.... they' offer a chance to enjoy really comfortable, peaceful nights fueled by fresh mountain air.

Judith from Pittsburgh, PA Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 09/02/13 - 09/09/13
This was one of the best Road Scholar trips we have taken. This was number 13 for us and a highlight.

Betty from Greensboro, NC Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/02/13 - 09/09/13
A great trip! The instructors are the best of the best as are the leaders. The large group was divided into 3 groups to best accommodate the physical comfort level of all. The only way to see so much of Glacier/Waterton parks. Do it!

Tom from Geneseo, IL Number of programs attended: 21
Date attended: 08/19/13 - 08/26/13
The grandeur of the Glacier and Waterton National Parks is extraordinary. The Many Glacier and the Prince of Wales Hotels are splendid examples of the architecture of the period in which they were created. The experience of this program will remain in you memory for many years to come.

Donald from Mifflintown, PA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 08/19/13 - 08/26/13
Road Scholar and Glacier/Waterton Parks program "rocks". I especially enjoyed the geology of area and instructu=or's expertise.

Susan from Fayetteville, AR Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/05/13 - 08/12/13
This trip was outstanding!

Dorothy from Marblehead, MA Number of programs attended: 27
Date attended: 07/22/13 - 07/29/13
Altogether a wonderful program - great accommodations, excellent food, unbelievable mountains. And a special treat to be able to stay in the historic lodges. We were fortunate to see much wildlife - at a safe distance! Our leaders were excellent and able to share their knowledge in the classroom as well as out on the trail.

Ray from Norristown, PA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 07/22/13 - 07/29/13
Scenery is outstanding. Presenters made this trip "come alive". This "Crown of the Continent" is a MUST on everyone's bucket list.

Deborah from Lancaster, PA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/22/13 - 07/29/13
I just came home from my second Road Scholar trip. My husband and I commented to each other several times that it was money well spent. The interaction with curious and interesting people, the knowledge of our field instructors and group leader and the accommodations made for a satisfying and enjoyable week. We're already planning our next trip. On a scale of 1 to 10--I give it an 11!!

Veronica from Atlanta, GA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/22/13 - 07/29/13
My husband and I just came back from our trip to Glacier and Waterton Parks and are so excited about all we have seen ,learned and experienced on this trip. It was fabulous!

Ruth Ellen from Surprise, AZ Number of programs attended: 31
Date attended: 07/08/13 - 07/15/13
We enjoyed our trip but found that some of the things we expected did not happen. We spent more time in Big Mountain and less time in Glacier park than I expected. The food in the Park was out standing but was not as highly rated in Big Mountain with barely adequate breakfast, and catered meals of pasta, salad, and desert in various locations which did not compare to rest of trip. Did enjoy our 2 week and the people we met.

Lawrence from Cleveland, OH Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 07/01/13 - 07/08/13
This is an excellent trip with one giant caveat. It is NOT an active trip, in that there are almost no planned hikes into the parks. There are a few nature walks, and the guides are excellent in their knowledge, but if you are seeking an active trip, where you can walk at a reasonable pace and explore popular hiking paths, you will be disappointed. For example, it made no sense to us to schedule a whole morning inside Many Glacier Lodge (for a lecture on bears). My wife and I (on our own, at our expense) signed up for a Lodge-sponsored boat ride and hike to Grinnell Lake, which was excellent. I cannot fathom why this wasn't part of the RS itinerary; the lecture could have been given anytime. So go if you are relatively sedentary, don't particularly care to hike, and just want an overview of the two parks. The hotel lodges chosen are the best places to stay in either park, and (via the bus) you will get to see much of the area. But choose a more active trip if you want to experience the waterfalls and vistas and lakes on your own two feet. I do believe some hikes and a higher level of activity could easily be built into this program, but that is not the way it was designed. Road Scholar should change the activity level from 'active' to 'moderate'. Listed that way, I would give it a 10 out of 10. Larry Martin

Diane from La Habra, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 07/01/13 - 07/08/13
While all of our 3 previous RoadScholar trips have been fantastic experiences, the leaders of this trip were exceptional. Steph Paidas, in particular, was not only very knowledgeable, well organized and caring, she really kept her cool when 2 group members needed a trip to the hospital, demonstrating that RoadScholar leaders know how to handle the unexpected with grace and panache.

Pamela from Delray Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/20/12 - 08/27/12
The trip to Glacier/Waterton National Park was well organized in all areas. The guilds were extremely knowledgable and enjoyable to travel with. I found my fellow travelers friendly. I was always comfortable with safety as a concern of the program. The trip was educational, awesome in beauty, and fun!

Lynn from Virginia Beach, VA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/03/12 - 09/10/12
What a fantastic program and an absolutely top notch group leader and subject matter experts. Stephanie, Sheena and Brian added immeasurably to the experience. Scenery and vistas were stunning and side trips to the museums were educational and very interesting. Group participants meshed very well. Lynn S.

June from Toms River, NJ Number of programs attended: 30
Date attended: 09/03/12 - 09/10/12
This was my 26th program. Obviously I think they are great. I have learned so much and met such interesting people I expect to continue enjoying Road Scholar for as long as I can.

Robert from Holts Summit, MO Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 09/03/12 - 09/10/12
This is the 15th program I have attended and rank it as the best!

Roberta from Holts Summit, MO Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 09/03/12 - 09/10/12
This program was really special, led by a super leader and instructors, in spectacular surroundings. Accommodations in all 3 places were wonderful..heartily recommend it!

Art from Goshen, IN Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 07/09/12 - 07/16/12
Bev from Goshen, IN This was my 37th Program. Attended July 9-16, 2012. This is a 5-star Program. One of my favorites. Wonderful leadership; wonderful scenery and fabulous accommodations!

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