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Washington, D.C.: A Capital Intergenerational Adventure

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6 Days | 5 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.
Betty from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 07/13/14 - 07/18/14
My granddaughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this learning adventure. The main guide, Gary, was outstanding. He knew his history and had a great sense of humor. We were blessed with perfect weather the last two days of exploring, so that made it even better.

Eva from Red Oak, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/13/14 - 07/18/14
The Washington Intergenerational Adventure was my first Road Scholar trip and I could not be more pleased. My granddaughter and I had a wonderful time and learned so much about our country - then and now. Her parents could not believe all we did each day! Thanks to Road Scholar!!!

James from Circleville, OH Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 07/13/14 - 07/18/14
History can be boring. This program brought history to life and for the first time I appreciated how fortunate we are to have founding fathers who were brave, very intelligent and, especially Washington, survived their many wars and battles.

Donald from Olathe, KS Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 07/13/14 - 07/18/14
We took our granddaughter on the Washington, D.C.: A Capital Intergenerational Adventure trip. It was hightly educational as well as an enjoyable bonding opportunity for us. I don't know anything else as beneficial.

Ann from Centreville, MD Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 07/13/14 - 07/18/14
A superior introduction to American history and government with an amazingly thorough introduction to the nation's capital, its museums and monuments. The leaders provided a passionate view of our architecture, science, aviation, news media, history and special insights about the city of Washington itself.

John from Wilbraham, MA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 07/06/14 - 07/11/14
Excellent overview of historical events, present-day sites of interest, and a brief look at the future of the Washington DC mall area. The program included a perfect variety of activities and experiencies for both the young and their grandparents.

Nancy from Peoria, AZ Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/20/14
A fast-paced program that helped grandparents and grandchildren alike understand what life was like in our nation's capitol from the time of the Revolutionary War to the present.

Lori from Stanardsville, VA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 06/15/14 - 06/20/14
What a fine way to learn more about your country, the people who have conceived it and some of those who have improved it through the years. The program is for adults and grandchildren 9 to 14 years old. Most youngsters in that age group will miss a lot of the facts, but they still can grasp underlying concepts. For the adults it is a pure pleasure.

Alice from Madison, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/08/14 - 06/13/14
RoadScholar does a terrific job. My grandson and I learned a great deal from our excellent guides on our Washington, DC, adventure. We would do it again in a heartbeat!

Milt from East Wenatchee, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/07/13 - 07/12/13
Timing and casting are just about everything and your intergenerational tour to DC was exemplary! Milt and grandson Joe Wa. state

Marilyn from Avon, OH Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 07/14/13 - 07/19/13
What an interesting and fun week for grandchildren and grandparents alike. We went to all the expected sites, and to new ones as well. Although it was incredibly hot in DC last week, we split our inside and outside activities to take advantage of our full agenda. A definite thumbs up.

Mary from Chicago, IL Number of programs attended: 28
Date attended: 07/14/13 - 07/19/13
The Washington DC Intergenerational trip was exceptional in all aspects. The guides were outstanding. The itinerary was terrific. This is my seventh intergenerational trip with a grandchild and we both loved everything about the trip. Mary, Chicago, IL July 14-19, 2013

Betty from Ames, IA Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 07/07/13 - 07/12/13
Wonderful intergenerational program chock full of active learning experiences.

Judith from Panama City, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/07/13 - 07/12/13
Just returned from Road Scholar trip to Washington DC..My granddaughter and I had an incredible learning experience and tons of fun. I would recommend this trip to anyone that wants a fabulous, fun learning adventure with their grandchild...Judi Lawrence Panama City FL

Helen from Goodyear, AZ Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 06/16/13 - 06/21/13
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