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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
Anna from Seattle, WA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 10/16/15 - 10/19/15
Cultural Highlights dips into Philadelphia's role in the American Revolution and a few of her cultural arts treasures. America's fifth (!) largest city has a walk-able downtown and lots of interesting architecture. Sign up today, enjoy for your next Road Scholar!

Esther from Clarks Green, PA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/13/15 - 10/16/15
This program successfully offered the dual opportunity of touring Philadelphia's historic sites and art museums while simultaneously enjoying a mini-class reunion!

Barbara from Port Jefferson, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/18/15 - 09/21/15
A great first visit to a fascinating city...very moved by the historical features...loved the museums....want to visit again, soon!

Anna from Hyattsville, MD Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 09/18/15 - 09/21/15
Interesting weekend in Philadelphia especially due to our enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide Tish Byrne.

David from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/12/15 - 06/15/15
You will feel like you know Phila.; its residents, history and arts after this compact but thorough and enjoyable tour.

Frances from Hingham, MA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 04/24/15 - 04/27/15
This was my first Road Scholar program and it exceeded my expectations;content, staff, other participants, lodging,and meals. I am enrolled in another, very different program in the Fall and am reassured that it will be a positive experience as well.

Cheryl from Exton, PA Number of programs attended: 26
Date attended: 04/24/15 - 04/27/15
A well-run program in center city Philadelphia which visits six historic sites and museums as well as two evening musical programs. Accommodations, food, internal transportation and historical lectures are top quality.

Janet from Elizabethtown, KY Number of programs attended: 25
Date attended: 04/17/15 - 04/20/15
Anyone interested in Art should try to see the Barnes collection. This Road Scholar program was the perfect way to do it.

Georgette from Foster City, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/24/14 - 10/27/14
For the Art Lover with a brief visit to our Nation's historical sites. A perfect trip. A chance to see art treasures and learn more about our Country's founding fathers. I use a cane, but had no problem keeping up. Hotel in a safe central location with good food, congenial group, and interesting, nicely paced itinerary. Road Scholar takes care of everything! They do very good job of providing pre- trip information so you know what's ahead.

Priscilla from Altadena, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/26/14 - 09/29/14
Thi was a superb program, with a wide variety of activities. Our guide was excellent--one of the best.

Patricia from Ashburn, VA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/26/14 - 09/29/14
A wonderful introduction to the Barnes Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. As a bonus, we toured a group of murals on building walls.

joseph from Massillon, OH Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 09/12/14 - 09/15/14
just returned from Philadelphia-the barnes and phil. museum of art program. it was awesome. I am looking forward to returning to complete my learning and growing in a marvelous setting!

Audrey from Freeport, NY Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 05/22/14 - 05/25/14
Rich in content compressed into just 2 full days.

Myrna from Lowville, NY Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 03/28/14 - 03/31/14
The diversity of this program makes it broadly informative and keeps it from becoming dull. It is what I would call a Sanity Saver program.

Rene from Suffern, NY Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 03/28/14 - 03/31/14
Fabulous program. Terrific program leader. The only problem was the transportation; long walks, often in the rain; buses not available.

Sally from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 03/28/14 - 03/31/14
Philadelphia is an attractive, historic, manageable city with much to see. The Barnes Museum was a real highlight.

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3 nights of accommodations
7 meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
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9 Field trips
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