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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.
Elizabeth from Maynard, MA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 11/18/15 - 11/22/15
Densely packed program with lots of museum time and two visits to the Barnes. We were lucky to have great docents and a very nice (and helpful) leader. On our trip, we went to the Curtis Institute of Music for a free concert one night and to the Philadelphia Orchestra another night. Delightful.

Laurie from St. Louis, MO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/23/15 - 10/27/15
I enjoyed every minute of this program, which included not only the Barnes Collection, but other art treasures in Philly as well. Another highlight was the concert by the famed Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. If you love fine arts, don't miss this one!

Judith from Gardena, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/10/15 - 09/14/15
This is an excellent introduction to the art treasures in Philadelphia.

Judy from Aptos, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/10/15 - 09/14/15
Philadelphia and the Barnes was a wonderful program. The Barnes Museum is a treasure and it is so interesting to see great art in such a different setting. The Philadelphia Art Museum was grand as well.

Donald from Gainesville, FL Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 09/10/15 - 09/14/15
This was a wonderful few days with visits to the major museums listed above with good docent tours & special Impressionists/Paul Durand-Ruel exhibit. It was good to have 2 separate times at the Barnes. Especially good was the coach tour of urban sculpture & Rodin with John Gianotti. CC from Gainesville, FL

Joan from Brooklyn, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/10/15 - 09/14/15
The Art Tour in Philadelphia provided an interesting and informative trip which increased my enjoyment of the work of the Impressionists. The museum guides were a major factor in our successful trip. Road Scholar has provided me with yet another trip that has satisfied my desire to travel to interesting cities and appreciate what they have to offer.

Karen from Reston, VA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 06/24/15 - 06/28/15
If you love art, you will love this program.

Judith from Kent, CT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/22/15 - 04/26/15
A great awakening to a beautiful city well known for its historical significance but also filled with great art and architecture and civic pride. The Barnes should not be missed - the man, the collection and the controversy are fascinating

Ann from Seattle, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/30/14 - 11/03/14
This is an excellent opportunity to explore and learn about art in Philadelphia. A highlight was visiting the new Barnes Museum, as well as the outstanding Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, the Rodin Museum and the Philadelphia Art Museum. We also enjoyed musical performances at the Curtis Institute and by the Philadelphia Symphony, as well as several elegant dinners.

Bernard from Spotsylvania, VA Number of programs attended: 20
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/16/14
This was one of the best organized and executed programs I have ever attended at Road Scholar. The instructors (Docents) were most knowledgeable, courteous, interesting and thorough in carrying out the educational aspects of the program. The food and eating arrangements were superior.

Nancy from Murrysville, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/26/14 - 06/30/14
This program exceeded my expectations. I wanted to learn more about art. I did, but more importantly, I was inspired by my fellow participants who showed a real zest for art. travel, and life! Made many new friends and learned a lot. Creature comforts were excellent. Loved the Hyatt at the Bellevue. It was charming and in a great location. Enjoyed Philadelphia and especially the Barnes and the vault at PAFA. Meals were outstanding including the buffet breakfast at the hotel. I wouldn't hesitate to do it all over again.

Joyce from Isle Of Palms, SC Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 03/19/14 - 03/23/14
Outstanding program. Great docent tours through Barnes and Fine Arts museum. Exceptional lodging and meals included. Bonus concerts: Philadelphia symphony at Kimmel Ctr. and recital at the Curtis Institute.

Lois from Wanaque, NJ Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 03/19/14 - 03/23/14
I've enjoyed every program I participated in and look forward to continuing to travel and learn with Road Scholar

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