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6 Days | 5 Nights
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.
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Virginia from West Roxbury, MA Number of programs attended: 43
Date attended: 12/14/14 - 12/19/14
Overall, I think it was a great deal, but the long rides were tiring. The food, wasn't the best--the salmon was dry, noodles were cold, options were very limited. Being in NYC was great! Performances were great! Met very nice people.

Gail from Mantua, NJ Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 12/14/14 - 12/19/14
A wonderful way to get into the Spirit of Christmas. Seeing the old, enjoying New York City and meeting new people.

Ann from West Hartford, CT Number of programs attended: 21
Date attended: 12/14/14 - 12/19/14
Agree completely with Jodi and Alia. Also there IS NOT wifi in every room as advertised in all literature.

Jodi from Branford, CT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 12/14/14 - 12/19/14
The Warwick conf. Center is a very spartan church affiliated housing option that has been used by Road Scholar for years because, I would assume, of its low cost. Two hours outside NYC is ridiculous. The estates along the Hudson are 1 ½ hours away. Surely there is an option more comfortable, with better food, closer to the places being visited. The extra cost would be worth it.

Aila from Palm Bay, FL Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 12/14/14 - 12/19/14
I don't normally review programs but I'm making an exception on this one. In order to get to the "mansions" or Manhattan you must sit in a bus for almost two hours each way. In my opinion there was only one mansion all the rest were large homes. The program staff members (two young men) leave lot to be desired unless you enjoy being treated as a school age children.

Robert from Dover, DE Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 12/07/14 - 12/12/14
Wonderful program, but exceasive travel time.

Pat from Parkville, MD Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 12/07/14 - 12/12/14
Don't miss out on this holiday experience!

Susan from Houston, TX Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 12/08/13 - 12/13/13
I LOVED this program! I enjoyed meeting and talking with the other participants. The program was very well planned and met my expectations and more. As a single traveler I was delighted that there were other singles on the trip. The beauty of the Hudson River area at Christmas Time speaks for itself. Glorious!

Ruth from Montreal, QC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 12/15/13 - 12/20/13
an excellent program, well organized, very much enjoyed. ruth

Carolyn from Erie, PA Number of programs attended: 20
Date attended: 12/15/13 - 12/20/13
The program overall was excellent. Just be aware that in order to do the things listed on the itinerary, you are going to be riding on a bus about 4 hours each day.

Homer from Ormond Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 13
Date attended: 12/08/13 - 12/13/13
had a great time--very active-full days and good food!!

Marshall from Jasper, AL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 12/08/13 - 12/13/13
I have never been on a more organized trip. I enjoyed each part and each event on the program. My favorite thing to see was the Angel Tree at the Metropolitan Museum. The most exciting thing to me was the bus ride up Fifth Avenue the last night along with what seem to be a million cars and two million people as the bright lights of Time Square left me with a lasting vision of NYC.

Ona from Hemet, CA Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 12/08/13 - 12/13/13
This was a great trip. We visited 5 mansions and learned many things about each one from Tom. The Nutcracker was beautiful and the Rockettes were fantastic. We had time to shop and enjoy the wonders of New York.

Blanche from New Rochelle, NY Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 12/08/13 - 12/13/13
The program was very interesting and fun

Cindy from Nome, TX Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 12/08/13 - 12/13/13
This program exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend participation in this program. It is a well thought out, well organized program.

Samuel from Rehoboth Beach, DE Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 12/01/13 - 12/06/13

Lorraine from Bellevue, NE Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 12/01/13 - 12/06/13
Loved, loved it! The mansions tours were informative and some of the docents even role played. Great variety of architectural styles and the stories about the people who built them brought the whole era to life. NYC puts on a great Christmas spectacular. Rockettes show was outstanding and the Nutcracker delightful. Warwick center is historical and in a pastoral setting. Food was plentiful and excellent...even the weather cooperated to make this a great trip. Recommend highly.

Virginia from Carrollton, GA Number of programs attended: 36
Date attended: 12/01/13 - 12/06/13
Interesting program on the historic homes of the Hudson Valley and included 2 trips into NYC for special activities. Enjoyable!

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5 nights of accommodations
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