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Program #13535RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
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.
Karen from Indiana, PA Number of programs attended: 233
Date attended: 09/05/14 - 09/17/14
My husband (who is about to go to his 247th Elderhostel!)and I can't recommend this program highly enough. Newfoundland is one of our favorite Canadian provinces, and if you don't know it already, put it on your bucket list! This was our third visit, and yet we experienced much that was new for us. Jean Knowles is an outstanding leader in every way (one of our favorites!), and we're already looking forward to taking the cruise she's leading next year on the St. Lawrence River.

Mary from San Diego, CA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 08/22/14 - 09/03/14
Along with agreeing with all the other reviews, I'd like to add the 1-2 punch of our guide, Jean, and driver, Harold, and the opportunity to meet the kind, generous, gracious people of Newfoundland.

Sally from Allentown, PA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 08/22/14 - 09/03/14
Newfoundland has the most invigorating air in late August - crisp and clean! It makes you glad to be alive and enjoying its treasures - like puffins, whales, moose, caribou, fish (salmon and cod) amazing landscapes and the people, some of the kindest and most welcoming you will find anywhere. The tour is amazingly well run and organized - encompassing so many aspects of life on the island, from the fishing industry, to the culture, to the history from primitive times to the present, to the life of the cod.... Highly recommended.

Marvin from Kettering, OH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/22/14 - 09/03/14
Thoroughly enjoyed the scenic, culture and history of newfoundland.

Mort from Fayetteville, AR Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 08/22/14 - 09/03/14
Newfoundland is truly spectacular and you will be immersed in its physical beauty and fascinating history. The people of the province are very friendly and love to interact with Road Scholars!

Alfred from Elgin, TX Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 08/22/14 - 09/03/14
If you Want an intro to geology, do this program Learn about the earliest Europeans to North America, do this program Understand better how people have survived through all kinds of adversity, natural and man made, do this program Want to encourage people to develop a beneficial Eco-Historical tourism industry, do this program Do you want to broaden your cultural horizon...well you get the message! Do Discovering NewfoundLAND from Cost to Coast!

Rosalie from Valatie, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/25/14 - 08/06/14
Knowledgeable and informative guide, excellent coach driver, nice accommodations, wonderful food, interesting museums, tours, side trips, and activities, great scenery, photogenic puffins and moose, overall a wonderful program. I'm glad I went.

Carol from Delray Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 07/25/14 - 08/06/14
I endorse Linda's and Sally's reviews of our recent tour. This tour deserves to be a "bucket list" item. Jean and Harold are wonderful. I will add praise for the rocks. Newfoundland has some of the oldest geologic features in the world and fossils to go with them. A moving experience near the end of the trip had us walking along bare seashore rocks looking closely to see fossils and tiny plants and sea creatures -- enhancing appreciation for them and capping appreciation for the hardy and resourceful people and environment.

Linda from Branchburg, NJ Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 07/25/14 - 08/06/14
This program immersed me in what Newfoundland is about: the people, the culture, the history, the scenic beauty, wildlife, and geological significance. I have an inquiring mind and like to be involved in continuing adventures throughout the entire day. This program provided those adventures. It had a great mix of group time and spare time (which was minimal but perfect because it allowed me and others I met on the trip to take some evening coastal walks around towns we stayed in). Jean, our leader, was extremely knowledgeable about many subjects, well organized, and a personable leader. Our bus driver, Harold, was meticulous in cleaning our bus daily and graciously highlighted our route on maps to take home. The places we visited were all worth seeing. Both plays we saw were excellent dramas much in the Irish tradition and real treats. The 3 boat trips gave us diverse experiences. I would recommend that future participants spend 2 to 3 days prior to the trip in St. John's and visit the Johnson GeoCenter, Coastal Railroad Museum, and walk around Quidi Vidi Lake. They are not part of the program but should not be missed.

Sally from Richardson, TX Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 07/25/14 - 08/06/14
Fantastic tour! I highly recommend it if you are interested in wild life, history and geology. There are very knowledgeable guides and spectacular sightings: breaching humpbacks, close encounters with puffins, icebergs, rugged coastlines and much more.

James from Round Rock, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/13/14 - 06/25/14
A great program. I wanted to see puffins, L'Anse aux Meadows, and get some cool weather in the summer. What I got was a whole lot more: including fantastic scenery, great local food and entertainment, and a tour guide who was full of knowledge, personable, and had a good sense of humor. The icebergs were a wonderful bonus!

Ralph from Poughkeepsie, NY Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 06/13/14 - 06/25/14
More new and interesting experiences packed into a short time period than I have experienced before. The skills and enthusiasm of leader Jean Knowles made this a most enjoyable trip.

Barbara from Crown Point, IN Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 06/13/14 - 06/25/14
This was our first Road Scholar trip. My husband wanted to see puffins; I wanted to see icebergs. We both got our wishes, plus whales, moose, eagles and an arctic fox! The rugged terrain is absolutely gorgeous. The most impressive experience was the interaction with the locals. What wonderful people! Makes you want to be a better person. The topping on the cake was the tour group and the tour guide, Jean Knowles. Everyone was up for anything. No complaints; just smiles. What's not to smile about?

CHERYL from North York, ON Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 06/13/14 - 06/25/14
In addition to the other positive posts, the respect the Newfoundland communities' had for Jean Knowles and Road Scholar made some very positive events happen on our tour. Doors were open that weren't always planned. Jean catered to the individual as well as the entire group. This was a very enjoyable educational trip. I would definitely travel with Road Scholar again.

Gail from Pittsburgh, PA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 06/13/14 - 06/25/14
This is a wonderful program. Jean Knowles, the tour leader was the reason for it's success. She has a great peronality and sense of humor. The icebergs on this particular tour were unbelievable - even the locals were coming out to see them there so many. The ability to interact with the local people was a real positive part of the program. They are really nice, "down-to-earth" folks. The sites themselves are like ones most people have never seen. You will love it.

Beverly from Upper Marlboro, MD Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 06/13/14 - 06/25/14
A wonderful introduction to Newfoundland and her people. Scenery, history, people, animals, and birds. It's all part of the experience that makes this trip memorable. It is obvious leader Jean Knowles has a strong love for Newfoundland which was imparted at every turn. Prepare yourself for a journey of discovery.

Marilyn from Rancho Cordova, CA Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 06/13/14 - 06/25/14
If you want to experience the REAL Newfoundland, the history, the people, the sights, animal/bird/sea life, take this splendid tour with leader Jean Knowles. You'll learn more than you thought possible and have tons of fun doing so.

Marylee from Richmond, VA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 09/06/13 - 09/18/13
An excellent introduction to Newfoundland, its beauty, its history, its problems, and especially its friendly, helpful people. More interaction with the "locals" than on other programs I've attended, and this interaction added to my pleasure in the program. The leader, Jean Knowles, was knowledgable, interesting, helpful and well organized.

Judy from Burton, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/26/13 - 08/07/13
As a first time Road Scholar, and a woman traveling alone, I was delighted with the warmth of my fellow travelers, the expertise of the tour leader and guides, the adventure of learning, the incredible scenery at every turn, and the fact that I did not have to be concerned about any scheduling. Everything went so smoothly and I will definitely be traveling with Road Scholar in the future.

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