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Program #20703RJ
12 Days | 11 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
Larry from Springdale, AR Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/09/13 - 09/20/13
This was our first Road Scholar Program, and it was a wonderful experience that exceeded all my expectations. The organization and speakers were exceptional with the leadership of John Hudson. I would love to repeat it!

Carol from Santa Fe, NM Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 09/09/13 - 09/20/13

Carol from Lexington, MA Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 09/09/13 - 09/20/13
This is a wonderful program. The leaders are exceptional. Touring around Oxford as well as the nearby areas was very educational and beautiful. The hotel and the food was also very good.

Jacqueline from Summerfield, FL Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 09/09/13 - 09/20/13
This was one of my favorite programs.Well planned by John Hudson who is a very capable and caring individual.I've recommended it to my friends. This was my tenth program. Thank you John& all UK staff who made it a winner.The Ashmolean Museum is fabulous. Jacquie from Florida.

Karen from Indiana, PA Number of programs attended: 219
Date attended: 06/17/13 - 06/28/13
My husband Gerald and I have attended 450 Elderhostels between us, and "The Spirit of Oxford" is one of our top favorites. Oxford is one of our favorite cities, and the experiences we had there thanks to Road Scholar we could never have duplicated on our own --meeting Colin Dexter, author of the famous Inspector Morse novels on which the TV series was based, was just one of them. Outstanding leadership by John Garrod, stimulating lectures by John Hudson, excursions to Oxford Colleges, museums,historic pubs,and other sights, field trips to such places as Blenheim Palace and the Cotswolds -- plus excellent food and accommodations -- everything added up to make this trip one we would not have missed for anything and one we can not recommend highly enough.

Joyce from Gold Canyon, AZ Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 06/17/13 - 06/28/13
One of the most enjoyable programs we have taken with Road Scholar. The subject matter covered many different areas from architecture to art to authors. I would highly recommend this program

Robert from Libertyville, IL Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 06/17/13 - 06/28/13
Oxford's medieval past and cultural history came alive with John Hudson's admirable presentations and appropriate field excursions. It was an unforgettable and very special experience.

Fred from Gold Canyon, AZ Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 06/17/13 - 06/28/13
Our instructor, John's, love for Oxford comes out in his lectures and you can't help from becoming a part of that spirit. I did not know what to expect from the program but it challenged me to learn more about Oxford. I came home with a new appreciation for the arts and architecture. It's a wonderful place and a wonderful course.

Pamela from Midvale, UT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 06/17/13 - 06/28/13
This trip was fantastic. I learned so much and the company was fantastic. A great combination of art, architecture and authors in a location that can't be beat.

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10 nights of accommodations
29 meals: 10 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
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