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Program #20588RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
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.
Ulla from Walnut Creek, CA Number of programs attended: 26
Date attended: 10/27/14 - 10/31/14
Thoroughly enjoyed this program. We just moved into the Bay area and used this program to learn about the various neighborhoods and public transportation in San Francisco. It fulfilled our goals for the program. Besides expected sites, our leader showed us public parks (PO-OP) on top of buildings. These are parks built for public use by private companies. They are hidden treasures. For our free afternoon, we left the group at Golden Gate Park. We took the bus including a transfer on our own back to the hotel. We then went to the Sundance Kabuki Theater to see a Japanese movie. The hotel is located near Japantown and the theater. We were a small group but a friendly group. Our leader was just great.

David from Walnut Creek, CA Number of programs attended: 23
Date attended: 10/27/14 - 10/31/14
Don McLaurin was our guide, and he also does volunteer walking tours for the Public Library. This has allowed him to always have alternative plans in case of bad weather or World Series championship celebrations. Result is contact with many neighborhoods and a becoming familiar with public transportation in the city. We've just moved out to the East Bay area and we hoped to use the course as our orientation to SF and use of the city's transportation. Don and this course really delivered!!

Alice M. from Loveland, CO Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 10/27/14 - 10/31/14
A great overview of what S.F. has to offer. Tired at the end of each day, but looked forward to the next day and its adventures!

Linda from Madison, WI Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 11/11/13 - 11/15/13
If you love to walk and aren't afraid of walking up and down hills, this trip if amazing!!! SO much to see and do:)

Kevin from Hutto, TX Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/22/13 - 04/26/13
Just wanted to thank our guide Don and the other participants for making our little walk around San Francisco so enjoyable. Very educational, beautiful scenery, great food, wonderful company and a LOT of walking. We had a great time.

William from Staunton, IL Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 04/22/13 - 04/26/13
This was a great and educational way to see San Francisco, beyond what a normal tourist might see. Don and the other guides were wonderful. Truly a unique experience.

John from Palmdale, CA Number of programs attended: 21
Date attended: 04/22/13 - 04/26/13
Excellent program content, great instructor, lovley lodging, good food, and plenty of exercise. What's not to like.

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4 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips


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