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CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA

New Year's in Charleston

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Program #20693RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
Keren from San Francisco, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 12/27/13 - 01/01/14
We were delighted with this Charleston tour. It was vey well-organized and well-paced, accommodating people with various needs and interests, including generous free time. There was a good variety of tours and events. Jocelyn Langford, the coordinator, was always helpful and had the gift of bringing people together; Ruth Miller, the historian, was an excellent presenter, with deep knowledge of Charleston's history & character. Both clearly love the city. It may be serendipitous, but this was also one of the friendliest tours Bob and I have attended!

Eloise from Boynton Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 28
Date attended: 12/27/13 - 01/01/14
We were on the same program as Robert, from San Rafael and are having trouble understanding his comments. There were 35 participants, not 45. The buffets at the Mills House were "all you can eat" which hardly describes child size portions. Also, there was a nice variety and the food was above average for a buffet. The salads were fresh and crisp and offered a choice of dressing or no dressing. There were two entrees each evening with a starch and vegetable, rolls, and dessert. The walking tour on Tuesday was not part of the Road Scholar program but rather an option to participate for a fee of $20.00. It leads us to wonder if Robert was on the same tour as we were. Incidentally, we have attended 29 programs, both national and international and this program did not disappoint us in any way. We are looking forward to June when we will participate in another program "Jewels of the Alps".

Barbara from Berkeley, CA Number of programs attended: 22
Date attended: 12/27/13 - 01/01/14
Charleston has so much to offer especially for the history or architecture enthusiast. The lectures were outstanding and provided extremely useful information in order to get a deeper understanding of this important city in our nation's history. Just the right amount of free time to explore and visit many of its cultural sights.

Robert from San Rafael, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 12/27/12 - 01/01/13
Excellent program with superb leadership and speakers. Unfortunate problem with calendar in that free time Sunday morning when everything is closed is not helpful. Monday some attractions may be closed including Gibbs Museum. Prior to program, took Gullah Tour with Alphonse Brown which is better than anything else on offer. Major problem with dinners at Mills House in that portions are for small children and of very poor quality. Servers for 45 people were a total of two who flew about dining room virtually running. Shrimp and grits one evening had exactly two tiny shrimp on it. One night no dinner was ever provided to spouse needing an oil free/fat free dinner. The last day is a walking tour with a leader who could not get rid of the group fast enough who had nothing to say about the attractions on route to the tour houses and moved at a very fast pace considering we had three cane users among us. Otherwise a good experience but on the pricey side for what was offered.


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5 nights of accommodations
12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
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