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7 Days | 6 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.
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Robert from Louisville, KY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/13/15
The Pennsylvania Railroads: History & Heritage provided an excellent historical, economic and social overview of the impact railroads had in one state and nationwide.

Douglas from Laurel, MD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/13/15
This program was somewhat disappointing. Apparently RoadScholar outsourced to Sugar Tours and it shows- this program was essentially a bus tour to a series of tourist venues, some of which left me wondering why we were there, especially given that very little educational value was added over the normal and expected museum docents and Park Rangers-- RoadScholar is diluting their brand.If you want to learn about railroads and related cultural history, look elsewhere or simply visit Steamtown National Historic Site.

Diane from Earlysville, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/18/14
My husband and I enjoyed exploring the railroads in Pennsylvania very much. We had both an excellent tour guide, Sharon Fohle, and bus driver, Monty Wells. Our group became friendly very quickly. Here's a Phoebe Snow poem for all of them: Phoebe Snow In great delight Stood gazing At the starry night "I wish I may, I wish I might, Ride the Road of Anthracite."

Judy from Slippery Rock, PA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/18/14
Had a wonderful time but unfortunately the weather was mostly not on our side. The trees were beautiful especially when the sun peeked out. I learned a lot about the history of the railroad and saw some beautiful scenery riding amtrack through the horseshoe curve. Our driver and co-ordinater couldn't have been nicer or more well informed. Good program!!

Carol from Montclair, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/13/13 - 10/19/13
Thoroughly enjoyed the upclose and personal experience of the old steam trains. Learned alot about the beginning and development of the railroad in America. Fascinating info on the Portage Railway. Loved the lunch and ride on the Tioga Central. The Pennsylvania Railroad Museum took me back in time when travel by train was the norm. Do take this trip. Carol and John, from Virginia

Roger from Bethlehem, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/13/13 - 10/19/13
Had a great time, learned much about railroads, anthracite mines, and trollies! Food, lodging, bus, and guide all exceptionaly good. Great people on the trip too!

Cathy from Saint Francisville, LA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/05/13
Great program! This was our second railroad program trip (West Virginia, last year)and it was Wonderful. We highly recommend both programs as these programs are so well lead. Our leader Sharon Foehl made this trip so enjoyable! Cathy and Al Troy Saint Francisville, LA

Donna from Saint Joseph, MI Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 10/13/13 - 10/19/13
The program "Pennsylvania Railroads" was well worth signing up and traveling there. Enjoyed the program, and learned a lot! I would recommend the program.

Joanne from Dunnellon, FL Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/05/13
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