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ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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.
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.
Linda from Missouri City, TX Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 07/19/15 - 07/24/15
This is a great, educational program. My grandson is 11 and really enjoyed most everything on the program. It does have a lot of activity - climbing stairs, walking, subway riding - so it is very active. There was a free afternoon incorporated into the program so participants could pick to do something not included. I would highly recommend this program!

Carol from Midland, MI Number of programs attended: 24
Date attended: 07/05/15 - 07/10/15
My 9-year-old granddaughter and I both had a wonderful time on this trip. The guide was excellent, the hotel was nice and in a great location. There was a good balance of activities and we were busy every minute. It was a very special time to share with my granddaughter and we'll remember it forever.

Beverly from San Diego, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/05/15 - 07/10/15
The New York City inter-generational program was perfect for spending time with our 12 year old granddaughter. It was a real eye-opener for her to visit New York and there were plenty of educational and fun things to do together. We were on the go every day, all day, so no time for boredom. It does require lots of energy for this program, but well worth it! B. Clark, San Diego

Diane from Milwaukee, WI Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 06/21/15 - 06/26/15
With our hotel in the heart of Manhattan it was very easy to get around. We were within walking distance to many of the historical buildings , broadway shows, etc. Our group took the subway everywhere and the leaders made it easy for us. No one got lost or left behind even when we traveled I during the rush hours. Saw a lot and learned if you want to be a New Yorker, you need endurance and patience in the crowded city!

Mary Lou from Castroville, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 06/21/15 - 06/26/15
This trip packed so much into 4-5 full days, well organized and presented. A wonderful experience with my granddaughter that we will always remember.

Francisco from Del Mar, CA Number of programs attended: 24
Date attended: 08/03/14 - 08/08/14
The high point was visiting Ellis Island. Made me realize how important immigrants are to this great nation. Exactly what is happening at this moment with the 57,000 illegal Central American children trying to gain entry! I enjoyed riding the NY subways for virtually all of our tours. Best were whole day spent at the marvelous NY Museum of Natural History, the 1/2 day at Central Park, incorrectly called a scavenger hunt, visits and dinner at Little Italy and Chinatown, the UN, Rockefeller Plaza, Top of the Rock, Statue of Liberty, walking across the Brooklyn Bridge , seeing a Broadway play on our free afternoon and eating dinner outdoors at Tavern on the Green afterwards,visiting Times Square, and seeing the NY Public Library and St. Patrick's Cathedral from the outside. Lots of walking! Better be in good shape! Food not the best; good way to lose weight, go on this trip!

Beach from The Villages, FL Number of programs attended: 35
Date attended: 08/03/14 - 08/08/14
A nice overview of the city. You can't see it all but this program gives you a taste. Grandkids seemed to be interested in most all of the sites visited.

Janel from Tipton, IA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 07/13/14 - 07/18/14
I took my 9 almost 10 year old grand-daughter. It was a great program for both of us. I loved it all and I think she did too.

Barbara from Rolla, MO Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 06/29/14 - 07/04/14
It is a lot of walking.

VI from Avila Beach, CA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 07/13/14 - 07/18/14
Thank you, Road Scholar, for a very wonderful experience in New York. Everything about it was wonderful with one small exception. It was, in my opinion, more than moderately challenging. I think it should at be referred to as Very challenging. I walk four miles a day routinely and felt that I would be in good shape for the tour. By the fourth day I had extremely swollen ankles which I have never had before. The leaders were great, the activities were great, and my granddaughter and I thoroughly enjoyed everything. Thank you so very much.....

Louise from Salem, OR Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 06/29/14 - 07/04/14
This is a wonderful way to share the delights of New York City with your grandchild.

Dawn from Memphis, TN Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/13/14 - 07/18/14
Road Scholar said we would walk 3-5 miles a day, but didn't mention all of the subway stairs! However, I needed this and didn't gain weight despite consuming more food than usual. My grandchild was homesick, but the last day of trip found a friend to pal around with and that changed everything.

Hester from Irving, NY Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 06/29/14 - 07/04/14
My granddaughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our Road Scholar tour of NYC. We couldn't have asked for more knowledgeable tour leaders. My granddaughter is ready to return to the city now that she "knows" the city.

Anne from Garnet Valley, PA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 06/29/14 - 07/04/14
The New York experince was wonderful. We traveled on foot, by bus by ferry and by subway.Our 10 year granddaughter loved it as much as we did.

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