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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.
Catherine from Collegeville, PA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/16/15
This trip one of the best I have taken with Road Scholars. The subject matter was interesting and informative. The leaders "outstanding". Can't say enough about the "food". Over and beyond my expectations. Ken and Arlene were excellent hosts and could not have done more to accommodate the group. I would "highly" recommend this excursion.

Lawrence from Jenison, MI Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/16/15
We have attended 3 programs and plan on many more. Great value and experience.

Roberta from Lexington, KY Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/16/15
The is an outstanding program from a historical point of view! A great program for learning about and living in the "Gilded Age"!

Michelle from Liberty TWP, OH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/06/15 - 09/11/15
Interesting look at some beautiful and historic homes. Lots of info about the people who lived there and the times that they lived in. Fun and informative program.

Gary from Charlotte, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/06/15 - 09/11/15
Please try it you will like.

Elizabeth from Philadelphia, PA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 09/06/15 - 09/11/15
Learn about the Gilded age and enjoy yourself at the same time!

Marion from Fitchburg, WI Number of programs attended: 20
Date attended: 05/31/15 - 06/05/15
Leadership is great as is location and incredible homes visited.

Alta from Desert Hot Springs, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/17/14
Attending this program fulfilled a long-standing dream of mine as a reader of literature of the period, viewing "The Age of Innocence," and reading "The House the Rockefellers Built." Enjoying the Fall Colors was a bonus!

George from San Francisco, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/17/14
I just got back from the Hudson River Valley tour of mansions. I cannot say enough about how wonderful this trip is! From the location of where you will be staying (The Warwick Center which looks like the setting for WHITE CHRISTMAS with Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney!!) to the mansions themselves, you will be taken care of royally during your entire stay. The meals are stupdendous and the organization of the trip is first rate. The staff cannot be better. You will be so lucky if you sign up and have this experience of a life time!

Daniel from Minneapolis, MN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/18/14 - 05/23/14
Mansions of the Hudson River Valley is like walking into a bygone era. Through slides, anecdotes and lively discussion and lecture one is well prepared to tour each mansion and actively participate in the tour guides programs. It is different than just walking through a marvelous structure in that you are versed ahead of time by the program to really know what it must have been like to live then. The beauty of the countryside is just the cherry on top of the cake!

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
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